Danby 6-Place Setting Countertop Dishwasher

US $219.00

Availability: In Stock

UPC: 067638903172

Brand Name: Danby

Product Model: DDW611WLED

Product Category: Dishwashers

  • Battery Type: Does Not Contain a Battery
  • Primary Color: White
  • Multi Pack Indicator: No
  • Model No.: DDW611WLED
  • Shipping Weight (in pounds): 65.0
  • Product in Inches (L x W x H): 19.69 x 21.63 x 17.25
  • Assembled in Country of Origin: Imported
  • Origin of Components: Imported
  • Walmart No.: 7435245

Does this come with connections needed to hook up to sink?


Answer : This unit ships with a quick connect hose & adapter to hook the dishwasher up to your faucet.


Answer : Yes. All you need to add is water, detergent & dishes. :)


Answer : yes, quick connect


Answer : Yes, and it is easy as pie to install. The hose is about 3 1/2' longs and tucks away nicely after use.


Answer : yes it dose was real easy but still made hubby do it :p lol i was worried about that too it is a really nice machine i love it and another thing i would like to add is i live in a very old house that throws breakers and this machine dose no throw breakers which means it takes less power then a floor heater


Answer : yes! everything except the cascade & jet dry!


Answer : Yes. A slight mod is needed and included. That is replacing the aeration screen with the quick connect adapter. I made the mod and hooked it up with no tools. NOTE! My last apartment had a fancy spray head on the kitchen faucet and I had to roll the machine (that was the floor 8 Place Model) within reach of the bathroom sink to hook it up.


Answer : yes, it is very easy t hook up to any faucet.



Does it plug into the wall or is it like a normal washer?


Answer : This unit has a standard 15 amp 120 volt male plug end. The cord is of adequate lenght for most applications.


Answer : It is a regular 3 prong electrical connection.


Answer : This unit has a standard plug that plugs into the wall.


Answer : It plugs into the wall.


Answer : It's a countertop model, so it has a cord that plugs into a regular grounded outlet.


Answer : It sits right on the counter top and does plug into a 3 prong wall outlet. If no 3 prong outlet available you can always purchase a 2 prong to 3 prong adapter piece (maybe $2-$3 for a single, more expensive around $7-$8 if you go with something like a power strip). Then just attach the hose attachment to your kitchen sink faucet and you're ready to go! (Hope this helps. :)



what size is the tallest plate this dishwasher will accept


Answer : The manufacturer specifies that the maximum diameter of the dinner plates it will accommodate is ten and one half inches. As it happens, that is the diameter of a standard Corning Corelle round dinner plate. However, you can use the machine to wash larger plates, if you load them in "non-traditional" ways. If you do so, however, you will not be able to wash as many at a time. Alas, our dinner plates have gotten larger. Corning Corelle was once the standard. Their round plates have not changed in size in decades, and they were once considered to be quite large. Today, however, they seem rather smaller than do a lot of other more fashionable plates. But there are limits to what a machine which is designed to fit on a counter top, and beneath standard mounted upper cabinets, can do! If you really want to wash a lot of really large plates, perhaps one of the roll away models is for you.


Answer : 10-11 inches


Answer : My plates are almost 11" and they fit fine standing up. I can fit 6 plates easily, with room left for glasses, bowls, and coffee cups. The silverware basket accomodates more than 6 place settings.


Answer : 10.5" plates max. I originally purchased not knowing but my 11" plates would fit at all.


Answer : I have corelle square plates and it only fits my sandwich plates, my dinner plates I have to practically lay down, but if im not washing them I dont care!


Answer : My experience is 10 inch diameter or narrowest width unless you can lay it over some way depending on your load.



Danby's Little Boy Done Got All Grown Up!

I purchased one of these Danby six place setting countertop dishwashers from Walmart about two years ago, to replace a Danby four place setting model, which I also purchased from Walmart, back in 2009. The older model was the very first dishwasher that I had ever owned and, compared to washing dishes by hand, which is just about my least favorite activity around the house, it was pretty nice. Unfortunately, the older machine was "not ready for prime time." It seemed to me that all of its shortcomings came down to a simple problem, despite the obvious effort that had gone into designing the unit, it was assembled with a number of components which were substandard either in their design, or more commonly, in their materials. In short order, the door broke, the water softener (rinse aid) dispenser failed, and then, the thermostat failed, which rendered the machine nearly useless.\n\nReluctantly, and after some fairly serious research, in which I discovered that all or almost all of the countertop units which are presently on the market are manufactured under contract by two appliance manufacturers in China, both of which use many of the same or very similar components regardless of the brand or model that is being made, I decided to give Danby another chance.\n\nThe new six place setting models were getting better reviews than their four place setting forerunners, and Danby had already impressed me, if not with the quality of the older four place setting model of theirs which I had owned, then more certainly with their customer service. Danby is an American company, based in Danby Connecticut, and they pride themselves in their excellent parts and service programme. As I attempted to keep my old machine running, I was impressed at least by how readily I was able to reach people from Danby, and by their expertise in assisting me either with purchasing any part that I might need, and at a reasonable price, or with finding a local service center. That was one advantage, I reasoned, which I was not likely to get from a Chinese brand provider, such as Sunpantown, though I cannot say so for sure.\n\nWell, on to the new model: I am enormously pleased. I can say without hesitation or reservation that this machine is every bit as much the dishwasher as one might and should expect in a standard model, save only for its capacity. It has functioned in perfect working order since I have owned it. It is quiet. It is, in my experience, perfectly effective. It has never disappointed me. Despite our notoriously hard water, with a quality dishwasher liquid, like Cascade Complete, and a good rinse aid, my dishes and silverware come out crystal clear and truly spot free very time. It heats the water, and it actively dries the dishes with heat, sanitizing them. It is not lightening fast. But, it is remarkably quiet. It is is also remarkably copious. It has modern luxury features, including a stainless steel interior, special fittings to secure stemware, and all sorts of implements such as large spoons and spatulas. It's basket can be reconfigured or adjusted, to accommodate different needs. It has a full sized silverware basket. I can say certainly that this machine should be at least adequate to more than adequate for a single person, a couple, or even a couple with a child, and in a pinch, it could manage the needs even of a larger family. It handles pots and pans with ease. It fits on most countertops, and under most upper cabinets, though you should measure yours just to be sure. Snapping on the faucet adapter is so easy, that it only takes about two seconds. And, the adapter fitting, which replaces your aerator in your kitchen faucet, is also very easy to install, and will fit on ANY modern standard kitchen faucet. It can be paused mid cycle, should one want to use the faucet in the meantime. It's great for people with bad backs, like me, who suffer pain from bending over a sink, or down to get into a standard model. For me, with the sink next to the machine, and my dish cupboards directly above it, loading and unloading the thing just could not be easier.\n\nI can say with all honestly that for me, a single person, who does use his kitchen, I would not trade my six place setting Danby machine for a built in standard model made by any manufacturer, as much as I do wish that it were American Made. I prefer this model, since it is at counter hight. And yes, it takes up counter space, but it's space that I would otherwise have to use for a dish rack!\n\nI would strongly encourage Walmart to display more of these models in their stores. I think that they have underestimated the market for these things. Really, no apartment dweller, or anybody else, needs to go without a dishwasher anymore.\n\nWhy now? Why have countertop dishwashers suddenly gotten so good, and so inexpensive? I believe that we are benefitting in this from the burgeoning Asian market especially. A bigger market, means bigger sales, which means tremendous incentives and economies of scale, all of which translate into better quality, and more features and selection, for lower prices. That's simply how the economics of consumer production markets work.\n\nI initially discovered, researched, and purchased these machines online, because I hate washing dishes so much, and yet I enjoy living in older apartments and houses, which tend not to come with dishwashers. But I have shown this machine off to my neighbors and my friends, and they have all been impressed, as they had not even known that such appliances were even available, let alone at such quality and cost. As well they should be, and as well you will be.\n\nA few notes of caution: It does not include a "granulator" or garbage disposer, as some of the better large models do, which grinds up bits of food waste. Although the machine is certainly powerful enough such that one does not need to rinse all of his dishes before loading them, they do at least need to be scraped, such as to remove the larger bits of food waste. And, there is a mesh filter that protects the sump, intake, and pump, from getting clogged up with solid matter. That filter needs to be removed from time to time and cleaned, and the sump needs then to be given a quick look over for cleanliness.\n\nAs with any dishwasher, the machine needs to be cleaned from time to time, by using any of a number of products, all containing citric acid or some other ingredient which will dissolve detergent and mineral buildup, and otherwise sanitize the machine and its internal pump, its intake and outflow channels, and the spray arm and drainage hose.\n\nThe portability kit is standard to any portable dishwasher and, I think, some portable washers and some all in one portable vent free washer/dryers. And so, the hoses, faucet adapter, and snap on fill and drain fitting can all be replaced easily and should be available for many years to come from a variety of suppliers.\n\nThe dishwasher can be installed as a built in model, by a qualified plumber, and with the right electrical power supply, it could be used and even installed in a motorhome or vacation trailer. As such, it is also a perfect accompaniment to the "Tiny House Movement." It is difficult for me to see how anybody could purchase one of these units and regret it. At any rate, I am confident that should one have a problem, Danby would do what's right to make it right. At, that's been my experience. And, I am not a representative of the supplier or the retailer, but for what it's worth, I am a priest! I am a priest who hates to wash dishes, and who appreciates the simple virtues of good and simple design, and good and simple quality. Richard S.


