fisher-paykel_logo

Fisher & Paykel Dishwashers Review

Beginning as a refrigerator importer in New Zealand in 1934, Fisher & Paykel has grown into a major player in the household appliances industry in its homeland, as well as in Australia. The brand declares itself to hold a ‘pioneering spirit’ and ‘culture of curiosity’ to design functional and sustainable products for homes in over 80 countries.

Fisher & Paykel’s DishDrawer range of dishwashers is the brand’s flagship product in this category. Read on to find out more about Fisher & Paykel’s dishwashers and whether they could be the next new dishwasher for your kitchen in this Canstar Blue review.

What makes Fisher & Paykel dishwashers stand out?

Fisher & Paykel produces two kinds of dishwashers – traditional dishwashers and the ‘DishDrawer’ range, with the dishwasher built as a drawer rather than as an appliance with a hinged door and slide-out dish racks. The DishDrawer line is particularly notable, as it’s a fairly uncommon design despite having some serious perks. It takes up less space, which is great for small kitchens, and is about a half-load size, so you can run it more regularly and do away with owning stacks of plates to get you through the week.

The entire Fisher & Paykel line is broadly quite user-friendly, but with just a handful of particularly stand-out features. Some models come with a wireless remote, while many come with a knife clip and multipurpose clip to keep knives and other utensils securely in place during the wash cycle.

fisher & paykel freestanding dishwasherTraditional Dishwashers by Fisher & Paykel

The current Fisher & Paykel traditional dishwasher range has three different models, with a white and stainless steel finish version of each. All dishwashers in this range include the following features:

  • 14 place setting capacity
  • Cup racks
  • Fold down tines
  • Utensil tray
  • Cutlery basket
  • Wine glass supports
  • Child safety lock
  • End of cycle beeps
  • Energy saving delay start option of up to 12 hours
  • LED time remaining display
  • Rinse aid indicator light and lens
  • ThermoDry system which uses residual heat from the wash to dry dishes
  • 3 stage filtration system
  • Variable wash pressure technology

Read on for more details about the current range of traditional Fisher and Paykel dishwashers.

DW60CHPW1/X1

  • Height adjustable top basket
  • 48db noise level
  • 6 wash programs (Auto, Eco, Fast 30min, Heavy, Normal 90min, Rinse)
  • Energy rating: 3.5 stars
  • Water rating: 5 stars

RRP $859 (white), $1,049 (stainless steel)

DW60CHW1/X1

  • Height adjustable top basket
  • 48db noise level
  • Counter balanced door
  • Dual mode flood protection
  • 6 wash programs (Delicate, Eco, Fast 30min, Heavy, Normal 90min, Rinse)
  • Energy rating: 3.5 star
  • Water rating: 5 star

RRP $969 (white), $999 (stainless steel)

DW60CKW1/X1

  • Easy lift adjustable upper basket
  • 44db noise level
  • Half load wash option
  • 8 wash programs (Auto, Delicate, Eco, Fast 30min, Heavy, Hygiene, Intensive zone, Normal 90min)
  • Energy rating: 4 star
  • Water rating: 5.5 star

RRP $729 (white), $899 (stainless steel)

Check Latest Prices at Appliances Online^

DishDrawers by Fisher & Paykel

Drawer-style dishwashers are useful for when you frequently run small loads, or just want to wash dishes more frequently. They’re a popular choice for offices and small kitchens. The Fisher & Paykel DishDrawer range is claimed to be more ergonomic compared to the conventional dishwasher. These dishwashers also use Fisher & Paykel’s ‘SmartDrive’ technology, which involves using a brushless DC motor as both a wash and drain pump. This means fewer moving parts, which according to Fisher & Paykel means a more reliable motor.

While there are a number of different DishDrawer designs, all models include the following features:

  • Child lock
  • Electronic fault/diagnostic indicator
  • End of cycle beeps
  • Energy saving delay start option up to 12 hours
  • Rinse aid indicator light
  • Fan assisted drying
  • 2 cutlery baskets
  • Foldable and height adjustable cup racks
  • Fold down and pitch adjustable tines

single dish drawer fisher & paykelSingle DishDrawer Dishwashers

A single DishDrawer can be installed at any height for maximum convenience and less bending to load the dishwasher. These are useful for people who just don’t need the capacity of a full-sized dishwasher and would rather have the saved kitchen space.

DD60SCW9/X9

  • 7 place setting capacity
  • Knife clip & multipurpose clip
  • 15 wash programs (Delicate, Extra dry, Fast, Heavy, Normal, Normal eco, Quick, Rinse, Sanitise)
  • 3 wash modifiers
  • Energy rating 3.5 stars
  • Water rating 4.5 stars

RRP $1,199 (white), $1,299 (stainless steel)

DD60SDFTX7

  • 7 place setting capacity
  • Tall model
  • Knife clip & multipurpose clip
  • Internal wash selector
  • 9 wash programs (Delicate, Delicate eco, Fast, Fast eco, Heavy eco, Normal, Normal eco, Rinse)
  • Energy rating: 3.5 stars
  • Water rating: 4.5 stars

RRP $1,499

DD60SCTW9/X9

  • 7 place setting capacity
  • Tall model
  • Knife clip & multipurpose clip
  • 15 wash programs (Delicate, Extra dry, Fast, Heavy, Normal, Normal eco, Quick, Rinse, Sanitise)
  • 3 wash modifiers
  • Energy rating: 3.5 stars
  • Water rating: 4.5 stars

double dish drawer fisher paykelDouble DishDrawer Dishwashers

These DishDrawers come as a set of two drawers stacked on top of each other. While combined they have the same capacity of one traditional dishwasher, having two smaller independent dishwashers has a couple of upsides. Users can run a wash cycle in one drawer while in the meantime being able to neatly stack dishes into the second, rather than creating a messy pile in the sink or on the countertop. It also allows different types of wash cycles to run simultaneously, for example, a quick eco load to wash cups and mugs in one drawer while a longer more intensive mode to scrub pots and pans in the other.

