COMFEE' Portable Mini Dishwasher Countertop with 5L Built-in Water Tank for Apartments& RVs, No Hookup Needed, 6 Programs, 360° Dual Spray, 192℉

COMFEE’ Portable Mini Dishwasher Countertop | Review

COMFEE’ Portable Mini Dishwasher Countertop with 5L Built-in Water Tank for Apartments& RVs, No Hookup Needed, 6 Programs, 360° Dual Spray, 192℉ High-Temp& Air-Dry Function

Product Description:

Note: Please Ensure a Minimum Distance of 19.6″ Between Your Countertop and Wall Cupboard.

No Installation Needed: This dishwasher offers hassle-free placement with its 5L built-in water tank, allowing manual water addition. It can be situated anywhere without tap water connection. Alternatively, connect it directly to the kitchen faucet using the provided water hose and adapter. Water pressure range: 0.04 – 1.0MPa.

Ultra-Compact Design: Designed with ultra-compact dimensions, this dishwasher accommodates over 30 items (max 9.5-inch plates) simultaneously while occupying minimal space. Ideal for small homes, apartments, dorms, boats, and campers/RVs.

6 Program Options: Choose from NORMAL, RAPID, STEAM, FRUIT, GLASS washing programs, and the additional AIR REFRESH extra drying mode to meet diverse daily needs. Note: Use standard dishwasher powders or detergents; avoid regular liquid dish soap to prevent issues. (No detergent needed for the FRUIT program, and RAPID requires half the standard quantity.)

192 ℉ High-Temp Hygiene: The HYGIENE wash cycle elevates water temperature to 162 ℉ during rinsing and a maximum of 192 ℉, effectively handling heavily soiled dishes. Suitable for cleaning baby bottles and children’s dinner sets.

Extra Drying & Stay Fresh: Utilize the AIR REFRESH function to circulate air, removing moisture and odors. This keeps both your plates and the machine dry and fresh for an extended period. The function is enabled by default, and you can deactivate it if unnecessary.

Customer reviews:


  • 3.0 out of 5 stars
  • Reviewed in the United States on December 12, 2022
  • Style: Large Space-3 Setting
  • Verified Purchase

Before delving into my experiences with this dishwasher in a remote setting, away from a sink, here are some points to consider.

This dishwasher is large, with dimensions provided in the listing, and may not fit under the upper cabinets of many U.S. homes. It weighs 51 lbs, as stated in the listing.

I recommend reading the PDF version of the manual before purchasing, available in the listing. However, not all details, such as hose and cord lengths, are in the manual, so I’ve shared that information in text boxes on my photos.

Now, onto my experience compared to a smaller cube-style portable dishwasher with an onboard tank.

After using a small cube-style portable dishwasher, I found that we don’t accumulate many dishes, and we’re good at emptying and loading daily. So, when the upper spray bar on the old dishwasher malfunctioned, I looked for a larger one to handle pots and pans remotely, and this seemed fitting, albeit $200 more expensive.

  • 1 STAR – MUST HAVE 2 BUCKETS FOR REMOTE USE This dishwasher doesn’t suck up all the water it needs at once. It pulls in water multiple times during a cycle and drains as needed. So, both buckets (one for clean water, one for dirty water) must be in place throughout the entire cycle. It’s inconvenient for remote use, making it a space hogger and setup challenge.
  • 3 STARS – THE AMOUNT OF SPACE IT REALLY TAKES Accurate dimensions are provided in the listing, but additional space is needed for cords and hoses. The dishwasher lacks a recessed area for these, requiring extra countertop space. It’s tall and may not fit under overhead cabinets.
  • 5 STARS – CYCLE TIMES, TEMPERATURE, AND WATER USE Various cycle options are available with water use ranging from 1.85 to 2.99 gallons. Cycle times range from 29 to 150 minutes, and water temperature ranges from 122⁰ F to 162⁰ F.
  • 3 STARS – NO HEATED OR FORCED AIR CIRCULATING DRYING OPTION The dishwasher lacks a heated or forced air circulating drying option. While the door pops open at the end of the cycle, plastic items remain wet. Natural evaporation helps, but back-to-back loads may require hand-drying.
  • 4 STARS – NOISE LEVEL It sounds like a dishwasher but is quieter than full-size built-ins. Water pump noise is noticeable when using the clean water bucket to fill.
  • 5 STARS – EXCELLENT CLEANING POWER The dishwasher effectively cleans dishes, including dried-on residue.
  • 5 STARS – DISH HOLDING/ARRANGING CAPACITY The dishwasher’s design allows flexibility in arranging dishes, accommodating different items.
  • 4 STARS – HOSE AND CORD LENGTHS Hose and cord lengths are detailed in text boxes on shared photos. When used remotely, the hoses are long enough but can be challenging to manage.
  • 3 STARS – HARD PLUMBED IN While not advertised for hard plumbing, I decided to do so after a few months of remote use. The dishwasher’s water inlet threads are not standard, requiring adaptation. The drain hose may need a hose clamp for proper sealing.
  • 3 STARS – OVERALL TAKE Suitable for sink-side use but less practical for remote placement without a sink. The need for two buckets and limited hose management detract from its convenience. Hard plumbing requires additional adaptations. Consider alternatives if remote use is a primary requirement.

