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Most Liked Positive Review
Cleans well. Quiet. Silverware holder inadequate.
Our "good" rating assumes you have checked that your silverware will fit in the holder (see comments below).The dishwasher seems solid and well constructed. Even with the...Read complete review
Our "good" rating assumes you have checked that your silverware will fit in the holder (see comments below).The dishwasher seems solid and well constructed. Even with the energy saving features it cleans very well. The cycle time is somewhat longer than our previous washer, but this is not a problem for us. The unit is extremely quiet, which is nice. The dry feature works well, but we found we could skip it and let the dishes air dry with the door opened a small amount.An issue we are still coping with is the generic, equally spaced tines in the racks. There is little flexibility in the way to arrange dishes. The upper rack has room for one row of bowls in the center with glasses and mugs on the sides. The bottom rack can only hold one row of dinner dishes in the central area. There is no good place for large casserole dishes and pans. If you place them at the back, the dinner dishes are pushed forward making it impossible to load anything other than very small dishes in front of them. Some of the higher priced models have more flexible rack setups that would probably resolve this.The big disappointment is the silverware holder, which is nearly useless for us, as the slots are too narrow in two of the three rows to hold our very average sized silverware. If we hadn't saved the holder from our previous dishwasher (and been fortunate enough that it fit in the rack of this one), this purchase would have been a disaster. Be sure you check for this problem before purchasing this model.
Most Liked Negative Review
Great washer needs some design tweaks
Fantastic cleaning on pots, baked-on food, etc. I like the several options for washing cycles & choosing delay. However: Silverware feature has a clumsy handle which interferes with loading &...Read complete review
Fantastic cleaning on pots, baked-on food, etc. I like the several options for washing cycles & choosing delay. However: Silverware feature has a clumsy handle which interferes with loading & removal of two central sections; all dividers have gaps large enough to trap silverware, again making removal difficult, yet dividers are not tall enough to keep all silverware upright. None of the prongs on either shelf are moveable (upright or lay-down) to allow for better loading of larger or odd-shape items. Door hinge/spring too tight, causing door to pull upward and thrust lower shelf (even when somewhat loaded) back into the washer. Soap dispenser cover does not click shut easily, often requiring two hands (one to hold the door flat and the other to manually latch the dispenser cover). Other than cleaning quality (which is excellent) this is not an easy dishwasher to love.
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Just what I wanted
from Canton, OH
Comments about Whirlpool 18" Compact White Built-In Dishwasher:
I replaced a non-functioning 40yr old KitchenAid unit with this Whirlpool. Besides being happy to have a useable dishwasher again, this one is great. Saves me lots of water over the old model and is so quiet. I like the versatility of being able to put the silverware holder in different places. Adjustable top rack is a plus also. I didn't want a unit with all the 'bells and whistles' . This one still has a lot of optional features for different sized loads.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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quiet and cleans good
from Greenleaf, Ks.
I have been very happy with the how my new dishwasher cleans the dishes.
By Christie SAHM Mom
from Liberty, SC
This dishwasher was installed in our home prior to moving in and we absolutely love it! I LOVE that it has the lock feature, which keeps my 2 year old from cutting the dishwasher off and on while it is in mid-cycle. Its also very quiet, so quiet that most times I forget it is running.
Solid Dishwasher For The Price
from WDM, IA
Clearly, this is not the most expensive unit out there, but for the price, I am quite happy with it. It gets the dishes clean and looks good. I was surprised that it was as quiet as it was for a 50dec. machine. the only little quirk is that the door doesn't lay flat when you open the dishwasher. It comes back up some when you let it go. Minor thing for me considering the price.
Better than hand washing
By The House Wife
from North Carolina
Came with the new house. Best thing since hand washing.
By david sniper
from homosassa springs ,fl.
works great,dependable,super quiet,and our dish s are super clean
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Jacksonville Tx
from Manitou Manitoba
still new yet. only 3 weeks old. Runs so quiet that it is hard to know that it is running.
better than last dishwasher
By The Momma
from St. Louis, MO
This dishwasher works better than our last one, which I believe was made by GE. However, there are two issues: dishes do not dry completely; the hard water in our area has eaten through the soap dispenser door. We need to have that part replaced.
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