KitchenAid KUDC03IVWH Review


KitchenAid KUDC03IVWH KitchenAid
KUDC03IVWH

Classic Series
Place Settings: 14
Width: 24"
Discontinued
Hi-Temp Cycles

6

& Options
Energy

313

kWh Per Yr
Water

860

Gal Per Yr
Sound

54

dbA
Cost

$649

MSRP

Ratings Guide   Best Better Good FairPoor


KitchenAid KUDC03IVWH


Dishwasher Pros and Cons Summary
Cleaning GOOD - Uses a high-temperature wash cycle to help get your dishes clean. Very hot water is the key to breaking-down grease and cleaning dishes. Does not include a sanitizing option that is now available on most new dishwashers.  
Cycles FAIR - Number of cycles and options is 37% lower than average and ranks in the bottom 5% of new dishwashers for FAIR program selection and flexibility. Fewer cycles and options make it harder to match your particular needs.  
Energy POOR - Estimated annual electricity use is 16% higher than average and ranks in the bottom 20% of new dishwashers for POOR power usage. This KitchenAid dishwasher is not Energy Star qualified.  
Water GOOD - Estimated water consumption is about average for a new dishwasher and is rated GOOD for water efficiency. Energy Star projects it to use 4 gallons of water for each cycle, or about 860 gallons annually.  
Sound GOOD - Operating sound levels are about average for a new dishwasher and are rated GOOD for noise suppression. When comparing dishwashers a 3 dbA difference is like being twice the distance from the sound source.  
Cost BETTER - Rated in the top 35% of new lower-cost dishwashers for BETTER affordability. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price of $649 is 23% lower than average. The KitchenAid KUDC03IVWH is priced about $193 less than average.


KitchenAid KUDC03IVWH Dishwasher


Cleaning Ratings
Spray
Jets
No Spray Jets - High pressure water spray jets are not available with the KUDC03IVWH model. Jets are featured on about 35% of new dishwashers and are effective on dishes with baked-on food or grease.  
High
Temp
High-Temp Option - Includes the option to choose a high-temperature wash cycle. Really hot water is one of the most important ingredients for dissolving hardened food and producing clean dishes.
Steam No Steam Option - Like most new dishwashers, this model does not have the capability to generate steam. High-temperature water vapor can be an effective means of loosening baked-on or dried food deposits.  
Wash
Levels
5 Wash Levels - Standard number of wash levels that allow streams of water to saturate dishes from many different angles and directions. More wash levels promotes more thorough cleaning.
Sensor
Washing
Sensor Washing - Uses one or more sensors to measure soil content, load level, and/or water temperature. The KitchenAid KUDC03IVWH sensors automatically make adjustments to ensure optimum cleaning.
Sanitize
Cycle
No Sanitize Cycle - No option to run a sanitary wash or rinse cycle that is NSF certified to remove 99.9% of germs and bacteria. Sanitize cycles are available on over 80% of new dishwashers.  
Cycles &
Options
6 Cycles & Options - Number of cycles and options is 37% lower than average and ranks in the bottom 5% of new dishwashers for FAIR program selection and flexibility. Fewer cycles and options make it harder to match your particular needs.  
Food
Disposer
No Food Disposer - Does not include an integrated food disposer that can help keep the wash water clean and free of debris. About 50% of new dishwashers are designed with a hard or soft food disposer.  
Water
Softener
No Water Softener - Does not have a built-in water softener that can condition the water and remove minerals and impurities. Integrated softeners are only found on about 10% of new dishwashers.  


Drying Ratings
Heated
Dry
Heated Dry - Includes an option to dry the dishes faster with an internal heating element. Heated drying can also help to reduce spotting on dishes and especially glassware. Available on most new dishwashers.
Tub
Material
Stainless Steel Tub - Stainless steel interior dries dishes faster and more efficiently through natural processes. Stainless steel retains heat and condenses water; properties not found with plastic tubs.
Concealed
Element
No Concealed Element - Like most new dishwashers available today, this model does not have a heating element that is concealed or recessed to help prevent contact with plastic dishes and accidental melting.  


