Kitchen Tech: Dishdrawers, Hit or Miss?

Kitchen Tech: Dishdrawers, Hit or Miss?

Range Govindan
Sep 17, 2010

One of the most interesting trends in dishwashers is that now, you can buy dishdrawers. What are they? They are simply dishwashers that are made to fit into drawers. The benefit is that it requires one less step to put a dish into it. Does that actually make much of a difference? Read on to find out more.

Dishdrawers are a patented product that's made by Fisher & Paykel. However, it's fully licensed through other brands like Kennmore, KitchenAid, and Whirlpool. What are the benefits? Well, they slide easily under countertops and you'll need one less step to put a dish inside it. They can also be wall-mounted.

The latest dishdrawer from Fisher & Paykel is almost 3 feet wide. This means that it will allow bigger families to wash their dishes conveniently in one go. Even the largest of plates can be washed in this dishdrawer. The Dishdrawer Wide is available in stainless steel and integrated models. It also includes a smart sensor to detect the optimal performance on each load.

It's definitely an interesting solution for kitchen in which you want to hide away the dishwasher. Although they look quite technological, the fact remains that a stand-alone dishwasher or an integrated model will pack a better punch than dishdrawers, at least for now. Also, they're considered a luxury appliance, and as such, you'll have to pay quite a bit more to get them. Nevertheless, they do give your kitchen a clean look.

[via Appliancist, images via Wikipedia and Fisher & Paykel]

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