Dishwasher for a family

There are many different types of dishwashers and when you are looking for a dishwasher for a family, it is not always easy to find the right model. This is because you have to pay close attention to whether there are enough different wash programs, whether you want a built-in dishwasher or a freestanding dishwasher, and whether you want to invest extra in an energy-efficient dishwasher. On this page you will find an overview of the different types of dishwashers and per category also a list of the best of their kind. This makes it just a little easier to make the right choice!

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Best dishwashers for a family of 2022

Within a family, a dishwasher is a real asset, as you can effortlessly get the entire dishes of an elaborate meal clean. Of course, what is the best dishwasher for your family depends on a number of factors. First, you should consider whether you are looking for a built-in dishwasher or a freestanding dishwasher. For the former, you have the choice between a fully integrated dishwasher and a semi integrated dishwasher. Perhaps you are looking for a built-in dishwasher. 

Once you have made your choice, you need to think about where to place the dishwasher.  In short, there are plenty of features that need your attention. Want to buy a new dishwasher for a family? Then look no further. We have listed the best dishwashers for a family of 2022 for you here, so you can be sure that you are buying a new dishwasher that you can enjoy for a long time to come.

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Best freestanding dishwasher for a family of 2022

The advantage of a freestanding dishwasher is that it can be placed anywhere. If there is no room under the countertop, the dishwasher can always be placed separately from the kitchen or even in another room, such as the utility room. Do take into account where the dishwasher will be placed, the door and top rack should be able to be fully extended.

Are you looking for a good dishwasher, but do not know yet whether an aeg dishwasher, siemens dishwasher or other brand is the best choice for you? Then find the best freestanding dishwashers for a family here.

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Type of dishwasher

What kind of dishwasher are you looking for? A built-in dishwasher, a freestanding dishwasher, or an undermounted dishwasher?
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Noise level dishwasher

A quiet dishwasher makes little noise when washing wet dishes. Is your dishwasher located near your living room? Then consider a quiet dishwasher.
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Dishwasher price

Of course, how much maximum you want to pay for your dishwasher is entirely up to your budget. A more expensive dishwasher will almost always have a longer lifespan than a cheaper one.
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Dishwasher size

A large family requires a larger dishwasher, and also a higher number of place settings. A smaller family will suffice with a dishwasher with a smaller number of place settings.
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Energy consumption dishwasher

An energy-saving dishwasher has energy label A, B or C and uses less water and energy. When you invest in an energy-efficient dishwasher, you almost always recoup this investment.
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Best built-in dishwasher for a family of 2022

Are you looking for a built-in dishwasher for a family of 3 to 4 people? If so, there are a number of choices you’ll need to make. First, it’s important to decide where the dishwasher will be placed, is it in the kitchen unit as a built-in dishwasher or as a freestanding dishwasher separate from the kitchen unit? If you choose a built-in dishwasher, you’ll need to consider whether you want a fully integrated or a semi-integrated model. Whatever your choice, here are the best built-in dishwashers for a family of 2022.

Best undermounted dishwasher for a family of 2022

An undermount dishwasher is somewhere between a freestanding dishwasher and a built-in dishwasher. This is because the appliance stands under the countertop, but is completely uncovered at the front. So you can always see the dishwasher in your kitchen. A built-in dishwasher is generally slightly cheaper than the other models and the dishwasher does have all the features.

For any family looking for a new dishwasher at a reasonable price, we have listed the best undermount dishwashers for a family here.

What to look out for when buying a dishwasher for a family

When you want to buy a dishwasher for a family, there are a number of features you should pay close attention to. It is important to distinguish between large and small families. In this selection, a large family is always more than four people and a small family is always less than four people.

Note, is your household smaller than four people, but do you always have extra dirty dishes? For example, in a situation with roommates where everyone cooks and eats separately? Or do you eat together but use extra large plates and pans? Then look into a dishwasher for a large family.

Dishwasher for a small family

For less than four people, you may choose to purchase a narrow dishwasher. This is a built-in dishwasher that takes up less space than a standard dishwasher. So you can more easily fit the appliance into a small kitchen, and you’ll have plenty of room inside for all your dirty dishes.

Do not think that a narrow dishwasher is not a good dishwasher, the size of the appliance does not say anything about its functions. Narrow dishwashers can do exactly the same as all other models. The same goes for the mini dishwasher, this model is small but has enough power to get all your dishes clean. The advantage of a small dishwasher is that it is easier to store it in the kitchen.

Do you have enough space for a standard dishwasher? Then choose an energy efficient dishwasher, these often have a half load option, the dishwasher then uses less water and energy than with a full load. This way you can run a half-loaded dishwasher without waste.

Dishwasher for a large family

For a large family, of course, you also need a large dishwasher to get all your dishes clean. In doing so, it is wise to consider the number of place settings. In terms of a dishwasher, one place setting equals a plate, a glass and a set of cutlery. For a family of four, it is recommended to look at a dishwasher with room for at least 10 place settings, extra large families will have enough for 14 place settings. That way you can be sure you have enough room for all the dishes and all the pots and pans.

In a large family, there are a lot of dirty dishes, so the dishwasher is used a lot. To cut down on annual water and electricity costs, it’s wise to take a look at what a dishwasher consumes per wash. Most dishwashers today are energy efficient, making it easy to find a suitable dishwasher.

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