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Economical – features an efficient design that?s Energy Star certified
Space saving – fits between most standard countertops and cabinetry
Sleek silver finish is ideal for any contemporary kitchen
Comes with 6 wash cycles, so you can choose the one that?ll most effectively clean your dishes
Durable stainless steel interior
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Perfect for apartments, office kitchens or any small-sized kitchens; offers full-size power in a compact design. With a height of only 17.24-inch, this unit will fit between most countertop and cabinetry. Spacious cavity loads up to six standard place settings. features easy controls, durable stainless steel interior and water temperature up to 148-Degree F. Quick connect to any kitchen faucet eliminates the need for direct plumbing or permanent installation .

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  1. 5 out of 5

    Good dishwasher in compact package! |
    milwaukee, wisconsinVerified Purchase

    I got this as a gift for someone who was expecting a baby and it's quite handy for keeping bottles, nipples, etc clean and sanitary. For that purpose it's aces! Nice and quiet, compact, and works quite well. Simple to install and use, so far no leaks or problems. It's small so you either have to be very creative with how you load it, or do frequent small batches. Would buy again!
  2. 5 out of 5

    great dishwasher |
    Verified Purchase

    This dishwasher fits perfectly on my counter plus its the right size for me and my daughter. We love it!
  3. 4 out of 5

    once hooked up it does a great job |
    Verified Purchase

    Finding a faucet that would mate with the quick connect was difficult. It would not mate with the pull out hose on the Moen faucet so I added a second single hot water faucet. Finding one to mate with the quick connect was most difficult.Two hardware stores and two plumbing supply stores later I had what I needed. Hooked it up, followed the directions and ran it. Reasonably quiet and clean dishes.Make sure you have enough counter space and height.
  4. 5 out of 5

    Great purchase. |
    Louisville, KYVerified Purchase

    I recently moved into an apt without a dishwasher. After checking the reviews I decided to give this small one a try. Got it from Amazon because it was cheaper and I trust them. It is one of the best purchases I have made. Dishes are very clean, the machine is quiet, and my sink is empty. I have it on a microwave cart but it would fit on the counter just fine.
  5. 4 out of 5

    It does its job. |
    Verified Purchase

    This product does what it is suppose to do. It works fine for us seeing it is only my wife and I, however, as others mentioned it does not fit plates as stated, so it probably will not work well for a family of 4.
  6. 5 out of 5

    love it |
    Verified Purchase

    I love my dishwasher! I've been washing the dishes for such a long time, I was desperate for a dishwasher. Luckily, my husband bought it for me as a gift this machine. We don't have a big space in our apartment so he bought this countertop dishwasher. He was a bit judgmental about it first, didn't trust the machine. So for the first 3 washes, he watched the machine carefully and didn't left it's side. But in the end, he realized it was ok and it wouldn't cause any flooding in the apartment. It looks small, but holds a lot of dishes. We used it everyday, it holds everything we use for breakfast and dinner. It cleans pretty good too. It doesn't make any noises or anything. I would def recommend it for every housewife in training.
  7. 5 out of 5

    LOVE!! |
    Verified Purchase

    I love this little machine! Very powerful and I use it often. If you have food stuck on your plates, I would suggest soaking it first or wiping it off with your sponge before tossing it in the dishwasher. I use the "Cascade Complete" pouches and everything comes out clean and smells nice. BUT... I suggest doing an extra rinse after the wash because since this is a smaller machine I think the pouch might be too much soap (my dishes come out smelling like Cascade, a lot). So just to make sure I'm not eating/drinking soap, I do an extra rinse and the smell is gone after that. Overall I'm pleased with this machine and I would order from this company again. Came on time and packaged very nice :)
  8. 2 out of 5

    Ok at first |
    Verified Purchase

    I bought this in February hoping it would help lighten the load on me. Everything was all good till about May 13 when I went to clean under the dishwasher. When I moved it I was not happy. There was a massive puddle of water on my counter and it had started to warp. I tried to look up why this would be happening and found nothing. I was not happy. I emailed the seller and got what was a less than helpful response. Now I have this $218.99 hunk of junk in my kitchen that has now made it to the floor. With no way of contacting somebody helpful to help me either fix the issue or replace the product I am stuck. I would not suggest anyone buying something like this without the option of adding a ton of insurance on it. What I thought would help me has costed me over $300.00 just to replace what it destroyed. BUYER BE WARE!!!!
  9. 5 out of 5

    Sink Clear of Dishes |
    Verified Purchase

    The unit fits on my counter-top with a half inch to spare beneath the cabinets (do measure first). By default, the utensils basket takes up prime space, but the two baskets can be separated and moved. I fit a 4-cup glass coffee pot w/top, basket, and filter; 16-oz coffee cup w/lid; 12" wok with glass cover; 2-11" dinner plates; 2-spatulas; chef's knife; and a spoon rest. Using gel-pack dishwasher soap in the '25' soap area. The hose is on the right side of the unit (facing front), and reaches to my faucet going left, 3-ft distance. Dishes are spotless with very hard water in my area. I recommend to anyone unable to get a built-in unit.
  10. 5 out of 5

    Best thing I have ever bought off Amazon |
    Verified Purchase

    I live in a little log cabin in Alaska and don't have a dishwasher When the gravity defying stacks of culinary procrastination became too much to bear(I hate doing the dishes) I caved and bought this little guy. I should have bought it a year ago-while I have only done one load so far it is everything I hoped for and more. Super easy to set up, the adaptor fit the faucet with no problems, and out come sparkly clean dishes. I'll report back in a few months and let everyone know how it has held up
  11. 5 out of 5

    Does a good job |
    Verified Purchase

    I have a small apartment with no dishwasher. I have been making do for years but finally broke down and got this portable dishwasher. So glad I did. While I didn't mind all that much doing dishes, it was hard for me to get them "squeaky clean" by hand. Not anymore. I still do my cookware by hand but now I just rinse the dishes and silverware and stick them in the dishwasher. I only need to run it about once a week and the dishes come out sparkling. It was easy to set up, is quiet, and doesn't use a lot of water. Should have gotten one a long time ago.
  12. 5 out of 5

    Really Happy! |
    Verified Purchase

    Been using this for 2 weeks now, once or twice a day. Easy to use, easy to connect, love the quick release. Most of the time I just load it right before bed and wake up to a clean kitchen. Get the all in one detergent packs for added simplicity. you do have to be a little creative loading full size dishes but as we only own 3 it is not much of a problem. In love with this machine.
  13. 5 out of 5

    2 years later - I still love this machine |
    Verified Purchase

    I've had this in my kitchen for 2 years. If you don't want to read the rest of the review, then the simple answer is "I love it". A little teflon tape on the inlet and drain threads has kept it from leaking at all (normal plumbing procedure that most people forget). Now, I can't stand doing dishing. Not that I hate it, but I physically can't stand that long. So I spent months looking on Amazon and other stores to find a dishwasher I could use in my tiny apartment. This is what I ended up buying, and I love it! It takes a bit longer than larger floor dishwashers (about 100 minutes for a full heavy clean cycle) but it uses very little water. The connection to the faucet is hard for some of my family to get lined up, but I find it very easy to clip on and remove. The instructions say to never run it without a drying agent; I've been running it for a year without any and have seen just the normal 'water spots' on dishes that you would expect. For those switching from doing dishes by hand, you may need something to correct for hard or soft water. Hand washing, I can just rinse longer to deal with the slightly soft water I have, but a dishwasher doesn't do that. Drying agents help, and this dishwasher came with a salt holder for very soft water. Use it if you need it, or use less soap. I don't use pre-mixed soap packs, because most of those are meant for full sized machines and are way too much soap for this small machine. Just a little powdered soap in the dispenser works fine. And a bit of bleach added at the end of the first fill cycle if I feel the dishes need it; don't add it before the water starts to fill as the first thing done is to pump out any liquid that the loaded dishes might have dropped in the bottom of the machine. The drain filter is a bit . . . confusing. It unscrews from the bottom with just a quarter turn, and the metal mesh just 'pops' up with a strong push. Being metal, I've found that it needs a lime scale removing soak. Since the filter is hidden from view when the basket is full, and hard to spot even when the basket is empty, I've found that I tend to forget about it longer than I should. It isn't quiet. It isn't overly loud, mine now sits on the kitchen bar just a few feet from my living-room tv and I just turn up the volume. But I would never call it quiet. And you will never miss knowing when it's done, the beeping is loud. Lastly, the instruction manual was not in English 2 years ago. It had English words in a mostly English sentence structure, but claimed the machine "will moo to let you know it finished" (it beeps, not moos. 'Moo' might be a close word for 'alert' in what ever it was translated from) and a few other wonderfully funny issues. Nothing that made it confusing, just hilarious.
  14. 5 out of 5

    Small but packs a punch! |
    Verified Purchase

    Here's the deal. I live in a really cute third floor walk-up. Got a view of the State capitol and everything. My lovely, tidy flat was just perfect for me and my dog, Jupiter. I was used to a dishwasher, garbage disposal, washer/dryer but the new me was ready for that stripped down, go with the flow urban living. Easy enough to wash the few dirty dishes I generated. My entire kitchen counter is the size of a cheap bath towel but my dish rack was always put away. Then came my 19 year old daughter who decided to stay. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE having her here but there goes the neighborhood! The kitchen, which is in the living/dining (and now daughter's bedroom) area was always a mess in progress. I started being a bit passive-aggressive - leaving dirty dishes left and right in hopes of a cleaning miracle. The 19 year old could care less about the piles. Nothing was happening. I felt sad about wreaking havoc on my groovy little vibe. So I bought this dishwasher out of desperation really. I wasn't sure it would even fit into the scheme of things - my sparse beautiful lines, my peaceful little home almost in the clouds. It does. The dishwasher was delivered super fast, was absolute breezy to hook up the hose - a no brainer and works like a dream! I am not putting it on my counter as it would take up the entire space. I found a little wheelie cart at the thrift store and it takes just seconds to scooch it over to the sink and crank her up. You gotta know - it's small! But it's the real deal. A well-planned inside and an easy on your eyes outside. There are a bunch of choices for settings but I am using the second to the fastest one (which ain't that fast - planning is paramount when running because once you got this thing going, your kitchen faucet is out of commission). The dishes are just as clean as you would expect from any dishwasher. And I am surprised how many I can shove in and I have all those big, thick Fiesta Ware bowls and plates and cups. Really worth the $237ish price. I got a bit of my cute little walk up groove back for mere pennies. Call me a sell-out but this automated stuff is the bomb!
  15. 5 out of 5

    Favorite kitchen appliance |
    Verified Purchase

    I live in an apartment without a dishwasher, and hate doing dishes. Since my cabinets won't support the installation of a normal dishwasher without significant renovation, I bought this. Additionally, because my cabinets are old and sit below what is considered "standard height" (you need about 20 inches clearance), I needed a dishwasher that could both hook up to the sink and sit below sink level. This dishwasher fits the bill. At about half the size of a normal dishwasher, it's perfect for two people. It has trouble with larger plates, but I've found that the smaller square Corelle salad plates (which are big enough to work just fine for dinner plates) fit perfectly. This dishwasher gets things really, really clean - an internal heater will boost water temperatures to near boiling. I recommend cleaning the filter every week or so, and running a lowest-setting cleaning cycle with vinegar every month. I've had no problems with the faucet connector - you have to install an adapter to your sink, though, so make sure your faucet will handle it. It has an internal pump, unlike other models, that will pump wastewater up and out - it can sit up to 4 feet under the sink. I've noticed that it won't get all of the water out, though, so if you need to move it, let the hose face downward into a bucket or basin before moving it. It's really heavy without any additional water sitting in the hose. I have had no problems with this excess water sitting in the system - but if you have really hard water, you may want to consider this when buying. I plan on eventually permanently installing this unit below my sink, perhaps after the warranty expires. For a small apartment, it could work just fine as a permanently installed dishwasher without the large space required by full size models.
  16. 5 out of 5

    dishwaser |
    fresno, ohio USAVerified Purchase

    works great like a full size but in a compact size. easy hook up to yor faucets. uses regular dishwaser powder or pods.
  17. 5 out of 5

    Works great |
    Verified Purchase

    I have had the dishwasher for a couple months now and it works perfectly on the countertop next to the sink. It handles pretty much everything I've thrown at it and cleaned it all just fine. Some stuff needs to be pre-washed, mostly old food or bbq sauce that's fully dried on, and some things need a second washing because they have a weird angle, like a spatula that can't fit into the small parts basket. For the price and what I can have in my apartment this has been a wonderful purchase, and I sometimes catch myself hoping to dirty a dish or two more just to have a load to wash.
  18. 5 out of 5

    Excellent Product! |
    Verified Purchase

    This thing is awesome. It was super easy to hook up and it works great. I had it un-boxed and hooked up in under 15 minutes. I haven't had a dirty dish come out of it yet. I do pre-rinse everything, but I don't do any sort of pre-washing. I even wash pots and pans without any trouble. It's surprisingly larger than I thought it would be. I was expecting it to be a little small, but I haven't found a dish that won't fit. You do have to be creative with how you load it, but that is true of all dishwashers. For a single person you can't beat the quality and price. It's definitely not for a large family. A couple might be able to make it work, but it's most suited for a single person that really doesn't like doing dishes... me. lol
  19. 1 out of 5

    Not worth buying |
    Verified Purchase

    It's a good size for small home. Shortly after receiving the item, it would not run properly & no info about assistance when we got the box. No option to buy protection.
  20. 5 out of 5

    Wish I'd found this years ago! |
    Verified Purchase

    I hate washing dishes, but have lived in apartments without a dishwasher for years now. I didn't know that countertop dishwashers existed, but I came across this on amazon and based on the reviews decided to give it a shot. I live by myself so the size and capacity is perfect. My kitchen is small, but it takes up just a little more space than my old dish drying rack did. I've only used it a few times, but I'm in love! I make sure that the water is hot before I attach the hose and have had no problems with dishes not coming out clean and it runs very quietly.
  21. 4 out of 5

    Great time saver |
    Verified Purchase

    It's small but fine for my family of 3. I don't wash many pots and pans in it but it is great for the rest of the dishes. Easy to install (I did it myself). To save counter space, I had my dad remove a shelf from a bottom cabinet next to my sink. The washer fits great and the doors close when it's not in use. The drying agent light never worked properly but I can tell when it needs a refill.
  22. 5 out of 5

    THis is a great dishwasher for me |
    Verified Purchase

    I have been putting off ordering a countertop dishwasher not knowing if it would be any good. This one is great. I love it?
  23. 5 out of 5

    Great for apartment living! |
    Verified Purchase

    This fit right on our countertop - great for me and my boyfriend. Does not take anything bigger than a plate, but good for washing silverwear/cups especially. It's been about a year and we have not experienced any malfunctions. Takes about an hour to run. I really wish I had the space for a full size dishwasher but this will do for now.
  24. 5 out of 5

    Why did it take me so long to buy this?? |
    Verified Purchase

    I. Love. This. Dishwasher. Its amazing. We've had it for about a month and a half and we've used it every single day. Dishes come out perfect, its very very quiet and doesn't seem to used much water. The hose hookup is super simple. All in all I wish I had bought this a long time ago.
  25. 4 out of 5

    Economical |

    With just me and my husband at home, there?s no need for a bigger dishwasher when this one does the job fairly well! It never fails to clean the dishes no matter how greasy or dirty they are. It?s fairly quiet too compared to other dishwashers.
  26. 5 out of 5

    The Tardis of Dishwashers |
    San Francisco, CAVerified Purchase

    We used to have a Danby which we loved... then when after years of service that burned out, we replaced it with this SPT unit. The SPT unit looks so much smaller on the inside... but it is NOT. Don't be fooled... you can fit a TON of dishes in this thing and it does a fantastic job of cleaning them. Note that it does not have a removable dish rack, but it's so intelligently laid out that it doesn't end up being a problem at all. Warning: It will scare you from time to time. Sometimes it'll take a long break between cycles and you'll kinda forget it's running then it starts again and makes me jump out of my chair from time to time. haha Still really recommend it though.
  27. 5 out of 5

    Perfect! |
    Verified Purchase

    The first one I owned was bought off of craigslist for $50. I immediately fell in love with it! It cleans SO well, better than my mothers full sized one! I do use it in our RV where my husband has permanently installed it. So I don't know a lot when it comes to the quick connect with the faucet. I do know my husband said it wouldn't have worked with my big fancy moen faucet anyway. The used one started acting up and we decided to just go ahead and buy a new one and we have kept the other one for parts! All in all I'm extremely please with this dishwasher. It has saved me a lot of time and wrinkly hands!
  28. 5 out of 5

    Great item for me !! |
    Corn field in IowaVerified Purchase

    This is the perfect sized portable dishwasher for me. I usually only wash soup bowls, drinking glasses, and silverware. All of which fit nicely into this unit. This is a small unit, but again I love it. It took very little effort to install and run the first load of dishes. They come out sparkling clean. I strongly recommend reading the instructions, and using the detergent, and rinse agent just as the directions state. You can not cram a whole bunch of dishes into this and expect them to get clean. You must make sure nothing will block / stop the bottom spray arm, or your dishes will not get thoroughly cleaned. I recommend reading through some of the reviews, as you will get some good info there, but don't believe everything you read either. The only thing I'm concerned with is, if any warrantee work will ever need done. Getting it to a repair center could be a problem / challenge / expensive ?? I hope I never have to find out. This seems to be a well made unit, so maybe it will never need to be repaired for a long time.
  29. 3 out of 5

    Worked OK. |
    Verified Purchase

    The dishwasher worked okay but it was just too large for our countertop and it was hard to get the hoses hooked up to the faucet. I ended up selling it.
  30. 5 out of 5

    Works well and is very convenient |
    Texarkana, TX, USAVerified Purchase

    This dishwasher works very well. It fit in a wide cabinet quite easily, only needing to remove a shelf. The hose adapter is easy to connect and we simply leave it connected to the sink (we had to remove our Pur filter in order to do so). We have had absolutely zero difficulty with using it. When the cleaning cycle has finished, we simply crack the door open and unplug the dishwasher. I use dishwasher packet inserts that contain both detergent and rinse-aid, but I filled the rinse-aid section of the dishwasher anyway. We have very large plates, 10.5", and they fit in the dishwasher at an angle. Because the plates are so thick, I have to be careful to make sure there is a gap between them. Just like any dishwasher, anything hardened on may not clean off, but I've found this dishwasher to be far more effective at cleaning even in those instances. The utentil slots are very thin and only some of our utensils fit inside the cover. We simply removed the cover on one side and left it on the other. The covered side holds our chopsticks wonderfully. This dishwasher was one of the best purchases we've made in years.
  31. 5 out of 5

    saved my hands. |
    Verified Purchase

    I love this dishwasher. Perfect size to do a load of dishes for a family of 4,minus pots and pans.
  32. 5 out of 5

    Works Great |
    Verified Purchase

    So far, so good. No problems or shortcomings. Cleans dishes well and fits a good amount of dishes & silverware for its small size. I would definitely recommend this machine to others. It is very quiet and connecting/disconnecting the hose to the sink isn't too difficult.
  33. 5 out of 5

    It works |
    Verified Purchase

    Ordered for my sons little apartment. I have very little to say other than he has not complained. Reasonable price.
  34. 5 out of 5

    Great product, just be sure and order adapters if you have other than a 15/16 faucet aerator |
    Verified Purchase

    The washer does a great job and is extremely quiet. It's just the two of us so it is large enough to handle or dirty dishes. It is not for high volume demand. Since it heats the water, it is energy efficient and is also water saving. It uses just over three gallons per wash cycle.The unit comes with a 15/16 inch diameter male adapter that you crew in to the kitchen faucet after removing the existing aerator. I recommend that you verify the size of your faucet aerator first when ordering this dish washer. If it is not 15/16 you will need an adapter or two. We live in an older dwelling and the faucet aerator is 13/16. No one I could find, including local plumbing supply companies, sell a 13/16 to 15/16 faucet adapter. We needed two adapters and Amazon stocks both. To adapt from 13/16 to 15/16 you will need Lasco items 09-1631NL and 09-1607NL. Be sure and order the adapters with the unit so you can use it as soon as it arrives.
  35. 2 out of 5

    spt countertop dishwasher , white |
    Verified Purchase

    under all settings dishes still came out dirty. They were all prewashed. The fittings had to keep being tightened and still leaked. Very disappointed.
  36. 5 out of 5

    Love it!! |
    Verified Purchase

    It's a perfect size for a person with a small kitchen!!! And it does a fantastic job cleaning my dishes!!!
  37. 5 out of 5

    How did I not know about this product until now??? |
    Cleveland, OH, USAVerified Purchase

    There comes a point in every young(ish) woman's life when the realization that 1) moving out of an apartment and 2) into a house with a regular sized dishwasher is not going to happen tomorrow and for the sake of your own sanity and cuticles you need to address the massive mountains of unwashed dishes covering every square inch (which is only 12 by the way) of your available counter space. For almost 10 years, I've fought the good fight, the noble "I'm going to wash my own dishes fight" but finally last Saturday I'd had enough. The camel's back broke and I marched myself over to Amazon without looking back. Dishes needed to be cleaned. I chose SPT mostly for the comparative price. I'm not sure why but in some places I've seen it described as "silver." Make no mistake, this product is lily-white...and the best price I could find, so BOOM...bought. (SPT, in case you're wondering stands for SunPenTown...the maker which I'd never heard of but they had believable website and an address in California, so at least on the surface I knew I wasn't buying from the North Koreans or something). It shipped SEVERAL days early. This only really matters because this package is large and heavy. You'll want to make sure to have several able-bodied folks with healthy low backs to get this behemoth up to wherever you live. Thanks to the kindness of two strapping strangers in my building ("Well, *hello* boys)...it reached my 3rd floor walk-up if only by the grace of god. There's an arduous amount of packing which is a good sign, I think. I was able to lift the unit onto the countertop myself but I'm a power-lifter by hobby so if you're a lithe, diaphanous type (and yes, guys, I'm looking at you too...and you know who you are), then keep one of your luggers around for a minute after they haul the thing upstairs. The unit was in pristine, beautiful condition. Yay, packing teams. Set up: pretty simple. It fit like a gem under my standard-hung cabinets. No problems there...but given how big a shipping deal this is, measure first. RETURN SHIPPING IS NOT AN OPTION. Just meditate on that for a minute. Now go get your tape measure...scoot, scoot. Plug in, read the instructions, hook to the faucet. turn on. NOW: I did have 2 tiny issues. 1) they don't tell you that the whole "quick adapter" thingy comes already put together...in fact, they send you on a treasure hunt to find the faucet adapter that's supposedly separate. IT IS NOT. Don't be fooled. It comes out of the cuff of the white plastic hose hook up by pushing down on the spring-loaded cuff. 2) they tell you the adapter will fit most sinks. Well, damned if it didn't fit mine. I called customer service who was very friendly but had no idea about workarounds...they suggested I call a plumber. "Um...not for a $220 dishwasher HOOKUP...thanks." After a little searching and a pep-talk, I headed to Home Depot (which gives me hives) and lo and behold...a whole AISLE full of adapter thingies. One of the really standard, really cheap ones worked. So don't panic if it doesn't fit...there's a standard, cheap adapter-for-the-adapter that's out there for you. Mine was $5.49. Once I figured those 2 things out...I was on my way. Threw in a tablet-with-rinse-agent thing into the bigger of the 2 soap compartments, followed the instructions for loading the dishes (this is not only handy but actually functional...if you don't follow these instructions things will not be clean...trust me). My life has never been better. A couple handy tips: -Use hot water out of the faucet not cold (no heating agent in the machine). -Do not run on the same circuit at the same time as, let's say, a microwave (or other high load appliance). Oops..."so THAT's why they call them surge protectors!" -Open the door after the cycle is over and let dry that way (no heated drying cycle) -Load on default setting (just one under "heavy") is about 80 mins (exactly as stated in manual) -Turn off hot water tap BEFORE undoing the faucet attachment (and USE the pressure release valve...unless you want a facial) Of course, the thing is brand new...but given the majority of other reviews...I've got a feeling everything will be alright. Go ahead...it's time. You know it is...
  38. 5 out of 5

    Perfect for temporary assisted living |
    Verified Purchase

    This was perfect for a temporary living situation or where the location may change at the drop of a hat.
  39. 5 out of 5

    Love it. |
    Verified Purchase

    Machine arrived yesterday and works great. One warning though. I have plates that are 10.5 inches and they don't fit. I have another set of plates that are 10 inches and they fit.
  40. 5 out of 5

    Runs like a champ...but use teflon tape on the threads |
    NJ, USAVerified Purchase

    At first hook-up, it was leaking all over the counter, but as the instructions indicated, I threaded teflon tape around each set of threads ( intake & waste ) and we haven't had a leak yet. Its used at least once each day to wash baby bottles. It has saved my wife's hands from washing all the bottles in the sink. Its also built very nicely with a stainless steel interior and powder coated exterior. I'd recommend this to anyone who doesn't have the room for a dishwasher but could use the help. It also had more room inside than I thought. We can wash 6 bottles and at least 4 place settings comfortably.
  41. 5 out of 5

    Amazing! |
    Verified Purchase

    This machine is excellent! It was bigger than I expected (the measurements are accurate in the description, but I was still surprised when I set it up on my kitchen counter.) It's quite spacious inside and the setup was simple. I'd recommend this product to anyone.
  42. 5 out of 5

    happy with dishwasher |
    Verified Purchase

    They clean the dishes very well It sits on the counter just like I thought it would it does a very good job with the dishes
  43. 5 out of 5

    Helllllllooo Laziness! |
    Verified Purchase

    I was unsure about purchasing this. I did some halfhearted research and eliminated the Danby because I found too many reviews that said it broke after 2 years or so. I got this in the mail, prime shipping free..BONUS...and boy was the box huge! I popped it open and the thing is big and very white...reminds you of a 80's computer..well if it was taupe...anyway. It fits but is super bulky. It's so easy to put together, don't bother with the directions, they are poorly written and confusing. Why can't they get IKEA to write their directions, I don't know... I put it together in maybe 15-20 minutes. I was worried that I would have a weird faucet but it fit perfectly. I still don't which detergent to use but I bought something, popped it in there and apparently didn't quite get the right amount of rinse agent in there. Let's talk about how tiny the inside is...its tiny. It won't fit my plates, I don't care, I'll buy newer smaller ones, less food -- dishwasher diet. It cleans magnificently! No spots, nothing. I am in love. I've run it three times - I didn't wash dishes for a bit in anticipation (read:lazy) and it is perfect. Quiet, lovely new dishwasher friend. Buy this...if you have no space in your tiny apartment kitchen. You will love it.
  44. 2 out of 5

    it's for one or two people who don't cook... |
    Verified Purchase

    It's ok. It will be perfect for someone living alone or a couple of people who don't cook on a daily basis. It didn't work for me because it's for of us in our family and I cook like every day. This machine just doesn't hold much at all. Maybe several cups and several flat dishes, that's about it. I regret buying it.
  45. 4 out of 5

    Screw tightly! |
    Verified Purchase

    I love the dishwasher. The only tip I have is...make sure everything in tightly attached. The hose wasn't attached all the way In the back and it leaked. Over all I'm glad I bought it, it works perfectly!
  46. 5 out of 5

    So glad we bought this! |
    Verified Purchase

    I can't say enough good things about this product. It washes dishes very well, is easy to use and remarkably sturdy. My husband and I cook and eat a LOT, and I'd say we run it most days - but it's well worth it not to do all those dishes by hand. If you leave dishes in there for a while which have crust on them, definitely do the quick soaking cycle before your wash cycle and everything will come out great. The manual is serious about food particles - it can get off dried sauces, etc, but it has trouble with even a speck of egg. Honestly most big dishwashers I've had haven't washed any better than this one. I still can't believe we ever lived without it. It is boxier than I had imagined - definitely measure out your space - but we put it where our dish drying rack used to be, so we really gained counter space because you can put things on top of it, whereas you can't put anything but drying dishes on top of a dish rack.
  47. 5 out of 5

    Love this machine! |
    Paris, FranceVerified Purchase

    Dishes are not one of my most cherished chores though I do them without much of a complaint. This wonderful machine quietly goes to work and frees me to do other more important tasks; no more having to spend a couple of hours doing something which a machine can accomplish is just about half the time.
  48. 4 out of 5

    Great for 2 people |
    Verified Purchase

    Works great for the needs of only two people. It is large enough for the amount of dishes we use, gets the dishes clean regardless of how full we pack the unit, is easy to use, and it is very quiet. The only downside is that if you have a larger bowl (or for that matter only have bowls that are more than 2-3 inches in height), then you are going to be doing a lot of loads of dishes, or you will be doing all those bowls by hand. That is to say that bowls with larger heights take up a tremendous amount of space and there is no good way of placing them in the unit to overcome this shortcoming - I am a Tetris whiz, believe me, I've tried. All in all, it was a good purchase for the price.
  49. 4 out of 5

    Pretty good, could be better |
    Milwaukee, WIVerified Purchase

    Dishwasher works well but a couple things could be better. The rack doesn't come out far enough so plates can be a bit tricky to load in the back of the rack. The supplied faucet adapter necks down your water flow so the velocity of the water causes some spray and splashing. But it's quiet and cleans my dishes.
  50. 5 out of 5

    Great Product! |
    Verified Purchase

    It came on time, it was easy to set up -- literally no work required just hook the hoses where they go -- and best of all, it works exactly how it says it will! Great time saver (I hate doing dishes) and it gets everything clean. I'd recommend this to anyone who needs a small dishwasher.
  51. 5 out of 5

    It's a wonderful machine |
    Verified Purchase

    I knew going into this that it would be a gamble, paying so much money for something that I can't really see or touch beforehand. But I have to say that I love love love this dishwasher because it has eliminated the stress of doing dishes from my life now. I never write product reviews, and after reading some of the bad ones on products, I typically don't purchase things because I don't like to gamble with my money. But as long as you know going in that it is a COMPACT (aka smaller than "built in" dishwashers) and that you wont be able to fit a whole lot in it at one time, you should be ok. Basically I have to fidget with my pans to try to get them to fit, or if I load it wrong I may have to rearrange them and re-run the load. It is small and you may have a hard time fitting larger pots or pans, but really, it's a lot bigger than I expected and with a little finagling I can wash ever pan I own in the machine and it is my new best friend!!! :D
  52. 5 out of 5

    Just got it! So far so good. |

    Okay, I just got mine today! It's pretty heavy (about 50 pounds) but there is a good bit of room inside. The hardest part of setting it up was literally getting the old aerator off my sink. This washer came with a special end that quick-connects to the hoses. There is a supply hose and a drain hose, both hooked to the quick connector, so that dirty water drains back into the sink without a hose just dangling over the sink. Our two man not-so-professional plumbing team had it ready, loaded, and running in less than an hour. It runs pretty quietly and did clean my plates pretty well. I am going to suggest if you don't have counter space that you look around for a permanent or wheeled cart. Mine is sitting on the floor right now and it's really in the way (cabinets are too low) so I'm on the hunt for a sturdy cart. As with everything, I will update if/when it breaks or if I have any issues.
  53. 5 out of 5

    Still love it! |
    FloridaVerified Purchase

    I have had this dishwasher for over two years and I still love it! It does a much better job than I had expected. I would recommend this little dishwasher to anyone.
  54. 5 out of 5

    Very Happy With This Product |
    North CarolinaVerified Purchase

    I'm so glad I bought this product. It's easy to hook-up, holds more than I expected and cleans the dishes very well. For anyone who rents an apartment or house without a dishwasher but wants the convenience of one, this is a good investment. You can leave it on the counter, or put it on a cart and roll it to the sink when you want to use it.
  55. 5 out of 5

    Just what I needed! |
    Oakland, CAVerified Purchase

    This is the best purchase I have ever made! My apartment does not come with a dishwasher and I have learned that handwashing dishes in a timely manner is not my thing. So I heard about counterop diswashers and finally decided to order one. It fit perfectly underneath my cabinets and was pretty easy to install. I didn't screw everything in tightly, so for the first run there was a bit of a leak. But, that was on me :) Some things to note: 1. The dishwasher is a bit heavy and might be hard to get from the box to the counterop on your own. I live alone and was able to do so, but I am on the larger side. 2. The pods work better than the dishwasher gel for me for whatever reason.
  56. 1 out of 5

    Double Washing Dishes? What a WASTE |
    Verified Purchase

    I hate this dish washer. In the end I was double washing all my dishes. What a waste! of water, electricity and time! I still had to Hand scrub each dish with hot soapy water because the dishwasher doesn't even clean fresh milk out of a glass properly. My dishes weren't coming clean after the cycle so I thought I wasn't loading them correctly (even though I followed their chart), so then I loaded less dishes in it but that did not help either, so I did a test and poured milk into a glass, drank it, put the glass into the dishwasher by its self, and ran it again. At the end of the cycle the glass still had milk drops inside of it. I has just sat on my counter for two months because I am SO UPSET it doesn't make things easier for me, which was the purpose of my purchase. I would not recommend this to anyone!! Yes, it is small in size, but it is small in quality too.
  57. 5 out of 5

    Freedom from dishes! |
    Verified Purchase

    Just got this for my little tiny NYC apartment and it is worth the counter space. I would've spent more than half an hour doing the dishes it took three minutes to rinse and load into the machine. I really like cooking and now I can do it even more often because I won't have to waste time with dishes! It did a great job with the (very) dirty dishes we tested it out on and we hope that it'll keep on performing. It was also a cinch to set up- it only took me about twenty minutes if you include reading the manual. The manual seems to be pretty thorough by the way. There are some awkwardly translated bits but there's a lot of troubleshooting info in there and it explains how to care for the machine pretty well.
  58. 4 out of 5

    Works pretty well, good for apartment living |
    Pocatello, IDVerified Purchase

    - One strong person with long arms can pick it up and move it. It's about as big as an extra-large microwave. - It was easy to swap out the faucet-nozzle-thingy. I think I did it without any tools, just uncrewed the nozzle that was one the sink and replac
  59. 3 out of 5

    Disapointed |
    Boulder, CO United StatesVerified Purchase

    Seems much less powerful than the full size Kenmore dishwashers I am used to. Leaks from the bottom sometimes. The dinnerware pictured is micro-sized, so expect this to be smaller than you are imagining. The silverware caddy seems entirely impractical. Might work well if your pre-wash everything. Doesn't handle dried-on food, even on the longest "pots-and-pans" setting.
  60. 1 out of 5

    What a piece of junk!!! |
    Verified Purchase

    I thought this would be a great piece to help us with the dishes that four people make, but I have had to pre-wash everything that goes it and it wasn't capable of handling even that! There was food particles left on everything. Juice left in the bottle of cups. We has to change the entire faucet to get this to even connect and they don't offer any additional adapters if theirs doesn't work. Total waste of time and money. This is going back!
  61. 5 out of 5

    Amazing |
    Verified Purchase

    i loved it!!! that machine made a big difference in my life, no more dishes on the sink. my husband and I are very happy
  62. 5 out of 5

    What a Godsend! |
    Verified Purchase

    My family and I live in a tiny house in the country, which we rent. The kitchen has no place to install a dishwasher. We ordered this dishwasher and it works so well. We have it on top of a breakfast table that we can push up to the kitchen sink when we are ready to roll. The setup was so easy. The instructions are in broken English because the product is Chinese. However, they are still understandable. My dishes come out really clean and I am able to get much more done. If you live in an apartment or other small space and are looking for a dishwasher, this is it.
  63. 5 out of 5

    BUY THIS DISHWASHER!! YOU DESERVE IT!!!! |
    SF, CA USAVerified Purchase

    Based on the many positive reviews, my husband and I bit the bullet and purchased this dishwasher in November. We?ve been hand washing dishes in our apartment for over 8 years and it?s been hell. But, now that ole? SPT has joined the family, we?re living the dream. Some things worth mentioning: 1) Our greatly anticipated dishwasher arrived perfectly packaged. We opened the box, pulled out the plastic encased unit and found water droplets inside the plastic bag the unit was in. After becoming quite indignant that Amazon had the gall to send us a ?used unit?, we contacted them by phone to return and exchange. Within 5 minutes of getting that squared away, we read online that it?s normal to find residual water from factory testing inside the dishwashing unit. Each one is tested for leakage. Didn?t know that. 2) It?s big! The other reviews note the size, but this guy is SO big I felt like crying when my husband first put it on the counter. When you see how much easier life is with a dishwasher, you?ll quickly get over the size/space thing. 3) You need to have ENOUGH DISHES on hand, if you?re not going to run the dishwasher daily. We only had dinnerware for four when we purchased the SPT. The first day of use, we realized we would run out of dishes BEFORE the dishwasher was full enough to start. We purchased another set of dishes (from Amazon) and now life is grand. 4) At first, I was really put off that the SPT hoses were long and obtrusive. We are unable to ?hide? them, but they can be easily stored so your kitchen counter doesn?t look crappy. We attached a suction cup hook to the side of the SPT and when it?s not running, we hang the hoses from the hook. 5) It doesn?t fit EVERYTHING. Some items are simply too big for ANY countertop dishwasher. And some of our kitchenware (Reverware pots and pans) will NEVER go in ANY dishwasher, regardless of the size. There will be some miscellaneous dishes to wash now and then. It?s not a problem. 6) SPOTS. If you?re wary of spots and you don?t like chemicals, you?re in luck. Try Seventh Generation Automatic Dishwasher Gel (available at Target) and run all loads on the 45 minute ?Speed? cycle. There is no ?drying? with this cycle, but every dish comes out sparkling clean and spotless. Seriously. 7) There?s no timer on the dishwasher and you may not hear the beeps when the wash cycle has ended. Set an alarm for yourself, so you?ll never forget to turn off your water and the unit. 8) Don?t wait. Once we realized we could get a portable unit for our apartment, we weighed our options for well over a year or two. I don?t even remember what the holdup was. The price? Whether it was worth losing any counter space? Just pay the $250 or less. You deserve it!
  64. 5 out of 5

    Worth it |
    Verified Purchase

    This might be the best investment I've made for my apartment. Doing dishes kills my back and I hate seeing dishes pile up in the sink. Now I just run this thing twice a week and I'm golden. The manual is dreadful with the installation instructions at the very back. Thankfully the faucet adapter is a universal fit and the rest is cake. Going on 3 weeks now and it works perfectly.
  65. 5 out of 5

    Solution to the chores argument |
    Verified Purchase

    I purchased this for a family member, where doing dishes was a constant source of disagreement and agitation in the household (who likes washing dishes? Ok, me - but I'm the only one!). I have checked in with that family member and she says it is working beautifully, it's quiet, fits perfectly on the counter, and is used regularly. Who knew this dishwasher would not only break away dirt and grime? but also be a #1 solution to arguments over chores! More than pleased! Thank you :)
  66. 5 out of 5

    This is a keeper |
    Verified Purchase

    I am a 73-year-old divorced Male now living in an apartment. The dishes kept piling up in my sink because I have such a dislike for washing dishes. I even ended up using paper plates and plastic utensils from time to time because I just didn't want to be bothered washing dishes. I ordered this dishwasher from Amazon and have not looked back since. It does a fantastic job cleaning even heavily soiled dishes. It's so quiet that every now and again I would check to make sure is actually running and that's A big plus. I heartily recommend this dishwasher for anyone who is looking to have clean dishes whenever they want them or whenever they need them. I promise you that you will not be sorry you did. I forgot to mention in addition the dishes and glassware, it also does an excellent job with pots pans skillet etc.
  67. 5 out of 5

