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Old 01-25-2018, 03:11 PM
 
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You don't have to put dishes away when you have two dishwashers. You take something out of the clean machine, then throw it into the other one. Most people use a fraction of their dishes, glassware, and pots and pans on a daily basis. It makes sense to me.
Aside from keeping a "kosher kitchen", what you described is another reason for someone to have two dishwashers.

Back in the '70s, I was a social acquaintance of a NYC MD who lived in a penthouse on the upper East Side of the city. Needless to say, the luxury of his place (a private elevator lobby was just the beginning...) was something to which I was not accustomed, but the thing that really stumped me was the presence of two dishwashers in his kitchen. So, I asked him why he had two dishwashers, and his answer was something along the lines of... This way, I never have to unload them into the cabinets.
For someone--like me--who came from modest circumstances, this was a revelation.

It should be noted that he also had a garbage disposal in his kitchen sink, and at the time this was forbidden under NYC's housing codes for a high-rise building. Obviously, money talks, and he was able to find a NYC plumber who would ignore those codes in exchange for some of the long green.
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Old 01-25-2018, 09:59 PM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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The big windows on the one side are great.

Nice kitchen, Captain.
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Old 01-26-2018, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I like the range hood. I sometimes bang my head on mine.
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Old 01-26-2018, 12:42 AM
 
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Aside from keeping a "kosher kitchen", what you described is another reason for someone to have two dishwashers.

Back in the '70s, I was a social acquaintance of a NYC MD who lived in a penthouse on the upper East Side of the city. Needless to say, the luxury of his place (a private elevator lobby was just the beginning...) was something to which I was not accustomed, but the thing that really stumped me was the presence of two dishwashers in his kitchen. So, I asked him why he had two dishwashers, and his answer was something along the lines of... This way, I never have to unload them into the cabinets.
For someone--like me--who came from modest circumstances, this was a revelation.

It should be noted that he also had a garbage disposal in his kitchen sink, and at the time this was forbidden under NYC's housing codes for a high-rise building. Obviously, money talks, and he was able to find a NYC plumber who would ignore those codes in exchange for some of the long green.
My sister-in-law (husband's sister) loved the idea. She and her husband added a room to their small house to finally have a coat closet, half bath, and large kitchen. While there were a few disagreements during the planning stage, it finally gelled. The brother-in-law didn't like me for a while because I had planted the two dishwashers seed.

I never liked him.
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Old 01-26-2018, 07:51 AM
 
Location: NJ
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The big windows on the one side are great.

Nice kitchen, Captain.
thanks. they put a lot of big windows in this house. the guy who built it went bankrupt and i ended up with more house than i ever would have paid for if i had to pay full price. i do have to get that other dishwasher fixed, i hate having things not working properly.
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Old 01-26-2018, 08:05 AM
 
Location: NJ
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So, I asked him why he had two dishwashers, and his answer was something along the lines of... This way, I never have to unload them into the cabinets.
that is something that i may do but my wife would never let me get away with.
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Old 01-26-2018, 12:20 PM
 
Location: NJ
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anywhere from $85 to $100 a month. American water!
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Old 01-27-2018, 08:08 AM
 
Location: NJ
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A few years ago I was on vacation in Charleston, SC and we did one of those mansion tours. When we looked at the kitchen one of the things they pointed out was a dishwasher that could wash an entire load of dishes in 90 seconds (that's right, seconds). They didn't say how much it costs but I would think that is a much better alternative than 2 dishwashers!
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Old 01-27-2018, 08:38 AM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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My beach house has two dishwashers in the kitchen and it is a godsend. Especially because we have other families out to spend the weekend with us very often.

I donít know why we didnít do it in our home in NJ. We built it in 2006, but are considering remodeling the kitchen. Not because of the dishwasher, but because we were never happy with the flow. When we do remodel though, we will be sure to put in the second dishwasher.
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Old 01-27-2018, 10:53 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I still don't really see point of 2 dishwashers. Even if you have company and there are a lot of extra dishes, why do you need to wash them all simultaneously? I'm assuming you don't wash 2 loads of dishes, unload both dishwashers, and reuse all the plates, all while your company is still at the house.
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