4.4
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Whirlpool Built-in Dishwasher

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Whirlpool Built-in Dishwasher
 
4.4

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (8)
  • Cleans well (8)
  • Easy to load (8)
  • Simple controls (6)
  • Energy efficient (5)

Cons

  • Long cycle (6)

Best Uses

  • General purpose (7)
  • Commercial kitchens (5)
  • Small kitchens (3)
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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (6), Gourmet chef (3)
    • Affiliation:
    • I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand (4), I received a sample (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The Whirlpool Gold is by far the best dishwasher I've ever had!

After reviewing and searching countless dishwashers, we finally settled on this one and am I ever glad we did!!! This is absolutely the best dishwasher we have ever owned.  I very...Read complete review

After reviewing and searching countless dishwashers, we finally settled on this one and am I ever glad we did!!! This is absolutely the best dishwasher we have ever owned.  I very rarely find a dish with as much as a spot on it. Not only is it highly functional, but it's also very sleek and stylish in design! I absolutely love the hidden control panel on top.

I really like that the top rack is adjustable so that if we have a large crowd for dinner and tons of plates or large items, we just move the top rack down and put plates in both the top and bottom. I also really like the Adaptive Wash feature, which adapts according to the soil level which saves time and money!  I also really appreciate the 4 hour delay feature that I set right before bed so that it runs during non-peak hours and saves even more energy than this Energy-Saving model already saves!

I have mixed feelings about the door-mounted silverware holder.  While it saves an enormous amount of dish space, you can also not place long utensils on the far left as it will keep the dishwasher tab compartment from opening during wash and therefore the detergent will not release.  This small hinderence does not affect my opinion of this amazing machine!

The Instruction Manual states that it is important to ensure that you always use a rinse aid, and it indeed makes a HUGE difference with this model. 

Overall, I would absolutely purchase this again.  We have owned it for a year now and have had absolutely no issues with it.  Great purchase!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Buy another brand

Whirlpool should be a great quality product you can trust and belive in and know you're buying the right product when you see that name on it, but this is not the case with...Read complete review

Whirlpool should be a great quality product you can trust and belive in and know you're buying the right product when you see that name on it, but this is not the case with their dishwashers.  Unfortunatly, even their higher priced dishwashers that come just short of their KithchenAid brand dishwashers in price don't seem to perform much better than their entry models.  It's a common misconception that having the silverware in the door is a good thing, but this only allows water to hit them from one side and if they're not all perfectly aligned when you put them in they won't get clean.  I've also had numerous problems with the detergent door not opening during the cycle so you think they're all done and you open the door only to find that you have to redo the cycle because the dishwashing detergent never released during the cycle.  I regret buying a high-end Whirlpool dishwasher and should have spent it on another brand that cleans better and performs better.

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5.0

i like it and i will talk about it for my friends

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from amman,jordan

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Cleans Well
  • Easy To Load
  • Energy Efficient
  • Simple Controls

Cons

  • Long Cycle

Best Uses

  • Commercial Kitchens
  • General Purpose
  • Larger Kitchens
  • Pots and Pans

Comments about Whirlpool Built-in Dishwasher:

very niiice

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5.0

Great dishwasher!

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from La Rue, OH

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Comments about Whirlpool Built-in Dishwasher:

While shopping for a new dishwasher for the kitchen of our new house, we found the Whirlpool Built-in Dishwasher, The price was good and it matches our new refrigerator very well. We wanted something that would be quiet and get our dishes clean, and this satisfied that need very nicely! It is designed to be built in with the counters, instead of standing out on its own, so it completes my kitchen instead of looking out of place or cluttered. It washes the dishes quickly and thoroughly, giving me sparkling clean dishes without the boring hassle of hand washing them. It is very easy to load, and I can get quite a few dishes in there at once, which is important since we are a family of five. I can even fit my larger pots and pans in there (you can actually adjust the rack to more easily fit larger dishes in there), so I don't have to hand wash them either. I really like that the controls are hidden, because my kids like to push buttons and turn knobs on things. This machine is well built, works wonderfully and is very reasonably priced. So if you are looking for a new dishwasher, I highly recommend you check this one out!

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4.0

Clean dishes as you could expect a dishwasher to do.

