LG Electronics TrueSteam Dishwasher Review

LG Electronics TrueSteam Dishwasher Review

Up until very recently I was under the assumption that a dishwasher was a dishwasher. I knew that some looked a bit fancier than the others and some had a few more “bells and whistles”, but they all washed the dishes… the. end.

Then… LG Electronics asked me to try their integrated TrueSteam dishwasher. Not only does it have a TrueSteam generator, but it has a feature I have never seen anywhere… a flexible EasyRack Plus system. I was intrigued enough to say yes.

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With a family of six, we go through a good amount of dishes. Sometimes loading the dishwasher feels like a game of Tetris, turning the dishes in every way possible to get the best fit and use of the space. At the end of our stacking game there are always a few odd ball items that just don’t make the cut and end up in the hand wash pile. This beautiful dishwasher offered me a way to fix this problem.

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I mentioned above that LG’s TrueSteam Dishwasher features an Easy-Rack™ Plus system with a height adjustable third rack. The tines (the metal dividers that help divide the dish rack) have always been my biggest frustration when loading a dishwasher. Some evenings I would love to load my pots and pans in with the dishes, but they usually end up in the hand wash pile because we just can’t make everything fit into the same load.

The LG TrueSteam Dishwasher makes loading all your dishes easy (watch a video about it here). The tines are adjustable (meaning you can lay them flat or keep them upright)! Not only can you adjust the tines, but the third rack is adjustable up and down making more room where needed for larger items like pots and platters. The very top row is great for smaller cups, serving utensils, sippy cup lids, or nicer silver that you would rather not knock into each other… all the small things that would not have a “place to be” in a typical dishwasher.   At last, you can fit it all in!

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The LG TrueSteam Dishwasher offers a unique cleaning cycle that virtually eliminates the need to pre-wash your dishes using steam. Even if your dishwasher doesn’t run every day and your dishes sit and dry out, the steam power rids your dishes and silverware of caked-on stains, crusted on food gunk and more – without adding more noise to the cycle. Watch a video about the TrueSteam cycle here.

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Speaking of noise, you can barely hear this dishwasher running! My husband almost opened it yesterday while it was running because he didn’t hear it on! The  Direct Drive™ Motor reduces noise and also improves overall energy efficiency. Its dual-steam spray options allow users to customize the water pressure for each rack, and the dishwashers are 20 percent more efficient than the rigorous ENERGY STAR® standards.

Notable Features (view all features here):

CAPACITY

  • 14 Total Place Settings
  • 12” Upper Rack Dish Height Limit
  • 14” Lower Rack Dish Height Limit

RACKS AND BASKETS

  • Cutlery Baskets
  • Stemware Holders
  • EasyRack™ Plus System: Foldable Tines
  • EasyRack™ Plus System: Height Adjustable Upper Rack
  • 3-in-1 Detachable Baskets

STYLE AND DESIGN

  • Electronic Controls: Hidden SmoothTouch™ Controls with LED Display
  • Time Remaining Indicator
  • SignaLight™ Cycle Indicator Lights 4: Wash, Rinse, Dry, Clean
  • Tub Material Stainless Steel

FEATURES

  • TrueSteam™
  • LoDecibel™ Quiet Operation
  • Slim Direct Drive Motor : 10 year limited warranty
  • Overflow Detector
  • 120°F Inlet Water Capability
  • 3-Stage Filtration System
  • Delay Start Up To 19 Hours
  • Child Lock

PERFORMANCE

  • Wash Cycles: Steam Power, Normal, Quick & Dry, Quick Wash, Rinse Only, SteamDelicate™, Steam Dual
  • Dual Spray Intensity Feature
  • Variable Spray Intensities: Strong/Medium/Soft
  • Sanitary Rinse Cycle
  • Extra Rinse Option
  • Hybrid Condensing Drying System
  • Noise Level : 45 dB

 

So after all of that…. what are my overall thoughts? I will admit it took us about a week to get the tines set for a standard load for our family. Once we figuring out the best loading style for us, loading the dishwasher is a breeze and very space efficient. We used to run our old dishwasher on a daily basis. With the LG TrueSteam dishwasher, we are able to load more dishes and now run a load about every day and a half now. Not only are we saving water and energy this way, but because it’s Energy Star qualified it already saves nearly 5,000 gallons of water a year versus hand washing!

