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Maybe an odd dishwasher question........

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Maybe an odd dishwasher question........ (post #205313)

This is kind of an addendum of sorts to my counter top height thread.      

Sitting around brainstorming, I got to thinking about raising the dishwasher about a foot and having it built into the cabinets. This brings up a bunch of pros/cons. There wouldn't be the bending over to load it, but yet it would not be to high either. I would think it to be more comfortable. But then there are the down sides... tough to put it next to the sink unless the sink was near a corner and you could put it in the cabinets there, corner cabinet would work it it was the end of the run and not the L, resale may take a hit, etc.

I can come up with more cons than pros, but it's something to think about while driving. I enjoy thinking outside the box sometimes. Even if it doesn't make much sense.

Anybody want to add your thoughts


ps: I won't be offended if you say " That's the dumbest idea I've ever heard."  I've been told that before, but every once in a while somebody will say.. "Hmmmm, I never thought of that."

Sure, here's a thought. (post #205313, reply #1 of 3)

Get a dishwasher drawer or two.

Fisher/Paykel makes em, maybe someone else too.  You definitely won't bend over for them.

FP has both individual units and one that comes 2 stacked, but mounts like a conventional DW.  So, you use less, you don't need to wait to fill a big one, you can use the top half.  Have company or on holidays-use them both.

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I'll second Calvin's Advice (post #205313, reply #3 of 3)

The drawer dishwashers are the way to go if you want to get the height up. 

My sister had them in her house.  The every day plated just lived in the dishwashers, and got moved from the full clean one to the empty one.  When the dirty one was nearly full, she'd move the few remaining clean dishes to the dirty one, and run it. 

My Aunt had a huge old (post #205313, reply #2 of 3)

My Aunt had a huge old mansion house with two dishwashers, one on each side of the sink, about 18 inches off th efloor. They were wonderful, easy to load and unload and much more functional then floor models. I've wanted one ever since.

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