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4.7 | 41 Reviews

44 dBA Dishwasher with Dynamic Wash Arms White

KitchenAid KDTM404EWH

Features

  • Dynamic Wash Arm
  • Clean Water Wash System
  • Professionally-Inspired Design
  • ProScrub® Option

Quick Specs

  • Type: Dishwasher
  • Style: Built In
  • Width: 23 7/8"
  • Height: 34 1/2"
  • Depth: 24 3/4"
  • Energy Star Rated: Yes
  • Stainless Steel Tub: Yes
  • Fully Integrated Controls: Yes
  • Tall Tub: No
  • Decibel Level: 44.0 dB
  • WiFi Connected: No

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Dynamic Wash Arm features nine wash arms in one for 3 times better coverage. This unique design directly sprays water everywhere in the dishwasher, including hard to reach places. This means dishes get a powerful clean no matter where they are placed in the rack.

Clean Water Wash System Continuously removes food particles from the wash water. The result of this advanced technology is clean wash water for excellent performance. Plus, the filter requires no routine maintenance.

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.

ProScrub® Option Helps eliminate soaking or pre-scrubbing with 40 targeted spray jets that help remove stubborn messes like seared or baked-on foods.

ProScrub Upper (was Trio) Provides 39% more coverage with targeted wash action. In addition to the 40 spray jets at the back of the dishwasher, you get two concentrated spray zones in the upper rack to clean deeper or oddly shaped items

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.

Advanced ProDry System Uses a recessed heating element and a fan to draw moisture out of the wash tub giving you better drying results.

ProWash Cycle Determines the ideal cycle for washing dishes based on soil level and then makes real-time adjustments to achieve the best cleaning performance

SatinGlide® Max Rails (Upper and Lower Racks) Creates a smooth, premium feeling when pulling out the upper and lower racks, particularly with heavy loads.

2 Rows Fold-Down Tines in Upper Rack adjustable tines can be shifted into one of three positions to accommodate deep or wide dishes.

Fold-Down Tines in the Lower Rack can be adjusted in one of three positions so water can clean inside deep or wide dishes.

2 Fold-Down Cup Shelves with Integrated Stemware Holders Provides extra room in the upper rack to hold additional cups, wine glasses, or long items such as utensils and spatulas.

Utility Basket (Upper Rack) provides a dedicated space for small items such as small lids and utensils.

Express Wash quickly and effortlessly handles the heaviest soils, even stubborn baked and seared-on messes in less time.

Features

  • Dynamic Wash Arm
  • Clean Water Wash System
  • Professionally-Inspired Design
  • ProScrub® Option
  • ProScrub Upper (was Trio)
  • Third Level Rack
  • Advanced ProDry System
  • ProWash Cycle
  • SatinGlide® Max Rails (Upper and Lower Racks)
  • 2 Rows Fold-Down Tines in Upper Rack
  • Fold-Down Tines in the Lower Rack
  • 2 Fold-Down Cup Shelves with Integrated Stemware Holders
  • Utility Basket (Upper Rack)
  • Express Wash
Certifications
Energy Star® Qualified ENERGY STAR® Certified
ADA Compliant No
Kosher Consumer Friendly Yes
Prop 65 CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY - WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
NSF® Certified Yes
Refinement KAD
Clean Water Wash System Clean Water Wash System
Dynamic Wash Arm Dynamic Wash Arm
Fold-Shelf with Stemware Holder Fold-Shelf with Stemware Holder
ProScrub Option ProScrub Option
ProWash Cycle ProWash Cycle
SatinGlide Max Rails SatinGlide Max Rails
Advanced ProDry Option Advanced ProDry Option
ProScrub Upper Option ProScrub Upper Option
Details
Tub Material Stainless Steel
Number of Racks 3
Dispenser Detergent and Rinse Aid
Tub Style Built-in Tall Tub 24"
Number of Wash Levels 5.0
Rack Material Nylon
Number of Washarms 3
Upper Rack
Adjustable 2 Position
Cushion-Tip Tines Yes
Extras 2-Plastic Cup Shelves , 8-Stemware Holders , 4-Light Item Clips
Fold-Down Tines 2 Fold Down
Style Straight
Utility Basket Yes
Third Level Rack
Glides Single Channel Rails
Adjustable No
Removable Yes
Controls
Sensor Yes
Appearance
Window No
Configuration and Overview
Dishwasher Type Built-In
ADA Compliant No
CEE Tier Tier I
CUL Yes
UL UL
Decibel Level dBA 44
Refinements
Features Advanced ProDry Option , Clean Water Wash System , Dynamic Wash Arm , Fold-Shelf with Stemware Holder , ProScrub Option , ProScrub Upper Option , ProWash Cycle , SatinGlide Max Rails , Third Level Rack
Dimensions
Gross Weight 112.000 lbs
Options
Dishwasher Option Selections 1-24 Hour Delay , ProDry , ProScrub® , Hi Temp Wash , Sani Rinse® , Control Lock , Top Rack Wash , Heated Dry , ProScrub Upper
EndecaProps
ProductOutletCategories Dishwashers
Lower Rack
Style Straight
Fold-Down Tines 1 Fold Down
Glides Ball Bearings
Cushion-Tip Tines Yes
Utility Basket Yes
Extras No
Cycles and Options
Number of Wash Cycles 6
Compatibility
Works With No
Connectivity No
Dimensions
Number of Place Settings 16
Depth With Door Open 90 Degree 49-1/2 in
Width 23-7/8 in
Height 34-1/2 in
Depth Closed Including Handles 27-1/2 in
Depth 24-3/4 in
Depth Closed Excluding Handles 24-3/4 in
Maximum Height 34-1/2 in
Minimum Height 33-1/2 in
Electrical Requirements
Volts

