A dishwasher drawer is essentially an ordinary dishwasher but split into two vertical appliances.
Unlike an ordinary dishwasher, which has pull-out wire drawers to layer your crockery and plates, a dishdrawer is separated into two separate sections. This means that you can just turn one on if you wish, if you have a smaller load to put on.
It will save energy as you won’t need to use an entire full-sized unit, but you’ll be able to wash things as and when you need them rather than waiting for the appliance to fill to capacity. You can also buy just one single drawer if you wish, which saves a lot of space in your kitchen as everything underneath can just be ordinary storage.
We will admit they are not as widely available as the originals, and you will be a little restricted in terms of design and specifications – Fisher & Paykel are pretty much the only main manufacturers of them, and the term DishDrawer™ is trademarked. But at least with a name like that, you know they are trustworthy and reliable appliance – and they have actually surprisingly been around for 20+ years.
Without further ado, here are the best dishwasher drawers we found online, and there is a handy buying guide at the bottom of the page if you still need some more information before you buy.