9 Best Countertop Dishwashers 2020

With real estate prices being so high, house and apartment space is getting smaller and smaller. The size of your housing is largely dependent on your income. The size of your home means you must pick and choose what appliances are the most important, and how much space can you assign to each of your appliances. This top 9 countertop dishwashers available on market list will hopefully help you make a choice that will suit your needs and give you more time to enjoy the fun things life has to offer. Your choice should, of course, suit your existing décor and your wallet.

Best Countertop Dishwashers

How to Choose the Best Countertop Dishwasher

Your choice of dishwasher will or should be based on the following key factors:

  • The size of your kitchen
  • The dimensions of your countertop
  • The dimensions of the microwave
  • How much space you will still have if you put your dishwasher on the counter permanently vs packing it away after each use depending on how often you will be using it
  • What types of loads are you going to use the dishwasher for, i.e. mostly glassware, cookware, fine china, etc.
  • A countertop dishwasher is great for small families, pensioners, the single crowd, and student dorms (where taps are accessible)

These things are very important to remember when shopping for a countertop dishwasher.

You will want something that is stylish and blends well with your kitchen if you are going to leave it out all the time. You will need to make sure that where you plan on putting the dishwasher you will have access to water and electricity.

If you have a laundry room, you may want to install the dishwasher in the laundry room so that it does not take up counter space in your kitchen. It can be installed anywhere where there is an electrical outlet and access to plumbing.

You want one that is functional and durable enough to tackle the most stubborn dishes.

You need to look at how easy it is to program and run the machine.

It is very important that you make sure the water inlet hose will fit the specific type of faucets in your home. Not all faucets are the same size.

Climate change is very real, the burden of saving the planet for generations to come should be high up on your list of priorities. Using a dishwasher will save water and electricity. The reality is that running a dishwashing cycle uses less electricity than it will cost to cycle water in and out of your geyser. All while saving you from an unpleasant chore and helping to save the planet! There are so many eco-friendly options to choose from; materials used to make the dishwasher and the reduced quantity of both water and electricity have a cumulative effect on our environment and on your health.

Countertop dishwashers are also more portable, so they are great to take with on vacation, to use in dorms, offices, and especially in pensioners housing. Anywhere where there is electricity and a tap, you can take your compact dishwasher with you and enjoy your surroundings, hobbies, and interaction with family and friends while the dishwasher does the hard work.

Top 9 Best Countertop Dishwashers

ModelRating
SPT SD-2202W Countertop Dishwasher4.4
Fisher Paykel DD24SAX9N 24 Inch Drawers Full Console Dishwasher4.5
EBTOOLS Countertop Dishwasher 110V-Us Automatic Countertop Dishwasher4.5
Costway Countertop Dishwasher Stainless Steel 6 Place Setting4.2
hOmeLabs Compact Countertop Dishwasher - Energy Star Portable Mini Dish Washer4.7-Editor's Pick
EdgeStar DWP62SV 6 Place Setting Energy Star Rated Portable Countertop Dishwasher4.3
Kionme Ultrasonic Dishwasher Intelligent Sterilization Household Electric Dishwasher Portable4.4
iSonic P4820-WPB Commercial Ultrasonic Cleaner4.4
YellowTT Portable Household Ultrasonic Cleaner 2.0 Version4.2

1. SPT SD-2202W Countertop Dishwasher

 Founded in 1993, Sunpentown International (SPT) have been distributing high quality kitchen appliances to meet your every need.

The SPT SD-2202W Countertop Dishwasher is a beautiful, compact dishwasher that will blend in no matter what your current décor looks like. Made of stainless steel, it is a durable machine that houses six standard place settings, with the largest plate size of 10.5 inches in diameter. You can program your dishwasher to automatically start a load up to eight hours in advance.

It has six wash cycles:

  • Heavy
  • Normal
  • Light
  • Glass
  • Speed
  • Soak

This dishwasher is perfect for a small kitchens, dorm rooms, and offices. Its maximum water temperature is 148ᵒ Fahrenheit and it is very easy to use and clean. There is no need for special pluming even, it connects easily to any kitchen faucet.

Product Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 21.6 x 19.7 x 17.2 inches
  • Weight: 48.5
  • Stainless steel
  • Maximum temperature: 148ᵒ Fahrenheit
  • Holds: six place settings, plates with a 10.8-inch diameter
  • Compact

Pros:

  • Easy to use
  • Easy to clean
  • Removes germs and bacteria
  • Works at 148ᵒF

2. Fisher Paykel DD24SAX9N 24 Inch Drawers Full Console Dishwasher

The Fisher Paykel DD24SAX9N is also a very elegant countertop/drawer dishwasher that can manage up to seven place settings. It can be built into your kitchen cupboards to free up counter space. The easy drawer design will mean less bending, so it will be kind to your back.

