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Review Whirlpool Dishwashers Including Popular Gold Dishwasher Range

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Whirlpool Dishwashers

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Quiet Partner 1 Series

$350 to $800

Key Features Dishwasher Type Built-in
Control Type Electronic
Number of Wash Cycles 4 Cycles
Place Settings 14
Food Disposer With Food Disposer
Sound Insulation With Sound Insulation
Other Features Door Integration Semi Integrated
Adjustable Rack Height Without Adjustable Rack Height
Performance Features Energy Efficiency Rating Energy Star
ENERGY STAR Qualification Yes
Dimensions Depth 24.5 in.
Height 34 in.
Width 23.88 in.

“When shopping for a dishwasher, we tried our hardest to find an American made product. Discovered that was almost impossible. This one had components made in the US and Canada, which was acceptable. We have had the dishwasher for six months, it is used at least once per day and I have nothing but good things to say about it. The utensil basket is in the door, which frees up the entire bottom basket for large pots, pans, lids and dishes. I wash all of my plastics in the dishwasher as well and have never had them shrink or melt in this particular dishwasher. I have inserted items with dried, stuck on food and ran the high temperature cycle. I did not really expect it to get the dishes spotless, but was rather surprised at the results. The dishwasher is also as quiet as promised. Before I bought the dishwasher, I read reviews that listed negatives and will agree there are issues that might be considered unfavorable. This dishwasher does take a VERY long time to run through a cycle; I am talking hours. I have not noticed a difference on the electric bill though. It also uses a lot of Jet Dry which I am not sure I like all that stuff on my dishes.”

“My Viewpoint:  The Whirlpool Quiet Partner 1 Dishwasher is an amazingly effective, efficient and reasonably priced dishwasher.  My favorite features about this dishwasher are the: high energy star rating (only lower by a little compared to dishwashers with much higher prices) quiet wash function (it is so quiet that sometimes I don’t even know I have turned it on!
the ability to choose from different cycles
the fill signal for the rinsing agent:  there is a measure that shows you if your rinsing agent is full or empty, and you can actually see it move down as it is used. Every few days I can see a difference. Now I don’t have to wonder if it is time to put more rinsing agent in.
Sparkling clean dishes:  I mean really really clean. Even on those nights when I am lazy and don’t rinse them so well. I simply choose a higher setting and they come out beautifully. No food sticking to the dishes, the glasses shine and I have yet to have to wash something all over again.
What I don’t like about the Whirlpool Quiet Partner 1 Dishwasher is such a small matter. It is the utensil tray.  It can be placed in two positions.  If I place it on the bottom rack of the dishwasher it takes up too much of my wash space.  The other position is to lie it flat as it fits in and attaches to the door. This makes loading and unloading awkward, but not enough to cause me to even take a star away.  I have simply starting pulling the entire tray out to put the utensils away  nd it actually goes much faster this way.
I have been very pleased with the Whirlpool Quiet Partner 1 Dishwasher, and with all the people and entertaining we do in our household it has definitely held up to the challenges of clean and sparkling dishes as well as being quiet and energy efficient, and by a name brand I trust.  One last mention, it isn’t as expensive as many other that have the same features — so what’s not to like?”

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Quiet Partner II

Features 4 options including Turbowash
Built In
Built-in Food Disposer
Electronic Controls
Energy Star Rated
Push Button Controls
Quiet
Quiet
energy efficient
tableware basket on door

“If you want a simple dishwasher that works well, is quiet and cleans your dishes without a lot of fuss, the Quiet Partner II is the one for you.  The cost associated with this dishwasher is reasonable and it does the job of washing dishes without a lot of effort (pre-washing).  If you don’t need a lot of features or a stainless steel front, the Quiet Partner II provides what you need without breaking the bank.”

“I have a whirlpool dishwasher with the quiet partner II package.  This machine is so quiet I have to check it to make sure it is working.  Our last dishwasher had to run at night or when no one was home because it was so noisy.  This Whirlpool dishwasher is awesome.  It does a great job (as long as you don’t over load it,LoL).”

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Whirlpool Gold Dishwasher

Whirlpool Gold Quiet Partner III

Product Features Built-in Food Disposer
Electronic Controls
More than 6 Cyles
Quiet
energy efficient

“The Whirlpool Gold Quiet partner is a very good dishwasher.  I have to say that I like the way that the compartments are arranged inside.  It has a stylish looking exterior that only enhances the look of the kitchen.  I can’t say that i know the horse power of the unit, although it is a energy star product, which I am pleased about.  I feel that the Whirlppol Gold has the power to give your dishes a good cleaning.  I have yet to have a problem of any finding any residue on anything that I have put in the dishwasher. That was a problem I had with my previous dishwasher. The Whirlpool Gold Quiet partner is just that..quiet.  I was suprised at just how quiet the dishwasher runs.  Its nice to have the dishwasher running and be able to do other things without any annoying noise coming from the dishwasher.  I would have no problem recommending the Whirpool Gold Quiet Partner to anyone looking for a great dishwasher.  I do not think that you will be dissapointed.”

“I love my Whirlpool Gold Quiet Partner III dishwasher.  Immediately after installation (which by the way my handy husband was able to do with ease) I was impressed by the quiet – the noise I didn’t hear when the dishwasher was running.  The name is definitely indicative of the product!
There are many great benefits to this dish washer.  First of all, the dish holders can be laid down, allowing room for large items such as mixing bowls or casserole dishes!  I love this feature which makes the dish washing machine very versatile.  This same feature is also present on the top rack, although I do not use it as frequently.
When I purchased this machine, I looked at many other products that had stainless steel tubs, but the salesperson actually recommended against those tubs because they really didn’t add as much benefit to the product as they did dollars to the cost!  Therefore, I chose the machine that has a grey tub and have been very happy with it.  It doesn’t stain, like my old white tub did so my dishwasher doesn’t look dingy on the inside!
Something else that I like about this dishwasher is that the utensil holder is in the door, which maximizes the usable space for the drawers!  However, the one drawback to this is that sometimes food gets trapped in the utensil holder, if the plates aren’t scraped well.
Speaking of scraping, if I use this machine on the Pots & Pans Cycle, I don’t have to scrape or rinse at all and everything comes perfectly clean.
This dishwasher also has a sani-wash cycle that I like to use when someone in the home is ill!  I don’t really know that it makes the washed dishes anymore sanitary than when used in a regular cyce, but it reassures my mind a little to hope that I am not spreading germs among my family!
Another thing that impresses me about this particular dishwasher is the large capacity it can handle.  I have had other dishwashers that claimed to be able to handle twelve place settings, but this one really will!  I love that I can have a house full of visitors and wash all the dishes at once, rather than having to wash some by hand while the dishwasher finishes the others!
Also, I have never had a problem with dishes clanging together and chipping or breaking in this machine as I have had with other dishwashers, and everything comes out sparkling clean!
Another great benefit of this machine is the fact that it conserves water!  My water bill actually dropped several dollars after installing this dishwasher!  As a consumer who is trying to be eco-friendly, I am impressed by the little amount of water this machine uses!  Also, the fact that I can tailor my wash cycle to a specific need (i.e. just glass ware or pots and pans, etc.) means that I can control the amount of water and electricity used!  A benefit that I am proud to use frequently!

This dishwasher is definitely worthy of recommending to others!  I have had my dishwasher for almost a year and have no complaints at all with it!

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Model: DU945PWSQ

Built In
Built-in Food Disposer
Push Button Controls
Quiet
energy efficient

“Here are the specs:  Extra large capacity tub, Power cleanTM wash system Hard food disposer, no pre-rinsing Quiet Wash III sound package, 5 cycles, Pots & pans cycle, Quick wash cycle, 4 options High temp wash option, and AnywareTM silverware basket. The delay wash is only 4 hour, and the top rack always pulls out the bottom rack too which is annoying. However I went from having no dishwaher for a family of 6 to having one. It gets my dishes clean, is fairly quiet, and even though it is not energy star complient it has saved me atleast $10 a month in my water bill. I have not seen any changes in my electric bill. So I would reccomend this to any friend.”

Whirlpool Dishwasher UK Model Ranges

Whirlpool ADP5740

Whirlpool ADP range

Available in white, black and stainless steel with prices from 250 to 420pounds

“A shock to my regular readers, I know, but as comes with growing up, I decided to change my lifetime habits and clean up my act a little.
For well over 13 years I have been a heavy duty, hardcore scrubber, and upon reaching the ripe old age of 29 last December (and now approaching the big 3.0.with much speed!), decided it was time for change.

And, as in all usual tales of lifestyle changes, I have not looked back since.
The Philips Whirlpool Dishwasher has become one of the most relied upon and useful appliances in my house, never mind the kitchen.

The price I paid for this drawer dishwasher (£350) was way above its usual selling price (£199) as I purchased it from an unscrupulous ‘we give credit to those with no/bad credit history’ stores that I won’t bother naming – to do so would give them free advertising they simply don’t deserve!
To say that having a dishwasher makes an improvement to your lifestyle is an understatement – especially if you like to cook/entertain a lot or have kids at home.

A normal kitchen clean up including getting the dishes done is reduced from approximately 1/2 hour minimum to 10 minutes maximum!
But enough of the virtues of having a dishwasher, any dishwasher, here are the real selling points of why I would wholeheartedly recommend a Whirlpool Dishwasher…

SIZE
The Whirlpool Dishwasher slots nice and snugly into a 20 inch wide kitchen space, and is the same height as standard size kitchen units (the usual white formica ones that come as standard in most council/local authority owned housing!)

APPEARANCE
The Dishwasher is plain white, and has no other colour options. The top of the dishwasher has a smooth easy wipe surface similar to kitchen surface tops, and if you have white kitchen units, blends in nicely. As the dishwasher is the same height as most kitchen units, this makes the appearance of the dishwasher unobtrusive and will not break up the worksurface space.
The front of the dishwasher has rounded curves at the top and bottom, with no sharp edges which gives it a modern appearance. There is a handle hollowed out of the top of the front (door) which is invisible from view.
At the top left of the front (door) is a knob about the size of a round 50 pence piece which is to select the wash programs with. Alongside the knob is a clear grey plastic button that has been set into the door (so it’s not sticking out but lies flat). This is the on/off button.

CAPACITY
This dishwasher officially holds 12 place settings, but I have managed to fit in more (roughly 14) with a bit of jigging around! The top and bottom dish racks have a facility to lower or heighten them so that awkward sized/shaped items can be fitted in easily and securely. A removable double cutlery rack is included on the lower rack which holds at least 10 of each piece of cutlery (10 forks, 10 spoons etc).
Along both sides of the top rack are glass holders which can be folded away along the side of the dishwasher should they not be needed. These are ideal for holding delicate lightweight glasses in place during a wash cycle.

WASH OPTIONS/FUNCTIONS
There are four different wash options on this machine, dependant on your particular needs.
1. Pre Wash. This is used for really heavily soiled dishes before a main wash, such as those used for a Sunday Roast or really greasy/baked on food dishes. The Pre Wash is also ideal for quickly rinsing out really lightly soiled stuff, like a whole load of glasses/drinks beakers.
2. Quick 30. This is a 30 minute rapid wash, suitable for lightly soiled dishes or small loads only. When I first got the dishwasher I made the mistake of putting in a full load of dishes, pots etc only to find food left on after the wash had finished.
3. Eco 50. This is a 50 degrees wash designed for normal to heavy soiling but without using a really hot temperature. This wash will handle most everyday loads but may struggle to manage really baked on foods.
4. Everyday 60. This wash is most often used in my home. It is a 60 degree thorough, long wash that will clean any and everything, no matter how many dished are loaded inside the dishwasher!

OTHER IMPORTANT FEATURES
This dishwasher has two inside compartments for dishwashing detergents, both of which are flat against the inside of the door. One is for detergent, and the other is for rinse aid. As well as there being a rinse aid indicator on its compartment, if the detergent or rinse aid becomes depleted, the flap of its compartment will flap open so that you know!
There is a salt container inside the dishwasher on its floor. This also contains an indicator to show you when salt needs to be added.
However, many modern dishwashing detergents contain all three necessary ingredients in one so only one compartment may need to be used (the detergent compartment).

This Dishwasher comes a cold water fill only washer, this means the dishwasher itself heats the water it needs, which is cheaper and more economical than using hot water from your own supply.
There is an easy clean/removable filter located on the floor of the dishwasher which simply unscrews and can be rinsed out and replaced easily. It is not tight or fiddly.

When this dishwasher is in operation, the door will not open until it has drained itself. There is no risk of a child pulling it open mid cycle.
The on off switch also lights up once a wash has finished so that you know when it is ready to open.
As a general dishwashing rule, it is always wiser to wait for a full load unless using a light programme. Dishwashers can be quite draining on your electricity supply compared to say a kettle or washing machine.

However I for one am fully prepared to pay a little more and have an extra 20 minutes of non-kitchen cleaning time.
The features on this dishwasher are perfectly adequate to suit all domestic users needs, as is its capacity. The buttons and changeable features are all smooth and easy to use – nothing is too tight to budge or fiddly to operate. My children can now load and use this machine with ease!

(Even less cleaning time for me there folks!!..)”

ADG series

Whirlpool ADP Range

Available in white, black and stainless steel with prices from 300 to 500pounds

Whirlpool ADG644
Dimensions (cm) (H)82.0 x (W)59.7 x (D)57.0
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year(s)
Energy Rating A Rated
Wash Performance B Rated
Drying Performance B Rated
Number of Place Settings 12 Place Setting
Number of Programmes 4
Number of Wash Temperatures 3
Noise Level 54 dB
Water Consumption 19 Litres
Energy Consumption 1.24 Kwh
Furniture Door Required Yes
Adjustable Racking No
Anti Flood Devices Yes
Glass Care / Delicate Programme No
Pre Rinse Yes
Quick Wash Yes
Auto 3 in 1 Detection No
Half Load / Zone Wash Option No
Audible End of Programme No
Height Adjustable Top Basket No
Child Safety Lock No
Control Panel Type Mechanical
Time to End of Programme No
Rinse Aid Indicator Yes
Salt Level Indicator Yes
Cutlery Basket Yes

“We bought this dishwasher in October 2006. We were looking for a very quiet integrated machine, and many were a lot more expensive. I had some reservations about the brand as they havent had the best customer service ratings in the past, but it has been fine.

We had some problems installing it as the fixings shown in the instructions were not obvious on the machine, but the helpline were greast, took the details and a service engineer called back promptly and explained that the fixing points had changed and where to locate them.
The controls are simple, and easy to use, and generally cleaning results are excellent. The range of wash programs is good too – though the economy setting is a VERY slow cycle – 3 hours!

So far it has worked perfectly, it is very quiet, and generally I have no complaints about it, so for the money it was a bargain. My only niggle is that the layout of the baskets is not as good as some models, and the cutlery basket is huge.. often I wish it was a bit smaller so I could get extra pans in, or perhaps in 2 sections so you could use just part of it.”

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Miele Dishwasher Reviews

Miele Dishwasher Reviews And Specifications Including Diamante Dishwashers

The dinner table – where crystal sparkles, china glistens and gleaming heirloom silverware reflects treasured memories. Ensuring the quiet, spotless care of cherished tableware is what drives Miele to continually improve its dishwashers. A 107-year old family tradition of crafting superior, groundbreaking products that are, in the words of the company”s patriarchs, Immer Besser or Forever Better. No other dishwasher brand in the world is more trusted, wins more design awards or leads in technological firsts. The latest generation of Miele dishwashers proudly continues this legacy.

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Miele Dishwasher

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Miele Optima G2470SCSF Built-in Dishwasher

Dishwasher Type: Built-in
Control Type: Electronic
Number of Wash Cycles: 6 Cycles
Drying Type: Economy / Air Drying
Place Settings: 14
Sound Insulation: With Sound Insulation
Other Features 
Anti Flooding Device: With Anti Flooding Device
Door Integration: Fully Integrated
Adjustable Rack Height: With Adjustable Rack Height
Performance Features 
ENERGY STAR Qualification: Yes
Dimensions 
Depth: 22.44 in.
Height: 35.75 in.
Width: 23.56 in.

“Very nice unit, quieter than the Bosch it replaced.  Surface easy to clean.
Takes some getting used to in loading, especially the middle rake for glasses. If you have normal sized glasses it probably would work but tough with mutliple, odd shaped ones.  Seems like wine glasses should fit easily but after 3 weeks we continue to struggle to fine a good place for them.
The top silverware rack is REALLY nice – get these out of the way and makes putting them away after cleaning a snap (since you can sort for cleaning like you would in your drawer.
Seems like a lot of room on the bottom for plates which we never fill.  good flexibility for bottom rack.”

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Miele Touchtronic Platinum 24 in. Built-in Miele Dishwashers

Miele Touchtronic 24″ Platinum Dishwasher – PLATINUM/ 6 Wash Programs/ 3 Wash Temperatures/ Top Solo Function/ Flow-Through Heater/ Built In Water Softener/ Turbothermic Drying/ Double Waterproof System/ Separate Cutlery Tray/ Stainless Steel Finish
Dishwasher Type: Built-in
Control Type: Electronic
Number of Wash Cycles: 6 Cycles
Dimensions 
Depth: 22.5 in.
Height: 33.13 in.
Width: 23.5 in.

“When we needed to replace our 15 year old GE dishwasher one year ago, we knew that getting a quiet dishwasher was our top priority. The GE was so noisy that we avoided using it while we were in the house.

When we started shopping, sales people suggested Miele and Bosch for low noise level. After doing some internet research, and examining the products in the stores, we chose Miele.

We are extremely happy with our choice so far. The dishwasher is so quiet, that the stove fan noise can easily drown out the slight swishing noise that the dishwasher makes. One can easily hold a conversation in the same room, or even a telephone conversation. This allows us to use this dishwasher more frequently than our former one, because it is not annoying. We have even sometimes accidentally opened it while it was running, because we couldn’t hear it over other noises in the kitchen. IIRC, the Miele is quiet because it does not have a pulverizer. It has a filter, however, and you must clean it every few months. If you do not, the dishwasher might stop during a wash when its sensors determine that the filter is too full.
Even though this dishwasher has slightly smaller external dimensions than our GE had, the interior is more roomy. We find it easier to put in the occasional large pot or bowl that we use. Part of the reason is their design, but the separate level cutlery tray also contributes to the roominess.
Some people may be put off by the cutlery tray replacing the more usual cutlery bucket. I had my doubts, but I believe now that it is a superior method. The only advantage to a cutlery bucket is ease of loading. The advantages of the cutlery tray are ease of unloading, plus cleaner cutlery because you can’t have cutlery “spooning” so that it avoids getting clean.
Something else worth mentioning is the drying method. There is no heating element. This results in a longer drying cycle than our former dishwasher, but we find the cycle time acceptable. The advantage is that we do not need to worry about loading plastic items. They can go anywhere. Things that we would avoid loading before, because of the potential hazard of falling on the element, now get loaded into the dishwasher. The lack of heating element may also make it cheaper to run, but I never looked into that. There is usually water to towel away, but only in plastic (Tupperware like) containers’ nooks and crannies, and glasses with concave bottoms.
We have no complaints about the cleaning efficiency of the dishwasher. We have occasionally had items come out not completely clean, but it is rare and usually understandable because of the substance, or unnoticed poor loading of the item in the dishwasher. My wife and I have different attitudes about pre-rinsing. I like to, she does not. In any event, if a rinse in the sink happens, it is very short.”

“I’m sure any new dishwasher would have been quieter than the clunker we were replacing. Most upscale models are pretty darned quiet these days, and this one certainly is.
We decided to go for this Miele model because it was attractive, and because we have a toddler so didn’t want one of those models with the big handle you can pull. Of course, the choice of stainless was maybe not so wise (little fingerprints really show).
We also definitely wanted an energy efficient dishwasher, so that aspect of the Miele Platinum G 892 appealed to us.
Another feature that sold us was the top rack for flatware. This means you don’t need a basket for your flatware. Not only does that free up space for other things, but I find it much easier to load and unload the flatware with this top shelf. Great for baby bottle parts too!
Finally, we liked this dishwasher because it has a water softener feature. You do have to do some stuff like add special salt, but where we live (Los Angeles) the water is hard, hard, hard so the water softener is a big help in getting the dishes spotless. And spotless they are. We’ve only had this machine a few months, but so far we’ve been very pleased with it.”

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Meile Dishwasher Novotronic G842SC 24 in.

Dishwasher Type: Built-in
Control Type: Electronic
Number of Wash Cycles: 6 Cycles
Dimensions 
Depth: 22.5 in.
Height: 33.13 in.
Width: 23.5 in.

“Miele G842 Plus

When we moved house 18 months ago, we inherited an ancient dishwasher that noisily redistributed food debris and never managed to get anything quite clean. Sometimes it performed so badly that we had to put half the cups and glasses straight back into the dishwasher for another wash, and our glassware was becoming grey-filmed. Finally we’d had enough, and decided to stretch our budget to get a new dishwasher.
I’ve bought two dishwashers (Maytag and KitchenAid) over the past few years, and while they were OK, this time I wanted one that would work really well. Miele was my starting point because I grew up with one in our family home, and it performed very well for more than 20 years. However it’s not a cheap appliance, so we spent a lot of time reading Epinion reviews before we went dishwasher shopping.
My wife and I cruised the wide selection of dishwashers at Trail Appliances, and the salesperson tried really hard to interest us in Bosch, but I was reluctant because Bosch reviews have been mixed. We eventually decided upon the store’s lowest-end Miele, the G842 Plus, for CDN$1,200 plus 7 % goods & services tax.

WHAT WE WANTED
We wanted a simple high-quality reliable machine that would function well and last a long time without maintenance. Preferably with only one button: START.

FEATURES – DOOR
We had a choice of black or white for the door. We chose white. The white panel fits behind an edge trim, so it could be replaced with a custom panel. (I’d have preferred a uniform solid panel because trim is more fragile and can collect dirt)
The door feels sturdy. There is almost no flex or wobble when I twist the door with both hands. It closes with a solid clunk, latching onto a short chunky steel tongue.

FEATURES – INTERIOR
The dishwasher is lined with stainless steel (like all Mieles that I’ve seen). The interior looks bright and clinical. When I open the machine after a wash, there is a slight metallic odour that is not unpleasant.
With the door open, the bottom of the machine looks awfully low down, almost at floor level. This drawer dishwasher has a large stainless-steel filter basket in the bottom. It lifts out with an easy twist, and can be rinsed clean. Very little debris accumulates on the filter, indicating that almost all food debris gets broken down into very small fragments that can be flushed past the filter.

Also on the bottom is a cap for the salt reservoir. More on this later.
On the inside of the door are the rinse-aid and detergent dispensers, which are simple and intuitive. And it doesn’t take much detergent; we use just 2 tablespoons of detergent per wash.

FEATURES – SPRAY ARMS

There are three spray arms: slim stainless steel arms at the top and at the bottom, and a plastic arm mounted to the underside of the upper basket, fed by a plastic tube located at the back of the machine. One thing that I like about these spray arms: they can be easily removed for cleaning blocked jets. (On my last machine, removing the spray arms for cleaning was a major operation).

FEATURES – BASKETS
The lower and upper baskets are made of stiff welded wire coated with light grey plastic. They glide smoothly. The bottom basket rolls right out onto the open door, and can be lifted right out of the machine. The upper basket can also be removed easily, but needs to be raised over a stop.
When I first looked at the baskets, they seemed small and low-profile, and the tines seemed too close together. But they are effective. The short tines are stiff, and have no difficulty supporting heavy pots. We use Corelle dishes (which are very thin and tough – great for families with small kids) and we can stack our plates close together and the cups double-decked along one side, so by the time the machine is full, it holds lots of dishes all packed closely. (If you use big thick dinnerware, you should try some pieces for fit in the showroom before buying a Miele!)
Our cutlery basket is a light grey piece of moulded plastic that has 16 little compartments to receive cutlery. It doesn’t look very big, and isn’t high, but it can receive every piece of cutlery in our drawer, and our the cutlery washes beautifully.
Had we spent another CDN $250, we could have had the G842 SC Plus, with its flat upper cutlery tray. We could still add this feature, because the mounting slots are in place. But my wife and I looked carefully at this tray in the showroom, and decided that it would be much too fiddly for us. No way do we have the patience to fit each piece of cutlery into its little dedicated slot!

FEATURES – CONTROLS
Alas: our new dishwasher has more than one button. There is a simple on-off button that cuts power to the machine, a knob that can be turned to select the cycle, and a start button.
The indicators are simple: small lights to indicate Rinse, Drying and End. And three red lights to indicate a drain or leak problem, low rinse-aid and low salt.
These cycles are available:
Pots & Pans: A very hot wash with two pre-wash rinses (142 mins).
Sani Wash: A hot extended wash (147 mins).
Economy: A less hot short cycle (103 mins).
Normal Plus: A hot long wash (145 mins).
Normal: A less hot long wash (143 mins).
Rinse & Hold: A brief rinse (11 mins).

FEATURES – WATER SOFTENER
This one blew me away. Our machine has a built-in water softener! The salt reservoir located at the bottom takes a couple of kg of special salt from Germany ($20 for 5 kg), and though I don’t yet have a feel for consumption, it probably doesn’t use much.

INSTALLATION
The store recommended several Miele-trained installers, and we ended up with Tom, who cheerfully pulled out our museum piece and proceeded to replace it with the new one. He knew what he was doing and had all the tools and parts, yet it took him almost 3 hours to get it plumbed and wired and leveled and trimmed and tested. Cost: $250 including parts and taxes.
I read the installation manual later, and I think that I could have tackled it, but if it took Tom 3 hours, it would probably have taken me a couple of days and more than a few curses and barked knuckles.
Incidentally, Tom, who is independent and seemed genuine, commented that the Miele is the best-made dishwasher that he has come across.

OPERATION
It took us a while to figure out how to best load the baskets. Dinner plates fit at the bottom back left, side plates on the back right, and cereal bowls in front. (Our small children use piles of cereal bowls.) Cups and glasses go into the top basket, and there is an upper deck on the left side where another half dozen cups fit. And because we don’t have the upper cutlery tray, we have huge headroom over the upper basket, and can fit large items like vases. The baskets seemed a little small at first, but they stack lots of items close together. The literature claims that this machine fits 14 dinner places. Yep.
When I press START, there is a tiny whisper of intermittent rain and a low hum somewhere deep. And that is it for noise. It is barely noticeable.
We usually use Normal Plus. The cleaning cycle is quite long, at almost 2.5 hours.
Our dishes come out clean, clean, clean! Glassware is bright and free from blemishes when held up to the light. Pots clean very well, except for survival of a ring of baked-on rice pudding, which I put in just as a test.

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
This dishwasher uses up to 24 litres per cycle, with only 30 ml (2 tablespoons) of detergent, and up to 2.4 kWh of electricity.
There is plenty of metal in this machine, but if it lives up to its reputation and lasts for 20 years, I’ll be consuming less resources than if I have to use up two or more other dishwashers in the same period. The stainless steel should be recycleable.

RATING
We’re delighted. This machine cleans really well, and seems well thought out. We’ve only had it for a month, so our opinion might change, but if we have any problems, I’ll let you know. The cost is quite high, though the upper range domestic competitors are up in the same range. I believe that our Miele is good value. The only downside is the long cycle time.”

“Our family of four runs three loads every two days, uses one tablespoon of detergent (soft water) and hasn’t rinsed a dinner plate in four years. We close the door, hit start (on the ECONOMY cycle) and fully expect to have our dishes sparkling clean every time.
We clean the filter every four months, don’t use rinse aid, and have never taken apart the spray arms. I don’t know Miele’s service number, and don’t expect to find out.
Want clean dishes for years? Buy a Miele.”

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Miele Touchtronic G894 SC Built-in Dishwasher

12 place setting 598mm dishwasher. Very low water consumption, litres per wash. 3-in-1 Detergent option. Advanced fuzzy logic. Automatic programme Up to 19 hour delay start.
Dishwasher Type: Built-in
Control Type: Push Button
Number of Wash Cycles: 7 Cycles

“Background
We remodeled our kitchen and as a part of that remodel, we replaced all of the appliances including a seven-year-old Kenmore dishwasher that was noisy (even though it was an “Ultra Quiet III”), had a tendency to get stuck in cycles and smelled like it was burning when it ran. We looked at replacement dishwashers from Bosch, Whirlpool, Kitchen Aid and Miele. The clincher for the Miele Touchtronic G894 SCi was the separate cutlery tray at the top of the machine but it was not the Miele’s only positive point.

Requirements, Features and Details
Our first requirement for our replacement dishwasher (besides the fact that it not smell like it was burning) was that it be very quiet (that it cleaned well was a given) – Bosch, Miele and Kitchen Aid all delivered in that department with Bosch and Miele beating out KA by a hair. This was the stage where Whirlpool got knocked out. When the Miele is running, you have to listen closely to know it’s running; in a quiet kitchen, you can whisper above the machine.

The next requirement was that it provide flexible loading options since there’s nothing I won’t try running through the dishwasher – dishwashers are a miracle appliance as far as I’m concerned. The Miele was the hands down winner here – each basket is variably configurable. On the bottom basket, inserts can be removed or folded to create a flat bottom basket – one pair of bowl spikes in the basket is not removable or foldable – but it still leaves 85% of the basket flat and wide open. The PlateGuard insert cradles each plate at three points and has room for 17 individual plates. The foldable spikes hold 12 items, the non foldable spikes have room for another 11 items. Miele claims their dishwasher can hold 14 international place settings and serving dishes – I’d believe it! None of the other models we looked at compared for flexibility and it seems that the Miele swallows huge quantities of dirty dishes and returns spotlessly clean dishes.

The upper basket holds cups and mugs. It includes a “coffee bar” to hold coffee cups at an angle so water won’t collect on the top. If you put your smaller glasses on the far left and right rows, you can fold down additional racks and place small items above your glassware. Much of the middle of the basket can be configured to be fairly open to hold larger items. The upper basket also has three adjustable height levels and a guide to indicate how tall items in the lower basket can be without interfering with the spray arm.

Because this is an “SC” model, the top of the dishwasher has a separate cutlery tray which sits above the upper basket; it has its own spray arm above the tray. Silverware is loaded in the basket horizontally with each item occupying its own slots. There is room in the middle of the basket for items like spatulas, whisks, and cooking spoons and small bits and pieces which would fall through the lower basket openings.

The control panel of the machine is fairly simple. You turn the machine on, select one of seven programs and press the Start/Stop button. For all but the Rinse and Hold program, the machine heats the water supplied to a specific temperature for each program between 115-170F (45-75C).

For any program you may also choose the Top Solo function which only washes the top rack and cutlery tray, using about half the water of a regular cycle. You may delay any program up to nine hours – if you’re with a utility that meters power based on time of use, this can save you money. While conservation was not a primary driver in our decision, Miele’s energy and water conservation is impressive and we consider it an added bonus.

The Miele also comes with an adjustable rinse aid dispenser, from 1-6 ml dispensed for each run of dishes and a water softener for hard water, over eight grains – you program the machine for the hardness of your water before you run the machine the first time. Installation of the machine is a breeze, it plugs into a 120V outlet and the water inlet is threaded like a garden hose. It rests on glides which double as level adjustments and attaches to the cabinetry with two screws.

Cons (no not really)
A few things to be aware of . . . One is that the shortest wash program (not including Rinse and Hold) is 72 minutes, the longest is a whopping 142 minutes. Like most European machines but unlike most North American machines, the Miele does not dispose of food on dishes, it instead filters out larger debris – which means that you need to periodically clean out the filters (every four to six months). It’s not a huge deal but it is something to be monitored on the machine which requires periodic intervention.

Conclusion
I will never own another dishwasher other than a Miele. In the unlikely event something does go wrong, Miele guarantees parts for a machine for at least ten years after it goes out of production. I don’t think this machine is going to need any new parts for a long, long time since it feels like it’s been built to last.”

“I have had my Miele G894 SCi Plus dishwasher for 2 weeks.
It has amazing cleaning powers. My dishes are back to looking like new even though we are using less soap and water. It is extremely quiet and we can now phone from the kitchen when the dishwasher is on. I love the cutlery tray, easy to load and unload. Door is perfectly balanced and there is no need to bend as it comes up to close as soon as you move back the baskets.”

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Miele Incognito G858SCVi Built-in Dishwasher

“We got this dishwasher during a kitchen renovation, and it is certainly pricey, around $1500, but it cleans great, runs quietly, and is very efficient.

The love it or hate it part of Miele is the separate upper cutlery tray. I love it, it holds a tremendous amount of cutlery, and every piece is separate so you don’t get utensils that touch each other and prevent proper cleaning. They manage to squeeze it in while leaving the other two baskets at full size.

For the baskets, you can get a few different wire inserts for different uses, but we’re more than happy with the standard included ones. The upper basket is height adjustable, giving some flexibility for particularly tall or bulky items. Also, you can run it “top-solo”, with less water and detergent to clean the upper rack only. It also uses a very small amount of detergent, maybe half what my old GE recommended. I’ve had the machine one year, and no problems with the machine, and excellent cleaning all along.

Our installer screwed up the installation, we have the “hidden” type, there is a cabinet door surface which was mounted incorrectly by my installer(not a Miele installer, just my regular cabinet installer), so the door latch did not engage properly resulting in the dishwasher not running. I called Miele, and their customer service was great, they explained how to get the fault code and told me what was probably wrong. They also provided a new mounting bracket free of charge and free delivery, even though they had nothing to do with the original mounting bracket problem. Unbelievably friendly, knowledgeable, and generous support.”

