Dishwashers come in all shapes, sizes and with varying capacities and there's one for every person's unique needs. When it comes to accessible options, there are plenty to choose from. ADA compliant dishwashers are built to be shorter than standard models so you can conveniently load and unload your dishes from the comfort of a wheelchair. We've rounded up the three best ADA compliant dishwashers of 2021 so you can decide which one is best for your home.
This Miele ProfiLine Series commercial-grade dishwasher is created to have very short wash cycles so your dishes come out clean in just 58 minutes. The patented AutoOpen Dry setting automatically opens the door at the end of each wash cycle so your dishes can thoroughly air dry. Load up to 13 place settings into the MaxiComfort baskets and fill your removable cutlery basket with silverware and utensils. The cutlery basket was conveniently designed to fit anywhere in the lower MaxiComfort basket, so you can maximize your dishwasher's space. During a wash cycle, the Fresh Wash System changes the water repeatedly, and the integrated water softener adjusts the hardness of your water so it's at the perfect level to get your dishes clean without leaving hardwater spots. The Perfect GlassCare setting will gently clean your fragile glassware and AutoSensor technology will adjust to ensure that each load is thoroughly clean. Choose from eight different wash cycles and delay your wash up to 24 hours so your dishes are ready when you are.
This 24-in. double drawer dishwasher is part of the Fisher & Paykel DishDrawer 5 Series and it's got several unique features. Most notably, the Double DishDrawer™ is perfectly designed for your convenience. Two independent drawers slide easily to hold up to 14 place settings in each load. The folding tines can accommodate dishes of all shapes and sizes and the adjustable cup racks make it easy to fit everything into one load. This stainless steel, ENERGY STAR® Certified dishwasher runs at 45 dBA so you can hardly tell it's on and SmartDrive™ technology uses a brushless motor to ensure that your dishes are thoroughly clean. Depending on the wash cycle you choose, the spray arm will rotate at varying speeds, completely washing every plate, cup and spoon. Select the Delay Start button to wash at your convenience and use the Half Load setting to wash a small load in less time.
This 18-in. full console dishwasher from Frigidaire holds up to eight place settings and has three separate wash cycles. It's more compact than other models, making it perfect for small families without skimping on unique features and it's one of the best ADA compliant dishwashers on the market. The multi-compartment and removable SpaceWise® Silverware Basket makes it simple to load your forks and spoons, and the UltraQuiet™ I construction ensures that your dishwasher is running at a gentle hum. With a top and bottom rack dual spray system, your NSF® Certified dishwasher will remove 99.9% of all common household bacteria so you can be confident that your dishes are completely sanitized after each cycle. Ready-Select® Controls make it simple to choose a setting, and you can delay the start time up to 24 hours. That way, your ENERGY STAR® Certified dishwasher will work when it's convenient for you.
How is an ADA dishwasher different?
Typically, dishwashers are built at a height of 33 to 34-in. tall. An ADA compliant dishwasher is shorter, measuring 32-in. tall, so someone can easily access the controls from the comfort of their wheelchair.
How long should a dishwasher last?
With proper care and maintenance, your ADA compliant dishwasher should last about 10 years.