There's some evidence to show that dishwashers consumer less water and energy
than handwashing dishes, which is good news for those of us who like to leave a party's worth of dishes to the machine. It seems that drawer-style dishwashers, which have been growing in popularity, are also more energy-efficient.
Dishwasher drawers tend to be smaller than full-size dishwashers, so small city kitchens can still have an itty-bitty dishwasher drawer without sacrificing too much space to a normal one. Drawers like these can also be helpful for people with limited mobility; you don't have to bend over so far to load the dishwasher.
You can also install double drawers, which is very appealing to us. Fill one up with a half load of dishes and run it without wasting water and energy to run the second one.
But we're curious - do you have dishwasher drawers? Do you like them?
More on washing dishes:
• Smeg Horizontal Dishwasher for Small Kitchens
• Your Take on the Dishwasher of the Future?
• On Leaving the Dirty Dishes Until the Next Morning
(Images: Appliancist; KitchenAid)