“I went back and forth on buying this dishwasher. I considered several other high end brands but I have a best friend that is German and she kept recommending this brand to me. I can’t explain how awesome it is. I just got rid of a 6 year old GE Profile Performance. This one is 10 times better. It has the awesome cutlery tray/rack and does not use a basket…it allows several more items to be placed on it than the typical basket. The tines are in different directions; therefore, allowing numerous placements of items.”

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Maytag Dishwasher Reviews

Maytag Dishwasher Reviews Including The Jetclean And Performa Dish Washer

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Maytag Dishwasher

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Maytag Jetclean Dishwasher

MDB8951BWW Maytag Jetclean II Steam Clean Dishwasher

Get glassware clean with the power of steam. The SteamClean option in this oversize capacity Plus 2-rack Maytag dishwasher uses high-heat steam to loosen residue so glassware gets cleaned right the first time, every time.

Features Include:
Energy Star Qualified
SteamClean Option
Jetclean Power Module
Oversize Capacity Plus Tall Tub
14-piece place setting capacity
12 precision controls with touch pads
Automatic temperature control
Precision clean sensor
Heavy, normal, light, rinse only and auto clean cycles
InstaWash cycle
Hi-Temp wash option
Stainless steel tub interior
NSF certified sanitize option
2-4-6 hour delay start
Control lockout
17 Indicator lights
Ventless dry system
DuraGuard Nylon racks
Ball-tip tines with cradle cushion grip
Stainless steel roller glide tracks
Adjustable and removable high side upper rack with stack-rack shelf and rack handle upper rack cup clip

“Initially purchased a Bosch 430 series model.  Unfortunatly, I was completely dissatisfied with it’s cleaning power.  I had the unit serviced with no satisfactory results.  Ultimately, returned for a Maytag model mdb8851, and was completly delighted with the improved cleaning power.  The Maytag may be noisier, use more water and electricity, but it also CLEANS DISHES.”

“Purchased the Maytag Steam &  Clean Stainless steel dishwasher for a kitchen remodeling.  Has many different cleaning options.  Does a great job. I never rinse dishes first. Easy to fill and holds a lot of dishes and pots and pans. I like the wide side area for skillets or cookie sheets. Keeps everything upright.  Runs fairly quiet and is energy efficient. I got the stainless inside and out and am very happy with that.”

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MDB8851AWW Jetclean Maytag Dish Washer

Get reliable results regardless of the load size. With a powerful 1/3-HP motor, meticulous cleaning cycles and plenty of usable capacity, this drawer dishwasher delivers optimum washing and rinsing action for an uncompromising level of performance. A stainless steel tub interior ensures a lifetime of higher heat retention for more dependable drying, while Micro-Fine Plus filtration eliminates the need to prewash.

ENERGY STAR Qualified
ToughScrub Plus Option
Oversize Capacity Tall Tub
Hi-Temp Wash Option
2-4-6 Hour Delay Start Option
Control Lockout
Ball-tip Tines with Cradle Cushion Grip
Removable Upper Rack with 2 Stack-Rack Shelves
High Pressure Spray Jets
16 Indicator Lights
Active-Vent Dry System
DuraGuard Nylon Racks
Jetclean Power Module
Oversize Capacity Plus Tall Tub
14 Place-Setting Capacity
11 Precision Controls with Touch Pads
Automatic Temperature Control
Precision Clean Sensor
Heavy, Normal, Light, Rinse Only and Auto Clean Cycles
Sanitize Option
EcoOption : Eco Options

“I have had my dishwasher for awhile and it still runs as good as it did the first day. maytag had to replace some things under warranty but  thats all i have had done with it . i couldnt live without it”

“love it! What a great addition to our home. A wonderful Maytag dishwasher! You can move various parts and pieces to accomodate any kind of load. It dries them spot free. No problems after almost 4 years, We have the white one, the original model in this series.”

MDB4651AWW Maytag Built-in Oversize Capacity Plus Tall Tub Dishwasher

Get reliable results regardless of the load size. This Oversize Capacity Plus tall tub dishwasher features the Micro-Fine Plus filtration system – the industry’s finest filtration among leading brand stainless steel tub dishwashers – to capture particles as tiny as poppy seeds and coffee grounds, so there’s no need to prewash. Also features deluxe vinyl racks, a removable upper rack and a one-piece removable basket.

ToughScrub Option
Microprocessor Controls with 7 Touch Pads
QuietSeries 200 Sound Package
Vinyl-Coated Racks
Ball Tip Tines
Removable Upper Rack
Tiered Upper High-Side Stack Rack Shelves
Three Wash Arms and Four Wash Cycles
Stainless Steel Hard Food Disposer
Finer Filtration
JetClean II Wash System
Sturdy, Smooth-Rolling Racks
Stainless Steel Tracks
Powerful 1/3 HP Motor
Control Lockout
ENERGY STAR Qualified Model
Four Wash Cycles
Sanitize Option
2-4-6 Hour Delay Wash Option
High Temp Wash Option
Adjustable Legs – Minimum Height of 33-1/2″ and Maximum Height of 35-1/4″

“A good choice for us.  The Maytag dishwasher really cleans!  Also, very pleased that almost anything we use will fit into it.  The heavy duty wash cycle cleans almost anything.”

“Wow this machince really packs a punch gets everything I put in it spotless and never had any trouble with it. Would always buy maytag now after changing brands frequently until now”

MDB5601AWW Maytag Built-in Oversize Capacity Plus Tall Tub Dishwasher

A powerful 1/3-HP Motor, the finest filtration among leading brand tall tub dishwashers and meticulous cleaning cycles in this dishwasher deliver optimum washing and rinsing results, regardless of the load size or soil level. Also features premium vinyl racks, stainless steel tracks and a one-piece removable basket with cover.

Features
ToughScrub Option
Auto Clean Cycle
Microprocessor Controls with 11 Touch Pads
QuietSeries 300 Sound Package
Vinyl-Coated Racks
Ball Tip Tines
Removable Upper Rack
Upper and Lower High-Side Stack Rack Shelves
Auxiliary Basket
Three Wash Arms and Four Wash Cycles
Stainless Steel Hard Food Disposer
Finer Filtration
JetClean II Wash System
Sturdy, Smooth-Rolling Racks
Stainless Steel Tracks
Powerful 1/3 HP Motor
Control Lockout
ENERGY STAR Qualified Model
Four Wash Cycles
Sanitize Option
Adjustable Legs – Minimum Height of 33-1/2″ and Maximum Height of 35-1/4″

“used lots of dishwashers and this is the best dishwasher yet. Just put the dishes in and go. I use the “rinse only” cycle when it’s not quite full; set it every night and then when the washers full I put in soap and use the other washing settings. Everything is clean and spotless”

“This dishwasher is ok, I guess. We were looking for the quietest dishwasher appliances on the market that we could afford, and this is it. As I am doing this review, I can hear my dishwasher running. But how quiet should one expect a dishwasher to be? This Maytag Quiet Series 300 was advertised to be the quietest, but it has not proven to be so. The door opens to the floor almost, breaks your back to load it and unload it, and it will not wash peanut butter off of anything unless I run the thing on normal cycle. It seems to go on and on and on before it stops too. I have really hot water, and I wash on sanitize cycle. I don’t think there is an ideal dishwasher out there, is there?”

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Maytag Performa Dishwasher

2 drawers that run separetly or together
Built In
Electronic Controls
Portable
Push Button Controls
Quiet

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Maytag MSE760FAKS

Construction: Freestanding
Manufacturer: Maytag
Drying Efficiency: A
Energy Consumption in kWh per Program: 1
Energy Efficiency: A
Height in cm: 85 cm
Number of Programmes: 9
Start Delay Option: with Start Delay Option
Water Consumption in Litres per Program: 12
Water Control System: No
Width in cm: 60
Front Decoration: Standard
Depth in cm: 55
Cleaning Efficiency: A
Noise Level in Decibels: 48
Number of Different Temperatures: 5
Number of Place Settings: 12
Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

“I have had the Maytag for nearly two years now. I bought it to match with new appliances in my refitted kitchen.
The machine holds a lot, more than our previous model. It was so quiet that when we first used it we didn’t think it was working!
It is easy to use, with lots of programmes. It has a low salt and low rinse aid indicator.
It has an economy programme as well as all the usual programmes that you would expect for a top of the range dishwasher.”

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LG Dishwasher Reviews

LG Dishwasher Reviews

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LG LDF9810 24 in. Built-in Dishwasher

This LG dishwasher matches the new Kitchen Series line and features the benefits of a third utensil rack, and Steam Cleaning

for gentle scrubbing of baked on foods.
Dishwasher Type: Built-in
Control Type: Electronic
Number of Wash Cycles: 6 Cycles
Drying Type: Economy / Air Drying
Place Settings: 14
Food Disposer: With Food Disposer
Sound Insulation: With Sound Insulation
Other Features 
Noise Level: 45 DB
Door Integration: Fully Integrated
Adjustable Rack Height: With Adjustable Rack Height
Performance Features 
Energy Efficiency Rating: Energy Star
ENERGY STAR Qualification: Yes
Dimensions 
Depth: 25 in.
Height: 33.88 in.
Width: 23.88 in.

“We purchased this drawer dishwasher in November 2007 to replace an underperforming GE profile. It was a difficult decision to spend this kind of money on a dishwasher when there were so many other options for a lot less money. In the end, two features sold us: the separate cutlery rack and the half load feature.
For the cutlery tray, we like it because it gives us additional space in the bottom rack since we no longer need the cutlery basket down there. However, the cutlery doesn’t clean quite as well in the rack, so you do need to make sure it doesn’t have peanut butter or anything else very sticky on the silverware. We haven’t used the half load feature as much as we thought we would, but it has worked fine the times that we have used it.
There are several features that we didn’t realize would be as valuable as they’ve turned out to be. First is the steam setting. We were concerned that this might turn out to be a gimmick. It’s worked very well at cleaning, especially baked-on food in casserole dishes. Even when it doesn’t get everything perfectly cleaned off, the remains don’t get dried on and crusty like in other dishwashers we’ve had – they end up soft and very easy to clean. The light is another feature that’s turned out to be much more valuable than we anticipated, silly as it may seem at first. Last, the dishwasher is very quiet You can easily have a conversation standing right next to it even when it’s at its loudest.
So for the negatives – obviously the first is the cost. We got very lucky on this because Best Buy had it on sale for about $75 off, but we purchased it at a competing chain and got them to price match and take an additional 10% off the sale price. That saved us well over $200 off the list price. Number two is the number of wine glasses it can hold – our old dishwasher could hold eight without interfering with other glasses in the rack. This one only holds about four, and when you use the supports for the wine glass stems you end up blocking two rows of space. I wish this had been designed better. Last negative thing is the smell. When you leave dishes in there for a couple of days, they really start to reek. I’ve never experienced this with another dishwasher, so I wonder if this one is more airtight than most.
Overall, we are satisfied with the purchase. It was expensive, but it’s worked reliably for us.”

“Reading these reviews that people have said about the LG Dishwasher, scares me! Unless I have just been lucky, I have had ZERO problems with mine. We have had it for 2 years plus I had the model up in another house for a year before we sold that house. We also had no problems with that one. Hints why we bought another with the new house!

Here is a few specs that Best Buy has on their site:

Hidden control panel is simple to operate and provides a contemporary look;

lockout feature allows you to lock the controls, preventing unintentional and unsupervised use.

Sense-Clean wash system uses 3 wash arms to thoroughly clean dishes on both the top and bottom racks
5 cycles handle all of your dish cleaning needs, including power scrub, normal, delicate and rinse only; sanitary rinse uses 161° rinse water to kill most food bacteria for dishes that are completely clean

Customizable upper rack and fold-down tines in the lower rack adjust to accommodate dishware of various shapes and sizes, creating space in the tub for everything on your table; tub can hold up to 16 place settings

3 detachable cutlery baskets with covers offer convenient and secure storage for specialty cooking tools and silverware; cup rack holds glasses in place; stemware holder secures delicate glassware during washing

Rinse aid dispenser with refill light disperses the correct amount of rinse aid during the cycle for improved results

Add-a-dish feature allows you to add a forgotten dish after the cycle has begun

Stainless-steel, hard-food disposer finely grinds food particles into pieces small enough to be rinsed away, eliminating the need to prewash;

self-cleaning filter prevents food from being deposited on clean dishware

OptiDry Hybrid drying system combines condensation and fan drying, for faster drying with reduced spotting;

delay-start option lets you program the dishwasher to begin when it is most convenient for you, from 1 to 12 hours

Durable stainless-steel tub withstands everyday use;

end-cycle indicator alerts you when the cycle is complete so you can plan accordingly

Lo Decibel quiet operation eliminates most operational noise, so you can enjoy peace and quiet while taking care of the dishes

With all that out of the way, I can tell you how great it has been for us! First off, you cant hear the thing run! No need to run it when your a sleep or gone. You can not here it! I open it every now and then to make sure its working! My neighbor calls in “The Ferrari of Dishwashers!”

So far as the Jet Dry Feature. I also have had no problems with that working! How ever I do not use Jet Dry. I use just plain Vinegar! It does the exact same thing but only 3% of the cost! My glasses always come out spot free!

As far as the dishes. I leave everything on them! Dried egg, macaroni, sauce, you name it! It never has a problem cleaning the dishes! The built in disposal grinds it all away with ease! It too, leaves the dishes spot free!

The child lock just keeps the kids from changing the settings! Unfortunately, it does not lock the door from them opening it.

I really wish they added that to the features!

The buttons are all on the top and light up when you activate them. The button lay out is very easy to read and the dishwasher of course is very simple to use!

The cutlery baskets are great too! You can detach them and place them in other areas of the dishwasher if needed. One of the baskets has an adjustable lid that move up and down! This feature is great for baby supplies. It will keep them together so they don’t get thrown around the dishwasher from the 4 levels of sprayers.

Also, on the top rack on the right hand side, it has an adjustable lid. This also is designed for baby bottles or cups. What you do is put the bottles or cups there and put the little lid down on top of it to hold it in place. There are also little cut out slots to put the baby nipples so they can be cleaned. You can also put small baby items like bottle lids or sippey cup lids on top of those shelf’s.

Like I said, I have had ZERO problems with this dishwasher. My friends liked it so much that 3 of them went and bought the same ones. They have had theirs for over 1 year, and they to feel the same as us. They love it, and also have had no problems.

I bought my first one at Best Buy, the new house I bought it from Home Depot. Two of my friends bought theirs at Best Buy and the other bought theirs at Conns. All of them have been priced the same and are working awesome.

Of course with any appliance, I would always buy the extended warranty. I have yet to use mine, but it is just added assurance.

This is not a review based on one dishwasher. This is based on 5 that I know of. If I can get them to write a review, we can change the rating on it. You cant go wrong!

I highly recommend this dishwasher!”

LG Dishwashers

LG LDS 5811 24 in. Built-in Dishwasher

Built-in Dishwasher has 6 wash programs and a food diposer. Also, this dishwasher is sound insulated for a quiet operation.
Dishwasher Type: Built-in
Control Type: Electronic
Number of Wash Cycles: 6 Cycles
Drying Type: Economy / Air Drying
Place Settings: 16
Food Disposer: With Food Disposer
Sound Insulation: With Sound Insulation
Other Features 
Noise Level: 48 DB
Door Integration: Semi Integrated
Adjustable Rack Height: With Adjustable Rack Height
Performance Features 
ENERGY STAR Qualification: Yes
Dimensions 
Depth: 25 in.
Height: 33.88 in.
Width: 23.88 in.

“Overall I have been happy with this dishwasher. I bought mine at Home Depot about 10 months ago. Initially mine leaked from what appeared to be the bottom of the door. Getting service was spotty initially. The person who came knew less about the machine than I did. The gasket around the door was replaced but that did not fix the problem. After several service calls and some frustration LG replaced the unit. The replacement took place about 3-4 weeks after the first unit. Since then, the dishwasher has worked flawlessly. Apparently, LG maintains a customer service department for Home Depot customers if your complaint cannot be resolved by the primary customer service department. I only reached this elevated service department after expressing my displeasure with the service agents lack of knowledge and the continued leaks. I would consider buying this unit again if its operation continues as it has for the last 9 months. I would guess that the machines are relatively trouble free since there are not many posts at this web site or across the web. Functionally, the machine is incredibly quiet, cleans very well, holds a lot of dishes and has enough different settings for my uses (a family of 4). My only dislike at this point is the lower basket. The layout of the prong works well for dishes but not for bowls. I hope my experience is helpful.”

“We loved the dishwasher until a piece of glass damaged the drain pump. It was no longer under warranty, so (fine) I’ll pay out of pocket to have someone come fix it. Trouble is, THERE IS NO ONE out there who will come fix this machine. The LG support people could give me only two people in the whole Pacific Northwest who service these machines. One person said our house was too far away. The other guy has never bothered to call back after several weeks of messages. I called back the LG “service” people and they said, “Oh well… there’s nothing we can do” I tried the yellow pages to find anyone who will service an LG, and they all say, “call the LG service department. We don’t work on those machines.” This is supposedly a high-end dishwasher, but I’m stuck with an $800 piece of junk in my kitchen.”

LG Dishwashers reviews

LG LDS4821ST Stainless Steel 24 in. Built-in Dishwasher

Semi-Integrated Electronic Panel with Digital Status Display Provides a beautiful exterior appearance while keeping you

informed of the cycle status. Electronic controls ensure precise cleaning for safe dish care.
Dishwasher Type: Built-in
Control Type: Electronic
Number of Wash Cycles: 4 Cycles
Drying Type: Economy / Air Drying
Place Settings: 16
Food Disposer: With Food Disposer
Sound Insulation: With Sound Insulation
Other Features 
Door Integration: Semi Integrated
Adjustable Rack Height: With Adjustable Rack Height
Performance Features 
Energy Efficiency Rating: Energy Star
ENERGY STAR Qualification: Yes
Dimensions 
Depth: 24.63 in.
Height: 33.63 in.
Width: 23.75 in.

“I bought this LG dishwasher at Home Depot and had to wait 2 weeks for delivery THEN I read all the negative reviews about LG and worried I’d made the wrong decision. It was installed 2 months ago and I LOVE it. It does have a long basic wash cycle, 2hrs. 15 mins. I replaced an 8 year old Amana that was literally falling apart. It’s wash time was half the time, but there were always a few dishes that needed rewashed, it left horrible spots and the dishes were always wet and I always had to use pot scrubber cycle to get them the cleanest. We do 2 loads of dishes a day on the regular cycle in the LG and I have yet to rewash a dish. (It also surprised us by playing a nice little musical tune to let you know it’s finished!) We have very hard water so I have always used a rinse aid, (which is recommended to get dishes dry in a unit with no heat element, which this LG unit is) and the dishes in my LG unit come out totally dry, no spots. The best feature is it is VERY quiet. We have an open floor plan and our kitchen is open to the living room, so this was a very important feature. I used to wait until everyone went to bed to run the dishwasher. I actually had a party and we were in the kitchen with it running and my guests were shocked it was on. We have oak floors and the venting on the floor did worry me, but so far it seems fine. It may get a small amount of moisture after a load, but my floors are sealed and while I do have damage under my pet’s water bowl from water that gets under the bowl and can’t dry, the washer’s vent steam condensation dries off the floor very quickly. My only complaints are the bottom rack’s tines are very close together and are not foldable. We have some deep bowls that don’t fit very well and it took some time to figure out how to position them. Also, the covers on the silverware basket are annoying as were the stemware holders on the top rack. I just popped them all off, they are removable, and it’s perfectly fine without them. I do have some experience with other brands of dishwashers. In a previous house I remodeled a kitchen and bought a top of the line $1,000+ Whirlpool machine that had a plastic interior (not SS like the LG) and the machine was rated #1 by Consumer’s Report. I HATED that washer from day 1! The silverware basket was attached to the door (they are still that way) and is the WORST design ever. The basket was small, large utensils never fit, it fell open spilling silverware into the bottom of the dishwasher, and NEVER got the silverware clean. The rest of it was awful too: dishes were always spotted, never dry, and never clean, yet everyone raved about it on line and in the consumer publications. I even had a repair person come out twice under the warranty thinking I had a faulty machine.  Both repair people said they had a lot of complaints about the high-end Whirlpool machines and nothing was wrong with mine, that’s just how it worked.  I even called Whirlpool to see if they would replace or exchange it, but since it was more than 30 days old, they wouldn’t do anything.  In our first “starter” house I had bought a cheap $280 Frigidaire dishwasher and loved it. After my Whirlpool experience I swore I would never pay that much for a dishwasher again. I actually went over budget with this LG but it had a lot of “upscale” options for a mid-range price. It also goes to show you that one person’s experience isn’t necessarily everyone’s experience. I love the LG (so far!), the price is good for the options it offers (stainless steel interior, quiet, very nice looking) and so far it’s exceeded my expectations. From my experienceits the best dishwasher, I recommend it.”

“I am surprised to see any negative comments about this great dishwasher.  Having had Kitchenaid and Kenmore models in the past, I can say that this LG outshines them all. With a 52 db noise rating, it is virtually silent.  Glasses come out spotless, and it has a beautiful design. It also comes with an adjustable top rack with tines to hold your stemware in place. I would recommend this dishwasher wholeheartedly.”

LG Dishwasher Review

LG LDF 7811 Stainless Steel 24 in. Built-in Dishwasher

Experience LG’s digitally advanced technology which provides superior cleaning, intuitive controls and vast interior capacity

and numerous flexible storage features. And like all LG’s appliances you can be sure that this Dishwasher is reliable,

durable and environmentally friendly and, oh so quiet.
Dishwasher Type: Built-in
Control Type: Electronic
Number of Wash Cycles: 6 Cycles
Drying Type: Thermal Drying
Place Settings: 16
Food Disposer: With Food Disposer
Sound Insulation: With Sound Insulation
Other Features 
Door Integration: Fully Integrated
Adjustable Rack Height: With Adjustable Rack Height
Dimensions 
Depth: 25 in.
Height: 33.88 in.
Width: 24 in.

“The LG 7811 in stainless steel first caught my eye with its sleek design. We were unsure about LG’s track record and about how it would perform, but we bought it anyway based on its looks, a couple reviews about how quiet and advanced it was, and

the fact that it matched our LG fridge as well as matching rather closely to our Jenn-Air wall oven.
THE FANCY FEATURES
-Ultra large capacity stainless steel tub fits 16 placesettings and dishes up to 14” in the lower rack (the largest on the market so far)
-Slim direct inverter motor is quiet, efficient and smaller to allow for more tub space.
-Hybrid drying system minimizes venting humid air into your kitchen and dries better than condensing type systems (so they say anyway)
-Self cleaning filter that grinds larger food bits up while clean water goes past a soil sensor as it recirculates
-Extra rinse option and Sanitary rinse, which brings the water up to 161ºF
-3 spray arms with choice of soft, medium or strong spray
-Wash options include delicate, normal, power scrub, soak, rinse, and quick wash
-Energy-friendly Half load option allows you to pick just the upper or lower rack to wash
-Delay start anywhere from 1-24 hours
-Child lock
-Adjustable racks and folding/removable tines
-Stemware holder holds wineglasses in place beautifully
-Large utensil basket has a grid to separate flatware and prevent “spooning”

OOH SO PRETTY!
It owes its sleek clean looks largely in part to the lack of buttons and knobs that tend to clutter up the front of most dishwashers, yet it still has a very handy display in the top corner that tells you which part of the cycle it’s currently in and the remaining wash time, as well as alerting you that you’re out of rinse aid. The buttons are located at the top and are only visible when the door is opened. I give it an A+ for looks.

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT IT
This baby is quiet! Our open kitchen necessitated quiet appliances so that we could watch television or entertain without the annoying racket of most dishwashers, and this LG washer did not let me down. I have no firsthand experience with high end brands like Bosch or Miel, but it was loads quieter than anything I’ve ever heard. It’s much quieter than my microwave. The

sound it makes reminds me of the hum and whir of a very large fish tank- complete with the soft trickling sound of water. The first time we ran it, I kept opening it because I thought it was still filling with water when it was actually washing away. The fit and finish and overall feel of this machine is very pleasing. The buttons located at the top of the door are very positive feeling and make a pleasant soft chime when pressed. This machine also seems to use much less detergent than the previous dishwashers we’ve seen and used. Gets an A for noise and overall feel.

BUT DOES IT CLEAN?
I ran a few everyday dish loads using the normal cycle with sanitizing, and everything came out sparkling clean. I then stopped rinsing off the dishes like I was used to doing, and things still got clean. So then, I took it a step further and left lots of dried on food and yuck all over everything and things still came out clean, although if I turned off the sanitizing feature on these crusty loads, I noticed there was food still stuck in the baby food jars. Lighter plastic items were also less inclined to overturn than with my previous washers. Impressed with what it did with normal dishes, I decided to put the other wash cycles to the test with larger, dirtier items. Pyrex baking pans with baked on food came out squeaky clean. A large vase with cruddy muck and a water ring came out surprisingly clean considering it’s odd shape (large base, narrow neck). A pressure cooker that had cooked-on beef stew on the sides came out with the crusty ring still there. Perhaps I got a little overzealous though because this thing took some major elbow grease to clean. I give it an A on it’s impressive cleaning ability.

IMPROVEMENTS TO BE MADE
I was disappointed with the drying capabilities. It did well with everything (no spots and without rinse-aid) but not with plastic. I thought surely if I spent this much on a dishwasher, it would dry plastic. Not so. Not only did all the plastic items remain as wet as if they had never gone through a drying cycle, but the pools of water that collect in the coffee cup bottoms were quite large. Also, any item that is in contact with the plastic parts of the dishwasher, like the utensil and stemware holder (ie, all your wine glasses), end up wet when you remove them- very annoying. I did like how it didn’t vent steamy air into the kitchen however. It gets a C+ for drying ability. **UPDATE** The drying greatly improved with the use of a rinse aid(jet dry), with considerably much smaller pools of water left and plastic that was about 80% dry. I’ll increase the grade for drying ability to a B but am still disappointed that a dishwasher this expensive still required a $2 bottle of rinse aid. Apparently it’s quite difficult to get an LG appliance that is not somehow damaged in shipping. We received an LG refrigerator and a dishwasher that were both damaged. A Best Buy employee actually said that 3 out of 4 LG appliances are damaged in shipping, so inspect your appliances carefully before accepting them! The dishwasher we received had a rather large dent in the sheet metal but fortunately it was on the back and did not impair function or installation. The rough handling our dishwater got also broke off one of two clips holding one of the folding dish racks. Upon further examination, this was due largely in part to poor design since the remaining clip was still intact and doing the job, but seemed flimsy and easy to break.
The installation is not for beginners as it requires more precision and very little room for error when attaching the plumbing. The instructions also failed to mention how to attach the unit to the cabinet- we found that there were brackets hidden in the utensil basket instead of with the rest of the hardware.”

“We purchased and had installed this dishwasher last month, and I can’t say enough GOOD things about it! Cleans dishes (even those baked on cookie sheets) with ease, the adjustable top shelf enables LARGE items to fit on the bottom rack, and QUIET, QUIET, QUIET! It actually is quieter than my Maytag fridge!

I’ve noticed that most of the complaints about non-working/broken upon delivery complaints were from Best Buy. We purchased ours from an appliance store (HHgregg) and it was delivered in MINT condition, installed quickly & easily and WORKS!”

LGLD12BW5

LG LD-12BW5 24 in. Portable Dishwasher

Dishwasher Type: Portable
Number of Wash Cycles: 6 Cycles
Dimensions 
Depth: 23.62 in.
Height: 33.15 in.
Width: 23.62 in.

“Dishwashers are one of the most helpful devices in the home – they save you endless hours in the kitchen, they keep bacteria

to a minimal and they keep your dishes in good condition – well we hope don’t we?

Wel Lg using their ‘Fuzzy Logic’ system has created a machine that exceeds the above requirements – it includes:
* Fan Drying
* Fold down tiers
* 14 Place setting
^ Adjustable top rack
* knife rack
* Stemmed Glass support
* Direct Injection spray arms
* Planetary arm – it reaches all the corners
* Backlit display

This machine has been a valuable and productive member of the household. It has the ability to clean any dishes to

perfection, leaves them bone dry and streak free. By using the vario system – it washes only one basket at a time -using a

higher pressure on each basket = more effective wash. It has a easy to read and logical display panel, childlock to stop kids

initiating cycles and even a countdown timer.

It washes with as little as 18 litres of water, and has a 4 star energy rating”

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Frigidaire Portable Dishwasher

Frigidaire FMP330RGB 20 in. Portable Dishwasher
The Frigidaire FMP330RGB 20 in. Portable Dishwasher has 4 wash programs Also, this dishwasher is sound insulated for a quiet operation.
Dishwasher Type: Portable
Control Type: Electronic · Rotary Dial
Number of Wash Cycles: 4 Cycles
Drying Type: Economy / Air Drying · Heated
Place Settings: 8
Food Disposer: Without Food Disposer
Sound Insulation: With Sound Insulation
Other Features
Water Use (Normal Cycle): 7.2 Gallons
Door Integration: Semi Integrated
Adjustable Rack Height: Without Adjustable Rack Height
Dimensions
Depth: 30 in.
Height: 38.5 in.
Width: 20.5 in.

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The Frigidaire PLD4375RFC Dishwasher offers Premium GraniteGrey Interior and 5-Level Precision Direct Wash System with AquaSurge and Variable Washing Pressure that allows it to wash more effectively, quietly, and economically than ever before while using less water, detergent, and energy. Everything from jumbo pots to delicate china and stemware is handled with ease.
Dishwasher Type: Built-in
Control Type: Electronic
Number of Wash Cycles: 6 Cycles
Drying Type: Economy / Air Drying · Thermal Drying
Place Settings: 14
Food Disposer: With Food Disposer
Sound Insulation: With Sound Insulation
Other Features
Noise Level: 53 DB
Door Integration: Fully Integrated
Adjustable Rack Height: With Adjustable Rack Height
Performance Features
Energy Efficiency Rating: Energy Star
ENERGY STAR Qualification: Yes
Dimensions
Depth: 23 in.
Height: 34.75 in.
Width: 23.88 in.

“I really wanted a dishwasher that had hidden controls (no black bar with buttons visible) for that clean, expensive all stainless look. However most of them were way out of my price range ($899-$1500 and up). When I first saw the Frigidaire it looked so elegant and expensive that I thought the price had been mis-marked – finally an all-stainless dishwasher I could afford!
Since my old dishwasher had been broken for several weeks, I had piles of dishes stacking up in my kitchen with dried on food. When my Frigidaire was installed, I was skeptical of putting my dishes in them as-in because they were SO dirty and the grime was dried on like glue. But, I wanted to see what this machine was really capable of so I loaded it up with all the filthy dishes. All I can say is WOW! When I opened the washer after it was done, every single dish, cup, glass, silverware was not only spotless, but completely dry! Not one spec of food or a drop of water to be found! Even the bowls with dried on bits of cheese and pasta were sparkling. Needless to say I am thrilled with my purchase. Oh yeah, its very quiet as well. You can hear some sloshing of water every now and then, but no motor noise or vibrations.
Overall for the value (I paid $499), this is an excellent machine that cleans very well, dries very well, and looks very expensive. I would highly recommend this machine for someone who wants a great machine with an all-stainless look but doesn’t want to spend a fortune.”

“I will say that it was pretty quiet. Definitely quieter than the builders grade dishwasher I replaced. My only complaint about the sound was that the bottom part of the the tub that extends to the bottom part of the door (where the door hinges) is not insulated. Due to the lack of insulation in this area you can hear water dropping on the plastic. Otherwise the dishwasher is very quiet. Since the motor is suspended and completely enclosed in insulation, you can hardly hear the motor.
This dishwasher has a lot of features for the price, but for me the features didnt work that well. It does have an adjustable top rack but it doesnt move up and down very much…maybe an inch. Also the fold down tines on the top rack didnt work well for the type of bowls that I have. When I put the bowls in the tines would not stay folded down…the would rise back up. Also the extra cup shelves in the top rack didnt help me out too much. You have to have pretty short cups to fit underneath or on top of them.
My wife really wanted the hidden controls on the top and I thought that was a pretty nifty feature too, but when it came to actually using them they seemed to be hassle. It is sometimes hard to know if you have actually pressed the button because  he buttons dont “click”. They do have a little light above them to show if the button was pressed but the most important buttton, the start button, doesnt have that little light. The problem is that you will press the start button and close the door but it wont start…then you have to try to squeeze your finger between the bottom of the cabinet and the top of the dishwasher to turn it on.
My last gripe, although not a real big one, is that you have to pull pretty firmly to get the door to open and unless you are very careful some water would splash out. You just have to make sure you pull just enough to get the machine to turn off for a second before you open the door.”

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Frigidaire FDB1050RE 24 in. Built-in Dishwasher
The Precision Wash System features alternating spray arms that deliver up to 5 precise power sprays of water, accurately time to remove even the toughest food soils. This precision-wash drawer dishwasher uses the alternating spray arms along with two compact motors to eliminate noise.
Dishwasher Type: Built-in
Control Type: Electronic · Rotary Dial
Number of Wash Cycles: 6 Cycles
Drying Type: Economy / Air Drying
Place Settings: 14
Food Disposer: With Food Disposer
Sound Insulation: With Sound Insulation
Other Features
Door Integration: Semi Integrated
Adjustable Rack Height: Without Adjustable Rack Height
Performance Features
ENERGY STAR Qualification: Yes
Dimensions
Depth: 24.25 in.
Height: 33.88 in.
Width: 23.88 in.

