Dishwashers 101

1. Measure Your Space

dishwasher dimensions


Measure the width and depth of your new dishwasher.

W: side to side

Most dishwashers are 24" wide.

D: back to front

Most dishwashers are 25" deep.

H: top to bottom

Most dishwashers are 34" - 36" tall.

Note: Some models offer adjustable leveling legs to accommodate varying counter heights.

Cutout Space

Measure the width and depth of the dishwasher cutout space in your kitchen.

Entrance & Doorways

Measure the size of the doorways, hallways and other points of entry you'll need to pass through when you bring in your new dishwasher.

2. Additional Considerations

Evaluate the Features

Tall-Tub Styles

A compact motor makes more room for large pots and pans.

Sound Insulation

Dampens the sound of operation.

Choose Your Accessories


Keep your new dishwasher fresh by powering away mineral deposits with Affresh™ Dishwasher and Disposal Cleaner.

Installation Kits

Install it yourself so you don't have to wash them yourself.

Important Considerations


Contact a licensed professional for installation. New installations require significant carpentry, electrical and plumbing skills.


Confirm that electrical output is sufficient for the location of your new dishwasher. You will need:

  • A grounded electrical outlet (no extension cord or adaptor)
  • A separate 15 amp circuit
  • Refer to your dishwasher's Use and Care Guide for additional installation requirements and guidelines.


Some retailers offer removal of your old dishwasher with delivery of your new one. Dishwashers in good condition may be donated to a local charity.

Pick a Color and Finish

Most models are available in several colors:
black, stainless steel and white.