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've found this isn'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 can add to noise. While most mid- to high-end dishwashers come with filters that require periodic manual cleaning, a few newer high-end models come with self-cleaning filters that use micro-filtration rather than macerators.
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.
Buying a third one for my new house. Love this dishwasher!
Easy to clean
Gentle On My China
Later Vers More Reliable
New Mod Fits Lg China
Needs cleaning often
not for lg family
No Bending Stooping
Small Frequent Loads
We are retired and have more small plates, cups, glasses. We do not feel guilty loading up and running several times in a day. We love that we do not have to bend over and pull out wire trays to load and unload.<br />Best of all, the dishes are clean! Because the drying cycle is not heated, the cycle is long but we are not in a hurry and get some satisfaction knowing the air drying is kind to the planet. We had problems with the original so we checked carefully before purchasing again. We found that the most serious issues had been addressed. We have been using a standard dishwasher for the past 2 years and can hardly wait to have one again in our new home.<br />Our kids had one but it was not the right choice for a growing family. Not enough space and not as rugged. They also were in a hurry so needed a faster cycle.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from New York, NY
Unreliable, riddled with design flaws, and expensive to fix
Poor customer service
Uneducated Repair Network
I bought a Fisher & Paykel dd 6051 when I built a new home. Since year 1 this unit has been nothing but problematic. I've replaced countless rotors, motors, hoses, valves, and boards. I am not at the point whereas the service calls have amounted more to the cost of the unit. I've decided to replace it with a KitchenAid conventional unit. They have lost me as a customer-I'll never buy again.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Linda MO
from San Rafael, CA
Horrible piece of junk!
Build Up Of Mold On Scree
I Try Not To Use It
This is also our second DD Dishwasher because they couldn't fix the first one and it was still under warranty. It does not drain properly therefore you get a black mold build up of scum underneath the bottom plate. It does not clean the dishes properly because the water shoots the dirt from the bottom back onto the plates and glasses and utensils. I will never have another one even if someone gave it to me. Problem is everyone complains but the company does not follow up with the complaints. It would be nice to have a little courtesy letter or phone call or a representative who has the interest in their product to come out to a home and look at what we are complaining about. As I read the reviews they all seem to be close in dissatisfaction so Fisher Paykel owners what are you going to do about this? Just let it go or be courteous enough to the consumer to respond and maybe take a little pride in your product.