What is a freestanding dishwasher

There are different types of dishwashers available and if you are looking for a new dishwasher it is good to distinguish between them. Roughly speaking, they can be divided into four categories: the fully integrated dishwasher, the semi-integrated dishwasher, the undermount dishwasher and the freestanding dishwasher. On this page you’ll find everything you need to know about the last kind.

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A freestanding dishwasher, what is it

Unlike built-in dishwashers, a freestanding dishwasher stands alone in your kitchen. It doesn’t blend into the design of your kitchen cabinets and you’re always looking at the side and exterior. The machine is often white or silver in color and on the door is often the logo of the brand.

With a fully integrated dishwasher you don’t have that problem, because it has the same exterior as your kitchen cabinets. If visibility is very important to you, it’s better not to choose a freestanding dishwasher.

However, sometimes you don’t have a choice. Sometimes you are unlucky that a built-in dishwasher won’t fit in your kitchen. In this case, the connections are simply not in the right place and it is not possible to make a branch.

 

Advantages freestanding dishwasher

When you start comparing different dishwashers you will quickly find out that freestanding dishwashers are cheaper than a built-in dishwasher. This is because with an integrated dishwasher everything has to be concealed and the dimensions of the niche also have to be taken into account.

In addition, for a freestanding model you also do not have to sacrifice a kitchen cabinet, which means you have more space. Especially in a small kitchen, it can be very annoying if you have to choose between a fully integrated model and extra storage space.

 

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The difference between freestanding dishwashers and a built-in dishwasher

Aside from placement and price, there are a few other differences between the two types of dishwashers. First, a freestanding dishwasher often does not have adjustable feet. This makes it a little trickier to get it to the same height as your countertop.

In addition, many people also think that one type of dishwasher is better than the other, but that’s not true at all. A fully integrated one will wash your dishes just as clean as a freestanding one. In addition, most dishwashers also have the same features, such as an energy-saving program, a load sensor, a half-load wash program and automatic machine cleaning.

With a freestanding dishwasher, as with a built-in dishwasher, you have the choice of a model with the control panel on the inside or the outside.