You asked and we listened. Today we will review the Fisher Paykel DD24SAX9 24" Drawers Full Console Dishwasher in Stainless Steel.
In this review, we made things as simple as possible for you to form your opinion.
- * Provides three wash cycles * Energy star certified * Can fit large platters and long pots * Easy to use
The Fisher Paykel DD24SAX9 Dishwasher's big selling point is its DishDrawer.
The first time I saw a DishDrawer over ten years ago was at Fagor two years after it was invented. The operation is extraordinarily simple: All you do is lay the dishes in a channel and let gravity drain the water. As long as the right plastic tabs are in place, there is no need for a drain plug.
If you set the right plastic tabs, the water drains all the way down the drain without any splashing whatsoever. You can't beat this set-up! No more fishing out the last strip of casserole dishes or crusty cookies.
In the Fisher Paykel, however, the DishDrawer wasn't always such a good thing. The rack's size is such that it doesn't allow a sufficient number of dishes to fit in. It requires a lot of maneuvering and re-racking.
However, the company recently upgraded the rack design, which has fixed this issue. There are now seven different racks for this machine built to fit up to 20 cups of dishes and utensils. Now you can fit several large servings and the rack will hold them all.
The interior has a silver finish to mirror the exterior and the outside has stainless steel that extends a quarter-inch over the sides to further enhance the aesthetic and protect the machine from dings and dents.
The biggest flaw for the DD24SAX9 is the amount of noise that it emits. The manufacturer says that it is less audible than previous models, but we've seen the company back-pedal several times and this appears to be a recurring pattern. You should run this unit after dinner to prevent noise.
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