Fisher & Paykel DD24DCTX7 dishwasher

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Summary: This Fisher & Paykel dishwasher drawer has
  • A soil sensor.
  • A plastic interior.
  • Some hidden controls.
  • Adjustable tines.
  • Ample flatware slots.
  • Time-remaining display.
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Type: Dishwasher drawers
About - Fisher & Paykel DD24DCTX7

The Fisher & Paykel DD24DCTX7 is part of the dishwasher test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, dishwasher models like the DD24DCTX7 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.

Energy use:
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.
About This Brand

This maker is known for having introduced the dishwasher drawer to the U.S. market.

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Features & Specs - Fisher & Paykel DD24DCTX7
info Ample flatware slots Yes
info Adjustable upper rack No
info Sensor Yes
info Self-cleaning filter No
info Hidden controls Some
info Interior material plastic
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - Fisher & Paykel DD24DCTX7
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
love this machine
Good for small batches
Washes Big Items
Not Extremely Quiet
Best Uses
I have had a two drawer model for almost 12 years now. I don't dirty masses of dishes cooking for mostly myself. I usually run one drawer at a time which is great for me. I am in a wheelchair and regular dishwashers are very difficult for me to fill and empty. This is perfect. The top drawer is larger than the bottom and can fit half sheet pans and my largest stock pot. It does a great job on any kind of dirt.<br /><br />I have never had any problems with it until a couple of months ago. Service was good but the part I think walked from New Zealand. The service people requested and I paid for overnight on the part. The part arrived a week later. The service people did not charge me for the over night because it wasn't. Machine great, F&P service itself lousy.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Wouldn't go back to big traditional dishwashers
Energy Efficiert
Best Uses
This dishwasher really fits our lifestyle. As empty nesters we have used the upper drawer almost daily for 7 years and the lower drawer when we have larger gatherings or more dishes.<br /><br />For 2 of us we don't have to fill a traditional dishwasher for several days or run it half empty. When we have large gatherings, we can run one drawer with the salad plates, appetizer plates and flatware while we are eating dinner and they are done and ready to reuse for desert. You can just keep alternatining the drawers, run one while filling the next for large groups.<br /><br />If you rinse your dishes and use the energy saving settings, we always do, a load takes around half an hour.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
Would never buy another
Flexible Racks
Great cleaning power
Continual Service Problem
Best Uses
We bought the F&P because we liked the convenience of the high drawer and also being able to do a small load, and rotate loads (or run different cycles) in each drawer. We liked the flexibility and the cleaning power, but after about nine months, the electronic motherboard (service technician's term) shorted out. We replaced it (under warranty) and the technician recommended we get two motherboards while under warranty, as the replacement was sure to short out again. He was right, it did--two more times--making that drawer unusable until it was fixed. By this time, we realized we had a lemon (although neither our retailer nor F&P would admit it. When it broke down again recently, we threw ourselves on the mercy of the retailer. They went up the chain to F&P and they eventually agreed to a full refund. Grateful for that, but could not imagine taking the risk on this product again.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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