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very quiet & extremely efficient!
My home was not fitted for a built-in dishwasher. Rather than pay for expensive plumbing, purchasing this portable dishwasher was a more practical idea. And thanks to Whirlpool, using this dishwasher couldn't be...Read complete review
My home was not fitted for a built-in dishwasher. Rather than pay for expensive plumbing, purchasing this portable dishwasher was a more practical idea. And thanks to Whirlpool, using this dishwasher couldn't be easier. The connector provided fits both external and internal threading on the faucet. Delayed wash means that the dishwasher is never out in the middle of the floor during the day. And my plastic ware is always clean and EXACTLY where I left it in the dishwasher .. not thrown all over the inside. I have even grown to love the portable part of the dishwasher .. how many of your friends can say they can roll their dishwasher to the dining table to load the dishes instead of having to carry all the dishes back to the kitchen. My dinner party guests were amazed and even wanted to help thinking this was some new cool idea!!! I love it! Thanks Whirlpool.
Most Liked Negative Review
Not perfect, but probably the best portable dishwasher for those who need one
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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took some getting used to
from Kansas City, MO, United States
Comments about Whirlpool 24" White Portable Dishwasher:
I bought this portable dishwasher about a month ago. The first one had to be replaced due to a defect. Neither dried dishes very well but this one has either gotten better or I've become accustomed to it. A plus is that I can even wash large crock pots and electric skillets in it. A minus is that I have to run more loads because I can't fit as many dishes in this one as my previous one so I use more Cascade and seem to be running a load all the time. It does a good job of cleaning them but I get asked all the time if the dishes didn't get clean because I have to run extra loads and people in the house think I'm re-washing the dishes because they aren't clean the first time.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Can get more in it than you think!
from Powell River, BC, Canada
I had to get a portable dishwasher for my new kitchen, and thought it was a step down from a built-in. This is emphatically not so! It also looked like it would hold less. Again, I was wrong. It is amazing what will fit. I just need to remember to hook it to the tap! I am extremely pleased with this machine.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
from Denair, CA, United States
I'm so pleased with the near-silent efficiency of our new Whirlpool portable dishwasher. Maneuverability is a little challenging, it's difficult to get a grip on it to move it into position at the sink. But honestly, that's the only thing that kept me from giving it five stars.
from Sedona, AZ
My new portable dishwasher was delivered a little over a month ago and I couldn't be happier with my purchase. I like how the racks (upper and lower) have ample space for different sizes of glassware, cups etc., as well as space in the lower for plates and pots and pans. The height in the lower is also nice for bigger serving plates that don't get in the way of the sprayer arm. I also like the utensil tray that is easy to remove to fill and slips right back where it belongs; not like my past dishwasher that was bulky and had to fit just right). I initially was looking at a different model, but is was discontinued, so I ended up with this Whirlpool and glad I did. Set up was easy and it came with the faucet adapter I needed.
Fits my taller items with no problem
By Six String J
from Western Washington
This portable dishwasher replaced a 20 year old similar model and I have to say that I am impressed so far. It fits taller pots/pans/travel mugs with no problem and seems to clean anything I think a DW should clean. It's also much quieter than my previous Whirlpool made Kenmore portable DW. So far I am very pleased.
Answer to my prayers
from Buffalo, NY, United States
I have had this dishwasher for about 5 weeks now and it has exceeded all my expectations. We have a family of 6 and it usually fits all my dishes in one load. It washes well even when dishes are not pre rinsed.
EASY TO USE
I bought this Dish washer over a month ago and every time I use it the dishes, pots, and pans get cleaner and shinier. I would definitely recommend it to others. Thanks WHIRLPOOL FOR MAKING MY LIFE MUCH EASIER.
from Eagle Creek, OR, United States
Purchased this unit roughly six months ago. It does a noticeably more excellent job of cleaning than our prior Whirlpool (which lasted over 20 years). The glassware comes out sparkling clean. We would happily give 5 stars but for two minor issues: length of overall cycle time and inconvenient silverware holder design.
I love my new portable Whirlpool dishwasher.
from Wyoming, United States
It is better organized, I can get more dishes in my Whirlpool, they get cleaner and it's quiet.
Only the best
from Oak Lawn, IL, United States
I only by the best, and that brand is Whirlpool. They run quiet and run almost forever.
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