    Excellent |
    Verified Purchase

    Ok I read the reviews on here and made my purchase decision based on them. I have had no problems with my dishwasher- it performs as promised. When I unboxed it the metal on the bottom was not fully pushed down (hard to describe) and left the water wand on the bottom hitting the dishwasher tray causing the dishwasher to cease the wash cycle. I noticed that other reviewers had this problem and came up with other solutions like raising the rail surface that the wheels ride on etc to get more clearance. Here's what works- This dishwasher doesn't need any of those half fixes- it was built to the correct tolerances from the factory. All you have to do is push down HARD on the metal bottom around the water wand and you will hear a 'popping' noise as the metal pushes down into where it should be. This issue hasn't affected all dishwashers as many don't report this problem at all. Anyway- not an issue- you push it down and boom- you're done. It's fixed forever. Back in the proper place. The water wand will now be square with the world and everything will function perfectly. Now when I say push down hard- I mean it- I am a 230 lb body builder and I pushed down hard. So there you go. If yours arrives square with the world then its not an issue you will have to deal with. No big deal- ever since then it has worked flawlessly. I have not had the leak issue that some have contended with. I considered putting plumbers grease on the o rings etc but didn't bother and like I said- no problems. The only thing that I didn't read that I have is with the tap attachment piece, when it's on and the water is running, water sprays everywhere. Simple fix is a rag over top of this and then the water just drips down into the sink. Not a big deal again, but it is a water waster for sure. I found that after the cycle was over if I opened the door to let the steam escape my dishes came out dry unlike some other reviewers. Overall this met my expectations completely. I hate doing dishes so its worth it to me. If you really don't mind doing dishes you probably don't need this.
  68. 5 out of 5

    Love it! |
    LONDON, United KingdomVerified Purchase

    I absolutely love this dishwasher. I bought this a while ago, and was waiting a few months to make sure that my review would not be biased, because of how much I love my dishwasher. So much I named her Alexia. This dishwasher is easy to move around. It sits prettily on top of my counter, and the level of noise when it's working is really low, except when it expels the dirty water. It's easy to set up, and connect, and easy to use. My favorite thing is that even though it's a small dishwasher, we can fit all our dirty dishes in it, without having to do the dreaded dish washing by hand. Excellent value for money.
  69. 3 out of 5

    Sanitizes and rinses more than anything. |
    Verified Purchase

    Fits dishes okay. For me, optimal dish fitting would be 10 large dish plates (no bigger than 10 inches in diameter), 6 cups, 3 bowls, and more than enough space for silverware. Only the bottom parts of dishes exposed to the rotating spray arm get a decent cleaning. If you have a lot of plates in there, the tops don't get cleaned sometimes. Bottom line, rinse all dishes before putting them in here. They'll come out very clean and sanitized. Beyond that, don't expect the power of a full sized dishwasher in this. If you are a heavy user of pots and pans, don't get this dishwasher. A single pan can take up nearly half the space in here. You're better off washing them by hand or investing in a bigger dishwasher that's portable.
  70. 3 out of 5

    Don't know, I returned it |
    Verified Purchase

    We bought this and then returned it before it was even delivered. So, not sure how this works, look at other reviews.
  71. 5 out of 5

    Worth It! |
    Verified Purchase

    I absolutely love my new countertop dishwasher. It arrived quickly and was well packaged. Set up was fairly easy. It was a lot bigger than I was expecting, and it definitely takes up quite a bit of space in my small kitchen. But after I l've used it a dozen times it's well worth the space! It cleans the dishes really well! I always rinse them first though. And it's not very loud, only when it's draining do you notice it. One con would be that the wash cycles do take about 45 minutes to complete.
  72. 5 out of 5

    Great piece of technology |

    Lives up to it's claims. For a counter top it's quite amazing. My wife is very limited in mobility and is easy for her to use. Great value for the money. Had it since x-mas and so far so good. For a two to four person family it's great!
  73. 5 out of 5

    Time saver |
    Verified Purchase

    The dishwasher cleans very well. I would recommend it to anyone who does not have a lot of room. We are very happy with it.
  74. 5 out of 5

    Love Simple : ) |
    Verified Purchase

    I've had my little dishwasher for about half a year now. I love it : ) The little plastic thing that holds the detergent door closed broke right away. The good thing is, it still works just as well. I don't even bother to close the detergent door, any more. I wish it had a light to tell me when it was done for sure, that would be my suggested improvement. If you're paying attention it will make a series of beeps to let you know when it's done, but if you're somewhere else or your head is somewhere else (shrug) it's a guessing game. I love this little dishwasher because it does an awesome job cleaning my dishes and it's so easy to use. My boyfriend boycotted dish washing when I bought this machine because he is opposed to anything that takes up counter space, but even though I am now doing more dishes, I can't be happier. It's a simple (love simple) device that does about half what you could do in your big dishwasher. I'm taking it wherever I go and buying another one if it breaks. This machine is that good : ) I discovered something called Lemi-Shine from Wally's World that, when a little bit is added when the detergent pack is placed, makes your dishes come out clean and not covered with that icky white stuff. That product made my year!! I told everybody about it and now I'm telling you : )
  75. 5 out of 5

    Fantastic for Smaller Kitchens |
    Verified Purchase

    I bought this as a surprise Christmas gift for my daughter and she LOVES it! It works very well and is surprisingly Quiet. It does a fantastic job. It is heavy so may need 2 people to lift it. Be careful to turn faucet off before disconnecting hose from sink or you will get sprayed! Bigger, taller than an average microwave so make sure you have the clearance if sitting it on a counter with cabinets above it.
  76. 4 out of 5

    Nice little dishwasher |
    Somewhere in the MidwestVerified Purchase

    The dishwasher arrived exactly on the date projected. Packing was very good, and it arrived in perfect, new condition. After a brief hiccup with one of the hoses not having been properly tightened when I attached it to the back of the machine, easily remedied, I had no further problems with it. It is great that the faucet adapter which came with the machine can be attached to more than one kind of faucet and it came with an extra O-ring. I use the machine mostly for china, glassware, and flatware, but I have washed smaller pots and pans in it. It is small but holds a lot more than one would think just from looking at it. It is quiet. I cannot rate it five starts because the hoses are so long that I have trouble stowing them, and the compactness of the machine prevents there being any automatic mechanism for retracting the hoses to keep them out of the way. I hang them on a hook next to the sink. This seems a small concession to make for clean, shiny dishes using a smaller amount of water than I could get by with in doing them by hand. All in all, it is a nice machine and a welcome addition to my home.
  77. 5 out of 5

    Works wonders! |
    IowaVerified Purchase

    I really like this small yet powerful dishwasher. If you rent or can't install a dishwasher, this is perfect, its a little larger than a standard microwave. I was hesitant about buying because of having to setup, but it was a snap. Has an inlet and outlet water, and standard three prong plug. The quick release for the hoses makes using it in a standard sink really easy. I was leery, but I'm glad I got this little gem. The capacity is greater than I had thought, so a pleasant surprise. We use it several times a day and it works great for our family of five. Definitely a good buy. I would buy again in a second. 10 stars!
  78. 4 out of 5

    Great little unit for 1-3 people |
    Verified Purchase

    M husband bought this for me for lack of space and we had it for a year before we bought a big one. (growing family.) While I had it I was quite satisfied. You have to remember to clean out that little ketch all on a regular basis, and it took a week or so to get the placement of all the plates and stuff right, but besides that we were vary happy. it did great on all of our small and medium bots and pans as well. We would do one load for plates bowls and the like, and a second for pots and pans. The only things that didn't fit were cookie sheets and our large walk and LARGE skillet. I would definitely recommend for small families or single persons.
  79. 4 out of 5

    Good dishwasher |
    KansasVerified Purchase

    Does a good job washing dishes. Need to be very careful as to how you load it and careful not to overload.
  80. 5 out of 5

    No Regrets! |
    Mount Washington KYVerified Purchase

    I went into this purchase with some hesitation. But in the end I am really glad I purchased this. I live in a small apartment with my boyfriend where space is a premium and it takes up no more room then a drying rack would. I have really put it through the paces since I got it having done 4 loads immediately. Each time it cleaned everything spotless. It is easy to use/setup and super quiet. It is built really durable as well. I am really happy with this purchase. Update: I have now owned this little box of awesome for 7 months now. It still works as well as it did on day one and I haven't had a single issue with it. I don't know how I lived without it.
  81. 5 out of 5

    Pretty awesome! |
    Verified Purchase

    I just got my new dishwasher and I'm so happy that I went ahead and bought it! Super fast shipping! ... It has a clearence of 17 1/4" and it fits perfectly in the cabinet under my sink. It attaches to the sink with ease and is really easy to use. I would say you could probably fit 6 full sized dinner plates along with 4-6 cups and have room left for silverware (just to give you an idea of the size) +/- depending on the size of your dishes, of coarse. For one or two people, that works perfect! It's super quite too! It's weird to actually WANT to do dishes :) Highly recommended.
  82. 5 out of 5

    Remarkable |
    Cashmere, WA USAVerified Purchase

    This little machine is impressive. I took delivery of this dishwasher today and decided to set it up. Set up was extremely simple. All the fittings and hoses were water tight right from the get go. I doubt it took more than 10 minutes to set up. Next, I decided to put the thing through it's paces. I had some dirty dishes that had been sitting on the counter for a few days. (yes, I know, yuk) Anyway, I wanted to know just how efficient this dishwasher was. I stacked the dishes in the dishwasher without pre-rinsing. The food was good and stuck on the plates. Then I really challenged the machine by using a low setting. There are 6 different settings depending on how dirty the dishes are. I used the third from the bottom setting. It uses less energy and water. Wow, my dishes came out spotless, literally. I don't know how dirty dishes need to be to use the upper 3 settings but they must be a whole lot dirtier than normal. I was skeptical at first but I found this dishwasher is just as efficient and effective as any full size dishwasher I've ever owned. The dishwasher was quiet when it was working unlike full size built-in dishwashers I've had. It really did use little water. I could tell when the drain cycle activated. This is a compact size dishwasher. The inner compartment is not big like a full size built-in or a portable. You're not going to do dishes for a family of 4 in one washing and expect to get everything done in one load. However, this compact unit is perfect for someone like myself who lives alone. They said in the description that it will hold 6 place settings. Well, perhaps that's true if you are using kids' toy dishes. I use what I call Man Plates. My dinner plates measure 11 inches across. The inner dishwasher compartment handles 10 inch dinner plates. So I figured out how to stack my Man Plates at an angle in the back of the rack and it was just fine. The angle cuts down on the number of plates I can do at a time but I can live with that. They engineered a really nifty design for doing the silverware unlike traditional silverware baskets. My over sized coffee cups fit well. My 16 oz. glasses fit fine. My big long ladle fit. The only thing I couldn't fit was my slow cooker pot. I could not use this on my counter because I only have 16 inches of clearance between the counter and the bottom of the cupboards. So I simply bought a nice wooden kitchen utility cart from this same retailer. This dishwasher needs at least 17 inches of clearance. I did not believe a compact dishwasher would do as good a job as a full size dishwasher but I have to admit I was wrong. This compact is as good as the big guys. Update: I need to make a correction. It turns out my slow cooker pot really does fit in this dishwasher. I forgot to mention that my dishes were almost completely dry when the washing was done. There were a couple of drops here and there but nothing a quick wipe with a dish cloth can't solve. Finally, the water hose and electric plug cord come out of the back of the dishwasher. They don't retract like do portable dishwashers. They are just hanging from the back of the dishwasher. I ended up with a pretty good size puddle on my kitchen floor. Not to worry. I got a couple of inexpensive stick on plastic hooks and placed them on the back of the dishwasher. Problem solved.
  83. 5 out of 5

    Wish it was bigger and smaller =P |
    Verified Purchase

    This thing is fantastic. The instructions are terrible, but once you figure it out, this machine is fantastic. It cleans very very well, and it takes the Cascade all-in-one gel packs. On rare occasion it needed to be run again, because for some reason (probably overloading) it didn't dissolve the entire pack, but even with these, it's been a life saver. It would be nice if it had higher capacity, or was organized a little differently inside, but they all seem to have the same setup for some reason. Even so, it holds a lot (we're just really messy) and does an AMAZING job. Just make sure to scrub off anything stuck on to the plates (Like dry oatmeal or something) and it'll be fine.
  84. 5 out of 5

    Great machine! |
    Freeville, NY USAVerified Purchase

    Just like a real dishwasher--only smaller. I have this at work and I wish I had room for one at home.
  85. 4 out of 5

    Just SO Convenient, and All-Around a Good Investment |

    So I have been living in apartments for the last 5 years of my life since living on my own, and like a lot of young people, had a habit of letting dishes pile up. I just received this model as a gift, and I am in love! It is quiet, convenient, and when you follow the instructions, it works like a charm. I do have a few small criticisms, though they are vastly outweighed by the positive. Pros: -Quiet: Apart from when it drains water after a rinse cycle, I hardly notice it. -Easy to Assemble: Took maybe five minutes to figure out how to have it up and running. -Effective: When you follow the guidelines for how to load the dishes to get the best clean, the results are unparalleled. -Easy Standby Mode: Since you obviously need to have it hooked up to the sink while it cycles I thought it may be a pain to stop the machine at times when I needed to access the faucet. Boy was I wrong!! It is very simple to quickly pause the cycle, unhitch the tubes, use the sink and then start it back up again! Just one more way this is a product of convenience. Cons: -Less than Stellar Directions: I was a little bit annoyed when reading through the owners manual for the first time. I would have appreciated a more comprehensive step-by-step of what to expect, the way it was formatted was scattered and confusing. -Size: This will be specific to just me, but I found this takes up just a little more counter space than I expected. This is necessary, obviously, so as to be able to fit dishes- but if you have the space you may want to invest in a cart for it. -Time: I will admit, the cycles are a bit longer than I imagined. However, this is of course time that can be spent doing things other than dishes, so this is barely a negative!! -Drying: When the machine had finished I noticed the dishes seemed a bit wetter than is normal with a regular dishwasher, but I think it's fair to expect a small loss of functionality when shrinking a machine down to this size. It's really not hard to just quick run a towel over the dishes while you're putting them away. Overall I am pleased as punch! This has been such a boon for myself and my roommates, and I think this will continue to be a good investment for a long, long time. Thanks for reading!
  86. 5 out of 5

    I'm in Love with this little guy! |
    Verified Purchase

    I am in love with this little guy. It is the best dishwasher I've ever owned and so convenient to use. I sat and read pages and pages of the reviews before buying. I'm grateful to all of you who took your time to let me know your positive reviews...you made it so easy for me, that's the reason I ordered this great little dishwasher. As for the negative reviews, I gave them very little thought and went ahead and ordered it anyway. There was no issue with the box it arrived it, smelled like a box. I took the reviews to heart that said it was a heavy item, especially for an old lady, like me. So I prepared myself with my small little short footstool on coaster wheels, set it right next to the front door for the UPS man to set it on top of and I pushed it right into my kitchen, using it as my dolly to get it there. I knew from what you all had told me, it would be heavy to pick up alone and put on top of the counter...so I ask God to give me a helping hand...He did it and made it so easy for me to get it on the counter top by myself. I knew it wouldn't be easy without His help, you may need to ask for it too if your like me and have no one to help you...He is always there for us if we just ask Him for help, never does He fail us. First I really want to make a correction of something. At no time does the dirty water that exits this dishwasher come into direct contact with the faucet as it exits the dishwasher or the clean tap water going into the washer. The faucet connector that comes with it, doesn't allow that to happen. There's a bypass inside that connector, so there is never any touching of one to the other and the dirty water doesn't touch the faucet as it goes out of the connector. Just wanted everyone to know this, because you have helped me so much, I really wanted to help you too. Hooking it up was so easy and the directions are very easy to read, they are not in the least confusing and make common sense if you just read it and take your time about doing everything it says. I used the Teflon tape on the fittings at the back of the washer, like others mentioned it was for extra protection in case of a leak, it will only be a benefit to you if you do it, but you don't have to. The noise is minimal to no noise at all, that this little dishwasher makes....you can talk on the phone standing next to it with no problems. If yours does make to much noise, I would have to think it is not level on the counter top. Motors have trouble running quiet if they are tilted in one direction or the other, because that puts a bind on the motor and it wants you to know this.... so there's the noise. If that doesn't fix it....then yours is a different problem! The utensil holder can be taken apart fairly easily to give you more useable room inside the washer. There's a handle in the center of it, if you study the way it was put together it slides off the two sided utensil compartments and you can use them end to end, across the back of the washer basket for your utensils or just use one of them or none at all. The 2 flat utensil holders on the upper left side can also be removed (just easily unsnaps) and laid inside the roll out basket in the center, where the prongs are wider on the bottom to prevent larger items and utensils from falling thru to the washer spray arm. This gives even more room inside to load more dishes and it's more useful to me to be able to use it this way. We have to use our common sense and put everything inside it to good use, in all their different ways. I believe they knew we would do these simple changes from how they had it set up to use, right from the factory. I use white vinegar as a rinse aid....it works great for spot free dishes and I just top it off about once a week, no problem. As for the length of time it takes to wash dishes. I have enough dishes that I don't need them while they are washing no matter how long it takes to wash. Contrary to what I have read in some reviews...there is a "drying cycle" on all cycles, "except" Speed and Soak cycle. They all do a fine job of washing the dishes spotless and I do scrape the food particles off before putting them inside to wash, you would do well if you did the same. The only thing I can also add to my review that I believe will be helpful and beneficial to everyone for long term use of this dishwasher..... use a small thick hand towel over the door latch after you open the door, or go to load or unload this dishwasher. I read this in another review, she was right to suggest this to us. These appliances with all their electronic memories inside the doors themselves, gets a lot of hot moisture built up on the doors making it easy to get moisture inside them, this is a major cause for electronic repairs/replacements and are expensive to repair....so I used her nifty idea, leaving the towel on top of the dishwasher, so I can just grab it and lay it on top of the latch each time I open the door....it has already saved me from spilling water directly into the latch a few times already. God bless the sweet lady who took time to mentioned this to us. All I can say after all this....buy it if you want your dishes washed without standing in front of the sink and doing them yourself. That's why I bought it. I fell immediately in love with this little guy....he's a God sent blessing to have on my counter and there was a lady who said she wanted to "hug" her's every time she walked past it....I agree with her!
  87. 5 out of 5

    Meets expectations in every way |
    Cambridge, MA 02140Verified Purchase

    We still do dishes by hand, but when we're tired, or want the dishes to come out "really" clean, we use this. Wish I had known about this dishwasher a long time ago.
  88. 4 out of 5

    Huge improvement over competing brands! |
    Chicago, IL

    This is my third countertop dishwasher. The other two were from a competing brand (starts with a D!). The SPT is better in several ways. There are a few more cycle options available than on others, which is nice when you only have a small load to do. The operating noise is significantly, dramatically quieter than the competing ones; often I simply don't notice it running until the end-of-cycle beep goes off. SPT includes the adapter needed to connect the hose to the faucet in the kitchen sink. Strangely, the other company doesn't include this inexpensive part in the box, leading to an inconvenient run to the hardware store before you can install. The unit is tall enough to wash 9-inch dinner plates with no problem. It's able to hold at least four full place settings easily, plates, bowls, cups and all. It's fine with coffee mugs. It can be little awkward washing tall glasses (like iced tea glasses, for example), because the sliding basket that holds the dishes has relatively short pegs and a lot of open gaps in the bottom. However, you can stand the taller stuff near the front edge and it seems to stay put. You just can't do more than a few things that way in each load. The silverware basket is very nice, with special compartments to keep pointy things from poking through and blocking the rotating sprayer. Installation was a breeze. The hoses thread onto the back of the unit (I happened to have some teflon plumbers tape handy, so I used it to prevent any possible leaks). The (included!) faucet adapter screws onto the threads on the faucet and has a washer already installed, so no trouble there. The power cord plugs into a standard household outlet. The unit is fairly tall, so be sure you have room under your cabinets before you order. The instructions are complete and easy to understand. Routine maintenance is very straightforward. The unit does a good job! Dishes are clean. There's no drying cycle, but the wash cycle seems to get everything so hot that dishes air dry nicely if you just crack the door open at the end of the wash cycle. Using the recommended rinse fluid prevents spotting, resulting in nice, clear glasses. No complaints here. Overall, after several days of running it at least a couple times a day, it's done very well with no surprises. It's only been a couple of weeks, so it's hard to make any guesses about durability or lifespan, but the build quality seems solid and it's running well so far. Small appliances can become worn out surprisingly quickly. I'll keep an eye on this and update the review if anything noteworthy happens in the coming months. There are no revolutionary improvements over the competition, but a lot of small, thoughtful touches throughout make the experience of using it a much better one. I recommend it.
  89. 5 out of 5

    Brilliant! |
    WA United StatesVerified Purchase

    I stumbled onto this product by accident while browsing around, looking for smaller versions of regular, under-the-counter dishwashers. I had no idea counter-top dishwashers even existed! After reading through all the overwhelmingly positive reviews, my boyfriend and I both decided to order this one. One of the weird things we were curious about was what everybody meant when they said they were impressed with the packaging. We didn't really think packaging was something that could be so impressive. But sure enough, when it arrived and we started opening up the packaging, we were pretty impressed with just how many layers of cardboard and crumpled paper were between the outer box and the dishwasher itself. The outer box was probably (at least) 1.5 times bigger than the actual appliance, and everything that took up the extra space was extra cushioning in the form of additional boxes and crumpled paper padding. The dishwasher itself works like a charm. I didn't fit the sink adapter onto the faucet myself, but my boyfriend says it was very easy and straightforward. The dishwasher cleans dishes very effectively, probably due to the lack of a second shelf. Everything is very closer to the sprayer, so it gets a very direct clean. There is more than enough space to accommodate most of the dishes that two people produce, and even if we have to run it twice in a day -- who cares?! At least we're not washing them by hand! One of the more minor things that I think could be improved is the setup of the racks inside. The dishwasher is set up to handle up to six plate settings, but the reality is, we're not usually washing six sets of small bowls, large plates (it happily accommodates up to 10" plates, as everyone else has said), and small plates. Instead, it's two plates, several cooking utensils, a few pieces of tupperware, some small mixing bowls, and maybe some serving utensils. So, to get everything to sit correctly (and in such a way that a tupperware lid won't drop in between the racks and block the sprayer arm from rotating), sometimes we have to try to arrange stuff creatively. Also - the EIGHT beeps at the end of the cycle seem a tad excessive, but this is a very very minor annoyance. While it's certainly not perfect, I just couldn't bring myself to give this anything other than five stars, because I'm just so friggin' happy not to be handwashing a gazillion dishes every night. We live in a small studio apartment with no built-in dishwasher, and we've been trying to cook healthy meals from scratch - without this wonderful little appliance, we would be a great deal more irate in the evenings. This is perfect for one or two people in a small place or with a small kitchen and no possibility of installing a regular dishwasher.
  90. 5 out of 5

    Great for One Person and a Cat |

    I received this as a gift and I know it was purchased through Amazon so I feel compelled to write a review of it even though I won't show up as "Amazon Verified Purchase". I am a single person with a cat so I don't go through many dishes, even cooking twice a day. Still, I hated coming off a long day at work and having to stay bent over the sink washing dishes when the dishwasher has been invented. I use this once a day or every other day depending on how extensive my cooking adventures are. I typically soak my dishes an hour beforehand to make sure the dishwasher doesn't have any trouble. I wash on the third strongest cycle (the symbol with two plates) with 15g of store brand powder detergent. So far, everything has come out perfectly clean, though I'm hardly stressing it with that pre-soak. The powdered dishwasher detergent also seems far stronger than the "sunrise" liquid detergent that I had been using with a sponge. The water in my area is very pure so I haven't had a need for the drying agent. I have yet to encounter any water spots. Typically after a cycle is complete, I will slightly open the dishwasher to let it vent and dry out. The only major complaint I have (and its not even a valid one) is that I have to swap out faucet attachments for this dishwasher and my Pur water filter. I wish there were a way I could have both so I wouldn't have to swap a couple of times a week. Luckily, neither of these attachments needs tools so I can pretty quickly swap them by hand. No fault to SPT or Pur, I was aware of this limitation coming in. The feed/drain hoses are quite stiff and I will need to work a fixture to get them more out of the way when not in use, like another review did. Overally, I'm extremely happy because my dishes get extremely clean with almost no effort on my part. I don't care about whether it costs more or less than hand washing so I can't comment on that. It saves time, not a lot, but the minutes every day add up. I wish I would've purchased this myself two years ago when I first moved into an apartment that didn't have a dishwasher.
  91. 5 out of 5

    SPT Countertop Dishwasher, White |
    Verified Purchase

    SPT Countertop Dishwasher, White I thought i got the stainless steel one but this works great when you have a limited amount of space.
  92. 5 out of 5

    Perfect little dishwasher, great customer service |

    This saved my sanity. After 15 years of washing dishes by hand and waking up one morning to an enormous pile of dishes (apparently procrastination doesn't make them go away) I'd had it. I searched "dishwasher" on Amazon and was surprised to find this little dynamo of a dishwasher. It's been six months now since we've had this and it's still going strong. It cleans better than I ever expected. We use Cascade action packs and everything comes out sparkling. Everything is much cleaner-looking than it ever was cleaned by hand. Get some help lifting it into the house and on the counter (a strong 16 year-old lifted it for us) because it is heavy. After that it's an easy hookup onto the faucet. Our family runs it usually 2-4 times a day, and I put everything in it, including big pots and pans. It can fit a lot of dishes but only a few pots and pans, but any time it saves me from slaving over the sink is more time for me to enjoy life! One thing I have noticed is that the spinner mechanism on the bottom cannot get caught on any dishes hanging down, otherwise the dishes will not get clean. Tiny plates have to go in the small plate rack and not in the large plate rack, otherwise this will happen. After filling the dishwasher, spin the spinner to make sure that it spins without knocking a low-hanging dish. I've also noticed that the lid to the detergent compartment has to pop up completely during the wash cycle, so I make sure that the silverware isn't leaning forward too far to prevent this. If it doesn't pop open completely the Cascade action pac won't fall to the bottom of the dishwasher and the dishes won't get clean. Prior to washing I flip the lid (with the door almost completely closed and my hand just barely in) to make sure it doesn't get caught. SPT customer service is top-notch. I washed a cup that had psyllium husk residue and it clogged the filter. For the life of me I couldn't get this gunk out of the filter. I called customer service to see if I could get another filter and the rep recommended soaking it in citric acid first instead. Now, they could have made money off of me by selling me another filter, but instead he actually gave me really good advice and even said it would save me some money. And it worked! After soaking overnight in citric acid the gunk was dissolved and the filter was like new again. If you're here reading this, desperately done with doing dishes, don't wait to get this. I've been very satisfied with this product and I highly recommend it. I never thought I could love an electronic item this much, but I really do. One of the best inventions, ever!
  93. 5 out of 5

    Better than doing the dishes |
    Akron, OHVerified Purchase

    I've had this dishwasher for a while and I really like it. I rinse all my dishes well before I put them in the dishwasher, so I can't say how well it works on really dirty things. It doesn't have a ton of space, but works well for my roommate and I. Dishes come out clean and (mostly) dry.
  94. 5 out of 5

    Nice for one or 2 people. |
    Deland, FL USAVerified Purchase

    For one or two people this dishwasher works great. It is quiet and efficient. Dishes come out clean and I don't spend time standing over a sink. The only time I know it is running is when it drains. Easy to hook up and use.
  95. 5 out of 5

    Worth ever dollar spent. Cleans and great for small areas! |
    Verified Purchase

    Works great and quiet! Fits perfect on the counter top, and has made dishes a whole lot easier, a must have for a small apartment!
  96. 5 out of 5

    Love this! |
    RIVerified Purchase

    This dish washer is amazing! After being in my apt for over a year without a dishwasher, having to do the dishes was becoming an enormous chore. This gets everything clean, and we're even using less water than we were washing dishes by hand. We've put plastics, pans, glass of all sizes in this and they always come out clean. We use a packet soap with it, and have never had any problems.
  97. 5 out of 5

    Awesome! |
    Verified Purchase

    Have had it over a year and I love it to death. changed my life completely. Kitchen stays nearly clean! I have some pretty serious man love for the guy who invented this little thing! I do not like the adapter that mounts to faucet, very narrow and makes a jet stream out of your faucet that splashes everywhere, small price to pay comparatively.
  98. 5 out of 5

    Excellent dishwasher. Great for mounting under the counter top. |
    Verified Purchase

    This dishwasher is great! I have had it for 10 months now and use it 5-7 times a week. I wanted to mount it below counter level and e-mailed the company to see if the machine can pump the waste water up a couple feet to get to the faucet height. She said that it is fine for this and that has proven true. It's very easy to load at this height, basically the height of the top rack on a full-size, built in dishwasher. The top of mine is 33" from the floor. Overall this product is excellent just like all the reviews say. The price doesn't really seem like enough considering the quality and performance.
  99. 5 out of 5

    awesome little thing |
    NY, NYVerified Purchase

    it does a better job than i thought. it doesn't fit alot but it really does clean pot and pans without rinsing. cycle is a bit long but its better than a sore back and pruned fingers. fit perfect on my counter, matches the fridge, cheaper than most, wish i got it earlier!
  100. 1 out of 5

    DON'T BUY THIS PRODUCT - BROKE AFTER 6 MONTHS....NO RESPONSE TO TWO CUSTOMER SERVICE REQUESTS!!! |
    USAVerified Purchase

    Very poor customer service. NO RESPONSE TO TWO CUSTOMER SERVICE REQUESTS!!! This dishwasher seemed to be the answer to my problems. It was economical, it was super easy to install, and it washed the dishes well. However after about 6 months it went insane and would not stop draining. The motor ran continuously from the beginning of the cycle and didn't clean the dishes at all. None of the buttons would work and the only way to stop it was to unplug it from the wall. In fact, when you plugged in it started running before you pressed any buttons. I contacted their customer service via email and phone and got NO RESPONSE WHATSOEVER! It was under warranty but that is useless if the company won't respond to your contact. I finally bought a built-in dishwasher and had it installed. I sent the broken SPT Countertop Dishwasher to the scrap dealer. Please learn from my experience and don't buy this dishwasher, especially from this company. Find a company that stands behind their product with superior customer service.
  101. 5 out of 5

    Perfect |
    Verified Purchase

    Moved into a small older home. It had no dishwasher. This fir perfectly under the cabinet. Cleans like crazy. It is easy to hook up and run. No downside at all that I have seen in the 6 weeks I have owned it!
  102. 4 out of 5

    Great Countertop Dishwasher |
    Verified Purchase

    Edit: This machine does the job, but the motor wears down quickly. The first unit I received I returned because the motor was making horrible noises. After having our second machine for 3 months, this motor makes the dishwasher extremely loud (though the noise is different than the first one). When I first received it, it was quiet, but now, we can't run it if we expect to be able to hear each other in our apartment. (It's still working, though). That being said, now that I know this, I would have bought a different machine. ----------------------- First, the big (huge) downsides of this machine are: - It's size - I totally underestimated just how big this thing would be, It is enormous. Some had mentioned a big microwave - it can't even compare to a microwave. - It (as is obvious) rendered your water source in the kitchen unusable for lengthy periods of time. Don't underestimate how annoying this can be, particularly if you have to do multiple loads at a time. - The basket is designed to fit a variety of dishes, which means that you can't easily fit a lot of the same kind of dish at a time. This can be frustrating. That being said, if you hate dishes as much as I do and live in a small space, it is a relief to not have to wash dishes. This thing leaves even the grossest dishes sparkling (no pre-soaking a plus). For $220, you can't beat it.
  103. 4 out of 5

    Extremely easy to install |
    Verified Purchase

    Extremely easy to install. Replaced a busted Fisher-Paykel dish drawer, cleans just as well and pretty quiet too. Just don't forget to turn the faucet off before you disconnect the water line, or you'll get a wet surprise.
  104. 5 out of 5

    This little unit packs a big punch! |
    Verified Purchase

    This little unit packs a big punch! I've been using this SPT Countertop Dishwasher for two solid weeks now. I've been using the Cascade Platimum and Complete versions of their tabs/pods. I haven't noticed the residue/flavor some have mentioned. I do use Jet Dry in the rinse which is doubling down since the pods also contain that stuff. JetDry is a MUST. The first week I did not use it and everything was dripping wet when done. (Plus the light indicating the reservior was empty was an irritant for me.) First off, maybe the prior version of this dishwasher did not heat the water (several reviews said it did not.), but this one heats the water to very hot! Use the cold faucet. Loading it up has a learning curve. There is only so much room. You will wash every day. The cycles are long. 75-85 minutes. You need to plan for that. Functionality is spectacular. My coffee pot/urn has never been as clean as when new. Water usage appears less than sink washing. The amounts are listed per cycle, they escape me for now, but a long cycle did fill up my sink when I tested it, but only one side. For the price I'm all but sure I'm buying another for my RV. The shipping packaging is nothing less than armor like. I just have a feeling due to the whole feel of the unit, it will last some length of time. If your looking for something like this, you can't go wrong here.
  105. 4 out of 5

    Dishwasher |
    Verified Purchase

    Single guy in small apt using this dishwasher. It works well. Although I must rinse the dishes because it's not super powerful. Still it beats the sink being full of dishes and def. works for me. I would recommend this to others.
  106. 5 out of 5

    and thought it was pretty good, you'll pass out at the improvements this ... |
    Verified Purchase

    Prior to this unit, we had two Danby units. Both of which last 3-4 years before breaking. The tabletop Danby prior to this unit had a warranty through Amazon, so we lucked out with a refund. If you have had or experienced the Danby, and thought it was pretty good, you'll pass out at the improvements this unit. It seems built sturdier, and better designed. The door opens wide, to a cavernous wash area that is larger than the Danby countertop. This unit can wash full size plates, whereas they could not fit in the Danby. That is the first improvement. The SPT hooks up using the same fitting as the Danby, we did not need to replace our sink fitting. This unit seems much quieter in operation than the Danby units. When it's done, I double check I keep saying to myself "i didn't even hear it working". The Danby units were so called "gas hogs" when it came to Dishwashing detergent, and especially rinse aid. It seemed I was constantly filling the rinse aid on the Danby units, and if it went empty the dishes would come out poorly. This unit sips rinse Aid, I go for weeks without filling it. Also, it can use detergent pods, or it has a small specified space for the detergent. The only complaint we have with the unit is that the grates in the tray have a large gap between them. Very small items will fall through. I don't know if it is more reliable than Danby, that have an approximate 3 year lifespan. We bought a warranty on this one too....
  107. 5 out of 5

    Don't be dumb...buy this |
    Verified Purchase

    This is the greatest purchase I have ever made. This machine works perfect and has saved me so much time cleaning up in the kitchen. You would be a fool not to buy this for your house or apartment that does not already have a dishwasher in it.
  108. 4 out of 5

    Great..... But... |
    Verified Purchase

    The dishwasher is great it works well and cleans the dishes well. The only thing is that the hose fitting are not very durable so you have handle it with care. Lastly it is pretty loud. But it definitely does what is suppose to!
  109. 5 out of 5

    LOVE IT! |
    0

    I've done dishes by hand for as long as I've lived on my own. I had no idea something like this even existed. I'm just so happy I have this because now instead of spending half an hour every night on dishes, they are being done for me! I'm a happy girl.
  110. 4 out of 5

    works fine no leaks |
    Verified Purchase

    shipped in two days, but after opening the box noticed the sick adopter was broken. emailed the company and they sent out a new adoptor with in the week. hooked it all up and it works great. cycle time is a bit long, but it's super quite. (tip: turn on hot water and let it run hot before connecting dish washer before each wash.)
  111. 4 out of 5

    over all I'm pleased |
    Verified Purchase

    overall I'm very pleased with the product some slight issues, such as the hoses leak slightly in the beginning. but, nonetheless the compacasity and performance are as expected, very good .I am pleased and will recommend the dishwasher to anybody that may ask about it :)
  112. 4 out of 5

    A month in and it's still working well |
    Verified Purchase

    So far so good. Strangely, the unit arrived wet on the inside and outside even though I bought it brand new. The performance hasn’t been affected so I’m going to assume it was left over from a factory test of the unit. The physical measurements listed are accurate and, as I predicted before ordering the unit, my unit sits less than an inch below my kitchen cabinets. The hoses and attachments were all very easy to hook up. There is a bit of a dripping issue between the quick connect adapter and the faucet aerator but it’s not too big of an issue. I’ve read that nylon type works to alleviate that. While I’m a bit concerned with having to leave the faucet on, there haven’t been any breaks or leaks associated with that so far. This still holds true even though my partner left it running all day while she went to work…I was a bit peeved when I got home but no harm done. It helps that we’ve only been turning the faucet on cold. The dishwasher does a great job of heating the water for the cycle. It does a very good job of cleaning my dishes when I use powdered dish detergent. Although the manual says tablets, like the Finish tablets, will dissolve during the pots and pans cycle, I always have gunk and residue leftover whenever I attempt to use them. While the inside of the unit seems a bit cramped, the manual comes with a handy diagram of what each section of the rack is meant for. I’ve been using a bit of artistic freedom when it comes to arranging certain items, but it gets easier with practice. I’ll update this review if any issues arise later on, but so far I’m really glad I stumbled upon this counter top dishwasher. Really helps with the chores. :]
  113. 5 out of 5

    Great for me and my Apt |
    Verified Purchase

    Just the right size for me and my girlfriend. Apt dwellers. 8-) Really quiet easy to hook up. (I've owned a larger portable before.) Remember, why have arguments over who is going to do the dished. Just get one of these and the arguments over.
  114. 5 out of 5

    awesome little thing |
    Verified Purchase

    it does a better job than i thought. it doesn't fit alot but it really does clean pot and pans without rinsing. cycle is a bit long but its better than a sore back and pruned fingers. fit perfect on my counter, matches the fridge, cheaper than most, wish i got it earlier!
  115. 5 out of 5

    Perfect little dishwasher, great customer service |
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    This saved my sanity. After 15 years of washing dishes by hand and waking up one morning to an enormous pile of dishes (apparently procrastination doesn't make them go away) I'd had it. I searched "dishwasher" on Amazon and was surprised to find this little dynamo of a dishwasher. It's been six months now since we've had this and it's still going strong. It cleans better than I ever expected. We use Cascade action packs and everything comes out sparkling. Everything is much cleaner-looking than it ever was cleaned by hand. Get some help lifting it into the house and on the counter (a strong 16 year-old lifted it for us) because it is heavy. After that it's an easy hookup onto the faucet. Our family runs it usually 2-4 times a day, and I put everything in it, including big pots and pans. It can fit a lot of dishes but only a few pots and pans, but any time it saves me from slaving over the sink is more time for me to enjoy life! One thing I have noticed is that the spinner mechanism on the bottom cannot get caught on any dishes hanging down, otherwise the dishes will not get clean. Tiny plates have to go in the small plate rack and not in the large plate rack, otherwise this will happen. After filling the dishwasher, spin the spinner to make sure that it spins without knocking a low-hanging dish. I've also noticed that the lid to the detergent compartment has to pop up completely during the wash cycle, so I make sure that the silverware isn't leaning forward too far to prevent this. If it doesn't pop open completely the Cascade action pac won't fall to the bottom of the dishwasher and the dishes won't get clean. Prior to washing I flip the lid (with the door almost completely closed and my hand just barely in) to make sure it doesn't get caught. SPT customer service is top-notch. I washed a cup that had psyllium husk residue and it clogged the filter. For the life of me I couldn't get this gunk out of the filter. I called customer service to see if I could get another filter and the rep recommended soaking it in citric acid first instead. Now, they could have made money off of me by selling me another filter, but instead he actually gave me really good advice and even said it would save me some money. And it worked! After soaking overnight in citric acid the gunk was dissolved and the filter was like new again. If you're here reading this, desperately done with doing dishes, don't wait to get this. I've been very satisfied with this product and I highly recommend it. I never thought I could love an electronic item this much, but I really do. One of the best inventions, ever!
  116. 4 out of 5

    Cleans some dishes. Fits most places. |
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    It washes my dishes so I don't have to! It's fairly cheap (for a home appliance) and it doesn't require plumbers or contractors. PROS + washes my dishes + cheap + doesn't require professional contractors to install or use + not too heavy, so it can be moved frequently if you're in shape CONS - a bit heavy, chance of injury when moving it if you're not in shape - tubes sometimes leak where they connect to the machine - faucets with non-standard heads cannot be used - claims it can't use gel tabs, so must use powder - seems to leave residue The weight and size is at the upper end where fit young adults should have little trouble moving it. Most people will only need to put it somewhere one time. I tend to move it frequently due to my living situation (and because it actually can be moved). I had to install it in my bathroom because my kitchen faucet didn't have the standard attachment needed for the tube adaptor. It's just a bit too big to fit under my bathroom sink, so it's just sort of in my bathroom wherever it can fit. That's why I move it frequently. It took me awhile to notice it was leaving a residue. I'm not sure if that is from the powder getting too humid or because the washer doesn't clean well enough. There's a simple fix though. Add the powder detergent and run it at whatever setting is appropriate. When it finishes its run, run it one more time on the lowest setting above pre-soak. It wastes a little bit more water, but I'm sure it is still less water than hand washing. It's also much more convenient than hand washing. As an adult male who lives alone, I can fit about 5 days worth of dishes in there.
  117. 5 out of 5

