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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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Better than hand washing
By The House Wife
from North Carolina
Comments about Whirlpool 18" Compact White Built-In Dishwasher:
Came with the new house. Best thing since hand washing.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By david sniper
from homosassa springs ,fl.
works great,dependable,super quiet,and our dish s are super clean
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.
Perfect for Small House
from Lenoir City, TN
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.
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.
from Burlington, Ontario, Canada
This is the best dishwasher I have ever had!! I use the 1 hour wash and my dishes come out spotless. I never use the drying function and always open the door to let my dishes air dry. I would jot hesitate to by another Whirlpool dishwasher.
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
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