Fully Integrated Dishwasher

Fully integrated dishwashers
Fully integrated dishwashers

The king of dishwashers: you don’t see it, you hardly hear it, and if you want, it will even minimize at a height of your choice: The fully integrable dishwasher. It will be perfectly integrated into your kitchen, so that the overall look is not disturbed. Most manufacturers have focused on this type of dishwasher, so the market offers a wide choice. A fully integrated dishwasher disappears behind the decor of the built-in kitchen and during the washing process is usually only visible by an LED dot projected on the floor, indicating that the dishwasher program is still running.

What is a fully integrated dishwasher and what are its special features?

This is about an appliance that gets a full furniture panel / veneer screwed on the front to seamlessly blend in with your kitchen look. The appliances already have fixtures for mounting the design element. Not even the control element can be seen anymore, unlike the partially integrated dishwasher. Whether the machine is still running is usually indicated by an LED light projected onto the floor.

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Who is a fully integrated dishwasher suitable for?

Are you buying a new kitchen? Are you perhaps even having a professional design your new place of work? Then a fully integrated dishwasher is almost a must. Subsequently, it is often more difficult to achieve such an invisible solution.

Unless: you buy your kitchen in small steps from a giant supplier who has all components in stock.

Tip: If you have worked with decorative foil in your kitchen, you can see if you can imitate a furniture panel with simple wooden boards and adhesive foil and then still achieve such a chic result.
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What to look for when buying?

With such high-quality equipment, the difference lies in the price and additional functions. The efficiency class should be as high as possible so that you are satisfied with your new machine in the long run.

You should also expect safety technology against water leakage from your purchase. You should aim for full water protection.

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How much capacity/measureable place settings are typically offered?

Is your kitchen perfect for your household? Are you expecting offspring, will parents be moving in at some point, or do you simply have visitors on a regular basis? Ask yourself exactly how many dimensional place settings you would have to clean per day, approximately. This will determine how big the fully integrable dishwasher should be.

The narrow 45 cm variant creates up to 10 serving, the wider 60 cm variant up to 14.
But of course there are also extra-high dishwashers, which can either be adjusted to a more comfortable working height by means of adjustable feet, or they are special sizes that also offer a larger usable volume.

If you have a very large household, large-capacity dishwashers may be for you, although these huge appliances belong more in the catering industry.

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What are the special features of the latest models?

You’ll find features ranging from intensive cleaning, to hygiene programs, or those that are specially designed for materials, like in a washing machine for fabrics.

Then, with many models, you can set when the cleaning should start. In addition, you can wash dishes at night and simply remove the clean and dry dishes the next morning. Especially because the focus of many dishwasher manufacturers is on the volintegrated models, you will find here in contrast to other types very quickly new features. Of course, this also includes control via app and WLAN.

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Which brands are doing well in this segment?

All manufacturers in the upper and medium price segments have models that have done very well in tests. First and foremost, of course, models from Miele, Siemens, Bauknecht or AEG. But also look at offers from lesser-known brands, where you sometimes get the same performance for a lower price. Not infrequently, you pay only for the name.

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Customer experiences and tests

Before you buy a fully integrable dishwasher, you should also take into account the experiences of other customers when making your purchase decision. This way you won’t get any unpleasant surprises. On our product pages, we have summarized the respective customer experiences from various online stores as well as the test results of the models in tests by recognized test magazines for you.

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In which price segment is this type of dishwasher?

For this Porsche among dishwashers, you usually have to calculate around 400 to 700 dollars. Depending on extra wishes and special dimensions, as well as decor, the price of the built-in dishwasher can vary greatly.

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