Thursday, August 16, 2018

Dishwashers: Compare


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Product Grade
Product Grade
Pros
Exceptionally quiet; ENERGY STAR® certified; good cleaning performance; well-respected brand
Exceptionally quiet; ENERGY STAR® certified; good cleaning performance; flexible rack storage system; child lock
Cons
Somewhat expensive; warranty sold separately
Some complaints about dry cycle
Type
Standard Built-In (24" wide)
Standard Built-In (24" wide)
Capacity (place settings)
12
14
Price (MSRP)
$1,132
$1049 - $1149
Warranty
5-Year In-Home Master Protection Agreement ($349.99) or 3-Year In-Home Master Protection Agreement ($219.99)
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
Overall Width x Depth x Height (Range)
24" x 24.9" x 33.5" - 35"
23.88" x 27.5" x 33.5" - 34.5"
Depth with Door Open at 90°
49"
49.5"
Weight (est.)
88 lbs
unknown
Cleaning Technology
It features UltraWash® (a triple filtration system), 360° PowerWash™ Plus and TurboZone® (6 pressurized, rotating spray jets).
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).
Wash Cycles / Options
It has 6 wash cycles - "SmartWash™", "Pots & Pans", "Normal Wash", "China Gentle", "1 Hour Wash" and "Quick Rinse". It also has 5 options - "TurboZone®", "High Temp", "Sani Rinse", "Smart Dry" and "Top Rack Only".
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®”.
Dry Cycles
"Heated Dry" is the default, but you can also select "Smart Dry", which automatically adjusts the dry cycle based on internal moisture readings.
It features a "Headed Dry" option.
Cycle Times (est.)
Cycle times vary, but Kenmore estimates a "Normal" cycle will range from about 150 - 190 minutes.
A normal wash cycle should run around 120 minutes.
Delayed Start
Yes, between 1 and 12 hours (1-hour intervals).
Yes, you can delay the start of a cycle by 4 hours.
Rack System
It features a Smooth Motion Rack™ system with two nylon racks.
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.
Control Panel
Concealed
Concealed
Power
It uses 260 kWh/year. Kenmore estimates that it will cost about $31 a year to run.
It uses 260 kWh/year and KitchenAid estimates that it will cost around $31/year to run.
Noise
39 dB
45 dB
Exterior/Finishes
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel (KDTE334DSS)
Black (KDTE334DBL)
White (KDTE334DWH)
 
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