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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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Portable??? Where is the handle???
from Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
Comments about Whirlpool 24" Black Portable Dishwasher:
Bought this dishwasher and never thought to see how easy to move it and there is no handle. Very awkward to move to sink and back.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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By Apalachin NY
Good price. Doesn't get dishes in corner of rack clean.
Bought this dishwasher out of necessity after our old whirlpool started leaking after 19 of service. We've been very happy with the results so far.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
As great as a built in washer
from Philadelphia, PA, United States
Has plenty of room for everything! The wheels make it extremely convenient to wheel back and forth to the sink. The included adapter that hooks up to the faucet is a breeze to connect. So far I have had zero issues with it. It cleans everything great and is extremely easy to maintain. I only wish that I was able to purchase one sooner, it's saved me a lot of time and trouble.
from Shelby Township, MI, United States
I bought this thinking it would be not big enough for all our dishes, but was I wrong!! I can fit a TON of stuff in here and love it!!
from Holbrook, NE, United States
Purchased and is an awesome addition to the kitchen.
Quiet, efficient, and easy to use
from Winnipeg, MB, Canada
This dishwasher more than meets our expectations. We are happy we chose this one
It's everything we expected
from Alberta, Canada
We purchased our dishwasher about a month ago and we have no complaints at all.
Love this dishwasher! Why did I wait so long?
from Middletown, OH, United States
I bought this to replace an old unit that came with the house I bought. The old portable didn't clean worth anything and I was so worried getting a new model that was portable would disappoint and not clean as well as an under counter model. Boy was I wrong! I am using the suggested cleaning packets and my dishes that have not been washed in a washer for years are beginning to sparkle. Not to mention how well it cleans the plastic! A few spots on the plastic at times but that is to be expected. It is even cleaning off cooked egg from my wooden spoons! Some times there is a bit of egg residue but much cleaner and easier than doing it by hand. I am saving soo much time not doing dishes and loading up the machine! I don't know why I didn't buy it years ago! It does make some noise but is so much quieter than my last model! I love that it has an energy efficient cycle that takes longer but saves energy. I usually run it at night before bed anyway and wake up to clean dishes!
Best Dishwasher Ever!
from Ontario, Canada
I bought my whirlpool dishwasher about a month ago and it's everything that I hoped for. This is the quietest machine that I've ever had. It washes my dishes great, and I love the extra drain feature that it has. The top rack fits things that my old dishwasher never could. After using this machine I'd never buy any other.
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