A few weeks back I posted about how our dishwasher completely died and that it would cost a fortune to fix it. We decided to consider a new machine and to see what’s out there since it’ s been 8 years since we bought the old one. A lot of things change, especially in technology and appliances, so maybe something would really jump out at us. We decided, pretty quickly, that we wanted a new machine (we didn’t love the old one anyway). We were quickly drawn to the LG’s LDF8874, the company’s flagship dishwasher. Sure, it was a bit of a luxury, but given the amount it would cost just to fix the old one we didn’t love, it was a non-brainer. We do a lot of dishes, so for Bill’s sanity…it’s worth the investment. ;o)
After a couple of weeks of use, I am very pleased to say that the investment in the LG Fully-Integrated SteamDishwasher™ w/ 3rd Rack has been a complete and total success!! Seriously, this machine really is amazing. It’s SOOOO much better than our old dishwasher, it’s really hard to believe.
Right off the bat, there’s a 3rd rack all the way up top. It’s been great. All the baby and water bottle tops, little pieces, etc. all go up there and are cleaned and dried perfectly! It’s such a difference. It feels so much better because I can tell that these important pieces really are being cleaned and disinfected the right way now.
What about the features? I’ll be honest…there are a ton. I haven’t even explored many of them because the standard “auto” setting has been so fantastic. I do love the options, though, especially the option to have different clean cycles for the top and the bottom rack! How cool is that? How is that even possible? I’m not sure, but you have to love a machine that in it’s most basic, do nothing, setting does a better job than you could have hoped for.
Does it clean well? It cleans just about as well as I could have imagined. It’s so superior in every way to any other dishwasher I’ve used, again it’s hard to believe. The machine bills itself as being able to clean without having to do much pre-washing before loading. Well, it’s the truth. I’ve been testing it out and not really doing much pre-wash rinsing and the loads have come out sparklingly clean literally every time. No joke. They also come out almost completely dry each time, even with a load of plastic in there, which is so key for us. Bill used to go nuts when the loads would be sopping wet. He’d say that using a little bit of water and power is great, but can it dry a little bit?? Well, this one is super efficient both water and energy-wise, but it really dries like you would hope a dishwasher would. It’s so cool not having to towel or rack dry everything that comes out of the machine after washing!!!
How does the LG Fully-Integrated SteamDishwasher™ w/ 3rd Rack look? It looks fantastic. It has a clean, stainless steel look, with most of the buttons hidden. I love that the front has blue lights that show the progress of the load as it’s working and I have to admit…I love the little tones and jingles the machine makes when the load is completed. It’s so festive and cute! Plus, the handle now matches our new LG refrigerator, so you know I love that. It’s all the little touches that really enhance the overall experience and LG certainly puts thought and effort into getting those things right.
To find out more about all of LG’s great line of products, check out:
- Where to buy: LG.com/us/products/wtb?modelName=LDF8874ST
*LG was gracious enough to provide us with our new dishwasher for this review. All opinions and love-gushing experiences are 100% my own.