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24-Inch
KitchenAid KDTM354ESS Dishwasher

This model is no longer available or might have limited distribution.

We expect this model to perform similarly to the tested KitchenAid KDTM354DSS although it may differ in price and features.

KDTM354ESS

Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Washing

Washing

Assessed by running the sensor, normal or equivalent cycle to clean a full load of dishes with baked-on food.

 /  5
Drying

Drying

Drying is our assessment of how thoroughly a model dries plastic items, the most stubborn in any load. We evaluate drying performance using the same cycle we use for our Washing test. As directed by manufacturers, we use rinse aid in every load.

 /  5
Energy use

Energy use

The normal cycle is used for the yellow energy sticker. Our score is based on the selected wash cycle. The largest portion is needed for heating water, both at the water heater and in the machine.

 /  5
Noise

Noise

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

 /  5
Convenience

Convenience

Is based on useful features such as adjustable racks and tines, removable racks, third racks, and special wash zones for example that clean bottles, silverware, or hard-to-clean items.

 /  5
Ease of use

Ease of use

Considers convenience of controls, the ability to hold extra place settings and oversized items such as platters up to 13-1/2 in. long and Pilsner-type glasses up to 10 in. high.

 /  5
Cycle time

Cycle time

Based on running the washing test cycle to clean a full load with high temperature options selected (if available).

 /  5
Water efficiency

Water efficiency

How efficiently a machine uses water

 /  5

About

The KitchenAid KDTM354ESS is part of the Dishwashers test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Dishwashers models like the KDTM354ESS are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Washing Assessed by running the sensor, normal or equivalent cycle to clean a full load of dishes with baked-on food.

Drying Drying is our assessment of how thoroughly a model dries plastic items, the most stubborn in any load. We evaluate drying performance using the same cycle we use for our Washing test. As directed by manufacturers, we use rinse aid in every load.

Energy use The normal cycle is used for the yellow energy sticker. Our score is based on the selected wash cycle. The largest portion is needed for heating water, both at the water heater and in the machine.