LG LDF8764ST Ratings
Design - 82%
Performance - 100%
Capacity - 88%
Energy Efficiency - 88%
Noise Output - 90%
This appliance promises to be extremely performing against heavily soiled items, but it also features options for delicate dishes, so it is ideal for most buyers.
If you’re planning on buying a new dishwasher, then you need to be very careful and organized about the whole process; while the advantage is that you can choose from a wide array of 2017 top dishwashers, you can be confused precisely about this large offer, and feel overwhelmed by the variety of appliances. Our reviews aim to help you clear out some of the terms you encounter when looking to purchase such an appliance and to know what is most important to look for in order to end up with a product that satisfies your needs. Today’s entry is the LG LDF8764ST, coming from a new line of products by LG and promising new levels of performance and efficiency in dish-washing.
Its main playing card seems to be this new steam feature that completely eliminates the need to pre-rinse or wash heavily soiled items. Before jumping to conclusion and declaring it one of the best models, we are going to take a closer look at its features and specifications, because there have been previous products to advertise a similar feat. Pay attention to the following details if you’re interested in this product, and you should be able to discover whether it would truly meet your expectations.
The visual element is very important when you purchase such an appliance because you want it to fit both by size and design with the overall décor of your kitchen. For those who have specially decorated kitchens, showing as little as possible of your appliances might be necessary, which is why you should opt for a panel-ready unit. This model, however, as its name suggests, is rather the fully integrated model that can be fitted with your kitchen furniture. Nevertheless, its sleek and elegant design make it just as suitable for most kitchens. Its front door is stainless steel and features few elements except a thin handle, a logo, and a couple of LED lights that show whether the appliance is still functioning, or is done with the wash program. The control panel is fitted on the upper side of the door, so it is out of sight unless the door is opened. You can find out more about dimensions and weight on the official website, or from your retailer when purchasing.
As expected from a brand as excellent as LG, this appliance is made from the best materials and brought together by innovative and efficient technologies that raise the bar in manufacturing such products. As mentioned above, this LG model features a hidden control panel with HiddenSmooth Touch Controls patented by LG and a LED display that helps you choose the right settings and monitor the wash program’s progress. Besides these simple and straightforward controls, the appliance is also fitted with time-remaining and rinse aid indicators, as well as the two SignalLight Cycle Indicator Lights that can be seen on the front side of the appliance, and which indicate whether it is still operating, or has finished cleaning the items.
Its tub is made from stainless steel naturally, the best material for this purpose, and thanks to its adjustable racks, it can hold up to 15 place settings; this makes it ideal for average to large families. As for the racks, they are as follows: 3-in-1 detachable cutlery baskets, one stemware holder, nylon coated racks and tines with rounded tips for easy slide; the upper rack is color coded and has foldable tines, and it can be height adjusted to allow insertion of larger items and another lower rack that is color-coded and has foldable tines. The upper rack can hold items as tall as 12 inches, whereas the lower rack can fit 14 inch-tall items, so they are ideal for your pots and pans.
What seems to make this appliance a “SteamDishwasher” instead of a normal unit is the fact that many of its wash programs feature a steam function that makes it a lot more effective against heavily soiled dishes, hardened food bits, and stubborn stains. That being said, the appliance comes with three wash cycles: Heavy, Delicate and Dual Control. Besides these, there are several wash options that you can combine in order to adapt your appliance’s performance to the difficulty of the task, or in order to consume as little as possible. Thus, you can opt for the SenseClean Wash System, which is like an automatic wash program that detects how soiled the items are and tries to clean them accordingly, and there are 3 TrueSteam Cycles, which you use to combine with the above-mentioned wash cycles; they are as follows: TrueSteam Cycle – Heavy, TrueSteam Cycle – Delicate, and TrueSteam Cycle Dual Control. You can find out more about what each option does in the product’s manual, as well as information about how to maintain the appliance.
Besides all these options that allow you to customize the wash options for each different load, it also features a sanitary rinse cycle, which is especially ideal for those with small children; it also has a dual spray intensity feature, variable spray intensities (soft, medium, and strong), and an extra rinse option, which is also ideal for cleaning baby’s items. The multi-level water direction features 5 spouts that direct water in all corners of the tub, thus ensuring optimal cleaning for every item. Moreover, you also benefit from a hybrid condensing drying system, which means it is able to recycle some of the heat that is produced during functioning and use it to dry the dishes and leave them spotless before the cycle is over.
As you must have intuited by now, this is not one of the cheaper models on the market. It features a lot of technological improvements and innovations, so its price is to measure; however, as expected with such a performing product, it is Energy Qualified as well, which means it manages to consume minimal electricity and water without losing any efficiency and quality. It is important to look for Energy Qualified products nowadays, and this unit is vetted.
Noise output is another consideration you must pay attention to; the unit produces a mere 44 decibels during its operation, which means you will barely be able to tell it is working. At this level, it is probably one of the most silent models on the market, so the operation LED indicators on the door are more than needed. Finally, you need to watch out for warranty options, which not only indicate a full endorsement of the product but give you the necessary peace of mind when making such an important purchase. This LG unit comes with a 1-year warranty for labor, 2-year warranty for parts, 5 years warranty for the control board and rack parts, and an impressive 10-year warranty for the Direct Drive Motor, the stainless steel tub and the door lining.