Customers fitting an integrated dishwasher tend to ask the question, “I am looking to fit a integrated dishwater and my query is regarding the 150mm plinth that is fitted to the base of the kitchen units. Do all integrated dishwashers have a recess 150mm high and deep enough to fit the standard plinth (basically is this a standard?).
After looking in many dishwasher booklets, this dimension is never documented but you’ll be pleased to know that integrated dishwashers are designed for the industry standard 150mm plinth.
See the image below that shows the side view of an integrated dishwasher. You’ll notice that there is plenty enough clearance for the plinth to be set back, in line with your other kitchen units.
How does the plinth join up with the rest of the kitchen units?
An integrated dishwasher does not need its own housing as it fits in between two other units in the kitchen run. The only bit your require is an integrated appliance door for the dishwasher.
The units at the side of your integrated dishwasher have their legs set back by about 85mm, this is where the plinth is pushed back into, see below.
As you can see, the recess back is 85mm, allow for an arbitrary thickens of your plinth of 20mm, will then give a final recess of about 65mm, which will allow the dishwasher to perfectly integrate itself into your kitchen and line up with the rest of the plinth.
The length of our plinth is also 2.4 metres longs, which is long enough to go under 4 600mm units before you then have to use a another piece to carry on the run.
Should your dishwasher need some fine tuning, it does have some small legs underneath it, should you need to make some finite adjustments to keep it level, in case your floor is not level.