Great dishwasher

I ended up with 2 of them for Mothers day. Same item, different stores. Walmart had best price. I kept one. It is fantastic! Have used it twice a day and pleased every time. Easy to load/un-load. Sits on counter next to sink, very quiet, easy sink hook up and can use water while it is running. Received a $55 credit from electric company. It is very much a ENERGY STAR appliance. Use less water than doing by hand, have more time for second cup of coffee after meal and dishes are clean/dry and ready to be put away. I have used every setting. This thing does what it says it will do and more. I also run a rinse only at night just to keep inside fresh/clean. I put a mesh bag of cat balls in a short cycle and took out before dry cycle. Keeps them clean for kitty cat play. Like that I can pause cycle, open door then re-start same cycle. Yes! you can do flip-flops same way. Much better than washing machine/less energy used. Also had no problem with fitting dishes/pot/pans. DON'T OVER LOAD! Not any different than a washing machine. Too many of anything and nothing gets clean. Give items room so water can do its job. Even silverware needs room to get clean. If I find my self looking for space to add something I just save it for next cycle. Sometimes when we Bar-B-Q I run it twice because I may run out of room. It doesn't matter because it is quick/quiet. I leave large pans in sink waiting their turn and as it empty's in sink they get extra rinse advantage from cycle that is running. Just make sure drain is not covered. I use a few pieces of cook ware to hold pan off drain. We do take it in the RV and are going to remove the big one in the RV for a drawer base.


Changed my life!

Literally. My husband and I run our business from home and we have a 2 year old so the dishes pile up fast every day. We'd take turns but you get sick of spending an hour every day at the sink! We are renters and always had dishwashers in the states but it is not a popular appliance in PR. First of all, my machine arrived in 2 days, which is a miracle considering we're on an island. And for only $19! Walmart doesn't have the site to store service here :-( No matter, we hooked up the Danby in 3 minutes and I tested it to the max by adding in pots that had burned food stuck to the bottom. I ran it on the normal setting and 125 minutes later, my dishes were completely dry and perfectly clean! This not so little guy is a beast! No more boycotting and arguing over dishes! Best value ever.


Item was damaged and defective. Disappointing.

Dishwasher looked great, hooked up with hoses easily and did not leak from hoses. Leaked from two small holes in the bottom that seemed to have not been plugged during manufacture. Wash cycle ran for one minute quietly and then E4 code appeared on the screen and unit stopped working. Side of dishwasher had dent.


CLEAN Dishes and MORE!

I first off want to say how happy I am with this purchase. For the money I couldn't of asked for more. I ordered the product on a Friday online using standard shipping. The item arrived on Saturday by Fed Ex. WOW! Removing from the box was pain free and easy to do if you follow the instructions. The size is not bad for a countertop unit. Next the assembly was easy as pie! Connect a couple hoses and put on the new airator to the sink. Now i did have problems getting MY airator off the sink to put the new one on, but that was MY sinks problem. I started it up for the first time after loading according to the directions (notice a theme here, the directions?) with no detergent as a test to it's cleaning abilities. I will say EVERY DISH including one crockpot came CLEAN as a whistle! I was shocked and impressed at how well it cleans. NO problems, ease of use, and most of all clean dishes! This FAR out did my expectations. Recommend it to everyone for a small compact countertop.


It doesn't fit

I received this item yesterday, and it is very badly damaged. I was still going to keep it because I really needed it. I took it out of the box and discovered even more damage than I first thought. It also had water already inside of it. I thought I might have gotten a used product. I brought it into my kitchen. It did not fit under my cabinets. Needless to say I am returning it. Very disappointed. See my pics.


good, but not great

let me start by - I HATE WASHING DISHES! Now, thats off my chest, I do like my dishwasher, but not love. Mostly everything does come clean like 98%, but its not that big so things like pots and pans still need to be wahed by hand - eww! My husband and I live in an apartment & it suits us just fine to run it once a day, but if we were a family I'd be doing 2 or 3 cycles & it takes a long time to run a "normal" wash 1:25! Its like an extra large microwave on my counter, but for me if i dont have to wash a dish I'm fine with that and fine with the $250 price i had to pay to make my life easier, however I think it is pricey for what little dishes it holds. And unless you have a "rinse aid" (jet dry) it dosent dry a drop of water on its own. I should have gotten the one that rolls on the floor instead to hold Everything, so dont expect too much, but if you hate dished like me its worth it.


It came with a broken spray arm :(

This unit came with a broken spray arm. After it didn't work the first few times we tried it, I checked it over and found a broken part. It is on order as a warranty repair but we are disappointed because we can't use it yet!


Good for Small Vacation Cabin

Bought this to replace a 5 year old Danby that developed an internal leak. It was cheaper to replace then repair the old unit plus the new unit has more space and digital controls. However, it still will not accept large dinner plates, etc. Too early to tell about durability but so far it seems to be pretty well made. It has cleaned well the few uses so far.