“Before I start this review, I should note that I believe Frigidaire is owned by (Electrolux?) now. Also, this review covers several different model numbers. These are all the exact same dishwasher, with different exterior colors:
FDB1050RE (the general model number)
FDB1050RES (white)
FDB1050REB (black)
FDB1050REQ (bisque, or off-white, the one we own)
FDB1050REC (stainless, and a little more expensive)
FDB1050REM (silver?)
We bought an almost-new house many months ago that (quite oddly) had disco-era appliances. I don’t know how that happened, unless the previous owners ‘recycled’ some really ancient appliances. So we’ve been replacing all the appliances a little at a time. The biggest problem with the new place was … a large kitchen with no dishwasher. (As in, it never had one, ???) I called around to various places that sell dishwashers, and they all told me that I’d have to find an independent contractor to do the installation. That kind of made sense, as it wasn’t an easy job. We had some plumbing that needed to be re-routed and a cabinet that needed to be removed. That was all before the dishwasher could start to be installed! Installing a dishwasher (as opposed to simply REPLACING one) requires considerable carpentry, plumbing and electrical skills. We found a local handyman to do the work for us. He only made a couple of minor mistakes that I was able to easily correct myself. If my carpentry skills were better (better than nonexistent, ha ha), I probably wouldn’t have needed the handyman. But I figured if I was going to hire someone anyway, I might as well let him tackle the whole job.
Anyway, once I was reasonably certain that the job COULD be done, all that was left was to order the dishwasher itself. I’ve owned and/or used several dishwashers in my lifetime (mostly GE brand?, from memory), but never had to buy one myself. Everywhere I’ve moved, the dishwasher was waiting for me. Some were good and some not-so-good, but none were “bad” enough to motivate me to replace them. So I never paid much attention to what brand the dishwasher was, or specific features, etc. It washes dishes. Yawn. But I have purchased several major appliances in my lifetime, so I have experience with certain brands of appliances. I relied on that experience to help me find the first dishwasher that I actually purchased myself.
The oldest Frigidaire appliance in our family is a refrigerator that is over 30 years old now, and still runs like brand new. Without exception, every major appliance I’ve purchased has been either Frigidaire or Whirlpool brands. I’ve not had a single problem with either of those brands, ever. In particular, I absolutely loved the last 3 major appliances I purchased. My most recent Frigidaire refrigerator was about six years old and still looked and ran like new (we left it behind as we didn’t want to move it). Our Whirlpool washer/dryer set that we are using today was purchased many years ago. (1992 or 1993?, I think). That whirlpool laundry set has survived TWO moves. During our last move, the Whirlpool washer was accidentally bounced down a short stairway. We average four loads of laundry a week, with ZERO problems in over a decade. That’s amazing. We really didn’t want to bring the washer/dryer with us this time, but the Kenmore washer/dryer set in the new house looked like one more load of laundry would probably cause it to self-destruct in a rather spectacular fashion. :) So we brought our old but trusty whirlpool set with us, figuring the odds were better that we wouldn’t have to buy a new washer/dryer set SOON.
So I already was leaning toward either Whirlpool or Frigidaire for a dishwasher, even though I’d never owned either brand in a dishwasher. After visiting a few stores and talking with a few salesmen, I had a pretty good idea of what features I wanted. While cost was somewhat of a consideration, I would have gladly spent most of a thousand bucks just to get a nice, reliable dishwasher. Luckily, I didn’t have to spend nearly that much. I was pleasantly surprised at how little money it takes to get a really nice dishwasher. I wanted multi-level cleaning, delayed start, large capacity (sometimes called something like “tall tub”), and a built-in food disposer. I also wanted some kind of QUIET design, but I wasn’t placing too much emphasis on that feature while I was shopping. After all, how do you know how quiet something is before you buy it? It’s not like you can demo a dishwasher in the store. So any claims of “quiet” need to be taken with a grain of salt.
Of the local stores, Lowes seemed to have the best selection of dishwashers in brands that I would consider buying. In fact, when I was looking on their web site, I was almost overwhelmed by the large selection of Frigidaire and Whirlpool brand dishwashers. I was able to see some of those models in the local retail store. But shopping online, I kept returning to one particular Frigidaire model. It happened to be one of the least expensive models that Lowes carried (online, anyway). It seemed to have all the features I wanted, and then some. I looked at several models that were more expensive, but I couldn’t justify spending the extra money, when I found a really cheap model that looked like it would work just fine for us. Some of the more expensive units had all-electronic controls (some HIDDEN), or claimed to have better sound-proofing, or offered other fancy features like special wash cycles, a (sanitizing function?), etc. But I kept wondering how many fancy extra features did I need to get my dishes clean? The one feature I would have insisted on (besides multi-level wash, which really helps to get upper level dishes cleaner) was delayed start. All my previous dishwashers were really loud, so I wanted something that we could start on a timer so that it ran while we were out of the house. My thinking was, the timer would be more convenient, as then you’d be less likely to FORGET to start the dishwasher as you are leaving the house.
But it seems like most dishwashers now do have a delayed start and multi-level wash, so my list of necessary features was really quite basic, for any current model dishwasher.
On features:
Well, I’ve already covered much of this, but this Frigidaire unit is fairly ‘loaded’, as far as features go. Extra Large capacity, 5 wash cycles (including pots/pans), heated drying, built-in self-cleaning food disposer, heated wash (heats water above the normal ~120 degrees, if selected), variable delayed start function, 5-level wash system, sound reduction package, mix of mechanical and electronic controls . . . (what, no alloy wheels?!?) :) Basically, if it isn’t in this dishwasher, you probably don’t need it.
On use:
It couldn’t get much easier to use. It includes a detailed instruction book, but you likely won’t need it. (that’s a nice feature in itself . . . easy to use!) The wash cycle is set by a large rotary dial, which is self-explanatory. Other functions like delay start, heated dry, etc., have electronic push-button controls to turn them on and off. Most of the time I use it, I just load the last few dishes, add detergent to both containers and hit “start”. My wife likes to use the delay wash and heated dry. She claims heated dry works better. But the few times I’ve emptied the dishwasher, the “clean” light was on for several hours first, so I can’t confirm that. :) (I suspect the dishes would have dried nicely anyway, but the wife likes the heated dry function, so it probably does make a difference.)
One nice surprise is that this dishwasher is really QUIET. Yes, it claims to be quiet, but surprisingly, it actually IS. Our house is kind of an open concept so the kitchen is more or less in the living room. We can watch TV about 15 feet from the dishwasher, and the dishwasher running doesn’t bother us at all. Also, it is easy to fall asleep while the dishwasher is running in the next room. OK, so all my previous dishwashers were much older units, but I REALLY was expecting this dishwasher to be MUCH louder than it is. The only time we really notice it is sometimes it makes a loud “squeak” sound momentarily. I’m not sure what this is, but it must be a normal sound. In any case, it doesn’t bother us at all. I think it is between wash and rinse, so maybe it is a draining sound? Maybe the food disposer?
The one thing you have to be careful of with this dishwasher is that you do not overload the detergent dispenser. There are three dispensers. Two are for dish detergent (one is prewash), and the third is for a rinse aid. The prewash dispenser is just a cup in the door that empties itself when the door closes. The OTHER detergent dispenser has a door on it that is opened automatically during the wash cycle. We discovered that if that one (the one with the door) is too full, then sometimes the door won’t open automatically. (oooops!!!) But that is a very minor problem. Just be careful not to overfill the dispenser, and it works great.
On Performance:
We live in an area with very hard water. For hard water, Frigidaire recommends that both detergent dispensers should be filled. We started out using Cascade Complete powdered detergent for both pre-wash and regular wash detergent dispensers. We periodically fill the rinse-aid dispenser also. For our own convenience, we are using Cascade 2-in-1 actionpacs for the main detergent dispenser now. We still use Cascade powder for the pre-wash dispenser. But the actionpac thingie is like a little plastic-y pouch of dish detergent. Tossing in the little pouch of detergent makes it easier for us to fill the main detergent dispenser without accidentally OVERfilling it. I suspect that Cascade dishwasher “gel” formula would work quite well also, though we haven’t tried that. It would probably be harder to overfill the dispenser with gel, as any extra would probably just “squish” out when the door is closed. :) But we’ve run many loads using the combination of actionpac and powdered detergent with no problems at all, so we’re sticking with what works well.
And it DOES work well. After many years of using older dishwashers, my wife is used to pre-rinsing dishes before she loads them in the dishwasher. I keep telling her she doesn’t have to do that, but old habits are hard to break, I guess. When I put dishes in, I do NOT pre-rinse them. It’s not necessary. Our dishes ALWAYS come out sparkling clean!!! Pots, glasses, silverware . . . all of it is spotless, and the glasses are shiny! I doubt if I could do a better job of cleaning the dishes by hand. This dishwasher does an AWESOME job of well, cleaning dishes.
I think the best thing I can say about this dishwasher is that we really don’t have to think about it at all. With some other dishwashers we’ve used, we would inspect the dishes before putting them away, to make sure they are really clean. It’s not like we ever had any serious problems with another dishwasher, but sometimes a dish or two would come out looking like the machine ‘missed a spot’ here and there. We still inspect the clean dishes with this dishwasher, but it’s more of a quick glance or two while we are putting them away. After many loads of dishes, we have learned to EXPECT that this machine will get the job done right the first time, every time. We’ve had this machine for several months now averaging 4-5 loads of dishes a week.
I know all my previous dishwashers were much older units, but this Frigidaire model has greatly exceeded my expectations. It cleans better than any dishwasher I’ve used before, and does it very quietly. When I consider all the nice features, and the price I paid for it, I’d have to say that it’s a GREAT DEAL!”

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Frigidaire PLDB998A Built-in Dishwasher
Stainless Steel Food Disposer. UltraQuietPlus Sound Package. UltraSoft Stainless Steel Handle. Variable (1 – 9 Hour) Delay Start.

“When I needed a new dishwasher for my new kitchen I had no idea what to look for. My old Frigidaire was over 25 years old and still running, but not energy efficient to todays standard.
After looking at many dishwashers, we got a good deal on this one for $199.00 on sale. The dimensions were perfect, under the counter specs at bottom the color matched, and the sales person seem to know and like the product.
It has a top and lower rack set up like the old conventional dishwashers, with the top rack being more shallow
It has a heavy duty cycle, and if you have a small load and only want to was the top rack of dishes you can.
There are many little flip open pockets to put different items for cleaning; which I discovered how to use very quickly.
It is very quiet so unless you are standing right next to it you don’t hear it running.
I am very satisfied with the way it cleans, however it only cleans as well as the detergent you use in it. It is also an EnergyStar Appliance to help save on your electric bill. We are on a well, and I found it also to be more water efficient than the older models.
The filter does not have to be changed as often either, I ran mine three times a week for 4 months before the filter needed cleaning.
Of course all dishwashers give you a diagram of the best way to load them, but having 10 kids in the house this diagram was not always followed, but I found that the dishes still came out clean and rarely did anything fall out the top rack to the bottom.
I must say this dishwasher updated my knowledge on dishwashers, and made me aware of how far they have come since I bought the last one 25 years ago.
It is push button has temperature rang functions, and delay start, the delay is a turn knob, not push button.
Much to my surprise it was very easy to install. The instructions were right in a package in the front, with step by step directions, And to think I had it for 4 months before installing it because I thought I was going to have to hire a professional. Anyone who is at all handy can install it themselves, be sure to put it on a circuit by itself.
Specs:
100 Percent Filtered Water
12 Easy Clean Electronic Touchpads / Digital Display
5-Level Precision Wash System
Energy-Saving 1/2 Load Wash Option
Hi-Temp Wash
NSF Certified Sanitize Rinse Option
Nylon Coated Maximum Racks with 5-Year Limited Warranty
Power Dry Fan System
Premium Silverware Basket and Utility Basket
Self-Cleaning Stainless Steel Filter
Smart Soil Sensor
Stainless Steel Food Disposer
UltraQuietPlus Sound Package
UltraSoft Stainless Steel Handle
Variable (1 – 9 Hour) Delay Start
Shelves
Cup Shelf / Stemware Holder
Colors
Stainless Steel / Black Accents (C)
Exterior Dimensions: H.33-3/4″ W.23-7/8″ D.24-1/4″

“We bought this dishwasher to install into our new kitchen about four months ago. We simply picked it for its looks to compliment other stainless steel appliances in our kitchen. The salesman kept trying to push us to other makes and models, all much more expensive, but in the end we decided on this one for the sake of budget and fashion. Boy did we get lucky. This is a GREAT little dishwasher. The controls are all easy to use and understand. The trays are in the conventional old format, where the top is a little less deep than the bottom, but wait! The trays have all sorts of little flip up and fold away features that I figured would be useless…not so. They are all well thought out and make it possible to configure each tray to just about any loading task. Along with that there is an option to wash just the top tray, or just the bottom, so if you have a small load, or a special load you can adapt easily. The machine is very quiet. If you are not standing right next to it, you can’t tell it is running. In this regard it easily the equal of the Bosch or Miele, and the Frigidaire has the heavy duty wash cycles that those others lack. On top of that, unlike the european style dishwashers, you don’t have to manually clean the filters every couple of wash cycles. The installation went easily, all the service items such as pumps and switches all are easily accessed. In a nice touch not often seen, when I took the front cover off there was a little pocket inside with a schematic and a parts diagram! How slick is that for a service guy”

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Frigidaire FDB949GF Dishwasher

“My husband and I, finally agreed that it was time to replace our old bothersome dishwasher. It had begun to rust on the upper rack and had started to leak; therefore we set out to find our ‘dream dishwasher’.
What we admired most about our final decision, was the sleek design of the appliance. We bought ours in the almond color, to blend in with our kitchen decor, and have received many nods of approval from our family and friends.
The electronic control panel, was slightly intimidating at first, but we eventually figured it out. There are three wash settings, and special drying cycles that can be used for our crystal stemware and English china! Of course, I was very happy to find I didn’t have to manually wash my finer pieces, after a dinner party.
When we first used our dishwasher, we were amazed at how quiet it was! Our old dishwasher was very noisy, and we had grown accustomed to turning it on and leaving the kitchen, to avoid the rumbling and swishing noise. Another feature that we are really pleased with, are the adjustable racks; we can now fit almost anything into the dishwasher, without rearranging dishes to accommodate it.
For a dishwasher this stylish, equipped with so many wonderful features, we expected it to be way out of our price range. When we looked at the price tag we knew we had found our ‘dream best dishwasher’!”

“I have had nothing but bad luck with dishwashers, having owned three different brands in the past that lasted no more than 5 years, some less, and all of them would drive me out of the kitchen if I got a phone call because they were so loud. Now I have a Frigidaire Ultra Quiet I Precision Wash System dishwasher, and I love it. It really is quiet and it does a fantastic job cleaning my dishes. I don’t need to pre-rinse a thing. It came with color panels (black or white). I chose black because it is so shiny.
It has 2 spray nozzles, one on the bottom and one for the top shelf. It does everything from rinse and hold to heavy wash (hardly ever used). It has optional heat drying. I choose air dry and I’m happy with that. The loudest thing about this dishwasher is the water running in it. No kidding.
This dishwasher has lasted three years so far and it still performs like new. It is streamlined inside so all I have to do is give it a quick wipe now and then, not scrub with a toothbrush in hard to reach crevices like I used to do in my old dishwashers.
I found this dishwasher by accident. My husband and I were shopping for a trash compactor when I saw this dishwasher that cost under $300.00. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw it was a Frigidaire. We forgot about the trash compactor and bought the dishwasher–a never regretted decision. I gave the old one to my daughter and she used it about a year before it conked out.
Now she owns a Frigidaire, too.”

Frigidaire FDB750RC

Frigidaire FDB750RC Slim-Line

24 in. Built-In Dishwasher features a Filtration System that filters 100 percent of the wash water to remove food particles as small as coffee grounds, so there is no need to pre-rinse your dishes.
Dishwasher Type: Built-in
Control Type: Electronic
Number of Wash Cycles: 5 Cycles
Drying Type: Economy / Air Drying
Place Settings: 4
Food Disposer: With Food Disposer
Sound Insulation: With Sound Insulation
Other Features
Door Integration: Semi Integrated
Performance Features
ENERGY STAR Qualification: Yes
Dimensions
Depth: 24.25 in.
Height: 33.75 in.
Width: 23.88 in.

“Growing up, there were two things I knew about dishwashers. The first was that, invariably, I had to rinse the dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. In effect, the dishwasher was a hot steaming dish sterilizer, after they had mostly been cleaned by rinsing everything off them. The second thing I knew about the dishwasher was that when it was not in use, it was off and not utilizing any power.

Both of those things have changed with my new Frigidaire Ultraquiet III stainless steel finish dishwasher (model #FDB750RC).

One of the nicest aspects of the Frigidaire Ultraquiet III is that it is Energy Star compliant and a quick comparison of multiple dishwashers illustrated a significantly lower energy usage per running of the dishwasher, provided you turn your water supply on to make sure the water going into the washer is already hot. When I received and installed this dishwasher, there was no appreciable increase in the electric bill and I used the washer a lot right off the bat!

As for installation, I cannot attest to how easy this was to install. This is one of the few projects I have had a contractor do, not because I feared it would be too difficult, but rather because there no piping or connection in the kitchen. Thus, my contractor had to actually lay the pipes to make the dishwasher usable. But, that took only a few hours, so I assume it went without incident.

The biggest selling point, outside the stainless steel finish that matches the other appliances in the kitchen and the energy efficiency, was the belief that this dishwasher would actually wash and sterilize the dishes. I am pleased to say this has absolutely lived up to my expectations. Having used the washer for five months now, I have never had to rinse a single item (outside a piece of silverware or two that was literally encrusted with hardened jam and nuts). The dishwasher has quite adequately cleaned off every item placed in it and left all of the dishes spotless.

No matter what sauces are left on the plates, dried residue from cocoas left in the mugs, or peanut butter left discreetly on the knives, this dishwasher gets it all off. To be fair, and to promote the idea I am not a slob, I’ve not gone out of my way to test this dishwasher by putting ridiculous combinations of things together. In the daily wear and use of dishes, this dishwasher quite amazingly functions to remove all matter from the dishes.

The control panel on the dishwasher is easy to use and there are plenty of settings I’ve never used (I still do pots and pans by hand, just out of habit and frequency of use). The manual is very clear in describing how those other settings would be used and I trust that if I ever have occasion to use them I will be able to without problem.

The only real drawback of this unit is that it is always on. For some ridiculous reason, once the dishwasher is done running, a light comes on to inform the user that the dishes are clean. Whenever the door to the dishwasher is properly closed, that light comes on, a ridiculous notion if one is loading up the dishwasher. This “always on” function is like my printer, where it does not have a power button. As one who believes very firmly in the idea of power conservation, this infuriates me. No turning of the dial – other than to a position that is “on” – changes this. My solution was to put the dishwasher on a separate circuit, which I turn on only when I am using the dishwasher. This eliminates even the negligible power drain from the dishwasher when it is not being used. As well, it protects the unit from any sort of power surge, which is good in areas where the power goes off frequently.

Dishwashers are one of those appliances that either works or it doesn’t. When it does not work properly, there may be a lot written to detail how it fails to meet one’s expectations. On the other hand, if it does what it is supposed to, there is little one may write. This energy-efficient dishwasher falls into the latter category.

A dishwasher should – ideally – make the cleaning of one’s dishes a thoughtless process which consumes a minimum of time and attention. With the Frigidaire Ultraquiet III, I put the dishes in, turn the machine on, barely hear it while it runs, and unstack it. I never have to worry that the items inside are not getting properly cleaned. It is pretty much the ideal dishwasher.”

“I just picked up one of these units last week. Our local Sears had them on sale for 229.00.

This unit by far is not cheap in quality. It looks REALLY nice. Its EASY to load because there is no water tower to work around.

What cought my eye was the rinse locations. There is a bottom Rinse Fan, a Rinse Fan in the middle, under the top rack, and there is a rinse sprinkler on the very top of the machine.

The tub is plastic, but most washing machines are plastic now days. I rate the machine at about 8 on noise. (Scale from 1 to 10).

Now lets talk about how clean this machine does.

I had a mixing bowl that I had left out for ummm, about a week. (Yes, I hated to do dishes). This Bowl had dough in the bottom that had dried up and got crusty, a spoon would just barly scrape it. After one wash, set on “pots and pans”, the bowl came out clean. I also found someones cerial bowl that had spegetios stuck to the bottom, and was growing mold, I was able to pick out the “o”s, but alot of dried up crusty stuff was still stuck to the bottom, the machine washed it all off as well.

I think the secret to this machines success is not only the multiple rinse locations, but the preheat option. This machine will heat the water up to 140 degress regardless what the temp. of the water in your house is set to.

Another secret to its success is the filteration system. It filters 100 percent of the wash water to remove food particles as small as coffee grounds, so there is no need to pre-rinse your dishes.

The filter is also self cleaning, so you don’t need to worry about replacing it.

I really like everything about this machine. It has a “clean” indicator light on the front. This will keep your kids from yelling “Mom… Are the dishes in the washer clean?” sound familiar?

Another handy feature is a built in delay timer. You can set a “delayed” wash, for up to 3 hours. This works out great if you have a family taking showers, you can just set the amount of time desired, and walk away. The washer will come on after everybody is done with their showers! :)

Bottom line, if you looking for a dishwasher that WILL clean dishes, looks good, and does not cost an arm and a leg, this will work for you!

For the retail price of 149.00, and a sale price of 129.00, you really can’t go wrong with this unit. I highly recommend it as the best dishwasher!”

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Bosch Dishwasher Reviews Including Integra and Stainless Steel Dish Washer Models

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Bosch Dish Washer Evolution 300

First and foremost, a dishwasher needs to get your dishes clean. Really clean. Bosch dishwasher is engineered to perform at the highest levels, to spotlessly remove even the toughest soiling. Think baked-in spinach. At the same time, smart technologies ensure that Bosch power is directed in a way that smartly manages energy and water consumption, and protects delicate items, preserving their brilliant shine wash after wash, year after year.
Dishwasher Type: Built-in
Control Type: Electronic
Number of Wash Cycles: 3 Cycles
Drying Type: Economy / Air Drying
Place Settings: 14
Food Disposer: Without Food Disposer
Sound Insulation: With Sound Insulation
Other Features 
Noise Level: 57 DB
Anti Flooding Device: With Anti Flooding Device
Door Integration: Semi Integrated
Adjustable Rack Height: Without Adjustable Rack Height
Performance Features 
Energy Efficiency Rating: Energy Star
ENERGY STAR Qualification: Yes
Dimensions 
Depth: 22.44 in.
Height: 33.88 in.
Width: 23.56 in

“No one could ever accuse me of being a perfect little housewife. I am somehow too “on to the next” to pay attention to the details and intensity that is required to have everything flawless.
So that is why people like myself use paper plates, plastic utensils and cups to tone down the reflection of our non-domestic habits, and why we invest in awesome appliances that cut the dreaded chores by 2/3 the time and energy. Such as, having the Bosch Evolution 300 built in dishwasher, to do the man-power, slave-driven, horse-work for us! Every peeny counts when you have more time to do the things that make you smile!
OK. Enough about that, I want to tell you what you are in for if you choose this dishwasher over another when trying to pick one that is right for you. Over the years, I have had what I like to call the average-dishwasher. Nothing above and beyond, nothing that lasted. This happened to be built in to the apartment I am renting at the moment, so, it is not as if I had a choice in the matter. However, this is by far the most quiet, most clean, and most attractive unit I have ever used! I have never had to clean up after it, I don’t find chucnks of food or anything left behind, and there are no spots or rings left on the dishes!
Bosch is not only attractive on the outside with the LED lights and easy to read, easy to push display buttons, but on the inside as well. It has a stainless steel surrounding that holds extremely strong baskets that are not flimsy or jerky in any way. The utensil basket can hold about 15- 20 items safely, and the prongs are wide spaced, unlike others that make you feel as if you are cramming them in every which way. It has the basic two racks, but on the side of the upper rack has a section to place coffee cup lids, and other small, awkward items that you may not be sure where to place among the other dishes.
It has a two pump motor that has three wash cycles, a triple filteration system powered with a five level 160 degree heated water using the Power Scrub Plus option or the regular wash at 140 degrees. For your safety, it comes packed with an autoclose door with a childlock option in case you have toddlers that are curious. It has AQUASTOP leak protection and measures in at a width of 24 inches. It has an energy and silence star rating, it is quiet, runs smooth, and actually cleans the toughest pots and pans I have ever had!
Overall verdict ~ The fact that it works overtime with as little resources as possible is hard for other dishwashers to compete with. It is spacious, quick, safe, cleans and dries your dishes in less time than your average reality show. I do not have a large family, and I do regularly use the paper goods that I throw away as opposed to cleaning, so I do not use this as much as the average family may. So I have no wear and tear stories, and I have only used this for about 8 months, once or twice a week without completely filling the racks up, giving the cleansing system a lot of room to work. However, that has always been my story with other models, and other models have always let me down! Easy to use, goes above and beyond! I would buy it if I were you!!”

“I’ve had one of these dishwashers for 6 months now. The dishes always come out clean and the unit is quiet enough to that you don’t notice it in conversation. The machine has modes for light, normal and heavy cleaning. There are a couple of small things that I wish were different.
The racks are a bit awkward. Neither the upper nor lower rack have a convenient way to stack bowls. They are always nearly completely upright and prone to tipping forward. Also the lower rack doesn’t slide in and out as easily as you might expect. You need to put a bit of weight on the front of the rack or the wheels tend to get stuck on the joint between the door and the interior.
One other thing I find annoying is the end of cycle signal. It sounds too frequently for my liking. I’ve never timed it, but it seems like long after it has completed, it’s still determined to let you know. Perhaps there’s a way to turn the signal off.For the money, this seems like a very good dishwasher.”

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Bosch Evolution 500

The Bosch Evolution 500 SHE45M06UC 24 in. Built-in Dishwasher has 4 wash programs Also, this dishwasher is sound insulated for a quiet operation.
Dishwasher Type: Built-in
Control Type: Electronic
Number of Wash Cycles: 4 Cycles
Drying Type: Economy / Air Drying
Place Settings: 14
Food Disposer: Without Food Disposer
Sound Insulation: With Sound Insulation
Other Features 
Noise Level: 51 DB
Anti Flooding Device: With Anti Flooding Device
Door Integration: Semi Integrated
Adjustable Rack Height: With Adjustable Rack Height
Performance Features 
Energy Efficiency Rating: Energy Star
ENERGY STAR Qualification: Yes
Dimensions 
Depth: 22.44 in.
Height: 35 in.
Width: 23.56 in.

“This is the second time in three years I’ve had to slip into Lowes appliance department to find a dishwasher. Read my revised epinion on my KitchenAid dishwasher that after three repairs, Lowes seriously no-hassle warranty department sent me a gift card for the full price of the only KitchenAid in America that failed…repeatedly…in my kitchen. Please hear me though; my in-laws and millions of others bought KithcenAids and they’re working well. For me it reminded me that NO appliance company is perfect.

My brother-in law, Gary, bought a Bosch drawer dishwasher years ago and was so impressed he bought one for his in-laws. I immediately dismissed the Bosch when he said he bought it because it was quiet. I live in a house with five children, a demure wife, and me, the loudest of all of them combined. No dishwasher in the world can drown out my pseudo-operatic renditions of Queens “Bohemian Rhapsody” as I sauté my way through the kitchen. Few middle-age men like me have the neurosis to admit that what they really want in an appliance is raw, unadulterated power! I’m talkin’ cleaning power e-readers. I wanted a dishwasher to knock the rivots off my 19 10 stainless steel pans as it blasted twice burned eggs and spaghetti sauce off the sides and bottom. So when Gary extolled the virtues of the near silence of the Bosch in operation and the lack of a hard food disposal, I chalked his recommendation as accepting noise reduction over the central reason for buying a dishwasher_ washing dishes. If I wanted quiet washing in the kitchen, I’d scrub the dishes with a pillow.

I approached the Lowes appliance department fully loaded with Epinions and information from another source that the mysterious Epinion powers warned me not to spell out or they’d force me to host a Journey Cover Band Blog. Suffice to say, I was armed with knowledge, and firm commitments my “absolutes” in a dishwasher: cleaning power defined as not having to scrub the dishes (merely rinse off chuncks) before running the dishwasher, sturdy racks defined as easy sliders with metal rivets in the rollers or massively heavy plastic rollers designed to glide with one-finger ease once loaded with three case iron skillets, and a hard food grinder that need not puree an uncracked pecan, but better turn fried rice of celery tops into unrecognizable matter.

My wife and I slid every rack of every model regardless of price. The Bosch Evolution 500 SHE45M06UC racks slid with ease, and were suspended in the middle of the rack and bolstered near the end unlike the KitchenAid whose rear suspended rack resulted in severe tipping and stress when fully loaded at the end. Repairmen said I should know better than fill a rack at the end. Repairmen should know better than to defend the engineers who want you to put Styrofoam cups instead of ceramic coffee mugs at the front edge of the top rack like I can in my Bosch. The top basket grid though smaller, is made if thicker bars and the rails and rollers were thicker and smoother than any other model. The bottom rack was equally sturdy but could slip off the track. This is a minor secondary outcome to a primarily wonderful design to make the basket rollers wider than they are tall, similar to the front wheel/roller on Fred Flintstone’s car.

Now for the power. It says nothing cleaned better. How could that be? A cursory glance around the stainless steel interior compared to KitchenAid, Maytag, and GE hinted of jet lack. There is an under-jet on the top rack and bottom with smaller jets around unlike the bold multi-level hose-it-from-all-directions models surround the Bosch. I thought it was due to the middle-of-the-road Bosch price-point I was at (pardon the English there but it sounded right). But the pricier models were equally jetted. The enlightened Lowes salesperson swore on his red smock that Bosch dealers assured him in German and English that no other washing machine cleans better than a Bosch. Warum (German) or Why (English) I asked if there is such a paucity of jets. He said it’s not only about the jets. He said the Bosch Evolution 500 SHE45M06UC super-heats the water to a whopping 160F. So as not to disturb the children in my disbelief, I cussed in German. He said, “No, it’s true.” Looking deeper into this the super water heating also accounts for the food dissolving power. This corroborated with past customer o and epinions I read. So all that was left to close the deal with me was the food disposal. The salesman bent over, reached into the Bosch and pull out…The Cup.

I haven’t been so scared to see a cup since junior high. Once I saw the cup, and imagined cleaning out half digested broccoli and cheese globs, I made what my wife referred to as a suicidal gesture by moving towards a GE machine. After a brief evaluation, the officers returned me to the Bosch area. The Lowes appliance guy explained the three-stage cup filtration that rarely has to be cleaned out. In practice after five months with my Bosch Evolution 500 SHE45M06UC, my wife and I have only seen a few flecks twice. This machine dissolves food big time.

Another near deal-breaker for my wife was the lack of a dish dryer element and the need for rinse agent. My brother-in-law and others I read said the plastics in the top rack will have some water on them after washing. That happened with me flame-throwing KitchenAid dryer-equipped model. With this Bosch, we’ve washed with and without rinse agent. The dishes are surprisingly hot and amazingly dry coming out of the last cycle. The drying action is caused because the super-heated water evaporates quickly with the help of an internal fan blowing out the evaporating water. With a rinse agent, the plastics are near totally dry. As for rinse agents, store brands have worked as well as Jet-Dry, which costs more per ounce as a Sonoma Chardonnay. Also, the lack of an over-sized drying fan saves a far more electricity than in needed to superheat the water.

As for the quiet? It’s Zowie-quiet. I know I went technical just then but after the KitchenAid pump wouldn’t pump in enough water even after two pump replacements (remember, a unique problem for my unique life), I frequently had to open the Bosch Evolution 500 SHE45M06UC door to see if it was running. It’s like a Prius-at-a-stoplight-quiet. That goes for the Power-Scrub Plus setting as well.

Now for the Quickwash feature. That button is about as worthless as the “china” setting button on most dishwashers. But I experimented. My e-friends it works. The dishes that on average need 100+ minutes for a full load are clean in 28. Lest you think I’m a paid Bosch-shill, I did warn you that the average full wash is over 100 minutes. It’s ironically about ten minutes less in the Power-scrub Plus setting that I use most often. But again, for an average to light soiled full load or less, the Quickwash feature really works.

Stacking the Bosch Evolution 500 SHE45M06UC is easy given the Shaq-tall tub in this baby. The foldable rack prongs are good to fold down when washing an obese stockpot. The top rack adjustments up and down are so convenient with odd-sized objects on the top of bottom. The stemware foldable racks on the top just deep enough for a midsize wine glass, and the flatware tray is removable. Like me E-brother who wrote a Bosch Evolution 500 SHE45M06UC review, the racks do not hold set after set of flatware and kitchen gadgets, and could have been larger of in the door like a Whirlpool. But a unique feature surprise came when I watched the sales person adjust the top rack and then remove it altogether. Imagine the tall things we can wash with the top rack removed. Also, the door latch and hinges seem heavier than even pricier models which is important to a family that is holding so many things in the kitchen the door has to often be closed by foot.

Overall, the Bosch Evolution 500 SHE45M06UC has all the features, cleaning power, rack durability and adjustment capability I wanted, and the quiet I didn’t’ originally want, but enjoy. Thanks for the read.”

“We moved into a new house this last March and with the house came an old GE Triton dishwasher. Looking at it we thought this would prove to be a sturdy older model, but we were sorely disappointed from the first use with its performance.

About the same time, my grandparents had their dishwasher (likely original to the house built in ’86) replaced and they chose this Bosch dishwasher. From the first run, my grandmother loved it and she’s not always easy to please. She couldn’t stop raving about how quiet it was.