    Great Little Dishwasher |
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    I've had this dishwasher for over 2 years now and it still works great. Perfect size to fit on the counter under the cabinets and is big enough for all the dishes one or two people use regularly. It fits surprisingly large cookware, but forget about big cookie sheets or large pans with long handles (as is to be expected). The hookup to the sink is very simple and fast. It does a great job washing and rinsing and is super convenient having it right next to the sink at arm height. I highly recommend getting it, even if you aren't sure you'll use it or are worried about losing counter space. For someone that hates washing dishes it's well worth it. A couple of notes: The inside was wet when I unboxed it. I was worried that I got a faulty return unit at first until realizing that they test them all at the factory and some water is normal. The wires on the rack are kind of far apart, so if you remove some of the prongs (most of them can come out to make room for larger items) it's easy for a large spoon or smaller bowl to fall below the rack, causing the sprayer to get stuck and not turn. I always spin the sprayer after loading dishes to make sure nothing is blocking it. Cascade detergent packs fit into the filler door just fine, but off brand packs are too bulky and the door may not close, or if you get it closed the pack may not come out when it pops open. Make sure you use a rinsing agent (either in the door or in a combo pack), otherwise your dishes will be cloudy/spotty (Probably obvious but I was pretty surprised at the difference). Make sure you re-tighten the hoses at the back of the dishwasher after your first few uses. Mine started leaking after the first week or so and it was just a loose hose that I hand tightened and it's been good ever since. I think the movement of hooking/unhooking the hose to the faucet works to unscrew the connection until the hose relaxes enough then you're fine. Remember that you can still use your sprayer when your faucet is hooked up to the dishwasher, and there is a red button on the connection that allows water to spray through if you need it. Don't forget to turn the faucet off and release the pressure with that red button before disconnecting, otherwise you will get a nice spray of water to the face (I've done it a couple of times without thinking). The only downside to this is that I had to remove the Pur water filter from the faucet since I didn't want to remove it and put on the dishwasher spout every time.
  118. 4 out of 5

    and this product had the fairest price and best reviews. Having never owned a dishwasher (even a ... |
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    As someone who lives in a VERY OLD house with absolutely NO kitchen upgrades, this product was a find. After looking at traditional built-in dishwashers, I realized I didn't have the time, patience, or money to have to deal with having to rip my cabinets apart and have to deal with contractor and repairmen just to have clean dishes (by the way, portable dishwashers are even more expensive than built-ins). I knew there had to be a solution, and I found it. I shopped around, and this product had the fairest price and best reviews. Having never owned a dishwasher (even a counter top on, at that) I was leary as to how or even if I could get it to work properly. But, my mother (who is 60 and tired of doing dished by hand) needed a break, plus seeing how I am gone from home many hours a day, this was everything we were looking for. The shipping was free, and the unit arrived in 5 days. The box was HUGE, as described. The dishwasher itself wasn't that heavy and once I look at the hoses and adapters, my worries faded. As described, you must unscrew the aerator from your facet and VERY TIGHTLY screw in the faucet adapter that is attached to the hose (this can be accomplished with a rag or to a a greater effect, pliers). The same thing goes for the hoses that attach to the back; they must be TIGHTENED AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE! (A wrench or pliers will accomplish this, HOWEVER, I found that if you tighten the 6 sided spigot attached to the drain hose too tight, it will come loose again, so be careful! The unit did emit a strange, dank and musty odor as if it had been tested then packed in cardboard before it had a chance to dry. The instruction manual felt somewhat limp, like it had been exposed to moisture. It is BIG unit, but it fit neatly on my counter, just under the cabinets, so I can't complain. I gave it a test run with no dishes just to test it out and check for leaks (there was one, only due to my lack of tightening of one of the hoses, and, I moves my kitchen faucet while the dishwasher was in use, which loosened to house, causing water to spray all over; so it is best no to touch the sink faucet, hoses or unit while it is in use, unless you want another shower.) I powered the unit on and, much like it was described, it is very quiet. I set it it to "light" (The wine glass icon) and was surprised to see that a "light" load takes 45 minutes and heavy load takes 100. I suppose that is normal, seeing as how dishes are harder to get clean than clothes, which have a shorter wash/rinse cycle. When the unit was finished, it buzzed for 8 seconds and I immediately shut the power off, turned off the faucet, and pressed the red de-pressurizer button to release the excess water (in that order). When I opened the unit, It was very hot inside, as it had just dried everything. The unit was not bone-dry, still having some puddles on the bottom and door, but overall a successful first run. The unit also came with a measuring spoon for powdered detergent and a measuring cup for liquid rinsing agents. Instructions were simple and operation was without incident. A great product for the money (so far).
  119. 5 out of 5

    Works Great! |
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    The first dishwasher that came was banged up and damaged even though the box had no signs of impact. It was easy enough to return it through Amazon and the new one came within a week. Works like a charm! Very quiet and it cleans well, even dishes left sitting for a few days.
  120. 5 out of 5

    Great little machine! |
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    I believe this to be the best value all around. Very easy to use and cleans the dishes very well. I've been using it for about two months and have had no problems what so ever. If your looking for an affordable space saving dishwasher without altering your kitchen then this is it!
  121. 5 out of 5

    Love this machine! |
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    Dishes are not one of my most cherished chores though I do them without much of a complaint. This wonderful machine quietly goes to work and frees me to do other more important tasks; no more having to spend a couple of hours doing something which a machine can accomplish is just about half the time.
  122. 5 out of 5

    Washes Dishes Like a Champ |
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    I love this little dishwasher. It does an excellent job and is easy to clean out. The hoses are in great shape, even after a few months of wear and tear. It does take three loads to wash all the dishes in the house, but hey! It's a great dishwasher for a reasonable price that fits in my tiny kitchen!
  123. 5 out of 5

    Why did it take me so long to buy this?? |
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    I. Love. This. Dishwasher. Its amazing. We've had it for about a month and a half and we've used it every single day. Dishes come out perfect, its very very quiet and doesn't seem to used much water. The hose hookup is super simple. All in all I wish I had bought this a long time ago.
  124. 5 out of 5

    Very handy! |
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    This product is really good! Did quite a bit of research before settling on this. Got it from Target instead of Amazon though. It fits in quite a number of dishes and does a really good job of cleaning them quietly within 75 minutes. The connection to the faucet was quick and easy to set up. Highly recommended!
  125. 5 out of 5

    Great dishwasher |
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    This dishwasher is great. All the dishes come out clean and shiny. As other reviewers wrote only regular size dinner plates fit into it. I don't load it only with the plates, I wash pots, pans, large bowls etc. Of course I can only load limited amount of these kind of dishes, but whatever is left out I run the second cycle. The dishwasher doesn't have dry function so after the cycle is finish I open up the door and let the dishes dry.
  126. 5 out of 5

    Great Product! |
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    It came on time, it was easy to set up -- literally no work required just hook the hoses where they go -- and best of all, it works exactly how it says it will! Great time saver (I hate doing dishes) and it gets everything clean. I'd recommend this to anyone who needs a small dishwasher.
  127. 5 out of 5

    Amazing |
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    Love It. Quiet, gets dishes really clean, holds about about a day's worth of dishes for the two of us. Our Fiesta plates fit fairly well (have to tilt them), but it will only hold a couple of the bowls at a time. If you don't load it correctly, the arm can't spin and the dishes won't wash. We figured out how to avoid this fairly quickly.
  128. 1 out of 5

    Double Washing Dishes? What a WASTE |
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    I hate this dish washer. In the end I was double washing all my dishes. What a waste! of water, electricity and time! I still had to Hand scrub each dish with hot soapy water because the dishwasher doesn't even clean fresh milk out of a glass properly. My dishes weren't coming clean after the cycle so I thought I wasn't loading them correctly (even though I followed their chart), so then I loaded less dishes in it but that did not help either, so I did a test and poured milk into a glass, drank it, put the glass into the dishwasher by its self, and ran it again. At the end of the cycle the glass still had milk drops inside of it. I has just sat on my counter for two months because I am SO UPSET it doesn't make things easier for me, which was the purpose of my purchase. I would not recommend this to anyone!! Yes, it is small in size, but it is small in quality too.
  129. 5 out of 5

    Easy to install |
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    Easy to install, my wife hooked the dishwasher up. I didn't fit our counter top, so we bought a rolling table and hook it up to the sink when needed. It is very quiet and the dishes are very clean. I would buy this again. This is for a rental home and it is better than the standard built in dishwasher from our previous house that we still own and rent out.
  130. 5 out of 5

    Good dishwasher in compact package! |
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    I got this as a gift for someone who was expecting a baby and it's quite handy for keeping bottles, nipples, etc clean and sanitary. For that purpose it's aces! Nice and quiet, compact, and works quite well. Simple to install and use, so far no leaks or problems. It's small so you either have to be very creative with how you load it, or do frequent small batches. Would buy again!
  131. 5 out of 5

    Gift for daughter |
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    It delivered on time and damage free. Packaged very securely. Bought it for my recently disabled daughter. Brought it to her place and set it up in a few minutes. She reports to me that she loves it. So quiet she forgets it's on until it starts emptying water. Dishes always clean. Has made her life a little easier. No reports of leaks or any other problems.
  132. 5 out of 5

    Works great! |
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    Took just a few minutes to setup, installed easily. The faucet attachment works perfectly. Just ran the first load. It was really quiet and cleaned everything well. Can't wait to run it again! Update: We've had it for just over a month now, and it is still working well! Wife is very happy with it. Update 2: Over 3 months in, its working great! I'll never go back to hand washing, ever!
  133. 5 out of 5

    Wonderful Appliance ! |
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    This countertop dishwasher has been a godsend. Being a single 72 yr old with spinal stenosis, I have been unable to stand for any length of time to wash even a small amount of dishes, utensils and cooking equipment. I highly recommend this wonderful, highly efficient dishwasher to those individuals who are single or with small family or whom perhaps have similar disabilities. Thank you SPT and Amazon !
  134. 4 out of 5

    once hooked up it does a great job |
    Verified Purchase

    Finding a faucet that would mate with the quick connect was difficult. It would not mate with the pull out hose on the Moen faucet so I added a second single hot water faucet. Finding one to mate with the quick connect was most difficult.Two hardware stores and two plumbing supply stores later I had what I needed. Hooked it up, followed the directions and ran it. Reasonably quiet and clean dishes.Make sure you have enough counter space and height.
  135. 5 out of 5

    Does a real good job. |
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    I got this 2 weeks ago and it been cleaning almost non-stop trying to keeping up with all the dishes my family and friends use. It been doing a real good job, So I fired the old dish washer which made her happy. It was easy to setup, it hooks up to your sink with the adapter that comes with it, all you need is the dish washer soap. The washing takes about a hour and a half a load but you can use faster washes for less dirty dishes.
  136. 4 out of 5

    Not perfect, but pretty close |
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    I purchased this dishwasher a few months ago, and I really like it. The only drawbacks, are that the size is just a little too small, my dinner plates just barely fit (and they are not particularly large dinner plates). If there was just a bit more headroom, I think it would be perfect. Also you really have to do a prewash before you put the dishes in. There cannot be any food chunks on the plate, because this machine will not get them off. But it can make dishwashing faster.
  137. 5 out of 5

    One of our best purchases, ever. |
    Verified Purchase

    I bought this for our office, and it's been serving us well for over a year now. We have 10 people in the office, drinking coffee (and other beverages) all day long, and the dishes used to build up in the sink. Now this unit sits on the counter, next to the sink, and does its magic. We hook it up to the faucet before we go home in the evening, and in the morning we have sparkling-clean glasses and mugs. Seriously, this is a great machine and we love it.
  138. 5 out of 5

    Perfect For One |
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    I've had this dishwasher for 3 months now and will update this if my opinion changes or it breaks. The thing works great! Be sure to pick the right type of soap. I have hard water with lots of minerals where I live, so when I first started using the dishwasher I was not impressed due to the white cloudy buildup on all my dishes. I found some dishwasher tables that are designed for hard water...fixed it! Very clean and very shiny dishes every time. It is great for up to two people. I live alone and I run it every other day. I have not noticed any difference in my utility bills since I started using it. The universal hookup works great. I have no leaks. Now plate size..anything with a diameter 10 inches or less will fit.
  139. 5 out of 5

    This thing is great. It carries the bulk of the dishwashing load ... |
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    I can't believe I didn't know these existed. After years of small apartment living, I recently found out that a countertop dishwasher was an option. This thing is great. It carries the bulk of the dishwashing load for my husband and I, we just have to make sure to run it consistently. We've only had it a few days, but it cleans well, is easy to use, and looks ok on our countertop. It could be a bit more quiet, but it's not terribly obtrusive. Would definitely recommend for apartment dwellers who hate constantly washing dishes by hand.
  140. 5 out of 5

    Worth every penny! |
    Verified Purchase

    Is it wrong to be in love with an appliance? This product has more than lived up to its promise in the 3 months since I bought it. It's small but very well designed, for instance the rack in the back for small dishes is removable if you want to put extra glasses or cooking pots there. Once you get used to loading it you can pack it pretty full. Although it doesn't hold anything like as many dishes as a full sized dishwasher it works very well. I also think it's pretty water efficient, at least compared to washing dishes by hand.
  141. 3 out of 5

    the beeping is a bit annoying just because of the frequency |
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    Using it an off grid cabin. the beeping is a bit annoying just because of the frequency. it also defaults to a full wash. I wish it defaulted to the last wash cycle that you ran. I haven't timed it but I think the manual says the light wash is 45 mins but it always takes far longer then that. When I think of the price and what it does you really can't go wrong. Love the fact that it has stainless inside; it says really clean. I will end up hard wiring the water supply and the drain. but it does work really well and gets the dishes clean.
  142. 4 out of 5

    little tricky to set up, but works perfectly! |
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    had trouble setting this up, at first the adaptor didn't seem to fit, but figured out there was an extra rubber seal inside, once I took that it fit perfectly... bought this packaged with the cascade all in one packs.. live in a tiny one bedroom apt, and it fits perfectly on the counter, doesn't take up much room and uses way less hot water than I thought.. like with a normal dishwasher just have to rub off anything caked on or might end up with a little bit left on other than that just remember to turn on the hot water all the way before you turn it on
  143. 5 out of 5

    Wonderful compact appliance. |
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    I am in love with this product. I live in a one bedroom apartment with no appliances beside the stove or refrigerator. Doing dishes becomes such a stressful experience (especially due to certain obsessive tendencies) it sometimes takes me hours to get through a sinkful. For 200 dollars, this is by far the best purchase I have ever made to make life easier. I use the cascade tablets to run it, and now dishes don't take up any of my time and I can use it for more practical purposes such as studying (I am a graduate student always on the go).
  144. 1 out of 5

    Frustrating |
    Verified Purchase

    Good for about 3 months when I got my first dishwasher. I had to return the original one and get a replacement. The original washer I received started to leak out of the bottom of the unit. That was only 3 months of use doing one load of dishes a day. Now the replacement washer is doing some strange beeping on cycles and I am sure the washer arm isn't working correctly. It fills, but it won't spin or do anything on cycles, just dumps water and beeps a ton. Annoying. If you are going to get this product I recommend purchasing the warranty too.
  145. 5 out of 5

    Perfect! |
    Verified Purchase

    The first one I owned was bought off of craigslist for $50. I immediately fell in love with it! It cleans SO well, better than my mothers full sized one! I do use it in our RV where my husband has permanently installed it. So I don't know a lot when it comes to the quick connect with the faucet. I do know my husband said it wouldn't have worked with my big fancy moen faucet anyway. The used one started acting up and we decided to just go ahead and buy a new one and we have kept the other one for parts! All in all I'm extremely please with this dishwasher. It has saved me a lot of time and wrinkly hands!
  146. 5 out of 5

    Runs like a champ...but use teflon tape on the threads |
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    At first hook-up, it was leaking all over the counter, but as the instructions indicated, I threaded teflon tape around each set of threads ( intake & waste ) and we haven't had a leak yet. Its used at least once each day to wash baby bottles. It has saved my wife's hands from washing all the bottles in the sink. Its also built very nicely with a stainless steel interior and powder coated exterior. I'd recommend this to anyone who doesn't have the room for a dishwasher but could use the help. It also had more room inside than I thought. We can wash 6 bottles and at least 4 place settings comfortably.
  147. 1 out of 5

    Lasted 7 months - no response from customer service. |
    Verified Purchase

    I bought this in December and it broke down in June, approximately 7 months later. Eventually, the power button just simply didn't work. I checked the fuses, the power source, and made sure it was closed properly, I troubled-shooted according to the manual and nothing. Since it was still within warranty (1 year) I contacted customer service multiple times but never heard from them. Look at the other 1 star reviews - no one has ever heard from customer service!!! Do yourself a favor and STAY AWAY from this product. It is cheaply made, and will likely break, and if it breaks you've just lost $200.
  148. 5 out of 5

    My new favorite appliance |
    Verified Purchase

    We received our dishwasher right on time and in perfect condition. I immediately opened the box and started setting it up; the directions were okay (not amazing but good enough) but some of the pieces it told you to connect were already connected so I had a moment of thinking we were missing pieces. Once I figured it out though the installation was super easy. It fits perfectly under our cabinets next to the sink, is easy to attach to the faucet and detach when not in use, it is very quiet, gets everything clean, fits a days worth of dishes for 2 adults and 1 child, and beeps when the cleaning cycle is all done. The only negatives are that it doesn't dry our dishes and if you don't sit around listening for the beep, you won't know that it's done (it makes a beep-beep-beep noise and then doesn't give any reminders). I absolutely love having this dishwasher. It's resolved the #1 source of conflict in our house.
  149. 5 out of 5

    Works wonders! |
    Verified Purchase

    I really like this small yet powerful dishwasher. If you rent or can't install a dishwasher, this is perfect, its a little larger than a standard microwave. I was hesitant about buying because of having to setup, but it was a snap. Has an inlet and outlet water, and standard three prong plug. The quick release for the hoses makes using it in a standard sink really easy. I was leery, but I'm glad I got this little gem. The capacity is greater than I had thought, so a pleasant surprise. We use it several times a day and it works great for our family of five. Definitely a good buy. I would buy again in a second. 10 stars!
  150. 5 out of 5

    SPT Countertop Dishwasher, White |
    Verified Purchase

    Perfect for the small apt. or single person. It does an excellent job. Wish I had gotten it years ago.
  151. 5 out of 5

    mighty mini |
    Verified Purchase

    This little machine cleans just as well as a full size dishwasher. I live in an apartment with little room for a large roll around portable unit, so I decided to take a chance on this machine. I read a lot of the reviews, and decided it was the right size and would hopefully do a good job cleaning my dishes. This machine is amazing!!!! It's quiet, does a wonderful job cleaning and fits on the countertop under my kitchen cabinets. When it came in the mail, it was packaged like an armored tank. it is very simple to set up, and just as simple to use. This is by far the best money I've ever spent on any appliance. Hats off to SPT and their mighty mini
  152. 3 out of 5

    Broken wheel, plates don't fit, unfortunate return. |
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    Item arrived well packaged. But maybe not packaged well enough. We did not have a chance to use it because one of the wheels had broken into pieces. Must have happened during the shipping. Pretty disappointing but thats the risk you take with shipping. Tried to fit our 10.5 inch diameter plates into the machine vertically but they did not fit anyways. Product should be made .25 inches higher to fit standard dining plates in the the washer. Giving this 3 stars for the heavy duty packaging and quick pickup by UPS to get this damaged product off our porch! -Im sure it works great, too bad it didnt work out. A rare failed amazon purchase
  153. 5 out of 5

    Love it! |
    Verified Purchase

    I absolutely love this dishwasher. I bought this a while ago, and was waiting a few months to make sure that my review would not be biased, because of how much I love my dishwasher. So much I named her Alexia. This dishwasher is easy to move around. It sits prettily on top of my counter, and the level of noise when it's working is really low, except when it expels the dirty water. It's easy to set up, and connect, and easy to use. My favorite thing is that even though it's a small dishwasher, we can fit all our dirty dishes in it, without having to do the dreaded dish washing by hand. Excellent value for money.
  154. 3 out of 5

    Darn soap dispenser. |
    Verified Purchase

    This little dishwasher is a little ass kicker. It does it's job, you just have to do yours, loading properly.
  155. 5 out of 5

    No Regrets! |
    Verified Purchase

    I went into this purchase with some hesitation. But in the end I am really glad I purchased this. I live in a small apartment with my boyfriend where space is a premium and it takes up no more room then a drying rack would. I have really put it through the paces since I got it having done 4 loads immediately. Each time it cleaned everything spotless. It is easy to use/setup and super quiet. It is built really durable as well. I am really happy with this purchase. Update: I have now owned this little box of awesome for 7 months now. It still works as well as it did on day one and I haven't had a single issue with it. I don't know how I lived without it.
  156. 5 out of 5

    The Tardis of Dishwashers |
    Verified Purchase

    We used to have a Danby which we loved... then when after years of service that burned out, we replaced it with this SPT unit. The SPT unit looks so much smaller on the inside... but it is NOT. Don't be fooled... you can fit a TON of dishes in this thing and it does a fantastic job of cleaning them. Note that it does not have a removable dish rack, but it's so intelligently laid out that it doesn't end up being a problem at all. Warning: It will scare you from time to time. Sometimes it'll take a long break between cycles and you'll kinda forget it's running then it starts again and makes me jump out of my chair from time to time. haha Still really recommend it though.
  157. 5 out of 5

    Good dishwasher for tight spaces. |
    Verified Purchase

    Ended up getting this when I moved into my new house. Smaller and older than where I was living before, it didn't have an existing dishwasher and no room under the counter for one. I put this on top of my refrigerator and have been really happy with it. It's definitely tiny and requires quite a few loads but much better than handwashing. Will have to wait and see how well it holds up over time. Probably put about 100 loads through over the last few months and haven't given me any problems yet. One quick hint though: be sure to run the hot water through the faucet before plugging on the adapter. Dishes seem to get cleaner that way for some reason even if it does have its own internal heater.
  158. 5 out of 5

    Permanent Install Best dishwasher ever!! |
    Verified Purchase

    I purchased this unit to put in our RV since my wife and I have gone to full time living in our motor home. This little gem has been the best purchase we have made. We moved from a large two story townhouse that had a brand new high end dishwasher that was around $1250 and this little thing cleans dishes twice as good! I used a washer hose to connect to the hot water supply from our washer hookup and just cut the quick attachement off and ran the drain like in with the washer. This dishwasher had given us zero problems and we use it two or three times a day. We love our little SPT and wouldn't be without it. For the money you can't beat this little unit. Go ahead buy it!
  159. 5 out of 5

    Freedom from dishes! |
    Verified Purchase

    Just got this for my little tiny NYC apartment and it is worth the counter space. I would've spent more than half an hour doing the dishes it took three minutes to rinse and load into the machine. I really like cooking and now I can do it even more often because I won't have to waste time with dishes! It did a great job with the (very) dirty dishes we tested it out on and we hope that it'll keep on performing. It was also a cinch to set up- it only took me about twenty minutes if you include reading the manual. The manual seems to be pretty thorough by the way. There are some awkwardly translated bits but there's a lot of troubleshooting info in there and it explains how to care for the machine pretty well.
  160. 4 out of 5

    counter top dish washer |
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    Works well. It's heavy, at about sixty pounds. I've been using it for about two months now with no problems at all.
  161. 5 out of 5

    Works Perfectly |
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    Have owned several dishwashers over the past 30 years, some portable, some built in. This little thing probably cleans dishes the best of all of them, that have ran the full price range. I load it with little to no rinsing, sometimes with dried food for days, they come out spotless every time.I don't know how it does it, maybe the spray mechanism is closer to the dishes, I have no idea, but this thing always gets them clean. Also, for those that don't read the manual like myself, the thing basically runs itself. Once powered up, it picks a default setting, and you just have to hit the start button. The other settings will run the wash cycle longer than regular wash, but the result was the same, perfectly clean dishes.
  162. 4 out of 5

    solid dishwasher for apartment living |
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    cleans a small load of dishes very well, fits on the counter-top, but just barely. make sure you measure before you buy.
  163. 5 out of 5

    Wonderful Product |
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    I bought this for my son, he would never do his own dishes at his apartment. With limited counter space this dishwasher fit perfect under the cabnets and beside the sink. He uses it a couple times a week for the few dishes he has. The dishwasher runs quite, uses less water than traditional sink washing, and get the dishes clean even after food has dried on. The battle of making him do his dishes is over. He Loves it !! It came shipped in a few days in a very sturdy box, easy to set up with a quick connect to the sink. This Company gets a high five for designing a product with ease in mind. The only thing that the company could do is to send a sample of dishwashing detergent with it so you don't have to rush out to get some in order to use it.
  164. 1 out of 5

    DINNER PLATES DO NOT FIT |
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    seems like fine quality and certainly works OK but dinner plates DO NOT FIT! What good is that? We use Fiesta dinnerware by Homer Laughlin and the normal dinner plates are regular dinner size, about 11" wide. We first tried to put them in the rack and thought we must be doing something wrong - who would make and market a dishwasher that does not fit dinner plates. Well this one does not. We tried angling the plates but it really is a hassle and what happens when you do that is the plates get pushed together at a tipped angle and many times do not get cleaned as they are now sitting so tight together. I would return it if it was not such a huge bother to pack it back up. I feel this is probably the single biggest disappointment we have ever purchased off Amazon.
  165. 3 out of 5

    Sanitizes and rinses more than anything. |
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    Fits dishes okay. For me, optimal dish fitting would be 10 large dish plates (no bigger than 10 inches in diameter), 6 cups, 3 bowls, and more than enough space for silverware. Only the bottom parts of dishes exposed to the rotating spray arm get a decent cleaning. If you have a lot of plates in there, the tops don't get cleaned sometimes. Bottom line, rinse all dishes before putting them in here. They'll come out very clean and sanitized. Beyond that, don't expect the power of a full sized dishwasher in this. If you are a heavy user of pots and pans, don't get this dishwasher. A single pan can take up nearly half the space in here. You're better off washing them by hand or investing in a bigger dishwasher that's portable.
  166. 5 out of 5

    I love this dishwasher |
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    I love this dishwasher!!! It's so much better than doing dishes by hands. I live in small NYC apartment and, honestly, never had a dishwasher before. I thought they all take up a lot of space. Not this one!!! It's quite small for a dishwasher ( a bit bigger than large microwave),portable, good for 1-2 people I would say. Sometimes it's a little tricky to fit all dishes but mostly it's enough space for 2 adults dishes + baby bottles/cups. The only thing I figured if I buy detergent in pre-measured packs I need half of the pack for this small dishwasher. So next time I will probably buy regular detergent. Since I didn't have a dishwasher before it took me some time to learn how to load for sparkling clean dishes, and Im so happy to report my dishes are sparky clean every time now!
  167. 1 out of 5

    Not worth it |
    Verified Purchase

    Heavy, overpriced, doesn't fit on below a normal cabinet, and hose was broken when I got it so it leaked everywhere. Not worth it.
  168. 5 out of 5

    Awesome dishwasher! |
    Verified Purchase

    I've had this over a year now and I just LOVE it! It cleans the dishes very well and it holds a surprising amount of dishes! I use Finish Powerball detergent and the Finish spot rinse. The instructions to set it up are very well done and the adaptor for your sink is pretty universal. The cycles are long and there is sometimes a wait between cycles, but I think it is about 80 minutes on the normal cycle. It is a little noisy when it dumps the water in the sink, but not much you can do about that. All in all, I'm am completely happy with this machine. I got the Shevelle classic series microwave cart to put this dishwasher on and it is a good combination. I just wheel it out of the way when I'm not using it. The dishwasher would take up a lot of space on the countertop, so this is a good way to go.
  169. 4 out of 5

    A great buy for the money |
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    A great buy for the money. Our old counter-top dishwasher just gave out after about 5 years, so we decided o nthis one to replace it. Mainly because its dimensions were a fit for our counter. Pros: -Very quiet -Cleans dishes well -Fairly easy to set up large interior space for the exterior size Cons: -I don't like having to open the dishwasher door after the cycle finishes, and you don't have to, but your dishes won't dry if the door isn't opened. This is probably the case with many dishwashers though. -The buttons don't feel all that well-made and have a cheap feel when you press them, but I guess this is to be expected for the price. Overall, I am very happy with this purchase and I would recommend this to anyone with counter-space to spare and not usually more that 6 place-settings.
  170. 5 out of 5

    A perfect solution for those cramped for space. |
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    I've had this dishwasher for about 3 weeks now and it performs better then many full size units I've had over the years. It's well built, quiet and easy to live with. To those confused by the size dimensions, it takes about as much counter space as a large dish drying rack. You do have to replace the aerator on your sink (the little screen on the end of the spout) and I would use a pliers or strap wrench to install the included aerator/adapter and you will want to wrap the threads with Teflon tape (available at any hardware store). After that, setup is simple. Some people have said that the aerator does not fit their sink but even if they have a faucet that uses a non standard aerator size, any hardware store worth it's salt will carry the adapter. If you are on the fence about this little guy, go ahead and pull the trigger. It's worth it.
  171. 5 out of 5

    Couldn't be Happier! |
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    I have to admit, I was a bit nervous about ordering a counter top dishwasher and whether or not it would actually work well, and would be frustrated to spend over 200 dollars if it didn't. I live in a small, 1 bedroom apartment without a built in dishwasher. I was getting tired of washing dishes by hand every night, and had begun to cook less and use a lot of paper plates to help avoid having a stack of dishes. I had a little bit of money and decided to give this a try after looking at several different models. I'm very glad I did! This dishwasher was actually a bit bigger than what I thought it would be, and I'm glad; it can easily hold a few days worth of settings for my girlfriend and I. It's also incredibly easy to setup for the first time, except for a goofball mistake by myself thinking it didn't fit my faucet (it did, I just didn't take the extra washer out of the adapter before trying to fit it). It has no problems doing plates and bowls and silverware, and even some of my pots and pans. The only thing it seems to have trouble with is some of my cooking utensils, but then again I can barely seem to scrub them clean by hand so I think it's more to do with the utensils than the dishwasher. Overall, I couldn't be happier. I'm finally back to making meals at home and not having to worry about the time spent doing the dishes. EASILY worth the money.
  172. 5 out of 5

    So very convenient. |
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    At half the size and about half the price of the roll away dishwashers this is a fantastic solution for someone on a budget or with limited floor space. The set up is easy. Mine only takes up a bit more space than my old bamboo drying rack did. The instruction manual shows how to load the dishwasher to hold up to 6 place settings. I have done that!!! The intructions also advise adding a touch of salt to counteract hard water if you have that issue (I never knew but it makes sense). The filter is easy to get to and clean. The utensil basket is removable and has a removable plastic grid on top to keep the forks and spoons from "nesting". I popped the grid off of one half to allow larger items to be washed (like measureing spoons, wisks, and ice cream scoops.) It works great. If I move this is going with me or will have to be a negotiation in the selling contract.
  173. 3 out of 5

    Worked OK. |
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    The dishwasher worked okay but it was just too large for our countertop and it was hard to get the hoses hooked up to the faucet. I ended up selling it.
  174. 5 out of 5

    Great value, especially on sale! |
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    Good little machine - this is my 3rd countertop dishwasher, beginning with a $35 Carousel back in 1968. Isn't technology wonderful! Initially my Haier countertop 2009 got my dishes cleaner (inside coffee cups, bowls that had been sitting out). Did have to use bleach on one coffee cup but fine since then. I'm pretty strong (put Serta couch-in-a-box together all alone) but: 1. Still have to pry door opening apart with two hands 2. Attaching hoses to faucet, have to push white plastic collar up using two thumbs with all my strength - bit easier after 6 weeks 3. Lights never went out using #4 setting for glass - no beeps either - waited 2 hours 4. Insert Cascade pods "gel side out" (or pod sticks to door instead of dissolving). Liquid might be better, and I do use the Jet Dry Finish - large reservoir. Used daily for six weeks now - very satisfied. Glasses are sparkling.
  175. 5 out of 5

    Now I'm spoiled! |
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    Wow! I did a lot of research and review checking before deciding on this appliance. I have a very small kitchen and no counter space, so I have it in my laundry room. I just use a tray to transport my items from the kitchen and back. This appliance is remarkable. Dishes, glassware, utensils, pots and pans all come out squeaky clean. The unit is quiet. It uses little water, so I know I'm saving not only cost but conservation as well. It was easy to set up, no leaks and it has performed above my expectations. Packed well in it's own box and then packed in an outer box. There was no damage to the boxes and no damage to the unit. As an Amazon Prime customer, and an Amazon Chase Rewards Credit Card user, I got this item by using only my rewards points (no cost to me) and it was shipped free to my door. It can't get any better than that! Now I am truly spoiled and my kitchen counter is always cleared of dishes!
  176. 3 out of 5

    Difficult to install to standard US plumbing. |
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    Although the unit includes a nice quick connect adaptor ball lock valve to connect to a sink faucet for hot water supply, there are no instructions or provisions on how to plumb the supply line to a standard US 3/8" compression fitting. I also had to cut the drain hose and buy an adaptor to connect it to my garbage disposal drain inlet. The hose routing at the back of the unit could be improved. About 6" of clearance from the wall is required in order to provide strain relief for the hoses. The unit therefore doesn't sit flush against the wall, and there is a huge unsightly gap between the back of the unit and the wall. I should have gone to SPT's website and downloaded and understood all of their specifications before buying this unit. With all of the additional time and money spent on finding the right hardware to adapt this unit, it would have been better to buy an inexpensive floor unit.
  177. 5 out of 5

    MEASURE YOUR PLATES! |
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    I really love this dishwasher, but make sure you measure your plates first! We didn't and can only awkwardly stuff them in there at best, but I will not take off a star, because that is our fault. (Our plates measure just under 10.5 inches across, for anyone wondering.) 10.5" will fit uncomfortably, but it is possible! You just have to put them in at a different angle than a normal dishwasher. When we got this several months ago, I thought I would hate the tiny "Cup racks" But they are great for pinch bowls, larger utensils, or small tea cups. I also make sure to wipe any large chunks off the dishes before i put them in, so I'm not sure how well it cleans truly "dirty" dishes, but we rarely have any problems unless something settles too close to something else. We had my father install it under our sink like a standard dishwasher, and it has performed great! I highly recommend this to anyone that wants to save a little time in kitchen cleanup!
  178. 5 out of 5

    GREAT PRODUCT |
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    I can safely say that this dishwasher is worth every penny. I do live in a small house and I wanted a dishwasher but didnt have the space for a normal dishwasher. I hope to clear some questions I had that nobody seemed to know the answer for the dishwasher installation: 1.- You can use a standard garden hose for your water input, you just need this adapter to hook it up so that you end up with a FEMALE TO FEMALE water hose. http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-Garden-Watering-7FHS7FGT-Double/dp/B000BQT6XA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1412372754&sr=8-1&keywords=female+to+female+garden+hose 2.- I installed the drain hose directly into my drain.. and works really well because the washer has a built in pump. 3.- I used the hot water supply and the dishwasher comes with a heating element... 4.- ALWAYS use a drying agent.. this is key for clean dishes. Dishes come out sparkling clean If you have any question please msg me! Best Regards! Ps: just an FYI, I got this washer for 180 USD, which is almost a steal!
  179. 5 out of 5

    Mighty Midget Machine |
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    This is a durable, efficient dishwasher for one or two people--people like my wife and I, who otherwise wouldn't clean the dishes until the Board of Health broke down our door. We've had ours for about a year; it's never broken and is easily maintained by weekly rinsing out the filter, unscrewed by the fingers when the dish rack's out. Installation's easy, with a snap-on faucet adaptor. The SPT cleans well--just run it on the heaviest wash setting, and throw in an extra dishwashing detergent cube for heavily soiled loads. It happily beeps when your load's done. Several reviewers are miffed that the SPT doesn't hold many 11" standard plates. It doesn't. It's small. We use smaller dinner plates from yesteryear, when America was thinner, easily found in local Salvation Army and Goodwill stores. (Try to get ones that are microwave safe. The SPT won't hurt older plates, but your microwave will.) Note: our silverware basket bottom's wearing through. SPT: how about selling replacement baskets on Amazon? Thanks.
  180. 1 out of 5

    First mission: Didn't drain, buttons became unresponsive. Prognosis: It's dead, Jim. |
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    So disappointed. notice how all the 5 star reviews are like from 5 years ago? I did, but i shrugged it off... Argh. Followed all the instructions (even read through the jinglish ones in the PDF the night before). Hooked it up and everything was water tight. Check. Plugged it in and the power light came on dim (odd, but ok...). Power button worked. Press -> Light comes on -> Press -> light goes dim. Check. Ran it through a quick (empty) cycle to get rid of the weird damp/musty/can't quite put my finger on it smell emanating from it out of the box (odd, but, hmmm...). Seemed to do its thing: Water went in the hose, water came out of the hose, no leaks. Great!. When it finished, it did more beeping and flashing that I would have expected. ok...(?) Then I opened the door, and IT WAS STILL FULL OF WATER. Now, its completely unresponsive to any of the buttons. Its nothing more than a paperweight. Look, I understand sometimes one or two products ship bad. I get it. But man, is one this disappointing.
  181. 5 out of 5

    I love this dishwasher |
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    I love this dishwasher!!! Works great. Every load, every dish has been sparkling clean!!! I do use Cascade liquid and did buy Jet rinse agent. No you can't fit a lot of jumbo plates in there, however I, myself and my husband eat on a standard salad plates and they fit fine. Dinner size plates for us are our platter and there is room for one of those a couple of serving bowls, coffee cups, a couple glasses. I run the DW after lunch it has our morning coffee, breakfast dishes and lunch dishes. Then again after dinner. Machine runs quietly and smoothly and even with our open floor plan it doesn't interfere with watching tv. Additionally it only uses 3.5 gallons of water at the longest setting of 100 minutes... I have yet to use that cycle. The standard cycle that is the default has be sufficient to clean all dishes... even sticky peanut butter. Absolutely, would recommend to empty nesters and singles. Hookup to the sink is easy... an installation of a new aerator less adapter and it hooks right up, plug it in. There you go.
  182. 5 out of 5

    Perfect for one or two people |
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    I bought this dishwasher a few months ago. and I love it. it was VERY easy to setup and to use. some of my larger dishes and bowls were a bit awkward to fit in there, but once I got the hang of where to put what when I needed to wash it, it was great. It was not very loud at all, except when it's draining, but it is shooting water into the sink, so that's to be expected. But I can honestly say I have fallen asleep a few times with it running in my studio apt and never been bothered. I did have a bit of white film leftover on the inside and my dishes at first, but then I went online and read that I was probably using too much detergent, which turned out to be true, I backed off a it and they all went away. The drying cycle I'm still not sure about. I know tha tit heats up the inside, but it didn't quite "dry" them, but once it shut off I would usually just crack the door a bit and let it air dry, and that worked perfectly! I moved and gave it to my sister. she likes it. and I totally recommend it.
  183. 5 out of 5

    Great item for me !! |
    Verified Purchase

    This is the perfect sized portable dishwasher for me. I usually only wash soup bowls, drinking glasses, and silverware. All of which fit nicely into this unit. This is a small unit, but again I love it. It took very little effort to install and run the first load of dishes. They come out sparkling clean. I strongly recommend reading the instructions, and using the detergent, and rinse agent just as the directions state. You can not cram a whole bunch of dishes into this and expect them to get clean. You must make sure nothing will block / stop the bottom spray arm, or your dishes will not get thoroughly cleaned. I recommend reading through some of the reviews, as you will get some good info there, but don't believe everything you read either. The only thing I'm concerned with is, if any warrantee work will ever need done. Getting it to a repair center could be a problem / challenge / expensive ?? I hope I never have to find out. This seems to be a well made unit, so maybe it will never need to be repaired for a long time.
  184. 4 out of 5

    Overall good product |
    Verified Purchase

    I have been using the dishwasher for about a week. Holds all the dishes that is dirtied during the day for 2 people. Cleans dishes really good. Takes 2 seconds to connect to faucet.
  185. 2 out of 5

