A built-in dishwasher is usually the standard 24-inch size, and it is built right into the kitchen cabinetry. Because this is the most common type of dishwasher, it offers the largest variety of models and upgrades.
A drawer dishwasher has a separate upper and lower drawer; this replaces the upper and lower slide-out rack of a standard dishwasher. The drawers can be washed separately or together.
Integrated dishwashers are designed to be hidden by a cabinet door. A cabinet door can be attached to the front, concealing the appliance.
A compact dishwasher is smaller than the average 24-inch sized dishwasher. Being only about 18 inches wide, a compact dishwasher can easily fit into a small kitchen. It comes in a variety of models such as Countertop, Portable and Slimline.
Stainless Steel Dishwasher
A stainless steel dishwasher may have only a stainless steel exterior, or it may have both an interior and exterior of stainless steel. Choosing an interior of stainless steel leads to less rusting and cracking. In addition, a higher water temperature can be tolerated which cleans dishes better.