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KitchenAid KUDS30FX[SS]
 
Approximate retail price:
$850
Summary: This KitchenAid conventional dishwasher has
  • A soil sensor.
  • An adjustable upper rack.
  • A delayed-start feature.
  • A self-cleaning filter.
  • A stainless-steel interior.
  • All hidden controls.
  • Adjustable tines.
  • Ample flatware slots.
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Type: Conventional dishwashers
About - KitchenAid KUDS30FX[SS]

The KitchenAid KUDS30FX[SS] is part of the dishwasher test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, dishwasher models like the KUDS30FX[SS] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Washing:
Assessed by running the normal or equivalent cycle to clean a full load--10 place settings of very dirty dishes that were scraped but not rinsed. We examine the dishes and glassware for residual food after cleaning.

Energy use:
For a normal cycle. The largest portion is needed for heating water, both at the water heater and in the machine.

Noise:
Judged during fill, wash, and drain, mainly by a listening panel.

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KitchenAid KUDS30IX[ ]
Approximate retail price:
$800
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The Ratings applied to untested model KitchenAid KUDS30IX[ ] come from our tests of model KitchenAid KUDS30FX[SS], which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
About This Brand

This high-end brand positions itself as maker of heavily featured appliances geared toward the kitchen enthusiasts and sold through independent dealers. The brand includes a model with steam cleaning and will launch a new dishwasher drawer model this year. The line now includes fully integrated displays with function indicator on the front. KitchenAid is known for quiet operation and high cleaning performance.

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Features & Specs - KitchenAid KUDS30FX[SS]
info Ample flatware slots Yes
info Adjustable upper rack Yes
info Sensor Yes
info Self-cleaning filter Yes
info Hidden controls All
info Interior material stainless-steel
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - KitchenAid KUDS30FX[SS]
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Glad I bought an extended warranty!
7/3/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Cons
Broke 6 Times In 2 Years
Doesn't Dry Well
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
In two years since we installed the dishwasher the soap dispenser broke and flooded my kitchen. The motor broke and needed to be replaced. The plastic racks broke a couple times and now the dishwasher just leaks and floods my floor. Thankfully I had a three year warranty through the store I purchased it from. I had them out for the latest flooded floor and they can't find a reason for it. I am done with this dishwasher. It is the most used appliance in the house and I need it to be reliable.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
cheap plastic supports for upper basket
6/17/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Quiet
Cons
Awkward Loading
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
We've had the same problem as may other reviews noted with the upper wheels / cheap plastic connection breaking off.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Heartbroken
4/14/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Cons
Motor Gone After 2 Years
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
1-2 loads daily, service call after 1 year to replace filter. Service call at 2 years, need to replace motor.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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