In 2015, Fisher & Paykel received a 4-star rating for overall customer satisfaction in our Canstar Blue survey. Here’s a brief rundown on Fisher & Paykel dishwashers. And you can check the survey results here.
The people behind the name
Sir Woolf Fisher and Maurice Paykel started Fisher & Paykel Industries in New Zealand in 1934 as an importer of refrigerators. Maurice’s mum Olive wanted to import a refrigerator that she had seen in American Ladies’ Home Journal. When the refrigerators sold like hot cakes, they began importing washing machines as well. They grew quickly until 1938, when the New Zealand government banned imports of manufactured appliances. Woolf and Maurice weren’t fazed. They began importing parts and manufacturing appliances locally in partnership with bigger companies like Kelvinator. Then they began designing their own appliances. They even have their own YouTube channel where they have videos illuminating their latest technological innovations, including this one about the award-winning Fisher & Paykel DishDrawer™. Fisher & Paykel’s design philosophy ‘refresh’, launched in 2010, is to build The Social Kitchen. As more and more homes revolve around a combined kitchen and dining area, their appliances cater for more people with less fuss.
When Fisher & Paykel started producing dishwashers
Fisher & Paykel developed its first DishDrawer dishwasher in 1987. It was launched to the public in 1997.
Fisher & Paykel innovation in dishwashers
DishDrawer™: This one-drawer dishwasher is the most compact we’ve ever seen. And yet somehow, it still fits place settings for 9 people! As a single drawer, it also has less machine faults from the bending of the typical drawbridge door. You can also buy two drawers and stack them in a DishDrawer™ Double. The drawers operate independently, so you can run different wash cycles on each to accommodate a variety of crockery loads. If only one drawer is full, you only need to run a wash in that one. Easy. It’s also easier on the back because you load it from the top, not from the side, so it’s a good choice for anyone with back trouble or mobility issues. Nine wash modes mean you can safely clean everything from dirty pots and pans to wine glasses and china teacups.
Other dishwasher brands we rated
Canstar Blue commissions Colmar Brunton to regularly survey 3,000 Australian consumers across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction. The outcomes reported are the results from customers within the survey group who have purchased and used a dishwasher in the last three years – in this case, 710 Australians. The other dishwasher brands in this year’s survey are:
You can view the dishwasher survey results here.