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How do you choose the right freestanding dishwasher?

You're looking for a freestanding dishwasher, but you're unfamiliar with the world of dishwashers. We'll explain different properties to take into account. For example, whether the dishwasher fits in its future place, which drying method you want, and how much noise you want the dishwasher to make.

Choosing a freestanding dishwasher

Choosing a freestanding dishwasher

To make the right choice, consider the following points:

  • Have you checked the faucet for the dishwasher?
  • Does your electric circuit have enough power?
  • Does the dishwasher fit in its future place?
  • How much do you want to spend on annual energy costs?
  • Do you want a silent dishwasher?
  • Which technique do you want to use to dry your dishes?
  • Do you want a dishwasher subscription?

Check the supply and drainage

Dishwasher supply and drainage

A dishwasher needs to supply and drain water. Make sure there's a faucet nearby. If you have to bridge a distance longer than 1.5 meters, make sure you have a faucet from which you can disconnect the supply and drain hose. Is your current faucet calcified? Make sure you replace the faucet to avoid leakage.

Check the power

Dishwasher power

A dishwasher uses a lot of power. It's important that the power groups in your fuse box can handle this, so that your fuses don't blow. This is why you should check the power of your new purchase with the total power of your power groups. The rule of thumb is that a maximum of 3500 watts can run through one group.

Measure the place of the dishwasher

Dishwasher place

It's important that the freestanding dishwasher fits in the place where you want to put it. Therefore, carefully measure the width, height, and depth, so you can be sure that the device fits and that you don't have to return it.

Choose the right energy label

Energy label dishwashers

The energy label of a dishwasher differs from A+ to A+++-20%. The higher the energy label, the more expensive the purchase price. On the other hand, you save more over the entire lifespan on these models, and they're more environmentally-friendly. Decide for yourself how much you want to spend on energy costs and how much you value the environment.

Determine the noise level

Noise level dishwashers

The noise level of dishwashers is expressed in decibels. Every 3 decibels doubles the sound. A dishwasher always makes noise, but there are different levels. When the noise level is 43 decibels or lower, we call the dishwasher silent. This is useful for an open kitchen, for example. When a dishwasher has a noise level starting from 47 decibels, it makes a lot of noise. This is why you should consider which noise level suits you and your kitchen.

Determine the drying method

Dishwasher drying method

A dishwasher uses zeolite granules, ventilation drying technology, or condenser drying technology.

  • Zeolite granules convert moisture into heat, so your dishes dry quickly and energy efficiently. You don't need to replace these granules.
  • With ventilation drying technology, the dishwasher door opens slightly, so the hot air can leave the interior. That way, your dishes dry quickly and energy efficiently.
  • With condenser drying technology, the dishwasher uses cold water to cool the steam so that it condenses in the container.

Choose a subscription

Dishwasher subscription

Is the purchase price of a new dishwasher is too high for you? With a Coolblue dishwasher subscription, you always have a working and energy-efficient product for a fixed amount per month. And if the dishwasher breaks, we'll replace it within 48 hours.



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