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KitchenAid KUDS30CXSS 24" Built-In Dishwasher Prices, Specifications and Reviews


 
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  The KitchenAid KUDS300CX series is a relatively large capacity machine that should handle the dishwashing needs of an average household. It has a stainless steel tub and interior; is relatively quiet compared to other models; and includes a stylishly narrow (2.5" wide) control console on the top front. Other features include fold-down tines on both racks, an adjustable (two position) upper rack and a built-in hard food disposer to prevent blockage of the lines or specks on the dishes. Premium rails allow the racks to glide smoothly, and the ProScrub feature uses 36 spray jets for concentrated cleaning.

Models: KUDS30CXWH (White), KUDS30CXBL (Black), KUDS30CXSS (Stainless Steel)

Prices

(Prices as of 09/1/2012)
White      Black      Stainless  Source
$949$949$1,049MSRP
$900$900$1,000Best Buy (Shipping/Delivery typically $0-$70)
$900$900$1,000Sears (Delivery starts at $70; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$809$809$899Lowe's (Delivery starts at $80; at times offers free shipping)
$809$809$899Abt Electronics (Typical shipping/delivery $0-$78)
$805$805$895AJ Madison (Shipping/delivery typically $99-$198)

Additional Costs:

$0-$200+Shipping/delivery (it can cost $0-$25+ to have the old appliance hauled away)
$0-$150+Installation, with no modifications to existing hook-ups and cabinets
$150-$2,000+Installation, if water/electric lines must be added or cabinetry modified)
$10-$30Dishwasher installation kit (hoses, etc. -- typically required)
$49-$280+Extended warranty, depending on retailer, terms and length

Specifications:

DimensionsHeight: 34.5"
Width: 23.88"
Depth: 24.5"
Weight95 lbs.
Capacity15 place settings
ColorsWhite, Black, Stainless Steel
Decibel levelManufacturer's estimate: 49dB
(Average levels: 50dB normal office noise; 80dB typical alarm clock)
Energy Star QualifiedYes (meets EPA criteria for better-than-average efficiency)
Estimated Cost Per Year$31 with electric water heater, $24 with natural gas
(Average range for similar models $20-$50)
Cycles4: light, normal, hi temp, one hour wash
Additional Settings4: ProScrub (36 jets in back lower rack), Sani-rinse, heated drying on/off, delay start
ControlsElectronic touch on a narrow (2.5") console, top of front panel
Sensor WashYes
Silverware basketExtra-large silverware basket
FilterSelf-cleaning filter, with hard food grinder
Tub heightTall tub
Tub materialCommercial-grade stainless steel
Rack materialNylon
Other FeaturesPremium rack glides
2 fold-down tines on both racks
Warranty1 year limited; 5 years limited racks, electronic controls; lifetime limited tub, door liner

The manufacturer's detailed information on this product is available at KitchenAid.com.

What People Are Saying:

Consumer Reports rated the KitchenAid KUDS30FXSS dishwasher very good for energy use and ease of use, and good (a somewhat mediocre rating) for noise levels. There are only a few mixed user reviews online, with owners tending to give it either the highest marks or the lowest. Many of the reviews are negative, reporting ongoing problems with the control panel and water leaks. The minority who recommend this machine say it cleans well and is so quiet they have to check that it's working, but several mention that the touch control panel hidden on the top door edge is sensitive, and it's possible to turn on or turn off the machine by accident.