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

  • Type: Dishwasher
  • Style: Built In

  • Dimensions

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

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: Yes
  • Stainless Steel Tub: Yes
  • Fully Integrated Controls: Yes
  • Tall Tub: No
  • Decibel Level: 44.0 dB
  • WiFi Connected: No

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4.7 out of 5

90% of reviewers recommend this product.

5 Stars

So Quiet. It cleans the dishes very well.

George 2440 7/23/2019

We replaced a 13 year old kitchen Aid dishwasher. The difference in sound level is amazing. You can carry on a conversation in the kitchen and not even know the dishwasher is running. Very pleased with our new purchase.
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Love my new dishwasher

Agatha 7/20/2019

This Kitchenaid dishwasher gets my dishes so much cleaner than my old ever did. So quiet and holds so many more dishes. Love it!!
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Retro vibe on the outside, state of the art inside

KarenHeff 6/12/2019

I LOVE this dishwasher. On the outside, it has the retro vibe I was going for, and inside, it's state of the art. The inside is brilliantly configured; for the first time, my over-sized plates fit in a dishwasher. I love that it has a removable flatware basket on the bottom, AND a flat top rack, AND a little basket at the back of the glassware rack. Operation is quiet and it cleans well. My only minor quibble is that the stemware rack doesn't have enough space between stems - I have to put my glasses on every second stem.
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5 Stars

Cleans well and I like the newer features.

Shirkey 5/15/2019

I bought this just a couple weeks ago after my other one died. I do love Kitchen Aud.
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Lky70! 5/13/2019

It is so nice and I really like all of the spray arms and I especially like this stainless steel inside. So happy I choose KitchenAid. Thank you and especially because it is made in AMERICA! One more thing you do not hear it running!
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5 Stars

Quiet!

Geezing Man 5/10/2019

Old washer gave up after 10 years, called my dealer next day. He had my eventual purchase in stock. Delivered and installed next day. I took this machine as the dealer recommended it and I have dealt with him since the 70's. I trust him completely. One thing - my product was more expensive than I originally wanted to spend but they offer interest-free loan service. I am so happy with this unit! The improvements in ten years are evident. Is it quiet? Well, I got home late afternoon, saw my wife in the kitchen and decided to ask her if she had tried the new Kitchenaid yet. She looked at me and said "It's running now." The 44dba is not just a selling point. It delivers. We will enjoy the washer every time we don't hear it running. JK
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Extremely Pleased with our Dishwasher

KimmieC 5/7/2019

This is our 2nd KitichenAid dishwasher and we are extremely pleased with the cleaning capabilities and how incredibly quiet it runs. The removable 3rd rack is great too!
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5 Stars

Great dishwasher

swimmer6 3/30/2019

Bought this a month ago and it's quiet and cleans well.
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5 Stars

Love the adjustable height on the rack...

