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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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from Aurora, CO, United States
Comments about Whirlpool 24" White Portable Dishwasher:
bought this about a month ago & it is really quiet, you don't even know it is running...
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As advertised. Works fine.I like it alot. Glad to own it.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
We love our new dishwasher for being so quiet, easy to move (it's a portable) even when full and how well it cleans our dishes, etc. Our only complaint is the silverware holder placement. This is a replacement dishwasher for an older model Whirlpool that had the silverware holder positioned on the inside of the door with slide on knobs for easy removability and return. It was much easier to fill and empty. The new model has more than enough room and there is no question the new one is more energy efficient, is quieter and cleans better.
from Cedar Rapids, IA, United States
I've only had the portable dishwasher for a month, but it's easy to hook up and does a decent job. Baked-on food requires pre-scrubbing, and drying may leave some water. It's worth it though.
from Seattle, WA, United States
This dishwasher is quiet and cleans dishes well. The cycle lasts a long time, but the corresponding gain in energy efficiency is worth it.
Great portable dishwasher
Bought because I was sick of doing dishes! Cleans very well.
from Idaho Falls, ID, United States
I am disabled and had to set at the sink to wash dishes. The washer does a wonderful job.
Very happy with my purchase
from Brooklyn, NY, United States
That is my first portable dishwasher and I couldn't be happier. It does the job very well. I use tablets and rinse agent. I've used it mostly on normal/heat dry setting but also quick 1h wash/heat dry. I always make sure to brush food off of it and give it a quick rinse though. It only takes a couple seconds anyway. It fits a lot of dishes. The only downside, which doesn't make me give it a lower rating, is the fact that the cutlery holder could be a lot better. Kind of weird divisions and there is a space on its right side that I don't know what's for. Very happy overall.
We only use portable and this was the best choice
from Great Falls, MT
Works very good and efficiently. We dont use it every day but when we do, the dishes come out very clean and not spots and with our water, that is saying something.
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from Mercer, PA, United States
Needed to replace portable dishwasher and found that Whirlpool had best features.
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