Spacious cavity loads up to eight standard place settings. Features easy controls, durable stainless steel interior and water temperature up to 154°F. Quick connect to any kitchen faucet eliminates the need for direct plumbing or permanent installation.
I had a Danby countertop dishwasher that I used for about 4 years and I loved it. I despise doing dishes so these portable dishwashers are a godsend for me as I am still renting and I don't have the option of a conventional built in dishwasher. I ended up getting a new dish set about a year ago, but unfortunantly because the set has square plates, the larger plates did not fit in the countertop. I had to angle them in a weird way and it was just a hassel..... So I finally decided to get a new, bigger dishwasher that I was hoping would be able to accomodate my square plates.
Enter the SPT dishwasher.... I was a little skepticle buying a dishwasher from A) A brand I was not too familiar with, and B) One that did not have any reviews yet. Well, after using it for a few days, I am in love with this thing. It looks great, much better than the old Danby countertop, and it sits at the perfect height with my counters. The power cord and the water hoses having a storage compartment in the back is great, and allows it to very quickly be thrown to its storage area when it is not in use. The dishes are coming out great so far, and coming from the countertop with only one spray arm below the dishes, having the second spray arm also hitting the bottom rack from the top is great. All of that I was sort of expecting given the design of the dishwasher though, now on to what really suprised me and went above my expectations.
First of all, this thing is quiet.... I mean, I could sleep next to this thing and have no issues. The first time I went to use it, I was stumped.Read more ›
* Update 10/01/12 * All changes will have a " * " : Still just as good, an excellent dishwasher. I use the "speed" setting for everything with Cascade all-in-one tablets in the holder [basket] all the time and a 65 min wash is just as good as the all-in-one 2:10 wash for almost everything including 3 day dried chili pots and bowls. I do put the tablets in the door holder when using any other setting. If you need "dry" dishes use the normal setting. If you can crack the door and wait a few minutes the speed setting is just fine. Heavy setting pulled rust off old hand tools using two tablets and vinegar.
* Do: Clean the filter every two weeks or after lots of vegetable matter. A simple rinse in the sink is just fine. Takes about a minute.
* Gray water usage: The discharged soap and water can be used to clean parts that will not fit in the dishwasher. I use the gray water from the dishwasher (by stopping the sink or a 5 gal bucket in the sink) to remove carbon from my strove parts, car wheels, and to clean garden tools.
If you have ten seconds: It's big, heavy, and about as loud as a cheap fridge *(the water spray on the door is as loud as it gets, nothing to even think about), works as well as any built in, can take a half sheet pan on the top rack, is easy to use, is built better than any expectations, and is absolutely as good as it gets for an 18" portable unit.
What you need to know before you buy. The stock hose is short * but can be extended with tubing from a hardware store. Just right for me, but the length that is stated is the total length. The usable length is about two feet. This works perfectly for me as my sink is on an island and I can leave the unit in place, but you might need to move the unit in front of your sink to use it.Read more ›
I initially received the wrong color dishwasher but the seller fixed the issue very promptly and was very courteous.
The dishwasher itself is great, it is very quiet and cleans well. The only issue is I wish that some of the prongs were further apart so that we could fit some fatter items into the dishwasher (pot lids etc.). The dishwasher is a great size for our small kitchen, it wheels around well and the stainless steel inside is great. So far there have been no problems!
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This is a great dishwasher. Just what we needed. Other 18 inch dishwashers are actually 19 or 20 inch (Kenmore, etc). We needed something actually 18 inch or less. This product is exactly that.
The adapter that comes with the dishwasher did not fit our Delta faucet with its non-standard sized "cache aerator." Went to several local shops with no solution offered.
This is the adapter piece (from Delta) that made this dishwasher work for us: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003MWRMIQ which is Delta part #RP51505 and you can read Delta's FAQ regarding this part here: [...]
While this dishwasher looks beautiful on the outside, not all the materials used seem up to par. When I received the item, the spray arm had fallen off. The plastic that had held it on previously was brittle and crumbling, which makes me doubt the integrity of other materials used to make it. The warranty on this product is not good enough to take that risk. I would also like to let other potential buyers know that this item was shipped UPS, so they would not carry it up the stairs to my apartment. I had to pay movers to do that. (Word to the wise, if you would like to schedule a delivery date, have the appliance brought into your home and have a company pick up/replace a broken item free of charge and hassle, look elsewhere. It's available, but not here.) Returning this item has been an absolute nightmare.
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