Anyone who has owned a dishwasher before knows: it’s pretty difficult to live without them once you’ve had one in your home. Though it may not have been a staple in our mother’s and grandmother’s kitchens, today nearly every kitchen remodel includes a sleek, state-of-the-art dishwasher. Electrolux is a fairly recent entrant into the dishwasher market, offering a modern, minimalist design and a substantial array of contemporary features.
The EI24ID81SS model follows Electrolux’s Scandinavian aesthetic with its unadorned stainless steel front (there’s no branding) and slim bar handle. The status indicator light is located on the bottom of the dishwasher, using LED colored lights to illuminate your kitchen floor when a cycle completes. Icons and cycle names run along the top panel of the machine in easy to read knocked out white on black font. While the front of the dishwasher sure is streamlined and simplistic, it is not magnetic—so people with young children or those who like to use the dirty/clean status magnet will be out of luck.
The interior has a stainless steel tub where a serving utensil tray resides along the very top, an adjustable upper rack, and lower rack that comes with foldable tines and a removeable cutlery basket. The customization of this model is a selling point, with custom Sure-2-Fit Racks that can completely adjust based on the height of dishes and glasses. After a night of wine pairings or mimosa brunch, the Perfect Stemware™ gently grips glasses in place while it runs on a cycle designed solely for delicate glassware.
What the EI24ID81SS model lacks in name creativity, it makes up for in features. Users can delay the start of the dishwasher up to 24 hours and the machine features a soil sensor that will automatically adjust the wash cycle based on how dirty your dishes are. For those looking to limit their carbon footprint, the EcoWash cycle uses less electricity and takes just 30 minutes for an entire wash. In general, the Electrolux’s energy consumption and noise level are comparable to most dishwashers in its class, and is Energy Star qualified, which means 41% less energy is used.
While it comes with its fair share of features, they’re not overly complicated to use. The eight washing cycles include: auto, sanitize (which is certified to remove 99.9% of common household bacteria), normal, eco, rinse, fast, upper, and stemware. The LuxCare™ Wash Arm gets your dirtiest dishes sparkling clean with an innovative rotating arm that makes for a more effective clean, while the Target Wash Zones use a special nozzle to deliver a target wash to clean all sizes and shapes of dishes.
If you’re in the market for a new dishwasher and ascribe to minimalist Scandinavian design with an impressive array of features, the Electrolux EI24ID81SS is waiting for you at H&H Appliance Center today!