Omaredhead 3/30/2019

Best choice I've ever made on my kitchen appliances...this dishwasher does everything, except put the dishes away in the cabinets!
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5 Stars

So quiet

Mickers 3/26/2019

We have had our dishwasher for about a month. It's so quiet they only way I know it's working is the lit panel on top. I love the feature of when it's done it has a bright blue light to let you know it's finished. The cleaning power is incredible everything comes out spotless.
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5 Stars

Superb quality, quiet, uniquely beautiful design!

McKayla 3/18/2019

We went with KitchenAid brand to replace our old appliances in our kitchen renovation and this is an excellent dishwasher! It cleans superbly and its minimalist design is perfect for any kitchen motif; we have a rural-rustic, natural two-tone cherry frame with maple panel cabinets and it gives it a nice modern touch. I have received many compliments on it. The stainless steel handles are really nice because they don't yellow like the plastic white handles do. It is a large capacity (perfect for our family of 6!), super quiet and easily cleaned/maintained and most importantly, the dishes come out sparkling! We are very impressed and look forward continuing to add more KitchenAid appliances to our kitchen!
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4 Stars

It's just fine BUT

afhj 3/6/2019

I had a 20+ year old Kenmore and could load far more dishes into into. I have a hard time loading both dinner plates and broad soup plates because of the peculiar movable portion of rack in the front. I end up running it more frequently than I used to because I can't get as much in. However I imagine it will outlive me and the next owner of this place can deal with it.
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5 Stars

Great Product

LisaSt 2/28/2019

This product came highly recommended by my son, great product so far
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5 Stars

Works very well

Joyce Massoth 2/22/2019

I bought 3 weeks ago. Dishwasher works very well I really l
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5 Stars

Great Dishwasher

Corvetteman 2/19/2019

So far, we really like this dishwasher. It is very quiet. We also aren't washing the dishes before they go in the dishwasher. No problem.
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5 Stars

So quiet

feebie12 2/18/2019

We purchased our new dishwasher a couple of months ago and love it. It is so quiet we double check to make sure it is running. It is so nice to have the 3 shelves to spread out our bigger utensils.
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5 Stars

Roomy, quiet, looks good, cleans well!!

Ellmel 1/16/2019

We bought this dishwasher because we told the store owner we wanted the quietest one they had. He was not wrong. It not only is quiet it washes the dishes and pots and pans til they sparkle. Very pleaseed with our Kitchenaid dishwasher.
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3 Stars

Cleans Well but Missing Features Disappoint

DXDX 1/13/2019

I bought this washer to replace my 20 year old previous KitchenAid. It usually cleans very well and is very quiet but here are my pet peeves: - My old KitchenAid would automatically heat up the incoming water if it's not hot enough. The new one? You must run the water in your sink until it's hot. If you forget, your washer won't clean well. Why was this great convenience taken away? - When you open the door in the middle of a cycle, you need to press Start to resume. My old KitchenAid would just resume as soon as you closed the door. Why add an extra step?
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4 Stars

Cleans really well

Tom1961 1/4/2019

We are a big family and use our dishwasher at least twice a day. My previous KitchenAid dishwasher lasted almost 10 years. I needed something that was durable and did not need a filter to clean (as I know that would end up being my job). This KitchenAid model fit the bill. I've had it for three months now. It cleans dishes and pans really well and is very quiet. We had a lot of people over for Thanksgiving. The person who brought the turkey remarked that her roasting pan hasn't been this clean since she bought it. I'd give it five stars but I haven't had my dishwasher long enough to vouch for its durability. It was a bit more expensive than other models, but so far has been worth it. If it runs like this another 2 years, then I'll give it five stars.
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5 Stars

Clean dishes at last!

