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Wow. Just wow.
We're a couple who does HUGE amounts of web research before we make a purchase, but what with this being a fairly new product, there wasn't much to be found. It came highly...Read complete review
We're a couple who does HUGE amounts of web research before we make a purchase, but what with this being a fairly new product, there wasn't much to be found. It came highly recommended by our dealer, though, so we went ahead and took the plunge.This is, by far, the best kitchen appliance I've ever purchased. Capacity is amazing - you can get VERY BIG stuff in this dishwasher. Cleaning is great - especially compared with our old unit, which left crud inside many bowls and glasses. But really, you couldn't ask for any better in the cleaning quality department. We do now use a rinse aid, which is pretty much essential with the stainless interior which, by the way, retains heat better and, yes, looks very cool. After a short while, some soap film has appeared near the bottom-front of the tub, but that's easily wiped away.The repositionable silverware basket is a real boon. It fits up against the inside of the door, buying back a substantial amount of space from the lower rack.As far as the noise level goes, we joke to each other that the sound of it is deafening, and cover our ears in mock distress. This is because, as advertised, it?s a VERY quiet dishwasher. You can pretty much only hear it when it?s either intaking water for the wash, or draining it at the end of a cycle. I?ve gone to start it only to realize that my spouse already has it running.One thing you should know: this unit is not fast. It takes at least a couple of hours to do a load of dishes. That?s a result of the energy-saving properties of the design. It does, however, have a one-hour wash mode, and for moderately soiled dishes, i.e., just glasses and plates, this works great.Overall, I can?t recommend this product highly enough. One thing I wish to share: We purchased our appliances (we built a new house, so needed everything) from a local business, and yes, probably paid about 10% more than at Sears or a big-box store, but we chose to keep the money in our community. And having our service people just a few miles away, and happy to answer questions, etc. has been very helpful. 10% for dealer nearby who cares if you buy from them again is a bargain, in my book. Buy this dishwasher!
Most Liked Negative Review
Washes fine, but top rack is inadequate
First the good parts. The dishwasher looks nice in the kitchen, is very quiet, and washes the dishes very well. From those aspects we are very satisfied.The negative...Read complete review
First the good parts. The dishwasher looks nice in the kitchen, is very quiet, and washes the dishes very well. From those aspects we are very satisfied.The negative parts.1. The top rack seems to be designed for a certain set of dishes, but certainly not ours. Our old Maytag dishwasher held the bowls and glasses nicely. With the new Whirlpool there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to all the angles of the rack so we can't nest the dishes. The result is the top rack doesn't handle as many dishes as the old Maytag, since they are basically jumbled.2. No rinse cycle. Again, the old Maytag had a rinse cycle which was handy if we were only loading a few dishes to wash the next day. We get around this by setting the microwave timer to 4 minutes. When the timer beeps we hit the stop/drain button on the dishwasher.3. The slots in the silverware basket covers are too small for our silverware set, so we wind up jumbling them together.Bottom line, if were to purchase another dishwasher, we would not purchase this one.
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Quiet yes, Cleans Poorly
from Montreal, QC
Comments about Whirlpool Gold Series Monochromatic Stainless Steel Built-In Dishwasher:
When I moved late last year I left my older dishwasher at the old address and shopped around for a new one. I did my due diligence, or so I had thought, and decided on the Whirlpool model for what looked to be better build quality and reduced noise levels. BIG, BIG mistake... I should have focused on cleaning power, to which this model performs extremely poorly. Dishes must be rinsed very thoroughly in order for the machine to be effective, and after all my tweaks in settings, adding rinse aids, glasses are left with a cloudy finish/residue after time. Don't waste your hard earned money on this product!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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No issues with a great price!
from Edmonton, AB, Canada
It has been about 5 months since we've been using this dishwasher and it has been performing well. We started with a more-expensive Samsung that just didn't work. We replaced it with this one and haven't looked back. I'm not sure if it is the way we use the machine but we have found it necessary to put 2 dishwasher tabs in there instead of 1. The handle seems like it is going to be pulled off; ie, it is not sturdy and moves when you pull it. Still, there is the occasional item that didn't come complete clean but that was sometimes because of the way we put it in there. In the end, this was an affordable option that actually does a good job of washing dishes.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
What a time saver!
from Wapakoneta, OH, United States
I am a stay at home mom and the dishes are always seeming to pile up on me. So my wonderful husband surprised me with this dishwasher. Not only does it get the dishes spotless every time, it has helped free up more time to spend with my 3 year old son, so definitely a priceless gift!!!!
from North East, PA, United States
this dishwasher is quite has adjustable top rack dishes come out spotless
from Watertown, WI, United States
We love the quietness of operation.looks and sounds great.
I Like This Washer, But.......
from Ohio, United States
Purchased couple weeks ago. I like it okay. Washes best on Heavy setting regardless of how many dishes you have. Eco settings are a joke and waste of your time. We have tried every setting to see how it works best. Still does not dry as good as our old washer which was made by Whirlpool. Does not wash as good as our old one but in today's world it is pretty good. About half the washer our old one was. It lasted seventeen years with no trouble at all. Purchased new one because the racks were gone. I am a contractor and would recommend this washer with the understanding that for the design standards of today it is pretty good. Do not compare it to washers made in years past or you will be disappointed.
I love the stainless interior & coated racks
By Happy housewife 63
from Springville, NY, United States
I bought this dishwasher to replace a Bosch that I had for 1 1/2 years ! I like the whirlpool SO much better. Clean sparkling glasses every wash, not to mention spotless silverware. Would highly recommend your next dishwasher to be a whirlpool.
Dishes are so clean!
from Atlanta, GA, United States
This is a great washer. We decided to upgrade when we redid the kitchen, and this dishwasher is fantastic. It has several nice wash features, the interior is spacious, and it is very quiet. I am very pleased with this product.
from Kansas City, MO
Purchased at NFM 9/2013. Worked great, very happy with it and then a week ago, stopped draining all water completely. Plumber checked and no kinks in line, etc. Issue with machine. 1 year warranty expired. Waiting for repairman. Didn't expect this so soon after purchase.
from WV, United States
Purchased one month ago. My dishwasher that this replaced cleaned better than this new whirlpool. Silverware in the door is a terrible idea. They Never get clean.
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