The LG LDF7932WW is a high-end dishwasher available in white, black and stainless steel (for about $50 more). Its assortment of luxury features includes a stainless-steel tub, a self-cleaning filter, a soil sensor, hidden controls and a steam feature, which the manufacturer says helps blast through stuck-on food. The machine is Energy Star-rated and displays excellent cleaning performance in professional tests. Owners praise its stylish looks, quiet operation and steam feature. Although most users say the LG cleans well, quite a few grumble about unsatisfactory performance, with dishes retaining a gritty residue even after pre-rinsing. We also saw several complaints about breakdowns, which are consistent with the low reliability ratings we found for the LG brand as a whole. With comparable features and more color choices, the Kenmore Elite 13962 (*Est. $1,170) gets much better reviews overall.
The LG LDF7932WW is one of more than 135 built-in dishwashers tested by ConsumerReports.org, where it also receives about 50 user reviews. We found more than 150 additional owner comments for this machine at AJMadison.com, HomeDepot.com and other sources. The LG brand as a whole is rated in the annual appliance survey conducted by J.D. Power and Associates.
The LG LDF7932WW is one of more than 135 standard dishwashers evaluated for cleaning performance, efficiency, noise and ease of use. Results are reported in a comparison chart, with details available for specific models. About 50 subscribers also post reviews.
Review: Recommended Dishwashers, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, Last updated Aug. 2011
More than 100 users give the LG LDF7932WW an average score of 4.2 stars out of 5. Most say it holds a lot, cleans very well and is quiet, but several owners report reliability problems and unsatisfactory cleaning performance.
Review: LG Electronics Built-In Tall Tub Steam Dishwasher, Contributors to HomeDepot.com, As of Feb. 2012
Of the 60-plus users posting reviews at this retail site, most are happy with the LG LDF7932WW. They say it's stylish and "whisper quiet," and most praise its cleaning performance. However, we did see multiple complaints about poor cleaning and drying, as well as reliability problems.
Review: LG LDF7932, Contributors to AJMadison.com, As of Feb. 2012
4. J.D. Power & Associates
The annual appliance survey by J.D. Power and Associates doesn't evaluate specific models, but it does rank dishwasher brands as a whole based on such factors as design, performance and ease of use. LG gets above-average scores in most categories, but is rated only average for price.
Review: 2011 Home Appliance Study: Dishwasher, Editors of J.D. Power and Associates, Aug. 3, 2011
About a dozen owners post mixed reviews for the LG LDF7932WW. While some say it's the best dishwasher they've owned, others complain about spotty dishes, noise and reliability.
Review: LG 24" Built-In Dishwasher (LDF7932) Reviews, Contributors to MySears.com, As of Feb. 2012
The 20-plus user reviews at Amazon.com don't paint a happy story for this dishwasher. Many report inadequate cleaning performance, while others describe repair problems even within the first few months of ownership.
Review: LG: LDF7932ST 24 Fully Integrated Dishwasher with SteamFresh, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of Feb. 2012