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Whirlpool 24" Built-In Dishwasher - Black on Black

  • Model: WDF550SAAB
  • 24" Wide Built-in
  • 2 Wash Levels
  • Delay Start
  • 5 Wash Cycles / 4 Options
  • 57 dBA Sound Rating
Special financing available
Dishwasher Style
24" Wide Built-in
Wash Levels
2 Wash Levels
Delay Start
Delay Start
Wash Cycles / Options
5 Wash Cycles / 4 Options
dBA Rating (Sound Level)
57 dBA Sound Rating
Rinse and Hold Option
Rinse Option Only
High Temperature Wash
Yes
Electronic Controls
Yes
Food Disposer
Soft Food Disposer
Heated Drying On/Off Control
Yes
Rinse Aid Dispenser
Yes
Tub Type
Stainless Steel Tub
Minimum Height
34.0" Minimum Height
Other Features
Light/China Cycle, ADA Compliant
Dimensions
23.5(w) X 34.5(h) X 24.0(d)
Shipping Weight
105 lbs
Warranty Terms - Parts
12 Months
Warranty Terms - Labor
12 Months

This ADA compliant model is ENERGY STAR® qualified and meets the CEE Tier 11 standards of efficiency to help save money on utility bills. And with an extra 3" of interior space compared to standard tub models, the Tall Tub design allows you to fill both racks with tall, extra-large and odd-shaped items. You can even choose the High Temperature Wash option when additional cleaning of items like baby bottles, glassware or dishes is required. Based on the Consortium for Energy Efficiency product list. Visit cee1.org for more information.

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Whirlpool 24" Built-In Dishwasher - Black on Black
 
3.7

(based on 30 reviews)

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59%

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2.0

Not for me

By Jazz Queen

from Newark, Delaware

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        Comments about Whirlpool 24" Built-In Dishwasher - Black on Black:

        Have had this dishwasher for a week and am very disappointed. The top rack is very small and 3" shorter than the bottom rack. Very difficult to load and doesn't allow for large loads or larger items. It is also very noisy. We actually thought something was wrong with the motor and had a repairman come to check it out. Nothing was wrong -- it is just loud. We are not keeping this appliance. Unfortunately, can't take it back to the store.

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        2.0

        Wanted to love this but...

        By JayM

        from Iowa

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              Comments about Whirlpool 24" Built-In Dishwasher - Black on Black:

              We replaced all of our appliances and we love everything else except this dishwasher. We chose this model because of the stainless steel tub but it seems to be one of the only features we actually like about it.

              It fits in the space that our old dishwasher fit in and yet it seems, capacity-wise, it is a good bit smaller. It is a tall tub dishwasher and yet that is irrelevant due to the loss of width and depth of the tub. We are running loads more often than was necessary prior to installation.

              The silverware basket is probably our biggest peeve. It is constantly falling apart. It doesn't fit well in the space it is made for and nothing secures it to the rack. It is cheaply made of light plastic and is an awful design feature.

              The racks are more annoying than anything. The bottom is always falling off of it's sliding grooves and does not slide smoothly out. It catches in a gap between the door and the bottom of the dishwasher. This knocks it off of the grooves, and requires you to manually place it back in place.

              May be a plus for some but we learned from our mistake that is was not... The drying cycle seems too hot (even with the heated dry option turned off) We have melted a couple items- one of them being, our dishwasher safe blender pitcher that is unable to fit on the top rack. The manual refers to an air-dry or energy-saving dry option but I don't believe there is a setting outside of keeping the heated dry option off.

              The dishwasher cleans well for the most part. Have had some issues with silverware not getting clean.

              On the plus side the buttons are self explanatory and running the dishwasher is very simple. I also like the lock feature, since we have a 2 year old that likes pressing buttons. And as I mentioned before, I like the stainless tub. It is easy to clean when needed and for us it seems to stay cleaner than the plastic tubbed dishwashers.

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              5.0

              Terrific

              By marax

              from pittsburgh

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                    Comments about Whirlpool 24" Built-In Dishwasher - Black on Black:

                    Defaulted to this dishwasher due to space issues. Couldn't be happier...washes flawlessly on the normal setting, realitively quiet and super built. Concerned after reading some negative reviews, but have only been pleased. Very similar to the older well built Kitchen aid by Hobart machines.

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                    3.0

                    Acceptable, not the best rack design.

                    By Larry in OK

                    from Owasso, OK, United States

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                          Comments about Whirlpool 24" Built-In Dishwasher - Black on Black:

                          This was the only dishwasher model I could find where the total depth (with door open) would fit in my kitchen. We had initially purchased another Whirlpool model where the total depth was about 1.5 -2 inches too long. That being said, I'm not that pleased with the rack design, or the overall interior size. There is definitely less dish storage capacity compared to the 1996 model Whirlpool dishwasher we replaced. Plus the silverware holder is on the lower rack instead of the dishwasher door. We prefer it to be inside the dishwasher door. The silverware holder is cheaply made. The handle broke (not thru abuse) on the 2nd use of our new dishwasher. It seems to be a sub-standard material (plastic) that's apt to break easily. Whirlpool said they would be sending us a replacement, which we hope to receive any day now. One other thing is the dishes don't seem to get totally dry. This is another bad comparison to our previous Whirlpool dishwasher. On the good side, the dishwasher runs very quiet.

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                          5.0

                          great dishwasher

                          By Larryk1500

                          from Elk Grove Village, IL, United States

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                                Comments about Whirlpool 24" Built-In Dishwasher - Black on Black:

                                I bought this dishwasher about 1 month ago.I can not believe how great it cleans.Our old machine can not compete with this whirlpool.If your looking for a dishwasher that will super clean your dishes ,this is the one.It is also supper quiet and a very good price.

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                                2.0

                                disappointing

                                By kt06

                                from Arlington, Texas

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                                      Comments about Whirlpool 24" Built-In Dishwasher - Black on Black:

                                      This dishwasher does s grew job getting the dishes clean. However, it really does not hold much. Another problem is the flatware holder. Many of the slots are way too small and the holder itself is always falling apart, as it comes in 3 pieces. I do love the stainless steel tub.

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                                      3.0

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                                      By patricia 99

                                      from Aurora, CO, United States

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                                            Comments about Whirlpool 24" Built-In Dishwasher - Black on Black:

                                            Beautiful, great features, but noisy and holds much less than my old one

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                                            5.0

                                            Whirlpool dishwasher

                                            By E King

                                            from York, PA, United States

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                                                  Comments about Whirlpool 24" Built-In Dishwasher - Black on Black:

                                                  This came with the house we just built and love it. It is what I would have picked if we has had a choice of dishwashers. Super quiet which I love since out pitch opens to our family room

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                                                  4.0

                                                  great features in small package

                                                  By teresa05

                                                  from Georgia

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                                                        Comments about Whirlpool 24" Built-In Dishwasher - Black on Black:

                                                        I needed a dishwasher that was shorter than the average height to fit under my counter top. I am so glad that I chose this one. It cleans the dishes so well and is super quite.

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                                                        4.0

                                                        Good cleaning and quiet

                                                        By Lindabeeste

                                                        from Undisclosed

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                                                              Comments about Whirlpool 24" Built-In Dishwasher - Black on Black:

                                                              The machine cleans well and is very quiet. I would give it 5 stars except for som design issues. The silverware rack is boxy and not sleek like the other Whirpool models. The top rack fold down racks are awkward and actually topple stemware unless braced up be a tall glass or heavy cup. I had to get this model because of height issues and I was disappointed that I could not put silver in the front, thus freeing room for larger pieces.

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