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Whirlpool WDF310PAA[W]
 
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$298.00 - $455.95
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Summary: This Whirlpool conventional dishwasher has
  • A soil sensor.
  • A delayed-start feature.
  • A plastic interior.
  • No hidden controls.
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Type: Conventional dishwashers
About - Whirlpool WDF310PAA[W]

The Whirlpool WDF310PAA[W] is part of the dishwasher test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, dishwasher models like the WDF310PAA[W] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Washing:
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.

Energy use:
For a normal cycle. The largest portion is needed for heating water, both at the water heater and in the machine.

Noise:
Judged during fill, wash, and drain, mainly by a listening panel.

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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 WDF310PAA[W]
info Ample flatware slots No
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 WDF310PAA[W]
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
LOVE IT
3/7/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Cleans Well
Energy Efficient
Simple Controls
Cons
Awkward Loading
Doesn't Dry Well
Best Uses
Larger Kitchens
Comment:
Cleans a lot better than the Maytag I had. Noise level the same as the Maytag. Wish the instructions showed the best way to load it.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
3.0
You get what you pay for
1/29/2014
Pros
Energy Efficient
Cons
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Doesn't Dry Well
Loud
Best Uses
Smaller Kitchens
Comment:
Pre-installed in new house. It has a small utensil rack and the top rack is narrow which doesn't allow all cups to fit. Every other load I will find dish's and utensil that didn't get cleaned.<br /><br />This is what I would call a typical apartment dishwasher or something you would put in a house you are selling.<br /><br />I have used this for 7 months and I'm now actively seeking to replace it with a better unit.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Doesn't clean nor does it dry.
10/3/2013
Pros
Attractive Design
Cons
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Doesn't Dry Well
Loud
Unreliable
Use The Sink Instead
Best Uses
Comment:
I use it for normal cleaning of dishes, flatware glasses etc. There is nothing great about it. I got stuck with it, as it was already in a home newly built by a contractor. It wouldn't even clean pre rinsed dishes, flatware etc. and it definitely leaves everything so wet that I have to pour water off and out of items to start, then I have to hand dry everything. That was even on the hot and aggressive cycle.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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