The final purchase in our kitchen package was the Whirlpool DU1055 Dishwasher, silver finish. It is a tall tub type which is great for me because it seems like for our small family I have an awful lot of larger dishes. Another nice thing is the fact that it shoots water from three directions so if you have to lay a large pan or platter flat, you can do so without compromising the cleaning cycle on other dishes.
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Whirlpool Tall-Tub Dishwasher DU1055:
~Auto soil sensor
~Energy Star qualified
~In-door, removable, silverware basket
~Two sliding, removable, racks
~Quiet Partner sound package
~Delay wash up to 6 hours
~Pot & pan cycle
~Rinse only cycle
~Clean dishes indicator light
It had been some time since I owned a dishwasher until we moved into this home and one was already installed. While it did a nice job, I did find it a bit noisy and occasionally the dishes didn’t get completely clean. However, for the most part it was better than dishpan hands.
With our new dishwasher it is so amazingly quiet I hardly know it is working. I like the upper rack that allows tall glasses, bowls, and other good sized dishes and since the wash sprayer emits from directly below that rack, the entire top level is free and clear to fill to your hearts content.
The bottom rack is equally large, again with the wash sprayer from below, making the entire rack useable. It accepts my larger pans and cookie sheets with plenty of clearance overhead. It does have capability to dispense with small food particles, unlike our older machine. Of course, we generally pre-rinse anyway. Habits die hard.
Like most washers, this has wire racks that are coated with plastic. I’ve always considered this the one downfall of dishwashers, but until they invest a new mousetrap … It measures 24” wide and 24” deep, including door. The silverware rack, while large, is mounted in the door. You can remove it to load and unload it but I find it a bit awkward otherwise. Perhaps it just takes getting used to.
The door also holds the soap compartment and the rinse agent compartment. My installer kept repeating “Jet Dry, Jet Dry” until I told him I got the hint.
Truth be told, we don’t generate that many dishes unless I get on one of my cooking jags or we decide to break down and invite someone for dinner. We usually only run our dishwasher every two days when it gets a fuller load. However, even with that, it has handled the wash job as required and doesn’t leave any residue on the finished product. I do like the rinse and hold feature since we do tend to let our things go for a day or two.
This appliance comes with the standard one year warranty. It is available in white, black, biscuit for standard price; silver for $50 extra, stainless $100 extra. We received a limited offer rebate of $175 on this item.
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Amount Paid (US$): 409.00