Using a dead dishwasher as a cabinet

Our dishwasher has been out of commission for years and it will not be replaced. The idea is to use it to store pots, pans and the like, including cast iron vessels. With that said what should be done to ensure the dishwasher is safe and sanity for use as a storage cabinet?

  7 answers
  • Peg Peg on Nov 10, 2017
    Great idea. Besides shutting off the water to your appliance you should be good to go.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Nov 10, 2017
    Empty it all out. Disconnect water and wast supplies.

  • Ann M Ann M on Nov 10, 2017
    My in laws used theirs for years to do exactly this! They never had any issue.

  • DesertRose DesertRose on Nov 10, 2017
    Good friends of ours did that for many years due to lack of storage space. They never had a problem

  • Rus23465458 Rus23465458 on Nov 10, 2017
    I agree with a deep clean then try removing any spinners for more space and maybe customize the racks to maximize the storage space.

  • Ann Ann on May 10, 2018
    great use of a dead appliance! I used to have one also and I used it as a file caninet, since it had all those great dish slots,

  • Wanda Wanda on May 10, 2018
    I use mine to store sheet pans, baking pans and refrigerator storage dishes.