Selasa, 02 Maret 2010

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Danby DDW1899WP Setting Portable Dishwasher

Danby DDW1899WP Setting Portable Dishwasher

I can't possibly imagine a better value for your money. I have owned this dishwasher for over two years now, and I use it on average 2-4 times a week. I have only had the slightest issue with this dishwasher, and it was simply that the soap compartment would not open all the way during the wash cycle. It seem to be hitting on the top rack. I had some success if I just remembered to push the top rack in all the way, it has some rubber seals on the connectors in the back, and there is in all the way, and then in snug all the way, another 1/2 inch or so. Though that did not seem to always fix the problem. I never called for service or repair, as that is generally a much greater hassle than other options. The best solution that I have found is to use liquid or gel dishwasher detergent, this completely rinses into the wash cycle, without any problems.

The dishwasher cleans very well. Since this model is hundreds of dollars cheaper than most competing models on the market, I was not very optimistic, but it has certainly proven its ability. The entire reason I purchased this dishwasher was because I HATE washing dishes. And as such, I HATE pre-washing dishes. So unless my dishes have some great amount of burnt or crusted on food, everything goes straight into the dishwasher, and usually comes out sparkling clean. The cycles are quite long. I usually use the second longest cycles, and it take over two hours.

The capacity is certainly as large as advertised. The bottom rack has plenty of room for large pots and pans, along with the silverware rack. The top rack has two height settings, on the lower setting, I can fit almost any height of cups or glasses, sandwich plates, bowls and smaller dishes, and even some smaller pans.

Overall, I am completely satisfied with this purchase. This is my first Danby product, but after owning this product, I would not hesitate to purchase another, or recommend the brand to a friend. And honestly, if this dishwasher broke today, I would instantly re-purchase the same model, as I feel that I have already gotten my monies worth.

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9 komentar:

  1. I can't possibly imagine a better value for your money. I have owned this dishwasher for over two years now, and I use it on average 2-4 times a week. I have only had the slightest issue with this dishwasher, and it was simply that the soap compartment would not open all the way during the wash cycle. It seem to be hitting on the top rack. I had some success if I just remembered to push the top rack in all the way, it has some rubber seals on the connectors in the back, and there is in all the way, and then in snug all the way, another 1/2 inch or so. Though that did not seem to always fix the problem. I never called for service or repair, as that is generally a much greater hassle than other options. The best solution that I have found is to use liquid or gel dishwasher detergent, this completely rinses into the wash cycle, without any problems.

    The dishwasher cleans very well. Since this model is hundreds of dollars cheaper than most competing models on the market, I was not very optimistic, but it has certainly proven its ability. The entire reason I purchased this dishwasher was because I HATE washing dishes. And as such, I HATE pre-washing dishes. So unless my dishes have some great amount of burnt or crusted on food, everything goes straight into the dishwasher, and usually comes out sparkling clean. The cycles are quite long. I usually use the second longest cycles, and it take over two hours.

    The capacity is certainly as large as advertised. The bottom rack has plenty of room for large pots and pans, along with the silverware rack. The top rack has two height settings, on the lower setting, I can fit almost any height of cups or glasses, sandwich plates, bowls and smaller dishes, and even some smaller pans.

    Overall, I am completely satisfied with this purchase. This is my first Danby product, but after owning this product, I would not hesitate to purchase another, or recommend the brand to a friend. And honestly, if this dishwasher broke today, I would instantly re-purchase the same model, as I feel that I have already gotten my monies worth.

    BalasHapus
  2. Marshall Watkins14 Desember 2011 05.32

    I have had my Danby now for about five years, and it's been just great ! Now after many years of great service it developed a very small leak in the inlet water supply hose. I will have it repaired. And when this one finally dies, I'll buy another just like it.. If you do buy it, I guarantee you will love it.

    BalasHapus
  3. Bernard Velasquez23 Desember 2011 14.32

    I debated on this due to the comments about the lousy Users Manual, but the one that came with mine was very straight forward. After I got my unbelievable plumbing challenge taken care of, I simply hooked it up and turned it on. They must have read the reviews!!!