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James Lauritsen

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars
  • Reviewed in the United States on June 4, 2023
  • Style: Minilite-Black
  • Verified Purchase

If you struggle with doing dishes and live in an apartment without a dishwasher, this portable dishwasher is a game-changer. Priced in the $230-$250 range, it comes carefully packed with clear instructions and all necessary components.

The dishwasher has a regular three-prong plug and fits nicely on the counter. It features a clear front window, allowing you to watch the dishes being washed. The unit has a light that comes on when you open the door and start the load, automatically shutting off after a few minutes to save energy.

Noteworthy features include a recess for detergent, an independent reservoir, and various loading options. It doesn’t require a water supply connection, making it versatile for apartment use.

With different cycles to choose from, including a wash and sanitizing cycle, the dishwasher offers excellent cleaning power. It also has a drying feature, although items with recesses may retain some water.

In summary, this dishwasher is a fantastic option for apartments or houses without built-in dishwashers. Its price is justified by its efficiency, and it comes highly recommended.

Rusty Wissman

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars
  • Reviewed in the United States on December 4, 2023
  • Style: Minilite-Black
  • Verified Purchase

TLDR; Using the water intake hose requires a specific sequence: Power on, turn on faucet while connected, then press Start. It won’t fill with just the power on, as stated in the instructions.

Unboxing was straightforward, with the dishwasher, manual, two hoses (intake and drain), pitcher, pour pan, and dishrack. The manual, albeit a bit scattered, guides through the installation of the intake hose but lacks information on filling the tank via the intake hose. Initial attempts to fill the tank were unsuccessful, leading to confusion.

Contacting Customer Support resulted in limited assistance, as the agent followed the same manual without addressing the specific issue. The suggestion was to use the dishwasher elsewhere with a pitcher or consider a return. A final troubleshooting attempt, involving starting the cycle after turning on the dishwasher and hose, resolved the issue.

Subsequent uses of the dishwasher were successful, and it proved to be quiet and effective. Despite the hiccup and limited support, the product is recommended for its performance.

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Roger Alford

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars
  • Reviewed in the United States on November 4, 2022
  • Style: Minilite-Black
  • Verified Purchase

This compact dishwasher exceeded expectations. Initial skepticism gave way to a positive experience. Here’s a rundown:

The Pros:

  1. Size: Compact, fitting almost anywhere, with dimensions less than a microwave.
  2. Dual Filling: Allows manual water addition or connection to the sink faucet for continuous hot water.
  3. Removable Trays and Filters: Easy to clean, with a silverware tray, fold-down dish holding arms, and removable filters.
  4. Inexpensive: Cost-effective, making it suitable for small apartments, dorms, or homes without built-in dishwashers.
  5. Cleaning Power: Effective cleaning with two spinning water arms and a sanitization cycle.

The Cons:

  1. Limited Cleaning Power: May struggle with extremely caked-on food or dishes with mold.
  2. Build Material: Entirely plastic, feels lightweight, and may not withstand frequent moves.
  3. Long Cycle Times: C1, Regular, and Glasses cycles are over 2 hours each. A rapid cycle lacks proper drying.
  4. Size Limitations: Large items, pots, pans, and lids won’t fit. Not ideal for heavily soiled dishes left for days.

Despite some limitations, the dishwasher performed well and is recommended for those seeking a compact, efficient, and budget-friendly option.

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