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Fisher & Paykel DD24DCTX7 dishwasher

 
Approximate retail price:
$1,299.00
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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.


Washing:
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.

Noise:
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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1.0
Regret bought this drawer dishwasher
7/20/2015
Pros
The Drawer Idea Is Good
Cons
Badly designed
Broken Down Easily
Do Not Clean On Corners
It Does Not Dry Heat
Need to clean frequently
The Service Not Good
Best Uses
Comment:
I bought it 9 years ago from PacificSale,thinking drawer idea was great. It broken down at least 3 times a year for the 1st 2 years,even if I followed all the instructions. Fianlly a technician felt something wrong with the computer chips inside the panel on the door. Good I bought the 4-year warranty, and kept buing it till now. Frankly I think this brand has many design problems.<br />Some other problems<br /> (1) Things at all the 4 corners were not cleaned well, especially on the top of the shelf, I do not think the water reachs there, or too weak there.<br /> (2) There are always water left at bottom, and things are still wet after washed. It does not complete dry with high temperature as all the dish washers I used. This was mentioned in the manual. If you do not clean VERY frequently, you will get black MOLD at the other side of the bottom (which you do not see until you open the bottom part). I'm not confident about the sterilize function and I consider it is a bad design. <br /> (3)Be aware, if one drawer broken down, most of the time, another one would not work either. (depend on what trouble you got) <br /> (4) The filter/sift is badly designed, I really laughed at this design. Be suer you do not leave any food residual into the dishwasher, the sift can not catch anything, even big one. <br /> (5) Each time the service people are from different companies, only 2 knew what they were doing, most of them did not have any clue. I do not know is this commom for others or just my area? But I had waited 7 to 15 days for service. If they said they would come back, then add several days more. <br />With the money I had paid, I would expect a better outcome. I'm ready to buy a new different brand.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
seems cool but DO NOT BUY
7/3/2015
Pros
Cleans Well
Delayed start
Double Drawer Very Useful
Dries well
Low Electric Use
Low water use
Quiet
Cons
8 Visits To Fix
Failed
Flooded My Basement
Flooded My Kitchen
Parents Washer Also Broke
Still Not Fixed
Best Uses
Dinner Party 12 Load
Dinner Party Half Load
Comment:
I'm not sure about the model number but we're on our second fisher paykel dishwasher. We had a double drawer then another double drawer after the first one kept flooding our kitchen and leaking into our basement. You'll get an F1 error for flooding and it will have an inch or two of water in it and a flood underneath it. We have a second fisher paykel because they COULD NOT FIX (8 visits) the first one and the repairs went to credit the price of the second. The ONLY reason we stayed with this brand is that it fits in the tiny tiny hole in the kitchen. It failed for us at the 6/7 year mark. My parents ALSO bought a fisher paykel because they loved the drawers. Their's failed at the 6/7 year mark AS WELL. So, if you plan on keeping it for just 6 years, by all means buy one. Otherwise stay the heck away. (I will say that until the issues, we did love the dishwasher. quiet, excellent cleaning, low water use, high efficiency electric and delayed start so it could run at 2am when electricity is free.) BUT IT IS UNRELIABLE.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
love this machine
6/8/2015
Pros
Good for small batches
Washes Big Items
Cons
Not Extremely Quiet
Best Uses
Comment:
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.
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