Having such a wide variety of wash cycles including steam helps ensure I have a clean load… every wash. Between the sleek looks, the quiet cycles, the hidden control panel, the child lock and the ability to run a sanitary cycle I am beyond sold on the LG TrueSteam dishwasher.

This video gives a great inside view to the LG TrueSteam dishwasher….

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Disclosure of Material Connection: LG provided their TrueSteam dishwasher for review purposes only. They will also be providing a trip to NYC, all expenses paid by LG Electronics, to compete in a Loading Challenge and Wine & Food Tweet Up. All opinions remain 100% my own.  I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” Your experience with the product may differ from mine. The sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment and will be shipping the winner(s) their prize(s). For more information read my disclosure policy.

Comments

  1. Jessi says:

    Thanks for sharing this article, i also searching to replace old dishwasher to new one.. I think LG dishwasher is perfect..

  2. wendy wallach says:

    My loading style name would be ” Here, There, and Everywhere” and I would describe it as completely disorganized, haphazard, and random!

  3. Jennifer Fredericks says:

    My loading style? CHAOTIC. This is a cool dishwasher. I pretty much hate the one I have now. I would love to win the trip to NYC- thanks for the chance!

  4. Laura Miller says:

    My dishwashing loading style is “Lightning Crammer!!!” I cram everything I can in there as quickly as I can…before one of the 3 munchkins starts screaming! 🙂

    • Sadie says:

      My dishwashing style is “JENELLLLLLE… time to do the dishes!” – my 10 year old does the dishes because we don’t have a dishwasher! When we had a dishwasher, I would do two smaller loads a day instead of one big load so it didn’t seem like as much work. I like to load things in order, so I stack all of the dishes first. Our old dishwasher was, well, OLD… so it only worked half the time. I love the photos of this dishwasher, it looks AMAZING!

  5. Lisa C says:

    According to the official rules, this contest ended on the 15th of September. Your info says through the 24th???

    • Hi Lisa,

      Yes it is the 24th for my portion of the contest. I have emailed LG to see if they can amend the official rules to state the correct dates.

      Thanks!
      Heather

  6. My loading style is the “Shift & Snuggle”. My four year old son loves to help me load the dishwasher, so when he puts plates in, I tend to hug him and tell him how proud I am of him as I shift around the dishes into their correct places. It’s a great chance for us to bond and for me to teach him the skills he’s going to need someday, as well as a good start for teaching him about responsibility.

  7. I need a new dishwasher and this one looks quite amazing! I have three kids, and I feel like I’m loading and unloading the dishwasher at least once per day, sometimes more. The noise on our dishwasher is a loud rumble and screech- I love that you couldn’t even hear anything while running this one. Beautiful!

    My loading style is “jam in as much as possible” and a description would be “we stuff in as much as we can and then look to see if there is space for just one more bowl, just one…..”. 🙂

    Melinda

  8. Kevin Moley says:

    My loading style is super stuff it .. I fill every nook and cranny before any cleaning 🙂

  9. Scott Martin says:

    I would describe my style as organized. I load dishes by size and shape.

  10. “Empty the sink” I will put the dishes anywhere in any order as long as I empty the sink or okay mostly empty the sink 🙂

  11. Karen Lynch says:

    Rearranger. How mant times can I rearrange? Start by sorting through the family attempt to put things in washer (really does a bowl need to be on the top rack and not with the other bowls in the bowl area) then load the dinner things and try to fit odd pieces in here and there.. Until the most items are loaded.

  12. Mimi says:

    My loading style would be called “Suck it in and think small”. You know haven’t you ever done that when you tried to squeeze through something, you tell yourself to think small as if that’ll help. =) I try to get all my dishes into the dishwasher in one fell swoop, no dish left behind. I will keep rearranging until I can’t get another dish in. I try to convey to my dishes to suck it in so I can get that one more plate or cup in!

