Nothing saps the pleasure out of a great mealtime than having to wash, rinse, and dry dirty and greasy cooking pots, plates, and cutlery afterward. A dishwasher can do all that while also significantly reducing water usage. Fully integrated dishwashers' controls are designed to fit behind a kitchen panel, so everything is concealed, thus creating a more streamlined and stylish kitchen. The market is full of such dishwashers at different price points and with varying features. While this guarantees something for everyone, it can also make the selection process a bit daunting. Here are some of the best options to help you get started:
Like other Bosch dishwashers, the 24-inch 300 series fully integrated dishwashers are made to the highest standards. Their main feature is the 3rd rack that provides an extra loading area for your dishes. The sanitize option achieves NSF's standards of cleanliness, meaning it eliminates 99.9% of bacteria from your dishes. The dishwasher is also energy certified, allowing you to save money and protect the environment through superior energy efficiency.
GE Profile PDT145SSLSS
With an 18-inch footprint, you'll be able to fit the GE Profile PDT145SSLSS dishwasher into the smallest of spaces without having to sacrifice efficiency and power. This appliance features three wash cycles and an NSF-certified sanitize option for your utensils to come out table-ready. Another unique feature is the Piranha™ hard food disposer that has a removable filter. This stainless steel blade rotates at 3,600RPM, which allows it to pulverize all food particles for consistently clean items and prevents clogging of the wash arms.
If you want the best value for your money, look no further than the LG LDT5678SS dishwasher. This appliance features four spray arms with nine wash cycles for maximum and efficient cleaning coverage. The 3rd rack provides extra space to accommodate more utensils for added convenience. Thanks to SmartThinQ® Technology, you can operate it from your phone using voice commands and even monitor the cycle status.
Viking dishwashers are known for their superior performance and exclusive features, and the Viking VDWU524SS dishwasher is proof of that. With a multilevel washing system, it uses three wash arms to clean utensils from multiple angles, thus ensuring a spotless clean the first time. It also comes with an LCD display with touch-sensitive controls for ease of use. At 42dBA, this appliance runs almost silently.
The main feature of the Miele G7156SCVISF dishwasher is the 3D MultiFlex tray, which can be width, depth, and height-adjusted to suit any type of load. The Flexline Baskets also fit all kinds of dishes for the most convenient and best cleaning results. This dishwasher has an innovative water feed that allows users to rinse with less water, thus saving water and energy.
Are all integrated dishwashers a standard size?
The standard measurements of an integrated dishwasher are 82cm tall, 60cm wide, and a depth of 55cm. This means they can easily fit under a standard kitchen worktop. There are, however, taller dishwashers, so take note of that during purchase.
Can a freestanding dishwasher be integrated?
Well, it's possible to build freestanding units under a bench, but keep in mind that you will have to remove the top. This may not be an option for some freestanding dishwashers; plus, you won't have a matching unit door.