Dishwashers come in all shapes and sizes. So just when you think there is no room in your kitchen for a dishwasher, chances are there is a narrow dishwasher that will fit. On this page, you’ll find a selection of the best narrow dishwashers and answers to some frequently asked questions.
Best narrow Dishwasher
If you’re looking for a new dishwasher, it’s a good idea to orient yourself on the models that have been tested as the best narrow dishwasher. In this selection you will find the models that have been judged best on a number of different properties, such as energy consumption, noise level, number of different dishwashing programs, cleaning quality and of course the price-quality ratio.A normal dishwasher is 60 cm wide. This is because most kitchens also have cabinets that are 60 cm wide, so a dishwasher can easily be built in. A narrow dishwasher, on the other hand, is only 45 cm wide, making it easier to fit into smaller spaces. In addition, a narrow dishwasher is not only suitable for small kitchens, but also for small households.
With a large dishwasher, a small household often has to wash dirty dishes at half load, which is a waste. With a narrow dishwasher always keep in mind that you can’t put as many large items in it. Large pots, pans or for example an airfryer cannot always be placed in a small dishwasher. The capacity of a dishwasher is always indicated in the number of place settings. Narrow dishwashers can generally hold 10 place settings, which equals a plate, cutlery set and glass for 10 people. Before we can show you the top 5 best narrow dishwashers, you first have to choose the type of dishwasher you are looking for. There are three categories you can choose between. By clicking on the category you are looking for we will show you the top 5!
The best narrow freestanding dishwasher of 2022
If you don’t have room to fit a narrow dishwasher, you can always opt for a freestanding dishwasher. These can be placed anywhere, as long as there is a connection for water and electricity.
This way you can easily fill that small space in your pantry without having to sacrifice a kitchen cabinet as well. In this list you will find the best narrow freestanding dishwasher of 2022.
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The best narrow built-in dishwasher of 2022
A built-in dishwasher is a dishwasher that you can have built into your kitchen (or another cabinet). The dishwasher is neatly concealed behind the cabinets, so you can perfectly blend the dishwasher into your interior. A narrow model dishwasher can be built in just as easily as any other type of dishwasher.
The best undercounter dishwasher of 2022
A 45cm wide undercounter dishwasher sits under your countertop. The entire front of the appliance is visible, so it doesn’t have the same design as your kitchen cabinets.
You can always clearly see that there is a dishwasher in your kitchen. Unfortunately, there are no narrow undermount dishwashers on the market. The best alternative is a narrow built-in dishwasher.
Frequently asked questions about small dishwashers
To really prepare for your narrow dishwasher purchase, you need to be sure you know everything, so we’ve collected some frequently asked questions for you here.
Will a narrow dishwasher get my dishes clean?
For the quality of your clean dishes, it doesn’t matter if you have a dishwasher that is 45 cm wide or 60 cm wide. You can do just as much with a narrow dishwasher. Of course, it depends on the type of dishwasher you buy. Always pay attention to the way your dishes are dried, with a zeolith drying system you get extra dry dishes, compared to a condensation drying system.
Is a narrow dishwasher only suitable for small households?
No. It depends more on the amount of dishes you have. For example, if you always wash your pots and pans by hand, even with a family of four, a 45 cm wide dishwasher can be enough, this way you avoid running a half load too often. A dishwasher with an adjustable upper basket can also be very handy, as you can then make more room to wash larger items.
Do narrow dishwashers come in all types?
No matter if you are looking for an energy-efficient dishwasher or a quiet dishwasher, there is always a narrower model of it available as well. Narrow dishwashers have exactly the same qualities as the wider models. An energy-efficient dishwasher that is 45 cm wide has energy label c, energy label d or energy label e. Always pay attention to whether the dishwasher has an eco program. Quiet dishwashers can also be narrow. If you go for a fully integrated model, the noise is often muffled by the kitchen cabinets on the sides as well.
When looking for a noise level quiet, keep in mind the following numbers:
- c sound level: less than 40 dB – very quiet
- d noise level: between 43 and 40 dB-very quiet
- e noise level: between 44 and 47 dB- normal
- f sound level: 47 dB or higher- loud.
A loud dishwasher should not be placed in an open kitchen, as it may drown out the sound of conversation.