Washing dishes by hand is a tedious chore for most people. It also uses more water and electricity (to heat the water) than you might think. Dishwashers aren’t just labor-saving devices, they’re economical and environmentally friendly too. If you’ve been shopping for a portable dishwasher, you’ll want to take a look at this SPT 18-inch portable dishwasher review and see all the great features you can get in a small machine.
Portable dishwashers have been available just about as long as built-in dishwashers, but the earlier ones didn’t do that great a job. Now portable dishwashers have the same features as full-size machines packed into a smaller size.
Portable dishwashers are ideal for apartments for a couple of reasons; they’re small in size and you can take them with you when you leave. They’re also great for vacation homes, RVs and any other place you’re short on space or want to be able to take it with you when you leave.
The 18 inch SPT portable dishwasher takes up only 18 inches of floor space. It is the same height and depth as standard counters. It can fit right in next to your sink and give you some additional counter space or be wheeled out of the kitchen on its built-in castors when it isn’t needed. That’s a really great feature of this type of portable machine, use it as a counter or stash it in the closet.
The stainless steel SPT dishwasher is sleek and smooth and will fit in to just about any kitchen. It quickly connects to your standard faucet and drains into your sink. No extra plumbing needed, unless you want to permanently install it. The storage compartment for the hoses on the back of the machine makes it simple to stash the hoses when they’re not in use.
It will hold 8 place settings comfortably as well as a silverware basket. The upper dish rack is adjustable to make it easy to wash pots and pans or other large items. There are 6 wash programs to choose from; rinse, speed wash, normal, heavy, and light.
A great feature on this machine is a delay start setting. This dishwasher has a long cycle, the normal cycle is almost 2 hours. You may not want to run the dishwasher when you are taking a shower or doing laundry if you have limited water supply. No problem, set the start delay for up to 24 hours away. A lot of reviewers commented that they set it to run at night while they’re sleeping. The washer is quiet enough that it doesn’t bother them and it doesn’t tie up the water supply. Also in some parts of the country you can get a break on electricity when you run appliances at off peak times like late at night.
If you have a limited water supply or are just conscious about water usage, you’ll like hearing that the SPT uses less than 4 gallons per wash. That’s a lot less than you would use doing dishes by hand. It is also energy star rated so you know it conserves electricity as well.