wood panel dishwashers
Our 14 year old Bosch dishwasher finally died. We are not going to remodel the kitchen, just replace the dishwasher. It was a standard 34 inch tall model with a 23-and-a half inch tall custom panel on the front. The dealer tells me there are no brands that now come with a partial wood panel -- all have full door custom panels only. Is that really true? We would love to be able to re-use the custom panel and attach it to the front of a new dishwasher, as it matches the rest of the cabinets.
If that is not possible, the next option would be to buy a new dishwasher with a wood front that we could stain the same color as the cabinets. Again, the dealer tells me that is only possible by ordering a new custom front panel from a carpenter. That would be fine if we were re-doing the cabinets and made this part of a bigger project. But we don't want to add hundreds of dollars to the cost of the dishwasher, since we already have a panel we would like to use. Do any manufacturers make dishwashers with wood front panels that the customer can stain? I have not found any in my searching.