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The dishwasher is attracting attention year by year because it has various merits such as saving water and electricity, shortening the time required for housework, and preventing rough hands. Recent products are becoming more compact and high performance. You will feel more enjoyable cooking because it reduces the time and effort of washing.

In addition, in households with small children, there are many merits such as reducing the burden of housework and utilizing antibacterial and sterilizing functions.

Dishwashers are roughly divided into three types: "stationary type (desktop type)", "built-in type", and "tank type". It's a good idea to select the type that suits your home environment, and then narrow down by the installed functions such as size, quietness, and the presence or absence of a drying function.

This time, with the cooperation of Mr. Kenta Akiba, who is active as a home appliance writer, we recommend that you have basic knowledge such as the advantages and disadvantages of the dishwasher, how to choose based on the type and capacity, lifestyle and family structure. Introducing the product. Please take this opportunity to grasp the basic knowledge and find your favorite one.

The prices listed below are subject to change, so please check the sales page.

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Kenta Akiba: Belongs to editorial production Mica. She is active as a writer for magazines and specialized magazines. She specializes in writing home appliances and IT in general, and she provides content in various fields such as books, newspapers, trade magazines and web contents, owned media, and so on.

■ Table of contents

What is a dishwasher (dishwasher)?

・ What you can do / Advantages / Disadvantages

・ Knowledge you need to know before purchasing a dishwasher (Q & A)

・ Difference between with and without drying function

How to choose a dishwasher (dishwasher)

・ Choose by type

・ Select by capacity

Popular manufacturers and their characteristics

7 Recommended Dishwashers (Dishwashers)

summary

What is a dishwasher (dishwasher)?

What you can do / Advantages / Disadvantages

meritDemerit
・ You can spend more time washing dishes, and you can do other household chores and raise children. ・ You can save more water than washing your hands.・ It costs electricity. ・ In some cases, you may be worried about the operating noise during cleaning. ・ Installation space is required. ・ The main body needs to be cleaned regularly.

List of dishwasher-washable / non-washable items

WashableUnwashable
Things that are dangerousThere is a risk of discolorationMay breakothers
・ Stainless steel ・ Heat-resistant glass ・ Ceramic ・ Dishwasher compatible・ Tempered glass → Danger of shattering and scattering ・ Small and lightweight plastic spoons, styrofoam containers, sponges, etc. → There is a possibility of burning or smoking if it falls on the heater cover.・ Crystal glass, cut glass, lacquered tableware ・ Silver, aluminum, copper pans and tableware ・ Wooden (bamboo, tou) tableware・ Iron and fluorine-processed frying pan ・ Wooden cutting board ・ Cracked tableware ・ Wooden tableware, pots with wooden handle ・ Penetration tableware ・ Tableware with gold and platinum ・ Tin cup ・ Heat resistant temperature 90 ℃ or less thing・ Bottles, sake bottles, and other items with a narrow mouth → May not be washed cleanly

Knowledge you need to know before purchasing a dishwasher (Q & A)

How much is the water bill?

In fact, the dishwasher uses less water than the hand wash. Efficient cleaning eliminates waste. Below is a comparison table between hand washing and dishwashing (drying) machines.

Hand washDishwasher (dryer)
Water services 47.45 m3 10.80 m3
Gas (water heater) 81.62m3
Electricity 525.20kWh
Total (annual amount)About 25,560 yenAbout 16,990 yen

* Comparison between hand washing with a water heater (40 ° C) and water usage of 65 L / time (no water heater is used during the cooling period) and dishwasher using the standard mode with a water supply connection type.

* Twice a day for both hand washing and dishwasher

If you compare only the water bill, the difference is more than 4 times! Even if you use the drying function, there is a difference of about 1.5 times. Introducing a dishwasher will also reduce your daily running costs.

Reference: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Agency for Natural Resources and Energy "Energy Saving Information for Homes"

Is it possible to install a built-in type even for rent?

The types of dishwashers can be divided into "stationary type (desktop type)", "tank type", and "built-in type".

In the case of the built-in dishwasher, drainage and power supply work are required. In addition, it is a little difficult to install a built-in dishwasher because rental housing is required to be restored to its original state. However, in some cases, it was possible to install it by checking whether there is a dedicated outlet and whether or not a branch faucet to be attached to the water supply can be installed. Therefore, if you wish to install it, it is a good idea to consult with the landlord or management company once.

What is the running cost and the trouble of replacing the filter?

