Drawer Dishwashers - 5 Things You Need to Know
drawer dishwashers are not created equally, so we suggest you do some
research and comparison shopping before making your purchase.
Amazingly convenient and available in both one drawer and
two drawer models, these sleek and efficient machines slip easily into any space meant
for a standard dishwasher.
Many even come with false cabinet fronts so that you
can incorporate your washer into your cabinetry seamlessly.
the cost to purchase new appliances generally accounts for a huge chunk of any
kitchen renovation project, it’s vital that you select the right ones.
some things you should know about drawer-type washers:
- Some washers do not
accommodate large dishes, especially those equipped with two drawers. If
you wash large platters or oddly shaped dishes often, you might want to
consider a single-drawer design, which holds larger items. The split
design of the double-drawer model just doesn’t have the depth to
accommodate those larger items.
- Double drawer
dishwashers are ideal for singles, couples, and small families who don’t
need to wash large loads of dishes. By utilizing one of the drawers, you
can cut energy costs significantly. However, many find that they use the
top drawer almost exclusively, which causes uneven wear and tear on the
machine. For this reason, it’s a good idea to alternate between the two
- Drawer dishwashers
cost more than built-in washers with doors. On average, you can expect to
pay nearly double the price for a drawer washer than a traditional one.
- While operating
costs are lower for these types of washers, repair costs are usually
higher. Many owners also report that their machine seems to need repairs
more often than their old door-type washer.
- Most drawer washers
are extremely quiet if not silent. So, if you don’t like to talk,
entertain, or watch TV over the hum of your washer, you will love the
quiet efficiency of a pull-out dishwasher.
with any major purchase, you should weigh the pros and cons of each model you
are considering. If washing large platters by hand isn’t an issue for you but
the ability to do small loads is, you will probably want to go with a
In the end, it all comes down to what works best for your
family and lifestyle.
And, of course, you want to get the best deal possible.
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