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Bertazzoni DW24XT dishwasher

This Bertazzoni fits a standard 24"-wide opening and has

  • an adjustable upper rack.
  • a manually cleaned filter
  • a stainless steel interior.
  • hidden controls
  • adjustable tines.
  • ample flatware slots.
  • Energy Star certification
  • a third rack.

About

The Bertazzoni DW24XT is part of the Dishwasher test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Dishwasher models like the DW24XT are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Washing: Assessed by running the sensor, normal or equivalent cycle to clean a full load of dishes with baked-on food.

Drying: Drying is our assessment of how thoroughly a model dries plastic items, the most stubborn in any load. We evaluate drying performance using the same cycle we use for our Washing test. As directed by manufacturers, we use rinse aid in every load.

Energy use: The normal cycle is used for the yellow energy sticker. Our score is based on the selected wash cycle. The largest portion is needed for heating water, both at the water heater and in the machine.

Results in the following chart are gathered from Consumer Reports’ 2018 and 2019 Spring Survey of 113,971 dishwashers, owned by members who purchased a new unit between 2009 and 2019.

Our predicted brand reliability ratings are based on a statistical model that estimates problem rates within the first 5 years of ownership, for dishwashers that are not covered by an extended warranty or service contract. We also adjust for the number of loads of dishes run through the machines per week. The median in our survey was 4 loads per week. Higher ratings are indicative of better reliability. Brands receiving a red or orange rating cannot be recommended by CR at this time.

Our owner satisfaction ratings are based on the proportion of members who are extremely likely to recommend their dishwasher brand to friends and family.

Predicted Reliability

Amana
Bosch
Café
Electrolux
Fisher & Paykel
Frigidaire
GE
Ikea
Kenmore
KitchenAid
LG
Maytag
Miele
Samsung
Thermador
Viking
Whirlpool

Source: Consumer Reports' 2018 and 2019 Spring Surveys

Owner Satisfaction

Amana
Bosch
Café
Electrolux
Fisher & Paykel
Frigidaire
GE
Ikea
Kenmore
KitchenAid
LG
Maytag
Miele
Samsung
Thermador
Viking
Whirlpool

Source: Consumer Reports' 2018 and 2019 Spring Surveys

Features

Ample flatware slots 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.
Yes
Adjustable upper rack 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.
Yes
Adjustable tines Adjustable tines Most models hold cups and glasses on top, plates on the bottom, and silverware in a basket. Features that enhance flexibility include adjustable tines, which flatten areas to accept bigger dishes, pots, and pans. A "yes" here indicates adjustable tines on at least the top or the bottom rack.
Yes
Displays remaining time Displays remaining time A digital display lets you know how much longer the dishwasher will take to complete the chosen cycle. Rotary dials or status bars generally give an indication of the stage the cycle is in, less precise but still helpful.
Yes
Interior material 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 steel
Requires custom door panel Requires custom door panel Some dishwashers lack a finished front-door panel, so you must furnish your own at an additional cost. This lets you match the dishwasher's panel with your kitchen cabinetry, or to choose a stainless-steel front. Many models with finished fronts also let you add custom panels to change the finish.
No
Self-cleaning filter 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.
No
WiFi WiFi This feature offers remote access through a wireless network. The specific functionality varies by model but can include options like problem detection and start/stop or cycle selection choices.
No