Modern living is all about making your living spaces functional, and this is especially so for small kitchens and offices. If you are looking for a space saving appliance, then the SPT SD-2201S Countertop Dishwasher is a great choice. It is uniquely designed to fit under kitchen cabinets and rests easily on your counter. Although small in size, it is a great dishwasher with ample interior space to facilitate one wash for all your breakfast/lunch/dinner dishes.
SPT SD-2201S Countertop Dishwasher Features
This countertop dishwasher measures 21.65 width X 19.61 diameter X 17.24″ and weighs 48.5lbs. These dimensions allow it to fit between your counter and cabinet. The interior and exterior consists of stainless steel material which keeps the appliance rust free and durable. This appliance facilitates versatility with it six wash cycles. These include normal, heavy, light, speed, glass and soak. You also have the option to select the kind of wash you need for more thorough cleaning of your dishes. An automatic detergent and rinse Agent dispense feature is incorporated. The automatic detergent and rinse agent dispenser activate during cleaning process. This eliminates the need for manual input during the dish washing process.
Who It’s For
The SPT SD-2201S Countertop Dishwasher is a worthy purchase for people who are looking to have their dishes cleaned without compromising on space. The temporary installation means that it stores easily when not in use. However, if it’s used frequently, it will comfortably sit on your counter due to its small size.
The fact that you do not have to manually supervise the dish washing process is a bonus with this appliance. All you need to do is select one of the six wash cycles and wait for the beep sound when your dishes are clean.
Pricing & Purchase
Typically, this countertop dishwasher costs $285 if you order from the Sunpentown International (SI) website, but on Amazon.com, it’s priced for 23% less. We also found the cost to be about $20 (shipping included) higher for non-Amazon Prime members as the units are shipped from 3rd party vendors.
*Note: The white model runs $10 cheaper on the SI website and approximately $30 less for non-Amazon Prime members
Aside from the space savings, what’s really cool about this unit is that it is pretty quiet when it’s running. The noise level for this particular model is rated at 55dB. Now that might not mean much to you now, but we’re sure you certainly don’t want a unit making clickety-clackety noises when you are trying to watch your favorite TV show or have a conversation on the phone.
If you are energy conscious, the electrical and water savings are also a plus. The SPT consumes an estimated 220 KWH/ annually which is 66% lower than other countertop dishwashers in the market. Also, it uses less than 4 gallons of water per every normal wash, so it should have minimal impact to you monthly water bill.
While there are positives, there are some negatives. Some users have complained that it does not wash the dishes thoroughly. They also note the need for strict adherence to the loading instructions in the owner’s manual. Others complained about the unit leaking either from the hoses or the adapters that come with the unit. There were some who noted that you might need to keep the door open for a while after dish washing to completely dry the dishes.
The SPT SD-2201S isn’t the only show in town. There are a few other portable countertop dishwashers available to you. The EdgeStar DWP61ES Countertop Dishwasher is an alternative you may want to look at before making your purchasing decision.
Despite some negative claims against the SPT SD-2201S Countertop Dishwasher, there are an overwhelming number of individuals who had positive experiences with this unit. If you are in small-sized basement or studio apartment and have no plans of staying there long term, then this unit is ideal and gets our recommendation as a safe buy.