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The best tabletop dishwashers for easy, convenient cleaning

Our guide to the top-rated products from Russell Hobbs, Zanussi and Bosch

tapletop dishwashers
Our top-rated tapletop dishwashers are available from Cookology, Amazon, B&Q and more. (Getty Images)

Tabletop dishwashers are a portable kitchen appliance that may not be on your radar.

However if your home doesn't come with an installed dishwasher, or is too small to fit one, or simply out of your budget, then they're the next best thing to get you of doing the dishes.

Perfect for sitting on a empty worktop, they can get your glasses, cups and plates squeaky clean, using less energy than a full-size machine.

Before investing in one, make sure you have space for them to drain waste water. This can be done by connecting it to a standard tap with an adapter, or if you want one as a permanent kitchen fixture, you can fix them into your drainage system.

Some have many spin cycles, a rinse aid dispenser and varying place settings, so there's plenty of choice.

We've handpicked our favourites, spanning a range of budgets, all available to shop now.

The best tabletop dishwashers to buy now

RUSSELL HOBBS RHTTDW6W Table Top Dishwasher | £249 from Currys

Russell Hobbs tabletop dishwasher
This Russell Hobbs tabletop dishwasher comes with a cutlery basket and adjustable racking.

First up is this Russell Hobbs design which boasts six place settings, a quick wash feature that takes just 30 minutes and low water usage. There's also a delay timer and glass mode for your more delicate cups and wine glasses.

ZANUSSI ZDM17301WA Compact Dishwasher | £429.99 from Currys

Zanussi compact dishwasher
This is the perfect size for single or two-person households.

This compact dishwasher from Zanussi offers six different wash programs, including glass care, intensive for tackling stubborn stains and a 20 minutes quick wash. The stainless steel interior is easy to keep clean too.

Cookology MCDW3BK 3 Place Mini Table Top Dishwasher | £249.99 from B&Q

Cookology tabletop dishwasher
This Cookology tabletop dishwasher can hold plates up to 270mm and offers seven wash programmes.

For less than £250, this is a decent mini dishwasher that's super compact and ideal for small kitchens. One happy shopper wrote in their review: "Bought this mini dishwasher and couldn't be happier with it. After shopping around for fill up only ones, this seemed to be the best. Fab for my small kitchen for me and my partner and cleans extremely well."

COMFEE' KWH-TD602E-W Freestanding Compact Dishwasher | £209.99 from Amazon

Amazon Comfee dishwasher compact
This Comfee design consumes just a fifth of the water used when hand washing plates.

This is an Amazon bestseller, with 73% of the 1,239 reviews being five-star ratings. It can fit six place settings, a total of 67 items, a delay start function, low water consumption and simple installation.

Hermitlux Mini Table Top Dishwasher | £249.99 from Amazon

Amazon Hermitlux tabletop dishwasher
This Amazon compact dishwasher has five washing programmes.

Compact and under £250, this ticks a lot of boxes. It fits up to 28cm dishes, has five washing programmes, a drying function, two water supply modes, a six-litre water tank and a small footprint on your kitchen counter. What more could you want?

electriQ 6 Place Settings Freestanding Table Top Dishwasher | £189.97 from Appliances Direct

Electriq tabletop dishwasher
This Electriq tabletop dishwasher has a delay time up to six hours and six wash programmes.

Available in black, white or silver, this comes under £200 and comes with rave reviews. One reads: "Great space saving but you can fit a lot of dishes in, pretty quiet, love the delay timer, excellent machine."

Bosch Series 4 6 Place Settings Freestanding Table Top Dishwasher | £549 from Appliances Direct

Bosch tabletop dishwasher
This Bosch model is made with anti-corrosion and glass protection to keep your delicate china and drinkware in tip top condition.

While this Bosch model is more expensive, it comes with more features to make washing your dishes easy. It has a six place setting capacity, operates very quietly, has a 24 hour delay timer and uses much less water than a full-size machine.

Cookology 2 Place Mini Table Top Dishwasher with Solid Door | £229.99 from Cookology

Cookology 2 place tabletop dishwasher
This Cookology dishwasher has an intensive, rapid or eco wash settings.

This white countertop option from Cookology is not just great at getting your glassware gleaming with its three wash cycles, but it also boasts a baby care feature for cleaning baby bottles. It's ideal for couples as it has two place settings and simple touch control buttons.

Cookology 6 Place Table Top Dishwasher | £219.99 from Cookology

Cookology tabletop dishwasher
This Cookology model has seven washing cycles.

This larger Cookology model has six place settings and a 24 hour delay, but can still fit in a cupboard to on your worktop. Boasting a 4.5 rating out of 5 across over 12,000 reviews, one happy shopper said: "Fantastic product, very pleased with how it operates and it is also very quiet."

Klarstein Aquatica Table Top Dishwasher | £265.99 from Amazon

Klarstein tabletop dishwasher
This Klarstein model has an easy to sue touch display that's easy to set up.

Compact and portable, this two place setting tabletop dishwasher from Amazon uses less energy and water than full-size machines and offers three programmes: eco, intensive and fast. There's an extra dry mode too, so your plates and cups will emerge sparkling clean.

Baridi Compact Tabletop Dishwasher | £289.98 from Amazon

Baridi tabletop dishwasher
This countertop dishwasher can also fit in most kitchen cupboards.

This is one of the largest table top dishwashers with eight place settings. It can fit 27cm plates, has a delay timer of two, four, six or eight hours and six wash programmes; intensive, normal, eco, glass, 90-minutes and rapid clean.

Bob dishwasher eco-compact | £319.90 from Daan

Bob dishwasher
One happy shopper said: 'It really does a good job, even on the short 20-minute cycle.'

With almost 40 five-star reviews, this compact dishwasher can do daily dishes for two people in a quick 20 minute cycles. It has a LCD colour display, five washing programmes and a stylish green design.