Those old despondent chapters of having dull grumpy hands are now buried. Thanks to this obliging kitchen appliance—the dishwasher, which has facilitated saving your precious relaxing time along with blessing you with happy hands.

In case, if you are thinking of purchasing a new dishwasher for the very first time, or whether you are planning to replace or upgrade the existing one, then this article is meant for you. At first, you need to understand the standard dishwasher size chart. If you are more into integrated dishwashers, then you need to properly measure the parameters of your kitchen cabinet, so that the appliance fits in seamlessly. Also, try to keep at least an inch gap of additional space behind the dishwasher for the pipes.

In case, if you prefer replacing the old one, then do not forget to carefully measure the width of the existing one.

So now, before proceeding with the standard dishwasher size chart and finalizing the one that you should select, let me introduce you with the types first.

Dishwasher Size Guide – Reference Chart

Dishwasher Sizes for Standard Compact Slimline

The Standard Dishwasher Dimensions are 24 Inches Width with a height of 35 Inches. However, there are multiple other options in custom sizes. You get slim dishwashers that are just 18 Inches wide while other size options are displayed in the table below.

Dishwasher TypeDimensions
(Approximate)
Place Settings
Standard SizeW: 24 inches, H: 35 inches, D: 24 inches13 to 14
Small SizeW: 24 inches, H: 18 to 22 inches, D: 24 inches4 to 6
CountertopW: 18 to 22 inches, H: 18 to 22 inches, D: 18 to 22 inches4
Portable DishwasherW: 18 inches, H: 37 inches, D: 24 inches6 to 8
Semi-IntegratedW: 24 inches, H: 35 inches, D: 24 inches6 to 8
SlimlineW: 18 inches, H: 32 inches, D: 24 inches4 to 6
Compact dishwasherW: 18 inches, H: 35 inches, D: 24 inches6 to 8
Single drawerW: 24 inches, H: 17 inches, D: 24 inches5

1. Standard Sizes

Unlike other kitchen appliances, dishwashers have a common standard size. Standard and semi-integrated dishwashers come with a height of around 35 inches, a width of 24 inches and a depth of 24 inches. Luckily, they have modifiable height legs to fit in a varied range of kitchen cabinets or bench tops. Most dishwashers can be adjusted for their height to fit in custom cabinets. Standard 24″ wide dishwashers either have a filtration system or a built-in hard food disposer to eliminate food residues left on the dishes.

2. Custom Sizes

  • A Small dishwasher usually come along with a height of around 18 to 22 inches, and width and depth of 24 inches accordingly. The larger ones come with a size of nearly 30 to 42 inches in width.
  • An Integrated dishwasher usually has a height of 34″ and a width ranging between 18 – 24 inches.
  • Portable dishwashers have a width of 18 inches, a height of around 37 inches, and a depth of 24 inches. Countertop dishwashers need 4, and Portable dishwashers need 6 to 8 place settings.
  • Semi-Integrated dishwashers have a width of 24inches.
  • Slimline dishwashers have a width of around 18 inches and height of 32inches. All such compact dishwashers are also collectively referred to as 18 inch dishwashers.
  • Single drawer dishwashers have a width of 24 inches, a height of around 17 inches and a depth of 24 inches. They need 5 place settings.

Typical Dishwasher Dimensions

Therefore, as mentioned earlier, standard dishwasher dimensions would be a height of almost 35 inches, and a width and depth of 24 inches. Such dishwashers would take around 13 to 14 place settings.

Different styles of Dishwashers include

1. Semi or Entirely Integrated Dishwasher

With full or at least semi built-in system, this appliance saves kitchen space by simply adjusting to your kitchen design. However, do not forget to install it near your kitchen’s water supply line.

The Frigidaire FFID2426TS 24″ dishwasher (uses a filtration system to dispose food residues) and Frigidaire FFCD2418US 24″ dishwasher (comes with an incorporate hard food disposer) are our top recommendations if you’re looking for a fully integrated dishwasher for your next kitchen upgrade.  

2. Slimline Dishwasher

A small and compact dishwasher like this one are ideal for those with a very restricted kitchen space or those who have a smaller family. A Slimline dishwasher is narrower than the standard size dishwashers.  Installing as an integrated dishwasher, a slimline model has a width of around 45 cm (18″) as opposed to the standard 60 cm width.

The EdgeStar BIDW1802SS is a beautiful, resourceful and functional slimline dishwasher to consider. Its precise dimensions : 32.5″ H x 17.6″ W x 22.4″ D. The Danby DDW1804EBSS is another popular option that happens to be a close rival of the EdgeStar model in this configuration. This one peaks at 32.5″ H x 17.69″ W x 22.81″ D inches.