It has six cycles, depending on size of load and just how greasy and messy the load is. The racking and the times can fold down to make space for larger items. It has a delay start that can be set to start up to twelve hours in advance.

Product Specifications:

  • Holds: seven place settings, plates with a diameter of eleven inches
  • Delay start up to twelve hours
  • Fan Assisted Drying SmartDrive Technology
  • Six cycles: Rinse, Fast, Delicate, Normal Eco, Normal, Heavy
  • ADA Compliant Energy Star Certified
  • EZKleen Stainless Steel Finish
  • Flexible wash cycles
  • Dimensions: 27 x 26 x 20 inches
  • Weight: 60 pounds
  • Child lock
  • End of cycle beeps
  • Flow through Detergent dispenser

Pros:

  • Easy to use
  • Easy to clean
  • Removes germs and bacteria
  • Holds seven place settings
  • Fan assisted drying
  • Child lock
  • End of wash beep

3. EBTOOLS Countertop Dishwasher 110V-Us Automatic Countertop Dishwasher

This tidy EBTOOLS Countertop Dishwasher was designed with practical functionality in mind. It is a load and go machine that uses UV, and high and medium temperature drying.

The water inlet fits all faucets with circular outlets. It uses minimal countertop space and is easy to use and maintain. A full wash takes about 45 minutes.

NB: This machine does not use detergents on an ordinary load, it works with plain water. If you have dishes that are very dirty and caked with food, you can add a very small amount of normal dishwashing detergent.

There is space inside for six standard place settings – a larger load capacity. This dishwasher only uses about 12 liters of water per load.

Product Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 16.53 x 14.96 x 18.11 inches
  • Weight: 15 kg
  • Rotary 360ᵒ azimuth
  • Microcomputer one button system
  • Holds: six place settings
  • ABS, PP Stainless steel

Pros:

  • Easy to use
  • Easy to clean
  • Removes germs and bacteria
  • Holds six place settings
  • Fan assisted drying

4. Costway Countertop Dishwasher Stainless Steel 6 Place Setting

The Costway Countertop Dishwasher is made of stainless steel that is easy to clean and easy to use. It is a very attractive unit that will suit most kitchen décor. It has semi-integrated electronic controls with a rotary cycle selector and push-button functions that are easy to follow.

The Costway Countertop Dishwasher takes up very little space and has a delayed start function that can be set for one to twenty-four hours in advance.

It has six wash cycles:

  • Heavy
  • Normal
  • ECO
  • Speed
  • Glass
  • Rinse

It is very quiet and extremely durable. This dishwasher is the perfect size for small office tea-rooms, dorms, small families, and pensioners.

Product Specifications:

  • Semi-integrated electronic controls
  • Rotary cycle selector with push-button functions
  • Holds: six standard place settings
  • Delayed start for up to 24 hours
  • Six Cycles
  • Stainless steel
  • Weight: 44 pounds
  • Latch: Center Throw
  • Rack: Standard, Removable
  • Input Voltage: 120V/60 Hz. 680W
  • Hot Water Connection: 120ᵒF
  • Product Dimension :21.5 X 19.5 X 17 Inches
  • Detergent and Rinse Aid Dispenser
  • Foldable Tines
  • Quick-Connect Assembly
  • LED Display
  • Easy-To-Clean Filter

Pros:

  • Easy to use
  • Easy to clean
  • Removes germs and bacteria
  • Holds six place settings
  • Stylish and elegant
  • Multiple cycle options
  • Compact

5. hOmeLabs Compact Countertop Dishwasher – Energy Star Portable Mini Dish Washer

This beautiful compact countertop dishwasher by hOmeLabs makes quick work of the after-dinner cleanup. It requires very little space and is easy to connect to a round faucet. The control panel is straight forward and user-friendly.

It has six wash cycle option:

  • Heavy
  • Normal
  • ECO
  • Glass
  • Speed
  • Rinse

This dishwasher works well with hard and soft water, but it is always recommended that if you do not know whether your water is hard or soft, you use water softener (this is mostly salt). Your dishes will shine; they will not have streaks, water spots, or film on them.

It can hold six standard place settings, the perfect size for smaller households.

