Good Things Come in Small Packages? Why buy a Benchtop dishwasher?: A blog about getting the most out of your small kitchen space.
The benchtop dishwasher doesn’t get a lot of respect. It might not look as cool as a built-in model or be as big, but there are some really good reasons why you should consider buying one for your small kitchen. Here are three:
1. They can fit anywhere. The portable dishwasher isn’t just for apartments. Some people put them on their patio to wash dirty BBQ pans and dishes after a party, while others use them in their garage or basement instead of trekking food and cooking messes through the house. Plus, they are perfect for cottages and vacation homes where you need to do dishes but don’t want to waste valuable real estate on a permanent dishwasher installation.
2. They’ll save you money. Of course, they cost less than built-in models, but the savings don’t stop there! Because they’re smaller and have fewer cleaning cycles, portable dishwashers use less energy and water than standard ones do–some models use as little as 3 gallons per load! We can’t think of an easier way to go green or
Good Things Come in Small Packages?
Why buy a Benchtop dishwasher?
A blog about getting the most out of your small kitchen space.
Written by: S.T.P., on April 24, 2017
Good things come in small packages! This is a saying that I absolutely love and it has been proven true time and again. Whether you are talking about relationships, friendships, or appliances, this statement holds true. A benchtop dishwasher is the perfect example of an appliance that works wonders even though it is not as big as its other counterparts.
I live in Brisbane, Australia where real estate prices have shot through the roof, thanks to the mining boom that we had here some years ago. This is why most of us live in apartments rather than houses these days. I was recently looking for a place to stay when I stumbled upon this beautiful apartment building that was being constructed along the riverfront of Brisbane CBD. The only downside was that the kitchen space was tiny. In fact, the kitchen was so small that there wasn’t enough space for a proper dishwasher! To make matters worse, I’m not really good at washing dishes by hand, so I really needed an alternative solution to this problem.
That’s when I came across
You probably already know Benchtop dishwashers are the best thing to happen to small kitchens since someone invented a small fridge. But there’s so much more to know about benchtop dishwashers, and lots of reasons why you should buy one!
Benchtop dishwashers are not all the same. I’m sure that by now you’ve noticed that there are a lot of different brands, models, and styles of benchtop dishwashers out there. There are even two different sizes of benchtop dishwashers!
If you’ve managed to get this far without knowing what a benchtop dishwasher is, then let me fill you in. Benchtop dishwashers are designed for people who don’t have an entire dishwasher built into their kitchen, or maybe don’t even have a kitchen at all. They’re small appliances that sit on top of your counter and clean your dishes for you. Because they’re small they can fit into any space, no matter how cramped, and some even have wheels so they can be rolled around wherever you need them.
And now that I’ve given you the basics, let’s dive into the details.
We are a generation of apartment dwellers and people who like to cook in their off hours. With all this cooking and eating, you inevitably end up with piles of dirty dishes.
The traditional method of washing by hand is still the most popular method but it’s not without its drawbacks. It can be time consuming and unnecessarily labor intensive. Dishwashers promise to eliminate these drawbacks, but many people don’t want to commit the space for one in their kitchen. A benchtop dishwasher provides an attractive alternative.
A benchtop dishwasher is designed to fit on your counter top and plugs directly into your sink faucet or has its own water supply. They are small enough to store away when they’re not in use or they can be permanently installed on your counter top if you have the space. You can use them just like a regular washer and they have all the standard settings you have come to expect from larger models: rinse, heavy wash, light wash, economy wash, etc…
As an added bonus benchtop dishwashers also use less water which means that besides saving space you are also saving money since you pay for each gallon of water that goes down the drain. If you’re looking for more efficiency than what a benchtop dishwasher has to
Benchtop dishwashers are a great way to save space in your kitchen and reduce your water use. Here’s why:
First, a benchtop dishwasher is much smaller than a built in dishwasher. This means you can have a dishwasher even if you only have a small kitchen or no space for one under your counter.
Second, benchtop dishwashers still clean your dishes just as well as built in ones. You don’t need to compromise on the quality of your clean.
Third, using less water means less water to heat up when you run the dishwasher and less energy used, which means lower power bills!
The only downside to having a benchtop dishwasher is that they often have smaller capacity than built in ones. However, there are some bigger models available, such as the Whirlpool ADP 7500 IX. They also tend to be more expensive than built in ones per wash cycle.
The so-called “benchtop dishwasher” is a small dishwasher that sits on your kitchen bench, usually taking up about the same amount of space as a microwave.
These are becoming increasingly popular in Australia, particularly with apartment dwellers and others who have limited space to fit in a full size dishwasher.
But do they work? And are they worth it?
I’ll be writing more on this topic in the future, but here’s my initial verdict:
In short: Yes! The advantages far outweigh the disadvantages. I’ve had one for years and love it.
Benchtop dishwashers are compact in size and designed to fit on worktops or tables. They come with a fixed water supply connection, which may limit where you can install it, but at least you don’t have to worry about filling it up manually.
These small dishwashers can be useful when space is at a premium, particularly in smaller kitchens, but don’t expect to find a multitude of programmes or features on these models.