will a portable dishwasher work with low water pressure?
September 11, 2010 11:43 AM Subscribe
My roommate found a portable dishwasher for sale by one of our neighbours. It's a Beaumark Hotpoint whisper wash and we have 2 concerns: water pressure and expected performance of the unit/brand.
posted by adamemanon to Technology (5 answers total)
Primarily the water pressure in our house isn't great since the house is divided into 4 sections housing 7 tennants and it's an old house regardless so things like wiring, water pressure are not great. So we're not sure if it will work as well as it should. It might be okay at peak pressure but if a toilet gets flushed or someone has a shower, it might be useless.
The other thing I'm wondering is if this make/model/brand is any good. I know Beaumark is a cheaper, 'economy' brand, and I don't know how old this unit is. We'll only be paying $80 for it (which upon some research is about 1/6 to 1/8 the price of a brand new dishwasher and 1/3 the price of a countertop sized mini dishwasher) which isn't bad, but still if it's not going to work for us then we'd rather not waste our time/money/effort.