David60 10/18/2018

This dishwasher leaves pur glasses spotless and cleans the top rack as well as the bottom rack. Quiet too; I have to touch it to know if it's running.
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5 Stars

More features that work great

Jimmyv 9/21/2018

Had unit delivered and was working with in an hour
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4 Stars

Whisper Quiet

BruceMN 8/17/2018

We bought the kitchen aid dishwasher 2 months ago and we are very pleased with the cleaning performance and how quiet it is when it is running.
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3 Stars

Not what I expected

Adder 8/14/2018

Bought this model based on its super Consumer Reports rating but am finding it very difficult to load properly because of its configuration. It does not do the silverware as well as my old Whirlpool, so was disappointed in the performance.
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4 Stars

Quiet

Yours truly 8/7/2018

This is the quietest dishwasher I have ever had. Room for all my dirty utensils and yet room for my plates. I have had the unit for 1 month and it has gone well. My only negative is that it does not fit the area where my whirlpool used to go. This is a bit smaller so it looks a little awkward. But it cleans well.
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4 Stars

Clean is the really clean

Beach Bums 6/13/2018

We have had our dishwasher 3 months now and the results have been wonderful. The old dishwasher must not have been working well for a while because we have noticed everything now is amazingly clean and shining. It is very quite and has plenty of room in it.. The only problem we have found is the silverware shelf on top. Our last dishwasher was a KitchenAid also with the shelf for silverware on top also. That is one reason we got KitchenAid again... The old one was much easier to use, better organized and held the items much better. We wish they had not change it because in the new one the silver falls over easily and has be be very carefully closed or its a mess..That's why my 4 stars instead of 5..
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5 Stars

Love my dishwasher

Joyce R 4/18/2018

I purchased my dishwasher a few months ago and love it. It cleans well and is very quiet. The only deawback to it is it doesn't dry the dishes thoroughly on heat setting but that is not a big deal to me!
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5 Stars

My wife is a happy lady

Boydr 4/16/2018

We got this dishwasher about a month ago, and it does a great job, plus my wife loves it.
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5 Stars

Great dishwasher

MITTY2 4/12/2018

The active dry and pro wash cycles are wonderful! Your dishes are really clean and DRY when complete. Very Quiet!
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5 Stars

Does great job washing and drying

Robe 3/30/2018

Does as advertised very good product dishes are clean and dry
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Happy So Far

BRVDO 3/5/2018

Had a MayTag for may years and l know Kitchenaid also now makes Maytag. That said Maytag lasted for 15 years and did not give up the ghost but just time for replacement! Now the new Kitchenaid! So far real good! Real quiet. Can barely hear it run standing in front of it. Racks are smooth as silk in operation! Controls easy to use! I admit, I was sceptical of "hidden" controls. But even with the door closed, can still be viewed. Wash sessions are much longer then the old. Three hours vs two hours depending on the settings. But what the heck! Set and forget. Or get the one with the window and interior light and pull up a chair! I would recommend this model. I reserved for a while. With the warranty how can you go wrong.
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5 Stars

This is the one you want.