3. Drawer Dishwashers

Such dishwashers with compact dish drawers are usually optimal with limited kitchen space or if you are opting for flexibility in either smaller amount or tons of dishwashing heaps. Such dishwashers are typically designed with a single or double drawer system, and with a varied height and width.

In the prevalent 24″ width segment, the Fisher Paykel DD24SAX9 is a prime example of a single drawer dishwasher. Similarly, the Fisher Paykel DD24DAX9 is a sleek double dishdrawer to consider.

4. Portable Dishwasher

You can place a portable dishwasher on your countertop/bench top or anywhere according to your convenience. However, portable dishwashers have limited loading capacity.

At merely 17.3″ D x 16.5″ W x 17.3″ H, the Farberware FDW05ASBWHA countertop dishwasher is one of the best rated portable dishwashers on Amazon. However, due to its very compact build, it can only fit up to 2 place settings. If you can spare a little extra space on your countertop or island, the hOmeLabs Compact Countertop Dishwasher (measuring 21.6″ D x 19.6″ W x 17.2″ H) would do you much more good in terms of cleaning capacity. It is rated at an impressive 6 standard place setting capacity. You may check our other favorite countertop dishwashers that are available under $500 here.

5. The Hidden Built-in Dishwasher

This fully built-in dishwasher actually camouflages with your kitchen cabinets by perfectly fitting in it with its flawless and similar design.

6. The Seamlessly Fitted Semi Built-in Dishwasher

This dishwasher seamlessly adjusts itself under the bench top without any gap or extra space.

7. Separate Dishwasher

Such self-supporting dishwashers come with a complete top and front and can be positioned anywhere in your kitchen, or under the kitchen counter, therefore, making it the most common type of dishwasher in the dishwasher market.

Save Kitchen Space with Small Dishwashers

Small dishwashers usually do not exceed more than 24 inches of width. They are either attached to the kitchen cabinets or simply to the basin. Single drawer dishwasher, Portable dishwasher, Countertop dishwasher and also Slimline dishwasher classically fall under the category of small dishwashers. Besides saving your precious kitchen space, a compact dishwasher is also easy on your pocket.

Each one of your needs is different from others. My opinion for you to choose among the varied types of dishwashers before you jump to any conclusion is considering your kitchen space, the price, design, and features of the dishwasher, and also recognize your typical dishwashing requirements.

That’s pretty much the entire spectrum of dishwasher sizes and variations in the US market. We sincerely hope that the write-up helped you in some form.

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13 Comments

  1. I can’t find any dishwashers with at height of 22 inches – where do these exist? Besides a dishwasher drawer!

  2. Anybody know of a built in dishwasher brand/model other the the low quality GE GSD series that has under it at its back a unobstructed space (sitting on its support brackets) 6 ” deep and 6 ” high extending across 10 ” or do of its normal 24″ width?

  3. Looking for a dishwasher that would fit an opening, 23 1/2 in. wide, 33 1/2 in. high. What dishwasher would fit?

    1. Hi Judith – did you find something that fit? I also have a 23 1/2 opening in my kitchen…

  4. The dimensions I am working with are the same as standard dimensions other than hight which is about 33.5″. That being said, as I want a new model dishwasher, which one do you suggest I buy and from where should I get it? It must be a stainless steel finish on the front and I would prefer top mounted controls if possible. Thank you.

  5. I am looking for dishwasher which can be of height not more than 28 inches. Can this accommodate the pltes of 12 inches diameter? How many plates and other vessels does it accommodate?

    1. Hi M C, did you find a dishwasher? I need the exact height measurement as you require, and I need a 24″ width, with a 25″ deep. You didn’t mention above the other measurement requirements you needed, but hoping all your measurements are close to mine. I’m very frustrated not finding anything, and quite surprised it is this difficult especially how living spaces are getting much smaller; and many older houses too. Especially European. Thank you very much!

  6. I am in Portugal. I need to replace my existing, broken dishwasher with the best model that fits into 84cm high x 54cm wide x 61cm deep. Price, due to size constraint, is irrelevant!

  7. Do they make a dishwasher with a smaller length of door.We recently purchased a new stove which protrudes out more then our old model and the dishwasher door doesn’t open all the way down.So you have to reach in to get bottom dishes

    1. Is there a dishwasher of big size available in the following size
      1. Height 77 cm
      2. Width 100 cm
      3. Depth 60 cm