"The Danby DDW1801MWP also has an outstanding number of features which make it a very durable dishwasher."
If you’re a bit short of space in your kitchen, and you’re looking for a small, portable dishwasher, take a look at the Danby DDW1801MWP. This top-quality dishwasher is not only manoeuvrable with its handy wheels, but it is also only 18 inches wide meaning it will fit into small spaces in your home. Not only is the DDW1801MWP compact, but it is also highly energy efficient which helps you to save money as well as reduce your impact on the environment. Priced between $480 and $500, this is a great-value dishwasher that would make a great addition to any home.
The Danby DDW1801MWP has a classic white plastic finish, which although viewed by some as being quite a cheap-looking finish, it also helps dishwashers to be in keeping with other appliances in the same room. The exterior controls on the Danby DDW1801MWP are kept very simple; consisting of just two small, rounded buttons and a simple dial. There is no digital display on this dishwasher, which is a shame as it could have given it a more modern look, but the focus of its design is on simplicity and usability. The handle is integrated however, which is a nice touch that smooths out the appearance of the front panel.
The Danby DDW1801MWP is a free-standing dishwasher. Although many people prefer an integrated look for their kitchen appliances, the benefit of this is that it is portable. It even has integrated wheels for extra manoeuvrability. This top-quality dishwasher has also been designed to fit into small spaces at just 18 inches across. This is great if you have a particularly small space to fill in your kitchen, or if you just prefer a less imposing dishwasher. Despite its size it has an impressive 8 place setting capacity. This isn’t a lot compared to competitor models but for this category of smaller dishwasher, it’s pretty good. It even comes with a silverware basket so that you can wash cutlery and utensils without them flying all over the inside of the dishwasher, potentially causing damage.
The key feature of this top-quality dishwasher is its energy efficiency. It is Energy Star rated due to its impressively low water and energy consumption. Per wash, the Danby DDW1801MWP only uses 3.5 gallons of water. So, as well as helping you to save money on your monthly bills, you can use this labor-saving device without worrying about the impact you’re having on the environment. There is also a built-in water softener with this great-value dishwasher, so if you live in an area with hard water, this could be the dishwasher for you.
The Danby DDW1801MWP has 6 different wash cycles to choose from, which seems to be about average amongst its competitors. Each cycle is tailored towards the specific the needs of the user, and the cycles on the Danby DDW1801MWP cover most bases. For example, you can choose an intensive cycle for dishes with tougher dirt, like oven trays. You can choose an economy setting for minimum energy usage, or a rapid cycle is you’re a little short on time and need some clean dishes pronto. Unfortunately, there is no cycle specifically designed for fragile dishes, which is a shame. However, the economy cycle does use less heat, less power and lasts for less time, which will most likely do the trick.
Ease of Use and other features
The Danby DDW1801MWP also has an outstanding number of features which make it a very durable dishwasher. This means it would be a long time before you’d ever need to replace it, which helps you to save money long-term. It even comes with a one-year warranty to further reflect this. Firstly, it has a stainless-steel interior tub, which is the ultimate sign of a top-quality dishwasher. Stainless-steel is known for being hard-wearing so they have also used it to build the spray arm, which is an innovative move.
The Danby DDW1801MWP also has automatic detergent and Rinse Aid dispensers which are must-haves. Rinse Aid helps to keep dishes streak-free and dry quickly. This is handy if you’re short on time, especially considering the fact that this dishwasher doesn’t have a heating function to dry dishes. The controls on the Danby DDW1801MWP are very simple to use, with clear functions and instructions. Some other features which this dishwasher could really benefit from are a delay start, which would let you schedule the start of a wash for a time that suits you, and a light indicator that would let you know when it’s in use.
One final great feature the Danby DDW1801MWP does have, is a quick connect installation feature. Quick connect allows you to connect your dishwasher to your home’s water supply simply, by using an adapter which attaches to a standard kitchen faucet connection. This makes installation of the Danby DDW1801MWP easy even for beginners with little plumbing experience.
In conclusion, the Danby DDW1801MWP is an extremely durable dishwasher with its stainless-steel interior tub and spray arm. It’s versatile with an impressive 6 different wash cycles to suit a variety of needs, and Danby have kept the user in mind with features like a Rinse Aid dispenser and quick connect installation. If you’re looking for a great all-rounder that you can rely on to carry out great cleaning for a long time, you should invest in the Danby DDW1801MWP.