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Most Liked Positive Review
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!
Most Liked Negative Review
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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Love this dishwasher!
By Mama T
from Peoria, IL
Comments about Whirlpool 24" Black Portable Dishwasher:
We bought this portable dishwasher two weeks ago after my previous nearly 20 year old Whirlpool portable dishwasher finally stopped working. I've come to trust the Whirlpool brand as highly reliable and wanted to replace the old one with a Whirlpool. This dishwasher has a soil sensor, which was not in my previous one. I was a little bit skeptical, I admit. I tested its capabilities with a sink full of really hard sticky plates and serving dishes that had been sitting in my sink for a couple of days after a crazy busy weekend. To my amazement, EVERY bit of food, ALL the hard stuck-on gunk even in the corners of the casserole dish was sparkling clean!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Whirlpool Portable Dishwasher with Soil Sensor is Great
from Alton, Illinois
We needed a portable dishwasher to replace an older model. There aren't many to choose from any more. Fortunately, our local appliance dealer had this Portable Dishwasher with Soil Sensor on their floor. The price was right. After having used it for a month, I've realized that it not only works as advertised it goes above and beyond my expectations.
Simple features but does a good job
from Denver, CO
The setting selections and status panel are rather simple, but if that's why the price was relatively low I'm fine with that.
Like this model
By Oregon Gal
from Willamette Valley, OR
This model replaced another than I had for 10 years. The updated features I really like are there is more room in the tub...I can actually wash larger loads than my previous model. The filter system is much better also. I also like that the washer arm for the top rack is below the rack and not part of the rack...allows for more dishes to be cleaned in a load. The one feature I wish it had (hence 4 out of 5 stars) is the lack of a timer. My previous model, while outdated with a dial, at least allowed me to see where in the cycle the machine was. With this model, unless I choose the 1 hour wash or look at a clock and note the time (which I often do not), I do not know exactly when the cycle will finish.
works well and QUIET
from Central FL
What else can be said :)
from McKean, PA
Bought in May and we don't have much room and this was perfect and affordable
I have had this in operation for 3 weeks and it sometimes won't start unless it finishes the drying cycle I always unplug it during to allow the dishes to air dry overnight and save that fan and heating element from using electricity.
from Johnstown, NY
This is an excellent dishwasher. I'm so glad I purchased this model. I love that you can choose different cycles based on water usage. It really helps save on the water bill. I love it!
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Doesn't seem to get dishes clean
from Ithaca, NY
I purchased this dishwasher in 2014 and it wasn't used in 2015. So it's only had about a year and a half of use. No matter what wash setting is used, it still does not seem to get the dishes washed, even when well rinsed, very carefully placed, and using high temp. I cleaned out the filters and made sure they are in place and tight. But that still does not seem to help.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
A great portable dishwasher!
from Cambridge, Ontario
We have enjoyed our new whirlpool dishwasher since summer of 2016. Noticed it ran a lot quieter than our old dishwasher. We keep it on high temperature to get clean dishes, we like the extra heat for sanitized dishes. The only downside is it takes a couple of hours to run thru cycle, but we do like that it saves on energy. Overall we are very happy with the purchase of this dishwasher. We like the fact that we can have it installed in the future with the purchase of the install kit.
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