Speaking of paneled dishwashers....

sf7307August 15, 2013

What is the difference between "built in" and "fully integrated"?

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Fori is not pleased

Just about all DWs are built in. You might be thinking paneled vs integrated where the difference is:

Does it look like an appliance with a cabinet door glued to it or does it look like another cabinet?

DWs aren't as bad as fridges.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2013 at 2:39PM
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palimpsest

Also fully integrated usually means all the controls are hidden on the top edge of the door, vs a small exposed control panel above the wood panel.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2013 at 2:46PM
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michoumonster

someone please correct me if i am wrong, but this is my basic understanding of dishwashers, lol. hth!

most dishwashers you buy that requires installation are classified as built-in.

these ones are fully integrated dishwashers

these are considered built-in dishwashers that are not fully integrated because you still see the control panel

this is a non-built-in dishwasher usually classified as portable

    Bookmark   August 15, 2013 at 3:14PM
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