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KitchenAid 24" Stainless Steel Built-In Dishwasher - KDTE254ESS

Abt Model: KDTE254ESS | UPC Code: 883049363592
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6 Wash Cycles/ 39 dBA Describe Level/ ProScrub Option/ Third Level Rack/ Professionally-Inspired Design/ ProWash Cycle/ Heat Dry Option/ SatinGlide Max Rails/ Fold-Down Shelf With Stemware Holders/ Express Wash Cycle/ Filter-Based Wash System/ Sani Rinse Option/ Stainless Steel Finish
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KitchenAid 24" Stainless Steel Built-In Dishwasher, Model KDTE254ESS

Features:

  • ProScrub® Option
    Helps eliminate soaking or pre-scrubbing with 40 targeted spray jets that help remove stubborn messes like seared or baked-on foods.
  • Third Level Rack
    Makes it easy to clean hard-to-place items such as spatulas, serving utensils and measuring cups, freeing up space in the lower two racks.
  • Professionally-Inspired Design
    combines a bold blend of professionally-inspired styling with sleek touches for the home. This beautiful dishwasher features Satin Textured Handles and the KitchenAid® Badge, a symbol of uncompromised quality.
  • ProWash™ Cycle
    Determines the appropriate cycle for washing dishes and makes real-time adjustments for the best cleaning performance.
  • Heat Dry Option
    engages a recessed heating element during the dry cycle to ensure dry dishes.
  • SatinGlide® Max Rails (Upper Rack)
    Creates a smooth, premium feeling when pulling out the upper rack, particularly with heavy loads.
  • Fold-Down Shelf with Stemware Holders
    Provides extra room in the upper rack to hold additional cups, wine glasses, or long items such as utensils and spatulas.
  • Express Wash Cycle
    Allows you to wash lightly soiled items up to 35% faster. Compared to normal cycle.
  • Filter-Based Wash System
    combines exceptional cleaning and drying performance.
  • Sani Rinse® Option
    heats the final rinse water to 155°F, eliminating 99.999% of food soil bacteria.

Specifications:

Configuration and Overview

  • Tub Material: Stainless Steel
  • Rack Material: Nylon
  • Number of Racks: 3
  • Upper Adjustable Rack: 2 Position
  • Water Filtration System: Removable Filter
  • ADA Compliant: No
  • Control Type: Tap Touch
  • CEE Tier: Tier I

Cycle and Options

  • Number of Wash Cycles: 6
  • Cycle Selections: ProWash™; Normal; Tough; Light; Express Wash; Rinse Only
  • Option Selections: 2-4-8 Hour Delay; Heated Dry; Hi Temp Wash; Sani Rinse®; ProScrub®; Control Lock
  • Delay Wash: Yes

Controls

  • Tub Material: Stainless Steel
  • Rack Material: Nylon
  • Upper Rack Extras: 8-Stemware Holders; 4-Light Item Clips; 2-Plastic Cup Shelves
  • Lower Rack Extras: No
  • Silverware Basket Type: Full Length Splitable
  • Decibel Level: 39

Electrical

  • 15 Amps: 120 V

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 33 1/2" - 34 1/2"
  • Width: 23-7/8"
  • Depth: 24-3/4"

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 113 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts and Labor
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Number of Wash Cycle Programs6
Wash Cycle SelectionsRinse Only, Express Wash, Light, Normal, Tough, ProWash
TypeBuilt-In
Size24
ADA CompliantNo
Height (inches)34.5
Width (inches)23.88
Depth (inches)24.75
Depth with Door Open49.5
Minimum Height (inches)33.5
Delay StartYes
Drying OptionsHeated Dry
Food DisposerNo
Stainless Steel InteriorYes
Number of Wash Arms2
Decibel Level (dB)39
Third RackYes
Wi-FiNo
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year
  

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KitchenAid 24" White Built-In Dishwasher
 
4.6

(based on 2400 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quiet (5)
  • Cleans well (4)
  • Simple controls (4)
  • Attractive (3)

Cons

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    • Casual cook (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Maybe take a sample of dishes in to see if they fit

The dishwasher ProWash option does a fine job getting our dishes clean. Haven't used the ProScrub or HeatDry options yet, except as a test. If we do the load at night, most everything...Read complete review