A great portable dishwasher

This dishwasher is perfect for my family of four. Prior to receiving the item, I thought the rack was a stainless steel metal without any coating. The metal is coated so it won't scratch the dishes. I initially worried that my dishes would not fit in the machine (many people complained about this problem). My 10.75" dishes fit in the machine with more than an inch clearance from the top. Maybe other consumers tried to put the dinner dishes in the back areas of the rack and thus had difficulties. Danby instruction states one should put the dinner dishes in the front area. There are six slots for the dinner plates (6-place setting). I experimented with this machine under the following conditions: cheapest detergent (Walmart brand gel), quick rinse before loading into machine, full load, quick wash cycle (45 minutes). Under my test condition, the machine performed with barely any noise and all my dishes came out clean. The dishes were in near dry conditions within 5-10 minutes (post wash cycle). There were no leaks in the hose connection area, but I did put Teflon tape around the threads before screwing the hoses on. I hope this review was informative for you!


Complete garbage

I had non stop issues with this device. I am decently handy and do a lot of the work around the house myself, so I am not unfamiliar with tools or appliances but this thing was pure garbage.\n\nFrom the get go, I had constant issues with the sensitivity the device has with water pressure errors (the flow is not strong enough, or too strong). When I finally got the water flowing at a rate that it likes, and after a few washes - I would get a water overflow error and find that the device was leaking water all over the counter top and I'd have to spend hours wiping it up and mopping it off the floor. Its not leaking from any of the attachments in the back, but rather from random holes and corners below the device? Why do you put random holes and crevices below the device like that so water could just spout all over the place? Why didn't Danby just put the plastic pan, at the bottom, at a slight angle and let it drip out in a controlled manner like a funnel. Chances are your dishwasher is next to the sink so any water that overflows could get funneled through the side of the bottom pan and out directly into the sink. Instead you have gaps and holes throughout the bottom plastic cover??? So when it overflows, it starts in the middle of the countertop that its sitting on - unreachable, until the water drips outward...\n\nIn terms of hooking it up to the faucet, that's not all that realistic given that the "quick attach" piece that attaches to the faucet head locks in through movable ball bearings. Gallons of water overflows out of this attachment during the wash. I'm not some big conservationist, but I do have to pay for my own water bill and watching that much water spew out of the attachment during a 2 hour run hurts. Instead, I attached the dishwasher directly into the hot water feed below the sink. You just need to buy a water cable that has the correct fit on both ends. You can find this at plumbing stores (home depot and lowe's only has limited selections).\n\nIn any case, this model is actually mass manufactured by another vendor and its re-badged as a Danby. The other brand it''s sold under is SPT. After returning this junk, I went and bought the older model Danby 4-place setting dishwasher. That has been working well for me so far, although it fits less items.


Perfect

The Danby dishwasher has helped my back stop hurting. I have had too much extra strain on my back lately, and was working to hard to try to get and keep my dishes clean. I wasn't achieving that task. I got the Danby dish washer instead of a back brace! After about a week of putting the dishes in the dish washer when cooking, on the quick cycle that runs for 10 minutes, my back was feeling better. It was like I had taken a whole load off of it. Using the Danby Dishwasher has given my back time to heal from the strain, and my back has gotten back strong again. So it was a good and worthwhile purchase for me. Also it's a countertop dishwasher but I have used it for a tabletop dishwasher because my kitchen counter is very small. The table sits right next to the sink, the hoses are long enough to reach and it works out perfectly space wise! If you have trouble getting the aerator off of your sink to replace it with the adapter, get the very large pair of pliers that fits all of the way around the cap to twist it off. They're about $20 at the hardware store. Remember to turn the water off and push the red button on the side of the attachment before you detach the hose from the adapter or else water will squirt in your face!


Gets the job done

This countertop dishwasher works great, every dish comes out completely clean, even if it had food burnt on. It also washes pots and pans well. Another plus is that it's really quiet and it dries almost everything completely. My only complaint is that it leaks a bit where the hoses hook up. The hose hooking up to the faucet has a constant small stream, and where the hose hooks up to the back of the machine there's a slow drip. We haven't tried anything to correct this situation yet but hopefully will find a way to at least reduce the leaking. Also the interior dents fairly easily so be careful when loading dishes that nothing will push on the sides. Overall I love this dishwasher as it really does get the job done! One other thing, I got this through the Site to Store feature and it was really fast! It came in 2 days after ordering. Be prepared: it's heavily packaged so you'll need to have a vehicle large enough to hold it. It comes in a box about the size of a regular dishwasher.


I got it today and its already at work

I mostly purchased this to ensure that my dishes are sanitary, not just washed. This is my third Danby Dishwasher. The first was an older model 4 place was replaced by a floor standing 8 place which was left behind in a move. I recommend all of them. Durability is great. This new countertop 6 place is really quiet for the type.\nIf I had to find a flaw it would be the instruction book does not indicate the location of the Jetdry adjustment control (it does show the fill cap). I haven't found it yet but they're are no 6 year olds living in the building so I'll hire one. If you go that route they'll have it hooked up before you find the English half of the instructions. Its that easy. Maybe just a bit of muscle to unscrew the screen off the kitchen faucet but that's all.


Fantastic Product

Fantastic Product for a small apartment or house. I am very pleased with my purchase. The only problem I encountered is that some of my plates are too tall to fit in standing up straight.


Complete garbage

I had non stop issues with this device. I am decently handy and do a lot of the work around the house myself, so I am not unfamiliar with tools or appliances but this thing was pure garbage.\n\nFrom the get go, I had constant issues with the sensitivity the device has with water pressure errors (the flow is not strong enough, or too strong). When I finally got the water flowing at a rate that it likes, and after a few washes - I would get a water overflow error and find that the device was leaking water all over the counter top and I'd have to spend hours wiping it up and mopping it off the floor. Its not leaking from any of the attachments in the back, but rather from random holes and corners below the device? Why do you put random holes and crevices below the device like that so water could just spout all over the place? Why didn't Danby just put the plastic pan, at the bottom, at a slight angle and let it drip out in a controlled manner like a funnel. Chances are your dishwasher is next to the sink so any water that overflows could get funneled through the side of the bottom pan and out directly into the sink. Instead you have gaps and holes throughout the bottom plastic cover??? So when it overflows, it starts in the middle of the countertop that its sitting on - unreachable, until the water drips outward...\n\nIn terms of hooking it up to the faucet, that's not all that realistic given that the "quick attach" piece that attaches to the faucet head locks in through movable ball bearings. Gallons of water overflows out of this attachment during the wash. I'm not some big conservationist, but I do have to pay for my own water bill and watching that much water spew out of the attachment during a 2 hour run hurts. Instead, I attached the dishwasher directly into the hot water feed below the sink. You just need to buy a water cable that has the correct fit on both ends. You can find this at plumbing stores (home depot and lowe's only has limited selections).\n\nIn any case, this model is actually mass manufactured by another vendor and its re-badged as a Danby. The other brand it''s sold under is SPT. After returning this junk, I went and bought the older model Danby 4-place setting dishwasher. That has been working well for me so far, although it fits less items.


Perfect

The Danby dishwasher has helped my back stop hurting. I have had too much extra strain on my back lately, and was working to hard to try to get and keep my dishes clean. I wasn't achieving that task. I got the Danby dish washer instead of a back brace! After about a week of putting the dishes in the dish washer when cooking, on the quick cycle that runs for 10 minutes, my back was feeling better. It was like I had taken a whole load off of it. Using the Danby Dishwasher has given my back time to heal from the strain, and my back has gotten back strong again. So it was a good and worthwhile purchase for me. Also it's a countertop dishwasher but I have used it for a tabletop dishwasher because my kitchen counter is very small. The table sits right next to the sink, the hoses are long enough to reach and it works out perfectly space wise! If you have trouble getting the aerator off of your sink to replace it with the adapter, get the very large pair of pliers that fits all of the way around the cap to twist it off. They're about $20 at the hardware store. Remember to turn the water off and push the red button on the side of the attachment before you detach the hose from the adapter or else water will squirt in your face!


