KitchenAid KUDS30FXSS 24-in. Built-In Stainless Steel Dishwasher Review$1,049.00
Controls & Usability
- Lower Dish Rack
- Upper Dish Rack
- Cutlery Holder
- Detergent Dispenser
- Ease of Use
Lower Dish Rack
For a dish rack that cannot be adjusted, the KUDS30FXSS is pretty flexible. The tines are spaced evenly apart, so you shouldn’t have trouble fitting even the most bulky or awkwardly shaped dishes.
Upper Dish Rack
The upper rack is also limited in terms of flexibility, but we didn’t really have any trouble fitting glassware, mugs, or even small plates and bowls. The two levers on either side of the rack are a bit bulky, but are helpful in that they allow you to raise of lower the rack within the wash tub.
The cutlery basket isn’t anything to write home about. It features four foldable lids with silverware holders in each. These lids cover four interior bays. There is also a separate, smaller basket that can fit small loads of utensils if you want to remove the larger basket for a load.
The detergent dispenser includes one line measure, a rinse aid dispenser with meter, and a pre-wash container.
Ease of Use
As mentioned, the KUDS30FXSS is easy to operate and understand. The inability to remove and manually clean the filter may seem frustrating at first, but—with the exception of extremely tough, large-soil stains—we were never forced to get in there and clean it ourselves.
The stainless steel interior makes for very quiet operation. If you’re looking for a dishwasher that hums along without making much noise, the KUDS30FXSS should certainly be considered.
The simply designed control panel looks cluttered at first glance, but upon inspection you realize that all the buttons are familiar, with the options neatly separated from the cycles. The presence of a cycle status display also helps give users a rough estimate of when their dishes are finished being cleaned.