Types of Dishwashers

January 30, 2014
Types of Dishwashers

The dishwasher was once considered a luxury, but is now an essential in any new kitchen design or kitchen renovation.

There are several different types and styles of dishwashers and installation choices for dishwashers.

The Compact DishDrawer Dishwashers

Dishdrawer dishwashers are a popular choice of dishwasher for kitchens where people are looking for the flexibility of being able to choose to run smaller dishwashing loads or there are space restrictions in the kitchen. Available as either a two drawer dishwasher or single drawer dishwasher, and in either tall or wide sizes. The dishdrawer dishwasher is designed for building into kitchen cabinets.

These products are also known as drawer dishwasher, drawer dishwashers, dishwasher drawer, dishwasher drawers, two drawer dishwasher, draw dishwashers, and double draw dishwasher.

Dish Drawer In Situ

The Versatile Freestanding Dishwashers

The free standing dishwasher is the most common dishwasher for sale. Many people buying a new dishwasher will buy one of these units. A freestanding dishwasher can be fitted under a counter (there will be a small gap) or placed on its own in the kitchen, and the dishwasher is fitted with both a finished top and front.

Freestanding Dishwasher

Fully or Semi Integrated Built in Dishwasher

Also known as Built Under Dishwashers, these dishwashers can either be a fully integrated dishwasher or semi integrated dishwasher. When looking at dishwashers for sale make sure you choose the best dishwasher style that will suit your kitchen design.

Built Under Dishwasher

The Hidden Fully Integrated Dishwasher

A fully integrated dishwasher is a dishwasher where the front seamlessly matches and integrates with your kitchen cabinets. A fully integrated dishwasher allows for you to fit a front that matches your kitchen cabinets perfectly.

Fully Intergrated Dishwasher

The Perfect Fit Semi Integrated Dishwasher

A semi integrated dishwasher is a dishwasher that fits perfectly under your bench top with no gap. However, the front is different to your kitchen cabinet finish. The semi integrated dishwasher is not designed to be used without being under a benchtop.

Semi Intergrated Dishwasher

Slimline, Small & Compact Dishwashers

In homes where there is a space constraint, or perhaps a smaller family, a smaller dishwasher may be required. Slimline dishwasher models are usually around 45cm wide and take nine place settings (the 45cm dishwasher). But if you have very limited kitchen space and think that a dishwasher with a capacity of four place settings would be sufficient, then consider a compact dishwashers. A compact dishwasher is usually half the height of free standing dishwashers. Consider a single drawer dishwasher as an alternative to a compact dishwasher.

Slimline Dishwasher

Countertop, Benchtop & Portable Dishwasher

If you can’t bear to be without a dishwasher and your rental property doesn’t come with a dishwasher, then consider the portable dishwasher, also known as a countertop dishwasher or benchtop dishwasher. The down side of a portable dishwasher is that they have a very small capacity.

Portable Dishwasher

Dishwasher Colours & Finishes

A stainless steel dishwasher remains a popular choice of finish for home renovator’s. Buying a white dishwasher is also easy, with a lot of dishwashers to choose from. Also available are black dishwasher or a fully integrated dishwasher which can be matched to your kitchen cabinets.

Dishwasher Dimensions

Standard dishwasher dimensions are 600mm wide, 820mm high and 600mm deep. A dishwasher with standard dishwasher dimensions will take 12 to 14 place settings.

The best dishwasher for your home is the one that suits all of your requirements, including space, aesthetics, features and the dishwasher price.