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Buying a Counter Top Dishwasher

An option for an older home or a kitchen without the space for a built-in dishwasher, is a counter top model. This is a page about buying a counter top dishwasher.


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August 6, 2006

I am looking for a small counter top dishwasher. I know they were made years ago, don't know if they still are. I'm single and I hate hand washing dishes. Can anyone tell me if they are still made and where I can find one? I have back problems and can't stand for any length of time. Thank you for any help.

Ellen from Maricopa, CA


By Melanie (Guest Post)
August 6, 20060 found this helpful

We looked into countertop dishwashers a few years back. We found that it was better for us to buy a portable dishwasher, rather than the countertop model - it didn't cost too much more, but you can get a full load in it, including pots and pans. With the countertop model, you can only fit a few plates, utensils, glasses. Its also useless if you have company over for dinner! The other bonus is that instead of taking up counter space, we have a bit of extra counter space that can be moved when we need it! I know that the countertop dishwashers are not found in too many stores nowadays, but if you go to you can find the product you want, and a local dealer who may carry it.

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August 7, 20060 found this helpful


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By KLS8800 (Guest Post)
August 7, 20060 found this helpful

We also have a portable dishwasher. It has a butcher-block type countertop. We got ours at Lowes. Not too bad...sometimes the dishes don't dry completely, but I think I may have found the solution to that (thanks to thrifty tips, I should add).


Our dishwasher was about $350. I would think anything other than portable would be a complete pain in the neck to repair...JMHO. Good luck

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August 8, 20060 found this helpful

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