The SPT SD-2202S is a countertop dishwasher. So yeah, for those of you who did not know, countertop dishwashers are a thing. I was surprised to find out too. In fact, there were a few things that I was surprised to find out about the SPT SD-2202S: like the stainless steel interior. I was wracking my brain trying to remember another small appliance with a stainless steel interior and a different color exterior.
The dimensions for this little baby are 21.65W x 19.69D x 17.24H inches. While these measurements aren’t the smallest for a small kitchen appliance, it is certainly smaller than a standard dishwasher. Without sacrificing performance, I typically prefer smaller appliances. Below, I’ve reported my findings from researching this countertop dishwasher.
A SMALL DISHWASHER FOR YOUR COUNTERTOP?
When I first found out about countertop dishwashers, I didn’t realize all people could need a device like this. For most people, a countertop dishwasher wouldn’t be essential. But, after a little while, I thought of all the people who might need it: busy moms, college students, persons with no built-in dishwasher, small families living in small places, persons with disabilities, etc. Certainly, many more situations would bring about the need for a countertop dishwasher, like a small office kitchen.
The SPT SD-2202S is a stainless steel product. Though, the body exterior is coated in thin silver plastic, while the interior shows stainless steel. Apparently, the exterior is durable, according to a few owners. At 48 pounds, it is pretty heavy for a small kitchen appliance. The shipping weight, 73 pounds, might be too heavy for you. Perhaps you may need to arrange for assistance in lifting it upon delivery.
Again, the dimensions are 21.65W x 19.69D x 17.24H inches. It’s not too tall to fit on your counter and under your cabinet. But, will it fit on your counter? Depending on the space available on your cabinet and your fridge, stove, and sink placement, it may not fit. You should measure before you buy.
Of course, hoses will need to be connected from the dishwasher to your faucet. For you, this might be unsightly. I’m usually a stickler for aesthetics, so this would be a big con for me if it had to stay on the counter connected to the faucet. You can run the hose along the seam of the counter and the wall, or only connect the hose while in use. The hose adapter is easy to attach and detach.
The SPT SD-2202S registers 55 decibels while in use. That isn’t very loud. In fact, a normal conversation takes place at about 60 to 70 decibels. So it won’t be like having a washing machine in your kitchen while running a cycle.
A cycle uses about four gallons of water. You can fit about six place settings: cups, saucers, plates, forks, spoons, and knives. The maximum plate size is 10.5 inches. No, an 11-inch plate just won’t fit. Someone already asked. There is an 8-hour delayed start feature. This is good if you share a living space and need the dishwashing cycle to start after your roommate puts in their dishes.
- Measures 21.65W x 19.69D x 17.24H inches
- Delay start up to 8 hours
- Interior is stainless steel
- Capacity is 6 standard place settings
- Holds plates up to 10.5 inches
- Water gets up to 148 degrees
Compared to Other Counter Top Dishwashers
This Sunpentown countertop dishwasher seems to be a well-built machine. But yet and still, there are other countertop dishwashers out there that offer a value proposition that could be more suited for you. Take a look at the competition below.
vs EdgeStar DWP61ES 6 Place Setting Countertop Portable Dishwasher – Silver
The EdgeStar DWP61S is a six-place setting portable countertop dishwasher. I know that looks aren’t the most crucial thing to consider in a small appliance, but the EdgeStar is undoubtedly better looking than the SPT. The digital control panel is LED blue-lit. The capacity, max plate size, and several other features are the same. They have roughly the exact dimensions.
If you check for yourself, you are sure to take into consideration, the feedback for the Edgestar dishwasher. There is enough feedback available to make some general conclusions. There are a lot of satisfied customers, although there are some customers with complaints. Overall, this model is a dishwashing machine with cooler features and a more proven track record. These dishwashers are made by companies that tend to produce high-quality products.
After doing the research, I believe that the SPT SD-2022S is a good choice. It has quality stainless steel construction, and it was manufactured by a company that makes quality goods overall. The unit does take up a decent amount of space, but for most customers who would need it, it’s simply worth it. The silver color is neutral enough to match your décor. You might find yourself wanting a more modern-looking dishwasher, or maybe you’d prefer a different color. The EdgeStar DWP61ES is a good choice also.
Countertop dishwashers are fantastic for a variety of people for all kinds of different reasons. Maybe you want a countertop dishwasher for your kid when he/she goes away to college…? Whatever the reason, consider the size and where you will place it before you buy. Good luck!