Mr. T 3/3/2018

This is a lengthy and detailed review on the Kitchenaid model KDTM404EWH3 (white). Pour yourself a glass of wine before proceeding. I've long since lost my fascination with stainless steel appliances. So when it was time to remodel the kitchen, I decided to go with white. Believe it or not, stainless steel will go out of fashion one day. If you don't think so, think about this: I'm old enough to remember when fashionable appliances used to be avocado green, brown, burnt orange, harvest gold, and almond. Lately I see that Black Stainless is gaining in popularity. I wonder what the next trendy color or finish for kitchen appliances will be? Perhaps something with a romantic, Italian-sounding name, like "Roman Bronze", "Corsican Copper", or maybe "Venetian Verdigris?" If you start seeing these names on appliances, just remember where you saw them first. After weeks of research, why did I decide on this model instead of something else? Take a sip of wine, and let me break it down for you: Washing: If you're looking to replace your old dishwasher, the first thing you should know is that newer models take longer to wash and dry a load of dishes than they used to. In some instances, it may take as long as four hours. Four hours? Well, it won't necessarily take that long. But it could, depending on whether or not you select options like sanitized wash, sanitized rinse, extending drying, etc.). It also depends on the amount of dirt on your dishes (the dishwasher can adjust cycle times depending on how dirty the dishes are). Cycle times on newer dishwashers also take longer because of water and energy restrictions that didn't exist when your old machine was built. Since newer dishwashers aren't allowed to use as much water as they used to, they now run for a longer length of time. I know that sounds counterproductive. But newer machines are more efficient and use less electricity than older models. Kitchenaid uses a total of three (3) wash arms on this model. The bottom wash arm is motor driven, and it doesn't look like any other wash arm I've seen in any other dishwasher. It might be said that the design of the lower arm is a marketing gimmick. However, I can't argue with the fact that the dishes come out clean. This dishwasher does an excellent job of washing the dishes. But I think it's important for you to understand how I use this machine. I usually don't accumulate enough dishes in one day to do a full load. Therefore, I use the "Rinse Only" cycle on a daily basis, and I delay running a wash cycle (with detergent), until I have enough stuff for a full load (usually two or three days). Unlike some people, I don't pre-wash my dishes (with detergent) in the sink before I put them in the dishwasher. I scrape or wipe off what I can, and I let the dishwasher do the washing. I also wash my dishes promptly after eating, so I have no idea how well this dishwasher works when washing dishes that sat overnight. Water Quality/Detergent: I have hard water. All of my glasses and flatware are covered with a white film. When I bought my new Kitchenaid dishwasher, I was determined to solve this problem once and for all. I installed an under-sink water filter on the hot water line to the dishwasher, switched to Cascade Platinum pods, and started using Lemi Shine Booster once or twice a week. I don't know if it was the water filter, the Cascade Platinum Pods, or the Lemi Shine that did the trick (or maybe it was the combination of all three). But after several years of being annoyed by white film, my dishes finally look clean. Drying: Perhaps more than another other reason, the majority of complaints about newer dishwashers is that they don't dry the dishes very well. Many dishwashers no longer use a heating element to dry the dishes. In the interest of energy conservation, some only offer condensation drying. Kitchenaid has a feature called ProDry. It uses a heating element in conjunction with a fan. During the drying cycle, the heating element cycles on and off, and a fan blows moist air out of the dishwasher (the air exits near the bottom of the door, on the left side). This process dries the dishes very well (be sure to use rinse aid). Wash Cycles & Times: I usually use the "Normal Cycle". In my experience, this cycle takes about 2 1/2 hours (with ProDry selected). I say "about", because wash times are affected by the water temperature entering the machine, as well as the amount of soil on your dishes. There are numerous other cycles on this machine, including a High-Temp Wash, a Sanitized Rinse, Express Wash, and ProScrub (for things like dirty casserole dishes). When I'm in a hurry, I use the "Express Wash" cycle. Express Wash is the shortest wash cycle available, and it takes just under one hour to wash (but not dry) the dishes. Adding ProDry to the Express Wash adds an additional hour (two hours