Maytag MDC4809PAB 24-in. Portable Dishwasher Review$749.00
The black exterior is highly reflective, and while most consumers tend to prefer stainless steel these days, the unassuming design makes the MDC4809PAB a decent fit for a wide range of uses. There are also detachable wheel casters for easy maneuverability—hence, "portability."
The finish is not dent- or scratch-proof, but it’s dark tone ensures that blemishes will be easily overlooked. The material is also very sturdy.
Not exactly awe-inspiring, the black control panel features five buttons, three of which are devoted to cycle selection (?). The appearance is pretty underwhelming, but for a portable machine it serves as much of a purpose as it needs to.
The plastic white interior contrasts with the black exterior. While the material feels somewhat cheap, it doesn’t seem to impinge on the machine’s overall cleaning power.
Both racks are coated with a vinyl material to help hold dishware in place. The top rack lacks adjustable tines and holders, but we didn’t have much trouble fitting large dish loads.
The bottom rack is slightly less flexible, but its overall appearance is the same as the top rack. It's fairly spacious, but the straight tines make it difficult to load more bulky or oddly-shaped objects.
The spacious cutlery basket includes four interior bays with lids over each. There are also utensil holders in each of the lids to help hold silverware in place during the wash.