I am so happy with this little machine. I have a very small kitchen and i just hate washing up. I load it up gradually during the day as i use dishes and mugs and cups. Its amazing the amount of stuff you can put into this machine. Connect the easy connect thingy to the tap/faucet and press the button and its off and running. I found the dishwasher gel was much better than the tablet pods. Which sometimes didnt disolve. . The cascade gel was absolutely the solution and gets all the stuff really clean. I’m very happy with this machine and glad i bought it and its better than i imagined and best of all.
I think it works really well. It was super easy to connect the adapter that comes with it. I was able to install it and set it up myself, no assistance required, even though you probably should. It basically has the capacity of the top rack of the dishwasher. It does hold large plates and serving dishes.
I bought this because i was absolutely sick and tired of doing dishes. I just cannot seem to find an apartment that has a dishwasher. So i treated myself to this one. Overall, i am very happy with the dishwasher. Unfortunately, it came with a broken sprayer arm. I contacted customer service and they offered to have it shipped back and replaced. They dont just replace parts, which is understandable. Their response was very quick. I decided to go look online to see if i could just find a replacement one, because the part literally just pops off and seemed easy enough to replace. I found one at the link below. Here are the specifications for the Koldfront PDW60EB 6 Place Setting Portable Countertop Dishwasher –:
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Six (6) standard place setting capacity / Includes dish rack, cup shelf, and cutlery basket
Holds plates up to 10.5″ in diameter / Six (6) wash cycles / Quick connect adapter for most kitchen faucets
Stainless steel interior / Fits under most cabinetry / Water consumption (normal wash): 3.8 gallons
Warranty: 1 year parts; 90 days labor / Dimensions: 17-3/16″ H x 21-11/16″ W x 19-11/16″ D
Its tough because there are so many good things about this dishwasher. I live in an apartment with a very small kitchen with two other equally lazy ‘adults’, dishes used to pile up in and by the sink until one of us (usually me) got fed up enough to handwash all of them, which took a lot of time and effort. I started researching portable and countertop dishwashers last year but could never get myself to actually pull the trigger and make the purchase. Between mixed reviews and the high price points of these kind of appliances, i never felt secure in making a decision. This is true for this dishwasher as well. Granted, $250 is a lot cheaper and more reasonable than the price of similar units. But you never really know what you’re getting until you get it and i cringed at the thought of $250 going down the drain if this didnt fit my needs/work as advertised. However, out of pure desperation after tackling yet another pile of dishes i said ‘no more. ‘ i decided to make the purchase and i regret not doing so sooner immensely.
This dishwasher is great if you have a small apartment or a small kitchen/counter space. If loaded correctly, all the dishes come out clean. It does its job as described. It comes with all the hook-up’s to your faucet and exta long hoses. My only dislike is the electrical cord is not as long as the water/discharge hoses. Other than that, it is a great product.
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It was super easy to connect the adapter that comes with it
This koldfront works for me. I have a four plate setting plus a few extras and this machine is the right size for me and my apartment. By the way, it arrived yesterday and i have done two loads with it.
I read a ton of reviews to determine whether or not to buy this item. After washing dishes by hand for two years i decided to buy it regardless of what the few low reviews said. Every problem that was mentioned in the review was mentioned in the manual. If the hoses leak, the hose was incorrectly installed or it was started with water that was not within the temperature margin recommended by manufacturer (130 – 149 degrees f). It even gives a chart on how much soap you should use depending on how hard your water is. After following the manual, including how to load the dishes – i have not had a problem with it. It is not a standard dishwasher available with all the amenities but it does clean the dishes. I would recommend this dishwasher to anyone that didn’t have room for a regular dishwasher.
Have had for 3 months and no complaints. In fact it has changed my life. Energy efficient and easy to operate.
As a student i am short on time, and let’s be honest, when i do have time, i don’t want to be doing dishes. On top of my need for one, this dishwasher is amazing. It is placed on the counter facing my sink and the water tubes reach all the way around no problem. This is surprisingly easy to use and very efficient. The dishes come out clean and it holds a decent capacity, enough for 2 people about every day, sometimes less often. We leave the door cracked when not in use to avoid any mustiness. As an apartment dweller, this is a must have.
