Love the dishwasher except that the controls are easy to touch which activates the machine. You have to always ensure to hit cancel. Kind of a pain but this machine is quiet and cleans like an industrial machine. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
This is BY FAR the quietest dishwasher I have EVER owned.
The cleaning ability of this machine is outstanding. Where you have 3 different racks, which are all adjustable to suit your needs, each rack has it's very own sprayer.
The one thing that I have noticed, is that you have to make sure you push each rack all the way back so that it engages in what I believe is the water supply to the sprayers. This will insure you get everything clean.
I wish I had a picture of just how much I have OVERLOADED this machine and EVERYTHING just comes out clean. I have been very very impressed with this dishwasher.
Features are all located on the top of the door, and you have a ton of several different options to pick. I also enjoy the "countdown" timer on the screen that will let you know when the dishes are done and ready to use again.
Pros: Easy to Clean, Easy to Install, Easy to Use, High Quality, Lots of Features, super quiet
I could write a book about how great this dishwasher is...but no one would read it! Quite simply, this is the best dishwasher I've ever used. Even better than the very nice dishwasher with the German name in my last house and I didn't think I'd ever see one better than it.
Kitchenaid really outdid themselves with this one. But let me get one thing out of the way...the manual is terrible. It's a one-size-fits-all for several models and it's just bad. Some information is hard to find, other stuff is spread out over various locations in the manual. Come on Kitchenaid, you can do better.
Aside from the manual, what's not to like. It's quiet, energy efficient, stylish, effective, adaptable and informative. One great feature is the countdown graph that shows the progress. Another is the 3rd (upper) rack. It's actually useful! You can fit certain glassware and cups up there that won't fit in others. The center rack is adjustable, there's room for plenty of flatware, many of the tines are angle-adjustable...there's just so many good features it's hard to remember them all.
The first thing I really noticed when I unboxed this dishwasher was the amount of insulating batting that surrounded all sides (except the front, of course). It did make for a tight fit and I had to tape it down in a few spots to keep it from wanting to bunch up during the install. Aside from that, install was a breeze.
Fortunately, learning to do a basic wash was pretty intuitive because...did I mention the manual is terrible? It's also neat that you can shut off the water to the lower rack if you just have lots of glasses and suck to wash.
This is a high-end dishwasher that's really worth the price of admission. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone looking for a new one.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Clean, Easy to Install, Easy to Use, High Quality, Looks Great, Lots of Features, Nice Design, Stylish
This dishwasher is packed with so many features I don’t know where to begin. I love that is has a third upper rack, the low decibel rating is big for me and a stainless steel interior with interior lighting is awesome. I haven’t had a dishwasher in ages and finally found my dream in this model. It was packed extremely well which prevented any damage to occur during shipping. I can’t wait to get this installed as soon as I can get my kitchen remodel back on track.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, High Quality, Looks Great, Lots of Features, Nice Design, Sturdy, Stylish
This unit introduced me to two features I've not had with previous dishwashers: interior lighting and extreme quietness. The three tray layout is superior to others as it accommodates serving dishes, cutlery, cooking sheets, oven shelves, cutting boards, food processor parts, crock pot / dutch oven pottery and other oddities. The two spray wands and the upper jet manifolds ensure thorough coverage of heavily loaded cycles. We always seem to procrastinate a bit and run the DW jam packed. But that old habit isn't so necessary as this appliance seems very efficient in terms of power and water consumption. It looks good too. See photograph 1. It was easy to install: attach water supply line, feed power, set and level, run drain hose. The controls are convenient and intuitive. See photographs 2 and 3. Adding detergent and rinse agent is like all others. See photograph 4. All the racks glide easily (See photograph 5.) and baskets have hefty handles. See photograph 6. Internals are polymer coated to prevent corrosion and damage to dishes. Other interior construction is stainless steel. There are operating cycles to suit every need. And this appliance architecture comports well with many cabinet styles.
