Don't miss another recipe!
Subscribe to receive new posts via email:

five things i love about my dishwasher

KitchenAid Dishwasher

Is it possible to love a dishwasher? I didn’t think it was possible until I got this particular dishwasher (similar) last year from KitchenAid. The guy who installed it said that it was the best dishwasher on the market. I asked why he thought that, he said that the owner of the appliance shop he works at just had the same dishwasher installed at his house and declared it was the best one.

KitchenAid Dishwasher

1. It’s so quiet.

First, let’s compare, we got Angel last year before the new appliances arrived and when we turned on our old dishwasher, she jumped wondering what the heck the noise was!?!?!

This KitchenAid dishwasher is sooo quiet, we actually opened it several times to make sure it was still running. One of our friends, who is a homebuilder, said that he had heard they added the little light on the front so that people would know it was on…that’s how quiet it is.

I have to admit, I still open it just to check to make sure I didn’t forget to turn it on.

KitchenAid Dishwasher

2. I don’t bump the buttons anymore.

The dishwasher is located in a spot of the kitchen where I stand the most. It’s right below my main work area in the kitchen. I used to bump the controls on the old dishwasher all the time – turning it on, turning it off when it was supposed to be on.

And I love the vents are on the bottom. I don’t want to die of heat exhaustion while I’m cooking/prepping/working in the kitchen while the dishwasher is on.

KitchenAid Dishwasher

3. I love the adjustable utensil caddy.

I can flip the top down and stand up my utensils to get them cleaner and faster since there’s space in between in each one. But you can also load the way you usually do with the utensils face down. Curtis and I can’t agree on which way we like better so it’s nice that’s it’s configurable either way.

KitchenAid Dishwasher

4. It has a third level culinary tool rack.

I put our spatulas, BBQ tools, Curtis’ knives and cheese graters, etc. on the top culinary rack. It’s pretty sweet. I don’t think I can ever have a dishwasher without this third level!

KitchenAid Dishwasher

5. It holds a lot of dog food bowls.

We use 6 dog food bowls a day – as they each get three meals a day. I go through a LOT OF DISHES. I love that it holds a lot and although I still have the habit of scrubbing everything before it goes in the to dishes, Curtis doesn’t share this habit. This dishwasher is versatile enough to handle different loading styles.

I love love this thing. Sooo tell me what features do you look for when shopping for a dishwasher?

Disclosure: KitchenAid provided me with new appliances for my kitchen last year. I’m happy to share them on my blog along with my own honest opinions. I was not compensated for this campaign and I only share with you brands that I love.

25 Responses to “five things i love about my dishwasher”

  1. 1
    Joanne @ Fifteen Spatulas — February 10, 2013 @ 2:34 pm

    Your dishwasher looks fancy! Once we actually live somewhere for longer than 1-2 years, I will create my dream kitchen, and it will have lots of KitchenAid things! And yes, it’s totally possible to be in love with a dishwasher =)


  2. 2
    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — February 10, 2013 @ 3:22 pm

    All five are the reasons I need a dishwasher. I go through a lot of dishes too! And it looks so sleek and modern! LOVE it!


  3. 3
    Elizabeth Atwood — February 10, 2013 @ 3:50 pm

    It’s totally possible to love a dishwasher. Years ago we lived in a tiny condo that didn’t have a space for a dishwasher. After a few years we invested in a portable one and I loved that thing more than words can say! That top rack looks really great! I hear you about hitting it and making things happen. I’m always leaning on my mom’s and every time I do it turns on.


  4. 4
    Cassie | Bake Your Day — February 10, 2013 @ 4:34 pm

    I love that kitchen tool rack. My tools are always taking up valuable space on the top rack. Great review, Julie!


  5. 5
    Lindsay — February 10, 2013 @ 5:27 pm


    I tell you right now our dishwasher is basically just a big disinfection machine. That’s about it. Better than nothing I guess, but still. :)


  6. 6
    Christa — February 10, 2013 @ 6:14 pm

    Culinary tool rack!? I love it!


  7. 7
    Rachel — February 10, 2013 @ 6:20 pm

    I need a dishwasher. I love that the buttons are hidden. We have lots of little hands around here that would press them nonstop.


