Drawer dishwashers are quickly becoming a favorite new appliance in the kitchen. No more bending over to load and unload the dishwasher. You can choose from either a single or double drawer design. Each has their advantages and disadvantages; we'll discuss that further below.
The much added convenience of these dishwashers is plain to see. The drawers slide out for easy loading and not having to bend over and pull out a heavy drawer in the traditional dishwasher is probably the biggest convenience. The construction of most of these dishwashers is very good. Heavy duty drawer slides and high pressure sprayers are standard in most designs.
There is also another benefit to these dishwashers, the ability to separate glassware from other dishes. Although this ability is only possible in the two drawer design.
A single drawer design is 16 to 18 inches in height which allows you to have another drawer or storage area under the dishwasher. The downside to these dishwashers is the ability to wash a large number of dishes is diminished.
But you can have more than one of these types in your kitchen. Having one in your prep area, and one next to the sink will give your kitchen more flexibility and allow more than one person to help do the cleaning. In today's kitchen the two cook concept is increasing, and the added flexibility of these dishwashers is greatly desired.
The double drawer design has the same, or more, capacity of the tradition hinged dishwasher but the added convenience of having the dishes at a height that is almost perfect for most people is quite possibly the biggest benefit.
After working all day who wants to bend over to get to the way back of the bottom basket in a traditional dishwasher? Your back will thank you in the end.