Drawer Dishwasher vs Standard Dishwasher

Drawer Dishwasher vs Standard Dishwasher

What is the difference between a drawer dishwasher and a standard dishwasher? This is a common question we hear from our customers and the answer is quite simple. In this video we will mainly focus on the Fisher Paykel brand since they hold the patent on these products and makes both single and double drawer dishwashers. A single drawer dishwasher saves space and gives design options. You can run each drawer separately or simultaneously on a double drawer dishwasher. We will cover the 5 main reasons why you should consider converting to a drawer dishwasher:

1. Save Space – maximize your use of space in the kitchen
2. Versatility – multiple designs and installation options
3. Save Energy – run a true half-load without the guilt
4. Low dB levels – at or below 45 dB
5. Service/Warranty benefits

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  1. Matthew Bowe Design Build on February 5, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    What about "top rack only" items? Is there a "top rack" in the drawer style?

  2. B Diane Landon on February 5, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    I have 2 drawers. They are now 13 years old and still quietly washing perfectly with little water. I’m now living alone. I can’t imagine a full size dishwasher in a one person home.

  3. Secularanarchist on February 5, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    I had F&P dishdrawers from 2003 until 2019 and loved them. Unfortunately, when I had to replace them last year i opted for an AEG machine with the easy-lift lower basket. Even though my gut instinct then told me to buy another dishdrawer. It was a mistake to go with the conventional AEG design. Initially I thought that i would gain more interior space with the AEG because of the unusable space between the two drawers, but that is not the case. My drawers had the same if not better loading capacity. At this point I am debating to replace the AEG and get another dishdrawer. The ergonomics of the dishdrawer are superior to conventional front-opening dishwashers. Whilst loading the dishdrawer there were never liquid spills and splashing. I hate the top cutlery tray in my current machine. It is a cumbersome design and I often find spotting on my cutlery now. Cutlery baskets are much more convenient and versatile. With the current dishwasher I find that I do a lot more washing up by hand. Having the two separate drawers was a lot more convenient and there were never dishes left in the sink at night. I highly recommend the drawer design over front loading dishwashers.

  4. Janet S on February 5, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    This dishwasher IS quiet! I have a hard time telling if it is washing if I am right in the next room, which is an open concept living room. But I usually set it to run 2 hours after I go to sleep, so I would normally never hear it.

  5. shay nyc on February 5, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    i bought a new condo & have the dishwasher drawer. i love it. i live alone so i dont need that big dishwasher for the small amt of dishes i use everyday. i like that i dont have to bend low to fill it. i like that i have an extra drawer underneath where i put extra serving dishes etc i hardly use. & finally i love the way it looks. my friends always notice it & remark what a great idea.

  6. Humna Javed on February 5, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    Price plz

  7. copchie on February 5, 2021 at 9:28 pm

    It didnt even come to mind that there can be a drawer dishwasher, very innovative product.

  8. Phoe Arwenien on February 5, 2021 at 9:29 pm

    I see you don’t have dealers in Poland, but can I buy this in Berlin? I sometimes go there for shopping.

  9. Mia Walker on February 5, 2021 at 9:29 pm


  10. Designer Appliances on February 5, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    Do you think a dishwasher drawer is right for you? Shop the different Fisher Paykel dishwasher models and get dimensions for installation: https://www.designerappliances.com/browse-by-brand/fisher-paykel-appliances/fisher-paykel-dishwashers.html

  11. O01dude 45 on February 5, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    Pro I have about the dishwasher drawers is that they’re the most fun to use because often times the drawers are at ideal loading level where there’s no bending you have to do what so ever And even if you do have to bend for the lower drawer it’s still pretty exciting to open up a drawer. But the down side is you won’t be able to Put some large items in there as easily like large platters which is what don’t like about them. if you do not have large platters or extra tall items then this could be a good option

  12. Linda Joseph on February 5, 2021 at 9:38 pm

    Do you do international sales, ie St Kitts & Nevis ( The Caribbean). My husband & I are very interested in a single drawer washer.

