SPT SD-9254SS, 18″ Built-In Dishwasher
Stainless steel Sunpentown SPT SD-9254SS is an Energy Star rated 18-inch size built-in and top mount dishwasher with the brand new heated drying function, two pull-out dish racks, 6 wash programs, 8 place settings and time delay feature. It has an average customer rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 37 users at the time of this product review.
The 6 wash programs on this dishwasher include the Normal, Quick, Glass, Energy, Heavy and Rinse. The Heating function is used in the last drying cycles. SPT SD-9254SS weighs 54 pounds and measures 17.6 x 22.6 x 32.4 inches- takes up very little space. It is small on the outside but holds quite a bit. It is an Energy Star rated dishwasher with an estimated annual energy use of 234 kilowatt hours. It runs at a noise level of 52 decibels which is the average or standard noise level for full size dishwashers.
It has a 700 watt power with 120V of voltage and 60Hz of frequency: The heater is 700 watts and the washer is 100 watts. The brand new heated drying function works well by efficiently drying your items in the dishwasher. With the Time Delay function you can start the washing at a later time. It has a rinse aid warning indicator as a refill reminder. There are two spray arms, one at the top and one at the bottom for a total cleaning coverage. You can put your utensils and silverware in the silverware basket provided on the bottom rack.
This Sunpentown Dishwasher is nowhere as expensive as some of the brand names on the market, but is reported to work well and the customer reviews are mainly positive. Please note that it doesn’t come with everything you need and you need tools and things like the electrical tape, hose etc. You need to read the instructions carefully for which parts are included and which ones aren’t. Also, you’ll get the top mounting brackets and a drain tube in the box and the side mounting brackets are not included. And when you have what you need for installation, you can do it in 20 minutes.
There are certain items that you can’t put in the dishwashers, like the plastic items, non-stick teflon coated pans, good quality knives and wooden utensils. With the plastic you should look for the PP-5 or the dishwasher safe sign underneath the bowls or other plastic items. Those that are made of PP- polypropylene which is common for food storage lids and containers are safe on the top rack of your dishwasher. It can be identified by the no. 5 plastic recycling symbol.
This SPT Dishwasher has a stainless steel tub. There is a hot environment for proper cleaning in the dishwasher and the dishwashing detergents contain stronger abrasive materials for proper cleaning and this may affect the teflon coating of your pans or the sharpness of your knives or the fragile plastic parts. The heating element is located at the bottom and more fragile items are obviously safer on the top rack. The final drying cycle of the dishwasher generates quite a bit of heat. SPT SD-9254SS is offered with a year of limited warranty on labor and parts. You can return this built-in dishwasher within 30 days of your receipt and you’ll get Amazon product support free of charge.