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Whirlpool Gold WDT790SAY[ ]
 
Price range:
$579.60 - $793.10
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We expect this model to perform similarly to the tested Whirlpool Gold WDT910SAY[M] although it may differ in price and features.
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Type: Conventional dishwashers
About - Whirlpool Gold WDT790SAY[ ]

The Whirlpool Gold WDT790SAY[ ] is a dishwasher available from Whirlpool. The Gold WDT790SAY[ ] typically costs between $579.60 - $793.10.

Consumer Reports recommends that you match the features on a model to the needs you have. Here's our take on some of the specifications and features that are commonly available on dishwasher models like the Gold WDT790SAY[ ].


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.

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.

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.

Tested Model
The Ratings of Whirlpool Gold WDT910SAY[M] were applied to untested model Whirlpool Gold WDT790SAY[ ], which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
Whirlpool Gold WDT910SAY[M]
Price range:
$598.00 - $950.40
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About This Brand

Whirlpool, the third-biggest dishwasher brand in the U.S., is known for reliability and reasonably priced models. It has two lines: Whirlpool and Whirlpool Gold. Overall, Whirlpool is known for less-expensive models—prices range from about $250 to $850. The company’s PowerScour zone appears on models starting at about $550.

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Features & Specs - Whirlpool Gold WDT790SAY[ ]
info Ample flatware slots Yes
info Adjustable upper rack Yes
info Sensor Yes
info Self-cleaning filter No
info Hidden controls All
info Interior material stainless-steel
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - Whirlpool Gold WDT790SAY[ ]
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2.0
Quiet dishwasher but overall not for me
9/15/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Energy Efficient
Quiet
Cons
Awkward Loading
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Long Cycle
Best Uses
Smaller Kitchens
Comment:
I would run every other day, but it won't clean dried on food Price and quiet function are the only real positives.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Should have listened to CR
9/23/2013
Pros
Simple Controls
Cons
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Doesn't Dry Well
Best Uses
General Purpose
Pots and Pans
Comment:
I had this installed three days ago, tested it with different loads of dishes, large, medium and small. I tried with and without spot protection. Doesn't dry at all without and okay with, however the cleaning is absolutely horrible. Does not clean all spoons, drinking, and coffee cups. Leaves a gritty film inside drinking glasses. Several silverware came out dirty. I rinse dishes a little bit before they go in. I am headed to Home Depot to have them take it away. DO NOT BUY THIS no matter what good reviews you read on their web site. So many conflicting reviews on all dishwashers on all sites. It isn't bad on the noise.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
I really like this model
6/3/2013
Pros
Attractive Design
Cleans Well
Easy To Load
Energy Efficient
Quiet
Sanitize Cycle
Simple Controls
Cons
Long Cycle
Best Uses
Smaller Kitchens
Comment:
I was really surprised that CR rated this dishwasher so low. I really like it. Perhaps because I am coming from a GE dishwasher which was 15 years old. The clean ability seems great to me. Nothing we remove is ever dirty , greasy or sticky. All in all very satisfied.<br /><br />I will say that many of the silver ware slots are too small and we simply flip them up. We have no issues with attaching the basket to the door. I also like that you can remove the basket and bring it over to the silverware tray and put away all the items.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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