Convertible Dishwasher

If you have just moved into a new house, your new kitchen will already have a built in dishwasher. Dishwashers are so common these days that no new home would ever be built without one. However, if you are living in an older home, you may or may not have a dishwasher in your kitchen.

Many individuals who purchase older homes do so with the hopes of updating the kitchen and adding dishwasher. This is a priority on their list of home improvement chores. The only problem is that some individuals do not have the funds to do a major kitchen remodeling job, so they consider just adding a dishwasher where one under the counter kitchen cabinet is. This is done a lot, but there goes your kitchen cabinet. Giving up a much needed kitchen cabinet is a hard decision to make.

Many homeowners do decide to sacrifice the cabinet space for a dishwasher since a dishwasher is considered an essential appliance in modern homes. But what about those individuals who do not have under the counter space room for a dishwasher? There is an answer for these individuals too. They can purchase a convertible dishwasher for their kitchen.

A convertible dishwasher is not very expensive to buy and is an appliance that can fit into almost anyone’s budget. If you do not have the space for a built in dishwasher, purchasing a convertible dishwasher is a viable option. You can have the best of both worlds with a convertible dishwasher. You will get to keep your cabinet space and have an electric dishwasher to sanitize your dishes while saving you time in the kitchen. You can purchase these dishwashers in various colors so you are sure to find one that will go with your kitchen color scheme. Not only that, if you store it in your kitchen you will have extra counter space.

Most portable dishwashers are also convertible dishwashers. This means that they can be converted to fit under the counter to become a permanent built in dishwasher if and when you ever get the chance to remodel your kitchen. Before being converted, they are freestanding and have small casters or wheels on the bottom so that you can move them around effortlessly. When you are using it as a portable you can actually store it anywhere that you have room for it. Then you just roll it to the sink and hook it up to the faucet when you need it. They typically come with a butcher-block laminate top so that they can double as counter space in your kitchen so many people keep them in the kitchen. If you are using the convertible dishwasher as a portable, the only downside is that your kitchen faucet will not be available for use when you are using the unit.

There are several dishwasher manufacturers that also offer a convertible dishwasher model. GE and Maytag are just a few of the well known brands. GE actually has four convertible models. These models can be used as a portable dishwasher or converted into an under-the-counter model.

GE’s convertible dishwashers have TouchTap controls and operate quietly if you add their noise reduction package to your purchase. Each of the four GE Nautilus convertible dishwashers sells for around $500.

The Maytag JetClean II MDC4650AW 24″ is a portable dishwasher that can be converted to an under the counter dishwasher. This convertible dishwasher is noteworthy because it has a super sized tub that holds more dishes than other brands and more jet sprays than any other brand as well. It comes with the QuietSeries 100 sound package to reduce noise. You can find these models for sale at many online discount websites or your local kitchen appliance dealer.

This Convertible Dishwasher Review is Written/Updated on Sep 3rd, 2009 and filed under Kitchen Appliances. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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