Thermador Sapphire DWHD650JPR Dishwasher Review
A stand-out dishwasher from Thermador that has no problem blending in.
There are several variations of the Thermador Sapphire DWHD650JPR. These include the Thermador Sapphire Series DWHD650JFM and Thermador Sapphire Series DWHD650JFP. They are very similar to the Thermador Sapphire DWHD650JPR in most respects.
By The Numbers
The Thermador DWHD650JPR doesn’t just look good; Our tests found that it cleans quickly, thoroughly, and efficiently. What more could you want out of a dishwasher?
Most dishwasher cycles sacrifice cleaning power for speed or vice-versa, but the DWHD650JPR seems to have found some kind of perfect balance. With a lightning-fast Pots & Pans cycle and a Quick cycle that can handle more than just light stains, it’s like nothing was sacrificed at all.
The only complaint we have cleaning-wise is that the Pots & Pans cycle scored rather poorly with our burnt cheese stain test. This looks like something that can be solved using Powerboost, but default settings alone simply couldn’t cut it. It's likely because burnt cheese needs a significant amount of heat, soaking, and water pressure to remove.
Otherwise, each cycle we tested did an admirable job with removing food particles from dishes. This even included the Quick cycle, which took out tough, sticky stains like baked-on oatmeal and egg in the span of one hour.
Those who are looking for a cycle that runs under an hour won’t find one on the DWHD650JPR. Instead, this dishwasher is fast in other areas: The Pots & Pans cycle only took 1 hour and 33 minutes to complete, and many of the dishes came out sparkling.
For those who are trying to get a little greener, the DWHD650JPR proves to be a worthy choice. Its most commonly used cycles used very little water and power on default settings, leading to an estimated annual utility cost of just $23.91 a year. Most other dishwashers cost around $29-30 a year.
Some of the numbers were truly surprising. The Normal cycle used only 1.77 gallons of hot water, whereas most other machines need between 2 and 3 gallons. Pots & Pans used 4.46 gallons—Most other machines are lucky if they can keep it under 6 gallons.
Energy consumption was also exceedingly low. The Quick, Normal, and Pots & Pans cycles used 0.71 kWh, 0.64 kWh, and 1.01 kWh per run, respectively.
The DWHD650JPR had enough space to hold eleven of our standardized place settings and a serving setting. Every row of tines on the lower rack could be folded down, which is always a plus—After all, not every load is going to be as carefully curated as ours. Both the bottom and top racks each have fold-down shelves to provide more loading space, and the third rack combined with the cutlery basket makes plenty of room for silverware.
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