All You Need to Know About How an In-Sink Dishwasher Works

Last Updated: 6/5/2023

Author: James Zhao, Sr. Tech Specialist & Alex Park, Product Specialist

Few people enjoy washing dishes, and traditional dishwashers are often clunky, use too much water, and require you to sacrifice cabinet space to install them. If you’re tired of hand washing dirty dishes or twisting your body to load the dishwasher, you might find yourself wondering — how does an in-sink dishwasher work?

In-sink dishwashers not only use less water, but they’re also easier to load and unload and get your dishes cleaner in half the time. These innovative appliances seamlessly combine a kitchen sink and dishwasher into one compact, space-saving unit.

Designed for the utmost convenience and efficiency, this appliance streamlines your kitchen chores. The guide below discusses how this compact dishwasher operates and why it might be the perfect fit for your kitchen.

Are you ready to revolutionize your kitchen chores with the FOTILE SD2F-P3 2-in-1 In-Sink Dishwasher? It's time to experience the seamless integration of design, convenience, and cleanliness. Upgrade to a smarter kitchen equipped for modern living today.

Dishwashing, Sterilization, & Drying

The FOTILE SD2F-P3 In-Sink Dishwasher combines three crucial processes into one: dishwashing, sterilization, and drying. Instead of managing these tasks separately, this appliance streamlines them into a single, efficient cycle, saving you time and effort.

Intelligent 360 Cleaning System

The heart of this appliance's functionality lies in its Intelligent 360° Cleaning System. FOTILE's innovative rotary sprayers and all-angle water spray design clean and sterilize your dishes from every angle, ensuring even coverage for a thorough deep cleaning.

Total Bacteria Elimination

Health and hygiene are paramount, which is why the FOTILE SD2F-P3 In-Sink Dishwasher is equipped with a one-step total bacteria elimination process. Using five washing and rinsing cycles, it heats the water to 158° — hot enough to pasteurize your dishes. This process eliminates 99.99% of harmful pesticides and microbes like E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and other common bacteria from your dishes, making them safer to use.

Convection Drying

Once the dishes are cleaned and sterilized, the dishwasher transitions to the drying phase. The FOTILE SD2F-P3 In-Sink Dishwasher uses convection drying, a unique heating element that creates intense residual heat to dry your dishes completely. This process prevents secondary contamination from towel-drying and saves you both time and effort.

Benefits of An In-Sink Dishwasher

Choosing an in-sink dishwasher like the FOTILE SD2F-P3 2-IN-1 offers numerous benefits that can make using your kitchen easier and more pleasant. From saving space and energy to providing faster cleaning times, this appliance truly transforms the way you manage your dishwashing chores.

Engineered For Small Spaces

One of the standout features of the FOTILE SD2F-P3 2-in-1 In-Sink Dishwasher is its compact, space-saving design. By combining a kitchen sink and dishwasher into one, this appliance is perfect for compact spaces like kitchens, apartments, or homes. It provides all the functionality you need without taking up additional space, if you want to add a dishwasher to a small kitchen.


With an energy consumption of only 178 kWh/year, compared to an average traditional dishwasher's 290 kWh/year, the FOTILE SD2F-P3 2-in-1 In-Sink Dishwasher is a greener choice. This reduced energy usage not only lowers your utility bills but also reduces your carbon footprint.

Cuts Down Water Waste

In addition to energy savings, this in-sink dishwasher is also water-efficient. It uses 50% less water per wash cycle than a traditional dishwasher, drastically reducing your water consumption and utility costs — making it as friendly to the environment as it is to your wallet.

Faster Cleaning Time

When time is of the essence, the FOTILE SD2F-P3 2-in-1 In-Sink Dishwasher has you covered. With its efficient cleaning system, dishwashing, sterilization, and drying take just 45 minutes — significantly less than the traditional 90 minutes. This means you can enjoy clean, ready-to-use dishes in half the time of standard dishwashers.


While providing exceptional performance, the FOTILE SD2F-P3 2-in-1 In-Sink Dishwasher also offers financial savings. Lower water and energy consumption mean reduced utility bills, making it a budget-friendly choice in the long run.

Ergonomic Design

The FOTILE SD2F-P3 2-in-1 In-Sink Dishwasher boasts an ergonomic countertop design, eliminating the need to bend down to load and unload dishes. This feature enhances user comfort and reduces strain on the back, neck, and arms during use. Being more ergonomic makes this model an advantageous kitchen upgrade for people of all ages and abilities.

Built-In Child Safety

Traditional dishwashers nestled between lower kitchen cabinets are easy for children to reach. In-sink dishwashers, on the other hand, are higher up and sunk into the counter, placing them out of reach of most children.

Additionally, FOTILE’s in-sink dishwasher features a built-in child safety lock that prevents the top door from opening while in use, providing an additional layer of safety and peace of mind.

The FOTILE Advantage

Choosing FOTILE not only means choosing top-tier appliances but also enjoying a host of additional benefits. These advantages, from warranties to financing options, ensure you receive the best value and peace of mind with your purchase.

Money Back Guarantee

FOTILE stands behind the quality of our products by offering a money-back guarantee. If, for any reason, you're not completely satisfied with your purchase, you can return it for a full refund, providing an added level of confidence in your investment.

One-Year Warranty

FOTILE believes in the durability and reliability of its appliances, which is why our FOTILE SD2F-P3 2-in-1 In-Sink Dishwasher comes with two comprehensive warranties. The first is a one-year warranty on all FOTILE dishwasher parts. The second? A four-year limited warranty on our in-sink dishwasher’s motor.

This means that any manufacturer defects or issues that arise within the limitations of each warranty will be resolved promptly and professionally.

Financing Options

FOTILE offers flexible financing options to make your customer experience as efficient and convenient as possible. Financing your in-sink dishwasher allows you to invest in a high-quality appliance while spreading the cost out over a number of installments that suit your budget and financial situation.

Free Shipping

To add to your savings, FOTILE provides free shipping on your purchase. This means you can enjoy your new, efficient, and innovative kitchen appliance without incurring any additional delivery costs.

Installation Service

For those who need it, FOTILE also offers professional installation services at a flat, affordable rate. Opting for FOTILE’s installation services is not only convenient, but it also guarantees your in-sink dishwasher is installed to our strict specifications, set up correctly, and ready to revolutionize your kitchen chores from the get-go.

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Shop the P3 2in1 In-Sink Dishwasher Today

Transform your kitchen experience with the FOTILE SD2F-P3 2-in-1 In-Sink Dishwasher. From its space-saving design to its advanced cleaning system, this appliance offers numerous benefits that will make your daily life easier and more efficient.

Additionally, with advantages like our money-back guarantee, extended warranties, financing options, free shipping, and installation services, there's never been a better time to upgrade your kitchen.

Shop the P3 2in1 In-Sink Dishwasher today and experience the difference for yourself.