Loading Ratings
No. of
Racks
2 Racks - The KitchenAid KUDC03IVWH has a standard 2-rack design with both upper and lower loading racks. Only about 10% of new dishwashers have an additional 3rd rack that can be used for cups and smaller items.
Spray
Arms
Towerless - Uses a superior spray arm design instead of a central tower located in the middle of the bottom rack. Spray arms provide more wash levels and don't waste rack space or limit loading flexibility.
Adjustable
Racks
Non-Adjustable - The loading racks are not adjustable and cannot move up or down. Non-adjustable racks are found on about 40% of new dishwashers and offer less flexibility for loading items during parties.  
Removable
Racks
Not Removable - The racks cannot be removed. Little less convenient for those occasions when you have huge items that won't fit with both racks installed. Only about 30% of new dishwashers have this feature.  
Fold-Down
Tines
Fold-Down Tines - Divider tines positioned vertically in the rack can be folded down to help secure loose dishes or create additional horizontal space for larger items. Provides greater loading flexibility.
Cup Shelf No Cup / Stemware Shelf - Does not have an additional cup shelf that provides extra room to stack more glasses and coffee cups or to secure stemware. Available on most new dishwashers.  
Silverware
Basket
Standard Basket - The KitchenAid KUDC03IVWH uses a basic silverware basket that is found on about 30% of new dishwashers. Some premium baskets can be split into two sections or moved to different areas inside the dishwasher.  
Utility
Container
No Utility Container - Does not have an extra utility basket or tray like 70% of other new dishwashers. These extra baskets and trays can store larger items that don't fit in the standard basket.  
Detergent
Dispenser
No Detergent Reservoir - Uses a standard detergent dispenser that you fill each time you run a cycle. Less than 5% of new dishwashers have reservoirs that can hold multiple cycles of detergent.  


Capacity Ratings
Place
Settings
14 Settings - Number of place settings is 2% higher than average and ranks in the top 20% of new dishwashers for BETTER loading capacity. Convenient for larger families or if you simply like to run the dishwasher less often.
Tub
Size
Tall Tub - Super-capacity tall-tub design with about 20% more interior room than standard-size tubs. The KitchenAid KUDC03IVWH additional tub height allows you to load more place settings as well as taller items in the racks.


Noise Ratings
Sound
Level
54 dbA - Operating sound levels are about average for a new dishwasher and are rated GOOD for noise suppression. When comparing dishwashers a 3 dbA difference is like being twice the distance from the sound source.  


Efficiency Ratings
Energy
Star
No Energy Star - The KitchenAid KUDC03IVWH is not Energy Star qualified according to the latest criteria. It uses more electricity and water than most new dishwashers and will be more costly to operate.  
Energy
Rating
313 kWh - Estimated annual electricity use is 16% higher than average and ranks in the bottom 20% of new dishwashers for POOR power usage. This KitchenAid dishwasher is not Energy Star qualified.  
Water
Rating
860 Gal - Estimated water consumption is about average for a new dishwasher and is rated GOOD for water efficiency. Energy Star projects it to use 4 gallons of water for each cycle, or about 860 gallons annually.  
Energy
Saver
No Energy-Saver Cycle - The KitchenAid KUDC03IVWH has no option to select a quick-wash cycle that uses lower temperatures or less water when your dishes have minimal food deposits. Available on about 60% of new dishwashers.  
Half
Load
No Half-Load Option - No option to save water and energy by washing just a half-load in either the upper or lower rack. You can still be eco-friendly by waiting for a full load before running a cycle.  
Delay
Start
No Delay Start - One of the few dishwashers with no option for programming the dishwasher to automatically run during off-peak energy hours when electric utility rates are often significantly lower.  
CEE
Tier 1
No CEE Tier 1 - It is unknown if this dishwasher model meets CEE Tier 1 criteria by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency because the required Energy Factor data is not available.  


Style Ratings
Exterior White - Standard white front seems to never go out of style. It's easy to color-coordinate with the rest of your kitchen appliances, and it's more economical than stainless steel or panel-ready doors.  
Interior Stainless Steel - The KitchenAid KUDC03IVWH stainless steel tub and door lining is stain-resistant, rust-resistant, durable, and less likely to absorb odors. Steel's natural condensation property also helps to dry dishes faster.
Controls All-Digital Controls -Touch-pad control console is all-digital and visible from the front. Not as stylish as fully-integrated (hidden) consoles, but sometimes more convenient to use without opening the door.
Display No Digital Display - The KitchenAid KUDC03IVWH does not include a digital display in the control console that shows cycle time remaining or other wash status information. Most new dishwashers do not have a digital display.  


Cost Ratings
MSRP $649 - Rated in the top 35% of new lower-cost dishwashers for BETTER affordability. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price of $649 is 23% lower than average. The KitchenAid KUDC03IVWH is priced about $193 less than average.


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