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Purchased brand new for $1,049 + tax
Needs a new control panel. Can be purchased online for less than $150.
This dishwasher can fit a variety of dishes and has a handy third rack for cutlery. Controls are hidden on the upper side of the door.
Inside the machine, you'll find rows of evenly spaced tines on both the upper and lower racks. The tines leave enough wiggle room to fit large cookware or awkwardly shaped dishes, but only one set of tines—located on the bottom rack—can be folded down. The bottom rack glides easily enough, and houses a large cutlery basket on the right side. The sturdy basket is topped by a two-sided cover, and dotted with ample slots that should easily fit any silverware, plus two bigger openings for serving utensils or cooking tools.
The upper rack slides smoothly and freely, and features two plasticware clips and a folding cup tray that doubles as a wine glass-holder. The upper rack’s height is easily adjustable using buttons on its sides.
The KDTE204DSS also boasts an extra third rack, which holds two removable cutlery trays.
The KDTE204DSS has Tough, Normal, Light, Express Wash, and Rinse Only cycles, which do exactly what you’d expect. In addition, a ProWash cycle senses the size and degree of soil in a load, then uses the necessary amount of water and energy.
Extra wash options include Heat Dry—which is automatically selected for most cycles—along with Sani Rinse, a control lock, and a 4-hour delay option. In other words, this dishwasher doesn’t have many unusual cycles and add-ons, but it does surpass the bare minimum feature set.