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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 Spokane Valley, WA, United States
Comments about Whirlpool 24" White Portable Dishwasher:
we got this about 3 weeks ago. Very happy with it. Quite and does a great job on this dishes.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Clyde, OH, United States
I bought this about a month ago and it's great. Cleans the dishes no spots and shiny clean. I'm very pleased with this product. First one I've had and I'm very glad I bought it.
The dishwasher is working great. No issues. We bought a hose hook up kit, but we discovered that the hoses were already connected. Not sure if we missed this when we were researching, but it was a nice surprise.
Great unit all around
By Tony the Bone
from Lebanon, PA.
I received this unit about 2 months ago and so far it has lived up to the Whirlpool name of reliability, easy to use and hook up when using. It's very quiet compared to other units that I have had in the past. It's very water efficient and gets the dishes very clean and spot free when you use the spot preventer like Finish.
from menasha wi.
More room and much quieter than our old model. Easy to move around and has a nice long cord.
from Lakewood, CA, United States
I bought a new dishwasher in February as soon as our old one quit after about 16 years. We got the same exact one. It is quiet, washes the dishes until they sparkle and we couldn't be happier.
Awesome dishwasher! !
from Atlanta, Illinois, United States
I bought this portable dishwasher a month ago and it is awesome! Works great and is quiet! Definitely worth the money. I wish I would have bought it sooner!
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Works great in theory
from Fresno, CA, United States
Was very happy with the performance of this product for the first few weeks until it began not cleaning dishes. Thought it was the detergent packs we were using so we switched to liquid after first service call when we were told the dishwasher was working properly. Well we opened the dishwasher only to find that the detergent was in a puddle at the bottom of the door. Hoping the second service call this afternoon will fix it!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Columbus, IN, United States
I bought this portable D/W for my son and daughter-in-law who live in a small apartment which had no D/W. They are very pleased with the operation. It works very well.
from Rural Illinois
Bought a portable dishwasher..figured with being portable it would be built to move and more rugged. First, had to prop something under one wheel on the bottom to raise so that the door would be square and latch and lock. Then utensil tray is made so weak in plastic that if you want to remove the full basket to take items to the counter to unload in the drawer, the plastic handles bend and if you do not have hold on both ends, the basket will tip and spill the contents. Dry cycle never dries the dishes totally either..best to prop the door open to air dry or wipe dry with a towel. Do not recommend this brand for anyone.
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