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What Are The Best Places For A Countertop Dishwasher?

In doing my research for my list of countertop dishwashers for people, I was amazed at how many uses these portable dishwashers really have.

So I thought I would give you some ideas on the types of places that are perfect for a new countertop dishwasher.​

8 Perfect Places For Countertop Dishwashers

Because countertop dishwashers are both portable and compact, they make a great addition to many different living spaces. Here are just a few ideas of where you can use a countertop dishwasher.

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College Dorms​

image of a countertop dishwasher in a kitchenCollege dorms are notorious for all night study sessions, all night movie nights, and even all night parties. Most of them do not come equipped with a lot of appliances. A countertop dishwasher would be a great addition to a college dorm room and might just help keep the dirty and stinky dishes from piling up.

Cave Dwelling​

Cave dwelling, also known as studio apartment living, is another place where a portable countertop dishwasher would come in handy. I remember my first days out of the house and living on my own. I could have used a countertop dishwasher. Instead I always had a full sink.

Even as a newlywed, my wife and I did not live in a large enough place for a full sized dishwasher. A countertop dishwasher would have made an awesome wedding gift. However that was over 30 years ago and they were not available. ​But I plan on giving one to my kids soon.

For The Disabled

Many people with disabilities could use a countertop dishwasher. Those that are wheelchair bound sometimes struggle with conventional dishwashers. They struggle with getting the door open while maneuvering the wheelchair.

A countertop dishwasher placed on a counter that is optimized for the wheelchair bound would be a great solution to opening and closing that door.

The Company Break Room

Image of a company break roomLet me ask you a question. Who is the person responsible in your office or company lunch room that is responsible for washing the dishes? If your office is like mine, the answer is nobody. And nobody wants the job!

However if you put a countertop dishwasher in the lunch room, everyone can put their dishes in it after lunch and they will be sparkling clean when they get ready to leave work.

The Mother In Law Cottage​

Is your mother or mother in law getting older and need someone to live with but still wants some semblance of privacy? Then you may be having her live in a mother in law cottage. How about outfitting that living space with a portable dishwasher? That way she doesn't have to come in every day to put her dishes in with the family dishes. She can have more independence.

​Guest Quarters

Maybe you have extra space in your house for quests to stay and it has a kitchenette. What would make a perfect addition to those quest quarters than a countertop dishwasher?

Extra company means extra dishes but it doesn't have to mean extra work. Let your guests use a countertop dishwasher and allow them to show their appreciation for your hospitality.​

Recreational Vehicles

Do you like to go camping or RVing? Then you will definitely want a countertop dishwasher unless you just love eating with plastic forks and paper plates. Why spend you time hand washing the dishes when you can be out enjoying the great outdoors?

Boats And Houseboats​


All along the coastlines of America and around the world. Even on major rivers and lakes, people spend long amounts of times on boats and houseboats. In fact some people just choose to live in them.

These boats do not have a lot of space, so using a countertop dishwasher makes sense. Enjoy the life that living on a boat provides rather than adding one more chore to the long list of chores living on a boat has.​

Well there you go. 8 different places that could really use a countertop dishwasher. Where are some of the places you have used one? Please feel free to leave a comment below!

Duke Taber is the owner of 3 successful Christian websites and is now taking his skill as a webmaster and using it to help bi-vocational pastors and missionaries do their jobs across the world.