When you've just finished enjoying a delicious meal with the people who matter most, the last thing you want to do is wash the dishes. The dishwasher is a favorite kitchen appliance because you can easily load dirty tableware in your dishwasher, and after the touch of a button, continue enjoying your guests instead of hand washing every dish. If you're looking for a new dishwasher, you'll need to decide whether you want a built-in or portable model. Today’s portable dishwasher models have virtually the same bells and whistles, but there are still some obvious advantages and limitations with both options.
|Built-in Dishwashers||Portable Dishwashers|
|Space||Save floor space by fitting permanently into your cabinetry||Takes up space but can be easily moved out of the way or into another room|
|Mobility||Permanent kitchen fixture||Free-standing and equipped with wheels for easy mobility|
|Plumbing||Needs to be connected to home plumbing||Connects directly to your faucet for a shared water line|