The dishwasher ProWash option does a fine job getting our dishes clean. Haven't used the ProScrub or HeatDry options yet, except as a test. If we do the load at night, most everything except the tops of some cups, etc. are dry. If we open the door up soon after the ProWash cycle completes, there is more water to dry off. So, the extra hours of sitting after the load is finished seems to help dry the load. Plastic things, such as the silverware rack itself, still has water sitting on the flat areas so one has to be careful not to drip water on the floor when moving the silverware rack to the countertop when putting things away. Evidently plastic doesn't retain the heat so doesn't drip/dry easily in the closed dishwasher. But to save energy we prefer not to use the HeatDry option.

We don't find the top third rack useful. Hard to fit some knives with longer handles. The little "bumps" aren't very high - might be a better design to have some of different heights to rest things against. The rack area isn't deep enough to hold much - even our BBQ thongs or many spatulas and mixing spoons with a bit of a curve in the handle won't fit. We saw some models that had the third rack area divided into two pieces. That was a better design than one large rack on this model. One could use a half-rack and take the other side out. Then taller glasses, etc. could fit in the rack below on the side without the half-rack. Our only option is to take out the one large 3rd rack, which we did with the load last night so the wine glasses and our 10" Corning square skillet could fit without hitting the side wall nor washing arm.

We find odor problems if we keep the door closed between loads. We have started keeping the door ajar to keep it aired out so the odor doesn't bowl us over when we go to load additional dishes between loads.

The handles on our knives won't fit in the silverware slots so we took those off both sides of the silverware rack. A better design would be to have a silveware rack that would separate into two units or be two units. It takes up too much useful space now. Better design to be able to use one smaller rack on some loads so more pots and pans can be put in the leftover space.

The dishwasher is very quiet. We think it is the best feature. We've found work-arounds for the problems we noted above.

If we have the middle rack lowered down we can't load our 10 1/2" Corning Ware dishes without the sprayer arm hitting them.
If the middle rack is in the upper position, the 6 1/4" cereal bowl hits the top of the 3rd rack if placed in the center of the middle, the bowl's most logical place.

Various size wine glasses with stems hit the side of the dishwasher on the left side. The wine glass holders only hold 4 very narrow wine glasses or two red wine glasses.
Having the holder in the down position is good as you can rest more wine glasses against it so the base doesn't hit the side of the dishwasher when sliding the rack in/out. The dishwasher isn't real handy for washing stemmed wine glasses.

May be best to take into the store some of the things you expect to wash and see if they fit - before buying. It is flexible and hold a large load, the racks slide nicely and adjust easily, and it is quiet.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not what I expected

I purchased this dishwasher along with all my new home's Kitchenaid appliances, spending over twelve grand. The only thorn in my side has been the dishwasher. It hasn't worked right since the beginning...Read complete review

I purchased this dishwasher along with all my new home's Kitchenaid appliances, spending over twelve grand. The only thorn in my side has been the dishwasher. It hasn't worked right since the beginning and apparently, I didn't push hard enough at first when it didn't work properly because it was past the brief year warranty when I decided to stop dealing with the retailer I purchased it from and actually called Kitchenaid. After a non-productive conversation with that representative who basically told me I should be using the Affresh tabs once a month, sometimes two, to keep it running right.
I continued to contact my retailer who then finally replaced the chopper blade (he'd previously replaced the "controller")
But it's still not working right so I finally called Kitchenaid again because the retailer's repair guy is tired of fixing it. Kitchenaid (after 1 hr & 27 minutes on the phone - most of it on hold) the best they'd offer was to provide a part to "fix" it yet again. If this were my company and a product continued to malfunction/break within the first two years of it's lifetime, I would be so embarrassed and apologetic. I simply want my lemon of a dishwasher replaced with another one, same year, same model. I don't want to have to keep fixing it. Or like they offered... pay $288 for a warranty that would get me parts for another year (so I wouldn't have to allot over an hour of my time every few months that it stops working I guess!)
So disgusted with the company's lack of incentive to stand behind this product.

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5.0

Very clean dishes and supper quiet

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from Huffman TX

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Comments about KitchenAid 24" White Built-In Dishwasher:

Replaced a slowly failing unit. Works great, easy to use and the quietest dishwasher we have ever owned.