    Repeated heavy leaking from bottom of unit, even after warranty replacement. |
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    I really wanted to love this dishwasher, and I did initially, but after the first one leaked from the bottom within months, and now with the first warranty replacement leaking in the exact same way, I just can't recommend it to anyone. Both times, the leaking from the bottom began after the sink didn't drain quickly enough and the exhaust hose became fully submerged. But then it continued leaking huge amounts of water from the bottom during every wash, pouring out onto the counter and floor and making a big mess for me to clean up. When it worked, it was fantastic. Cleaned dishes well (still does), wasn't fast but was very thorough. But there must be some kind of design flaw that makes it permanently leaky when it experiences ANY water pressure within the unit, due to slow draining. I don't know what I'm going to do now. A $200 appliance that's only a few months old, and my three options are (1) another warranty replacement, (2) get some sort of tray to put underneath and channel all the leakage to the sink, or (3) try to fix it myself, and possibly void the warranty. I'm at my wits' end with this.
  186. 1 out of 5

    Didn't clean well |
    Verified Purchase

    We ran a load of lightly soiled dishes on a heavy cycle, it took forever, was kind of loud, and the dishes didn't come out clean. We pre-rinsed and everything. We will be returning it.
  187. 5 out of 5

    Lemi Shine defeats well water residue in SPT dishwasher, and probably any other dishwasher. |
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    After some experimentation with Powerhouse Powder detergent (sulfuric acid, yuk!!!), and next with Cascade liquid detergent (no match for well water), my new SPT is finally running on all twelve cylinders.The secret weapon to defeat white residue from my hard well water turns out to be a measure of Lemi Shine Booster crystals added to the soap dispenser compartment and one Lemi Shine detergent gel pack set on the floor of the dishwasher. The combination actually removed the baked on white hard water film from previous trials. Admittedly I still have Cascade Rinse Agent in the rinse dispenser but I find it is the Lemi Shine that does the trick. When the Cascade additive is used up I will try the Lemi Shine rinse agent and report back. I am totally loving this machine. It quietly washes a load (six place settings) in 45 minutes, makes a little momentary racket when it drains but nothing that would "wake the baby". Best of all the Lemi Shine products are septic safe and Eco Friendly. Unless you can obtain a European dishwasher with a built in water softner you have got to try the Lemi Shine line of dishwasher products if running well water through your machine.
  188. 5 out of 5

    Countertop Dishwasher |
    Verified Purchase

    I must admit I had never heard of a "countertop" dishwasher until looking for a builtin under the counter unit. Living in a mobile home that has never had a dishwasher I discovered installation under the counter is difficult and a very tight fit even if possible. Upon visiting Amazon and other internet sites I discovered the SPT unit and finally ordered it from Amazon due to the reasonable price and Amazon's reputation. And what a great buy it has been. It is extremely quiet and you hardly know it's running. The only time noise occurs is when it's emptying water. Instead of leaving it on the counter (and taking up valuable space) I purchased a rolling kitchen cart from Amazon and store the unit in a little used kitchen area. Perfect. The size is adequate for two people, but I wouldn't recommend it for a large family. We mostly use the "light" cycle which gets the dishes squeaky clean. I do recommend using liquid dishwasher soap rather than granules. The only downside is drying. It does not have a drying cycle so glassware, in particular, has wet spots that need a quick towel action. Glasses are not spotted if you use a liquid rinse product. The stainless steel interior is a plus. I highly recommend this SPT product.
  189. 5 out of 5

    Freedom, sweet sweet freedom! |
    Verified Purchase

    I had lived without a dishwasher for almost 4 years, until this little beauty came into my life. What a difference a dishwasher makes! I used to have disgusting piles of dishes moldering away in the sink, making me feel guilty and lazy. The fact is that I am just too busy (and lazy) to wash dishes by hand. I even resorted to paper plates and plastic utensils for a while. It was a mess. Then I purchased this dishwasher. It fits very easily under the counter, does a great job at getting the dishes clean, and attaches/detaches very painlessly from the kitchen sink. There are lots of different options for cycles. It makes about the same amount of noise as a standard sized dishwasher. I don't mind that, because I have noisy neighbors who spend most of their waking hours bellowing profanity at each other. Drowning them out is actually a benefit, not a drawback. Your mileage may vary. When my friend saw this dishwasher, he was amazed and had to have one of his own. Why do so few appliance companies make smaller sized appliances? After all, more adults live alone now than in any other time in the country's history. We don't want to be doomed to washing dishes by hand like it's the dark ages. I had never heard of Sunpentown brand before, but the machine works great. I'm not sure why the "big" companies aren't in on this, but I'm delighted that SPT is. What a relief.
  190. 4 out of 5

    This thing is a godsend until it breaks |
    Verified Purchase

    I love this machine. The problem is that it dies after one year of heavy use. That said, despite breaking I still bought another one because it saved hours upon hours of doing dishes (and the arguments with your Fiance/wife over who has to do dishes). This changes apartment living and makes a huge impact on your free time. This device is worth it even if you have to replace it every 12 months.
  191. 4 out of 5

    the dishwasher is great and it serves my needs great |
    Verified Purchase

    Overall, the dishwasher is great and it serves my needs great. My only minor qualm with it is that it is a little short, so in-order to fit my plates they need to be at an angle which reduces the amount of dishes I can fit in there per load.
  192. 4 out of 5

    Pretty good with some limitations |
    Verified Purchase

    I was a little skeptical about how well this work, but it performs like advertised. I feel a little silly washing the few things I do in it, but the purchase was totally justified, considering how much back pain I've avoided bending over a sink full of dishes. A couple of minor points. I'm sure if you use traditional dishes in a traditional way, as shown, you could fit more in than I do. However, I use the big heavy French "jelly jar" tumblers and glasses (like you can find at Williams-Sonoma). I can only fit a couple of those in before they encroach on the rack for plates. The tall glasses don't allow me to use the fold down shelves, but I can't fit my glasses on those anyway--too big and wide for the rack. Tea cups would fit, but I don't use those very often. The racks were in the way, so I removed one (they clip off) and put it down as a kind of "floor" over the area next to the flatware basket to create another place to put glasses. That works. I also don't use regular 10" or 9" plates that much--I live alone, and tend to eat out of either salad or bread plates, and individual portion-sized casseroles (the kind that can go from the refrigerator to the microwave). And I use a lot of cereal-, soup-, or berry-sized bowls. Which can make for a lot of small dishes in one day. I've found that I have to use bowls and plates from the same set of dishes, I can't make efficient use of the rack if the bowls are even slightly different in shape. Size doesn't matter, as long as the shape (angle of sloping side) is the same, as it is with a set of dishes. So I can't mix and match some favorite bowls, as I used to. No big deal though. I also removed the clip off grids on top of the flatware basket--the holes were too small for my flatware. And that basket doesn't really hold big spatulas or wooden spoons. I don't know what the height limit is, but I'd guess 11"? Again, no biggie. It does a good job on flatware, but I noticed that it didn't get semi-dried peanut butter off a knife, so I pre-rinse those now. I've only washed a pan once. It did a good enough job, but for the way I cook and eat, it really isn't big enough to accommodate a day's worth of dishes AND pots and pans. So I mostly hand wash those, as I do mixing bowls and larger casseroles. But for the everyday little stuff, it works just fine.
  193. 5 out of 5

    Quiet, Quick and Easy |
    Verified Purchase

    This was easy to install, fit right on top of my fridge and makes my life 1000X easier. I suggest it to anyone living in a small apartment and tired of doing dishes! I turn it on before I go to bed at night and in the morning my dishes are spotless and dry. Can't beat it for the price.
  194. 5 out of 5

    Perfect for my needs! |
    Verified Purchase

    [Update 1/15/2016] I have been using this now since Oct 2012, and I am as happy with it now as I was in my previous review. It works great and the size is just right for my needs. I wasn't sure what to do when I had our faucet replaced with one it couldn't hook up to, but our plumber installed a line just for the dishwasher, and that works great. Now, however, I have it hooked up to and unused washer/dryer hookup and drain in the adjacent utility room, and that is perfect. [original review] I am a family child care provider and purchased this dishwasher to use in my daycare kitchenette. I have only had it for a little over a week, but so far I am very pleased! It's easy to use, works great, and is perfect for my needs. I am so glad I purchased this dishwasher!
  195. 5 out of 5

    This machine got me laid!!! |
    Verified Purchase

    Are you single, living in an apartment and when you bring home that special someone that you just met that night and can't close the deal because of that leaning tower of dirty dishes? Then buy this magical device that even a woman or a neanderthal man can use!!
  196. 5 out of 5

    Just As Good As A Full Size, NO NEW PIPES NEEDED, Money Saver. |
    Verified Purchase

    We live in a mobile home and did not want to sacrifice our limited cabinet space to install a full size dishwasher (we also didn't want to spend the hundreds of dollars running pipes). We have a small family of 4 and this dishwasher is perfect. At the end of the day, all of our dishes fit into it for a load and the next day I run the cook in utensils, pots, pans, and other misc things. I found that unless the dishes have really caked on particles, the lower setting (less than normal) does a perfect job. I can also fit my 9x13 casserole dishes!! One of the smaller racks comes out which makes it very easy to put in a big pot. I have a 5 qt sauce pot that fit beautifully along with some cups and larger utensils. It is quiet while it's running but is most definitely NOT quite when it drains or when it beeps when it's done. I run hot water through it (which is then heated in the washer) and I use Finish All-In-One tablets and rinse aid. My dishes are always sparkling. I would recommend rinsing the filter (very easily removed) every 2-3 loads to keeps it clean and clear. I love this thing. It does take up a sizeable amount of counters and you can't put it too far from the sink but we had akwars space on our counter and it fits perfectly. After running it 2-3 times daily, I have not noticed any big change in my utility or water bill. Also, the fitting for the sink, I really like it's water flow. Would recommend to everyone!!
  197. 5 out of 5

    Brilliant! |
    Verified Purchase

    I stumbled onto this product by accident while browsing around, looking for smaller versions of regular, under-the-counter dishwashers. I had no idea counter-top dishwashers even existed! After reading through all the overwhelmingly positive reviews, my boyfriend and I both decided to order this one. One of the weird things we were curious about was what everybody meant when they said they were impressed with the packaging. We didn't really think packaging was something that could be so impressive. But sure enough, when it arrived and we started opening up the packaging, we were pretty impressed with just how many layers of cardboard and crumpled paper were between the outer box and the dishwasher itself. The outer box was probably (at least) 1.5 times bigger than the actual appliance, and everything that took up the extra space was extra cushioning in the form of additional boxes and crumpled paper padding. The dishwasher itself works like a charm. I didn't fit the sink adapter onto the faucet myself, but my boyfriend says it was very easy and straightforward. The dishwasher cleans dishes very effectively, probably due to the lack of a second shelf. Everything is very closer to the sprayer, so it gets a very direct clean. There is more than enough space to accommodate most of the dishes that two people produce, and even if we have to run it twice in a day -- who cares?! At least we're not washing them by hand! One of the more minor things that I think could be improved is the setup of the racks inside. The dishwasher is set up to handle up to six plate settings, but the reality is, we're not usually washing six sets of small bowls, large plates (it happily accommodates up to 10" plates, as everyone else has said), and small plates. Instead, it's two plates, several cooking utensils, a few pieces of tupperware, some small mixing bowls, and maybe some serving utensils. So, to get everything to sit correctly (and in such a way that a tupperware lid won't drop in between the racks and block the sprayer arm from rotating), sometimes we have to try to arrange stuff creatively. Also - the EIGHT beeps at the end of the cycle seem a tad excessive, but this is a very very minor annoyance. While it's certainly not perfect, I just couldn't bring myself to give this anything other than five stars, because I'm just so friggin' happy not to be handwashing a gazillion dishes every night. We live in a small studio apartment with no built-in dishwasher, and we've been trying to cook healthy meals from scratch - without this wonderful little appliance, we would be a great deal more irate in the evenings. This is perfect for one or two people in a small place or with a small kitchen and no possibility of installing a regular dishwasher.
  198. 5 out of 5

    Great for One Person and a Cat |
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    I received this as a gift and I know it was purchased through Amazon so I feel compelled to write a review of it even though I won't show up as "Amazon Verified Purchase". I am a single person with a cat so I don't go through many dishes, even cooking twice a day. Still, I hated coming off a long day at work and having to stay bent over the sink washing dishes when the dishwasher has been invented. I use this once a day or every other day depending on how extensive my cooking adventures are. I typically soak my dishes an hour beforehand to make sure the dishwasher doesn't have any trouble. I wash on the third strongest cycle (the symbol with two plates) with 15g of store brand powder detergent. So far, everything has come out perfectly clean, though I'm hardly stressing it with that pre-soak. The powdered dishwasher detergent also seems far stronger than the "sunrise" liquid detergent that I had been using with a sponge. The water in my area is very pure so I haven't had a need for the drying agent. I have yet to encounter any water spots. Typically after a cycle is complete, I will slightly open the dishwasher to let it vent and dry out. The only major complaint I have (and its not even a valid one) is that I have to swap out faucet attachments for this dishwasher and my Pur water filter. I wish there were a way I could have both so I wouldn't have to swap a couple of times a week. Luckily, neither of these attachments needs tools so I can pretty quickly swap them by hand. No fault to SPT or Pur, I was aware of this limitation coming in. The feed/drain hoses are quite stiff and I will need to work a fixture to get them more out of the way when not in use, like another review did. Overally, I'm extremely happy because my dishes get extremely clean with almost no effort on my part. I don't care about whether it costs more or less than hand washing so I can't comment on that. It saves time, not a lot, but the minutes every day add up. I wish I would've purchased this myself two years ago when I first moved into an apartment that didn't have a dishwasher.
  199. 4 out of 5

    Great Dishwasher, Until it Broke....Good Cust Service Though |
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    So, this is a tricky review to write. I received the item in good condition and on time, and installed it immediately. The hook-up process is easy, and the quick disconnect for the faucet works really well (requires installation of included faucet tip, no big deal). The hoses are long enough so that it can sit on the counter right next to the sink, but that's about as far away as it can get (don't plan on it being any distance from the sink). I put it through a long cycle empty and with water only, to get a feel for the sounds and process in general. I then loaded up the detergent, rinse aid, and dishes (loading the dishes takes some practice, but there's a convenient guide in the manual for most efficient placement) and away it went. Dishes came out clean!!!!!! Fast forward ten or so loads, and suddenly the thing starts making a horrendous grinding noise in the middle of the second wash cycle on the second longest program. I paused the machine, checked to make sure nothing was blocking the spray arm, started it back up, and same noise immediately. I then turned it off and back on, and started the same program from the beginning. No issues, until the second wash cycle of that program, and same horrible noise!!!!! I'm mechanically inclined, and the only thing that made sense given these variables was a motherboard issue. I call SPT customer service, got a friendly rep, explained the problem, and they agreed with my diagnosis. They're currently sending me a motherboard replacement, which they want me to install and test. I personally have no issue with this approach (mechanically inclined as I am), but I can see this putting others off. So, in review: thing works great overall. Easy to use, load (with a bit of practice) and clean. Dishes come out clean, and it will fit the advertised 8 place settings if you load correctly with no odd shaped items, otherwise just subtract a few place settings. The size is appropriate for any counter top I've ever seen. However, the motherboard issue is a buzz kill, so I subtracted a star. I will update this review when the board comes and I install it.
  200. 5 out of 5

    Awwwwww Yeeeaah! |
    Verified Purchase

    OK, here goes a little back story... I never knew these existed until about 2 weeks ago when I was researching dishwashers for my new place. Since there wasn't one installed and no place for one, I was looking at finding/ buying matching cabinets (if I could find them), replacing the counter tops, plumbing, electrical, the whole deal... then I'd be ready to buy the $500 dishwasher. If you're in a crappy apartment without one, buddy this thing is perfect for you. It fits right where that stupid dish rack goes and you can take it with you to the next crappy place! Out of the box... Packaging was incredible! Plenty of protection by the manufacturer but Amazon added more in an outer pack box. Zero damage, everything was there, directions decent enough to read and follow. The unit had a funky smell when I first set it up, but it went away after the first use. Rubber hits the road... Setup was easy, screw on the faucet adapter (makes your faucet piss like a race horse), slap on the hoses and your off to the aforementioned races.Ran a pretty good mix of dishes for the maiden voyage, I don't have pretty matching dishes like the pictures, so it's a free for all. Obviously its kinda small so there is definitely a method to arranging your dishes to get max dishes in and max clean. This unit only has a spray arm on bottom so keep that in mind when you load... this isn't your mother's Kenmore. Controls are ultra simple, no words just icons for the different cycles, so make sure to read up about each.For purpose of basline comparison, I've done all 5 washes so far in the normal mode. The unit is super quiet when it's running, I can't tell if its going until I get right up next to it, or it dumps/ brings in water... that I can certainly hear. Heats the water really well as it needs to because there is no heating element like most modern dishwashers (again, not mom's Kenmore). Here's a fun party trick... after you shut down the faucet to pull off the hoses, if you forget to hit the red button to relieve the back pressure... you'll wash your whole kitchen the quick n wet way... so don't forget. OK OK enough BS, how'd it do.... ...not too frickin shabby at all! My dishes haven't been that clean since I last had a dishwasher, but I'm not the dish whisperer either. For giggles I ran things that had been sitting for a while, they did fine. I also threw in a greasy pan that barely fit along with a few other things. The pan flopped over during wash and was blocked on the bottom by a plate, so it didn't do so well. Make sure to load everything in the proper place, vertically and snugly and you won't have a problem. Also, don't forget the jet-dry... its there for a reason. Soooo, am I a happy knuckle-dragger? YES! I LOVE THIS THING! Awesome idea, awesome price, awesome performance! The only question is... how long will it last?? Time will tell, but it looks to be a real simple design and well put together so I expect it will do well. If it doesn't... I'll update this review with my revenge list! Come on... lazy dudes UNITE! (OK girls, you can come too). Get one of these and clear out that nasty-ass sink!
  201. 5 out of 5

    The only thing I'm mad about is that I didn't buy one sooner. |
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    Excellent appliance! The thing I am most upset about is that it took me so long to actually convince myself the ~$220 or so was 100% worth it. I can fit A LOT of dishes, pots, bowls, and cutlery in the machine. If you REALLY hate doing dishes (and I really do) then this is totally your purchase. It uses relatively the same exact amount of water, and those nifty cascade packs are excellent and easily can be used with the machine. It is very quiet when it is running (much of the time it is near completely silent) and does an excellent job cleaning and sterilizing your dishwasher items. I definitely, definitely recommend this item for any apartment, RV, or even in your house if you want a great, cheap dishwasher with INSANELY easy installation - you snap the adapter on..really easy. It's not too big (on the large size though) and fits pretty snug on my counter, underneath the cabinets - there is pretty much no space in between them, but that is perfectly fine with me. I got rid of the old gross dish-rack to make room for this sharp addition to my lazy bachelor pad. ***6 Months Later Update*** So roughly 6 months have gone by since I purchased my SPT countertop dishwasher. It still fits snugly (just by a micrometer) under my cabinets on my counter. It works great and I've had no problems with it whatsoever. The only thing I can say is keep checking back on here to see if the price goes down. I purchased mine, and a week later it was down about $35. Washes dishes great. Really great for a single person or couple, as it will only hold a maximum of two days worth of two days people's cooking. It's amazing what you can fit inside of the machine and get it clean - namely, my colander. Definitely a great investment, and I'm happy I purchased this great appliance.
  202. 4 out of 5

    Reasonably happy with it |
    Verified Purchase

    UPDATE: After just over a year of ownership, I noticed that the supply hose has been leaking at the machine end, at the crimped junction between the hose and the fitting that screws onto the back of the machine. It's a small leak but has apparently been going on for some time; a hand-sized area of the MDF top of the cart I have the machine sitting on has swollen up from the water dripping on it. A replacement part from the manufacturer is $15 + $10 shipping + sales tax; pretty steep for a cheap plastic hose with plastic fittings. (It would be nice if Amazon stocked the replacement parts so that I could at least use my Prime membership to get free shipping.) I've otherwise been happy with the unit. I would advise anyone who buys one to keep an eye on the hoses, and to think twice about putting it under-counter or some other place where it's going to be difficult to periodically inspect for signs of leakage. ----------------------------------------------- ORIGINAL REVIEW: I thought about buying one of these for a long time, and would periodically check for new reviews and watch the price fluctuate quite a bit. Finally I looked at the site one day and the price was as low as I'd ever seen it, so I pulled the trigger. The manufacturer boxes these units up quite well, and mine arrived without any damage. It was easy to prepare the unit for use; there is a metal quick-connect fitting which replaces the aerator tip in a standard kitchen or bathroom faucet, and the hose set clips onto this. Some reviews mention using Teflon tape on the hose fittings on the back of the unit to prevent leaks, but I did not find this to be necessary. The oddball-dimensioned cabinetry in my kitchen precludes countertop use, so I have the unit on a cart. I attached a piece of 2X2 lumber with a coat hook on it to the cart to hang the hoses on when the machine is not in use. I use Oxi-Clean powder (only a small amount is needed per cycle) and a rinse aid product, as directed by the manufacturer. The standard cycle which the unit defaults to works fine, as do the shorter ones intended for glassware and lightly soiled dishes. The noise level is fairly low, other than when the wastewater is being pumped out into the sink, and the shrill beeping when the cycle is finished. For the most part, items placed in the dishwasher emerge clean, spotless, and fairly dry, notwithstanding the fact that the unit does not have actual drying capability. (I assume the rinse aid is helping here.) Very small glasses can be "missed" by the sprayer arm if placed in a corner. The two shelves above the glassware section can be unclipped and moved up or down, or taken out entirely, or be placed across the base of the rack as supplemental support to prevent items from falling through (there is almost no clearance between the bottom of the rack and the spray arm, so you have to guard against it being balked). The cutlery basket is made of two sections which can be separated, and there is also a removable grid across the top which is probably better suited for chopsticks than it is for forks, spoons and knives. I am using only one section of the basket, without the grid, and have it placed closer to the center of the unit; this works well, and has the added benefit of seeming to enable the detergent dispenser to function more reliably. (I had a couple of instances in the beginning when the dispenser door opened, but the detergent only seemed to get wet enough to clump up and remain in the dispenser.) My only mild reservations about the unit are based on its size, and lack of tweakability. I assume that the manufacturer felt constrained to limit the overall height of the unit to make it fit underneath wall cabinets in a standard kitchen, but If it had even as little as one additional inch of interior height, its useability would be enhanced substantially -- full size dinner plates could be accommodated easily, and items like baking pans and cutting boards cut fit upright. The unit's dish rack has one small removable section, but is otherwise unadjustable. The instruction manual has a photo of a full set of presumably munchkin-sized plates and bowls neatly loaded into the dishwasher, but most of the items in my kitchen -- e.g., my clunky Crate&Barrel "cafeware" plates and bowls -- are too large and too thick to fit into the narrow spaces between the tines of the rack. A reviewer here recommended using Correlle square salad plates, and I can concur that these do work well. I am still trying to find bowls that can fit properly into the bowl rack. I'm reasonably happy with this unit (and *extremely* happy to have a dishwasher at all, after doing without one for so long), but if I had it to do over again, I might opt for one of the full sized ones on wheels. They cost more, but if you're going to be using a countertop unit, but on a cart that you're also going to have to buy, instead of having it on the counter (which seems to be the case for quite a few of the people buying these units, based on the reviews), the cost difference might not be that much, plus you would have the ability to wash more and larger items, and wouldn't have to spend as much time pondering, moving things around, or running multiple loads.
  203. 4 out of 5

    A Nice Machine But the Spray Arm Gets Obstructed Too Easily |
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    I bought this countertop dishwasher to replace another brand after ten years of good use (Haier- they do not make it anymore) The most popular brands all seem to be very similar. They are the same size, have the exact same interior down to the utensil basket. Just the top face plate with controls vary- One company could be making the bones for all and other companies design their own control panel and put their name on it. If so, then they may all be equally good. So go for customer service and the controls you like the best. I really like this dishwasher so far. One disappointment was that the outlet hose on the back sticks out 2" before bending (The measurements say 20" deep but add 2" because of the hose). It will not lay flush against the back wall and sticks out on my narrow counter. These things are awkward because they look big and cumbersome on the outside but never quite like a "real" dishwashers because the interiors don't hold regular dinner plates unless you put them at extreme angles- this is because they try to keep the units low enough to fit under cabinets. That said, the interior is larger than I expected. I have run it 5 times using powder and the dishes were very clean 4 out of 5 loads without pre-cleaning them. The 5th did not fully clean the dishes and glasses and left food particle. It was because one of the bowls that I had put on its side had rested 1/2" below the the wire shelf and I could see how it had obstructed the spray arm. The wire shelf has big areas with gaps where dishes and glasses can sit too low and catch the spray arm which is only 1/2 " from the shelf. Be vigilant in making sure nothing dips below the shelf- the water can make things move and have them block the spray arm. I plan on getting some kind of grate to line the gap areas. Pros: Cleans well Holds a lot if you are creative Very quiet Cons: The spray arm on the bottom is too close to the wire shelf so it becomes obstructed easily 10" dinner plates have to be tilted at and extreme angle which leaves less room for other dishes 80 min cleaning cycle is too long. 2 loads = 2.5hrs. My old countertop was 45min Weird End Cycle where the machine stops for 10 min then flushes out water then another inactive 5 min before a final flush of water and 8 beeps signaling its complete. Why not flush out all the water at once and cut out the extra 15min? The water outlet hose sticks out 2" in the back I had a similar confusion at first like other commentators who weren't sure when the dishwasher was done. The machine stops for 10 min and the program light is blinking so I'd open it and the dishes were clean but there was an inch or two of water on the bottom. Next time I decided to wait and see because the manual said there would be 8 beeps to signal its over. It would be great to knock those 15 min off and flush all the water out right away. I am using the utensil basket from my old dishwasher because its smaller and I can load more dishes. I have not needed to use a drying agent- I want less chemicals on my dishes. I put the dishes on the counter for 5 min and they dry without spots . I was concerned with the comments about having to rinse the dishes first- whats the purpose of getting a dishwasher! If I scrape off the food and be vigilant that nothing will stick below the wire shelf- including the slight curve of a bowl- so far everything comes out spotless-except for caked on pots that need scrubbing first Be sure to read the manual. It has funny english but it answers many of the situations people describe and has a trouble shooting guide in the back. November 19th 2014. UPDATE After a month of using the Dishwasher I have one issue with it that I found a nuisance. I have to be ultra careful loading the Dishwasher and make sure nothing extends below the rack that would impede the spray arm from spinning. Its a poor design . If it gets blocked the dishes do not get fully cleaned and I have to run it again- another 80min! - The spray arm is only 1/2" below the rack and the rack has big gaps in the grid that holds the dishes: some are 3" X 5" and 3" X 5 1/2" openings - and other places where if you stand a dish or bowl on its side (like you are suppose to) the curve of it can dip through the spaces and block the spray arm. I bought a Rubbermaid rubber grid sink protector to cut up and place over these gaps in the rack. Hopefully it will work and I won't have to be so vigilant moving dishes and pots around trying to compensate for the gaps in the rack grid. Suggestion to SPT: Fill the gaps in the grid of the rack and sink the spray arm deeper so the allowance is greater. I think you'd find many of the complaints that the dishes aren't cleaned go away.
  204. 5 out of 5

    Tired of doing dishes? Check out this life changing machine! |
    Verified Purchase

    The cleaning power of this dishwasher is amazing! The size of the dishwasher is small but the results are great. You can fit a lot more dishes in this washer than you think in the picture. Although because of the small size it has a problem handling large dinner plates that are curved. They fit in the dishwasher and get sparkling clean but you have to hold them in place while you slide the tray into the washer. I've put crusty oatmeal bowls inside this washer and it got it all off. Coffee stains on the bottom of cups that never came off before are now sparkling white and clean like never before. Silverware comes out cleaner than it was when it was brand new out of the box. The operation is very quite and it has a cleaner setting for whatever you want to wash and how long you want it to wash. There are eight cleaner cycles. For everyday cleaning I use the speed cleaning cycles because it uses the least amount of water, doesn't use the heater but still cleans the dishes great and the heat from the water dries them. Setup is easy. Plug it in, attach the hot and cold water hoses to the machine, attach the quick-connect to your faucet, attach the machine, turn the cold water on (the water heats the water to the appropriate cleaning temperature), chose your cleaning cycle, push start and there you go. The one thing I do wish this model had is a button to turn off the heater on every cycle. Only the speed cycle doesn't use the drying cycle. One thing to note is that there are three filters on this dishwasher and all of them are easy to get to, clean out and replace in 5 minutes. If you have a couple of hundred bucks, have a couple of people in an apartment and are tired of doing dishes this thing is a life changer.
  205. 3 out of 5

    Love -- Hate |
    Verified Purchase

    In our tiny cabin, I love the fact that I have a dishwasher at all. But every other week or so, I get so frustrated by this one that I want to take a baseball bat to it. I've been using it for about a year. Size & location: about the size of one of the early, old-fashioned microwaves. Takes up a lot of counter space. Has a definite presence & can feel a bit overwhelming in small spaces. I actually don't have space in my kitchen for it, so it sits next to the sink in the laundry/utility room. I carry the dishes back and forth, which is inconvenient but less annoying than you'd think. This means that it never infringes on kitchen-sink use and the noise isn't an issue, so I can't comment on those items. Setup: Really very simple. Follow the instructions, no special skills needed. Do check the hose connections in the back frequently, as I've had them work loose and water leak out everywhere. Load size: You're very unlikely to get the advertised 6 place settings into it. The section for "glasses" is really for juice-glasses (6-8 oz) or coffee mugs. The section for "cups" is better used for tiny little things like lids, or long cooking/serving utensils. In order to fit six bowls into the specified section, they'd need to be the little shallow fruit or dessert bowls. And, as people have mentioned, full-sized dinner plates don't fit at all; luncheon plates are about the biggest you can go. As a rule of thumb, I've found that I can load the dishwasher with about the equivalent of a sinkful of dishes. If you wash your preparation dishes as you cook (pots, pans, etc), then you can likely fit most of the dishes from a small family meal into one load. That means running 2-3 or more loads a day, unless you're single. So far, so good. All this is as I expected from reading other reviews. Cleaning: Here's where I hate the little booger. Sometimes, for no reason that I've been able to discover, I find that the soap is still in the dispenser (all wet and gooey) even though the little door has opened. And, of course, the dishes are filthy. I have tried arranging the dishes in different ways, thinking that maybe a dish was obstructing either the door itself, or the flow of water. I have tried not putting any silverware or dishes in the front at all, just to make sure. I have cleaned it out regularly: all the filters and traps and everything. I have rerun the same load of dishes through over again, to see whether it will get them clean the second time 'round. After running a load FOUR times last night and finally washing them by hand, I tried (just tonight) pushing the silverware holder toward the back as far as it would go in its section. This leaves nearly an inch of space between the silverware basket and the front of the dish rack. I had to prop it in place, as the bowls tend to push the silverware basket forward. The soap is gone and the dishes are very clean. I'm crossing my fingers that this does the trick. But if so--who on earth designs a dish rack that blocks the soap dispenser?! Summary: I'm glad I have it, as opposed to nothing at all. I would have bought a better one if I could have afforded it. Whoever designed the dish rack is guilty of eye-rolling stupidity. Besides the problems I just described, the lay-out is very limiting due to an apparent obsession with fitting exactly six place settings of doll-sized dishes.
  206. 5 out of 5

    Just works, very quiet. |
    Verified Purchase

    Works really well. Very quiet. No serious complaints--it just works. Nits: Tricky to get all of the water out of the hoses after use; they always seem to have one more splash saved up inside them. The organizer grids on the tops of the silverware baskets were too small for my silverware, so I removed them.
  207. 5 out of 5

    I never want to hand-wash dishes again |
    Verified Purchase

    Growing up I never had a dishwasher, and they always seemed like cavernous mystery boxes. So when I see low reviews on countertop dishwashers saying things like "don't expect the convenience of a full dishwasher" ... well, they're probably true. But let's face it - the biggest market for these units are 1-2 person households in apartments. Who needs something that big? My girlfriend and I are also serial dish hoarders. We keep way too many dishes around and it takes an act of god to keep us from stocking twenty plates for the two of us. Thankfully we've managed to get ourselves down to a manageable amount (a good idea even if you're hand-washing) over the year and a half we've owned this dishwasher, and it generally takes a single run to clean a day or two's leftover dirty dishes. It definitely will vary depending on the shapes used: large plates will fit only in the outer tines and may block plates in the inner set of tines, and so on, but with clever positioning you can get pretty much as much as you'd realistically want in here for a one to two person household. We've fit 3 large plates (I don't know why people are saying you can't get dinner plates in - you can), 3 small plates, 3 shallow soup bowls, a few larger bowl-bowls, 4 or 5 mugs, a couple spatulas, our entire set of silverware, several pairs of chopsticks, a pizza cutter, whisk, measuring cups, and a cheese grater in a single load. I'm not sure what else to ask for. We use Cascade Complete as advocated in the comments and have very little problem with anything sticking. Sometimes stuck on pizza dough or other stuff on tines of forks bunched too closely together will remain, but it's incredibly rare and usually with a very full load. We have had no problem with silverware not fitting in the slots, although our steak knives are a tight fit and usually go in the open basket. The drying cycle isn't perfect but gets anything that's not plastic about 90% of the way dry. Popping it open a little at the end to allow some air drying is a good idea. Power usage is minimal and water usage (if you pay for it) should be significantly lower than hand-washing. Other than checking your countertop dimensions to make sure it'll fit, installation requires only to replace your existing sink aerator nozzle with the one that comes with the unit. The (annoyingly inflexible) hose then attaches to the faucet via the new nozzle, taking water in as well as dumping it out. You press down on the collar of the quick release unit to connect & disconnect it, so it's a very easy process. The aerator works fine when the dishwasher isn't attached, but when the water is turned up high, it does tend to spray. Since you'd mostly be cranking the water up when hand-washing dishes, it's not a big deal. Keep in mind if you have a sprayer attachment on your sink that it is highly advised that you disconnect it and cap it off, an easy process even for those with no plumbing knowledge. Pressure builds up in the line during use, and while this is fine for your pipes, sprayer hoses can burst and could cause flooding if you're out of the house. Also, you'll obviously want to make sure to turn off the faucet and release the pressure with the red button before removing the quick-release hose attachment, but this becomes a reflex after a while. I almost let the negative reviews scare me off this one since it's a big purchase, but I think they come down to a normal defect rate and also possibly some user error. Some said that their dishes weren't being cleaned, but I can throw in some pretty ridiculously caked on stuff and get miraculously clean dishes out. I think this might come down to detergent use and also the choice of wash setting: I use the highest setting since I usually wait for the washer to be filled up before running it. One more note: pretty much all the countertop dishwashers you'll see on Amazon, if not in general, are rebadged versions of the same unit. They may have different LEDs, or different buttons, but they're the same thing in every other respect. So compare on these features exclusively. This dishwasher really has made things in the kitchen much easier for us and I would buy another one in a heartbeat.
  208. 3 out of 5

    Good for 1-2 people - doesn't wash many dishes at one time |
    Verified Purchase

    Dishwasher works fairly well. Takes up more counterspace than I would like and is better for smaller than standard size plates (normal plates can only go in at an angle and so this unit doesn't hold very many dishes at once...but better than nothing. I do wish I had gone with a portable full-size dishwasher instead.
  209. 5 out of 5

    Really Happy! |
    Verified Purchase

    Been using this for 2 weeks now, once or twice a day. Easy to use, easy to connect, love the quick release. Most of the time I just load it right before bed and wake up to a clean kitchen. Get the all in one detergent packs for added simplicity. you do have to be a little creative loading full size dishes but as we only own 3 it is not much of a problem. In love with this machine.
  210. 5 out of 5

    Great purchase. |
    Verified Purchase

    I recently moved into an apt without a dishwasher. After checking the reviews I decided to give this small one a try. Got it from Amazon because it was cheaper and I trust them. It is one of the best purchases I have made. Dishes are very clean, the machine is quiet, and my sink is empty. I have it on a microwave cart but it would fit on the counter just fine.
  211. 4 out of 5

    Pretty good, could be better |
    Verified Purchase

    Dishwasher works well but a couple things could be better. The rack doesn't come out far enough so plates can be a bit tricky to load in the back of the rack. The supplied faucet adapter necks down your water flow so the velocity of the water causes some spray and splashing. But it's quiet and cleans my dishes.
  212. 5 out of 5

    Impressive |
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    Good quality. Not noisy at all, like someone else had said in their review. It is running right now and is just humming and swishing softly. Someone else complained in their review that it took so long to wash the dishes. I don't mind that it takes an hour to wash my dishes, I don't plan to hang around and wait for it anyway. Duh. I plan to try washing my husbands baseball caps in it next, yay!
  213. 4 out of 5

    Nice little washer. |
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    I have been using this several months now and have loved having it. Only two little things. 1 it started leaking on the connection in one of the back hoses and I had to tighten it up again so either it comes loose with water pressure or I didn't get it tight enough in the first place I don't know wich. 2 the filter could be a little easier to take apart and clean. But that is it.
  214. 5 out of 5

    Sure Made My Mom Happy |
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    I got this for my mom and she's been giving it praise ever since. With the limited space in her kitchen, these wasn't enough for a full-sized dishwasher. Having gotten her this has made her life so much easier. She set it up herself and had no trouble at all - which was surprising as she's not so handy with tools. The dishes come out sparkling and they get dried properly as well. It seems to be sturdy too as my mom's had it for a few months now and it's still working pretty well.
  215. 5 out of 5

    AWESOME! |
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    SPT Countertop Dishwasher, White AWESOME is the word for this dishwasher. As the saying goes, I'm a happy camper! No negatives in this review! I am most pleased, to say the least. VERY quiet operation ... barely know it's running. Does an excellent job of cleaning the dishes, and the dishes are dry in a matter of minutes, after the dishwashing cycle has ended. I wouldn't hesitate to purchase the SPT Countertop Dishwasher, again, and I definitely wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others. Without a doubt, it's a "keeper"!! Marcia :o)
  216. 5 out of 5

    Wish I'd found this years ago! |
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    I hate washing dishes, but have lived in apartments without a dishwasher for years now. I didn't know that countertop dishwashers existed, but I came across this on amazon and based on the reviews decided to give it a shot. I live by myself so the size and capacity is perfect. My kitchen is small, but it takes up just a little more space than my old dish drying rack did. I've only used it a few times, but I'm in love! I make sure that the water is hot before I attach the hose and have had no problems with dishes not coming out clean and it runs very quietly.
  217. 5 out of 5

    Just what I wanted for Christmas! |
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    I have only used the dishwasher three times since getting it but it has performed perfectly. No, it does not hold every dish you own, but it will easily hold the dishes and cookware generated by one or two people a day. But then, in my world, simply not having to wash silverware anymore is absolutely worth the price. (One minor hiccup; the adapter that screws into the faucet did not fit my faucet as it is an older one on a sink in my mud room. I took the adapter to Menards and they fixed me right up with a converter adapter.)
  218. 5 out of 5

    Best thing I have ever bought off Amazon |
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    I live in a little log cabin in Alaska and don't have a dishwasher When the gravity defying stacks of culinary procrastination became too much to bear(I hate doing the dishes) I caved and bought this little guy. I should have bought it a year ago-while I have only done one load so far it is everything I hoped for and more. Super easy to set up, the adaptor fit the faucet with no problems, and out come sparkly clean dishes. I'll report back in a few months and let everyone know how it has held up
  219. 5 out of 5

    Works great |
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    I have had the dishwasher for a couple months now and it works perfectly on the countertop next to the sink. It handles pretty much everything I've thrown at it and cleaned it all just fine. Some stuff needs to be pre-washed, mostly old food or bbq sauce that's fully dried on, and some things need a second washing because they have a weird angle, like a spatula that can't fit into the small parts basket. For the price and what I can have in my apartment this has been a wonderful purchase, and I sometimes catch myself hoping to dirty a dish or two more just to have a load to wash.
  220. 5 out of 5

