Today, we will look at the SPT SD 2201W, its features, and what people like and dislike about the unit. Countertop dishwashers are an excellent option for individuals with limited floor space in their kitchen. These compact units rest upon the countertop, taking up minimal space, and provide the same complete dishwasher services that floor or cabinet models provide.
|SPT SD 2201W|
|Wash programs||Six – heavy, normal, light, glass, speed, soak|
|Warranty||1 year limited|
|Price Range||$200 – $300|
SPT SD 2201W Product Details
- Item dimensions: 21.7 x 19.7 x 17.2 in/ 55.1 x 50 x 43.7 cm
- Depth when door fully opened: 31.5in / cm at 90-degrees
- Item weight: 48.5 lb/ 22 kg
- Noise level: 51-55 dB
The SPT SD 2201W is a lightweight and versatile option that fits in virtually any kitchen space. This dishwasher is energy star certified and uses very little electricity and water to operate. This freestanding unit has six different programs, ensuring you will find the perfect one for every load.
This compact dishwasher can heat water up to 148-degrees with a seamless stainless steel interior that stands up against water, dirt, and grime. The SPT SD 2201W connects to any kitchen faucet so users do not need to hook up a direct water line or install the unit permanently. This dishwasher is lightweight, so you can lift it up and relocate it any time you need.
What the User Reviews Say
- Extremely convenient
- Quick set-up process
- Great size
Users rave about this dishwasher and how easy it is to use. The automatic soap dispenser and the ability to use this unit without installing a water line make it easier to just plug and use. This is an exceptional quality, especially for individuals who want to place the dishwasher in storage between uses.
This dishwasher is extremely budget-friendly. It has low electric and water consumption during use, which is even true during extended cycles. The low cost of the dishwasher itself, in addition to the low operation costs, make this a truly economical option for cleaning dishes.
The size of the DS 2201W dishwasher is another great quality. This dishwasher is low enough to fit on kitchen countertops between most cabinets. It can operate on a table or countertop, and can even be used in mobile homes or trailers conveniently.
- Long cycle time
- Loud water jolts
- Hoses need to be drained before storage
Some users report that this dishwasher takes a long time to get through a cycle. Some settings can take up to two hours to complete, which is very long considering the actual load size. Additionally, the drying cycle, which requires the door to be open to complete, can take even longer.
This machine generally operates very quietly; however, when it takes water into cycle through it makes a jolting noise that can be disruptive. Users generally report ‘getting used to it’ but admit that it takes a while to adjust to the noise.
Unlike installed dishwashers, this unit uses a hose attached to a sink faucet. Before you remove the hose from the faucet, you need to drain the hose. If you fail to do so, it can cause water to run out of the machine and make a mess.
How to Select the Ideal Dishwasher
Before purchasing a dishwasher, it is extremely important to consider all of the qualities you desire. Make a list of qualities you are looking for, and take into consideration the following factors:
- Are you planning to have the dishwasher installed, on a countertop, or a floor model?
- Is energy-efficiency important?
- How many different load types do you need?
- What will you be washing and how often?
- How big does your dishwasher need to be?
- What color would you like the unit to be?
Once you determine which of these qualities are most important, you will be able to select the model that is best for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you hook up an SPT countertop dishwasher to the faucet?
SPT countertop dishwashers connect to the faucet through their proprietary quick connect system, just like any other countertop dishwasher out there.
First off, loosen the aerator and unscrew it completely with a pair of pliers. You can do this by hand if you don’t have pliers, but it’s much easier otherwise. Afterwards, screw in the special faucet adaptor over top of the threaded faucet spout. Now check to see if it fits tightly. If it doesn’t, there might be stripping for damage that has occurred on the adaptor. Check with the store where you’ve bought it from to see if they can offer a replacement.
If everything went smoothly, you can proceed to bring the dishwasher closer to the faucet. You’ll notice that there is a storage compartment on the back of the unit where the hose is stored. Pull out the hose from there and screw it into the faucet adaptor. Push the collar ring down and then slide the collar over the faucet adaptor. Do not release it until you are certain that the collar has gone over the faucet adaptor.
Next, turn on the faucet to see if there are any leaks. If there are, you’ll need to screw it tighter or check to see if a garnish is missing. Or you can take the collar off and try again to see if it works this time. Finally, run a regular cycle and see if there are any leaks. Congrats, you’ve just connected the SPT SD 2201W to the faucet!
Who makes SPT dishwashers?
SPT dishwashers are made by Sunpentown, a company hailing from Taiwan, founded in 1985. The company makes home and kitchen appliances of all types, ranging from dishwashers to air conditioners and just about everything in between.
Are SPT dishwashers any good?
Yes, without a shadow of a doubt. In fact, SPT is one of our favorite dishwasher brands that we’ve ever reviewed. If you want more details, you can also check out our review of the SD-9241W and SD-9263 to get an idea of how iconic SPT has become in the dishwasher market.
Can you run a portable dishwasher overnight?
With a regular dishwasher, you don’t have to worry about leaving it overnight since it shuts off the valve automatically once it’s done. But with a portable dishwasher, we really don’t recommend leaving it unsupervised. The thing is, since a portable model connect to the faucet, you run the risk of it building up too much pressure within the hose and having your faucet blow off. You don’t need us to tell you why that’s a bad thing. So for your sake, it’s better to disconnect it from he faucet immediately once the cycle is done.
Can dishwashers catch fire?
It happens rarely and most times it only happens with old dishwashers whose heating element has been used time and time again for years and years. If you have an old dishwasher, never run it when you’re not at home or when you’re sleeping.
Overall, the SPT SD 2201W is a reliable, affordable, and convenient dishwasher option. Individuals and small families rely on these dishwashers for cleaning daily. Users are generally very pleased with the quality of the product, how well it cleans, and how efficient it is.