Energy-Star Qualified Amana Dishwasher with Triple-Filtered Wash System (Review)

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We recently received the Amana Energy-Star Qualified Dishwasher with Triple-Filtered Wash System  for review.  First of all, this is our second stainless steel appliance.  I wasn’t sure what I’d think of that but with the Stainless Steel Amana refrigerator and now the dishwasher in place, I’m loving the stainless. We’re so happy with the choice to go stainless!  Yes, I’m saying that with 3 kids in the house and a constant stream of fingerprints on the doors.  It’s just sleek and almost a refreshing change from our standard white appliances we’ve always selected.

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One thing we always look for in appliances is the Energy Star compliancy.  I don’t just want to save our money where we can, I also want to make sure we’re not wasting energy in general.  We don’t run things when they aren’t full, don’t leave them on for long cycles, etc.

This Amana dishwasher is a powerhouse.  I LOVE  how it cleans. It has a triple-filtered wash system which makes those stubborn food pieces a distant memory. It is not the quietest machine I’ve heard (or not heard?!) but it does the job, and it does it well.  We’ve had zero issues no matter what we’ve put into the dishwasher – everything comes out sparkly clean.  Even the bacon cooker comes out really, really clean, which never happened with our previous dishwasher (and drove me crazy).

The silverware baskets- yes, there are 2 not just one long one- are also a great feature.  Being able to remove one basket to wash an odd sized pan, pot or dish makes me happy (I’m lazy, I’d rather the dishwasher do the work, not me). My husband asked if I wanted to swap the old silverware basket for the 2 and I told him no way. I love these baskets.  It’s also nice for the kids when they are unloading silverware from the dishwasher to each have one smaller sized basket to hold onto, and not fight over.

amana dishwasher silverware bins

 

The tall tub means I can wash ALL of my pots and pans.  (I’ll just defer to my laziness).

amana inside dishwasherI like the simplicity of the control panel.  I don’t have a lot of requirements for controls on a dishwasher. I want to turn it on, have it clean things, and go off, within a not-too-lengthy period of time.  With this Amana, there aren’t many buttons to press, and not a ton of options- I have only used the 1 hour cycle thus far except for when one of the kids was sick- then I did a longer cycle.  The delay feature is GREAT for bath nights- without it I tend to forget to turn the dishwasher ON and then have a ton of extra dishes the next day to wash.

amana dishwasher control panel

(Please, ignore the dog hair. With dry winter air, I can’t get the dog’s hair off of everything, I’ve tried.  I’m not perfect. I’m real).

amana dishwasher top rackThe kids’ stuff almost all fits up top- with room to spare.  I can fit my largest water cupbottles in the top rack now!

amana dishwasher detergent

The Amana Dishwasher runs for about $429 so it’s in a very reasonable price range.  I love the stainless but it also comes in black and white.  I’ve never been overly thrilled with the last dishwasher we purchased and we paid well over $429 for it.

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  • Wishing I had one of these bad boys!

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  • The Amana Energy-Star Qualified Dishwasher with Triple-Filtered Wash System review was interesting. I have always enjoyed the look of stainless steal appliances in my kitchen. I think I just got tired of the standard white style and you are correct in saying that finger prints are less noticeably. The triple-filtered wash system is a wonderful feature and I can’t compare it to the dishwasher I am using now. Thank you for this review.

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  • this sounds like a great dishwasher i would love to have one

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  • I love that there are not a lot of buttons to push and figure out what they are. The price is completely affordable too. My dishwasher just broke and I will be looking into this dishwasher.

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  • we opted for a cheaper dishwasher and unfortunately you get what you pay for. This dishwasher looks sturdy and roomy with nicely spaced areas for differnt sized dishes which is what I look for!

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  • I LOVE the little tops on the silverware holders! I hate it when the forks “spoon” (ha ha ha!) and the food stuck on them between them doesn’t clean – these would be a help inthat area. Also, I’d give up quiet for a better clean any day!

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  • Good price on a new dishwasher my dishwasher is really old but I won’t get a new dishwasher till the old one dies. I will keep Amana in mind

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  • our dishwasher died and we have been looking for a new one…just can’t make up my mind but I do like the amana even though I have never tried their appliances b/4…….. always been a kitchen aid/whirlpool customer

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  • I love the simplicity of the buttons and the design of this dishwasher. It is very sleek!

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  • I love the silverware baskets! I’ve never seen any like these! I love the positioning of them as well! I hate my dishwasher, but I rent right now so not much that I can do. But when I do buy a house I am definitely going with an Amana one!