total). The "Rinse Only" cycle takes about 15 minutes. Note: To see all the cycles, times, and temperature options for this machine, go to the Kitchenaid website and download the owner's manual. Not all options are available with all cycles. For example, you can't select a sanitized rinse when selecting the Express Wash cycle. Wash Baskets: The upper and lower wash baskets on this dishwasher are deep. And they glide very smoothly on ball bearings. In fact, they glide easier than any dishwasher I've seen at any price. Also, unlike my old dishwasher, the lower rack won't slide out so far that it jumps off the track. Note: The upper rack adjusts for height. However, be aware that if you lower the upper rack all the way down, the upper wash arm (or the upper rack itself) may come in contact with large plates in the bottom rack. This is to be expected. There's only so much room in a dishwasher. If they made it any taller, it wouldn't fit under your kitchen counter. Third Rack: This model has a third rack at the top of the dishwasher. While I was doing my research, I wasn't really sure that I'd use it. But now I use it all the time. And I much prefer to use the third rack for flatware instead of the silverware basket. Using the third rack keeps all of your flatware separated, and it's easier to see and find everything when you're putting stuff away (see the attached photo on the best way I've found to load your flatware). If necessary, the third rack can easily be removed and reinstalled in just a few seconds (no tools are needed). Note: The third rack is not very deep in height. But it's deep enough for flatware, cheese graters, potato peelers, and large kitchen spoons. Forget about using the third rack for bowls, or for anything more than about one (1) inch in height. Filter: This model has a self-cleaning filter. There's nothing to clean or take apart. Noise: It's very quiet, but it's not 100% silent. I can hear it hum when it's running. However, I never knew a dishwasher could be this quiet. Door Latch: No levers or latches. Just a gentle push to close the door. Door Handle: The door handle on this dishwasher is a solid piece of metal. It feels very substantial, and contributes to the overall feel of quality. At each end of the handle is a red medallion, engraved with "Kitchenaid 1919". If you don't like the Red on Red medallions, Kitchenaid offers two optional medallions at their website for purchase (Chrome with Red letters, and Black with Red letters). Controls/Digital Display: All of the controls on this dishwasher are located on the top edge of the door. There are no buttons to press. All functions are operated by capacitance touch (like the glass display on a smart phone). Simply lay your finger over the desired function, and a light will illuminate to verify your selection. This dishwasher has a digital display. As you select the different cycles and options, the display shows you the estimated time to do a load of dishes (remember, the actual cycle times will vary). Depending on the depth of your kitchen cabinets (and the amount of overhang of your countertop), the digital display may or may not be visible when the door is closed. In my case, I can just barely see the display well enough to see how much time is left on a cycle. Once you've made your washing and drying selections, select "Start". At this point, the display will begin counting down…4, 3, 2, 1. You have about three seconds to close the door after pressing "Start". If you need to open the dishwasher for any reason during the wash cycle, select "Start" again, and close the door. The dishwasher will resume where it left off. You also have the option to cancel a cycle that has already started, select a new cycle, or to drain away any water that might be in the tub. This machine also has a delayed start feature, which delays a cycle for 1 to 24 hours. Other options on the control panel include a child lock function, as well as the ability to turn off sound (beeps). Please download the manual for this model to see all of the available functions on the control panel. Cycle Status: There's a small light on the front of the dishwasher (just to the right of the handle). It's very visible when the door is closed. The light is blue when the dishwasher is washing, red when it's drying, and white when the cycle is complete. Final Thoughts: If you've made it this far in the review, your wine glass should be empty by now. Don't rely solely on online reviews. Go to the stores, and bring some of your dishes along for a test fit. Slide the baskets back and forth. If you don't like what you see, it's better to find out now than after it's been delivered and installed. A dishwasher is something many people use every day. You don't want to get stuck with something you don't like.
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Mr. T. 2/26/2018