  13. Adele Cornett says:

    Mine style would be “Try, Try, Again…Oops!”
    I load everything up. The husband rearranges to fit some oblong dish, then I have to rearrange to make sure everything is clean. Inevitably I forget that a medicine dispencer falls down or one of those lids to a storage container, or even a plastic fork (WHY AM I EVEN DISHWASHING A PLASTIC FORK?!?!?!?!?) and so the GOAL at the end is to have dishes clean and nothing melted on the bottom thanks to the heating mechanism. The trifecta is when ALL the dishes are CLEAN (not so jammed packed that one bowl has “reside” from the other dirty dishes in them.
    The worst part about my dishwasher is you have to almost clean the dishes before you load them anyway. With a busy family and kids running to baseball or dance, I don’t have time to almost wash, set the dishwasher and then check to see if everything has been washed. And then hand wash it if it didn’t get cleaned properly. I could use the conserved time and energy to play with the kids, help with homework, or even spend some quality time with my husband. The new LF dishwasher sounds like a great answer to some of our dish washing problems!!
    I would love to go to NYC with you. I have never been!

  14. Tiffany Clutter says:

    My loading style would be called “If it fits it washes, most of the time.” I start at the bottom loading in plates, utensils, pans, and blender/juicer items. Then I move on to the top where I line the sides with glasses and spatulas. The center is a hodge podge of bowls, bottles, pump pieces, and other baby paraphanelia. I’ll stand back and then try to stuff other things in all the nooks and crannies. Once started I know this dance will begin again in a few hours; I don’t hand wash my dishes.

  15. Morgan Lepley Edger says:

    My loading style would be called, “Slam & Cram!” I throw those suckers in there as fast as I can and try to squeeze in as many dishes as I can!

  16. My loading style is – “All My Ducks in a Row”
    I have a set system I have figured out for where each type of dishes fit best in my dishwasher. I line up all the like types of dishes in the same spot every single time. For example, all the adult cups go on the top shelf far right right, followed by kid cups, kid bowls, spatulas and then the random miscellaneous dishes that don’t quite fit anywhere else take up the last row.

  17. Alex D. says:

    Stuff N’ go. Stuff everything in as fast as possible and hope for the best.

  18. Lisa C says:

    I call my style “PICTURE PERFECT”. Which means I, pretty much, go by the book. I’m one of those people who, not only reads the owner’s manual, but actually follows it. A place for everything and everything in it’s place! That’s why I would be so in love with the LG TRUE STEAM DISHWASHER. With all the adjustable racks and spindles there would always be a place for everything and everything would always be in it’s place! I completely trust the reviewby OUR KIDS MOM and would love to own anything she approves of. New York would be icing on the dishwasher cake!!

  19. Heather G says:

    My style is the wash, drop and load.

    First my dishwasher is old so I have to prewash, then I drop oops broke a dish! oh well less to clean next time, load almost full oops dropped another dish. Hubby I think you did that on purpose. No why would I do that? Less mess next time oh yeah. Finally loaded. 2 hours later dishes done, half melted oh now forgot to turn off the drier. Darn less dishes next time. Repeat the next day.

  20. Amy McHargue says:

    My loading style is “Put them in the sink and run the hot water” – I don’t have a dishwasher. What I do have is a teen son who is fond of leaving dishes in his room until the weekend. At that point, there’s a game I play called “What WAS that on this plate?” This dishwasher would be just the right thing to get the “mystery food” off of his plates without having to soak and scrub…and soak and scrub some more. Thanks for a chance to make my life easier!

  21. Kerry says:

    My loading style is called “Mom’s a freakin genius”
    Of course you may wonder what the description of my geniosity is….well, my kids load the dishwasher with their dirty dishes. And then when I open it to see all of the dismay they have caused and total lack of ability to place things in an organized manner, I give into their story EVERY time that they just can’t arrange things as well as I can. Therefore, making me (mom) a freakin genius!

  22. naomi c says:

    loading style would be called “throw in and close the door quick!” – does that not describe what I am doing?! (maybe i should have used less words?) I pull out the drawers and shove in what I can, then just close the door quickly before any of it falls out of place. Then wash and hope that it all gets clean.

    my dishwasher is in need of replacing, so, most of the time it does not get clean… I claim no fault in this 😉

  23. lynn says:

    load style = “quick wash” before hand and then large, medium, small, and every little crevice. #savingwater

  24. tammy sigond says:

    My dishwasher loading style is a “puzzler”, description a Puzzler puts as much stuff into the dishwasher as humanely possible so they only have to run as few times as possible this can be accomplished by loading and reararranging as many as 20 times to make sure all space is utilized!

