Integrated vs. Semi-Integrated Dishwasher
Anyone looking to upgrade their dishwasher should understand the difference between a fully-integrated dishwasher and one that is semi-integrated.
Fully-integrated dishwashers can be placed right into existing cabinetry. Additionally, the control panel is hidden from view since it is located on the top of the dishwasher’s door, helping your kitchen achieve a cohesive and unified look.
Select models use exterior status lights to display their cycle process.
Semi-integrated dishwashers feature visible controls that are both accessible and flush with the door.
Also, semi-integrated dishwashers can be installed directly into cabinets.
Pros and Cons of Fully-Integrated vs. Semi-Integrated Dishwasher
The pro of semi-integrated dishwashers is that you can easily access the control panel without having to open the door.
The con for this type of model is that it is not available in panel-ready format, meaning that you cannot customize the panel to match your cabinetry as this could cover up the controls. Alternatively, some fully-integrated dishwashers do offer a panel-ready option. This may be the better choice if this is your preferred aesthetic.
You should now have a more comprehensive understanding of fully-integrated dishwashers vs. semi-integrated dishwashers.
Remember, it all comes down to your preference and what your kitchen can accommodate.