Added Convenience with GE’s Portable Dishwasher
Portable dishwashers from GE Appliances are the perfect solution for people that are renting a home that doesn’t have a dishwasher installed. They’re also perfect for smaller kitchen spaces that lack room to install a dishwasher. GE’s portable dishwashers have four wheels that make it easy to glide the appliance to the sink, and then back to its final resting spot. They also come with a wood grain laminate top, making it even more functional and stylish. Other key features are:
- Cycle Progress Indicators
- Filtration with ExtraFine™ Filter
- Multiple Wash Cycles
- ENERGY STAR® Qualified
- QuietPower™ Motor
Portable Makes Moving Easier
Investing in a portable dishwasher is not just a short term investment. These appliances can go with you from one place to the next. And an optional built-in installation kit (model #WD35M34) can help you successfully install the appliance in a more permanent place.
How Much Should You Clean Your Dishes Before Loading Them?
Because of the Piranha™ Hard Food Disposer, dish preparation is minimal prior to loading the portable dishwasher, because normal food soil will easily be washed off and cut into tiny particles that can safely go down the drain. However, there are a few items that should always be disposed of prior to a dish being placed in the dishwasher, like:
- Remove hard items, such as bones, toothpicks and seeds
- Remove large quantities of remaining food
- Remove leafy vegetable, meat trimmings (including skin) and excessive amounts of oil or grease
How to Use a Portable Dishwasher
Whether you keep the portable dishwasher in the kitchen or laundry room, proximity to a sink that has hot water is the only requirement needed for being able to operate a portable dishwasher. When it’s time to operate, simply roll the dishwasher over to the sink and:
- Run the hot water to clear out any cold water that may be in the line.
- Make sure to run the food disposal, and clear the sink of anything that may prevent water to drain.
- For optimal washing performance, the hot water should be run at 120–150 degrees Fahrenheit as the dishwasher is cycling. Grab a cooking thermometer and test the temperature of the water to see where you should have it set. When you find the perfect temperature, turn the water off.
- The parts that need to be attached to the faucet are in the back of the dishwasher. With the faucet adapter already in place (this comes with the portable dishwasher and must be installed for the Unicouple attachment to fit), pull the Unicouple and its hoses out.
- Attach the Unicouple connector to the faucet adapter by pushing down on the collar at the top of the connector. Lift the connector into place and release the collar. This should snap and lock the connector in the correct position. Ensure that the Unicouple is pointing toward the drain opening.
- Turn the hot water fully on.
- Plug in the dishwasher.
- Finally, you’re ready to start the portable dishwasher.
The Unicouple’s small hose carries water from the faucet to the dishwasher, while the large hose carries water back to the sink to drain. Be cautious during the dishwasher cycle time, as the returning water can be hot.