What Makes a Dishwasher ADA Compliant?
Posted on 10/27/2022
Anyone purchasing a new dishwasher wants to ensure they are getting the best model to meet their needs. Whether you enter your shopping experience looking specifically for an ADA-compliant dishwasher or you are just wondering what it means, it is helpful to better understand what this claim means.
Table of ContentsWhat Does ADA Mean? What is an ADA-Compliant Dishwasher?Other Reasons to Shop ADA-Compliant Models
What Does ADA Mean?
ADA stands for The Americans with Disabilities Act. This act sets standards for accessibility across products, communications, employment, services, and more to prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities. (DOL.gov)
Did you know? Like with a microwave, you can use vinegar to help clean your dishwasher. To get rid of stubborn residues, place a cup of white vinegar on the top shelf and run a regular cycle before wiping it down.
What is an ADA-Compliant Dishwasher?
As ADA applies to appliances, there are specific guidelines required for ease of use that vary based on the appliance. ADA compliance is important because it sets a standard to help ensure that users in wheelchairs or with other physical limitations are still able to use products and appliances without added difficulty.
So what is an ADA-compliant dishwasher? In order for a dishwasher to qualify as ADA-compliant it must meet the following standards according to ADACentral.com:
• Have a maximum height of 32”.
• Have controls that are easy to push with one hand and do not require a tight grasp.
ADA-compliant dishwashers can also be installed with a tall toe kick beneath the dishwasher to ensure the dishwasher is the ideal height or to make it more accessible for those in wheelchairs.
Other Reasons to Shop ADA-Compliant Models
You may be wondering what some additional benefits might be of ADA-compliant dishwashers if you do not have a physical limitation.
ADA-compliant dishwashers are often made with newer designs and features. Not only are they easy to use, but they also often include other benefits and features such as:
• They fit well in small spaces.
• Adjustable drawers and racks.
• If your current countertop is low, they often will more easily fit into the space.
• They can increase your home’s resale value or appeal to future potential buyers.
• Often feature quiet operation.
Ready to Purchase?
If you are in the Wisconsin area and are looking to purchase an ADA-compliant dishwasher, you can trust Van Vreedes to help you choose the best model for your home. We carry quality ADA-compliant dishwashers from leading brands like LG, GE, and Samsung. Upon request, Van Vreedes also offers appliance repair services.
Shop our available models in any of our appliance stores throughout Appleton, Greenbay, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and surrounding areas.