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KitchenAid Front Control Dishwasher in Stainless Steel with Stainless Steel Tub, 7 Options, 40 dBA
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Discontinued KitchenAid

Front Control Dishwasher in Stainless Steel with Stainless Steel Tub, 7 Options, 40 dBA

  • PROSCRUB option helps eliminate soaking or pre-scrubbing
  • PROWASH cycle adapts to achieve best cleaning based on soil level
  • Heat Dry option w/ recessed heat element helps ensure dry dishes
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This 6-cycle KitchenAid dishwasher operates at just 40 dBA and gives you flexible cycles and loading options that ensure you get clean and dry dishes at the end of the cycle. In addition to the ProWash cycle that optimizes water and energy use, the filter-based wash system has a dedicated heating element to help boost drying performance. The upper rack features the SatinGlide Max System features dual channels and dual ball bearings that allow the upper rack to move in and out almost effortlessly - even when fully loaded. The Heat Dry option delivers the best drying by activating a recessed heating element at the end of the cycle.

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  • Tap touch controls make this dishwasher easy and intuitive to use
  • Sound package with 40 dBA allows your after-dinner atmosphere to thrive without being overpowered by a noisy dishwasher
  • Large, tall tub interior provides the space and loading flexibility for 15 place settings
  • The PROWASH Cycle determines the appropriate cycle for washing dishes and makes real-time adjustments for the best cleaning performance
  • The PROSCRUB option uses 36 targeted spray jets at the back of the dishwasher to help eliminate soaking or pre-scrubbing
  • ENERGY STAR qualified and Tier I rated to save energy, water and help reduce your utility bills
  • Stainless steel tub not only looks great and resists corrosion, it also delivers premium drying performance by providing higher heat retention
  • Detergent and rinse-aid dispensers. Rinse-Aid dispenser automatically adds a measured amount to help reduce the potential for spots on your dishes
  • Adjustable and removable upper rack features 2 cup shelves with integrated stemware holders and 2 rows of fold-down tines
  • The lower rack has 2 rows of fold down tines and a large in-the-rack silverware basket
  • Sani Rinse option heats the final rinse water to 155°F, eliminating 99.999% of food soil bacteria
  • Filter Based Wash System provides exceptional cleaning and drying, helping make KitchenAid the best performing dishwasher brand without rinseaid
  • New dishwasher connection kit is required for installation and will be offered during appliance checkout
  • Heat Dry Option engages a recessed heating element during the dry cycle to ensure dry dishes
  • SATINGLIDE Max upper rack creates a smooth, premium feeling when pulling out the upper rack, particularly with heavy loads. Adjusters make it easy to raise or lower the rack while the rails help keep the rack solidly on track
  • Dishwasher installation availability varies by location and can vary based on your home’s plumbing, Click Here for details

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Name Front Control Dishwasher in Stainless Steel with Stainless Steel Tub, ProWash Cycle, 46 dBA Front Control Dishwasher in Stainless Steel with Stainless Steel Tub, 7 Options, 40 dBA 24 in. Top Control Dishwasher in Stainless Steel with Stainless Steel Tub 24 in. Top Control Dishwasher with Window in Stainless Steel with Stainless Steel Tub
Brand KitchenAid KitchenAid KitchenAid KitchenAid
Ratings (3960) (33) (137) (26)
Dishwasher Size 24 In. 24 In. 24 In. 24 In.
Door Style Front Control Front Control Top Control Top Control
Height - Maximum (in) 34.5 34.5 34.5 34.5
Hard Food Disposer or Filtration Filtration Filtration Filtration Filtration
Dishwasher Features Automatic Temperature Control,Cycle Status Lights,Delay Start Option,Filtered Water,Heated Dry,High Temperature Wash Option,Sensor Wash,Sound Reduction System Delay Start Option,Filtered Water,Heated Dry,High Temperature Wash Option,Sound Reduction System 3rd Rack,Delay Start Option,Heated Dry,Hidden Controls,High Temperature Wash Option,Self-Cleaning Filter,Sensor Wash,Sound Reduction System 3rd Rack,Hard Food Filter,Heated Dry,Hidden Controls,High Temperature Wash Option,Interior Light,Self-Cleaning Filter,Sound Reduction System
Tub Material Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Stainless Steel
Depth - Door Shut (without Handle) (in.) 24.75 24.5 24.5 24.5
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Is this dishwasher ADA Compliant?

