Among the indispensable home appliances are dishwashers and there are several kinds to choose from. They can be one that is free-standing, built-in or an integrated dishwasher. An integrated dishwasher has two further classifications. It may either be a fully-integrated dishwasher or a semi-integrated dishwasher.
A semi-integrated dishwasher is one which has its control panels visible while the rest of the machine is concealed. Thus, it allows you to touch the control panel during and after use without the need to open the kitchen cabinet door. It also allows you to monitor the whole process as it gives room for a little window, showing what is going on inside the machine.
Another notable feature of a semi-integrated dishwasher is the fact that it allows you to use the manufacturer’s handle. A manufacturer’s handle has a comparatively longer life span than that of the kitchen cabinet door.
Semi-integrated dishwashers also make it possible for the dishwasher’s design and that of the kitchen to be in harmony. Because some parts of the dishwasher is visible, you can make adjustments to make the two designs go together, giving a more appealing look to your kitchen.
Semi-integrated dishwashers make are more open to adjustments, too. You can adjust the machine on the top space or bottom space, depending on where you need such adjustments most.
Lastly, your integrated dishwasher is still protected from top and bottom dents. Adjustments are not only used for decorative purposes. You can also adjust your dishwasher to avoid dents that it may get from the top or bottom side.
A fully-integrated dishwasher is one which has the control panels and the rest of the machine concealed by the kitchen cabinet door. Because of this, you will need to open your kitchen cabinet door from time to time to operate your dishwasher. This however, is not a major setback. Full coverage of your integrated dishwasher gives it a complete protection. It may also give an additional mystery to your kitchen.
Nowadays, you can request for your kitchen designer to make room in case you want to make adjustments possible for your integrated dishwasher. In this way, you can have the full protection that full integration offers with the versatility that semi integration has.
Integrated dishwashers give your kitchen the benefits that one cannot have from free-standing and built-in ones. Your choices, therefore, are narrowed down into two. It is between a fully-integrated and a semi-integrated dishwasher. Neither however, really outshines the other. Thus, the tie-breaker is your own personality and style.