BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest dishwasher from KitchenAid, the pioneers behind the first models ever made for the home, combines the best cleaning and drying performance ever offered by KitchenAid with the industry's lowest water usage, as published on EnergyStar.gov. Featuring an innovative washing method called the AquaSense™ Recycling System, the brand's newest dishwasher uses water from the last rinse cycle to pre-rinse the next cycle before using fresh water to complete the cleaning process.
"If you have great water efficiency but need to rewash because you're not getting the desired results, that efficiency is quickly diminished," notes Beth Robinson, senior manager of brand experience for KitchenAid. "Our engineers have come up with a way to deliver on both fronts by designing a dishwasher that not only uses 33% less water than previous models but also delivers our best performance ever."
One of the brand's quietest models as well, it features a filter based wash system with Whisper Quiet® 41 dBA sound insulation for the stainless steel tub. A Heat Dry Option activates a dedicated heating element offering the option of having dishes completely dry at the end of a cycle.
A range of wash cycles include a ProWash™ Cycle that takes the guess work out of choosing the right cycle by automatically adjusting water and energy use based on details such as load size and soil amounts. When quicker results are needed a One-Hour wash cycle cleans and dries dishes faster while a Heavy Duty Cycle can be selected for hard to clean items like pots, pans or casserole dishes. A ProScrub® Option eliminates the need to soak or pre-scrub items with baked on food by using 40 powerful spray jets to concentrate cleaning power. Additional cycle options include a Normal Wash for regular loads, a Light China cycle for loads that don't require heavy duty cleaning and a Rinse Only Cycle.
Additional premium features found on the new model include well-spaced tines that enable greater space between dishes so wash and rinse water can clean more efficiently. To make room for larger pots, pans and dishes, fold-down tines adjust for easier accommodation. An adjustable upper rack accommodates tall plates on the lower rack when necessary. A generous silverware basket avoids crowding while cup and stemware holders provide added convenience in the upper rack. For easy-gliding operation, SatinGlide® Max Rack Glides use 52 ball bearings on each rail.
Available in stainless steel the exterior features a front display that shows the cycle stage and progression when the dishwasher is running. An "add a dish" indicator signals when a dish may be added and still come out clean. Scheduled to be available in October, the suggested retail price on the new KitchenAid® dishwasher is $1,699.
Since the introduction of its legendary stand mixer in 1919 and first dishwasher in 1949, KitchenAid has built on the legacy of these icons to create a complete line of products designed for cooks. Today, the KitchenAid brand offers virtually every essential for the well-equipped kitchen with a collection that includes everything from countertop appliances to cookware, ranges to refrigerators, and whisks to wine cellars. Cook for the Cure®, the brand's partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, is now in its twelfth year and has raised over $9 million to help find a cure for breast cancer. To learn why chefs choose KitchenAid for their homes more than any other brand*, visit www.KitchenAid.com or join us at http://facebook.com/KitchenAid and http://twitter.com/KitchenAidUSA.
* Based on a 2012 survey, KitchenAid was found to be the home kitchen appliance brand chosen most often by members of the International Association of Culinary Professionals.