What Do You Think of Dishwasher Drawers?

updated Jun 8, 2019
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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