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Should You Buy a Whirlpool Dishwasher?

Matthew
Updated 31 October 2020
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should you buy a Whirlpool Dishwasher?

Whirlpool is one of the most popular dishwasher brands as well as being well known for its washing machines, microwaves and washer dryers. The company behind Whirlpool also manufacturers Indesit, Maytag, Bauknecht, Hotpoint-Ariston and Hotpoint Dishwashers.

If you are wondering how Whirlpool dishwashers compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared over 5,000 dishwashers by objectively and impartially analysing over 23,000 user and expert reviews and 80+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Whirlpool are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular dishwashers. Their dishwashers start at £224 for the WFE 2B19 which has a noise level of 49dB and 13 place setting place setting and go up to £610 for the WIO 3O41 PL which has a noise level of 41dB and 14 place setting place setting. The average price of a new Whirlpool dishwasher is £423.

Whirlpool are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular dishwashers.

Is Whirlpool the Best Dishwasher Brand?

So are Whirlpool dishwashers any good? We give every dishwasher a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all dishwashers we are able to impartially rank all the dishwasher brands.

Whirlpool is ranked the No. 12 best dishwasher brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Whirlpool is the 12th best dishwasher brand out there.

#1
Germany
95%
95%
4,633 reviews
#2
Italy
90%
90%
202 reviews
#3
United States
90%
90%
1,682 reviews
#4
Germany
89%
89%
72 reviews
#5
Turkey
87%
87%
3,544 reviews
#6
Germany
87%
87%
398 reviews
#7
Germany
87%
87%
367 reviews
#8
AEG
Germany
86%
86%
213 reviews
#9
United States
84%
84%
449 reviews
#10
Italy
84%
84%
397 reviews
#11
Italy
84%
84%
1,999 reviews
#12
United States
84%
84%
98 reviews
#13
United Kingdom
81%
81%
1,721 reviews
#14
Italy
80%
80%
147 reviews
#15
Poland
78%
78%
33 reviews
#16
Belling
United Kingdom
78%
78%
131 reviews
#17
South Korea
78%
78%
198 reviews
#18
Blomberg
77%
77%
3 reviews
#19
Grundig
Germany
77%
77%
237 reviews
#20
Essentials
United Kingdom
77%
77%
1,006 reviews
#21
Electra
77%
77%
612 reviews
#22
Hisense
China
76%
76%
1 review
#23
Japan
76%
76%
205 reviews
#24
New Zealand
75%
75%
17 reviews
#25
Slovenia
75%
75%
2 reviews
#26
John Lewis
74%
74%
108 reviews
#27
Sweden
73%
73%
1 review
#28
Stoves
United Kingdom
71%
71%
21 reviews
#29
Montpellier
68%
68%
0 reviews
#30
Electriq
67%
67%
0 reviews
#31
Russell Hobbs
United Kingdom
67%
67%
40 reviews
#32
Swan
67%
67%
29 reviews
#33
CDA
United Kingdom
66%
66%
0 reviews
#34
KitchenAid
65%
65%
1 review
#35
White Knight
63%
63%
28 reviews
#36
Zenith
63%
63%
0 reviews
#37
Caple
61%
61%
0 reviews
#38
61%
61%
0 reviews
#39
Bomann
61%
61%
0 reviews
#40
Klarstein
60%
60%
0 reviews
#41
New World
United Kingdom
59%
59%
6 reviews
#42
Baumatic
59%
59%
111 reviews
#43
Germany
59%
59%
0 reviews
#44
Statesman
58%
58%
0 reviews
#45
AMI
58%
58%
0 reviews
#46
Balay
Spain
58%
58%
0 reviews
#47
Rangemaster
United Kingdom
58%
58%
0 reviews
#48
Ignis
57%
57%
0 reviews
#49
ECG
54%
54%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Whirlpool dishwashers compare to the other dishwasher brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All dishwasher Brands
Whirlpool Dishwashers

Whirlpool have better reviews than the typical dishwasher brand, with the average rating of a Whirlpool dishwasher being 69%. Whirlpool also have a number of great features including SoftSpikes, Multizone and Time Saver Function which sets them apart from the competition.

