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By Sad Mama
from OC California
Comments about KitchenAid Superba Series EQ Custom Panel Built-In Dishwasher:
We purchased a new home and wanted to purchase Kitchenaid products because we wanted to buy American. We replaced the dishwasher, fridge and oven to make. The dishwasher unit is 2 1/2 years old and it has been nothing but problems. We had to replace the motor and pump assembly within the first year which resulted in our wood floor ripped up, kitchenaid was kind to assist in the cost. Now the drain pump needs to be replaced for $350. Sad to have to replace after 2 1/2 years! Makes us want to look at a Bosch.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Best Dishwasher Ever!
from Skokie, IL
About Me Gourmet Chef
Comments about KitchenAid Superba Series EQ Stainless Steel Built-In Dishwasher:
This is my third dishwasher and my best ever. When I was looking to replace my old Kenmore, I found that most current models have "new features" that are actually more accurately described as the lack of features that used to be on older dishwashers. Here are my thoughts on this model:• I put in casseroles with baked-on, burnt food and they still come out spotless. Glassware also comes out spotless if you use a rinse aid. Absolutely amazing, I could not be happier.• Very few dishwashers today have front panel controls, most are on the top edge that is hidden while the dishwasher is running. The compensating factor on this model, unlike most others, is a small running light on the front panel that is blue during the washing cycle, red during the drying cycle, and green if entirely done. With these hidden controls, it is very easy to rub up against them when the door is open and change the cycle inadvertently, so you need to be careful.• Most dishwashers with hidden controls have bow handles. This is nice for hanging a dish towel, but also something to bang your hip on. This model has a pocket handle, which I strongly prefer.• I wanted a dishwasher that was as quiet as my old one, but this one is so quiet that I cannot hear it run at all, even with my ear to it. This makes that running light even more important.• Like almost all current models, this dishwasher has the triple filtration system instead of the food grinder. I really thought that I would hate that "feature" but it actually is ok as long as you scrape (rinsing not required) the big pieces of food off the plates before you load them. If large, non-dissolvable food particles are left on the plates, then they will be found caught in the top of the filter or found at the bottom of the dishwasher, to be washed in perpetuity until you remove them. The filter is in a convenient location and is easy to untwist and rinse every few weeks. Scrape and you will be happy.• Where older model dishwashers automatically dried the dishes with heat, the default on most current models is to dry without heat or even fan. This model has a Pro-Heat option, which I almost always use because plastics some out wet otherwise. I would not buy a dishwasher without it. • This dishwasher has a "Rinse Hold" cycle, which is useful when you only run the dishwasher a few times a week. After you run this cycle, the running light will be green, so you will have to remember that you did a rinse only versus a full wash. Very few models have this cycle anymore.• In addition to the above cycles, this dishwasher has many different cycles and options, and I find that I do use many of them depending on my washing needs. Like most new models, the running time is really long, sometimes more than three hours. However, this model has a one-hour cycle when you are in a hurry.• The top cutlery rack is great. I can still fit tall glasses underneath it on the top rack, although it can be easily removed if more space is needed. If ever there is anything that does not come perfectly clean, it is usually the top of items on the cutlery rack, because there is a very small washer arm above it. With that said, I still use it all the time and most of the time everything comes out perfectly.• The racks on current model dishwashers are all extremely flimsy compared to older models. The racks on Bosch dishwashers were so bad that I would not even consider that brand. The satin glide racks on this model roll better than most and were a major selling point for me. Be careful not to bend the tines by forcing in dishes, because over time, it looks like they could break off. This model comes with a silverware basket that runs the entire length of the right side of the bottom rack, as well as a small basket for gadgets. The larger basket takes up too much space, but since it is actually two pieces hooked together, I unhooked them and use only one basket. This is more than sufficient, and frees up more space for dishes. The silverware separator covers are worthless and can be removed. There are fold down tines on both the bottom and top racks which help maximize space usage. Would I recommend this model to a friend? Without any doubt!!!! It is expensive, but well worth the money. With that said, I intend on purchasing the extended warranty because with all of the electronics, there are more things that could go wrong over time.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
I have made the BEST choise of my life.
By Liam Michele
from Minneapolis, MN
My husband loved doing dishes by hand and now we have to buy more dishes so that we can fill up the dishwasher faster. Kitchenaid is top of the line I never look at brands I always look for quality this is top of the line. I read all the review and this one was sold out many places becasue it was oversold..hello everyone wants this dishwasher becasue is truly the best. Although the cycles seem long to me Im just glad Im not doing the dishes by hand.
from Chicago, IL
About Me Casual Cook
It's just a great machine. We love it, quiet and cleans great.
(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
New and improved
By Oak cabinet
from Barrington Ill
Great new updated model from Whirlpool. We had to older model and after 7 years it wasnt cleaning well. We decided to purchase a newer model with the built-in wood panel that matched our existing cabinets.
(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)
Extremely product and washes very well
By Avid Racer
from Chicago, Illinois
Comments about KitchenAid Superba Series EQ Black Built-In Dishwasher:
We have had this dishwasher installed for about 2 weeks now. There is a little light in the upper right hand corner, and that is the only way to tell if the dishwasher is running. It is extremely quite! It does a fantastic job at cleaning and has a very large capacity. The cycle takes a little longer than our prior 7 year old dishwasher, but it is likely because it uses a lot less water and energy.
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