9 Questions You Need to Ask Before Purchasing the DishDrawer™
Fisher & Paykel Appliances Inc.
695 Town Center Drive, Ste 180 | Costa Mesa, CA 92626
888.936.7872 | www.fisherpaykel.com
hen was the last time you were at a party and saw that the host’s dishwasher doubled as an ice chest? Or when were you told to, “Help yourself to another beer, they are in the dishwasher.” We found what we like to call, the ultimate holiday essential gadget, designed with the entertainer in mind. And as if the look of this beauty wasn’t reasoning enough for swooning, the rich history of the brand lets us know that this is an appliance that we just simply need to have.
Let us introduce you to Fisher & Paykel’s DishDrawer™ dishwasher, the popular choice winner in the Architizer A+ Awards; an annual program focused on promoting and celebrating the best architecture and products. We have to say; this is one incredible product.
Founded in New Zealand, Fisher & Paykel has been designing products since 1934 and has grown into a global company operating in 50 countries and manufacturing in Mexico, Italy, Thailand and China. From sea to shining sea, and across the globe, Fisher & Paykel are producing products with the simple, heartfelt philosophy of how to design appliances to make life better for household consumers … and not just by way of having your dishwasher do party tricks.
To better familiarize our readers with this appliance, we asked the basics to give you a head start on your shopping experience for your next DishDrawer. Trust us; you’re going to want one.
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1: Do the drawers ﬁt into the standard dishwasher opening, should someone want to purchase them without a complete kitchen remodel?
Yes, the standard 24” tall double DishDrawer™ dishwasher ﬁts right into the opening. There are other options available such as a single drawer, either 24” or 36”, or two drawers on either side of the sink.
2: Do the drawers need to run at the same time or are they independent of one another? And what is the time span for cleaning?
The drawers are separate units and can run one at a time or at the same time. One of the best features is that customers can use one drawer at a time for smaller loads. There are two cleaning time options, one is a Quick 30, and the other is just under an hour. New options include an extra dry cycle and a sanitation cycle.
3: The drawers are beautiful, but how well do they actually clean?
They have been put through over a million test cycles since its debut and deliver superior performance and reliability. Dishes and glasses do not need to be rinsed before loading, and the sanitation feature meets NSF/ANSI Standard 184, which means it can achieve a minimum 99.9% reduction of bacteria when operated on the sanitizing cycle. There is an extra dry cycle available which increases the temperature 32 degrees, speciﬁcally meant to dry baby bottles and other plastic items along with other kitchenware.
4: What can you tell me about the electricity and water usage?
The electricity is an Energy Star rating and the estimated yearly operating cost when used with an electric water heater ranges from 19 to 32 dollars. The water usage per wash is less than two gallons, which is less than it would take to clean a load of dishes by hand.
5: What are the color options and what is the interior made of?
Exterior color options are White, Black or EZKleen Stainless Steel. The interior liner is Polypropylene, which is the same material used by NASA. Each drawer is one complete unit that won’t leak or drip. It is made to ﬁt into the standard dishwasher space in most kitchens.
6: What stores in the Orange County area carry Fisher & Paykel products?
Fisher & Paykel products are sold through a number of authorized retailers throughout Orange County such as Paciﬁc Sales, Renwes, Pirch and Lowes. You can also view all of the products online on the Fisher & Paykel website, www.ﬁsherpaykel.com/us.
7: What is the price range and does the company offer a warranty?
A 24” single drawer starts at 649 dollars, and the double set of drawers is about 1,299 dollars. The units come with a 3-year parts and labor warranty with online registration.
8: When will the newest model be available and what added features will it have?
Phase 9 will become available November 2017. New features include a higher temperature reaching 140 degrees, a halo light to show when the dishwasher is running, and the ability to pause the cycle at any time by gently knocking on the unit’s front panel two times (feature available on integrated products). The dishwasher is so quiet that the light lets users know when it’s running and the pause option allows users to add or remove dishes mid-wash.
9: In addition to the sleek lines and intuitive concept, is there something else that’s unique to the DishDrawer™ dishwasher?
The interior racks are not just adjustable, they are completely removable, so if you are having a party, you can take the dish racks out, ﬁll the drawers with ice, and have a built-in ice chest to chill glasses, ﬁll with wine bottles, beer cans, waters, sodas or just ice.