When we started shopping for a dishwasher, we never intended to get the same thing my grandmother got but after looking at features and other dishwashers we found to match the value in features this Bosch offered in something like a Maytag or Kitchenaid, we’d have to go up a couple hundred in price (at least). So, despite the fact it did not come in a stainless finish, we bought this Bosch.

I’m very glad we did.

APPEARANCE & FEATURES: The overall appearance of the unit isn’t anything spectacular. It’s a very conservative design with few buttons and a small LED display that shows minutes remaining in the cycle. The buttons are on the front, not the top. As I understand, you’re looking closer to $1,000 for the “integrated” controls.

Inside is a stainless tub, which we were told helps make the unit more efficient since the stainless will hold the heat better requiring less energy to maintain the temperature during a cycle.

The racks are nicely designed, though takes some getting used to. My one complaint is I haven’t figured out exactly how to stack dishes so nothing flips over and fills up with water on the left half of the top rack. It looks designed for bowls or plates. The other side has the stemwear holders and places for cups as well as fold-down tines to make room for larger items like a brownie pan.

This also sports a “tall-tub” feature- meaning you can raise the top rack for more clearance on the bottom- and the nice part is you only have to hold the releases on either side rather than pull the whole rack out and reinsert. The next model down has tall-tub but requires you to pull it out and realign it. It’s about $120 difference between the models, so price that convenience accordingly.

There is a silverware holder on the bottom that can be removed and placed almost anywhere you please. It’s neither wonderful nor terrible- just is. It works, it has lids to close if you like. It does NOT have the grids to allow for separate spacing. I wouldn’t use that anyway- not that tedious.

OPERATION: This unit is relatively easy to understand and operate. There are only a few options to choose from, and most will do what you’re needing it to do. There’s a normal wash, a quick wash, pots and pans, auto-wash (using autosense). There is a child-lock and a delay feature.

We use the little cascade packs so we don’t actually fill the soap container- just toss a packet, close the door and go. It has a spot for rinse aid which has a little level detector to let you know when it’s running out. Sure beats waiting for the spots to reappear. You can also set how much rinse aid you want to be used. Follow instructions for how to select this- I opted for in the middle.

NOISE Not much to say other than this has to be the most quiet dishwasher I’ve ever heard. You can hardly hear it running. If the house is quiet you will know if you’re close by that it’s on, but if any kind of ambient noise is present you won’t be aware it’s on. It will not drown out the TV or make you talk louder, or disrupt a conversation. It’s 51 db are wonderfully quiet- and for this reason alone I think the unit is wonderful! I never thought dishwasher noise bothered me, but I never realized how nice it was to have a quiet one. The water-filling portion of the cycle makes more noise than anything else, if that puts it into perspective.

ENERGY USE: We have no way of comparing power bills to give an accurate rating on energy use, but for the price range it had one of the lowest estimated energy costs of the units we compared. Most others that compared were well over $1,000. The energy usage is something like 250kWh, estimated $19 or thereabouts. Energy-star rated. Very nice!

WARRANTY: It comes with a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty which we hope to never use. Lowe’s offers an additional two years for $69 which is probably worth the peace of mind. You can also buy warranties from Squaretrade.com. It’s approximately $65 for a 3 year warranty there (I believe that’s effective immediately rather than after the first year like Lowe’s).

INSTALLATION: We did not install the unit ourselves, but paid for the install. We ended up having to pay extra since it ended up not being a “typical” installation. They do not look terribly difficult to install, but getting the old one out was a nightmare! Do not floor-in your dishwashers- floor under!

OVERALL:This lacks some of the fancy cycles like antibacterial and such that many other dishwashers offer, but I’m a minimalist- how many different cycles do you need a dishwasher to have? I believe it covers the necessities with some great added features for convenience. It’s quiet operation and conservative design makes it a great addition to most any kitchen.”

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Evolution 800 Bosh Dishwasher

Bosch Evolution 800 Series Energy Star Dishwasher With 5 Programs, and 2 Wash Cycles in Stainless Steel. Bosch dishwashers are the quietest. When in action, its noise factor, or rather the lack of it, that’ll draw your attention.
Dishwasher Type: Built-in
Control Type: Electronic
Number of Wash Cycles: 5 Cycles
Drying Type: Thermal Drying
Sound Insulation: With Sound Insulation
Other Features 
Noise Level: 48 DB
Anti Flooding Device: With Anti Flooding Device
Door Integration: Semi Integrated
Adjustable Rack Height: With Adjustable Rack Height
Performance Features 
Energy Efficiency Rating: Energy Star
ENERGY STAR Qualification: Yes
Dimensions 
Depth: 22.44 in.
Height: 35 in.
Width: 23.56 in.

“After four short years, our Kenmore Elite stainless steel dishwasher was ready for the landfill. It was never a very good machine anyway, but that’s another review.
My husbandly duties put me in charge of dishwashing in our house. After an agonizing period of shopping, research and review reading, I decided I liked the Bosch SHE58C, and promptly purchased one from Lowe’s. What follows are my impressions after 8 months of ownership:

A LOOKER
SHE (that’s what I call her) is a beautiful, sleek, European-designed piece of equipment that will blend gracefully into any kitchen. All of the controls are on the top of the door, and are completely hidden from view when the door is closed. The only item visible on the front is a small red LED panel which displays the timer and a few other status indicators.

LOADING HER UP
The lower rack offers more configuration flexibility than I’ve seen in any other dishwasher. Flatware goes in a multi-sectioned basket, which can be placed almost anywhere in the rack. The basket can be split in two, further adding to your loading options. Every tine on the lower rack can be folded flat or angled to a few different positions. The rear of the rack has a couple of small shelves for supporting cups or other items (I never use it). The result: A loading system that is limited only by your imagination.
The upper rack has what Bosch calls “RACKMATIC™”… It lets you easily raise or lower the height of the rack over a range of a few inches to accommodate tall items in either rack. Nice.
There are two rows of foldable tines that run front to back on the right side of the upper rack… the rest of the rack is tine-free. I find this layout less than perfect… The rows of tines are placed too closely together, making loading of glasses and mugs a tight squeeze.
There are also two folding knife racks on the upper shelf, but I don’t like using them… they steal too much real-estate from the top rack to be useful.
Everything on the racks operates with smooth German precision… just what you’d expect on a machine at this price point.

SIZE MATTERS
…And that is SHE’s biggest downfall. If you are accustomed to typical American dishwashers, this machine is going to feel a bit small to you. It has roughly 20% less capacity than your average Whirlpool, GE or Kenmore. The primary size difference is the interior width. The copious flexibility of SHE’s loading system helps, but as they say, there’s no substitute for cubic inches. Bottom line: That big Thanksgiving meal is going to take one or two extra loads. If you have a large family, this may not be the dishwasher for you.

OPERATING
SHE’s German. That means the controls are completely different from what you are used to. Opening the door reveals the control panel, which includes one big round ON/OFF button, and seven smaller round buttons for selecting cycles, load size and start delay time. To set the cycles, you turn the big button ON, make your selections on the other buttons, and shut the door. The dishwasher will then start running. A bit backwards from normal, but you get used to it.
A signal tone will announce the completion of the drying cycle. Using a combination of button presses, you can control the volume of the tone, or turn if off completely (that’s what I did because I hate noise).

I HATE NOISE
And that’s why I like this dishwasher. It is so quiet, I sometimes have to glance at the LED panel to make sure that it is running. So, go ahead… put on a Beethoven piano sonata while you’re washing the dishes. No problem.
According to the salesman at Lowe’s, this outstanding noise performance is the reason for the smallish interior… a lot of space has been devoted to thick walls for sound insulation.

PERFORMANCE
Unlike most American dishwashers, BOSCH does not use a food grinder. Instead, there are two filters located in a small cup in the bottom of the dishwasher. The cup is easily accessed and removed for cleaning… I only look at it about once a month… It usually doesn’t have much in it. I was concerned that the lack of a food grinder might hurt the machine’s performance. Not to worry…
This dishwasher cleans far more effectively than any other dishwasher I’ve owned. And unlike past dishwashers in my life, you really can load it full of dirty plates, pots and pans without pre-rinsing. Everything comes out spotless.
Some of that spotlessness can be attributed to the REQUIREMENT that you use a liquid rinse agent in this dishwasher. BOSCH uses an unconventional drying system that does away with typical electric heaters, thus producing big energy savings… but you MUST use a rinse agent. SHE has a pretty big reservoir for the stuff, so you only have to fill it up maybe every couple of months or so. There is a warning indicator that comes on when you are about to run out of rinse agent.
At the end of the drying cycle, everything is dry enough… but not bone-dry as you usually see with conventional dishwashers. That’s not been an issue at all for me.

ENERGY SAVINGS
Hopefully, you are always thinking about saving energy and water. SHE uses 290 kWh per year which is in the lower third of the range for comparable models. One helpful feature in this model is the “half-load” mode, which uses much less water and electricity when you are only washing a few items. You can also tailor the washing cycles to how dirty your dishes are, which also saves energy.

SEALED FOR YOUR PROTECTION
Our previous now-dead Kenmore Elite’s pump leaked water all over our kitchen’s hardwood floor, causing warped floorboards. This is not a likely occurrence with BOSCH dishwashers… their internals are completely sealed from the outside world, and cannot leak.

SHE’s GERMAN
There’s a reason people pay more for Audi’s, BMW’s, Benzes and BOSCHs. They are beautifully designed, perform exceedingly well and are thoughtfully engineered. The BOSCH SHE58C is no exception. I would give her 5 stars, but for her diminished loading capacity. Since my wife and I are empty-nesters, we can live with that limitation, but I could see it being a problem for large families.
I would recommend checking the BOSCH out in-person before buying, to help you decide how much of a factor the smaller size will be in your kitchen. If you can live with the smaller size, SHE’s is a first-class choice.”

“We recently installed granite countertops in the kitchen and decided it was time to upgrade our appliances. The dishwasher was 10 years old and we knew it wouldn’t last forever so we set out to replace and upgrade it.
Two important things for me were 1) stainless steel tub and 2) a highly rated model from a manufacturer with a good reputation. I hadn’t previously heard of Bosch appliances but after reading consumer reports and researching many other sites both online and in print, I decided to check out the line.
This model is sleek-looking! The controls are along the top panel and there is no “big handle” sticking out. It blends in very nicely and looks great in our kitchen. It is exceptionally quiet… 48dB… and most of the time we don’t even know it’s on! Along with the quiet motor, the insulation around the unit itself is very substantial and impressive (no plastic, Hefty-bag-looking wrapping like our old Frigidaire!). The interior racks can be really customized for virtually any need… the upper rack can be raised, lowered or removed entirely… the tines can be moved anywhere from 90 degrees (straight up) to 0 degrees (flat down) to provide lots of flexibility for odd shaped items… the lack of a heating rack at the bottom means you can put your plastics anywhere without fear of melting… the Half-Load Wash feature means you can wash smaller loads using a smaller amount of water (it’s smart enough to know not to use the same amount of water for a small load that you’d need for a full load)… you can even delay the start time to when it’s convenient (like late at night when energy costs are lower!!). Plates, pots, silverware and especially glasses come out sparkling clean!!!
A couple of things about this dishwasher might take a bit of getting used to. In order to be more energy efficient, it does not pump hot-air into the tub in order to dry the dishes. Bosch uses condensation drying which uses hot water for the final rinse and this coupled with the heated stainless steel interior dries your dishes. If you’re used to dishes coming out 100% dry, this might be an adjustment for you. I’d rather whip out the towel and dry the few dishes that need a quick swipe than pay additional energy costs. Also, this dishwasher does not have a food-grinder like many others do. You’ll need to probably once every 4-6wks unscrew the bottom drain (super easy to do) and empty any food particles that were trapped. Since we scrape-clean our plates/pots before loading the dishwasher, we don’t have a problem with this but it’s something nice to know before making your decision.
Overall we are super pleased with this dishwasher and would highly recommend it as the best dishwasher!”

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Bosch Integra Dishwasher

Bosch Integra 300 SHX33M02UC 24 in. Built-in Dishwasher
When you’re looking for silence, efficiency, safety and convenience, look no further than an Evolution dishwasher. Their legendary noise suppression technology makes these machines among the quietest you can buy, while superior energy and water efficiency mean they’re both environmentally and economically friendly. Their CHILDLOCK latch prevents children from accidentally opening the door and they’ve placed controls and status displays on the outside panel for instant access.
Dishwasher Type: Built-in
Control Type: Electronic
Number of Wash Cycles: 3 Cycles
Drying Type: Economy / Air Drying
Place Settings: 14
Food Disposer: Without Food Disposer
Sound Insulation: With Sound Insulation
Other Features 
Noise Level: 57 DB
Anti Flooding Device: With Anti Flooding Device
Door Integration: Fully Integrated
Adjustable Rack Height: With Adjustable Rack Height
Performance Features 
Energy Efficiency Rating: Energy Star
ENERGY STAR Qualification: Yes
Dimensions 
Depth: 22.44 in.
Height: 33.88 in.
Width: 23.56 in.

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Bosch Integra 500

The Bosch Integra 500 SHX45M05UC Stainless Steel 24 in. Built-in Dishwasher has 4 wash programs Also, this dishwasher is sound insulated for a quiet operation.
Dishwasher Type: Built-in
Control Type: Electronic
Number of Wash Cycles: 4 Cycles
Drying Type: Economy / Air Drying
Place Settings: 14
Food Disposer: Without Food Disposer
Sound Insulation: With Sound Insulation
Other Features 
Noise Level: 51 DB
Anti Flooding Device: With Anti Flooding Device
Door Integration: Fully Integrated
Adjustable Rack Height: With Adjustable Rack Height
Performance Features 
Energy Efficiency Rating: Energy Star
ENERGY STAR Qualification: Yes
Dimensions 
Depth: 22.44 in.
Height: 35 in.
Width: 23.56 in.

“People who seem to know claim that built-in dishwashers have an average lifespan of twelve to fifteen years. That may be the case, but we’re certainly helping keep that average low: we’ve now bought our third in the past six or seven years. Of course, they’ve been in three different houses, but that doesn’t make them cost any less… The plain vanilla GE Profile that came with the new house was clearly near the end of its lifespan, leaving crumbs in the mug puddles and dollops of peanut butter on the knives. And so, it was off to the local appliance vendors yet again…
Like most people, we wanted to find a new built-in that doesn’t shake the rafters when it’s running, is energy efficient, and has a versatile rack and cycles and settings to handle a wide variety of dishes and cookware. Oh – and it also needs to get dishes clean… In our visit to The Great Indoors (again!), we happened on a Bosch Integra 500 Series dishwasher in white (their model SHX45M05UC) that a customer had ordered and then left sitting in the store. With a steep 35% discount off MSRP of $1050, we couldn’t pass up the deal – and so we took this baby home.
As I said, we were looking for quiet, efficient, versatile, and effective. I’d say we got 3½ out of those four requirements. Here’s what I mean:
Quiet: Bosch dedicates plenty of technology to keeping their dishwashers quiet. Besides the expected soundproof insulation, they use two small (and less noisy) pumps to fill and drain the system instead of one large one. The pumps are suspended by insulated brackets instead of bolted to the frame. The unit’s base is a single molded tray instead of an open framework for more insulation and to reduce noise-causing vibration. The result is a parsimonious 51 dBA noise level – Bosch’s 800 series are even quieter at 45 dBA – that can barely be heard while it’s operating.
A mildly annoying end-of-cycle beep sounds when the timed cycle is over – it’s by far the loudest noise an owner hears. Bosch builds in InfoLightTM, a little red light pointed at the floor below the door so, they say, you know when it’s running. It’s not that quiet – but it’s definitely close: compared to its predecessor, the Integra 500 is whisper-quiet.
Energy Efficiency: Unlike most dishwasher, the Integra 500 series has no exposed heating element in the tub. Instead, it uses flow-through water heating to raise wash water to the recommended temperature. When it comes to drying, the lack of a heating element means that there is no heated drying – the heavy, well-insulated stainless-steel tub is designed to act as a thermal mass to speed drying. The Condensation Drying feature is aided by a hot-water rinse in the final cycle. Since we’ve almost always air-dried our dishes, this is not new to us – in fact, the Bosch does a better job of drying than our previous dishwashers. The lack of heated drying means that smooth plastics – storage containers and the like – may need a wipe with a dishtowel, but it also means that you can put plastics on either upper or lower rack without worrying about melting.
For saving cycle time, water, and the cost of heating water; the Integra 500 uses Bosch’s smart technology called Ecosense® to measure the level of soil in the water and adjust cycle time. For small loads, there’s also a half-load cycle to further reduce water and energy use. Those two small drain-and-fill pumps are more energy-efficient than the single large pump found in most dishwashers, and the heavy insulation used for soundproofing also acts as thermal insulation. The result is an EnergyStar® certified unit: according to the energy labeling, it uses an estimated $25 per year with an electric water heater ($19 with a gas water heater) compared to a range of $20-50 for comparable dishwashers.
Versatility: This mid-level Bosch dishwasher comes with multiple cycles: there’s a standard timed wash (it lasts about two hours), an automatic wash that uses a turbidity sensor to control wash time, and a “quickwash” half-hour cycle for lightly-soiled dishes. For the germ-phobe crowd, there’s a sanitization cycle with extra, extra-hot water (certified by something called the “National Sanitization Foundation”). Controls are arrayed across the top edge of the door, including an on-off switch, cycle choice, and a start delay of up to 19 hours. All cycles have OptiDry®, which releases the rinse agent at the “optimum time” for spot reduction.
Rack-wise, the Integra 500 comes with two half-rows of fold-down tines and a pair of fold-down cup shelves on one side of the top rack plus another two half-rows of folding tines on the bottom rack. The cutlery bin can be separated into two halves, each of which may be located anywhere on either rack Each also has a foldaway gridwork top for organizing pieces. The upper rack adjusts up and down through several inches with a single lever, and can be removed entirely for extra tall loads. Bosch claims “extra capacity” – fourteen full place settings instead of the twelve place settings standard on other models
In theory, the rack system is highly versatile. In practice, however, it’s less so. It may be designed to hold fourteen place settings, but they must be pretty small. In fact, I’d be really interested in seeing how they put fourteen place settings in – not from a room standpoint so much as an arrangement standpoint. Where we run into trouble is with bowls and mugs, neither of which fit particularly well in the racks. We also end up with a wide empty space in the top rack that usually ends up holding just a couple of serving spoons. The fold-down cup shelves don’t work for us ‘cause we don’t use teacups: like most people, we use mugs for coffee. Our everyday dishes are stoneware, and some pieces – especially bowls – don’t fit well in these rack configurations. This is, as far as I’m concerned, the sole deficiency of an otherwise excellent dishwasher.
Efficacy: After several months of use, we’ve had to re-wash a dish or piece of silverware only twice; both times because of the way the piece was loaded. The machine works well with small amounts of soap (we use liquid Cascade); however, because it uses condensation drying instead of heated drying Bosch suggests the use of a rinse agent such as JetDry® to prevent spots. We rarely if ever wash pots or pans or attempt to clean baked-on grease, so cannot speak to pot-scrubbing prowess of Bosch’s PowerScrubPlusTM. The two-hour cycle time necessitated by condensation drying may be off-putting to some, but – as mentioned above – we’ve used the air-dry cycle on our dishwashers for years and we’re rarely in a hurry for a cycle to finish anyway.
Miscellanea:
• unlike many modern dishwashers, there’s no grinder for scraps. Instead, Bosch uses a pair of filters to capture particles. Cleaning is easy, but you do have to keep an eye on the filter.
• the Integra 500 series comes in white, black, titanium, and stainless steel finishes and with a slot for a front panel that matches the cabinets. Ours is white, with a matte-finish stainless handle that runs the full width of the door.
• Bosch guarantees their Integra line against mechanical defects for two years
• the door pauses and holds at any position, instead of slamming shut or dropping precipitously (Bosch calls this PerfectDoorTM)
• there’s no finger latch or catch, instead the door snaps shut with a friction catch (Bosch calls this AutoCloseTM). This also means, however, that there is no child-proof latch
• the Integra 500 monitors for leaks around the door or the base of the tub; if a leak is detected the cycle is automatically interrupted and drains the tub to prevent flooding the kitchen floor.
Overall thoughts: The Bosch Integra 500 SHX45M05UC is a full-featured washer that’s energy efficient and plenty versatile for our needs. It performs its duties well, and performs them without producing ear-shattering levels of noise. We’ve found, however, that the tub is not as wide as our previous 24-inch dishwashers and therefore doesn’t have room for as many dishes – especially on the top rack, which has a somewhat ungainly design.
This dishwasher is a very good performer with a couple of design limitations; I recommend it for people who aren’t in a hurry and don’t always wash lots of large or bulky items. It’s probably better for small families as well.”

“Given that we were replacing a 25-year old Hotpoint dishwasher, probably anything would look great in comparison. Still, I really like this dishwasher (the Integra 500 series in stainless). No, it’s not perfect, but overall I’m happy with this purchase.
The Good:
It cleans well. Really well. The dishes come out spotless but without that squeaky “etched glass” sensation (maybe this effect is just the rinse agent that the Bosch needs for efficient drying?). Electrasol and Trader Joe’s detergents both have enzymes and work well with this machine. Even pots come out clean! And no, I refuse to pre-rinse. I just scrape off the big stuff and throw everything in. The Bosch handles it all just fine.
I really like the versatility. The flatware basket can be split into 2 units, and you can put them anywhere on the bottom rack, or even on the top rack. Certain tines on the bottom and top racks flip down or at angles as needed. The top rack can be raised or lowered easily to accommodate your load. The top rack can even be removed for very tall items.* Our salesman said he likes to put his kitchen garbage can in to sanitize it. Even with the top rack in place, I can fit more pots/pans in this unit than the old one because the whole unit is taller. No more hand washing the stock pot!
Yes, it’s quiet, but it’s not silent. You can hear water swishing quietly inside, and it gurgles a bit as it drains (this might be only our setup), BUT you can easily hold a telephone conversation right next to it without raising your voice. Huge improvement over the old unit, which sounded like the QE2 struggling to leave port. This Bosch model shines a red dot of light onto the floor under the door when the unit is running. This is a bit of an affectation during the wash cycles, since you CAN hear it running. The dry cycle is of course silent, and so the red dot is of some use then.
I like the fact that it’s energy efficient; our electric company is giving us $50 efficiency rebate, which doesn’t hurt any, either. And it’s attractive. We don’t have kids, so fingerprints aren’t a big issue on the stainless. I only touch the handle, so it stays pretty clean. But stray fingerprints do show up clearly, so know this going in.
The Not So Good:
The main thing I would change is the upper rack configuration. Slots on the mid-left side can hold salad plates (love that!) or bowls, but don’t hold them very well- the loop-style wire supports are too short, and the bowls / plates flop around if you push the upper rack into the unit too quickly. There are no tines on the far left, and I think it should have fold-down tines on this side for the most usefulness. Otherwise, you just line up items on the far left, and they must bump into each other during the cycle because there are no tines to stabilize them. Silly.
The right side has both permanent and folding tines, and holds one row of regular glassware pretty well. The tines are not tall enough to support our wine glasses, however. The fold-down shelf on the far right (for dainty coffee cups, super-short glasses, all pretty useless to me) sort of stabilizes the wine glass stems, but it doesn’t seem very well thought-out.
The feeling I get is that Bosch is narrowly focused on being able to hold 14 place-settings, as though that were somehow important. Its manual shows in detail how this is possible. But how many of us serve 14 people each night and have no pots or pans to wash for such a huge meal? A dishwasher should be able to accommodate the items used in typical meals and snacks, like cereal bowls and water glasses and stemware and coffee mugs (plus pots, pans, implements, etc) without them flopping around or lined up on the rack bumping into each other because there aren’t the proper supports. This is thoughtless design, in my view. Whew, end of rant.
The rumors you’ve heard are true – there is no traditional heating element, and it doesn’t dry plastics that well. (The Bosch relies on REALLY hot water to clean, and steam from the hot dishes condensing on the stainless walls to dry.) This usually means just a few drops of water on a bowl, which is no big deal to me. Any item with a lip is going to catch and retain water (such as tupperware-type items). If you want everything bone-dry the morning after you run a load, this may not be the unit for you. Plates and pans are perfectly dry, so I’m not too bothered by the odd item that’s still damp. The payoff is that I can load plastics in the bottom rack without worrying about them melting, plus the energy savings.
I usually run the “auto” cycle, which is supposed to sense how dirty the load is and adjust the time accordingly. This is typically 2 hours, which is pretty long if you’re trying to run an interim load during a long day of prep and cooking. The Quick Wash option is only half an hour and seems to do an excellent job, so I will use that more often for interim washing.
With our setup, you can’t see the controls when the door is shut because our countertop overhangs too much. The setup in the store was different — you could bend over to see the display even with the door shut. I was a bit disappointed after the installation in our kitchen that I could no longer see the display, so consider your counter depth if seeing the countdown is important to you.
[On that note, I wanted the model with the controls on the front, but I thought it was flimsier. When you pull the door handle on that model (SHE45, the Evolution style), the whole door panel flexes outward a little bit because you have to pull quite firmly to open the door. I didn't want my BOSCH to feel flimsy! And I thought metal fatigue might become an issue over time. So I got the SHX45, where the door handle feels super-solid when you open the unit. Make your own call on that by going to a store to check them out.]
I looked at many reviews before buying this unit and heard talk of the filter trap and odors. I’ve removed this filter 3 times in as many weeks and haven’t seen anything in it. There is a plastic odor in the dishwasher, but that’s just the new nylon racks and I’m sure it will go away in time. If odor develops, I’ll post an update.
The flatware baskets feature lids that can either be left open for full access, or closed so that flatware is loaded through slots in the lids. This feature is fine if you have a problem with “nesting” flatware that isn’t getting cleaned properly, but you’ll have to figure out which slots will fit which size of flatware handle (spoons vs knives, for example). Bosch has a page explaining what goes where in the manual, but it’s way too tedious to memorize. I skip this whole thing and just keep the lids open. Flatware has come out clean so far.
Last thought:
I wanted a machine that would clean well and quietly, last a long time with few/no repairs, be able to deal with large and odd-size items, and look good doing it all while costing under $1000. I think I got what I wanted. I can work around the annoyances of the upper rack, and all its other qualities make up for this drawback.
** One odd thing about taking out the top rack. The manual says that you should use the supplied extra sprinkler head on the water outlet in the back wall, which normally connects to the top rack’s built-in sprinkler. I called Bosch to say I didn’t get this extra sprinkler head, and they told me that my model doesn’t come with one (only the more expensive models do). Since my model is designed for taking out the top rack, I asked what would happen if I ran the machine without it. Would water spew out from the back wall outlet? Bosch didn’t know, and worse, couldn’t send me a sprinkler head since it’s a “part” not an “accessory.” Huh?? Luckily my local dealer said he had some in the store and would give me one. (Good reason to buy at a local appliance store, not a big-box or an internet dealer.) Not a big deal, but it shows a lack of attention to detail on Bosch’s part that seems odd to me.”

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Bosch Integra 800

Bosch dishwasher is engineered to perform at the highest levels, to spotlessly remove even the toughest soiling. Think baked-in spinach. At the same time, smart technologies ensure that Bosch power is directed in a way that smartly manages energy and water consumption, and protects delicate items.
Dishwasher Type: Built-in
Control Type: Electronic
Number of Wash Cycles: 9 Cycles
Drying Type: Economy / Air Drying
Place Settings: 14
Food Disposer: Without Food Disposer
Sound Insulation: With Sound Insulation
Other Features 
Noise Level: 42 DB
Anti Flooding Device: With Anti Flooding Device
Door Integration: Fully Integrated
Adjustable Rack Height: With Adjustable Rack Height
Performance Features 
Energy Efficiency Rating: Energy Star
ENERGY STAR Qualification: Yes
Dimensions 
Depth: 22.44 in.
Height: 33.88 in.
Width: 23.56 in.

“We got this unit after out GR Profile melted all the dishes for a 3rd time the model PDW9980n. So far here is what I found
It’s smaller inside
No disposal Big let down
Hard to figure out how they want you to mount it
Louder that the GE By alot but is super quiet
I do have to I did love the 9980n GE once they can figure the heating element problem ( it stays on and melts everything).
The GE had an automatic soap dispenser. The GE was super quiet and well built.
That being said I think the Bosch overall is better built it had a metal case around the tub nice touch! The base is made out of a solid chunk of injected plastic with water and electric connections right on the bottom front much better to work on than the GE.
My big let down was that their was no soft food disposal…come on it’s you’re top of the line model. Some could argue the simpler the better less to go wrong…put it in. I don’t want to have to empty or remember to empty ta basket.
I like the look and the controls clean and neat. The door closes nicely and it cleans very well. It is quiet and I do like the little red light that shines in the floor and goes off when it’s done….nice. I like that the door 3/4 of the way closed the door shut you have to push the door to start the wash. I like that the heating is not in the tub it uses convection to dry the dishes.
With the limited time with this unit so far not bad. We’ll have to see how well it does at spaghetti night with the pots that I will let sit out overnight to see how well it cleans.”

“We’ve had our new Bosch dishwasher for 2 nights, so I cannot speak for the long-haul, but so far we are thrilled with this one! We have been tolerating our Asko for 10 years now; it hasn’t worked right since we got it (electrical problems). It finally died and we were actually celebrating its demise! I was torn between purchasing a Sears Kenmore Elite with the Turbo-Zone (their top-of-the-line) and the Bosch 800 series. We have a Kenmore Elite in our summer house and we love that one, too, but I was hesitant after reading all of the reviews about their poor service. So, we chose the Bosch. The Kenmore is very much like our new Bosch, except there are a few things that I like better on this unit. The doors on the 800 series (Evolution and Integra) close very nicely, they don’t require much force at all to close and the door doesn’t flop to the floor when opening it half-way, it stays where you leave it, which is a very nice feature. Last night I wasn’t sure it was washing, and I had to put my ear right to the unit, and I still couldn’t tell!! I am still getting used to working the electronics board for cycle choices, but there are some nice options which I think I’ll really use, specifically the Glass Care option; as it is better for your fine glassware than the delicate cycle. The cleaning is superb, and the flexibility of the racks is WONDERFUL, in my opinion the best of any dishwasher that I have researched; even better then my Kenmore Elite, which is also great. I will write another review in the future if we have any problems.
OK, here is an addendum to my review with some specifics about why I like this model. I really like the Glass Care wash, because I despise washing glasses, and they sit there and accumulate on the counter until I make myself wash them by hand! I really like the Quick Wash (Bosch changed the name of this cycle to Party Wash) cycle, it takes 30 minutes, I tried it last night and my small load of dishes came out super clean. I will probably use this in place of the half-load feature that I thought came with this model (in the brochure, it states on one page that it has the feature and the next page states that it does not-go figure). But the lack of the half load is not a problem for me. In reality, we really don’t have half loads very often. There are 9 very specific cycle choices to choose from, and I can see myself using most or all of them
in the future, the descriptions of which you can look up and decipher for yourself whether they will be helpful for you. They basically take care of lightly to heavily soiled delicate items, lightly to heavily soiled regular items, an enviro care cycle, using less water, glass care and a rinse and hold (I am surprised to see that some high-end dishwashers do not have a rinse and hold cycle, which I like to use). This dishwasher also has three different drying choices, I like to use the economy drying which uses a hotter rinse and the dishes dry more by condensation rather than more heat. The flexible rack system is great; all of the tines on the racks fold down in sections to allow for easier loading, which I love, and the top rack can be brought up, down, or even taken out depending on the space you need. There is also an attachment you can insert for the cleaning of extra tall items with the top rack removed. I chose the Integra over the Evolution series because the Integra series doors have a handle and the Evolution series doors have a lip to be grasped underneath to open the door (I preferred the handle). Both series’ doors have the easy closure and the the feature where the door stays where you put it and the door doesn’t flop down.
I don’t mind the higher price for this dishwasher because this dishwasher is the quietest one I have ever owned (my Asko was noisier), I love the 30 min. and the glass care cycle features, which don’t come with the less expensive models, and so far I am very pleased with the way my dishes come out. You can even adjust the amount of rinse agent used if your glasses come out streaked or spotted, and with one adjustment, my glasses came out sparkling. It also has a cycle completion signal, which you can adjust down and even turn off if you want (kind of nice for a party, when you may want to know when the load is done).”

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Kitchen Aid Dishwashers KUDD01DPPA

The double drawer dishwasher offers you endless ways to configure your kitchen and recreational spaces. The compact, powerful wash system and flexible loading options deliver the performance you’d expect from a KitchenAid® dishwasher. It has enough room to hold large pots and pans and average-sized cookie sheets – with room to spare.
Dishwasher Type Portable
Number of Wash Cycles 5 Cycles
Place Settings 5
No Food Disposer
Sound Insulation With Sound Insulation
Door Integration Fully Integrated
ENERGY STAR Qualification Yes
Dimensions Depth 22.5 in.
Height 32.31 in.
Width 23.44 in.
 

“I’ve had my kitchen aid dishwasher for a couple years now. I just love it. It cleans the dishes very well. You really don’t have to prewash or rinse the dishes off first. It really cleans them without having to do this extra step. I also love it because it is very quite. You can’t hear it running from the other rooms in the house. it is a great investment.”

“What is a two-drawer dishwasher?

A traditional dishwasher has one door which opens from the top and two “racks” inside. A two drawer dishwasher has two separate doors which pull out like kitchen drawers rather than folding down. Each drawer is basically an independently operating dishwasher. This gives you the versatility of running one drawer by itself for a small load or both drawers for a larger load. You can run both drawers at one time.