Product Specifications:

  • Holds: six standard place settings
  • Six Cycles
  • Stainless steel
  • Product Dimensions: 17.2 x 19.6 x 21.6 inches
  • Quick-Connect Assembly
  • LED Display

Pros:

  • Easy to use
  • Easy to clean
  • Removes germs and bacteria
  • Holds six place settings

6. EdgeStar DWP62SV 6 Place Setting Energy Star Rated Portable Countertop Dishwasher

The stylish EdgeStar DWP62SV is a valuable addition to any small kitchen. It holds six standard place settings with a rack, shelf, and cutlery basket. The plate size is up to 10.5 inches in diameter.

This dishwasher efficiently takes care of the toughest messes with seven wash cycles to choose from. It is very quick and easy to connect to any standard kitchen faucet and easy to understand programs with a beautiful digital display.

The stainless-steel dishwasher is easy to clean and does not take up valuable countertop space.

Water consumption is just 2.85 gallons per wash.

NB: Do not use hand dish detergent, detergent pods or tablets in the dishwasher as this will cause the dishwasher to overflow. The dishwasher is built to blast away dirt with heat and water movement.

Product Specifications:

  • Holds: six standard place settings, plates up to 10.5 inches
  • Seven wash cycles
  • Quick connect
  • Stainless steel
  • Water consumption: 2.85 gallons per load
  • Power: 1160W/5.7A
  • Input voltage:120v/60Hz
  • Uses roughly 200 kilowatts annually
  • Noise level: 52.3dB
  • One-year warranty
  • Dimensions: 21 5/8 x 19 5/8 x 17 5/16 inches
  • Built in rinse agent dispenser
  • Water temperature 149ᵒF
  • Weight: 44 pounds

Pros:

  • Easy to use
  • Easy to clean
  • Removes germs and bacteria
  • Holds six place settings
  • Seven easy to program wash cycles
  • Low electricity usage
  • Low noise
  • One-year warranty
  • Compact

7. Kionme Ultrasonic Dishwasher Intelligent Sterilization Household Electric Dishwasher Portable

This is a very different type of countertop dishwasher. When I first saw this item come up during a search for dishwashers, I was intrigued. At first, I thought this was just a marketing gimmick, but as I read on, I discovered that more and more people are discovering just how efficient and powerful the ultrasonic dishwasher is.

As this article is on countertop dishwashers to suit a small number of people where there is very limited space, I first thought this did not meet the criterion, but then I discovered that it is a countertop dishwasher because it converts your kitchen sink into the countertop surface and it is absolutely a winner in terms of space saving.

The Kionme Ultrasonic Dishwasher Intelligent Sterilization Household Electric Dishwasher is a completely portable countertop dishwasher. It can also be used for cleaning other items like glasses and jewelry, and it can be used to sterilize children’s toys and baby bottles.

For less than thirty dollars you can convert your kitchen sink into a countertop dishwasher without needing you to be the motor scrubbing away the grease and grime.

It looks a bit like a computer mouse, and it is charged with a USB cable.

Where a dishwasher uses powerful jets of superheated water and detergent to blast away the grease and grime on dishes, an ultrasonic dishwasher uses water (and a tiny amount of biodegradable dishwashing detergent if you have a particularly stubborn load) and an implosion (not explosion) of tiny bubbles in a process called cavitation.

Ultrasonic dishwashers range from small units that you place in your stainless-steel kitchen sink to countertop, built-in, and even industrial size. The important things to know are that they require a stainless-steel basin, hot water, and biodegradable detergent.

The ultrasonic device generates sound waves when immersed in water that bounce around the stainless-steel basin/sink causing tiny bubbles to form and settle on the dirty dishes. These bubbles break through the traces of food and grease creating a cavity between the dish and the water, thus loosening the mess from the dishes. The whole process takes five minutes! Yes, five minutes!

Afterwards you just wipe the dishes with a soft cloth, rinse, and dry.

The Kionme Ultrasonic Dishwasher is made of ABS and is USB powered and very easy to use. It has an automatic off switch that switches the device off after fifteen minutes to prevent overheating.

Product Specifications:

  • Material: ABS
  • Dimensions: 120 x 65 x 30mm/4.7 x 2.6 x 1.2 inches
  • Voltage: DC5V
  • Current: 2A
  • Power: 5W
  • Power Supply Type: USB
  • It takes only 5 minutes to wash the dishes.

Pros:

  • Easy to use
  • Easy to clean
  • Very inexpensive
  • Multifunctional
  • Removes germs and bacteria
  • Low electricity usage
  • Low noise
  • Compact auto power-off
  • USB powered
  • Environmentally friendly

8. iSonic P4820-WPB Commercial Ultrasonic Cleaner

The iSonic P4820-WPB Commercial Ultrasonic Cleaner is a stand-alone unit that can sit on any countertop. It is completely portable, it just needs electricity and water.

