Get dirty pots and pans clean with this ProWash cycle-enabled KitchenAid under-counter dishwasher. Its fold-down shelf and stemware holders let you safely wash wine glasses, and the top rack has SatinGlide max rails for smooth access. The delay function lets you decide when you want this 23.875-inch KitchenAid under-counter dishwasher to run.
Simple setting navigation
Touch sensitive controls allow ease of use.
Folding shelf creates space for cups and utensils.
Flexible loading options
Adjustable upper basket and SatinGlide rack.
Lets you set the dishwasher to start running while you're working, sleeping or running errands.
Accommodates up to 14 place settings
Generous interior space means more clean dishes, fewer loads.
High temperature wash for better, safer clean
The sanitize option operates at a higher temperature to help reduce bacteria and enhance drying results.
Energy Star Certified
Heated dry option
Choose between heated dry or energy saver (no heat) dry option.
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.
KitchenAid 24" Front Control Tall Tub Built-In Dishwasher with Stainless Steel Tub
Bought to replace an 18-year-old Kenmore that suddenly died. I was looking for an Energy Star dishwasher with a stainless steel drum and no PVC in the racks, and was going to buy the cheapest model that came with both (a Maytag), but in comparing this Kitchen Aid with the Maytag, I liked the sturdy racks and lower decibels of the KitchenAid and felt the extra $100 would be worth it over time. I've been extremely pleased with the choice!
The Kitchen Aid racks roll smoothly, and the top rack has a handle with the Kitchen Aid insignia that gives you something substantial to hold on to when moving the rack in and out. (The top rack can also be moved up or down to fit items of different sizes, and has a small section for wine glasses.) I'm not crazy about the configuration of the spikes on the top rack, but all dishwashers now have similar setups; it seems you're supposed to put mugs and glasses along the sides and bowls in the middle, but my family uses more cups than bowls, and I can fit bowls on the bottom rack...
Still, compared to the Bosch models, the Kitchen Aid has a traditional arrangement on the bottom rack for plates, and our somewhat thick dinner and salad plates fit well, with bowls along the sides. We can usually run the dishwasher every other day (family of 3).
We always rinse and scrape off food particles before putting dishes in the dishwasher, so after more than a month of use, we've had nothing on the filter to clean. I've been using only a few drops of Rinse Aid, and there are no streaks. Everything is dry using the Heat Dry (NOT "Extended Heat Dry," which takes longer), though of course occasionally there are small pools of water on the upside-down mugs, but you can easily wipe those dry. Sometimes overnight I've used no drying function, and things have been mostly dry in the morning. (The dishes get extremely hot with Heat Dry, so it's actually easier to leave them a few hours before emptying the dishwasher.)
The Kitchen Aid is so quiet that it's hard to tell whether it's running. If you add a dish after it starts running, you have to press Start/Resume to get it going again, and it will make a few false starts before getting back into its cycle again. There's a Clean light that lights up when the whole cycle is done (and Washing or Drying indicator lights as well).
I don't like the silverware basket that came with this model, which has holes for the silverware. You can opt to keep the silverware basket top open, but I liked the one from my Kenmore better, because it has two small covered baskets at either end for smaller items that might fly around in the dishwasher. (I ended up putting the Kenmore silverware basket in place of the KitchenAid one.)
Overall, I've been very impressed by how well and quietly it works, and happy with its quality.
Love this dishwasher. Had for a month. Very clean dishes and dishwasher afterwards. Can even turn on when it's time for bed. You'll never know that it was on. Love the casters on it. Didn't know that they would make that much of a difference.
From start to finish, this was a 5 Star experience.
When we entered our local Best Buy, we were greeted by Roland. After describing the price level and features we wanted in a dishwasher, he guided us to 3 models, explaining the minor differences between them. We chose the Kitchen Aid Model KDFE104HBL1, as it had front panel controls, a very low noise level, and we did not require a 3rd shelf.
Roland then looked-up availability and as it was in stock, we could arrange delivery and installation later that same week.
On that day, Antonio and Luis arrived as scheduled. They removed and took-away the old dishwasher, installed the new one, then made a test wash to confirm that everything was operational.
In summary, great sales and installation experience. And we are very pleased with our selection.
PROS: the recessed controls and light on front panel are very good.
It is quiet
Their is good choice of wash /or/ rinse cycles
On Normal wash with heated drying 99% of items are dry
CONS : The top rack seems to bind with rubber seal. Don't know how to adjust this because we have carefully level the machine.
Normal wash with heated drying does take more than 2
I chose the KitchenAid Dishwasher because the controls are on the front panel not on the top of the door and because the noise decibels were about equal to the Bosch. Also, the top rack can be lowered and both racks slide out easily.
There is a hard food disposer, pull out mesh filter, and a rubber mat at the bottom of the dishwasher that comes out.
But most of all, the price was awesome!
A:AnswerK8rl, our dishwasher can average 2-3 hours per load, but uses nearly 40% less energy than older models. The average length of time for a normal cycle can be anywhere from 1 hour to 3 hours. As the dishwasher may be equipped with sensor technology, the very first cycle may run longer to calibrate the sensor. Please keep in mind that selected options add time to the cycle. Also, cooler water temperatures cause the dishwasher to run longer while heating the water. You can try running the nearest hot water faucet until it gets hot just before starting the dishwasher. Also, be sure the water heater in the home is set to 120 degrees F for best performance.
A:AnswerNo Angus I don’t think so, at least not easily. I looked and played around but there’s no way to easily pop it off its rails. I did actually measure, and The upper rack can be easily adjusted upward which leaves 11.5 inches between the spinner that is attached below the top rack, and the bottom of the bottom rack. So it will accomodate a pot 11.5 inches tall.
A:AnswerNo, the air gap is not included with either the dishwasher or the installation kit. The air gap can be found in most hardware stores that carry appliances. It is not very expensive, and cheaper than if you get it from your plumber or installer. This is typical with most dishwasher brands.