The Ultimate Guide on How to Buy a Dishwasher
Choosing a dishwasher for your home doesn't need to be complicated if you consider these factors
3 January, 2024 by
The Ultimate Guide on How to Buy a Dishwasher
Ahmed Shujau
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Built-under & Integrated

Installed under the kitchen counter integrated and built-dishwasher has visible control panel on the front. As they have continuous plinth panel and no worktop, integrated and built-under dishwashers have a flush fit with your kitchen cabinetry. What makes an integrated dishwasher different from a built-under unit is that it allows you yo install a furniture front on the dishwasher door to match your kitchen cabinetry.

Fully integrated

 Installed under the kitchen counter, fully integrated dishwasher are seamlessly concealed behind your kitchen cabinetry. With full-panel furniture fronts on the door and a continuous plinth panel, the fascia panel of fully integrated dishwashers are integrated dishwashers are integrated in tip of the dishwasher door and can only be seen when the door is ajar. 

Free standing

Free-standing are stand alone units like 60 cm, slimline and compact dishwasher  that can be placed freely floor. 60 cm and slimline dishwashers can be installed under the kitchen counter but they will not have continues plinth panel or be flush with the kitchen cabinetry.


2.Place setting

A  'place setting' consists of the following table ware: soup plate, dinner plate, dessert plate, saucer, cup, tall glass, knife, soup spoon, teaspoon and dessert spoon

Common dishwasher typically have 12 place setting, but dishwashers can have anything from 6-15 place setting, depending on the model. As a guide, a dishwasher with 12 place setting is ideal for family of four which consumes 3 meal at daily .

3.Loading Flexibility

Beside top and bottom racks, premium dishwashers may have an additional cutlery drawer for utensils and other enhanced features like racks with adjustable heights, foldable shelves and collapsible time for more flexibility when loading your dishes.

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