Danby 18" Built-in dishwasher (model#DDW1802)
(New Milford, NJ, USA)
My boyfriend and I were looking for apartments and one of the bonuses we had hoped to find was a dishwasher. We got lucky, well sort of, because the apartment we chose had a brand new kitchen, including a mini (compact) dishwasher.
The washer is the Danby 18” washer and I do love it. This is mainly because I think it’s so cute and it’s just the right size for 2 people. Our pots and pans sort-of fit, depending on where we place them, but there is a bit of space between the tops of our plates and the top rack, so we can usually put a pan there and it works out just fine.
I think the bottom rack is arranged a bit weird though, and the utensil rack sucks because our forks and knives can slip through the holes sometimes. It basically gets the job done though, I just have to be careful with not blocking off the soap dispenser, otherwise if you have a large pot or pan in the way when you close it, the soap doesn’t open (this can happen with any of the door-soap dispensers though).
It’s a bit noisy, but not too much; I just know when it’s on- no biggie. I do find it helpful to clean out the bottom because so items can fall in there during a rigorous wash.