A Dishwasher? Seriously?!
Yes, I must come clean, no pun intended, I purchased a countertop dishwasher for my camper.
Ask yourself, would you like to wash dishes in a sink that is 4″ deep…Ummm, NO! When we first purchased our big camper, I didn’t think washing dishes would be a big deal. WRONG! There were 5 people, including 2 children and 1 teenager…I mean, how many spoons do we need in one day? My mom didn’t raise me on paper plates, and by George, I wasn’t starting.
Then, I had to wash Dishes.
I felt like I stood there washing dishes for 4 days. And then, I bought the ginormous pack of paper plates from Sam’s. That solved part of the problem, but I was still left with all those pots and pans. (Yes, I cook in our camper, a lot.)
So, I started researching.
And researching, and researching. Lo, and behold, I finally found the perfect, yes perfect, model for what I needed.
Say Hello to my Mighty, Little Friend! His name is Danby the Dishwasher!
Trust me when I tell you, this little guy has made a huge difference in my “camping” experience.
Here are my favorite things about my Danby Countertop Dishwasher:
- Cleans really well. I was skeptical at first, but I was proven wrong, after the first use. There were no yucky food particles on my dishes or silverware.
- Holds more than it seems. Again, I was skeptical, but once again, proven wrong. The rack system is designed very well. My unit has a removable silverware caddy, which is great if you need that extra space for something larger. There is also a shallow top rack, which can hold shorter coffee cups, as in the picture. But, I use this for knives and larger utensils. There is also an illustrated loading guide with manual, which was a big help.
- Fairly quiet. Now, this is not one of those, “is it really running” kind of quiets. But, considering, it is connected to the kitchen faucet, and drains in the sink, it is overall quiet. It is possible to carry on a normal conversation, with the unit operating in a wash cycle.
- Super easy to connect. There is a hose which attaches to the faucet, and a power cord…YEP, that’s it! (I still allow my hubby to connect it for me, makes him feel special!)
- Easy to move around. The unit is not too heavy. While we are traveling, it sits on our dinette cushion. As soon as we are parked, I place it on the countertop to the right of sink. Perfect fit!
- Uses pods, liquid or powder. I prefer the pods, because they travel easier.
- The top of the dishwasher can be usable space while sitting on the countertop. I place a drying mat and dish drain on top of the dishwasher, while we are parked. This helps me regain some of the countertop space, I am sacrificing in order to have the dishwasher.
Only 1 negative.
The ONLY, and I mean ONLY, negative comment I have, is the drying feature isn’t that great. Dishes have a tendency to still be wet. But, at the end of the day, wet dishes don’t bother me in the least. I will unload them from the dishwasher, and then place in the drying rack.
I highly recommend purchasing a portable dishwasher for your camper.
It is by far, one of the best investments I’ve made, for our travels.
So, do you have a dishwasher in your camper? If so, what do you think?