Haier DWL7075DCWW Review
The Haier DWL7075DCWW is a middle-of-the-road dishwasher in every sense, but if you're looking for a large capacity it might be worth it.
Haier is making a huge push in U.S. markets—not merely in the appliance world, but throughout the larger consumer electronics sphere. Given the sheer size of this Chinese manufacturer, you have to expect some stars and some flops, with a lot of mediocrity in between. Haier’s snow-white DWL7075DCWW dishwasher falls into this category.
Everything about the machine is middle-of-the-road: its sub-$600 MSRP, its boring white exterior, basic cycle options, decent but forgettable performance, and average efficiency. If there’s anything truly notable about this machine, it’s how across-the-board average it is—except for maybe its capacity, which was exceptional, and its superb Speed Cycle.
Design & Usability
The DWL7075DCWW is straightforward and easy to use.
While we were a bit disappointed by the DWL7075DCWW’s off-putting white exterior (especially for the mid-range stainless price), the stainless steel wash tub was a bit of a relief, as the material usually quiets a wash cycle and aids in the drying process. Aside from the bland front, the machine is fairly well designed; clearly, Haier had simplicity in mind when building this machine.
When it comes to the control panel, the buttons are all push-operated and responsive, and each option is indicated by a small green light. There’s no reason you should have trouble operating this thing.
The inside of the machine is similarly straightforward. The racks are securely fastened, yet can be easily removed, and the cutlery basket was snug and easy to maneuver, although we would have appreciated the ability to disassemble it into smaller components. We were especially fond of how flexible and adjustable the dish racks are. We imagine this would be a huge perk for foodies and cooks with a tendency to use large, bulky kitchenware. This was also the reason we were able to fit such a large number of dishes. In fact, the DWL7075DCWW enjoyed one of the highest capacity scores we’ve ever seen, fitting an incredible 12 place settings, plus a serving setting—truly one of the best when it comes to capacity.
Nothing mind-blowing when it comes to features—except for maybe the capacity
The DWL7075DCWW features a standard array of wash options and customization controls. Perhaps indicative of brand merely trying to enter a new market, the machine has nothing by way of innovation. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing—as long as it performs well, which it does… sort of.
There are four main wash cycles (Speed Cycle, China/Crystal, Normal, and Pots/Pans), plus an Auto Wash and a Rinse/Hold option. As for wash options, there’s a Steam feature, Sanitize Rinse, and a Heated Dry. If your kids are actually interested in the dishwasher and you'd rather they keep their hands off, there’s also a Child Lock. And if you prefer to run your dishwasher while your asleep you can press Delay, which allows you to postpone the start of a cycle by three, six or nine hours.
While this setups is extremely basic, it should satisfy almost all dishwashing needs, and the high dish capacity definitely helps. If capacity can be considered a “feature” of the DWL7075DCWW, it is most certainly its strongest asset.
Performance was decent, but the 45-minute Speed Cycle really impressed.
Like the DWL7075DCWW’s feature set, the performance was a bit yawn-inducing—nothing bad, just nothing great. It was also a little inconsistent. The Pots & Pans cycle was, not surprisingly, the strongest of the three we tested, but the quality of the clean varied somewhat from wash to wash. However, the Normal wash was much more inconsistent, albeit a decent performer as well.
Finally, the Speed Cycle did pretty well—for a speed cycle, that is. Spinach stains, which usually prove the most difficult across all three main cycles, suffered at the hands of the Speed Cycle’s cleanly wrath. Really, we were impressed by how well the Speed Cycle did—and at a reliable 45 minutes, it’s also a convenient option. Furthermore, it’s a highly efficient wash, using less than three gallons of hot water throughout. But if you’re looking for a robust clean, it’s still not up to par with the Normal and Pots & Pans cycles.
The worst thing about the DWL7075DCWW’s performance—and perhaps the machine in general—was the tendency for detergent to stay behind in the dispenser, thereby reducing the amount of soap in the tub and causing an inferior clean. It also required frequent cleaning of the filter.
It's a solid machine if you're looking for an affordable mid-range with a high dish capacity.
Overall, the DWL7075DCWW is a standard performer with basic options, average efficiency, and uninspiring design. The most standout features included its capacity, which was among the highest we’ve ever tested, and a great quick cycle.
If you’re big into cooking and often find yourself with an ungodly volume of dishes to clean, this dishwasher will make you happy—even if it’s not the most impressively designed or high performing machine. Also, be wary of a small degree of inconsistency across cycles—an issue that may be stemmed with careful cleaning of the filter.
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