Maytag MDC4809PAB 24-in. Portable Dishwasher Review$749.00
With an average yearly operating cost of $30.34, the MDC4809PAB is fairly efficient. This calculation is based on water consumption of 3.91 to 7.02 gallons of hot water, and electricity use of 0.60 to 1.07 kWh per wash. While this is not market-driving performance, it certainly justifies the label “efficient.”
We were not very impressed by the MDC4809PAB’s overall performance. For a cheap portable machine we’d probably be satisfied, but it fell short in a few key tests. It was surprisingly bad at handling our tea stains, for example. It also struggled in our protein tests (baked egg, dried milk, meat). Once again, though, it wasn’t terrible—we just expected more for the price.
There isn’t much in terms of features. Beyond the four main cycles—Light, Normal, Heavy, and 1-Hour Wash—there’s the standard high-temp wash, sanitize rinse, heated dry and four-hour delay.