Dishwasher transport

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Transporting a dishwasher overland may seem complicated, but with the right preparation it becomes simpler and safer. Properly securing the appliance, choosing the right vehicle and knowing the basics of transporting white goods are the keys to success. In this guide you will find out how to prepare a dishwasher for transport, how to secure it and what transport methods are used - both when transporting it yourself and when using the services of a professional transport company.

How do I prepare a dishwasher for transport?

Securing the dishwasher before transporting it overland is an important step to ensure the safety of the appliance. Below is a detailed description of how to do this:

Empty the dishwasher: Make sure the dishwasher is completely empty before proceeding with anything. Remove all crockery and cutlery.

Cleaning: Carry out a dishwasher cleaning cycle to remove any food residue and prevent unpleasant odours during transport.

Disconnect power and water: Switch off the dishwasher and disconnect it from the power supply. Close the water supply and disconnect the water supply hose as well as the drain hose. Remember to make sure the hoses are completely dry before transport.

Secure the door: Keep the dishwasher door closed and secured so that it does not open during transport. You can do this by using adhesive tape, but remember not to stick it directly to the surface of the dishwasher, which could damage the finish.

Secure the internal components: If your dishwasher has loose parts, such as cutlery baskets, secure them or, if possible, remove and pack them separately.

Dishwasher packaging: Pack the dishwasher in protective material, such as bubble wrap or a moving blanket, to protect its surface from scratches or dents. Use adhesive tape to hold the protective material in place.

Remember that transporting large household appliances, such as a dishwasher, requires proper planning and care. If you have any doubts about transporting your dishwasher safely, consider using a professional removal company that is experienced in transporting this type of appliance.

How do I secure my dishwasher during transport?

Transporting a dishwasher by car requires you to properly secure the appliance and be careful when driving. Here are a few key steps to pay attention to:

Loading the dishwasher: Load the dishwasher into the car carefully to avoid damage. It is best to do this with two people, avoiding uneven loading which can damage the appliance. Remember that the dishwasher should be transported in an upright position.

Securing the dishwasher: Once you have loaded the dishwasher into the car, you need to secure it. To do this, use loading straps or ropes to prevent the appliance from moving during the journey. The straps must be tight enough, but not too tight so as not to damage the dishwasher.

Filling empty spaces: if there are empty spaces in the car, fill them with cushioning material such as bubble wrap, removal blanket or air bags. This will prevent the dishwasher from moving during the journey.

Marking the dishwasher: If you are transporting multiple appliances, label each one to make it easier to identify them when you arrive. Use labels or markers for this.

Careful driving: When driving with a dishwasher in the car, be particularly careful. Avoid sudden manoeuvres, such as sudden braking or acceleration, which can cause the dishwasher to shift or tip over.

Checking the dishwasher during stops: If your journey is a long one, regularly check the security of the dishwasher during stops. Make sure that the load straps are still tight and that the dishwasher has not shifted.

Remember that transporting a dishwasher, like other large household appliances, requires proper attention and care. If you have any doubts about transporting your dishwasher safely, consider using a professional transport company.

Transporting a dishwasher with the help of a transport company

Transporting your dishwasher with the help of a transport company is a convenient and safe solution, especially if you are not experienced in transporting large household appliances. These companies have the right vehicles and equipment, as well as experienced staff who know the techniques for safely transporting this type of appliance.

Type of vehicle: For the transportation of dishwashers, transport companies usually use vans or closed box trucks. The size of the vehicle depends on the number and size of the appliances to be transported. These vehicles are equipped with loading lifts, making it easier to load and unload heavy items.

Load securing: Transport companies are experienced in securing appliances such as dishwashers for transport. They use load straps to prevent the appliance from moving, and cushioning materials such as bubble wrap, air bags or removal blankets to protect the appliance from mechanical damage.

Loading and unloading: the movers are responsible for loading and unloading the dishwasher. They have the skills and equipment to do this safely and efficiently. In many cases, they can also help move the dishwasher to a designated location in the house.

Insurance: Most transport companies offer cargo insurance to cover any damage that may occur during transit. This is an added safety feature that gives customers peace of mind that their appliance is adequately protected.

Time and route: transport companies usually offer flexibility on the date and route of transport. They can tailor these factors to the customer's preferences and needs, making this mode of transport convenient for many people.

Remember that when choosing a transport company to transport your dishwasher, it is worth looking at their reputation and experience. Reviews from other customers can be a valuable source of information on this topic.


What are the types of dishwashers and what is their weight?

We divide dishwashers into several types based on their design and technology. We describe these types below, along with information on their average weight and size:

Freestanding dishwashers: These are the most traditional dishwashers, which can be placed anywhere in the kitchen as long as there is access to water and plumbing. They come in a variety of sizes, but standard models are usually 60 cm wide, 85 cm high and about 60 cm deep. The average weight is around 45-50 kg.

Built-in dishwashers: these are designed to fit in with the rest of the kitchen furniture. They can be fully integrated (hidden behind the furniture front) or partially integrated (with a visible control panel). The size of these dishwashers is similar to freestanding models, but they tend to be slightly lighter, with an average weight of around 40-45 kg.

Compact dishwashers: These small dishwashers are ideal for small kitchens where space is at a premium. They can be freestanding, built-in or even countertop-mounted. The width of such a dishwasher is usually around 45 cm, the height around 45-50 cm and the depth around 50 cm. The average weight is around 20-25 kg.

Drawer dishwashers: These are modern dishwashers that consist of one or two independent drawers. Each drawer can operate independently, which saves water and energy when you only have a few dishes to wash. These dishwashers are usually built-in and are of standard freestanding dishwasher size. Their weight is similar to that of built-in dishwashers.

Please note that the sizes and weights given are guide values. Different models and brands of dishwashers may have slightly different sizes and weights.