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    What's the dish on dishwashers? The best aced our cleaning tests, are relatively quiet, and can have options such as adjustable racks, soil sensors, and stainless steel interiors.

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    Almost all of the dishwashers we tested clean well and are easy to load, and they come in stainless steel for about $100 more than basic black or white. They also use far less water and energy than washing dishes by hand.

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    In our cleaning tests we ask more of a dishwasher than you probably ever will—we load 10 full place settings, slathering a dozen of those dishes with a composite of sugar, starches, proteins, and fat. These are elements typically found in most foods. We bake on the mixture to make it tough to remove, then wash the dishes using the normal cycle. We record cycle time, judge how noisy each machine is..., and assess how well the plastics dried.