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7 dishwasher features, trends and colors of 2024

Your dishwasher helps with cleanup after meal prep so you’re prepared to make even more on-the-go breakfasts and after-school snacks. Understanding the current trends and features of newer dishwashers can help you find the option that best helps you care for your family. 

Use this guide to explore dishwasher trends, common features and popular colors for 2024.

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What is the latest trend in dishwasher styles? 

Kitchens with a seamless look continue to trend in 2024, and dishwashers designed to cohesively integrate into your kitchen design are increasingly popular. Models that utilize hidden controls, built-in design and stainless steel finishes offer not only functionality but also contemporary style.

Whirlpool brand offers select dishwashers featuring built-in, hidden controls designed to match the style of your kitchen while providing the features you rely on to keep meal time on track.

7 innovative dishwasher features to look for

When you’re shopping for a new dishwasher, look for features that make life easier, like adjustable racks or Quick Wash cycles.

Explore the innovative features found on select Whirlpool® Dishwashers to help you on your shopping journey.

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1. Adjustable dishwasher racks

Dishwashers with adjustable racks help you tailor your dishwashing experience to fit your needs. This offers flexibility in your cleaning routine, allowing you to accommodate a variety of dish sizes and pieces of cookware.

Select Whirlpool® Dishwashers offer an Adjustable 2nd Rack that can raise or lower to make room for taller items like water bottles or large pieces of cookware, keeping your post-meal cleaning routine flexible to your needs.

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2. Sensor cycles

Leave the guesswork of cycle selection in the past with sensor cycles. Soil sensors detect the level of food residue, grease and grime that’s on your dishes to provide a custom wash cycle for each soil level. Whirlpool® Dishwashers with Sensor Cycle automatically help you get the right wash and dry settings for each load thanks to two sensors that measure temperature and soil level during prewash and the wash cycle.

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3. Quiet cleaning

Whether you’re looking for an appliance to run quietly during a family party or just want one less loud noise in a house full of kids and pets, consider replacing your current model with a quiet dishwasher. Quiet dishwashers are insulated and made with materials that help muffle the sound of the mechanics, and quiet pump systems reduce the sound of rushing water.

The Whirlpool® Quiet Dishwasher helps to keep your kitchen quiet during cleanup with a dishwasher sound level of just 55 dBA.

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4. Cleaning cycles

Outside of the standard Normal and Heavy Duty wash cycles, look for dishwashers with cycles that add an extra level of convenience. Cycles that feature a powerful rinse action, sanitizing temperatures or extended drying times cater to your needs and ensure an optimal clean for your family’s dishes.

You can skip scrubbing and pre-rinsing with select Whirlpool® Dishwashers with the Boost Cycle. This cycle uses more water, time and heat than the Normal Cycle and takes less time than the Heavy Cycle so you can target tough messes that need a little extra effort.

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5. Heated dry

There’s nothing more frustrating than having to wipe your dishes dry before putting them back into the cabinet. To skip that extra step, opt for a dishwasher with a heated dry cycle or fan drying.

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6. Modern and convenient finishes

Most dishwashers come in black, white and stainless steel, but you can make your dishwasher finish work for you if you opt for more elevated options. Panel-ready dishwashers offer a hidden, seamless look to your kitchen, while finishes made with a fingerprint-resistant coating can help prevent the smudges and smears from piling up on your appliance exterior. 

Whirlpool brand offers dishwashers in Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel and Fingerprint Resistant Black Stainless Steel that are easy-to-clean and resist fingerprints and smudges.

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7. Large capacity

If you have a big family or your home is the hub for after school homework sessions and Friday night hangouts, you may need a dishwasher with more storage capabilities. Tall tub dishwashers provide more interior capacity than standard models without increasing the appliance’s footprint. These dishwashers, like this model with 3rd Rack from Whirlpool brand, often have a rack to fit utensils and small cups or bowls to free up space in the racks below.

Which dishwasher colors are popular?

Stainless steel finish has been a consistently popular option for the last few decades, thanks in large part to its sleek and modern feel. However, black and white finishes can also be easily incorporated into a variety of design motifs, as they both act as a neutral.

Whether you want sleek and shiny fingerprint resistant stainless steel, impactful and powerful black or timeless white, Whirlpool® Dishwashers come in the finish you need to match your kitchen.

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Whirlpool® Dishwashers help you stay on top of dish duty with the features you need to get dishes, silverware and cookware clean and ready for your next family meal.

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