KitchenAid KUDS30FXSS 24-in. Built-In Stainless Steel Dishwasher Review$1,049.00
Not exactly dismal but definitely subpar, the KUDS30FXSS is one of the least efficient dishwashers we’ve tested (and it still received our top score!). This is mainly due to its high water consumption (6.63 gallons of hot water on 1 Hour Wash, 7.08 on Normal, and 7.54 on Heavy Duty), but it drained a good deal of electricity too. Based on our data, we expect the KUDS30FXSS to cost an average $39.60 per year to operate, which is around ten bucks more than many other machines.
La crème de la crème. The KUDS30FXSS combines a lot of water, a food disposer, a unique spray jet design, and a bit of magic to create one of the most impressive wash performances we’ve ever seen. It scored near-perfect on a range of stain tests in both the Normal and Heavy Duty cycles, and the 1 Hour Wash was one of the best performing quick cycles we’ve ever tested. And for a mere $800 or so, the KUDS30FXSS is basically a steal. If all you’re looking for is a dishwasher that does it’s darn job, then this is your guy.
The KUDS30FXSS’s extra features are pretty basic, but there’s nothing crucial missing. The Sani Rinse reaches a high enough temperature (156.2 degrees Fahrenheit) to do its job of sanitizing the wash load, and the “PowerScrub” feature unleashes an additional army of spray jets on food soil. There is also the standard delay (4 hours), control lock, Hi-Temp Scrub, and Heat Dry.