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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneV2.0 View Post
    There's one in/on my dishwasher. The dishwasher died years ago, but the panel lives on...

    Does the panel stick out much farther then the doors of the neighboring cabinets?

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    Had a male friend visit yesterday. He commented that he just bought a new dishwasher (it was stainless steel... only one that would fit), refrigerator was white, stove was black with a tan range hood. Now THAT would bother me.... having all my appliances different colors! I can't even imagine how that would look! Obviously, his wife does not care??

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugal-one View Post
    Had a male friend visit yesterday. He commented that he just bought a new dishwasher (it was stainless steel... only one that would fit), refrigerator was white, stove was black with a tan range hood. Now THAT would bother me.... having all my appliances different colors! I can't even imagine how that would look! Obviously, his wife does not care??
    My stove is white, my refrigerator is black, the microwave is white, the toaster over is black, the cabinets are brown. I like to think I am fashionably eclectic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    what are your experiences with dishwasher panels? Are they perfectly fine, a pain in the ass, or something in between?
    No real experience with them (the closest we ever got was those old GE dishwashers that let you reverse the metal sheet on the front from white to "biscuit" or coppertone or avocado green). But I do know the DW door has to be different to accommodate not only the thickness of the cabinet panel but also the weight (the cabinet panel is much heavier than the sheet metal usually used). So unless your DW model has specifically been designed to hold a panel, you may have to work around it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveinMN View Post
    No real experience with them (the closest we ever got was those old GE dishwashers that let you reverse the metal sheet on the front from white to "biscuit" or coppertone or avocado green). But I do know the DW door has to be different to accommodate not only the thickness of the cabinet panel but also the weight (the cabinet panel is much heavier than the sheet metal usually used). So unless your DW model has specifically been designed to hold a panel, you may have to work around it.
    yes, the dishwasher I ordered is a “panel ready” model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToomuchStuff View Post
    Does the panel stick out much farther then the doors of the neighboring cabinets?
    It's flush. The installer just slid it in, as I recall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    yes, the dishwasher I ordered is a “panel ready” model.
    With those technical issues addressed, the only other one I can think of is that older/cheaper panel-ready DWs had the air exhaust at the front of the unit (as designed for the standard version). Nothing better for wood than hot wet air... But unless there's an obvious vent at the front of the appliance, you should be fine. That panel will wear as well as the rest of the cabinet fronts.
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