- Emily Grace
- On October 11, 2015
A few weeks ago I was given an opportunity to visit Nebraska Furniture Mart to meet with a KitchenAid appliance expert. I told them about the issues with my current dishwasher, and they were able to recommend a new one that would meet all of my needs. I don’t throw this phrase around lightly- but installing our new dishwasher has been life changing.
Not only is the KitchenAid Dishwasher quiet and spacious, but it settled a longtime running argument in our marriage: to pre-wash the dishes or not. My husband is team pre-wash and would do such a thorough job that I often couldn’t tell if the dishes in the dishwasher were clean or dirty because he did such a good job cleaning them before putting them in. I am team “quick scrape and hope for the best.” I asked the KitchenAid expert what was the proper method for loading the dishwasher and got a definitive answer that it is actually better to put them in slightly soiled. Yes- you read that right- just put the dirty dishes in the dishwasher! Not only are you saving water, but by leaving the dishes soiled you give the detergent something to bind to. If you put “clean” dishes into the dishwasher you run the risk of getting scratches or abrasions during the wash cycle because there is nothing to scrub off.
This KitchenAid dishwasher takes it a step further with a ProWash cycle and ProScrub option. The ProWash will determine the ideal cycle for washing dishes based on the soil level and then make real-time adjustments to cycle time and water usage to achieve the best cleaning performance. The ProScrub Option helps eliminate soaking or pre-scrubbing with 40 targeted spray jets that help remove stubborn messes like seared or baked-on foods. This is perfect for large casserole pans that have been sitting around since before dinner!
Check out Emily’s full review and many others on her blog Grace and Good Eats.