is a panel-ready DW without panel possible?
Apologies if this question has been asked before. I remember reading a thread a long time ago about it but I just can't seem to find it.
Our dishwasher is very old and is in terrible condition. We will be remodeling the kitchen in the spring and I was hoping it would limp along until then because I very much want to have a paneled DW in the new kitchen. While unloading it today, though, I noticed that the spray arm on the bottom came off its rotor at some point, and the hardware that held it down was resting on the heating element and had melted into unrecognizable bits of plastic. So, I don't think I can fix that one. (No wonder it does a truly terrible job of cleaning dishes.) The question becomes, is there a way to install a panel-ready DW in the kitchen now and finish it during the remodel, or do I have to give up my dreams of paneled appliances? I seem to remember somebody mounting a piece of plywood to the DW in this situation and that worked temporarily.
Thanks for any advice!