Review of Whirlpool dishwasher WFC3C24 PF IN 14 place settings freestanding dishwasher

Whirlpool dishwasher WFC3C24 PF IN (14 place setting)
  • 14 place settings dishwasher
  • A++ energy rating
  • Premium innovative design
  • Adjustable racks
  • Ultra-quiet performance
  • Half load option
  • Stainless steel interior
  • Eco wash
  • Cutlery basket
  • 8 wash programs
  • Energy-efficient Inverter motor

Pros

  • This reliable dishwasher has 14 place settings, sufficient for large families, easy to use, and efficient in removing tough stains.
  • It comes with eight automatic wash programs that can handle stubborn stains on your dishes.
  • The Whirlpool inverter motor has low power consumption (energy efficient), silent in operation (44 dB), and low water usage (9 liters in ECO).
  • This dishwasher has a robust build with a stainless steel tub and a strong outer cabinet.
  • It provides a hygienic wash by raising the water temperature to 70C.

Cons

  • Whirlpool’s after-sales & service is probably the worst among all the dishwasher brands in India. The WFC3C24 PF IN is a reliable dishwasher, but the installation support, customer service, and website chat support are below par.
  • 30% extra space, 6th sense technology, and Powerclean pro all are marketing jargon. Most freestanding dishwashers come with all of these features.
  • This Whirlpool dishwasher lacks a standout feature, coupled with poor after-sales support, leaves a lot of room for improvement.
  • The early 2018 release date makes this an old model. After the two-year warranty, you might find it difficult to procure spare parts.
  • You cannot wash utensils made from aluminum, copper, brass, iron, and plastic in this dishwasher, as it will cause these to stain.

Bottom Line

Bottomline inforgraphicsOverall, the Whirlpool dishwasher WFC3C24 PF IN is reliable, delivers excellent performance, and has an attractive price tag. It has a superb inverter motor that uses less water and power. The downsides to this dishwasher are, older model (2018), customer service has a lot of room for improvement, and no standout feature.

Our final recommendation is, please tread with caution. While the price is attractive, several customers complain about waiting for installation and demo for several days. You can spend a few additional thousand rupees and get a Bosch SMS66GI01I Dishwasher

Video demo of Whirlpool WFC3C24 PF IN Dishwasher

An in-depth look at the features of Whirlpool WFC3C24 PF IN Dishwasher

The Whirlpool dishwasher WFC3C24 PF IN is one of the two popular freestanding dishwashers from Whirlpool. Both Whirlpool models, when compared with Bosch or LG, are competitively priced. It strikes an excellent balance between load capacity(14 place setting), features, and price. Please read the complete review to learn about its pros and cons.

This Whirlpool is a fully electronic dishwasher but does not have high-end features like WiFi connectivity that freestanding dishwashers like, LG dishwasher or Bosch dishwasher.
However, it comes with all the wash programs that you need to clean your Indian utensils. It has a load capacity of 14 place settings, enough for a large family. You will be running this only once each day. It uses

  • This Whirlpool appliance comes with 6th sense technology that uses internal sensors to automatically detect the level of soil on the dishes and adjust the water temperature and wash cycle time automatically.
  • It has adjustable racks to make loading dirty dishes easy. You can adjust the racks or fold the racks to get 30% extra space for odd-shaped Indian utensils.
  • At 44 dB, this Whirlpool dishwasher is the quietest in the market.
  • This Whirlpool dishwasher’s Ultra Efficient Inverter Motors is A++ energy rated.
  • This Whirlpool dishwasher comes with high-pressure nozzles that ensure maximum coverage and powerful performance. There is no need for hand scrubbing or hand-prewashing of dishes.

All these features make this Whirlpool dishwasher WFC3C24 PF IN a worthy home appliance for the Indian Kitchen. Keep in mind. A dishwasher delivers a cleaner and more hygienic wash than hand washing. Plus, dishwashers use less water than hand wash. Yes, dishwashers can handle tough stains on dishes from Indian cooking.

