When I purchased my condo, it came with a built-in Whirlpool dishwasher. My guess would be that the dishwasher is not between four and five years old.
I don’t know what its performance ability was when brand new, but I have used it for the last two years now. I find that the machine is very loud and therefore it’s hard for me to make phone calls with it working in the background.
I find the cycle to be rather long, but maybe I feel that way because it is noticeably loud. I have also noticed that on many occasions it has missed pieces of food and I need to wash the items by hand or put them on for another cycle.
Because I live in California and we are now experiencing a drought, I know that in my next house I will look for a more effective dishwasher where everything will get clean from the first time, is quiet, and perhaps even energy efficient.
I would be very interested to research consumer reviews for a dishwasher that met my criteria and left people pleased with their product while still having a family-friendly price tag. I hope there is a dishwasher out there like that for my family.