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Review of Westinghouse dishwashers

Westinghouse is a family-focused brand under the umbrella of Electrolux Group. For years Westinghouse, has been chosen by Australian families for sensible household appliances designed to make life simpler. While the brand isn’t one for posh designs or high-end features, it endeavours to design affordable products that are easy to use and can be relied upon.

One of the ways Westinghouse keeps things simple is by keeping consumer choices simple. The dishwasher product range never has more than a handful of different models, so you don’t need to spend hours trawling through dozens of products with only a few slight differences. Read on to find out about the Westinghouse dishwasher range in this Canstar Blue review.

What makes Westinghouse dishwashers stand out?

Westinghouse dishwashers are fairly simple units that tick all the dishwasher boxes without missing any of the essentials and key conveniences. Each model has a 4.5 star water rating, so water efficiency is consistent across the board.

Every Westinghouse dishwasher includes the following specs:

  • 15 place setting capacity
  • 45db noise level
  • Push button controls
  • Delay start option, to schedule a wash cycle 1-24 hours ahead
  • Child lock
  • 3-stage anti-flood device
  • Height-adjustable upper rack, with 4 adjustable cup shelves
  • Lower basket with 4 fold-down racks
  • Dishwashing tablet compatible
  • Load sensing technology, to adjust wash cycle according to load size and soiling
  • Hygiene wash option, for sanitising items such as chopping boards, knives, and baby products

What kinds of dishwashers does Westinghouse provide?

The current range covers five different models of standard-sized 60cm dishwashers, all in about the middle of the road in terms of price. Westinghouse dishwashers are all made with a mark-resistant stainless steel finish except for the WSF6606W, which has a white finish. Most are freestanding (with just one built-in model) but all of the freestanding dishwashers have removable worktops to allow them to fit under countertops in dishwasher alcoves.

freestanding dishwasher westinghouseWSF6606W/X

The most basic model, this freestanding dishwasher comes in a choice of either mark-resistant stainless steel or white exterior finish. It has just six wash programs, while the rest of the Westinghouse range has eight. Unlike the cheapest models of many other brands, this still includes a child lock, load sensing, and a hygiene wash option. If you’ve got a tight budget, choosing the white model over the stainless steel leaves a bit more cash in your pocket while only costing a small loss in aesthetics – certainly the least important factor in choosing a functional dishwasher.

  • 2 spray arms
  • ‘Active Dry’ drying system
  • 5 spray levels
  • 3 stage filter system
  • Modular cutlery basket
  • 6 wash programs (Rinse, Fast 30min, Heavy, Eco, Intensive, Time Save 50min)
  • Wash options (Hygiene, Delay end, Tablet)
  • Display indicators (LED)
  • Energy rating: 3 stars

RRP $909 (white), $1,009 (stainless steel)

WSF6608X

The next step up in the Westinghouse dishwasher range adds a number of features. The cutlery basket is halved in size as the WSF6608X includes a cutlery tray above the upper basket. The FlexRack cutlery tray accommodates cutlery as well as larger utensils such as knives, spatulas, and other otherwise awkward items. This model also brings in the FlexZone wash option, which allows users to choose between an upper, lower, or both basket wash so that smaller loads can be washed without wasting water and electricity. Fan-assisted drying gets dishes dry and shelf-ready sooner.

  • 3 spray arms
  • Fan assisted drying
  • 5 spray levels
  • 3 stage filter system
  • Small cutlery basket
  • FlexRack cutlery tray
  • 8 wash programs (Sensor wash (auto) 30-50°C, Sensor wash (auto) 50-60°C, Sensor wash (auto) 60-70°C, Heavy, Eco (50°C), TimeSave 50min (65°C), Fast 30min (40°C), Rinse)
  • Wash options (Half load+, Hygiene, Dry+, Zone wash (upper/lower/both), Rinse+, Delay end, Tablet)
  • Soil level detection
  • Energy rating: 3 stars

RRP $1,109

WSF67251S

This model is a mix of features from the upper and lower end of the Westinghouse range. It lacks the FlexRack cutlery tray, but brings in the ClearView LED panel, a larger and clearer display. Another notable addition is the superfast jet wash for lightly-soiled dishes, which takes just 18 minutes to get those dishes done fast.

  • 3 spray arms
  • ‘Active Dry’ drying system
  • 5 spray levels
  • 3 stage filter system
  • Modular cutlery basket
  • 8 wash programs (Sensor wash (auto) 30-50°C, Sensor wash (auto) 50-60°C, Sensor wash (auto) 60-70°C, Eco (50°C), TimeSave 50mins (65°C), Fast 30mins (40°C), Jet wash 18 mins (35°C), Rinse)
  • Wash options (FlexZone wash in upper and lower, Half load, Hygiene, Dry+, Tablet, Delay start)
  • ClearView LED display
  • Soil level detection
  • Energy rating: 3.5 stars

RRP $1,199

freestanding westinghouse dishwasherWSF67381S

At the top end of the range, this model encompasses all of Westinghouse’s best dishwasher features while still remaining within the middle of the price range for the dishwasher market.

  • 3 spray arms
  • Fan assisted drying
  • 5 spray levels
  • 3 stage filter system
  • Small cutlery basket
  • FlexRack cutlery tray
  • 8 wash programs (Sensor wash (auto) 30-50°C, Sensor wash (auto) 50-60°C, Sensor wash (auto) 60-70°C, Jet wash 18 mins (35°C), Fast 30min (40°C), Eco (50°C), Time Save 50 minutes, Rinse)
  • Wash options (Hygiene, Half Load+, Dry+, Tablet, Delay start (1-24 hours), ClearView LED display)
  • Turbidity sensor
  • Energy rating: 3.5 stars

RRP $1,229

WSU67381S

At the top of the range is Westinghouse’s sole built-in dishwasher model. As with the WSF version of the model, this includes all of Westinghouse’s best dishwasher features without straying from the mid-range price.

  • 3 spray armsFan assisted drying
  • 8 wash programs (Sensor wash (auto 30-50°C), Sensor wash (auto 50-60°C), Sensor wash (auto 60-70°C), Jet wash 18 mins (35°C), Fast 30min (40°C), Eco (50°C), Time Save 50 minutes, Rinse)
  • Wash options (Hygiene, Half Load+, Dry+, Tablet, Delay start 1-24 hours)
  • ClearView LED screen
  • Soil level detection
  • Energy rating: 3.5 stars

RRP $1,279

Should I choose a Westinghouse dishwasher?

A Westinghouse dishwasher may make a good entry-level choice for someone who wants a bit more than the truly budget brands offer. They’re particularly notable for their variety of speed wash options. However, Westinghouse dishwashers aren’t flexible for custom kitchens, particularly if you’re looking for a dishwasher that can be fitted with panelling to match the cabinetry, or if you have an unusual space to fit it in. Overall, Westinghouse dishwashers can be a great match for busy families or households on a budget. At the end of the day, they’ll wash your dishes just as well as most brands would.

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