Often when consumers purchase a dishwasher they assume they are all the same size. For the most part this is a true assumption; there is however, one dimension that you must be careful of and a few other things to be aware of:
- This is the dimension that snags up most people. Always measure this and take it with you when making your purchase
- Measure from the floor to the bottom of you counter top.
- If your dishwasher sits down from the floor, and there a lip created by your flooring make sure to let your sales person know this because it can create problems.
- Measure both from the lowest part of the recess and the top of the flooring to the bottom of you counter top. This is two height measurements.
- You should have either 24” for standard or 18” for compact
- Not something you can measure without installing; for the most part depth is standard
- Sometimes in rare occasion plumbing can create some issue if someone plumbed a line behind the unit.
- Make sure you know what your counter-tops are made of, this determines if you can have a standard install or if they will have to side mount (For granite, stone, concrete, etc..).
Things to ask
- Install costs can vary depending on were in the country you live.
- Ask your sales person what to expect with install.
- What parts will most likely be necessary.
- Parts may vary depending on model, local code, and your specific situation.
The most important thing to have is your height and if you can take a picture with you in today’s modern world that can really help make sure there are no surprises in your purchase.