Advice on built-in dishwashers
Type of built-in dishwashers
Which type of built-in dishwasher you need depends on your current dishwasher and kitchen. Do you want your dishwasher to blend in nicely with the rest of your kitchen design? If so, opt for an integrated model. You do need a front panel for this. Don't have a kitchen panel? An under-counter dishwasher is a good choice.
The most important thing you have to keep in mind when purchasing a built-in dishwasher are the niche dimensions and the dimensions of the front panel. This way, you'll know for certain that the appliance fits in your kitchen. You can see which niche dimensions the dishwasher needs on the product page. Carefully measure the niche up to a millimeter. Do you have an IKEA kitchen? Read our article to see which models suit your kitchen.
Don't want any noise during washing up? A dishwasher with a noise level of 43 decibels or lower is silent; you can barely hear that the appliance is turned on. Non-silent dishwasher often have a special night cycle with a low noise level, so you can sleep without being interrupted.
Most dishwashers have energy label A++. Want an extra energy-efficient dishwasher? Opt for a model with energy label A+++. The dishwashers in this class mostly have a low noise level and make sure your dishes are extra dry after the cycle.
Is a good washing performance or a long lifespan more important to you? Opt for a dishwasher with high-end washing performance or high-end build quality. On top of that, some dishwashers have extra functions that make washing up slightly easier.
To make sure your dishwasher stays in mint condition, it's important for you to properly maintain the appliance. Do this by regularly cleaning the dishwasher, making sure no food is left in the appliance, and regularly descaling the appliance.
There are a couple of things you need to know about your new built-in dishwasher. Your dishwasher always needs salt to function properly. Do you want to prevent those white stripes on your nice glassware? In our articles, we explain what you should keep in mind when using the dishwasher.
My dishwasher doesn't perform properly
Your dishwasher doesn't dry well; food remains are stuck to your dishes, or you keep seeing an error code. Naturally, you want to fix this as soon as possible. You usually don't have to call a technician for this. Some problems can easily be solved so you can do the dishes without any problems again.