Getting the right layout
At some point, you’ll need to decide whether you want a front control or top control dishwasher. Front control dishwashers let you easily see and select cycles, while top control dishwashers hide controls for a more streamlined look.
You’ll also need to think about your dishwasher's interior. The exterior dimensions of a dishwasher rarely affect the interior capacity, but there are other ways to add increased space for dishes. Many dishwashers have two racks, but dishwashers with a 3rd Rack give you extra room for hard to fit items.
Learn more about the different types of dishwashers or check out the dishwasher buying guide to choose the best one for your kitchen.