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The LG LDF5545ST hides lots of features beneath its sleek surface

The LG LDF5545ST is the first model we've tested with Quad Wash. Four spray arms instead of two promise to clean your dishes better and faster. The feature fulfills that promise, but it's the rest of the LDF5545ST's features that really make it worth its $700 price. 

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Quad Wash

Four wash arms promise to cover every angle, and move back and forth with multi-motion action. 

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Roomy racks

The LDF5545ST fits 15 place settings and has lots of basics like foldable tines. 

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Upper rack

The upper rack has its own jets. 

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Raising and lowering the rack.

You can easily raise and lower the rack a couple of inches by pressing the triggers on its sides.  

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Foldable tines

The upper rack has foldable tines as well. 

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Front controls

The control panel and countdown timer are on the front of the dishwasher. 

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Lots of cycles

The LDF5545ST has an impressive number of cycles. It has all of the basics, plus you can download extra cycles to the machine with an app. 

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Plenty of options

The LDF5545ST also has quite a few options you can add on to your cycle. 

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Dual Zone

One of the creative options it offers -- dual zone -- lets you gently wash the upper rack while using normal force on the lower rack. 

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SmartThinQ

Use the LG SmartThinQ app to troubleshoot the LDF5545ST or download new cycles. 

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Removable filter

You'll want to clean the filter periodically, and it removes easily with a twist. 

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Detergent dispenser

Put your detergent and rinse aid here and you'll be ready to go. 

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LG LDF5545ST performance graph

Here's how the LDF5545ST fared on our rigorous tests. 

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LG LDF5545ST Comp Graph

The LDF5545ST stacks up well next to similarly priced competition. 

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