Using a dishwasher is more hygienic than hand washing, and even smaller models allow you to clean conveniently.
If you need a dishwasher which doesn’t take up too much kitchen space, there are two types to choose from — slimline dishwashers, which can be freestanding or integrated or compact models.
If space is tight, you could get a compact dishwasher. At about 55 cm wide, they can sit on top of a worktop.
Tabletop models are about 10 cm wider than slimline models but only half the height. At 50 cm deep, they are 10 cm deeper than a large microwave. Beware: their small size can be a disadvantage, as they are can only wash smaller kitchen items – so you will still need to hand wash bigger pots and pans.
A dishwasher’s capacity is stated in terms of the number of “place settings” it can hold. Compact dishwashers typically hold four to six place settings.
Countertop dishwashers don’t all produce a lot of noise – many are designed to run quietly, and noise levels can be compared between models.
You can buy a compact dishwasher for around £150. They’re cheaper than larger models but are less energy efficient.
Slimline dishwashers fit under a conventional worktop surface.
They are narrower, at 45 cm wide instead of the 60 cm of a standard dishwasher, so their capacities are smaller than full-sized models.
Slimline dishwashers will comfortably hold nine place settings, compared to a standard dishwasher’s twelve.
FREESTANDING OR INTEGRATED
Slimline dishwashers can be either integrated or freestanding just like their full-sized cousins. Integrated dishwashers are great if want your kitchen to have a neat, streamlined finish. Freestanding dishwashers can be placed in any suitable space and do not need to be mounted in a unit or fitted with a matching door.
The price range for slimline and standard-sized dishwashers is similar – you can buy a basic slimline dishwasher for under £200. Integrated models are a little more expensive and have higher installation costs.
For more information call S&D Ireland on one of our local numbers below:-
Dishwasher Repairs Southport Call 01704 779 123
Dishwasher Repairs Maghull Call 0151 601 7150
Dishwasher Repairs Formby Call 01704 779 123
Dishwasher Repairs Kirkby Call 0151 601 7150
Dishwasher Repairs Bootle Call 0151 601 7150
Dishwasher Repairs Crosby Call 0151 601 7150