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Amana ADB1000AWW 24" Built-In Dishwasher Prices, Specifications and Reviews


 
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  The Amana ADB1000AWW is a basic, standard-tub-height dishwasher that should get household dishes clean at a relatively low cost. It doesn't come with the extensive sound-damping insulation found on higher-end models, but should be a bit quieter than older dishwashers. The ADB1000AWW does have a heated dry option to reduce spotting; it can gently heat dishes at the end of the cycle so they go on the dining table warm; and the rinse-only cycle can be used to clean lightly soiled dishes when there isn't enough for a full load.

Models: ADB1000AWW (White), ADB1000AWQ (Bisque), ADB1000AWB (Black), ADB1000AWS (Stainless Steel)

Prices

(Prices as of 09/1/2012)
White      Bisque     Black      Stainless  Source
$237$237$279$329MSRP
$250$280$250Sears (Delivery starts at $70; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$259$259$259$319Home Depot (Delivery starts at $80; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$224Abt Electronics (Typical shipping/delivery $0-$78)
$262$262$262$297AJ Madison (Shipping/delivery typically $99-$198)

Additional Costs:

$0-$200+Shipping/delivery (it can cost $0-$25+ to have the old appliance hauled away)
$0-$150+Installation, with no modifications to existing hook-ups and cabinets
$150-$2,000+Installation, if water/electric lines must be added or cabinetry modified)
$10-$30Dishwasher installation kit (hoses, etc. -- typically required)
$5-$50Insulation blanket or plate (primarily to reduce noise; often included with higher-priced models)
$40-$150+Extended warranty, depending on retailers, terms and length

Specifications:

DimensionsHeight: 24"
Width: 34"
Depth: 24"
Weight75 lbs.
Depth (door open)57.88"
Capacity10 place settings
ColorsWhite, Bisque, Black, Stainless Steel
Decibel levelManufacturer's estimate: 69dB
(Average levels: 50dB normal office noise; 80dB typical alarm clock)
Energy Star QualifiedYes (meets EPA criteria for better-than-average efficiency)
Estimated Cost Per Year$33 with electric water heater, $25 with natural gas
(Average range for similar models: $20-$50)
Cycles5: normal, heavy, pots & pans, rinse only, plate warmer
Additional SettingsHeated dry
ControlsRotary dial, front panel
Sensor WashNo
Silverware basketIn bottom rack
FilterManually clean filter
Tub heightStandard
Tub materialPlastic
Rack materialPVC coated wire
Other FeaturesRinse aid dispenser
Warranty1 year limited, parts and labor

The manufacturer's detailed information on this product is available at Amana.com.

What People Are Saying:

A top seller at Home Depot, the Amana ADB1000MWW gets mixed user reviews but the positive reports clearly outnumber the negative ones. For example, four user reviews at Sears give this machine one out of five stars and do not recommend it, with the main complaints focused on noisy operation ("sounds like a freight train") and poor cleaning. But in more than 70 reviews at Home Depot, about 85% recommend this dishwasher, calling it a good basic machine for the price that cleans well with relatively quiet operation. However, one reviewer recommends adding an insulation blanket ($5-$50, typically not included with this machine) to dampen the sound.