Slimline Dishwashers Guide - An Introduction
A slimline dishwasher is designed to save you both time and effort in your kitchen chores, all while saving space. Slimline models are narrower than full-size models, which is ideal if your kitchen floor space is limited.
Dishwashers were first invented in 1850, with the first design being a wooden machine featuring a hand-turned wheel for splashing water on dishes. In 1865, a hand crank and gear system were introduced, although they still did not clean your dishes very well. In 1886 the first practical dishwasher was invented, although only large restaurants and hotels were interested. The early dishwashers used a conveyor belt to pass dirty dishes underneath hot water jets. In the 1950s, dishwashers finally became popular for home use as the prices dropped and the sizes became more suitable for home use.
Today, popular dishwasher colours include silver, black, steel, and white. You can choose a fully integrated model to make it blend seamlessly into your kitchen décor or a freestanding slimline dishwasher depending on your kitchen layout.
Whatever your lifestyle, budget, or space considerations, there is a dishwasher today to fit your needs. Price Inspector can help you choose the right one with our buying guide, and then we make sure you get the best price. We shop the UK to bring you the best models at the cheapest prices.
Other Kitchen Appliances
Most of the major kitchen appliance manufacturers offer a complete line of appliances for your kitchen, letting you create a uniform design for your appliances. This is especially important if you are choosing stainless steel appliances, as there can be dramatic colour variations between manufacturers. Other details such as controls and door handles also combine to create a uniform look.
If you are building a new kitchen or completely remodelling your old kitchen, consider the other appliances in the same manufacturer’s line. If you are simply replacing a broken dishwasher, you may not think this is an important consideration, but at least look at the other appliances, as you never know when you may have to replace your fridge or cooker.
The reason this is important is that you may love a dishwasher by a particular manufacturer, but you might not especially like the rest of their appliances. There’s no rule saying your appliances all have to be made by the same company, but you’ll want to consider whether your dishwasher, fridge, and cooker look like they belong in the same kitchen. You might not want a white dishwasher and a stainless steel fridge freezer, for example. You definitely don’t want to select a stainless steel dishwasher that is greyer in colour, then fall in love with a stainless steel fridge freezer that has a much pinker undertone. These variances can greatly impact the finished look of your kitchen.
Another question to consider is whether the dishwasher has interchangeable front panels. If you want a black appliance now, then switch to all white appliances in the future, some dishwashers have an available front panel replacement. Prices vary, but they are certainly less expensive then completely replacing the dishwasher.