In this Whirlpool Dishwasher WDT750SAHZ review; I will try to explain its main features, washing cycles, and options, including its advantages and disadvantages in order to help you know if this dishwasher meets your needs.
Overall, Whirlpool WDT750SAHZ is a reliable, decent, and affordable dishwasher with average dishwashing capabilities and it has a satisfactory number of cycles and washing options. It has a clean design with a stainless steel finish; it is a fingerprint-resistant and has a nice bar handle.
What We Like
- The third rack is removable
- Pretty quiet with 47 decibels
- The 24 Hour Delay Start option
- Two locations where to place the Silverware Basket in the dishwasher, on the door, or in the lower rack
What We Don't Like
- The location of the Silverware Basket can sometimes interrupt the opening of the detergent dispenser and prevent the normally releasing of the soap.
- You cannot fit some of the silverware with normal size in the Silverware Basket
- On the third rack, you have limited space for your cutlery
- There are no foldable tines
Whirlpool WDT750SAHZ Dishwasher Review
Whirlpool WDT750SAHZ Design
First of all, the Dishwasher WDT750SAHZ is actually a top control dishwasher which means the controls are hidden at the top of the door. This is an ingenious solution if you have children. It often happens that children play near the dishwasher and accidentally start the machine or change the programmed washing cycle.
Secondly, the exterior of the Whirlpool Dishwasher WDT750SAHZ is as we expected, it is made from stainless steel which is also fingerprint-resistant. In front of the dishwasher, you are not doing to miss the nice and elegant bar handle that gives a beautiful, simple, and clean design. Beside the bar handle, you will notice the Whirlpool logo down in the middle of the door.
The Control Panel
As we said the control panel is hidden on the top which is a positive thing and you don’t need to worry if you have kids playing around the dishwasher and accidentally touching the control panel.
The downside of the dishwashers with hidden control is if you need to check the remaining time of the washing process you need to open the door which you will stop the operation. We think that is not a big deal, you just need to close the door and the washing process will resume.
But for that reason in this model, there is a Cycle Sensor Indicator on the top right corner of the bar handle and gives you a notification by glowing that your dishwasher is still running.
So, when you open the door and take a look at the control panel you will notice instead of buttons there are tap touch controls for easier operating with the dishwasher.
- On the left side of the control panel are the washing cycles and you like Sensor, Heavy, Normal, 1-Hour, and Soak and Clean cycle.
- On the right side, there are the washing options like 1-24 Hour Delay, Hi-Temp Wash, Heat Dry, Sani Rinse, Control Lock, and Extended Dry. Next to them are controls for Start and Cancel/Drain.
In the middle, there is a digital display where you will get all info for the washing cycle and option running at the moment.
The Bottom Rack
As usual on the bottom rack, you have a lot of space for your dirty dishes, as we know already the silverware basket is hanged on the door and it frees up more space, which in most models the cutlery basket is placed on the bottom rack.
Also, when you do loading on the bottom rack you need to make sure your dishes have safety distance from the second spray arm, which is right below the second rack.
The bottom rack in this model is a little bit shorter than the bottom rack in other models of dishwashers.
The Silverware Basket
When you open the dishwasher the first thing your eyes will catch is the Silverware Basket that is hanged on the door from inside. This is a different solution for the Silverware Basket where suppose to be during the washing process. For most of the dishwashers from the other brands, the Silverware Basket is located inside in the lower rack.
But this is not the only dishwasher with this solution; also some dishwashers from the other brands are using this idea for the ideal location of the Silverware Basket. This doesn’t mean that the silverware basket always should be hanged on the door. If you don’t have a lot of dishes for washing, you can place the silverware basket inside on the bottom rack.
Many owners of this model and as well owners of the other brands are complaining about the location on the door for the Silverware Basket because in many cases it prevents the soap dispenser from opening.
The Silverware Basket has little compartments so you can open separately to place larger items such as a spatula, pizza cutter, or small ladles.
But the size of some holes on top in front of the Silverware Basket, don’t allow you to fit inside some silverware like forks and spoons with normal size, but for teaspoons and dessert forks, it’s fine.
We think this is really a handicap in case you need to wash a lot of silverware at once; it will be a little bit annoying for you to arrange properly your silverware.
The interior of this model is made from a stainless steel material which is a great solution and inside there are three racks. Actually, there are two main racks Lower rack and Upper rack, and an additional removable Cutlery Rack that is located on top of the upper rack.
Watch the video review about Silverware Basket
The Upper Rack
This is a pretty standard rack and you have enough space for your soup bowls, cups, or glasses. Even this rack is flexible you can lower it down if you need to wash your dirty plates here.
But keep in mind, if you do lower the second rack, you wouldn’t be able to put any size of plates on the bottom rack.
The Third Rack
In most cases, the third rack is a premium feature implemented in dishwashers with a higher price.
It’s surprising that in this model we have a cutlery rack that will simplify washing your silverware. But let’s take a closer look and see what are the advantages and disadvantages of this cutlery rack.
The disadvantages of the third rack for Whirlpool WDT750SAHZ dishwasher
This cutlery rack is very close to the top of the dishwasher, so you are very limited to what you want to place on it.
Actually, many of your silverware and utensils cannot be fitted on this third rack. If you want to wash silverware like spoons, forks, knives, small spatulas or wooden spoons is perfectly fine.