    Excellent decision! |
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    I have been washing dishes by hand for about 3 years now after moving out of my house that had a dishwasher... let me tell you, this is the best money I have ever spent! I had a countertop dishwasher about 10 years ago and loved it, it was a lot smaller and louder- this one is amazing! It was packed very well, all the instructions were super easy and I had my first load in and running within about 15 minutes of the package arriving. It is very quiet (except when it drains into the sink, but I don't blame the machine for that), gets a load done in less than an hour and uses less than 3 gallons of water! Love, love, love it.
  221. 5 out of 5

    Great Product |
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    I love this dishwasher for how small it is and cleans dishes very well. Worth the small amount you pay for it.
  222. 5 out of 5

    Just what I needed! |
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    This is the best purchase I have ever made! My apartment does not come with a dishwasher and I have learned that handwashing dishes in a timely manner is not my thing. So I heard about counterop diswashers and finally decided to order one. It fit perfectly underneath my cabinets and was pretty easy to install. I didn't screw everything in tightly, so for the first run there was a bit of a leak. But, that was on me :) Some things to note: 1. The dishwasher is a bit heavy and might be hard to get from the box to the counterop on your own. I live alone and was able to do so, but I am on the larger side. 2. The pods work better than the dishwasher gel for me for whatever reason.
  223. 5 out of 5

    love it |
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    I love my dishwasher! I've been washing the dishes for such a long time, I was desperate for a dishwasher. Luckily, my husband bought it for me as a gift this machine. We don't have a big space in our apartment so he bought this countertop dishwasher. He was a bit judgmental about it first, didn't trust the machine. So for the first 3 washes, he watched the machine carefully and didn't left it's side. But in the end, he realized it was ok and it wouldn't cause any flooding in the apartment. It looks small, but holds a lot of dishes. We used it everyday, it holds everything we use for breakfast and dinner. It cleans pretty good too. It doesn't make any noises or anything. I would def recommend it for every housewife in training.
  224. 5 out of 5

    Excellent Product! |
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    This thing is awesome. It was super easy to hook up and it works great. I had it un-boxed and hooked up in under 15 minutes. I haven't had a dirty dish come out of it yet. I do pre-rinse everything, but I don't do any sort of pre-washing. I even wash pots and pans without any trouble. It's surprisingly larger than I thought it would be. I was expecting it to be a little small, but I haven't found a dish that won't fit. You do have to be creative with how you load it, but that is true of all dishwashers. For a single person you can't beat the quality and price. It's definitely not for a large family. A couple might be able to make it work, but it's most suited for a single person that really doesn't like doing dishes... me. lol
  225. 5 out of 5

    Awesome Product! |
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    We've had this dishwasher for over a year now and it has been spectacular! I love not having to hand wash the dishes. I have had problems when using Jet dry rinse agent. It creates tons of suds but that could be due to our water. I use Lemishine now with no sudsing problems. Also my large dinner plates don't fit upright. I have to put them in on a slant being careful not to block the detergent dispenser. Those are the only two issues I've had and they were both easily fixed. The dishwasher fits perfectly on the counter top near the sink. The water hoses are lonh enough if you don't want to put it directly next to the sink. I love this dishwasher! It's perfect for our apartment. I highly recommend it!
  226. 5 out of 5

    Love it. Used it several times already and I ... |
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    Love it. Used it several times already and I have no complaints. For anyone who is buying this, be really firm when you try to screw on the faucet adaptor. I read in the reviews that some of the sinks wouldn't take, and because I had this idea in my mind, I assumed that because it didn't automatically go on, it must not fit. So I wasted only $8 getting another faucet adaptor before I realized it actually fit. No biggie though, that's my own fault. Also, with the Quick Connect, the faucet adaptor comes loaded inside of it already. So don't think they forgot to include a part. There's ball bearings that will release the faucet adaptor when you push the quick connect head a certain way. I also didn't read the directions very thoroughly again soooooo really all my fault. 10/10 would buy
  227. 5 out of 5

    After 9 Months, Still Working Perfectly |
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    Yesterday makes exactly 9 months since I bought this dishwasher. It has been sitting on our kitchen counter ever since. It is used to wash at least 6-8 loads of dishes weekly. It consistently produces loads of thoroughly clean dishes. Our kitchen is too small to accommodate a full-sized dishwasher without sacrificing value cabinet-space, so we bought this. My wife says this is worth $1000 to her, easily. She has said that the day this dishwasher fails, she would want to immediately order another and have it overnighted. We have zero complaints about it. We have used only one type of detergent - the little Cascade pods. We have not used a rinse agent, and we have had consistent excellent results. This is a great value for the money. Buy it - you won't regret it.
  228. 5 out of 5

    Great Buy! |
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    Love, love, love it! I had no idea countertop dishwashers were available until a friend told me about them. I researched numerous models and eventually chose this one. I have been thoroughly pleased with how well this little machine cleans my dishes! The cycle choices make washing my dishes easy, and setting up and hooking up the machine is quick and easy. The dishwasher was amazingly well packed for shipping and arrived in perfect condition. I highly recommend this dishwasher! UPDATE: I've had this dishwahser for four months now, and it continues to clean dishes better than any dishwaher I've ever had. I often put plastic dishes in it for cleaning, and, since there is no heating element on the bottom,I have not had a single dish melt or deform. Everything comes out dry and sparkling. Great buy!
  229. 4 out of 5

    Nice little dishwasher |
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    The dishwasher arrived exactly on the date projected. Packing was very good, and it arrived in perfect, new condition. After a brief hiccup with one of the hoses not having been properly tightened when I attached it to the back of the machine, easily remedied, I had no further problems with it. It is great that the faucet adapter which came with the machine can be attached to more than one kind of faucet and it came with an extra O-ring. I use the machine mostly for china, glassware, and flatware, but I have washed smaller pots and pans in it. It is small but holds a lot more than one would think just from looking at it. It is quiet. I cannot rate it five starts because the hoses are so long that I have trouble stowing them, and the compactness of the machine prevents there being any automatic mechanism for retracting the hoses to keep them out of the way. I hang them on a hook next to the sink. This seems a small concession to make for clean, shiny dishes using a smaller amount of water than I could get by with in doing them by hand. All in all, it is a nice machine and a welcome addition to my home.
  230. 4 out of 5

    Works pretty well, good for apartment living |
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    - One strong person with long arms can pick it up and move it. It's about as big as an extra-large microwave. - It was easy to swap out the faucet-nozzle-thingy. I think I did it without any tools, just uncrewed the nozzle that was one the sink and replac
  231. 4 out of 5

    Washes dishes well. Connecting it to a water source ... |
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    Washes dishes well. Connecting it to a water source is a bit tricky if your faucet doesn't have aerator threads (e.g. if you have one of those pull out sprayer head types). I ended up using a garden hose to get water from a faucet in my garage. To connect a hose to the dishwasher, you'll need: Shut-off valve so you can turn the water on/off from the dishwasher end rather than the faucet where the hose is connected to: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0006U66B6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Hose to aerator adapter: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00405OAZW/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Attach the hose, valve, hose-to-aerator adapter, and the quick-connect adapter that comes with the dishwasher in series. Then you can quick-connect/disconnect the entire assembly to and from the dishwasher tubes. After you connect it, turn on the valve to allow water to flow and you can use the dishwasher. Afterwards, turn off the valve before disconnecting.
  232. 4 out of 5

    So glad I bought this! |
    Verified Purchase

    I only deducted one star because my bigger plates don't seem to fit in the dishwasher. I suppose if I put them in at an angle they would fit, but probably only one or two. As far as I know they're just standard sized plates. This doesn't really bother me that much because the thing I really hate washing is silverware. You can fit a ton of silverware in this dishwasher as well as four glasses, two bowls, a couple of small plates - or some glasses, silverware, a pot and a pan.. I live alone and this is just fine for me. The dishes always come out completely clean and it runs pretty quietly. Can't beat the price, either. In the box it seems really heavy and awkward but once I opened it up I was able to lift it onto the counter by myself without a problem (and I'm a 100lb girl, so I'm guessing anyone can probably do it). Great for renters like myself.
  233. 1 out of 5

    Dish Sanitizer, Not Washer |
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    This dishwasher is good maybe for sanitizing and nothing more. I tried loading it multiple ways and using various settings and my dishes were still dirty every time. The soap dispenser had product remaining in it after every wash. The user manual said this was due to something blocking the door from opening. The only thing in front of the door was the silverware holder, which is specifically designed to sit there. I even tried not loading the silverware basket in the two spots right in front of the door, which had no effect. I then used extra detergent as I knew not all of it was being used in the wash cycle, but the dishes were still not clean. I rinsed them before loading, but unless I took a sponge to them first, they were not clean after the heaviest cycle available. For me if I have to wash my dishes before I put them in the dishwasher, I'd rather not waste my precious counter space on this unit. I returned the product.
  234. 5 out of 5

    Works well and is very convenient |
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    This dishwasher works very well. It fit in a wide cabinet quite easily, only needing to remove a shelf. The hose adapter is easy to connect and we simply leave it connected to the sink (we had to remove our Pur filter in order to do so). We have had absolutely zero difficulty with using it. When the cleaning cycle has finished, we simply crack the door open and unplug the dishwasher. I use dishwasher packet inserts that contain both detergent and rinse-aid, but I filled the rinse-aid section of the dishwasher anyway. We have very large plates, 10.5", and they fit in the dishwasher at an angle. Because the plates are so thick, I have to be careful to make sure there is a gap between them. Just like any dishwasher, anything hardened on may not clean off, but I've found this dishwasher to be far more effective at cleaning even in those instances. The utentil slots are very thin and only some of our utensils fit inside the cover. We simply removed the cover on one side and left it on the other. The covered side holds our chopsticks wonderfully. This dishwasher was one of the best purchases we've made in years.
  235. 5 out of 5

    Helllllllooo Laziness! |
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    I was unsure about purchasing this. I did some halfhearted research and eliminated the Danby because I found too many reviews that said it broke after 2 years or so. I got this in the mail, prime shipping free..BONUS...and boy was the box huge! I popped it open and the thing is big and very white...reminds you of a 80's computer..well if it was taupe...anyway. It fits but is super bulky. It's so easy to put together, don't bother with the directions, they are poorly written and confusing. Why can't they get IKEA to write their directions, I don't know... I put it together in maybe 15-20 minutes. I was worried that I would have a weird faucet but it fit perfectly. I still don't which detergent to use but I bought something, popped it in there and apparently didn't quite get the right amount of rinse agent in there. Let's talk about how tiny the inside is...its tiny. It won't fit my plates, I don't care, I'll buy newer smaller ones, less food -- dishwasher diet. It cleans magnificently! No spots, nothing. I am in love. I've run it three times - I didn't wash dishes for a bit in anticipation (read:lazy) and it is perfect. Quiet, lovely new dishwasher friend. Buy this...if you have no space in your tiny apartment kitchen. You will love it.
  236. 5 out of 5

    Great little machine. |
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    This cleans so much beter than the old built-in at my previous place. Make sure to check the vertical space on your counters. I found that some decorative moulding along the bottom of my cabinets meant having to find a rolling cart for the unit.
  237. 1 out of 5

    Only as good as the warranty lasts |
    Verified Purchase

    Purchased this dishwasher a year ago when our main dishwasher died. It seemed to be an inexpensive solution at the time and we had counter space for it. The machine seemed to be solid with quality components. It was easy to use and worked for our needs. We would typically use it 3 to 4 times per week. Overall, I would have given it 5 stars while it was working. Shortly after the warranty expired we began to have issues with the lights blinking and the unit not running. The manual did not have any information regarding this issue, therefore we attempted multiple times to contact the manufacturer/distributor here in the USA. First, they never reply by email, no matter how many you send. Calling didn't prove to be helpful either as we were referred to someone that never returned our call. We were eventually told that electrical components have no replacement parts, so if the panel isn't working then the unit is trash. At this point we are disappointed and frustrated with the entire situation. If the unit had lasted at least 2 or 3 years it would have been worth the money, but over $200 for one year of use seems excessive, especially when it's not being used every single day. I'd definitely warn against purchasing due to longevity of the product, poor customer support and creating more trash for landfills rather than offering ways to fix the machine.
  238. 4 out of 5

    Works great, but a little difficult to set up with pull-down faucets |
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    This machine works great! I washed silverware, plates, glasses, and a few plastic bowls and all of them came out clean. The bowls were sticky and had dried ice cream on them but they were surprisingly spotless after they came out. I didn't even have to rinse them! As a note to those of you will pull-down faucets and the other extendable kind, it'll take a bit more work to get this set up. I didn't see this mentioned anywhere when I purchased it, but you are not supposed to use this with these kinds of faucets due to the pressure. I researched a ton and while everyone said this, a lot of people did it anyway and had zero issues. There were no documented cases of faucets bursting but there were plenty of successful stories, so I went ahead and did it anyway! I struggled with trying to attach the adaptor but finally I read that you can change the aerators and once I removed that, my adaptor hooked up easily! I subtracted one star because water was left at the bottom of my dishwasher. I'm not sure if I ended the cycle too soon or if there's another reason that happened, but I'll update the review if the problem doesn't occur the next wash. Update: I have had water left at the bottom of my dishwasher a few times now. I think its because I opened the door too early but the issue is that there is no clear display when it is done except for the beeps that occur every five minutes. So I'm keeping my review at 4 stars for that reason.
  239. 5 out of 5

    Awesome washer, but double check the hookup type |
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    Awesome little washer for my apartment. Have had it a few months and still going strong, BUT I had to connect it like a real washer because I don't have the faucet type it required for hookup. Thankfully that wasn't too hard. DOES NOT WORK WITH SINGLE SPRAYER ALL IN ONE FAUCETS!
  240. 5 out of 5

    Thank fully I have had great success with this little wonder |
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    Thank fully I have had great success with this little wonder, it was as simple an installation as you get really, no leaks, no problems, just plug it in, hook it up, load it down, and press start. Like others have said the manual helps when trying to figure out what the little buttons do. Also I have to say i was overly impressed with the level of packaging that went into this product, a box within a box lol. Also since its so much smaller than a conventional it washes with less detergent overall, and it seems to clean much better too. I have only owned this for roughly 3 days but it has been a dream come true. I wake up make my breakfast and then later lunch, then after anything else. right before bed I stick all those dishes in the washer and BAM by morning i have clean dishes again with no work on my part. If you are looking for a washing machine that isn't to costly and will get the job done well, I HIGHLY recommend this product. Has been a joy to use and hopefully will continue to serve me well. Just a few FYI's This is a large machine, the inches are in the specs but make sure to do your homework before you purchase, i nearly didn't make the cut but thankfully my cabinets were high enough that i had about a 1/4 of an inch wiggle room. Also do not worry about hot or cold this thing will heat the water for you so you can use either, it really doesn't matter. Other than that there's really no problems, just buy and enjoy clean dishes!
  241. 5 out of 5

    Value for money and fool proof! |
    Verified Purchase

    Very Good product easy to install. No more washing up!!!
  242. 5 out of 5

    Love this dishwasher! |
    Verified Purchase

    It is PERFECT for just me and my boyfriend. His two young daughters come spend the night on weekends and it works great for that as well. With just the two of us, I don't even have to run it every day. It is saving me time and tons of money because I can do other things while the dishes are washing instead of standing there forever washing them all by hand! It uses less water than I use when I wash by hand as well. I have a SMALL kitchen and this takes up a good amount of counter space. I was worried it would be too tall to fit under my cabinets but it fits perfectly. No, I cannot fit a full six place setting in it....at one time. But...I don't need to was a full six place setting, not with just the two of us. Use your common sense, folks! Just don't get this if you are expecting to wash a large amount of dishes! You need a regular size dishwasher! This is perfect for two people, especially if you are in a tiny house or apartment without a dishwasher. Gets my dishes spotless for the most part. Things that don't clean well in it are large cooking utensils and I had a couple of glasses come out with left over gunk on them. However, 99% of the time they are spotless. I have to crack it open when it is done (it beeps loudly) so the dishes can dry properly. The cons: -One regular cycle runs about an hour and a half. -Cannot fit a full six place setting inside at one time. -Trouble cleaning large utensils. -Trouble fitting large utensils or odd-shaped utensils (like little measuring spoons, they don't fit well in the utensil cup) The pros more than outweigh the cons for me: -I can now do other things while the dishes are washing. -I don't need to run it every day. -I don't have a problem fitting anything in it, I can even fit pots and pans (even a couple at a time). -Multiple cycle settings for lots of dishes, only a little, fragile dishes, pots and pans, or a rinse cycle. I didn't include the large amount of counter space it uses and the fact that I have to open it to dry the dishes as cons because I don't see those as cons. Just the simple fact of not having to do dishes by hand makes me ecstatic every time I clean the kitchen now.
  243. 5 out of 5

    Makes my life so much easier!! |
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    I ordered this washer after a year of doing dishes by hand in our new house. I was spoiled rotten my whole life and never lived without a dishwasher until this past year. Doing dishes by hand is by far my least favorite job so I finally broke down and bought this little gem. I never even knew about "countertop dishwashers" until I started researching portable dishwashers. Our house is really old and the plumbing in the kitchen would need to be totally redone for a built in washer and as a recent college grad I don't have the money for that. I saw that this machine had great reviews and decided to take a chance on it. So far I love it but I think the lifespan of the machine will determine if it was money well spent. Here are some pros and cons: Pros: -Very easy set up -Frees up time to do other things -Does a wonderful job cleaning dishes - If you use the right detergent you won't have soapscum or waterspots -Does not require fancy/new plumbing -Uses regular dishwasher soap (I use Finish Quantum packs) -Quiet -Less expensive than built ins or stand up portable machines -Fits a surprising number of dishes -Very easy to operate - quick on-off attachment to faucet, easy to understand buttons and manual -Water has a "magical" way of stopping - won't keep running if you aren't around to turn it off right away Cons: -Takes up a lot of counter space (we bought a rolling cart for it since we are already low on counter space) -Adapter for sink faucet isn't super lovely to look at -Unit is very boxy and not real pleasing to the eye (we went for functionality and not beauty) -Hoses kind of just hang there (again, our cart is nice because the hoses can be hidden in the basket below) -Cycles are pretty long - normal cycle is 85 mins and the heavy cycle is over 100 minutes! (I've realized that the light cycle gets everything just as clean as the normal cycle and that takes about 1 hour) -Our normal sized dinner plates are a bit tall and need to be leaning a little bit - they still get clean but need to be spaced out so we can't fit as many (There are only 2 of us living in the house so this isn't a problem) -Plastics don't get dry In conclusion, if you have the kitchen space and only need to wash dishes for 1-3 people I think this is a great purchase.
  244. 5 out of 5

    Excellent |
    Verified Purchase

    Ok I read the reviews on here and made my purchase decision based on them. I have had no problems with my dishwasher- it performs as promised. When I unboxed it the metal on the bottom was not fully pushed down (hard to describe) and left the water wand on the bottom hitting the dishwasher tray causing the dishwasher to cease the wash cycle. I noticed that other reviewers had this problem and came up with other solutions like raising the rail surface that the wheels ride on etc to get more clearance. Here's what works- This dishwasher doesn't need any of those half fixes- it was built to the correct tolerances from the factory. All you have to do is push down HARD on the metal bottom around the water wand and you will hear a 'popping' noise as the metal pushes down into where it should be. This issue hasn't affected all dishwashers as many don't report this problem at all. Anyway- not an issue- you push it down and boom- you're done. It's fixed forever. Back in the proper place. The water wand will now be square with the world and everything will function perfectly. Now when I say push down hard- I mean it- I am a 230 lb body builder and I pushed down hard. So there you go. If yours arrives square with the world then its not an issue you will have to deal with. No big deal- ever since then it has worked flawlessly. I have not had the leak issue that some have contended with. I considered putting plumbers grease on the o rings etc but didn't bother and like I said- no problems. The only thing that I didn't read that I have is with the tap attachment piece, when it's on and the water is running, water sprays everywhere. Simple fix is a rag over top of this and then the water just drips down into the sink. Not a big deal again, but it is a water waster for sure. I found that after the cycle was over if I opened the door to let the steam escape my dishes came out dry unlike some other reviewers. Overall this met my expectations completely. I hate doing dishes so its worth it to me. If you really don't mind doing dishes you probably don't need this.
  245. 5 out of 5

    Small but packs a punch! |
    Verified Purchase

    Here's the deal. I live in a really cute third floor walk-up. Got a view of the State capitol and everything. My lovely, tidy flat was just perfect for me and my dog, Jupiter. I was used to a dishwasher, garbage disposal, washer/dryer but the new me was ready for that stripped down, go with the flow urban living. Easy enough to wash the few dirty dishes I generated. My entire kitchen counter is the size of a cheap bath towel but my dish rack was always put away. Then came my 19 year old daughter who decided to stay. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE having her here but there goes the neighborhood! The kitchen, which is in the living/dining (and now daughter's bedroom) area was always a mess in progress. I started being a bit passive-aggressive - leaving dirty dishes left and right in hopes of a cleaning miracle. The 19 year old could care less about the piles. Nothing was happening. I felt sad about wreaking havoc on my groovy little vibe. So I bought this dishwasher out of desperation really. I wasn't sure it would even fit into the scheme of things - my sparse beautiful lines, my peaceful little home almost in the clouds. It does. The dishwasher was delivered super fast, was absolute breezy to hook up the hose - a no brainer and works like a dream! I am not putting it on my counter as it would take up the entire space. I found a little wheelie cart at the thrift store and it takes just seconds to scooch it over to the sink and crank her up. You gotta know - it's small! But it's the real deal. A well-planned inside and an easy on your eyes outside. There are a bunch of choices for settings but I am using the second to the fastest one (which ain't that fast - planning is paramount when running because once you got this thing going, your kitchen faucet is out of commission). The dishes are just as clean as you would expect from any dishwasher. And I am surprised how many I can shove in and I have all those big, thick Fiesta Ware bowls and plates and cups. Really worth the $237ish price. I got a bit of my cute little walk up groove back for mere pennies. Call me a sell-out but this automated stuff is the bomb!
  246. 5 out of 5

    It took me almost 2 years before I finally bought one because I thought how good could one of these things really be |
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    I bought this from Home Depot and decided to write a review here as well. It took me almost 2 years before I finally bought one because I thought how good could one of these things really be? It looked to small inside to fit very many things at once inside. I finally bought one for my boyfriend and my apt because I was so tired of hand washing dishes ALL the time. This has been the best investment I have ever made! It works beautifully and so easy to set up and operate. The have a a connection to fit any type of faucet. You can turn you hot water on but that will just a a waste as the unit will heat the water just fine on its own. I love that it is an energy star and has barely raised my electric bill. I have put pots pans, large serving platters, and mixing bowls in it and all have come out sparkling clean. So far I have not put in "caked on food" items in to be washed so I don't know how it will handle those but then I don't know any regular sized dishwasher that could handle those either, but medium soiled, greasy, and oil is no problem. Some of the wire shelving inside is removable to fit those larger item's like frying pans. After the wash cycle completes I recommend opening the lid and letting in some air to help dry, as well as leaving the lid cracked open for an hour or so after washing to dry out the inside to prevent any mold or mildew. When the unit is on it will occasionally release excessive water out of the hose, during the first cycle it's cold but after that it's HOT so watch your fingers and anything still sitting in the sink. The listed temp depending on the wash cycle you pick is between 122-149 again I turn my faucet on cold and it still gets to the proper temp. I have been using it every other day for over a month and it's still going great. I def recommend this to anyone that is tired of hand washing and has a landlord that wont put in a dishwasher!!!
  247. 5 out of 5

    If you're missing out on space, don't miss out on this dishwasher! |
    Verified Purchase

    I have been using my SPT Countertop Dishwasher for almost 4 months now and I absolutely love it. If you're like me and you don't have a dishwasher installed in your home and you don't have room for (or can't afford) a portable unit, this is perfect for you. I do the lion-share of cooking and cleaning in the house and with an already busy schedule I have no time to do dishes by hand. Since my house is 80 years old and doesn't have a built-in dishwasher or a even a closet or free floor space to store the upright portable, this was my only option. Upon receiving the unit I was actually pretty surprised to see how big it was. I would highly recommend you get the measurements and determine the height between the countertop and your cabinets. I was literally millimeters away from having a 70lb. paperweight. Luckily it fit and I could immediately take care of the pile of dishes waiting for it. They advise you to wash off the food particles clinging to your dishes and this is good advice. You don't have to go crazy but doing a little work beforehand will save you time. The rack inside is a little on the small size, but considering the overall size of the unit its acceptable. They tout how many things you can wash in it at one time but that quickly flies out the window if you're serving on large dinner plates. Larger plates and things simply don't fit at all. They will not be able to go under the top of the unit. Since it's just my wife and I, this isn't a big deal, but if you have a large family this unit will probably not fit your needs. The slots on the rack are also pretty small and you'll be jockeying for space, but I find that I can fit a shocking amount of dishes in there. Think of it like Tetris Dishes. It does clean very well and actually does a pretty decent job of drying but it will leave water droplets on the dishes even with a chemical drying agent, like JetDry, in it. One thing I like to do is open the door and let it air out right away after it completes a cycle. It has a stainless tub, which is a high end feature on many installed units and stays very clean. It has a grinder which does have some noise to it but makes the filter much easier to clean. I have only had to clean it once in a 3 months and I use it about 3-4 times a week. I also use it to clean beer bottles for making home made brew! Overall this is a great unit. If you've got a big family and you anticipate you'll be doing a lot of dishes it may be in your best interest to get a contractor and have them install a cabinet unit. If that is simply not possible and you can't fit in an upright unit, this is an extremely viable option. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone in an older house, an apartment, or as a separate unit for a bar or basement apartment.
  248. 4 out of 5

    Awesome small dishwasher for small kitchen! |
    Verified Purchase

    We have a 2 Adult, 2 Cat household in an older home with no built-in Dishwasher. No one in the house likes to do dishes, and they would often stack up for days on end. We purchased this unit from Amazon in September 2014 and have been using it for 9 months now (multiple loads per week), so thought I'd post a quick review. It's a great unit with a few things to be aware of. First we measured the clearance of the distance from the countertop to the bottom of the cupboards above. It was about 1.5 inches short, so I ordered a stainless steel rolling cart to put the dishwasher on. The cart had a few benefits I hadn't considered. It allows the dishwasher to be rolled to the sink to load dishes and run a load. It also allows the dishwasher to be rolled to the cupboard where the washed dishes can be put away directly from dishwasher to cupboard without extra steps. Another advantage of the cart is it elevates the dishwasher to about chest level (I'm 5 foot 9 inches tall) which means no constant bending over to reach in to the dishwasher. The unit itself seems well made, has a nice number of different cycles and does a fairly good job of drying dishes on several of the cycles. Loading the Dishwasher: We have some larger diameter dinner plates which need to tilted at an extreme angle. Most other dishes fit well. There is a very small clearance between the bottom of the dish rack and the rotating spray arm (Due to the compact design of the unit). We learned early on that you need to make sure the arm rotates freely before starting a cycle. Some items that have blocked the arm include long forks that pointed through the bottom of the silverware basket, dishes that had edges protruding below the dish rack. One of the racks at the back of the dishwasher and the silverware tray are both removeable, and some racks can be folded to allow for larger items. Washing: Make sure you use a GOOD quality dishwasher detergent. We've been using the high end cascade packs or Gels which work very well. Make sure only the HOT tap water is turned on and you've allowed it to warm up before you connect the hose (turn off while connecting). The dishwasher runs fairly quietly except for the beep at the end, and when buttons are pressed. Drying: The dishwasher has a loud high pitched beep tone when the cycle finishes. If you open the door a few inches right after this beep, the dishes are still fairly warm and will complete the drying pretty well. If you just open the dishwasher at the end of the cycle to put the dishes away you have to do some drying with a towel. There's a screen debris trap that you need to check and clean every load or two, which does a great job of trapping debris, but I find the dishwasher does a good job of flushing most of it. Overall we've been very happy with the unit, the value/functionality for the price, and the size. The only downsides are that it is not as strong as a large builtin commercial dishwasher, and there is no indicator if the spray arm is blocked and can't rotate (You can tell by the sound of the water if it is blocked or not once you get used to the operation of the unit.
  249. 5 out of 5

    Love it, totally worth the money! |
    Verified Purchase

    We've loved this dish washer! I was a little nervous to commit, but now that we've gotten it I can't imagine giving it up. Our only issue we had was originally we were using dish soap packets, and that was way too much soap for such a small machine. After a couple washes it started to leave a soapy residue on all of our dishes. We cleaned it by running some empty loads with only vinegar and it clean it out perfectly. We've since switched to a liquid detergent and haven't had any further issues. The dish washer is small, but its pretty impressive how much you can fit in. The utensil cage-thing is removable so when we need to run an unusually large load we take that out to fit in more large items.
  250. 4 out of 5

    Great little unit for 1-3 people |
    Verified Purchase

    M husband bought this for me for lack of space and we had it for a year before we bought a big one. (growing family.) While I had it I was quite satisfied. You have to remember to clean out that little ketch all on a regular basis, and it took a week or so to get the placement of all the plates and stuff right, but besides that we were vary happy. it did great on all of our small and medium bots and pans as well. We would do one load for plates bowls and the like, and a second for pots and pans. The only things that didn't fit were cookie sheets and our large walk and LARGE skillet. I would definitely recommend for small families or single persons.
  251. 5 out of 5

    Good dishwasher if you use your head and take care of it. Works great. |
    Verified Purchase

    I have owned this for awhile now, and I wanted to state a few facts. If you use the correct soap with this dishwasher it will work just as good as a built in unit. Here is a few suggestions: Use Cascade complete pouches with this. It will strip anything off of your dishes just fine. 2. Use hot, I mean HOT water with this dishwasher. 3. Clean the filter EVERY time you use it. Even if you look and it looks fine, clean it. 4. Every two weeks run 2 cycles through on pot scrubber mode empty with soap. This will keep this dishwasher cleaning dishes just fine and running strong.
  252. 5 out of 5

    This is a keeper |
    Verified Purchase

    I am a 73-year-old divorced Male now living in an apartment. The dishes kept piling up in my sink because I have such a dislike for washing dishes. I even ended up using paper plates and plastic utensils from time to time because I just didn't want to be bothered washing dishes. I ordered this dishwasher from Amazon and have not looked back since. It does a fantastic job cleaning even heavily soiled dishes. It's so quiet that every now and again I would check to make sure is actually running and that's A big plus. I heartily recommend this dishwasher for anyone who is looking to have clean dishes whenever they want them or whenever they need them. I promise you that you will not be sorry you did. I forgot to mention in addition the dishes and glassware, it also does an excellent job with pots pans skillet etc.
  253. 4 out of 5

    Great for 2 people |
    Verified Purchase

    Works great for the needs of only two people. It is large enough for the amount of dishes we use, gets the dishes clean regardless of how full we pack the unit, is easy to use, and it is very quiet. The only downside is that if you have a larger bowl (or for that matter only have bowls that are more than 2-3 inches in height), then you are going to be doing a lot of loads of dishes, or you will be doing all those bowls by hand. That is to say that bowls with larger heights take up a tremendous amount of space and there is no good way of placing them in the unit to overcome this shortcoming - I am a Tetris whiz, believe me, I've tried. All in all, it was a good purchase for the price.
  254. 5 out of 5

    Sink Clear of Dishes |
    Verified Purchase

    The unit fits on my counter-top with a half inch to spare beneath the cabinets (do measure first). By default, the utensils basket takes up prime space, but the two baskets can be separated and moved. I fit a 4-cup glass coffee pot w/top, basket, and filter; 16-oz coffee cup w/lid; 12" wok with glass cover; 2-11" dinner plates; 2-spatulas; chef's knife; and a spoon rest. Using gel-pack dishwasher soap in the '25' soap area. The hose is on the right side of the unit (facing front), and reaches to my faucet going left, 3-ft distance. Dishes are spotless with very hard water in my area. I recommend to anyone unable to get a built-in unit.
  255. 5 out of 5

    Great Little Machine |
    Verified Purchase

    I've had this for a few months now and I love it. It's a great little machine. It was packed well (bulky and heavy though) but sits great on the counter and cleans the dishes well. I read the reviews from others and I have had no issues with leaks, but I also made sure all connections were tight. Water pressure has not been an issue, but the water pressure here is pretty good to begin with. Prefect size for a single person or a couple. I run it about once or twice a week, depending on how much actual cooking that I do. I would recommend this to anyone who just needs to do small amounts. Have even put in a few small pots and pans. I do make sure that most food chunks are rinsed off, but for plates that have dried ketchup and stuff, I have left alone and it washed it off without issues. LOVE this little machine and has made my life so much easier.
  256. 5 out of 5

    Does what it's supposed to do |
    Verified Purchase

    We had a normal sized portable dishwasher that unfortunately we didn't have room for in the house we just moved into. Our only other option was to purchase a counter-top dishwasher, and I was VERY skeptical, especially after reading reviews on several different brands. I have to say that my wife and I were pleasantly surprised at how well this thing works. It's quiet (no louder than any other dishwasher we've had), does a great job of cleaning the dishes, and easy to operate. One complaint I read in several reviews was that it doesn't hold as many dishes as they would like, but come on people, it's a counter-top dishwasher. Of course it's not going to hold the same number of dishes as a normal dishwasher. For my wife, 2 kids and myself it holds most of everything we use for the day. Granted, we have to run it every night but with the ease it takes to operate, it's no big deal. Would recommend this to everyone.
  257. 4 out of 5

    great little dishwasher |
    Verified Purchase

    bought this dishwasher because no room for a full sized one. does a really good job very quiet and lots of different settings. only bad thing is trying to hide hoses when not in use.
  258. 4 out of 5

    Good value for rental properties |
    Verified Purchase

    I bought this when we moved into our single-wide trailer. The kitchen is not large enough(nor will our landlord allow us) to install a dishwasher. I knew from our previous rental house (that had no dishwasher either) that I hated doing everyone's dishes by hand every night. $240.00 shipped to my door was well worth it. For my wife and I, this thing is just big enough. It holds a day's worth of dirty dishes, even though I cook from scratch quite a bit(I use lots of dishes). In terms of wash quality, I have been quite impressed. I always rinse dried food from pots and pans before inserting, though. Using the rinse aid, it has even been able to slowly remove the cloudiness from our set of glasses. My only complaint about this unit is the whining noise that it makes off and on. Though I cannot speak for other counter-top units, this one seems very impressive. If you rent somewhere without a dishwasher, you need this thing!
  259. 5 out of 5

    Never thought this would be enough! |
    Verified Purchase

    Love this compact dishwasher. It fits a lot of dishes for it's size and washes them clean. I never thought it could do the job of an undercounter dishwasher, but thought I'd give it a try. Much to my surprize it works well. Some days I have to run it twice, but since I hate washing dishes, this unit is very handy! We have a family of three adults. I wouldn't suggest it for anything larger, unless you want to do a few loads. It takes about an hour to complete. My hubby is going to put the line under the sink, so we don't have to tie up the faucet while it's being run. Although, an hour is not that long. I use powdered FINISH soap and Jet Dry. It would say the Jet Dry is the key. I open it when it's finished and the glasses are spotless. Since it doesn't dry the dishes(a feature On undercounters that doesn't work well anyway if water collects on an item) opening the door is no problem. Again, well worth the money and it works fantastic.
  260. 5 out of 5

    fantastic dishwasher! |
    Verified Purchase

    I've been using this daily since Sept 2012. it cleans great, even cleans burnt-on roasting dishes. It didn't fit under my cabinets so I installed it under my counter into the plumbing so I'm not tripping over it anymore and its freed up the faucet, although I could still use the sink's spray hose when the dishwasher was running. Now I can also close the cabinet doors and you wouldn't even know its there. If you hate doing dishes, this is a very small price for a big quality of life improvement.
  261. 5 out of 5

    Great product, just be sure and order adapters if you have other than a 15/16 faucet aerator |
    Verified Purchase

    The washer does a great job and is extremely quiet. It's just the two of us so it is large enough to handle or dirty dishes. It is not for high volume demand. Since it heats the water, it is energy efficient and is also water saving. It uses just over three gallons per wash cycle.The unit comes with a 15/16 inch diameter male adapter that you crew in to the kitchen faucet after removing the existing aerator. I recommend that you verify the size of your faucet aerator first when ordering this dish washer. If it is not 15/16 you will need an adapter or two. We live in an older dwelling and the faucet aerator is 13/16. No one I could find, including local plumbing supply companies, sell a 13/16 to 15/16 faucet adapter. We needed two adapters and Amazon stocks both. To adapt from 13/16 to 15/16 you will need Lasco items 09-1631NL and 09-1607NL. Be sure and order the adapters with the unit so you can use it as soon as it arrives.
  262. 5 out of 5

    Terrific product |
    Verified Purchase

    Dishwasher is very quiet and does an excellent job. It is a bit slow to run through the cycles, however.
  263. 5 out of 5

    Solved my problem |
    Verified Purchase

    Which is that I HATE to wash dishes by hand. This little washer does a good job for the price. Of course it's small and fitting dishes inside is a bit of a jigsaw puzzle. But they come out clean! My unit arrived unblemished and in excellent condition. The carton is VERY HEAVY but if you unpack the washer and remove the dishrack, it's much more portable. The interior compartment is made from two pieces of steel which are caulked together. There were three small patches with no visible caulk, so as a precaution I added a small amount of silicone sealant to those areas. So far no leaks. If I could fault anything it's the faucet adapter. I have a standard Delta faucet and no matter how tightly I wrench the adapter into it, it still has a fast drip when connected to the washer hoses under pressure. (Yes, I used Teflon tape.) The drip adds up to a considerable amount of waste over the course of a 90-minute washer cycle. In addition, the adapter does a poor job of aeration so my tap tends to splatter more now.
  264. 5 out of 5

    Very happy with it |
    Verified Purchase

    We have had this for a couple of months now and I am very happy with it. It gets the dishes cleaner than some of the built-in's we have had in the past. I was a bit concerned about that since I had read some of the reviews stating that it did not get the dishes clean. Because of that, I was very careful to place the dishes into the unit according to how they stated to in the manual but I soon just started to put them in there any which way they fit and they still came out shiny clean. Was easy to set up and doesn't leak or spray. Not sure what has led to others not having success with it. I simply hand tightened the connections and they are fine. I also put my water faucet on hot (maybe that makes a difference?) not sure. I also use generic liquid dishwasher soap and the generic rinse agent and it still does a superb job. Our dinner plates are too tall to place in straight up and down so they are tilted at an angle in there, but we can still fit all of our plates and pots, bowls etc. in there from an entire meal. We usually run it every morning and every evening for the two of us in the household and it suits our needs very well.
  265. 3 out of 5

    Decent for one person but not great! |
    Verified Purchase

    Pros: Good variations on wash cycle, will get through pretty much anything or just rinse for later. Cons: Internal capacity is not the same as its competitors. If you use small dishes, miniature wine glasses and kids cutlery, great! If not, you need to do additional washes.
  266. 2 out of 5

    Leaked ALL over my kitchen! |
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    The box arrived very well packaged. The tubing was easy to hook up. However the first time I ran a wash cycle it flooded my kitchen! I immediately turned the water off and unplugged the unit. After inspecting to figure out where the water was leaking from, I came to find the water pouring out of 2 pre drilled holes in the bottom of the unit. I called the 1-800 number in the owners manual and spoke with a very nice customer service rep. He asked me quite a few questions, but was unable to explain exactly why the unit was leaking. So he told me to fill out the exchange request he was sending to my email and they would send me a new unit (free of charge) and also a prepaid shipping label to return the malfunctioning unit. I will re post after I get the new unit and test it.
  267. 5 out of 5

    Favorite kitchen appliance |
    Verified Purchase

    I live in an apartment without a dishwasher, and hate doing dishes. Since my cabinets won't support the installation of a normal dishwasher without significant renovation, I bought this. Additionally, because my cabinets are old and sit below what is considered "standard height" (you need about 20 inches clearance), I needed a dishwasher that could both hook up to the sink and sit below sink level. This dishwasher fits the bill. At about half the size of a normal dishwasher, it's perfect for two people. It has trouble with larger plates, but I've found that the smaller square Corelle salad plates (which are big enough to work just fine for dinner plates) fit perfectly. This dishwasher gets things really, really clean - an internal heater will boost water temperatures to near boiling. I recommend cleaning the filter every week or so, and running a lowest-setting cleaning cycle with vinegar every month. I've had no problems with the faucet connector - you have to install an adapter to your sink, though, so make sure your faucet will handle it. It has an internal pump, unlike other models, that will pump wastewater up and out - it can sit up to 4 feet under the sink. I've noticed that it won't get all of the water out, though, so if you need to move it, let the hose face downward into a bucket or basin before moving it. It's really heavy without any additional water sitting in the hose. I have had no problems with this excess water sitting in the system - but if you have really hard water, you may want to consider this when buying. I plan on eventually permanently installing this unit below my sink, perhaps after the warranty expires. For a small apartment, it could work just fine as a permanently installed dishwasher without the large space required by full size models.
  268. 5 out of 5

