Option to install a standard dish dryer into a custom sized cabinet
Furniture standards for a dish dryer provide for its installation in a cabinet with a width of 400, 500, 600 mm, etc. д. In this case, the length of the dryer will be 32 mm less than the indicated width of the front. It is clear that it is no problem to install the drainer in a correctly calculated cabinet: put marks, drilled holes, inserted clamps and installed the dryer.
And what can you do if you need to install a dish dryer in the kitchen in a cabinet with non-standard dimensions (old or homemade furniture, etc.)? д.).
Consider the original idea for a beautiful and high-quality installation of the dryer in a non-standard cabinet.
The necessary set of materials and tools:
- tape measure;
- hacksaw for metal;
- Metal drill bit with a diameter of 12 mm;
- Copper tube for air conditioning, 12.7 mm in diameter;
- caliper with a caliper gauge (to remove the exact size).
How to choose and install a dish dryer
Functionality in the kitchen is one of the main prerequisites for comfortable cooking and taking care of different utensils. Not only appliances can increase the level of comfort, but also devices such as dryer, rails, pull-out shelves and so on. How to assemble a kitchen dish dryer and install additional equipment yourself,
What kind of dryer for dishes in the cabinet to buy, how to install yourself
Hello all! I will say maybe a banal thing, but the cleanliness of man used dishes in many ways depends on his health and the health of the whole family. If you have a whole kitchen complex, which includes a dishwasher built into the set, then the problem of constant washing disappears by itself.
The rest have to thoroughly wash, rinse and dry forks, spoons and plates by hand. For this purpose is suitable special dryer for dishes in the cabinet. The design is quite simple, but useful. Therefore, there should be no problems with how to assemble or how to install a ready-made element.
The dryer can be single-level, there are two-level models, plastic and stainless steel, retractable and built-in, that is stationary, with a tray and without. There are a lot of options. Therefore, I suggest that we first talk about the varieties, and then already specify some of the nuances of the installation of such an element.
Yes, you can always order the product from a well-known manufacturer in popular stores Leroy Merlin, Hoff, Maksidom or OBI, for example. But there are those who want to do everything from start to finish with their own hands.
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Before you buy a dryer, you need to decide what kind of rack you’re going to use. This largely depends on the existing kitchen set. Some people find it easier to make a dryer for the upper cabinet, while others prefer a floor version.
In total, there are several variants of designs, depending on how to mount the dryers:
- Wall-mounted. Wall-mounted as a separate piece of kitchen furniture. Left open, which is not to everyone’s liking. Although if you want to get rid of clutter, an open wall dryer is great;
- Built-in. Built into the cabinet, which is already there or need to buy separately. Visit IKEA and you’ll see dozens of options;
- Overhead. They’re also called troflexes. They are placed simply on the sink, and when finished drying simply roll up, like a rug;
- Closed. Optionally equipped with lids that prevent dust from getting on the dishes. Not very convenient to use, because you constantly need to remove and put on the lid.
All models have their strengths and weaknesses. So it’s best to consider the size of your kitchen, your interior, and the practicality and functionality of the dryer for your dishes.
Built-in under-cabinet drains really are the optimal solution in many situations. They are easily accessible for a person of small stature. This is a good option for children, a great choice when combined with a dishwasher and in relatively spacious kitchens.
But for some cases, such a dryer is not suitable. Small kitchens, for example. It’s an unacceptable luxury to take up an entire lower cabinet with a dishwasher dryer. Here the preference is mainly for countertop, wall-hung models, or built into upper cabinets.
It’s very interesting to hear what you think. Which dryers do you prefer and why?? Do you think a dish dryer in a lower cabinet is better than a tabletop or hanging rack?? Leave your feedback.
If we talk about the design features of built-in products, then there are 2 main varieties.
Let’s start with the classic or standard solution.
Built into the bottom cabinets. These are the usual straight designs that are presented in the form of a box. It is built into the lower cabinet with the help of rails. These dryers are equipped with several compartments for different dishes. At the very bottom there is a tray to collect excess water, which must be periodically taken out and washed. Such designs are convenient for children and people of small stature. You can install a Tip On pull-out system with a door closer that lets the dryer roll out after gently pushing on the front. That is, it is not necessary to use handles here.
