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Is There a Dishwasher That Suits Small Apartments? EdgeStar DWP62SV Portable Countertop Dishwasher Review

Is There a Dishwasher That Suits Small Apartments? EdgeStar DWP62SV Portable Countertop Dishwasher Review

“Today dishwashers have become an essential household appliance. But in general, dishwashers require a lot of space and permanent plumbing. It is one reason many of us look away from the idea of buying a dishwasher. When you are living in a rented apartment, such renovations are impossible.”

EdgeStar DWP62SV 6 Place Setting Energy Star Rated Portable Countertop Dishwasher – Silver

I think EdgeStar DWP62SV Portable Countertop Dishwasher can solve that issue for you. It is the ultimate dishwasher for any small apartment space. When you read deep into this article, you can decide whether it’s the perfect fit for you or not.

Design of the EdgeStar DWP62SV Portable Countertop Dishwasher

No matter the appliance, it should look good in our apartment space. Every single item in your apartment has a chance of catching the eyes of others. Because of this, it is wise to observe the looks before buying any appliance for your home.

  • Shape

The shape of this dishwasher is quite simple but elegant. In my opinion, it is pleasing to have such an appliance with us. It has a perfect box shape with a large door taking the whole front end of the device.

  • Dimensions

Width – 21 5/8″ (550mm)

Depth – 19 5/8″ (498mm)

Height – 17 5/16″ (440mm)

Based on these numbers you can decide a perfect place to have this dishwasher.

  • Door

As I said before, the door is the highlight of the front end. There is a handle embedded in the door, making it easy for us to open it. On this door, you can find the control panel and the LED indicators. You can not accidentally press any buttons because of this.

  • Back End

You can find the water inlet, drainage, and power cable in the back of this dishwasher.

We will discuss the interior later.

Can I Save My Water Bill by Using a Dishwasher?

Did you know that we waste a lot of water to wash our dishes? Compared to that, a dishwasher uses a proportion of water from that. At the end of the month, you will save a lot on your water bill. EdgeStar DWP62SV can save you from work and your money too.

  • Water Consumption for Normal Wash – 2.85 gallons

How Many Place Settings EdgeStar DWP62SV Hold?

A place setting refers to all the tableware a single person uses during a meal. A place setting includes all the utensils and ceramics. This dishwasher can comfortably wash up to 6 place settings in one go.

In an ordinary apartment space, we find very few people living together. So this many place setting is more than enough for a small space. If you have free space in the dishwasher, you can try to wash a few of your kitchen tools along with others.

Does Your Dishwasher Have a Water Heater?

It is a known fact that hot water is the best for washing dishes. But many small-scale dishwashers expect you to pump in hot water instead of making their own. I am happy to say EdgeStar DWP62SV does heat water up to 149˚F on its own.

If you didn’t buy a dishwasher up to today due to lack of hot water supply, I think you found your solution.

How Much Power Does a Dishwasher Need Per Year?

There is no need to lie because a dishwasher needs a lot of power to operate. Heat water, spray water, and draining water out requires a lot of energy. Many countertop dishwashers are not efficient as we need them to be.

According to manufacturers, EdgeStar DWP62SV uses 61% less power compared to other countertop dishwashers in the market.

These data show how much you can save from your water and energy bills every year by buying EdgeStar DWP62SV.

Does EdgeStar DWP62SV Portable Countertop Dishwasher Have a Built-in Rinse Agent Dispenser?

For a thorough wash, every dishwasher needs a rinse agent. With the built-in rinse agent dispenser in EdgeStar DWP62SV Portable Countertop Dishwasher, you can clean all your plates spotless. Remember, only hot water can not get rid of the oily spots.

Does Dishwasher Make a Lot of Noise?

You might have a baby in your place, or you might love a peaceful environment since it is your home. Whatever the case, the lesser the noises, the better in a small apartment.

  • Sound levels of EdgeStar DWP62SV – 52 dB

These levels are very low for a dishwasher. You will not feel any discomfort from the sound of this dishwasher while it is working.

What Are the Wash Cycles of a Dishwasher?

Wash cycle is a washing preset designed for different functions. For example, let’s assume that you have to wash your baby’s dining set. You can use the Baby Care wash cycle for that. This cycle will take a longer time to clean than usual. Exposing a longer time to hot conditions will kill germs and clean the bottles and other things well.

All 7 Wash Cycles

  1. Heavy
  2. Normal
  3. Light
  4. Glass
  5. Babycare
  6. Speed
  7. Rinse

These names are self-explaining. You can experiment more once you buy an EdgeStar DWP62SV dishwasher for yourself.

Are There Racks in Countertop Dishwashers?

Despite the size, there are racks in the countertop dishwashers like EdgeStar DWP62SV. These racks can help you to arrange all your dishes and glasses inside the dishwasher. Because of this, washing also happens more effectively inside the washer.

If you read the manual, you can find the places where your dishes, plates, mugs, glasses, bowls, and utensils belong in this dishwasher.

How to Control the Dishwasher?

As I mentioned before, you can find all the controls on the door of EdgeStar DWP62SV. There you can find the child lock function, seven wash cycle programs, and a delayed start feature. All these buttons have LED indicators to show which is at work.

How to Install the EdgeStar DWP62SV?

There are no specific installation steps for this dishwasher. All you have to do is plug in the power cable, attach the water inlet pipe to your tap, and place the drainpipe in the sink. Once you do these, you are good to go for a wash.


There are many expensive dishwashers in the market today. But those may not suit a small apartment space. EdgeStar DWP62SV Portable Countertop Dishwasher is a good choice for such a confined place. It brings many features that help you to do a better job at washing dishes.

EdgeStar DWP62SV Portable Countertop Dishwasher saves a lot of energy and water as well. It means, adding a new dishwasher may save you some money from your bills as well. I have one last question for you. Why are you still waiting to buy this dishwasher?

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