LG’s Sanitizing Dishwashers Get NSF Certification

LG’s updated QuadWash dishwashers are certified to sanitize dishes, glasses and flatware.

By Alan Wolf, YSN

LG Electronics has updated its QuadWash dishwasher collection with improved cleaning and drying capabilities.

But perhaps even more important in this time of heightened health concerns, the company’s TrueSteam models have been certified by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the independent U.S. federal agency, to provide a minimum 99.99 percent reduction of bacteria when operated on the steam cycle.

LG’s TrueSteam technology achieves this level of sanitization by delivering two separate blasts of real steam from four powerful steam jets on the door, plus additional jets on the top and bottom of the interior.

Besides virtually eliminating bacteria from dishes, glasses and flatware, the steam, in combination with the company’s “Dynamic Dry” technology that’s built into all LG dishwashers, also reduces water spots by up to 60 percent according to tests.

What’s more, the steam can penetrate caked-on foods at the start of the cycle, LG said, while its QuadWash technology’s four multi-motion spray arms “power through debris,” which eliminates the need to pre-rinse tableware.

The dishwashers also feature an adjustable third rack to accommodate larger loads, a “PrintProof” finish, and Wi-Fi connectivity for monitoring the wash cycle’s status remotely.

The updated QuadWash line is shipping now and is priced to retail from $699 for the opening price-point model to a fully featured $1,119 option that includes a bar handle, LED tub lighting, a PrintProof finish in black stainless steel and ultra-quiet 42dB operation.