If you have a dishwasher. Such a dryer will be the best solution when placed next door. It’s enough to open the dishwasher, pull out the compartment with the dryer, and then, without changing your body position, move the dishes from one container to another.
Really comfortable and practical.
If all the dishes are stored on the top drawers, using the bottom dryers would be inconvenient. You have to bend down and up all the time. For people of age and with back problems this option is not suitable.
I can say that the bottom placement has more advantages than disadvantages. Much depends on the overall organization of the kitchen.
Roll-out bottom dryers. Used mainly on corner cabinets. Because of the difficult access to them, it is quite right to use a pull-out system. It optimizes the internal space. Basically, they are dryers of a grid structure, which are attached to the uprights or to the fronts of the kitchen set. There’s usually no separation into sectors for different dishes. In general, it is recommended to use such dryers for storage, not for placing wet dishes there. This is because most models have no trays.
So it is the first option can rightly be considered a full-fledged and most practical dryer, installed in the lower cabinet.
Rotating shelf in the corner cabinet
Dryer for dishes in the cabinet. an indispensable thing in the kitchen.
The dishwasher dryer has long been an integral part of any kitchen set-up.
Dryer for dishes in the cabinet can be executed in several variants.
Both in terms of completeness, material, shape and size, as well as the place of installation. in a hinged cabinet or in its lower part.
As a rule, the dryer for dishes consists of several independent compartments.
In addition to built-in dryers, detachable ones are also used. But the latter are not widely used due to the fact that, despite the possibility of easy cleaning from contamination, they do not provide proper reliability of storage of dishes due to the design features.
Open dryers are easy to use and unpretentious, in addition, they have a fairly low price.
In terms of their device, regardless of design and manufacturer, material and size, all built-in “dryers” are quite similar. In essence. it is a securely mounted, mesh construction, providing a secure hold on the plate in the “on-rib” position.
In most cases, the “dryer” kit includes a basket for cups and cutlery.
With almost any version of “dryer” is necessarily equipped with a tray to collect and retain moisture droplets rolling down from the dishes.
Sometimes manufacturers make trays with a drain fitting and drain tube.
Tiskikaappi. Dish Rack In The Cabinet
Modern non-removable driers of dishes are made of plastic, polished stainless steel and aluminum, chrome-plated and enameled steel.
Each element of the system is made of durable material.
According to the type of installation, modern recessed dryers for dishes are divided into three main types:
Thanks to the built-in dryers for dishes in the cabinet, your kitchen will have a more aesthetic and well-groomed look.
The advantage of a built-in dryer is that the dishes will not be covered in dust.
Dishes are stacked neatly and do not take up much space.
The most common and familiar to all is the “drying” for the dishes in the front hinged cabinet.
The dryers are available in various cabinet widths, from 350 mm to 1000 mm. With “step” from 350 to 1000 mm.
The width of the dryer takes into account the thickness of the walls of the cabinet, respectively the width of the dryer directly turns out to be 32-36 mm less than the declared. Accordingly, when choosing, you need to pay attention to the marking, the package should either indicate the thickness of chipboard, for which the product is designed, or the actual width of the product.
widely lately, dryers for corner wall cabinets have become popular.
By design, such dryers are similar to the front, but with a small addition in the form of half-sized full-sized dryer. Such products can be installed in a corner cabinet in an L-shaped configuration. The indisputable advantage of such dryers is the possibility of full use of a corner cupboard. Usability of such a dryer can not be compared with its frontal version.
Access to the dryer is difficult because of the rather narrow front of the corner cabinet. With the size of the corner cabinet 600×600 mm width of its facade is only 400 mm.
Another noteworthy option for built-in dryers are products designed for installation in the bottom cabinets of kitchen sets. Such dryers are made similarly to ordinary drawers.
To fix the dryer, you usually use a ball-type pull-out system, either telescopic or flush-mounted, similar to the “tandem” systems.
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This solution has quite a few advantages. For example, if it is impossible to place the dryer in a classical way, that is, in a hinged cabinet (and such reasons can be many. the presence of a large number of windows or other reasons limiting the number of wall cabinets).
A design decision to omit the entire upper “belt” of the kitchen or placing the dish dryer in a lower floor cabinet is often the only way out.
