The 4 Best Portable Dishwashers As Of May, 2019 (And 18 Other Models)

This list made of the latest portable dishwashers includes only dishwashers that satisfy these specs:

  • Portable dishwashers are available in both 24-inch and 18-inch models
  • This list only features roll-away freestanding models (Countertop dishwashers have their own list)
  • Not all portable dishwashers feature a butcher-block worktop, so do not necessarily expect that from this list


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Even with a smaller sample of reviews, based on this dishwasher's overall rank of 94%, we are confident that the Ivation IVADWCTBK is currently Alphachooser's best portable dishwasher 2019. Furthermore, we think that our 22 reviews sampled from our sources give us a safe-enough confidence level (more on confidence levels) that pushes us to label it the most interesting choice as of now.

Average rating:
(94%) (22 reviews)   
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The SPT SD-9241W is a portable 18-inch dishwasher that has garnered a combined rating of 4 stars from the 237 reviews that our review crawler has scanned. According to many of these reviews, this model cleans dishes thoroughly, but extra-dirty dishes still have to be scraped and pre-rinsed for optimal results. In addition, it has gained fans for being simple and easy to operate -- probably due to its lack of bells and whistles in the first place.

In spite of its 55dBA maximum noise level (which is a noisier-than-average value, but is quite common among small dishwashers like itself), many of the feedback we have scanned claim that the SPT SD-9241W runs quietly. In addition, it stays true to its promise as a portable dishwasher, since it has earned the reputation of being easy to hook up and attach to various faucet types.

On the flip side, some complaints we have seen regarding this model say that it has run times that are too long. Granted, dishwashers that completely escape this particular protest are rare, but several customers have pointed out that its cycle times are indeed longer than those of comparable dishwashers. In addition, its rack setup is apparently hard to work with for some people, causing the loading capacity to be compromised. One even insisted that the difficulty he has experienced in fitting in items is due to the rack setup, and not the size of the machine itself. Another review also said that this dishwasher "does not fit the amount of dishes it should." With that said, if you have dishes that deviate from the usual shape and size, then this is an issue that you would have to look into further.

In spite of these issues, this 18-inch portable dishwasher has cemented a great reputation, earning the accolade of being Alphachooser's second best portable dishwasher 2019 in this list of the top 4 portable dishwashers

Max noise level: 55dB

Average rating:
(81%) (237 reviews over 4 sources)   
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The Frigidaire FFPD1821MW only offers up to three hours of delay start time, which is certainly not the highest we have seen.

Max noise level: 59 dBa

Average rating:
(79%) (371 reviews over 3 sources)   
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The Ensue 99830 offers six programs, specifically, heavy, normal, light, mini party, rinse, and speed.

Max noise level: 55

Average rating:
(80%) (41 reviews over 4 sources)   

The Statesman SFD10P does away with fancy automated features and sticks to offering five wash programs (Soak, Quick, Eco, 1 Hour, and Intensive).

Number of place settings: 10
Max noise level: 49

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The Black and Decker BCD6W matches its small capacity with relatively-short run times, with the shortest being 24 minutes and the longest being 110 minutes.

Number of place settings: 6

Average rating:
(75%) (61 reviews over 3 sources)   

The Amica ZWM496W offers a 30-minute wash program for urgent dishwashing needs, as well as a cycle meant specifically for delicate glassware.

Number of place settings: 9

The Costway EP22565 doesn't skip on having a programmable timer, with a delay setting ranging from one to 24 hours.

Max noise level: ?

Average rating:
(75%) (30 reviews over 2 sources)   

The Bosch SPS40E32GB enters the market with a shortest cycle time that lasts 29 minutes, which should, in theory, make it more appealing to people on the go.

Max noise level: 48

Average rating:
(92%) (9 reviews)   

The Whirlpool WDP340PAFB only features three wash programs, which include a 60-minute quick-wash cycle that is not exactly the quickest in our books.

