Beautiful, Reliable, Easy to use and Quiet Dishwas
ShopperGeek, AJ Madison
18 November 2014
Summary: The dishwasher looks beautiful and the top controls are easy to use. I was skeptical of the top controls at first but went ahead with this one and we all love it! We are a big family and we run the dishwasher almost once every 24-30 hours. We do pre-wash the dishes because if we don't pre-wash and put the dirty dishes inside it it would start to smell in a few days. It would still clean it if we don't prewash but because of the smell we don't use that option.
Summary: This unit replaced a 14 yr. old "plain Jane" builder's model. We are blown away with how quiet this dishwasher is!! You can actually hear the television now :) As for washing the dishes it does a great job. It has many options available and we like the "hidden" controls (located on the top of the door).
Summary: More capacity, much quieter, and better cleaning than the "builders grade" model our house came with. Install/use tips - To further reduce noise, place a square of carpeting underneath before putting the bottom trim panel in, and seal air gaps between the edges/bottom using vinyl tape. Cascade Platinum tabs seem to work best. To avoid fingerprints on the stainless door, Sheila Shine works well.
Summary: Replaced a machine that was not washing well with this one. Similar results at first with this new Whirlpool, which was purchased after reading all of the reviews. When run with very expensive, high-end detergent, the dishes are spotlessly clean. Use the mid-range or inexpensive detergent and the dishes simply are not clean. Overall pleased with the unit. Agree with the long wash times, but it also dries significantly better than previous machine.
Summary: We went with this higher price washer because old one did not clean dishes well enough. We got the black with stainless handle which goes well with our whirlpool gold stainless electric range. Not had an issue with the dishwasher. On most counter tops you can not see the buttons on the top when door is closed. I am thinking of putting some molding on the cabinet so it can come out more so you can see the top.
Summary: I love that I can choose the 1 hr. wash cycle. It has been just as efficient as the longer one if I use heat to dry. This dishwasher also holds more than my Kitchenaid did. The only complaint I would have is that I can't see where I am in the cycle.