Countertop dishwasher in modified kitchen

A countertop dishwasher that fits below a low work surface.

Countertop dishwasher with basket pulled out
Countertop dishwasher with basket pulled out

Description
The countertop dishwasher is installed next to the sink at the same height as the rest of the work surface. There is room to unload dishes above the dishwasher.

Users comments
A countertop dishwasher that fits below a low work surface. Placement of the dishwasher is important. After rinsing utensils she can place them directly into the dishwasher from the counter above. With the dishwasher door open and basket pulled out, dishes only have to be lifted about 30 to 40 centimeters from the counter down into the machine, which eliminates messy kitchen spills. There is also less risk of dishes breaking if dropped, since they have a shorter distance to fall and therefore a softer landing. These two factors make it easier to use the dishwasher when it is installed under the counter – otherwise you may just as well have an ordinary freestanding dishwasher.

Made by
For example Siemens, www.siemens-home.co.uk (last checked May 2017).

Purchased from
Household appliance stores

Paid for by
The user

This tip is from 2005

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Tipsare: Susanne

Susanne lives in an apartment. She studies as well as working full time as a free-lance journalist. She was injured in 1982 and has a high spinal cord injury (C5). Through hand surgery her grip function in her left hand improved. She has personal assistance.