  25. kelly willis says:

    it a older dish washer so yeah really sucks

  26. Sheryl says:

    Our style is LITTLE HANDS LOADING REDUX. We are trying to teach our 4 and 8 year old daughters to load what we affectionately call our “dish-spitter” instead of dishwasher. It has to be loaded just so or the dishes come out water logged and grimy. The girls try so hard and are actually excited to do this grown-up task. But it’s hard to get it right, so we always have to sneak back and re-load it after they run off. Of course pushing the start button is the best part, manning it’s a wet mess!

  27. My loading style, I just rinse and throw it in, works for me! This dishwasher is beautiful, I think I would “place” my dirty dishes in this one!
    Also LOVE, NY and what a hoot that would be. Also love wine, travel and adventures, so this would fit the bill!!!!

  28. AprIl says:

    My style Is ” stuff It”, wIth a famIly of 6 & cookIng 3+ meals a day, we always have dIshes!!

  29. Heidi says:

    Oh, that’s so easy… OCD otherwise known as Obsessive Compulsive Dishloader!!! Everything, I mean, everything from the teeny tiny lid for the salad dressing jar, to the largest casserole dish and every last teaspoon has its home. Everything goes in the exact same spot, always (glassware only ever goes on the top rack, plastic ware on the right side of top rack only and so on…) That said, while location matters, position’s important too (knives tip down, no spoons spooning each other, all plates facing the same direction, from smallest to largest…of course.) And did I mention that no one but me in the house has seemed to master the madness I call OCD? :)))))

  30. Simon B says:

    The name of my style would be “Im not good at this”.

    And the description would be “My husband does it”!

  31. Jess DiAna says:

    MY dishwashing loading style really lacks a style, but if you think throwing it all in to make it fit is a style than enter me into this contest. With two boys, 20 cups, dishes daily, I find ways to make it fit, somewhat neat, but packed is my style

  32. mervin says:

    My loading style is 47% It doesn’t work all the time ,and I’m about to get a brand new LG dishwasher which I know will work more than
    47% percent more like 100%

  33. Sarah Osborne says:

    My loading style would be called “Everything Has It’s Place.” And the description would be: bowls and cups on the top, pots and plates on the bottom 🙂

  34. The name of my loading style is most definitely “Husbands do it quickly, Wives do it RIGHT”
    My style of loading the dishwasher is very organized & possibly borders on OCD… haha.
    Everything in the bottom is aligned by size, with the exception of the middle 1/3 behind the silverware rack. I find that spot fits my toddler’s smaller character plates just perfectly! I like the silverware to be organized by knives (upside down), forks, spoons, & “extras”. I just find that it saves SOOOO much time when I am unloading it. I try to make as little work for myself as possible. Although, somehow, it always seems like there is more than enough 😉 My hubby does not scrub the dishes before putting them in the dishwasher & puts things in very haphazardly (when he puts them in at all) and I am always secretly pulling them back out to scrub them or rearrange the dishes so that I can fit more dishes in. C’mon, does ONE big large bowl need to take up an entire quarter of the top rack? Sometimes he will catch me & rearranging & be all “Hey, what are you doing?” And I innocently say “Oh nothing!” I don’t want to make him feel bad, so I don’t harp on him, I just do it. Much like many other of our (my?) household chores. LOL. Can’t complain too much though…. he tries. This is what you get when you marry a man who had nannies & housekeepers all of his life. I prefer to blame my Mother-In-Law! Hah!

  35. I would call my style the “So long as it fits it will get washed.”
    Sadly I am the worst at packing the dishwasher.
    My husbands says I need to go to dishwasher packing school.

  36. Stephanie Ford-Smith says:

    A) The OCD Double Dip n’ Flip

    B) The OCD Double Dip n’ Flip was created because I am paranoid of germs or residues left over from our current dishwasher so I took matters into my own hands! The OCD Double Dip n’ Flip consists of a half full sink full of soapy hot water, baking soda, and a sponge. I simply take the dish sprinkle a small amount of baking soda in it, DIP it into the sink once, take it out, wipe with the sponge, DIP twice and FLIP it into the dishwasher – gotta load the high/lows right and fill every inch of the dishwasher so no more water is wasted then what’s needed ;D

  37. Alecia says:

    My loading style would be entitled Enginerring ingenuity. It is the ability to creatively and scientifically place almost all the dishes for a family of four in your dishwasher and they actually end up clean. Cause that is science!!!!

