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Samsung DMT800RHW 24" Built-In Dishwasher Prices, Specifications and Reviews


 
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  The Samsung DMT800RHS is a relatively large tall-tub dishwasher with an adjustable (two position) top rack with fold-down tines, providing flexible space to wash kitchen items of a variety of shapes and sizes. This is a fairly sophisticated model, with touchscreen controls hidden on the top door edge; a digital sensor that shuts the machine off if there's a leak of 1.5 ounces or more; and a delay start option will begin the wash cycle up to 24 hours later. It has an insulation system the manufacturer advertises as minimizing noise, and it can be set to wash just half a load, to do a heated drying cycle or to sanitize the load.

Models: DMT800RHW (White), DMT800RHB (Black), DMT800RHS (Stainless Steel)

Prices

(Prices as of 09/1/2012)
White      Black      Stainless Steel Source
$899$899$949MSRP
$850$850$900Best Buy (Shipping/Delivery typically $0-$70)
$700$700$750Sears (Delivery starts at $70; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$764$764$809Lowe's (Delivery starts at $80; at times offers free shipping)
$764$809Abt Electronics (Typical shipping/delivery $0-$78)
$849$849$899AJ 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)
$50-$200+Extended warranty, depending on retailer, terms and length

Specifications:

DimensionsHeight: 33.88"-35.88" (adjus
Width: 23.88"
Depth: 25.25"
Weight108 lbs.
Depth (door open)50.4"
Capacity14 place settings
ColorsWhite, Black, Stainless Steel
Decibel levelManufacturer's estimate: 64dB
(Average levels: 50dB normal office noise; 80dB typical alarm clock)
Energy Star QualifiedNo (does not meet EPA criteria for better-than-average efficiency)
Estimated Cost Per Year$33 with electric water heater; $24 with natural gas
(Average range for similar models: $20-$50)
Cycles6: normal, heavy, delicate, pots & pans, quick+, smart auto
Additional Settings4: Delay start up to 24 hours; sanitize; half load; heated dry
ControlsTouchscreen, hidden (top edge of door)
Sensor WashYes
Silverware basketSplit basket with cover
FilterSelf-cleaning with hard food disposer/grinder
Tub heightTall tub
Tub materialStainless steel
Rack materialNylon
Other FeaturesLeak detector with auto shut-off
Hidden heating element (reduces risk of melting plastic)
Adjustable upper rack with fold-down or removable tines
Child lock
End-of-cycle signal
Warranty1 year parts and labor; 5 years, printed circuit board and interior nylon racks; lifetime, door liner and tub linkage

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

What People Are Saying:

User reviews are mixed, but slightly more like the Samsung DMT800RHW than dislike it, with about 60%-70% recommending it. Positive reviews say it's quiet and washes well, but even those who recommend it complain that it doesn't dry well, the sensor setting doesn't always get dishes clean and that fitting dishes in the racks can be awkward. Negative reviews agree that its quiet but say it's unreliable, doesn't clean well, has poorly designed dish racks and that debris accumulates under the door, causing a bad odor.