Dishwasher with 60 cm width

Dishwasher with 60 cm width
Dishwasher with 60 cm width

Are you looking for a dishwasher with a width of 60 cm? Then you have a good chance of finding the right model, because 60 cm is the standard width for dishwashers. Unlike the 45 cm narrow dishwashers, the selection on the market here is huge. Of course, you will need a certain amount of space to place the appliance. Apartments with tiny kitchen niches can usually only resort to a narrow device or a tabletop dishwasher. This article will now focus on the standard model width. What do such devices have to offer, what are their advantages and disadvantages, and for whom are they particularly suitable?

Guide to the standard width of dishwashers

Well, have you already found the right model? Here we would now like to provide you with more information on what speaks for and against the standard width in a dishwasher.

At a glance:

  • Mainly suitable for medium and larger households of 3 people or more
  • Capacity for 11 to 17 place settings
  • Large selection on the market
  • Available as freestanding, undercounter or built-in dishwashers
  • Usually better technology and equipment
  • Wide price range
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Medium and large households need more capacity

In a family household, a shared flat or anywhere where a lot of dishes need to be washed regularly, a 60 cm wide dishwasher is better off than a narrow model. This is because the width naturally has an effect on the capacity that such a machine can hold.

However, in the 2nd step, you also need to consider the available space in the kitchen. If you have only a small kitchen, then a dishwasher with standard width may not be integrated at all. So before you buy, always measure the existing height, width and depth available in your kitchen for such a machine.

Of course, even if you are single, if you have enough space in your kitchen, you can buy such a dishwasher with standard width. However, it is usually not advisable, because before you even get the machine full of dishes, cups and glasses, some time may pass. If you then wash with a half-full dishwasher, you waste electricity and water. Or maybe you don’t have so many dishes that you can wait until the next rinse cycle. If, on the other hand, you cook often and therefore have to constantly clean burnt pots and pans, plenty of rated capacity is likely to be an important feature when buying a dishwasher, even for a small household.

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What does a 60 cm wide dishwasher offer?

An extra 15 cm compared to a narrow dishwasher can make a lot of difference, especially when it comes to rated capacity. While narrow models can hold a maximum of 10 place settings, 60 cm wide dishwashers can hold between 11 and 17 place settings. But even in other respects, the wider models usually have more to offer than their narrower brothers and sisters.

For example, the selection of standard width models in stores is much larger. So the likelihood is higher that you will find the right model for you and your household at the price you are aiming for. You can resort to freestanding models, as well as under-counter and built-in dishwashers. All types are available in large numbers.

Moreover, more width means more space for equipment. It’s not uncommon for narrow-width dishwashers to not have a lot of features to offer, or even the latest technology on board. A 60 cm wide dishwasher, on the other hand, is more likely to. In relation to capacity, these models often also consume less electricity and water, they are more efficient. And even if a narrow appliance is just as equipped as one with standard width, the price is usually comparatively expensive. Dishwashers with a width of 60 cm are therefore not infrequently better equipped, usually more energy-efficient in comparison and often offer the better price/performance ratio.

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Who is a 60 cm wide dishwasher suitable for?

As we have already explained, dishwashers with a width of 60 cm are mainly suitable for medium and large households, provided they have enough space in their kitchen. Of course, these dishwashers can also be interesting for singles and small households, especially if they attach particular importance to the latest technology, such as control via smartphone. However, in addition to having enough space, you should also consider whether you can even get a machine full before the dishes are needed again. Otherwise, electricity or water may be wasted.

Inexpensive dishwashers with a width of 60 cm can be found in stores starting at around $400. Brands like Beko should be mentioned here. In the mid-range price segment, it is mainly the Bauknecht, Bosch and Siemens brands that lead the market and also offer good quality at a good price/performance ratio. If you are rather looking for a dishwasher of the upper class, you cannot avoid the brand Miele, which scores with durability and best energy efficiency. However, here you have to expect a price of over $1,000.

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Advantages & Disadvantages

Advantages
  • Wide selection in stores
  • Plenty of capacity for your dishes
  • Available freestanding, as an under-counter or as a built-in appliance
  • Available with basic (cheaper) to high-end (expensive) features
Disadvantages
  • Requires more space than narrow appliances
  • Smaller households usually don’t have enough dishes to get the most out of the appliance
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Dishwashers in test

Stiftung Warentest and other recognized test institutes regularly conduct tests on these models, which we have summarized for you here or on the respective product pages.

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Conclusion

If you live in a medium to large household and there is enough space in your kitchen, then you should opt for a 60 cm wide dishwasher. On the one hand, because in your household there are certainly many cups, glasses, plates and pots to be washed on a regular basis and therefore the device needs a certain nominal capacity. And secondly, because you are offered a greater variety in the trade. So you can better decide whether you prefer a cheaper (less equipped) model or whether features, special ease of use and low power and water consumption are worth the extra cost to you.

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