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Daan Tech's mini dishwasher promises big savings

Singles and couples will love this tiny countertop option

The Bob Global dishwasher sits on a kitchen counter, next to a sink. Credit: Daan Tech

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More of us are living in apartments now, which means countertop space is always at a premium—especially if you have a few roommates. And, because not every place comes with a built-in dishwasher, a good countertop model is going to be your best bet for spotless dishes (don't get us started on the folly of hand-washing).

This is where Daan Tech's new mini-countertop dishwasher, the Bob Global, has the potential to help. If you live alone or only with a few roommates, this tiny machine will fit right in, even on a cramped counter. After a sneak peek at CES 2022 this week, Bob Global will be launching later this summer for $299 (including an initial $100 discount for early adopters).

This dishwasher is tiny, much smaller than the average countertop unit, and it has a cute look when compared to most other countertop models. These are two good starting attributes, but Bob Global aims to be more than just a cute lil' guy.

Daan Tech claims that Bob Global's cycles run for just 20 minutes, which is blazingly fast: Most full-size dishwashers take over two hours to finish a cycle, and countertop models often take longer.

Further, these cycles only use a single gallon of water, which can help keep utility bills low, and they run off a water reservoir, which is a huge boon as anyone who's ever owned a countertop dishwasher will know.

The Bob Global also has a new feature that's rare in dishwashers but especially welcome in a post-pandemic world: a UV-C sanitation option that claims to kill 99% of bacteria and viruses during a waterless sanitize cycle.

Daan Tech is a relatively new manufacturer, established in 2016 and based out of France, but their original Bob dishwasher has sold 35,000 units in the year since its launch. The Bob Global claims a durability of at least 10 years, so we're interested to see if Daan Tech will offer a warranty on this product to match.

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