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KoldFront PDW60EW Countertop Dishwasher Prices, Specifications and Reviews


 
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  The energy efficient KoldFront PDW60EW by EdgeStar should handle the dishwashing needs of a one- or two-person household. It has six wash cycles -- heavy, normal, light, glass, speed, soak -- plus an internal water heater that boosts the temperature on the heavy cycle to 149 degrees Fahrenheit. It comes with a dish rack, a cutlery/silverware basket and a cup shelf, and at 17.19" high should fit under standard kitchen cabinets (but measure carefully before ordering, because it can be a tight fit). The manufacturer estimates the noise level at a relatively quiet 55 decibels, comparable to many modern built-in dishwashers.

Models: PDW60EW (White), PDW60EB (Black)

Prices

(Prices as of 09/1/2012)
White      Black      Source
$365$365EdgeStar, a division of Living Direct (Free UPS/FedEx shipping)
$239$249CompactAppliance.com, a division of Living Direct (Free UPS/FedEx Shipping)
$189$199Amazon, vendor is CompactAppliance ($50 shipping)

Additional Costs:

$0-$50+Shipping/delivery
$0-$30+Additional parts (longer hose, appliance extension cord, etc.)

Specifications:

DimensionsHeight: 17.19"
Width: 21.67"
Depth: 19.67"
Weight48.6 lbs.
Capacity6 place settings
ColorsWhite, Black
Decibel levelManufacturer's estimate: 55dB
(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$24 with electric water heater, $17 with natural gas
(Average range for similar models $19-$34)
Cycles6: heavy, normal, light, glass, speed, soak
ControlsDial and lights, top front above handle
Sensor WashNo
Silverware basketYes
FilterManually clean
Tub materialStainless steel
Hoses5'
Faucet ConnectorYes (fits most standard faucets)
Power cord6'
Other FeaturesManufacturer estimates it holds plates up to 10.5" in diameter
Warranty1 year parts, 90 days labor

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

What People Are Saying:

There aren't many sources for user reviews or other feedback on these dishwashers, which are only available through EdgeStar, KoldFront or CompactAlliance.com, all of which are owned by Living Direct, and through Amazon with CompactAlliance as the vendor -- so there aren't many sources for user reviews or other feedback. However, in eight customer reviews for the black model (PDW60EB) at Amazon, almost all gave this machine high scores, saying it was easy to set up, gets the dishes clean and takes up about the same amount of space as the old drying rack. Only one user complains that it doesn't clean as well as expected based on previous reviews. Most are satisfied with this unit, although several note that it doesn't dry the dishes completely and no one describes the unit as exceptionally quiet, merely efficient.