The age of washing dishes by hand is slowly coming to an end. We now have the technology to replace menial chores with fast solutions that can give us more free time to enjoy life. But how do you pick the absolute best dishwasher? We gathered the best rated compact, portable, and built-in dishwashers and ordered them from the lowest- to the highest-rated. We also analyzed their size, weight, capacity, number of wash cycles, water consumption, and warranty to provide a complete review of these products.

10. Danby DDW621WDB Countertop Dishwasher

danby ddw621wdb dishwasher

The Danby dishwasher is a compact appliance that comes with a quick connect feature, making it compatible with most faucets you would normally find in a kitchen. In addition, it comes with a water heater that goes up to 165F. Although it does not have a timer, it’s one of the most popular dishwashers currently on the market.

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  • Energy star compliant
  • Very quiet operation
  • One of the few models with a built-in water heater


  • Low capacity – not ideal for large homes
  • Larger plates will not fit in this machine

9. Amana ADB1300AFB Build-In Dishwasher

amana adb1300afb built in dishwasher

This Amana dishwasher is one of the quietest dishwashers on this list as it only has an output of 63 dB. It has a spacious upper rack that is great for plates, bowls, glasses, and mugs, and an even larger lower rack you can use for pans and pots. It also comes with a heated dry function and a high-temperature wash function for extra convenience.

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  • Energy star qualified
  • Very quiet operation
  • Heated dry function


  • Plastic construction makes it seem cheap
  • The package is missing the 3/4″ elbow needed to connect the dishwasher to the water supply line

8. SPT SD-9241W Portable Dishwasher

spt sd-9241w portable dishwasher

The SPT SD-9241W has a stainless steel tub and an adjustable rack so it can accommodate larger cookware and plates. It has a stainless steel interior that guarantees a long-lasting appliance. In addition, it also has a time delay feature of up to 24 hours and a noise output of only 55 dB, which makes it the best quiet dishwasher on this list so far.

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  • Can fit a 12″ pan or plate
  • Quietest portable dishwasher on this list so far
  • Very compact, ideal for small spaces


  • The drying function could be better
  • Can sometimes leak

7. EdgeStar Built-In Dishwasher

edgestar BIDW1801W built-in dishwasher

The EdgeStar 18″ BIDW1801W dishwasher has two dish racks, a silverware basket, and a cup tray which make it easy to organize dishes during a washing cycle. Its cycles last between 25 and 130 minutes and the appliance comes with a detailed description of its cycles, which is a first so far on this list.

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  • Very spacious and well-organized interior
  • One of the best spacious, yet compact dishwashers
  • Well-built and quiet


  • Does not come with all the necessary installation pieces

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6. SPT SD-2202W Countertop Dishwasher

spt sd-2202w counter top dishwasher

The SD-2202W model from SPT has a stainless steel interior and can fit plates of up to 10.5″ in diameter. It uses water of up to 148F and comes with a faucet adapter, a 4.5 feet power cord, and a 5 feet drain tube. In addition, the manufacturing company tests out every unit it sells before shipping it, so you can be sure you are getting a working product.

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  • Easy to load and empty
  • 8 hours delay start
  • Compact size yet spacious interior


  • The drying function does not work as well as it should
  • Permanent installation is difficult, however this product was manufactured as a countertop appliance

5. SPT SD-9241SS Portable Dishwasher

spt sd-9241ss portable dishwasher

This portable dishwasher from SPT has a noise level output of 55dB which makes it the best dishwasher for you if you are looking for a quiet, yet heavy-duty appliance. It has a sturdy construction and a great design and has been named the best dishwasher by many verified customers.

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  • Compact size
  • Low noise output
  • High-quality, sleek design thanks to the stainless steel inside and black finish on the outside


  • Can sometimes leak
  • Does not dry some items too well

4. The Koldfront Portable Dishwasher

koldfront portable dishwasher

This Koldfront dishwasher comes with a quick connect adapter that makes it compatible with virtually any kitchen faucet out there. It only uses 3.8 gallons of water per cycle and it comes with a stainless steel interior. It also has a built-in rinse agent dispenser that reduces water spots and a water heater that can heat up water to up to 149F. Many verified customers named it the best portable dishwasher and after a quick glance at its specs we tend to agree.

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  • Very compact appliance
  • Sprays high pressure water thanks to its reservoir which offers some of the best results


  • Wash cycles are lengthy
  • Has no steam outlet which means you need to open the door during drying cycles

3. EdgeStar Countertop Portable Dishwasher

edgestar DWP61ES counter-top dishwasher

This EdgeStar dishwasher is compact and can be installed on counter tops or under cabinetry. Just like most of the dishwashers on this list, it does not require permanent installation. It also comes with a heating function that can increase the water temperature up to 149F. The package also contains a faucet adapter for easy and quick connection and a 5 foot hose so you can install it further from the sink if necessary.

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  • Quiet operation
  • Stainless steel interior and high quality materials overall
  • Compact yet highly effective


  • Some products can leak after a while and need repairs

2. Costway Portable Compact Dishwasher

costway counter top dishwasher

This Costway portable dishwasher is a great space saver for your kitchen. It can replace a full-sized dishwasher for a small office or home kitchen. Its controls are very intuitive and easy to use and the installation is a breeze, which makes it the best dishwasher for those who never had one before. Although it only got the second spot in our top, it’s a product we really recommend.

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  • Stainless steel interior and quality build overall
  • Comes with all necessary hookups for installation
  • Intuitive to use


  • Its drying function could be improved

1. hOmeLabs Portable Countertop Dishwasher

homelabs portable dishwasher

This dishwasher from hOmeLabs has is the best dishwasher available for purchase this year. Customer reviews mention it’s a high-end product that lasts for a long time and comes with stellar customer service from the manufacturing company. It does a great job with cleaning AND drying the dishes, it is compact, and comes with everything you need to get it started.

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  • Very quick set up
  • Cleans dishes impeccably
  • Very compact


  • Some products can come with small dents; however, the hOmeLabs customer service will replace them


We hope our list of the 10 best dishwashers has proven to be useful to you and that you now have a better idea of what to buy when you decide to upgrade your kitchen. There’s no doubt that the best dishwasher is the one from hOmeLabs, but the Costway model and the EdgeStar one are also reliable choices. Do you have a favorite dishwasher that was not mentioned in this top? Give us the details in the comment section!

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