    ONE BIG FYI FOR ANYONE WITH VINTAGE KITCHEN FAUCETS: My circa 1920's wall mount kitchen faucet had an aerator on it, so I didn't expect any problems until I went to replace it with the adapter and discovered the threads were all stripped and someone had just stuck it on with looked like bubblegum. After 5 trips to the hardware store, I had no choice but to replace the faucet. Because I didn't want to disturb the arms that came out of the wall for fear of busting a pipe, it took me forever to find a faucet whose valve body was identical to the old one. After I installed the new one, I discovered that Chicago Faucets have slightly smaller diameter aerator threads than the standard size, so back to the hardware store for an adapter. It would have been wonderful if the installation kit had included an adapter.

    My first load just finished and the Danby's performance was beyond my wildest expectations. When I got the dishwasher, I optimistically loaded it with dishes without pre-rinsing them. It took 10 days to resolve my plumbing issues, and I stubbornly refused to take them out of the dishwasher and wash them by hand. The dishes were spotless, not even one speck of dried on food.

    All I can say is that I wish I had done this 8 years ago when I bought my condo with the impossibly tiny kitchen.

    BalasHapus
  4. Francis Farrell19 Oktober 2012 15.32

    We recently moved to a rent house built in the 1950s that had no dishwasher. Now, hand-washing dishes is a chore I absolutely loathe, and with a new baby, I HAD to get a dishwasher. We had an 18" space between the fridge and stove and we found this little gem that fit perfectly. Plus, it gives us some extra counter space in our postage stamp-sized kitchen! This thing really works like a dream. My dishes come out spotless every time. It even has an extra spray arm below the top rack--a feature many full-size, built-in dishwashers don't have!

    Here are a few tips for use:
    1.) Keep your manual. The icons on the control panel are not very intuitive, so you will need the manual to know what they mean.
    2.) It isn't in the manual that you have to connect a little metal piece to the sink in order to connect the hose to the faucet. We tried to figure out how to hook this thing up for 30 minutes before figuring out that the metal piece was supposed to replace the aerator on the tip of the faucet. That's where the hose hooks up.
    3.) Always make sure the cycle is finished before unhooking the hose from the faucet. This might seem like a no-brainer, but once I thought the cycle was done and unplugged the hose before the water had drained out of the machine and it drained all over my kitchen floor instead of in the sink.

    The only complaint I have is that the racks are not very well designed. I feel like I could fit more dishes in if they were spaced better, etc. But, really a small flaw for such a brilliant little machine. This was a great purchase!

    BalasHapus
  5. This Danby dishwasher is great for anyone who lives in a smaller apartment and does not have a built in dishwasher. The dishwasher is narrow so it fits in a smaller place like a corner, it hooks easily up to the sink, and creates extra counter space. The reason why I am giving it five stars though, is not because of its great aesthetic and useful body, but because it does an amazing job cleaning dishes. Compared to other dishwashers I have used, this dishwasher truly cleans effectively.

    It might take a little bit longer than other dishwashers to do the cleaning, but it does clean VERY throughly.

    BalasHapus
  6. Irene Mccormick16 Desember 2012 14.32

    Love this machine! LOVE IT. I have been 5 years without a dishwasher and this little thing is perfect for me and my husband.

    There are issues. If you don't have a well you'll have no clue why there's a salt reservoir, and with the crappy manual you'll have to read the reviews that tell you that the white topped, clear middle, screw off cap on the left is where you put salt into the bottom pan. Then you'll have to learn that the salt you need is only sold in 40 lb bags (minimum) at Home Depot which isn't a big deal if you are like me and have a well and buy that stuff all the time. For those who are curious look at the user uploaded pictures, I've got a bag of pellet salt that you'll need and my brine tank that needs to be cleaned. X(

    EDIT: As of today I have filled the brine tank of the dishwasher to the top and the salt light is off!

