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