Best Portable Dishwashers
Review and Comparison

Review of the best portable dishwashers, and the comparison of the top features. Comparing the small and mobile dishwashers from SPT, Danby and EdgeStar with the pros and cons.

SPT Countertop Portable Dishwasher

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For the first time users, the SPT countertop dishwasher, SD-2201W, is a good pick that follows most of the rules of purchase.

Crafted in pure white or silver color, this state of the art portable dish cleaner scores good marks on aesthetics with the most sleek silver accentuation for the modern kitchen.

SD-2201W portable dishwashers pack 6 wash cycles inside including heavy, light and soak cycles, which gives the user liberty to choose which cycle cleans best for them. Build in a compact nature, the SPT Countertop washer helps you save on space since it fits in most standard-measure countertops and surprisingly kitchen cabinets as well. Compared to other models, this high end portable dishwasher saves a lot on power and is rated with a credible Energy Star compliance. Built as the countertop and with the weight of close to 50 pounds it is easy to move around while a quick connection makes it convenient to install.

Being compact in nature, the SPT Countertop dishwasher is designed to serve a small family of less than four people. It will not be ideal for a home larger than that because that will require multiple wash cycles, which in turn may speed up wear and tear of the portable dishwasher. Several complaints are noticed, that it doesn't hold as much, didn't do a good job cleaning the dishes, it takes longer than conventional type, and that requires better rinsing before running the machine.


Danby DDW1899WP-1

Danby dishwasher DDW1899WP-1 is much heavier than the previous SPT, it weighs over 130 pounds but is not designed as countertop as well and surely not for carrying. For the guy who likes convenience and efficiency in a portable appliance, this is the dishwasher to get.

Only 18 inches wide, this appliance won’t eat up space and its fixed four casters allows easy mobility. It is Energy Star rated and praised for its low water consumption. If you live in a condo or apartment, this portable dishwasher will be your own personal maid.

It has more rooms inside than previous model (8 place setting capacity) and the same number of washing cycles, six. Another great feature is the built-in water softener system, great for the users who live in area affected by the hard water, so it functions and last longer with the reduced sediment build-up.

EdgeStar Countertop Dishwasher

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This lovely portable dishwasher will sit comfortably on your countertop and give you a cool 6 cycle options for how you want your dishes done.

EdgeStar DWP61ES is the compact appliance with a 17inch high profile that can fit into any kitchen cabinet easily. It comes with a quick faucet connection point with a 5 feet hose that can connect on any fixtures easily and without permanent installation.

The unit is easy to use and handle as it features digital control panel with LCD display that allows you to choose one of six cycles: heavy, normal, light, glass, rinse and soak, delay start function and child lock for safety.


  • Quality compact design that fits on any countertop

  • Saves energy up to 61%

  • User friendly digital control panel

  • Has 6 wash cycles

  • Quiet

  • The faucet hook up is easy to use

  • Perfect for a small family

  • The stainless steel interior cleans easily and does not hold the smell


  • May not take up huge wash loads and big plates

  • As with many other model reviews, customer service is the main complaint


Either one of the best portable dishwashers from above are a worthy investment especially if kitchen renovation is out of the picture or you move often. When making purchases, there are certain guidelines to consider, among them being the capacity of the washer, the material it is made of and the ease of use. There are so many models in the market today to consider, but you can never go wrong with the portable dishwasher options offered above.

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