Samsung DW80F600UTS Dishwasher Review
Spacious and flexible, but leaves some stains behind
By the Numbers
The Samsung DW80F600UTS may give a professional appearance, but it certainly doesn't give a professional performance. Its sleek look couldn't fool our tests, and we found this dishwasher to focus more on form than function.
The hard food disposer wasn't doing its job.
The DW80F600UTS's Normal cycle removed a significant amount of the meat, oatmeal, egg, and milk stains. It scored an impressive 94.14% on the baked-on spinach stains, which is better than most other dishwashers. The problem was that many of those spinach stains got redeposited to other items, including mugs and glasses loaded on the upper rack. It was hard to find anything that didn't have a piece of spinach on it at the end of the wash.
The Heavy cycle unsurprisingly performed better than the Normal cycle. This cycle removed 98.4% of the spinach stains, something that we only ever see in high-end dishwashers costing nearly twice as much money. However, just like with the Normal cycle, little spinach flakes migrated to other items in the tub. The effect wasn't as dramatic, but it was still very visible.
With the Normal cycle clocking in at 2 hours, 27 minutes and the Heavy cycle taking 3 hours, 18 minutes, we can't exactly call the DW80F600UTS fast. The dishwasher also lacks a quick wash cycle, so no matter what kind of wash you want to do, you'll have to wait awhile.
The lack of a quick cycle actually helped the efficiency score.
We found that the Normal and Heavy cycles on the DW80F600UTS use an average amount of water and electricity. A Normal wash will set you back about 10 cents, using 3.12 gallons of hot water and 0.57 kWh of power. Heavy washes cost 21 cents, using 8.82 gallons of water and 0.88 kWh of electricity. These figures are pretty close to what other dishwashers' cycles consume.
The efficiency scores are helped by the fact that this dishwasher doesn't have a quick wash cycle. These cycles tend to use large amounts of water in order to achieve results quickly. For the typical American consumer, we calculate the DW80F600UTS's annual utility cost to be around $27.03, which is below average.
Very spacious, very flexible
The DW80F600UTS proved to be quite spacious, and we were able to comfortably fit 11 place settings and a serving setting inside the stainless steel tub. There are enough adjustable parts within to accommodate even the most uniquely-shaped of novelty dish ware, and the pair of removable cutlery baskets means even more space can be made on the bottom rack. While not the best in other areas, the DW80F600UTS does a solid job with capacity and loading flexibility.
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