Inherently a lazy housekeeper, I am a big fan of dishwashers. I started researching portable models because they are in a covered cabinet and our log cabinets are open below. Our style seems to be a variation on new age industrial; a post modern rustic.
I found a small 18″ dishwasher on craigslist from a student in Boulder who also didn’t like to do dishes and was moving away from campus. It is an SPT black and stainless model with a stainless interior. A stainless interior is a nice, higher end feature.
Its energy star rating is not super efficient, it is 4% better on energy use and 15% better for water use than similar size dishwashers.
It is installed and is working on its first load as I write this.
UPDATE: This drain connection does not meet code because it does not have a trap or an airgap. Using the kitchen sink trap would work or installing a trap here will be necessary.
I had some trouble installing it because it is meant to hook up to a sink faucet and the connections at the end of the hoses didn’t match any pipe threads available in the big box hardware stores nor at the biggest Ace I could find. I believe they are metric. So I just had to cut the connections off and use clamps and pex crimp rings. Luckily the hose diameters accepted 1/2″ inch barbs on the supply and 5/8″ ID hose on the drain side. The drain pipe doesn’t have to hold pressure so I only needed a few inches of hose and two hose clamps.
The supply line needs to hold pressure so the pex barb fitting and cinch rings were a perfect solution. The tee into the hot water line is a shark bite push fitting.
Ahh, clean dishes!