Pros: Easy to Install, Easy to Use, High Quality, Looks Great, Lots of Features, Stylish, built of fine materials
This dishwasher has ALL the great options and there a couple of great features I am particular about that I really like about this dishwasher. I installed it into a new construction house and can’t wait to get the whole project complete. Based on what I see so far, there are wonderful attributes. The finish is truly fingerprint-free. The handle/open works great and is easy to use. It’s a small thing, but the plain, unembellished front door looks elevated and allows me to mix this with my other appliances easily. The interior has innovative cleaning racks and sparkling stainless interior. Controls are easy to see on the top edge of the door. The sound-dampening material was a little difficult to tuck into the space but will be effective. Unfortunately, I have not been able to complete the final installation due to trades work-stoppage and electrical is not complete, nor countertops. Can’t wait to run it!
Pros: Easy to Use, High Quality, Looks Great, Lots of Features, Stylish
Older one bit the dust so I ordered this one. Absolutely the quietest dishwasher I have ever owned. The quality and features are top notch. It is a beautiful look and love the touch sensitive buttons on the console. Love the layout inside, especially the 3rd row for small dishes and utilization of space to max. Makes loading easier and convenient placement of silverware holder. With set up of racks seems dishes are not rocking and rolling around. Excellent cleaning and drying, I have put some tough stuff in it and were cleaned and perfect! I did have to buy a few plumbing connections to adjust to my old set up but only a few dollars. Looking forward to years of using this amazing dishwasher.
Pros: Easy to Install, High Quality, Lots of Features, Nice Design
Very nice updated machine. This replaced a falling-apart, older machine, that frankly anything would have been an upgrade. However this machine has all the bells and whistles, and it still does a great job actually washing the dishes.
The middle rack can be raised or lowered, which allows for larger items to be placed in the bottom, and you could even wash larger utensils in the cutlery basket. A luncheon sized plate can also be placed in the middle rack, as well as wine glasses, which have a little pop-up to support the stem.
The top rack is perfect for glass and mugs, and has another removable rack to lay utensils down. All the racks also open smoothy, even when fully loaded.
This machine has all stainless interior, and two lights to help brighten things up. The door also is also tighter, so it doesn't fall to the floor, but rather has to be opened with a purpose, and a textured handle. The exterior has a PrintShied Finish, which not only really helps keep fingerprints down, but can also be cleaned with water. It's also one of the most quiet machines I've ever seen. It has all the settings you could ever possibly need, which are on the top of the door, so that no one can lean against it and turn things on accidentally. It also has a count down to let you know how long is remaining in the cycle.
The only two concerns I had is that the cutlery basket has a slide top, which hold everything in place nicely, but does mean that you have to be intentional when put everything in.
The other was that the installers I had, had the hardest time getting everything put in and in place. They actually said that they had never seen a more difficult install, and felt that very few DIYer's could do it themselves. I obviously only watched them, but they were very professional and experienced, and it took them almost 2 hours.
Pros: Easy to Use, Looks Great, Lots of Features, Quiet
This is one luxurious dishwasher with every extra feature that you’d ever need. Both main shelves have adjustable tines that can either slide apart or angle outward. Even when fully loaded, all three shelves slip out as if they’re sliding on ice. I especially like the top shelf which is surprisingly versatile, holding coffee cups and juice glasses along with large utensils and smoothie jar caps. The silverware basket is extra large with all its many slots plus three large compartments for big or odd shaped utensils. The interior lighting is great for seeing things toward the back. All that, plus it washes and dries perfectly while being whisper quiet.
Pros: Easy to Install, Easy to Use, High Quality, Looks Great, Lots of Features, Nice Design, lit interior, air circulation / vent
This dishwasher is one of the higher end ones that KitchenAid makes. What makes this dishwasher so awesome is the fact that it has three different racks your typical rack for dishes. A second rack that you typically put glasses and stuff like that in there and smaller items.
A third adjustable rack that is great for certain types of classes larger utensils any other kind of specialty items you wanna put in there.
What are the most important things I like about this dishwasher is made in America like a lot of other appliances in the past couple of years. You can tell a lot of thought and design went into this dishwasher and their entire dishwasher line. Instructions and registration of this dishwasher are pretty straightforward and installation should be a breeze. I plan on using this dishwasher to replace a 12 year old KitchenAid model that is similar and features but there’s not have the third rack for uncommon utensils glasses plates etc. The KitchenAid brand has been around a long time and it’ll last many years. It is a quality item that is well-designed made of quality materials and should last many years as long as you take care of it and follow the instructions for the many cycles that it has.
Pros: Durable, High Quality, Looks Great, Lots of Features, Nice Design