(Morristown, TN, USA)
I had an under counter KitchenAid dishwasher for twenty years before it broke. I researched for about a week before purchasing another KitchenAid. I asked friends and relatives how long they had had their dishwashers and found that 10-15 years was about the standard for most. So it appears that I squeaked out another five years from mine.
I hope this one lasts as long; I already have a good start, four years and not one problem as yet. It washes much better than the old one did as new. This one uses less water and electric than the old one. It runs very quietly, I can’t hear it unless I am standing right beside it. I really like the no heat dry on this one. The only complaint I have is that there are too many wash options on this one.
I live a very simple life and I don't use but 3 of the options and don't need the additional ones. It would be nice if you could purchase a basic model without all the additional features that most people will never use. I never use the rinse only feature for example and don't know why I would ever need it. I looked at several models before selecting the one with the least amount of wash options.
Overall this is a very good dishwasher and I would recommend KitchenAid to anyone searching for a good, long lasting dishwasher. I am impressed with the quality of the products and am looking forward to another 16 years of use with this product. If this one last as long as my first one, it may outlast me.
My next big purchase within the next 2 years will be a refrigerator and I am looking at KitchenAid for that also. I really like my KitchenAid and will seriously consider KitchenAid products.