Simplify kitchen duties with this 5-cycle Whirlpool dishwasher. Its large-capacity interior is easy to load thanks to the adjustable top rack for tall items and the third rack for utensils. This energy-efficient Whirlpool dishwasher has a 47dBa sound rating and offers six control options for specific cleaning and drying needs.
Lets you set the dishwasher to start running while you're working, sleeping or running errands.
Accommodates up to 15 place settings
Generous interior space means more clean dishes, fewer loads.
In-Door Silverware basket
Frees up rack space by easily fitting on the front of the lower rack or in the door to make room for more dishes.
Third level rack
Allows you to load more dishes and get extra room for hard to fit items.
Stainless steel tub
Promotes drying by retaining heat from wash and rinse cycles. Plus, it cools faster than the dishes so moisture can condense on the interior walls and not the dishes.
TotalCoverage spray arm
Cleans with twice the jets for more coverage. A smarter sequence of spray patterns from multiple nozzles hits dishes throughout the cycle.
High temperature wash option
Gives items like baby bottles, glassware or dishes a more thorough clean.
Energy Star Certified
Energy Star certified models exceed government standards to help save money on your utility bills.
Heated dry option
Use a clean, dry dish straight from the dishwasher thanks to added heat for drying. For optimal drying results, use this option with rinse aid.
Automatically selects the right wash and dry settings for your load by using two separate sensors to measure temperature, soil level and load size once during the prewash and once during the wash cycle.
Use for normal amounts of food soil to clean up leftover messes from your day-to-day meals.
1-Hour Wash Cycle
Cleans dishes in half the time compared to normal cycle with lightly soiled loads so your plates, pans and glasses are thoroughly cleaned up and taken care of in just an hour.
Take care of heavily-soiled messes and other hard-to-clean dishes without the extra elbow grease by adding extra time to the cycle.
Dishwasher hookup kit is sold separately and is not included.
Required for Installation: All dishwasher purchases require a dishwasher hookup kit be purchased from Best Buy. Without a hookup kit, your installation will not be completed. Find a hookup kit in the accessories section on this page.
Love the look. Love the style. Love the 3rd shelf on top. It cleans everything well. The only thing I don’t love is the SMELL. If you put any dirty dishes in there for even a half day. Like you better be ready to run it! Otherwise, it’s very quiet and it’s all dry after a cycle.
This is the most quietest dishwasher I have ever had and it cleans all dishes pots pans and Utensils perfectly. If you cook all the time and have so many dishes like I do? I do recommend to sanitize clean your washer at least once a week with the Afresh tablets it’s worth it. I also leave the empty dishwasher ajar when not in use so it won’t have an odor. My favorite is the third rack so much you can do. I love the the utensil rack is on the door but not all utensils fit but once you open the racks all utensils will fit.
This dishwasher is very quiet. I like the black stainless steel finish. I was worried because it didn't have the fingerprint resistant surface. That doesn't seem to be an issue. It stays pretty clean with two kids. I sometimes hit the buttons when I'm loading it but that's only mildly annoying. My biggest issue is with where the detergent compartment is located. Since the silverware holder is in the door, it's difficult to get it out when it's full because it hits into the detergent compartment. I would still recommend the dishwasher though.
This dishwasher is the quietest I’ve ever owned and I’m 61. The 3rd rack is convenient and the adjustable 2nd rack makes it even better! A lot of reviews mention drying issues... you must use a good rinse/dry aid in ALL new High efficiency dishwashers! I am very happy with my purchase and Best Buy installation was outstanding.
I was so used to my Frigidaire dishwasher I was worried I’d have a hard time getting used to a new one. But I’ve had it about a month and it works great! It even dries my Tupperware on the top shelf! My old one always left things wet so I had to dry them off. I love the third rack for measuring spoons, knives, spatulas, etc. you can fit a lot up there. The only thing I wish it had was a little bigger utensil baskets. They are a little small and deep. I don’t put them in the little slots one by one. And I don’t get the utensil holder on the door???? We put it on the side. I can get way more dishes in this dishwasher than my old one and I believe they are the same dimensions. I just like how the racks are configured. Even without the installation package I think it is a little pricey, but it seems to be good quality.
So far I am very pleased with this dishwasher. This is the first week I've had it. I used the Best Buy installers and haul away service. The installers were very professional and quick.
What I love about my new dishwasher:
- Extremely quiet - don't really need the delay feature. The only somewhat noisy part is the gurgling when it drains.
- Upper third rack for my good knives, large utensils, container lids and anything else you don't want getting lost during the cycle
- Adjustable upper rack. I lower it for our stemware and raise it when I have large, tall items in the lower rack.
- Stainless Steel Interior
- Stemware "stabilizer" holders in upper rack to keep stemware in place
- Smudge resistant finish
- Glasses, dishes and flatware come out sparkling clean. I used manufacturer recommended products. Samples come with the dishwasher installation. (see below)
Things to consider:
- Plastic containers don't dry all the way even with high heat option
- Manufacturer recommends Cascade Platinum pellets which are expensive
- Manufacturer recommends rinse aide for every cycle
- Manufacturer recommends "Afresh" to be used once per month to keep hard water deposits from building up.
We have very hard water and can tell from the deposits on all of our faucets and fixtures. I didn't use the recommended products on my old dishwasher and probably should have. I guess you either pay along the way to keep the hard water from ruining appliances or buy appliances more frequently. I'm going to use Afresh for my washer too. I hope this helps.
Whirlpool Dishwasher is quite compact and packs in a bunch of features and various settings. Operating is very easy and the cleaning performance is excellent. The only drawback is that the control buttons are on the top edge of the front door and therefore inaccessible once the machine is started. The only thing visible is the digital read out on time remaining.
A:Answer3rd rack is useful for large knives and utensils. Upper rack is adjustable and accommodate large glasses by adjusting it to the lower position. The filter is easily removable and can be washed.
I absolutely love this dishwasher. I was concerned about that as well when I was looking to purchase this dishwasher. I have an 8 year old that helps out in the kitchen with the dishes and I've had no issues with fingerprints or smudges.
A:AnswerHello Nonnie, the WDT970SAHV our standard finish in black, this unit does not feature our Fingerprint Resistant coating. If you have questions, please reach out to us directly at 1-800-253-1301, via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/whirlpoolusa or Twitter @WhirlpoolCare. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.