Dishwashers have become ubiquitous in American households by now. They save not only time but also water usage when compared to hand washing. One thing they don’t save though is space. Installing a dishwasher requires adequate space and plumbing. If you live in an apartment with a small kitchen, a house with old-fashioned plumbing systems, or are a renter and can’t modify the kitchen in any way, portable dishwashers are the solution for you.
Portable dishwashers can be very handy when you are not able to place a usual built-in unit in your kitchen. They are stand-alone units that you connect to your sink faucet only while in use. When not used, they can just sit around in a closet or a pantry. When necessary, you just need to wheel them to the kitchen. They can also wash comparably the same amount of dishes as a normal built-in dishwasher. They also often come with similar features. Another plus to portable dishwashers is that they can also give you some more counter space when put in the kitchen. And that’s especially important if your kitchen is narrow and you need to cut those vegetables somewhere.
Are there any drawbacks to purchasing a portable dishwasher? Unfortunately, yes. The most important thing to remember when buying a portable dishwasher, is that they tend to make a lot of noise. That is because there is no wall or cabinets around them to act as insulation. Make sure to choose a model with some kind of system to ensure quiet operation.
Portable dishwashers are not that popular yet so the brand and model selection is limited, especially when compared with built-in dishwashers. Nevertheless, there are some products worth looking at.
Kenmore, a renowned maker of various home appliances, is a US-based brand that has been operating for over 100 years. They also build portable dishwashers. Kenmore portable dishwasher are known for their durability and powerful cleaning abilities.
Their 17489 model comes in a slick black color and has a laminated wooden top that can act as an extension to your counters. It uses a filtration system called Ultra Wash that minimizes water and energy consumption. Moreover, it also reduces noise from operating dishwasher to assure it is as quiet as possible. The filter needs regular cleaning to keep it efficient but depending on your dishwashing habits, it can be done as rarely as just once a year. The Kenmore 17489 has also been equipped with an option to heat dry your dishes so there’s no need to dry them by hand.
Kenmore portable dishwashers are one of the best on the market. They are available in most stores in the US and they are good value for money. The manual they come with is exhaustive and contains helpful tips that will help you care for your new portable dishwasher. Handling it properly is not at all difficult and the benefits are immeasurable. A well-cared-for Kenmore portable dishwasher will serve you many years, just as a built-in dishwasher would.