Who might need a two-drawer dishwasher?

I can see this type of dishwasher being particularly useful for several different types of people. Personally, we opted for the “two drawer” model for several reasons. Firstly, my household is small (just the two of us) and we don’t eat home very often. I was finding that with our old one drawer model, I wasn’t able to run the dishwasher very often because we simply don’t use many dishes and I don’t like wasting the water and energy to run a regular dishwasher on a half load. The few dishes that we used would sit in the dishwasher for a week or so until the whole thing was finally full. By that time the food on the dishes from early in the week would begin to smell, and would make the whole kitchen smell odd.

People who entertain often would also find this dishwasher appealing. As you cook or finish one course, you can start one drawer washing those used dishes or utensils. On the quick wash setting you could have those same dishes or utensils clean and ready for use later in the meal. You have the flexibility of never having to wait for a “full load” to start getting some of the pots, pans, or plates clean and put away.

Cleaning Specs/Options:

This dishwasher allows for several cleaning settings. They are:
Heavy – This setting is good for pots and pans and baking dishes that have food heavily caked on them (I always use this setting after making macaroni and cheese from scratch, or when I get something burned on my pots or pans)
Normal – I use this setting most often. It’s perfect for the type of soil on dinner plates.
Quick Wash – I use this when I’ve served food on my dishes that doesn’t really get stuck on (for example, a plate that you used to serve cookies)
Light/China – Great for delicate china or glassware
Rinse – The company recommends you use this setting on dishes which aren’t going to be washed in the immediate future (for example, you eat spaghetti with tomato sauce for dinner, stick the dishes in the dishwasher, but the drawer isn’t full. You aren’t going to be “washing” these dishes for a few days. By rinsing them you get off any food that might really get stuck on if it sits and dries)

You also have the option of regular or high temperature water for each setting

Our experience with this dishwasher:

There are several negative reviews posted for the “free-standing” model of the dishwasher. I wasn’t even aware this dishwasher was available in free-standing version, but I can tell you that my experience with the “built-in” version has been excellent. I find that this dishwasher, if loaded according to the directions provided by KitchenAid, cleans the dishes much more thoroughly than any other dishwasher I’ve had. It is also EXCEPTIONALLY quiet compared to a traditional dishwasher.

One of the people who reviewed the “free-standing model said they’ve had 8 service calls in the last year. We haven’t had any. The dishwasher is working as well today as it did a year ago when I bought it.

I will say this about this dishwasher. YOU NEED TO READ THE MANUAL AND WATCH THE ENCLOSED DVD BEFORE TRYING TO USE IT. I wasn’t having great cleaning results at first because I figured “I’ve used a dishwasher before. How hard can it be?” Suggestions on how to load are important to follow. Also, they recommend that you run the water in the sink that the dishwasher is connected to on hot before turning the unit on. Getting this water as hot as possible allows the dishwasher to fill with hot water immediately and promotes more thorough cleaning.”

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KitchenAid KUDI01IL 24 in. Portable Dishwasher

Traditional 4 inch Console Design.Whisper Quiet« Sound Package.Commercial Grade Stainless Steel Interior.Hard-Food Disposer – No Pre-Rinsing.3 Cycle Selections with 2 Cycle Options.Tall Tub – Our Largest Ever! – 24% More Usable Capacity.Extra-large Silverware Basket.
Dishwasher Type: Portable
Number of Wash Cycles: 3 Cycles
Place Settings: 14
Food Disposer: With Food Disposer
Sound Insulation: With Sound Insulation
Other Features 
Door Integration: Semi Integrated
Adjustable Rack Height: With Adjustable Rack Height
Performance Features 
ENERGY STAR Qualification: Yes
Dimensions 
Depth: 24.5 in.
Height: 33.88 in.
Width: 23.88 in.

“I know dishwashers and I am in love with this my best dishwasher. This is the lowest price you are going to find for a stainless interior, which I think is the best thing you can do for yourself and your dishwasher if you are willing to put up the cash. First, it wont stain, second, it wont smell, third it is a fantastic insulator- so it runs both ultra efficient and virtually silent. This machine is very attractive with only three simple cycles, so it wont scare away your husband from doing dishes- heavy, medium and rinse only. Don’t let that scare you though, the heavy will still get your pots and pans clean because the machine has a soil sensor so as the water is filtered out of the machine, if there is still food particles being caught by the filter it keeps going, if not it stops early. This is why you don’t need a ton of cycles, the machine figures it out for you, washing only as long as it needs to. There is also no tower in the bottom, rather the water is pumped from the back of the spray arm giving you higher water pressure and allowing you to load the bottom however you want. Plus, you can trust kitchenaid- made by whirlpool, to make products of the highest quality. Because of it’s tall tub design though, it is a little more difficult to install for the do-it-yourselfer. This is the only con I can think of.”

“My 5 year old GE gave up the ghost so I needed a new unit. After much research, I decided on Kitchenaid for the way its made.

Strengths
*Stainless steel interior means no cracks or stains.
*Very good insulation, basically a mastic applied to sides, top and back of unit. Means a very quiet machine
*back two sets of tines fold down to accomodate large pans or pots.
*4 spray lower arm also made of stainless steel with large holes that don’t clog easily.
*separate top arm gets everything in the top rack clean plus with no center tower below, you are not restricted in how you load this machine.
*Pushbutton controls; no timer dial to get out of calibration.
*Flatware rack on the side of lower rack stays out of the way of large items yet is exposed to all of the spray arms.
*Temperature boost. Means I can keep my water heater at 120 deg and let the Kitchenaid heat the water for me during the wash.
*Self cleaning filter
*Soft food disposal
*Adjustable rinse aid dispenser with visual fill check.

Weaknesses
*no delay start
*No indicator for cycle machine is running.

My GE died and it would cost too much to fix it so I decided on a Kitchenaid unit.
I am pleased with the ease of use and performance of this machine. Using Dollar General detergent with moderately hard water, my dishes come out spotless. I never rinse mine and often, it will be days before I run the machine.
No matter, even dried on egg, tomato sauce, coffee, ramen noodles, are removed and with the excellent filter system, no food particles get redeposited back on my dishes.
Besides outstanding cleaning ability, the other advantage this unit had over the GE is noise, or I should say lack thereof. Even the water fill is quiet. I can speak on a cordless phone in the kitchen with the unit running, or on pump out and it does not affect my ability to hear the caller.
It has three cycles: Heavy, normal, and rinse. You can select no heated dry and water temp boost if you wish. Three cycles are plenty; too many competing models try to gussy up a basic function with excess cycles that do little more except confuse the consumer.
To use, you simply select the cycle, your options, close the door, press start. Period. That’s it. When the machine is done and the dishes are dry, the “finish” light lights up. Then its safe to open the door and empty the unit.
The Kitchenaid has a Calrod heating element in the bottom of the tub. This element heats the water (if that option is selected) and provides heat to dry the dishes. Compared to my GE, the drying in the Kitchenaid is flawless. Even coffee cups, notorious for collecting water on the bottom are dry. Flatware is also dried perfectly.
This unit has a vent that opens during the drying cycle but closes during the wash cycle. This keeps noise inside the unit when washing but opens to allow heat to escape during the dry cycle, thus allowing the dishes to dry completely. I feel this is a key design element that helps this machine run very quietly.”

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Architect II

Product Features 6 Cycles
Electronic Controls
Quiet
Key Features Dishwasher Type Built-in
Control Type Electronic
Number of Wash Cycles 4 Cycles
Place Settings 14
Food Disposerr
Sound Insulation With Sound Insulation
Other Features Door Integration Semi Integrated
Adjustable Rack Height Without Adjustable Rack Height
Noise Level 54 DB
Water Use (Normal Cycle) 7.8 Gallons
ENERGY STAR Qualification Yes
Dimensions Depth 24.88 in.
Height 33.88 in.
Width 23.88 in.

“There isn’t too much to say about the KitchenAid Architect II other than Viewpoints reviewers truly love this product. Reviewers did a lot of research before buying the Architect II and it looks like it paid off. Consumers love this quiet dishwasher and are continually amazing at how sparkling clean it gets even the dirtiest dishes. The stainless steel interior assures food stains won’t accumulate over time so your KitchenAid dishwasher stays as spotless as the dishes it cleans. At over $500, the price is moderate but with quality so reliable, reviewers agree the KitchenAid Architect dishwasher is definitely worth it.”

“Our old GE dishwasher finally broke down last November. We could never turn it on if we wanted to watch tv because of the noise. We shopped around for a new dishwasher comparing several models. The salesman at Lowe’s was very knowledgeable about the different dishwashers he for sale. I originally wanted the Bosch but my wife insisted on the Kitchenaid because the Kitchenaid’s racks are 21″ across vs. the Bosch at only 19″.
The tub is stainless steel and won’t pick up food stains over time a feature my wife really likes.

The first time we used the dishwasher I was utterly amazed at how quiet it was. I was standing right next to it and I could barely hear it. We no longer have to shout or turn up the volume on the tv when the dishwasher is running. It also cleans the dishes extremely well. My wife really loves this dishwasher. It wasn’t the cheapest or the most expensive dishwasher available, but it is definitely worth every penny.”

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Asko D3112 24 in. Portable Dishwasher

The D3112 is a standard control model that comes in white, black, bisque and stainless steel. The easy-to-use control system offers one-touch access to its four programs. It remembers the last program used so you just press “Start” to run it again. To change the program, just push the Program button and advance through the selections. It also has a light that shows the unit’s progress through the cycles.
Dishwasher Type: Portable
Control Type: Push Button
Number of Wash Cycles: 4 Cycles
Drying Type: Thermal Drying
Place Settings: 12
Food Disposer: Without Food Disposer
Sound Insulation: With Sound Insulation
Other Features
Door Integration: Semi Integrated
Adjustable Rack Height: With Adjustable Rack Height
Performance Features
ENERGY STAR Qualification: Yes
Dimensions
Depth: 24 in.
Height: 35.5 in.
Width: 24 in.

“We had to replace a Bosch dishwasher and were limited by the under-counter height of 33″ in our search for a new machine. Many dishwashers require a greater height for installation. We decided for the least expensive machine from the line of Asko dishwashers because we are very impressed with a recently purchased Asko clothes washer and because Asko offers a 3-year warranty. This washer has only two control buttons. On the first button you select the program (heavy, regular, quick, rinse and hold). The water temperature is automatically selected for each program (hottest for heavy, hot for regular, warm for quick, cold for rinse). Each program except rinse comes with two temperature choices, regular and econo, which is a lower temperature, and you select regular or econo on the second button that also serves to start the machine. Pretty simple, eh? Some machines have many more options, but we figured all we ever do is wash the dishes, so why pay for all the additional, often confusing programs?
Despite the low height of the machine both racks accommodate taller items than our old dishwasher. This is really great as we can finally put our large dinner plates in the dishwasher. Both racks are cleverly designed. The tines are cleverly arranged, and we can load more in the Asko than we could in the Bosch. The cutlery basket can be moved which makes it easier to put pots or pans in the bottom rack. It also has a compartment that can be closed with a lid, which is good for really small, light items. The top rack has a fold-down cup rack, which can also accommodate wine glasses at an angle, which we find extremely helpful. The water is heated to the programmed temperature with an out-of-sight heating coil in the recirculation plumbing, not one inside the washer cabinet. This can avoid melting plastic items if they get blown down from the racks, which hasn’t happened so far in our use.
We always use the regular program at the regular temperature. We have soft water and use only about 1.5 teaspoons full of Costco detergent for the main wash, and less than a teaspoon for the prewash. We use a rinse aid in the rinse aid dispenser, which can be adjusted to six different levels of release of the rinse aid, depending on water hardness. We are using it on the lowest level because of our soft water. All items, china, glass, pots, plastic, come out sparkling clean with no streaks or films, and everything is completely dry. The inside of the cabinet shows no grime, the stainless steel appears spotless. The washer operates very, very quietly, you can barely hear it from a few feet away. We have the black front, which looks absolutely terrific because it is not a high-gloss, cheap looking surface.
The Asko washer uses a standard 110V plug and needs to be hooked up to the hot water supply. If the water isn’t hot enough for the selected program, it is automatically heated to the appropriate level.
After one month, we are 100% satisfied with our purchase.”

“Having moved from a house where I had a Bosch dishwasher, I was not sure what I’d think of the Asko that this new house has. I am pleasantly surprised! Though not as dead silent as the Bosch, it is still extremely quiet. The silverware basket can be placed in several different places in the bottom tray or removed completely for unloading (or if you have a really large pot to wash and don’t want the basked in at all). I have found that I can fit quite a lot of dishes in the bottom tray but the layout of the upper tray is not quite as flexible. Still, space is adequate and intuitive – where the glasses should go and where bowls should go in order to clean best. What has impressed me is the warranty service. Although I am not the original purchaser, this dishwasher was only 1 year old when I moved in. The previous owner left me all of the paperwork and receipts so when the unit wasn’t draining (turns out there were clogged filters) properly, I called for service and the entire thing was covered under warranty even though it was technically user error. Which brings me to my only real negative about this. You MUST rinse dishes before putting them in. Though the filter system is easy to access and clean, you’ll get much better results if you rinse first.”

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Asko D1776 Stainless Steel Built-in Dishwasher

The D1776 blends in beautifully in professional-style kitchens. Like any ASKO, it is quiet. It has more stainless steel components, 20% more capacity, superb cleaning without pre-rinsing, adjustable shelves, four programs, two wash and rinse temperature options, and a child-safety door latch. The exclusive ASKO Turbo Fan Interval Drying System produces 100% dry dishes every load. Available in black, white and stainless steel. It also accepts custom door panels and installs in standard cabinet openings.

“I’ve had my ASKO for about 6 months and cannot say enough good things about it. Although it has several settings for washing, I have yet to need the “pots & pans” cycle – that’s how well it cleans. No need to pre-clean items. One of the best features is the removable lower rack. By taking this out, you have room for the largest of pans, as in turkey roaster. The remaining lower rack will still allow you to load a full set of plates, bowls, etc. The silverware basket comes out for easy put away of clean silverware. It is so quiet, you can easily talk on the phone or have a conversation while it runs. I have saved money on my gas bills, because I’m using less hot water, too. This is because the dishwasher itself heats the water to the needed temperature for best cleaning, not by a timer, but by measuring actual water temperature. The stainless interior remains gleaming clean, even in my hard western Pennsylvania hard water.
In short, it is worth every penny.”

“We had this washer before we moved and we really miss it. It did its job brilliantly, looked great, was well built and chugged along. After we moved we got a Fisher Paykel which is only useful as an expensive dish cabinet.”

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Asko D3531XLHD Stainless Steel 24 in. Built-in Dishwasher

The D3531XLHDSS is a hidden-control unit with push button and a LCD display that shows the eight program names, time remaining, temperatures and options. It also remembers the last program used and will operate in multiple languages. This model comes with a stainless steel front and a straight handle. The convenient End-of-Program tone, with volume control, sounds when the cycle is complete.The exclusive PowerZone wash system cleans your toughest items. While one jet shoots water up directly into crusty pots and pans, another aims down at cutlery. And their patented Super Cleaning System gives you noticeably cleaner dishes with no hand rinsing. With a self-cleaning triple filtration system and wash and rinse temperatures up to 176;F, no residential dishwasher zaps germs better.
Dishwasher Type: Built-in
Control Type: Electronic
Number of Wash Cycles: 10 Cycles
Drying Type: Economy / Air Drying · Thermal Drying
Place Settings: 12
Food Disposer: With Food Disposer
Sound Insulation: With Sound Insulation
Other Features
Door Integration: Fully Integrated
Adjustable Rack Height: Without Adjustable Rack Height
Performance Features
Energy Efficiency Rating: Energy Star
ENERGY STAR Qualification: Yes
Dimensions
Depth: 25.63 in.
Height: 34.38 in.
Width: 24 in.

“I just installed this unit this week, and the performance is amazing.
The unit weighs considerable more than the Fisher-Paykel it replaced, and the entire thing is stainless steel, not just the door or interior, the whole thing.
The sliding trays are the highest quality, and well thought out.
To say it’s silent is an understatment.
The dishes came out very clean, so clean that you feel like you can’t drop them, they stick to your fingers!
I’m very pleased.”

“For years we always had Kitchen Aid dishwashers till I saw the Asko drawer dishwasher at a friends place. The last Kitchen Aid I had was called the “quiet scrub” but sounded like a cement mixer so when we built our new home we bought the Asko.
I tried my friends machine and liked it because it fit in a large commercial style kitchen we built in our new home.

The Asko is extremely quiet and has good design features. We liked the fact that it had an on/off button to turn it off when we went away, hidden buttons and a beautiful stainless finish.
The main reason for buying it was the short wash cycle which other machines did not have at the time.

But the actual cleaning has been very erratic. Sometimes everything comes out clean and perfect and other times the dishes and glassware have a soapy film and have to be rewashed.
And I have tried many different brands of soap but nothing helps. There is usually soap left over in the soap container even though the water has been tested and is hot enough.
A company tech gave me some advice over the phone- like using a whole bottle of white vinegar to clean the machine and to use only dry powdered dishwasher soap to no avail.

Since I live in a rural area the appliance store tech has to travel almost an hour and has made several trips to try and remedy this problem and since its over a year old there is a charge each time.
Since we have a well they thought that was the problem but it turned out it was not.
We have a lot of guests and so I struggle along with it, rinse the dishes which I never had to do before with other machines and add an extra rinse at the end.
I am contemplating selling it on Craigs list and going back to a noisy machine that really cleans the dishes but it cost us a lot of $$$.”

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Asko D1716 Built-in Dishwasher

The D1716 blends in beautifully in professional-style kitchens. It is quiet. It has more stainless steel components, 20% more capacity, superb cleaning without pre-rinsing, adjustable shelves, seven wash programs, two wash and rinse temperature options, and a child-safety door latch. Its exclusive Turbo Fan Interval Drying System produces 100% dry dishes every load. Available in black, white and stainless steel, and accepts custom door panels. It installs in standard cabinet openings and is covered by ASKOs 3-Year, Bumper-to-Bumper, No-Hassle Warranty.
Dishwasher Type: Built-in
Control Type: Push Button · Rotary Dial
Number of Wash Cycles: 7 Cycles

“I read reviews; spoke with service people; looked in showrooms -and- eventually bought an Asko D1716, which has a dial control and a fan to dry the dishes.

The machine that I bought was a floor model and I picked it up for $700, which was about $50 less than the best price I could find on the Internet.

I installed it myself (first time I had installed a dishwasher) and the installation went well. There were clear, specific and easy to follow instructions included with the dishwasher. During the installation, I recognized that the machine was very well designed and manufactured. All my previous investigation had been from the user end (front door, inside) and I had not seen any of the mechanical end. One feature that impressed me was a full drip/evaporation pan under the dishwasher, mounted several inches off the floor. This should help save the floor from minor leaks if they ever occur.

Asko uses a lot of insulation both on the machine and the mounting panels. The insulation on the machine looks like extremely thick tarpaper and the front panels have thick foam rubber on them. They also include additional side panels that make the fit in the hole in the cabinets very snug. All this makes this dishwasher EXTREMELY quiet.

The operating instructions are clear about not using too much detergent. One tablespoon is all that is required to clean the dishes. This is far less than our old dishwasher took. The Asko also consumes the minimum of both water and electricity (another main reason I selected it).

Racks seem to be a big point of contention in dishwashers. Asko?s racks are nicely designed and have some flexible options. The top rack has flip down shelves that you can use to hold stemware (wine glasses, etc?) or put small bowls (or other items you can lay down) on. The bottom rack has a removable plate holder so you can put very large items in the bottom. The coating on the racks is sort of interesting and purports to be ?graphite impregnated?. I guess this is for durability.

Even though I had listened to these machines run in the showroom, I found myself surprised at how quiet it was. Sometimes I can?t even tell it is on. Literally, the loudest sound it makes is the water going down the drain!

Our dishes emerge spotless with only minor pre-rinsing. Because this is a European design washer, there is no hard food disposer so we don?t let the big pieces of food stay on the dishes. Overall, this dishwasher gets our dishes much cleaner than our Kitchen Aide machine with a fraction of the detergent, water, electricity and noise. Not a bad deal!

Would I recommend an Asko? Absolutely! This is one of the best dishwasher purchases I have ever made. The only thing that could make me happier is if it continues to clean our dishes for the next 25 years like the old Kitchen Aide did.”

“I have had this machine for three years. It performs flawlessly when used properly. Like another reviewer, I experienced poor cleaning performance. I contacted my dealer who referred me back to the use and care guide. It turns out I was not using enough detergent. My dishes now come out clean and bright every time.”

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Asko D3122XL 24 in. Built-in Dishwasher

The D3122XL (Tall Tank) is a standard control model that comes in white, black and TouchProof™ stainless steel. It features the same style simple control that is used in the D3112 except that it has two option buttons and the added feature of the Turbo Fan™ drying system.
Dishwasher Type: Built-in
Control Type: Electronic
Number of Wash Cycles: 4 Cycles
Drying Type: Economy / Air Drying
Place Settings: 12
Food Disposer: Without Food Disposer
Sound Insulation: With Sound Insulation
Performance Features
ENERGY STAR Qualification: Yes
Dimensions
Depth: 24 in.
Height: 37 in.
Width: 24 in.

“The Asko D3122 replaced an old Maytag dishwasher, as part of a kitchen remodel.  We had been thinking about getting a Bosch, but our favorite local appliance dealer sells the Asko and convinced us to buy it.

The Asko’s main claims to fame are internal heating and a stainless steel interior shell.  The internal heating means that there is no exposed heater;  the heater is part of the water recirculation plumbing.  This allows the dishwasher to maintain good control of the water temperature.  The downside is no forced-heat drying, but we rarely used that anyway.  (The only fast-dry cycle available on this Asko depends on an elevated rinse water temperature.)   The stainless steel interior is supposed to be super smooth to eliminate food and bacteria traps.  (and it sure looks good!)

The controls are simple and obvious.  There are heavy, normal, light, and rinse-and-hold cycles.  There is a normal or economy wash temperature option, and a normal and economy dry option.  (As noted above, the “normal” dry option actually runs an extra hot final rinse.  There’s no heated dry cycle in this Asko.)

As far as we’re concerned, the function of a dishwasher is to wash dishes, and the Asko does a spectacular job.  There is no doubt that dishes come out cleaner than the old Maytag ever managed, and that’s with a bare minimum of pre-rinsing.  At first, we were getting a little bit of streaking, but after checking the manual it turned out that we were actually adding too much detergent.  Cutting back on the detergent fixed things.  We usually run normal wash and economy dry.  You still have to towel dry the concave bottoms of glasses in the top rack, but I’ve never ever met a dishwasher that completely dried concave glass bottoms — no matter what kind of dry cycle it had.

The Asko is quiet, but not anything special.  The drain cycle is quite loud, although I’m sure that’s due to the way the drain was plumbed, and not anything intrinsic to the dishwasher.  Fortunately the drain only takes a few seconds.

If we had any complaint, it would be that the lower rack doesn’t really have any good way to load larger items such as Corning-ware (or equivalent) or serving bowls.  These items end up on top, where they take up a lot of space.  On the other hand, the lower rack can load at least twice as many plates and pasta or dessert bowls as the old Maytag, so it’s a trade-off.  The silverware basket is somewhat undersized which might be a problem for a larger family;  we are down to the two of us so it’s not an issue.

Overall, the Asko is a super performer with only a few minor issues.  It’s early yet but there have been no maintenance problems.”

“We purchased this new dishwasher after our Bosch somehow fried its electronics one day and the repairman told us that a replacement control panel would cost almost 2/3rds of a new machine. Until then, I quite liked the Bosch but I certainly shied away when it came time to look for a replacement.
Most of the machines in this price range offer high performance. What made us decide on this machine was the reputation of the manufacturer, the longer warranty, the quietness, and the low energy/water consumption.
Added bonuses are the clean, uncluttered face and the main power button that is hidden from the children.
The ASKO dealer in the region was offering no discounts at the time and was selling every single one that came in immediately. I was told I could get a package discount if I purchased multiple appliances but we didn’t need any others.
I looked around and did not find a better price. In fact, I had wanted to purchase the cheapest ASKO model but the dealer was sold out for 2 months. He gave me the option of waiting, or paying $100 more for the Turbo Drying model. Hand washing and drying our families’ dishes was becoming a little tiresome so we opted to spend the extra $100.
I have absolutely no qualms about the cleaning ability of this machine. In fact, it works so well that we often run loads in the “glasses/light” mode to save energy and the dishes are spotless.
I only wish it had the cutlery rack on top like the Miele models. Narrow items like plastic straws for the kids fall through the regular cutlery basket.
One last caveat, the drying cycle with the Turbo Drying on takes quite long.”

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Hotpoint-Ariston L63SNA Stainless Steel 24 in. Built-in Dishwashe

Dishwasher Type: Built-in
Control Type: Rotary Dial
Number of Wash Cycles: 5 Cycles
Drying Type: Economy / Air Drying
Place Settings: 12
Sound Insulation: With Sound Insulation
Other Features
Noise Level: 53 DB
Anti Flooding Device: With Anti Flooding Device
Door Integration: Semi Integrated
Adjustable Rack Height: With Adjustable Rack Height
Performance Features
ENERGY STAR Qualification: Yes
Dimensions
Depth: 23 in.
Height: 33.5 in.
Width: 23.5 in.

“Why I choose this dishwasher:
Actually, I didn’t choose this dishwasher. It was installed by the developer who built my condo.
The developer choose this dishwasher because it she needed to buy a European model that fit with the dimensions of the Italian-made cabinetry. Apparently more common brands like Kitchen Aid and Maytag wouldn’t have fit.
The developer bought all my appliances from a local store called Abt Electronics. They are well known for excellent service, a great warranty and for only carrying decent-quality products.
Learning to use the dishwasher:
The dishwasher was fairly easy to use. I learned that this model uses salt to soften water for more effective cleaning. I don’t know if this is a European thing or what but my old dishwasher did not use salt. It uses special water softening salt or rock salt. I’ve been using Kosher salt, which I have just discovered while writing this review, is almost certainly wrong.
The dial control is just a little bit weird. After it’s done a cycle, and you want to run the dishwasher again, you have to turn the dial to Reset and then to Wash. Turning the dishwasher off, then on again doesn’t work. This took some getting used to.

About the cycles:
There are 5 settings: Intensive wash, Regular wash, Eco wash, rapid wash and soak.
Intensive wash has a pre-wash at 95 degrees, a hot wash at 140 degrees, 2 cold rinses, a hot rinse at 149 degrees and Drying.
Regular wash has a wash at 122 degrees, a cold rinse, a hot rinse at 149 degrees and drying.
The Eco wash is a low energy consumption cycle. It uses two cold pre-washes, an extended wash at 113 degrees, a 149 degree hot rinse and a Dry cycle. At 160 minutes, it’s a full 60 minutes longer than the Regular wash. The chart in the manual doesn’t say how much water any of the cycles use, which is unfortunate as I wonder if this cycle, with its two pre-washes, actually uses more water than the Regular.
Only the Rapid Wash and the Soak lack Drying cycles.

Daily life with this dishwasher:
Having this dishwasher in my life is okay but not too great. For one thing, the soap compartment fails to open if anything is even thinking of getting in its way. This means that I, fairly often, open the door to filthy dishes and a compartment that’s still closed and full of sludgy soap. Often, the dishwasher has gone all the way through the dry cycle which means the food has been baked on.
I discovered that because of the soap door, I had to move the silverware basket to the right side of the dishwasher. This is not as good of a layout for my dishes.
But the soap compartment still fails to open sometimes. I have to keep all my dishes very far from the soap door every time. This is annoying. My old dishwasher did not have this problem, at all.
It also seems like the top sliding basket is shorter than on my old dishwasher. A lot of cups don’t fit upright there. They also seem to fall over too easily. There’s nothing that secures them. So a lot of times there will be overturned dishes at the end of the cycle. These are filled with gross soapy dishwater.
There also is an intermittent problem of condensation. Often when I open the dishwasher up after the Dry cycle, there is lots of condensation on the inside of the dishwasher and also the dishes. That means I can’t put them away right away unless I dry them. That’s not convenient for me. For the most part, I now stop the dishwasher before it goes through the Dry cycle. It seems like a waste of energy to me.

On the plus side:
The dishwasher is not all bad.
It’s quiet, so even in my open layout I can watch a movie while it’s running.
It looks pretty nice. It’s simple and understated.
Also, the knobs and controls feel like they are good quality and will hold up a long time. Nothing, in fact, on this dishwasher feels cheap or like the finish is going to flake off.

In conclusion:
If I had to buy a new dishwasher, I’d look around for one without the door problem, and cleaned a bit more effectively. If I had to buy the same brand again, I’d hope they’d have improved upon some of these engineering flaws.”

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Hotpoint-Ariston HLD4000N 24 in. Built-in Dishwasher

The Hotpoint-Ariston HLD4000N 24 in. Built-in Dishwasher has 4 wash programs and a food diposer.
Dishwasher Type: Built-in
Control Type: Electronic
Number of Wash Cycles: 4 Cycles
Drying Type: Heated
Place Settings: 14
Food Disposer: With Food Disposer
Other Features
Adjustable Rack Height: With Adjustable Rack Height
Performance Features
Energy Efficiency Rating: Energy Star
ENERGY STAR Qualification: Yes
Dimensions
Depth: 25 in.
Height: 33.75 in.
Width: 24 in.

“This drawer dishwasher is economical & energy-star rated. Thankfully, you can also choose one in white & other colors — the black one shown in the picture here would look awfully scary & gloomy in our kitchen. We bought ours just a few months ago, in April 2008, from Home Depot for about $398.
It’s fairly simple to install. Our local plumber installed it, along with the garbage disposal we bought, & also fixed a leak, & the cost was still a very reasonable (by Northern California standards) $150.
We do rinse off our dishes before putting them in the dishwasher, but we don’t clean them terribly thoroughly. Yet the dishes always come out squeaky-clean & we’re awfully grateful for that. Perhaps we always need our dishes so desperately fast that we don’t allow them enough time to dry … nonetheless, the heat drying feature doesn’t seem to work terribly well. The dishes come out reasonably dry after the cycle, but still often need a quick toweling off.
It’s fairly economical to run this thing — it’s Energy Star compliant. But, as I’ve mentioned, it doesn’t dry the dishes terribly well. I’m totally satisfied with this trade-off in terms of price & electrical costs, but others may not be so easy to please.
The design makes good use of limited space. The upper & lower racks & silverware tray enable you to wash up to 14 place settings, even though this dishwasher fits in the standard 30″ space.
The dishwasher comes with several settings. You can select various cycles for Rinse Only, Light Wash, Normal Wash, & Heavy Wash, depending on how deeply your dishes need to be cleaned. Thorough scrubbers can get by on Rinse Only or Light Wash cycles to ensure that their dishes have been sterilized.
You can also opt for Heated Dry (not terribly effective), Hot Wash (for stuff which needs to be thoroughly cleaned), & HotStart (I have no idea what this is … a blast of hot water in the beginning of a wash cycle?).
There is also a Delay feature so you can ensure that the dishes are washed while you sleep & while the energy rates are at their lowest.
My main dilemma with this dishwasher is that, as a mom who frequently feeds multitudes of young children, almost all of my dishes are plastic & hence most of my dishes are plastic & melamine, which need to go in the upper tray. So far, none of my cheesy dishes which are relegated to the lower tray (closer to the heating element) have been damaged, but theoretically, most of the dishes I wash should not be on the lower tray. Nonetheless, I do put dubious dishes on the lower tray, because otherwise, I would never be able to fill the lower tray enough to ever do a wash.
Perhaps this problem is unique to me, because I choose to use mostly unbreakable (hence plastic) dishes.
I do like the fact that it runs fairly quietly.”

“I bought this dishwasher on sale at Home Depot. I installed it myself. Very easy. The first time I ran it, I couldn’t believe how quiet it was. I forgot it was even running. It does a very good job of cleaning and the top rack is quite roomy. I can even fit a large pot in the TOP rack with no problem. The controls are easy to use and understand. Definitely worth the money!”

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Hotpoint-Ariston HDA3400G 24 in. Built-in Dishwasher

The Hotpoint-Ariston HDA3400G 24 in. Built-in Dishwasher has 5 wash programms.

“I chose this dishwasher because I was looking for an inexpensive, yet reliable model. I had an old, very basic Hotpoint dishwasher that worked well so I decided to go with the same manufacturer.
Now that I’ve had it for a couple of months, I’m basically satisfied with our selection for the price. I bought it from a local appliance warehouse for $240. I had looked at several models in this price range that had very poor ratings. I’m glad I went with this model instead of one of them.
We had it professionally installed, so I can’t speak to ease of installation.
Compared to our old and very noisy model, I find this dishwasher to be fairly quiet. There is the sound of water spraying the door during washing, but it is not disruptive.
I’ve washed pots and pans and dishes with caked-on food. All have come out clean. There are several choices on a dial setting for cleaning, including pre-washing, regular cycle, short wash, rinse only or a dry setting that allows you to warm up serving dishes and plates.
In addition, there are six buttons that allow choice of pots-and-pans vs. regular wash setting, heated wash on or off, and heated dry on or off.
The top rack is deep, allowing tall glasses to fit comfortably.
I have only noticed two drawbacks. One is that there is not much room on the bottom for large stock pots or large mixing bowls. It is nearly impossible to fit them without blocking the sprayer in the center. I ended up removing the utensil basket and putting large pots there instead.
The other drawback is that dishes, especially items like plastic cups and Tupperware, are still wet, even with the heated dry setting on. I end up having to dry them with a towel or allow them to air dry.
Despite these two drawbacks, overall I am satisfied with this dishwasher. I think it is a good value for the price.”

