On the whole, Admiral dishwashers tend to garner less than favorable reviews when compared to competitor products, as noted by ReKitchen.com. Whirlpool, which produced the dishwashers under the Admiral name, has ceased production of the line.
The Admiral line of appliances, originally its own brand, was first purchased by Maytag. Ownership of the line transferred to Whirlpool when the company acquired Maytag. While Whirlpool still manufactures washing machines and dryers under the Admiral name, it no longer produces Admiral dishwashers. Home Depot sells all Admiral branded products.
As of 2006, the only Admiral dishwashers manufactured by Whirlpool available for purchase are either used items or original stock that has not yet sold out. However, the Insinger company still produces dishwashers under the Admiral name.
Those in search of Admiral dishwashers and Admiral dishwasher parts can find these items available online from retailers such as eBay. This can be a good option for those in need of parts to repair their Admiral machine. Those in search of a comparable model to the Admiral can explore other options available from the Whirlpool brand. Danby, KitchenAid, Kenmore and Kirkland are other examples of dishwashers manufactured by Whirlpool but sold under different brand names.