  38. Christine burd says:

    My loading style is OCD … plates with plates, glasses with glasses and so on

  39. Elayna Spruill says:

    [] MY LOADING STYLE IS A LITTLE OCD [] “Top then Bottom”, always. FIRST I load all Cups and small bowls on top… then the silverware is next and plates/pots/pans come LAST. I have no idea why I like it like that but this is THE WAY I DO IT… EVERY TIME. Along with this I also try to make sure I fit in as many items in the dishwasher as possible without blocking the water flow too much. I want it really clean and to save water too. 🙂

  40. Jennifer says:

    I am a little OCD and load the dishes the same way every time. Glasses on tops, plates and bowels on the bottom.

  41. Loading style: Get out of Mommy’s way, she’s loading the dishwasher!
    Description: I’m an organizing queen and that includes loading the dishwasher. When I’m loading the dishes from the sink to the dishwasher everyone knows to move out of Mommy’s way. I like the dishes organized, and fast!

  42. pat marx says:

    Very cool. Have been looking for a dishwasher.

  43. Diane Baum says:

    My loading style is called quick and does it bite?
    1. Rinse all dishes, glasses on top heavier stuff on the bottom
    2. feel the silver wear, hope it’s all pointing the same direction
    3. Help the environment wash as few loads as possible, so stuff as many dishes in as possible.
    4.add soap and make sure cat and dog don’t get inside dish washer -push start

  44. My loading style: Purposeful. It says it’ll clean almost anything, and I mean to test that by putting things in specific places and loading it to the brim 😉

    rachelmarietravis at gmail dot com

  45. Kristal says:

    “Multitasking Mama!” Being a mother of 4 I have to make life work for me not the other way around. So I put more than dishes in the dishwasher. I wash my 9 year olds baseball hats, my 7 year olds shin guards, my 5 year olds sticky craft scissors and my 3 year old toys. It all fits, it all get clean and the world (well my world) is a happy place.

  46. Michelle S says:

    My loading style is : If it fits-it washes. Hahaha. First I put the silverware in its respective place in the basket. Then it all breaks loose from there on out. I try and put the plates lining along the front-sides of the dishwasher, the glasses on top, but then I start running into problems once those places are full. I’ll lay spoons on the rack that are too tall for the silverware basket. Other, smaller dishes get put on top of the glasses-I hate to waste a wash! I understand cramming all that in there reduces the effectiveness of the wash cycle, but I would rather not hand wash items or save up items for a second wash.

  47. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    My Loading Style is “Fast and Furious”

    Immediately after dinner each night, my family usually bolts for the living room because every time I load the dishwasher I practically go to battle with it. I try to load all the dirty dishes as quickly as possible, yet it always seems to take me a good 10 minutes because I’m trying to position dishes at certain ways and angles so they will all fit. I end up making a ton of noise & I have a tendency to shove pots and pans anywhere, even though I know the way I loaded them won’t get them completely clean. So I usually just get frustrated. Sometimes I feel like I’m trying to solve a jigsaw puzzle by loading the dirty dishes into the dishwasher I have.

  48. Stacey says:

    my loading style would be called “Neat and Tidy aka OCD”. I organize it very well, with nothing overlapping anything else. cups and bowls go on top, dishes or pans go on bottom. It drives me insane when things are just piled into a dishwasher with no organization!!

