Tips for selecting best dishwasher: Danby DDW497W Reviews
Living in a small apartment in NYC this product is a godsend. However, we wish Danby's design department think things through.
This is our third generation of Danby dishwashers. The first one had problems with the window leaking after a year, and the soap dispenser and door broke.
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The second generation Danby improved the soap dispenser problem and created a well for the soap to be placed in, plus, the spray arm was built beefier and worked nicely. But the rack was a disaster. Less material made in the rack produced too many wide spaces for small things to fall through. This dishwasher was sensitive to the amount of soap you used and tend to foam up quite often. This window did eventually come out on us as well and we glued it back in and all was fine until the timer went and our dishwasher was prone to flood from the feed water not stopping.
Alas it was time for the third generation.
1. The delivery was flawless, the packaging perfect.
2. The spray arm is terrific.
3. The rack, still much to be desired. I think Danby should go back to the old one, customers will approve of this one. (We kept the rack from the first one)
4. The mechanical timer has been replaced with an electronic one which is great except the programs are many, P1,P2,P3,P4,P5. Which is complicated enough but the dishwasher does not let us know how much time we have left, what the cycles mean, go to your manual folks and make a copy, take a magnet and viola! With all the digital wonders out there another read out would be nice because the length of time on the programs has been extended and we find ourselves waiting for that final beep. The most annoying thing about this is the space of time between the final wash cycle and the when the water drains out of the basin. This is a concern for us as we like to open the door to air-dry the dishes and shut off the power.
What we like is that the dishes do come out nice and clean.
And on a small note this dishwasher is not the silent type, yet nothing we can't handle.
Danby, this is great product for people with limited space and small sinks, and busy lives.
The 23 Portable Countertop Dishwasher by Danby is ideal for those who live in smaller apartments in cities or with roommates. It fits in the tightest of quarters, yet holds up to 4 place settings so you still have plenty of room to fit all of your dinner dishes. This unit also offers a sani-wash cycle option, which reaches up to 158 degrees, ensuring that all bacteria and germs are eliminated for your health and safety purposes. The Danby Portable Dishwasher is also hassle-free to install because it connects easily to any tap! Lastly, if you are environmentally conscious, this is the perfect purchase for you because water consumption is especially low, with each cycle using only 2.3 gallons during a normal wash.