    EXCELLENT MACHINE FOR 1-2 PEOPLE |
    Verified Purchase

    I've only just received this beautiful white dishwasher in the past week, but I have used it twice. I want to tell readers that it was an easy set up because the directions were excellent. Out of the box, I think it weighs about 55 lbs. The machine seems very well made with tight corners, well printed icons on the facing, and the hoses connect extremely well. We expected a little bit of leaking at first use but no drops of water AT ALL. There is a quick-connect feature on the hose, and comes with an adapter for male or female faucet heads. The interior is stainless steel and the shelves are dip-coated with white and feel as though there may be metal under the coating. The utensil basket is removable. It is probably the quietest dishwasher I have ever had and I've had several during the past 40 years of marriage. There is a photograph depicting the correct way to stack the dishes and utensils. However, I don't think it could possibly hold 6 place settings in a real world. Also in the manual, it reads to dial the knob to the correct setting but there isn't a knob - but a button that you press. I see on the front of the manual that it is for two different machines so maybe the other machine has a knob. Mine doesn't. The door is a little bit stiff to pull down (to open) and I like that. It means no leaks around the rubber. I suspect that this may loosen up a bit with use but either way, it's perfect for me. The hoses are white rubber and you can set them to lean to the left or right, depending on which side of the sink you put it. For my husband and I, because of limited space on our counter, we chose to buy the Seville Stainless Steel cart ($99 on 1/5/15), set it near the sink and I just roll the machine to the sink. This dishwasher is PERFECT for dishes, glasses and utensils. No pots or pans - just wash them separately in the sink the old fashioned way. Or you could maybe put in one or two pots and then wash the dishes in the sink. As a last "heads up", you need to press the red pressure release button AFTER you turn off the water faucet. Otherwise, you run the risk of getting sprayed with water before you even realize what you've done wrong. Actually, you'll only make that mistake once. :)
  269. 3 out of 5

    A decent dishwasher, but there are a few issues with it. |
    Verified Purchase

    I ordered this dishwasher from Amazon. When it arrived, the outside box was not damaged, but the dishwasher had major damage inside of it including a broken wash arm, broken tablet basket and severely dented interior. The unit was also WET inside and out (though the box was dry). I felt like I had received someone's damaged return! Fortunately, amazon's return policy allowed me to ship it back at their cost for an exchange. Repacking the unit was a huge hassle, however. On to unit 2. The replacement unit arrived a few days later. It was also WET inside, but the box was dry. Are these SNP people testing these units and not drying them well or am I getting yet another used unit??? The water on it made me a bit nervous, but upon checking the unit out, it all seemed ok except for the tablet basket, which was broken just like in the first unit I had received. I am not sure how they are packing the tablet basket, but obviously their method needs improvement since both were broken when they arrived. The rest of the unit appeared OK so I called SNP to see if they would sent me a new tablet basket (so I wouldn't have to send the whole unit back). It was a bit of a hassle to get them to agree to send me one, but finally they agreed...I am now waiting for it to arrive in the mail. I chose to use dishwasher powder so I could bypass the tablet basket and try out the unit. It was very easy to hook everything up. I do have a side sprayer and was a bit concerned that the sprayer might leak (there are warnings about that), but my sprayer does not leak. The unit is fairly quiet except when it pumps water out...mine makes a loud mechanical noise when it empties the water. I am not sure if this is normal since I have read other reviews saying it was so quiet. But since it works, so I won't complain about the occasional noise during its operation. My biggest pet peeve is the quick release attachment that connects to the faucet. Since you screw it on your faucet, it is not something that you want to be taking on and off. When I am not using the dishwasher and just want to run the faucet, the connector tends to make the water very high pressure. It also does not come out of the faucet in a nice, steady stream ever time...sometimes it shoots sideways. Even when I just turn my faucet on a little bit, water tends to spray all over the place. I suppose in time, I will adjust to this, but anyone coming in to use my sink who is not familiar with it will most likely get water sprayed all over themselves. I am pleased with the amount of dishes it holds and the ability to run the unit for only 45 minutes (the quick cycle does not dry the dishes). I believe this unit will save water which is a real plus.
  270. 1 out of 5

    "wow this thing is great! " No more dishes |
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    At first I thought, "wow this thing is great!" No more dishes.... That was 1 month ago. Now it's leaking everywhere from directly the center of the bottom! My counter and floor was absolutely flooded! Right now I'm trying to run it directly over my sink, guess I'll just keep moving it there when I need to use it... I'm so upset because I already threw away the HUGE boxes it came in. This is going to be a freaking nightmare. You get what you pay for... Buy a better brand!
  271. 3 out of 5

    Disapointed |
    Verified Purchase

    Seems much less powerful than the full size Kenmore dishwashers I am used to. Leaks from the bottom sometimes. The dinnerware pictured is micro-sized, so expect this to be smaller than you are imagining. The silverware caddy seems entirely impractical. Might work well if your pre-wash everything. Doesn't handle dried-on food, even on the longest "pots-and-pans" setting.
  272. 1 out of 5

    do not buy malfunctions |
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    Overpriced Piece of crap worked for a couple of months. Then It Started Not Turning On I have contacted the stp company about this problem and are waiting on response. It also has a habit of turning on and off on its own where you have to unplug it to stop and will not shut off sometimes making more reasons I have to unplug it. It does not wash dishes very well unless the pots and pans setting is chosen which takes about 2 hours to finish and during this time you are unable to use your sink with out having to stop the dishwasher. Did not fit on my countertop so had to move it. Across the room and extend the hoses which the fittings are weird sizes so they do not carry the correct size at homedepot or lowes. And I am pretty sure it's not going to be covered under warranty because labor is not included so either I pay someone to fix a problem that should be covered or I buy a better brand and swear off all stp which I am going to do.
  273. 5 out of 5

    awesome purchase! |
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    I LOVE THIS!! I have a bad back and this counter top dishwasher helps me so much! :-) BEST PURCHASE EVER!!!!
  274. 3 out of 5

    Its wonderful! Even the faucet connector/adapter has a pressure relief ... |
    Verified Purchase

    My wife loves it. Or maybe the fact she doesn't have to do dishes because I always have the machine loaded and running! Its wonderful! Even the faucet connector/adapter has a pressure relief button on it. Anyone who's blown a light bulb because of a lack of pressure release is sure to know what I'm talking about. This fixes that issue. It does NOT dry the dishes. There is NO heating element. There is no 'top rack.' You CAN fit large plates and larger dishes in the unit! You cannot stack dishes unorganized and messy though. Im not sure why my unit arrived wet inside and out but it has worked on every setting. It does exactly as advertised. I WILL shop with SPT again.
  275. 5 out of 5

    BEST DISHWASHER |
    Verified Purchase

    Cleans like crazy. Thing does awesome. Heats the water really hot so you know it's clean. It's kinda smallish, I mean what do you expect...it's a counter top dishwasher. My big plates are probably 12 inches in diameter you have to kinda lean them forward so that they fit. Get creative on loading...I even do the big pots and pans. Perfect for 2 ppl. The manual lists the cleaning modes...I have timed some of them and they are waaay off, they go way longer than stated. So load it and press the button that corresponds to how "green" you are feeling and hit Start!
  276. 4 out of 5

    Dishwasher for small kitchens! |
    Verified Purchase

    I've had my countertop dishwasher about 2 months now, and I love it! It was incredibly well packed; easy to install; (ladies, ask someone young & strong to lift it out of the box and onto the counter for you) quiet to use; everything comes out sparkling. What more could one ask? I did find all the reviews and videos helpful. Most were Amazon, but some were on U-tube. Order yours today, and throw your rubber gloves away! Happy in PA.
  277. 5 out of 5

    Silent |
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    Works as advertised. Does a wonderful job. I rinse dishes before putting them in to save having to clean the filters. Most of all, it is silent when operating. You don't know it's running from a few feet away. Drawback: no alarm when it's done.
  278. 5 out of 5

    perfect! |
    Verified Purchase

    great product! cleans my dishes better than some full sized ones i have had AND it is quiet! Only thing to watch out for is that some of my dinner plates do not fit. When I set them at an angle they will but I can't load much in it when I do that.
  279. 5 out of 5

    So glad we bought this! |
    Verified Purchase

    I can't say enough good things about this product. It washes dishes very well, is easy to use and remarkably sturdy. My husband and I cook and eat a LOT, and I'd say we run it most days - but it's well worth it not to do all those dishes by hand. If you leave dishes in there for a while which have crust on them, definitely do the quick soaking cycle before your wash cycle and everything will come out great. The manual is serious about food particles - it can get off dried sauces, etc, but it has trouble with even a speck of egg. Honestly most big dishwashers I've had haven't washed any better than this one. I still can't believe we ever lived without it. It is boxier than I had imagined - definitely measure out your space - but we put it where our dish drying rack used to be, so we really gained counter space because you can put things on top of it, whereas you can't put anything but drying dishes on top of a dish rack.
  280. 5 out of 5

    Perfect for a small kitchen |
    Verified Purchase

    I live in an RV and there is not much countertop space nor a place to install a regular size dishwasher. This fits the bill perfectly.Other reviews have stated that it's noisy, but I find it to be just as quiet as a built-in. It really cleans my dishes well...even after they have sat with dried on food. I highly recommend it.
  281. 5 out of 5

    Awesome! Just make sure hoses are tight. |
    Verified Purchase

    Love it! Works better than I expected. Do check that the rear hoses are tight before first use, mine came connected but not tightly at all. I made sure to check before use based on the other reviews and after tightening there wasn't a single drop of water that leaked. Holds a surprising amount considering.
  282. 4 out of 5

    Great for a 2-person household |
    Verified Purchase

    I share a one-bedroom apartment with my girlfriend, and between meals at home and frequent guests, I felt like I was constantly washing dishes throughout the day and it was really becoming annoying. The alternative was to let them pile up in the sink or on the countertop and do them at night, but this is unsightly and we have very little space in the kitchen as it is. I also have sensitive skin and dish detergents can cause an allergic reaction which gives me an unsightly rash. So I figured what the hell, this thing isn't all that expensive and I can always return it if it sucks. Free 2-day shipping with prime sealed the deal. So a few days later it arrives. It was very well packed with lots of corner pads and arrived in perfect condition. Setting it up was pretty easy - a few hoses to screw into the rear of the unit that was self explanatory. Then came the question of where to place the unit. We have very little counter space, so the best place for us ended up being on top of the refrigerator (our fridge is within a few feet of the sink, which is where the unit hooks up). This made good use of the dead space on top of the fridge, and kept all the counter space available! The only drawback is that my girlfriend needs to stand on a chair or step ladder to reach it at this height - I am over 6' tall so it's not an issue. An added bonus to this placement is that the hose assembly that connects the unit to the sink can be hidden behind the fridge when not in use. Set up is super easy - just screw in the little threaded piece onto the faucet before use, then connect the hose, and turn on the hot water tap. Add your detergent, select your cycle, and away you go! Performance wise, I would say the unit works better than I expected, and can produce sparkling clean dishes, but is a bit fussy. What I mean by that is that it is very sensitive to the way the dishes are packed inside, and will absolutely not work at all in anything is dangling down beneath the rack that holds the dishes (it stops the spray bar from spinning, so only a third of your dishes get washed, and you have to run the cycle all over again). So long as you are careful about loading your dishes, and that you always check for anything that may block the motion of the spray bar, it cleans dishes well. A rinse aid helps quite a bit too - I just use white vinegar and pour it into the rinse aid compartment. When the dishes are done, I open the unit and pull the rack forward to let the dishes air-dry. With the vinegar rinse-aid, it only takes 5-10 minutes for the dishes to become dry after the cycle is done. The unit is usually filled up and ready to be run every two days. We still try to wash frequently used items, like coffee mugs and water glasses, by hand so that they don't take up space in the unit and we can put dirtier items in there that will benefit from the more complete cleaning (especially things like tupperware that it all covered in greasy leftover gunk). All in all it has saved us a ton of time and I no longer feel like I am constantly doing dishes. Really appreciate it after cooking a meal, since now I only have to do the pots and pans by hand - everything else goes into the dishwasher and cleanup is done! We almost always run the unit at night so the dishes are clean the next morning. This is mainly because this thing is pretty slow - normal cycle takes about an hour and a half to complete. General Pros and cons... Pros: - Well built unit with no leaks - Well packed - Easy to set up - Does a good job cleaning dishes if you are careful about loading them - Looks like any other kitchen appliance - Reasonably priced - Prime shipping! Cons: - Could use an extra inch of height - our "normal sized" plates have to be put in on a slight angle to fit, and this wastes some space. - Cycle time is pretty long, about an hour and a half for the normal cycle. - Sensitive to loading technique, easy to overlook something blocking the spray bar and waste a cycle. - A very minor annoyance, but there are eight loud beeps when the cycle is done - I think two or three would have been just fine.
  283. 5 out of 5

    2 years later - I still love this machine |
    Verified Purchase

    I've had this in my kitchen for 2 years. If you don't want to read the rest of the review, then the simple answer is "I love it". A little teflon tape on the inlet and drain threads has kept it from leaking at all (normal plumbing procedure that most people forget). Now, I can't stand doing dishing. Not that I hate it, but I physically can't stand that long. So I spent months looking on Amazon and other stores to find a dishwasher I could use in my tiny apartment. This is what I ended up buying, and I love it! It takes a bit longer than larger floor dishwashers (about 100 minutes for a full heavy clean cycle) but it uses very little water. The connection to the faucet is hard for some of my family to get lined up, but I find it very easy to clip on and remove. The instructions say to never run it without a drying agent; I've been running it for a year without any and have seen just the normal 'water spots' on dishes that you would expect. For those switching from doing dishes by hand, you may need something to correct for hard or soft water. Hand washing, I can just rinse longer to deal with the slightly soft water I have, but a dishwasher doesn't do that. Drying agents help, and this dishwasher came with a salt holder for very soft water. Use it if you need it, or use less soap. I don't use pre-mixed soap packs, because most of those are meant for full sized machines and are way too much soap for this small machine. Just a little powdered soap in the dispenser works fine. And a bit of bleach added at the end of the first fill cycle if I feel the dishes need it; don't add it before the water starts to fill as the first thing done is to pump out any liquid that the loaded dishes might have dropped in the bottom of the machine. The drain filter is a bit . . . confusing. It unscrews from the bottom with just a quarter turn, and the metal mesh just 'pops' up with a strong push. Being metal, I've found that it needs a lime scale removing soak. Since the filter is hidden from view when the basket is full, and hard to spot even when the basket is empty, I've found that I tend to forget about it longer than I should. It isn't quiet. It isn't overly loud, mine now sits on the kitchen bar just a few feet from my living-room tv and I just turn up the volume. But I would never call it quiet. And you will never miss knowing when it's done, the beeping is loud. Lastly, the instruction manual was not in English 2 years ago. It had English words in a mostly English sentence structure, but claimed the machine "will moo to let you know it finished" (it beeps, not moos. 'Moo' might be a close word for 'alert' in what ever it was translated from) and a few other wonderfully funny issues. Nothing that made it confusing, just hilarious.
  284. 4 out of 5

    Huge improvement over competing brands! |
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    This is my third countertop dishwasher. The other two were from a competing brand (starts with a D!). The SPT is better in several ways. There are a few more cycle options available than on others, which is nice when you only have a small load to do. The operating noise is significantly, dramatically quieter than the competing ones; often I simply don't notice it running until the end-of-cycle beep goes off. SPT includes the adapter needed to connect the hose to the faucet in the kitchen sink. Strangely, the other company doesn't include this inexpensive part in the box, leading to an inconvenient run to the hardware store before you can install. The unit is tall enough to wash 9-inch dinner plates with no problem. It's able to hold at least four full place settings easily, plates, bowls, cups and all. It's fine with coffee mugs. It can be little awkward washing tall glasses (like iced tea glasses, for example), because the sliding basket that holds the dishes has relatively short pegs and a lot of open gaps in the bottom. However, you can stand the taller stuff near the front edge and it seems to stay put. You just can't do more than a few things that way in each load. The silverware basket is very nice, with special compartments to keep pointy things from poking through and blocking the rotating sprayer. Installation was a breeze. The hoses thread onto the back of the unit (I happened to have some teflon plumbers tape handy, so I used it to prevent any possible leaks). The (included!) faucet adapter screws onto the threads on the faucet and has a washer already installed, so no trouble there. The power cord plugs into a standard household outlet. The unit is fairly tall, so be sure you have room under your cabinets before you order. The instructions are complete and easy to understand. Routine maintenance is very straightforward. The unit does a good job! Dishes are clean. There's no drying cycle, but the wash cycle seems to get everything so hot that dishes air dry nicely if you just crack the door open at the end of the wash cycle. Using the recommended rinse fluid prevents spotting, resulting in nice, clear glasses. No complaints here. Overall, after several days of running it at least a couple times a day, it's done very well with no surprises. It's only been a couple of weeks, so it's hard to make any guesses about durability or lifespan, but the build quality seems solid and it's running well so far. Small appliances can become worn out surprisingly quickly. I'll keep an eye on this and update the review if anything noteworthy happens in the coming months. There are no revolutionary improvements over the competition, but a lot of small, thoughtful touches throughout make the experience of using it a much better one. I recommend it.
  285. 5 out of 5

    Perfect solution to the Dish Washing Blues ! |
    Verified Purchase

    Set up was relatively easy. I did make a couple mistakes that I have seen others make. There were some issues with the door not opening on the soap dispenser. Upon closer review I found that the large dinner plate I had put in the washer was preventing the door from opening correctly to dispense the soap. I paid more attention to how I loaded the washer and now no issues. The knife and fork basket has two grates on top to put utensils into however the grate holes are so small they would fit chop stix, so I removed them easily and use the grates in the back of the washer where they snap into the frame and stop things from falling though and my knives and forks now fit easily into the basket. The fold down trays on the left side can be moved upward to the next bar which I did to allow me to put taller drinking glasses underneath while placing flat utensils above such as spatulas, chef knifes, sport bottle lids, etc. This works perfectly. Finally, I have only ever used the "light wash" setting which fills the average sink with water only about 2/3 of the way. I tested this by putting in the plug to see how much water the dishwasher was using. I was amazed it actually used less water than hand washing. And the light wash setting has been more than adequate producing clean clear sparkling dishes. I read the reviews and purchased the dishwashing tablets made by "Finish" which fit perfectly into the dispenser. I also took the advise of others and purchased "Finish Dry" which is a small basket that clips onto the frame inside and perfectly dispenses an agent that prevents glasses from getting foggy or having spots. My glasses look like new. Well worth the money spent. One thing to watch for is you use any Teflon tape on the connections when setting up the machine is that the Teflon does not slip over the pipe that you are screwing on the back. I made this mistake and it cut down the water flow so bad that I did get the flashing error code. So I removed the connections pulled off or repositioned the Teflon joint tape and now the flow was perfect no more error code. I also let the faucet run till it gets hot before I snap on the hose so the first water going into the machine is good and hot. The washer does heat the water also. Once done, I crack the door and let the dishes air dry inside for about an hour before putting the now cool dishes away. Overall, well packaged, quick easy delivery (60 lbs) easy installation. Easy operation, just pay attention to loading until you've learned how to pack it easily. Once you become familiar with the controls and operation you will ask yourself "Why didn't I buy one of these sooner". Perfect for this single man. Thank you.
  286. 4 out of 5

    Great Countertop Dishwasher |
    Verified Purchase

    I flip flopped between getting a full sized DW on wheels, this countertop one or installing a slim 18" one in my kitchen. This fits great under my counter. It washes excellent and so easy to hook up. I'm divorced and kids are with me every weekend so that's the only time the dishes start to stack up. I was tired of washing by hand. I really liked my home when I bought it except for no dishwasher in the kitchen. I recommend this SPT highly. Came very well packed!
  287. 1 out of 5

    I'm sad because I'll probably just have to trash it |
    Verified Purchase

    Dissapointed. I've only had this a little over 6 months and it's leaking from the bottom now. When it started about two months ago, I reached out to the manufacter by suggested email, but received no response. I'm sad because I'll probably just have to trash it, and I'm not the type to just throw something away like that. I wouldn't recommend this dishwasher, there isn't any support if something goes wrong.
  288. 5 out of 5

    LOVE THIS MACHINE! |
    Verified Purchase

    After reading all the good reviews, I decided to give this dishwasher a try. I was really tired of doing dishes by hand, and couldn't fit a regular sized or portable in my kitchen. This countertop model was exactly what I needed. It looks like a big microwave sitting on the counter, but that's better than looking at the dirty dishes that were always sitting there! It does a GREAT job washing dishes. You don't have to rinse anything except egg yolk - if you leave that on too long it won't get it off all the way. I disagree with the reviews that say it isn't quiet - I was pleasantly surprised at how quiet it is. There are two places in the cycle where it might be considered noisy (pumping in the water, only lasts a few seconds) but the rest of the time I don't even notice that it is running. It fit under my cupboards beautifully, and I am very happy with it. I've had it two weeks and no problems. My only gripe at all is that it is hard to hide the hoses very well behind it, as they are a stiffer plastic and don't coil up as well as say, a rubber hose would. That said, it is a great little dishwasher, especially at this price! My husband and I are recent empty nesters, so this is perfect for us. We do a load every other day, usually. The set up wasn't very difficult, either, we did it together in about 20 minutes, if that. I will update if anything changes in the next few weeks. *Addition: I should add that the direction booklet is VERY poorly written...it will give you a few laughs. Doesn't impede figuring things out, though.
  289. 5 out of 5

    Wonderful Dishwasher |
    Verified Purchase

    To be honest I've never heard of the company SBT before. I took a chance on this dishwasher based on the reviews here and very happy I took a chance. When I received the unit it was packed very well (double boxed) with plenty of foam packing and even wood to hold the outside boxes structural integrity during shipping. So unless the unit is dropped from a second story during shipping I wouldn't worry about it being damaged. Hookup was easy and quick, I simply unscrewed the screen filter piece from my kitchen sink and the dishwasher adapter screwed right in with no problem. The hoses went out the back the unit with no problems and I love the fact the house that hooks up to the sink has a quick release for times the unit is not being used. There is no need to screw/unscrew the adapter off your sink each time, you just pull down a piece of plastic and it pops right off. All assemply was done with no tools, and so far I have not had any water leak at all anywhere from the device. The unit has been cleaning everything very well. It's not a miracle worker though, you will need to presoak pots/pans with caked on food. So far dishes have come out crystal clean and dry after use. I've read some reviews saying that the dishwasher doesn't dry well and I disagree with that. If you wash something tupurware or something that has a concave bottom, sure water will stand. However plates, silverware, cups with a flat bottom, etc. all have been dry. Please note though this unit needs jet dry. This is not optional. If you do not fill the jet dry dispenser the unit does not work nearly as well. My first two loads had no jet dry (because I forgot to buy it) and the dishes were not dry and didn't seam as clean. After I bought jet dry it was completely different story. I would not let people's reviews of the unit not drying well effect your purchase as I guarantee they were running the unit without filling the dispenser with jet dry.
  290. 5 out of 5

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! |
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    So... I bought this dishwasher for my communal apartment. 4 of us stay in the same apartment as a second home throughout the month. Dirty dishes in the sink was the only thing that really got to all of us. Washing dishes by hand is not the first thing you want to do when you're done eating, and the next day when you're getting ready for work it's not appealing either. This dishwasher has changed everything! I am not saying any other counter top dishwasher is any worse or better, this is the one that I chose based on the price point and reviews. Looking at all other countertop dishwashers they seem to be built to exact same specifications. My friend in Canada has one that has the identical dimensions, clean cycles, timing, everything. This leads me to believe that they're all made by the exact same manufacturer. Actually, I like my friends unit because it has a clear window on the front to watch the washing in action. This does unit doesn't have that, but for $100+ less I think I can live without that. We installed the unit, added the rinse agent, ran a test wash, and then did our first real wash. IMPRESSED! After a load or 2 there was soapy bubbles at the bottom of the unit, and we can only figure out that they went away after 10 or so washes. The soapy bubbles don't inhibit the cleaning in any way whatsoever. I believe it's because one of our roommates gets a little too cozy with the wine, and hand washes stuff without really rinsing it properly. And probably not washing it properly for that matter. So I am glad that both washing and rinsing are being done properly now. I would recommend this to anyone. I am SO happy.YES... The cycles for a good wash and rinse take 2+ hours, but wouldn't you rather have the machine do this (QUIETLY, I might add) and you can continue being part of the current conversation? SOLD. Love it.
  291. 1 out of 5

    It Died and no refund!! |
    Verified Purchase

    I bought this at the end of July and now it just died, it wont start or come on and I can't get my money back. Don't buy this unless you want to lose your money
  292. 5 out of 5

    LOVE!! |
    Verified Purchase

    I love this little machine! Very powerful and I use it often. If you have food stuck on your plates, I would suggest soaking it first or wiping it off with your sponge before tossing it in the dishwasher. I use the "Cascade Complete" pouches and everything comes out clean and smells nice. BUT... I suggest doing an extra rinse after the wash because since this is a smaller machine I think the pouch might be too much soap (my dishes come out smelling like Cascade, a lot). So just to make sure I'm not eating/drinking soap, I do an extra rinse and the smell is gone after that. Overall I'm pleased with this machine and I would order from this company again. Came on time and packaged very nice :)
  293. 5 out of 5

    Awesome! |
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    I call this my robot slave. I've been running it every day for the couple of months that I've had it. It honestly saves me at least an hour every day compared to when I was doing dishes by hand. What other product can do that?! I cook a lot, and it fits my pots and pans and large dinner plates just fine (see the photo)! There is one caveat: if you put dinner plates too close to the silverware basket, they will block the soap hinge from snapping open and the soap will then not be fully used (as it can only partially escape) and suds will be remaining at the end of the cycle. When this happens (though I try to prevent it), I just run it on one of the shorter cycles to rinse the rest of the soap off.
  294. 4 out of 5

    Amazingly Convenient and Easy to Use |
    Verified Purchase

    This dishwasher saves us a ton of time and effort. It does a great job washing the dishes - I'm thinking maybe some of the other reviewers who had dishes come out dirty were using bad detergent or their water didn't get hot enough. Pros: Cleans great. Dish rack seems well-organized and allows you to put a good amount of dishes in there. The manual that came with it shows the optimal loading configuration pretty clearly, but doesn't help that much for the initial setup. Cons: The hoses are short, but just long enough that draining them after each use is a pain. We have a small bucket that we use to do this. It doesn't fit our largest plates (10.6 inches). However, pretty large plates (10 inches) manage to squeeze into the designated plates area.
  295. 5 out of 5

    Beyond my expectations |
    Verified Purchase

    I previously owned a low end full size dishwasher and this counter top model blows my other dishwasher out of the water. This dishwasher is very quiet, looks to be well built, and cleans very well. I was surprised how hot the water gets inside when I opened it directly after a wash cycle. I would definitely recommend this product!!
  296. 5 out of 5

    Dishwasher |
    Verified Purchase

    Well worth the cost. Works just like i thought it would. It's much quieter then i thought it would be. Great product. Update - I have had this unit for 3 years now and it is still doing great. I hate washing dishes and with this i havent had to in 3 years
  297. 5 out of 5

    great buy |
    Verified Purchase

    I have a small appartment and its perfect. There is only three in my house myself included and a large dishwasher would have been over kill but this one is great and perfect for cleaning the baby bottles and smaller items.Its cycle time is a little bit longer then i would have thought it to be but my electricty bill has not icreased...all in all love it
  298. 5 out of 5

    LOVE IT! |
    Verified Purchase

    This is a wonderful little dishwasher. We moved into a small, older apartment and wanted a dishwasher. This has worked out perfectly! It is easy to use, efficient, and saves a lot of time. It arrived packaged very well, and it was very easy to set up and use. We have even been able to fit some larger items into the dishwasher that we would not have expected to. I highly recommend this dishwasher to anyone who needs a small appliance that works well! Probably best for a house with only 2-3 people.
  299. 3 out of 5

    Get clogged easily |
    Verified Purchase

    I really love having a dish washer and it's usually a lifesaver, but it gets clogged easily and stops working. It also seems like the dishes only get really clean when I use the pots and pans setting. It hasn't increased my electric bill notably so I don't complain. I do wish there was a better way to know when all the water has drained from the hose though; it makes a small mess if I don't get it all out immediately.
  300. 5 out of 5

    Great product |
    Verified Purchase

    This is the first dishwasher I've ever owned, and it makes my life so much better! It's easy to use and does a great job. I use a rinsing agent, and my glassware just sparkles. It takes a while to run through the cycles, but while it's running, I'm running, too - running around doing things other than washing dishes! One FYI (from another commentor, praise her name); the adapter for the spigot is actually IN the plastic nozzle thingie. It's not packaged separately.
  301. 2 out of 5

    Ok at first |
    Verified Purchase

    I bought this in February hoping it would help lighten the load on me. Everything was all good till about May 13 when I went to clean under the dishwasher. When I moved it I was not happy. There was a massive puddle of water on my counter and it had started to warp. I tried to look up why this would be happening and found nothing. I was not happy. I emailed the seller and got what was a less than helpful response. Now I have this $218.99 hunk of junk in my kitchen that has now made it to the floor. With no way of contacting somebody helpful to help me either fix the issue or replace the product I am stuck. I would not suggest anyone buying something like this without the option of adding a ton of insurance on it. What I thought would help me has costed me over $300.00 just to replace what it destroyed. BUYER BE WARE!!!!
  302. 5 out of 5

    So worth it!! |
    Verified Purchase

    I'm not one to normally leave reviews, but, 6 months after purchase, I am still in LOVE with my little dishwasher. I tried handwashing for 8(!) years, telling myself to suck it up, but I am so glad I finally splurged on this product. I was skeptical at first, but my dishes have come out squeaky clean every time. I use the Ecover dishwasher tablets and Earth Friendly Products WaveJet rinse aid, which do the trick. A few challenges (though nowhere near dealbreakers): 1. one of the little wheels broke off early on, so I have to be gentle pulling the tray in and out (I could probably glue it back together); 2. the normal cycle takes over an hour, and I don't like the idea of leaving the water on full blast while I am not awake/around, so I only run it when I can be there start-to-finish; 3. the hoses are sturdy which makes them awkward and inflexible, so how to keep them out of the way when not in use?
  303. 5 out of 5

    I love it. |
    Verified Purchase

    This is a great little dishwasher. My only negatives are: (1) the chime at the end of the cycle is too faint to hear if you are not right there. I put a sticky note on the front with the time done on it, so I can shut off the power, unhook, and open the door (2) the rack has a couple of fairly large openings on the bottom that will allow small items to fall through (think jar lids). Neither negative really diminishes my love of this machine. I solved the rack problem by putting another small rack I already had over it. I took out the cup holder racks and that allows for taller glasses to be put there. I also took off the silverware basket covers. If you're wavering on whether or not to get this - do IT! Wish I had gotten it sooner. I had no hook-up issues, it went flawlessly and continues to do so; my dinner plates do need to be leaned; and I've only had one dried on cappuccino mug fail to come clean, and I don't stack the dishes according to published guidelines :) There are 2 of us in this household, both retired.
  304. 5 out of 5

    After 2.5 years of flawless service, it is now failing to drain... |
    Verified Purchase

    See update below: I have loved this little dishwasher for two and a half years. Does a good job of cleaning and I don't mind the time it ties up my kitchen sink. It's worth it. However, last night and today, it failed to drain. Since the soap dispenser had not yet opened, I am guessing it's an initial rinse cycle. The machine made kind of a groaning noise, even when I turned it off, as if it wouldn't give up trying to drain. Now I'm not sure what to do, so I will probably take it apart and prowl around. The manufacturer sells a drain pump for $25, which would be a cheap fix. However, I don't know what I need. Anyone had the same problem? I can neither afford to replace it or to hire someone to come in for repairs. Update: So last night I dissected the dishwasher and had parts everywhere. I figured I would have to replace the drain pump and was trying to figure out how to get into the guts of the machine. I did email the manufacturer last night, and lo and behold, I got an email with a couple of photos and directions on how to clear a clog. And it worked! So now my dishwasher works great again, and I only have three extra screws and two extra plastic parts that didn't seem to go anywhere. But it works and that's all I care about. Trauma averted, and I added a star to last night's 4 star review. I'm impressed by the company for getting back to me so quickly.
  305. 4 out of 5

    Works better than I thought it would |
    Verified Purchase

    I didn't think that I would like this dishwasher as it was not exactly what I wanted. It is surprisingly quiet. It holds quite a bit and does clean the dishes well. The only complaint I have it that they don't seem to dry even it I leave the door open over night. I have only had it a couple months so I can speak to how long it will last.
  306. 5 out of 5

    First Unit Arrived Defective. Replacement Works. |
    Verified Purchase

    Tuesday May 28 6:20 pm Arrived looking perfect. Did happy dance and threw away old dish rack. 6:40 pm Hooked everything up. Pretty straightforward. 6:50 pm Put in some dishes and turned it on. 7:00 pm Started internet shopping for smaller dinner plates that will fit in the dishwasher. Hey, not having to wash them by hand is enough of an incentive to replace my dinner plates. 8:30 pm No end of cycle beeping. Because the cycle never ended. Because it stopped. Because it didn't drain completely. I have no idea when it stopped because it's so quiet. 8:31 pm Cussed a blue streak and sent email to SPT customer service. 10:00 pm Went to bed mad. Wednesday May 29 6:10 am Realized that I'll have to do dishes more often because I was stupid and threw out the dish drainer that holds a bajillion dishes. It's bamboo, and it's been marinating in that thin layer of garbage juice at the bottom of the bin overnight, so there's no going back. Cussed. 6:12 am Began bailing out the pool of water in the bottom of the dishwasher. Cussed some more. 6:30 am Angrily doing dishes by hand. Made silent promises of violence to the people who made this piece of crap dishwasher. 7:20 am Begin leaving a review about this dishwasher (and the hopes and dreams it dashed). Waiting until I think customer service is open so I can call them, because waiting for a reply to my email is not my style when I'm mad. 8:40 am Spoke to a nice lady on the phone. She's emailing me a form to fill out so she can send me a new dishwasher ASAP. 2:30 pm Receive email confirming the receipt of the form and that a new unit will be sent along with a call tag for the defective unit. Monday June 3 11:30 am New unit arrives. It's too heavy for me to wrestle into the house and out of the box. Must wait until Husband comes home from work. Impatiently waiting. 6:30 pm Dishwasher unpacked, hooked up and loaded. Pushing the button. 7:55 pm SUCCESS! Edited to add: May 2014 Unit still working well. Extremely satisfied and changed the rating to 5 stars.
  307. 1 out of 5

    Don't buy this dishwasher. Save yourself the heartache. ... |
    Verified Purchase

    Don't buy this dishwasher. Save yourself the heartache. Defective on/ off switch. Took it in for service at the factory but it died a week later. All of these 2-300 $ dishwashers have the same mechanic insides but SPT uses the cheapest wiring components. My last DW lasted 10 years- this one just a few months. Look for one with a different on/off switch and controls.
  308. 3 out of 5

    Great for apartment, only one complaint |
    Verified Purchase

    It's great and I couldn't function without it, but the drainage system doesn't seem great. I would have thought all the water would drain through the hoses, but if you run it more than once in a row (ie after making a large dinner and having company), it drains through the bottom of the dishwasher and leaves a large puddle to clean up. Otherwise, its exactly what I wanted.
  309. 1 out of 5

    ... washer for about two weeks and we were incredibly disappointed. The items were consistently not clean |
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    We tried using the washer for about two weeks and we were incredibly disappointed. The items were consistently not clean, and had all sorts of residue on the inside of the item. We didn't go overboard with the soap, the item just doesn't work well. Back to doing dishes by hand. On the other, I would have given Amazons return policy a 5. They sent UPS to pick it up and didn't charge us a cent for the return of the item.
  310. 5 out of 5

    Works as well as a large dishwasher (but small) |
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    Fit the bill for me. Comes with a quick-release system for your sink, isn't obscenely loud (not silent by any means, though). I currently use little dishwasher tablet pack things that I had leftover from my last dishwasher, and they work great. Pros: -Easy to hook up / disconnect. -Gets dishes very clean -Good capacity given the size of the unit, enough to be very useful for people as lazy as I am Cons: -none really
  311. 4 out of 5

    Pretty Cool... |
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    I moved to an apartment with no dishwasher and no way to install one. I thought that doing dishes the old-fashioned way would work. It didn't. After a bit of research I found this machine. Easy to set up, and does a nice job. Because the cycles are long (essentially the same as a standard dishwasher), I make sure to rinse the dishes thoroughly and use a 'light' cycle. Everything has been spotless so far. Fitting stuff, especially dinner plates takes some practice. The unit is barely tall enough to accomodate standard plates, which sometimes need to be angled slightly to get them to fit. Some of my glasses are too tall to be able to use the cup shelf above. None of these issues is a deal breaker however...
  312. 5 out of 5

    SPT Countertop dishwasher - great item!!! |
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    This is a great dishwasher - takes up very little space, does an amazing job cleaning, and easy to install and use. We use it at least once a day, with the dishwashing gelpacs from cascade, and it functions as well as any built-in model we have ever used. The instructions say to use powder detergent, but it's easier and just as functional to use the premeasured gelpacs. It can hold up to four place settings, or several small pots and pans. I would recommend this product to anyone.
  313. 5 out of 5

    Love it!! |
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    I've been using this dishwasher for about 8 months and I absolutely love it!! I live alone so I need to run it 1-2 times per week. It gets everything clean except for very crusty, dried dishes. The only drawback is that you're limited as to how many plates, glasses, bowls etc that you can load based on the internal design but that hasn't been too much of a problem. I have very little space in my kitchen but this slid right in under the counter near the sink. I absolutely hate washing dishes by hand so this handy machine has changed how I feel about working in the kitchen.
  314. 5 out of 5

    I should never have been worried. |
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    I had no idea what this brand was. I had no idea if the machine was going to be cheap. I had no idea if it would clean. It's perfect! It's simple to use, it works very well, and it fits neatly on the counter beside the sink. I wish I had gotten one of these years ago.
  315. 1 out of 5

    DOA - No manufacturer support |
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    Unit was not functional on arrival. Phone support accused us of modifying the unit, then demanded to know whether certified plumbers attached the hoses. Unit is on its way back to Amazon.
  316. 5 out of 5

    Great Lil' Washer |
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    Okay... I took extensive time reading all the reviews and doing research on this product before purchasing a portable countertop dishwasher. I have to admit... this product does a great job. Now, you have to remember that you are not getting a full sized dishwasher...and the fact that it suggestes that you use 10" plates or smaller for the dishwasher to be loaded properly really isn't a problem at all. I use the normal 10.5" plates and just tilt them (as they would be in a full-sized one anyways...) Basically, if you have the right temperature water (nice and hot...around 130 degrees fahrenheit and above...) and decent dishwashing detergent (Cascade or Finish) you will have no problem having properly cleaned dishes and flatware. It does have a built-in water heater, but it only boosts the temp up to the proper operating temp. You can not use cold water and expect it to heat it up to wash temps. (I'm sure you would burn out your motor if that were the case.) In any case, here's a recommendaion from someone who rarely takes the time to write a review! You'll love this machine!
  317. 1 out of 5

    We started the machine happily, only to discover the fact that the back ... |
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    After hours of trying, we finally gave up. The hose does not fit into our 50 year-old faucet. We spent 2 hours in getting another adapter to try to get them to fit. After making several trips to the hardware store, we finally got the faucet to work. We started the machine happily, only to discover the fact that the back of the machine where the hose got hooked up, was leaking heavily. We then spent another hour trying to seal the back. After all these, the back of the machine was still leaking. We gave up and returned it. I really want it to work, but unfortunately it didn't.
  318. 5 out of 5