  8. 8
    Katie — February 10, 2013 @ 7:09 pm

    Our dishwasher works fine, but we have calcium in our water so our dishes always come out coated in white. I guess I should run some CLR through it.

    On a side note, I love your Tiki cups!


  9. 9
    Laura (Got Chocolate) — February 10, 2013 @ 9:45 pm

    JEALOUS!!! I’m with Lindsay, ours is pretty worthless. Great review, Juile!! :D


  10. 10
    Kathy — February 10, 2013 @ 9:57 pm

    I would love this dishwasher. Ours takes forever and is loud. That is one appliance I will not be missing when we leave.


  11. 11
    Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom — February 10, 2013 @ 10:19 pm

    What a pretty appliance! I love a quiet dishwasher – it’s nice it isn’t interfering with everyday life.


  12. 12
    kelly @ kellybakes — February 11, 2013 @ 12:55 am

    I was so excited to move into my current apartment because it has a dishwasher. Sadly, it’s so old that it doesn’t work all that well and leaves half of the dishes with soap on them and cleans the other half spotless. I’ve tried a few different soaps, but it’s definitely the dishwasher. Someday when I own my own place, I will get a *new* dishwasher that works and cleans well. For now, my favorite appliance is my oven, because it’s gas and doesn’t leak gas… (oh the horror stories I have of my last place…which also didn’t have counters…sigh.)


  13. 13
    Karen Tannenbaum — February 11, 2013 @ 6:45 am

    Love your dishwasher. All of those features, especially the utensil options and the tool rack…those are amazing. Enjoy. I am NOT in love with my dishwasher we have in our apartment, and every time I load it, I state that I don’t like it. I also prewash my dishes, it is a habit.


  14. 14
    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — February 11, 2013 @ 8:59 am

    We bump the buttons on our dishwasher ALL of the time. And if we’re not doing that – lil man is turning it off mid cycle or on when it’s not ready. I am so jealous of your hidden buttons!!


  15. 15
    Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies — February 11, 2013 @ 9:03 am

    Yay, I’m glad you did another 5 things post–I was wondering about that! I totally love the ones that don’t have any buttons or controls on the front–they look so much better.


  16. 16
    Leesa Gentry — February 11, 2013 @ 9:03 am

    I love that it has a memory so that all I have to do is press start twice and it starts with my preferred settings.


  17. 17
    shelly (cookies and cups) — February 11, 2013 @ 9:48 am

    Mine doesn’t have that Culinary rack! Oh man, that’s awesome! Mine does have the front light on it, so I can see when it’s running, which is nice :)


  18. 18
    SALLY TEWS — February 11, 2013 @ 11:36 am

    jealous~I would love that dishwasher.


  19. 19
    Heather — February 12, 2013 @ 9:51 am

    We have the same dishwasher and love it too. We also have a KitcheAid Microwave, Refrigerator, and stove. All of which, we love!


  20. 20
    Paula - bell'alimento — February 12, 2013 @ 11:53 am

    Absolutely LOVE this dishwasher! The top rack is amazing.


  21. 21
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — February 12, 2013 @ 4:00 pm

    I love my dishwasher too! It’s not as nice as yours (It came furnished with the apartment) but when Jason and I move into a house, I definitely need to get me one of these!


  22. 22
    Sarah — February 13, 2013 @ 5:16 pm

    You had me at third level culinary tool rack!


  23. 23
    Mary Beth Elderton — February 14, 2013 @ 11:36 am

    This Looks awesome! We are actually just about to start a kitchen renovation, so I will be shopping for a dishwasher. This one seems to have all the features–and more!–that I am looking for. Thanks for the review.


  24. 24
    Ella-Home Cooking Adventure — February 15, 2013 @ 8:50 am

    Love the dishwasher too, my best friend, with so much cooking around :P


  25. 25
    random texan — February 8, 2015 @ 11:14 am

    Thanks for this review- I have been wondering what this third rack is for since we moved into our home 3 years ago. NOw I know!


Leave a Comment

Before leaving a comment, be sure to check out our comment policy.