Samsung DW80H9930US Dishwasher Review
A more affordable WaterWall dishwasher
By the Numbers
With new technology comes a need to test it out. The WaterWall wash arm proved effective on the Chef Collection Samsung dishwasher, so we wanted to see if it worked as well on the next step down—the Samsung DW80H9930US.
Overall, the DW80H9930US demonstrated very strong cleaning power with very few weaknesses. There were no instances of redeposit and there weren’t any “dead zones” that weren’t getting enough water. We didn’t see perfect scores across the board, but many of them were in the 99% range.
Most notably, this dishwasher’s Heavy cycle wiped out 100% of the baked-on spinach stains, which isn’t something many machines can do. Sadly, the Heavy cycle did not perform too well with the burnt cheese stain, and only managed an average score of 78.4%.
Express 60 took 72 minutes to complete, which is 20% longer than advertised, but its cleaning power was only slightly below what the Normal cycle offered. Although designed for light stains, we found that it handled tougher stuff like dried milk and oatmeal without any trouble.
We compared the DW80H9930US’s energy and water usage with its Chef Collection counterpart and found that the numbers were extremely close to each other. It is likely that they are programmed exactly the same way. Broken down specifically, Express 60 used 0.72 kWh of power and 4.01 gallons of hot water, Normal used 0.56 kWh and 2.68 gallons, and Heavy used 1.07 kWh and 6.88 gallons. The total annual cost added up to $27.43 a year, which is a little below average.
The DW80H9930US’s interior is very flexible, making it easy for us to fit 11 of our standardized place settings and a serving setting inside. There are two cutlery baskets for holding silverware and serving utensils, and a third rack offers even more space for the same. Collapsible tines litter the lower rack, and the upper rack has an easy height adjustment mechanism to make sure anything can fit, no matter how tall.
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