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4.0

less quiet, takes longer than my bosch but capacity better

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from dunwoody ga

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Comments about KitchenAid 24" White Built-In Dishwasher:

a little less quiet, takes longer than my old bosch but capacity better, prongs much better. third rack great.

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4.0

So far it's great compared to my 15 year old dishwasher

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from Aliso Viejo, CA

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Comments about KitchenAid 24" White Built-In Dishwasher:

Only time will tell, but two of the best features are the lifting and lowering middle rack, and the removable 3rd rack. However, the parts that you have to use to move the middle rack, or remove the third rack seem pretty cheep and rickety, which is too bad for a $800 dishwasher. For today, it's fabulous! I love it! Unfortunately, I will be very surprised if I do not need to repair the parts/ mechanism used to adjust the racks before too long. I seriously doubt they will last 2 years let alone 15. Wish me luck. Everything else seems quite good. The noise level is nearly nonexistent. My kids didn't think I had turned it on yet. lol. That's pretty good! It washes well, but you can't exactly just throw dishes in with anything but chunks of food on it. It does need to at least need to be rinsed of the dirtier, heavier soiled food.

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5.0

So far so good...

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from Healdsburg, CA

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Comments about KitchenAid 24" White Built-In Dishwasher:

I just installed before a big holiday party and. It worked like a charm. Much better than the 2yr old DCS it replaced.

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4.0

A poor design on the third rack...

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from South Florida

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Comments about KitchenAid 24" White Built-In Dishwasher:

Overall, I am more or less satisfied with the dishwasher however, the third culinary rack interferes with the middle rack when you load cereal bowls. This is because there is not enough height between the two racks. And if you lower the middle rack you cannot load dinner plates because there is not enough height between the lower and the middle rack. Being an engineer and having worked with "Human Factors" in product design this is a very poor design. Also, the button sound "beep" is not load enough and the wrong frequency for most people to hear

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1.0

Many Issues

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from Chicago, IL

Comments about KitchenAid 24" White Built-In Dishwasher:

We have had this dishwasher less than 10 months and once again, we are having issues. The first one we purchased only lasted a week, as it was not draining properly. Thankfully, our appliance store replaced it free of charge. Now, the control panel is not working. We started having issues with it a few months ago, and assumed the panel was sensitive and the buttons needed to be pushed directly on the sensors. Finally, today, the start button will not work. And we now have to wait over a week for someone to take a look at it during the busy holiday season! Please do your research on other sites . . . they are many complaints about the control panels going out.

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5.0

Silent!

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from Tucson, AZ

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We bought this dishwasher to replace a GE that we had had for 10 years. We were happy with our previous dishwasher and thought it was doing a great job- until we started using the new Kitchenaid. Wow! This dishwasher is so quiet that we do not believe it is even on. The dishes are crystal clean and our glasses look brand new. We are so glad that we made this purchase!

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5.0

Quietest dishwasher out there

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from Seattle

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Moved on from an LG to the quietest dishwashers out there. I could not believe how quiet this dishwasher is and I could not believe it was on. Only the flashing blue led is your indication that it is running. Cleans all our dishes completely and love the smooth racks!

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5.0

Happy.

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from oh

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Seems solid has a tank. glides move with ease. spacing in racks allows water to hit our dishes. Bosch didn't - too tight.

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5.0

A+

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from Louisville, KY

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Comments about KitchenAid 24" White Built-In Dishwasher:

We replaced a GE contractor grade (horrible) dishwasher with this gem. I have learned through the years that the racks are very important. These racks hold a lot of dishes and cookware. They are also on ball bearing slides rather than plastic wheels. Everything is high quality and made in the USA. It is extremely quiet; you almost can't tell that it is running. There is a light on the front that changes color depending on the cycle. It is "white" when the wash is completed. However, to run this quietly, there is a filter that must be removed and cleaned periodically (hold it under running faucet). I remove all food before loading, so once every several months should be sufficient. This product is expensive, but we got a great deal during Black Friday sale.

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KitchenAid 24" Stainless Steel Built-In Dishwasher

KitchenAid 24" Stainless Steel Built-In Dishwasher

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