The concept behind a two drawer dishwasher is to be able to wash dishes with fewer steps involved. Traditionally, you would need to open the dishwasher, pull out the rack and place your dishes in it. With a two drawer dishwasher, you simply slide it open and begin placing your dishes inside. Your dishes are placed in the washer in just one step instead of two. Two drawer washers also offer many energy and water saving benefits as well. Each of the two drawers is separate, although they are stacked together. Each drawer operates independently, giving you the ability to use different wash settings on each drawer. You can wash dishes in one drawer while you are filling the other.
Of course, due to their lower height, there are limits to the size of the dishes that you can place in some models. Earlier models produced noise that consumers did not like, but newer models are much quieter and many manufactures now provide taller models that hold larger or taller dishes. If you are looking to purchase a new dishwasher, a double drawer dishwasher offers the benefit of saving money and energy. There are however, a few things that you should keep in mind when purchasing a two drawer dishwasher, or any other major appliance for that matter.
You need to consider your budget as well as the available space in your kitchen before you begin choosing the model that you want. You should pay strict attention to the structure and makeup of your kitchen. Be sure that you know where the drains and water lines are located and how they are set up. Before you install a two drawer dishwasher, it is important that you know the space available, including width, depth and height dimensions.
Once you have determined what you have room for, you can begin to work with your budget. It is important to set a firm price for the purchase before you begin looking. You may find many models that you like. Be certain that these fall within the limits of what you can afford. Two drawer dishwashers do tend to be a bit more expensive than traditional models. Prices range from around $500 to over $1,000 so setting your maximum allowable price is important before you begin looking.
Once you know your budget you can begin to look at the various makes, models and designs that are available. Dishwashers traditionally come in a variety of colors. Try to choose one that matches your existing kitchen appliances. If you have stainless steel appliances, choose a stainless steel dishwasher. The same rule applies for almond, white, black or other colors. You should be able to find the same color in a two drawer dishwasher as your stove, refrigerator and any other major appliance in your kitchen.
Be sure to compare models. Read through reviews and consumer reports to get an idea of which dishwasher is most approved by other consumers. There are many websites that list consumer reviews that can give you an idea of which models are better than others in terms of functionality and energy savings. You can also visit various home improvement and appliance stores to get an idea of which models are available. Be sure that you take your space requirements so you know which models will fit in your available kitchen space. Most home improvement stores have workers who can help you to determine which model will fit properly into your available space and help you to choose a color and model that is best for your kitchen. They will also likely offer delivery and installation for a low fee so if you are not experienced in installing major appliances, you can get help with this task.