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4 Best KitchenAid Dishwashers

by Olly Mason

At a Glance: 

About KitchenAid 

KitchenAid Dishwashers  

Top KitchenAid Dishwasher Features 

4 Top-Rated KitchenAid Dishwashers  


Why Trust Us? 

Dishwashing that is cutting-edge? We can’t promise you’ll be any more thrilled to do the dishes, but with powerful features like ProDry, a FreeFlex third rack, and advanced water filtration, doing after-dinner cleanup in a KitchenAid dishwasher is definitely more efficient. And that means you can enjoy every meal with peace of mind knowing you’ll be doing less scrubbing.  

Curious about KitchenAid dishwashers? We are too at Colder’s Furniture and Appliance! That’s why we’ve put together a guide to spotlight everything about KitchenAid dishwashers, including the best features, how much a KitchenAid dishwasher costs, and which models rank the best. So, if you’re looking for a reliable dishwasher in Milwaukee, take a few pointers from this guide.  

Wide view of a kitchen with a KitchenAid dishwasher

About KitchenAid  

Over a century of innovative appliance designs have placed KitchenAid at the forefront of kitchen tools with adventurous home cooks in mind. The ideal KitchenAid user loves cuisine but also appreciates smart solutions for everyday kitchen tasks, such as cooking, cleaning, or preserving food.  

KitchenAid is part of the Whirlpool family of appliances, which means practicality is at the center of all KitchenAid appliances, except with user experiences that are inspired by professional settings. 

Today, KitchenAid masters small appliances like stand mixers, as well as major appliances, including refrigerators, ranges and cooktops, microwaves, wall ovens, and of course, dishwashers.   

KitchenAid Dishwashers 

Enjoy throwing it down in the kitchen? Then you probably know the value of a reliable dishwasher that cleans dishes well when it comes time to tidy up after dinner. According to buyers, KitchenAid is one of the leading dishwasher brands that makes post-meal cleanup simple, based on the brand’s second-place ranking in customer satisfaction from a recent survey.  

The brand manufactures mid-to-high-end dishwashers priced between $1,050 and $2,150. That price point reflects many of the standard upgrades all KitchenAid dishwashers provide, such as stainless steel tubs, a ProWash Cycle, and a triple water filtration system.  

KitchenAid dishwashers are available in three tiers:  

  • The Core Line: KitchenAid two rack dishwashers 
  • The Upgraded Line: KitchenAid third rack dishwashers 
  • The Premium Line: KitchenAid FreeFlex dishwashers  

Each class of dishwashers offers a specific price point that reflects the features, capacity, and dish care performance. Here’s a closer look at what to expect from each level.  

KitchenAid Two Rack Dishwashers  

Although these dishwashers are the most basic setup KitchenAid offers, don’t confuse them for entry-level or budget dishwashers. In fact, all KitchenAid dishwashers come with upgraded features, like stainless steel tubs and heated dry cycles that are not typically found on more affordable dishwashers.  

However, perks are limited with these dishwashers. A max of 12 place settings and no third dishwasher rack suggests that these dishwashing machines are suited best for single or coupled households. Families that enjoy dinner at home every night will still get plenty of use out of these machines, but the limited capacity will mean larger items, such as casserole dishes or pitchers, might have to skip the automatic wash in exchange for handwashing.  

KitchenAid two rack dishwasher price range: $1,050+ 

KitchenAid Third Rack Dishwashers  

The good news is if you do have higher dishwashing demands, KitchenAid provides third-rack dishwashers starting at the same price as its base models at $1,050. Even so, these models cap out at 13 place settings, but with more loading flexibility thanks to the upper rack, you can probably fit awkward items in these dishwashers.  

But the biggest selling point to KitchenAid third rack dishwashers has to be their quiet operation. These are KitchenAid’s quietest dishwashing machines at a low 39 decibels—even more silent than the KitchenAid premium dishwasher line.  

KitchenAid two rack dishwasher price range: $1,050–$1,350  

KitchenAid FreeFlex Dishwashers  

To experience the ultimate in KitchenAid potential, upgrade to a FreeFlex dishwasher. These appliances offer up to 16 roomy place settings for every dish and utensil you use during meal prep — plus the exclusive FreeFlex third rack for even more loading flexibility. The upper rack is designed to fit glasses up to six inches tall, bowls, and other cooking tools, while a series of dedicated spray jets deliver independent cleaning.  

The lineup also includes other one-of-a-kind features like ProDry with fan circulation and an Advanced Clean Water Wash System, which we detail further below. It’s KitchenAid’s highest performing line of dishwashers that the brand confidently compares to Bosch, a recognized dishwasher brand that only compares to luxury brands like Miele.  

KitchenAid FreeFlex dishwasher price range: $1,350–$2,150  

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Best KitchenAid Dishwasher Features  

Close up of a third rack on a KitchenAid dishwasher

There are a lot of exciting features to discover on KitchenAid dishwashers. Here are the best add-ons that make KitchenAid dishwashing machines the great appliances that they are.  

Advanced Clean Water Wash System: KitchenAid FreeFlex dishwashers go beyond washing with microfiltration that actively flushes food particles out of the water for pristine washes.  

ProDry System: KitchenAid FreeFlex dishwashers take their Heated Dry cycle and pair it with a fan for luxury dish drying for fewer water spots and dried-on specks.  