The Whirlpool freestanding dishwasher WFC3C24 PF IN will remove your dependency on the maid, save money & time, and can make any dish hygienic and safe.

We urge our readers to read this review thoroughly as it includes useful tips, FAQs, dishwasher buying guide, and a lot more.

Please read our review of the best dishwashers in India to choose the best one for your home.

Features of the Whirlpool WFC3C24 PF IN Dishwasher

Whirlpool dishwasher WFC3C24 PF IN (14 place setting)
  • Ease of use – This portable dishwasher has eight easy washing cycles. The control panel is easy to use, with all the wash cycles readily accessible. Using this dishwasher is similar to a Whirlpool washing machine or a refrigerator; it is simple. Loading dirty dishes, on the other hand, is a skill that you will master over time.
  • Capacity (14 place settings dishwasher) – The Whirlpool WFC3C24 PF IN has enough space to handle loads from a large kitchen. A place setting is the dishwasher’s capacity to wash dirty dishes. One place setting is the space to load a dinner plate, a small plate, a saucer, a bowl, a cup, a glass, a knife, teaspoons, and forks.
  • Efficiency – The Whirlpool inverter motor is reliable, energy-efficient, and quiet (44 dB). This dishwasher also uses less water (9-liters) than manual handwashing (30+ liters).
  • Warranty – This dishwasher comes with a two-year warranty on the entire product. Watch out! The warranty does not cover the outer cabinet and plastic parts.

Adjustable racks of the Whirlpool WFC3C24 PF IN dishwasher

You can adjust the upper rack and lower rack to fit Indian utensils like big pans, tall glasses, long knives, kadhais, and thawas. The cutlery basket is also movable.

  • Lower basket (foldable racks) – The lower rack of this Whirlpool dishwasher has folding plates and flaps. Each of the four flaps is foldable to make room for larger utensils. Use the bottom rack for bowls, dishes, pots, pans, lids, and trays from your OTG. The lower rack also has tip-up support to hold utensils in a proper position.
  • Top basket (height adjustable rack) – Use the upper basket for delicate items such as cups, glassware, salad bowls, and small plates. You can also adjust the upper rack’s height using the height adjusters. This dishwasher’s top basket has two height adjustments to fit tall glasses, bottles, etc.
  • Cutlery Basket – This dishwasher also has a third rack to hold your cutlery. Remember to position your knives with sharp edges pointing down.

Wash cycles of the Whirlpool WFC3C24 PF IN Freestanding dishwasher

This Whirlpool freestanding dishwasher comes with eight primary wash programs.

  • Intensive 65 – This wash cycle is best suited for cleaning vessels with heavy stains. In this mode, the Whirlpool WFC3C24 PF IN heats the water and uses power clean (additional power jets) to provide an intensive wash. The water consumption is higher in this mode (16-liters).
  • 6th Sense – The Whirlpool WFC3C24 PF IN uses its internal soil sensor to determine the water temperature and cycle time. 6th sense is not a separate wash program rather a technology.
  • Daily 50 – Use this washing program for washing medium soiled utensils. It is best suited for washing soup, sauce, pastry, egg, rice, potato, and fried food. This wash program is a variant of the daily wash program.
  • Daily 55 – Use this washing program for your daily quick wash. This wash program is a variant of the daily wash program.
  • Glass – This wash cycle is best suited for delicate utensils and glassware.
  • ECO – ECO mode uses the least amount of water and power. It is best suited for fewer dishes. This wash cycle uses 9.5 liters of water and takes about 3hrs to complete.
  • ECO 50 – ECO mode uses the least amount of water and power. It is best suited for fewer dishes. This wash cycle is a shorter version of the ECO mode.
  • Half load option – This dishwasher the half load option for managing fewer dishes that need cleaning.

Essential accessories for your dishwasher

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Dishwasher Detergent
Dishwasher Cleaner
Dishwasher Salt
Dishwasher Cover
Dishwasher Stand

Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

What is the difference between the Whirlpool WFC3C24 PF IN and Whirlpool WFO3O33 DLX IN dishwasher

There are subtle but significant differences between the two.

