LG DISHWASHER INVERTER DIRECT/DRIVE MODEL LDS4821ST

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LG Dishwasher Inverter DirectDrive Model LDS4821ST

Inverter DirectDrive Model LDS4821ST

Written by: Diane Johnson.

Our dishwasher had bit the dust. My
husband and I kicked the machine to the curb and headed out in search of a
hard-working, peaceful, and pretty appliance.

We had a hefty set of requirements for a new dishwasher:

  • Able to handle heavy loads of dishes in a single wash
  • Durable enough to endure multiple dishwashing marathons a
    day
  • Tender enough to clean a delicate wineglass amidst greasy
    pans
  • Quiet enough that our neighbors who lived three houses down
    could sleep at night
  • Pretty enough you wouldn’t think it could handle such abuse

After scouring every store that carried appliances within a
four-city radius, we found the LG Dishwasher Inverter DirectDrive LDS4821ST.

The LG LDS4821ST has four wash cycles:

  • Power Scrub, for the baked on chicken wings
  • Normal, for everyday breakfast, lunch, and light-dinner grime
  • Quick wash, which is a shorter cycle
  • Rinse, for the times my kids remember to put their dishes in
    the dishwasher, but forget to pre-rinse.

LG uses a Hybrid Condensing Drying System. In other words,
instead of using a heating element on which to melt unwanted plastic
containers, LG rinses the dishes in hot water, then a fan kicks in and
circulates the hot air, drying the dishes quicker and leaving them
speckle-free.

You can stuff a 16-piece place setting in this work horse. A
special feature that is not listed on any of the appliances information sheets
is the happy tune that plays when a load of dishes is done.

The LG wraps a slew of features into a sleek, stainless
steel package…even the tub is stainless steel.

PROS:

  • Quiet
  • Cleans and (if you choose) sanitizes dishes to “the in-laws
    are coming” suitability
  • Endures long dishwashing marathons
  • Can adjust the upper basket adding more room for items below
    or above.
  • Rinse Aid warning light – a little sunburst appears when the
    rinse aid is low or out.

CONS:

  • The power button is on the front panel. A few times my kids have leaned over
    and turned off the machine mid-wash.
  • Bowls don’t fit as tightly, but it appears most dishwashers
    have pretty much the same rack styles
  • The bottom rack when fully loaded doesn’t always slide
    smoothly in. It’s not that big of an issue, but one that I feel I should
    mention.
  • It can take a while to wash, but it’s so quiet I don’t mind.

All in all, the LG LDS4821ST has fulfilled all the
requirements we set out to find. And, at Home Depot for $650, it was less than
our $800 budget.

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    18 Apr 13, 5:58pm

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    09 May 13, 11:50pm

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