In the case of a dishwasher, it is necessary to clean the residue filter after each operation (about once a week depending on the model). Also, if the inside of the refrigerator is a type equipped with a care course, just put a special detergent and press the switch. In addition, wipe the inside of the refrigerator with water about once a month.

Comparing the dishwasher and the hand wash, the longer you use it, the more you can save on water bills. As for detergents, you may feel a little expensive because you will buy a special product instead of a commercial product. However, when considering the running cost together with the water bill, the longer the usage period, the more profitable it is.

Is there any hygiene problem?

The dishwasher has a structure in which the cleaning liquid is sprayed at high pressure for cleaning. By using the right detergent and following the manufacturer's recommendations, you can wash your dishes more hygienically than by hand. For those who want to place more importance on hygiene, it is recommended to select a model that antibacterial and sterilizes the washed dishes.

Difference between with and without drying function

If you are looking into a dishwasher, you may find a "dishwasher" at the same time. A dishwasher is a conventional dishwasher with a drying function.

There are two main advantages of the drying function.

・ It leads to shortening of housework

・ Can handle from dishwashing to antibacterial to drying

Even if you don't have a drying function, you can open the lid to dry the dishes, but especially in households with small babies, you should pay attention to antibacterial and sterilization. You want to use the dishes that you have washed cleanly as they are.

How to choose a dishwasher (dishwasher)

Choose by type

Dishwashers can be broadly divided into three types: "stationary type (desktop type)", "tank type", and "built-in type". The features, advantages and disadvantages of each are as follows.

1. Deferred (desktop type)

● Features

A dishwasher that can be placed in the kitchen. No large-scale construction is required. (Installation of a separate faucet is required)

● People who are suitable

・ I live in a rental property

・ I want to reduce installation costs

・ Small number of family members

・ There are few tableware and cooking utensils

・ I don't care about the appearance

● Benefits

・ Can be used for rent

・ DIY installation is also possible

● Disadvantages

・ Compared to the built-in type, the amount of tableware that can be put in is smaller

・ Kitchen space becomes smaller

・ It doesn't look refreshing

2. Tank type

● Features

A dishwasher that can be placed in the kitchen. No need for water supply work or installation work.

● People who are suitable

・ I live in a rental property

・ Living alone or with 2 or 3 family members

・ There are few tableware and cooking utensils

・ You do not have to wash large cooking utensils such as frying pans.

● Benefits

・ Can be used for rent

・ The purchase price of the main unit is the cheapest

・ No construction cost required

・ Easy to install and move

● Disadvantages

・ Compared to the built-in type and stationary type, the amount of tableware that can be put in is overwhelmingly small.

・ It is necessary to manually store water in the tank.

・ Kitchen space becomes smaller ・ It doesn't look refreshing

3. Built-in type

● Features

A dishwasher built into the kitchen. Construction required. Basically, it is not possible to install it in a rental house, but it may be possible to install it with the approval of the landlord or management company after confirming the existence of a dedicated outlet and the installation of a branch faucet.

● People who are suitable

・ I want to install it in a new house

・ Considering kitchen remodeling

・ Large number of family members

・ There are many tableware

・ There is a large cooking utensil

・ It is better to keep the operation sound as quiet as possible.

● Benefits

・ Large amount of tableware

・ Compared to the stationary type, the operation sound is quieter. ・ Since it is embedded in the kitchen, the kitchen space can be used more spaciously.

・ Can be matched with the color and material of the kitchen

● Disadvantages

・ The main unit price is high ・ Construction is required (construction costs will be incurred)

・ Depending on the shape of the kitchen, it may be difficult to install the built-in type.

Select by capacity

When choosing a dishwasher, it is important to check the capacity that can be washed at one time. If you live with multiple people, it is recommended that you check the type and number of tableware in your house. Also, if you want to wash large utensils such as frying pans and pots, it is important to make sure that the utensils themselves fit. If the tableware is designed to be easy to put in, it can be used without stress.

Check the guideline by the number of family members

The main lineup includes models for 3 and 5 people, and you can wash around 20 dishes for 3 people and 40 to 50 dishes for 5 people at a time. Since it is described as "for about 0 people" and "0 points", let's check in advance.

Check the orientation of the door

It is the direction of the door that you want to check while deciding the installation location. Be sure to check that there is space for opening and closing in either orientation.

Open up and down

The vertical opening type is a model in which the lower part of the door tilts forward and opens so that it can be lifted, or the door opens upward. The inside of the refrigerator is easy to see, and you can put large cooking utensils such as pots and frying pans.

