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The Dishwasher – Features & Settings

Published May 17, 2022 by Manuel Escobar

Dishwashers are built for the sole purpose of saving you time. Sometimes you cook an outstanding dinner, put loads of energy into it, and are just not in the mood to wash dirty dishes after. Who can blame you?

The dishwasher appliance is sometimes a godsend that helps you when you’re low on energy. But, how much do you know about your dishwasher? Are you familiar with its decibel rating? Do you know all its features or its amount for place setting? If not, keep reading! You’ll be surprised to learn a bit more about the ordinary dishwasher.

Decibel Rating

Something people don’t think about is the decibel rating a dishwasher has before purchasing. The decibel rating lets you know just how loud the dishwasher will be all the time. For example, a garbage truck has a decibel rating of about 100dB, while thunder has a rating of 120dB. We can all agree whether it’s a garbage truck or thunder, they’re both loud! Would you want a dishwasher as loud as thunder? Probably not.

Luckily, dishwashers are never that loud, though they can sometimes go as high as 60dB and over but are much less common in the appliance market. Most dishwashers fall under the 45dB to 55dB range, which is equal to a whisper or standard refrigerator noise. However, you can find dishwashers that are in the 30dB-44dB range which are much quieter than average. This allows you to watch TV in peace or do any other noise-sensitive tasks you need to do.

Place Setting

A place setting is a complete set of dishes that are provided for someone’s meal. A full place setting includes all silverware such as a fork, knife, teaspoons, and a salad fork as well as a large dinner plate, small plate, a bowl, a saucer, coffee cup, and a drinking glass. So, if a dishwasher has a place setting of ten, you’d be able to fit a hundred and twenty dishes in the dishwasher.

With this information, it falls on you to see if you want a dishwasher with a large plate setting size or a smaller one. It really all depends on how many people you might have in your family, or just how many dishes you prefer to handle.


Depending on the dishwasher, there can be so many different features for you to use and play around with. Some dishwashers can have very specific and different amounts of cleaning jets inside that are made for specific dishes for a better wash. Others are now smart dishwashers for easy use and convenient control, while others have adjustable racks and specialized wash cycles as well!

With smart washers being purchased more and more, you can also set up a replenishment system where they automatically ship out new dishwasher detergent pods when you’re running low. This is just one of many ways smart dishwashers are ahead of the game when compared to the standard dishwasher.

Lastly, you can always save money with the Energy Start Certified appliances! These dishwasher appliances will ensure low energy use and are extremely environmentally friendly and energy-efficient.

The Helping Hand

Dishwashers are often found in almost 50% of the US population, meaning a lot of people depend on them! If you’re one of those households, make sure to keep it well maintained and always check on it to ensure it doesn’t break down anytime soon. If you’re in the market for a new dishwasher, head on over to Airport Home Appliance for a large selection of dishwashers both in stock at our showrooms or online!


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