This Koldfront counter top dishwasher review (PDW60EB) makes your
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Koldfront is one of the “marquee brands” for Living Direct, Inc. (with the other marquee brand being Edgestar).
Koldfront offers a vast array of portable appliances. One of their most popular is the PDW60EB counter top dishwasher.
Customer Opinions – Advantages and Disadvantages:
Overall, most customer reviews we found were very positive regarding this black dishwasher model. It does what it says in terms of compact build, load capacity, and ease of use.
It is also relatively quiet, especially for a counter top dishwasher. It has a sleek design (as much as a countertop dishwasher can have). Most agree it is an excellent buy for the money.
There were complaints that seemed to come from the fact that the PDW60EB can only be attached at the sink/faucet level, and there are operating problems when placed below that. If a problem does occur, there is no screen or alarm to notify you.
A few reviews can be found that also cite the awkward “picture” dial (wishing, instead, for a digital display).
Most of the gripes focused around the installation, but in the scheme of things, these problems were not monumental or enough to outweigh the many pros of this mini dishwasher. You will need a faucet with a threaded fitting at the end. If you need an attachment though, the fix should be easy. Just take some measurements (also pictures), and head to the hardware store.
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Pros and Cons Identified by the Dishwasher-Review.com Team:
What does this mean for you?
It’s relatively small size (just over 17 inches tall, almost 22 inches high, almost 20 inches deep) can fit on most counters and under most cabinetry, and would make a good small apartment dishwasher. You may need to stop by the hardware store for an adapter, but once you have it, installation should go smoothly.
The multiple wash cycles and high heat can both clean and sanitize yucky dishes. And since it’s comparatively energy efficient (though not considered an “Energy Star”?), you will spend less to run it each year.
If you want a small, portable dishwasher, and you aren’t cleaning dishes for an army of people, this could be a contender for you.
Further Reading related to this Koldfront Counter Top Dishwasher Review:
On the Edgestar/Koldfront website you can find additional images and the Product Owner’s Manual (PDF), as well as a 4:56 minute video on using the PDW60EB.
The Koldfront PDW60EB is widely available to buy online, including the Edgestar website (priced significantly higher there), Amazon, and www.CompactAppliance.com.
Date of Review by Dishwasher-Review.com Team – April 2013.