“This unit ($239.00 at Home Depot) is a replacement for a very loud GE Potscrubber 650 that was also needing a new motor / pump ($128.00) unit due to a leaking pump seal.
The motor is a very compact, updated design, and is much easier on the ears than the replaced unit.
The first load is washing as this is being written, so will update regarding clean or dirty when cycled.
The installation was very simple and straight forward, as I am handy with tools. Total install time was approximately 15 minutes from open box to starting first load.”

Hotpoint HDA1000

Hotpoint-Ariston HDA1000G Dishwasher

“This isn’t the flashiest or most sophisticated dishwasher in the world, but I don’t care. What do I care about? My dishes getting clean easily.
This one is a little noisy and leaves some upside down bowls and stuff with standing water on the top, but that doesn’t bother me. I turn them over and let them drip dry.
It came with the apartment so I was just pumped to have any dishwasher, and this one is just fine.
I usually forget to put in jet dry for months more than I should but everything always comes out with few if any spots. If you want to save money, and don’t need the top of the line, this one will do you just fine. I may buy another when I actually have my own place.”

“When my old dishwasher (also a HotPoint) died and went to dishwasher heaven, I started shopping for a new dishwasher. Afterall, with a household of 5 a dishwasher is a needed item. My old HotPoint had lasted for a little over 20 years and although satisfied with the number of years of service I thought I may want a new dishwasher with more options. However, when picking up our new freezer, a Frigidaire we saw a HotPoint Dishwasher on sale. Upon checking out the dishwasher we found it was a HotPoint Model HDA1000GO2WH. I just sighed and agreed with my husband that this was a good deal. It was priced at $169.00 on sale with the regular price marked $197.99.

All About the HotPoint HDA1000GO2WH

This HotPoint Dishwasher is white with a black control panel. It is 24 inches in width, 34 inches in height, and 25 3/4 inches in depth. The HotPoint Dishwasher has an extra large capacity that I find very useful with a family. The HotPoint Dishwasher is a built-in dishwasher. It was very easy to install. My husband had this baby installed in about 40 minutes without any frustration.

Features:

The HotPoint HDA1000GO2WH Dishwasher has one cycle with 4 options. My favorite feature is the Hot Pre-Wash cycle which gets the water steaming hot in a pre-wash mode. This is a great option for dishes that have been sitting in the dishwasher for a day and you forgot to run the machine. It also features the Hot-Dry mode to dry dishes after wash cycle.

The extra large capacity has a standard upper dish rack for glasses, cups, saucers and other small items. The bottom rack has a deluxe rack with curved tines for stoneware and baking racks. There is also a six compartment removable basket for silverware in the bottom rack.

The motor is very quiet. It has the HotPoint QuietPower Motor which runs very smoothly. It does not cause any interruption to your daily routine with noise.

The HotPoint HDA1000GO2WH Dishwasher has a manufacturer’s full 1-year warranty on the entire dishwasher for parts AND service. I found this an added bonus since labor is not always included in some brands.

My Experience With The HotPoint HDA1000GO2WH

My biggest complaint with this appliance is the kids arguing over whose turn it is to load and unload it… smile. Some things never change do they? In all truthfulness, this dishwasher works well for the price. It does not have super cycles or bells and whistles that top-of-the-line models do but does get the dishes clean and that is what counts. I have noticed a couple of times that the dishes were not completely dry when opening the dishwasher door. I don’t know if this was because someone else opened the door immediately after the cycle finished or if the dishwasher was just taking a break. This is not a common thing if the dishwasher is left to finish all cycles. I give it 4 Stars for endurance and price.”

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Electrolux Dishwasher Reviews And Dishwashers Specifications

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Electrolux Dishwashers EDW5505ESS 24 in. Built-in Dishwasher

The EDW5505ESS features a fully integrated control panel, which is located at the top of the dishwasher door, so that the exterior remains uncluttered when the door is closed. The controls and digital display are intuitive and easy to operate.
Dishwasher Type: Built-in
Control Type: Electronic
Number of Wash Cycles: 7 Cycles
Place Settings: 12
Food Disposer: Without Food Disposer
Sound Insulation: With Sound Insulation
Other Features
Water Use (Normal Cycle): 8 Gallons
Noise Level: 51 DB
Anti Flooding Device: With Anti Flooding Device
Door Integration: Fully Integrated
Adjustable Rack Height: With Adjustable Rack Height
Performance Features
Energy Efficiency Rating: Energy Star
ENERGY STAR Qualification: Yes
Dimensions
Depth: 23.75 in.
Height: 33.5 in.
Width: 23.88 in.

“I bought this model when it was brand-spanking new on the market, during a kitchen renovation in the spring of 2006. It was part of the emerging Electrolux (a clever middle-market appliance brand) Icon series. I also bought the matching refrigerator. I would classify these appliances as a great option for someone wanting quality materials and features, but who cannot afford Wolf, Sub-Zero, Viking, etc., products.

During a major renovation there are so many decisions to be made–they can really become overwhelming. A small piece of advice here: select your appliances before anything else, your cabinetry, even your flooring or window placement should not preclude you from an appliance you want. Appliances come in many different dimensions, your cabinet placement will depend on these dimensions. Also, figure out what kind of ventilation system you want (I opted for a microwave-convection oven with venting above a dual-fuel, slide-in range), because a range in an island will call for a free-standing hood. Lots to think about.

Another piece of advice: Don’t skimp on the dishwasher! It will get opened and closed nearly as often as a refrigerator, and probably get more mistreated and overlooked! Your dishwasher is an appliance that takes the place of cabinetry, therefore the eye is really drawn to it–if it works with your budget, it should be pretty.

Feature for feature, I found the Electrolux EDW550ESS to be the best buy out there! For under $1,000 it packs in a lot of high-end options found on the much pricier Asko, Kitchenaide, or Bosch dishwashers, such as: a very lovely, sleek stainless steel finish on all exterior and interior surfaces, fully removable and adjustable racks, completely hidden controls, delayed wash (three options), and the quietest wash cycle I’ve ever heard. I had a brand-new GE that came with a new home we purchased in CA, and from day one it sounded like a marching band in my kitchen. I never realized how awful that dishwasher was until I got the Electrolux.

The Electrolux Icon series dishwasher does a fantastic job. If I have heavier dirt or a larger load, I hit the heavy cycle and I have only rarely had to “touch-up” a very crusty pan. I’ve never run a piece of silverware through twice. I love the multiple ways you can adust the racks, and it has features like clamps for plastic utensils and lids on the cutlery tray so that you can enclose small pieces so they don’t get lost. I have no complaints about the dishwasher. I feel lucky to have found an option that is so stylish, relatively reasonably priced, and yet extremely functional.

Installed, the unit is really beautiful. Both of my icon products only show stainless steel (the refrigerator actually has stainless steel sides and top!), and have a really lovely, silvery color with a sort of horizontal grain. After nearly three years, the finishes on both the dishwasher and the refrigerator have held up admirably. My husband is like having a small child when it comes to wear and tear on household items. There isn’t a SINGLE scratch, nick or discoloration on either of my electrolux appliances.

Here’s another thing that may not sound important, but really is: The Electrolux manuals are very nice! They are much more comprehensive than the Frigidaire or GE manuals we received with other appliances. They come bound like small books, and are VERY well-written with good graphic representations and sentences that feel like they originated with English-speaking authors. I don’t mean that to sound sarcastic or unkind, but I think many of us have sat before a manual trying to make sense out of a description or instruction.

I also had very good luck with Electrolux’s customer service. I had to contact them about the refrigerator filter, since my contractor put bread in the plumbing line (don’t ask), and it subsequently clogged the filter unit. Despite the fact that it was totally the contractor’s fault, the friendly representative (who I was able to easily reach without a voice-mail labyrinth) sent me out a new one. The serviceman who installed it works for a large center that sells lots of brands, and he told me the water filter was the best one on the market. Water out of the frig tastes amazing.

All in all, I’ve grown very fond of my Electrolux dishwasher, and can’t complain after nearly 3 years of constant use. We often have friends for dinner, and are lazy about hand-washing items, so this washer gets a lot of use. It really has held up very well, remaining just about as quiet as it was on day one, and cleaning remarkably well.”

“I wanted a dishwasher that was quiet as we entertain a lot and I am tired of all the noise the dishwasher makes.  I can’t tell you how many times the kids have opened it not realizing that it is actually running!  The only time I hear it is when the water is draining and that is not very loud.  In order to allow the top rack to adjust there are 4 (2 on each side) plastic parts that take up some of the room where I stack my glasses.  I can only put juice glasses in these 4 spots as nothing else fits.  My silverware has a wide base, so knives and forks only fit when you flip open the slots for the silverware.”

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Electrolux EIDW6105GW 24 in. Built-in Dishwasher

Built-in Dishwasher has 6 wash programs and sound insulated for a quiet operation.
Dishwasher Type: Built-in
Control Type: Electronic
Number of Wash Cycles: 6 Cycles
Drying Type: Economy / Air Drying
Food Disposer: Without Food Disposer
Sound Insulation: With Sound Insulation
Other Features
Water Use (Normal Cycle): 8.5 Gallons
Noise Level: 45 DB
Door Integration: Fully Integrated
Adjustable Rack Height: With Adjustable Rack Height
Performance Features
Energy Efficiency Rating: Energy Star
ENERGY STAR Qualification: Yes
Dimensions
Depth: 24.63 in.
Height: 34.88 in.
Width: 23.75 in.

“I have horrible dishwasher luck.The Last two dishwashers that I have purchased have been Lemons.One was a Whirlpool and one was a Kitchenaid.I returned the 1000 dollar Kitchenaid within two days because It ran one complete cycle and then refused to work again.And no,it was not a problem with the install.The Whirlpool lasted 6 months before the pump went out.It was repaired under warranty but then it broke down a year and a half later.Frustrated I told my Husband that I did not want to invest one penny in repairing the machine because it never cleaned the dishes well anyway. Bought Electrolux .So far I am pleased.I can not tell that it is running unless I put my ear to the door.Seems very well built.This model does not have a food grinder but I don’t think thats a problem as I am an Old fashioned girl and I still rinse my dishes before loading them.I did look for reviews before purchasing and I could not find anything.So I am writing this so that skeptics will feel a little more at ease. I would compare this dishwasher to a Bosch. It seems like its more European in design.So far I am very impressed and very satisfied.Its wonderful to open the dishwasher and have truly clean dishes. The Quietness is just icing on the cake Just to be sure I purchased a Five year warranty.”

“Okay. The old dishwasher quit and I was forced to shop for a replacement. Online, in stores, reading reviews. I knew I wanted QUIET after being mad about spending a lot for a Kitchenaid Superba “Whisper quiet” machine and then having to listen to that grinding disappointment for 12 years. Saw this Electrolux in a store with the 45dB rating and a decent price $899. So I brought it home, installed it myself and we have now run several loads. It is SO quiet you have to consciously listen for it to make sure it’s running. It sounds like a light rain hitting the kitchen window. My refrigerator is louder than this dishwasher. But does it clean? YES! I read a few consumer reviews complaining about cleaning and drying and needing “european dishwashing detergent.” All total nonsense. We are using Cascade packets and rinse agent on normal cycle with hi-temp setting and every dish has come out spotless (even after purposely leaving lots of sticky food on them just as a test of the new machine). So quiet, cleans great, nice looking addition to our kitchen. The only thing taking a little getting used to is that the bottom of the lower rack is only 8 or 9 inches above the floor when emptying. But it’s designed to provide such a huge tub, and is a simple, totally worthwhile adaptation after all those years of listening to the Rumbleaid. I can’t speak to reliability (have had it a week)but I don’t believe there is a more quiet, better cleaning dishwasher out there. And, fyi, Electrolux sets the price, so you pay that list price wherever you buy it — which for me simplified the purchase decision.”

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Electrolux EDW5500DSS Stainless Steel 24 in. Built-in Dishwasher

All controls are mounted on top of the dishwasher door, maintaining the built-in look created by the beautiful stainless steel exterior. The ElectroLux dishwasher isn’t just easy on the eyes — Electrolux exclusive UltraQuiet Plus sound insulation makes this appliance unbelieveably quiet — you can whisper over it. Other features include AquaPulse direct feed washing, so dishes get clean the first time, every time, and an Auto Wash setting. This drawer dishwasher can automatically size the load, set the time, and adjust water pressure and temperature to get your dishes cleanest. The SmartSoil sensor constantly monitors the amount of food waste in the water, and can adjust the cycle reactively.
Dishwasher Type: Built-in
Control Type: Electronic
Number of Wash Cycles: 5 Cycles
Drying Type: Economy / Air Drying
Sound Insulation: With Sound Insulation
Other Features
Noise Level: 51 DB
Door Integration: Fully Integrated
Dimensions
Depth: 22.88 in.
Height: 35 in.
Width: 24.25 in.

“I bought this DW as part of a kitchen remodeling project. I also got an Electrolux cooktop and fridge, and bought the Electrolux DW so it would match the fridge in appearance. It’s a very attractive unit, with ALL the controls hidden. That makes for a sleek exterior, but you can’t see how much time is left or where it is in the cycle.
I’ve tried the “normal”, “auto” and “short” cycles. The “auto” cycle allegedly uses photosensors to determine how soiled the dishes are and adjusts cleaning time accordingly. I found that it works about the same as “normal” which is an extremely long cycle…about 90 minutes.
Before I get to the bad news, let me say that the stainless steel interior is great, there is some flexibility in loading (folding tines, movable cutlery baskets, adjustable upper rack), and the volume is enormous. In fact, I used to fill my old DW with my dinnerware…by the time I ran out of plates, the DW was full. Now, I run out of plates before it’s full…and it will easily hold larger items than my old one.
Now for the bad: Although the run time is long, it doesn’t appear to clean as well as the old (contractor grade) appliance it replaced. And the old one did a better job in less time. It doesn’t happen with every load, but I occasionally have to rewash casserole dishes and/or silverware. That’s disappointing in such an expensive appliance.”

“This is great the best dishwasher ever. It’s very quiet and will clean just about anything you put into it.
We bought this dishwasher because we were tired of having to listen to our noisy, apartment-grade unit and then having to re-wash half the dishes that came out of it after each and every load.
I love the fact that it cleans so efficiently and quietly. It will clean baked-on scum without first having to pre-rinse dishes, providing that they haven’t been left out overnight. It will even clean the dishes relatively well when they have been left out overnight; just not the baked-on cheeses, etc.
I dislike the fact that the racks are complicated and difficult to organize the dishes into. I always have to plan and re-plan where I’m going to put everything before turning the load on. If the location of each item is meticulously thought-out, the dishwasher holds a surprising number of dishes. Perhaps it’s a European thing…
I would recommend this dishwasher to anyone willing to spend the extra money to own it.”

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GE Dishwasher Reviews With Specifications Including General Electric Triton XL, Profile and Portable Washer

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General Electric Dishwasher

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General Electric GSD4060NSS 24 in. Built-in Dishwasher

General Electric GSD4060NSS 24 in. Built-in Dishwasher
The General Electric GSD4060NSS 24 in. Built-in Dishwasher has 5 wash programs and a food diposer. Also, this dishwasher is sound insulated for a quiet operation.
Dishwasher Type: Built-in
Control Type: Electronic
Number of Wash Cycles: 5 Cycles
Drying Type: Economy / Air Drying
Food Disposer: With Food Disposer
Sound Insulation: With Sound Insulation
Other Features
Noise Level: 61 DB
Door Integration: Semi Integrated
Adjustable Rack Height: Without Adjustable Rack Height
Performance Features
Energy Efficiency Rating: Energy Star
ENERGY STAR Qualification: Yes
Dimensions
Depth: 25.75 in.
Height: 35 in.
Width: 24 in.

“I never write reviews. I will from now on as the reviews on this and other sites led me to get a GE dishwasher. As a man it is not “exciting” to search for dishwashers but at least my GF was happy about my research. This dishwasher (wait for it……) washes dishes (and very well). We just got it three days ago and we have been putting dried plates (no rinsing) in their to test it and they are all sparkling. What else do you want? At Lowes I talked to people that had paid 1200 for a d/w and not been as happy. Go forth and spend the money you saved on that convection oven you’ve been dying for!”

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GE Profile Dishwasher PDW7880G 24 in

Dishwasher Type: Built-in
Control Type: Electronic
Number of Wash Cycles: 8 Cycles
Drying Type: Thermal Drying
Place Settings: 16
Food Disposer: With Food Disposer
Sound Insulation: With Sound Insulation
Other Features
Door Integration: Semi Integrated
Adjustable Rack Height: With Adjustable Rack Height
Performance Features
ENERGY STAR Qualification: Yes
Dimensions
Depth: 25.25 in.
Height: 34.13 in.
Width: 24 in.

“I have had this drawer dishwasher for about a year and am over all very satisfied with my purchase. I have had not problems with the dishwasher. There are several nit picking things that irritate me though.
Most important of all I have found that the dishwasher does an outstanding job of cleaning glasses and dishes. It has an upgraded silverware holder with dividers for each piece. This is a great asset as it prevents nesting of the silverware and generates consistently clean silverware. The washing area is cavernous and there are numerous holders and racks for various kinds of cups and glasses.
There are a mind numbing number of controls, most of which I do not use. The unit is very quiet and has a delayed start that permits automatic deferred operation up to 9 hours latter. The controls and settings is very flexible. One thing that you are  ot aware of before you buy is that the digital display is always active, even when the dishwasher is not on, when the door is latched shut. I find it highly irritating to see the setting for wash and time showing on the display all of the time even though the dishwasher has not been set to operate.
There are a number of aesthetic issues with the door. I have the stainless exterior door panel which I have learned is a tremendous pain to keep finger prints and water marks off of. A large amount of debris tends to get trapped inside the dishwasher between the base of the door and tub base. This is unsightly and requires period manual cleaning with a sponge. The detergent dispenser is extremely poorly designed for powder soap. The trays are very small and difficult to pour detergent into, especially of your box of detergent is full. It easy to pour to much into the detergent holder and fill the latch area with detergent. This makes it difficult to close the detergent holder cover. The full panel front door is nice  ut you also have to bend down further put dishes on the lower level.
In summary a very good dishwasher. It cleans for me very well. Its small quirks keep it from being rated an outstanding dishwasher.”

“We bought this dishwasher to match our new GE Profile bottom freezer fridge. GE makes very nice looking products.
The dishwasher itself may only be slightly above average in cleaning ability and sound reduction, but it’s much better than our old Frigidaire. I think some people need to double check their installation, because this model is not as loud as some people have been complaining. Drying, we have had no complaints at all. We don’t even need to use the ‘extra heat’ function.
I do like the LED countdown on the control panel that tells you how long a cycle will take and what time is left.
This model does have a plastic tub, but a stainless steel tub is available for about $100 more on the next model up, however, you don’t get the LED timer for whatever reason. We were fine with the plastic tub, the issues with odours and staining, in my opinion, are overhyped by sales staff. As well, if you ever drop a pot or dish on the stainless door liner, it dents very easily.”

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General Electric PDW9980NSS 24 in. Built-in Dishwasher

Dishwasher Type: Built-in
Control Type: Electronic
Number of Wash Cycles: 6 Cycles
Drying Type: Economy / Air Drying
Food Disposer: With Food Disposer
Sound Insulation: With Sound Insulation
Other Features
Noise Level: 47 DB
Door Integration: Fully Integrated
Adjustable Rack Height: With Adjustable Rack Height
Performance Features
Energy Efficiency Rating: Energy Star
ENERGY STAR Qualification: Yes
Dimensions
Depth: 24.75 in.
Height: 34 in.
Width: 24 in.

“This dishwasher was purchased because it matched all of the other GE Profile appliances to go in the new kitchen. The stainless steel look was important in the decision to buy this particular model.
We installed the dishwasher ourselves, and had no problems doing so. We also had no problem with the service department of GE when an issue appeared with the hinge of the door. The dishwasher hadn’t been in our house for six months and that problem came up. The service people came and took a look at it, and had a new one ordered for us by the end of the day. It seemed as though the welding was done inaccurately, which caused the door to not close properly. The new one was installed by the service department. This one worked great for the first few months, but recently, the scroll pad that changes the wash selection has not been working properly. The selection was just changing on it’s own.
It saddens me that there have been problems with this machine. I love the options that I have! I can use the single-rack option, the anti-bacterial option, and the added heat. The options don’t end there. The delay start works great for making sure everyone gets in the shower, and then the dishwasher starts, on it’s own. Another great option there is with this dishwasher that I love is the tines on the bottom rack are adjustable. I like the fact that I can put big items down on the bottom rack and they fit! The top rack is removable as well, which is nice. This dishwasher also included different baskets to put utensils in, which helps with the amount of room needed. To top it all off, the machine is incredibly quite. The hidden buttons are bittersweet. They are nice for the design of the dishwasher, but you cannot read the status of how much time is left or what cycle it is on.
My main problem with this dishwasher is the issues that we have had with it. It hasn’t been a year since we got the first one and two problems have emerged. A minor problem that I have with this dishwasher is that the single-rack option is only used for the top-rack.”

“We replace our old Dishwasher 2 months ago and we installed this one by ourselves. The dishwasher itself is easy to install but the 90 degree coupling for thew water hose that I bought at the store was leaking all the time. I bought a new one and it was OK!
We first tried to finish our old box of powder soap and it did not wash the dish correctly. I think I did not put enough but the soap dispenser is not that big too. Then we bought liquid dishwasher soap and pour the entire bottle in the automatic dispenser. It works great because you don’t have to put soap every time. It wash the dish perfectly.
Finally, the sound upgrade that came with it was easy to install for me. If you read the manual, you have to remove the existing toe kick, THEN REMOVE THE STEEL PLATE UNDER THE DISHWASHER. It is clearly written on it. Then install the plastic toe kick and finally place back the existing one (black metal). Both (Plastic and metal) toe kick have foam to insulate the sound. The dishwasher is so quiet that if it was not for the water that get out of the drain, I would almost not hear it.
The only problem we had is that the door gasket had a small default that let the steam out of the dishwasher and wet the counter and the door. My girlfriend repaired it using her iron (for hair dressing). No joke.
I like the tray to place all the spoon, knifes and fork so that they can’t touch. We are very satisfied with this machine.
New part of reviews: We still use it and did not have any problem with the dishwasher. It his still very quiet and it wash the dishes in about 63 minutes. It will adjust the time depending on how hard the water is at you home. Its almost intelligent.”

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GE triton xl dishwasher GSD6100K 24 in. Built-in Dishwasher

The GE Triton GSD6100KCC features a giant tub with maximum capacity nylon racking. The GE XtraClean wash system has 3 direct-feed wash arms. The XtraClean sensor continually monitors every cycle and adjusts for water soil content, water temperature, wash cycle length and the amount of water needed to clean dishes effectively and efficiently. The control panel features a countdown display with 2, 4, or 8 hour Delay Start. This countdown signals remaining cycle time and starts the dishwasher when no one’s home or during off-peak hours when utilities are at reduced rates. QuietPower II creates an even quieter wash with the addition of mastic in the door and Thinstall insulation to deaden sound. The GE QuietPower motor and sealed toe kick reduce noise and keep residual sounds inside the dishwasher.
Dishwasher Type: Built-in
Control Type: Electronic
Number of Wash Cycles: 6 Cycles
Drying Type: Economy / Air Drying · Thermal Drying
Food Disposer: With Food Disposer
Sound Insulation: With Sound Insulation
Other Features
Door Integration: Semi Integrated
Performance Features
ENERGY STAR Qualification: Yes
Dimensions
Depth: 25.25 in.
Height: 34 in.
Width: 24 in.

“I just moved into a townhouse that has this dishwasher in black.

It is extremely similar to the GE Triton XL 6600 dishwasher that my parents have. For an in depth look at the technicals behind this dishwasher design, find my review on the 6600.

I’ve done a couple loads so far in the new house and this dishwasher performs exactly how I’d expect it to since my parents have is more expensive relative.

Cycles: Pots & Pans, Anti-Bacteria, Normal, China, Rinse Only

With today’s modern appliances, and as cruddy as they all are, I would have to highly recommend GE’s tall tub dishwashers. Of course they won’t be as familiar and durable as your appliances from the late 80′s, but with the junk out there today, these’ GEs are the best.
Whirlpool’s tall tub machines contain mostly asian components now with shoddy electronics and a very weak pump.
These GEs have a very powerful pump and are still able to wash a full load of dishes in as little as 5 gallons of water.
Their wash system is quite durable and powerful.
The electronics are the weak links in all appliances today.

Again, I’d highly recommend GE’s tall tub dishwashers.
The only other domestic tall tub dishwashers I’d recommend are Maytag since they too have a very powerful pump and filter system. However some Maytag components could be flimsier than GE. But that could be subjective.”

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GE portable dishwasher GSC3200Z 25 in.

It has Sure clean wash system with 5 cycles. 3 Wash Levels. Racks available as deluxe upper rack & deluxe lower rack. Deluxe silverware basket. Standard sound insulation package.
Dishwasher Type: Portable
Control Type: Push Button · Rotary Dial
Number of Wash Cycles: 5 Cycles
Drying Type: Economy / Air Drying · Thermal Drying
Food Disposer: With Food Disposer
Sound Insulation: With Sound Insulation
Performance Features
ENERGY STAR Qualification: Yes
Dimensions
Depth: 27 in.
Height: 36.12 in.
Width: 24.75 in.

“I’ve been in an apartment for about a year that didn’t come with a dishwasher. I was fine with it at first, but after a almost a year of hand washing I was getting pretty tired of washing the dishes. I started to loathe the entire process. My hands in the water, wet shirt/shorts, wet floor/rug, wet counter, time consuming labor involved process. All for dishes that were at best barely sanitary. I am just one person, but I bake a lot and always have a ton of dishes. As a self supporting college student, I don’t have time or energy to be scrubbing away at my dishes. I needed a machine to do it for me so I can do other things.

I looked at new dishwashers. I was shocked to see that even countertop models were 300 or more dollars. After some careful searching on Craig’s List, I found this GE dishwasher for 100 bucks. Loaded it up in a friend’s van and home it came! I can’t even begin to say how wonderful it is just to HAVE a dishwasher and how human it makes me feel, but this review is about THIS dishwasher so here goes…

I LOVE it. I’m surprised there are no other reviews written about this machine. It’s black with a brown wood laminate countertop. Like all other portables you have to roll it over to the sink and hook up the unicouple. Also, like all other portables it adds a very nice amount of counter space to the work area in the kitchen. Of course when I got it home I had dishes waiting for it. I bought some Great Value liquid dishwasher detergent (didn’t know how or if it was going to work at all with it being used, so I didn’t want to invest in expensive detergent). It DOES have a rinse aid dispenser unlike a lot of cheap dishwashers. I filled that with Jet Dry. I loaded the racks up and filled the detergent cups. Plugged in the power and hooked up the water. The machine has 6 very nice buttons (large with great tactile feel, unlike electronic touch pads… or cheap rocker switches that just let you turn the heater on or off) on the left side. They are settings for pots and pans or normal cycle, high temp wash on or off, and heated dry on or off. Then it has a dial timer on the right side. I like this better than an electronic model because you always know where it is in the cycle… how close to the end. Plus, you can advance it manually if you ever need to.

One feature this dishwasher has is a Hot Start option on the dial timer. I’ve never seen that on any other dishwasher. It will get the starting water up to 140 degrees if you need it to. I don’t use this feature because my water comes out of the faucet at about 120 degrees which is the minimum required for a dishwasher. So, I turned it on and waited. I heard it fill and then wash. The racks do tend to rattle a bit when it first fills. It is also a bit louder than most built ins that I have heard. It is supposed to have a blanket of insulation and a quitepower motor, but still a little loud.

The real miracle comes when you open the door after a cycle. I do NOT believe in rinsing ANYTHING before putting it in the dishwasher. If I wanted to do that I wouldn’t have gotten the dishwasher. The machine left EVERYTHING I put in it SPOTLESS! The glasses were most impressive. Crystal clear with not a streak or spot on them. Flatware, plates, bowls, and saucers all spotless. Frying pans and stock pots also clean as a whistle. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this dishwasher. Only time will tell if it is reliable or not, but for now, it’s GREAT the best dishwasher ever.”

“I was skeptical about buying this, for one thing, because it was so inexpensive. How well could it possibly work, I wondered, when I only paid $350 for it?

Well, the surprises were all good. It works very well, sparkling clean dishes, dries well. It uses an average amount of water (less than you’d probably use doing dishes the old fashioned way). It usually probably a little more electricity, but for someone like me who hates doing dishes, it’s worth every penny. The inside of the dishwasher is pretty big in my opinion, big enough to hold 2-3 meals worth of dishes for a small family.

It is a heavy machine, but the wheels work well and the hoses retract for easy storage. It is a portable model which is perfect for someone who doesn’t have the room or circumstances to install a permanent one. I move mine across the kitchen each time a meal is finished & hook it up. After the water cycle is finished I can move it back to it’s storage spot & plug it to the wall to finish drying time.

The hose connectors hook seamlessly up to the faucet & holds on despite the pressure. The cycles are normally about an hour including drying time, which isn’t too bad. It is a little noisy, but I’ll take a little noisiness over doing dishes any day. I think this is a really good product for the money. I also noticed Bob Villa has it listed on his page as a good buy. He’s right.

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GE Dishwashers Reviews With Specifications Including General Electric Adora, Spacemaker, Monogram and Nautilus Built In Dishwasher

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GE Built in Dishwasher Models

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GE monogram dishwasher ZBD0710NSS 24 in. Built-in Dishwasher

The fully-integrated design with concealed, top-mounted controls installs nearly flush with surrounding cabinetry. A powerful three-arm wash system and spacious interior handle everything from large cookware to fine stemware with sparkling results.
Dishwasher Type: Built-in
Control Type: Electronic
Number of Wash Cycles: 7 Cycles
Drying Type: Economy / Air Drying
Food Disposer: With Food Disposer
Sound Insulation: With Sound Insulation
Other Features 
Noise Level: 47 DB
Door Integration: Fully Integrated
Adjustable Rack Height: With Adjustable Rack Height
Performance Features 
Energy Efficiency Rating: Energy Star
ENERGY STAR Qualification: Yes
Dimensions 
Depth: 24 in.
Height: 34 in.
Width: 24 in.

“I was looking for a stainless steel dishwasher to match my other appliances. I have had good success with the Monogram line of GE. I purchased this dishwasher for $1200.00, installed.
It is quiet, sounds a bit like a rain storm outside. You do not hear the detergent cup spring open at all. I did have to tinker with the Jet Dry a bit, but that was an easy adjustment.
Even though it has a top rated “disposal/food grinder” in it, I still need to get most of the food off of the plates and silverware before loading. A scrape with a fork will do it, except for sticky things like melted cheese, peanut butter and the like. Some silverware still will not come clean if there is too much residue left, like peanut butter in a spoon, this you have to rinse off.
The amount of dishes this machine will wash is fantastic. It has a huge capacity, and is especially great for mixing bowls and will still have room for dinner plates and such.
Once you figure out what needs to be rinsed off and what does not, the dishwasher is great. Until you reach that point, it can be frustrating, especially given the amount of money paid. j

I do recommend this dishwasher if you have the patience to learn it’s subtleties.”

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GE Nautilus Dishwasher

“I have had my GE Nautilus drawer dishwasher for over 8 years now.  It has never broken down and needed any repairs whatsoever.  This Dishwasher has done an excellent job.  Now that I am updating my kitchen, I’ve chosen to go with all GE appliances, including the new GE Profile with SmartDispense technology.  I considered switching to another brand, but I just don’t want to take the chance.  I know how well GE works and the fact that I have never had any problems with it; which I can not say about any other brand.   In the past I’ve had Kenmore … nothing but problems with every appliance, requiring a live-in repair man.  So, I will stick with GE and would recommend the GE Nautilus.”

“The washer has a fairly good capacity and is very simple to use. Dishes need to be rinsed very well or they will come out dirty. The washer is not very good for saucepans. For every day use on plates, glasses, mugs, the washer does a good job.”

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GLD4450NCS 24 in. GE built in dishwasher

The GLD4450N provides you with the features necessary to quickly and effectively clean your kitchenware as well as offer you several options to ensure convenience. Some feature highlights include the 6-Level BrilliantClean Towerless Wash System which quietly and efficiently powers dishes clean using remarkably less water and energy; 6 wash levels and three wash arms direct water onto dishes just where it’s needed. Another unique feature is the stainless steel full-length flat door which is made of modern stainless steel for an upscale design that will fit flush in any kitchen. Additionally, you also receieve a hard food disposal, a 2/4 hour delay start option as well as a deluxe silverware basket.
Dishwasher Type: Built-in
Control Type: Electronic
Number of Wash Cycles: 4 Cycles
Drying Type: Economy / Air Drying
Place Settings: 15
Food Disposer: With Food Disposer
Sound Insulation: With Sound Insulation
Other Features 
Noise Level: 57 DB
Door Integration: Semi Integrated
Adjustable Rack Height: Without Adjustable Rack Height
Performance Features 
Energy Efficiency Rating: Energy Star
ENERGY STAR Qualification: Yes
Dimensions 
Depth: 25 in.
Height: 33.75 in.
Width: 24 in.