Drawer type

The pull-out type is a model that opens the door by sliding it toward you. Generally, the built-in type is a drawer type. Many models use less water and are recommended for people with a high level of eco-consciousness. By unifying the colors of the front part and the kitchen, a sense of unity is created in the design.

Front opening type

It is a type of model that pulls the handle and pushes the door toward you. Since there is no door on the top of the main body, you can effectively use the top of the main body. Only the front part is required when opening. The big advantage is that it does not require a space higher than the main body.

Select by other functions

function
High quietness If you want to wash dishes at night using midnight electricity, or if you want to operate in the middle of the night due to work reasons, the quiet type is convenient. Even when using it for rent, it is recommended to check the quietness.
Detergency A function that can change the cleaning level, an antibacterial coat, and a function that decomposes and removes airborne fungi. This function is recommended for those who want to use it in a cleaner environment.
Child lock function Recommended for families with small children and pets. It will prevent accidents.

Choose by popular manufacturer and its characteristics

Panasonic

It is the only manufacturer in Japan that sells tabletop dishwashers. The number of sales is the highest in Japan. We have a rich lineup from small groups to large families. The feature is high detergency. Models equipped with the original function "Nanoe X", which is expected to suppress odors, are also on sale. Water saving and quietness are also top level.

Rinnai

Rinnai is known for the catchphrase "gas and electronics." We mainly handle built-in dishwashers. Considering both cost and function, many products with high cost performance are sold. It is designed so that water can reach every corner of the dishwasher, and it is attractive that it prevents unwashed parts.

SK Japan

SK Japan is headquartered in Fukuoka Prefecture. We manufacture tank-type dishwashers. The point is that you can easily start using it without the need for installation work or water separation work. Since it can be used anywhere as long as there is a power source, it can be used not only at home but also at cafes, taverns, and events.

Iris Oyama

Only tank-type dishwashers are sold. Since it is blown and dried without using a heater, electricity bills can be saved. You can choose from four courses according to the type of tableware used and the degree of dirt. Since water and electricity can be used without waste, it can be said that it is an environmentally friendly dishwasher.

Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi emphasizes quietness more than Panasonic. Especially recommended for homes that are often used late at night. Another feature is that there are many models from the user's perspective, such as a dishwasher that can use baking soda and a dishwasher that can be opened and closed with less force.

Asco

We sell models equipped with a function with an automatic filter cleaning function. As long as you use the dishwasher, regular maintenance is essential, but it greatly reduces the burden. One of the features is that the product lineup is extensive.

Miele

Miele has the number one track record in overseas brands. German-made dishwashers are characterized by their large capacity and high design. The large-capacity type, which can be used to wash a large number of dishes once a day, is especially popular.

7 Recommended Dishwashers (Dishwashers)

Dishwasher recommended: stationary (desktop type)

● AQUA ADW-GM2 24 points (for about 4 people)

It is a dishwasher that can set tableware for 4 family members, and can also be sterilized by high temperature rinsing. Since you can see the dishes being washed on the glass top, you can see not only whether the dishes have slipped or fallen, but also how the stains are being removed. Equipped with 4 cleaning courses: standard, squirrel, elaborate, and bass. You can choose according to the dirt situation and the item you want to wash, and you can save water and electricity.

Night mode is useful when you are concerned about driving noise. Since it achieves a low noise level of about 36 dB, it is recommended not only for driving at night, but also when you want to enjoy TV or family.

Size (approx.) Width 48.5 x Depth 39 x Height 47.5 cm
Weight (approx.) 20.3kg
capacity About 34L
function Cleaning mode, night mode, reservation mode (2 hours later, 4 hours later)

● Shiroka SS-M151 16 points (for about 3 people)

It is a type of dishwasher that does not require waterworks and is easy to incorporate into rental housing. We can take care of everything from cleaning to drying automatically. As it is a 2WAY type, it can also be used as a tank type. It also has a "soft" mode that is convenient for washing dishes with a heat resistant temperature of 65 ° C to less than 90 ° C.

In addition, Siroca's original cleaning technology "360 ° clean wash" is also installed. It will wash the dishes everywhere with 360 ° radiant washing water.

