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KitchenAid has an avid following of bakers because of its top-quality stand mixers. This drives some customers to look into dishwasher models produced by the company because of the brand recognition. After all, once you use your stand mixer to create bread dough or a merengue topping for a pie, you need a reliable KitchenAid dishwasher to get your cookware clean again.
What is the best KitchenAid dishwasher and are these appliances as good? Get to know your options for KitchenAid dishwashers and learn more about the advanced features that can scrub plates and dishes clean.
Before you even start your dishwasher search, spend some time researching the features of modern dishwashers. Dishwasher makers cater to varying demographics in the design styles and technology they use. A few key features to consider include:
- Storage capacity: Do you need cleanup for one or for large family meals?
- Cycle time: How quickly do you need your dishes cleaned?
- Loading flexibility: Look for a dishwasher that allows you to adjust your racks for different types of cookware.
- Sanitization: Find a dishwashing machine that sanitizes and cleans your dishes.
- Drying systems: No one wants to dry their dishes with a towel before they can put them away.
Each consumer has different features that they value in their dishwashing systems. For example, if you live a busy life, you might insist that your appliance have express settings. If you like cooking for large groups of people, then you need extra capacity and flexible rack settings. Understand your needs and then find an appliance that meets (or exceeds) them.
KitchenAid is a popular dishwasher brand because of its price point and flexibility. These appliances are considered mid-range systems. They aren’t the most basic or cheapest options on the market, but they also cost far less than most luxury brands. Mid-range appliances are popular with customers who feel like they are investing in quality without overpaying.
KitchenAid knows its audience base, which is why it designs its dishwashers to be flexible. They are made with the idea that no two meals are the same and each dishwasher cycle needs to accommodate different cookware. This brand also does its best to keep dishwashers in stock, reducing the risk that you will have to wait for the manufacturer to work through a shipping backlog just to get your appliance.
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There are multiple KitchenAid dishwasher options available at Spencer’s TV and Appliance. Get to know some of the top options for your kitchen.
1. KitchenAid® 24" Stainless Steel with Printshield Built-In Dishwasher KDFE104KPS
Your KitchenAid dishwasher will use multiple technological developments in order to create the best cleaning experience possible. When your dishwasher starts, the ProWash™ Cycle evaluates the level of grime that needs to be washed. This appliance uses light sensors to identify soil levels in the water so it can increase or decrease its wash time. You won’t have to run your dishwasher and then scrape off dried food that it never scrubbed off.
This appliance also comes with a Sani-Rinse option that eliminates 99.999% of food soil bacteria through a high-heat final rinse. If you prepped raw chicken and fish for the grill, any utensil or cutting board that touched it will come out clean and sanitized.
KitchenAid dishwasher models also come with triple filtration systems that catch food particles and drain them in between cycles. This ensures that only clean water touches your plates instead of washing your dishes in dirty suds. This is one of the most basic KitchenAid dishwasher options at $945. However, it is also one of the most highly rated.
Verified buyer review from KinnyKay: “Quietest dishwasher I’ve ever had.”
2. KitchenAid® 24" Stainless Steel with Printshield Built-In Dishwasher KDFE204KPS
This is one of the top options for buyers who want a KitchenAid stainless steel dishwasher. It is a little more advanced than the most basic models, but it still falls within the expected price range for home dishwashers.
You can set this dishwasher on a Tough wash cycle for hard-to-clean items or schedule an Express Wash that cleans your dishes in an hour. You can even choose a Rinse Only option if you want to wash cookware without detergent or a drying cycle. Along with choosing these cycles, you can also decide how hot you want your dishwasher to run, which allows you to protect delicate items. On top of all these features, this model also comes with a third rack for even more convenience.
This dishwasher comes in three colors: a KitchenAid dishwasher white, black, or and fingerprint-resistant stainless steel. Customer reviews of this model are some of the highest in the dishwasher market, which speaks to how happy homeowners are with this appliance in their kitchens.
Verified buyer review from Carrots: “Every dish is clean after wash.”
3. KitchenAid® 24" PrintShield™ Black Stainless Steel Built-In Dishwasher KDTM604KPS
With this KitchenAid black stainless steel dishwasher, you can fill the dishwasher to the brim with three racks and endless loading possibilities. The racks are adjustable to accommodate larger cookware types or smaller items if you need to load them up. The FreeFlex™ Third Rack in particular is made to fit glasses, mugs, bowls, silverware, and cooking tools.
While this model comes with all of the wash and rinse cycles that you expect from a KitchenAid dishwasher, it also makes drying easy. You can choose the standard ProDry™ Cycle to eliminate water from your cookware, or you can select the Extended ProDry™ Option, which adds 15 minutes to your standard drying period. Either way, you won’t have to open your dishwasher and wait for your dishes to complete drying before you can put them away.
This model comes in stainless steel or black stainless steel and has more than 1,000 positive reviews, so you can see what customers like about this appliance.
Verified buyer review from Tina H: “The best dishwasher I have ever owned!”
4. KitchenAid® 24" PrintShield™ Stainless Steel Built-In Dishwasher KDTM704KPS
One of the most advanced KitchenAid dishwasher options on the market is the stainless steel model with PrintShield™ technology. This provides homeowners with extra protection to keep the front of their appliances clean. Whether you have young children with sticky fingers (or you’re just a messy chef), you can easily wipe away prints and other stains on this appliance.
This stainless steel dishwasher comes with LED interior lighting, which makes it easy to load and unload your dishwasher. When you run this dishwasher, it operates at 44 dBA, creating a quiet hum that won’t disturb the rest of your household. You can turn on the dishwasher before you go to bed and won’t have to hear it running while you fall asleep.
Overall, over 90 percent of buyers who make the investment in this ENERGY STAR® certified dishwasher are happy with the results — both in the dishwasher's cleaning ability and their reduced utility bills.
Verified buyer review from Ken & Kathie: “impressed with how clean the dishes come out.”
KitchenAid dishwashers offer some of the most exciting features on the market, complete with stylish designs inspired by professional kitchens. The brand is one we often recommend to buyer who want an upscale look without breaking the bank. At Spencer’s TV & Appliance, you can find KitchenAid dishwashers at the best prices in The Valley. Explore all your options today online or at a store near you!
Here are few final considerations before purchasing a KitchenAid dishwasher.
How long does a KitchenAid dishwasher usually last?
The average lifespan of a dishwasher is around 10 years, and KitchenAid is no exception. A KitchenAid dishwasher will likely last between seven and 12 years, depending on how you maintain it and how it is used.
Why are the dishwasher cycles so long?
Historically, appliance companies wanted to create fast dishwashers that complete their cycles in an hour. However, more energy-efficient brands are actually extending their cycles in order to reduce water and electrical consumption. A longer cycle allows for cleaner dishes without driving up your utility bills.
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At Spencer’s TV & Appliance, we provide high-quality, name-brand products at great prices — check out our catalog to shop KitchenAid dishwashers online today. Your friends in the business are always happy to help you purchase a KitchenAid dishwasher. Call us, or better yet, stop by at one of our locations in the Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Glendale regions. Visit us today!