Is this dishwasher ADA Compliant?
Asked by: Dan
Hello Dan! This unit is not ADA compliant. Thank you for your inquiry on our KitchenAid® appliances.
Answered by: KitchenAidTeam
Date published: 2017-03-24

what included in installation kit , what price

Asked by: larry
Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. I believe the best advice would be to talk to one of our many major appliance professionals. There are many factors when upgrading and requesting specific features. For any other questions, please visit your local Home Depot or call our Appliance Hotline 1-800-455-3869. Thank you for shopping Home Depot.
Answered by: THDSupport
Date published: 2017-01-06

why are there reviews for other dishwasher here. It is misleading to show an opinion for a unit ...

why are there reviews for other dishwasher here. It is misleading to show an opinion for a unit that is not built at all like the kdfe454css
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Customer Reviews

Front Control Dishwasher in Stainless Steel with Stainless Steel Tub, 7 Options, 40 dBA is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 33.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bought this a month ago to replace a Bosch dishwasher and love and it cleans fantastic [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Quiet, but not built to last We have owned this dishwasher for approximately 4 years. It is extremely quiet which is a must in our home where the kitchen is wide open to the living room and TV. It also cleans dishes as expected. Unfortunately, the design of this product puts excessive weight on the upper wrack rollers which are held in place with cheap plastic. Over time, with normal use, the weight combined with the rollers rubbing on the cheap plastic, the cheap plastic breaks. When this happens, you will have the pleasant surprise of your upper rack falling onto your lower rack. The parts are available online, but they are over $30.00 on any of the appliance sites. In four years, we have fixed the right side once, and this week will be fixing the left side for the second time. I know this will not be the last time since again, this damage is caused by normal use. It seems that no appliances last longer than a couple years without something breaking. But, this flaw would have me steer clear of this unit if you are in the market.
Date published: 2016-06-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst Dishwasher Ever!!! I have always had KitchenAid dishwashers and found them to be unsurpassed. I entertain a lot, and in my last house, I had 3 of them (2 in kitchen and one in the bar). This is the worst dishwasher I have ever owned. First, the one hour wash does nothing but santize. To really wash, you have to go with the power wash, which takes hours. It is so slow and still doesn't do the job that earlier models did. Plus, it is so cheaply made. I have had it less than a year and the rollers are already broken. I will never buy another KitchenAid dishwasher. This one has caused me to lose all faith in KitchenAid, if it was willing to put its name on an appliance this bad, especially at this price.
Date published: 2013-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Is it really on? Bought this in May. My two concerns were 1- quiet enough to hear conversation and TV 2- I wanted to see what cycle was running. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very quiet replaced old unit [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Service every 14 months, yes just after the warranty I have had this machine 2 years and it has required 3 service calls during that time with only weekly use.
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from We are constantly turning it on when we brush up against it. The front buttons are constantly turning on when we brush up against it. They seem way too sensitive. I am sorry that I chose the front controls but I did not want a handle. We have hard water so the the soap really does not correct that. We have started to use the heavy duty cycle to get stuff clean. It runs for ever, way too long to finish. I like the adjustable top rack. I can't justify paying more than I did for a dishwasher.
Date published: 2013-08-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Greatly dissatisfied with this product. Bought product 20 months ago. Broke first time when it was 1 week out of warranty. Front door did not latch properly and flooded my kitchen. Second repair, front control panel quite working. Third, fourth and fifth repair, the wheels broke off of very cheaply made plastic top rack. I have now paid as much in repairs and parts that I paid for the dishwasher in the first place. Would replace in a second!!!
Date published: 2013-07-13
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