Gets the job done

This countertop dishwasher works great, every dish comes out completely clean, even if it had food burnt on. It also washes pots and pans well. Another plus is that it's really quiet and it dries almost everything completely. My only complaint is that it leaks a bit where the hoses hook up. The hose hooking up to the faucet has a constant small stream, and where the hose hooks up to the back of the machine there's a slow drip. We haven't tried anything to correct this situation yet but hopefully will find a way to at least reduce the leaking. Also the interior dents fairly easily so be careful when loading dishes that nothing will push on the sides. Overall I love this dishwasher as it really does get the job done! One other thing, I got this through the Site to Store feature and it was really fast! It came in 2 days after ordering. Be prepared: it's heavily packaged so you'll need to have a vehicle large enough to hold it. It comes in a box about the size of a regular dishwasher.


I got it today and its already at work

I mostly purchased this to ensure that my dishes are sanitary, not just washed. This is my third Danby Dishwasher. The first was an older model 4 place was replaced by a floor standing 8 place which was left behind in a move. I recommend all of them. Durability is great. This new countertop 6 place is really quiet for the type.\nIf I had to find a flaw it would be the instruction book does not indicate the location of the Jetdry adjustment control (it does show the fill cap). I haven't found it yet but they're are no 6 year olds living in the building so I'll hire one. If you go that route they'll have it hooked up before you find the English half of the instructions. Its that easy. Maybe just a bit of muscle to unscrew the screen off the kitchen faucet but that's all.


Fantastic Product

Fantastic Product for a small apartment or house. I am very pleased with my purchase. The only problem I encountered is that some of my plates are too tall to fit in standing up straight.


I was initially unsure of it...but I Love it now!

Upon opening the box it was obviously used and returned because there were tiny amounts of spilled water inside and outside of the unit. I paid for and wanted a new one. But after easily connecting it (using teflon tape), I ran the 45 minute cycle...no leaks occurred. But, the cycle took much longer. It was about 1 hour 20 minutes to complete. I was happy with the results. The second day after making lunch I decided to try a longer cycle using cold tap water (instead of hot like the day before) because it wasn't ever made clear to me (thoroughly reading the description of the item and reading others' reviews), that this unit HEATS THE COLD TAP WATER up to 140 degrees fahrenheit. So to my huge surprise, after the prewash segment of this cycle (using cold tap water), the draining water came out piping hot. This is the point I knew I loved this product! But there's one more negative thing I'll mention. This second time I washed dishes, I set the unit for the 75 minute (1 hr. 15 min.) cycle. Unfortunately, that cycle actually took just over 2 hours to complete. But the dishes came out great!! I think it's completely worth the extra time the cycles actually take.


Love it. Easy to use and does a wonderful job

This dishwasher is easy to use and does a wonderful job washing the dishes.\nI have used this desktop dishwasher everyday with no troubles what so ever.\nThe dishwasher is 2 months old and working great.


great for two pepole

the item came with in the time frame the associate loaded it in my truck when i got it home it was doubled box and there was a gouage in the box so i open it and ther was a dent in the lower corner plastic but other then that i was happy next time ill open it in the store


read reviews from walmart.com and amazon.com, people report this dishwasher has a leaking problem, yet other people recommend it in some forum. Ordered one and it's indeed leaking somewhere in the back. It turns out water leaks from the hose connector in the back, try to tighten it, don't work, not water is everywhere on the counter. Gonna return it someday.


Basically useless.

My normal-sized Corelle dinner plates do not fit. The detergent dispenser does not release more than a 1/3 of the detergent. I'll try switching from powder to liquid. The manual, which I read completely before using this machine, says it's just fine to use either. There are only 2 of us and we have very few dishes when it comes to breakfast and lunch but that''s even a problem for this machine. For the amount of counter space it takes up, you might as well, hand wash as oppossed to the amount of electricity you will use. The complete wash cycles, even the lightest setting, takes forever. I might try setting my hot water temp higher, (which will increase my energy bill), to see if it gets the dishes cleaner. I do rinse my dishes completely before placing in the machine but that doesn't seem to help. It's also extremely loud.


A great portable dishwasher

This dishwasher is perfect for my family of four. Prior to receiving the item, I thought the rack was a stainless steel metal without any coating. The metal is coated so it won't scratch the dishes. I initially worried that my dishes would not fit in the machine (many people complained about this problem). My 10.75" dishes fit in the machine with more than an inch clearance from the top. Maybe other consumers tried to put the dinner dishes in the back areas of the rack and thus had difficulties. Danby instruction states one should put the dinner dishes in the front area. There are six slots for the dinner plates (6-place setting). I experimented with this machine under the following conditions: cheapest detergent (Walmart brand gel), quick rinse before loading into machine, full load, quick wash cycle (45 minutes). Under my test condition, the machine performed with barely any noise and all my dishes came out clean. The dishes were in near dry conditions within 5-10 minutes (post wash cycle). There were no leaks in the hose connection area, but I did put Teflon tape around the threads before screwing the hoses on. I hope this review was informative for you!


Good for Small Vacation Cabin

Bought this to replace a 5 year old Danby that developed an internal leak. It was cheaper to replace then repair the old unit plus the new unit has more space and digital controls. However, it still will not accept large dinner plates, etc. Too early to tell about durability but so far it seems to be pretty well made. It has cleaned well the few uses so far.


It came with a broken spray arm :(

This unit came with a broken spray arm. After it didn't work the first few times we tried it, I checked it over and found a broken part. It is on order as a warranty repair but we are disappointed because we can't use it yet!


good, but not great

let me start by - I HATE WASHING DISHES! Now, thats off my chest, I do like my dishwasher, but not love. Mostly everything does come clean like 98%, but its not that big so things like pots and pans still need to be wahed by hand - eww! My husband and I live in an apartment & it suits us just fine to run it once a day, but if we were a family I'd be doing 2 or 3 cycles & it takes a long time to run a "normal" wash 1:25! Its like an extra large microwave on my counter, but for me if i dont have to wash a dish I'm fine with that and fine with the $250 price i had to pay to make my life easier, however I think it is pricey for what little dishes it holds. And unless you have a "rinse aid" (jet dry) it dosent dry a drop of water on its own. I should have gotten the one that rolls on the floor instead to hold Everything, so dont expect too much, but if you hate dished like me its worth it.


It doesn't fit

I received this item yesterday, and it is very badly damaged. I was still going to keep it because I really needed it. I took it out of the box and discovered even more damage than I first thought. It also had water already inside of it. I thought I might have gotten a used product. I brought it into my kitchen. It did not fit under my cabinets. Needless to say I am returning it. Very disappointed. See my pics.


CLEAN Dishes and MORE!

I first off want to say how happy I am with this purchase. For the money I couldn't of asked for more. I ordered the product on a Friday online using standard shipping. The item arrived on Saturday by Fed Ex. WOW! Removing from the box was pain free and easy to do if you follow the instructions. The size is not bad for a countertop unit. Next the assembly was easy as pie! Connect a couple hoses and put on the new airator to the sink. Now i did have problems getting MY airator off the sink to put the new one on, but that was MY sinks problem. I started it up for the first time after loading according to the directions (notice a theme here, the directions?) with no detergent as a test to it's cleaning abilities. I will say EVERY DISH including one crockpot came CLEAN as a whistle! I was shocked and impressed at how well it cleans. NO problems, ease of use, and most of all clean dishes! This FAR out did my expectations. Recommend it to everyone for a small compact countertop.


