The Blomberg DWT24100[SS] is part of the dishwasher
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, dishwasher
models like the DWT24100[SS] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Assessed by running the normal or equivalent cycle to clean a full load--10 place settings of very dirty dishes that were scraped but not rinsed. We examine the dishes and glassware for residual food after cleaning.
For a normal cycle. The largest portion is needed for heating water, both at the water heater and in the machine.
Judged during fill, wash, and drain, mainly by a listening panel.
Features & Specs - Blomberg DWT24100[SS]
Ample flatware slots Flatware baskets with lids provide individual slots for most of the utensils in our silverware load. Such lids prevent "nesting" and thus improve flatware cleaning. It is more time-consuming to load the cutlery into individual slots, though, so you can remove the lids if you prefer.
Ample flatware slots
Adjustable upper rack Most models hold cups and glasses on the top rack, plates on the lower rack, and silverware in a basket. The ability to adjust the upper rack up or down an inch or so allows for more flexibility in loading items such as tall glasses.
Adjustable upper rack
Sensor A sensor adjusts water usage and cycle time to the amount of soil on the dishes. This should make a dishwasher use water more efficiently, but we found that wasn't always the case. Moreover, a sensor can increase a machine's running time.
Self-cleaning filter A filter that cleans itself is convenient, but it can add to noise. Note that it's often the costly foreign brands that lack self-cleaning filters and require periodic manual cleaning of the filter.
Hidden controls Controls along the top edge of the door contribute to a sleeker look. Some models hide all controls; others hide only some controls.
Interior material A dishwasher's interior, which includes the inside of the door, could be made of stainless steel, plastic, or a combination of the two--such as a plastic door and stainless sides and bottom. Unlike a plastic interior, an all-stainless interior won't discolor, but it does increase the cost of a dishwasher by about $100.
Stainless/SS-look option Stainless steel is stylish, but it shows fingerprints. Another option: a vinyl-covered metal finish that gives you a stainless-steel look but resists smudging.
I really like this dishwasher. I have had it several months and what impresses me the most is that it is very quiet and my dishes are squeaky clean every time-no pre-rinsing needed. I like that it is stainless steel inside and out. It goes just fine with my other stainless appliances that are other brands. It is very quiet. Even after several months, I go in the kitchen to make sure it is still washing because it is so quiet. My husband even noticed how quiet it was. And the bottom line is that my dishes are really clean. I like that the maker included descriptions of how to load different dishes to get the best job. That was helpful. And it holds a ton of dishes. The control panel is very basic because that is what I wanted. The panel tells you how many minutes are left which is a plus for me. The on/off push button is on the top edge so you can't bump it and it start in error which is a common complaint among dishwasher owners in general. When the cycle is done, I let it sit 15 minutes and crack open the door. Then I unload later at my leisure. My dishes are dry! Yea! Only rarely do I find something with still a very little moisture on it and it is a dish with a rim on the second level. I like the silverware basket. It has a top which keeps the utensils apart during washing. It also pops off on either side so you can load larger items. That is nice. I like that the dishwasher has a device that heats the water rather than having to up the temp on my hot water heater so the dishes will be clean. The guarantee was better than any other dishwasher on the market that I looked at. That's a plus. I would highly recommend this dishwasher.