Size (approx.) Width 42 x Depth 43.5 x Height 43.5 cm
Weight (approx.) 13kg
capacity 16 points (about 3 people)
function 2WAY type of tank type and branch faucet, with timer (1 to 6 hours in 1 hour increments)

Dishwasher recommended: tank type

● Iris Ohyama ISHT-5000-W 15 points (for about 1 to 3 people)

A tank-type dishwasher that does not require installation work and can be used immediately from the day it arrives. Water can be supplied just by pouring from above. You can choose the cleaning course according to the dishes and the degree of dirt. It is well washed with warm water, sterilized, and air-dried without using a heater to prevent re-condensation inside the refrigerator, while also saving electricity and water.

Size (approx.) 42 x 44.5 x 43.5 cm
Weight (approx.) 13kg
capacity 5L
function 4 cleaning courses

● SK Japan James SDW-J5L 12 tableware + 12 small items (for about 1 to 3 people)

Since it is a type of dishwasher that supplies water to the tank, no installation work or water branching work is required. You can leave it in the place where you used to put the drainer basket. Compact and easy to carry. One of the attractions is the storage capacity for tableware for 2 to 3 people.

The capacity of the removable tank is about 6L. Even if it is installed in a place away from the kitchen, it has a shape that makes it easy to supply water.

Size (approx.) Width 412 Depth 378 Height 422mm
Weight (approx.) 12.6kg
capacity12 tableware + 12 small items
function4 courses of standard, speedy, strong and soft washing

● Shiroka SS-M151 16 points (for about 3 people)

No waterworks required. Since it is a 2WAY type, it can be used as a tank type at first and a separation faucet attached in the middle. Sterilization rate 99.9% by high temperature washing! There is also a function "Dry Keep" that alleviates re-condensation and odor after driving on each course and air drying, and keeps the clean environment inside the refrigerator. (* Dry keep independent operation is not possible)

Size (approx.) Width 42 x Depth 43.5 x Height 43.5 cm
Weight (approx.) 13kg
capacity 16 points (for about 3 people)
function 2WAY type of tank type and branch faucet, with timer (1 to 6 hours in 1 hour increments)

Dishwasher recommended: Desktop type

● Panasonic NP-TCM4 18 points (for about 3 people)

Equipped with a "speedy course" that cleans within 30 minutes, making a great success in shortening the time required for housework! Because of the high temperature washing, it can be washed more cleanly than hand washing, and you do not have to worry about rough hands in winter. Of course, you can save water, so it's easy on your wallet.

Size (approx.) Width 470 x Depth 300 x Height 460 mm
Weight (approx.) 12kg
capacity 24L
functionStandard course, speedy course, drying only course

Dishwasher recommended: Built-in type

● Rinnai RSW-404LP 37 points (for about 5 people)

A slide-open type dishwasher that can be used without bending over. The position to set the dishes is easy to understand, and it is also recommended for those who are using the dishwasher for the first time. Equipped with Plasmacluster technology, we also entrust the decomposition and removal of airborne fungi. It keeps the clean condition immediately after cleaning.

Furthermore, one of the attractions is the "clean keep course" that keeps the hand-washed dishes clean. There is also a course that uses the natural material "baking soda" to decompose dirt that is kind to both people and the environment.

Size (approx.) 448x450x620.5 mm
Weight (approx.) 20.5kg
capacity About 10L
functionQuick start all-top control

● Panasonic 60 cm wide large capacity NP-60MS8S (door panel type) 50 points (for about 7 people)

Due to its large capacity, it can be used for large families and small groups. The upper basket slides and the lower basket is easy to access, so it is extremely easy to use. There is no need to sort the tableware to be placed in the upper and lower baskets in advance. When cleaning, the 3D planet arm nozzle is very useful. In addition, you can choose from four cleaning modes: power saving, standard, strong, and speedy, so you can clean a lot of dishes and complicated stains.

The stream sterilization cleaning function is also a nice point for families raising children. The high-pressure water flow of 50 ° C or higher enables sterilization during washing and rinsing.

Size (approx.) Width 598 Depth 627 Height 450mm
Weight (approx.) 25kg
capacity 57L
functionPower saving course, slim design, stream disinfection cleaning, soft exhaust temperature

summary

Did you find a dishwasher you were interested in? In recent years, the lineup of dishwashers that are easy to install in the kitchen and have a full range of maintenance functions and dishwashers that focus on sterilization and antibacterial functions is increasing.

In the dishwasher, the size and functionality are the parts where the characteristics of each product differ greatly. Try to find the ideal dishwasher by imagining your lifestyle, family structure, tableware and cooking utensils to use.

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