If you need a dishwasher, you don’t have to settle with either a traditional built-in dishwasher or no dishwasher at all. You can choose from several dishwasher styles; there is one to fit practically any lifestyle! How do you choose a dishwasher style that most efficiently meets your needs? Let’s take a look at the different dishwasher styles and considerations to make.
What Are the Dishwasher Styles?
The dishwasher styles on the market today are:
- Traditional built-in dishwasher: Is usually 24″ or 18″ wide
- Drawer dishwasher: Can be a single drawer or double drawers
- Countertop dishwasher: Sits on your countertop
- Freestanding dishwasher: Larger than a countertop dishwasher that sits on the floor
You can find out more about each type of dishwasher in our blog post here.
How to Choose a Dishwasher Style
Size of Your Family
You can make the most of your dishwasher by sizing it according to your family size. If it is just one or two people living at the residence, you could afford to go with any version smaller than a traditional dishwasher. If you host often, you could choose a compact dishwasher.
Frequency of Moving
Do you live in an apartment or a rental unit? Do you move frequently? You might not have the freedom to install a built-in dishwasher if you do not own the property, and you won’t be able to take it with you if you move. A portable option could be better.
Traditional and drawer dishwashers need a special plumbing hookup. If that is not an immediate option for you, then a portable dishwasher such as a freestanding or countertop model will do. All you need is an appropriate kitchen sink faucet attachment.
Do you or someone else in your household have a physical condition that makes it harder to bend over or squat? A dishwasher drawer or countertop dishwasher enables you to load and unload without bending.
Is there a dishwasher style that appeals to you? Let Landers Appliance in Baltimore help you install and service your dishwasher and other major kitchen appliances.
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