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This product cleans great!
Had a few hiccups getting it going (leaked at first), then they stood behind their product and repaired it at no charge. I love it, moves about easily, can move it with...Read complete review
Had a few hiccups getting it going (leaked at first), then they stood behind their product and repaired it at no charge. I love it, moves about easily, can move it with one hand.The big tub is awesome, you can put taller things on the top rack, and very tall items on the bottom rack. I've been lazy and not pre-rinsed the dishes before loading the dishwasher, and they STILL came out clean, I love it!
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Not perfect, but probably the best portable dishwasher for t
This dishwasher has a nice "countertop" that has proven very useful, and we even use it occasionally as an "island" for additional prep space in our smallish kitchen. It...Read complete review
This dishwasher has a nice "countertop" that has proven very useful, and we even use it occasionally as an "island" for additional prep space in our smallish kitchen. It rolls very smoothly and feels solidly built, and the exterior finish is basic but nice. We really like that there is a sanitize cycle, as it makes bottle cleaning much easier and safer. The quick connect is also pretty easy to use. Downsides are that it doesn't always get tough dishes perfectly clean (e.g. dried cheese and pasta sauces should be pre-scrubbed in the sink), but this seems to be a universal problem with dishwashers. The door and racks don't operate as smoothly as I would have hoped: the door takes some effort to open, and it will stay in place if you leave it partially open, rather than swinging the rest of the way down or shut; likewise, the racks need to be pushed or pulled all the way to where you want them -- you can't just "bat" them and expect them to slide the rest of the way on their own. The bottom rack also misses the track on the door sometimes (again, a fairly common dishwasher problem). The dishwasher is quieter than some monsters we've had in the past but still somewhat noisy, and the hose and drain connection to the sink can be noisy, particularly when filling or draining. The sink connection also "dribbles" water while in operation (the quick-connect is by no means water-tight) -- it doesn't spray, but it probably means at least a gallon of water or more is wasted every time the dishwasher is run. Also, the quick connect that you are required to install on your kitchen faucet has screens but no aerator, so water comes out essentially the same as it would from a garden hose with no attachment: in a thick, fast stream. We wish there were an additional quick connect to add an aerator when the dishwasher is not in use, as the garden hose stream is wasteful and much more "splashy" when doing dishes by hand. The cycles are also surprisingly long: we expected 45 minutes to an hour, but they seem to last more like 2 hours (even just the regular cycle with no heated dry). One additional thing to keep in mind is that the manufacturer recommends removing and sealing off any accessory "spray hoses" that you may have installed in your kitchen sink, to avoid any risk of the hose bursting. We find the spray hose is too useful to get rid of, though, and we simply retrofitted ours to add a ball valve at the connection from the faucet to the spray hose; when we want to use the dishwasher, we just flip the lever to cut off water to the hose. This is not the fanciest, nicest dishwasher you can buy, but we believe it is one of the best portable options on the market right now, and unless you opt for a truly "top-end" under-sink dishwasher, you will find the same disadvantages in most other dishwashers.
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A GREAT MACHINE
By B J
from Waterford, CA
Comments about Whirlpool 24" Black Portable Dishwasher:
I had my older dishwasher for over 25 years and it was beginning to fall apart. So I decided it was time to get a new one. I found out that there isn't to many portable dishwasher available. But I researched the ones that I could. Decided to order Whirlpool Portable Dishwasher with Soil Sensor. I could not be happier It cleans my dishes so well. They shine. I haven't had any leftover residue on any item. The machine is quiet. If I need more wash time I can have it or if I only want 1 hour wash time I can have that. I am a happy buyer.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By The Granny
from Westminster, Maryland
Bought this back in January and have loved it. Doesn't have same features as my old one did but serves my needs very well. Cleans extremely well.
By Jerry B
from Bucks County PA
Easy to use. Works great. Easy to move to the sink to hook it up. My wife can only use one hand/arm do to a disability and she has no trouble moving and hooking up the dishwasher to the sink when I am not around.
from B.C. Canada
Runs very efficient, unit is quiet, all the dishes come crystal clean. I'm happy I am no longer hand washing my dishes!!
from Moncton, NB, Canada
Have owned it for 18 months and we feel it was worth the extra cost compared to competitor models. Quieter than we anticipated. We rinse our dishes lightly before putting them into the dishwasher and therefore the 1-hour wash feature works just fine for us. We open the door afterwards to allow to air dry instead of using the built-in dry feature. Would be nice if they added a "time-remaining" timer.
Best Working Dishwasher we've had!
By R and W
from Aylesford Lake, Nova Scotia
I have been without a dishwasher for a year because we moved to our cottage. The last few dishwashers we had by other manufacturers were top of the line but DID NOT clean the dishes. We had gone on a couple vacations over the past year and both places had whirlpool dishwashers (New Hampshire and Eleuthera) and were so impressed by their washing performance! We could not get a built in dishwasher because of our current kitchen layout so we chose the portable. First time with a portable and it works wonderfully. We use the one hour setting (minimal time) and the dishes are spotless with out prior rinsing. The portable aspect is not inconvenient at all because it is so quick and we can still use the kitchen taps. Very happy with the Whirlpool!
Chores are done !
from Cincinnati area...
Great product all around , washes and dries our dishes excellent .First Whirlpool and probably not the last.....
Nice & quite portable
from Boyertown, PA.
Works great & so quite when running you almost think its turned off...
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Great for Space Saving!
By Lisa and Bob T
from Cheshire, MA
Because our kitchen was designed before dishwashers were invented, there really is no place for a dishwasher to be built in. So, instead, we have always had a portable dishwasher (this is our second Whirlpool - the first one lasted more than 20 years). This model fits perfectly next to our stove (the only space available). We don't use the casters and we have the dishwasher plumbed in, so it is no longer "portable." The thing we like the best about this dishwasher, besides the fact that it does a great job cleaning the dishes, is that the butcher block top and black sides match our kitchen PERFECTLY!!! PLUS, being free standing, it gives us even more counter space!!! WE LOVE IT!!!!
Brand does matter
from Winthrop Maine
I bought a GE dishwasher and returned it and bought a whirlpool and the difference is so remarkable ...Thanks
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