When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Whirlpool dishwasher is £75 (based on a person typically doing 3 washes per week), which makes them more efficient than most other dishwasher brands.

There's a smaller selection of Whirlpool dishwashers available compared to other dishwasher brands, with only 26 Whirlpool dishwashers currently on the market in the UK. Whirlpool dishwashers also tend to be cheaper than most other dishwasher brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Dishwashers
Average Price
£452
£0 £50 £100 £150 £200 £250 £300 £350 £400 £450 £1,949
Price Distribution of All Dishwashers
No. Of Dishwashers
Average Price
£423
£0 £50 £100 £150 £200 £250 £300 £350 £400 £450 £1,949
Price Distribution of Whirlpool Dishwashers

What Do the Whirlpool Dishwasher Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Whirlpool dishwasher to work out the average distribution of reviews for Whirlpool and then compared this to the other dishwasher brands.

Whirlpool logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
1
4 stars
0
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Whirlpool logo

User Reviews

5 stars
62
4 stars
23
3 stars
4
2 stars
1
1 star
2
Whirlpool has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its dishwashers than most other brands.

Over 100% of expert reviews and 92% of user reviews for Whirlpool dishwashers are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 98% and 90% respectively across all Dishwasher brands.

Purchasers of Whirlpool dishwashers frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use and robust.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Whirlpool dishwashers by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other dishwasher brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Bosch Miele Neff Indesit Beko Whirlpool
Which? logo
100%
18 reviews
100%
2 reviews
100%
3 reviews
100%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
90%
1 review
90%
3 reviews
72%
3 reviews
90%
1 review
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
89%
1 review
92%
2 reviews
86%
1 review
92%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
100%
1 review
topnewreview.com logo
100%
1 review
Average
95%
21 reviews
94%
7 reviews
93%
4 reviews
72%
3 reviews
97%
3 reviews
90%
1 review

How Many Industry Awards Have Whirlpool Dishwashers Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 1 industry award for a Whirlpool dishwasher. The table below compares the number of awards received by Whirlpool to other popular dishwasher brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Whirlpool has won 1 award for its dishwashers.

Compare all award winning dishwashers

Number of Awards Bosch Miele Neff Indesit Beko Whirlpool
Which? logo
18
2
3
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
3
1
1
Expert Reviews logo
1
Total
20
5
3
1
1
1

How Reliable Are Whirlpool Dishwashers?

We checked over 23,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Whirlpool dishwashers. 20 of these reviews mention reliability of which 97% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Whirlpool dishwasher owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

97% of reviewers think Whirlpool dishwashers are reliable.

So, most people think that Whirlpool dishwashers are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Whirlpool dishwashers that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

Excellent Build Quality
ao.com
its sturdy drawers seems to have tardis-like capabilities when it comes to fitting in the large amount of pots
Tesco.com

NOT RELIABLE

Mediocre Build Quality
ao.com

Features to Look Out For On Whirlpool Dishwashers

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Whirlpool dishwashers that set them apart from the competition. These include SoftSpikes, Multizone and Time Saver Function.

Whirlpool SoftSpikes

Whirlpool dishwashers that feature SoftSpikes include the Whirlpool WFO3P33DL (£495), the Whirlpool WIC3C26UK (£342) and the Whirlpool WFC3C24PX (£349).

Whirlpool Multizone

Whirlpool dishwashers that feature Multizone include the Whirlpool WFO3P33DL (£495), the Whirlpool WIC3C26UK (£342) and the Whirlpool WIO3O33DEL (£554).

Whirlpool Time Saver Function

Whirlpool dishwashers that feature Time Saver Function include the Whirlpool WIO3O33DEL (£554) and the Whirlpool WIC3B19 (£297).

