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Kitchen Aid Dishwashers KUDD01DPPA

The double drawer dishwasher offers you endless ways to configure your kitchen and recreational spaces. The compact, powerful wash system and flexible loading options deliver the performance you’d expect from a KitchenAid® dishwasher. It has enough room to hold large pots and pans and average-sized cookie sheets – with room to spare.
Dishwasher Type Portable
Number of Wash Cycles 5 Cycles
Place Settings 5
No Food Disposer
Sound Insulation With Sound Insulation
Door Integration Fully Integrated
ENERGY STAR Qualification Yes
Dimensions Depth 22.5 in.
Height 32.31 in.
Width 23.44 in.
 

“I’ve had my kitchen aid dishwasher for a couple years now. I just love it. It cleans the dishes very well. You really don’t have to prewash or rinse the dishes off first. It really cleans them without having to do this extra step. I also love it because it is very quite. You can’t hear it running from the other rooms in the house. it is a great investment.”

“What is a two-drawer dishwasher?

A traditional dishwasher has one door which opens from the top and two “racks” inside. A two drawer dishwasher has two separate doors which pull out like kitchen drawers rather than folding down. Each drawer is basically an independently operating dishwasher. This gives you the versatility of running one drawer by itself for a small load or both drawers for a larger load. You can run both drawers at one time.

Who might need a two-drawer dishwasher?

I can see this type of dishwasher being particularly useful for several different types of people. Personally, we opted for the “two drawer” model for several reasons. Firstly, my household is small (just the two of us) and we don’t eat home very often. I was finding that with our old one drawer model, I wasn’t able to run the dishwasher very often because we simply don’t use many dishes and I don’t like wasting the water and energy to run a regular dishwasher on a half load. The few dishes that we used would sit in the dishwasher for a week or so until the whole thing was finally full. By that time the food on the dishes from early in the week would begin to smell, and would make the whole kitchen smell odd.

People who entertain often would also find this dishwasher appealing. As you cook or finish one course, you can start one drawer washing those used dishes or utensils. On the quick wash setting you could have those same dishes or utensils clean and ready for use later in the meal. You have the flexibility of never having to wait for a “full load” to start getting some of the pots, pans, or plates clean and put away.

Cleaning Specs/Options:

This dishwasher allows for several cleaning settings. They are:
Heavy – This setting is good for pots and pans and baking dishes that have food heavily caked on them (I always use this setting after making macaroni and cheese from scratch, or when I get something burned on my pots or pans)
Normal – I use this setting most often. It’s perfect for the type of soil on dinner plates.
Quick Wash – I use this when I’ve served food on my dishes that doesn’t really get stuck on (for example, a plate that you used to serve cookies)
Light/China – Great for delicate china or glassware
Rinse – The company recommends you use this setting on dishes which aren’t going to be washed in the immediate future (for example, you eat spaghetti with tomato sauce for dinner, stick the dishes in the dishwasher, but the drawer isn’t full. You aren’t going to be “washing” these dishes for a few days. By rinsing them you get off any food that might really get stuck on if it sits and dries)

You also have the option of regular or high temperature water for each setting

Our experience with this dishwasher:

There are several negative reviews posted for the “free-standing” model of the dishwasher. I wasn’t even aware this dishwasher was available in free-standing version, but I can tell you that my experience with the “built-in” version has been excellent. I find that this dishwasher, if loaded according to the directions provided by KitchenAid, cleans the dishes much more thoroughly than any other dishwasher I’ve had. It is also EXCEPTIONALLY quiet compared to a traditional dishwasher.

One of the people who reviewed the “free-standing model said they’ve had 8 service calls in the last year. We haven’t had any. The dishwasher is working as well today as it did a year ago when I bought it.

I will say this about this dishwasher. YOU NEED TO READ THE MANUAL AND WATCH THE ENCLOSED DVD BEFORE TRYING TO USE IT. I wasn’t having great cleaning results at first because I figured “I’ve used a dishwasher before. How hard can it be?” Suggestions on how to load are important to follow. Also, they recommend that you run the water in the sink that the dishwasher is connected to on hot before turning the unit on. Getting this water as hot as possible allows the dishwasher to fill with hot water immediately and promotes more thorough cleaning.”

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KitchenAid KUDI01IL 24 in. Portable Dishwasher

Traditional 4 inch Console Design.Whisper Quiet« Sound Package.Commercial Grade Stainless Steel Interior.Hard-Food Disposer – No Pre-Rinsing.3 Cycle Selections with 2 Cycle Options.Tall Tub – Our Largest Ever! – 24% More Usable Capacity.Extra-large Silverware Basket.
Dishwasher Type: Portable
Number of Wash Cycles: 3 Cycles
Place Settings: 14
Food Disposer: With Food Disposer
Sound Insulation: With Sound Insulation
Other Features 
Door Integration: Semi Integrated
Adjustable Rack Height: With Adjustable Rack Height
Performance Features 
ENERGY STAR Qualification: Yes
Dimensions 
Depth: 24.5 in.
Height: 33.88 in.
Width: 23.88 in.

