Kitchen drawer design
Still fixating on drawers... this time converting the space my dishwasher used to occupy with a set of drawers.
To address the obvious question first, yes, when our dishwasher died a year or two ago I decided that I prefer to hand-wash my dishes because I can work in smaller batches and it is a shorter path to having the dishes clean and ready to use than is the dishwasher routine. It's also easier to keep the counter clear, or clear it quickly, than with a dishwasher which in my experience is always full when you most want to load it. It's also easier for the family to pitch in and do a pan of dishes than it is for them to jump aboard the dishwasher management cycle.
I am trying to decide whether to have more shallow drawers or fewer deep drawers. I'm leaning toward shallow drawers, but wonder if I'm missing something, given that every kitchen design I see has these big drawers at the bottom.
I'm not a real foodie so I actually don't have a lot of big kitchen equipment for cooking or baking. My pots are already satisfactorily housed in another drawer. I think these drawers will hold mostly small gadgetry and detritus, packaged food, including cans, and possibly dishes. I do realize they'll have to take some weight for the latter two applications, but I think we can do that. I'm also thinking I might use one for gathering recycling.
So my question is: do you use and appreciate the full depth of those deep kitchen drawers, and if so, for what?