|Item Weight||102 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||17.7 x 26 x 36 inches|
|Item model number||SD-9239SS|
|Part Number||Sunpentown SD-9239SS|
|Material Type||Stainless Steel|
SPT 18-Inch Portable Dishwasher, Stainless Steel
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- Time delay feature: allows you to program operation at a later start time (1-24 hours), error alarm: displays fault codes
- Rinse aid warning indicator: refill reminder on rinse aid, stainless steel interior
- Up to 8 standard place settings, 6 wash programs: all-in-1, heavy, normal, light , rinse and speed
- Faucet adapter included for quick and simple connection, Automatic detergent and rinse agent dispenser
- Concealed heating element, adjustable upper basket, energy star
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Top Customer Reviews
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. The front panel indicated that it was on and working, but it was so quiet filling with water and then running, I did not even realize it was working because the TV volume in my livingroom 30 feet away was covering up the sound of this running with me standing right next to it. This was FANTASTIC to me as the old countertop dishwasher was very loud, partially to the fact that I think the front window that Danby feels their dishwashers need did not insulate sound at all and the spray hitting the window created quite a purcussion effect between the two window panels. Seriously, that old Danby countertop made me have to turn the TV in my living room up when it was running....Anyway, back to the SPT. Another great thing that caught me by suprise was that the top shelf is able to adjust between two different heights. This is nice as it makes it able to accomodate taller glasses and such. My square plates can not fit with the top set to the lower of the two settings, but its no big deal to move it depending on what it is that I want to wash.
I was a little hesitant of the silverware basket, but all the silverware is coming out nice and clean so far. The filter system used in this is a huge step up from the countertop. This uses a three stage filter that ensures it catches everything and actually breaks up what is caught in the filter to send it through the drain. The dishwasher is able to use those special "All in 1" tablets and has a special setting for them, but I have not used them yet.... I will probably pick some up after my current round of powder detergent is used up. Finally, there is also a start delay button so you can choose to have the dishcycle start automatically after a set delay time.
Any negatives so far? None that are really a glaring "negative" for me.... But the wash cycles are quite long, with the normal being a bit under two hours, and the heavy being about two hours and 15 minutes. There are shorter cycles available, but those are the only two standard washes I have been using. It is worth noting though that this has quite a few cycle options...more what you expect from a regular dishwasher rather than a portable. My old countertop only had a dial to select the time, with a full wash taking about an hour, so even though it takes longer, the expanded flexability and options offset that for me. The hoses are plenty long to use with the unit in front or just to the side of the sink, but if you want to use it from the end of your counters or more than a few feet from your sink, you will need to make a trip to Lowes or Home Depot and get some extra hose and fittings to lengthen them. My counter end is about three and a half feet from my sink side, and me being lazy and not wanting to wheel the dishwasher out all the time or having it in the way in front of the sink, just lengthened the hoses a little and can now leave it in place.
The dishwasher is delivered by freight, and it arrived in suprisingly good shape with no box punctures or issues. On the inside, it is packed with a good amount of styrofoam padding and comes fully assembled with the wheel casters, hoses, and everything else already attached so it is ready for use straight out of the box.
Well, I finally finished building my house and have passed the dishwasher on to a family member as I now have a built in. The unit still looked and operated like new when I parted with it. The faucet hookup had developed a little bit of a constant dripping leak with the water on, but I am sure some new O-rings could have fixed that little problem. I might have been lucky, but I never had any pieces break on it, though I did try to be gentle with it. I would still highly recommend this to anyone looking for a portable unit who have some floor space to spare.
* 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.
The power cord is also too short. About 4 total usable feet, but a 13-15 amp rated extension cord will work just fine *(heater draw is over 950W).
Make sure you have a faucet with a standard thread. If not you will need an adapter. If your faucet is a high end model you will need an adapter like a 3/4" to 27mm or 55/64.
If your faucet has no threads like most "all in one spray head" models then you will need to adapt this unit to work for you. This will involve a plumber.
The unit comes in a box inside a box and it's a big box.
Tips on unpacking:
Open the top. If you find another cardboard box, your unit is right side up. If you find a chunk of composite wood, that is the bottom. Lay the unit on its side and open the "wood" end and cut the straps. Tilt the unit up onto the wood end and remove the two outer boxes.
Remove the packing, and get one or two people to help lift the 140lbs unit from the bottom styro packing and onto its wheels.
My unit was perfect out of the box. No damage despite a rip in the outer box. This dishwasher is packed very well.
Remove some foam from the inside and that is it (you might need to attach the lower spray arm with a simple twist). The unit is ready to go. Just fit the quick disconnect connector to the faucet and power it up, and you are set.
The upper basket can be moved to a lower position, but my big dinner plates do not fit if I move to the lower setting. I have huge 11 inch plates. If you have or use lots of tall stemware then you might want to move the top rack down. Call SPT for directions *[...].
The stemware holders (4) on the top rack are useless. Unless you have 20 champagne flutes to wash. Just gently pop off the side clips and put them away. They do fold up, but NOT in the top high rack position.
Make sure to fully seat the top wash rack. You will feel a good catch when you push it back till it locks on.
Spin the upper spray arm by hand to make sure it can rotate freely.
Read the manual. It is short and in english.
My first 5 washes have been perfect (except for not seating the top wash rack on the first wash). I knew that my unit was coming and gave up on washing dishes for 3 days before it arrived to give it a challenge. I have been using the "All in One" cycle with Cascade tabs in the tablet holder. This unit is as good as every full sized dishwasher I have used from cheap GE units to Bosch and Electrolux.
The bottom rack could fit better in the door track, but causes no problems.
The cycle time is long (2:10) but gets everything clean. There are shorter times but they are not usable with all in one tablets. I will be testing them and updating this review.
This unit is built better than most full size dishwashers. It can handle almost any dish an under counter model can. It has more room than any 18" portable on the market. It works absolutely as advertised. I am beyond impressed with this unit and nothing usually impresses me. It took me four weeks of looking and I am sure that this is the best unit in its class. I am not an easy person to please, but this no-name brand dishwasher is every bit as good as I can convey.
I've only had it about two weeks but I absolutely love this machine. I had forgotten how lovely my dishes were. Hand washing had left things kind of dingy and my dishes and flatware no longer sparkled. They do now. I use the All-In-One setting with Cascade Platinum tablets. My cookware is not recommended for dishwasher but my bakeware is and it come out clean as well. and everything so far has fit.
It came with everything I needed to hook it up including the adapter for my faucet. Perfect size, easy to move and so quiet you have to touch it to know it's running.
Awesome little machine.