Clean dishes and cookware with this KitchenAid Architect Series II KDTM354DSS 24" built-in dishwasher, which features a ProFilter wash system that utilizes microfiltration to ensure optimal washing performance and conserve water.
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Features a SatinGlide Max system for easy access. A utility basket, 2 fold-down shelves with stemware holders, 4 Sure-Hold light item clips and 2 fold-down rows of 2-position tines make organization easy.
Lower rack with sliding tines
Plus a fold-down row featuring 3-position tines to hold your dishware. The Culinary Caddy basket and silverware basket with 2 lids make it easy to clean your utensils.
Include ProWash, tough, normal, light, express wash and rinse only for versatility.
Utilizes 40 targeted spray jets at the back of the dishwasher to help remove difficult soils and remove the neat for soaking.
Enables quick drying with a fan and recessed heating element, so dishes are ready to put away when the cycle is complete.
2-, 4- or 8-hour delay wash
Allows you to preset the dishwasher to run while you're working, sleeping or running errands.
Whisper Quiet sound-insulation system
Hushes operational noises to just 43dBA, so you can run the dishwasher while others are watching TV or sleeping.
Stainless-steel inner tub and lower wash arms
Dishwasher hookup kit is sold separately and is not included.
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.
More Quiet than a ninja
Posted by: BurtReynolds from: Georgia on
We have recently been very fortunate with our choices/purchases of appliances the past few months. After much research and a price match of HomeDepot, we decided to spend a little extra and go with this unit vs the Bosch or similar. We made an excellent decision. Our biggest concern was wet or damp and smelly dishes/dishwasher. One of the reasons we wanted this model was that it has a heating element to aid in the drying process. We do still use the jetdry product, but we recently purchased a Samsung at our other house and even with the jetdry we still had wet dishes and a smelly dishwasher. this unit has decent capacity and adjustable sections, but everything else is amazing.
-More silent than a Ninja - you really cant hear it, my dad has a Bosch and you can kind of here it, not this one.
-excellent settings and automatic detection setting actually works.
-Heating element and ability to dry dishes.
-Wash time is decent depending on what setting you use.
-Says clean on front panel when done and shows remaining time by using a graph like display.
-Hidden buttons(if you have kids) and locking function
-Excellent finish and look
-the padding around the unit is annoying when you are trying to install. but most have this. Just had to find something not to like.
72 out of 83 found this review helpful.
LOVE IT! -- KitchenAid - Architect Series II
Posted by: smtxgrl from: on
Love my KitchenAid dishwasher! Best dishwasher I have ever had and I have had 5 different dishwashers. It cleans well, plenty of space to load and it is SUPER QUIET! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
34 out of 37 found this review helpful.
A great performer
Posted by: Scott from: on
We purchased this to replace a Frigidaire dishwasher the previous owner installed which we estimated to be 3-5 years old based on the model. It didn't clean very well and left every dish wet.
I went into the store to purchased based on Consumer Reports' rating of this model as the top rated model. This model wasn't "in stock" and the salesperson had great things to say about this model but he also talked up a couple Bosch models in the same price range that were in stock. I asked him which he would buy and he said the KitchenAid. Three weeks later it was installed.
I considered self-install but have a lot of current home projects underway so I paid for installation. The installers did a great job and were fast and efficient. I would buy the install again -- totally worth it.
The dishwasher is very quiet in the kitchen but we are able to hear it fairly well in the basement. I will probably insulate the ceiling directly below it to isolate the noise. (It's not an issue, but its noticeable in the basement.) Dishes are mostly dry (using default settings which have a dry cycle set) and, like most (all?) dishwashers some plasticware does stay wet.
It seems to hold about as much as the 10 year old KitchenAid in our previous house. We were wanting a model with a flatware tray along the top but a couple friends talked us out of it indicating loading the tray took extra time during loading. We don't miss it (could be because we've never had it) but the two flatware caddies in this model are easily removable for either extra space or for loading/unloading which we like.
We would purchase this model again.
19 out of 19 found this review helpful.
