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nice (but fairly loud) dishwasher
This dishwasher performs great- no need to pre-rinse dishes, everything comes out nice and clean. The only exception is baked on residue on cookie sheets or sometimes burned on residue in a frying...Read complete review
This dishwasher performs great- no need to pre-rinse dishes, everything comes out nice and clean. The only exception is baked on residue on cookie sheets or sometimes burned on residue in a frying pan... both of which I am not sure one can reasonably expect a dishwasher to get completely clean anyway. The four-hour delay button is fantastic! Even pauses the countdown to let you add more dishes when you open the door. Just push the now-blinking button to start the countdown again when finished. My only issue is the noise level, which I would classify as loud enough to be annoying; especially if you have a living space open to the kitchen, and are trying to watch television, for example. But simply use the four-hour delay button in the evening after dinner, and the dishwasher runs at night when everyone is upstairs in bed, problem solved! Just be warned about the noise if you prefer daytime washing or have a very open floor plan around the kitchen.
Most Liked Negative Review
Doesn't WASH the dishes.
On the advice of an independent dealer, I purchased this model a little less than two months ago as a replacement for a 12-year-old dishwasher which I used to actually wash dishes that...Read complete review
On the advice of an independent dealer, I purchased this model a little less than two months ago as a replacement for a 12-year-old dishwasher which I used to actually wash dishes that I had scraped and given a light rinse. When I first used the Whirlpool WDF310PAA, I used it the same way. After the one-hour cycle the dishes smelled and had visible food particles. Handwashing began! The second use, I scraped and lightly rinsed the dishes and put them on the two-hour "normal" cycle. The dishes didn't smell anymore, but food particles remained.. Now, I power spray rinse the dishes and make sure they're clean before I load them into the dishwasher to be rinsed and sanitized later. Needless to say, NO water is being saved.My dealer claimed he has the same model at home and it works fine. Come to find out, he has an older version which has THREE sprayers. One from the top of the washer, a second under the top rack, and a third under the bottom rack. Mine has TWO sprayer arms, one under each rack and aimed up only. No direct spray is aimed down, to the sides, or into the corners.Since I keep the setting on heated wash, I am confident that my dishes as well as any food I've left on them are sanitary. But, if you're looking for a dishwasher to WASH the dishes, keep looking.
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from Nashville, TN
Comments about Whirlpool Black Built-In Dishwasher:
This model cleans the dishes very well. However, the heated drying is awful. We have to towel dry all cups and bowls whether they are in the top or bottom rack. We have owned 2 other dishwashers before this one, and both of those actually dried the dishes.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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With a toddler, we have a lot of dishes that need cleaning. The majority of them are cleaned very well with this dishwasher. We normally load dishes scrapped of excess food and perhaps a cursory rinse. If we overfill the utinsil caddy, some spoons or forks may end up with crusted food. Overall we are very pleased!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Best economical choice
from Bay City, MI
I needed to replace a broken dishwasher and chose this for the brand and price. It functions great, although I am disappointed that it does not have a rinse-only cycle and I would have chosen another style had I known that.
Not the best in the world
from Windsor, on
When it worked it was good. I had not owned it a year yet and the dishwasher would not drain. Called for service, which was under warranty, and the repairman wouldn't go under my house. I haven't used the dishwasher for a few months. Warranty is no longer valid. Not a good experience.
Greatest Dishwasher By Far!
By Keith working double duty
from Fortson, GA
I bought this a month ago, and I am so happy I did! I didn't even realize how bad our previous dishwasher was until I bought this one. The quality is clearly superior to others. I am so happy when I open the door and see the cleanliness of the dishes. I am also so impressed with how quiet this machine is. I can run the machine, and if I sit in the same room I can't tell if the machine is runnng or not.
from League City, Tx
We had new appliances when we purchased our home a few months ago. I love all my appliances that was given to us. The dishwasher is so quiet sometimes I have to listen closely to see if it is running.
from Welch, Ok
At the age of 44 I finally bought a dishwasher and found the perfect one.
By Tej is rich
from Greer, SC
i bought this a month ago and am so happy that i did....
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Quiet is great
By tickleed pink
from Mesa, AZ
I love the fact that I can run my new dishwasher at any time because it is so quiet.
By Mariel Faber
from Tiffin, Ohio
We bought this model as our local store was going out of business. It replaced a super old dishwasher. We love that this one is so quiet. We are able to load up the dishes after supper and start it, then sit back down and have tea and we can still hear each other talking. That is what we like best. It also does a fantastic job of cleaning the dishes. One thing we have noticed is that the rinse aid reservoir seems small, and we have to fill it more often that our last dishwasher. Really, though, that is not an issue for us. We also would have liked to have the silverware tray mounted to the door to allow for more room on the bottom rack, but that was the next model, and we chose to get this one because it was cheaper.All in all, this is an excellent machine. It works efficiently and quietly. It is also smaller than our old one which is good because we have more room to get around it in our kitchen.
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