Thursday, August 16, 2018

Dishwashers: Compare


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Pros
Exceptionally quiet; ENERGY STAR® certified; good cleaning performance; flexible rack storage system; child lock
Relatively affordable; ENERGY STAR® certified; exceptionally quiet operation; good cleaning performance; adjustable dishrack system; attractive, modern design; concealed control panel with child lock
Cons
Some complaints about dry cycle
Many complaints about manufacturing quality, the dishwasher being repair-prone, soap dispenser door not opening properly and the lower rack falling off its tracks easily; manual filter needs regular cleaning; some complaints about the bottom of the silverware basket wearing out; uncovered heating element; a few reports that the dishwasher isn't flush with 24" cabinetry
Type
Standard Built-In (24" wide)
Standard Built-In (24" wide)
Capacity (place settings)
14
14
Price (MSRP)
$1049 - $1149
$575 - $750
Warranty
1-year limited warranty for parts and labor, a 5-year limited warranty for parts only and a lifetime limited warranty for the stainless steel tub and inner door liner
1-year limited warranty
Overall Width x Depth x Height (Range)
23.88" x 27.5" x 33.5" - 34.5"
24" x 25" x 34" - 35"
Depth with Door Open at 90°
49.5"
49.25"
Weight (est.)
unknown
78 lbs
Cleaning Technology
It features a triple filtration system, two spray arms with pressurized spray nozzles and ProScrub® technology (40 spray jets targeted at the back of the lower rack).
It has a 5-level direct wash system, 2 stainless steel spray arms and a dual stainless steel filtration system.
Wash Cycles / Options
It has 6 cycles including “ProWash™”, “Tough”, “Normal”, “Light”, “Express Wash” and “Rinse Only”. There are also 4 options that you can use including “Heated Dry”, “ProScrub®”, “Hi Temp Wash” and “Sani Rinse®”.
It has 6 wash cycles - "PowerPlus®", "Normal", "Light", "Energy Saver", "China Crystal" and "Rinse Only". It also has 2 options - "Sanitize" and "Hi-Temp Wash".
Dry Cycles
It features a "Headed Dry" option.
"Heated Dry" is the default, but you also have an "Air Dry" option that is more energy efficient and won't damage delicate plastic items.
Cycle Times (est.)
A normal wash cycle should run around 120 minutes.
Cycle times vary, but Frigidaire estimates a "Normal" cycle will range from about 105 - 130 minutes.
Delayed Start
Yes, you can delay the start of a cycle by 4 hours.
Yes, you are able to delay the start of the wash cycle between 1 hour and 24 hours.
Rack System
It has a 3-tier rack system with nylon coated racks for additional durability and and KitchenAid’s SatinGlide® Max technology in the upper rack.
The SpaceWise® Organization system features 2 dishracks made with Nylon TufRacks™ for enhanced durability.
Control Panel
Concealed
Concealed
Power
It uses 260 kWh/year and KitchenAid estimates that it will cost around $31/year to run.
It uses 280 kWh/year. Frigidaire estimates that it will cost about $30 a year to run.
Noise
45 dB
51.0 dB
Exterior/Finishes
Stainless Steel (KDTE334DSS)
Black (KDTE334DBL)
White (KDTE334DWH)
Stainless Steel
 
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