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.
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.
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've had two single units, one on each side of the sink, for over 7 years now. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them! Only one service call has been needed the whole time. They are super quiet while running and have had to put my ear to them more than once to make sure they're even running. Mine are the integrated units and they blend right into the cabinetry and look fabulous. Yes, they are more expensive than a single, typical unit, but well worth the extra price! I've also used them as a cooler for gatherings at my house...remove the rack, add ice and beverages. At the end of the day, drain and put the rack back in. As for load, I've hosted my daughter's volleyball team dinners (15 girls at a time) and all their dishes fit in one unit! These are a must have for anyone who can afford them!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from New Port Richey, FL
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Love this dishwasher!
Drawer Styleeasy Access
Drawer Style Is Convenien
very clean dishes
At first we had a problem with the lock not releasing after a wash but repairman showed me the fix..press the on button (middle button on front of dishwasher) then immediately press button to left of that. The lock then releases. Not sure why we have to do that but it works. I have two of them for the past 11 years and they are still going strong. Soooo quiet and the dishes sparkle. Just like any other dishwasher you have to make sure there is no debris or any silverware under the spinning arms, which is the only other thing that has ever happened to hamper the function of these dishwashers. Mine were purchased years ago for $600.00 each so the price has gone up quite a bit. The only other con would be they are not as tall as standard dishwashers so extra large platters may be too tall. I like the great job of cleaning it does and the quietness was a big issue for us. We can't even tell it's running unless we stand right near it!