Review of Samsung dishwashers

From humble origins as a trading company dealing with dried fish and local groceries, Samsung has become South Korea’s largest chaebol (business conglomerate). When Samsung moved into the electronics industry and invested heavily into research and development, its high-tech designs quickly took the world by storm.

Samsung Electronics covers a huge range of home and business electrical goods, plus telecommunications equipment and electronics components. While it may be most famous for its mobile phones and TVs, Samsung is also a major player in home appliances. So, should you choose a Samsung dishwasher for your kitchen? Read on to find out exactly what dishwashers Samsung offers and whether or not they’re the best choice for you.

What makes Samsung dishwashers stand out?

The WaterWall range of dishwashers from Samsung uses a quite different system to spray water than what you find with other brands. Conventional dishwashers use a spinning spray arm to shower the dishes with water, however WaterWall dishwashers use a sweeping wall of water jets which move back and forth across the dishes. According to Samsung, this reduces splashback of dirty water and residues from dirty to clean dishes during the cycle.

Dishwashers with the Zone Booster wash option can use intensified jets of water over sections containing dirtier dishes. This is one way to get clean results with loads of mixed soiling without wasting water by just washing everything at high intensity.

Another particularly unique feature to this range is the FlexTray. This feature is offered with dishwashers that have a third rack for cutlery and utensils. The removable rubber grid allows users to remove every piece of cutlery at once and put it away quickly, without fiddling around with baskets or trays with little nooks for each individual spoon.

Want to know what the inside of a Samsung dishwasher looks like? Of course you do!

What kind of dishwashers does Samsung make?

The Samsung dishwasher range includes both freestanding and built-under dishwashers, all with standard dishwasher dimensions. Within this range are conventional freestanding dishwashers and WaterWall dishwashers in both freestanding and built-under models. Let’s review some of the standout models.

Samsung freestanding conventional dishwashers Samsung freestanding conventional dishwashers

The Samsung range includes just one conventional dishwasher model, available in a choice of white or stainless steel exterior.

DW60H6050FW/S

  • 14 place setting capacity
  • Front button controls
  • Condensing dry system
  • 49db noise level
  • Lower rack has fold down tines
  • Upper rack is height adjustable with foldable cup shelves
  • Cutlery drawer above upper rack
  • 7 wash programs (Auto, Pre-wash, Normal, Delicate, Intensive, Quick
  • 5 wash options (Sanitise, Delay start, Multi-in-1, Half load, Child lock)
  • Aqua stop hose system to prevent leaks
  • Energy rating: 3.5 stars
  • Water rating: 4.5 stars

 

RRP $749 (white), $799 (stainless steel)

Samsung WaterWall freestanding dishwashers Samsung WaterWall freestanding dishwashers

The WaterFall range of freestanding dishwashers from Samsung is a significant step up from the conventional model. All models in this range have touch controls (instead of push buttons), the FlexTray cutlery drawer, and a 15 place setting capacity. The upper rack is height adjustable with two fold-down tines, and the lower rack has four fold-down tines.

WaterWall DW60H9950FW (White)

  • 44db noise level
  • 5 wash programs (Delicate, Intensive, Eco, Auto, Express
  • 5 wash options (Flex half load, Delay start, Sanitise, Zone booster, Dry plus, Auto door open)
  • Energy rating: 3.5 stars
  • Water rating: 5 stars

 

RRP $1,599 (white)

DW60H9950FS (Stainless Steel)

  • Foldable cup shelves
  • 44db noise level
  • 5 wash programs (Delicate, Intensive, Eco, Normal, Auto, Express)
  • 5 wash options (Flex half load, Delay start, Sanitise, Zone booster, Dry plus, Auto door open)
  • Energy rating: 3.5 stars
  • Water rating: 5 stars

 

RRP $$1,699 (stainless steel)

WaterWall DW60H9970FS (Stainless Steel)

  • Hidden controls
  • Foldable cup shelves
  • 41db noise level
  • 6 wash programs (Delicate, Intensive, Eco, Auto, Express, Self-cleaning filter)
  • 6 wash options (Flex half load, Speed boost, Delay start, Sanitise, Zone booster, Dry plus, Auto door open)
  • Energy rating: 3.5 stars
  • Water rating: 5 stars
  • Aqua stop

 

RRP $1,799

Samsung WaterWall built-under dishwashers Samsung WaterWall built-under dishwashers

Both current Samsung built-under models are stainless steel semi-integrated designs, with the touch controls neatly tucked inside the upper edge of the door. With a 15 place setting capacity, both dish racks have foldable tines (2 on the upper, 4 on the lower), plus two different height levels and foldable cup shelves in the upper rack. Instead of a cutlery basket, both models have FlexTray cutlery trays.

The differences between the two models (apart from the price) are a number of extras on the more expensive DWH9970US – an extra wash program (Intensive), an extra wash option (Speed Boost), and a child lock. There’s also a 3db noise difference between the two.

WaterWall DW60H9950US

  • Auto door open
  • 44db noise level
  • 5 wash programs (Delicate, Eco, Auto, Express)
  • 5 wash options (Delay start, Flex half load, Zone booster, Sanitise, Dry plus)
  • Energy rating: 3.5 stars
  • Water ratings: 5 stars

 

RRP $1,799

WaterWall DW60H9970US

  • Auto door open
  • Child lock
  • 41db noise level
  • 6 wash programs (Delicate, Intensive, Eco, Auto, Express, Self-cleaning filter)
  • 6 wash options (Delay start, Flex half load, Zone booster, Sanitise, Dry plus, Speed boost)
  • Energy rating: 3.5 star
  • Water rating: 5

RRP $1,899

Should I choose a Samsung dishwasher?

The Samsung dishwasher range is simple, which means that if you have particular wants or needs from a dishwasher, Samsung may not cater to you. There are, however, a couple of reasons to consider Samsung. The WaterWall range may be a particular draw if you find yourself dissatisfied with the conventional rotating spray method. Further, if there’s nothing more annoying than dealing with cutlery baskets, the cutlery tray and removable FlexTray may be a preferable alternative. The cutlery tray also frees up space in the lower basket for more dishes. It can, however, take a bit more time and effort to load, to get each utensil into its own slot.

Apart from these features, there’s not much that can’t be found with other dishwasher brands. It’s still certainly well worth comparing potential Samsung choices with other similar dishwasher models to figure out which dishwasher is best for you.

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