    As for cleaning, it works, it has a stainless steel interior which will keep it from stinking after a few years of hard labor. Bad side: it takes 3 hours to clean however you can pause the wash and throw something in and let it go again. To pause, just press the start button on the right, the wash will stop and you can open the door. To start again just press the start button, there will be a 5-7 sec lag, don't be worried. :)

    Of note: the top washer arm isn't meant for hard cleaning so don't put a nasty pot up there or it'll need another go, or you could bite the bullet and clean it yourself you pampered snooty pants.

    If you're single or it's just you and your partner this is the right machine for you. It can handle a small party for dishes or a good large meal of pots. But if you have 5 kids and a lazy husband who can't rinse out a cup you're going to need a built in washer.

    Edit: Another issue. There is a shallow dip in the soap dispenser cap for pre-cleaning. I have found that the globules of soap land on my dishes and don't wash off well. It leave a white residue after the wash is over. It's easy to remove since it's only soap but now I put pre-wash soap on the lower part of the door. I'm not sure if that decreases the effectiveness of the pre-wash but it solved the white stain problem.

    Edit: I was having an issue with a screeching noise at the beginning of the wash cycle. I thought it was an internal component, a belt or some such. I found later that my lower washer arm is a little loose. Once I detached and re-attached the lower washer arm the noise ceased. It still cleans wonderfully and I have yet to clean the washer arms, but I am very careful to never put dishes in the washer that have large chunks of debris on them.

    BalasHapus
  7. Chrystal Merritt24 Desember 2012 07.32

    I have owned Danby Products before and have never been disappointed. This is a well built machine at a great price. It does have a long cycle but I've never had a built in so I don't really have much to compare it to other than doing by hand. the Normal Wash setting runs about 2.5 hours from start to finish. But it is very quiet compared to what I have heard in friends homes. I live in a small home and my bedroom is right next to the kitchen. I am able to start the washer before I go to bed and not hear a peep. It is like having my own magic elves doing the dishes while I sleep. Of course, nothing is perfect and I will say that the "drying" mechanism doesn't always mean that I wake up to dry dishes, but it seems that it depends on the dishes. Ceramic type dishes dry very well while plastic seem to be what holds the droplets of water... Also, top rack doesn't seem to get the benefit of the heat like the bottom rack. Secondly, I've read tons of reviews on a variety of websites (competing sellers, nexttag, etc) and a lot of the problems can be avoided by reading the manual, which is not an easy feat since the manual is not all that clear on some things. The number one thing I've read is what is the funnel for... well, if you open the machine and pull out the bottom drawer, you will see a great big dial looking thing next to the water arm... that is where you would put water softener salts (if you live in a hard-water area)... Unscrew that cap and the funnel use is obvious. Third, If you don't think the adapter will fit your faucet, know that the quick-release adapter has threading on inside and out, if your faucet has threads on the outside, just take the big fat washer out of the adapter and you will see the inner threading (don't forget whenever you work with water, you MUST use thread tape). Now the machine does heat your water but I have an older home and don't have the strongest water pressure. I alleviate this by turning on both the cold and hot taps full blast and it seems to be working. I will continue to buy Danby products because what the manual doesn't cover, usually common sense and a little examination of the machine takes care of and I've never been disappointed in the quality of workmanship.

    BalasHapus
  8. Charlie Fischer25 November 2013 04.32

    As has been noted by many, the owner's manual is terrible. I set this machine up, turned on the spigots, flipped the power switch and... nothing happened. The machine was lit up, but the cycle did not start. I thought the machine might be "paused" so I pressed the pause button and a light started flashing on the machine - which in my mind is consistent with a "pause" state. Nothing happened so I hit the pause button again thinking I was "un-pausing" the cycle. I spent a lot of time fiddling about with the controls and trying different things to make the machine work. In the end it turns out I had the machine on pause without knowing it. If this happens to you, hit the pause button, the light will start flashing (which DOES NOT mean pause) and after 15-20 seconds the cycle will begin. I haven't had this machine for long but so far I love it.

    BalasHapus