But, if you place a little bit larger items like a regular stirring spoon or spaghetti slotted spoon and you want to push the tray inside to close the door and to start the washing process, the cutlery tray will be stuck. So, on this rack, you can wash only small flat items.
Also, another negative thing about this third rack that owners are complaining about this model is, when you want to wash normal-sized glasses on the second rack, they almost touch the cutlery rack above.
So you need to be careful how you load taller items on the second rack when you want to use the third rack at the same time.
As you can see even on the second rack you are limited to wash your dirty dishes.
The advantages of the third rack for Whirlpool WDT750SAHZ dishwasher
The positive thing about the third rack besides washing a certain size of cutlery is that can be removed.
So if you don’t have silverware for washing or you don’t want to use it at all, just take it out from the dishwasher to free more space for the second rack and you will be able comfortably to load your dishes.
Inside this model of dishwasher also are featured two spray rotary arms.
One of them is at the bottom of the dishwasher below the bottom rack and it uses the whirlpool technology called Total-Coverage Spray Arm with twice more jets for better coverage of your dishes and it uses a smarter sequence of spray patterns to control the nozzles of the spray jets to effectively blast the dishes during the washing cycle.
The second spray arm is located right under the second rack.
More Great Features in Whirlpool WDT750SAHZ
- The Level of Noise – This model of the dishwasher when is washing your dishes will produce a noise of 47 decibels which will not disrupt your peaceful life
- Responsively tap touch controls easy to use when you operate with the dishwasher
- There is a Soil Sensor function and if you choose it, automatically it will determine how much the dishes are dirty and based on that info will select the right washing cycle and option. This option will make sure at the end of the washing operation your dishes to come out spotless clean and dry.
- Hi-Temp Option Wash is a perfect feature if you need to improve the cleaning for items like glasses, cups, and baby bottles
- The 1-Hour Wash Cycle – if you are in hurry and you need to wash small loads of dirty dishes in a short time then this is the cycle that you will use often
- In this dishwasher, you can use 5 washing cycles and 6 washing options
- The capacity of 15 place settings will satisfy all the cleaning needs of one family
- Sani Rinse: you will especially appreciate the Sani Rinse option which can get rid of up to 99.99% of bacteria
- Type: 24-inch Top-Control, Fully Integrated
- Colors: You are able to choose one of the three offered colors such as Stainless Steel, Black, Black Stainless Steel, and White
- The dimensions of the whirlpool WDT750SAHZ are:5 inches height, 23.875 inches width, and 26.50 inches depth
- This model weighs 65 pounds (about 29.4835 Kg)
- The dishwasher is Energy certified
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What Customers Complain About Whirlpool WDT750SAHZ
Many users complain that the wash cycles of this Whirlpool WDT750SAHZ usually last longer than expected and it often happens that the smaller pieces of food pass through the filter so that after the wash cycle you can often find a stain on the already washed dishes.
But I will mention it again; this is in a way expected for a dishwasher in the range of this price class. If you are a fan of appliances made in America and especially the Whirlpool brand then Whirlpool WDT750SAHZ should not be a bad choice.
But, if you want a dishwasher with better washing performance, then Whirlpool WDT750SAHZ should not be your final choice, you can check out better options here
What You May Like
The Silverware Basket Can Be Placed on the Lower Rack or On the Door
A great thing about the Whirlpool WDT750SAHZ is that you have two choices where to place the Silverware Basket on the lower rack or hang it on the door.
If you attach the silverware basket to the door, you will free up more space for dishes and other items and you will also have better access to the silverware.
Adjustable Upper Rack
I have no doubt that you will like the adaptability of the upper rack. You can position it in three different heights plus it has tines that overlap down to free up more space.
Whirlpool WDT750SAHZ is a Quiet Dishwasher
Whirlpool WDT750SAHZ is a fairly quiet machine, when in use it produces a noise of 47 decibels which is not very loud.
Whirlpool WDT750SAHZ is Fingerprint-Resistant
Fingerprint-resistance is also a great feature worth mentioning, your dishwasher will always be shiny and clean no matter how much you touch it.
What You May Not Like
The Filter Does Not Work Properly
Some users complain that the filter does not properly filter the food debris that is removed from the plate. It often happens that small pieces of food do not pass through the filter and during the rinsing process they stick again on the clean plates. This often happens when using the Heavy cycle.
Washing Cycles Last Longer Than Normal
Another thing that some of you may not like is that some of the wash cycles last longer than usual. According to some users, the normal cycle lasts for half an hour longer than it should, while the heavy cycle lasts even one hour longer than expected.
My Final Conclusion
Whirlpool WDT750SAHZ is a quality and reliable dishwasher with average cleaning performance, a fairly good selection of useful features, and a satisfactory selection of cycles and washing options compared to the price at which it is sold.
But still, I would recommend the LG LDF5545ST dishwasher which is in the same price range and has better dishwashing capabilities (You can read my full review about LG LDF5545ST dishwasher here). If after reading this Whirlpool Dishwasher WDT750SAHZ Review you think it does not meet your requirements, and you are still looking for an affordable dishwasher with decent dishwasher capabilities, you can take a look at our list of best dishwashers under $ 500.