There is such a large variety of dishwashers available that space shouldn’t be the barrier to you purchasing one. Whatever your kitchen looks like, there is always a dishwasher to suit your needs. Whether you want to hide it away or have it on show, use our guide below to work out which dishwasher is right for you.
The Freestanding Dishwasher
Freestanding dishwashers are designed to stand loud and proud in your kitchen.
If a full size dishwasher is too much machine for your household, and a slimline is still too big, then there is always the option to go for a compact dishwasher. Although these can go under the counter, and in some instances inside a cupboard, they are also ideal for countertops and can fit approximately 6 place settings in before it needs to be turned on.
The Built-In Dishwasher
Whether you feel that a freestanding dishwasher is not to your liking, or if you just want to create a sleek flush finish, then a built-in dishwasher is exactly what you need.
Built-in dishwashers discreetly tuck behind cupboard doors so you don’t even notice that it’s there, giving your kitchen a spacious and uncluttered feel to it. However, just because it’s tucked away doesn’t mean you have to compromise on the size of your appliance because built-in dishwashers are still available as slimline or full size.
The Full Size Dishwasher
A single place setting consists of a dinner plate, soup plate, dessert plate, a glass tumbler, tea cup and saucer, a knife, fork, soup spoon, dessert spoon and a teaspoon. A full sized dishwasher is designed to fit up to 14 place settings – that’s 154 items! A full size dishwasher is the go-to option if you have the space and are washing large loads on a regular basis.
The full size dishwasher, which can fit into a cabinet or gap that is 60cm wide, is perfect if you constantly have a lot of dirty dishes. You may think that 60cm is wide, but it definitely takes up less room than if you have one person washing up while another dries. Not only that, but because all of the effort it takes to do the dishes is taken away by your machine, it doesn’t take as much time to get a clear sink.
No more fighting over who has to do the dishes!
The Slimline Dishwasher
These are ideal if you have a small kitchen and don’t want to take up space you may feel like you don’t really have.
Although they are narrower than a full size machine, they can still get a lot done for their size and typically wash a load of about 10 place settings. A slimline dishwasher is definitely a space saving measure if ever there was one, taking up a small footprint being only 45cm wide.
So there you have it, a little but useful overview of four types of dishwashers that you can completely put your faith in. Don’t forget that whichever style or size of dishwasher you go for, there’s always something that is right for you. If you think you don’t have enough space for the dishwasher of your dreams then check out the Finish Tiny Kitchen Tour to see some space saving tips for you kitchen.
Because even in the tiniest of kitchens there is always room for a dishwasher.