In this review of the SoloRock portable dishwasher, the stainless steel model, we’ll look at the pros and cons of this portable dishwasher model. And we’ll include observations that aren’t clear pros or cons but would affect the decision to buy for some consumers.
Pros of the SoloRock Portable Dishwasher
This 18” portable dishwasher looks like a standard under the counter dishwasher, and its narrow size means it can fit comfortably either under a counter or next to the end of a counter as long as it has a water connection and drain outlet.
It is 25” deep and 36” tall, so it can stand beside the countertop end instead of taking up the limited countertop space in an apartment or rental home.
It comes with the hoses and standard connectors it needs to run.
The upper rack can be adjusted to let you put larger plates and trays in the bottom shelf of the dishwasher.
The lower rack comes with a silverware rack. You can take the silverware rack out to be able to put several more plates in.
The model is CSA-EEV Certified, the equivalent of an Energy Star rating in the United States. This is a very efficient unit for a portable dishwasher. And it is in general a higher quality than many cheap rivals; these units often run for years before dying.
The stainless steel door fits in with other stainless steel appliances, complements black appliances and doesn’t stand out among white appliances the way the white SoloRock portable dishwasher does. And the stainless steel door won’t show food spills or fingerprint smudges as much.
It has multiple wash and dry cycles, whereas some of its rivals can’t dry dishes at all.
It does a good enough job on the standard cycle that you rarely need to pre-rinse dishes, though heavier food debris needs to be scraped off plates.
Cons of the SoloRock Portable Dishwasher
It weighs about 120 pounds. It isn’t easy to move even on casters, so don’t plan on rolling it around as you would a portable dishwasher on roll around rack.
Relatively few people have a Solorock appliance, so getting service beyond the standard issues like a clogged hose is challenging.
It runs off 110 volt power, so it has to connect to the main line to run. You can’t just plug this dishwasher into any outlet in the house and run it as some weaker portable dishwashers can be.
Observations about this Model
Depending on where you get this dishwasher, it costs between $350 and $400. You can buy an average to below average full sized dishwasher for this price.
You get a basic twelve month warranty.
The item is shipped with the adapter for the faucet in the bottom of the box. Make sure you get it out before you throw out the wrapping and plastic debris. If you lose this, it is hard to find a replacement.
If you want a high quality portable dishwasher and aren’t as concerned about price, this is a good choice for use in a condo, apartment or rental home. You get a decent performing unit that takes up little floor space and won’t take up counter space, with most of the performance of a full sized unit.