Adjustable racks, hidden control panels and stainless-steel tubs are among the features buyers may look for when shopping for a dishwasher. For some consumers, however, appliance size maters most. People with a small kitchen may require a dishwasher that measures 33 inches or less in height. This requirement limits their shopping options because many dishwashers are 33.5 to 34 inches tall.
A stainless-steel interior and exterior are among the highlights of the GE Profile 18-inch built-in dishwasher, model PDW1860NSS, which is 32 inches high, 24 inches deep and 18 inches wide. It features an integrated control panel at the top of the door for a streamlined appearance. The appliance’s seven cycles include a quick-wash option and a cycle to clean glassware. It has nylon racks and two wash arms. GE suggested a retail price of $899 for this model in January 2011. The black, white and custom-panel versions cost about $100 less at that time.
While primarily finished in stainless steel, Frigidaire's 18-inch built-in dishwasher, model FMB330RGC, has black panels at the top and bottom of its door. It measures 32 1/2 inches high, 17 5/8 inches wide and 23 inches deep and has a stainless steel tub and fold-down tines in the upper rack. The appliance’s four cycles include a setting for pots and pans. Frigidaire suggested a price of $649 for this model in January 2011. The black (FMB330RGB) and white (FMB330RGS) models cost about $50 less then.
Consumers can save energy and water by using the 1/2-load option available in the Bosch SGE63E05UC dishwasher. This stainless steel dishwasher with a stainless steel tub has black panels at the top and bottom. Its light-emitting diode (LED) display shows the time remaining in the wash cycle. Bosch's website states this dishwasher can accommodate 14 place settings. It is 32 1/16 inches tall, 23 9/16 inches wide and 22 9/16 inches deep. It offers six wash cycles and five options. Bosch's price for this model was $1,049 in January 2011.
The KitchenAid KUDD03STSS is a single-drawer dishwasher that is 17 inches high, 23.375 inches wide and 24 inches deep. Its interior includes a shelf for cups, a mesh bag for small items and removable tines. The KitchenAid website states that the appliance’s sanitary rinse can kill 99.9 percent of bacteria. The dishwasher offers six wash cycles and five options. KitchenAid's suggested retail price was $1,049 for this stainless steel model in January 2011. The black (KUDD03STBL), white (KUDD03STWH) and panel-ready (KUDD03STPA) versions cost about $100 less at that time.