Item was damaged and defective. Disappointing.

Dishwasher looked great, hooked up with hoses easily and did not leak from hoses. Leaked from two small holes in the bottom that seemed to have not been plugged during manufacture. Wash cycle ran for one minute quietly and then E4 code appeared on the screen and unit stopped working. Side of dishwasher had dent.


Changed my life!

Literally. My husband and I run our business from home and we have a 2 year old so the dishes pile up fast every day. We'd take turns but you get sick of spending an hour every day at the sink! We are renters and always had dishwashers in the states but it is not a popular appliance in PR. First of all, my machine arrived in 2 days, which is a miracle considering we're on an island. And for only $19! Walmart doesn't have the site to store service here :-( No matter, we hooked up the Danby in 3 minutes and I tested it to the max by adding in pots that had burned food stuck to the bottom. I ran it on the normal setting and 125 minutes later, my dishes were completely dry and perfectly clean! This not so little guy is a beast! No more boycotting and arguing over dishes! Best value ever.


Great dishwasher

I ended up with 2 of them for Mothers day. Same item, different stores. Walmart had best price. I kept one. It is fantastic! Have used it twice a day and pleased every time. Easy to load/un-load. Sits on counter next to sink, very quiet, easy sink hook up and can use water while it is running. Received a $55 credit from electric company. It is very much a ENERGY STAR appliance. Use less water than doing by hand, have more time for second cup of coffee after meal and dishes are clean/dry and ready to be put away. I have used every setting. This thing does what it says it will do and more. I also run a rinse only at night just to keep inside fresh/clean. I put a mesh bag of cat balls in a short cycle and took out before dry cycle. Keeps them clean for kitty cat play. Like that I can pause cycle, open door then re-start same cycle. Yes! you can do flip-flops same way. Much better than washing machine/less energy used. Also had no problem with fitting dishes/pot/pans. DON'T OVER LOAD! Not any different than a washing machine. Too many of anything and nothing gets clean. Give items room so water can do its job. Even silverware needs room to get clean. If I find my self looking for space to add something I just save it for next cycle. Sometimes when we Bar-B-Q I run it twice because I may run out of room. It doesn't matter because it is quick/quiet. I leave large pans in sink waiting their turn and as it empty's in sink they get extra rinse advantage from cycle that is running. Just make sure drain is not covered. I use a few pieces of cook ware to hold pan off drain. We do take it in the RV and are going to remove the big one in the RV for a drawer base.


Danby's Little Boy Done Got All Grown Up!

I purchased one of these Danby six place setting countertop dishwashers from Walmart about two years ago, to replace a Danby four place setting model, which I also purchased from Walmart, back in 2009. The older model was the very first dishwasher that I had ever owned and, compared to washing dishes by hand, which is just about my least favorite activity around the house, it was pretty nice. Unfortunately, the older machine was "not ready for prime time." It seemed to me that all of its shortcomings came down to a simple problem, despite the obvious effort that had gone into designing the unit, it was assembled with a number of components which were substandard either in their design, or more commonly, in their materials. In short order, the door broke, the water softener (rinse aid) dispenser failed, and then, the thermostat failed, which rendered the machine nearly useless.\n\nReluctantly, and after some fairly serious research, in which I discovered that all or almost all of the countertop units which are presently on the market are manufactured under contract by two appliance manufacturers in China, both of which use many of the same or very similar components regardless of the brand or model that is being made, I decided to give Danby another chance.\n\nThe new six place setting models were getting better reviews than their four place setting forerunners, and Danby had already impressed me, if not with the quality of the older four place setting model of theirs which I had owned, then more certainly with their customer service. Danby is an American company, based in Danby Connecticut, and they pride themselves in their excellent parts and service programme. As I attempted to keep my old machine running, I was impressed at least by how readily I was able to reach people from Danby, and by their expertise in assisting me either with purchasing any part that I might need, and at a reasonable price, or with finding a local service center. That was one advantage, I reasoned, which I was not likely to get from a Chinese brand provider, such as Sunpantown, though I cannot say so for sure.\n\nWell, on to the new model: I am enormously pleased. I can say without hesitation or reservation that this machine is every bit as much the dishwasher as one might and should expect in a standard model, save only for its capacity. It has functioned in perfect working order since I have owned it. It is quiet. It is, in my experience, perfectly effective. It has never disappointed me. Despite our notoriously hard water, with a quality dishwasher liquid, like Cascade Complete, and a good rinse aid, my dishes and silverware come out crystal clear and truly spot free very time. It heats the water, and it actively dries the dishes with heat, sanitizing them. It is not lightening fast. But, it is remarkably quiet. It is is also remarkably copious. It has modern luxury features, including a stainless steel interior, special fittings to secure stemware, and all sorts of implements such as large spoons and spatulas. It's basket can be reconfigured or adjusted, to accommodate different needs. It has a full sized silverware basket. I can say certainly that this machine should be at least adequate to more than adequate for a single person, a couple, or even a couple with a child, and in a pinch, it could manage the needs even of a larger family. It handles pots and pans with ease. It fits on most countertops, and under most upper cabinets, though you should measure yours just to be sure. Snapping on the faucet adapter is so easy, that it only takes about two seconds. And, the adapter fitting, which replaces your aerator in your kitchen faucet, is also very easy to install, and will fit on ANY modern standard kitchen faucet. It can be paused mid cycle, should one want to use the faucet in the meantime. It's great for people with bad backs, like me, who suffer pain from bending over a sink, or down to get into a standard model. For me, with the sink next to the machine, and my dish cupboards directly above it, loading and unloading the thing just could not be easier.\n\nI can say with all honestly that for me, a single person, who does use his kitchen, I would not trade my six place setting Danby machine for a built in standard model made by any manufacturer, as much as I do wish that it were American Made. I prefer this model, since it is at counter hight. And yes, it takes up counter space, but it's space that I would otherwise have to use for a dish rack!\n\nI would strongly encourage Walmart to display more of these models in their stores. I think that they have underestimated the market for these things. Really, no apartment dweller, or anybody else, needs to go without a dishwasher anymore.\n\nWhy now? Why have countertop dishwashers suddenly gotten so good, and so inexpensive? I believe that we are benefitting in this from the burgeoning Asian market especially. A bigger market, means bigger sales, which means tremendous incentives and economies of scale, all of which translate into better quality, and more features and selection, for lower prices. That's simply how the economics of consumer production markets work.\n\nI initially discovered, researched, and purchased these machines online, because I hate washing dishes so much, and yet I enjoy living in older apartments and houses, which tend not to come with dishwashers. But I have shown this machine off to my neighbors and my friends, and they have all been impressed, as they had not even known that such appliances were even available, let alone at such quality and cost. As well they should be, and as well you will be.\n\nA few notes of caution: It does not include a "granulator" or garbage disposer, as some of the better large models do, which grinds up bits of food waste. Although the machine is certainly powerful enough such that one does not need to rinse all of his dishes before loading them, they do at least need to be scraped, such as to remove the larger bits of food waste. And, there is a mesh filter that protects the sump, intake, and pump, from getting clogged up with solid matter. That filter needs to be removed from time to time and cleaned, and the sump needs then to be given a quick look over for cleanliness.\n\nAs with any dishwasher, the machine needs to be cleaned from time to time, by using any of a number of products, all containing citric acid or some other ingredient which will dissolve detergent and mineral buildup, and otherwise sanitize the machine and its internal pump, its intake and outflow channels, and the spray arm and drainage hose.\n\nThe portability kit is standard to any portable dishwasher and, I think, some portable washers and some all in one portable vent free washer/dryers. And so, the hoses, faucet adapter, and snap on fill and drain fitting can all be replaced easily and should be available for many years to come from a variety of suppliers.\n\nThe dishwasher can be installed as a built in model, by a qualified plumber, and with the right electrical power supply, it could be used and even installed in a motorhome or vacation trailer. As such, it is also a perfect accompaniment to the "Tiny House Movement." It is difficult for me to see how anybody could purchase one of these units and regret it. At any rate, I am confident that should one have a problem, Danby would do what's right to make it right. At, that's been my experience. And, I am not a representative of the supplier or the retailer, but for what it's worth, I am a priest! I am a priest who hates to wash dishes, and who appreciates the simple virtues of good and simple design, and good and simple quality. Richard S.