What is the Best Mid-Range Whirlpool Dishwasher?

Whirlpool WFO3T3236P

£399.00
Electrical Discount
Whirlpool WFO3T3236P
Buy Now
Whirlpool WFO3T3236P
14
PLACE
SETTINGS
43dB
£751
OVER 10 YEARS
A++

A great mid range choice, priced at £399 is the Whirlpool WFO3T3236P, which has a Kagoo Score of 82.

Features We Love:
SoftSpikes
14 place settings
Quieter than average noise level (43dB)
Remaining time indication
Self-cleaning filter

A classic and fully featured 14 place setting, quiet dishwasher, with a good price and very low running costs.

97
Reviews
3 Reviews
87
Features
Fully-Featured
62
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
77
Value for Money
Very Good
69
Age
4 Years Old
84
Running Costs
£750 Over 10 Years
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Owners report that Whirlpool WFO3T3236P has fantastic user reviews with an average user rating of 100%. Looking across the entire Whirlpool dishwasher range, the average reviews for all Whirlpool dishwashers are also excellent.

The cheapest price that we could find for the WFO3T3236P in the UK is £399.00 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End Whirlpool Dishwasher?

Whirlpool WFO3P33DL

£495.00
Appliance House
Whirlpool WFO3P33DL
Buy Now
Whirlpool WFO3P33DL
14
PLACE
SETTINGS
43dB
65°C
MAX
£723
OVER 10 YEARS
A+++

If you're looking for a high end Whirlpool dishwasher then the Whirlpool WFO3P33DL takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 81, but is a bit more expensive at £495.

Features We Love:
SoftSpikes
Multizone
14 place settings
Quieter than average noise level (43dB)
Remaining time indication

A recently released and place setting quiet dishwasher, with a very good spec and very low running costs.

89
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Value for Money
Good
93
Age
7 Months Old
89
Running Costs
£720 Over 10 Years
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Looking across the entire Whirlpool dishwasher range, the average reviews for all Whirlpool dishwashers are excellent.

The cheapest price that we could find for the WFO3P33DL in the UK is £495.00 and in total we found 4 prices for it.

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£499.00
FREE Standard delivery
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What is the Best Budget Choice Whirlpool Dishwasher?

Whirlpool WIC3C26UK

£342.00
West Midlands Electrical
Whirlpool WIC3C26UK
Buy Now
Whirlpool WIC3C26UK
14
PLACE
SETTINGS
46dB
60°C
MAX
£817
OVER 10 YEARS
A++

At only £342 and with a Kagoo Score of 83 the Whirlpool WIC3C26UK makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
SoftSpikes
Super Silent
Multizone
14 place settings
Remaining time indication

A fully featured and classic 14 place setting, average noise level dishwasher, with low running costs and a fair price. Multiple reviews mentioned that this dishwasher is very well-built and easy to use, and quiet.

96
Reviews
7 Reviews
84
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Popularity
Widely Available
80
Value for Money
Very Good
75
Age
3 Years Old
72
Running Costs
£820 Over 10 Years
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Whirlpool WIC3C26UK has excellent user reviews with an average user rating of 91%. Looking across the entire Whirlpool dishwasher range, the average reviews for all Whirlpool dishwashers are also excellent.

The cheapest price that we could find for the WIC3C26UK in the UK is £342.00 and in total we found 9 prices for it.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Whirlpool Dishwasher?
Is Whirlpool the Best Dishwasher Brand?
What Do the Whirlpool Dishwasher Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Whirlpool Dishwashers Received?
How Reliable Are Whirlpool Dishwashers?
Features to Look Out For On Whirlpool Dishwashers
Whirlpool SoftSpikes
Whirlpool Multizone
Whirlpool Time Saver Function
What is the Best Mid-Range Whirlpool Dishwasher?
What is the Best High End Whirlpool Dishwasher?
What is the Best Budget Choice Whirlpool Dishwasher?

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