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LG's modern dishwasher has a few old-school touches

The LG LDS5040ST packs a disposal into your dishwasher to help you do away with pieces of food waste.

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Sleek with a touch of classic

The $700 LG LDS5040ST Dishwasher has room for 14 place settings and the flexibility to fit pots and pans.

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Midrange cleaning

With five cycles and three options to choose from, you can use this machine to wash a variety of dishes.

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The disposer

It's a modern-looking machine, but it uses an old fashioned disposer to get rid of bulky food.

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Pick your cycle

Pick your cycle with the buttons on the control panel.

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Options

Use the options button to cycle between the three extras, or add them all at once.

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Ready set

When you're ready to go, just shut the door. The timer will estimate the time remaining and count down as the dishwasher runs.

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The upper rack

The upper rack has two sets of fold-down tines.

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Movable tines

You can even change their angle.

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Raise the rack

Use the trigger to raise or lower the upper rack to accommodate taller dishes.

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The lower rack

The bottom rack can also accommodate larger dishes.

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Fold down tines

You can fold down all of the tines on the bottom rack, and some fold down so every other tine is left standing.

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Coming clean

With lots of flexibility built into the racks, the LG LDS5040ST makes plenty of room for your dishes and gets rid of food waste with an old-fashioned disposer.

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