Portable Dishwashers Add Space and Convenience
Even when space is at premium, cleaning dinner dishes can still be a breeze with a portable dishwasher. Similar in quality and design to conventional dishwashers that are attached to a home's plumbing and electrical lines, these rollable versions are easily connected to the kitchen sink faucet with a hose and are powered by a standard electrical outlet. These self-contained compact units are wrapped to look like finished cabinets and their sturdy tops provide extra counter space.
If you're not sure which type of dishwasher to buy, it's hard to go wrong with a dependable, long-lasting unit from Kenmore. One of the most trusted name brands in the dishwashing business, Kenmore has earned a well-deserved reputation for producing reliable,high-performing appliances that are delivered in innovative packages. When it comes to portable dishwashers, Sears' customers consistently chose the 24-inch Kenmore portable dishwasher, which is available in a black or white version. This machine sits at 24-inches wide, 36-1/8 inches tall, and 26-3/8 deep.
This standard model is equipped with a QuietGuard system that keeps noise at a minimum, even during the Hi-Temp Wash cycle and the deep-cleaning Pots and Pans Cycle, which is capable of removing baked-on food and grease stains commonly found on casserole dishes. Another nice feature of this Energy Star qualified model is its wood-colored laminate top that can double as a butcher block or extra counter space.
The nylon racks protect dishes from scratches, while the bottom Tall Tub design accommodates large pots, platters, colanders and mixing bowls. And, the hot air produced by the Heat Dry option means dishes will be ready to remove sooner and will be spot-free. Featuring five automatic cycles, a quick rinse function, and a four-hour wash delay, this model also has a rinse aid dispenser and a start button memory.
Kenmore also offers a lower-budget model, which is similar in design, but offers fewer features, including no start button memory, delay wash, food disposal, quick rinse and wash, air dryer, cycle status lights, or butcher board top. Still, it is a quality, efficient dishwasher that is valued for its entry-level price, easy installation, and ability to get dishes sparkling clean. Also there is a wide choice of dishwasher parts.
Small apartment kitchens and extra-tight spaces will benefit from the 18-inch wide Kenmore portable dishwasher, which is available in a stylish black exterior. This compact model features six automatic wash cycles, including Hi-Temp, light, normal, quick rinse, heavy, and gentle for delicate china. It also offers two drying options, a customizable delay start timer and a plate warmer. The stainless steel interior tall tub contains a top and bottom nylon-coated rack that can hold up to 10 place settings and that features a folding cup rack and stemware holder. The dishwasher also offers a dual cup detergent dispenser, rinse aid dispenser, and the Kenmore QuietGuard system.