KitchenAid - Architect Series II 24" Built-In Dishwasher with Stainless Steel Tub - Stainless steel

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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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Key Specs

  • Product Height
    34.50 inches
  • Product Width
    23.875 inches
  • Product Depth
    24.75 inches
  • Hard Food Disposer
  • Sound-Reduction System
  • Operating Sound Level
    43 decibels
  • Number Of Racks
  • Tub Finish
    Stainless steel
  • Tall Tub Design
  • Color Finish
    Stainless steel
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What's Included

  • Architect Series II 24" Built-In Dishwasher with Stainless Steel Tub
  • Dishwasher hookup kit is sold separately and is not included
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (420 out of 449)


Concealed controls

Offer a sleek look.

Generous interior

Accommodates up to 15 place settings.

Adjustable upper rack

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.

6 cycles

Include ProWash, tough, normal, light, express wash and rinse only for versatility.

ProScrub option

Utilizes 40 targeted spray jets at the back of the dishwasher to help remove difficult soils and remove the neat for soaking.

ProDry option

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

Ensure durability.

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.

Overall customer rating

would recommend to a friend



  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great performer

    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    More Quiet than a ninja

    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    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. The Good: -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 Bad: -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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but not Great

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    After scouring the earth looking for the best dishwasher for a reasonable price, I settled on this model. Based on the specifications and price, it should have been incredible, but it falls just a hair short in several areas. Here's my summary: Pros: -Does a good job cleaning dishes -Is very quiet -Dries dishes well -Easy to operate -Display on the front is very handy Cons: -Takes 2.5 hours for a "normal" cycle with dry -Gets a soap scum layer on the door using even premium wash packs and rinse aid. I've found running the rinse aid on the highest setting helps. -The pump has gotten noisier over the first month of use. I couldn't even hear it when it was new, but now the pump makes some noticeable noise when operating at the start of each cycle...not loud but definitely noticeable, and definitely louder than the sound rating. -Manual suggests running the nearest faucet for hot water before starting the washer, so you waste 5 gallons of water so it can use 4 gallons to do a good job on the dishes. -Racks are hard to load soup bowls in. They tend to fall over nearly flat pretty much anywhere you put them. -Clearance on the lower rack is tight for large casserole pans even with the top rack all the way up. Forget about putting serving utensils in the main silverware basket as they hit the arm. -Top rack is not removeable. All in all, it's still a very good dishwasher. I'd buy it again, but it could still use some improvements.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Smart choice for a dishwasher

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    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!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Machine, Shifty Install Info

    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Salesperson (Garland,TX) was professional and personal (I later called and told mgr I was pleased). However, I was told I had a 3 week out, Monday install between 8 and 12 - then got a call 2 days before (yes Sat eve) and told the Monday delivery/install was 12-4. Think that might screw up a planned workday? Although a Supervisor was to return my call, NO ONE CALLED ME BACK. They showed up after 3 on Monday. THEN informed me that since my old machine was hard wired, they MUST install an outlet before installing the machine ($145) and since it was connected by copper tube (which would easily have connected to the new machine), they had to install a new valve with hose end ($115) or cut the copper tube near the valve and install a hose end ($65) so that they could use the install kit I was required to purchase with the machine. They had me over a barrel on install (reschedule would be 'weeks') so I authorized the additional work. My gripe - Best Buy KNOWS that 99% of the time old dishwashers are gonna need this because of their ridiculous install policy - they should tell you that you WILL INCUR these additional cost (instead of IF you need any additional work you will have to pay. THIS WAS MISLEADING! I could have done this in advance myself and saved $210 if they had been honest about it! I would recommend the product BUT would encourage BB not to mislead customers in cost and timing of install and would encourage their install company to address callbacks with supervisors. I would also warn POTENTIAL BUYERS THEY WILL BE PAYING ABOUT $210 ADDITIONAL AT INSTALL! Should anyone file a class action against BB for faulty practices, please let me know!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great Dishwasher. TERRIBLE Installation!


    This dishwasher replaced a high-end Bosch which pooped out on us immediately after the 5-year warranty expired. This Kitchenaid unit is a nicer design than the Bosch. Very clean and nicely put together. I really like the display panel on the front that lets you know if it's OK to add more dishes. The unit is very quiet, but not so quiet as the Bosch. So the Kitchenaid dishwasher is easily 4-5 stars. However, I have taken off 3 stars for the Best Buy installation. Because the circuit breakers in my house are not all labeled, the installer couldn't figure out which one to switch off to do the install. Because I was at work I couldn't help. So, he ultimately put the dishwasher in the dining room and left. When I got home from work at 10 pm I removed the old dishwasher and installed the new one myself. Not so hard if you have the install kit and the instructions handy. So, great dishwasher, worst installation process ever! Think twice before letting this company do an installation for you.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful DW and Best Handle - No Red Dots on Ends

    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Purchased due to best marks on Con Rpts, this dishwasher has lived up to our expectations. I was happy to find this model KDTM354DSS on KitchenAid's website, so that I could specifically request a dishwasher that does not have the red dots on the ends of the handles. I asked why KitchenAid had started making their dishwashers with handles that have red dots on the ends, and I was advised that this is because LG started making their dishwashers with the curved handle that is on this model. True, it matches our 2016 LG French Door refrigerator (the only model on the market that fit our cabinetry). However, in my opinion that reaction to a competitor's imitation makes as much sense as buzz-cutting your hair because somebody else got your pretty haircut. This dishwasher's curved handle has a better look (pretty, rather than utilitarian and unnecessarily noticeable) and a better feel (smooth, rather than rough) than the handles with the red dots. We are glad that we got this one with only two racks, and no third rack on top. The clearance is better on this two rack model for items that we wash commonly on the top rack (I checked this out it the store). This dishwasher is very quiet, displays its status unobtrusively on the front, and cleans well. We are very happy with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice replacement for my old Kitchenaid dishwasher

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    My 12 year old Kitchenaid dishwasher was acting up in a few ways and seemed like it was on the way out so this was a replacement that looked almost exactly like my old one with the exception of the front display that lets you know what stage the dishwasher is in ( washing, rinsing, etc) I love this feature!!! and always wished my old one had something similar. This new one is also very quiet- I read in reviews that people could hardly tell it was running and I must say that is true- super quiet. Some of the internal baskets/gadgets are not very useful so I pulled them out. There is one on the back of the top rack but it takes up too much space away from regular dishes. The knife holder on the side is the same way, don't have much use for it. Also, the lids for the flatware have holes where you can slide the handles of the spoons, forks, etc in the holes but my flatware's handles are too big for the holes so that is also not useful. Another improvement over my old dishwasher is the soap/rinse aid dispenser. Whoever designed the old one did a pretty poor job of it. The new one is greatly improved. So far loving this machine because it cleans well and is so quiet, which are top priorities for me. Only complaints are the new fangled gadgets that have been added that don't seem very useful, and probably add significantly to the cost.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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