“Having recently moved, I purchased this new GE dishwasher along with three GE Profile stainless appliances for my kitchen. I wanted a dishwasher that is energy star efficient with some basic options, lots of space for dishes, and fairly quiet. Positives – dishes get very clean, even with some food residue. There are enough options to satisfy and exceed my basic washing needs. Cleaning options including 2,4 hour delay start time. The stainless steel looks very good with no finger prints noticeable. Heated drying option works well. Negatives – I could do without the beeping notification that dishes are done and the Quiet 3 system is only average at best. I suspect the reason for this is the door, it is fairly light, other doors with Quiet packages are heavier with added insulation. It is somewhat louder than expected but not excessively loud. Overall a quality dishwasher worth the $390 price I paid.”

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GE adora dishwasher GHDA674N 24 in. Built-in Dishwasher

Meets 2007 ENERGY STAR Criteria – Can reduce utility bill by using less water to get dishes clean; Giant Tub with Maximum Capacity Nylon Racking – Holds tall and oversized items; washes 16 place settings at once
Dishwasher Type: Built-in
Control Type: Electronic
Number of Wash Cycles: 5 Cycles
Place Settings: 16
Food Disposer: With Food Disposer
Sound Insulation: With Sound Insulation
Other Features 
Noise Level: 57 DB
Door Integration: Semi Integrated
Adjustable Rack Height: With Adjustable Rack Height
Performance Features 
Energy Efficiency Rating: Energy Star
ENERGY STAR Qualification: Yes
Dimensions 
Depth: 25 in.
Height: 35 in.
Width: 24 in.

“I love the fact that my kids can put their dishes in all by themselves (without rinsing first!!) and the dishes come out clean due in part to the built in food disposal. Home depot delivered it on time and without a hitch. BUT they accidentally took my registration form and threw it into the back of their truck. I called the 1-800 nationwide and they found the drivers and within an hour they were at my door with the form in hand.”

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Haier Dishwasher Reviews And Specifications Including Compact Portable And Countertop

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Haier Portable Dishwasher

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Haier HDT18PA diahwasher 17 in. haier countertop dishwasher

Perfect for a small apartment holding four full place settings plus flatware in a separate basket. It offers three wash cycles a rinse-and-hold option, and optional drying. A beep signals the end of both washing and drying, while upper and lower spray arms provide thorough cleaning. The 1250-watt appliance shuts off when the door is opened, an alarm sounds if a problem occurs, and another automatic feature stops operation if the water overflows. Installing the dishwasher is simple: the water hose connects to a sink faucet (connector included), and another hose drains into the sink.
Dishwasher Type: Built-in
Control Type: Electronic
Number of Wash Cycles: 3 Cycles
Drying Type: Economy / Air Drying
Place Settings: 4
Food Disposer: Without Food Disposer
Sound Insulation: With Sound Insulation
Other Features
Anti Flooding Device: With Anti Flooding Device
Door Integration: Semi Integrated
Adjustable Rack Height: With Adjustable Rack Height
Dimensions
Depth: 19.5 in.
Height: 21.25 in.
Width: 17.38 in.

“Good things do come in small packages. Before purchasing my Haier drawer dishwasher I carefully researched the product then ordered one online from Wal-Mart. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it works and looks exactly like a full-sized dishwasher, only smaller. It stores in a space 18″ wide by approximately 22″ in height. Mine tucked right under my overhead cabinets with a half inch to spare. It should be noted that it does have enough weight and bulk that it wouldn’t be convenient to carry back and forth. If you use a side table the hoses are of generous length.
This is an attractive appliance with a touch-button panel located at the bottom center below the door. The door has a leak-proof seal. There are 3 cycles: Rinse, Regular and Heavy Duty. It also pre-heats the wash water. The drying cycle is not heated but I’ve found that if my tap water is hot the last rinse leaves enough residual heat to partially dry the dishes.

The unit holds a surprising amount of dishes, even some pots and pans. When finished it beeps six times. If you open the door during a cycle the beeper will sound until the door is securely latched.
It does an excellent job of cleaning the dishes if they are correctly positioned, unless there is an accumulation of dried or baked on food. Pots and baking dishes wash fairly well but better if pre-soaked and placed flat on the rack. The silverware holder takes up some space but is removable if you need more space.
The rack prongs seem oddly configured in one spot but it’s a minor inconvenience. The prongs are bendable. Use care with loading so that nothing interferes with rotating washer blades. If something falls through the rack, the whole rack comes out and rolls back in very easily.
After a year of regular use I have had no problems at all. One note: it’s advisable to allow cycles to finish rather than interrupting one cycle to start another. If you want to choose a different cycle, unplug the machine for a few minutes and then start over.
With reasonable care this washer should perform reliably for an indefinite time. My Haier portable size dishwasher has performed better than expected and I highly recommend it.”

“This product has done well by us. We have had our dishwasher for almost a year and no problems. Yes, sometimes there is an occasional dish that does not come out clean, however, this is usually the case with all dishwashers. We have no problems with the wheels, no problems with the service and solved the hose storage problem by screwing metal clips to the lip on the top-back of the machine. It is not as large as other machines, but isn’t that the point? The machine is so convenient due to it’s size, we can’t say anything bad about it. This is our first dishwasher and we did have to call customer service for help during set-up, but they were very helpful and we got it up and running right away. There’s plenty of room in this machine though you can’t wash more than 3 standard size dinner plates at once due to the height of the bottom shelf… but don’t plan to have a large dinner party and cram it in this apartment size machine, and you’ll be o.k.”

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Haier ESD210 / ESD211 24 in. Built-in Dishwasher

Dishwasher Type: Built-in
Control Type: Push Button
Number of Wash Cycles: 5 Cycles
Drying Type: Economy / Air Drying
Place Settings: 12
Food Disposer: Without Food Disposer
Sound Insulation: With Sound Insulation
Other Features
Water Use (Normal Cycle): 4 Gallons
Noise Level: 55 DB
Door Integration: Semi Integrated
Adjustable Rack Height: With Adjustable Rack Height
Performance Features
Energy Efficiency Rating: Energy Star
ENERGY STAR Qualification: Yes
Dimensions
Depth: 23.25 in.
Height: 35.5 in.
Width: 23.63 in.

“Bought this on a recommendation from a bro in law as a cheaper version of a Bosch.
On a scale of 1-10 I would give it an 8 3/4 – 9.
It is very quiet. It has a 2 motor design that allows top rack washing only – more efficient than most. It has convection drying – keeps all the moisture inside the stainless tub.
The only reason I would not give it a 10 was it was a bit harder to install than US brands as the rear level legs are non accessible from the front – necessitating one to slip the unit out from under the counter a few times to get it level – not a biggie. On the other hand the fill and drain are all at the back – makes it easy to check for leaks out from under the counter completely – while running.
The unit is fully enclosed with painted metal sides and back covering the insulation. If someone put a butcher block top on it, it could be a free standing unit – with proper precautions, of course – to make sure it did not tip over with the door open.
The top rack – initially was a disappointment as there no real vertical tines to hold stuff secure as the older Whirlpool I replaced had. It was just getting used to the way it loads, and now it is fine – if not actually better. The plastic parts inside may be suspect in a couple of areas. The tube that brings water to the middle spray arm (under the top rack) came apart a couple of times due to it sticking a bit at the back rubber inlet seal. It is easily replaceable, and I will eventually do so – but for now I just attached a black plastic tie to secure it better, and it is fine. (I may not even worry about replacing it) :).
Overall a quiet unit, well made & efficient. I bought mine from Buy.com and it came on time and undamaged (due to excellent packaging by Haier).
A great option I feel is the best dishwasher at a lot less money than a Bosch.”

“I purchased this dishwasher for my mother, because it had all the features of the more expensive dishwashers but the price was only $188, so I thought how can I lose. The entire time before installation, I had my doubts about this dishwasher, but once installed I was very impressed. The installation went very easily. The instructions gave me a list of things that I would need. All very basic things that you need to install a dishwasher. Once installed it was quiet, not as quiet as I was hoping for, but it better the her previous dishwasher. The interesting part of this dishwasher is it has an power on/off button, most don’t have this feature. As far as easy to use, it was very easy to use once you learned how to select the setting you want. One thing to note, the instructions recommends not to use cake detergent.

I am actually thinking of going out and buying one of these for my self to replace a working Maytag that I have.”

haier dishwashers

ESD310 Tall Tub Dishwasher with Electronic Controls

Tall-tub, Stainless Steel Interior
Countdown Timer
1-12 Hour Delay Start
6 Wash Cycles
Sanitized Rinse
High-temperature Wash
Food Particle Sensor
Heated Dry
Water Temperature Boost
6 Wash Levels / 3 Wash Arms
Nylon Racks
14 Place Settings
4 Cup Shelves with Stemware Holder
4 Fold-down Tines in Upper Rack
4 Fold-down Tines in Lower Rack
Removable Full-length Silverware Basket
Hard Food Disposer
Triple Filtration System
Cancel and Drain
6 Position Rinse Aid Dispenser
Delayed Start
Dual Pump Multi-Direction Wash System

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Danby Portable Dishwasher DDW1805W

The Danby portable 18 inch dishwasher is perfect if your short on space but you still need a quality dishwasher. This Danby portable 18 inch dishwasher rolls easily on caster wheels and comes complete with a quick connect adaptor to hook up to your sink- and it drains to your sink too. The caster wheels and faucet adapter allow you to store this portable 18 inch dishwasher out of the way and roll it to your sink when you need to run a load.
Dishwasher Type: Portable
Control Type: Push Button · Rotary Dial
Number of Wash Cycles: 7 Cycles
Place Settings: 8
Sound Insulation: With Sound Insulation
Other Features
Noise Level: 55 DB
Anti Flooding Device: With Anti Flooding Device
Door Integration: Semi Integrated
Adjustable Rack Height: With Adjustable Rack Height
Performance Features
ENERGY STAR Qualification: Yes
Dimensions
Depth: 26 in.
Height: 35.75 in.
Width: 17.75 in.

“The Danby DDW1805W replaced a Haier countertop dishwasher I’ve owned for 5 years.  My main reason for wanting a larger dishwasher was to be able to wash larger pots and pans which would not fit in the countertop unit.  My small kitchen would need to be remodeled in order to install a built-in dishwasher, so the Danby DDW1805W is the perfect solution.

Appearance:
The unit only comes in white, stands counter height, and rolls on four casters.  One excellent feature is that the top of the unit is a countertop, so it doubles as a meal prep surface if it’s stored next to your counter or stove.  The power cord and hoses fit nicely into storage slots at the back of the unit, allowing you to store it flat against a wall.

The size is 2/3 as large as a full-size dishwasher in width, but the height and depth are the same as larger units, which means you can fit a lot of stuff in this machine.  When it’s next to my stove, it’s the same depth and height.

The controls are located on the door of the unit.  There’s a rotary dial to select cycles, a rinse aid and softening salt light, a rapid button, a plus button, and a power button.  I actually prefer the simple mechanical style of the controls to the more fancy electronic controls.

The interior is stainless steel, and it looks fantastic, just like higher-end full sized units.  The top rack is adjustable so that you can fit taller items, but I’ve never had to lower it for anything I own.  It’s a great feature for people who have taller glasses.

The bottom rack has some really great features.  For one, it comes with a silverware basket instead of having one of those in-door silverware trays which never really get things clean.  The best feature of the lower rack is that two rows of tines fold completely flat so that you can fit larger pots and pans when you need to.  This is exactly the reason I bought this unit.

There are two spray arms and even a stationary sprayer at the top of the interior.  The detergent cup fills like a regular dishwasher and then snaps closed.  There is a compartment for rinse-aid, which really helps with drying.  At the bottom of the interior there’s a three-stage food filter, and a slot to fill up with softening salt if you have really hard water.  I don’t use the salt, and everything comes out spot free.

Everything inside and out is just really well designed.  All the details like the countertop, folding tines, and multiple spray points make this an awesome dishwasher that cleans just as well as more expensive built-in units.

Installation:
The Danby 1805 is truly portable, and it’s designed wonderfully in that regard.  The best feature is the ability to store the hoses and power cord in their own slots in the back of the unit.  Other portables do not have this feature, leaving you to stuff hoses into the washing tub when not in use.

When I’m ready to do dishes, I wheel the Danby over to the sink, snap the water hoses onto the sink with the built-in snap-on connector, plug it in, and turn it on.  The unit comes with a new aerator for your faucet that simply screws on and allows you to snap the hoses on and off each time you use the dishwasher.

The connector even has a pressure release valve that you press after you turn off the hot water, and it releases any remaining pressure so that it’s easy and splash free when you disconnect it.  It’s all made of plastic, so I’m careful when I connect/disconnect to avoid losing the ball bearing in the unit.

Cycles and Cleaning Performance:
There are 7 separate cycles: Heavy, Normal, Economy, Glassware, Rinse and Hold, Quick Cycle, Warming.

In order to use the Heavy cycle, you select the normal cylce and hit the Plus button.  This raises the rinse temperature and basically works as a sanitary wash; a great cycle for really dirty pots and pans.

The Glassware cycle runs at a lower temperature and is great for delicate wine glasses.  If you press the Rapid button with this cycle, it’s even shorter (about 30 minutes), and it’s a great option for lightly soiled, delicate glassware.

Most of the time, I use the Economy cycle (1.5 hours) or the Normal cycle (2 hours).  Though the cycles do take a while, everything comes out sparkling clean.  Like any dishwasher, drying performance is so-so.  Silverware and plates come out completely dry, but plastic items, and anything with a lip on the bottom (coffee cups) comes out with a puddle on top.

Overall:
I love this dishwasher.  It’s well designed and cleans better than some full-sized units I’ve used.  When I entertain (weekly), this machine saves me the stress of having to wash all the dishes and pots and pans that are generated.  I’ve served 10 people and washed everything in one load.”

“My old apartment had a Magic Chef dishwasher built-in, and I got so very accustomed to it. I moved in August, and while I love my new place, having no dishwasher was rather depressing, what with how much I cook. Armed with reviews from epinions.com, I convinced my landlord to go half with me on the Danby. Good move. I found it for sale at my local appliance store, which turned out to be just as inexpensive as the best online deals if you count shipping, plus the online stores only deliver to the curb.

It holds only 2/3 as much as a full size, but the interior is well layed out so that it’s possible to artfully load up a setting for 4 to 6, with room for small cookware. Much to my amazement, the cleaning quality is MUCH BETTER than the full size Magic Chef I used at my old place, and that appliance was also brand new when I moved in. Cleaning ability improved even more dramatically when I added a rinse agent (JetDry). I don’t even bother with the optional water softener, since everything comes out so clean and spotless anyway.

I had one snafu early on: after one use, the drain pump wouldn’t stop running and the dishwasher refused to begin a new wash cycle. After much frustrating troubleshooting, I figured out how to manually drain the pan (it’s a little rubber stopper behind the plastic fascia along the bottom front). Voila, fixed. I realized that my kitchen floor isn’t completely level, so I’ve learned to arrange the appliance in such a way so the rinse water drains fully, and it hasn’t been a problem since.

I called the Danby customer service number and they were very helpful and professional, without the usual hassles I’ve experienced with other corporate customer support calls. They seem like a well-run company.

A minor quibble: the top rack lacks spindles to keep tall glasses from tipping or crashing into one another, so be careful with your crystal or your favorite collectible Snoopy glass. Which you’d never load into a dishwasher anyway, right? As others have stated, the complete cycle is quite long (well over an hour, almost two), but since it ties up the sink anyway I just start it up right before bed and let it go. Thankfully, the machine’s pretty quiet; not the quietest, but much better than that Magic Chef. It’s nice to wake up to sparkling clean dishes.

Overall, a tremendous value and a great purchase this is a must for the best dishwasher title.”

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Danby Countertop Dishwasher DDW396 22 in.

The Danby DDW396W Portable Countertop Dishwasher offers you the convenience of automatically washing up to four place settings on your countertop – with less water than you would probably use if you were to wash the dishes by hand and with no permanent installation. At 17 high, this countertop drawer dishwasher is low enough to fit under most cabinets, and the included quick connect faucet adapter makes hookup to almost any faucet a breeze. Plus, this dishwasher boasts a stainless steel interior, a powerful spray arm, a dishrack that is convertible to handle anything from dishes to glasses, an automatic soap dispenser (for a second wash cycle), a rinse aid dispenser, and it accepts plates up to 11 in diameter!
Dishwasher Type: Portable
Control Type: Push Button · Rotary Dial
Number of Wash Cycles: 3 Cycles
Place Settings: 4
Other Features
Door Integration: Semi Integrated
Dimensions
Depth: 22.5 in.
Height: 17 in.
Width: 22.5 in.

“It was my turn to do dishes. I really HATE washing dishes. Especially living with 2 roommates they tend to pile up quick. Just my luck, every dish in the house was dirty. I remembered seeing a tiny dishwasher at Wal-Mart, and without a second thought, I dug into savings to get one of them, and I will never regret it. I love this machine. And for $250,(less than $199 in the US) I felt I couldn’t go wrong!

Unpacking the unit was the hardest part of the installation. It came well protected inside the box with foam and wood crating. Once I got it out of that darn box (not very easy done by one person) it was pretty much a matter of screwing on the pair of hoses included and it was good to go. It came with everything needed to run it right out of the box. It even came with a sample pouch of cascade that lasted about two weeks and a small sampler of rinse agent, which lasted well over a month. I changed the aerator attachment on my tap to the one included with the unit. It fits both male and female threading on the faucet.

The Quick Connect adapter snaps effortlessly onto your tap, and drains directly from the adapter, not a hose hooked onto the sink’s edge like other makes. Unlike the Haier units, this one drains fine no matter how much it is below the sink level. It is powerful enough to get all the water out even when set on the floor!

Taking A Closer Look

The machine itself is much more attractive than model DDW399 &W, the model most reviewed. It has the same features, shape and size, except the door and control panel are much more modern looking on mine, and the the dispensers look different. My model has a dispenser for the second cycle, which the previous models do not. The rinse agent dispenser is on the door, not in the rear like before. The rack in mine is grey, and may have been improved over previous models with the chipping problem. I’ll update on that later.

To those who have never saw this dishwasher, it looks like a great big microwave oven. Unlike an oven that size, I can easily lift the dishwasher by myself. The window is kind of pointless, because it is so tinted you can only see the spraying of soapy water on it… though I wouldn’t want the model without the window. It just looks better with it. Save a couple bucks without the window if you want.

The machine’s beautiful and durable Stainless Steel Tub and interior is surprisingly large and has a single, quite powerful Spray Arm, also made of Stainless for extra durability. That’s compared to other makes of Countertop Dishwashers where the interior and tub are made of white plastic. Should the spray arm fail, Danby will send you one for free within the 1-year Parts Warranty period. If it fails past the warranty, it’s around twenty dollars to replace. Along with the instruction manual, which is clear and well written I might add, is a Service Depot Directory. I found 2 depots in my town where I can get qualified repairs made to this sort of dishwasher. Thousands of other places from all over are listed as well.

The dishwasher stands 17 inches high and fits under most cupboards. It has nice little rubber feet that won’t scratch the countertop and the rear base is indented, to allow the hoses to run behind with the unit pushed flush against the wall. My counters aren’t deep enough for this machine (early 1900′s kitchen), and the counter at the time was covered in dishes anyhow, so I decided to put the unit on a rolling cart. The cart has a much smaller footprint than a full size portable. That and the low price, in case you’re wondering why I didn’t just go full size. I decided to get to work immediately. I loaded it up, snapped the quick-connect adapter onto the tap, cranked the hot water and set it on.

Using the Machine

The controls are extremely simple, with a 3 cycle selector dial, on/off button and a Sani button. Turn the dial to the cycle you want to use and push “on”. Push “Sani” on or off anytime you need that temperature boost. Anyone can figure it out.

Now, I read in some reviews that this thing was noisy. Not really. You hear a wooshing SOUND and a gentle whirr when it’s running, but no real noise. Perhaps this model was improved in that sense. It sounded no noisier than my microwave, also a Danby. I also braced myself for some leakage, but it’s nicely sealed with a soft rubber ring.

You can open the door to add dishes if needed. The machine stops automatically and not a drop of water will leak out.

I damaged my seal slightly within the first week by putting knife blades up in the cutlery basket. I still have no leakage, but be sure to watch sharp objects passing by the rubber seal. It is possible to get a replacement seal form Danby, and it is super easy to put on; the old one just pulls off and you push the new one into the groove.

At the end of the full 45-min cycle, I opened the door to find the dishes 100% clean and spotless! I was doubtful that it would get these particular dishes clean, for they had been sitting on the counter for two days waiting for me. 3 loads later and I had washed every item. Even all pots & pans, which were nasty, came out clean. I found that when washing cookware and stuck on dirt, you have to use the Sani-Wash function to get desirable results.

I was curious how much water this thing must use to get the dishes this clean. So I plugged the sink and ran the dishwasher through a cycle, including the pre-rinse. In the end, the sink was not even filled to the half way point! I would use up 3 or 4 times that much water washing and rinsing by hand.

In Sani mode, the 1200W heating element heats the water to 160 degrees to dissolve that tough gunk and is also good for sanitizing.

Don’t use too much detergent or it won’t rinse effectively. It’s tempting to use the full suggested amount, but just a couple teaspoons of Cascade did a world of wonders.

If you’re going to wash dishes right after a meal, you don’t even have to use the full wash. I use the short wash and get phenomenal results in less time. It would probably extend the life of the machine, too, which I read in other reviews is relatively short for a dishwasher.

Out of the 3 main cycles, I never use the pre-rinse cycle. I feel it’s pointless unless you have a lot of solid food waste on your dishes or they actually do need soaking.

Capacity and Other Stuff

The cavity really can hold up to 4 place settings! I have a set of Corelle dishes, which includes 4 of everything, but my glasses wouldn’t fit on that stupid folding cup rack. It fits standard mugs just fine however. The whole Corelle set fits with ease. Cookware must be washed separate, but that’s fine with me. You have to be creative with the placing of dishes to get the most out of the sprayer. I aim dishes toward the centre of the machine. I managed to fit a very large pot, large frying pan, saute pan and small saucepan in all at once along with all of the cooking and serving utensils… Rendered squeaky clean.

An advantage to this machine over the Haier and Equator is that there’s no upper sprayer arm for your dishes to get caught on. This creates an abundance of extra space inside, and the dishes come out just as clean without it.

If you have many glasses to wash, you can remove the inner dish rack and put 20-25 glasses in there. Glasses can be washed in the shortest time. I use only the rinse cycle when washing glasses.

The rinse cycle consists of a first rinse, which can also be used as a wash, and a second rinse with Temp Boost to speed up drying.

Dishes dry in just minutes with the door cracked when you use Jet-Dry in the Automatic Rinse Agent dispenser.

Everything is fine and Danby right now, but I will update this review if I have any problems with it. I have contacted Danby about the sprayer arm problem that others are having. They assured me they have designed a better spray arm mounting system for all new units exiting the factory, and should mine fail, would gladly send me the new one. They even gave me a phone number and address to an appliance repair shop who will order the part and install it for me on warranty.

Update… September 25, 2003

I was paranoid that the sprayer arm mounting would break, so I sent away for a replacement sprayer kit. It arrived in just under a week, I paid just under $20, including shipping, and it comes with a one year warranty. I had to pay because my original spray arm mount is still working fine, but now I have a replacement for when it does break.

Update… February 14, 2005

Well, it’s been well over a year and the dishwasher is still working as good as the day it I got it. I never had to replace any parts after all. I do think, howerver, that it would have self destructed if I didn’t regularly clean the lint out of the pump intake located under the food strainer. It started to sound a little sluggish when this was full of lint, which is why some machines self destructed. I think it will last much longer still.

Update… August 9, 2005

Well, it’s happened. After 2 years of pretty heavy use, the plastic window in the door has brok off, spilling water all over the kitchen floor! I went and bought a tube of high heat silicone and glued it back into place, and we’re back on dry ground. Still works great, still gets those dishes clean, and no other noticeable wear and tear is present. The dish rack has not chipped or rusted at all. Even the stainless steel interior is still pristine and new in appearance. I’m confident it will last a few years yet.”

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Viking Dishwasher DFUD041

Viking Designer Series DFUD041 (Premium) Built-in Dishwasher

Dishwasher Type: Built-in
Number of Wash Cycles: 4 Cycles

“Ok, so this dishwasher is supposedly made by Asko with a Viking door on it.

I haven’t had any problems with mine after several months, everything works great, it is extremely quite and really cleans dishes well. Was easy to adjust properly in all planes and to secure to cabinet. I like the sound insulation and the check-valve on the discharge hose”

“looks good on the outside. Inside is different story. the racks are not user friendly. the knife holders come apart.
the drying system leaves pots and pans,and plastic items wet. It is not energy efficient. the worse dishwasher I ever had. not worth the money.”

Viking Dishwashers VUD040

Viking Professional Series VUD040 (Premium) 24 in. Built-in Dishwasher

Viking VUD040 quiet clean dishwasher is one of the most silent and efficient dishwashers in the world. Dual motors, multi-level wash system, and triple filtration clean dishes much more thoroughly than traditional household units.
Dishwasher Type: Built-in
Control Type: Rotary Dial
Number of Wash Cycles: 5 Cycles
Dimensions
Height: 35 in.
Width: 23.94 in.

“Because it was going next to a Viking range, we chose this dishwasher – and we’ve paid for that. It holds very little and I find myself running it three times when we have a dinner party. It takes forever to do the job and heat spills out even hours after the cycle is done (perhaps 45 minutes or more).

Mostly it cleans okay, but it’s a costly machine and we’ve had problems with repairs. The door latch can break. And repairs are expensive.

Dishwashers aren’t the kind of appliance you can try in the store so it’s important to find out what you’re getting, which is why I decided to write this review after having the machine for several years.

It’s attractive, to be sure, but that may be its only plus. It does offer choices of heat levels, whether to dry or not, and you have three settings in terms of light wash, normal or pots and pans. Dishes generally get clean and it’s quiet enough, but I’m sure there are other dishwashers that hold more and are more reliable.”

“Would NOT buy a Viking dishwasher again or suggest anyone else buy one. Viking makes GREAT ranges and hoods, we love ours. However the VUD040 was NOT properly installed by BEKINS APPLIANCE (GRAND HAVEN, MICHIGAN) who continues to provide POOR service with tech’s who do not seem trained or even care. As for the dishwasher, the wheels on the lower track and the upper track system continues to fail. We keep spending money on replacement parts and VIKING’s Customer Service HAS NOT STOOD BEHIND IT. They just keep saying buy the replacement parts. This unit is 5 years old and has done on anverage 7 load of dishes per week”

Viking VUD141

Viking Professional Series VUD141 (Ultra-Premium) 24 in. Built-in Dishwasher

Dishwasher Type: Built-in
Control Type: Rotary Dial
Number of Wash Cycles: 5 Cycles
Dimensions
Depth: 24.25 in.
Height: 35 in.
Width: 24 in.

“I have the Viking Professional Series VUD141SS dishwasher in stainless steel with the brass trim option. I purchased this dishwasher mainly because it is located about 24 inches from my Viking range in stainless steel with brass trim and I wanted it to match. I’ve had it for almost 2 years now and have had no problems with it at all. We have a family of four so it is used every day. It has a really nice set of features. The features I like best are:
1) Interior light. When you open the door a light comes on and illuminates the entire interior. A very nice feature that I’m surprised isn’t more common with other brands.
2) Selectable water heating (140 degrees, 165 degrees or no heat). I leave it on 165 degrees most of the time and it cleans just about anything, but for more delicate items or some plastic items I set it to 140 degrees to avoid melting and/or damage.
3) The convection forced hot air drying. This dishwasher does an outstanding job at drying the dishes due to its convection drying feature. It actually has a fan that blows fresh air onto the heating elements and then circulates the dry heated air throughout the dishwasher. A vent opens up to discharge the moist air. You can actually see the moist steam coming out of the vent located at the bottom-front of the dishwasher during the dry cycle. With the exception of some items that collect water, due to concave shapes, this gets everything completely dry.
5) Cutlery holder on top. It has a convenient place built-in to the top of the tub to put large knives or other long flat utensils.
6) The easy to clean filter basket that almost never needs cleaning. I check the filter every few months and I’ve had to clean it probably twice in the 2 years that I’ve owned it. Usually there is nothing at all in it. The times that I actually had to clean it, it was as simple as shaking it off into the trash.
7) Practically sound-less operation. My old GE dishwasher was so loud that we couldn’t hear the TV in the living room if it was running in the kitchen. This dishwasher is so quiet that you can’t tell whether or not it’s running without looking at the position of the timer knob.
8) Built well. Stainless steal inside and out.
Now with all of that said, I’m not sure that you couldn’t get an equally nice, feature rich, dishwasher from ASKO (who makes these dishwashers for Viking) for less money. Basically if I understand it correctly ASKO manufactures the dishwasher and Viking makes the door. If the ASKO branded dishwashers were a little more esthetically pleasing I would definitely have gone with ASKO and saved a few hundred dollars.
All and all, the Viking is an excellent dishwasher even if it may be a little over priced.”

“Viking Professional makes very expensive appliances that have a reputation of being very upscale and in nice houses. Our kithen has 100 percent of its major appliances as vikings and from the experience I can say that the vikings are more hype than what they actually deliver. Lets focus on this dishwasher though. The dishwasher is stainless steel and extremely attractive with chrome accents and black heavy duty knobs. The dishwasher has many modes for wahsing dishes in such as china, pots and pans, and normal wash. There is also a plate warm feature which is supposed to be luxurious as you can warm your guest’s plates for a better dining appeal. The size is ample and I find that the utensil area is not that small and hols all of my utensils perfectly. There is a mini drawer at the type for things such as large knives or spoons that you don’t want to put in the regular utensil area. The size is averag. I have seen some dishwashers where the utensil storage is on the door and that gives you more room for plates buut I find the viking’s space good enough. The top wrack is average however the sides are slanted towards the walls which I thought was a nice feature with a mini bar segregating that area from the rest of the top rack so the glasses won’t fall over as easily. On an ordinary dishwasher there would just be the long wires sticking up where you can put the glass over the wire. The viking certainly does have some luxurious aspects to it. There is also a light inside for just an added feature that helps convince that you actually got what you paid for! Even though the dishwasher sounds nice it does have some issues that definitely need to be resolved. First of all on of the wires from the top mini drawer area completely rested and bent downward! Therefore, sometimes the top regualr drawer will get stuck and not close until you position it just right so that it will close. The edge where it rusted is very sharp and can cut you. Another problem is that some part broke that keeps te regular top rack from falling opne because it may have been closed with the slightest too much of force. This was angering because I have not seen this happen on ordinary dishwashers. Viking wanted $150 for a tiny spring. It isn’t that bad so we just deal with it. As far as sound is concerned. It is your average sounding dishawasher but maybe a little bit quieter. These problems should not have occurred on such a high-end product. Overall, I would recommend viking products because they are high class and very attractive. I will review on the rest of the viking products soon enough. But overall I do believe the viking is pure hype but one of those things you have to have so, Yes! If you are considering it, Go for it and good luck! If there is anything I left out let me know and I will be glad to update. I hope this review helped you make an informed buying decision.”

Viking DFUD140

Viking Designer DFUD140 Built-in Dishwasher

Dishwasher Type: Built-in
Number of Wash Cycles: 4 Cycles

“This drawer dishwasher has some major problems First the door has a problem closing. You literally have to slam it shut. Second, it detaches from your cabinets and it must be reattached. Third, the key pad has serious problems. It opens up and the machine shuts down. Two repairmen have actually looked at my nails and told me to only use the ball of my finger and very carefully. (the new models have buttons). Fourth, the machine does not adequately dry your dishes. Fifth, the soap dispenser gets stuck and doesn’t open. When the repairman fixes it, it is good for about two months and it happens again. Sixth, the baskets are not user friendly. You have to force your oddly shaped items into the existing configuration or you are out of luck. Seventh, once the keypad goes and the soap dispenser goes then the electrical system starts to break down and the machine refuses to run. A member of our family received an electric shock from the machine and then the machine died. I have written reviews about this before but I can’t find them on this site anymore.

I’ve had it with Viking. Their appliances look nice but they are horrendous.”

“This dishwasher works great…cleans better than any we’ve had. The problem is the control panel….it needs a redesign sinnce viking basically acknowledges a material problem. After about a year, the warranty period, the control panel strip cracks. Viking did replace but with the same one, and at around $200 per part, who can afford that yearly.
Additionally the latch mechanism is fritzy….if you slam the door closed..it will work fine.
Lastly, the stainless steel face is very heavy and has some really sharp corners…everyone in the family has cut their leg.”

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Maytag Small Dishwasher MDC4650AWB

Maytag dryers: Depend on Maytag for gentle drying. GentleBreeze Drying System: Powerful airflow and lower temperatures for fast, gentle care. Automatic Dryness Sensor: Self-adjusts temperature to help eliminate over-drying and shrinkage. Custom Cycles: Seven cycles designed for all types of loads and fabrics. DuraCushion Dryer Drum: Resists chips and scratches, won’t snag clothes. SuperSize Capacity: Dries more clothes in each load to save you time.