FreeFlex Third Rack: Enjoy the luxury of truly full loads of dishes with this third rack that fits items up to six inches tall and washes them with dedicated rotating jets.  

Interior LED Lighting: KitchenAid premium dishwashers also include interior LED lighting, so you never have to scout your favorite mug, bowl, or whisk.   

ProWash Cycle: Intelligent sensors detect soil levels in the water to adjust the water usage and wash time for better results.   

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Top KitchenAid Dishwasher Picks  

With a minimum 4.7-star rating, these KitchenAid dishwasher reviews showcase one of the highest-rated appliance compilations our experts have put together. Here are four powerful dishwashers from KitchenAid that we truly believe will make your dinner cleanup easier.  

Best KitchenAid Stainless Steel Dishwasher: KitchenAid® 24" PrintShield™ Stainless Steel Built-In Dishwasher 

Front view of KitchenAid KDTM404KPS dishwasher

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At a nearly perfect score of 4.8 stars from over 2,900 buyers, this KitchenAid stainless steel dishwasher promises impeccable dish cleaning time after time. You’ll also get the most loading capability with 16 place settings, which includes the FreeFlex upper rack for utensils, and an adjustable middle rack to make quick headroom for carafes or sports bottles. Users also agree this dishwasher’s Advanced Clean Water Wash System delivers spot-free finishes for dishes ready to present your latest delicious recipe.  

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Best: KitchenAid® 24" Stainless Steel with Printshield Built In Dishwasher 

Front view of KitchenAid KDFE104KPS front control dishwasher

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The casual home cook with lighter dishwashing demands will get plenty of use out of this top-rated KitchenAid dishwasher that provides 12 place settings across two spacious racks. Enjoy easy loading and unloading with SatinGlide rails that pull out with minimal effort, plus fold-down tines to easily organize dishes for the best wash. Like all KitchenAid dishwashers, this model features triple water filtration and a heated cycle for complete dish care from start to finish.  

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Best KitchenAid Panel Ready Dishwasher: KitchenAid® 24" Panel Ready Built In Dishwasher 

Front view of KitchenAid KDTM704LPA panel ready dishwasher   

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Just because your dishwasher is running doesn’t mean it has to be obvious. This KitchenAid panel ready dishwasher lets you and your guests or family carry on with the conversation with a quiet 44-decibel noise rating. And with a customizable front panel, you can enjoy a dishwasher design that is also subtle and fully compatible with the look of your kitchen. You also get the best KitchenAid dishwashing functions on this model, including ProDry, state-of-the-art water filtration, and LED interior lighting complete with 16 generous place settings.  

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Best KitchenAid Dishwasher with Drying: KitchenAid® 24" PrintShield™ Stainless Steel Built In Dishwasher 

Front view of KitchenAid KDPM604KPS panel ready dishwasher   

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We love how this KitchenAid pocket handle dishwasher installs fully flush with its surroundings thanks to its no-handle design and badgeless front panel — a truly winning combination that shines in minimalist kitchens. If you like the presentation of this pick, you’ll love its immaculate performance too.  

Load up to 16 place settings and run some of the best dishwasher technology on the market, from advanced water purification to heated drying with fan circulation. So, be daring. Whatever menu inspires you, the extreme loading flexibility and power of this premium dishwasher can handle it.  

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Having dishes that are ready to set the table is a simple pleasure, and the top performance of brands like KitchenAid makes enjoying those moments even simpler. KitchenAid dishwashers are pricier than other popular brands like GE, Whirlpool, or Maytag, but with features that compete with luxury brands, the brand is worth the value. Shoppers who want to responsibly splurge on a dishwasher are highly encouraged to explore the KitchenAid dishwasher catalog — and Colder’s has the best deals on in-stock KitchenAid dishwashers Milwaukee shoppers can find! 


Here are a few more things to keep in mind if you’re considering purchasing a KitchenAid dishwasher.  

Where are KitchenAid dishwashers made? 

KitchenAid dishwashers are proudly manufactured in Findlay, Ohio.  

Are KitchenAid appliances high-end? 

KitchenAid appliances and dishwashers are part of Whirlpool’s commercial-inspired appliance line and are considered just a level below JennAir luxury appliances.  

Do KitchenAid dishwashers dry? 

All KitchenAid dishwashers feature a heated drying cycle. Higher-end KitchenAid dishwashers also come with the ProDry feature, which uses a heating element and a fan for even better drying.  

Why Trust Colder’s? 

Since 1942, we at Colder's pride ourselves on offering value, selection, and service. Serving Southeastern Wisconsin with four showrooms that stock quality name-brand furniture, appliances, and mattresses, Colder’s is sure to house exactly what you are looking for. And if you can't find it on our floors, chances are, we can order it for you. As a local, family-owned company, we are always doing our best to provide the highest value at the lowest cost to everyone who walks through our doors. 

Colder’s is committed not only to continuously offering can’t-miss sales but also to working with each customer, making sure that you take advantage of every possible markdown — that’s our best price guarantee

Shop KitchenAid Dishwashers at Colder’s 

Don’t put off happiness — and shop dishwashers online for unbeatable prices at Colder’s. Our friendly experts are always happy to help you realize the power of a KitchenAid dishwasher, whether you call us at 414-476-1574 or use our online chat feature. Better yet, stop by one of our Colder’s locations in West Allis, Oak Creek, Delafield, and Grafton, Wisconsin to touch, see, feel, and experience home products that fulfill your dreams. Visit us today! 

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