How to Choose a Countertop Dishwasher

HOW TO CHOOSE A COUNTERTOP DISHWASHER?

A countertop dishwasher is an appliance that sits on top of a counter or other flat surface. It has lots of the same cleaning functions and capabilities as a full-size dishwasher. At the same time, it is smaller, lighter, cheaper, and consumes less energy. If you live in a small house with very little space for a built-in dishwasher or rent an apartment without a dishwasher, then a countertop dishwasher may come in handy. Here are some considerations to help you pick the right one of these appliances.

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1. DIMENSIONS

Measure the countertop to check how much space you can use to accommodate a countertop dishwasher. If you would like to place the dishwasher under the kitchen cabinet, measure the distance between the top of the counter and the bottom of the cabinet.

2. PROGRAMS

Different countertop dishwasher models have a different number of cycles. In addition to basic programs, such as normal, Eco, and intensive wash modes, some countertop dishwashers like the VENTRAY countertop dishwasher have customized programs based on what you have to wash. You can buy a countertop dishwasher according to your actual needs.

3. DELAYED START

Set the activation time of the countertop dishwasher to customize your schedules and projects via the delayed start function. You can imagine how convenient it would be to start the program at night so that you have clean plates in the morning. This function is incredibly convenient when used wisely.

4. RAPID WASH

A great choice to quickly cleaning up a load of lightly soiled plates, dishes, or other essentials when you need them in a hurry.

5. WEIGHT

The weight of a countertop dishwasher can range from about 10 to 50 pounds. If you have not decided how heavy you need to meet your needs, you can refer to the VENTRAY countertop dishwasher and choose the right one.

CAN YOU PUT A COUNTERTOP DISHWASHER UNDER THE SINK?

Countertop dishwashers are designed to connect with your kitchen faucet. Some models can be installed under the sink working with the plumbing instead of using the faucet and sink. However, there are no portable units specifically designed for this type of permanent installation. Therefore, it’s not recommended to do so. If you plan to place your countertop dishwasher under the sink, check with the manufacturer to make sure it will work properly and safely in that position.

HOW DO YOU HOOK UP A TABLETOP DISHWASHER?

On the back of the dishwasher comes two ports for the inlet hose and outlet hose to be screwed in separately. If your dishwasher comes with a quick connect adapter like the VENTRAY countertop dishwasher, then attach the inlet hose to your kitchen faucet with the quick connect adapter and place the end part of the outlet hose into the sink. Then open the door of the dishwasher, and place all your dirty dishes, bowls, forks, knives, spoons on the cleaning rack. Add one tablespoon of dishwasher detergent powder or a small tablet below the rack. Next, plug the unit into an electrical outlet and begin your wash cycle. After the wash cycle, unplug all of the hoses and store them for next time use. No tools are required for connection, making it an easy and convenient appliance to install and operate.

DO COUNTERTOP DISHWASHERS HEAT THE WATER?

There is a built-in water heater to heat the water automatically. This makes countertop dishwashers portable and the ability to work everywhere, even with no hot water access.

CAN YOU RUN A PORTABLE DISHWASHER WITH COLD WATER?

Both cold water and hot water with a minimum of 122 °F can work for the countertop dishwasher. After the cold water or hot water flows into the countertop dishwasher, the water heater inside the dishwasher will heat the water automatically to the set temperature for the program selected.