  49. Melissa N says:

    My dishwasher loading style is called “the RIGHT way”! There is one specific way that my dishes fit perfectly into the dishwasher, and I have actually photographed this for other family members who are not so observant as to see the RIGHT way to load it! It is a specific order and placement that results in a clean kitchen and a fully loaded, efficient dishwasher. I am a very relaxed and fun loving mom, however it’s serious business when it comes to loading the dishwasher!! 🙂

  50. Megan says:

    I’m am sooooo annoying about our dishwasher. So I would name my loading style as “No! It goes THERE!” Basically everything has a place. Cups start from the back and move forward (on the top rack of course), tops to tupperware are lined on the top (in the middle). The bottom left is reserved for pots that are almost always laid on their side. Plates on the right, big plates, then small plates. The organization is a bit annoying and my poor husband just throws stuff in there since he knows that I’m going to rearrange it anyway. Yes, I’m annoying, but man I have clean dishes! 🙂

  51. Crystal Irvin says:

    we don’t have a dishwasher, but would love to have one. So our dishwashing method is however cooks the other does the dishes

  52. Cassandra Eastman says:

    My loading style would be described as “Left is best!” I put everything in from the left to the right (i’m left handed) Dishes first, then cups, then silver ware… My husband hates my dish loading style!

  53. Melissa M says:

    A trip to New York? Tickets to the Food and Wine Festival? And possibly…a love story (I’ll explain if I win). Why, that sounds like a fairytale come true!

    I like to load my dishwasher Cinderella-style. You see, I start by opening my kitchen window to summon my little helpers with song. “Ahhh-ahhhh, ahhh-ahhhh,” and then, just as you might imagine, nearby birds, mice, squirrels, and other helpful critters join me for a dishwasher loading session. I sing, “Whistle While You Work,” and wouldn’t you know it, they sure do. The woodland creatures demonstrate their astonishing mechanical dexterity by using their tails, feathers, and other attributes to help get the job done. After we’ve rinsed all the dishes, the birds load the top rack, of course, while the nut-lovers and bunnies properly organize the bottom rack. The mice usually just hum along to the happy working song until it’s time to add the soap, and then they form a little assembly line to deliver the detergent pouch into its receptacle. It’s really quite impressive. You wouldn’t believe how excited the raccoons get to push the start button. When we’re all done, we like to celebrate by twirling around a few times.

    The LG TrueSteam Dishwasher looks amazing. I’ll need a fairy godmother’s help to get it!

  54. Eileen says:

    My style would be called CramJamSuperslam, SwitchChange& Rearrange, Shout&Swear&CountToTen,TakeThemOutAndWashByHand!

    We THOUGHT we were buying a decent dishwasher brand just 4 years ago but more than half the dishes and NONE of the glasses come clean, so I mostly wash them by hand. We’ve tried all brands of dishwasher detergent and rinse aid. No help. Buying LG could have saved us ‘LOADS” of money and my sanity…plus, my mouth might be cleaner too;)

  55. Carmen Van Deursen says:

    My style 1123 in you go and my description use both hands add a little speed and the 123 count and your all done.

  56. cynthia layton says:

    my loading style is extreamly planed prerinsed ready to go dont curently own a dishwasher i still prerince everythingit has to be washed in a certin order so it dont end up picking up stuff out of the dish water

  57. Loading Style: Strategic, to the MAX!
    Description: Loading my dishwasher is almost like a game of chess for me. I must strategize THE best way to load the dishwasher… to enhance maximum capacity with out diminishing washing quality! Strategic, to the MAX!

    What a great product! I would love this dishwasher! I’ve been begging my husband for a new one for years! If I were to win, you would save me from having to beg 🙂

    Dawn @ With a Side of Thriftiness!

  58. Loading Style: Two Timer

    Loading style description: Haphazardly I toss things in the dishwasher, not having the time to organize. “It’ll do”, I tell myself. When the dishwasher reaches about 70% capacity, time appears and I rearrange everything for maximum efficiency 🙂

    Yes, I load that dishwasher not just once…I am a two timer.

  59. Manic Reloader- It has to be ran whenever it is at least half full and all the dishes have to be put away as soon as they are all clean. I load constantly as I go. It can never just be sitting doing nothing. It has to be at work. No clean dishes can take up residence..

  60. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Loving it light! I worry that if I stuff it too much it will not wash well. This way it cleans it all!

  61. amy v says:

    my loading style name would be…’Organized Chaos’ and I would describe it as good intentions to load my (aging) dishwasher in a neat, organized manner, but I inevitably put in as many as will fit and try not to break anything!! lol

  62. lydia says:

    I’d call my dishwasher loading name “Puzzle pieces” It’s really hard to make everything fit in a way that you know everything will get clean

  63. My husband does the dishes while I cook. I would describe his loading style as “All Fall Down” because I will open the dishwasher to find lids, silverware, straws (pretty much anything tiny) that have fallen through the racks in the bottom of the dishwasher. I’m not sure how he does it, but there is usually two items that fall down each washing cycle!

