Brand: ROPER Model: RUD5750DBO
(Taylor, PA. USA)
My 14 year-old ROPER dishwasher
Many years ago, I was in the market for a dishwasher. Never having one before, I opted to go for name brand; and because it was before internet awareness, I really had to shop around.
After viewing numerous makes and models, it came down to G.E. or Whirlpool. Both seemed to have equal features and value. As I was about the make my purchase, the salesperson pointed out that Roper was a division of Whirlpool, and that I could save a little money with that brand. So the sale was made.
The dishwasher features pot scrubbing and energy saving cycles, with 7 simple push-button controls and a dial to set the time of wash cycle. There are two roll-out racks, a removable silverware basket, and the top rack uses 4 'cup shelf' flaps that also serve to hold lightweight items in place beneath them. If you've ever washed a load with light plastic cups, you'll find them upside down and full of rinse water when it's done ... so this is a feature well worth having. The door panel is reversible to black or almond color.
This particular model was made for occasional usage, having a faucet/sink adapter, and stored when not in use. It had an attractive cabinet, with a wooden butcher-block top, and was on rollers. It served me well for 2 years that way.
When I purchased a home, I needed to make it built-in, so I removed the cabinet, top, bottom weight (a concrete block), electric wire and the flush/fill assembly. Then I purchased a washer hose, drain hose, a under-sink drain 'T', and electrical wire. While this is best left to a pro, my adaptation has worked well since done.
It has been just over 14 years since purchase, and this unit is still going strong!
I would definitely recommend ROPER/WHIRLPOOL to anyone who wants an appliance for the long haul.