Updated 6 Jul 2015

Haier

HDW12-TFE3SS

Snapshot: The Haier HDW12-TFE3SS is a standard-size freestanding dishwasher with 12 place settings. How well does it clean your dishes?

HDW12-TFE3SS
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$899

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Test results

Overall score
69
Washing
?/10
Drying
?/10
Energy efficiency
?/10

Good points

  • Good washing performance.
  • OK drying performance.
  • OK energy efficiency.

But

  • Top basket isn’t height-adjustable.
  • Plate racks don’t fold down.
  • No child lock (for door or controls).
  • No auto-sensing feature.

How we test

Overall score is made up of:

Washing (65%)
Drying (25%)
Energy efficiency (10%)

If a machine has an “auto” cycle, we select it over the “normal” cycle. We do this because an auto or sensing cycle should be designed to give optimum results for every wash. We put each dishwasher through its paces at least twice and the scores are averaged.

To really test a dishwasher’s ability to clean, we carefully dirty each test load with a range of foods and let them dry for 15 to 18 hours. And we’ve added baked-on porridge to the foods we’ve always used (such as baby cereal, spinach, egg yolk, tomato juice, tea and butter). Each of the foods plays a crucial part in assessing how the dishwasher performs and they’re there to test things like filtration, spray-arm effectiveness, rinsing and automatic sensors.

See “About our test” for more information.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$899
Origin
China
Type
Standard
Size
Standard: 12-15 place settings

Specifications

Place settings
12
Noise (dBA)
53
Cycle time (normal, hours:mins)
2:03
Annual electricity costs
$112
Water use (L/cycle)
13
Water connection
Hot or cold
Maximum inlet water temp (°C)
60
Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
85 x 60 x 60

Features

Delayed start
Fast wash
Half load
Anti-flood hose
×
Adjustable top basket
Removable plate racks
×
Fold-down plate racks
×
Fan assisted drying
×
End of wash signal
Audible and visual
Time remaining display
Child lock door
×
Child lock controls
×
Auto sensing
×
Integration options
Freestanding
Stainless steel
Yes

More Info

Equivalent models
Also available in white (HDW12-TFE3WH).
Notes
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