Perhaps some of you out there had a bit more cultured upbringings than I, but I was quite grown before I ever was aware of the existence of portable dishwashers. When my wife and I were but just dating, we went to lunch at her grandparents house after church one Sunday. After lunch, when all the dishes and food were being cleaned and put away, I see this cabinet that I hadn’t really noticed being rolled from its position off to the side over to the sink. Turns out, the cabinet was a dishwasher, and was quickly filled and attached to the sink and washing and clinking away.
Where had such a thing come from? Why had I never seen this before? We had always either just lived in a house with a dishwasher, or, perhaps more frequently, just washed the dishes in the sink. You mean to say there was a reasonable alternative, between those two options, and I didn’t know about it all those years! The thing is, I am quite sure that same dishwasher was fairly old, and I really haven’t seen one since. Can you still get these if you live some place without built-ins? Would you want to? What ever happened to portable dishwashers?