    PERFECT for those without a dishwasher. |
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    This is the absolute best thing I could have purchased for my home. I followed the directions and it worked like a charm. I experienced no leakage while using this and I have a separate sprayer on the right side of my sink. The dishes came perfectly clean (as you can hopefully see in my picture). It took a while for them to dry, but not a big deal. If you don't want to wait, just have a hand towel near by and give them a quick dry while putting them away. Also, for those who don't want it out all the time, I bought a chef's cart on Amazon as well and just wheel it into my closet when I am not using it. SO worth the investment.
  319. 5 out of 5

    Great Value - Great Product |
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    Don't be surprised at the reviews that say this little dishwasher performs as well as a full-sized one, it's absolutely true. I have had both built-in dishwashers and full sized portables on wheels and none of them cleaned dishes any better than this countertop model does. I have wanted to buy a new portable dishwasher on wheels for some time, since I am disabled and I cannot stand at the sink and it's too messy trying to wash dishes while sitting on a stool. But the larger ones cost between $150 - $200 more than this one and most stores would only deliver to the curb. After reading the reviews, I decided this countertop diswasher might be my best bet if I ever wanted to find someone who could bring it in the house for me and set it up. The first few times I used it, I had a leak underneath but soon discovered that one of the hoses wasn't properly hooked up (my fault) and after straightening that out and tightening the connection, I had no more leaks. But the truth is, I like this dishwasher so well, I would have put up with a puddle on the counter every day rather than send it back! It's that nice. If you experience any puddles or leaks, double check all the connections. I have been running it with only cold water, and if you don't mind that the pre-wash is cold water, then no problems. The unit heats the water for the washing cycle and it's plenty hot. My only question is whether or not it uses more energy to heat the cold water than it would if it were hot water to start with. The heater in the dishwasher will turn on regardless, I believe. The manual does not make this clear. It does state to turn on the hot water when testing the connections, so it may be that it is meant to be used with the hot tap turned on. We are a family of four, but most of the dishes are used at supper time and so far I have only had to run it once a day in order to accomodate all the dirty dishes. I am considering buying some Corelle dishes because they are thinner and I think would fit better than my thick, unwieldy plates. There is only one spray arm on the bottom, but I have had that problem with the cheaper model dishwashers that landlords usually put into apartments. At least with this unit there is only one level of dishes so the one spray arm is sufficient to clean them all if they are loaded well. This unit is the quietest dishwasher I have ever had. The only noise you hear is when the water is pumped out into your sink. It does take up a lot of room. Measure your space, especially the distance from the counter to the bottom of the cabinets. I had to rearrange some other countertop appliances, but in the end, the space is worth it because you don't need the space that used to be taken up by the dish strainer! If you have a small family or are on your own, this model is definitely worth the money and will save you oodles of time washing dishes by hand. And who wants to waste those hours washing dishes - there are so many more fun things to do!
  320. 5 out of 5

    Dream come true! |
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    Where we live our sink is a bit on the low side for me even though I'm only 5' 5". Until now I WAS the dish washer and doing dishes left me with neck, shoulder and back pain. my Husband is not a dish washing fan so when it got to be a bit much I decided to look Into a countertop dish washer. I did a lot of research and finally decided on this model from SPT. I have never been so happy to do dishes! It's at a perfect height to load and unload without stooping, or bending and it was a snap to hook up! The only thing that I didn't like was that I thought I was ready to wash dishes right away but did not have a rinse agent which is required to run most of the cycles. A quick trip to the store and I was ready to go! This holds a ton of stuff and is easy to run. The everyday dish cycle is 80 minutes. I don't mind that because while it runs I have a million other things that I can be doing. My dishes come out sparkling clean and no more wasting time doing all of my dishes by hand! I would highly recommend this dishwasher to everyone! Just don't be a doofus and try to unhook it from the sink after a load before you shut the water off like I did one night when I was really tired. The water splashing me was a refreshing reminder to pay attention to what I was doing!
  321. 5 out of 5

    In love! |
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    Did not think it was possible to fall in love with an appliance, but that's exactly what happened when I got this dishwasher. I had been dreaming of a dishwasher since I bought my house 10 years ago but there was no dishwasher hook up and I can't afford to get the kitchen re-plumbed. Then one day I happened to see this portable dishwasher and thought why not. Best purchase I've made in a long time. This little guy works great and fits perfectly in my cozy kitchen. Cleans pretty good.. sometimes, but not often, the silverware doesn't get as cleaned as I like but otherwise I've even had my pots and pans in there and it's done a respectable job. I wish I'd bought this years ago. Great value for the money, plus its quiet and very energy efficient. Like I said, I'm in love.
  322. 5 out of 5

    I'm in Love with this little guy! |
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    I am in love with this little guy. It is the best dishwasher I've ever owned and so convenient to use. I sat and read pages and pages of the reviews before buying. I'm grateful to all of you who took your time to let me know your positive reviews...you made it so easy for me, that's the reason I ordered this great little dishwasher. As for the negative reviews, I gave them very little thought and went ahead and ordered it anyway. There was no issue with the box it arrived it, smelled like a box. I took the reviews to heart that said it was a heavy item, especially for an old lady, like me. So I prepared myself with my small little short footstool on coaster wheels, set it right next to the front door for the UPS man to set it on top of and I pushed it right into my kitchen, using it as my dolly to get it there. I knew from what you all had told me, it would be heavy to pick up alone and put on top of the counter...so I ask God to give me a helping hand...He did it and made it so easy for me to get it on the counter top by myself. I knew it wouldn't be easy without His help, you may need to ask for it too if your like me and have no one to help you...He is always there for us if we just ask Him for help, never does He fail us. First I really want to make a correction of something. At no time does the dirty water that exits this dishwasher come into direct contact with the faucet as it exits the dishwasher or the clean tap water going into the washer. The faucet connector that comes with it, doesn't allow that to happen. There's a bypass inside that connector, so there is never any touching of one to the other and the dirty water doesn't touch the faucet as it goes out of the connector. Just wanted everyone to know this, because you have helped me so much, I really wanted to help you too. Hooking it up was so easy and the directions are very easy to read, they are not in the least confusing and make common sense if you just read it and take your time about doing everything it says. I used the Teflon tape on the fittings at the back of the washer, like others mentioned it was for extra protection in case of a leak, it will only be a benefit to you if you do it, but you don't have to. The noise is minimal to no noise at all, that this little dishwasher makes....you can talk on the phone standing next to it with no problems. If yours does make to much noise, I would have to think it is not level on the counter top. Motors have trouble running quiet if they are tilted in one direction or the other, because that puts a bind on the motor and it wants you to know this.... so there's the noise. If that doesn't fix it....then yours is a different problem! The utensil holder can be taken apart fairly easily to give you more useable room inside the washer. There's a handle in the center of it, if you study the way it was put together it slides off the two sided utensil compartments and you can use them end to end, across the back of the washer basket for your utensils or just use one of them or none at all. The 2 flat utensil holders on the upper left side can also be removed (just easily unsnaps) and laid inside the roll out basket in the center, where the prongs are wider on the bottom to prevent larger items and utensils from falling thru to the washer spray arm. This gives even more room inside to load more dishes and it's more useful to me to be able to use it this way. We have to use our common sense and put everything inside it to good use, in all their different ways. I believe they knew we would do these simple changes from how they had it set up to use, right from the factory. I use white vinegar as a rinse aid....it works great for spot free dishes and I just top it off about once a week, no problem. As for the length of time it takes to wash dishes. I have enough dishes that I don't need them while they are washing no matter how long it takes to wash. Contrary to what I have read in some reviews...there is a "drying cycle" on all cycles, "except" Speed and Soak cycle. They all do a fine job of washing the dishes spotless and I do scrape the food particles off before putting them inside to wash, you would do well if you did the same. The only thing I can also add to my review that I believe will be helpful and beneficial to everyone for long term use of this dishwasher..... use a small thick hand towel over the door latch after you open the door, or go to load or unload this dishwasher. I read this in another review, she was right to suggest this to us. These appliances with all their electronic memories inside the doors themselves, gets a lot of hot moisture built up on the doors making it easy to get moisture inside them, this is a major cause for electronic repairs/replacements and are expensive to repair....so I used her nifty idea, leaving the towel on top of the dishwasher, so I can just grab it and lay it on top of the latch each time I open the door....it has already saved me from spilling water directly into the latch a few times already. God bless the sweet lady who took time to mentioned this to us. All I can say after all this....buy it if you want your dishes washed without standing in front of the sink and doing them yourself. That's why I bought it. I fell immediately in love with this little guy....he's a God sent blessing to have on my counter and there was a lady who said she wanted to "hug" her's every time she walked past it....I agree with her!
  323. 4 out of 5

    Good- not great, but good |
    Verified Purchase

    Delivery: The package was delivered to my door upside down. I don't know an enormous amount about appliance delivery protocol, but I do know dishwashers are not intended to be upside down. Outside of that, the dishwasher was very well packaged. Set-up: When I opened the dishwasher, there was a small amount of water inside. I don't know if my unit is a refurbished one labeled as new, or if the water is just residual from quality control testing. I would hope it to be the latter. The directions indicate that the dishwasher should be set on the countertop and connected to the kitchen sink via the supplied hoses, adapters, and fittings. I don't have the available counter space; however, my laundry room is right off my kitchen, and the top of my washing machine was a perfect place to put the unit. I placed a 2'x2' square piece of 3/4" plywood under the dishwasher to evenly distribute the weight (~50 lbs). The supplied hoses include a water supply and a drain hose. The water supply hose is unsuitable for hooking the unit up to the cold water spigot in the laundry room. To rectify this, I attached a y-splitter to the cold water spigot and connected the washing machine to one side and the dishwasher to the other. I used a standard stainless steel washing machine hose to connect the dishwasher to the splitter, and have not noticed any leaks. I then connected the drain hose to the dishwasher, and ran the other end of the drain hose down the drainage pipe for the washer machine. I chose this set-up method to allow me to conceal the unit from the rest of the kitchen, to free up countertop space, and to allow me to leave the unit connected at all times. Running the machine: I have been very satisfied thus far with running the machine. The dishes have come out clean with no issues. The filters appear to collect even the smallest food particles. The machine is no louder than many conventional dishwashers, and takes approximately 80 minutes to complete a cycle on the "Normal" setting. For those wondering about the constant water pressure, I turn the water on when I am using the machine, and off when I am not, using the toggle on the y-splitter. I also do not run the washer machine and the dishwasher simultaneously. I have no idea what effect this would have on power and/or water supply to each machine, but figure there is no need to test the limits. Hope this helps.
  324. 1 out of 5

    Awful manual, repeated malfunction, plan to return |
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    Others reviewers warned about how unhelpful the manual is, but even after reading those before buying I was still surprised by the lack of information and the counter-intuitive presentation. I got the machine to run once through, but now it's stopping shortly after starting, with prolonged beeping and light flashing that I don't know how to interpret even after reading the manual and surfing the web. I'll amend this review if I get it working, but I can't imagine recommending this product - it's not worth the hassle!
  325. 5 out of 5

    Fantastic and Compact |
    Verified Purchase

    Fits enough dishes to run a load once per meal, its compact, and easy maintenance... just dont use the cheap wal-mart brand dishwasher soap - ugh, bad mistake!!!
  326. 2 out of 5

    I just want to start by saying that the dishwasher ... |
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    I just want to start by saying that the dishwasher itself works very well. I have been using it religiously since I have gotten it. My only gripe is that when I opened the box I found that the unit had a massive dent on its side. I have included a picture. As of right now I have a dishwasher that works but is marred by the ugly dent on the visible side of the unit.
  327. 3 out of 5

    Fantastic little Dishwasher! (Has no emergency shut-off) |
    Verified Purchase

    EDIT 3: This dishwasher died for me right around New Year's. I don't know exactly what happened. I was cleaning my kitchen and smoke started pouring out of the unit. I quickly turned it off and found a plastic film in the basin that was preventing the pump from clearing the cabin, however after removing the film the pump worked fine... Oddly, however, the spinning arm failed to act at all. I can turn the device on and it pumps water in and out no problem, but the arm is dead. Shame, I liked this device. I'm deducting two stars because I feel like a safety shut-off is, or should be, a pretty standard feature when pump pressure jams, rather than burning out a motor or whatever it did. Especially in a dish washer where detritus from plates could possibly jam the grate. I have not, nor do I intend to spend the money to replace the motor. It happened outside of warranty time, and I've been told the cost of replacement exceeds the worth of the machine. Shame, too. I hate doing dishes. Original review: I'm a single, 23 yr old bachelor living in an apartment that is otherwise perfect save for its lack of dishwasher. I don't know if I'm just bad at washing dishes, but I seem to have a habit of letting them pile up and then taking 2+ hours to wash all of them - only to go back later to get "clean" dishes and take them out of my cupboards dirty. So I finally got sick of it and decided to purchase a countertop dishwasher. I immediately came to this model, as it is the highest/most rated set on Amazon, and was put off immediately by the wealth of reports of holes being machined into the bottom of the set clear through to the washing compartment, some reviews stating large plates wouldn't fit, etc. I spent a lot of time deliberating on it but finally decided "Screw it, I'm going for it." First, I'd like to say I love Amazon (Or UPS, I suppose?) for consistently finding my apartment and dropping off whatever I purchase directly at my doorstep. I live behind a traditional home a ways back from the street, and there's a rather narrow set of stairs leading up to my place, but I've never once had anything purchased delivered anywhere than up my stairs directly at my doorstep. I was rather surprised with this set because it comes in a box in another, larger box, and it was rather heavy and unwieldy. But they did it! I unpacked it, immediately examined the underside for those machined holes - and there were none! I am assuming that a small shipment that went out had problems, because the more recent reviews seem to not have this issue. My plates were a touch big - which I expected, the review that stated 10" for plates, I think it was, was correct. My plates are quite a bit over at nearly 11", so I can only put two, maybe three of my large plates in at an angle. Granted you're not supposed to do this, considering the spray arm is on the bottom and sprays directly upward, but I've not had a problem with it cleaning properly. Additionally one review I read said something about the device "clearly being designed for chopsticks" - I couldn't disagree more. I have no idea why the reviewer said that because all of my utensils fit fine, once you take the cover off the utensil caddy. Cleaning quality is fantastic. I put in two loads of well soiled, unrinsed dishes, and they came out surprisingly clean. Now, hygiene and maturity aside, I have been letting these dishes pile up for the last two weeks through a combination of not wanting to clean them and waiting for my dishwasher to arrive, so they were in a really gross state, with lots of caked on dried gunk. There was a little bit of residue on a couple of glasses, and the underside of a dish or two, after doing a pots and pans load, but considering the state of the dishes when I put them in (and considering that normal people will rinse dishes beforehand, and not let them cake up and dried for two weeks before washing them), I couldn't imagine anyone having trouble with this set cleaning their dishes. Finally, the adapter set worked perfectly. The set up was simple - just screw on a couple of tubes by hand to the back of the set, unscrew the head of the faucet, and screw the adapter on, turn your water on hot, and done! If you're someone who doesn't read the manuals, the tubing becomes pressurized during a run, so if you go to remove the adapter, turn the water off, press the red button to depressurize it BEFORE removing it, otherwise you'll get a spray of hot water everywhere. All in all a FANTASTIC purchase. I've never been so excited for something so... domestic. But I'm looking forward to never having to handwash another damn dish again. 5/5 on all counts. I also want to add that the set is very quiet. I was able to sleep with it just a hallway away, couldn't hear it at all. EDIT2: I'm here responding to comments on my review and thought it'd be nice to check in. It's been 6 months and this set is still doing a great job of cleaning, even with heavily soiled glasswares. I've put some dirty casserole dishes and they've come out pretty good - I'd still recommend thorough rinsing beforehand, though, just as good practice. The use of Jet Dry or some other liquid rinse boost really makes a difference in these smaller sets too. Thing is holding up great tucked under a cabinet and I only connect it when I need to do a set of dishes. Following other user advice to keep it open when not in use to let it dry out is, indeed, keeping it from smelling funny. It smells just like it did out of the box, because I've made sure to let it dry out and not collect food particles. It's also worth mentioning there is a trap in the basin that you can unscrew and pull out and rinse in the sink. It catches things like paper labels that slip off or big chunks of food that weren't powered away with the cleaning cycles. Still one of the best purchases I've made.
  328. 5 out of 5

    I am in love ... this dishwasher changes my life in the kitchen. |
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    I have had a counter top dishwasher for years. When my client needed a way to make her kitchen more efficient, I ordered this for her. Having this little beauty has changed her life in the kitchen. It is big enough to run once a day when she has visitors. When it is just her, she only needs to run it twice a week. You DO need to rinse the dishes pretty well, but that is easy. I like that is sterilizes the dishes. My last counter top had a window in the door, and that leaked. So when I saw this one with a solid door I thought it was a good idea. Yes, it is! I highly recommend this for small households and apartments. It fits in about the same space as a microwave.
  329. 4 out of 5

    Washes dishes well. Connecting it to a water source ... |
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    Washes dishes well. Connecting it to a water source is a bit tricky if your faucet doesn't have aerator threads (e.g. if you have one of those pull out sprayer head types). I ended up using a garden hose to get water from a faucet in my garage. To connect a hose to the dishwasher, you'll need: Shut-off valve so you can turn the water on/off from the dishwasher end rather than the faucet where the hose is connected to: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0006U66B6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Hose to aerator adapter: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00405OAZW/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Attach the hose, valve, hose-to-aerator adapter, and the quick-connect adapter that comes with the dishwasher in series. Then you can quick-connect/disconnect the entire assembly to and from the dishwasher tubes. After you connect it, turn on the valve to allow water to flow and you can use the dishwasher. Afterwards, turn off the valve before disconnecting.
  330. 5 out of 5

    What took me so long???!!! |
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    I had been threatening to get a counter top dishwasher for years and finally broke down and got this one.....WHEN I TELL YOU IT'S THE BEST THING I'VE DONE IN YEARS!!!! The machine is kinda big -- which is no problem for me at all. It sits on the counter in my small galley kitchen. It is good looking, efficient and VERY QUIET!!! I love this thing! I could not have gotten anything better! If you're in the market for something to take the dishwashing chore away from you -- this is a definite must have. I AM IN LOVE!!!!! UPDATE 5/10/15: I've been able to wash small pots and pans in this gem!!! I just really love this thing. Nothing better than finishing a cycle and just putting the dry dishes, glasses, pots, pans, silverware away!!! It's a game changer.
  331. 5 out of 5

    Works just for what I need |
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    We got out washer set up and it works quite well. Be careful with the hose connection in back because they do work themselves loose from moving it around. We bought a cart that has a drawer and cabinet underneath to put it on. It works great. If you do this make sure you get a cart big enough to hold the washer, but more important make sure the wheels on the cart are of a good quality. Plastic rollers will not work in this application. Also do not try and use liquid soap with this washer, stay with the powder. I would also like to mention that after you set up your washer I suggest that you run it once with no dishes or soap in it. Our washer had a problem with the swingarm getting caught on the botton of the wire rack. I used a small pair of channel locks to bend the wheel supports on one side slightly just so the swingarm would spin free. You will hear it while the washer runs. This machine gets used every day and my wife loves it.
  332. 4 out of 5

    Dishwasher for a great price |
    Verified Purchase

    Dishwasher came in a quite sealed box and overall was not as heavy as expected. The connectors for the water supply are simple and straight forward and do not leak at all being hand tightened. I basically never have to wash dishes again so with that said my review of the product is a positive one. The capacity is probably a bit smaller then I expected but I can easily wash two sink fulls of dishes in about three loads. Overall performance of the washing part is good as long as you use the right detergent and correct amount of it. Only thing it has not removed was heavily baked on goods which I did not think it would. Other then that the cycles take forever to go through, but then again I usually run it before I go to bed or leave for work. My overall satisfaction with the drying portion is negative. This dish washer does not dry dishes, it simply heats up the ambient air inside the box and "steam" dries the dishes. Take into consideration there is no external vent to vent the air. I simply leave the door open for a day, hand dry the dishes, or put them on a drying rack/towel for a day to completely dry. Imagine completely soaked dishes from being rinsed in the sink, now imagine you pick up said dish and shake the water off, that is the drying capability we are talking about. Not too bad though because once again I do not need to wash dishes in the sink ever again (unless they are really big). For some reason mine makes a scraping noise like the hinge is rubbing something when the door is opening and closing. Does not affect the operation at all just an annoyance when you go to close it the door, it scrapes something. Overall if you have counter space, no dishwasher and a desire to have a dish washer I would recommend the purchase of this product. The small problems it has are well ignored for the fact of not having to wash dishes.
  333. 5 out of 5

    I love this dishwasher |
    Verified Purchase

    I love this dishwasher. I live alone as a single gal in a 1 bed 1 bath apartment - and it's perfect. I run it about 2 times a week & it takes care of everything. I tell people it's like having the top rack of a dishwasher only. Before I bought this I read though a lot of the reviews... and I have a few comments regarding the critical reviews. 1. You don't have to buy anything additional to get this set up. Read the manual, it explains it. In my kitchen the little faucet end thing screwed off - and they provide another one that you screw on. Then the hoses hook up and hold on to that. You can use the sink while the dishwasher is running if you need to - just pause it & then press the red button on the side of the nozzle that hooks up to the sink. 2. It doesn't leak if the hoses are attached tightly. Be sure you screw them on TIGHT. Also, when you're ready to disconnect the dishwasher, be sure to turn the water off, then press that little red button to release the pressure.... or water will go everywhere. 3. After putting some pretty nasty dishes in there, your washer will get gunked up a bit.... but you can clean it out & it will work brand new. The manual explains this. There's this plate type thing underneath the arm and you can remove that - and a little drain trap that you'd need to clean out as well. Then you can either wash with a dishwasher cleaning packet/bottle thing OR you can use baking soda and vinegar. Run it through empty once before trying to wash dishes again. I've found that I need to do this once every 4 months or so. 4. As far as the smell goes, a bit of baking soda at the bottom of the dishwasher goes a long way - just make sure you get it out of there before doing the dishes (ie vinegar & a rinse cycle). Also, keeping the door slightly open when not in use also works. I've never had a smell in mine. 5. When the dishwasher is done it beeps.... but if you wait about 20 seconds (if that) it stops. It will not continue to beep. 6. It does pump all the water out of the hoses - but the hose that brings the water in is not drained once you turn the dishwasher off & disconnect. You'll need to drain the water out before storing.... have a bucket ready. It's not that much water, but it's enough to make a mess on the floor. I haven't had any trouble with this dishwasher - it's about the greatest thing ever - vs having to do the dishes myself. Larger pots and pans will not really fit.... so you'll still have to do those by hand. There is an artful way to getting some of them in. ;) I store mine in my spare closet on a large rolling cart (bought here). It's perfect. I've had this product for 9 months now.
  334. 5 out of 5

    Glasses so bright they're blinding me! |
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    Oh my! I AM SOOOO in love with this teensy tiny miracle machine! Here's why. I had a regular sized portable years ago, and it did a great job. I moved to Florida in 2002, and into a condo. The condo had an El Cheapo dishwasher, that sounded so loud you could hear it a block a way. It sounded like the motor was going to grind thru the floor! But it did an okay job on the dishes. I read a Consumer Report's article about a fancy-arsed Kenmore dishwasher, and it was top rated...so I got it. $700.00. After one year, the phosphate ban hit. I knew nothing about it so for the next year, and was frustrated with the dishwasher's increasingly poorer and poorer performance. After a while the dishes were more soiled coming out than going in. At the time, I had a very demanding job and worked 50 to 60 hours a week. To cope, I used paper plates, and Lodge Logic pans, aluminum throw aways, or microwave throwaways. The dishes from the dishwasher got piled up after being "sanitized" but not "clean", and I stored in plastic tubs to be hand washed when I had time. A few got hand washed. Most lived in the tubs. A couple months ago, I retired due to health issues, (temporary) and am unable to stand at the sink and handwash for any length of time due to back pain. I had tubs of dishes that were unusable, a $700 fairly new dishwasher that was essentially kitchen-junk/scrap, and now a limited income. Paper plates and disposables were rapidly becoming an item I needed to dispense with to save money. This had to get resolved. I finally learned of the phosphate ban last year, and tried using TSP as an additive to the Kenmore, but by then the DW was so gummed up with hard water deposits, there wasn't much water flowing inside any more even with a replacement kit, and the TSP was not effective. (Thanks EPA for screwing up my kitchen!) In desperation, I started to look for something, anything, to reclaim my dishes and get them clean on a regular basis. I discovered these countertop dishwashers at a very reasonable price on Amazon, and ordered this one. I got it Thursday 9/5/13 at the end of the day (7:30 PM). At my age and health situation, I take things slow and easy. I had this thing out of the box, the box cut into tiny pieces and bagged, and the unit on the counter and installed by 2:30 AM. I was going to get some clean dishes, daggoneit, and nothing was going to stop me. I did 5 loads on Friday (today actually, since it's after midnight now), and the stuff coming out of this miracle machine is AMAZING. My glassware is clearer than when I got it new. My dishes (Corelle Livingwear) look like they are new, and a few are from the 70s that I kept as a memento of my mom. My silverwear is shiny, clean and brighter than when I got it. And pots and pans have come out squeaky clean. I've done broiler pans, grill pans, fry pans, sauce pans, glasses, dishes, silverware, tongs, cooking utensils (scrapers, flippers, etc), the inserts from grill pans/panninni's, everyday pans, silicone steamers for microwaves, ceramic pie plates, bakewear, and every single item is pristine. I find myself eagerly waiting for the ping -- to run to the machine, and take out each piece and admire it. I hold it up to the light and marvel at the beauty of these pieces which haven't looked nearly this clean in 3 years. (Take that EPA!). In fact, they have NEVER looked this clean...even when new. I'm just stunned. I did buy commercial Cascade (WITH phosphates), (Amazon) but be aware that the box is really SMALL. Normally in the grocery, it's a 3# box, and the one sold here is 1# 4 ounces. A feature that I LOVE on this machine is the filter on the bottom. After each wash load, I turn it counterclockwise, remove it and rinse it out. Any tiny bits of food, fuzz, or other particulates are filtered out and caught there. Easy to clean, and the inner filter snaps out. There's actually 3. One flat metal one, a plastic wire/mesh basket, and an inner plastic basket. There's nothing like that on the $700 Kenmore. It's a major big deal (2 plus hours) to clean out the "chopper" area...requiring star-screwdrivers, and laying down on the floor to access the area. (Something all retirees are eager to do.[sarc]) Here's a point for folks that you may not know. Since I had a portable years ago, I was already familiar with the faucet connector. Others here have said that you can't use your faucet while the machine is running. That isn't so. If you push the red button while the machine is running, the water will come out the bottom. It's the same temp as you have for the dishwasher...but you can change the temp to cold, and press the red button and hold until it's cold then fill up your glass. Remember to set it back to hot and run it a bit by holding down that red button. It's a flow-thru valve. Great thing to have. Very convenient. Now that I have a machine I can rely on to clean my dishes, I'm going to take the Kenmore apart and clean out the chopper, (a 2 hour job), and if it works fine, I'll use it for pots and pans that don't fit into the SPT. But since the control panel and the panel board aren't working properly, I don't have much hope. To replace them it costs $120, and $100...same cost as the SPT, and no guarantee it will work. Hence, my decision to get the SPT...which is the BEST decision I've made in years. (As long as it keeps working!) Warning: avoid Kenmore/Whirlpool and associated brands that are model 665-*****. Many problems. Tons of it online if you look. I can't believe this thing. SPT should get a medal for this machine. It's the BEST thing since sliced gluten-free bread. It's a BEST BUY! It should be required for all senior citizens who can't bend over to pick up heavy pots and pans from a standard dishwasher, or anyone with a back problem. I can not hear the motor, but I do hear a woosh-woosh-woosh as it's swooshing the water around. I just finished load number 5 for the day. I can't wait to finish up tomorrow. I have such a feeling of accomplishment now. This little thing holds a LOT of stuff. About half as much as a regular dishwasher, and cleans rings around the big guys. BTW: A bathtub of water is at least 24 GAL. For that amount of water, I can run 8 loads in this dishwasher. Energy star is $16 in power for the YEAR!! Highly recommended for singles, empty-nesters, retirees, and anyone with a health problem, or back problem. A 4 person family might push this to it's limit...but I think it would handle it okay.
  335. 5 out of 5

    Trust the Reviews! |
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    I gotta say I was pretty skeptical when I started researching this countertop dishwasher. However, after reading the reviews on it, I decided to give it a try. So glad I did! Very easy to set up, was out of the box, and set up in less than 20 minutes. Holds a surprisingly large amount of dishes, glasses, flatware etc. Washes just as well if not better than any dishwasher I've used. Runs very quietly. I'm using Cascade Complete packs, fully dissolves with no issues on the "normal" setting. I will agree that 80 minutes on the "normal" setting seems a little long I don't think it's excessive though. Overall, I'm very pleased with the purchase. Will update this review as time goes on.
  336. 5 out of 5

    Happy Holidays to Me |
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    Happy Holidays to Me!!! This was my gift to myself when I came into some unexpected cash. It arrived on 12/29/15. It's brand new and so I will come back and update after I've had it for a while, but here are my thoughts and observations so far... The Outer box did have a gouge in it, but the inner box was in perfect condition and the unit itself is well protected. The unit was in perfect condition coming out of the box. So far I love my new SPT countertop dishwasher. I've had full sized dishwashers in the past and I've lived in situations where I had to hand-wash dishes. Like most people, I prefer a dishwasher partly because doing dishes is a chore and partly because a dishwasher just gets the dishes cleaner than you ever will doing them by hand. I've been hand-washing for the last 6 months. I'm renting a small house that was built in the 1920s and there is no room in the kitchen for a full size dishwasher and so I began researching countertop options. I was pleased by the number of positive reviews for this unit, and it was on sale so I went ahead and got it. It arrived a full day before Amazon said it would - that's always nice! OK, I'm going to go through a pretty thorough review here because it seems that many people don't provide accurate or complete information. So, this is accurate and as complete as I can be... UNIT MEASUREMENTS The unit as it measures in my home: 17.25 (H) X 21.5 (W) X 19.75 (D). The power cord is about 65" long (it has many bends from how it's packaged and so it cannot be completely straightened) The hoses (which come already connected to the sink attachment and are also coiled and will not straighten completely) are about 60" long. The length of the power cord and hoses allows for some flexibility in placement relative to the sink, but you will not be able to set it up across the room from the sink unless you're planning to put it near the sink for each use. According to the product description, the unit weighs 48 lbs. I lift 30-lb bags of dog food with some regularity, and also just bought a 50-lb bag of ice melt. From comparison (without putting it on a scale), I'd say it is right around the 50-lb mark. This is empty, with no dishes and no water inside. So as you decide where you're going to put it, if you're using a portable rack or other device, make sure it can hold at least 100 lbs - 50 for the unit, plus 8 or 9 lbs for the water, plus the weight of your dishes (another 8-10 lbs) - total about 70 lbs when full and in use, plus some cushion just to be safe. UNIT NUANCES The door has a very secure snap closure and you must pull with a pretty good force to open it. I'm hoping that will loosen up just a little as time goes on because right now I have to put downward pressure on top of the unit in order to open the door - I've got my unit sitting on a thin-legged metal rack (see pics) and so the rack wobbles a bit if I pull hard without the downward support to hold the rack still. The shelf unit I'm using has metal mesh shelves. In order to create a flat surface, I also put a piece of plywood down and covered that with aluminum foil to create a moisture barrier to the wood. Then I put a towel down just be a little more attractive to look at. My dinner plates are 11 inches in diameter. Slanting them forward a bit allows them to fit just fine. The description for the unit indicates that 10-inch plates will fit without a need for slanting. I would say that's accurate. DETERGENT/DRYING AID I'm using Cascade Complete gel packets. This product has Jet Dry in it and so I do not need to add extra drying agent. This packet fits perfectly into the larger side of the detergent compartment. NOTE: because you are not using an extra/separate drying agent (if you use a product that has it already included), the light telling you that you are low on drying agent will be lit every time the power is on. Ignore it. WASH TIMES Many people have complained about the length of the cycles. I'm not sure why there is so much complaint or confusion. It takes as long as a full sized dishwasher to clean the dishes. And furthermore, the instruction manual has a page (see pics I've included) that tells you exactly how long each cycle type will take. There are several cycles: Heavy/Pots & Pans (100 minutes) Normal (85 minutes) Light (75 minutes) Glass (70 minutes) Speed (45 minutes) and Pre-wash/soak (10 minutes). The Heavy cycle has a double wash cycle. The Heavy, Normal, Light and Glass cycles all include a heated dry cycle. The speed and the pre-wash do not include any drying. The other major difference in the cycles is the temperature of the wash/rinse water: Heavy and Normal having the highest (wash 131*F and rinse 149*F) The Speed has the lowest temperatures (wash 122*F and rinse 131*F). Even the heavy and normal options are not technically reaching a temperature that is considered sterilizing (170* or hotter), but it's much closer than you could get compared to hand-washing. I've only used the Normal cycle, which according to the manual is an 85-minute wash. I've done 3 loads so far. The first I did with hot tap water. I made sure the water was at its hottest before turning off the tap to connect the hose and turning it back on. The dishwasher will heat the water to the correct temperature for the option you've chosen, but clearly starting with already hot water will shorten the time to heat the water. So, starting with very hot tap water, the Normal wash cycle from the moment I pressed the start button to the moment the end-of-cycle beep happened was 87 minutes. The next load I did, I used the cold tap water. I was curious to see if there would be a major difference. There was. This time it took 125 minutes (just over 2 hours). So using cold water is an option, but it will add a little more than 30 minutes to the process because the unit needs to first heat the water in order to properly wash the dishes. The third load I did (yesterday) I used the hot tap, though I didn't give it time to get to its absolute hottest. This load took exactly 90 minutes - just 5 minutes longer than the manual suggests. Again, this is the typical length of a full-sized dishwasher on a normal cycle as well. DRY DISHES The Normal cycle that I'm using includes dry time. I've made a point to be standing at the dishwasher when the end-of-cycle beep sounds so that I could see if the dishes are in fact dry. I've interrupted the beep to open the door. The ceramic dishes (plates, bowls), metal dog food bowls, plastic cups and silverware are all dry to the touch (and baked hot). The tupperware type pieces tend to still have some water/steam on them. But that is also typical of most full size dishwashers. Letting the dishes sit in the rack, with the door open for 20-30 minutes and all dishes are completely dry and cool enough to put away. NOISE The sound of the unit in cycle (the swish of your dishes being cleaned) is very quiet. I cannot hear it outside the kitchen, even from the adjacent room. The only time it seems loud is when it's draining water into the sink. It sounds like someone just turned on your tap to full - so if you have a metal sink, it's water hitting metal. If you have a porcelain sink, it's water hitting porcelain. If you want to assess that volume before you buy, just turn your tap on full and walk into the next room. Better yet, be in the other room and have someone else turn it on so you can hear what that initial water-hitting-surface sounds like because that's the loudest moment. The end-of-cycle beep is a repeated beep that lasts just 8 seconds. I was awake and listening for the beep from my bedroom (just 2 rooms away) and almost missed it. It definitely would not disturb sleep unless you're sleeping in the kitchen or are super, hyper-sensitive to any kind of noise while sleeping - and I'm a light sleeper. GETTING IT HOOKED UP OK, so I'm a 5'2" woman. I was able to lift the unit from the floor to a step stool and then from the stool to the rack on which it sits (see pics). It would definitely be easier with a second person because it's a bit bulky and awkward. But I didn't have anyone available to help and I was able to manage. I used the door handle and the metal lip at the top of the back of the unit for hand-holds. Remember to LIFT WITH YOUR KNEES - it is heavy enough to cause pain or injury to a back if you are already weak in that area or have a previous injury. The adapter has TWO washers - a thin one that is well-seated into the adapter and a thicker one that easily falls out. When I first connected to my faucet, I thought the thick one was from my faucet and so removed it out of the way. The test run leaked a lot around the faucet. I then put that thick washer on top of the thin one and reattached the adapter with both washers in place. NO MORE LEAKING at the faucet!!!! I connected the hoses to the back of the unit as directed. I hand-tightened both. I ran a 10-minute pre-wash cycle to test for leaks. The drain hose leaked. I disconnected it, turned the unit for better access, rather than trying to just reach behind, made sure the connection was seated properly, hand-tightened and then used a pliers to gently tighten. I got another full turn (or 2) before it felt fully tightened - careful not to over tighten as it is plastic and that can break if tightened too far. I also wrapped that connection with some plumbers tape just for good measure. I ran another pre-wash (10-minute) cycle NO LEAKS anywhere! Now I was ready to do a proper load of dishes. CLEANING THE DISHES I feed my dogs using a food puzzle toy (Kongs) which involves mixing their kibble with soft foods such as pumpkin puree or yogurt. It's difficult to get that all out and properly cleaned by hand. I had several of those that needed cleaning. I also washed their regular food bowls - the green one (in the pic) had fish oil and cranberry powder residue that I've been unable to get fully cleaned off for the last 6 months (that's 6 months of residue!). The Kongs and the bowls (and the rest of the dishes) came out looking like new! The residue was gone and there was no weird film that others have mentioned they've experienced. I think they may be using too much detergent, or not using any kind of drying aid at all. You will need to rinse off all large food particles. Remember, this portable unit is not connected to a garbage disposal and so cannot cope with large chunks of food particles. But, sauce residue, chocolate powder caked on a spoon, cheese and egg stuck on a spatula - all came off no problem. There is a 3-part filter system and you will likely need to clean it with some regularity (every few months) to keep the dishwasher from getting gummed up. BETWEEN USES The hoses are pressurized and so you only need to turn the faucet on a little to get it set. You can leave the faucet on all night if you start the dishwasher at bedtime as you will not be using/running water all night due to the pressurized hose. Be sure to TURN OFF THE FAUCET before you try to unhook the hose from the faucet. Also, be sure to PRESS THE RED BUTTON and wait for the water to drain before disconnecting the hose from the faucet. Once disconnected, you'll want to hold the end down and the length of the hose up to drain the last of the water that's in there before tucking the hose into its storage position - this is simply to avoid drips. Final note: the unit was a little damp inside as were the hoses upon arrival. I believe this is from testing at the factory before packaging. Many have mentioned it. Also, the unit and the hoses smell like new appliance. I can't smell it unless I'm right next to it, and I expect that after I've had it out and in use for a month or two, that smell will be gone. So far, I am super happy with this unit - the ease of setting up, the quality of the clean. I will check in again in few months to update.
  337. 5 out of 5

