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Electrolux EIDW6105GS Review

Everything is average except for the price.

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By the Numbers

The Electrolux EIDW6105GS’s high price tag was not matched by high performance. Any way we looked at the numbers, it did not add up to $1,449 worth of dishwasher. Neither its cleaning power nor its efficiency impressed us. Its scores were comparable to mid-range machines that cost half as much, even though it costs as much as some high-end, top-performing powerhouses.

Performance

Baked-on Lasagna
Baked-on lasagna before Heavy cycle View Larger
Lasagna After
Lasagna after a Heavy wash -- mostly gone, but not as thorough as we'd hoped. View Larger

Less power than what you paid for

On all of the cycles we ran on the EIDW6105GS, redeposit was a big problem. Even on the Heavy cycle, spinach stains found their way to nearly every item, including mugs and glasses loaded on the top rack. The Quick cycle, unsurprisingly, had it the worst: large chunks of dried milk were left behind after the wash, and many of them had turned green from all the spinach stuck to them. Needless to say, it was gross.

Even outside of the redeposit problem, the EIDW6105GS was not very thorough with removing stains. On the Normal cycle, small bits of meat, oatmeal, and egg were still found at the end of the cycle. This was less of a problem with the Heavy cycle, but this cycle faltered with the burnt cheese and lasagna stains. Rather than the near-perfection we’ve come to expect from high-end dishwashers, the EIDW6105GS would always leave visible amounts of food behind.

Efficiency

One step forward, two steps back.

We had our hopes up when we calculated the EIDW6105GS’s Normal cycle’s efficiency: it only used 2.88 gallons of hot water and 0.76 kWh of electricity, with an estimated cost of 12 cents per run. However, that level of efficiency didn’t carry over to the other cycles. The Quick cycle used 6.95 gallons of water and 0.34 kWh of energy, while the Heavy cycle used a staggering 9.77 gallons of water and 1.09 kWh of power. We estimated the EIDW6105GS’s annual utility cost to be $32.22, which is average.

Capacity

It is very accommodating.

The EIDW6105GS’s interior can hold 11 standardized place settings and 1 serving setting. There are many adjustable parts on both racks to help you fit your dishware, and the three-piece cutlery basket lets you maximize the space on the bottom rack. The top rack’s height can be adjusted, so even tall cookware like baking pans can fit inside this dishwasher without blocking the spray arm.

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