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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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Perfect for Small House
from Lenoir City, TN
Comments about Whirlpool 18" Compact White Built-In Dishwasher:
This has been perfect for my new small house. Efficient and quiet. Only downfall is pump housing cracked. But Whirlpool online service had someone out within a few days and new pump ordered. I'm certain they will make all good.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from LaBelle, FL
This item does not seem to clean cutlery as well as the one it replaced, which I believe was a Frigidaire.It is quieter but does not seem to hold as much. I like the interior finish. Also, the rinse agent gauge is not easy to read.
Seldom cleans everything
from Central New Jersey
We've had this dishwasher for 2 years. We have tried just about every detergent but it seldom cleans all utensils and especially glasses. Debris is left in the glasses. We clean the filter every other day. The only thing we can say good about it is that it is quiet. Our previous dishwasher was a Whirlpool but never again.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Nice to have a dishwasher that clean dishes great.
Bought dishwasher last month. It holds a lot for small cleans great. Would buy it again. Also takes up very little room.
Nice and Clean
By Future Fossil
This is an 18: dishwasher that can fit in a lot of dwellings. It's stainless inside, runs pretty quiet and gets things nice and clean. We like it a lot.
Reliable and quiet.
By Tarzan the Brave
Reliable and works. Quiet. The silverware tray is a little flimsy and comes undone sometimes when it shouldn't. Overall, a steady and solid performer.
from albany, ny
cleans dishes okay but does not dry very well, after cycle is complete even after a few hours inside of dishwasher and dishes inside are still wet
Does a good job but interior is not an efficient layout
The racks are so cluttered with pegs that it is difficult to arrange items. There is less useable space than my old machine.
from Oceanside, CA
Easy installation, quiet and works well!
tall tub dishwasher
It fit our kitchenthe silverware basic doesn't work well
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