A dishwasher is a kitchen fixture that is loaded and operated to automatically clean dishware and cutlery. Dishes within a dishwasher are first cleaned by mechanically spraying a mix of detergent and hot water (typically between 45 and 75° C/ 110 and 170° F) onto the dishes, with lower temperatures for more delicate items. This amalgam of water and detergent is then pumped to the rotating spray arms to cover the dishes with the cleaning mixture. Though common in domestic kitchens, commercial establishments such as hotels and restaurants use industrial-grade dishwashers to clean larger amounts of dishes at higher temperatures between 65-71° C/ 149-160° F. In most residential kitchens, dishwashers are installed directly into standard kitchen cabinets.

How does a dishwasher work?

After a person loads the dishes, adds detergent, and turns the dishwasher on to appropriate wash setting, the dishwasher adds and heats water while releasing the detergent from the dispenser. The water gets sprayed out through jets to thoroughly clean dishes and shoots more out to rinse them. The water is then drained and the air inside the washer is heated to dry the dishes off.

How long do dishwashers last?

The life expectancy of a dishwasher ranges from seven to 12 years, while the last year that it is expected to work efficiently is considered to be 10. Factors that affect the lifespan of a dishwasher include: quality brand and design, maintenance, and amount of use.

How do you remove a dishwasher?

To remove a dishwasher, open the door and detach it from the mounting bracket by removing the screws located underneath the countertop. The legs then need to be unscrewed so the dishwasher can be pulled out. Before all of this should be conducted, however, it is important to shut the water and power off.

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LG Front Control Dishwasher

The LG Front Control Dishwasher features a QuadWash system, EasyRack Plus, dual control cycles, and is Energy Star certified. The dishwasher has 9 wash cycles, with 8 options, holds 15 place settings, and is available in a black stainless steel, smooth black, stainless steel, PrintProof stainless steel, and white finish.

The LG Front Control Dishwasher has an overall height of 33.625” (85.4 cm), width of 23.75" (60.3 cm), depth of 24.625” (62.5 cm), and weighs 75 lb (34 kg). When opened, the total depth is 50.5” (128.3 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the LG Front Control Dishwasher with height, width, and depth dimensions
The LG Front Control Dishwasher features a QuadWash system, EasyRack Plus, dual control cycles, and is Energy Star certified. The dishwasher has 9 wash cycles, with 8 options, holds 15 place settings, and is available in a variety of materials and finishes.

The LG Front Control Dishwasher has an overall height of 33.625” (85.4 cm), width of 23.75" (60.3 cm), depth of 24.625” (62.5 cm), and weighs 75 lb (34 kg). When opened, the total depth is 50.5” (128.3 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the LG Front Control Dishwasher with height, width, and depth dimensions
LG Front Control Dishwasher
Height:
33.625” | 85.4 cm
Width:
23.75" | 60.3 cm
Length:
Depth:
24.625” | 62.5 cm
Weight:
75 lb | 34 kg
Area:

Depth (Door Open): 50.5” | 128.3 cm

Type
Front Control
Designer
LG

Drawings include:
LG Front Control Dishwasher front elevation, side, plan, plan (open), side (open)

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LG Top Control Dishwasher

The LG Top Control Dishwasher features a QuadWash system, and EasyRack Plus to fit more dishes. It also features WiFi connect and smooth loading and unloading. It has 10 wash cycles with 9 options, holds 15 place settings, and is available in a PrintProof stainless steel and PrintProof black stainless steel finish.

The LG Top Control Dishwasher has an overall height of 33.625” (85.4 cm), width of 23.75" (60.3 cm), depth of 24.625” (62.5 cm), and weighs 92 lb (41.7 kg). When opened, the total depth is 50.5” (128.3 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the LG Top Control Dishwasher labeled with height, width and depth in plan and elevation views
The LG Top Control Dishwasher features a QuadWash system, and EasyRack Plus to fit more dishes. It also features WiFi connect and smooth loading and unloading. It has 10 wash cycles with 9 options, holds 15 place settings, and is available in a variety of finishes and colors.

The LG Top Control Dishwasher has an overall height of 33.625” (85.4 cm), width of 23.75" (60.3 cm), depth of 24.625” (62.5 cm), and weighs 92 lb (41.7 kg). When opened, the total depth is 50.5” (128.3 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the LG Top Control Dishwasher labeled with height, width and depth in plan and elevation views
LG Top Control Dishwasher
Height:
33.625” | 85.4 cm
Width:
23.75" | 60.3 cm
Length:
Depth:
24.625” | 62.5 cm
Weight:
92 lb | 41.7 kg
Area:

Depth (Door Open): 50.5” | 128.3 cm

Type
Top Control
Designer
LG

Drawings include:
LG Top Control Dishwasher front elevation, side, plan, plan (open), side (open)

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Bosch 300 Series Recessed Handle Dishwasher - 18”

The Bosch 300 Series Recessed Handle Dishwasher 18’’ is Energy Star Certified, automatically shuts off, has 24/7 Aquastop leak protection, solid molded base, and detects leaks. It has 9 separate rack positions, 4 wash cycles with 4 options, and holds 9 place settings. The dishwasher is available in white, black, and stainless steel.

