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WHAT IS A PANEL-READY DISHWASHER?

A custom panel dishwasher is designed to blend seamlessly into your kitchen. It has a custom cabinet panel on its front, making it nearly indistinguishable from your kitchen cabinets and enhancing your kitchen’s aesthetics. Read on to learn more about panel-ready dishwashers and whether or not they are right for your space.

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DISHWASHER PANEL
What is a dishwasher panel?

PANEL-READY
What does panel-ready mean?

PROS
Pros of custom panel-ready dishwashers

DISHWASHERS
Can you put a panel on any dishwasher?

CHANGING THE PANEL
Can you change the front panel of a dishwasher after installation?

WHAT IS A DISHWASHER PANEL?

A dishwasher panel serves as a facade that allows the dishwasher to match your kitchen’s style. These panels are false fronts, attachable to the dishwasher using hardware or adhesives. They help the dishwasher blend with other appliances and can mimic cabinet units.

Dishwasher panels typically come in various colors, including white, cream, black and stainless steel, and specialized options offer vintage or wooden aesthetics. Control placement is typically on the top of the dishwasher.

WHAT DOES “PANEL-READY” MEAN?

"Panel-ready" refers to a kitchen appliance, typically dishwashers, refrigerators or other built-in appliances, designed to accept a custom cabinet front that matches your kitchen. These appliances come without a pre-installed front panel, allowing you to attach a custom panel that blends seamlessly with your kitchen’s decor.

The advantage of panel-ready appliances is that they can be customized to match your kitchen’s overall design and style, creating a cohesive and integrated look. It’s important to note that the custom panel is typically not included with the appliance and must be purchased separately or provided by your kitchen designer or cabinet manufacturer. This feature is especially popular in high-end or luxury kitchen designs where a seamless appearance is desired.  

PROS OF CUSTOM PANEL-READY DISHWASHERS

Custom panel dishwashers, like the selection from JennAir brand, come with several pros and benefits that make them a popular choice for homeowners, especially those looking for higher-end kitchen appliances.

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AESTHETIC APPEAL AND CUSTOMIZATION

Custom panel dishwashers seamlessly integrate into your kitchen cabinetry, enhancing its aesthetic appeal by blending in with the overall design. They create a cleaner, more elegant appearance without disrupting the visual flow of your kitchen. Additionally, you can personalize these dishwashers by selecting panels that match your cabinetry, ensuring they harmonize with your kitchen’s design and color scheme.

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HIGH-END FUNCTIONALITY

Brands that offer panel-ready appliances typically prioritize functionality and quality. These appliances often have advanced features and technologies, helping to ensure efficient and effective dishwashing performance. In addition to their superior performance, high-end dishwashers help maintain a serene kitchen atmosphere with their remarkably quiet operation.

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INCREASED HOME VALUE

Investing in custom panel dishwashers and other panel-ready appliances can potentially increase the overall value of your home. Potential buyers may be willing to pay a premium for your property when they see a well-designed and integrated kitchen with high-quality appliances. This means that the initial cost of the appliance could be recouped if you decide to sell your home.

EXPLORE JENNAIR® CUSTOM PANEL-READY DISHWASHER

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CAN YOU PUT A PANEL ON ANY DISHWASHER?

Typically, you can’t put a panel on a dishwasher that is not panel-ready. Panel-ready dishwashers have specific mounting holes and attachments. Although it may be possible, the end result won’t be as professional or seamless as adhering a custom panel to a panel-ready appliance.

CAN YOU CHANGE THE FRONT PANEL OF A DISHWASHER AFTER INSTALLATION?

In most cases, you can change the front panel of a dishwasher after it has been installed. Dishwashers with custom panel options or those designed for panel-ready installations are typically designed to allow for panel replacement or customization.

EXPLORE JENNAIR® DISHWASHERS

Discover several distinct design expressions—the classic and postured RISE Design, the sleek and minimalist NOIR Design and the pocket handle dishwasher in Lustre Brushed Metal. Or, choose panel-ready and use your own custom panel. JennAir® dishwashers are the quietest luxury models1, with features that perform, curated to your lifestyle.

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