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Everyone has at least one necessary chore that they absolutely loathe, and for me, that chore is washing the dishes—and I know I’m not alone on this one. When I moved into my new dishwasher-less studio apartment last year, I knew it was going to be a major adjustment for me to have to wash my dirty plates, cups, and cat food bowls by hand every single night, and while I do my best to keep my sink clean and dishless, from time to time, I’ll admit that I let things get a bit out of hand. My apartment was built in the 1920s and management seemingly has zero interest in modern renovations, and while I love its art deco charm, I often miss my old space’s contemporary amenities—namely, the dishwasher.
When I found out that compact, countertop dishwashers actually exist, my mind was blown, and surprisingly, they’re not as costly as you may think. For me, getting a little bit of help with my least favorite chore is priceless, but I was pleasantly surprised to discover how affordable many models actually are. While they’re clearly not going to be as robust or roomy as a conventional dishwasher, they’re a huge, huge help. Scroll through below to check out some of the best, wallet-friendly models to take for a spin yourself.
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1. Farberware Professional Compact Portable Countertop Dishwasher
This sleek and compact countertop dishwasher is equipped with a six-plate capacity, a foldable rack with shelves, and a cutlery basket for silverware. It’s also designed with self-cleaning and drying functionalities.
2. Edgestar Countertop Dishwasher
Ideal for dorms, studio apartments, and small homes, this portable miniature dishwasher is engineered with seven wash cycles and a luxe stainless steel interior. It also includes a dishrack, includes a dish rack and a silverware basket.
3. hOmeLabs Compact Countertop Dishwasher
Featuring easy-to-read LED display and controls, this mini dishwasher is perfect for smaller spaces. It’s also designed with six different control settings, including normal, heavy, and eco-friendly.