If you’re like me and you’d still cook even if you’re living in a tiny house then maybe you’ve also thought about dishwashers..
Especially ones that are small enough to fit in your ever-so-tiny kitchen.
Right now I live in a micro apartment but we love cooking.
And even though our kitchen is really small, we still do it every day.
Sometimes we even cook for friends and family… So yeah, I wish we had a dishwasher at times!
But, I’m still not 100% convinced that it’s worth it. And I’ll explain why below…
Dishwashers for Really Small Kitchens
So while doing some research on which ones might work, I decided I’d put together this blog post based on my findings so that’s what you’ll find here along with my thoughts.
Countertop Dishwashers for Tiny Houses so you can use it daily easily?
My concern is that these countertop versions to me aren’t worth it because they still take up too much space in our already tiny kitchen if you decided to leave it out all the time.
And although compact, they’re still pretty big so it wouldn’t be fun putting it away and getting it out when you want to use it.
So here’s another idea I think you’ll like on how to make this “countertop dishwasher in a tiny house idea” better…
Choosing a Countertop Dishwasher and including it in your Design
I think I like this idea and I’d definitely consider it before building (if you can). But if you’ve already built your house it still might be doable. Maybe, right?
I was thinking instead of buying a normal built-in dishwasher you can make your own micro version of a built-in with one of these countertop versions.. This way you can still have more storage space which to me is a little more important. And it’s no big deal that’s it’s a small dishwasher because I’d still wash my pans by hand. I’d just want to use it for help with cups, plates and utensils. Scroll below to see a preview of what it might look like in a tiny kitchen. What do you think?
Oh and then there’s this one that comes in silver and seems pretty good too. Good price, free shipping and plenty of positive reviews.
Anyways, it could end up looking something like this if done right..
Okay so on to yet another idea that might work if you’ve got the spare floor space in or near the kitchen. This, I think, is the perfect solution for my situation.
Slightly Larger Portable Dishwashers if you’re in a Micro Apartment or Small House
I think this might be the best option for me. Since I’m just renting a 400 sq. ft. apartment, I don’t really want to do any renovations. So I’m not going to go with a built-in of any sort. But I do have a little bit of extra floor space near the kitchen where this portable dishwasher could work. It’s just more than I wanted to pay but this is probably my best option long-term. And I might even gain a little extra counter space in the kitchen because of it.
There’s also this white one with a good price, great reviews and free shipping over at Compact Appliance that you can also check out and consider if you want. I’d probably go with either one of these (probably in white because it matches my fridge & oven) for my micro apartment’s teeny kitchen.
A Portable & Tiny Dishwasher so you can put it away when not using it?
What you see above is the Gota tiny dishwasher design concept. So no, it’s not real. You can’t buy it. But it’s an interesting idea that might work for people like us. If it can do lots of utensils, cups and some plates I’d be pretty happy.
Another Mysterious Tiny Countertop Dishwasher
It seems like this one is- or at least- has been out on the market before but unfortunately I couldn’t find anywhere online that you can order it or check on reviews for it. If you happen to find something on it be sure to let us know in the comments (include the link, please) because we’re all curious.
But if I have to put it away everyday, will I even use it often enough to justify not only buying it but storing it since I only have so much space in my apartment?
For me I thought, “most of the time it’s going to be less work to simply do the dishes manually then have to set it up, hook the faucet up to the hose, etc.”
So Yeah- Do You Even Think It’s Worth it to get a Portable Dishwasher?
…Or even a dishwasher at all (in a really small kitchen)?
I’m not even sure that getting a dishwasher is worth it because most of the time we don’t use that many pans and plates to cook. It’s only tedious when you have friends and family over and you use lots of utensils, cups and plates. But that’s not everyday.. I guess those are the moments where the dishwasher is valuable.
But I’m still not sure it’d be worth it taking up all of that space because even the smallest dishwashers are still pretty big in a small space (especially in our tiny apartment’s kitchen). Although I’m still considering this one because I have the floor space for it in the kitchen and it would add a little more counter space to it too. It’s just that it costs almost $600. What are your thoughts on dishwashers and tiny spaces?
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