How Does a Portable Dishwasher Drain?

A portable dishwasher drains through a hose that carries water to the sink where it is connected. Because the returning water is hot, using caution around the sink is advised. Before starting the dishwasher, it's best to run the garbage disposal and remove anything from the sink that obstructs draining.

To operate, portable dishwashers must be placed near a sink with hot water. Before attaching the dishwasher's connector to the faucet, it's best to run the hot water to reach a temperature of 120 to 150 degrees Fahrenheit to ensure the best washing performance. The water should then be turned off and the faucet adapter attached, if necessary. The connector and hoses should then be pulled from the dishwasher and attached to the faucet. Next, the hot water should be turned on and the dishwasher plugged in and started.

Portable dishwashers are ideal for individuals who are renting or do not have the space to install a dishwasher. Portable dishwashers have wheels, allowing them to be easily moved out of the way when not in use. Some portable dishwashers also feature a laminate top, creating an additional work surface. Certain models offer an optional built-in installation kit, which allows the dishwasher to be permanently installed if desired.