Summary: My dishwasher broke and even flooded our basement. We are still dealing with it 5 years later. It breaks every 3 months. It's always the same thing...the panel needs to be replaced. Bottom line Kitchen Aid builds an inferior product and does little to make it right for their customers. Buy their competitor's product. You'll thank me later.
Summary: Stainless steel INTERIOR is a definite bonus. This model is quieter than any dishwasher I've encountered. Dishes come out clean 99% of the time, with the occasional baked-on yucky dish having to go through twice. We don't use half of the options offered on this model (quick clean mode, delayed wash, etc). We DO use the pots/pans mode and it works great. The buttons being on top of the door has advantages and disadvantages.
kitchenaid dishwasher breaks down at least once a year
PJK "4daughtermom", Amazon
21 December 2013
Summary: To "save" money, kitchenaid offers an extended warranty then the technicians they send don't know what they're doing. Our machine is less than 4 years old, we'll be replacing it this month because of $200+ repairs each year for the past three years.
Summary: I had the controller and keypad burnout twice on the Kitchenaid KUDE60FXSS, and even though the dishwasher is just 15 months old, I chose to replace the parts myself instead of paying for a service call (warranty covers parts only). It was easy enough, I chose to replace it myself even with the warranty still active, as it was eleven months old, the first time I replaced parts. I wanted to see what was going on, down under.
Summary: Have had my new Kitchenaid dishwasher for less than two years. This is the second time I have had to have the touchcontrol bar replaced. The repairman says it has short circuited again. My mother and I have never hade a problem with this company and have always held them in high esteem. Now I wonder what has happened. I will never buy anything with the Kitchenaid brand again. What a joke this once fine manufacturer has become.
Summary: Parts began breaking on it one month post purchase date: Control panel, fuses, screws that fall out, and all the little plastic parts that make up the racks. Most notably, we have invested in a bag of the little plastic stoppers that keep the racks from sliding out when you pull the racks out -- ALL the plastic parts on this dishwasher break and break often. We are heavy users, run two loads per day, but we are not abusive or "hard" on our appliances.
Summary: Absolutely horrible dishwasher. We replaced it with a new LG unit after 1 1/2 years of usage. After spending $1400 for the KitchenAid dishwasher, I was surprised as to how low quality it (and probably all other KitchenAid dishwashers) was built. The first part that went bad, around a year into using the dishwasher was the upper rack posts that support the rolling wheels started breaking 1 by 1.
very quiet but leaves some food on plates and silverware
Philip Greenspun, Amazon
5 August 2013
Summary: Maybe I just don't like modern dishwashers. I had a 1996 Whirlpool that was a bit noisy but got everything clean. I replaced it with a top-of-the-line Bosch that was a service nightmare and never cleaned as well as the Whirlpool. This Kitchenaid is very quiet (quieter than the Bosch). I think the front LED is supposed to be on when the unit is running but mine lights up only at the very end (green).
Summary: I bought dishwashers that tout their silent operation and found that, while they were more quiet than the unit I'd replaced, they didn't run as quietly as I'd hoped. That is just not the case with the KitchenAid KUDE70FXSS. This is the first dishwasher that I ever felt lived up to the claim of quiet operation. When the installer came into the living room to tell me he was finished with the installation of the KitchenAid he said "I bet you never even heard me turn it on".
Summary: We are a family of 2 that does one load of dishes every other day. Bought my kitchen aid dishwasher 3.5 years ago. I love the stainless interior and the rack design. After 6 months warranty put in a new mother board. Then the front latch needed to be replaced. Then the dispenser assembly melted ( $110. + shipping and service) and now the control circuit board won't run cycles (sometimes it sticks in a cycle indefinitely and other times it won't turn on).