“I know dishwashers and I am in love with this my best dishwasher. This is the lowest price you are going to find for a stainless interior, which I think is the best thing you can do for yourself and your dishwasher if you are willing to put up the cash. First, it wont stain, second, it wont smell, third it is a fantastic insulator- so it runs both ultra efficient and virtually silent. This machine is very attractive with only three simple cycles, so it wont scare away your husband from doing dishes- heavy, medium and rinse only. Don’t let that scare you though, the heavy will still get your pots and pans clean because the machine has a soil sensor so as the water is filtered out of the machine, if there is still food particles being caught by the filter it keeps going, if not it stops early. This is why you don’t need a ton of cycles, the machine figures it out for you, washing only as long as it needs to. There is also no tower in the bottom, rather the water is pumped from the back of the spray arm giving you higher water pressure and allowing you to load the bottom however you want. Plus, you can trust kitchenaid- made by whirlpool, to make products of the highest quality. Because of it’s tall tub design though, it is a little more difficult to install for the do-it-yourselfer. This is the only con I can think of.”

“My 5 year old GE gave up the ghost so I needed a new unit. After much research, I decided on Kitchenaid for the way its made.

Strengths
*Stainless steel interior means no cracks or stains.
*Very good insulation, basically a mastic applied to sides, top and back of unit. Means a very quiet machine
*back two sets of tines fold down to accomodate large pans or pots.
*4 spray lower arm also made of stainless steel with large holes that don’t clog easily.
*separate top arm gets everything in the top rack clean plus with no center tower below, you are not restricted in how you load this machine.
*Pushbutton controls; no timer dial to get out of calibration.
*Flatware rack on the side of lower rack stays out of the way of large items yet is exposed to all of the spray arms.
*Temperature boost. Means I can keep my water heater at 120 deg and let the Kitchenaid heat the water for me during the wash.
*Self cleaning filter
*Soft food disposal
*Adjustable rinse aid dispenser with visual fill check.

Weaknesses
*no delay start
*No indicator for cycle machine is running.

My GE died and it would cost too much to fix it so I decided on a Kitchenaid unit.
I am pleased with the ease of use and performance of this machine. Using Dollar General detergent with moderately hard water, my dishes come out spotless. I never rinse mine and often, it will be days before I run the machine.
No matter, even dried on egg, tomato sauce, coffee, ramen noodles, are removed and with the excellent filter system, no food particles get redeposited back on my dishes.
Besides outstanding cleaning ability, the other advantage this unit had over the GE is noise, or I should say lack thereof. Even the water fill is quiet. I can speak on a cordless phone in the kitchen with the unit running, or on pump out and it does not affect my ability to hear the caller.
It has three cycles: Heavy, normal, and rinse. You can select no heated dry and water temp boost if you wish. Three cycles are plenty; too many competing models try to gussy up a basic function with excess cycles that do little more except confuse the consumer.
To use, you simply select the cycle, your options, close the door, press start. Period. That’s it. When the machine is done and the dishes are dry, the “finish” light lights up. Then its safe to open the door and empty the unit.
The Kitchenaid has a Calrod heating element in the bottom of the tub. This element heats the water (if that option is selected) and provides heat to dry the dishes. Compared to my GE, the drying in the Kitchenaid is flawless. Even coffee cups, notorious for collecting water on the bottom are dry. Flatware is also dried perfectly.
This unit has a vent that opens during the drying cycle but closes during the wash cycle. This keeps noise inside the unit when washing but opens to allow heat to escape during the dry cycle, thus allowing the dishes to dry completely. I feel this is a key design element that helps this machine run very quietly.”

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Architect II

Product Features 6 Cycles
Electronic Controls
Quiet
Key Features Dishwasher Type Built-in
Control Type Electronic
Number of Wash Cycles 4 Cycles
Place Settings 14
Food Disposerr
Sound Insulation With Sound Insulation
Other Features Door Integration Semi Integrated
Adjustable Rack Height Without Adjustable Rack Height
Noise Level 54 DB
Water Use (Normal Cycle) 7.8 Gallons
ENERGY STAR Qualification Yes
Dimensions Depth 24.88 in.
Height 33.88 in.
Width 23.88 in.

“There isn’t too much to say about the KitchenAid Architect II other than Viewpoints reviewers truly love this product. Reviewers did a lot of research before buying the Architect II and it looks like it paid off. Consumers love this quiet dishwasher and are continually amazing at how sparkling clean it gets even the dirtiest dishes. The stainless steel interior assures food stains won’t accumulate over time so your KitchenAid dishwasher stays as spotless as the dishes it cleans. At over $500, the price is moderate but with quality so reliable, reviewers agree the KitchenAid Architect dishwasher is definitely worth it.”

“Our old GE dishwasher finally broke down last November. We could never turn it on if we wanted to watch tv because of the noise. We shopped around for a new dishwasher comparing several models. The salesman at Lowe’s was very knowledgeable about the different dishwashers he for sale. I originally wanted the Bosch but my wife insisted on the Kitchenaid because the Kitchenaid’s racks are 21″ across vs. the Bosch at only 19″.
The tub is stainless steel and won’t pick up food stains over time a feature my wife really likes.

The first time we used the dishwasher I was utterly amazed at how quiet it was. I was standing right next to it and I could barely hear it. We no longer have to shout or turn up the volume on the tv when the dishwasher is running. It also cleans the dishes extremely well. My wife really loves this dishwasher. It wasn’t the cheapest or the most expensive dishwasher available, but it is definitely worth every penny.”

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