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Whirlpool Gold WDT710PAY[ ]
 
Price range:
$359.10 - $609.95
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We expect this model to perform similarly to the tested Whirlpool Gold WDF530PAY[W] although it may differ in price and features.
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Type: Conventional dishwashers
About - Whirlpool Gold WDT710PAY[ ]

The Whirlpool Gold WDT710PAY[ ] is a dishwasher available from Whirlpool. The Gold WDT710PAY[ ] typically costs between $359.10 - $609.95.

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 WDT710PAY[ ].


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.

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.

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.

Tested Model
The Ratings of Whirlpool Gold WDF530PAY[W] were applied to untested model Whirlpool Gold WDT710PAY[ ], which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
Whirlpool Gold WDF530PAY[W]
Price range:
$404.10 - $499.00
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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 WDT710PAY[ ]
info Ample flatware slots Yes
info Adjustable upper rack No
info Sensor Yes
info Self-cleaning filter No
info Hidden controls No
info Interior material plastic
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - Whirlpool Gold WDT710PAY[ ]
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1.0
"This Dishwasher is NOT RELIABLE!"
3/15/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Quiet
Cons
Broke Down After 18 Month
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
This Dishwasher had an attractive stainless steel design. We liked the energy efficiency and for the first year did a very good job of washing dishes. However, after about 14 months, the sensor cycle stopped working--would not clean dishes well. We switched and started using the Normal Cycle. Now, the Normal Cycle or any of the others do not work.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Worst! Returning asap!
4/8/2013
Pros
Cons
Awkward Loading
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Doesn't Dry Well
Best Uses
Comment:
Doesn't clean, we have to hand dry everything. Door utensil holder small and awkward. Hate it!
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
EXCELLENT DISHWASHER
12/1/2012
Pros
Attractive
Attractive Design
Cleans Well
Easy To Load
Energy Efficient
Quiet
Simple Controls
Cons
Best Uses
Delicate Items
General Purpose
Larger Kitchens
Pots and Pans
Smaller Kitchens
Comment:
Best Dishwasher I have ever used. No rewash, quiet and energy efficient!
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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