Fantastic Product

Fantastic Product for a small apartment or house. I am very pleased with my purchase. The only problem I encountered is that some of my plates are too tall to fit in standing up straight.


I got it today and its already at work

I mostly purchased this to ensure that my dishes are sanitary, not just washed. This is my third Danby Dishwasher. The first was an older model 4 place was replaced by a floor standing 8 place which was left behind in a move. I recommend all of them. Durability is great. This new countertop 6 place is really quiet for the type.\nIf I had to find a flaw it would be the instruction book does not indicate the location of the Jetdry adjustment control (it does show the fill cap). I haven't found it yet but they're are no 6 year olds living in the building so I'll hire one. If you go that route they'll have it hooked up before you find the English half of the instructions. Its that easy. Maybe just a bit of muscle to unscrew the screen off the kitchen faucet but that's all.


Gets the job done

This countertop dishwasher works great, every dish comes out completely clean, even if it had food burnt on. It also washes pots and pans well. Another plus is that it's really quiet and it dries almost everything completely. My only complaint is that it leaks a bit where the hoses hook up. The hose hooking up to the faucet has a constant small stream, and where the hose hooks up to the back of the machine there's a slow drip. We haven't tried anything to correct this situation yet but hopefully will find a way to at least reduce the leaking. Also the interior dents fairly easily so be careful when loading dishes that nothing will push on the sides. Overall I love this dishwasher as it really does get the job done! One other thing, I got this through the Site to Store feature and it was really fast! It came in 2 days after ordering. Be prepared: it's heavily packaged so you'll need to have a vehicle large enough to hold it. It comes in a box about the size of a regular dishwasher.


Perfect

The Danby dishwasher has helped my back stop hurting. I have had too much extra strain on my back lately, and was working to hard to try to get and keep my dishes clean. I wasn't achieving that task. I got the Danby dish washer instead of a back brace! After about a week of putting the dishes in the dish washer when cooking, on the quick cycle that runs for 10 minutes, my back was feeling better. It was like I had taken a whole load off of it. Using the Danby Dishwasher has given my back time to heal from the strain, and my back has gotten back strong again. So it was a good and worthwhile purchase for me. Also it's a countertop dishwasher but I have used it for a tabletop dishwasher because my kitchen counter is very small. The table sits right next to the sink, the hoses are long enough to reach and it works out perfectly space wise! If you have trouble getting the aerator off of your sink to replace it with the adapter, get the very large pair of pliers that fits all of the way around the cap to twist it off. They're about $20 at the hardware store. Remember to turn the water off and push the red button on the side of the attachment before you detach the hose from the adapter or else water will squirt in your face!


Complete garbage

I had non stop issues with this device. I am decently handy and do a lot of the work around the house myself, so I am not unfamiliar with tools or appliances but this thing was pure garbage.\n\nFrom the get go, I had constant issues with the sensitivity the device has with water pressure errors (the flow is not strong enough, or too strong). When I finally got the water flowing at a rate that it likes, and after a few washes - I would get a water overflow error and find that the device was leaking water all over the counter top and I'd have to spend hours wiping it up and mopping it off the floor. Its not leaking from any of the attachments in the back, but rather from random holes and corners below the device? Why do you put random holes and crevices below the device like that so water could just spout all over the place? Why didn't Danby just put the plastic pan, at the bottom, at a slight angle and let it drip out in a controlled manner like a funnel. Chances are your dishwasher is next to the sink so any water that overflows could get funneled through the side of the bottom pan and out directly into the sink. Instead you have gaps and holes throughout the bottom plastic cover??? So when it overflows, it starts in the middle of the countertop that its sitting on - unreachable, until the water drips outward...\n\nIn terms of hooking it up to the faucet, that's not all that realistic given that the "quick attach" piece that attaches to the faucet head locks in through movable ball bearings. Gallons of water overflows out of this attachment during the wash. I'm not some big conservationist, but I do have to pay for my own water bill and watching that much water spew out of the attachment during a 2 hour run hurts. Instead, I attached the dishwasher directly into the hot water feed below the sink. You just need to buy a water cable that has the correct fit on both ends. You can find this at plumbing stores (home depot and lowe's only has limited selections).\n\nIn any case, this model is actually mass manufactured by another vendor and its re-badged as a Danby. The other brand it''s sold under is SPT. After returning this junk, I went and bought the older model Danby 4-place setting dishwasher. That has been working well for me so far, although it fits less items.


A great portable dishwasher

This dishwasher is perfect for my family of four. Prior to receiving the item, I thought the rack was a stainless steel metal without any coating. The metal is coated so it won't scratch the dishes. I initially worried that my dishes would not fit in the machine (many people complained about this problem). My 10.75" dishes fit in the machine with more than an inch clearance from the top. Maybe other consumers tried to put the dinner dishes in the back areas of the rack and thus had difficulties. Danby instruction states one should put the dinner dishes in the front area. There are six slots for the dinner plates (6-place setting). I experimented with this machine under the following conditions: cheapest detergent (Walmart brand gel), quick rinse before loading into machine, full load, quick wash cycle (45 minutes). Under my test condition, the machine performed with barely any noise and all my dishes came out clean. The dishes were in near dry conditions within 5-10 minutes (post wash cycle). There were no leaks in the hose connection area, but I did put Teflon tape around the threads before screwing the hoses on. I hope this review was informative for you!


Good for Small Vacation Cabin

Bought this to replace a 5 year old Danby that developed an internal leak. It was cheaper to replace then repair the old unit plus the new unit has more space and digital controls. However, it still will not accept large dinner plates, etc. Too early to tell about durability but so far it seems to be pretty well made. It has cleaned well the few uses so far.


It came with a broken spray arm :(

This unit came with a broken spray arm. After it didn't work the first few times we tried it, I checked it over and found a broken part. It is on order as a warranty repair but we are disappointed because we can't use it yet!


good, but not great

let me start by - I HATE WASHING DISHES! Now, thats off my chest, I do like my dishwasher, but not love. Mostly everything does come clean like 98%, but its not that big so things like pots and pans still need to be wahed by hand - eww! My husband and I live in an apartment & it suits us just fine to run it once a day, but if we were a family I'd be doing 2 or 3 cycles & it takes a long time to run a "normal" wash 1:25! Its like an extra large microwave on my counter, but for me if i dont have to wash a dish I'm fine with that and fine with the $250 price i had to pay to make my life easier, however I think it is pricey for what little dishes it holds. And unless you have a "rinse aid" (jet dry) it dosent dry a drop of water on its own. I should have gotten the one that rolls on the floor instead to hold Everything, so dont expect too much, but if you hate dished like me its worth it.


