Small kitchen, would you get 18" dishwasher or 24" stove?

I'm helping to renovate a kitchen in my brother-in-laws studio apartment, and there was no dishwasher in the old kitchen, but we'd like to put one in now. Problem is the kitchen is short on space and we only have 2 alternatives, get an 18" dishwasher and 30" stove, or get a 24" dishwasher and a 24" stove. I've seen the 18" dishwasher and it does not look like you can put much in there. The 24" stove seems like something the tenant can live with. Any opinions appreciated.
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2 24 inch appliances..........
one must have a stove, and a dishwasher is a very good item to bring in tenants
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Mikepier says...

I have an 18" dishwasher and a 30" stove. There are two people in the household.
I find that with intelligent loading, a surprising amount does go in. Once in awhile I'll have a pot that won't fit in from a big meal, and I'll wash it separately, or put it aside for the next loading.
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"Mikepier" wrote

Hi Mike! As a long time rental type (Military, many moves, now own a house but I've been in apartments for eons), I have an opnion. I can't say as the renters will be smart enough to realize the difference but those who have been there, will.
The 24inch stove will be a problem for any family after a bit. Check the size of a large Pizza (Djornos etc). I bet you will find a large pizza pan will not fit. I had one like that in Japan and was happy to even have that as mst rental units there have no oven at all. They have a thing called a 'system7' (google will not show this correctly, I've tried. It's a mere slot with a broiler). If I saw the 24 inch stove, I would open to check the inside and probably select another apartment with a full oven.
Conversely, the smaller dishwasher will not be a problem though may not fit that big pizza pan ;-) If there wasnt one at all, I'd still rent and be looking for a portable.
If the kitchen is small and you were thinking to remove some cabinet space for the dishwasher, first look and see if you can find an external stand alone 'portable' dishwasher (you hook these to the sink, no plumbing required). You just roll these to a wall when not in use. I had one of these and found out I liked them quite well. Given the option now to go back to one and have my pot storage cabinet back, I'd do it in a flash. They dont last as long and arent 'pot scrubbers' but they do well enough for regular use. Our last one in an apartment lasted 5 years before needing replacement.
We also had a nifty japanese 'portable' dishwasher that is much like an old fashioned dishdrain with a cover that hooks to the sink and drains right into the sink. Very very nice machine! Serious pot-scrubber action too! Tenants not used to such though, won't think much on first sight of those and they do take up a fair amount of counterspace (we stowed it under the sink when not in use).
Anyways, you asked for opinons. 30 inch stove, 18 inch (portable preferred if none there now and you'd be removing cabinet space) dishwasher.
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