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  • Love the stainless, we went stainless with all of our last appliances and made sure everything was energy star :) both very important to us in deciding on what we would purchase. Thanks for the review!

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  • I have always wanted a dishwasher, and Amana is a great brand name.

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  • I love it, i’m looking for a new one.

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  • I need a new dishwasher. This one looks and sounds awesome!

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  • Wow, this is nice and reasonably priced. I love the idea of 2 silverware trays incase you have an odd shaped pan. I love it. My dishwasher is small and I am always fighting it!

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  • So nice! I love the 2 silverware caddies :)

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  • What a beautiful dishwasher. I like the sleek look its always nice. i saw one just like that at sears a while back

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  • We have a stainless steel dishwasher – in fact, it looks a lot like that one! And we love it! that’s not a bad price for that puppy!

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  • love the TWO silverware baskets!! we need that

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  • i would love to own a dishwasher like this. i had one and i miss it.

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  • I have always wanted stainless steel appliances. My dishwasher isn’t getting my dishes clean anymore! Looks like I need to start saving up for this one! What I wouldn’t give. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it.

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  • I don’t have a dishwasher, but I sure would love to have one. This stainless steel one looks great.

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  • I’ve never really considered an Amana brand product before but this has made me reconsider and seriously look into their product line. Love the practical review break down. Thanks!

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  • I love the top rack with the covers. Great for small stuff.

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  • That looks like a very nice appliance! I’m envious, I’ve never owned a dishwasher in my entire life. We’re repainting/remodeling the kitchen next month so I hope to install one then and eliminate my dishpan hands!

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  • We moved into a new house last summer and I do not know what the people that lived here before us did to the dishwasher! We are shopping for a new one and I was wondering about Amana. The sales guy at the store said that it was a good brand, but I was doing more research on the web. Your review is helpful, especially pictures, the options, and everything!

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  • I would love a stainless steel dishwasher, and we are in the market for a new one I have to show my husband this.

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  • I love the look of Stainless Steel!

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  • love the stainless steel…wish we had room for one now, we’ll be house hunting next year and im definitely making sure theres room for a dishwasher ;)

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  • I want that dishwasher. Mine is teetering on the brink of despair and needs replacing.

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  • This looks like a great dishwasher. Ours seems to not be doing as good a job as it used to.

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  • How pretty! I definitely want all new appliances when we move (very soon!) and am shopping for them now actually so this is perfect timed info! I love how simple the control panel is, we have hard water so the rinse aid area is crucial (we don’t have that now). And really reasonably priced, thanks so much for the info :)

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  • I will most certainly consider amana when shopping for my ext dishwasher. I’m afraid it may be sooner than I think!

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  • We really need a new dishwasher. Ours just isn’t cleaning as well as it used to. This one looks so nice! I love the functions and the spacious interior!

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  • I’d like a stainless steel dishwasher, as we replaced our refrigerator with stainless steel awhile ago. This one looks nice!

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  • I love the look of this, very slick and modern looking. I would love to have one, lol maybe some day!

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  • Triple filter wash is awesome! Would love to have this!

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  • I have been looking for a new dishwasher and this one looks amazing! I just might be giving it a shot ^_^

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  • I love this! I so so need a new dishwasher! I LOVE the triple-filtered wash system, I wish mine had that. Oh and the tall tub, some of my stuff doesn’t fit. Thanks for all of the info!

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  • We have this exact dishwasher and LOVE it!!

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  • Never owned a dishwasher but if i ever chose to get one this is a style that would fit in with all the decor

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  • This looks and sounds wonderful. My daughter and my sister will be checking this out! Great review!

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  • Great review! Sounds like it does a great job. I always check reviews before I purchase So thank you for that because we will be needing a new dishwasher sooner rather than later for sure.

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  • love it. its on my remodel list

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  • I love the look of this dishwasher. Mine is white and when it goes out, I’m deffinently getting a stainless steel one.

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  • I love the dog hair, it makes it easier to picture how it would be in my house. I am not in a place to buy any appliances right now, but when it is time I will definitely be looking for energy saver labeled ones.

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  • This looks great! I’ll have to keep it in mind for when we buy a house…

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  • I LOVE that dishwasher! I may have to look at one like that when we replace the one at our new house!
    Love all the room it has!

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  • I too love the sleek look. All of my appliances are stainless steel and I really like how simple it looks to use. Thanks for sharing. I will keep this brand in mind when it comes time to start shopping again!

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  • I love the sleek look! We bought a brand new dishwasher a few years ago and have had all kinds of issues with it. We’ll be moving soon and we are going to be in the market for a decent dishwasher – I’ll have to tell hubby about this one!

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