Freestanding dishwashers are designed to fit into a slot in any kitchen - their whole front door will always be fully visible. Integrated models are designed to be incorporated into a built-in kitchen. Semi-integrated models have a visible control panel, while fully integrated models are hidden entirely behind a cabinet door.
Full-sized dishwashers are usually around 60cm wide, while slimline models are approximately 45cm wide. Compact models are usually a little larger than a microwave - freestanding compacts can be placed on a bench top, while integrated models take up the space of a large drawer.
Compact models are usually a little larger than a microwave - freestanding compacts can be placed on a bench top, while integrated compacts take up the space of a large drawer. Slimline models are approximately 45cm wide. Full-sized dishwashers are usually around 60cm wide.
This indicates the machine's capacity. Each place setting includes a plate, side plate, cup, saucer and cutlery - around 10 items altogether. Full-sized dishwashers hold between 12 and 15 place settings, slimlines hold nine or 10 and compact dishwashers usually hold between four and six.
The indicates how many different cleaning programs the dishwasher has. A greater number of programs doesn't necessarily mean the dishwasher is any more effective, but it's likely to give you more control over how your dishes are cleaned.
This is how long the dishwasher takes to wash and dry a full load of dishes on its main program. Eco programs often take longer.
Unsurprisingly, white is the most common colour but dishwashers often come in black, silver or graphite too. Occasionally, dishwashers are also available in red, green, cream, or even pink. 'Not applicable' means that the product is a fully integrated dishwasher that will be hidden entirely by a cabinet door.