Small Homes

Dishwashers for Tiny Homes

Tiny Home enthusiasts may take issue with whether or not an automatic dishwasher is a necessity for simple living. Certainly I have lived happily in homes without one. However, in planning out my (eventual) kitchen redesign, Ive come across some examples that might be viable dishwasher options in even the smallest of homes.

The smallest of the small options are countertop dishwashers, which I didn’t know existed until I stumbled across an example. Several companies including EdgeStar, Danby, Haier, and Koldfront offer countertop options. Here are two of my favorites:

The EdgeStar DWP45ES allows you to wash up to four (10.5 max) place settings at a time. EnergyStar rated, it uses approximately 61% less energy than other countertop options. Dimensions are 17.1 x 22.5 x 18.9. The EdgeStar retails for roughly $235.Danby countertop dishwasher

Another countertop option is the Danby DDW 497W. The Danby is also EnergyStar rated and can hold up to four place settings. It also offers five different wash settings. Dimensions are17 x 22 7/16 x 18 7/8. The Daby also retails for around $235.

I could easily see either of these two models being tucked under a kitchen counter in a Tumbleweed or Tortoise Shell tiny home.

Moving up in size, you can also find 18 models. Danby offers an 18 portable dishwasher that easily could be built into a small kitchen or stand alongside cabinetry. The Danby features a stainless steel tub, adjustable dishracks, 7 wash programs, and advertises low water consumption. Dimensions are 32 5/16 x 17 11/16 x 21 5/16. The Danby18 retails for around $380.00.

Dishwashers for Tiny HomesGE has also begun offering compact 18 dishwashers. Their dishwasher can either be ordered with a stainless steel front or with a wood cover panel to match the dishwasher to other cabinetry. They are EnergyStar rated and offer five different wash cycles. Dimensions are 32 1/2 x 17 1/2 x 22 1/2. These retail for roughly $500.

These are certainly not the only small dishwasher options out there. However, hopefully, theyre enough to get you started researching options that may be appropriate for your own situation.