Keep up with the tools you use from preparation to the table with this dishwasher's three racks of versatile loading possibilities and complete wash coverage. The FreeFlex™ third rack fits glasses, mugs, bowls, silverware and cooking tools, freeing up room below for pots, plates, and mixing bowls. The advanced clean water wash system circulates clean water to dishes in all three racks.
FreeFlex™ third rack
The large third rack has a deep, angled design that fits 6" glasses, mugs, and bowls.
It features rotating wash jets to clean items in the rack, a drying bar with tabs that help wick moisture off glasses, and a removable utensil tray for cooking tools. (Among leading brands based on usable volume.)
Provides quiet cleaning without compromising performance, so there's no need to wait to run a wash cycle, while entertaining and enjoying meals, even in open concept kitchens.
Advanced clean water wash system
Uses microfiltration to continuously remove food particles during the wash and rinse cycles and circulates clean water to dishes in all three racks. This allows dirty cookware and delicate glassware to be washed together in the same load.
Utilizes sensors to measure soil levels throughout the cycle and adapts wash time and water temperature as needed for tough messes or lighter loads, because no two meals or the dishes that result are exactly the same.
Resists smudges and fingerprints. The specialized coating for stainless steel is easy to clean with just water and a soft cloth, so you can spend more time cooking and less time cleaning up the kitchen.
Adjustable middle rack
Adds flexibility to fit tall items, such as a stand mixer bowl. Lower the rack to place large dishes inside, or raise it to make room for platters, pitchers, blender jars and more in the rack below.
Heat dry option
Heats both the final rinse water and the air inside the dishwasher to help dishes come out dry and ready for your next creation.
Extended heat dry option
Adds drying time for improved results.
Durable stainless steel interior
Offers the beauty and benefits of stainless steel inside the dishwasher. It resists streaks, stains and odors, while retaining heat to help improve drying.
SatinGlide® maximum rails in third and middle racks
Allow racks to move effortlessly, even when fully loaded.
Adjustable rows in middle and lower racks
Fold down to make room for dishes in a variety of shapes and sizes, such as roasting pans, serving bowls, colanders, and Dutch ovens.
Two stemware holders in middle rack
Secure wine glasses along the side of the rack to prevent them from moving around during the wash cycle.
Express wash cycle
Cleans in less time, so you always have the dishes you need, while preparing, cooking, and entertaining.
Eliminates food soil bacteria.
A 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 Front Control Built-In Dishwasher with Stainless Steel Tub, FreeFlex Third Rack, 44dBA
Best dishwasher ever - great design of upper racks
Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
5 out of 5
4 out of 5
Ease of Use
5 out of 5
If you use a lot of dishes over the course of a day, due to a busy family or a lot of pets, and are thinking this dishwasher may fit more than most dishwashers, you are correct. The top rack has a great design and I use it for glasses, coffee mugs, and flatware. The fact that the height is adjustable for the middle rack is also incredibly helpful when washing different items. I feel like I can fit so much more in this dishwasher than the previous Bosch I owned. It also cleans well and is very quiet. I am incredibly happy with this dishwasher, even though it was more than I originally wanted to spend. I don't regret it at all.
This KitchenAid dishwasher is really quiet. It washes superbly.
The 3rd rack is a very welcome feature as well as the height adjustable 2nd row rack. Controls are simple and are not easily bumped with the recessed and angled touch panel. Plus has a easy "control lock" feature to help prevent little button pushers from turning the machine on (which you might not even notice because it runs so quite) or from them turning it off mid cycle.
This appliance looks great inside and out and it feels solid when opening and closing the door.
I would rate this 4 1/2 stars because I am disappointed that the drying cycle doesn't dry the dishes thoroughly, as well as our last Kitchen Aid. I also can't tell the level of the rinse liquid; the directions don't seem to match up. However, it is very quiet and cleans the dishes efficiently. The lights on our last Kitchen Aid were colored. These are just white for each "completed" cycle. I thought the top rack would be a bonus, but I can't see how it reaches all the items we put there. I expected more with how expensive it was. The installation went quickly and very smoothly, but he wasn't really familiar with this newer model. He was very pleasant and polite.
It's been three days since I've got it in place, exceeds expectations so far. Dishes and glasses come out sparkless, wine glasses always been a problem with my old dishwasher. With this one wine glasses come out spotless, literally. It's quite, which is I do not care much. As for the pots and skillets, I will have to run the pro cycle yet.
Can not stop washing glass and china, though. :)
Recommend this dishwasher highly.
Works as claimed. It holds a lot of dishes (it takes longer to collect a full load than did the washer it replaced) and gets them clean, very quietly. The process takes ~2.25 hours, but I'm told that is normal for today's energy-saving dishwashers. It seems very solid and well made; no cheap parts are visible.
This is a great appliance. It’s quiet and does a great job cleaning. I have three complaints: 1. The silverware basket should be smaller or at least able to separate into two parts. It’s so big and takes up so much room - and sometimes we don’t need to wash that much silverware. 2. The very top shelf should be able to move up and down - we have what I guess are “oversized” glasses and mugs and we can’t put them on the top shelf easily. 3. The tilted row on the bottom rack should be able to be adjusted flat...in fact all of the rows on the bottom rack should be adjustable. Other than that it is a solid appliance and I am happy with the purchase.
This dishwasher is so quiet I had to put my hand on it to tell if it was on. Dishes are clean and dry when cycle is done. Lots of room for plenty of dishes and utensils. Third rack is great since we always have a lot of glasses to wash. I love this dishwasher!