  13. Tina Barbuto on February 5, 2021 at 9:38 pm

    The water stays it doe not drain do u need double drain?

  14. La Tui on February 5, 2021 at 9:39 pm

    The fact the past quality issues was acknowledged is so legit!

  15. Jennifer Dorough on February 5, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    I’m concerned it is not stainless steel. Why don’t they make them stainless steel?

  16. François J. Interiors on February 5, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    I have this dishwasher for a number of years and they are more expensive then any other dishwasher in the market.
    They are horrible they don’t clean well at all. If you don’t use them every single day or every week they don’t work anymore and they are pretty bed quality.
    Don’t let the look attractive you about it, no…….no …. I am as a designer I did a very high end kitchen and I got all kind of high end appliance then I learn the hardware not everything you’ll see out there is good to use, No No No they are just good to look at them only. After you spent ton of money on this item when they have a problem you can’t fix them…… why because the manufactory very smart they discontinued the item after a few years and YOU CAN"T GET THE PIECES SO YOU CAN"T FIXT IT. " You have to buy a new dishwasher " This is the market today. 
    What a dishonest world?

  17. Erika Mcgann on February 5, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    I would like to have the single dishwasher drawer I live in Maine where can I find a place that sells this appliance?

  18. Melania Walker on February 5, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    Can both drawers be run simultaneously?

  19. Grasshopper on February 5, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    the worst dishwasher ever….I have one so this comes from experience – I have had mine for 5 months now and regretting it. All the pre set wash cycles do not clean the dishes except for the heavy setting. Sometimes we end up hand washing the dishes after the dishwasher.The draw design is flawed, each draw has ONLY ONE water spray on the bottom, traditional washer have TWO (some even have THREE!), hence the dishes get washed from both direction. I fell for the draw design – it sounds great, so don’t make the same mistake! this appliance is not cheap! BWT, I have F&P ovens and they are great, but their diswasher’s SUCK!
    Finally I would question Designer Appliances ability to do impartial reviews . If you are considering buying this dishwasher…. google other owners reviews , don’t take my word for it.

  20. Logan T on February 5, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    At least you pronounced the name correctly.

  21. ChriZziiee on February 5, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    its not nice anymore

  22. Cátia Gomes on February 5, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    Can I find it in Portugal?

  23. Designer Appliances on February 5, 2021 at 9:51 pm

  24. Edmund Fanslau on February 5, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    I have had the dish-drawer since 2002. I do not understand why people still buy normal dishwashers!! It has never failed and is used daily with a family of 5. We end up running one drawer a day and its the perfect size…couldn’t recommend this product more.

  25. Lawrence L. on February 5, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    Now that’s what I call an unbiased review.

  26. Nihbru 9 on February 5, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    nice shilling for F&P. wanted a comparison got an advert

  27. Lauren Lieb on February 5, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    I have F&P dishwasher drawers that are 14 years old. Has this brand of dishwasher improved over time? I never felt the drawers did a good job.

  28. carolina tabena on February 5, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    Mi lavaplatos no se por que me esta dejando todo blanco , por favor donde se pone la Kal? jabon y suavizante , en espera de su respuesta, gracias.

  29. J J on February 5, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    Sometimes I like to handwash dishes, but dislike putting them on the counter to dry. So I’m interested in getting a drawer style washer to place them in after washing. I’m wondering if this has a "heated dry only" option. That way, I can close it to get the clean dishes to dry rather than have to leave it open to air dry.

  30. Melbnolan on February 5, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    I found that these are quite popular in Australia.

  31. I Am , I Said on February 5, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    "relatively new" got my first one in 2002. and even though the first series had issues, the service provided by F&P was exceptional. their kiwi friendlieness really shone through. Of course, now they are chinese owned, so I wonder if Bottom Line will start to impeded on this. Time will tell.

    you missed the other big plus: no splatter!

  32. MarionWorldwide on February 5, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    Bea Johnson of #ZeroWasteHome recommends this type of dishwasher 😉

  33. Elise Lee on February 5, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    How many dinner plates and beer size glasses can fit in a drawe?