Electrolux says its new dishwasher dries dishes exceptionally well

Electrolux claims this dishwasher has a better way to get wet dishes bone dry.

Brian Bennett Former Senior writer
Brian Bennett is a former senior writer for the home and outdoor section at CNET.
Brian Bennett

Sorry, but your old dishwasher stinks at drying dishes. At least that's what Electrolux would have you believe. According to the appliance maker, its new $1,099 Electrolux Dishwasher dries kitchenware the right way.

Unlike ordinary dishwashers, which blow air around wet items in a closed system, this machine is designed to push moist air outside of its drum when drying. The benefit of the approach, Electrolux claims, is a machine with superior dish-drying performance.

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There's a third rack up top for utensils and tools.

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Indeed, the company makes the boast that the dishwasher can power through a full wash and dry cycle in just 30 minutes. Of course, Electrolux qualifies this statement, saying the appliance achieved the result when cleaning only enough dishware for six place settings.

Expect the new Electrolux Dishwasher, also to be sold under the Frigidaire Professional and Gallery brands, to hit stores in April 2017.

Other features

  • Two wash zones to handle troublesome items such as bottles and casserole dishes
  • Removable rack for utensils and cooking tools
  • Exterior floor light shines to indicate when dishes are done