Over a million people worldwide have a Fisher & Paykel DishDrawer™ dishwasher humming away companionably in their kitchen.
It’s hard to overstate the impact this appliance had when it was launched back in 1996, featuring on the phenomenally popular Oprah Winfrey Show and earning itself a Time Magazine spread.
That’s an impressive journey for a product dreamed up in the back blocks of Mosgiel, New Zealand, where one day a few Fisher & Paykel engineers were standing in a kitchen and talking about the dishwasher door and wondered if the dishwasher could actually fit in a kitchen drawer.
Drawers, they reasoned, were practical and easy to use. So why not put a dishwasher in a drawer? So, they built a mock-up which looked like a filing cabinet but - actually the idea came from a conversation in a kitchen.
The answer would have stopped many in their tracks. Every element of a traditional dishwasher – from the motor to the electronics board to the plumbing system – had to be redesigned. Undaunted, they got to work, and the world’s first dishwasher in a drawer was created.
The DishDrawer™ dishwasher difference – Drawers do it better!
This unique dishwasher’s appeal was clear. It was easier to use and more flexible – catering for large households to the most compact apartments – than any other product on the market. It also suits kosher households, where two single DishDrawer™ dishwashers can be installed independently to allow for wash loads to be kept separate. Fisher & Paykel stunned international competitors who were left scrabbling to catch up.
They haven’t yet. Two decades down the track, this innovative appliance is in its prime; its original benefits honed and new features added. Over 1.8 million DishDrawer™ dishwashers have been manufactured and sold in more than 20 countries worldwide and tested 1 million + times since debut.
The latest models are quieter and more energy and water-efficient than ever. They’re more durable, thanks to Fisher & Paykel’s rigorous testing for 20 years’ continuous use.