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Integrated Dishwasher Buying Guide

Here are the top 5 things you need to know when it comes to choosing your brand new integrated dishwasher.

Integrated Dishwashers

With an integrated dishwasher, not only will you create a seamless look in your kitchen, it’ll be extra quiet as it’s hidden behind a door.

Capacity

Measured in place settings, this lets you know how many dirty dishes and cups you can fit inside. Our models range from 6 to 16 place settings.

Wash Programmes

From intensive to rapid wash cycles, dishwashers come with plenty of programmes to make sure your items get the best wash.

Noise

Noise levels are measured in decibels (dB), the lower the number, the quieter and less intrusive it’ll be. Our dishwashers range from 36dB – 54dB.

Energy Rating

The higher the energy rating, the less you’ll have to pay per wash. We stock models rated between A and A+++.

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Buying Integrated?

When you’re buying an integrated model, you can rest assured that you’re getting the same fantastic features, such as flexible racking, energy saving tech and amazing programmes. If you want a seamless look in your kitchen, an integrated model is perfect for you. Fully-integrated models are entirely covered by your cupboard door, with the controls on the inside lip. Semi-integrated models are partially covered, with the control panel readily accessible on the front. Almost all integrated models need a furniture door and a plinth to cover the bottom section. If you’re buying a replacement, it’s likely you’ll already have these in place.

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Capacity

If you don’t have a lot of room in your kitchen, then you might want to take a look at slimline models. At around 45cms wide, they’re nice and compact, and you can wash 9-10 place settings at a time. This makes them a good size for smaller households. If you often cook for a larger household, or you like to entertain, then a full size model is for you. At around 60cm wide and fitting between 12-14 place settings, there’s plenty of room inside.

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Dishwashers Capacity Buying Guide
Dishwashers Pre Rinse Buying Guide

Wash Programmes

If you’ve done some serious cooking, a standard cycle might not be enough to tackle baked and burnt on food. With an intensive programme, powerful jets and higher temperatures get your dishes looking as good as new. Some models even have intensive zones for tough cleaning where you need it most. If you’ve ever needed something in a hurry, look out for quick wash settings. Some deliver clean dishes in as little as 30 minutes. 

Noise

It’s worth thinking about how much noise a dishwasher might make, especially if you live in an open plan space or would like to run it overnight. Our models range from a whisper-quiet 36dB to a moderately quiet 54dB. Some even have especially quite cycles, to make sure you won’t be disturbed while your dishes are cleaned.

Dishwashers Noise Buying Guide
Dishwashers Energy Rating Buying Guide

Energy Rating

Energy ratings for integrated dishwashers range from an ultra-efficient A+++ through to D. Getting your dishes sparkling with a dishwasher is much more efficient than washing by hand because they use less water, meaning you save money as well as energy. Some models even feature intelligent tech that use the perfect amount of water for every cycle. So you don’t waste any water or energy, and your dishes get the best clean.

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