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Whirlpool DP1040XTXQ Portable Wheeled Dishwasher Prices, Specifications and Reviews

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  The portable Whirlpool DP1040XTXQ offers as much capacity as a mid-size built-in machine (up to 12 place settings), and should handle the dishwashing needs for a typical household, with about average noise levels. This is a basic machine without a lot of bells and whistles, but it does provide more capacity than most portables, and offers a variety of wash cycles ranging from rinse only to heavy soil. Other features include a high-temperature boost in the wash cycle and optional heated drying.

Models: DP1040XTXQ (White), DP1040XTXB (Black)


(Prices as of 09/1/2012)
White      Black      Source
$630$630Best Buy (Delivery starts at $70; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$629$629Home Depot (Delivery starts at $80; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$629$629Lowe's (Delivery starts at $80; at times offers free shipping)
$529$629Abt Electronics (Typical shipping/delivery $0-$78)
$624$624AJ Madison (Shipping/delivery typically $99-$198)

Additional Costs:

$70-$110+Extended warranty, depending on retailer, terms and length
$0-$30+Additional parts (longer hose, appliance extension cord, etc.)


DimensionsHeight: 37"
Width: 24.13"
Depth: 24.13"
Weight150 lbs.
Capacity12 place settings
ColorsWhite, Black
Decibel levelManufacturer's estimate: 65dB
(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$32 with electric water heater, $24 with natural gas
(Average range for similar models $20-$50)
Cycles5: pots & pans, heavy, normal, rinse only, plate warmer
Additional Settings2: heated dry on/off, high-temperature wash
ControlsElectronic controls, top front panel
Sensor WashYes
Silverware basketIn the door
FilterManually clean
Tub heightTall tub
Tub materialPlastic
Rack materialVinyl
HosesAttached/stored in back of cabinet
Faucet ConnectorYes (fits most standard faucets)
Power CordAttached/stored in back of cabinet
Other Features2-blade food disposer/grinder
Warranty1 year limited, parts and labor

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

What People Are Saying:

There are only a few user reviews online and they are mixed, with slightly more than half recommending the Whirlpool DP1840XTXQ and DP1840XTXB. Satisfied users say it's quiet, rolls easily, hold an adequate amount of dishes and cleans them well, although several mention problems keeping the in-door silverware basket closed. Dissatisfied users complain it's hard to load and report repeated repairs, particularly after the one-year warranty expires.