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Freestanding Dishwashers

Nobody likes doing the dishes. We, as humans, are hardwired to hate washing and drying bowls, plates, and cutlery. If only there was a way that we didn’t have to do it… oh wait a second, there is, we can use a freestanding dishwasher from DID Electrical.

Here at DID, we have a large section of freestanding dishwashers from leading brands such as Bosch, Miele, Whirlpool, and Indesit. Each of these comes at a fair and affordable price point. With a series of great features like easy-dry, glass protection, Home Connect smart connectivity, and adjustable basket heights, you have everything that you need to keep your dishes squeaky clean in one small and convenient appliance.

Our collection ranges in price starting from about €300 and working up to €1200, but you can always avail of our partnership with Humm Finance and buy the dishwasher of your dreams right now and pay for it later on in installments. We even have protection plans in place that will give you an extended warranty. If that wasn’t enough, we offer an installation and recycling service too, so you can have your old appliance recycled, and your new appliance installed by one of our experienced team members.

What is a Freestanding Dishwasher?

A freestanding dishwasher is a type of dishwasher that stands independently and does not require built-in installation. It is designed to be placed anywhere in the kitchen, offering flexibility and ease of setup. Freestanding dishwashers are self-contained units that feature all the necessary components, including a front-facing control panel, making them a convenient and popular choice for households looking to upgrade their dishwashing capabilities.

Types of Freestanding Dishwashers

Freestanding dishwashers come in various types to suit different kitchen spaces and needs:

Standard Freestanding Dishwashers

Standard freestanding dishwashers are full-size models that typically measure around 24 inches in width. They offer a large capacity, making them suitable for households with medium to large dishwashing needs. These dishwashers are designed to fit neatly between kitchen cabinets and provide efficient cleaning performance.

Compact Freestanding Dishwashers

Compact freestanding dishwashers are smaller in size, usually around 18 inches in width. They are ideal for smaller kitchens or apartments with limited space. Despite their smaller size, compact freestanding dishwashers can still accommodate a decent amount of dishes and deliver effective cleaning results.

Portable Freestanding Dishwashers

Portable freestanding dishwashers offer the ultimate flexibility as they are not permanently installed. These dishwashers feature wheels, allowing users to move them around the kitchen or store them when not in use. They connect to the sink's faucet for water supply and drainage, eliminating the need for direct plumbing connections.

Key Features and Considerations

When selecting a freestanding dishwasher, several key features and considerations should be taken into account:


Consider the dishwasher's capacity, which refers to the number of place settings it can accommodate. Larger households may require a dishwasher with a higher capacity, while smaller households can opt for compact models.

Energy Efficiency

Look for energy-efficient dishwashers with an ENERGY STAR rating. These models consume less energy, which not only saves on utility bills but also reduces environmental impact.

Wash Cycles

Check the available wash cycles and settings offered by the dishwasher. Different cycles cater to various types of dishes and levels of soiling, providing versatility in cleaning options.

Noise Levels

Consider the noise level of the dishwasher during operation. Quieter models are preferred, especially for open-concept kitchen layouts or if the dishwasher will be frequently used during quiet hours.

Interior Layout

Examine the interior layout of the dishwasher, including the arrangement of racks, shelves, and cutlery baskets. An efficient and adjustable interior layout ensures maximum use of space and better organization of dishes.

Additional Features

Some freestanding dishwashers come with additional features like delay start, half-load options, and extra drying functionalities. These features add convenience and customization to the dishwashing process.

Installation, Maintenance, and Comparison

Freestanding dishwashers offer easy installation as they do not require permanent plumbing connections. Users can simply plug them into a standard power outlet and connect the water supply hose to get started. Maintenance involves regular cleaning of filters and the interior to ensure optimal performance and hygiene.

When compared to built-in dishwashers, freestanding models provide more flexibility in terms of placement and can be easily taken along when moving to a new residence. Built-in dishwashers, on the other hand, are seamlessly integrated into the kitchen cabinetry, offering a streamlined and cohesive look.

By carefully considering these factors and comparing freestanding dishwashers with other options, users can make an informed decision that best suits their kitchen layout, lifestyle, and dishwashing needs.

Freestanding Dishwasher FAQs

Are freestanding dishwashers better?

Freestanding dishwashers are standalone appliances that are not built into the cabinetry of a kitchen. They can be placed anywhere in the kitchen, as long as they have access to a power outlet and a water source.

Do freestanding dishwashers need to be plumbed in?

There is no definitive answer as to whether freestanding dishwashers are better than integrated dishwashers, as this ultimately depends on the specific needs and preferences of the consumer. Freestanding dishwashers may be more suitable for those who have a lot of flexible space in their kitchen, or for those who are renting a property and may not want to make any permanent changes to the kitchen. On the other hand, integrated dishwashers can be a more seamless and aesthetically pleasing option for those who want a more cohesive look in their kitchen.

Freestanding dishwashers do need to be plumbed in, as they require a constant water supply in order to function properly. This typically involves connecting the dishwasher to the main water supply line and installing a drain hose to dispose of the used water.

Can you have a standalone dishwasher?

Yes, it is possible to have a standalone dishwasher, as long as it is a freestanding model and has access to a power outlet and a water source.

For more frequently asked questions, read our blog post about freestanding dishwashers here.