You won't regret this purchase
Posted by: Laurie from: on
I've had many Dishwashers through the years and I can honestly tell you this is the best of the best. They advertise quiet, and this is one time they mean it. I have an open floor plan and I don't even know it's running. I put it to the test with an aluminum meatloaf pan with some meat burnings, and I was shocked that it cleaned it perfectly. For the first time I proudly own a dishwasher that cleans on the first try. I've had it for about 4 weeks now and I haven't had to re-wash anything, not even by hand. You won't be disappointed in this purchase.
19 out of 19 found this review helpful.
Smart choice for a dishwasher
Posted by: bdh74 from: on
We had a 17 yr old KitchenAid dishwasher that still worked fine, only thing that showed it's age was the color (bisque) & a few of the tines had broken off. I researched dishwashers online & it came down to KitchenAid & Bosch. What sealed the deal for KitchenAid is their dishwashers still have a heating element for drying. I read too many reviews with complaints that the european dishwashers without a heating element do not dry the dishes so I didn't want to take a chance. And since my last KitchenAid was still going strong after 17 yrs, I thought that was a good sign. This dishwasher cleans well, I leave the door shut for quite a while after it's finished & that lets the dishes dry completely, It's also pretty quiet at 44dba. I like that the top rack is adjustable height wise, but haven't had to adjust it yet. Only complaint is it seems like I could fit more in the top rack of my old dishwasher vs this one, not sure why that is since the layout is almost identical. I liked the clips for wine glasses on the old dishwasher better, the stems actually clipped into place, with the new one they don't actually clip the stems so to me it's not as secure. Don't know why they changed that. But overall so far am happy with my purchase, just hope it lasts as long as my old one did!
16 out of 16 found this review helpful.
KitchenAid = Poor Quality Dishwashers
Posted by: James from: on
Top rack bracket on our KitchenAid dishwasher fragmented nine months after purchase, spewing plastic into the inner workings of the machine and seizing up / damaging the unit. Think that’s covered under warranty? Think again! KitchenAid/Whirpool’s service technicians don’t think so! Don’t buy KitchenAid!
24 out of 29 found this review helpful.
Quiet and cleans well
Posted by: chris from: on
I purchased this item after reading the Consumer Reports recommendation - I did see a number of negative reviews on this site and others, but went ahead anyway and ordered it and I am glad I did. I have had it for about 6 weeks and it cleans beautifully with daily use - and dries completely (the big reason I went with this machine over the Bosch which just air dries). It is so quiet, I can barely tell it is on - and the rack mechanisms slide in and out so nicely - one of the best we tested. I am however concerned about the soap dispenser - the sliding cover seems a little flimsy so I am hoping it holds up.
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Quiet, efficient & very good cleaning power
Posted by: Mrk8Gal from: Concord, CA on
This dishwasher does a very good cleaning process. I've used all cycles on the machine and it got the dishes clean with no residue. The machine is very quiet while running and I can't even hear it unless I' m standing right next to it. It's an awesome machine.
8 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Annoying racks, doesn't get the dishes clean
Posted by: sleepydog from: on
We returned it. We were hoping to like this dishwasher at least as much as the one it replaced, but unfortunately we do not.
Bad things about it:
- It doesn't consistently get dishes clean. After an ordinary load, there's usually one or two items with caked-on residue and a dirty spoon or two. Our old dishwasher always got everything clean.
- The sliding bottom rack seemed like it'd be nifty, but it doesn't stay how you set it.
- The silverware baskets are 2 flimsy separate units and they don't stay in place.
- The ball bearings on the upper rack are supposed to be an improvement over the wheels, but the sound the rack makes sliding in and out is like fingernails on a chalkboard.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Quiet but flawed
Posted by: MDR067 from: on
I bought this dishwasher through a BestBuy promotion and matched it with several other KitchenAid products. My original purchase was not going to be this brand for the dishwasher but the promotion seemed worth it. The washer itself looks great, good control layout and features, stainless steel tub but the quality of the washes is sorely lacking. More often that not with each cycle we've had to rewash some dishes. There is usually debris on some items and I thought the lack of a built in disposal would be fine as long as we did some adequate rinsing prior but it just doesn't get the job done in the way I was hoping for the price that we paid. On the upside it does get dishes more dry that some previous washers I've owned and it is so quiet its been barely noticed when running.