Post # 1
Scenario: We are building our house from scratch, and are putting in an undermount sink. The sink is double bowl, and has one large bowl, and one small bowl (it can be the reverse as well.. small, then large). Our dishwasher is on the right of the sink.
Question: Which side should the small bowl (where we would put the drying rack) be? On the same side of the sink as the Dishwasher, or the opposite side??
GAH confusion!! Thanks for your help!!
Post # 3
I said opposite side, but only because I work right to left. So dirty plates on the right, run through the sink, and into drying rack on the left.
Post # 4
Does the smaller bowl have the garbage disposal? I don’t think it really matters, but I’d want whatever bowl I’d be transferring dishes from (meaning, from the bowl to the dishwasher) to be closer to the dishwasher (assuming most dishes will go in the washer).
EDIT: Assuming you’d do both some dish rack drying and some dishwasher use – I’d think it would be convenient to have it on either side. So, Larger Bowl closer to the dishwasher. That way, you have the option of either going left or right with the dish vs. over the dry dishes to get to the dishwasher.
Post # 5
My small bowl is on the opposite side of the diswasher. I’m not sure it matters.
I wash in the right, rinse in the left and then leave it all on a drying rag.
My mom washes in the left, rinses on the right.
I think it matters which side your disposal is in.
Post # 6
I don’t think there’s a garbage disposal ?
We have always had in this order: Dirty dishes – big sink – drying rack- microwave…
and then today someone raised the thought that the drying rack should be on the opposite side of the Destination Wedding because when u put the dirty dishes in the Destination Wedding, it won’t drip on the clean ones..
Post # 7
I have a double sink and mine goes dishwasher, clean sink, washing sink. Not a big deal and never noticed myself getting the clean dishes dirty. And while I think about it, I grew up with the sinks going the exact opposite way (washing sink, drying sink, dishwasher). I think you get used to whatever you had.
Oh and definitely get a garbage disposal, if you can. I don’t know if I could handle a kitchen without one.
Post # 8
We almost never wash dishes by hand (except wine glasses or really nice/big items) so for me it didn’t really matter. Ours is big sink (with garbage disposal), small sink, and then dishwasher. This works fine for us.
Do you have the option have installing a garbage disposal? If so, I would say you should definetly get one.
Post # 9
Yeah definitely get a garbage disposal and put it in the side where the washing goes on.
Post # 10
Every place I have ever lived has had the smaller, drying rack sink bowl on the opposite side as the dishwasher.
Post # 11
Yes, if you are building your home from scratch, I’d agree with the other posters and DEFINITELY get a garbage disposal! 🙂
Post # 12
@SaidYES: Get a garbage disposal! Seriously! I lived in an apartment without one and it was the longest year of my life.
Post # 13
Yeah my bf didn’t have one at his crappy apartment and it was disgusting to have to pull food out of the drain. SO GROSS! He needed a garbage disposal. There was no dishwasher either. yuck.
Post # 14
I would prefer to have the drying rack right above the dishwasher for 2 reasons:
1. The heat from the dishwasher helps dry those pots/dishes I washed by hand.
2. Again the counter over the dishwasher gets hot and the steam from the dishwasher that I almost consider it wasted space for anything else (like I wouldnt want to put other things there that would get hot from the dishwasher).
Post # 15
I have an undermount with equal sized dual sinks so I am useless for me. My Mom has one small, one big and the small is the opposite side of the dishwasher.
I’ve never had a garbage disposal so have no idea how that works, so wouldn’t say they are necessary at all.
Post # 16
EVERY house I have lived in had the dishwasher to the left of the sink. Currently, we have the same set up, dishwasher on left, then small bowl then large bowl. It’s annoying.
If you plan on having the drying rack in the small bowl have it OPPOSITE from the dishwasher. It’s so annoying to drip the plates/soap over the small bowl