Number of place settings: 12
Max noise level: 55 dBa

Average rating:
(83%) (206 reviews over 2 sources)   

The White Knight DW1045WA matches its relatively-small capacity with a quick-running 40-minute Rapid wash cycle.

Average rating:
(84%) (7 reviews)   

The Danby DDW1801MWP is an 18-inch portable dishwasher made for small families and households. Our system has surveyed reviews of this specific model, and found that it has gained an over-all rating of (rating temporarily unavailable) stars from these said reviews.

According to its buyers, its internal layout makes it accommodate dishes well for a portable dishwasher. However, when it comes to clunky pots and pans, it has earned disapproval from some reviewers. Apparently, this dishwasher has been optimized for the usual plates, bowls, and flatware, but it's not as accommodating for oddly-shaped items. Another complaint is that the silverware basket is also a bit too big on its own, but it looks like Danby may have foreseen this, hence their decision to design the basket in such a way that it can be taken apart and converted into a smaller basket, which is a definite plus in terms of usability and versatility -- characteristics that are always well-appreciated in portable small dishwashers.

Performance-wise, it has earned the reputation of being a model that is reliable in cleaning and rinsing well. However, it doesn't escape the issue that appears to be prevalent in a lot of modern dishwashers -- that of its inability to completely dry dishes. In fact, one buyer even said that his dishes were "soaked" after a cycle. Another issue we have come across is its selectivity in faucets, which means that there is a high chance that you would have to buy an additional faucet adapter, should you decide to buy this model.

The Danby DDW1801MWP may have performed well in its cleaning and space-saving duties as a portable dishwasher, but its shortcomings proved to be a hindrance to successfully gaining a spot in our top 4 portable dishwashers list.

Number of place settings: 8

Average rating:
(77%) (268 reviews over 5 sources)   

The Whirlpool ADP301IX boasts features that are quite uncommon to freestanding slimline dishwashers like itself, such as a Hygiene Rinse cycle option and modular racks -- in addition to more familiar specs like a 49dBA noise rating and 10 place settings.

The Whirlpool ADP502IX attempts to maximize space by allowing users to adjust and modify the racks with the FlexiSpace modular basket feature.

Max noise level: 43

The Hotpoint SIAL 11010 is designed to be able to run a quick load with its Express wash program, which takes 25 minutes to complete.

Average rating:
(84%) (24 reviews)   

The SoloRock SRDW180813S takes on quick-washing duties with its Speed Wash cycle, which takes a rather-slow 65 minutes to finish (compared to other quick-wash functions we have seen).

Average rating:
(78%) (31 reviews)   

The Indesit DSR15B1 is able to clean a full load of lightly-soiled dishes in as short as 40 minutes through the Express preset program.

Max noise level: 51

Average rating:
(88%) (41 reviews)   

The Whirlpool WDP350PAAW cleans using the Auto Soil sensor, designed to automatically adjust the cycle's water consumption and temperature after measuring water clarity.

Average rating:
(86%) (883 reviews over 2 sources)   

The Indesit DFG15B1 has a shortest cycle time of 40 minutes, which makes it a promising pick for people who are frequently on the go.

Number of place settings: 13

Average rating:
(84%) (16 reviews)   

Claiming to be able to withstand rigorous environments due to its reinforced casing, the Westland DWV322CB further builds on its claims of being an RV- and boat-friendly dishwasher, with specs like a 2.4-gallon water consumption per wash and a countertop-friendly height of 17.25 inches

  

While we cannot determine exactly how many place settings it offers, the 57-dBA-rated GE GSC1800VWW portable dishwasher intends to be tagged as "energy-efficient" with its Energy Star-compliant label (no specific rating) and 65-minute Energy Saver wash program.

Max noise level: 57 dBA

  

The Danby DDW1899WP-1 sports a built-in water softener, a common solution to scaling and residue due to hard-water.

Average rating:
(77%) (324 reviews over 3 sources)   

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