Awesome dishwasher bought for install in an rv operates very quietly could hardly hear it running. A bit heavy for portable use so best if you just leave in one location. I built mine into the cabinets in the kitchen.
This koldfront does it all from scouring heavy cookware to gently cleaning china and crystal. Mine fits neatly on the middle shelf of my baker’s rack and is super quiet. It holds six place settings, so i would not call it small by any means.
I can take 1 day to do all dishes after a party of 8 leaves from thanksgiving dinner. If you were great at tetris then you will get along with the product. Sometimes you have to manuver things to get it to fit but hey it beats washing everything by hand and it’s great storage till you need them and frees up cabinet space to put the good stuff ie, lucky charms and hostess cupcakes.
I bought this for my daughter and son-in law as they live in a tiny apartment with no dish washer. It is amazing quality, awesome features, and holds much more than expected. You’ll have to do separate loads if you have big pots and pans and a full set of dishes. Very noisy, scared the cats, but so worth it.Make sure the water is off before you disconnect the water lines. My daughter learned this the hard way.
One corner was damaged during shipping but it’s on the top so figured it would bother it working and it doesn’t. Just wish the hose to faucet was longer.
I wasn’t sure what to expect but i am very pleased with this unit. Not a fan of doing dishes by hand but don’t have that many over the course of the week. This is perfect for my needs.
Fits perfectly underneath my sink so it doesn’t have to be on a countertop. I built a little caddy with 3/4 inch plywood and four 1 inch rollers onto which i sat the dishwasher. Slides out easily for washing, goes back easily for when not in use. The dishwasher performs beautifully, washing far more items than i had thought it would. It took me about a week to develop a strategy for loading, but that was insignificant. I am totally impressed with this little dishwasher.
I had a full size portable before, but it actually was too much dishwasher for me as i live alone and it took too long for me to be able to fill it up with dishes to justify a washing. I run this unit every few days, and have no problem fitting in any of my dishware. If you have larger plates you can simply slant them and they will fit. It also has removable racks for much larger pots and pans to easily fit. The only thing i don’t think will fit in it is a cookie sheet, but i’m still working on a way. I hate doing dishes and this has done an immense job for me. It’s very quiet, heats the water to 149 degrees, does a somewhat good job of drying the dishes, but i never used the dry cycle on my larger machine, just opened the door when the cycle was over. Since there is no top shelf you can angle the dishes directly to the spray arm for best cleaning. I use dishwasher tabs and have not had a problem.
This was what i said after having 8 people over to my house for enchiladas one night, having used just about every single dish, pan, and utensil in my kitchen. The week following the party i let them sit in the sink and collect a mixture of questionable colors and smells before i broke down for a 2 hour hand-washing session on saturday morning. I had to find a solution to avoid housework and automate this in my tiny appliance-less san francisco kitchen, and this one came in the form of the koldfront portable countertop dishwasher. Now i’ll start the review of how and why we ended up with this. I first began my search process on craigslist and found a number of way over-priced used options. After doing my reviews online (mostly amazon), i decided that the best option was this one after reading many reviews and it has a solid 5/5 stars which is a great place to start. I soon discovered that there is another brand that is basically the exact same to this one, called ‘edgestar 6’ which is the slightly more upscale model as it has a led screen on the unit. We didn’t think we needed this, and in our current 4 months of use with the koldfront one we have never once changed the setting to anything besides ‘normal’ so that’s up to you to decide if it’s worth paying more for.
Best little dishwasher i’ve seen in a while. Sits right on my counter, and fits underneath the overhead cabinets. I have not found any problems with this so far.
Very happy with this appliance: compact size, uses 3. 8 gallons of water for normal cycle, i have learned how to load it efficiently, it holds a lot of dishes and glasses.
My fiance hates doing dishes. It got so bad that i slowed down cooking because of doing dishes afterwards. Our sink is unbearably small and we can’t fix most of our dishes in it – not to mention the lack of space for a dishwasher. We were scared about this countertop dishwasher, but after the first few loads we were totally sold. We’ve used it every day and it’s taken care of all but the most impossible of dishes (seriously, no chance for it to have worked but we had to check). The only small problem came in when we accidentally kinked the return hose. Even then, it turned off before water got high enough to cause and problems. Keep your expectations reasonable but overall it’s perfect.
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