Design Green Design Less Is More: Dishwasher Is Integrated Into Sink By Lloyd Alter Design Editor University of Toronto Lloyd Alter is Design Editor for Treehugger and teaches Sustainable Design at Ryerson University in Toronto. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Lloyd Alter Updated October 11, 2018 Migrated Image Kitchenaid-KIDS36EPSS Share Twitter Pinterest Email Design Tiny Homes Architecture Interior Design Green Design Urban Design Here is a great idea for small spaces and perhaps even a LifeEdited: a dishwasher integrated with the kitchen sink. It just makes so much sense to integrate the wet functions, and top loading is logical when you are dealing with water. The lid becomes an integrated drainboard. @frankejames actually nailed it when she tweeted "Like Magic! Dump the Dirty Dishes in the Sink and Press "Wash!"-it is intuitive. via Book of Joe April missed this when she rounded up thetiny dishwashers for LifeEdited, and in fact it may no longer be in production. It is also expensive at $1795. But we need more clever rethinking of how our appliances are designed; compare this to the dish drawers in April's post, that require complex flexible plumbing connections to move in and out. I think this makes a lot more sense. With a high-performance water heater accessory, the KitchenAid® Briva® in-sink dishwasher can run a complete cycle in as little as 18 minutes. Even without it, your dishes are clean in approximately 30 minutes. Using revolutionary FlashDry® technology, the lid automatically pops open at the end of the cycle, allowing steam to escape to facilitate fast, efficient drying. The SaniRinseTM option boosts the final rinse water temperature to 160°F to deliver the cleaning and sanitizing results many items require. A 2-minute rinsing cycle is handy for cleaning bowls or cooking utensils that you'll need for other parts of a recipe. Can easily accommodate up to five place settings, including dinner plates up to 11 inches. Provides overflow capacity to hold large service pieces or pots and pans. Requires up to 50% less water than full-sized dishwashers.