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from Statesboro, GA

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Comments about Whirlpool Built-in Dishwasher:

We have lived at our house for a little over four years now and we haven't had too many issues with our dishwasher. One problem we have had that occasionally happens is that when the dishwasher runs on a certain cycle water will leak onto the floor on one side of the dishwasher. We have called customer support about this issue but they tell us to call repair man in town.

Noise Level
I'm not sure if any dishwasher is necessarily quiet, however this particular dishwasher runs pretty loud. My husband likes to turn it on as we are going to bed so that it will be clean when we get up, but it keeps me up so he had to stop doing that.

Cleaning Time
It takes forever to wash dishes with this dishwasher. On the normal cycle it takes about an hour and a half to run through. Still much shorter timeframe that it would take to hand wash everything however.

Loading Flexibility
You can't just be shelving inside so there's not a whole lot of flexibility when it comes to loading.

Performance
Other than the dishwasher leaking on the floor it is been a great dishwasher and cleans the dishes well.

Design
I like the design of the dishwasher. The silver against a black on the front makes it look very sleek and modern to match with the rest of my appliances. It also is nice how they do the spacing inside designing it to fit the maximum amout of dishes that it was able to.

Durability
Nothing is broken in the dishwasher or melted however we have had issue with the water leaking on the floor.

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4.0

Good Dishwasher for the Money

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from Woodridge, IL

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Comments about Whirlpool Built-in Dishwasher:

We bought this dishwasher about 14 months ago, and it generally works pretty well. Good buy for the money, and it has some great options for different cycles.

Noise Level
The noise level on this one is not bad. We've had dishwashers before that we hated because they were so loud, and we would have to wait to use it until after we went to sleep because we couldn't hear the TV in the next room over the noise. This one does not have that problem.

Cleaning Time
There's a 1-hour option that we use all the time, and it does actually only take one hour. The regular and eco cycles are fairly long, though, so that's why I'm giving this one a 9 rather than a 10.

Loading Flexibility
I wouldn't say there's a lot of flexibility technically, but it's spacious enough and accommodates what we need.

Performance
Pretty good performance, though we do have to rinse fairly well to make sure most food is off the dishes before we load. This is probably because we use the 1-hour wash. I'm guessing it would do fine with really dirty dishes if we used the "heavy" mode.

Durability
Seems fine.

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5.0

Great Dishwasher.

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from Stroudsburg, PA

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Comments about Whirlpool Built-in Dishwasher:

I would say that Whirlpool without a doubt makes the best dishwashers. This is probably the best dishwasher I've ever had, and it makes doing the dishes fast, easy, and enjoyable. It gets my dishes clean, and dry every time I use it, and I've never had a dirty dish after using this dishwasher. I never have to re rinse any of my dishes either.

Noise Level
It's quiet and I can't hear it most of the time, unless I'm really paying attention to it. It's definitely a lot less noisy then other dishwashers.

Cleaning Time
The cleaning time is about the same as any other dishwasher. I wouldn't say it's fast, but I can't complain because it gets my dishes squeaky clean and dry every time. I would say it takes about an hour every time I use the dishwasher.

Loading Flexibility
You can load a lot of dishes into this machine, and it has room for just about any pot, pan, or dish that you need to wash all at once. I like the silverware tray on the door, and I like that the top shelf can be adjusted to my preference.

Performance
I've never had any problems with this dishwasher, and I don't have any complaints about it. It does a great job at cleaning my dishes and getting all of the left over good off of them. It gets everything clean in only one cycle, and I never find myself having to rewash any of my dishes. It's definitely a high preforming dishwasher!

Design
This dishwasher looks great. The design is very durable and is made of good quality materials. I think the silver and the black looks very modern and chic. It looks great in any kitchen.

Durability
I have had this dishwasher for years, I have used it everyday, and I've never had any problems with it so it must be really durable. It will definitely last me for many more years to come.

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4.0

Decent Dishwasher

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from Utah

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Comments about Whirlpool Built-in Dishwasher:

Our rental house came with this Whirlpool dishwasher, and we have definitely enjoyed its benefits (especially since we had no dishwasher for our first year of marriage). But it also has some drawbacks, so I wouldn't give it an overly high rating.

Design
The dishwasher has an adjustment for light and heavy loads. But if the knob gets turned to light, even accidentally, it cannot be turned back to heavy until the dishwasher runs through a cycle and the knob rotates around for the start of a new load. This is very inconvenient with a young child who likes to play with the knobs.

