There are times when we get so comfortable with our appliances we don’t notice we need to replace them. Unfortunately, many times only when something terrible happens do we start looking for major appliances. Our home hit that ten year mark which is well known as the stage when appliances start to go haywire. Our dishwasher, in timely fashion, started not cleaning as well at the start of this year. After putting it off for as long as possible, it was finally time for us to buy a new one. We love our LG Washer and Dryer and have been eyeing LG’s Black Stainless Steel since it came out. We now have a beautiful LG Black Stainless Steel Dishwasher and it has been a Godsend!
The LG Black Stainless Steel Dishwasher adds a touch of luxury to our everyday lives in both its appearance and how well it cleans our dishes.
During a family vacation, you can escape the real world for a short period of time. But we all know that eventually, you’ll need to return. The best you can hope for is a smooth transition back into reality. Unfortunately, we returned from our last vacation to a flooded kitchen. So while we were a bit stressed at losing all of the food in our refrigerator and freezer after the compressor broke, we thankfully had our new LG Black Stainless Steel dishwasher being installed that same day. I honestly never really noticed how poorly our dishes were being cleaned until this beautiful dishwasher came into our home.
Installation of our LG dishwasher was incredibly easy. We ordered it through Best Buy after which we were prompted to schedule our installation time online. They were booked out so it took a few weeks for the install but the gentleman that showed up to install our dishwasher was amazing. He truly loves his work and has a passion for it. So much so that when I told him we were using our 1946 Crosley refrigerator in the garage while our main one was being repaired, he asked to see it. And then got goosebumps as he touched it. 🙂
It is important to remember that everything under the sink needs to be removed from cabinets when a dishwasher is installed. Taking time to do that prior to install will help!
Why Black Stainless Steel?
The LG Black Stainless Steel Dishwasher has brought new life to our kitchen. The classic design brings elegance while the black stainless steel adds a touch of luxury. The surface has a smudge free coating and is super easy to clean. TRULY! I feel like every appliance manufacturer says that but the black stainless steel is worry free. I keep our kitchen towel hanging on the front of it, we dry our hands and there is never a spot on the dishwasher. Having children in the home with a busy lifestyle makes me appreciate appliances that are easy to clean.
While having appliances that are easy to clean you also want them to look good. The stainless steel finish allows us to enjoy a sophisticated look in our kitchen. The dark hue of the dishwasher fits right into the style we have going in or kitchen and great room. In fact, the black stainless steel can go with just about any design flow you already have going in your kitchen as well. The rest of our appliances are regular stainless steel but we have white cabinets in our kitchen and black woodwork in our great room so the black stainless steel compliments everything perfectly.
Fully Adjustable Easy Rack
Looks aren’t everything; you need to have appliances that actually provide functionality as well. Our LG Dishwasher comes with an EasyRack Plus system which is a color coded adjustable rack that you can change the height of on the fly. Using the adjustable rack is so easy even my children can do it. The adjustable rack is one thing we didn’t even realize we needed until we had it and take full advantage of it every day with water bottles and wine glasses.
LG Black Stainless Steel Dishwasher 3rd Rack
Above the adjustable rack is a third rack; that’s right, a third rack! This third rack is meant to hold long flatware, spatulas, and smaller items that may otherwise not fit in the dishwasher or get lost in the other racks. If you’ve ever tried to place a long spatula in with the other utensils you know it can cause issues. Racks can get stuck, flatware can get bent, it’s a real mess. We loved the idea of the third rack and have been using it almost every load.
There are many additional features found on the LG Black Stainless Steel Dishwasher that we love as well. The dishwasher has an Inverter DirectDrive motor, 3-stage filtration system, and these make it the quietest dishwasher in its class. There is also more control in the wash cycles with the Vario Wash feature. Vario Wash lets you apply different cleaning intensity levels to each of the three racks.
One of the best features is the Smart Diagnosis feature. If for some reason you have an issue with your dishwasher getting support is easy. All you need to do is call the help line, hold your phone to a side panel on the dishwasher, and you’re set. They pull info from your dishwasher with just a tap and can help diagnose the problem.
Pros and Cons
We absolutely love the LG Black Stainless Steel Dishwasher. Everything from the design to the functionality makes it a great addition to any kitchen. One of the only flaws we found was on the top rack. Having an adjustable rack is nice but the top rack could use a little more space between the tines. A couple rows are a bit narrow making it hard to fit wide mugs or glasses. The numerous pros easily outweigh that one thing for us so we fully recommend the LG Black Stainless Steel Dishwasher.