The Ideal Kitchen: Changing The Dishwashing Game

April 24, 2018

If we could build the perfect house from scratch, what would it look like? What features would it contain? Let’s have ourselves a little daydream…

As we all know–and as Adam and Eve knew all too well–once you know something, you can’t un-know it. Unless, of course, the knowing concerns fluency in a foreign language, because I can personally attest to once knowing and now wholly, very much not knowing a scrap of French, Spanish, and German (with the exception of “Können Sie bitte zur seite gehen,” an obviously valuable phrase to have retained since asking people to “please step to the side” is the known opener to every great conversation in Berlin). I am gradually un-knowing Hebrew with each passing day, too. Come to think of it, Adam and Eve could have feigned a language barrier as their excuse; we’d all still be in paradise, today.

The point being, once you’ve been awakened, it is difficult (though not impossible) to return to a state of ignorance.

Well, call me the serpent, because I’m about to throw the lights on, and once I do, I’m afraid there’ll be no going back; friends don’t let friends remain in the dark where house design is concerned (read: I’m going to be mightily upset if you all have been keeping me in the dark about this).

Ready to take a bite?

Turns out, dishwashers don’t have to live on the floor. 

I know, that was earth-shattering, wasn’t it??

Turns out dishwashers can be raised high above the floor–seemingly at any height desirable, like, say, the same height as the sink. Or the rest of the cupboards. 

RAISED dishwasher: adding this to my list of ideal house features.

Image credit: Miele

RAISED dishwasher: adding this to my list of ideal house features.

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Imagine not having to bend down to Hades every time you deposit a dirty plate. Imagine not having to double over every day as you collect the clean dishes to put away.

Okay, okay, so maybe having the dishwasher up higher makes it harder for little ones to take care of their own dishes; that’s a downside. But what the raised dishwasher lacks in chore-worthiness it more than makes up for in wheelchair accessibility and being grown-up-back-friendly. Small humans can use a stool; adults can’t reverse-age their spine.

Am I crazy to think this is game-changing??

And on top of all that, it turns out the raised dishwasher is hardly the latest in kitchen innovations, as this 1955 Kitchen Aid ad proves.

RAISED dishwasher: adding this to my list of ideal house features.

Evidently, I’ve been in the dark for the duration of my life, but no longer. Raised dishwasher is a language I won’t soon be un-knowing.

In conclusion, please accept my sincerest apologies for this nonsense. After eight (hundred million) years of blogging, well, sometimes this is what you get.

The end, and I love you.

3 Comments

  1. Corporate Gifts on May 2, 2018 at 7:08 am

    I agree it need not be touching the floor, the best would be like you say sink height.

  2. Jen on May 2, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    That is awesome. Something so simple – yet so profound! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. Chris L Friant on November 3, 2019 at 12:30 am

    Is this dishwasher for real?
    I’m looking for a tiny built in dishwasher 22 or less in depth.

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3 Comments

  1. Corporate Gifts on May 2, 2018 at 7:08 am

    I agree it need not be touching the floor, the best would be like you say sink height.

  2. Jen on May 2, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    That is awesome. Something so simple – yet so profound! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. Chris L Friant on November 3, 2019 at 12:30 am

    Is this dishwasher for real?
    I’m looking for a tiny built in dishwasher 22 or less in depth.

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