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Fotile Sink Dishwasher: Is This Space-Saving Combo Good For RVs?

Fotile Sink Dishwasher: Is This Space-Saving Combo Good For RVs?

Space is always at a premium in an RV, so amenities that have combined uses tend to work especially well. In this post, we’re looking at the Fotile In-Sink Dishwasher, a compact 2-in-1 sink/dishwasher combo that could be a helpful addition for some travelers.

What Is the Fotile In-Sink Dishwasher?

The FOTILE 2-in-1 In-Sink Dishwasher is a kitchen appliance that combines a kitchen sink with a compact in-counter dishwasher. The combination offers an ergonomic counter-mounted design that combines dishwashing, sanitizing, and drying without the need to bend over to load and unload dishes as you would with a traditional dishwasher.

Designed for compact spaces like RVs, the unit has a food-grade seamless stainless steel design to prevent rusting and low energy consumption. It has five washing and rinsing cycles that not only offer an easy solution to washing dishes but also include a sterilization and bacteria elimination process that eliminates 99.99% of common bacteria according to Fotile.

The 360° cleaning system uses rotary sprays that effectively clean dishes and utensils, reducing the potential for blind spots. The jet spray and angle water spray design work together to create a “water fall-like blanket” to thoroughly clean the contents of the dishwasher.

The system also uses convection drying from a high-heat rinse cycle to allow dishes to fully dry, eliminating the need for a towel and preventing any secondary contamination. It also has a child safety lock to prevent accidental access.

In addition to the space-saving advantage, these units seem good for RVs because they use less water per wash cycle than a traditional dishwasher, at only 3.17 gallons. Another benefit from an RVer’s perspective is that it uses less energy than a traditional dishwasher, estimated at only 80 kWh per year.

The unit does require 120V service for the heating element to heat it up. Note that the dimensions of the sink/dishwasher combo are:

  • Height 21.68″
  • Width 35.25″
  • Depth 19.31″

Here’s a video that shows what the Fotile sink/dishwasher combination looks like and how it works:

Is the Fotile Sink/Dishwasher a Good Idea for RVs?

In a previous post, we looked at the question of whether an RV dishwasher is indispensable or a waste of water. But this is a different kind of dishwasher. Not only is it compact, sharing a space with a kitchen sink, but it also uses less water and energy.

The Fotile looks like a great way to have usable counter space, a decent-sized sink, and a dishwasher. Since it takes up about the same space as a typical double sink, it might be a great upgrade to consider.

We’d just offer a quick caveat:

While the dishwasher only uses about 3 gallons of water for a load, it’s important to note that it’s a pretty small load. So, if using 3 gallons of water to wash a small load of dishes makes sense for your RV lifestyle, then it might be a great option for you. If you’re often connected to full hookups so you worry less about water and power consumption, then you might be more inclined to opt for a dishwasher or any kind.

We had a Fisher & Paykel dish drawer in our Mountain Aire for over 18 years. We loved having a dishwasher but only used it when we were hooked up to water, sewer & electric service. For us avid boondockers, it was just one more luxury to enjoy when we did get fully hooked up (second only to long hot showers courtesy of our Truma on-demand water heater).

We think the Fotile Sink/Dishwasher might be a worthwhile luxury for living in a small space, but we can wash a small load of dishes with much less water than 3 gallons by hand. So, we still wouldn’t use it when boondocking, unless it was a very short stay during which we didn’t need to conserve our water supply too much.

Where Can I Buy a Fotile In-Sink Dishwasher?

Fotile sink/dishwasher combination units are available for purchase at several retailers and dealer locations. They’re also available online. Note that you can get the sink on the left and the dishwasher on the right… or vice versa.

Sale
FOTILE Stainless Steel Kitchen In-Sink Dishwasher Combination, Heavy Gauge Bowl Dish Sanitizing, Energy-saving, and Powerful Cleaning Countertop Dishwasher (SD2F-P3)
  • Innovation Kitchen Solution: Kitchen Sink and Dishwasher 2-in-1 unit with a sleek modern look. Designed for modern living in compact spaces. This...
  • Advanced Dish Sanitizing: Maintain a hygienic kitchen with the FOTILE Dishwasher Combination, giving you peace of mind and ensuring the health and...
Sale
FOTILE SD2F Stainless Steel Kitchen In-Sink Dishwasher Combination, Heavy Gauge Bowl Dish Sanitizing, Energy-saving Countertop Dishwasher (SD2F-P3L)
  • Innovation Kitchen Solution: Kitchen Sink and Dishwasher 2-in-1 unit with a sleek modern look. Designed for modern living in compact spaces. This...
  • Advanced Dish Sanitizing: Maintain a hygienic kitchen with the FOTILE Dishwasher Combination, giving you peace of mind and ensuring the health and...

To see how the Fotile In-Sink Dishwasher is installed, take a look at this video:

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John Wilkerson

Sunday 11th of February 2024

We have a Hampton 380RKS destination trailer. We installed this unit about 3 months ago. It’s very efficient, quiet and does a great job. To answer Bill’s question, it is 120 volts. It took almost a full day to install to make sure all the parts a pieces were correct and the wiring was safety done. The only error was the faucet. It doesn’t come with a faucet and we like ours so we didn’t move it. The handle is behind the lid of the dishwasher washer when open. We should have moved the faucet. We mostly run it at night. We have a toaster oven on the same circuit and so they can’t be on at the same time.

Bill

Sunday 11th of February 2024

I read some reviews on the dishwasher and they say it requires 240 volts and your article says 120 volts,which is it. I'm very interested in this dishwasher. Thanks

TheRVgeeks

Sunday 11th of February 2024

As @John Wilkerson has already commented, the Fotile is, indeed, a 120V AC appliance. Or, at least, the OFFER it as a 120V AC appliance... there's also a 240V AC version for other markets (pretty much EVERYWHERE other than North America). As far as we know, the features/capabilities are identical. Just the power source voltage is different.

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