December 07, 2015

"Countertop or Portable" How Should You Call This Dishwasher ?

Most consumers sometimes call this product as a countertop, but most other consumer call this tool as a portable model. How about you? Where appropriate name that you will use when calling this product. This post tries to explain the similarities and differences of each name. Here also you will know some of the most recommended models, and maybe you can put one of the models to the list of products you want to buy as soon as possible.

Similarities between the countertop and portable models: This is a modern automatic washers which can be used to wash the dishes and eating utensils.

While differences of each model can be determined by :
  • Size
  • Capacity
  • Design
  • Prices
Countertop models always come up with the size of 17 inches, and is certainly smaller size when compared portable dishwasher that is usually available in sizes 18"and 24".

Most portable dishwasher has been supported by high tube. With tall tube design, these models can be equipped with two rack, and each of the dishes and cutlery can be placed into more than 8 place settings. While countertop only have one rack with 5 to 6 place settings.

Countertop is a word that describes that this product is perfect to put on the kitchen table, or suitable for all kitchen cabinets. This model is not equipped with wheels at the bottom. While portable, always supported by the wheels on the bottom.

Both models are always sold at a cheaper price when compared with the fully integrated dishwasher. Just to pay about $ 300 to $ 400 you can have this product. but there are also some portable models are sold at a price of $ 600 to $ 700.

Are you now really can see the similarities and differences of each model? For more details, please see the image below :

SPT Countertop Portable Dishwashe Exterior and Interior
Countertop Portable Dishwasher
Product Brand
Model Number
Overall Dimensions
21.6 x 19.7 x 17.2 inches
Number of Place Setting
6 Standard Place Setting
Estimated Price
$200 - $250

Whirpool Portable Dishwasher
24" Portable Dishwasher Picture
Product Brand Whirlpool
Model Number WDP350PAAW
Overall Dimensions 37 x 26 1/2 x 24 1/8 inches
Number of Place Setting 12 Standard Place Setting
Estimated Prices $700 - $800

For models with a smaller size and are not supported by the bottom wheel, I always refer to this product as a portable countertop. As for models equipped with wheels on the bottom, I would say a portable dishwasher.