With 6 cycles and 5 options, this KitchenAid KDFE104DBL dishwasher helps you thoroughly clean up to 14 place settings. Electronic capacitive touch controls simplify operation, and the SatinGlide Max upper rack adjusts for custom placement.
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Make operation simple. Control lock helps prevent unsupervised use.
Accommodates up to 14 place settings to suit your needs.
2-position adjustable SatinGlide Max upper rack
Along with a fold-down shelf with stemware holders and fold-down lower-rack tines allows custom organization, so you can easily load items of various shapes and sizes.
Full-length, nonsplittable basket
Offers plenty of room for silverware. A plastic cup shelf and 2 light-item clips on the upper rack offer flexible placement.
Include ProWash, tough, normal, light, express-wash and rinse-only for versatile use.
Allows you to program the dishwasher to run in advance, which helps free up your schedule.
High-temperature wash option
Along with a Sani Rinse option and a filter-based wash system ensures thorough cleaning results.
Heated dry setting
Efficiently dries your dishes, so they're ready to put away when the cycle is complete.
Enables easy opening.
Helps ensure minimal noise.
Creates a durable, yet stylish, design.
Dishwasher hookup kit is sold separately and is not included.
Required for Installation: All dishwasher purchases require a dishwasher hookup kit be purchased from Best Buy. Without a hookup kit, your installation will not be completed. Find a hookup kit in the accessories section on this page.
Posted by: policeman51 from: Chicago, IL on
We purchased the dishwasher from Bestbuy and had it delivered with no installation. We installed it and it took a while, but it's plumbing, plumbing is always a pain.
The delivery was fine and they took away the old dishwasher, which was a Kitchenaid we had for 10 years.
We compared the LG and Bosch to this one. The LG quality didn't seem on par to the other brands so it came down to this and the Bosch SHE53T55UC. In the end we decided on the Kitchenaid since we were familiar with the product line and had more features for this price point.
In the end I think the Bosch line is good, but at a higher price point. It's a dishwasher so do you really need to spend $1000+? No, just get a good brand, decent warranty you're send.
In the end we really like this dishwasher. The controls are easy to understand and it's so quiet I don't even know that it's on. I believe it runs at 44dbs and that's very quiet.
33 out of 34 found this review helpful.
Very quiet dishwasher and well made
Posted by: azgeorgiabelle from: on
My home has a very open floor plan and the first criteria for a new dishwasher was that it must be very quiet. I reviewed dishwashers performance extensively before making my decision.
- This model is very, very quiet and probably generates a very low hum if you are listening for it.
- It is very sturdy. One quality I look for is the solid-ness of the doors to see if it will give a good seal. This model does as with other Kitchenaid products that I've purchased.
- The utensil basket is great! There are removable covers on the sides so you can either use with cover to provide slats which help separate the utensils, or slide it open to put things like bottle tops, can tops in the basket. Or you can remove a cover to put larger - wider items that don't fit in the basket. And the basket is quite sturdy.
- Adjustable rack is wonderful for putting those taller items in the top
- The bottom rack tines are straight and have plenty of spacing for a variety of dish sizes. I feel I can load this dishwasher quite full. Other models I looked at have angled tines which prevent you from loading odd shaped dishes / pans.
- Bottom rack only has 1 adjustable row of tines. It would be nice to have another row for adjustment.
32 out of 33 found this review helpful.
Great dishwasher with lots of space
Posted by: lynn from: on
Was going to buy a Bosch but the dishes I use that I brought to the store to try in the dishwasher didn't even fit inside any Bosch even the high end ones! Make sure to bring several dishes and glasses and mugs!! This dishwasher had great reviews and everything fits inside it very easily. It is also extremely quiet I love it!
26 out of 27 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Sams from: on
Noise: Extremely quiet. You don't hear it at all
Racks: Adjustable. Accommodates larger/taller vessels.
Space: Lot of space
Rack Design: It is good in a sense that it does not move the objects while washing
Side Vents - It has side vents. You want to make sure that the side vents are not blocked by the cabinet walls
Installation - I got it installed by BB installer. He had difficulty aligning this dishwasher door, and he said it was because the walls of this dishwasher were not rigid, so it does not sit well if the cabinet walls are not completely straight. Not sure if this is right or wrong. But, What I know is that he spent a lot of time aligning the door.
Washing - I tried normal, pro, and tough so far. In my opinion, tough wash gets better results. Normal and Pro is very average. And, this is for dishes that are not dirty. I usually prewash and remove any tough sticky stuff before putting it into the dishwasher.
Heat/Dry - If I don't put rinse-aid, the heat/dry option does not come out good. My previous old, inexpensive Whirlpool dishwasher did a fantastic job just with air/dry. And, I find it a bit hard to pour Rinse-aid to that small hole without spilling all over. I had to use a funnel!! Also, it is difficult to see if I have filled it fully with the Rinse-aid.
39 out of 44 found this review helpful.
Great in every way except heated dry
Posted by: Disappointed from: on
Listen up KitchenAid/Whirlpool - this is the perfect dishwasher in every way except one. It's so quiet I had to open it to make sure it was running. It's spacious inside - larger than any dishwasher I've ever had, enough for plates and bowls and pots. The silverware basket is huge. But...the deal breaker is that the heated dry doesn't work well. The steam doesn't go anywhere and recondenses on the inside of the dishwasher. If it's going to be a few hours before you unload it, it starts smelling like a pond. I'm returning it all because of that. Such a shame - you'd have a real winner if you'd fix that problem and now I'm going to have to settle for something less but with a heated dry that works.
42 out of 53 found this review helpful.
The best one out there
Posted by: Gtlanz from: on
We bought a brand new Samsung dishwasher 4 yrs ago and had nothing but problems, constinatly having to hand wash dishes and clean the dishwasher itself daily. One day the motherboard gave out and was going to be $250 to replace.
We decided to just buy a new dishwasher and the rep was very helpful in assisting us with selecting a dishwasher in our price. We have nothing but great things to say about our new dishwasher. It has great space, awesome setting selections, and cleans ever last dish!!!
12 out of 12 found this review helpful.
Very Nice Dishwasher
Posted by: Larry from: York, ME on
The dishwasher is the quietest washer I ever heard, it dries plastic also
21 out of 27 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Lisa from: East Lyme, Ct on
Purchased dishwasher 2 years ago and it has to be replaced. Problem with control panel. Front controls are very sensitive, you can brush by the dishwasher and it starts the dishwasher. The top rack wheels broke shortly after purchase. Bottom rack comes off tracks very easily. Dishwasher also smells. Will never buy another kitchen aid dishwasher again.
52 out of 74 found this review helpful.
Posted by: sweepingbob from: Chicagoland on
My wife and I bought all new kitchen appliance (Samsung) but KitchenAid for the dishwasher at the sales person's suggestion. It is so quiet, you have to listen to it to make sure it is running. Nice, large capacity and does a great job of cleaning.
8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Nice and Quiet
Posted by: GamerOne from: on
Cleans Well, Very Quiet. Dry cycle could be better. Dishes not completely Dry at the end of the cycle