What Is An Integrated Dishwasher? The Pros, Cons and More

Integrated dishwasher or 'dish drawer' by Fisher & Paykel
Integrated 'dish drawer' by Fisher & Paykel (Image credit: Fisher & Paykel)

What is an integrated dishwasher? When it comes to the latest kitchen trends, it's all about keeping your appliances out of sight. 

While freestanding washing machines and dryers can be easily hidden away in a utility room, garage or other space, dishwashers really do need to be in a kitchen. There's no sense in placing such a high-functioning bit of kit in any other room, given how frequently we need to clean our plates, cutlery, pots and pans.

G7160 SCVi integrated dishwasher uses innovative auto-door opening technology. (Image credit: Miele GB)
Amy Willis
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