This dishwasher uses 2.6 quarts/2.5 liters of water to clean a load.

It has five programmed time settings to choose from, depending on the load: 180, 280, 380, 480, or 90 seconds. That is all it takes. In just a few minutes you can save on power, water, time, and convenience.

The heater is preset to 149ᵒF/65ᵒC.

Product Specifications:

  • Heater wattage: 100 watts
  • Heating element: metal
  • Height: 7.3 inches
  • Depth: 8.8 inches
  • Volume: 2.6 quarts
  • Weight: 6 pounds
  • Materials: plastic, stainless steel, electronics
  • Power source: AC
  • Voltage: 100V
  • Wattage: 160W
  • Industrial grade ultrasonic stack transducer
  • Preset heater: 149F/65C
  • Five international safety certifications including GS for Germany
  • 25-minute timer

Pros:

  • Easy to use
  • Easy to clean
  • Very inexpensive
  • Removes germs and bacteria
  • Low electricity usage
  • Low noise
  • Compact auto power-off
  • 5-time settings
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Multifunctional

9. YellowTT Portable Household Ultrasonic Cleaner 2.0 Version

Another truly compact countertop dishwasher, the YellowTT Professional Mini Immersible ultrasonic unit is another truly high-quality product that turns your kitchen sink into a highly effective dishwasher.

One thing I did not mention earlier when I explained the basics of an ultrasonic dishwasher was the sheer versatility of an ultrasonic cleaning machine. An ultrasonic unit can be used to clean jewelry, fruit and vegetables, and even clothes.

Made of aluminum, this cleaner is strong as nails and will last a long time.

It has an automatic off switch after 5 – 10 minutes to prevent overheating.

Product Specifications:

  • Ultrasonic frequency: 50KHz
  • Material: High hardness aluminum alloy
  • Power supply: AC 100 ~ 120V, 50/60Hz
  • One button operation
  • Dimensions: 3.5 x 2.6 x 1.6 inches
  • Capacity: 3 – 5L

Pros:

  • Easy to use
  • Easy to clean
  • Removes germs and bacteria
  • Low electricity usage
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Multifunctional
  • Affordable

Best Countertop Dishwashers

FAQs

Does my dishwasher need to be connected to a hot water tap?

No, the machine will heat the water to the correct temperature.

How does a dishwasher reduce the cost of washing dishes?

Two ways:

  • It uses less water than you would use to wash the dishes by hand
  • It uses less electricity to heat a small amount of water in the machine than it costs to heat water in the geyser

Can I add water to the machine, or does it get water from the tap?

If you are using a standard countertop dishwasher, it will be fitted to the faucet so you will never have to fill it by hand. If you are using a fully portable ultrasonic dishwasher that does not attach to a faucet, you will need to add water. Read the instructions included with your cleaner.

Can I wash pots and pans in a dishwasher?

Yes, you can. If you have non-stick pots and pans, be careful not to overfill the machine and avoid items banging into each other as this may scratch the non-stick layer exposing aluminum.

Do the dishes come out dry?

Some dishwashers dry completely, others only partially, ultrasonic dishwashers do not dry at all.

How does the washer expel the water?

It has a drainage pipe that feeds into a drain or into the kitchen sink.

What kind of detergents should I use?

In a full-size dishwasher, you would use a tablet; for a countertop dishwasher a liquid or gel is better as you don’t need as much as a full-size washer; an ultrasonic dishwasher does not use any cleaner at all.

Conclusion

Your lifestyle is unique to you. Your appliances should support that uniqueness. More and more top brands are building compact appliances to fit the smaller size kitchen people are living in.

Smaller does not mean you should expect inferior quality. Whether you live alone, you’re a student, a pensioner, or even a single parent, I am sure you enjoy things that simplify your life and give you the time to do the things you enjoy the most.

Make sure you check the measurements in your kitchen before buying a dishwasher. Check if the door opens left or right, if that is going to be appropriate for where you want to put it.

The ultrasonic dishwasher could be a great option if your space is very limited, you can turn your sink into a powerful dishwasher without the manual labor. Whereas standard dishwashers can take up to an hour to wash a load, an ultrasonic dishwasher takes just five minutes to power through the toughest mess. Ultrasonic dishwashers are very strong and effective, and they cost a lot less than standard dishwashers. And the cherry on top would be it is a very eco-friendly option.

I hope this will help you choosing a smaller, efficient, functional unit to suit your needs.

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