A dishwasher is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when considering a kitchen upgrade, but the truth is, few things can elevate the functionality and aesthetics of a kitchen like a high-quality dishwasher. As a vital appliance that simplifies our daily lives, it's essential to choose one that gets the job done and looks good while doing so. In this post, we'll take an in-depth look at one of ZLINE’s most popular 24-inch dishwashers, the DWV-24, also known as the Tallac Series.
We’ll delve into the performance, features, reliability, and design offered to help you make an informed decision. Whether you're a passionate home chef, a busy parent, or simply someone who appreciates efficiency and style; read on! We think these dishwashers will transform your daily routine for the better.
A quick note before we get started—as with many of their appliances, the Tallac Series name pays homage to Mt. Tallac near ZLINE’s home in Lake Tahoe.
ZLINE DWV-24 Performance
The performance of the ZLINE Tallac Series dishwasher is nothing short of impressive. For what ZLINE considers to be their mid-level dishwasher, the DWV-24 offers top-tier performance. Its powerful cleaning capabilities delivered spotless dishes without fail.
The DWV-24 comes with multiple wash programs, 8 to be exact, including a dedicated heavy-duty cycle for tough tasks like casserole dishes with baked-on stains or even entire baking sheets. The 3rd rack added extra capacity for utensils or smaller items to be washed at once, which is a convenient feature that we’ll cover in more detail in the next section.
With all this in mind, the dishwasher's quiet operation is the standout feature in terms of performance. Operating at just 51 decibels makes the Tallac Series dishwasher perfect for open-concept kitchens, or in our case, a wide-open office space. For perspective, a noise level of 50 decibels is roughly equivalent to the sound of a quiet conversation at home or the background noise in a library. Even during the heavy-duty cycle, the Tallac maintained an office-friendly noise level while it worked its magic.
ZLINE DWV-24 Features
As we mentioned earlier, one of the highlights of the ZLINE Tallac Series dishwasher is its 3rd rack. If you’re not familiar with 3rd rack dishwashers, you are certainly not alone. While 3rd rack dishwashers have grown in popularity recently, it’s still a pleasant surprise to see an additional, smaller rack positioned above the standard two racks found in most dishwashers.
The design of the 3rd rack in the DWV-24 is perfect for spatulas, ladles, whisks, tongs, and anything else that might be difficult to place in the regular racks. Have you ever struggled to fit measuring cups or a cheese grater into a dishwasher? Struggle no longer, the Tallac Series 3rd Rack Dishwasher is here to save the day.
An intuitive button panel with an LED display puts you in complete control of the Tallac Series dishwasher. There are loads of customizable settings for everything from temperature, delay start, and drying modes. Additionally, a child lock feature ensures safety in homes with curious little ones or offices during Bring Your Kid to Work Day (ours is coming up).
ZLINE DWV-24 Durability
ZLINE is known for its stainless steel kitchen appliances, offering everything from stainless steel ranges and range hoods to stainless steel refrigerators and microwaves. So it should come as no surprise to find that the Tallac Series dishwasher comes with multiple stainless steel finish and panel options (more on this in the next section). It may, however, come as a surprise to find 304-grade stainless steel throughout its interior tub.
The use of premium stainless steel throughout the Tallac Series dishwasher not only enhances its appearance but also means it is more resistant to corrosion and wear over time. The adjustable racks are thoughtfully designed and appear robust enough to withstand regular use without bending or warping which is a common point of failure in other dishwashers.
All of ZLINE’s appliances that we’ve reviewed have been built with an obvious commitment to quality craftsmanship, and this dishwasher is no exception. The brand has developed a well-deserved reputation for the durability of its appliances. We expect the Tallac Series dishwasher to withstand the test of time and hold up well under continuous use.
ZLINE DWV-24 Style
We like to save the best for last here, even if it was love at first sight like in the case of the Tallac Series dishwasher’s style. The minimalist design approach means the DWV-24 can blend into any kitchen aesthetic, or stand out thanks to a multitude of customization options. We customized ours with ZLINE's signature DuraSnow® Stainless Steel panel, which offers dramatically improved scratch and fingerprint resistance over ordinary stainless steel. With choices like hand-hammered copper, oil-rubbed bronze, black stainless, and white matte, there are panel options to match every kitchen style.
If none of the panels suit your tastes, the Tallac Series dishwasher is available in a panel-ready configuration. The panel-ready option is perfect for anyone who wants their dishwasher to blend seamlessly into their cabinetry or add a touch of personal expression with a unique and striking design. The customization options with a panel-ready dishwasher are truly endless.
On top of the panel options, you can add a polished gold, matte black, or champagne bronze handle as part of ZLINE’s Autograph Edition. Plus, for those of you who want all your appliances to match, ZLINE has a variety of kitchen appliance packages that include the Tallac Series dishwasher alongside matching ranges, range hoods, refrigerators, and more.
The ZLINE 24 in. Tallac Series dishwasher, also known as the DWV-24, has left us thoroughly impressed and convinced that a dishwasher can be a true game-changer. Its top-tier performance, quiet operation, and stylish design will complement any kitchen. ZLINE has once again delivered on its commitment to quality craftsmanship and design excellence with the Tallac Series dishwasher. Whether you're a dedicated home chef or simply someone who appreciates efficiency and style in the kitchen, the DWV-24 is bound to transform your daily routine for the better.
If you would like help finding the perfect dishwasher for your home, call us at 1 (866) 212-9706 or book a consultation with one of our dishwasher experts!