Bought this to replace an older Kenmore dishwasher. It is much quieter and seems to do a good job. About the only complaint I have is some of the slots for the silverware are too small for the handles on our utensils.
The only issue I have with this is the top button location. Based on the cabinets I have it makes it difficult to hit the buttons- we have to open the door to activate. But that is a small issue. Works great, cleaning made easy. The buttons are the only reason I didn't give it a perfect score!
Easy use and works great
This dishwasher is great. It easily holds 2 days of dishes for a family of five. Everything comes out super clean, except the silverware. By having the silverware container on the door it saves lots of space for other items on the bottom rack and I love that. But the silverware often come out dirty. I'm sure this could be remedied by using a basket on the lower rack, but I haven't had the dishwasher long enough to play with other ideas. The buttons and lights are all on the TOP of the door. I like this because I don't bump them by mistake, but depending on how your counter is built, you may not have enough room to view these once the door is shut. It does take a few extra seconds of my time to crouch down and peer between the granite and top of dishwasher when I am selecting the wash. My spouse really hates this feature. The only other concern is that it requires a $4 part to install that is NOT included. It took 7 ********** employees to find this part while I was in the middle of installing the dishwasher. Be prepared, go buy this before you begin install. But really, Whirlpool should just include it. It runs smoothly and quietly, and for the price, I would buy it again.
We struggled with our old dishwasher for way too long! Our new Whirlpool dishwasher cleans thoroughly and better than expected. I haven't had dishes this clean in years! It is also ascetically pleasing, efficient, quiet, and easy to install.
We purchased this dishwasher in March 2012. The dishwasher did a pretty good job of washing dishes, and only a few times did we have to rewash something. The dishwasher did not dry the best, and we had to towel dry the dishes before putting them away. The silverware basket in the drawer is a great concept to free up space, but very inconvenient. We moved it to the bottom rack, and it was much easier to use (however it still didn't fit most of our silverware pieces as the slots were note wide enough.) We overlooked the short comings because it was affordable and quiet. However, after just two years, it is no longer working. The pump is out, so we sit with a storage cabinet. It is almost as much to fix this as to replace it, so we are shopping for a new dishwasher. After our Maytag (also a Whirlpool company) microwave broke in 14 months, and now our dishwasher, I will no longer purchase Whirlpool products.
perfect Dishwasher love it
I did a lot of research prior to purchasing a dishwasher. This one fits the bill--affordable, trusted brand, racks that won't rust, not too loud, etc. I also purchased the warrantee--it comes with annual "check-ups" on the appliance to service it and make sure that it is running well. The price listed on this on-line at sears.com was different than at my local Sears, but they happily matched it for me. Delivery was exactly when they said it would be and was completed in a quick, courteous manner.
I was able to install this myself, three easy connections. So far, this dishwasher is living up to expectations. It's quiet and does a nice job cleaning. We had hoped to be able to wash baby bottles but there still seems to be residue inside the bottles. Perhaps using the Sani-Rinse would help with that, but then we don't want to do that every time (waste of energy). Even with the rinse aid, I've noticed that things are a bit wet still with the High Temp dry selected. This is what we were looking for in a replacement dishwasher, nothing too expensive to break the bank, but works well enough for us. The controls are nice and not cheap feeling, it's well built.
I really liked the price and the look, but the dishwasher is noisy. Not sure how people can rate it as quiet, if you ever had a stainless tub dishwasher you will not call this dishwasher quiet by any means! It gets the job done just as much more expensive dishwashers do, the silverware rack is kind of awkward, but convenient and frees up more space for dishes. Love the overnight soak and top rack wash options. Definitely a good buy.