KitchenAid Dishwasher Reviews - KDFE454CSS

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Customer Opinions - Advantages and Disadvantages

Perhaps due to the price tag on this model (ouch!)…perhaps due to the fact that it is not widely available, either in stores or on the internet (though it can probably be placed as a special order in home improvement stores)…we could only find a handful of reviews on this KitchenAid KDFE454CSS.

Overall, this dishwasher promises to be perfect for you. It looks fabulous in the kitchen, has multiple loading options, and ample room for multiple place settings. It is also very quiet (though not necessarily silent).

But the problems found with this model were common ones to KitchenAid models in general. The control panel (thanks to its placement on the front of the unit) was very sensitive to even the slightest touch, and as a result, washes could be started by accident very easily. Also, thorough drying seems to be lacking. Even with the longest wash and the dryer set to “heat,” there is still water present on the top of cups, on the walls, and at the bottom of the tub. 

Lastly, many of the wash cycles can be extremely long, making consumers question how that could possibly considered “energy efficient.”

What does this mean for you?

In short, if you have $1500 to spend on a state-of-the-art dishwasher…with bells and whistles that can make even the Space Shuttle jealous…it would probably be better spent on a more readily available and widely tested model.  

Kitchen Aid KDFE454CSS Pros –

  • Very adjustable racks allow for multiple loading options
  • Soil sensor can automatically adjust wash
  • Delayed start option
  • Adjustable tines
  • Super quiet

Kitchen Aid KDFE454CSS Cons –

  • Price
  • Not widely available to view in person
  • Does not thoroughly dry
  • Wash cycles can be very long

KitchenAid Dishwasher Reviews KDFE454CSS Snapshot

Features, as promoted by Kitchenaid:

  • Energy Star rated 
  • 36 spray jets eliminate pre-washing needs 
  • One-touch cycle selection 
  • Super quiet at only 40dBA 
  • Multiple wash and drying options 
  • Adjustable upper and lower racks    

Kitchen Aid KDFE454CSS Key Features:

  • 33.75 - 34.5” height x 23.875" width x 24.5" depth 
  • Beautifully designed 
  • Stainless steel tub
  • Tall tub design 
  • Fits 15 place settings

Kitchen Aid KDFE454CSS Price Point:


On the KitchenAid website you can find additional images, the Product Owner’s Manual (PDF), Wiring Diagram, Installation Instructions, Product Specifications Sheet, as well as the Energy Guide.

This dishwasher is not widely available to purchase online, though may be able to be placed as a special order. Can be found on KitchenAid site and


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