  64. mell says:

    “There’s a Method To My Madness” is my loading style. Cups and glasses on top, plates and large bowls on the bottom and silverware in the cuttlery tray on the bottom rack. Because we have a large family and use a lot of pots and pans, we have to run 2 loads in the dishwasher because all of the pots and pans won’t fit.

  65. Concetta Avila says:

    My dishwasher loading style will be called “The Loader with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder”. First of all, I wash all the dishes down before I even load them in the dishwasher with hot water and soap. Then as I load them the cups are on the top rack in order of small to largest. On the other side of top rack I put the glasses in the same order. In between the cups and glasses I lay the large cooking utensils and knives in the middle portion of rack. For the bottom rack, plates are loaded from smaller to larger on left side, and bowls on right side in same order. I place the utensils with the spoons in one part of utensil holder, along with butter knives in another, and of course forks in another. Its crazy I know. To top it off I run the dishwasher with a pre-rinse hot cycle, to make sure ALL the germs are washed away, and put the hot air dry cycle on so there are no rinse spots! Anyways, It sounds crazy but its just how I run my household. I need organization to feel at ease with my surroundings….

  66. Marie Oetzel says:

    Style Name “Make it fit or have a fit”
    I try to fit all of the days dishes for my family of 8( 3 generations together was not the smartest move) in one load of dishes and if it doesn’t fit I normally get upset and grumble about having to run 2 loads.

  67. I would call my loading style light and airy I don’t overload it I like the dishes to be able to breathe I do a load every couple of days.

  68. Theresa J says:

    Loading Style: Get in Get out My load style is functional. I load all the plates, cups, silverware properly or at least in my mind its proper. There are all lined up. Then what happens is all the odd pieces fit around everything else. By the time I get to the end of load I need to be done so I pretty ruin all the work that happens before.

  69. Tara Douglas says:

    My dishwasher loading style is “Systematize, Stuff then Shut”
    When I first have a new load of dishes to put in the dishwasher- I am very well organized and place everything in what I think to be the most methodical and efficient way. However, when it gets down to the wire and I have just those last few pieces that don’t want to fit in with my organized manner, it becomes stuffing pandemonium. All of a sudden my neat arrangement looks like it has been tortured by Oscar the Grouch with cups and pans I forgot about on the stove-top being stuffed into every inch available. But instead of trying to re-organize and re-stack, I just turn my head in dismay and shut the dishwasher and start the cycle, hoping that they all come out perfectly clean!

  70. Mya Murphy says:

    My loading style would definitely be orderly. I place all the plates in a row. I put all the glasses and bowls on top from sizes small to large. I make sure that all really baked on or greasy has a least been wiped down to not get the other dishes all mucked up. I am what you would call a perfectionist in all ways, but my dishes, thanks to Cascade, always comes out squeaky clean!

  71. Kelly B. says:

    My loading style is “LIFO”. I can’t help that I’m an accountant and load my dishwasher “Last In, First Out”. That way the most recently used dishes get put on the bottom of the stack in the cabinet to promote equal wear and tear on the dishes!

  72. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    My loading style is “Control Freak” because I won’t let anyone else load the dishwasher! Many other titles would be accurate, too: such as, “Re-Arranger” or I’m a little bit OC… I’m never satisfied with placement of the dishes. You’d think after the multiple times I’ve run the dishwasher, I’d have it down pat!
    anyway, this is a fabulous prize. Thanks for the giveaway!

  73. Kari W says:

    Simply Squeeze. I’m always trying to squeeze as many plates and cups into the dishwasher that I can as I hate having to wash dishes by hand.

  74. My loading style is the Jigsaw Puzzler! Instead of everything being neat and organized, I just keep loading them in strange formations of different shaped dishes, finding pieces that fit together just so. It takes some time and logic, but when finished, it’s a masterpiece of dishes all crammed tightly together.

  75. carol s says:

    I would call mine clean and cleaner. I need a dishwasher.

