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Whirlpool Dishwasher: Buy A Different Model

Reviewing: Whirlpool 24" White Built In Dishwasher #Du930 Pwsq  |  Rating:
alexsandralyn By alexsandralyn on
Badge: Advisor | Level: 17 | Furniture & Appliances Expertise:

We killed our old dishwasher at work with a broken glass. So it was replaced with a Whirlpool 24" Built-in White Dishwasher, which is available at Lowe's for $298. The product purchasing decisions for the house that I work at are made by the house manager, and depend upon the amount of money available to spend and the personal product preferences of the management.

This Whirlpool dishwasher has an extra-large capacity that is capable of washing twelve place settings at a time. It's not much different in its capacity from our old dishwasher, however, it does run quietly. For the most part, the dishes come clean the first time with the exception of baked-on food in casserole dishes that nobody thought to scrape off or soak first.

This Whirlpool dishwasher is not Energy Star compliant, nor is it particularly energy efficient compared to other dishwasher models. However, it does come with a hard food disposer and a sanitary rinse cycle, dishwasher features that are important for the home that I work in. I've never yet had to clean out gumped up food from the bottom of this dishwasher, and that's a genuine pleasure. And keeping these dishwasher buttons clean is easy compared to those old plastic push-button style controls.

But I wouldn't recommend any large appliance right now that isn't Energy Star compliant. It may be cheaper to buy, but much more expensive to run, especially as energy costs keep rising. I would pass on this Whirlpool dishwasher model in favor of a more efficient one.