Ensure dishes come out clean with this KitchenAid under-counter dishwasher. Manually cycle between the five wash options or let the ProWash setting automatically sense soil levels and choose the best mode. Use this KitchenAid under-counter dishwasher's Heat Dry option to eliminate the need to towel dry before putting dishes away.
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.
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!
This is my third Kitchenaid dishwasher. Ist came with our house it was old and tub was rusting out. Not cleaning real well. Bought a new stainless steel tub unit with built in disposer unit. Had that KitchenAid for 10 years before I got rid of it. DO NOT Ever buy a kitchenAid dishwasher with built in disposer unit! That dishwasher worked fine for about a year before we noticed dishes not coming out clean. The screen in front of and part of the disposal unit deep inside dishwasher was clogging not allowing water pressure to sprayer arms. Machine would go about 2-4 months before I would have to disassemble and clean screen. In the end I concluded its just a poorly engineered design. After research I began to notice so many dishwashers with no disposals built in and instead have a user cleaned filter inside tub. I decided to give KitchenAid another try. What a difference! This model lives up to specifications claimed and features are really well implemented as well! Really like exterior touch screen panel - works well. The cycles offered I think cover all the most used cleaning options. Very well designed and executed construction over older Kitchenaids.
Racks are easily adjustable up and down( top rack), very nice rolling bearings allow racks to slide in and out almost too easily.
Water is heated in tub so homes hot water does not have to be set so high, this I believe really helps in washing of dishes. Regular wash cycle is very long. Smart clean cycle seems to be shorter as it monitors soil level of wash water to adjust wash/rinse times. Either way it works extremely well. Heated dry works really well as dishes come out spot free and dry. Having to easily remove tub basket filter once or twice a week is a real nice feature over the nightmare process with before mentioned dishwasher. And lastly dishwasher was very easy to install for DIY and boy this thing makes little to no noise when running.
This dishwasher is very quiet, has a large capacity and cleans the dishes very well. Kitchen Aid should include a better set of instructions with the machine. Their quick start guide is is printed in small type and not very complete. Still learning all the combinations of features on the machine to give the optimum wash.
Salesman at the store was knowledgeable and worked to get us the best price.
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.