Also placing the dryer in the lower “belt” of the kitchen is justified if the hostess, who will use the kitchen furniture, has a small height.
According to the norms of ergonomics, it is much more convenient for a short person to use dryers located in the lower “belt” of the kitchen set.
Types of dryers
There are several models for the kitchen. According to the method of installation, they can be divided into four categories:
Sink-mounted dryers. Products are made of plastic or stainless steel, mounted on sinks. They are lightweight and simple in construction, but not very demanding in terms of design. Simple models are designed for a small amount of dishes. It is always at hand, which means that it is convenient to put not only plates, but also vegetables after washing. On sale are dryers in the form of grids or nets, as well as with peorized surface.
Built-in dryers. Installed in a cabinet that sits on the floor, can have hinged cabinets, drawers. In simple models there are two tiers. for plates and mugs. Complex designs are designed for other types of dishes. An enclosed dryer will protect your dishes from dust. Many built-in dryers include a tray in which dishes are placed immediately after washing. But for the cabinet itself it is not very good, because it collects a lot of moisture. The main dryer in the cabinet should always be complemented by an auxiliary, which is located near the dishwasher.
Tabletop dryer. It is located near the sink, for example, on the countertop. Tabletop dryer can be of different configuration: collapsible and stationary, with two or three tiers, for instruments. Since the product will always be in sight, you need to choose the color to match the style of the entire kitchen. When there is no cabinet over the sink, you can buy a dryer with a lid, it will protect the dishes from dust.
Wall-mounted dryer. Wall-mounted directly on the wall at the right height, or in the cabinet. Select such a size so that the object fits into the free space.
Classification of dish dryers
The traditional dish dryer has two compartments: the first holds plates and the second holds cups. Strong, water-resistant materials are used in the manufacture of system elements. The surface is coated with enamel or paint to make cleaning easier. Rubber coating can also be used, which reduces the noise from the dishes during operation.
According to the type dryers are divided into the following categories:
Built into the cabinet open model of the dryer for dishes in the kitchen in warm colors with the main accent on the bright red kitchen set
There are also open dryers, they should be mounted on the wall above the sink or directly on the sink, so that the residual water left on the dishes as a result of washing, flowed into the sink bowl or in a specially designed stand.
Open dryer for dishes above the sink in a small kitchen in light colors
- Installation can be carried out anywhere, by attaching to the wall or simply by installing them on another surface.
- The products are undemanding and easy to use.
- Cheaper models than other types of dryers.
The easy-to-use open wooden drainer
Dryers, installed in furniture, are divided into the following categories:
- Single tier. Only plates can be dried in them;
- Double-deck (two-tiered). you can dry any dishes except forks and spoons;
- Special-purpose dryers for dishes and cutlery.
Triple-deck, built-in in the kitchen cabinet, dish dryer
Models of this kind are particularly popular and widespread. Hanging dryer can be of two types:
Also, instead of a full-fledged dryer, you can place a couple of shelves above the sink in the general style of the kitchen
A product built into kitchen furniture.
The integrated dishwasher dryer, which is practically invisible in the overall kitchen interior
Designs of the second category, depending on the shape and configuration there are:
Small at first glance, the design of the corner cabinet with built-in dryer for dishes, in fact, quite practical and roomy
Built-into the cabinet dryers should be attached according to certain rules. The main condition is a quality cupboard vent, so that moisture does not accumulate inside, which is harmful to furniture. To ensure good ventilation, two holes should be drilled on the opposite side of the cabinet. The best place for openings is on the sides of the cabinet, as dishes will get dusty through the top or bottom openings.
A small wall-mounted kitchen cabinet with a built-in dish dryer
These are irregularly shaped models that are designed to decorate the interior. Another advantage of the system. the possibility of installation anywhere in the kitchen. The table or sink fender is the best place to put it.
A refined version of the metal drier for dishes will become not only a decorative element in your kitchen, but also quite a functional construction, convenient in operation
How to choose a “dryer” for dishes?
Each dryer differs from the other way of fastening.
Each of these models has a lot of advantages and disadvantages, so the choice of dryer should be based on the size of the kitchen space, taking into account its convenience and functionality.
The dryer can have one or two levels. complex models are often equipped with additional compartments.