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Clean Dishes and Clothes: Top Appliances with a Sanitizing Cycle

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A healthy home is also a sanitary space for its human and animal inhabitants and visitors. It's vital to include home sanitizing essentials, including sanitizing appliances designed to eliminate harmful germs, bacteria, allergens, and viruses.

NSF Certified appliances (clothes washers, dryers, and dishwashers) undergo rigorous testing to ensure that the appliances eliminate potentially harmful allergens, microorganisms, and bacteria. NSF Certified washers must reach 131º F, and dishwashers the rinse temperature must reach 150º F. Since all NSF Certified appliances are held to the same high standards, there are many styles and brands to choose from in every price range.

In addition to sanitizing appliances, make sure to account for all of the elements for clean-up. A well-sized sink makes meal prep and clean-up more convenient. It would be best to consider an efficient clean-up zone, including your cleaning supplies, dishwasher, composter, recycling, and waste bins.


  • Dishwasher sanitizing settings can kill bacteria, cold, and viruses that might survive standard wash cycles. For many years Miele has been known as a top choice dishwasher brand for cleaning performance and product quality. With their new automatic dispensing technology, your dishwasher till automatically use the perfect quantity of detergent for perfect cleaning results every time.

    Rewrite the rules of dosing.
    The innovative AutoDos system with PowerDisk® technology always dispenses the optimal amount of detergent, for the perfect synergy of cleaning, drying and gentle handling, achieving perfect results.

  • Clothes washers also include sanitizing settings to kill microorganisms that live on clothes and in the appliance. After years of innovation, GE was the first brand to address the issue of front-loading washer odor. This washer has Microban® Antimicrobial Technology built into components including the gasket, soap dispenser, and draining system. This machine also has a sanitizing cycle designed to remove 99.9% of bacteria found in home laundry.

    Sanitize wit Oxi
    This cycle is designed to remove 99.9% of bacteria found in home laundry when you use an Oxi additive along with your detergent.

  • Consider adding a garment steamer to your laundry area to sanitize hard-to-clean items like throw pillows and delicates. Keep your hard-to-clean items germ-free with a garment steamer. These appliances are a fantastic addition to any laundry space – helping you gently clean delicate items resulting in fewer trips to the cleaners

    Sanitize Cycle
    With AirDresser's Sanitize cycle, high-temperature steam penetrates and sanitizes clothes, eliminating 99.9% of common bacteria and dust mites from fabric.

  • A well-sized sink makes meal prep and clean-up more convenient, thus encouraging more home-cooked meals and entertaining.
    The stainless copper color is beautiful! Plus, Rohl sinks are designed with sound deadening insulation and high quality 16-gauge stainless steel. This large sink is the prefect blend of upscale design and functionality.

    Stainless Copper
    Features the Look of Copper with the Durability of Stainless

  • Sensor faucets reduce contact, thus limiting germ and bacterial spread. Adding filtration to the faucets encourages inhabitants to drink clean tap water at the sink reducing the demand for bottled water saving money and the environment. This filtration faucet provides you with boiling, chilled, or sparkling water on demand. It is designed with 0.2 micron filtration, meaning that your drinking water is free from even the smallest of contaminants.

    Innovative Safety Features
    When unattended, the control light will automatically default to the Chilled (BLUE) mode after 30 seconds. The faucet also comes with a Boiling Water Safety Mode