A freestanding dishwasher, what is that?
As opposed to built-in dishwashers, a freestanding dishwasher stands alone in your kitchen. It does not blend in with the design of your kitchen cabinets and you are always looking at the side and exterior. A fully integrated dishwasher will solve this problem, as it has the same outer shell as your kitchen cabinets. If visibility is very important to you, it’s best not to go for a freestanding dishwasher.
Sometimes, however, you don’t have a choice. Sometimes you’re unlucky enough to find that a built-in dishwasher won’t fit in your kitchen. If you are looking to compare different dishwashers, you will soon find that freestanding dishwashers are cheaper than built-in ones. 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, with a freestanding model you don’t have to sacrifice any kitchen cabinets, which means you have more space. Especially in a small kitchen, it can be very inconvenient if you have to choose between a fully integrated model and extra storage space.
The difference between freestanding dishwashers and a built-in dishwasher
Besides 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.
When it comes to 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.