The LG LDF8072[ST] is part of the dishwasher
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, dishwasher
models like the LDF8072[ST] 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 - LG LDF8072[ST]
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.
This dishwasher cleans great but it faults on an OE error about every other month. When this occurs I have to remove power several times, run rinse several times, shopvac the drain hose several times. Not sure what finally fixes it but after a week or so it eventually starts working. This time it has been two weeks and it is still dead. I will never by an LG again.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
How long have you owned it:
By Oh Joy
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Doesn't Dry Well
This was part of a kitchen full of new LG appliances, and probably the one I was most excited about - and the one I'm most disappointed with. Although it was incredibly quiet, the dishwasher didn't get everything clean and was difficult to fit my dishes in. I would never run the cycles that last 2-4 hours regardless of how dirty my dishes were - I would soak and rinse them first. Even the extra dry button didn't help much in getting rid of the water left on everything. Glad I didn't get rid of my old one - it's going back into service.