KitchenAid KDTM354DSS

Best Dishwasher Overall

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Why people love it
  • Superior wash performance and energy efficiency
  • User-friendly: not too noisy and easy to use
  • Durable, reliable, and beautiful (stainless steel)


Feature-rich, excellent wash and drying performance, energy-efficient, uses less water with each wash, hidden controls give it a sleek appearance, stainless steel interior, door displays cycle status, and features a 125-minute cycle.

Pricey and not compatible with extra-large dishes.


Performance: If you want a high-performance dishwasher, this bad boy is for you! It's packed with amazing features (see the next section), yet it's a user-friendly machine that's easy to run. The hidden controls keep your kitchen counters looking sleek and modern, with the brushed stainless steel that fits into your elegant kitchen.

This model offers what Consumer Reports calls "superior wash performance". It excels at getting your dishes clean, including drying plastics (a feat few other dishwashers master). It operates at 43 dBA, slightly noisier than other dishwashers, yet quiet enough that you can watch TV in the next door without being bothered.

It's energy-efficient (4 gallons of water per wash) and will reduce electricity use despite the 125-minute run time. All in all, it's a superior dishwasher that is built to last!

On the downside, there isn't as much space between the lower rack and the upper spinning arm. If you fill the lower rack with large items (pots, pans, extra large plates) the arm can't spin, so the upper rack of dishes doesn't get clean.

Features: This is a beautifully feature-rich machine, and includes a soil sensor, delayed start feature, adjustable upper rack, a self-cleaning filter, adjustable sprayer tines, and a screen that displays remaining run time. It's easy to set the dishwasher to run in a matter of seconds, and the controls are intuitive and user-friendly.

The interior is stainless steel, which reduces the risk of germs and grime accumulating in the machine. Whether you're a casual cook, a big family home, or a professional chef, this dishwasher has everything you need to keep your kitchen clean.

Price: At well over $1,000, this is one of the priciest dishwashers on our list. However, given its quality and consistency, high ratings, and performance, it's worth every penny. With this bad boy in your home, you'll never need to wash dishes by hand again.

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