“I’ve never owned a portable dishwasher before, but thought I’d give this one a try. It works great!! Has a huge capacity and looks relatively cool for a such a large item in your kitchen. It is a little pricy, but well worth it in quality.”

small dishwashers

KitchenAid KUDI01IL 24 in. Portable Dishwasher

Traditional 4 inch Console Design.Whisper Quiet Sound Package.Commercial Grade Stainless Steel Interior.Hard-Food Disposer – No Pre-Rinsing.3 Cycle Selections with 2 Cycle Options.Tall Tub – Our Largest Ever! – 24% More Usable Capacity.Extra-large Silverware Basket.
Dishwasher Type: Portable
Number of Wash Cycles: 3 Cycles
Place Settings: 14
Food Disposer: With Food Disposer
Sound Insulation: With Sound Insulation
Other Features 
Door Integration: Semi Integrated
Adjustable Rack Height: With Adjustable Rack Height
Performance Features 
ENERGY STAR Qualification: Yes
Dimensions 
Depth: 24.5 in.
Height: 33.88 in.
Width: 23.88 in.

“I know dishwashers and I am in love with this the best dishwasher I have had. This is the lowest price you are going to find for a stainless interior, which I think is the best thing you can do for yourself and your dishwasher if you are willing to put up the cash. First, it wont stain, second, it wont smell, third it is a fantastic insulator- so it runs both ultra efficient and virtually silent. This machine is very attractive with only three simple cycles, so it wont scare away your husband from doing dishes- heavy, medium and rinse only. Don’t let that scare you though, the heavy will still get your pots and pans clean because the machine has a soil sensor so as the water is filtered out of the machine, if there is still food particles being caught by the filter it keeps going, if not it stops early. This is why you don’t need a ton of cycles, the machine figures it out for you, washing only as long as it needs to. There is also no tower in the bottom, rather the water is pumped from the back of the spray arm giving you higher water pressure and allowing you to load the bottom however you want. Plus, you can trust kitchenaid- made by whirlpool, to make products of the highest quality. Because of it’s tall tub design though, it is a little more difficult to install for the do-it-yourselfer. This is the only con I can think of.”

“My 5 year old GE gave up the ghost so I needed a new unit. After much research, I decided on Kitchenaid for the way its made.

Strengths
*Stainless steel interior means no cracks or stains.
*Very good insulation, basically a mastic applied to sides, top and back of unit. Means a very quiet machine
*back two sets of tines fold down to accomodate large pans or pots.
*4 spray lower arm also made of stainless steel with large holes that don’t clog easily.
*separate top arm gets everything in the top rack clean plus with no center tower below, you are not restricted in how you load this machine.
*Pushbutton controls; no timer dial to get out of calibration.
*Flatware rack on the side of lower rack stays out of the way of large items yet is exposed to all of the spray arms.
*Temperature boost. Means I can keep my water heater at 120 deg and let the Kitchenaid heat the water for me during the wash.
*Self cleaning filter
*Soft food disposal
*Adjustable rinse aid dispenser with visual fill check.

Weaknesses
*no delay start
*No indicator for cycle machine is running.

My GE died and it would cost too much to fix it so I decided on a Kitchenaid unit.
I am pleased with the ease of use and performance of this machine. Using Dollar General detergent with moderately hard water, my dishes come out spotless. I never rinse mine and often, it will be days before I run the machine.
No matter, even dried on egg, tomato sauce, coffee, ramen noodles, are removed and with the excellent filter system, no food particles get redeposited back on my dishes.
Besides outstanding cleaning ability, the other advantage this unit had over the GE is noise, or I should say lack thereof. Even the water fill is quiet. I can speak on a cordless phone in the kitchen with the unit running, or on pump out and it does not affect my ability to hear the caller.
It has three cycles: Heavy, normal, and rinse. You can select no heated dry and water temp boost if you wish. Three cycles are plenty; too many competing models try to gussy up a basic function with excess cycles that do little more except confuse the consumer.
To use, you simply select the cycle, your options, close the door, press start. Period. That’s it. When the machine is done and the dishes are dry, the “finish” light lights up. Then its safe to open the door and empty the unit.
The Kitchenaid has a Calrod heating element in the bottom of the tub. This element heats the water (if that option is selected) and provides heat to dry the dishes. Compared to my GE, the drying in the Kitchenaid is flawless. Even coffee cups, notorious for collecting water on the bottom are dry. Flatware is also dried perfectly.
This unit has a vent that opens during the drying cycle but closes during the wash cycle. This keeps noise inside the unit when washing but opens to allow heat to escape during the dry cycle, thus allowing the dishes to dry completely. I feel this is a key design element that helps this machine run very quietly.”

small dishwasher

LG LD-12BW5 24 in. Portable Dishwasher

Dishwasher Type: Portable
Number of Wash Cycles: 6 Cycles
Dimensions 
Depth: 23.62 in.
Height: 33.15 in.
Width: 23.62 in.

“Dishwashers are one of the most helpful devices in the home – they save you endless hours in the kitchen, they keep bacteria to a minimal and they keep your dishes in good condition – well we hope don’t we?

Wel Lg using their ‘Fuzzy Logic’ system has created a machine that exceeds the above requirements – it includes:
* Fan Drying
* Fold down tiers
* 14 Place setting
^ Adjustable top rack
* knife rack
* Stemmed Glass support
* Direct Injection spray arms
* Planetary arm – it reaches all the corners
* Backlit display

This machine has been a valuable and productive member of the household. It has the ability to clean any dishes to perfection, leaves them bone dry and streak free. By using the vario system – it washes only one basket at a time -using a higher pressure on each basket = more effective wash. It has a easy to read and logical display panel, childlock to stop kids initiating cycles and even a countdown timer.

It washes with as little as 18 litres of water, and has a 4 star energy rating”

portable dish washer

Frigidaire FMP330RGB 20 in. Portable Dishwasher

The Frigidaire FMP330RGB 20 in. Portable Dishwasher has 4 wash programs Also, this dishwasher is sound insulated for a quiet operation.
Dishwasher Type: Portable
Control Type: Electronic · Rotary Dial
Number of Wash Cycles: 4 Cycles
Drying Type: Economy / Air Drying · Heated
Place Settings: 8
Food Disposer: Without Food Disposer
Sound Insulation: With Sound Insulation
Other Features 
Water Use (Normal Cycle): 7.2 Gallons
Door Integration: Semi Integrated
Adjustable Rack Height: Without Adjustable Rack Height
Dimensions 
Depth: 30 in.
Height: 38.5 in.
Width: 20.5 in.

portable countertop dishwasher

Portable Countertop Dishwasher Asko D3112 24 in.

The D3112 is a standard control model that comes in white, black, bisque and stainless steel. The easy-to-use control system offers one-touch access to its four programs. It remembers the last program used so you just press “Start” to run it again. To change the program, just push the Program button and advance through the selections. It also has a light that shows the unit’s progress through the cycles.
Dishwasher Type: Portable
Control Type: Push Button
Number of Wash Cycles: 4 Cycles
Drying Type: Thermal Drying
Place Settings: 12
Food Disposer: Without Food Disposer
Sound Insulation: With Sound Insulation
Other Features 
Door Integration: Semi Integrated
Adjustable Rack Height: With Adjustable Rack Height
Performance Features 
ENERGY STAR Qualification: Yes
Dimensions 
Depth: 24 in.
Height: 35.5 in.
Width: 24 in.

“We had to replace a Bosch dishwasher and were limited by the under-counter height of 33″ in our search for a new machine. Many dishwashers require a greater height for installation. We decided for the least expensive machine from the line of Asko dishwashers because we are very impressed with a recently purchased Asko clothes washer and because Asko offers a 3-year warranty. This washer has only two control buttons. On the first button you select the program (heavy, regular, quick, rinse and hold). The water temperature is automatically selected for each program (hottest for heavy, hot for regular, warm for quick, cold for rinse). Each program except rinse comes with two temperature choices, regular and econo, which is a lower temperature, and you select regular or econo on the second button that also serves to start the machine. Pretty simple, eh? Some machines have many more options, but we figured all we ever do is wash the dishes, so why pay for all the additional, often confusing programs?
Despite the low height of the machine both racks accommodate taller items than our old dishwasher. This is really great as we can finally put our large dinner plates in the dishwasher. Both racks are cleverly designed. The tines are cleverly arranged, and we can load more in the Asko than we could in the Bosch. The cutlery basket can be moved which makes it easier to put pots or pans in the bottom rack. It also has a compartment that can be closed with a lid, which is good for really small, light items. The top rack has a fold-down cup rack, which can also accommodate wine glasses at an angle, which we find extremely helpful. The water is heated to the programmed temperature with an out-of-sight heating coil in the recirculation plumbing, not one inside the washer cabinet. This can avoid melting plastic items if they get blown down from the racks, which hasn’t happened so far in our use.
We always use the regular program at the regular temperature. We have soft water and use only about 1.5 teaspoons full of Costco detergent for the main wash, and less than a teaspoon for the prewash. We use a rinse aid in the rinse aid dispenser, which can be adjusted to six different levels of release of the rinse aid, depending on water hardness. We are using it on the lowest level because of our soft water. All items, china, glass, pots, plastic, come out sparkling clean with no streaks or films, and everything is completely dry. The inside of the cabinet shows no grime, the stainless steel appears spotless. The washer operates very, very quietly, you can barely hear it from a few feet away. We have the black front, which looks absolutely terrific because it is not a high-gloss, cheap looking surface.
The Asko washer uses a standard 110V plug and needs to be hooked up to the hot water supply. If the water isn’t hot enough for the selected program, it is automatically heated to the appropriate level.
After one month, we are 100% satisfied with our purchase.”

“Having moved from a house where I had a Bosch dishwasher, I was not sure what I’d think of the Asko that this new house has. I am pleasantly surprised! Though not as dead silent as the Bosch, it is still extremely quiet. The silverware basket can be placed in several different places in the bottom tray or removed completely for unloading (or if you have a really large pot to wash and don’t want the basked in at all). I have found that I can fit quite a lot of dishes in the bottom tray but the layout of the upper tray is not quite as flexible. Still, space is adequate and intuitive – where the glasses should go and where bowls should go in order to clean best. What has impressed me is the warranty service. Although I am not the original purchaser, this dishwasher was only 1 year old when I moved in. The previous owner left me all of the paperwork and receipts so when the unit wasn’t draining (turns out there were clogged filters) properly, I called for service and the entire thing was covered under warranty even though it was technically user error. Which brings me to my only real negative about this. You MUST rinse dishes before putting them in. Though the filter system is easy to access and clean, you’ll get much better results if you rinse first.”

GE portable

General Electric GSC3200Z 25 in. Portable Dishwasher

It has Sure clean wash system with 5 cycles. 3 Wash Levels. Racks available as deluxe upper rack & deluxe lower rack. Deluxe silverware basket. Standard sound insulation package.
Dishwasher Type: Portable
Control Type: Push Button · Rotary Dial
Number of Wash Cycles: 5 Cycles
Drying Type: Economy / Air Drying · Thermal Drying
Food Disposer: With Food Disposer
Sound Insulation: With Sound Insulation
Performance Features 
ENERGY STAR Qualification: Yes
Dimensions 
Depth: 27 in.
Height: 36.12 in.
Width: 24.75 in.

“I’ve been in an apartment for about a year that didn’t come with a dishwasher. I was fine with it at first, but after a almost a year of hand washing I was getting pretty tired of washing the dishes. I started to loathe the entire process. My hands in the water, wet shirt/shorts, wet floor/rug, wet counter, time consuming labor involved process. All for dishes that were at best barely sanitary. I am just one person, but I bake a lot and always have a ton of dishes. As a self supporting college student, I don’t have time or energy to be scrubbing away at my dishes. I needed a machine to do it for me so I can do other things.

I looked at new dishwashers. I was shocked to see that even countertop models were 300 or more dollars. After some careful searching on Craig’s List, I found this GE dishwasher for 100 bucks. Loaded it up in a friend’s van and home it came! I can’t even begin to say how wonderful it is just to HAVE a dishwasher and how human it makes me feel, but this review is about THIS dishwasher so here goes…

I LOVE it. I’m surprised there are no other reviews written about this machine. It’s black with a brown wood laminate countertop. Like all other portables you have to roll it over to the sink and hook up the unicouple. Also, like all other portables it adds a very nice amount of counter space to the work area in the kitchen. Of course when I got it home I had dishes waiting for it. I bought some Great Value liquid dishwasher detergent (didn’t know how or if it was going to work at all with it being used, so I didn’t want to invest in expensive detergent). It DOES have a rinse aid dispenser unlike a lot of cheap dishwashers. I filled that with Jet Dry. I loaded the racks up and filled the detergent cups. Plugged in the power and hooked up the water. The machine has 6 very nice buttons (large with great tactile feel, unlike electronic touch pads… or cheap rocker switches that just let you turn the heater on or off) on the left side. They are settings for pots and pans or normal cycle, high temp wash on or off, and heated dry on or off. Then it has a dial timer on the right side. I like this better than an electronic model because you always know where it is in the cycle… how close to the end. Plus, you can advance it manually if you ever need to.

One feature this dishwasher has is a Hot Start option on the dial timer. I’ve never seen that on any other dishwasher. It will get the starting water up to 140 degrees if you need it to. I don’t use this feature because my water comes out of the faucet at about 120 degrees which is the minimum required for a dishwasher. So, I turned it on and waited. I heard it fill and then wash. The racks do tend to rattle a bit when it first fills. It is also a bit louder than most built ins that I have heard. It is supposed to have a blanket of insulation and a quitepower motor, but still a little loud.

The real miracle comes when you open the door after a cycle. I do NOT believe in rinsing ANYTHING before putting it in the dishwasher. If I wanted to do that I wouldn’t have gotten the dishwasher. The machine left EVERYTHING I put in it SPOTLESS! The glasses were most impressive. Crystal clear with not a streak or spot on them. Flatware, plates, bowls, and saucers all spotless. Frying pans and stock pots also clean as a whistle. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this dishwasher. Only time will tell if it is reliable or not, but for now, it’s GREAT.”

“I was skeptical about buying this, for one thing, because it was so inexpensive. How well could it possibly work, I wondered, when I only paid $350 for it?

Well, the surprises were all good. It works very well, sparkling clean dishes, dries well. It uses an average amount of water (less than you’d probably use doing dishes the old fashioned way). It usually probably a little more electricity, but for someone like me who hates doing dishes, it’s worth every penny. The inside of the dishwasher is pretty big in my opinion, big enough to hold 2-3 meals worth of dishes for a small family.

It is a heavy machine, but the wheels work well and the hoses retract for easy storage. It is a portable model which is perfect for someone who doesn’t have the room or circumstances to install a permanent one. I move mine across the kitchen each time a meal is finished & hook it up. After the water cycle is finished I can move it back to it’s storage spot & plug it to the wall to finish drying time.

The hose connectors hook seamlessly up to the faucet & holds on despite the pressure. The cycles are normally about an hour including drying time, which isn’t too bad. It is a little noisy, but I’ll take a little noisiness over doing dishes any day. I think this is a really good product for the money. I also noticed Bob Villa has it listed on his page as a good buy. He’s right.

Update:
I moved to a place that has a built in new dishwasher in it & so I sold this one to a close friend. I felt confident in re-selling it, knowing it would not be a disappointment to my friend, and it hasn’t been. I do however miss it since the new dishwasher I now have doesn’t work as well as this one did. This GE portable is the best of the best. Don’t hesitate to buy it.”

Danby DDW1805W

Danby DDW1805W Designer Series Portable Dishwasher

The Danby portable 18 inch drawer dishwasher is perfect if your short on space but you still need a quality dishwasher. This Danby portable 18 inch dishwasher rolls easily on caster wheels and comes complete with a quick connect adaptor to hook up to your sink- and it drains to your sink too. The caster wheels and faucet adapter allow you to store this portable 18 inch dishwasher out of the way and roll it to your sink when you need to run a load.
Dishwasher Type: Portable
Control Type: Push Button · Rotary Dial
Number of Wash Cycles: 7 Cycles
Place Settings: 8
Sound Insulation: With Sound Insulation
Other Features 
Noise Level: 55 DB
Anti Flooding Device: With Anti Flooding Device
Door Integration: Semi Integrated
Adjustable Rack Height: With Adjustable Rack Height
Performance Features 
ENERGY STAR Qualification: Yes
Dimensions 
Depth: 26 in.
Height: 35.75 in.
Width: 17.75 in.

“The Danby DDW1805W replaced a Haier countertop dishwasher I’ve owned for 5 years.  My main reason for wanting a larger dishwasher was to be able to wash larger pots and pans which would not fit in the countertop unit.  My small kitchen would need to be remodeled in order to install a built-in dishwasher, so the Danby DDW1805W is the perfect solution.

Appearance:
The unit only comes in white, stands counter height, and rolls on four casters.  One excellent feature is that the top of the unit is a countertop, so it doubles as a meal prep surface if it’s stored next to your counter or stove.  The power cord and hoses fit nicely into storage slots at the back of the unit, allowing you to store it flat against a wall.

The size is 2/3 as large as a full-size dishwasher in width, but the height and depth are the same as larger units, which means you can fit a lot of stuff in this machine.  When it’s next to my stove, it’s the same depth and height.

The controls are located on the door of the unit.  There’s a rotary dial to select cycles, a rinse aid and softening salt light, a rapid button, a plus button, and a power button.  I actually prefer the simple mechanical style of the controls to the more fancy electronic controls. 

The interior is stainless steel, and it looks fantastic, just like higher-end full sized units.  The top rack is adjustable so that you can fit taller items, but I’ve never had to lower it for anything I own.  It’s a great feature for people who have taller glasses.

The bottom rack has some really great features.  For one, it comes with a silverware basket instead of having one of those in-door silverware trays which never really get things clean.  The best feature of the lower rack is that two rows of tines fold completely flat so that you can fit larger pots and pans when you need to.  This is exactly the reason I bought this unit.

There are two spray arms and even a stationary sprayer at the top of the interior.  The detergent cup fills like a regular dishwasher and then snaps closed.  There is a compartment for rinse-aid, which really helps with drying.  At the bottom of the interior there’s a three-stage food filter, and a slot to fill up with softening salt if you have really hard water.  I don’t use the salt, and everything comes out spot free.

Everything inside and out is just really well designed.  All the details like the countertop, folding tines, and multiple spray points make this an awesome dishwasher that cleans just as well as more expensive built-in units.

Installation:
The Danby 1805 is truly portable, and it’s designed wonderfully in that regard.  The best feature is the ability to store the hoses and power cord in their own slots in the back of the unit.  Other portables do not have this feature, leaving you to stuff hoses into the washing tub when not in use.

When I’m ready to do dishes, I wheel the Danby over to the sink, snap the water hoses onto the sink with the built-in snap-on connector, plug it in, and turn it on.  The unit comes with a new aerator for your faucet that simply screws on and allows you to snap the hoses on and off each time you use the dishwasher.

The connector even has a pressure release valve that you press after you turn off the hot water, and it releases any remaining pressure so that it’s easy and splash free when you disconnect it.  It’s all made of plastic, so I’m careful when I connect/disconnect to avoid losing the ball bearing in the unit.

Cycles and Cleaning Performance:
There are 7 separate cycles: Heavy, Normal, Economy, Glassware, Rinse and Hold, Quick Cycle, Warming. 

In order to use the Heavy cycle, you select the normal cylce and hit the Plus button.  This raises the rinse temperature and basically works as a sanitary wash; a great cycle for really dirty pots and pans.

The Glassware cycle runs at a lower temperature and is great for delicate wine glasses.  If you press the Rapid button with this cycle, it’s even shorter (about 30 minutes), and it’s a great option for lightly soiled, delicate glassware.

Most of the time, I use the Economy cycle (1.5 hours) or the Normal cycle (2 hours).  Though the cycles do take a while, everything comes out sparkling clean.  Like any dishwasher, drying performance is so-so.  Silverware and plates come out completely dry, but plastic items, and anything with a lip on the bottom (coffee cups) comes out with a puddle on top. 

Overall:
I love this dishwasher.  It’s well designed and cleans better than some full-sized units I’ve used.  When I entertain (weekly), this machine saves me the stress of having to wash all the dishes and pots and pans that are generated.  I’ve served 10 people and washed everything in one load.”

“My old apartment had a Magic Chef dishwasher built-in, and I got so very accustomed to it. I moved in August, and while I love my new place, having no dishwasher was rather depressing, what with how much I cook. Armed with reviews from epinions.com, I convinced my landlord to go half with me on the Danby. Good move. I found it for sale at my local appliance store, which turned out to be just as inexpensive as the best online deals if you count shipping, plus the online stores only deliver to the curb.

It holds only 2/3 as much as a full size, but the interior is well layed out so that it’s possible to artfully load up a setting for 4 to 6, with room for small cookware. Much to my amazement, the cleaning quality is MUCH BETTER than the full size Magic Chef I used at my old place, and that appliance was also brand new when I moved in. Cleaning ability improved even more dramatically when I added a rinse agent (JetDry). I don’t even bother with the optional water softener, since everything comes out so clean and spotless anyway.

I had one snafu early on: after one use, the drain pump wouldn’t stop running and the dishwasher refused to begin a new wash cycle. After much frustrating troubleshooting, I figured out how to manually drain the pan (it’s a little rubber stopper behind the plastic fascia along the bottom front). Voila, fixed. I realized that my kitchen floor isn’t completely level, so I’ve learned to arrange the appliance in such a way so the rinse water drains fully, and it hasn’t been a problem since.

I called the Danby customer service number and they were very helpful and professional, without the usual hassles I’ve experienced with other corporate customer support calls. They seem like a well-run company.

A minor quibble: the top rack lacks spindles to keep tall glasses from tipping or crashing into one another, so be careful with your crystal or your favorite collectible Snoopy glass. Which you’d never load into a dishwasher anyway, right? As others have stated, the complete cycle is quite long (well over an hour, almost two), but since it ties up the sink anyway I just start it up right before bed and let it go. Thankfully, the machine’s pretty quiet; not the quietest, but much better than that Magic Chef. It’s nice to wake up to sparkling clean dishes.

Overall, a tremendous value and a great purchase.”

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Countertop Dishwashers

countertop dishwasher danby

Danby Compact Dishwashers DDW396 22 in.

The Danby DDW396W Portable Countertop Dishwasher offers you the convenience of automatically washing up to four place settings on your countertop – with less water than you would probably use if you were to wash the dishes by hand and with no permanent installation. At 17 high, this countertop dish washer is low enough to fit under most cabinets, and the included quick connect faucet adapter makes hookup to almost any faucet a breeze. Plus, this dishwasher boasts a stainless steel interior, a powerful spray arm, a dishrack that is convertible to handle anything from dishes to glasses, an automatic soap dispenser (for a second wash cycle), a rinse aid dispenser, and it accepts plates up to 11 in diameter!
Dishwasher Type: Portable
Control Type: Push Button · Rotary Dial
Number of Wash Cycles: 3 Cycles
Place Settings: 4
Other Features 
Door Integration: Semi Integrated
Dimensions 
Depth: 22.5 in.
Height: 17 in.
Width: 22.5 in.

“It was my turn to do dishes. I really HATE washing dishes. Especially living with 2 roommates they tend to pile up quick. Just my luck, every dish in the house was dirty. I remembered seeing a tiny dishwasher at Wal-Mart, and without a second thought, I dug into savings to get one of them, and I will never regret it. I love this machine. And for $250,(less than $199 in the US) I felt I couldn’t go wrong!

Unpacking the unit was the hardest part of the installation. It came well protected inside the box with foam and wood crating. Once I got it out of that darn box (not very easy done by one person) it was pretty much a matter of screwing on the pair of hoses included and it was good to go. It came with everything needed to run it right out of the box. It even came with a sample pouch of cascade that lasted about two weeks and a small sampler of rinse agent, which lasted well over a month. I changed the aerator attachment on my tap to the one included with the unit. It fits both male and female threading on the faucet.

The Quick Connect adapter snaps effortlessly onto your tap, and drains directly from the adapter, not a hose hooked onto the sink’s edge like other makes. Unlike the Haier units, this one drains fine no matter how much it is below the sink level. It is powerful enough to get all the water out even when set on the floor!

Taking A Closer Look

The machine itself is much more attractive than model DDW399 &W, the model most reviewed. It has the same features, shape and size, except the door and control panel are much more modern looking on mine, and the the dispensers look different. My model has a dispenser for the second cycle, which the previous models do not. The rinse agent dispenser is on the door, not in the rear like before. The rack in mine is grey, and may have been improved over previous models with the chipping problem. I’ll update on that later.

To those who have never saw this dishwasher, it looks like a great big microwave oven. Unlike an oven that size, I can easily lift the dishwasher by myself. The window is kind of pointless, because it is so tinted you can only see the spraying of soapy water on it… though I wouldn’t want the model without the window. It just looks better with it. Save a couple bucks without the window if you want.

The machine’s beautiful and durable Stainless Steel Tub and interior is surprisingly large and has a single, quite powerful Spray Arm, also made of Stainless for extra durability. That’s compared to other makes of Countertop Dishwashers where the interior and tub are made of white plastic. Should the spray arm fail, Danby will send you one for free within the 1-year Parts Warranty period. If it fails past the warranty, it’s around twenty dollars to replace. Along with the instruction manual, which is clear and well written I might add, is a Service Depot Directory. I found 2 depots in my town where I can get qualified repairs made to this sort of dishwasher. Thousands of other places from all over are listed as well.

The dishwasher stands 17 inches high and fits under most cupboards. It has nice little rubber feet that won’t scratch the countertop and the rear base is indented, to allow the hoses to run behind with the unit pushed flush against the wall. My counters aren’t deep enough for this machine (early 1900′s kitchen), and the counter at the time was covered in dishes anyhow, so I decided to put the unit on a rolling cart. The cart has a much smaller footprint than a full size portable. That and the low price, in case you’re wondering why I didn’t just go full size. I decided to get to work immediately. I loaded it up, snapped the quick-connect adapter onto the tap, cranked the hot water and set it on.

Using the Machine

The controls are extremely simple, with a 3 cycle selector dial, on/off button and a Sani button. Turn the dial to the cycle you want to use and push “on”. Push “Sani” on or off anytime you need that temperature boost. Anyone can figure it out.

Now, I read in some reviews that this thing was noisy. Not really. You hear a wooshing SOUND and a gentle whirr when it’s running, but no real noise. Perhaps this model was improved in that sense. It sounded no noisier than my microwave, also a Danby. I also braced myself for some leakage, but it’s nicely sealed with a soft rubber ring.

You can open the door to add dishes if needed. The machine stops automatically and not a drop of water will leak out.

I damaged my seal slightly within the first week by putting knife blades up in the cutlery basket. I still have no leakage, but be sure to watch sharp objects passing by the rubber seal. It is possible to get a replacement seal form Danby, and it is super easy to put on; the old one just pulls off and you push the new one into the groove.

At the end of the full 45-min cycle, I opened the door to find the dishes 100% clean and spotless! I was doubtful that it would get these particular dishes clean, for they had been sitting on the counter for two days waiting for me. 3 loads later and I had washed every item. Even all pots & pans, which were nasty, came out clean. I found that when washing cookware and stuck on dirt, you have to use the Sani-Wash function to get desirable results.

I was curious how much water this thing must use to get the dishes this clean. So I plugged the sink and ran the dishwasher through a cycle, including the pre-rinse. In the end, the sink was not even filled to the half way point! I would use up 3 or 4 times that much water washing and rinsing by hand.

In Sani mode, the 1200W heating element heats the water to 160 degrees to dissolve that tough gunk and is also good for sanitizing.

Don’t use too much detergent or it won’t rinse effectively. It’s tempting to use the full suggested amount, but just a couple teaspoons of Cascade did a world of wonders.

If you’re going to wash dishes right after a meal, you don’t even have to use the full wash. I use the short wash and get phenomenal results in less time. It would probably extend the life of the machine, too, which I read in other reviews is relatively short for a dishwasher.

Out of the 3 main cycles, I never use the pre-rinse cycle. I feel it’s pointless unless you have a lot of solid food waste on your dishes or they actually do need soaking.

Capacity and Other Stuff

The cavity really can hold up to 4 place settings! I have a set of Corelle dishes, which includes 4 of everything, but my glasses wouldn’t fit on that stupid folding cup rack. It fits standard mugs just fine however. The whole Corelle set fits with ease. Cookware must be washed separate, but that’s fine with me. You have to be creative with the placing of dishes to get the most out of the sprayer. I aim dishes toward the centre of the machine. I managed to fit a very large pot, large frying pan, saute pan and small saucepan in all at once along with all of the cooking and serving utensils… Rendered squeaky clean.

An advantage to this machine over the Haier and Equator is that there’s no upper sprayer arm for your dishes to get caught on. This creates an abundance of extra space inside, and the dishes come out just as clean without it.

If you have many glasses to wash, you can remove the inner dish rack and put 20-25 glasses in there. Glasses can be washed in the shortest time. I use only the rinse cycle when washing glasses.

The rinse cycle consists of a first rinse, which can also be used as a wash, and a second rinse with Temp Boost to speed up drying.

Dishes dry in just minutes with the door cracked when you use Jet-Dry in the Automatic Rinse Agent dispenser.

Everything is fine and Danby right now, but I will update this review if I have any problems with it. I have contacted Danby about the sprayer arm problem that others are having. They assured me they have designed a better spray arm mounting system for all new units exiting the factory, and should mine fail, would gladly send me the new one. They even gave me a phone number and address to an appliance repair shop who will order the part and install it for me on warranty.

Update… September 25, 2003

I was paranoid that the sprayer arm mounting would break, so I sent away for a replacement sprayer kit. It arrived in just under a week, I paid just under $20, including shipping, and it comes with a one year warranty. I had to pay because my original spray arm mount is still working fine, but now I have a replacement for when it does break.

Update… February 14, 2005

Well, it’s been well over a year and the dishwasher is still working as good as the day it I got it. I never had to replace any parts after all. I do think, howerver, that it would have self destructed if I didn’t regularly clean the lint out of the pump intake located under the food strainer. It started to sound a little sluggish when this was full of lint, which is why some machines self destructed. I think it will last much longer still.

Update… August 9, 2005

Well, it’s happened. After 2 years of pretty heavy use, the plastic window in the door has brok off, spilling water all over the kitchen floor! I went and bought a tube of high heat silicone and glued it back into place, and we’re back on dry ground. Still works great, still gets those dishes clean, and no other noticeable wear and tear is present. The dish rack has not chipped or rusted at all. Even the stainless steel interior is still pristine and new in appearance. I’m confident it will last a few years yet.”

compact dishwasher haier

Haier Counter Top Dishwasher HDT18PA 17 in.

Perfect for a small apartment holding four full place settings plus flatware in a separate basket. It offers three wash cycles a rinse-and-hold option, and optional drying. A beep signals the end of both washing and drying, while upper and lower spray arms provide thorough cleaning. The 1250-watt appliance shuts off when the door is opened, an alarm sounds if a problem occurs, and another automatic feature stops operation if the water overflows. Installing the dishwasher is simple: the water hose connects to a sink faucet (connector included), and another hose drains into the sink.
Dishwasher Type: Built-in
Control Type: Electronic
Number of Wash Cycles: 3 Cycles
Drying Type: Economy / Air Drying
Place Settings: 4
Food Disposer: Without Food Disposer
Sound Insulation: With Sound Insulation
Other Features 
Anti Flooding Device: With Anti Flooding Device
Door Integration: Semi Integrated
Adjustable Rack Height: With Adjustable Rack Height
Dimensions 
Depth: 19.5 in.
Height: 21.25 in.
Width: 17.38 in.

“Good things do come in small packages. Before purchasing my Haier dishwasher I carefully researched the product then ordered one online from Wal-Mart. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it works and looks exactly like a full-sized dishwasher, only smaller. It stores in a space 18″ wide by approximately 22″ in height. Mine tucked right under my overhead cabinets with a half inch to spare. It should be noted that it does have enough weight and bulk that it wouldn’t be convenient to carry back and forth. If you use a side table the hoses are of generous length.
This is an attractive appliance with a touch-button panel located at the bottom center below the door. The door has a leak-proof seal. There are 3 cycles: Rinse, Regular and Heavy Duty. It also pre-heats the wash water. The drying cycle is not heated but I’ve found that if my tap water is hot the last rinse leaves enough residual heat to partially dry the dishes.
The unit holds a surprising amount of dishes, even some pots and pans. When finished it beeps six times. If you open the door during a cycle the beeper will sound until the door is securely latched.
It does an excellent job of cleaning the dishes if they are correctly positioned, unless there is an accumulation of dried or baked on food. Pots and baking dishes wash fairly well but better if pre-soaked and placed flat on the rack. The silverware holder takes up some space but is removable if you need more space.
The rack prongs seem oddly configured in one spot but it’s a minor inconvenience. The prongs are bendable. Use care with loading so that nothing interferes with rotating washer blades. If something falls through the rack, the whole rack comes out and rolls back in very easily.
After a year of regular use I have had no problems at all. One note: it’s advisable to allow cycles to finish rather than interrupting one cycle to start another. If you want to choose a different cycle, unplug the machine for a few minutes and then start over.
With reasonable care this washer should perform reliably for an indefinite time. My Haier portable size dishwasher has performed better than expected and I highly recommend it.”

“This product has done well by us. We have had our dishwasher for almost a year and no problems. Yes, sometimes there is an occasional dish that does not come out clean, however, this is usually the case with all dishwashers. We have no problems with the wheels, no problems with the service and solved the hose storage problem by screwing metal clips to the lip on the top-back of the machine. It is not as large as other machines, but isn’t that the point? The machine is so convenient due to it’s size, we can’t say anything bad about it. This is our first dishwasher and we did have to call customer service for help during set-up, but they were very helpful and we got it up and running right away. There’s plenty of room in this machine though you can’t wash more than 3 standard size dinner plates at once due to the height of the bottom shelf… but don’t plan to have a large dinner party and cram it in this apartment size machine, and you’ll be o.k.”

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