Wish you had a dishwasher?
- Does an injury or disease make it painful to hand wash the dishes?
- Work, family, maybe pursuing more education keeping you busy?
- Eating out to avoid washing dishes?
- Maybe you plainly loathe doing them!
If you think your space and budget are too limited, take another look.
1. Sunpentown (SPT) 18 Inch Model SD-2201W
Features room for up to six complete place settings. It costs about $200. All white exterior, powerful stainless steel spray arm, and interior. Removable rack and utensil basket. Automatic detergent and rinse dispensers. Select from six cycles located on a user-friendly, analog front control panel. Delay start function, status lights, and hard food filter. 120 volt, quiet, 55dBL sound rating.
Assembled size 17.24 inches high x 21.65 inches wide, fits between most cabinets and counter tops. Depth is 20 inches with the door closed. Open-door at 90-degree angle measures 31.5 inches. Built-in hose helps make the quick connection to kitchen faucets. No dedicated plumbing required. You can set it on a small cart for portability. One year limited manufacturer warranty.
Retailers like Home Depot offer a 90-day return policy and may have it in stock. That’s a plus since they can ship it only to the 48 contiguous states. Live elsewhere? Have it shipped to a reputable forwarding service if you have no one who can purchase and ship directly to you!
2. Danby 18 Inch Model Numbers DDW611W and DDW611WLED
Each has the capacity for 6 place settings. Uses 3.17 gallons (12 liters) water consumption during normal cycle. DDW611W is Energy Star® rated. These different generations of the same model retail between $225-$300 each. Comes with 12 months parts and labor warranty. Does not include installation and annual maintenance.
Easy to program electronic display with status display lights and delay start function. Quiet 55dBA operation. Six wash cycles, automatic detergent and rinse agent dispensers enhance its versatility. It has a hard food filter and quickly connects to the kitchen faucet. Assembled 17.25 inches (43.8cm) high x 21.63 inches (55.0cm) wide x 19.69 inches (50cm) deep.
3. EdgeStar 18 Inch Model DWP61ES
Priced around $390 direct from the manufacturer. Sleek, silver stainless steel model finishes nicely in your smartly styled kitchen. Cleans as many as six place settings or cookware. Its low profile measures 17-3/16 inches high x 21-11/16 inches wide x 19-11/16 inches deep. Similar dishwashers use approximately 40 percent more energy per year. A child lock and standard features make this a good choice for busy households with young children.
4. Koldfront 17 1/2 Inch Model PDW60EB
Want a stylish black exterior to coordinate with your other appliances? This one works hard to clean as many as six place settings of dishes or cookware. There are a convenient cup shelf and utensil basket. Quickly connects to the faucet with included five-foot hose. Energy efficient unit cleans quietly. It uses only 3.5 gallons during the normal wash. Assembled dimensions 17-3/16 inches high x 21-11/16 inches wide x 19-11/16 inches deep. About $375, it comes with one-year parts, 90-day labor warranty.
Many online retailers and manufacturers offer free ground shipping. Surprise someone, including yourself, with one of these useful, anytime gifts. Swap that liquid dish soap for dishwasher detergent, and take your joy with you as you go.