The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. My family and I recently moved cross-country into a house that is still in the process of being remodeled. We have a barebones kitchen to work with. And, as I spend half an hour or so each day at the sink scrubbing away, there is no appliance I miss more than a trusty dishwasher. When it comes to time savings, a dishwasher is well worth the investment. Our top pick is just a smidge over $800, but you can find decent models for half that price. When shopping for a dishwasher, there are a number of features that tend to lend themselves to better performance and durability. You should look for nylon-coated racks since they tend to have a longer lifespan. A soil sensor is also helpful because it will let your washer know when to end the cycle or if it should keep going. Perhaps one of the most important features to look for is a stainless steel tub. If you can afford the heftier price tag, stainless steel tubs will speed up the drying process, dampen noise, and they tend to last longer than their plastic counterparts....