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Why You Should Elevate Your Dishwasher (Cool Idea)

August 24th, 2019 | 1 min. read

By Steve Sheinkopf

Yale Appliance Dishwasher Display in Framingham

Last week, we published a post on how to place a TV in a wood hood (link below in the article).

Today, you will see a great idea for your dishwasher. It's on display in our Dorchester store.

Unfortunately, it is for new renovations or construction.

Have a look at this video:

Why You Should Elevate Your Dishwasher

Elevated Dishwasher Houzz

There are two major reasons you should elevate your dishwasher. 

First, it is simple to load and unload your dishes. You are not bending way down for a cast iron dish, oddly shaped platter or tray.

If you have a bad back, elevating your dishwasher will be a good idea to consider.

Second, it is simple to plumb. You can run lines under the cabinet below.

Why You Shouldn't Elevate Your Dishwasher

You shouldn't elevate in a smaller kitchen with few cabinets. Although this requires a smaller 24-inch cabinet, sometimes that is not feasible.

One Small Note of Caution:

In stainless, it is straightforward. If you are panelizing, the panel must be installed to move with the dishwasher to prevent it from scratching or catching the cabinet below.

One Larger Note of Caution:

Make sure it's installed correctly. Water leaks are almost as bad as fire for your home. 

Pro Tip: After installing any appliance with water like a refrigerator, washer or dishwasher, place a piece of contact paper underneath.

Check the paper for any moisture within 24 hours of being installed.

Learn how to choose the right dishwasher in our free Dishwasher Buying Guide

So, Should You Elevate Your Dishwasher?

Yes, you should, but only if you have the room and space.

Other Cool Design Ideas:

How To Place a TV in Your Wood Hood: Yes, you can do this.  Now you don't have to worry about tv obscuring your views.

10 Coolest Appliances, Lighting and Plumbing: 10 items to distinguish your gray and white kitchen from your neighbors.

Best Color Alternatives to Stainless Steel: Don't like stainless? Here are the colors to consider and the colors you should not consider

Additional Resources

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Steve Sheinkopf

Steve Sheinkopf is the third-generation CEO of Yale Appliance and a lifelong Bostonian. He has over 38 years of experience in the appliance industry, and he is a trusted source of information for consumers on how to buy and repair appliances.

Steve has also been featured in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Consumer Reports, The Boston Globe, Bloomberg Radio, the New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Entrepreneur, for his knowledge of how to buy appliances and appliance repair.

Steve is passionate about helping consumers find the best appliances for their needs, and he is always happy to answer questions and provide advice. He is a valuable resource for consumers who are looking for information on appliance buying, repair, and maintenance.

Despite being the worst goalie in history, Steve is a fan of the Bruins and college hockey, loves to read, and is a Peloton biker. The love of his life is his daughter, Sophie.

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