  76. Wendy says:

    Mine would be “Dodge the Dog!” Pack in as much as possible, as fast as possible, as efficiently as possible, before the dog can get to it and lick the silverware! I’m always afraid he’ll slice his tongue on a knife! lol

  77. My loading style- Cram & Jam. I have a large family dirtying up dishes faster than I can clean them and 4 dogs who always want to inspect them as they are going in, so I have to get them loaded and the door closed as quickly as possible. What it lacks in aesthetics is compensated for with speed and efficiency.

  78. “Hopes & Dreams”

    Every day, I sit and cry.
    My dishwasher’s the reason why.

    I scrap my dishes every night.
    It is no use, it’s an endless fight.

    Only one or two will come clean.
    My dishwasher just makes me scream.

    Grease, grime and froot loops too.
    All come out a pile of goo.

    Wash a cake? HA, don’t I wish.
    I would be happy with just one dish.

    Smoothie cups are a disgrace.
    Cherrio’s just stay in place.

    Remember yesterday’s spaghetti night?
    Today is spaghetti fright.

    Even my dishwasher thinks spiders are whack
    because it survived in a cup on the top rack

    Facing the caked on, stuck on, dried on gunk,
    has put this girl in quite a funk.

    Oh how I wish I had a appliance,
    that didn’t have so much defiance.

    Give me TrueSteam and 3-stage filtration!
    Please take away all my frustration!

    My loading style is “Hopes & Dreams”
    I “Hope” for the best from this noisy machine

    And while I sit and scrap whip cream
    I’ll “Dream” of a dish that comes truly clean!

  79. Rose Brunson says:

    LG Random Throw Down, I live a little on the wild size no rhyme nor reason to where the plastics go and where the metal goes just clean fun.

  80. Roberta Horn says:

    A-Shove it full!
    B-Full!? NO! NEVER! Two bowls, four spoons, three cups can ALL STILL FIT!!! Oh, it’s already been running ten minutes??? That’s OK!!!

  81. cassandra (rab pom) says:

    A: Douse it in Hot Water and Load
    B: I mainly just rinse or soak (depending how long it has been left around!!!) in steaming hot water to rinse off as much troublesome spots as I possibly can. Next I load the dishwasher up top first, and then bottom or as the dishes come. I fit everything in like a puzzle!

  82. Sand says:

    My style is “If it’s dishwasher safe, it’s going in!” I really wait until the dishwasher is filled, make sure that nothing is blocking any dish from getting clean and that it’s all organized in an orderly fashion.

  83. vivian says:

    very disorganized ty.

  84. Very nice! We could certainly use a new one!

    Thanks for linking up with Link’n Blogs! Hope to see you back today. 🙂

  85. Heather M. says:

    Slow and Steady Wins the Race! – I load dishes over several days, then have a completely full dishwasher so that I don’t waste water when washing a load of dishes.

  86. Robin Quick says:

    I think ive found my next dishwasher! I have the same problems you had with wanting to put my pots & pans in but they wont fit! Even some of our glasses wont fit on the top shelf where they are suppose to go. Its very frustrating. My current dishwasher does a pretty good job but if you overload it you will be left with residue all over the dishes! Then I have to wash the dishes by hand! Very frustrating!

  87. Lisa F. says:

    This is good to know for the future. I feel like my current dishwasher doesn’t clean very good some of the time, which is disappointing. Having to thoroughly inspect each item for cleanliness is annoying.

  88. Sarah L says:

    I’m always playing Rubic’s cube with the dishes trying to get them to fit. This would be very helpful for me. (can I win one?)

  89. thomas Chappell says:

    We really need a new dish washer and this one is really nice

  90. marissa lee says:

    very nice dish washer..i wish i had one..thank you for sharing.

  91. Sherri Lewis says:

    Oh this sounds perfect. Will have to remember this when our dishwasher conks out for good……

  92. judy gardner says:

    i love the height adjustable rack!!! and it is beautiful to look at!

  93. Julie Cutshaw says:

    This unit sounds wonderful. Mine sounds like a band in a parade marching so loud. And to enjoy a dishwasher that’s quite and not always hooking my tiny utensils on the tines for a workout to remove them, would be a welcome treat. I love the stainless steel look to the exterior verses just your everyday white color in dishwashers. Great review, thanks Heather.

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