DD60DCW9/X9

  • 14 place setting capacity
  • Kick strip
  • Knife clip & multipurpose clip
  • 3 wash programs (Delicate, Extra dry, Fast, Heavy, Normal, Normal eco, Quick, Rinse, Sanitise)
  • 15 wash programs
  • Energy rating: 3.5 stars
  • Water rating: 4.5 stars

RRP $1,790 (white), $1,899 (stainless steel)

DD60DAW9/X9

  • 14 place setting capacity
  • Kick strip
  • 6 wash programs (Delicate, Fast, Heavy, Normal, Normal eco, Rinse)
  • Energy rating: 3.5 stars
  • Water rating: 4.5 stars

RRP $1,699 (white), $1,799 (stainless steel)

DD60DDFX7

  • 14 place setting capacity
  • Kick strip
  • Knife clip & multipurpose clip
  • Internal wash selector
  • 9 wash programs (Delicate, Delicate eco, Fast, Fast eco, Heavy, Heavy eco, Normal, Normal eco, Rinse)
  • Energy rating: 3.5 stars
  • Water rating: 5 stars

RRP $2,149

fully integrated dishwasherIntegrated Single DishDrawer Dishwashers

For a smoother, minimalistic look, integrated dishwashers keep all controls and displays hidden inside the top edge of the drawer front. All that’s left is a single modern handle to open the drawer. Reducing physical and visual clutter is particularly important in small kitchens to prevent the space from feeling crowded.

DD60SI7

  • 7 place setting capacity
  • Knife clip & multipurpose clip
  • Internal wash selector
  • Wireless remote
  • Flow through detergent dispenser
  • Quiet operation
  • 9 wash programs (Delicate, Delicate eco, Fast, Fast eco, Heavy, Heavy eco, Normal, Normal eco, Rinse)
  • Energy rating: 3.5 stars
  • Water rating: 4.5 stars

RRP $1,399

DD60STI7

  • 7 place setting capacity
  • Tall model
  • Knife clip & multipurpose clip
  • Internal wash selector
  • Wireless remote
  • 9 wash programs (Delicate, Delicate eco, Fast, Fast eco, Heavy, Heavy eco, Normal, Normal eco, Rinse)
  • Energy rating: 3.5 stars
  • Water rating: 4.5 stars

RRP $1,399

integrated dishwasherIntegrated Double DishDrawer Dishwashers

Just as with the single integrated DishDrawers, the double integrated DishDrawers combine convenience with a clean seamless look for a functional and modern kitchen.

DD60DI7

  • 14 place setting capacity
  • Kick strip
  • Knife clip & multipurpose clip
  • Internal wash selector
  • Wireless remote
  • SmartDriveTM technology
  • 9 wash programs (Delicate, Delicate eco, Fast, Fast eco, Heavy, Heavy eco, Normal, Normal eco, Rinse
  • Energy rating: 3.5 stars
  • Water rating: 4.5 stars

RRP $2,099

wide dishwasher fisher & paykelWide DishDrawer Dishwashers

These dishwashers add greater capacity while keeping all of the benefits of a single drawer that doesn’t require much bending over. Wide DishDrawers may be a good choice for households that want a drawer-style dishwasher but also want to be able to wash a bit more than a half-load, or need to fit larger items into the dishdrawer.

DD90SDFTX2

  • 9 place setting capacity
  • Knife clip & multipurpose clip
  • Internal wash selector
  • 9 wash programs (Delicate, Delicate eco, Fast, Fast eco, Heavy, Heavy eco, Normal, Normal eco, Rinse)
  • Energy rating: 3 stars
  • Water rating: 4 stars

RRP $2,099

wide dishwasher fisher & paykelIntegrated Wide DishDrawer Dishwashers

This model adds extra space for dishes without adding extra visual clutter to the kitchen. The wide DishDrawers can be a good choice for medium-size households that want something in between a single and double dishwasher.

DD90STI2

  • 9 place setting capacity
  • Knife clip & multipurpose clip
  • Internal wash selector
  • Wireless remote
  • 9 wash programs (Delicate, Delicate eco, Fast, Fast eco, Heavy, Heavy eco, Normal, Normal eco, Rinse)
  • Energy rating: 3 stars
  • Water rating: 4 stars

RRP $1,849

Check Latest Prices at Appliances Online^

Should I choose a Fisher & Paykel Dishwasher?

As a long-standing brand of reliable household appliances, Fisher & Paykel offers a relatively broad range of mid to high end dishwashers. The biggest drawcard to the Fisher & Paykel brand is the DishDrawer range. Most dishwasher brands don’t produce drawer-style dishwashers like this, so Fisher & Paykel is the leader for this niche design. Its traditional dishwasher range is more limited, so you may want to compare the Fisher & Paykel offerings to other brands to decide if they are the best dishwasher choice for you.

Dishwasher Review & Ratings

About the author of this page

Megan Birot

This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Home & Lifestyle Content Lead, Megan Birot. She’s an expert on household appliances, health & beauty products, as well as all things grocery and shopping. When she’s not writing up our research-based ratings reports, Megan spends her time helping consumers make better purchase decisions, whether it’s at the supermarket, other retailers, or online, highlighting the best deals and flagging anything you need to be aware of.

What do customers think about Fisher & Paykel Dishwashers?

In 2019, Australian customers gave Fisher & Paykel 4 out of 5 stars for overall customer satisfaction for dishwashers.

Fisher & Paykel Dishwashers

Canstar Blue
Rating:
Award: Overall Satisfaction
Advertisement