Samsung DW80J3020US Review


Samsung DW80J3020US Samsung
DW80J3020US

Front Control
Place Settings: 15
Width: 24" Built-in
MSRP: $599
Sanitize Cycles

5

& Options
Energy

265

kWh Per Yr
Water

753

Gal Per Yr
Sound

50

dBA
Cost

$599

MSRP

Ratings Guide   Best Better Good FairPoor


Samsung DW80J3020US


Dishwasher Pros and Cons Summary
Cleaning BETTER - Includes a high temperature sanitizing rinse that helps remove food deposits and most bacteria. High temperature water coupled with the right detergent is one of the keys to getting your plates, dishes, and silverware clean and disinfected.
Cycles POOR - Number of cycles and options is lower than average and ranks in the bottom 1% of new dishwashers for POOR program selection and flexibility. Fewer cycles and options may be less convenient and could make it harder to match your family's needs.  
Energy BETTER - Estimated annual electricity use is 3% lower than average and ranks in the top 40% of new dishwashers for BETTER power conservation. This Samsung dishwasher is projected to use 265 kWh of electricity annually based on usage of 4-5 times per week.
Water GOOD - Water consumption is about average for a new dishwasher and is rated GOOD for water efficiency. Energy Star estimates this dishwasher will use 3.5 gallons of water for each wash cycle, or about 753 gallons annually based on 215 cycles per year.  
Sound GOOD - Operating sound levels are about average for a new dishwasher Rated GOOD for noise suppression with sound levels a little below normal conversations. When comparing dishwashers a 10 dBA decrease is like being twice the distance away.  
Cost BEST - Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price of $599 is 28% lower than average. Rated in the top 25% of new lower-cost dishwashers for BEST affordability. The Samsung DW80J3020US is priced about $225 less than the average new dishwasher.


Samsung DW80J3020US Dishwasher

Samsung DW80J3020US



Performance Ratings
Spray
Jets
No Spray Jets - High pressure water spray jets are not available with the Samsung DW80J3020US. Spray jets are available on about 40% of new dishwashers and are effective on loosening baked-on food or grease from silverware, pans, and dishes.  
High
Temp
High-Temp Wash Option - Includes the option to select a high-temperature wash cycle. Really hot water combined with the right detergent and softened water can help loosen dried-on, baked-on food deposits and produce clean dishes.
Steam No Steam Option - Like most new dishwashers, this Samsung model does not have the capability to generate steam. High-temperature water vapor can be an effective means of loosening tough food deposits from silverware and dishes.  
Wash
Levels
6 Wash Levels - Water is delivered from three spray arms in the bottom, middle, and top of the dishwasher. Allows streams of water to saturate dishes from many different angles and directions. More wash levels promotes more thorough cleaning.
Sensor
Washing
Sensor Washing - Uses one or more sensors to measure soil content, load level, and/or water temperature. The Samsung DW80J3020US sensors automatically make wash-cycle adjustments to help ensure optimum cleaning with user intervention.
Sanitize Sanitize Capability - Certified by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) to achieve a minimum 99.999% or 5-log reduction of bacteria using ANSI 184 standards. Final rinse temperatures reach at least 150 deg F to sanitize cookware.
Food
Disposer
Built-In Food Disposer - Includes a built-in food disposer that helps keep the wash water clean and free of debris. Minimizes the number of food particles that can deposit on dishes. Saves water, no need to pre-rinse dishes.
Water
Softener
No Water Softener - Does not have a built-in water softener that can condition the water and remove minerals and impurities. Most homes with hard water have a whole-house softener so integrated models are only available on a few dishwashers.  


Convenience Ratings
No. of
Racks
2 Racks - The Samsung DW80J3020US has a standard 2-rack design with both upper and lower loading racks. Only about 20% of new dishwashers have an additional 3rd rack design that can be used for cups and smaller items such as flatware or utensils.  
Spray
Arms
Spray Arms - Uses a superior rotating spray arm design instead of a central tower located in the middle of the bottom rack. Spray arms deliver water to more interior areas and angles. Doesn't waste rack space or limit loading flexibility.
Adjustable
Racks
Adjustable - One or more of the racks can be adjusted to move up, down, and/or tilt. Adjustable racks allow you to create additional room to fit in larger pots, pans, or irregular items. Provides flexibility for clean-up after parties.
Removable
Racks
Not Removable - None of the loading racks can be completely removed from the dishwasher. Removable racks are only found on about 30% of new dishwashers and provide flexibility for special occasions when you need to wash extra large cookware.  
Place
Settings
15 Settings - Number of place settings is 2 higher than average. Ranks in the top 30% of new dishwashers for BEST plate and cookware loading capacity. Convenient for larger families or if you simply want to save money by running the dishwasher less often.
Fold-Down
Tines
Fold-Down Tines - Some of the divider tines positioned vertically in the rack can be folded down. Helps secure items, and provides greater flexibility with making space for larger cookware that won't fit in-between or above the tines.
Concealed
Element
Concealed Element - Heating element is concealed or recessed a safe distance away from the lower dish-rack loading area. Helps prevent accidental melting of plastic dishes and utensils that sometimes fall-through the tines in the lower rack.
Controls All-Digital Controls - Touch-pad control console is all-digital and always visible at the top front-side of the dishwasher. Not as stylish as fully-integrated (hidden) consoles, but sometimes more convenient to use without opening the door.
Display No Digital Display - The Samsung DW80J3020US does not include a LED digital display in the control console that shows cycle time remaining or other information. Can be helpful to monitor wash status, but most new dishwashers do not have a digital display.  


Efficiency Ratings
Energy
Star
Energy Star - The Samsung DW80J3020US is Energy Star qualified according to the latest criteria. About 90% of new dishwashers are Energy Star rated so it's important to look at the energy and water ratings to differentiate between them.
Energy
Rating
265 kWh - Estimated annual electricity use is 3% lower than average and ranks in the top 40% of new dishwashers for BETTER power conservation. This Samsung dishwasher is projected to use 265 kWh of electricity annually based on usage of 4-5 times per week.
Water
Rating
753 Gal - Water consumption is about average for a new dishwasher and is rated GOOD for water efficiency. Energy Star estimates this dishwasher will use 3.5 gallons of water for each wash cycle, or about 753 gallons annually based on 215 cycles per year.  
Energy Save
Quick Wash
Energy-Save / Quick-Wash Cycle - The Samsung DW80J3020US allows you to select a quick-wash or energy-save cycle that uses lower temperatures, less water, and/or shorter wash time for lightly-soiled dishes. Helps save water, energy, and money.
Half
Load
No Half-Load Option - No option to save water and energy by washing just a half-load in either the upper or lower racks. You can still be eco-friendly and save money by at least waiting for a full, complete load before running a wash cycle.  
Delay
Start
No Delay Start - One of the few dishwashers without a delay start option. Cannot be programmed to start while the family is away, or to automatically run during off-peak energy hours when electric utility rates are often significantly lower.  
CEE
Tier 1
CEE Tier 1 - Qualified CEE Tier 1 by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency. This model meets or exceeds federal Energy Star criteria with a 0.82 Energy Factor. Tier 1 is currently the best and only CEE rating available for dishwashers.


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