This is a lengthy and detailed review on the Kitchenaid model KDTM404EWH3 (white). Pour yourself a glass of wine before proceeding. I've long since lost my fascination with stainless steel appliances. So when it was time to remodel the kitchen, I decided to go with white. Believe it or not, stainless steel will go out of fashion one day. If you don't think so, think about this: I'm old enough to remember when fashionable appliances used to be avocado green, brown, burnt orange, harvest gold, and almond. Lately I see that Black Stainless is gaining in popularity. I wonder what the next trendy color or finish for kitchen appliances will be? Perhaps something with a romantic, Italian-sounding name, like "Roman Bronze", "Corsican Copper", or maybe "Venetian Verdigris?" If you start seeing these names on appliances, just remember where you saw them first. After weeks of research, why did I decide on this model instead of something else? Take a sip of wine, and let me break it down for you: Washing: If you're looking to replace your old dishwasher, the first thing you should know is that newer models take longer to wash and dry a load of dishes than they used to. In some instances, it may take as long as four hours. Four hours? Well, it won't necessarily take that long. But it could, depending on whether or not you select options like sanitized wash, sanitized rinse, extending drying, etc.). It also depends on the amount of dirt on your dishes (the dishwasher can adjust cycle times depending on how dirty the dishes are). Cycle times on newer dishwashers also take longer because of water and energy restrictions that didn't exist when your old machine was built. Since newer dishwashers aren't allowed to use as much water as they used to, they now run for a longer length of time. I know that sounds counterproductive. But newer machines are more efficient and use less electricity than older models. Kitchenaid uses a total of three (3) wash arms on this model. The bottom wash arm is motor driven, and it doesn't look like any other wash arm I've seen in any other dishwasher. It might be said that the design of the lower arm is a marketing gimmick. However, I can't argue with the fact that the dishes come out clean. This dishwasher does an excellent job of washing the dishes. But I think it's important for you to understand how I use this machine. I usually don't accumulate enough dishes in one day to do a full load. Therefore, I use the "Rinse Only" cycle on a daily basis, and I delay running a wash cycle (with detergent), until I have enough stuff for a full load (usually two or three days). Unlike some people, I don't pre-wash my dishes (with detergent) in the sink before I put them in the dishwasher. I scrape or wipe off what I can, and I let the dishwasher do the washing. I also wash my dishes promptly after eating, so I have no idea how well this dishwasher works when washing dishes that sat overnight. Water Quality/Detergent: I have hard water. It's not unusual to see crusty mineral buildup on the end of my faucets. And all of my glasses and flatware are covered with a white film. When I bought my new Kitchenaid dishwasher, I installed an under-sink water filter on the hot water line to the dishwasher, switched to Cascade Platinum pods, and started using Lemi Shine Booster once or twice a week. I don't know if it was the water filter, the Cascade Platinum Pods, or the Lemi Shine that did the trick (or maybe it was the combination of all three). But after several years of being annoyed by white film, my dishes finally look clean. Drying: Perhaps more than another other reason, the majority of complaints about newer dishwashers is that they don't dry the dishes very well. Many dishwashers no longer use a heating element to dry the dishes. In the interest of energy conservation, some only offer condensation drying. Kitchenaid has a feature called ProDry. It uses a heating element in conjunction with a fan. During the drying cycle, the heating element cycles on and off, and a fan blows moist air out of the dishwasher (the air exits near the bottom of the door, on the left side). This process dries the dishes very well (be sure to use rinse aid). Wash Cycles & Times: I usually use the "Normal Cycle". In my experience, this cycle takes about 2 1/2 hours (with ProDry selected). I say "about", because wash times are affected by the water temperature entering the machine, as well as the amount of soil on your dishes. There are numerous other cycles on this machine, including a High-Temp Wash, a Sanitized Rinse, Express Wash, and ProScrub (for things like dirty casserole dishes). When I'm in a hurry, I use the "Express Wash" cycle. Express Wash is the shortest wash cycle available, and it takes just under one hour to wash (but not dry) the dishes. Adding ProDry to the Express Wash adds an additional hour (two hours total). The "Rinse Only" cycle takes about 15 minutes. Note: To see all the cycles, times, and temperature options for this machine, go to the Kitchenaid website and download the owner's manual. Not all options are available with all cycles. For example, you can't select a sanitized rinse when selecting the Express Wash cycle. Wash Baskets: The upper and lower wash baskets on this dishwasher are deep. And they glide very smoothly on ball bearings. In fact, they glide easier than any dishwasher I've seen at any price. Also, unlike my old dishwasher, the lower rack won't slide out so far that it jumps off the track. Note: The upper rack adjusts for height. However, be aware that if you lower the upper rack all the way down, the upper wash arm (or the upper rack itself) may come in contact with large plates in the bottom rack. This is to be expected. There's only so much room in a dishwasher. If they made it any taller, it wouldn't fit under your kitchen counter. Third Rack: This model has a third rack at the top of the dishwasher. While I was doing my research, I wasn't really sure that I'd use it. But now I use it all the time. And I much prefer to use the third rack for flatware instead of the silverware basket. Using the third rack keeps all of your flatware separated, and it's easier to see and find everything when you're putting stuff away (see the attached photo on the best way I've found to load your flatware). If necessary, the third rack can easily be removed and reinstalled in just a few seconds (no tools are needed). Note: The third rack is not very deep in height. But it's deep enough for flatware, cheese graters, potato peelers, and large kitchen spoons. Forget about using the third rack for bowls, or for anything more than about one (1) inch in height. Filter: This model has a self-cleaning filter. There's nothing to clean or take apart. Noise: It's very quiet, but it's not 100% silent. I can hear it hum when it's running. However, I never knew a dishwasher could be this quiet. Door Latch: No levers or latches. Just a gentle push to close the door. Door Handle: The door handle on this dishwasher is a solid piece of metal. It feels very substantial, and contributes to the overall feel of quality. At each end of the handle is a red medallion, engraved with "Kitchenaid 1919". If you don't like the Red on Red medallions, Kitchenaid offers two optional medallions at their website for purchase (Chrome with Red letters, and Black with Red letters). Controls/Digital Display: All of the controls on this dishwasher are located on the top edge of the door. There are no buttons to press. All functions are operated by capacitance touch (like the glass display on a smart phone). Simply lay your finger over the desired function, and a light will illuminate to verify your selection. This dishwasher has a digital display. As you select the different cycles and options, the display shows you the estimated time to do a load of dishes (remember, the actual cycle times will vary). Depending on the depth of your kitchen cabinets (and the amount of overhang of your countertop), the digital display may or may not be visible when the door is closed. In my case, I can just barely see the display well enough to see how much time is left on a cycle. Once you've made your washing and drying selections, select "Start". At this point, the display will begin counting down…4, 3, 2, 1. You have about three to close the door after pressing "Start". If you need to open the dishwasher for any reason during the wash cycle, select "Start" again, and close the door. The dishwasher will resume where it left off. You also have the option to cancel a cycle that has already started, select a new cycle, or to drain away any water that might be in the tub. This machine also has a delayed start feature, which delays a cycle for 1 to 24 hours. Other options on the control panel include a child lock function, as well as the ability to turn off sound (beeps). Please download the manual for this model to see all of the available functions on the control panel. Cycle Status: There's a small light on the front of the dishwasher (just to the right of the handle). It's very visible when the door is closed. The light is blue when the dishwasher is washing, red when it's drying, and white when the cycle is complete. Final Thoughts: If you've made it this far in the review, your wine glass should be empty by now. Don't rely solely on online reviews. Go to the stores, and bring some of your dishes along for a test fit. Slide the baskets back and forth. If you don't like what you see, it's better to find out now than after it's been delivered and installed. A dishwasher is something many people use every day. You don't want to get stuck with something you don't like.
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Great features, one flaw

