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Top 10 Rated Countertop Dishwashers 2014

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Countertop dishwashers are by design smaller and more compact, holding at most six place settings. To select the top 10 dishwashers, we considered capacity, water consumption, durability, color options, wash cycles, and cleaning performance. Countertop dishwashers generally don’t have as many special features as full-size built-in dishwashers, but we found some models with convenient features like a delay start option and automatic detergent or rinse aid dispensers.

Color: Stainless Steel
6 Place Settings
9 wash cycles
Energy Star
23 9/16” x 22 7/16” x 16 3/32”

This compact dishdrawer dishwasher from Fisher and Paykel has fully adjustable racks to hold a variety of plates, cups, glasses, and stemware…
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Avanti DW6W  9/10

Color: White
6 Place Settings
6 wash cycles
Energy Star
21 3/4” x 19 3/4” x 17 1/4”

The Avanti DW6W has a clean, white design and compact, lightweight body perfect for apartments, RV’s, or boats. The control panel rests on a black strip…
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Color: Black
6 Place Settings
6 wash cycles
21 11/16” x 19 11/16” x 17 3/16”

With an internal heat booster than heats the water up to 149°F, this Koldfront countertop dishwasher washes quickly and gets dishes spotless and sparkling…
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EdgeStar DWP61ES  8.5/10

Color: Silver
6 Place Settings
6 wash cycles
Energy Star
21 11/16” x 19 11/16” x 17 3/16”

With a sleek silver finish, this EdgeStar model breaks away from the plain blacks and whites and cleans dishes effectively using less water and energy…
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Danby DDW611  8/10

Color: White
6 Place Settings
6 wash cycles
Energy Star
21 5/8” x 19 11/16” x 17 1/4”

The controls are basic and simple to program on this Danby countertop dishwasher going for $269. A bright LED display adds to the streamlined design and offsets…
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Color: Silver
4 Place Settings
3 wash cycles
Energy Star
22 1/4” x 19 1/4” x 17 1/2”

With a stylish silver finish and a square viewing window, this EdgeStar portable countertop dishwasher goes for $446. For this moderate price…
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Color: White
6 Place Settings
6 wash cycles
Energy Star
17-3/16″ H x 21-11/16″ W x 19-11/16″ D

This Koldfront countertop dishwasher has a capacity of up to 6 place settings. Which is a generous amount for a washer of this size….read more


Color: Silver
6 Place Settings
6 wash cycles
Energy Star
21.65” x 19.69” x 17.24”

Available for as low as $187, this Sunpentown portable countertop dishwasher fits comfortably under most cabinets, making it perfect for kitchens with limited counter space…
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Danby DDW497  7/10

Color: White
4 Place Settings
5 wash cycles
Energy Star
22 7/16” x 18 14/16” x 17”

A convenient portable countertop dishwasher with a clean, white design, the Danby DDW497W has five effective wash cycles. For the intensive cycle, the water heats up…
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