The Whirlpool WDT750SAHZ(available at AppliancesConnection for $714.10) is our highest-scoring Whirlpool dishwasher to date. It’s sure to win over shoppers with its sleek facade and a stainless steel finish that’s surprisingly hard to smudge. Inside, you'll find coated racks that are nice and sturdy—the upper rack can fold down its tines and be adjusted vertically to allow bulkier items to fit. In our tests, we found the Whirlpool WDT750SAHZ has average cleaning performance: It’s a decent dishwasher, especially at its price point. However, there are better choices out there.
We were really impressed by the smooth, modern exterior of the WDT750SAHZ, which looks great and doesn't show fingerprints. Opening the door yields a few other niceties. The top-facing controls feature a dedicated Sani Rinse button, which will put your dishes through two cycles with super hot water.
The coated racks are nice and sturdy. The upper rack can fold down its tines and be adjusted vertically to allow bulkier items to fit. The cutlery basket can either be mounted in the usual place on the lower rack or attached to the door, per your preference.
In our tests, the Whirlpool WDT750SAHZ had average cleaning performance across the board. It had some minor issues with food particles making it through the filter, creating small specks on otherwise spotless dishes. Cycles also took slightly longer than average to complete.
That being said, its performance is about what you'd expect from a dishwasher at this price point. If you like the look of this model and are looking for an American-made appliance, the Whirlpool WDT750SAHZ isn't a bad pick. If you're just looking for a great dishwasher in this price range, however, there are better options.
About this dishwasher
Dimensions: 34.5 in x 23.875 in x 24.5 in (H x W x D) Finish: Available in black, white, fingerprint-resistant stainless steel (costs $100 more) and black stainless (costs $200 more) Five cycles: Sensor, Heavy, Normal, 1-Hour Wash, and Soak & Clean Cycle features: Hi-Temp Wash, Sani-Rinse (two high-temp washes), and extended dry Upper rack features: Adjustable tines, variable height, and stemware holders
What we like
The cutlery basket can be mounted to the bottom rack or door
You can either mount the cutlery basket to the door or to the bottom rack. A door-mounted basket can provide quicker access and more room on the bottom rack, but it can cause your silverware to splay out everywhere if the door is opened too far. We like having the option to mount it to either location, per user preference.
Very customizable upper rack
We like how the upper rack allows users to adjust its height and the tilt of its tines to better accommodate awkwardly sized items.
You can barely hear it running
This dishwasher runs at a very quiet 47 dBA. It’s not as silent as some other dishwashers, but certainly not loud enough to interrupt a conversation.
We tried to smudge the finish, but couldn't
When we tested the fingerprint-resistant finish, we were impressed at how clean it looked even after several deliberate attempts to get it looking a bit smudged up.
What we don’t like
Food particles are sometimes redeposited onto otherwise clean dishes
The Heavy cycle mostly cleans well, but we did notice there were some issues with redeposit. Redeposit is when food soil is cleaned off a plate and isn’t filtered out properly, so it winds up getting recirculated with the cleaning water and stuck to another plate. If a couple small flecks of food on your clean dishes is a dealbreaker, you can avoid the Heavy cycle and stick to Normal.
The filter is difficult to remove
Given the problems with redeposit, you’ll probably want to clean the filter often. Unfortunately, we found it a bit difficult to access and remove.
Slower cleaning cycles than other dishwashers
On average, we expect a dishwasher’s quick cycle to take an hour, a normal cycle to take two hours, and a heavy cycle to take about two and a half hours. The Whirlpool WDT750SAHZ’s Normal cycle took about a half hour longer than average, and its Heavy cycle took almost an hour longer than other dishwashers.
Whirlpool offers a one-year limited warranty for this dishwasher, which covers replacement parts and labor. This is a standard warranty.
What owners say
The Whirlpool WDT750SAHZ earns high marks from users who left reviews across major sites, scoring an average rating of 4.6 out of 5. Users say they like its overall aesthetic and they are impressed at how fingerprint-resistant the finish is. Other oft-praised features included the overall cleaning performance and quiet operation.
Should you buy it?
Maybe. The Whirlpool WDT750SAHZ is a decent mid-range dishwasher and it’s available from many major retailers for less than $600. While we had some concerns about some redeposit of food particles and the overall length of each cycle, this dishwasher didn’t disappoint us anywhere.
Still, there are other models out there that can give you more performance for your money. The LG LDF5545ST, for example, is available at about the same price point but manages to get dishes cleaner, faster.
We use standardized and scientific testing methods to scrutinize every product and provide you with objectively accurate results. If you’ve found different results in your own research, email us and we’ll compare notes. If it looks substantial, we’ll gladly re-test a product to try and reproduce these results. After all, peer reviews are a critical part of any scientific process.