It doesn't fit

I received this item yesterday, and it is very badly damaged. I was still going to keep it because I really needed it. I took it out of the box and discovered even more damage than I first thought. It also had water already inside of it. I thought I might have gotten a used product. I brought it into my kitchen. It did not fit under my cabinets. Needless to say I am returning it. Very disappointed. See my pics.


CLEAN Dishes and MORE!

I first off want to say how happy I am with this purchase. For the money I couldn't of asked for more. I ordered the product on a Friday online using standard shipping. The item arrived on Saturday by Fed Ex. WOW! Removing from the box was pain free and easy to do if you follow the instructions. The size is not bad for a countertop unit. Next the assembly was easy as pie! Connect a couple hoses and put on the new airator to the sink. Now i did have problems getting MY airator off the sink to put the new one on, but that was MY sinks problem. I started it up for the first time after loading according to the directions (notice a theme here, the directions?) with no detergent as a test to it's cleaning abilities. I will say EVERY DISH including one crockpot came CLEAN as a whistle! I was shocked and impressed at how well it cleans. NO problems, ease of use, and most of all clean dishes! This FAR out did my expectations. Recommend it to everyone for a small compact countertop.


Item was damaged and defective. Disappointing.

Dishwasher looked great, hooked up with hoses easily and did not leak from hoses. Leaked from two small holes in the bottom that seemed to have not been plugged during manufacture. Wash cycle ran for one minute quietly and then E4 code appeared on the screen and unit stopped working. Side of dishwasher had dent.


Changed my life!

Literally. My husband and I run our business from home and we have a 2 year old so the dishes pile up fast every day. We'd take turns but you get sick of spending an hour every day at the sink! We are renters and always had dishwashers in the states but it is not a popular appliance in PR. First of all, my machine arrived in 2 days, which is a miracle considering we're on an island. And for only $19! Walmart doesn't have the site to store service here :-( No matter, we hooked up the Danby in 3 minutes and I tested it to the max by adding in pots that had burned food stuck to the bottom. I ran it on the normal setting and 125 minutes later, my dishes were completely dry and perfectly clean! This not so little guy is a beast! No more boycotting and arguing over dishes! Best value ever.


Great dishwasher

I ended up with 2 of them for Mothers day. Same item, different stores. Walmart had best price. I kept one. It is fantastic! Have used it twice a day and pleased every time. Easy to load/un-load. Sits on counter next to sink, very quiet, easy sink hook up and can use water while it is running. Received a $55 credit from electric company. It is very much a ENERGY STAR appliance. Use less water than doing by hand, have more time for second cup of coffee after meal and dishes are clean/dry and ready to be put away. I have used every setting. This thing does what it says it will do and more. I also run a rinse only at night just to keep inside fresh/clean. I put a mesh bag of cat balls in a short cycle and took out before dry cycle. Keeps them clean for kitty cat play. Like that I can pause cycle, open door then re-start same cycle. Yes! you can do flip-flops same way. Much better than washing machine/less energy used. Also had no problem with fitting dishes/pot/pans. DON'T OVER LOAD! Not any different than a washing machine. Too many of anything and nothing gets clean. Give items room so water can do its job. Even silverware needs room to get clean. If I find my self looking for space to add something I just save it for next cycle. Sometimes when we Bar-B-Q I run it twice because I may run out of room. It doesn't matter because it is quick/quiet. I leave large pans in sink waiting their turn and as it empty's in sink they get extra rinse advantage from cycle that is running. Just make sure drain is not covered. I use a few pieces of cook ware to hold pan off drain. We do take it in the RV and are going to remove the big one in the RV for a drawer base.


Basically useless.

My normal-sized Corelle dinner plates do not fit. The detergent dispenser does not release more than a 1/3 of the detergent. I'll try switching from powder to liquid. The manual, which I read completely before using this machine, says it's just fine to use either. There are only 2 of us and we have very few dishes when it comes to breakfast and lunch but that''s even a problem for this machine. For the amount of counter space it takes up, you might as well, hand wash as oppossed to the amount of electricity you will use. The complete wash cycles, even the lightest setting, takes forever. I might try setting my hot water temp higher, (which will increase my energy bill), to see if it gets the dishes cleaner. I do rinse my dishes completely before placing in the machine but that doesn't seem to help. It's also extremely loud.


read reviews from walmart.com and amazon.com, people report this dishwasher has a leaking problem, yet other people recommend it in some forum. Ordered one and it's indeed leaking somewhere in the back. It turns out water leaks from the hose connector in the back, try to tighten it, don't work, not water is everywhere on the counter. Gonna return it someday.


great for two pepole

the item came with in the time frame the associate loaded it in my truck when i got it home it was doubled box and there was a gouage in the box so i open it and ther was a dent in the lower corner plastic but other then that i was happy next time ill open it in the store


Love it. Easy to use and does a wonderful job

This dishwasher is easy to use and does a wonderful job washing the dishes.\nI have used this desktop dishwasher everyday with no troubles what so ever.\nThe dishwasher is 2 months old and working great.


I was initially unsure of it...but I Love it now!

Upon opening the box it was obviously used and returned because there were tiny amounts of spilled water inside and outside of the unit. I paid for and wanted a new one. But after easily connecting it (using teflon tape), I ran the 45 minute cycle...no leaks occurred. But, the cycle took much longer. It was about 1 hour 20 minutes to complete. I was happy with the results. The second day after making lunch I decided to try a longer cycle using cold tap water (instead of hot like the day before) because it wasn't ever made clear to me (thoroughly reading the description of the item and reading others' reviews), that this unit HEATS THE COLD TAP WATER up to 140 degrees fahrenheit. So to my huge surprise, after the prewash segment of this cycle (using cold tap water), the draining water came out piping hot. This is the point I knew I loved this product! But there's one more negative thing I'll mention. This second time I washed dishes, I set the unit for the 75 minute (1 hr. 15 min.) cycle. Unfortunately, that cycle actually took just over 2 hours to complete. But the dishes came out great!! I think it's completely worth the extra time the cycles actually take.


Danby's Little Boy Done Got All Grown Up!