Durability
This dishwasher had been used for several years before we moved in, and it hasn't rusted or shown signs of going bad. But we did have one rather strange thing break on it. The door is held on by two brackets that have springs holding them. When the bottom tray is pulled out, it sits on the door, and if it is full, then the door needs to hold quite a bit of weight. The spring holding the bracket on one side broke, rendering that bracket useless. The single remaining bracket was not nearly strong enough to hold the weight of the tray, so we were unable to pull the bottom tray out until we fixed the spring.

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4.0

Dishes always come out clean and ready to use!

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from Crofton, MD

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Comments about Whirlpool Built-in Dishwasher:

Great dishwasher. This is the best dishwasher I have ever had. It is eight years old and has only had very minor issues. Dishes always come out clean and the varying settings allow you to get a perfect wash. This is the fourth house I have live in and the best dishwasher of them all.

Noise Level
While the dishwasher is running, it is barely noticeable. Very quiet and runs very smooth.

Cleaning Time
Cleaning time varies depending on settings and load. From my perspective, the time is slightly less than a typical for a dishwasher.

Loading Flexibility
The top tray can be lower, there are racks that can be folder down and there is several compartments for loading additional smaller items.

Performance
Runs clean and great! No serious issues and continues to do a good job.

Design
The dishwasher looks very nice in our kitchen and goes well with the rest of our GE appliances.

Durability
Used daily with kids, still runs great and continues to be a very reliable part of our busy family's necessity.

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5.0

The best dishwasher I've ever owned!

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from Davie, FL

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Comments about Whirlpool Built-in Dishwasher:

I purchased this dishwasher last year at one of K-mart's annual sales. I bought it for half-price. I always love getting a bargain. After the first time using this dishwasher, I realized this was the best appliance I have ever purchased. This dishwasher cleans dishes efficiently and is not very noisy like most. All in all, I got a great deal.

Noise Level
As with most dishwashers, you can hear it when you are in the same room. However, when I am in the other rooms of the house, I cannot hear it at all most of the time.

Cleaning Time
The cleaning time is faster than most of the dishwashers than I have owned.

Loading Flexibility
I am very impressed with the loading flexibility. I have never had a dish or pan that did not fit properly.

Performance
I have no complaints about the performance of this dishwasher. My pots, pans, dishes, and silverware come out sparkling clean every time!

Design
Love the stainless steel design!

Durability
I've had this dishwasher for over a year now, and I have had no problems with it.

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4.0

Good dishwasher

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from USA

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Comments about Whirlpool Built-in Dishwasher:

I did my diligence and read some reviews before purchasing and was overall very impressed. The installation went very quickly and was super easy and the unit does a great job of heating up the water and washing dishes.

I love the removable tray, as it helps if you have lots of dish loads and it is very convenient when you have a lot of silverware and utensils to clean. The racks are slightly adjustable, but it is not significant and the default size is probably the best. The cleaning quality is very good on all our dishes, and so far we have not had to pre-wash or soak anything. There are filters at the bottom of the unit, and these are easily removable from the bottom of the unit, which makes them easy to clean. It all seems to work well based on what I've used so far. They recommend cleaning it at least once every 3 months.

As to the electronics, there are three wash cycles (Heated Wash, Normal Wash, 1 Hour Wash). There is also a 4 hour delay on the unit so you can leave it to wash later in the evening when everyone is sleeping, which is a nice feature. Also there is a heated and unheated mode for drying. I've found heated to be the best.

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5.0

Great machine!

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from USA

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Comments about Whirlpool Built-in Dishwasher:

When we bought our house, it came with a dishwasher, however we learned after using it, that the previous owner installed it incorrectly and pinched the main water hose. After using it for who knows how many years, the pinched hose became brittle and broke, pouring gallons of water into our kitchen and subsequently the basement. It was a hot mess.

When I was looking for a new dishwasher, I remembered my mom's old Whirlpool still going strong. So that is the brand I bought. Not only does this machine look sleek with it's stainless steel finish, it is also relatively quiet. Some dishwashers are real clunkers, but this one gets the job done.

The only issue I do have with it, is the food trap is very difficult to get to, so if things don't start coming out perfectly clean, you do have to take the entire bottom apart to clean out the blades.

Loading Flexibility
Having the silverware rack on the door makes you think it is convenient, but I have found that basket to be a complete pain in the rump.

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