The Right Dishwasher for Your Kitchen


Did you know that there is more than one type of dishwasher you can use in your kitchen? Different types of dishwasher are suitable for different kitchen sizes and styles, so it’s a good idea to learn about each type before purchasing a new one. Keep reading for a handy guide to choosing the right dishwasher for your kitchen.

Freestanding Dishwashers

The most common type of dishwasher found in kitchens, freestanding dishwashers can be easily slotted into a space in your kitchen. This can be where the previous model stood or any suitable empty space. Freestanding dishwashers are fairly portable compared to some of the other types of dishwasher, so you’ll be able to take it with you if you ever move home.

As this type of dishwasher is the most popular among homeowners you’ll find there’s plenty of brands and models to choose from. The major difference between freestanding dishwashers like the Hotpoint Ultima Dishwasher and other types of dishwasher is that freestanding models may not blend in as well with other kitchen units.

Integrated and Semi-Integrated Dishwashers

If you’re hoping to give your kitchen a uniform look, then you’re likely going to want an integrated dishwasher. This type of dishwasher is designed to remain hidden behind a kitchen cabinet door. Although integrated dishwashers like the Zanussi 13 Place Integrated Dishwasher will help you keep an even look throughout your kitchen, they are more difficult to transport than freestanding models.

Similarly, semi-integrated dishwashers like the Siemens Semi-Integrated Dishwasher can be mostly hidden behind cabinet doors, apart from the control panel found at the top of dishwasher, which is left visible.

Slimline Dishwashers

Slimline dishwashers are the ideal choice for smaller and narrow kitchens. Slimline dishwashers are typically around 45cm wide, which is 15cm slimmer than most full-sized dishwashers. Slimline dishwashers like the Indesit Freestanding Slimline Dishwasher may be slimmer than full-sized models, but they generally have similar power settings.

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