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Compare Countertop Portable Dishwashers: Danby, SPT or EdgeStar?
We all like to eat, and many of us love also to cook. But let's face it, most of us hate washing dishes. Fortunately, there is the dishwasher, best friend of any cook in the kitchen, and we don't have to worry about that chore. But what if you don't have a built-in dishwasher or not enough floor space in the kitchen for a dishwasher on wheels? Well, countertop and portable dishwashers, like the one shown in the picture, were conceived and designed to respond to such needs.
Countertop dishwashers are usually about 17 inches tall and therefore fit neatly under most kitchen cupboards. They are smaller than built-in dishwashers and therefore do not need too much counter space. They also use less water and power when compared to standard dishwashers. They can be quickly connected to standard sink faucets using the faucet adapter that is usually provided, and they are equipped with inlet and drain hoses. Most brands usually have enough capacity for a 6-place setting and offer multiple wash cycles.
This article will compare the three of the most popular portable countertop dishwashers bought by Amazon customers. They are Danby DDW621WDB, SPT SD-2202W and EdgeStar DWP62SV/BL/WH. Note that while the selected Danby and SPT dishwashers come in only white, the EdgeStar comes in silver (SV), black (BL) or white (WH).
Comparing the Selected Countertop Portable Dishwashers
(Danby DDW621WDB, SPT SD-2202W and EdgeStar DWP62SV/DWP62BL/DWP62WH)
The pictures below show the outside appearance of each of the three countertop dishwashers:
The pictures below show the interior of each of the three countertop dishwashers:
Two hoses are provided by all three dishwashers: an inlet hose and a drain hose.
You will find below a detailed description of the control panels the three dishwashers are equipped with:
Delay start is a useful feature that allows you to start the actual washing after a programmable number of hours even if you are not around.
The selected Danby and SPT dishwashers provide 6 wash cycles:
- light (or eco)
- heavy (or intense)
- speed (or rapid)
- baby care
The three dishwashers provide the following warranties:
Danby: 1 year warranty on parts and labor.
SPT: 1 year warranty on parts and labor.
EdgeStar: 1 year on parts, 90 days on labor.
For exact price information on the above compared portable dishwashers, please click the product image links in the Amazon section below. Note also that the Amazon price often includes a good discount on the list price. If a discount exists, both the list price and the Amazon price will be shown when you click the product image links in the Amazon section below.
So which of the three countertop dishwashers is best for you?
Features offered is one factor to consider before buying a product. The other important factors to consider are of course quality and customer satisfaction. A good way to measure these factors is looking at the hundreds of Amazon reviews written by people who have used these products for some time. Here is the percent of reviewers who gave an average rating of at least 4 stars to each of these products (out of 5 stars) at the time this article was written:
Danby: 77% - SPT: 77% - EdgeStar: 87%
This shows a very high degree of satisfaction by customers who have bought any of these three dishwashers (note however the slightly higher degree of satisfaction with the EdgeStar dishwasher). Given that, in order to choose the dishwasher that you will be most happy with, you may want to focus not just on the features offered, but also on ergonomics, in particular by considering the control panels described above (in Table Note 2) and choosing the one that would appeal most to you in terms of ease of use and benefits provided. Color, style and price should also be considered before you make your final decision.
The Compared Diswashers Are All Available on Amazon
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Danby DDW621WDB WHITE
SPT SD-2202W WHITE
EdgeStar DWP62 SILVER or WHITE
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