I purchased one of these Danby six place setting countertop dishwashers from Walmart about two years ago, to replace a Danby four place setting model, which I also purchased from Walmart, back in 2009. The older model was the very first dishwasher that I had ever owned and, compared to washing dishes by hand, which is just about my least favorite activity around the house, it was pretty nice. Unfortunately, the older machine was "not ready for prime time." It seemed to me that all of its shortcomings came down to a simple problem, despite the obvious effort that had gone into designing the unit, it was assembled with a number of components which were substandard either in their design, or more commonly, in their materials. In short order, the door broke, the water softener (rinse aid) dispenser failed, and then, the thermostat failed, which rendered the machine nearly useless.\n\nReluctantly, and after some fairly serious research, in which I discovered that all or almost all of the countertop units which are presently on the market are manufactured under contract by two appliance manufacturers in China, both of which use many of the same or very similar components regardless of the brand or model that is being made, I decided to give Danby another chance.\n\nThe new six place setting models were getting better reviews than their four place setting forerunners, and Danby had already impressed me, if not with the quality of the older four place setting model of theirs which I had owned, then more certainly with their customer service. Danby is an American company, based in Danby Connecticut, and they pride themselves in their excellent parts and service programme. As I attempted to keep my old machine running, I was impressed at least by how readily I was able to reach people from Danby, and by their expertise in assisting me either with purchasing any part that I might need, and at a reasonable price, or with finding a local service center. That was one advantage, I reasoned, which I was not likely to get from a Chinese brand provider, such as Sunpantown, though I cannot say so for sure.\n\nWell, on to the new model: I am enormously pleased. I can say without hesitation or reservation that this machine is every bit as much the dishwasher as one might and should expect in a standard model, save only for its capacity. It has functioned in perfect working order since I have owned it. It is quiet. It is, in my experience, perfectly effective. It has never disappointed me. Despite our notoriously hard water, with a quality dishwasher liquid, like Cascade Complete, and a good rinse aid, my dishes and silverware come out crystal clear and truly spot free very time. It heats the water, and it actively dries the dishes with heat, sanitizing them. It is not lightening fast. But, it is remarkably quiet. It is is also remarkably copious. It has modern luxury features, including a stainless steel interior, special fittings to secure stemware, and all sorts of implements such as large spoons and spatulas. It's basket can be reconfigured or adjusted, to accommodate different needs. It has a full sized silverware basket. I can say certainly that this machine should be at least adequate to more than adequate for a single person, a couple, or even a couple with a child, and in a pinch, it could manage the needs even of a larger family. It handles pots and pans with ease. It fits on most countertops, and under most upper cabinets, though you should measure yours just to be sure. Snapping on the faucet adapter is so easy, that it only takes about two seconds. And, the adapter fitting, which replaces your aerator in your kitchen faucet, is also very easy to install, and will fit on ANY modern standard kitchen faucet. It can be paused mid cycle, should one want to use the faucet in the meantime. It's great for people with bad backs, like me, who suffer pain from bending over a sink, or down to get into a standard model. For me, with the sink next to the machine, and my dish cupboards directly above it, loading and unloading the thing just could not be easier.\n\nI can say with all honestly that for me, a single person, who does use his kitchen, I would not trade my six place setting Danby machine for a built in standard model made by any manufacturer, as much as I do wish that it were American Made. I prefer this model, since it is at counter hight. And yes, it takes up counter space, but it's space that I would otherwise have to use for a dish rack!\n\nI would strongly encourage Walmart to display more of these models in their stores. I think that they have underestimated the market for these things. Really, no apartment dweller, or anybody else, needs to go without a dishwasher anymore.\n\nWhy now? Why have countertop dishwashers suddenly gotten so good, and so inexpensive? I believe that we are benefitting in this from the burgeoning Asian market especially. A bigger market, means bigger sales, which means tremendous incentives and economies of scale, all of which translate into better quality, and more features and selection, for lower prices. That's simply how the economics of consumer production markets work.\n\nI initially discovered, researched, and purchased these machines online, because I hate washing dishes so much, and yet I enjoy living in older apartments and houses, which tend not to come with dishwashers. But I have shown this machine off to my neighbors and my friends, and they have all been impressed, as they had not even known that such appliances were even available, let alone at such quality and cost. As well they should be, and as well you will be.\n\nA few notes of caution: It does not include a "granulator" or garbage disposer, as some of the better large models do, which grinds up bits of food waste. Although the machine is certainly powerful enough such that one does not need to rinse all of his dishes before loading them, they do at least need to be scraped, such as to remove the larger bits of food waste. And, there is a mesh filter that protects the sump, intake, and pump, from getting clogged up with solid matter. That filter needs to be removed from time to time and cleaned, and the sump needs then to be given a quick look over for cleanliness.\n\nAs with any dishwasher, the machine needs to be cleaned from time to time, by using any of a number of products, all containing citric acid or some other ingredient which will dissolve detergent and mineral buildup, and otherwise sanitize the machine and its internal pump, its intake and outflow channels, and the spray arm and drainage hose.\n\nThe portability kit is standard to any portable dishwasher and, I think, some portable washers and some all in one portable vent free washer/dryers. And so, the hoses, faucet adapter, and snap on fill and drain fitting can all be replaced easily and should be available for many years to come from a variety of suppliers.\n\nThe dishwasher can be installed as a built in model, by a qualified plumber, and with the right electrical power supply, it could be used and even installed in a motorhome or vacation trailer. As such, it is also a perfect accompaniment to the "Tiny House Movement." It is difficult for me to see how anybody could purchase one of these units and regret it. At any rate, I am confident that should one have a problem, Danby would do what's right to make it right. At, that's been my experience. And, I am not a representative of the supplier or the retailer, but for what it's worth, I am a priest! I am a priest who hates to wash dishes, and who appreciates the simple virtues of good and simple design, and good and simple quality. Richard S.


Basically useless.

My normal-sized Corelle dinner plates do not fit. The detergent dispenser does not release more than a 1/3 of the detergent. I'll try switching from powder to liquid. The manual, which I read completely before using this machine, says it's just fine to use either. There are only 2 of us and we have very few dishes when it comes to breakfast and lunch but that''s even a problem for this machine. For the amount of counter space it takes up, you might as well, hand wash as oppossed to the amount of electricity you will use. The complete wash cycles, even the lightest setting, takes forever. I might try setting my hot water temp higher, (which will increase my energy bill), to see if it gets the dishes cleaner. I do rinse my dishes completely before placing in the machine but that doesn't seem to help. It's also extremely loud.


read reviews from walmart.com and amazon.com, people report this dishwasher has a leaking problem, yet other people recommend it in some forum. Ordered one and it's indeed leaking somewhere in the back. It turns out water leaks from the hose connector in the back, try to tighten it, don't work, not water is everywhere on the counter. Gonna return it someday.


great for two pepole

the item came with in the time frame the associate loaded it in my truck when i got it home it was doubled box and there was a gouage in the box so i open it and ther was a dent in the lower corner plastic but other then that i was happy next time ill open it in the store


Love it. Easy to use and does a wonderful job

This dishwasher is easy to use and does a wonderful job washing the dishes.\nI have used this desktop dishwasher everyday with no troubles what so ever.\nThe dishwasher is 2 months old and working great.


I was initially unsure of it...but I Love it now!

Upon opening the box it was obviously used and returned because there were tiny amounts of spilled water inside and outside of the unit. I paid for and wanted a new one. But after easily connecting it (using teflon tape), I ran the 45 minute cycle...no leaks occurred. But, the cycle took much longer. It was about 1 hour 20 minutes to complete. I was happy with the results. The second day after making lunch I decided to try a longer cycle using cold tap water (instead of hot like the day before) because it wasn't ever made clear to me (thoroughly reading the description of the item and reading others' reviews), that this unit HEATS THE COLD TAP WATER up to 140 degrees fahrenheit. So to my huge surprise, after the prewash segment of this cycle (using cold tap water), the draining water came out piping hot. This is the point I knew I loved this product! But there's one more negative thing I'll mention. This second time I washed dishes, I set the unit for the 75 minute (1 hr. 15 min.) cycle. Unfortunately, that cycle actually took just over 2 hours to complete. But the dishes came out great!! I think it's completely worth the extra time the cycles actually take.


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