When shopping for a new dishwasher you might find that after awhile they all start to look the same; there’s a front door that pulls down and 2 or 3 racks on the inside – but have you noticed drawer dishwashers? Drawer Dishwashers give you a different look while still providing the same cleaning cycles as a regular dishwasher. They offer the same interior capacity as a standard dishwasher, but with more flexibility and opportunities for space and energy savings.
Fisher Paykel originally designed the dishwasher drawers in the early 2000s and currently, Fisher Paykel and DCS by Fisher Paykel are the only manufacturers that carry drawer dishwashers.
Why You Should Consider a Drawer Dishwasher
Single Drawer Dishwashers are great for small kitchens and those with less demanding dishwasher needs. They occupy a small part of your cabinet measuring 24” or 36” wide and only 19” tall.
- Flexibility in design – being able to space dishdrawers to prevent clustering and/or put them close to dish storage areas.
- Benefit of a more economic & energy efficient operation for households with 1-2 people.
If you have a standard sized kitchen, the Double Drawer Dishwasher is still a viable option as these dishwashers fit in a standard 24” dishwasher opening. Water is distributed per drawer allowing you to run small or large loads as economically as possible. Each drawer can also run a different cycle, so you can clean glass drink ware on a delicates short cycle and heavy dinner plates on a powerful longer cycle. Newer drawer dishwashers models are made with thinner insulation in addition to other engineering advancements, which enables your double drawer dishwasher to hold the same capacity as a standard dishwasher.
Bonus: the ergonomic design of a dishwasher drawer makes loading and unloading your dishwasher easier because you don’t have to bend over as much.