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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
Size (inches)24
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 2996 reviews)

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Pros

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

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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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2.0

Disappointed!!

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from Roswell, GA

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Comments about KitchenAid 24" White Built-In Dishwasher:

We did a lot of research on line comparing any and all makes & models that appeared to fit our needs. We were willing to spend the money necessary to make a wise, long-term decision once we elected it was time to replace our 20-year old Maytag.

We went to 3 different stores to look at the various options in person. Made notes along the way. Yes, price was a factor. But, more in comparing what one retailer offered on a particular make/model vs. another outlet on the same unit.

One key factor of interest to us was the quietness rating. With this KitchenAid, we did achieve that.

However, after 7 months, I think my wife would sacrifice that to get her old Maytag back.

We are currently waiting for a new "board" for this unit - due this coming week. Hopefully, it will resolve issues like the detergent pod not completely dissolving; that detergent pod 'door' not opening all the time; evidently (our technician feels) our rinse aid is being used at an extremely high rate; dishes not dried - no matter what setting or combination of settings we select - even after 14 hours in the washer!; having to hand dry the utensils; slickness on the utensils; a lousy job of cleaning & drying anything that's not a standard dish, bowl, etc..; any plastic ware you wash - be prepared to do some additional hand drying - and NOT just under lips, edges, etc..; the way the dinner plates all fall over on one another; ...

... well, you get our point.

The really sad and frustrating thing is this: this is a top of the line brand and unit. To get these results is alarming. We've got a KitchenAid dual oven with convection option in the top. Sure would have been nice for the high-end kitchen design retailer we bought it from in Atlanta to have mentioned the fact that with the convection option - the unit would cook at 25-50 degrees lower than desired and selected.

We also own a Whirlpool refrigerator and washer & dryer. So, we know our way around their line-up of brands. Won't inve

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5.0

Everything About it is Great!

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from Green Bay, WI

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Comments about KitchenAid 24" White Built-In Dishwasher:

We got out 39 dBA with Pro Scrub Option about a year ago when we remodeled our kitchen. I thought I wanted a Haier, but the sales woman convinced me the Kitchen Aid was a better machine. It cost more than I had ever paid for a dishwasher before but we wanted to get an appliance that would last. (When the kids were growing up and living at home, a low price was much more important). Our sales person was right and I am so glad we listened to her recommendation. Cost was comparable to a Haier but I also love that this is made in America. This dishwasher is incredible. It looks great and I love the features. The controls are out of sight on top of the door. The interior is stainless steel and is HUGE! The Pro Scrub really does live up to it's name. I have put in some casserole dishes and plates that I truly didnt think would get clean, but they did! You just put them on the lower rack in the back and the jets really do their job. I absolutely love the little flat drawer at the very top for kitchen tools like knives, serving spoons etc and other flat items. All that is great but the very best part is that THIS DISHWASHER IS ALMOST COMPLETELY SILENT! We did not have this installed with any extra insulation. If there is no noise in the house, I can hear a very soft swishing when close to the dishwasher, only slightly louder when the Pro Scrub is used. If anyone is talking or there is a TV on in the house, or if you're more than just a couple feet away from it, you hear nothing! The only "complaint" I have is my own fault - I can't seem to come up with a quick, streak-free way to clean fingerprints/spills off the front panel. This is seriously the best appliance money I have ever spent.

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5.0

Very quite

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from Georgia

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Comments about KitchenAid 24" White Built-In Dishwasher:

Very happy with this product. Very quite easy to operate. The pro scrub option is great.

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4.0

Very, Very Quiet.

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from Lincoln, Ca.

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Comments about KitchenAid 24" White Built-In Dishwasher:

We were looking for a quiet dishwasher because ours is positioned right in the middle of our kitchen/family/tv rooms. I am very pleased with this machine. It cleans great. It has a lot of little extras including the top drawer for large utensils and flat items, an adjustable top rack with wine glass keepers, and more. The tub is stainless steel and it has many wash/dry/sterilizing options.

The 2 things that I don't like are that it smells when it sits closed up for a few days while it gets loaded with dirty dishes and the silverware rack is positioned along the side of the bottom rack and the silverware rubs and catches on the rubber door seal.

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4.0

Nice machine

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from Willamette Valley Oregon

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Comments about KitchenAid 24" White Built-In Dishwasher:

We are very happy with this machine so far. Did not realize a wash cycle takes 2 1/2 hours but just requires a little planning and trust in my plumbing skills!!
You will love how quiet this machine is. You have to reall listen for it to hear it.
It's also Very Easy to accidentally touch the buttons when the door is open but it beeps so you know you did it again!

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5.0

Quietness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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from Easthampton, MA

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Comments about KitchenAid 24" White Built-In Dishwasher:

Installed in January and love it!

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5.0

Quiet & cleans great!

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from Omaha

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After having a dishwasher that did not clean my dishes very well or dry them either. I am very excited to have such a quality dishwasher!

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5.0

WORKS WONDERFUL AND IS VERY QUIET

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from BOSTON MA

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Comments about KitchenAid 24" White Built-In Dishwasher:

REPLACED MY OLD KITCHEN AID THAT I'VE HAD FOR 20 YEARS WITH A NEW KITCHEN AID WITH PRO-SCRUB. LOVE THE SLIDING UTENSIL DRAW AND HOW QUIET THE UNIT IS.

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4.0

Does a great job

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from Toronto, Canada

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Comments about KitchenAid 24" White Built-In Dishwasher:

Does a great job, but takes so long to run that I often end up pulling the dirty dishes and washing by hand. Best if you have a lot of dishes and can run a load overnight. Would rate it higher if it had quicker wash options.

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5.0

Great features

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from Henderson, NV

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Comments about KitchenAid 24" White Built-In Dishwasher:

The dishwasher is very quiet, easy to load and unload. The third rack does take space away from the upper shelf and we're not sure of it's usefulness at this time. We replaced our GE with a Samsung dishwasher, but after a week had them take it out and returned it ... we are so glad we replaced it with a KitchenAid!

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