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Portable Dishwasher - Portable Countertop Dishwashers for Apartments, Dorm Rooms, Camping Trips and More

Updated on August 30, 2011

Benefits of Portable Dishwashers

So you have just cooked this delicious meal and instead of being able to relax and enjoy the rest of the evening after all of your hard work, you find the worst of the work is still ahead of you -- washing those darn dishes!

Dishwashers are a god-send. There is not doubt about it. But what if you don't happen to have room for one?

There are usually two reasons that most people decide to purchase a portable dishwasher. Either the cost of a full sized dishwasher is currently out of their price range or they do not have the room in their kitchen for a full sized dishwasher. This is especially true of older houses that never had a dishwasher installed. To put one in now would mean having to rip out old cabinets or drawers which is a huge undertaking.

This is where portable dishwashers come in. They are smaller, cheaper and most importantly, portable! You can tuck them away in whatever corner they will fit and simply roll them out when they are needed.

In the cases of even smaller spaces such as apartments, there are even now countertop dishwashers that sit right on your counter waiting to do your work for you.

Listed below are the bestselling and most recommended of portable and countertop dishwashers for you to choose from to fit both your personal needs and your budget.


Haier 4 Place Setting Portable Countertop Dishwasher

This is the number one rated portable dishwasher by Amazon! This tabletop/countertop dishwasher offers exceptional time-saving convenience.

It features a stainless-steel spray arm and tub that won't chip, crack, or rust, and its spacious cavity can hold up to four place settings.

It is perfect for apartments or smaller size kitchens.

You can stand salad and dinner plates in the upright position, put bowls at an angle and the cups upside down along the upper tier. Then simply slip silverware in the utensil basket.

It has three automatic wash cycles to choose from: heavy, normal, and gentle and includes a user-friendly electronic touch-pad controls.

Simply add detergent and it takes care of the rest.

This countertop dishwasher offers a quick sink-connect option or a fixed-installation option and its compact design stores easily and out of the way in a standard-size kitchen cabinet when not in use.

It measures 18-8/9" by 22-3/5" by 17-1/5".


Edgestar Portable Countertop Dishwasher

The EdgeStar Portable Countertop Dishwasher is another high rated portable countertop dishwasher.

it too has the capacity to fit up to four standard place settings and it actually saves more water than you would if you were to wash the dishes by hand.

It measures 18 1/2" high and is low enough to fit under most cabinets. It includes a quick connect faucet adapter which makes hookup to almost any faucet simple.

It also boasts a stainless steel interior, a powerful spray arm, an included silverware basket, a rinse agent dispenser (to minimize water spotting on dishes) and an internal water heater with Saniwash option to heat water up to 158°F. It's silver exterior with its sleek windowed door makes a stylish addition to any modern kitchen.


Danby Portable Dishwasher

This Danby Portable Dishwasher also gets high ratings from consumers. It is 18 inches wide and rolls easily on built-in castors. According to customers it is quieter than most models and does a great job on dishes that haven't even been pre-rinsed (though like any dishwasher pre-rinsing is recommended).

It is Energy star rated and boasts a low-water consumption feature. This portable dishwasher is not only suitable for condos and apartments, this model even offers a built-in soft water system for remote cottage locations.

It has the capacity to hold up to 8 place settings.


GE 25 Convertible/Portable Dishwasher: Black on Black

This is a great black model portable dishwasher by GE. This model has finished sides and a finished top so it can be placed separate from your counter and cabinets.

The great thing about this model is that it can built in at a later time so no need to buy a new dishwasher after you have redesigned your kitchen.

All you need to do with this model is load your dirty dishes and push a button.

It includes an anti-bacterial cycle to sanitize your dishes and a 4-Level PowerScrub wash system. Its wash arms direct water with precision, which virtually eliminates pre-rinsing, soaking and scrubbing. It also has a hot rinse temperature that helps provide great cleaning results and assists in the natural convection drying process which allows dishes to dry fast.


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