dishwashers
  • Best of Year 2013
Expert Score
6.7

Sunpentown SD-2201W Countertop Dishwasher Review

For under $250, the portable Sunpentown SD-2201W gets dishes clean efficiently and effectively. It even outperforms some full-size models, though its cramped confines can't match a built-in washer's interior space.

Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.

There is a variation of the Sunpentown SD-2201W called the SPT SD-2201W. It is very similar to the Sunpentown SD-2201W in most respects.

Introduction

Countertop dishwashers are popular with apartment dwellers. They're small, inexpensive, portable and don't require any sort of plumbing work that would forfeit a security deposit. While the compact appliances get generally positive user reviews, there has yet to be any independent, scientific tests of their performance.

Until now. We purchased a Sunpentown SD-2201W and put it through the same rigorous tests we use for full-size dishwashers. While it couldn't clean up after a dinner party for twelve, the little Sunpentown held its own, leaving dishes cleaner than many built-in units -- and certainly cleaner than you could ever get them by hand. If you've got a small apartment and $250, it's time to stop hand washing your dishes.

Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.

Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Efficiency
  4. Speed & Performance
  5. Washing Features
  6. Controls & Usability
  7. Conclusion
Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Compare Prices
Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

What's Your Take?

All Comments