Whirlpool Quiet Partner II

by Krista Curry
(Windsor, IL USA)

I purchased a Whirlpool Quiet Partner II. We purchased it at Sears. I really like this dishwasher.


First and foremost it is quiet. With this dishwasher you can be in the kitchen with it running and still continue on with normal activities such as talking on the phone. It has a sanitizing function which comes in VERY handy if you have small children.

You can place their plastic toys or bath-time toys in and sanitize them. It also has a time delay for 2, 4, or 6 hours and this is a great thing to have for busy women! I use this quite frequently so that I don’t forget to run the dishwasher over night.

The soak & scour function is also very handy. You do not have to worry about scrubbing your dishes down before putting them in the dishwasher because even dried, stuck on food comes off with a breeze with this function.

There are two downsides that I have found to this dishwasher. Within the first year the place to put your rinsing agent stopped working and of course this was after the warranty expired.

The other downside is that the latch on the silverware container does not stay latched well and every so often I will open the dishwasher door and all the silverware will fall out. All in all though, I am very please with this dishwasher.

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Whirlpool Quiet Partner II

by Eric
(Kingsport, TN USA)

We have had our Whirlpool Quiet Partner II for a little over three years now, and we have been very happy with it.

The features that is has include options for high temperature water, sani rinse, air dry, and delay wash for two, four, or six hours. Thus far I have not used the sani rinse option or the high temperature option, but the air dry setting works well.

Also, I use the delay wash feature quite often. It is nice to have when someone in the family is planning to take a shower shortly after dinner, which is when I would normally run the dishwasher.

I can go ahead and have the dishwasher tab inserted into the pocket, and set the timer and walk away. With our old dishwasher, I would often forget to go back and run it and then find dirty dishes still in it in the morning.

The dishwasher has five different cycles which are rinse only, light wash, normal wash, heavy wash, and pots and pans. I have used all of the options and they work well, but most of the time I just run the normal wash. I do not know the model number or manufacturer of our previous dishwasher, but this one is much better in every way. The extra cycles and features are great, and the performance is outstanding. It is a very quiet machine, and dishes come out very clean and without water spots. The only things that ever have any water spots are plastic containers, but I think that is to be expected. I would definitely recommend this product.

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Whirlpool Quiet Partner II

by Rachael
(Brighton, CO USA)

I have no major problems with my dishwasher. It came with our house when we purchased it in May of 2007, and it has held up well so far. It gets my dishes fairly clean, and doesn't leave spots on glasses or leftover food on silverware. It has two separate sprayers--one for the top rack and one for the lower rack, which is what helps to get the dishes on the top rack clean.

It runs very quietly, also, so it is not disturbing others in the house when I am running the dishwasher. My chief complaint is that I have to be careful where I put larger dinner plates on the bottom shelf, otherwise the top sprayer doesn't spin, and the dishes on the top rack don't get cleaned.

It has one-touch button operation, as well, where you can select what kind of cycle you want, but if you want dishes to air-dry, you have to wait around for the last rinse to finish and listen for the dishwasher to kick off and manually press the cancel button. It's not too hard to do, but sometimes I will be busy and not paying attention, and the dishwasher will be halfway through drying before I remember to go push the button.

If it does go through the entire drying cycle, it heats up my house in the summertime and makes the air-conditioner kick on earlier than I would like. In the winter, running the dry cycle is a non-issue.

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Whirlpool Quiet Partner II

by Rachael
(Brighton, CO USA)

I love my dishwasher. It is not something I probably would have chosen for myself, but it came with our home when we moved in a year ago. It has a fairly large capacity because the silverware holder is in the door, rather than taking up a lot of space on the bottom rack.

It also has two sprayers, so the dishes on the top rack come out just as clean as the dishes on the bottom rack. My only minor complaints about my dishwasher are that it takes a really long time to complete a wash cycle, and there is no way to turn off the automatic dry. Instead, I have to try to remember to hit cancel on the dishwasher while it is in the drying cycle so that I am not wasting electricity.

Other than that, it operates very quietly, which is also a bonus, and it doesn't suck all the hot water from the water heater. It only uses a small amount of hot water throughout the cycle so that somebody can still take a shower, or I can run the washing machine at the same time without worrying about running out of hot water, or severely depleting my water pressure.

When and if this dishwasher ever breaks, I actually plan on replacing it with another of the same model. I am extremely satisfied with its performance. One of the features I love about my dishwasher is that the door locks in place automatically when I shut it all the way.

There is no manual locking mechanism on the front to mess around with. It just snaps shut, and all of the cycle features are one-touch buttons instead of turning a knob to the wash cycle I intend to use.

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Whirlpool Quiet Partner II

by E. R.
(Maryland)

We bought our Whirlpool Quiet Partner II at Lowe's in February 2008, so we have had it for about eight months now. Our old dishwasher (I don't know the model but it was close to 20 years old) was rusting out and very noisy.

The Whirlpool Quiet Partner II is just that - very quiet - so you can hear the television in the next room. We were getting in the habit of turning our old dishwasher on when we went to bed because it was so noisy. There are several different settings that can save on water (the light wash, for example) and a pot scrubber function that can get even the toughest, greasiest messes clean.

We have had nothing but good experiences with our dishwasher. We find that the gel tabs or liquid gel dishwasher soap works better than powders or power ball tablets. We have no water stains and no food stuck to our dishes or glasses and don't need to use a rinse aid. The top rack is deep enough for even some mixing bowls and can fit larger than normal mugs.

The utensil rack can be mounted on the dishwasher door or on the lower rack, which is convenient. One thing that you do need to remember is that if you open the door to add something, you still need to press the "start" button again to restart the process.

I would definitely buy this model again and recommend it to anyone needing a new dishwasher.

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Quiet Partner II

by Katherine M. Smith
(Oklahoma City, OK)

This dishwasher has been horrible since the day we got it. The only reason we didn't return it was because hubby took it personally that it was bad, like it was about ~him~, so we're stuck with it.

Allow me to list the ways:
- Doesn't clean the dishes.
- Glassware is _always_ cloudy.
- Dishes on top rack come out with dishwashing powder baked onto them.
- Dishwashing powder dispenser is marginally-functional and only opens properly in the cycle about half the time (we finally gave up and just throw the powder into the main cavity).
- Hours-long cycles, even for the quick wash (dear God --- a toddler could wash a load quicker than this box!)
- Flimsy, barely-functional silverware tray.
- It is quiet. That's its only "pro".

Everything else is a "con", and I mean that in every sense of the word.
- All I can say is, at least the dishes are sanitized, after all those hours spent in hot water.

We have tried _every_ possible permutation of cycle choices to see if _any_ cycle combination cleans dishes, but nothing works.

We've also tried every brand and type of dishwashing product, from expensive to cheap. Gel tabs give a ~slightly~ better result.

Basically, by buying this "dishwasher" (and that is _so_ generous of me to call it that), you're spending money on a hunk of metal that will spend hours using your water and electricity (but quietly), for dishes you'll have to hand-wash anyway.

Do yourself a favor and avoid this lemon.


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Whirlpool Quiet Partner II

Very happy with my dishwasher purchased about 6 months ago. The only thing I don't love is the silverware container since my old one has a basket. I still rinse before I put in from habit I guess

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