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Different Types of Kitchen Dishwashers

Different types of kitchen dishwashers

When you think of kitchen dishwashers, you probably have a specific type that comes to mind. Most people know about built-in dishwashers that fit neatly under the countertop in the kitchen, such as THOR’s 24 inch stainless steel dishwasher. Yet, there are so many other types too, each with its own perks.

If you don’t have a dishwasher or are in the process of searching for one, knowing the options available can help you make the best decision. Below we will go over the different types of dishwashers available as well as their features and the importance of the material they are made of. This will help you invest in the perfect appliance for your kitchen.

Why Use a Dishwasher?

It doesn’t matter whether you have been hand washing dishes since you were old enough to reach the sink (with a stool) or if you think that your great-grandmother’s method of washing the dishes is the best and only way to get the job done. Hand washing dishes cannot compare to a dishwasher when it comes to getting dishes clean and making sure they are sanitized and free from germs. Dishwashers are made to clean dishes well and can do so at higher temperatures for extended periods of time. When it comes down to protecting your home from spreading germs – in the world of coronavirus – then you need a dishwasher to gain that reassurance.

Of course, getting dishes clean isn’t the only reason to use a dishwasher.

Modern Dishwashers are Efficient

Modern dishwashers are designed with the environment in mind. They are made to be efficient – when it comes to both water and electricity. Believe it or not, when it comes to washing a full load of dishes, a dishwasher is actually better for the environment than hand washing is.

Ready for two more fantastic reasons for investing in a dishwasher? You won’t have to cover your counter space with drying dishes – and you won’t have to worry about arguments over who is going to take care of the dishes. Investing in a dishwasher makes cleanup a breeze after crafting and enjoying a delicious recipe.

Types of Kitchen Dishwashers

There are different types of dishwashers that serve a purpose for those who use them. Some are more preferable than others, of course. Let’s take a look at a few of the options available.

Built-In Dishwasher

A built-in dishwasher is the most common type of dishwasher in the home. They fit snugly under the counter and blend in with the surrounding appliances and cabinets. These are often made of varying materials, with stainless steel being the most popular, thanks to its timeless look and durability.

Portable Dishwasher

Portable dishwashers are freestanding units that can easily be moved around your kitchen. They will need access to water and a drain, but you are able to move the unit up by your sink when you are washing – and then move it elsewhere when you aren’t.

Countertop Dishwasher

A countertop dishwasher is one that sits on top of your counter. It is portable and can be moved – and it also needs to have access to a water supply and drain such as your kitchen sink. Keep in mind that these are smaller and don’t allow you to wash as many dishes at one time as other options, which can be a downfall.

Integrated Dishwasher

Similar to built-in dishwashers, an integrated dishwasher is one that is made of the same materials as the surrounding cupboards. They blend in without standing out or appearing like a dishwasher. Some people prefer this for a uniform, cohesive look.

Commercial Dishwasher

While you won’t likely want a commercial dishwasher for your home kitchen, they are still available. You will often find these in the restaurant and hotel industries. Though if you are looking for something that offers you the reliability and strength of a commercial dishwasher that is designed for a home, we have just the thing.

Thor Kitchen’s Dishwasher

Thor Kitchen knows just how important durability and efficiency are when it comes to appliances – including dishwashers. After all, you are going to be filling it with your family’s dirty dishes, day in and day out. So we have created their 24-inch built-in dishwasher in stainless steel to get the job done.

This Thor Kitchen dishwasher is built with busy families in mind. It does the thinking for you, thanks to its Smart Wash System, it can run on a delayed timer. That way, you can always count on waking up to a dishwasher full of clean dishes to start your day.

It is packed with power and performance – as well as these must-have features:

A Quiet Performance at Only 45 Decibels.

The noise volume is low enough to not interfere with anything going on in your house.

Smart Wash System

This intelligent dishwasher uses a soil sensor to determine just how dirty your dishes are so that it can adjust the cycle as needed to make sure they are super clean every time.

Power Spray Arms

No more will you have to worry if your dishwasher has the ability to reach all areas of the unit. With Thor Kitchen, you can count on it.


This dishwasher is both water and energy-efficient so you can feel good about reducing your carbon footprint and save some money on your utility bill too.


This unit offers adjustable racks, so you never have to worry about fitting large dishes or utensils. This is done with ease. Further, the removable utensil basket makes it a cinch to get the silverware back into its designated drawer.

Fingerprint Resistant

Finally, the stainless steel finish always keeps your dishwasher clean and fingerprint free. This keeps your dishwasher shining bright and looking beautiful in the kitchen.

Choose the Perfect Kitchen Dishwasher Today

When it comes down to it, having a dishwasher can make a positive impact on your life. You can enjoy your time doing other things – rather than standing in front of a sink full of dirty dishes. But not just any dishwasher will do.

Now that you know your options and what may be the greatest option for your kitchen and your needs – you can make an informed decision to get the best dishwasher. Will that be a stainless steel dishwasher from Thor Kitchen? It should be. Find a dealer near you today for dishwashers and much more!