  • The WFO3O33 DLX IN is more expensive than the WFC3C24 PF IN.
  • WFO3O33 DLX IN has more features such as 1-hour wash + dry, turbo, PowerClean Pro, etc.
  • WFO3O33 DLX IN comes with more adjustments, folds, and flaps in its upper and lower racks.

What is a place setting in a dishwasher?

A place setting is the dishwasher’s capacity to hold dirty dishes in its upper and lower racks. One place setting is the space for a large dinner plate, a small plate, a saucer, a bowl, a cup, a glass, a knife, two teaspoons, and a fork. The following are different place settings in India.

  • 8 place setting
  • 12 place setting
  • 13 place setting
  • 14 place setting
  • 15 place setting

Can the Whirlpool WFC3C24 PF IN dishwasher handle Indian utensils?

The Whirlpool WFC3C24 PF IN dishwasher delivers excellent performance. It can handle large Indian utensils and has adjustable racks to fit odd-shaped items.

The efficiency of a wash depends on how you load the dishwasher. Learn the proper way of loading your dishwasher for best results. Be patient; it will take time to master the best way to load your dishwasher.

Watch out! Delicates such as chinaware, aluminum, silverware, and crystal dishes can discolor and stain inside the dishwasher. In short, this kitchen appliance will make your life much better and easier.

What do I need to run a dishwasher in India?

To run the Whirlpool WFC3C24 PF IN dishwasher, you will need the following items.

  • Dishwasher salt – To remove water hardness from hard water. Hard water is not suitable for dishwashers as it leaves spots on your dishes. This dishwasher uses a water softening device to remove water hardness.
  • Dishwasher detergent/tablet – The dishwasher uses the detergent to wash the utensils.
  • Dishwasher rinse aid – Assists the drying function to remove water spots when drying.

What types of dishwashers are available in India?

  • Freestanding dishwasher – A freestanding dishwasher or a standalone dishwasher is one that you can place anywhere in your house. These are larger than a tabletop dishwasher and have a larger place setting such a 13 place settings dishwasher or 14 place settings.
  • Countertop dishwasher – The Voltas Beko DT8S is a tabletop dishwasher. A countertop (portable) dishwasher is small and not suitable for heavy washing or large families.
  • Built-in dishwasher – An integrated dishwasher is one that fits into your kitchen cabinet and is not moveable.

The dishwasher price depends on its type. A tabletop dishwasher will cost you less than a freestanding dishwasher but can handle only fewer dishes.

What accessories do I need for the Whirlpool WFC3C24 PF IN dishwasher?

The following are useful accessories.

  • Stand – Mount your dishwasher on a stand. Using a stand will raise the dishwasher’s height and make it easy for you to load your dirty dishes.
  • Dishwasher cover – You can buy a dishwasher cover to protect it from the elements. Check the dimensions before you buy a cover.

Which is better, a freestanding dishwasher, or a countertop dishwasher?

Both types of dishwashers have their pros and cons. Tabletops are best-suited for a small family with fewer utensils to manage. You are better off with a larger freestanding dishwasher for larger families. Also, countertops have limited functionalities and load capacity. In short, if you are looking for more options, features and have a large family choose the freestanding dishwasher.

Which dishwasher brands are available in India?

Most kitchen appliance brands make dishwashers in India. Please read our complete review to know India’s best dishwasher brands. The following are a few dishwasher brands.

  • IFB dishwasher
  • Bosch dishwasher
  • Faber dishwasher
  • Siemens dishwasher
  • LG dishwasher
  • Whirlpool dishwasher
  • Voltas Beko dishwasher
  • Elica dishwasher

Specifications of Whirlpool WFC3C24 PF IN Dishwasher

Energy Efficiency ClassA++
Noise Level (dB)44
Rinse Aid Light IndicatorYes
Salt Light IndicatorYes
Voltage (V)220-240
Dimensions (W*H*D) cm65×91×67.5