Dishwasher on end of row of base cabinets--issues?
I'd like to install a Bosch or Miele dishwasher on the end of a row of base cabinets, between the cabinets and the refrigerator. I've attached an Ikea sketch (dishwasher has a black front for whatever reason). I have a few questions and concerns:
1. Do countertops actually rest on the dishwasher, i.e. can the dishwasher bear some of the countertop weight?
2. Related to #1, is it necessary that I have some "end" panel on the opposite side of the dishwasher (between the DW and fridge in my sketch), framing the dishwasher on both sides, so that the "floating" end of the counter is anchored to something?
3. Any issues with adding a continuous side cover panel from the top of the above-fridge cabinet, down past the fridge, ending at the countertop?