The Bosch 300 Series Recessed Handle Dishwasher 18” has an overall height of 32.0625” (81.4 cm), width of 17.625” (44.8 cm), depth of 22.5625” (57.3 cm), and weighs 72 lb (32.7 kg). When opened, the total depth is 45.875” (116.5 cm).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Bosch 300 Series Recessed Handle Dishwasher 18” with overall measurements
The Bosch 300 Series Recessed Handle Dishwasher 18’’ is Energy Star Certified, automatically shuts off, has 24/7 Aquastop leak protection, solid molded base, and detects leaks. It has 9 separate rack positions, 4 wash cycles with 4 options, and holds 9 place settings.

The Bosch 300 Series Recessed Handle Dishwasher 18” has an overall height of 32.0625” (81.4 cm), width of 17.625” (44.8 cm), depth of 22.5625” (57.3 cm), and weighs 72 lb (32.7 kg). When opened, the total depth is 45.875” (116.5 cm).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Bosch 300 Series Recessed Handle Dishwasher 18” with overall measurements
Bosch 300 Series Recessed Handle Dishwasher - 18”
Height:
32.0625” | 81.4 cm
Width:
17.625” | 44.8 cm
Length:
Depth:
22.5625” | 57.3 cm
Weight:
72 lb | 32.7 kg
Area:

Depth (Door Open): 45.875” | 116.5 cm

Type
Front Control
Designer
Bosch

Drawings include:
Bosch 300 Series Recessed Handle Dishwasher 18” front elevation, side, plan, plan (open), side (open)

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Bosch 800 Series Recessed Handle Dishwasher - 24”

The Bosch 800 Series Recessed Handle Dishwasher 24’’ has a flexible 3rd rack, InfoLight beams displayed on floor, FlexSpace fold back to fit larger pots and pans, and AquaStop leak protection. It has 6 wash cycles with 5 options, holds 16 place settings and is available in a stainless steel, white, and black finish.

The Bosch 800 Series Recessed Handle Dishwasher 24” has an overall height of 33.875” (86 cm), width of 23.5625” (59.8 cm), depth of 23.75" (60.3 cm), and weighs 100 lb (45.4 kg). When opened, the total depth is 52” (132.1 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Bosch 800 Series Recessed Handle Dishwasher 24” labeled with height, width and depth
The Bosch 800 Series Recessed Handle Dishwasher 24’’ has a flexible 3rd rack, InfoLight beams displayed on floor, FlexSpace fold back to fit larger pots and pans, and AquaStop leak protection. It has 6 wash cycles with 5 options, and holds 16 place settings.

The Bosch 800 Series Recessed Handle Dishwasher 24” has an overall height of 33.875” (86 cm), width of 23.5625” (59.8 cm), depth of 23.75" (60.3 cm), and weighs 100 lb (45.4 kg). When opened, the total depth is 52” (132.1 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Bosch 800 Series Recessed Handle Dishwasher 24” labeled with height, width and depth
Bosch 800 Series Recessed Handle Dishwasher - 24”
Height:
33.875” | 86 cm
Width:
23.5625” | 59.8 cm
Length:
Depth:
23.75" | 60.3 cm
Weight:
100 lb | 45.4 kg
Area:

Depth (Door Open): 52” | 132.1 cm

Type
Front Control
Designer
Bosch

Drawings include:
Bosch 800 Series Recessed Handle Dishwasher 24” front elevation, side, plan, plan (open), side (open)

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GE Profile Hidden Control Dishwasher

The GE Profile Hidden Control Dishwasher features more than 140 cleaning jets, WiFi connect, top control with LCD display, and is Energy Star certified. It has 7 wash cycles with 10 options and can hold 16 place settings. This dishwasher is available in a stainless steel, slate, black stainless, and black slate finish.

The GE Profile Hidden Control Dishwasher has an overall height of 34” (86.4 cm), width of 23.75" (60.3 cm), depth of 26” (66 cm), and weighs 124 lb (56.2 kg). When opened, the total depth is 52.75” (134 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the GE Profile Hidden Control Dishwasher labeled with height, width and depth
The GE Profile Hidden Control Dishwasher features more than 140 cleaning jets, WiFi connect, top control with LCD display, and is Energy Star certified. It has 7 wash cycles with 10 options and can hold 16 place settings. This dishwasher comes in stainless, slate, black stainless and black slate.

The GE Profile Hidden Control Dishwasher has an overall height of 34” (86.4 cm), width of 23.75" (60.3 cm), depth of 26” (66 cm), and weighs 124 lb (56.2 kg). When opened, the total depth is 52.75” (134 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the GE Profile Hidden Control Dishwasher labeled with height, width and depth
GE Profile Hidden Control Dishwasher
Height:
34” | 86.4 cm
Width:
23.75" | 60.3 cm
Length:
Depth:
26” | 66 cm
Weight:
124 lb | 56.2 kg
Area:

Depth (Door Open): 52.75” | 134 cm

Type
Top Control
Designer
GE

Drawings include:
GE Profile Hidden Control Dishwasher front elevation, side, plan, plan (open), side (open)

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