Sunpentown SD-9241SS 18″ Portable Dishwasher Review

The Sunpentown SD-9241SS is the best portable dishwasher that offers a larger interior cavity than your standard countertop machine allowing 8 standard place settings.

Sunpentown SD-9241SS 18 Portable Dishwasher
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The Sunpentown SD-9241SS is in our opinion the best looking portable dishwasher. The SD-9241SS offers great features, durability and looks for a very good price. The SD-9241SS is not a countertop style unit but looks more like your regular dishwasher but with a much slimmer profile and also rolls around easily on wheels.

Note: If you are not sure what you need, check out our Dishwasher Buying Guide to learn more. Next you will want to read our Dishwasher Reviews to get more options from our list of the Best Portable Dishwashers.

What also makes the SD-9241SS very portable is the easy faucet connection to any regular tap. This machine is feature packed, has good reviews and if you want the biggest but not full size portable dishwasher then this is the best choice for you.

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Design:  The SD-9241SS is a very chic looking unit and will be very well suited for any modern looking kitchen. The Dimensions of the SD-9241SS are 17.72″W x 25.98″D x 36.02″H and the weight is 121 pounds which is a bit hefty but it does have wheels which makes it very easy to maneuver. The dishwasher has a quality feel to it, the body consists of thick aluminum and the top counter is a solid plastic. The front door is made from a nice brushed stainless steel as well as the interior cavity which gives this dishwasher great durability for years of washing dishes. The dishwasher comes in two color options a nice silver tone or white. The silver color in our opinion is the better look but if your kitchen is white then the choice is obvious. The unit is pretty quite at 55db.


The SD-9241SS has 8 standard place settings which gives you a bit more room than the regular 6 place settings. An easy faucet connection is standard and a hose is included. six different wash cycles, all – in – 1, heavy, normal, light, rinse and speed. With the SD-9241SS you also get a time delay feature, refill reminder, error alarm and the upper rack is adjustable to accommodate larger pots and pans and its energy star certified. Water temperature reaches 154 degrees F.


The Sunpentown SD-9241SS is energy star certified and uses 295 Kwh a year. Water
consumption is also kept to a minimum to about 3.65 Gallons per cycle.


The SD-9241SS is very durable and has a solid build. The interior cavity is a high quality stainless steel. The exterior is just as durable covered in thick aluminum, quality thick plastic countertop and a stainless steel front door. You also get a 1 year parts and labor warranty so no need to stress.

Pros and Cons of the SPT SD-9241SS


  • Lots of space in this compact dishwasher
  • Solid construction
  • Easy faucet connection
  • easy to use
  • plenty of features
  • Energy star
  • Best looking
  • Good reviews


  • The priciest unit we have featured at $381.99 (was recently over $500)
  • Heavy
  • not as compact as the countertop dishwashers
  • customer service questionable

The SD-9241SS is a solid choice if you are look for something a bit bigger than your standard countertop dishwasher and more feature packed combined with a chic look that will suit today’s modern kitchens.