Installing a countertop dishwasher

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What to look at when mounting a danby countertop dishwasher

A countertop dishwasher can be an interesting alternative to large standard dishwashers. Especially when your kitchen space is very limited these countertop dishwashers usually fit perfectly into small spaces between the cabinet and the wall mounted cabinet. Before we get into details of installing one, lets look at some basics about these dishwashers explained using the danby dishwasher.

Overview on the danby portable countertop dishwasher

One of the most common countertop dishwasher models is the Danby. With approx. 17"H x 23"W x 20"D this portable dishwasher can hold up to 4 place settings. Typically enough for a one persons household. With a d ish rack, cup rack and flatware basket everything can be nicely stored. Weighing about 60 pounds it is a very nice portable countertop dishwasher.

Preparation and installation of any countertop dishwasher

Wherever you plan to install a countertop dishwasher three basic supplies need to be installed:

  • Power Supply
  • Water Supply
  • Water connection to the sink

Electricity is coming from an ordinary kitchen socket. Water supply is a little bit trickier. Being connected to your kitchen faucets tube you might need an extra connector with a tap on it. A simple wall mounted tap will do. Just ask your local plumber for some advice and what kind of faucet is available.

The sewage is simply connected to your kitchen sink. Usually just underneath your garbage disposer. Again just talk to your plumber for any kind of easy connection available for your existing tubes. All in all if you plan your kitchen properly and foresee the space where the portable countertop dishwasher should go to, it is certainly one of the easier products to be installed.

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