Harrison 2/15/2018

We're happy with this dishwasher, with one small exception. We cannot tell when the rinse aid dispenser is full. There seems to be no change in the display button. We have sat on the floor of the kitchen with high powered flashlights and still cannot tell if it is full, empty or half empty. Very frustrating.
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Love my new dishwasher

Maur 2/5/2018

I have had this for about 2 months and it works wonderful. I have no complaints
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Sooooo quiet!!!'

Judy Koptik 1/31/2018

I purchased it about a month ago. The installation was quick and professional. I love the dishwasher.
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Great features and ultra quiet

GAOR 1/29/2018

My previous Kitchenaid dishwasher's handle broke after 8 years and it would not latch to operate. We purchased this model due to its features and quietness level. We are quite pleased with this dishwasher
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Worth It!

Amberdawnn 1/29/2018

We have been through 2 dishwashers in 5 Years. This one works like a charm worth every penny we paid. It is nice and quiet!
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Great machine

Tarzan 12/9/2017

Have used this for about a month and it is the best dishwasher we have ever had. Very quiet operation.The third drawer doesn`t have much use, but it is no problem to remove it.
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Wonderfully quiet!

CGD1 11/23/2017

Been buying KitchenAid since 1970. Always gets the job done. Great features, especially the ProScrub options for lower & middle racks. Most quiet model to date.
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Finally, clean dishes!!

Patty S 11/9/2017

We have very hard water and our dishes always came out with white stuff on everything. This is the first dishwasher in 10 years that did not leave the white stuff...even when they were new. The rinse agents did not help either. Expensive, but I no longer have to clean my dishes after washing them. Worth every penny.
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Quiet and smooth

Ronnie Joe 10/6/2017

The usual learning curve, how to load the rack,etc. Would recommend that instructions be put into a durable book form instead of flimsy newsprint.
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