Dishwashers are crucial for an efficient home. Even if you’re a business owner, you need a quality dishwasher on-site to run a professional operation. When looking into dishwashers, however, you’ll notice that there are a lot of types to choose from. To help you make the right choice for your cleaning needs, here are the six core types of home dishwashers to invest in:
1. Commercial Dishwasher
If you’re looking for a truly powerful dishwasher, commercial dishwashers are the way to go. They are much larger than your traditional at-home dishwasher and come with more customizable capabilities to take advantage of. For this reason, they are hyper-popular with professional kitchens, hotels, and other locations that need to handle a ton of dish-cleaning efforts in a short period. In addition to having more cleaning options built into them, they also clean way faster than your typical at-home dishwasher. If you have the space and money to invest in a commercial dishwasher for your home, however, you’ll be investing in the best type of dishwasher that money can buy.
2. Countertop Dishwasher
By far the smallest type of dishwasher on this list, countertop dishwashers are more frequently used in kitchens and other fast-paced environments. These small units can be placed directly on top of counters, both at home or in a busy kitchen environment, however. They work similarly to portable dishwashers (as we will discuss below) and are typically intended to handle one small load of dishes at a time. They cannot hold nearly as many dishes as other dishwashers, but their small size makes them incredibly convenient, especially if you do not have the space for a full-on dishwasher, but still want the cleaning capabilities of a traditional dishwasher.
3. Portable Dishwasher
Similar to countertop dishwashers, portable dishwashers are great for people looking for flexible dishwashing capabilities. They are not as powerful as your typical dishwasher but have more power built into them than your typical countertop dishwasher in many cases. If you have limited kitchen space, and cannot afford the costs of a built-in or integrated dishwasher, a portable dishwasher may be your best option. Finding one that fits your budget, and that will fit into the space where you’re using it, will be essential when you begin looking around for the portable dishwasher that’s right for you.
4. Built-in Dishwasher
Built-in dishwashers are incredibly popular. They are in a lot of homes and can save you a lot of space by being directly built into your kitchen space setup. You typically place them right alongside your cabinets, and directly under your countertop. You can also buy these models and place them on their own if that is what’s most convenient for your kitchen space and storage needs. Those looking for a more traditional, but still-powerful dishwasher setup will love the options that a built-in dishwasher will provide them with.
5. Integrated Dishwasher
Although similar to a standard built-in dishwasher, integrated dishwashers have some unique elements that make them stand out from the crowd. For example, they are typically covered and decorated in materials that mimic their direct environment. Many style-conscious homeowners prefer integrated dishwashers for the uniform, sleek look they bring to a kitchen. If you install an integrated dishwasher in a wooden drawer environment, for example, it would likely be covered in wood panels that are meant to look exactly like the rest of the kitchen. In most cases, they will also be installed in a fashion that makes them seamlessly flow into the rest of the kitchen decor and storage space.
6. Drawer Dishwasher
Built-in units and integrated dishwashers are very similar to drawer dishwashers. Drawer dishwashers, however, are meant to be used in spaces that have limited storage capabilities. Mobile homes, small kitchens, and studio apartments will often have drawer dishwashers installed for this very reason. These are great for any consumer who uses a limited amount of dishes, as while their storage space is much less than integrated and built-in dishwashers, they can get the job done for limited loads quickly. Homeowners on a budget should also consider installing a drawer-style dishwasher due to the budget-friendly and energy-efficient nature of their designs.
Keep Your Dishes Sparkling Clean in 2022
With the right dishwasher setup, you can easily keep your dishes sparkling clean throughout 2022 (and beyond). As you learn to use your new dishwasher, you’ll enjoy cleaning dishes more than you ever thought possible. After all, you want your kitchen time to be as relaxing as humanly possible.