The story starts back in 1986 in sleepy Mosgiel,
The world’s first dishwasher in a drawer,
NZ. At the headquarters of local appliance
it was easier to use and more flexible – catering
manufacturer Fisher & Paykel, a team of industrial
for large households to the most compact
designers took a closer look at the office filing
apartments – than any other product on the
cabinet and had a breakthrough moment. Drawers,
market. It also suited kosher households, where
they reasoned, were practical and easy to use.
double DishDrawer™ dishwashers allowed for
So why not put a dishwasher in a drawer?
wash loads to be kept separate. Fisher & Paykel’s stunned international competitors were left
The answer would have stopped many in their
scrabbling to catch up.
tracks. Every element of a traditional dishwasher – from the motor to the electronics board to the plumbing system – would have to be redesigned. Undaunted, Fisher & Paykel’s team got to work. In an era where all other dishwashers were folddown, cumbersome and white, this was a truly gripping plot twist.
THE DISHDRAWER™ DISHWASHER DIFFERENCE It’s hard to overstate the impact the DishDrawer™ dishwasher had when it was launched, featuring on The Oprah Winfrey Show and earning itself a spread in Time Magazine.
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