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. When selecting your dishwasher you’ll also want to take into consideration the need for a dishwasher air gap and how much space will be taken up in your kitchen during installation.
Learn more about the different types of dishwashers like tall tub and third rack dishwashers or check out the dishwasher buying guide to choose the best one for your kitchen.