KitchenAid KUDE70FXSS Review


KitchenAid KUDE70FXSS KitchenAid
KUDE70FXSS

Architect Series II
Place Settings: 16
Width: 24" Built-In
MSRP: $1799
Jets
Sanitize
Cycles

12

& Options
Energy

279

kWh Per Yr
Water

882

Gal Per Yr
Sound

40

dbA
Cost

$1799

MSRP

Ratings Guide   Best Better Good FairPoor


KitchenAid KUDE70FXSS


Dishwasher Pros and Cons Summary
Cleaning BEST - Employs two major features to help get your dishes clean - jets and a sanitizing option. High pressure spray jets blast away food particles and stubborn deposits. A sanitizing rinse option then eliminates most bacteria.
Cycles BEST - Total cycles and options is 27% higher than average and ranks in the top 15% of new dishwashers for BEST selection and flexibility. Enables you to choose the most appropriate functions for your particular needs.
Energy GOOD - Estimated annual electricity use is about average for a new dishwasher and is rated GOOD for power consumption. This KitchenAid dishwasher is projected to use 279 kWh of electricity per year.  
Water FAIR - Estimated annual water use is 17% higher than average and ranks in the bottom 45% of new dishwashers for FAIR water consumption. It uses about 126 gallons more water annually than the average new dishwasher.  
Sound BEST - Ranks in the top 1% of new dishwashers for BEST noise suppression with sound levels that are 21% lower than average. It is 11 dbA quieter than average (a 3 dbA difference is like doubling the distance from the dishwasher).
Cost POOR - Ranks in the bottom 1% of new higher-cost dishwashers for POOR affordability. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price of $1799 is 114% higher than average. The KitchenAid KUDE70FXSS is priced about $957 more than average.  


KitchenAid KUDE70FXSS Dishwasher


Cleaning Ratings
Spray
Jets
Silverware and Dish Jets - The KUDE70FXSS model includes high-pressure spray jets that can scrub heavily soiled dishes and silverware. Jets are positioned to help loosen and remove dried-on food deposits.
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
6 Wash Levels - Above average 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 KUDE70FXSS sensors automatically make adjustments to ensure optimum cleaning.
Sanitize
Cycle
Sanitize Cycle - Includes a sanitary cycle that is NSF certified to remove 99.9% of germs and bacteria. Water temperatures reach approximately 150-degrees to help disinfect your dishes.
Cycles &
Options
12 Cycles & Options - Total cycles and options is 27% higher than average and ranks in the top 15% of new dishwashers for BEST selection and flexibility. Enables you to choose the most appropriate functions for 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
Concealed Element - Heating element is concealed or recessed away from the main dish loading area. Helps prevent accidental melting of plastic dishes that sometimes extend through the lower rack.


Loading Ratings
No. of
Racks
2 Racks - The KitchenAid KUDE70FXSS 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
Adjustable - One or more of the racks can be adjusted to move up, down, and/or tilt. Adjustable racks allow you to create additional room for larger items. Provides flexibility for family gatherings.
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 Cup / Stemware Shelf - Includes an additional shelf for stacking coffee mugs or to secure delicate stemware. Nice feature that allows you to load lots of glasses to help with your after-party clean-up.
Silverware
Basket
Premium Silverware Basket - The silverware basket has extra features such as being movable, dividable, or fitted with covered slots. A flexible silverware basket makes loading or unloading the KitchenAid KUDE70FXSS a little easier.
Utility
Container
Utility Container - Includes an extra utility basket or tray for utensils and cutlery. Good for odd items that don't fit in the silverware basket such as grill tongs, butcher knives, stirring spoons, and more.
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
16 Settings - Number of place settings is 16% higher than average and ranks in the top 20% of new dishwashers for BEST 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 KUDE70FXSS additional tub height allows you to load more place settings as well as taller items in the racks.


Noise Ratings
Sound
Level
40 dbA - Ranks in the top 1% of new dishwashers for BEST noise suppression with sound levels that are 21% lower than average. It is 11 dbA quieter than average (a 3 dbA difference is like doubling the distance from the dishwasher).


Efficiency Ratings
Energy
Star
Energy Star - The KitchenAid KUDE70FXSS is Energy Star qualified according to the latest criteria. Over 80% of new dishwashers are Energy Star rated so it's important to look at the energy and water ratings.
Energy
Rating
279 kWh - Estimated annual electricity use is about average for a new dishwasher and is rated GOOD for power consumption. This KitchenAid dishwasher is projected to use 279 kWh of electricity per year.  
Water
Rating
882 Gal - Estimated annual water use is 17% higher than average and ranks in the bottom 45% of new dishwashers for FAIR water consumption. It uses about 126 gallons more water annually than the average new dishwasher.  
Energy
Saver
Energy-Saver Cycle - The KitchenAid KUDE70FXSS allows you to select a quick-wash or energy-save cycle that uses lower temperatures, less water, and/or a shorter time for lightly-soiled dishes. Helps save water and energy.
Half
Load
Half-Load Option - You can save water and energy by washing a partial load in just one of the racks. Save money and help the environment when you only have cups and glasses or a small load to wash.
Delay
Start
Delay Start Option - Includes an energy-saving option to run the dishwasher overnight or during off-peak energy hours when electric utility rates are often substantially less. Or simply run while you're gone.
CEE
Tier 1
CEE Tier 1 - Super-efficient dishwasher that is qualified Tier 1 by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency. This model exceeds the federal Energy Star criteria with an Energy Factor rating of 0.78.


Style Ratings
Exterior Stainless Steel - Stainless steel door panels are currently the most popular style and provide a sleek, modern look. Stainless steel is durable and fashionable, but takes a little more effort to keep clean.
Interior Stainless Steel - The KitchenAid KUDE70FXSS 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 Integrated Controls - Touch-pad, all-digital control console is fully integrated (hidden) on the top door edge for a clean, seamless look from the front. Currently the most popular door style.
Display No Digital Display - The KitchenAid KUDE70FXSS 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 $1799 - Ranks in the bottom 1% of new higher-cost dishwashers for POOR affordability. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price of $1799 is 114% higher than average. The KitchenAid KUDE70FXSS is priced about $957 more than average.  


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