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KitchenAid KUDS30IX[ ]
 
Approximate retail price:
$800
We expect this model to perform similarly to the tested KitchenAid KUDS30FX[SS] although it may differ in price and features.
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Type: Conventional dishwashers
About - KitchenAid KUDS30IX[ ]

The KitchenAid KUDS30IX[ ] is a dishwasher available from KitchenAid. The KUDS30IX[ ] typically costs $800 .

Consumer Reports recommends that you match the features on a model to the needs you have. Here's our take on some of the specifications and features that are commonly available on dishwasher models like the KUDS30IX[ ].


Ample flatware slots:
Flatware baskets with lids provide individual slots for most of the utensils in our silverware load. Such lids prevent "nesting" and thus improve flatware cleaning. It is more time-consuming to load the cutlery into individual slots, though, so you can remove the lids if you prefer.

Adjustable upper rack:
Most models hold cups and glasses on the top rack, plates on the lower rack, and silverware in a basket. The ability to adjust the upper rack up or down an inch or so allows for more flexibility in loading items such as tall glasses.

Sensor:
A sensor adjusts water usage and cycle time to the amount of soil on the dishes. This should make a dishwasher use water more efficiently, but we found that wasn't always the case. Moreover, a sensor can increase a machine's running time.

Tested Model
The Ratings of KitchenAid KUDS30FX[SS] were applied to untested model KitchenAid KUDS30IX[ ], which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
KitchenAid KUDS30FX[SS]
Approximate retail price:
$850
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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 KUDS30IX[ ]
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 KUDS30IX[ ]
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2.0
Would not recommend
7/31/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Cleans Well
Easy To Load
Energy Efficient
Simple Controls
Cons
Loud
No Pre Rinse Cycle
Sensitive Control Panel
Unreliable
Best Uses
General Purpose
Comment:
Machine cleans well if dishes are rinsed properly. Is medium in noise department. Two main issues with machine are the control board which has gone out several times and the day to day sensitivity of the control buttons. Machine is in front of prep area, Anytime someone brushes up against controls, the machine turns on or even worse, turns the running machine off. The other issue is the constant breaking of the upper rack rollers. Replacement part is inexpensive, but a pain to order and have put in coupled with the inconvenience of not having a machine during this timeframe. <br />KitchenAide needs to step it up on the quality and reliability side.<br />Rollers just went out again. We are looking to replace this machine with a new one and move this one to our outdoor kitchen where it will be used less. We will not be buying another kitcheAide dishwasher though.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
So-so washer, when it works
7/20/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Cons
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Long Cycle
Loud
Mediocre Cleaning
Two Repairs In 3 Years
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
We run the dishwasher daily. After two years, the door leaked. After 2 years and 9 months, the wheels broke off the top rack. After 2 years and 10 months, the control panel needed replacing. Though the board is covered under warranty, only a certified repairman could provide the part for free -- and of course the visit would cost at least $100 -- two weeks from now. Total cost of parts to date: $250. Note that there are good videos and photos out there that show how to install these parts yourself.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
3.0
Upper rack problems
6/18/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Can Move The Rack To
Clean Larger Glasses
Cleans Well
Inside And Quietness
Liked The Stainless Steel
Quiet
Quiet Can Move The Upper
Rack To Do Larger Glasses
Cons
And 2nd Time Fixing
Bought A Year Ago Do
Doesn't dry completely
Have The Warranty And Th
This Is The Second Time I
Upper rack
Best Uses
Can Move The Rack
Can Move The Rack Around
Do Larger Glasses
Large loads
To Fit Larger Glasses
Comment:
I like the quietness, am able to move the rack so I can do larger glasses. I do not like the cheapness of the upper rack. Paying that kind of money, should stay together better. Even if the warranty covers the replacement part, still don't want to have to call them out every few weeks.
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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