    How did I not know about this product until now??? |
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    There comes a point in every young(ish) woman's life when the realization that 1) moving out of an apartment and 2) into a house with a regular sized dishwasher is not going to happen tomorrow and for the sake of your own sanity and cuticles you need to address the massive mountains of unwashed dishes covering every square inch (which is only 12 by the way) of your available counter space. For almost 10 years, I've fought the good fight, the noble "I'm going to wash my own dishes fight" but finally last Saturday I'd had enough. The camel's back broke and I marched myself over to Amazon without looking back. Dishes needed to be cleaned. I chose SPT mostly for the comparative price. I'm not sure why but in some places I've seen it described as "silver." Make no mistake, this product is lily-white...and the best price I could find, so BOOM...bought. (SPT, in case you're wondering stands for SunPenTown...the maker which I'd never heard of but they had believable website and an address in California, so at least on the surface I knew I wasn't buying from the North Koreans or something). It shipped SEVERAL days early. This only really matters because this package is large and heavy. You'll want to make sure to have several able-bodied folks with healthy low backs to get this behemoth up to wherever you live. Thanks to the kindness of two strapping strangers in my building ("Well, *hello* boys)...it reached my 3rd floor walk-up if only by the grace of god. There's an arduous amount of packing which is a good sign, I think. I was able to lift the unit onto the countertop myself but I'm a power-lifter by hobby so if you're a lithe, diaphanous type (and yes, guys, I'm looking at you too...and you know who you are), then keep one of your luggers around for a minute after they haul the thing upstairs. The unit was in pristine, beautiful condition. Yay, packing teams. Set up: pretty simple. It fit like a gem under my standard-hung cabinets. No problems there...but given how big a shipping deal this is, measure first. RETURN SHIPPING IS NOT AN OPTION. Just meditate on that for a minute. Now go get your tape measure...scoot, scoot. Plug in, read the instructions, hook to the faucet. turn on. NOW: I did have 2 tiny issues. 1) they don't tell you that the whole "quick adapter" thingy comes already put together...in fact, they send you on a treasure hunt to find the faucet adapter that's supposedly separate. IT IS NOT. Don't be fooled. It comes out of the cuff of the white plastic hose hook up by pushing down on the spring-loaded cuff. 2) they tell you the adapter will fit most sinks. Well, damned if it didn't fit mine. I called customer service who was very friendly but had no idea about workarounds...they suggested I call a plumber. "Um...not for a $220 dishwasher HOOKUP...thanks." After a little searching and a pep-talk, I headed to Home Depot (which gives me hives) and lo and behold...a whole AISLE full of adapter thingies. One of the really standard, really cheap ones worked. So don't panic if it doesn't fit...there's a standard, cheap adapter-for-the-adapter that's out there for you. Mine was $5.49. Once I figured those 2 things out...I was on my way. Threw in a tablet-with-rinse-agent thing into the bigger of the 2 soap compartments, followed the instructions for loading the dishes (this is not only handy but actually functional...if you don't follow these instructions things will not be clean...trust me). My life has never been better. A couple handy tips: -Use hot water out of the faucet not cold (no heating agent in the machine). -Do not run on the same circuit at the same time as, let's say, a microwave (or other high load appliance). Oops..."so THAT's why they call them surge protectors!" -Open the door after the cycle is over and let dry that way (no heated drying cycle) -Load on default setting (just one under "heavy") is about 80 mins (exactly as stated in manual) -Turn off hot water tap BEFORE undoing the faucet attachment (and USE the pressure release valve...unless you want a facial) Of course, the thing is brand new...but given the majority of other reviews...I've got a feeling everything will be alright. Go ahead...it's time. You know it is...
  338. 1 out of 5

    DON'T BUY THIS PRODUCT - BROKE AFTER 6 MONTHS....NO RESPONSE TO TWO CUSTOMER SERVICE REQUESTS!!! |
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    Very poor customer service. NO RESPONSE TO TWO CUSTOMER SERVICE REQUESTS!!! This dishwasher seemed to be the answer to my problems. It was economical, it was super easy to install, and it washed the dishes well. However after about 6 months it went insane and would not stop draining. The motor ran continuously from the beginning of the cycle and didn't clean the dishes at all. None of the buttons would work and the only way to stop it was to unplug it from the wall. In fact, when you plugged in it started running before you pressed any buttons. I contacted their customer service via email and phone and got NO RESPONSE WHATSOEVER! It was under warranty but that is useless if the company won't respond to your contact. I finally bought a built-in dishwasher and had it installed. I sent the broken SPT Countertop Dishwasher to the scrap dealer. Please learn from my experience and don't buy this dishwasher, especially from this company. Find a company that stands behind their product with superior customer service.
  339. 5 out of 5

    Perfect for apartments! |
    Verified Purchase

    It's been a while since we bought this machine, but I can tell you that it still works perfectly since we did! It's larger than your average microwave, but it's worth it. I grew up with a dishwasher, so I just can't stand to wash everything by hand. My husband finally agreed to getting this machine, and it is POWERFUL for its size! As long as you rinse your dishes right after you're done with them and set them inside to turn it on at the end of the day, it's easy to keep your sink empty. I can't live without it!
  340. 5 out of 5

    Fantastic for a Small Kitchen! |
    Verified Purchase

    This dishwasher came quickly (about a week to Hawai'i) and does exactly what it's supposed to. It was easy to connect to the sink, and fairly easy to connect to its own water line and drain. Although it is smaller than a standard dishwasher, it's able to hold about two days worth of dishes for two people. If you're a little lazy about doing the dishes, there's the added benefit of not having a sink full of dishes as an eyesore! I would definitely recommend this dishwasher a a solution for someone living in an apartment or anywhere else with a small kitchen.
  341. 5 out of 5

    Halleluiah. |
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    Seven years without a dishwasher, and I was okay. This year, the work load increased so I had to look seriously into appliance help or live in filth until the weekends. That said, I have been investigating dishwashers for about seven years, always telling myself that I didn't *need* one. The reason I wanted a countertop vs. rolling model is that I also had to invest in a washing machine that I also keep in my kitchen. Based on Craigslist searches, I could also see that resale value was high, if ever I can get an installed dishwasher. Delivery was great and speedy, and the unit was not too heavy for me to manoeuver myself. Hookup to my faucet was clean. It fit on my counter fine enough, but I thought I could lift it a bit... If I had any tools and lumber, I would have installed a shelf over the stove. Instead, I picked up a 3-shelf unit from Target, doubled up 2 shelves, and popped the dishwasher on top. BEWARE: All water from previous washings does NOT empty, and I dumped it all over myself and the floor when lifting it. Once up, it ran with zero problems. I was concerned about vibrations causing it to move off the shelf/platform, but that was a non-issue. I was concerned about the legs sitting too close to the burners, but they are far enough away and have remained unharmed. I was concerned about steam from cooking doing anything to the underside, but I use only the front 2 burners and steam wafts away. I can also wipe down the metal surfaces as needed. As other posters have said, WHY didn't I get this sooner?? I know that I waste more water doing dishes by hand and feel a bit guilty. Some people have said that plates fit only at a slant, but I noticed that the back, middle section fits my plates just fine; the slightly raised section on the right requires me to tilt them more. The water heats up beautifully inside the machine. It's cleaned my scramble egg skillet with no residue. I've been using the liquid Cascade with rinse agent, and all is great. Noise is negligible. My stress has transformed into stupid happiness over joining the *20th* century. :-)
  342. 3 out of 5

    Fill your countertop with a dishwasher, not dirty dishes.... |
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    In a small apartment kitchen it seems the counters are forever full of dirty dishes. Give up about two feet of linear counter-top with this dishwasher and you can replace dirty dishes with a big white boxy appliance. We are averaging, in a family of 2, about one and a half cycles a day. There are several problems with the d/w design. - it really does NOT handle dinner plates that are larger than 10 inches without slanting them into the racks, and this cuts down a lot on the space available for dishes. While the shorter height allows the d/w to sit under the upper cabinets, this compromise means that normal dinner plates (and forget about modern large plates or serving pieces) just are not a good match for this sized d/w. - the strange permutations of the racks has very shallow tines for plates (if your plates have a deep "bowl" they won't stack neatly), low clearances for glasses and some widely spaced racking that lets a lot of normal dishes slip between support racks. If you stack the dinner plates where they suggest, there's less room for bowls, glasses and mugs. If you put your glasses and mugs towards the front to accomodate the dinner plates, they slip between the support racks. Unless you use cups and saucers, the folding upper rack meant for your coffee mugs is too short. Stacking chaos is the order of the day until you realize you just won't fit in a 6 piece setting unless everything is miniaturized. - the cutlery box has a lid on it with holes for supporting cutlery. But the lid is either on, or off, not one half up and the other down. Since half of it has holes obviously meant for chopsticks and not north american cutlery, the lid has to come off and your cutlery leans into each other. This sort of design drives you nuts and means, ultimately, that you will probably run it a few times a day if you want all your dishes washed in the machine. The run-time is 80 minutes for a cycle. On the up side, being a small dishwasher that won't hold 6 sets of dishes unless you are a Liliputian, it's a quick unload and load up, and keeps your dishes off your counter. It is not too loud, the set-up is easy and fast, the connections done with a small wrench to tighten the faucet adapter, and the dishes, if stacked correctly, come out clean. Make sure to use rinse-aid and the recommended amount of d/w detergent or soap (I use a green product and with the recommended measurement have no problem with dishes being clean). Bottom line; it's maybe better than washing dishes, but it does not provide all the convenience of a full size dishwasher in a smaller size. It provides about 35% of the convenience of a full size dishwasher, and my 3 stars reflects this limitation.
  343. 5 out of 5

    Wonderful, hard worker |
    Verified Purchase

    I love this little guy. I do not have room for a full size dishwasher and I live in an apartment, so after many years of not having a dishwasher and hating to do dishes I looked into a counter top one. I did not want to spend a lot of money on something that was not going to work or issues, so I did my research and one that kep coming up as far as really good was SPT. I broke down and bought it and am so happy I have. You can put it anywhere, you do need to be close to the sink to hook it up though. The set up is supper easy unpack and you are good to go. To attach it, unscrew the faucet filter place on the one they give you and start washing. This takes any dish washing soap. OK what people with complain about..."it's to small"...well it is a small and you have to use your head when you put bog dishes in there, here is a hint the silverware basket comes out. I like to cook and bake so I have large bowls they fit. for the full I'm washing hard cycle it is about an hour to run, but turn it on and go to bed you are good. Because it does not have drying system, open up the door a crack let the dishes air dry. I love this thing, if you have a lot of dishes you may need to run couple loads or do some my hand (I prefer to run a couple loads)this is energy star rated (means less water and electricity then other models). Here is the thing you run this full (be creative in loading it and load it full) you will save water. I would say buy it if you are looking.
  344. 5 out of 5

    Changed My Life! |
    Verified Purchase

    After 5 years of living in my city studio apartment, I'm thrilled to not be doing my dishes anymore! The machine works well, it's amazingly quiet, and it's only about the size of a large microwave. It was packaged and shipped incredibly well. I even figured out a way to tie it in to the water feed under the sink instead of using the faucet adapter. I can't say enough how impressed and pleased I am. BUY IT!!! UPDATE AFTER ONE YEAR I've had this unit for one year now. I run it 3-4 times per week. I still LOVE IT. I'm still shocked how my glassware comes out SPOTLESS and my dishes are shining. I can't believe I washed dishes by hand for all those years. It's still the best $230 I've ever spent. BUY IT BUY IT BUY IT!!! UPDATE AFTER TWO YEARS Still working perfectly. It's amazing to live without dishes in the sink! Spotless glasses and dinnerware. Amazing. BUY IT.
  345. 4 out of 5

    You cannot do better for the price, and you can hook it up permanently |
    Verified Purchase

    You cant beat it for the price. Period. I have had dishwashers all over the place - I've used Bosch, Whirlpool, no-names, whatever - used it, been there, done that. It is extremely difficult to find a dishwasher sub $300 that does a good job. Its just the truth. The cheap, lower end built-ins usually are sub-par and break down after about a year. - Stainless steel interior. One reason why I chose this was because you cannot argue with stainless steel, which will never absorb anything quite like plastic. - Price point below $300 - you cannot do better with this price. - Small kitchen footprint and small electrical cost and even smaller water usage - barely uses or needs any water because it is a smaller unit. For 1-2 people, this dishwasher is perfect. - you can load an amazing amount of dishes in. such a small dishwasher. I also mixed up the locations of the dishes and was still pleased with.how they turned out. You can also hook this unit up permanently which I did - the intake hose opening is standard dishwasher and luckily I had 3/8 OD on my pipes so just a 3/8OD T and 5 ft tube (I replaced with metal for hot water) and then put the out under my sink after cutting some PVC - about $35 all said and done, and I don't have to hook or unhook it anymore. So I tested the unit - unscrubbed dishes, no prewashing: dishes coated in alfredo sauce, dishes coated in chili oil - and on the 'many dishes' (heavy?) setting they got them all perfectly clean. Slight problems that others have noted: the drying cycle takes forever. I just open it up, and they dry spotless. No problems here. The dishwashing cycle takes about 2 hours. Whatever, at least I'm not washing them? Edit: Update: It is 2015, and the dishwasher still works great. Be sure to every few months clean the trap out. It is easy to forget. It may not be completely necessary if it is hooked up permanently, but it does catch large debris (if you miss it.)
  346. 4 out of 5

    A Rare Find |
    Verified Purchase

    I have been browsing portable dishwashers for quite some time and debating whether or not it would be worth the investment. Thankfully I trusted the reviews here and gave this countertop dishwasher a try. It was definitely worth every penny. The heavy duty wash takes quite a while, but my dishes come out sparkling. I wanted to put the dishwasher to the test so I put a small beat-up pot of mine in it. The dishwasher did such a good job with my pot that it took off most of the scorching on the bottom. I had a full size dishwasher awhile back that couldn't do that. I'm taking off one star because the heavy duty wash setting has quite a few cycles, and it seems to sit for a long time between those cycles. Special note for those with bad backs / prone to muscle pain: Get help to lift and setup this item! It is large enough to be cumbersome, and heavy enough to cause some strains.
  347. 5 out of 5

    this little dishwasher COULD NOT BE BETTER |
    Verified Purchase

    THIS UNIT COULD NOT IMPROVE, IT IS SO PERFECT. HAVE HAD CLOSE TO 9 OR 10 OTHER DISHWASHERS, ALL INSTALLED OR FULL STANDING PORTABLES, MANY TOP BRANDS. NONE OF THEM CLEANED ANY BETTER THAN THIS ONE. Yes, it does not hold as much, but I am now seventy and living alone and this is just plain perfect for me. I use the Cascade complete small pouches and just put in one and walk away knowing that I will not have any dried-on food after the dishwasher finishes its cycle. It has a wide selection of cycles to use for different purposes, have used most, all work fine. As I said, I am seventy years, completely set it up myself with no problems other than toggling it back and forth on stools to lift up to counter by myself. Once up there, could not be easier to set up. Would highly recommended to anyone needing a small dishwasher, would be difficult to utilize in a family situation. Would probably need to run 2/3 times per day if more than 3/4 in family. What really surprises me is how quiet the unit is when running. do hear the water exiting the hoses but you have that with any. Forgot to add, the packing of this unit is unbelievable. Would have taken a Mac Truck to damage it. To those that claim they have difficulty loading this, I recommend reading the manual front to back, unlike a lot of manuals, this one is helpful. As with most new things, there is a learning curve. But the time put into learning, pays off with great rewards. AUGUST 11, 2012. Have now had this lovely machine a good two months, running every day. Still performing perfectly. Could not ask for better help in the kitchen, except now if I could only get it to clean out the leftovers from the refrigerator...
  348. 5 out of 5

    SPT Countertop Dishwasher Model: SD-2201W |
    Verified Purchase

    I have had this dishwasher only a week. I am using in it from Walmart - The Great Value Dishwasher Powder and The Great Value Rinse Agent. This dishwasher appears to be very well made but, as I said I have only had it a week and time will tell how durable it really is. As for cleaning a large load of dishes this dishwasher does an outstanding job! Does it hold up to six place settings? Everybody's dishes are different and it holds about four and then some for me. For those of you who are wondering if this washer drains the water by gravity or it is pumped out I believe it is pumped out but, I could not find any documentation on this. Very easy to hookup to you kitchen faucet. Does a great job drying the dishes. Update 10/26/2011: Dishwasher performs perfectly! Here are some additional thoughts - It says it in the directions that come with the dishwasher but make sure you add your dishwasher powder just before you start the wash not 2 hours earlier or it will harden. Update: 10/2/2013 Still works as great as the day I got it. Update: 10/10/2014 Still works as great as the day I got it.
  349. 5 out of 5

    Appliance Love Story |
    0

    My dislike of doing dishes turned most of the counter space of my small Manhattan kitchen into physics-defying stacks of procrastination. This countertop dishwasher takes up about 60% of usable counter space in my apartment, a sacrifice I'm willing to make but for city dwellers, definitely measure it out. This unit is perfect for one to two people. My loaner husband no longer lives next door to me so I was apprehensive about installing the faucet adaptor myself, turns out it was a cinch. I found a helpful video online which showed the tool I needed to get: [...] Normally I don't read manuals, this one I read cover to cover. Some of the typos and wording are good for a laugh and its focus is on how to load a hypothetically uniform set of dishes no one actually owns. Fortunately, the Amazon community helped me fill in the blanks, I'm very grateful for their assistance. Here's what I learned from them and from using the machine: 1. Turn on your hot water all the way when you've got it set up and are ready to run it. The cold water will tax the motor. 2. If you're using Cascade Complete gel packs, those go in the detergent compartment on the door. There's a little basket on the left side that's for dishwashing tablets. The reason I like the Cascade Complete Gel Packs is it's got everything in it, including the rinse agent that keeps your glasses from streaking. 3. You don't have to stress out if you don't turn the faucet off immediately after the cycle is done. Water won't continue to run. I mean, I wouldn't go on vacation without turning off the faucet but you don't have to obsess that there's going to be some water pressure build-up that's going to shoot your shiny new countertop dishwasher into space if you're absorbed in another activity. 4. It doesn't dry plastic, but does dry my plates and pots. A few times I rinsed a couple of dishes again, they were super shiny so I was suspicious maybe the Cascade Gel Pack left some residue, so basically I ran them under water again because they looked too clean, starting to worry that I have trust issues. 5. The packaging is so sturdy, Wile E. Coyote could have dropped an anvil on it and it would have been fine. I've received mutilated deliveries from other companies with everything from footprints on top of the box to holes where the fork lift went through it. This can withstand whatever fury the delivery company dishes out. 6. The adaptor on your faucet takes getting used to. It produces a very strong stream of water so you only need to turn your faucet on a little to use it. I've already had a few accidental wet t-shirt contests but the good news is I won. 7. It's very quiet. Sometimes too quiet, I get paranoid it's not running but it is, it's just using its indoor voice. There's about a minute total where there's audible noise. 8. The hoses that connect from the unit to the faucet are annoyingly stiff. It's good to know that it's not going to spring a leak any time in the near future but I have to figure out some hook system to make them less obtrusive. 9. There's a plastic warning in the manual and one of my Tupperware lids didn't make it. It was probably eighteen years old so it lived a good life. I've washed plenty of other plastic items that made it out just fine. 10. Don't forget to turn the power on the dishwasher off before you unload it. If you don't, it makes this annoying beeping sound that the manual describes as "mooing". I assure you, there are no barnyard sounds with this machine. I'm very happy with my purchase. I would give it 4 and 3/4 stars because of the hose, amount of counter space it takes up and its not drying everything 100% completely. It's not perfect, but it's very close and what more could a girl ask for.
  350. 5 out of 5

    LOVE IT!!! |
    Verified Purchase

    This dishwasher is absolutely wonderful. Was easy to set up (except be sure to push the washer arm down into place - mine had come out in shipping despite being very well packaged, no biggie). I can't believe how many dishes fit and get washed so thoroughly in this little thing! It does a perfect job of washing dishes. The hose goes on & off the faucet with ease in 2 seconds using their supplied adaptor. Seems very sturdy and well made. My only complaint was that the instructions tell you to be sure to use dishwasher detergent "with chemicals". This is ridiculous - you can now purchase natural dishwasher detergent at most health food stores, and the one I am using works like a charm (Seventh Generation Automatic Dishwashing Detergent). My kitchen is tiny but this guy fits perfectly between counter and cupboard. I can't believe I waited so long to get a dishwasher, what a time saver!!! Update after using it daily for over 3 years: Love it even more!!! I have never had a single problem with it. Completely dependable and does a great job cleaning my dishes. Still using the natural dishwasher detergent with excellent results.
  351. 5 out of 5

    LOVE IT!!! |
    Verified Purchase

    This dishwasher is absolutely wonderful. Was easy to set up (except be sure to push the washer arm down into place - mine had come out in shipping despite being very well packaged, no biggie). I can't believe how many dishes fit and get washed so thoroughly in this little thing! It does a perfect job of washing dishes. The hose goes on & off the faucet with ease in 2 seconds using their supplied adaptor. Seems very sturdy and well made. My only complaint was that the instructions tell you to be sure to use dishwasher detergent "with chemicals". This is ridiculous - you can now purchase natural dishwasher detergent at most health food stores, and the one I am using works like a charm (Seventh Generation Automatic Dishwashing Detergent). My kitchen is tiny but this guy fits perfectly between counter and cupboard. I can't believe I waited so long to get a dishwasher, what a time saver!!! Update after using it daily for over 3 years: Love it even more!!! I have never had a single problem with it. Completely dependable and does a great job cleaning my dishes. Still using the natural dishwasher detergent with excellent results.
  352. 5 out of 5

    Appliance Love Story |
    0

    My dislike of doing dishes turned most of the counter space of my small Manhattan kitchen into physics-defying stacks of procrastination. This countertop dishwasher takes up about 60% of usable counter space in my apartment, a sacrifice I'm willing to make but for city dwellers, definitely measure it out. This unit is perfect for one to two people. My loaner husband no longer lives next door to me so I was apprehensive about installing the faucet adaptor myself, turns out it was a cinch. I found a helpful video online which showed the tool I needed to get: [...] Normally I don't read manuals, this one I read cover to cover. Some of the typos and wording are good for a laugh and its focus is on how to load a hypothetically uniform set of dishes no one actually owns. Fortunately, the Amazon community helped me fill in the blanks, I'm very grateful for their assistance. Here's what I learned from them and from using the machine: 1. Turn on your hot water all the way when you've got it set up and are ready to run it. The cold water will tax the motor. 2. If you're using Cascade Complete gel packs, those go in the detergent compartment on the door. There's a little basket on the left side that's for dishwashing tablets. The reason I like the Cascade Complete Gel Packs is it's got everything in it, including the rinse agent that keeps your glasses from streaking. 3. You don't have to stress out if you don't turn the faucet off immediately after the cycle is done. Water won't continue to run. I mean, I wouldn't go on vacation without turning off the faucet but you don't have to obsess that there's going to be some water pressure build-up that's going to shoot your shiny new countertop dishwasher into space if you're absorbed in another activity. 4. It doesn't dry plastic, but does dry my plates and pots. A few times I rinsed a couple of dishes again, they were super shiny so I was suspicious maybe the Cascade Gel Pack left some residue, so basically I ran them under water again because they looked too clean, starting to worry that I have trust issues. 5. The packaging is so sturdy, Wile E. Coyote could have dropped an anvil on it and it would have been fine. I've received mutilated deliveries from other companies with everything from footprints on top of the box to holes where the fork lift went through it. This can withstand whatever fury the delivery company dishes out. 6. The adaptor on your faucet takes getting used to. It produces a very strong stream of water so you only need to turn your faucet on a little to use it. I've already had a few accidental wet t-shirt contests but the good news is I won. 7. It's very quiet. Sometimes too quiet, I get paranoid it's not running but it is, it's just using its indoor voice. There's about a minute total where there's audible noise. 8. The hoses that connect from the unit to the faucet are annoyingly stiff. It's good to know that it's not going to spring a leak any time in the near future but I have to figure out some hook system to make them less obtrusive. 9. There's a plastic warning in the manual and one of my Tupperware lids didn't make it. It was probably eighteen years old so it lived a good life. I've washed plenty of other plastic items that made it out just fine. 10. Don't forget to turn the power on the dishwasher off before you unload it. If you don't, it makes this annoying beeping sound that the manual describes as "mooing". I assure you, there are no barnyard sounds with this machine. I'm very happy with my purchase. I would give it 4 and 3/4 stars because of the hose, amount of counter space it takes up and its not drying everything 100% completely. It's not perfect, but it's very close and what more could a girl ask for.
  353. 5 out of 5

    SPT Countertop Dishwasher Model: SD-2201W |
    Verified Purchase

    I have had this dishwasher only a week. I am using in it from Walmart - The Great Value Dishwasher Powder and The Great Value Rinse Agent. This dishwasher appears to be very well made but, as I said I have only had it a week and time will tell how durable it really is. As for cleaning a large load of dishes this dishwasher does an outstanding job! Does it hold up to six place settings? Everybody's dishes are different and it holds about four and then some for me. For those of you who are wondering if this washer drains the water by gravity or it is pumped out I believe it is pumped out but, I could not find any documentation on this. Very easy to hookup to you kitchen faucet. Does a great job drying the dishes. Update 10/26/2011: Dishwasher performs perfectly! Here are some additional thoughts - It says it in the directions that come with the dishwasher but make sure you add your dishwasher powder just before you start the wash not 2 hours earlier or it will harden. Update: 10/2/2013 Still works as great as the day I got it. Update: 10/10/2014 Still works as great as the day I got it.
  354. 5 out of 5

    Perfect for 1-2 people |
    Verified Purchase

    I HATE doing dishes. It's probably my least favorite chore, and two years in an apartment without a dishwasher was torture. I finally caved and decided to buy one. The only kind within my budget and size restrictions was a countertop dishwasher, and after a little research I chose this one. I bought it over a year ago, and wanted to wait a while before reviewing to see how well it held up over time. The short story is that I absolutely love it, and really have no complaints. Here are some details: -Setup was fairly simple, but I did have to have my brother lift it onto the counter (I'm not very strong). Otherwise, putting the few pieces together was a snap. -I was concerned about taking the attachment on and off the faucet, but it is extremely easy and only takes a second. -My water comes out very hot in my apartment, so I've never had an issue but I would make sure the water is hot for use. -The booklet/manual that comes with the dishwasher is actually very helpful, and I use it quite a bit. -If you overload or load things right next to each other, sometimes dishes will not get fully clean. However, this is true with any dishwasher. I have found that you can get creative with what you put in and how. Don't be afraid to experiment. -I have washed everything from tupperware to heavy pots and pans with success. -If you let food dry on dishes, it may not come off if you just put it in without presoaking/scrubbing. If you put dishes in immediately and just scrape excess food off before hand, they get squeaky clean. No pre-scrubbing needed. -It's never broken down. -Easy to clean. -It runs quietly, and beeps when it's finished. -TURN OFF THE FAUCET BEFORE DETACHING THE HOSE. May seem like common sense, but common sense hasn't stopped me from being sprayed in the face a couple times... -The setting I generally use takes about an hour and a half to finish. Honestly, I have said numerous times this dishwasher was the best $250 I ever spent in my life. I use it all the time, and it makes my life so much easier.
  355. 4 out of 5

    Love my new countertop dishwasher |
    0

    I love my new countertop dishwasher. I've been using it for more than a week. No more dirty dishes on the counter waiting to be washed in addition to no more dish washing! Here are some things to know: 1. It's heavy and comes in a big box. You may need someone to help you with it. 2. Run the water until it gets hot before attaching the dishwasher hose. 3. Follow the diagrams for loading the basket. If your dishes don't face toward the center of the dishwasher, they won't get cleaned. 4. There's absolutely no information about the manufacturer in the manual. There's no way to contact them. 5. There's absolutely no information about ordering parts in the manual. Guess you're out of luck if you need a replacement part. Comment 4 and 5 resulted in a four-star review.
  356. 5 out of 5

    Happy Holidays to Me |
    0

    Happy Holidays to Me!!! This was my gift to myself when I came into some unexpected cash. It arrived on 12/29/15. It's brand new and so I will come back and update after I've had it for a while, but here are my thoughts and observations so far... The Outer box did have a gouge in it, but the inner box was in perfect condition and the unit itself is well protected. The unit was in perfect condition coming out of the box. So far I love my new SPT countertop dishwasher. I've had full sized dishwashers in the past and I've lived in situations where I had to hand-wash dishes. Like most people, I prefer a dishwasher partly because doing dishes is a chore and partly because a dishwasher just gets the dishes cleaner than you ever will doing them by hand. I've been hand-washing for the last 6 months. I'm renting a small house that was built in the 1920s and there is no room in the kitchen for a full size dishwasher and so I began researching countertop options. I was pleased by the number of positive reviews for this unit, and it was on sale so I went ahead and got it. It arrived a full day before Amazon said it would - that's always nice! OK, I'm going to go through a pretty thorough review here because it seems that many people don't provide accurate or complete information. So, this is accurate and as complete as I can be... UNIT MEASUREMENTS The unit as it measures in my home: 17.25 (H) X 21.5 (W) X 19.75 (D). The power cord is about 65" long (it has many bends from how it's packaged and so it cannot be completely straightened) The hoses (which come already connected to the sink attachment and are also coiled and will not straighten completely) are about 60" long. The length of the power cord and hoses allows for some flexibility in placement relative to the sink, but you will not be able to set it up across the room from the sink unless you're planning to put it near the sink for each use. According to the product description, the unit weighs 48 lbs. I lift 30-lb bags of dog food with some regularity, and also just bought a 50-lb bag of ice melt. From comparison (without putting it on a scale), I'd say it is right around the 50-lb mark. This is empty, with no dishes and no water inside. So as you decide where you're going to put it, if you're using a portable rack or other device, make sure it can hold at least 100 lbs - 50 for the unit, plus 8 or 9 lbs for the water, plus the weight of your dishes (another 8-10 lbs) - total about 70 lbs when full and in use, plus some cushion just to be safe. UNIT NUANCES The door has a very secure snap closure and you must pull with a pretty good force to open it. I'm hoping that will loosen up just a little as time goes on because right now I have to put downward pressure on top of the unit in order to open the door - I've got my unit sitting on a thin-legged metal rack (see pics) and so the rack wobbles a bit if I pull hard without the downward support to hold the rack still. The shelf unit I'm using has metal mesh shelves. In order to create a flat surface, I also put a piece of plywood down and covered that with aluminum foil to create a moisture barrier to the wood. Then I put a towel down just be a little more attractive to look at. My dinner plates are 11 inches in diameter. Slanting them forward a bit allows them to fit just fine. The description for the unit indicates that 10-inch plates will fit without a need for slanting. I would say that's accurate. DETERGENT/DRYING AID I'm using Cascade Complete gel packets. This product has Jet Dry in it and so I do not need to add extra drying agent. This packet fits perfectly into the larger side of the detergent compartment. NOTE: because you are not using an extra/separate drying agent (if you use a product that has it already included), the light telling you that you are low on drying agent will be lit every time the power is on. Ignore it. WASH TIMES Many people have complained about the length of the cycles. I'm not sure why there is so much complaint or confusion. It takes as long as a full sized dishwasher to clean the dishes. And furthermore, the instruction manual has a page (see pics I've included) that tells you exactly how long each cycle type will take. There are several cycles: Heavy/Pots & Pans (100 minutes) Normal (85 minutes) Light (75 minutes) Glass (70 minutes) Speed (45 minutes) and Pre-wash/soak (10 minutes). The Heavy cycle has a double wash cycle. The Heavy, Normal, Light and Glass cycles all include a heated dry cycle. The speed and the pre-wash do not include any drying. The other major difference in the cycles is the temperature of the wash/rinse water: Heavy and Normal having the highest (wash 131*F and rinse 149*F) The Speed has the lowest temperatures (wash 122*F and rinse 131*F). Even the heavy and normal options are not technically reaching a temperature that is considered sterilizing (170* or hotter), but it's much closer than you could get compared to hand-washing. I've only used the Normal cycle, which according to the manual is an 85-minute wash. I've done 3 loads so far. The first I did with hot tap water. I made sure the water was at its hottest before turning off the tap to connect the hose and turning it back on. The dishwasher will heat the water to the correct temperature for the option you've chosen, but clearly starting with already hot water will shorten the time to heat the water. So, starting with very hot tap water, the Normal wash cycle from the moment I pressed the start button to the moment the end-of-cycle beep happened was 87 minutes. The next load I did, I used the cold tap water. I was curious to see if there would be a major difference. There was. This time it took 125 minutes (just over 2 hours). So using cold water is an option, but it will add a little more than 30 minutes to the process because the unit needs to first heat the water in order to properly wash the dishes. The third load I did (yesterday) I used the hot tap, though I didn't give it time to get to its absolute hottest. This load took exactly 90 minutes - just 5 minutes longer than the manual suggests. Again, this is the typical length of a full-sized dishwasher on a normal cycle as well. DRY DISHES The Normal cycle that I'm using includes dry time. I've made a point to be standing at the dishwasher when the end-of-cycle beep sounds so that I could see if the dishes are in fact dry. I've interrupted the beep to open the door. The ceramic dishes (plates, bowls), metal dog food bowls, plastic cups and silverware are all dry to the touch (and baked hot). The tupperware type pieces tend to still have some water/steam on them. But that is also typical of most full size dishwashers. Letting the dishes sit in the rack, with the door open for 20-30 minutes and all dishes are completely dry and cool enough to put away. NOISE The sound of the unit in cycle (the swish of your dishes being cleaned) is very quiet. I cannot hear it outside the kitchen, even from the adjacent room. The only time it seems loud is when it's draining water into the sink. It sounds like someone just turned on your tap to full - so if you have a metal sink, it's water hitting metal. If you have a porcelain sink, it's water hitting porcelain. If you want to assess that volume before you buy, just turn your tap on full and walk into the next room. Better yet, be in the other room and have someone else turn it on so you can hear what that initial water-hitting-surface sounds like because that's the loudest moment. The end-of-cycle beep is a repeated beep that lasts just 8 seconds. I was awake and listening for the beep from my bedroom (just 2 rooms away) and almost missed it. It definitely would not disturb sleep unless you're sleeping in the kitchen or are super, hyper-sensitive to any kind of noise while sleeping - and I'm a light sleeper. GETTING IT HOOKED UP OK, so I'm a 5'2" woman. I was able to lift the unit from the floor to a step stool and then from the stool to the rack on which it sits (see pics). It would definitely be easier with a second person because it's a bit bulky and awkward. But I didn't have anyone available to help and I was able to manage. I used the door handle and the metal lip at the top of the back of the unit for hand-holds. Remember to LIFT WITH YOUR KNEES - it is heavy enough to cause pain or injury to a back if you are already weak in that area or have a previous injury. The adapter has TWO washers - a thin one that is well-seated into the adapter and a thicker one that easily falls out. When I first connected to my faucet, I thought the thick one was from my faucet and so removed it out of the way. The test run leaked a lot around the faucet. I then put that thick washer on top of the thin one and reattached the adapter with both washers in place. NO MORE LEAKING at the faucet!!!! I connected the hoses to the back of the unit as directed. I hand-tightened both. I ran a 10-minute pre-wash cycle to test for leaks. The drain hose leaked. I disconnected it, turned the unit for better access, rather than trying to just reach behind, made sure the connection was seated properly, hand-tightened and then used a pliers to gently tighten. I got another full turn (or 2) before it felt fully tightened - careful not to over tighten as it is plastic and that can break if tightened too far. I also wrapped that connection with some plumbers tape just for good measure. I ran another pre-wash (10-minute) cycle NO LEAKS anywhere! Now I was ready to do a proper load of dishes. CLEANING THE DISHES I feed my dogs using a food puzzle toy (Kongs) which involves mixing their kibble with soft foods such as pumpkin puree or yogurt. It's difficult to get that all out and properly cleaned by hand. I had several of those that needed cleaning. I also washed their regular food bowls - the green one (in the pic) had fish oil and cranberry powder residue that I've been unable to get fully cleaned off for the last 6 months (that's 6 months of residue!). The Kongs and the bowls (and the rest of the dishes) came out looking like new! The residue was gone and there was no weird film that others have mentioned they've experienced. I think they may be using too much detergent, or not using any kind of drying aid at all. You will need to rinse off all large food particles. Remember, this portable unit is not connected to a garbage disposal and so cannot cope with large chunks of food particles. But, sauce residue, chocolate powder caked on a spoon, cheese and egg stuck on a spatula - all came off no problem. There is a 3-part filter system and you will likely need to clean it with some regularity (every few months) to keep the dishwasher from getting gummed up. BETWEEN USES The hoses are pressurized and so you only need to turn the faucet on a little to get it set. You can leave the faucet on all night if you start the dishwasher at bedtime as you will not be using/running water all night due to the pressurized hose. Be sure to TURN OFF THE FAUCET before you try to unhook the hose from the faucet. Also, be sure to PRESS THE RED BUTTON and wait for the water to drain before disconnecting the hose from the faucet. Once disconnected, you'll want to hold the end down and the length of the hose up to drain the last of the water that's in there before tucking the hose into its storage position - this is simply to avoid drips. Final note: the unit was a little damp inside as were the hoses upon arrival. I believe this is from testing at the factory before packaging. Many have mentioned it. Also, the unit and the hoses smell like new appliance. I can't smell it unless I'm right next to it, and I expect that after I've had it out and in use for a month or two, that smell will be gone. So far, I am super happy with this unit - the ease of setting up, the quality of the clean. I will check in again in few months to update.
  357. 4 out of 5

    You cannot do better for the price, and you can hook it up permanently |
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    You cant beat it for the price. Period. I have had dishwashers all over the place - I've used Bosch, Whirlpool, no-names, whatever - used it, been there, done that. It is extremely difficult to find a dishwasher sub $300 that does a good job. Its just the truth. The cheap, lower end built-ins usually are sub-par and break down after about a year. - Stainless steel interior. One reason why I chose this was because you cannot argue with stainless steel, which will never absorb anything quite like plastic. - Price point below $300 - you cannot do better with this price. - Small kitchen footprint and small electrical cost and even smaller water usage - barely uses or needs any water because it is a smaller unit. For 1-2 people, this dishwasher is perfect. - you can load an amazing amount of dishes in. such a small dishwasher. I also mixed up the locations of the dishes and was still pleased with.how they turned out. You can also hook this unit up permanently which I did - the intake hose opening is standard dishwasher and luckily I had 3/8 OD on my pipes so just a 3/8OD T and 5 ft tube (I replaced with metal for hot water) and then put the out under my sink after cutting some PVC - about $35 all said and done, and I don't have to hook or unhook it anymore. So I tested the unit - unscrubbed dishes, no prewashing: dishes coated in alfredo sauce, dishes coated in chili oil - and on the 'many dishes' (heavy?) setting they got them all perfectly clean. Slight problems that others have noted: the drying cycle takes forever. I just open it up, and they dry spotless. No problems here. The dishwashing cycle takes about 2 hours. Whatever, at least I'm not washing them? Edit: Update: It is 2015, and the dishwasher still works great. Be sure to every few months clean the trap out. It is easy to forget. It may not be completely necessary if it is hooked up permanently, but it does catch large debris (if you miss it.)
  358. 5 out of 5

    Perfect for apartments! |
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    It's been a while since we bought this machine, but I can tell you that it still works perfectly since we did! It's larger than your average microwave, but it's worth it. I grew up with a dishwasher, so I just can't stand to wash everything by hand. My husband finally agreed to getting this machine, and it is POWERFUL for its size! As long as you rinse your dishes right after you're done with them and set them inside to turn it on at the end of the day, it's easy to keep your sink empty. I can't live without it!
  359. 5 out of 5

    this little dishwasher COULD NOT BE BETTER |
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    THIS UNIT COULD NOT IMPROVE, IT IS SO PERFECT. HAVE HAD CLOSE TO 9 OR 10 OTHER DISHWASHERS, ALL INSTALLED OR FULL STANDING PORTABLES, MANY TOP BRANDS. NONE OF THEM CLEANED ANY BETTER THAN THIS ONE. Yes, it does not hold as much, but I am now seventy and living alone and this is just plain perfect for me. I use the Cascade complete small pouches and just put in one and walk away knowing that I will not have any dried-on food after the dishwasher finishes its cycle. It has a wide selection of cycles to use for different purposes, have used most, all work fine. As I said, I am seventy years, completely set it up myself with no problems other than toggling it back and forth on stools to lift up to counter by myself. Once up there, could not be easier to set up. Would highly recommended to anyone needing a small dishwasher, would be difficult to utilize in a family situation. Would probably need to run 2/3 times per day if more than 3/4 in family. What really surprises me is how quiet the unit is when running. do hear the water exiting the hoses but you have that with any. Forgot to add, the packing of this unit is unbelievable. Would have taken a Mac Truck to damage it. To those that claim they have difficulty loading this, I recommend reading the manual front to back, unlike a lot of manuals, this one is helpful. As with most new things, there is a learning curve. But the time put into learning, pays off with great rewards. AUGUST 11, 2012. Have now had this lovely machine a good two months, running every day. Still performing perfectly. Could not ask for better help in the kitchen, except now if I could only get it to clean out the leftovers from the refrigerator...
  360. 4 out of 5

    A Rare Find |
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    I have been browsing portable dishwashers for quite some time and debating whether or not it would be worth the investment. Thankfully I trusted the reviews here and gave this countertop dishwasher a try. It was definitely worth every penny. The heavy duty wash takes quite a while, but my dishes come out sparkling. I wanted to put the dishwasher to the test so I put a small beat-up pot of mine in it. The dishwasher did such a good job with my pot that it took off most of the scorching on the bottom. I had a full size dishwasher awhile back that couldn't do that. I'm taking off one star because the heavy duty wash setting has quite a few cycles, and it seems to sit for a long time between those cycles. Special note for those with bad backs / prone to muscle pain: Get help to lift and setup this item! It is large enough to be cumbersome, and heavy enough to cause some strains.