Which dishwasher fits in an IKEA kitchen?
Step 1: measure the niche height
To make sure your dishwasher fits, you need to take a look at the niche height. The niche is the space in which the dishwasher needs to fit. You can measure the height from the bottom to the top of the niche with a tape measure. Once you've measured the niche height, you'll know how high your new dishwasher should be.
Step 2: measure your front panel
The front panel ensures your dishwasher matches the rest of your kitchen. The front panel is attached to your current dishwasher. When choosing a dishwasher, it's important to make sure this panel also fits your new dishwasher. That's why you need to choose a dishwasher with an interior control panel. Grab the tape measure again and measure the height of the panel. The height of the panel matches the IKEA kitchen system. There are 2 types of kitchen system. We'll explain them both.
IKEA kitchen systems
IKEA METOD kitchen system
Did you buy your IKEA kitchen after 2 June 2014? You've got an IKEA METOD kitchen system. The front panel of a METOD kitchen has a height of exactly 80 centimeters. That means you're looking for a dishwasher that fits a panel with a height of 80 centimeters. If the panel doesn't fit, you can't open or close your dishwasher.
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IKEA FAKTUM kitchen system
Does your kitchen date from before 2 June 2014? You've got an IKEA FAKTUM kitchen system. The door panel for your dishwasher has a height of 70 centimeters. For a FAKTUM kitchen, you're looking for a new dishwasher that fits a panel with a height of 70 centimeters. The same rule applies: if the panel is larger, the door won't open and close properly.