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46 DBA Dishwasher with Third Level Rack and PrintShield™ Finish

46 DBA Dishwasher with Third Level Rack and PrintShield Finish is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 35.
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Take clean to new heights with features like a Third Level Rack that makes it easy to clean hard-to-place items. The intuitive, one-touch ProWash™ Cycle delivers exceptional results by making real-time cycle adjustments. The PrintShield™ Finish keeps the exterior fingerprint and smudge-resistant while the stainless steel interior and Heat Dry help improve drying performance.


PrintShield Stainless Black Stainless
PrintShield Stainless  -  KDTE234GPS
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Third Level Rack

Adds 35% more space1 and makes it easier to clean long and flat cooking tools like spatulas and serving utensils, as well as items like food processor blades and mixer beaters, while freeing up space in the lower two racks.

PrintShield™ Finish

Resists smudges and fingerprints. The specialized coating for stainless steel is easy to clean with just water and a soft cloth, so you can spend more time cooking and less time cleaning up the kitchen.

ProWash™ Cycle

Determines the ideal cycle for washing dishes based on soil level and then makes real-time adjustments to achieve the best cleaning performance.

Additional Features

Durable Stainless Steel Interior

Offers the beauty and benefits of stainless steel for the dishwasher interior. It resists streaks, stains and odors while retaining heat to help improve drying performance.

Heat Dry Option

Engages a recessed heating element during the dry cycle to ensure dry dishes.

SatinGlide® Max Rails (Upper Rack)

Creates a smooth, premium feeling when pulling out the upper rack, particularly with heavy loads.

Express Wash Cycle

Quickly and effortlessly handles soiled dishes in less time.

Extended Heat Dry Option

Increases the cycle time for excellent drying performance.

Sani-Rinse Option

Heats the final rinse water to 155°F, eliminating 99.999% of food soil bacteria.

Concealed Controls

Offers tucked away controls on top of the dishwasher door, providing clean, uninterrupted front panel lines that help you match other appliances.

Premium Adjusters in Upper Rack

Raise and lower the upper rack with ease to accommodate tall items.

Filter-Based Wash System

Provides exceptional cleaning and drying, with wash arms designed to send just the right water pressure to key areas of the dishwasher.


Energy Star® Qualified
ENERGY STAR® Qualified
Number of Wash Cycles
Cycle Selections
Express Wash, Normal, ProWash™, Rinse Only, Tough
Option Selections
2-4-8 Hour Delay, Extended Dry, Heated Dry, Hi Temp Wash, Sani Rinse®
Water Filtration System
Removable Filter
Adjustable Upper Rack
2 Position
Rack Material
CEE Tier
Tier I
Decibel Level (dBA)
Number of Place Settings


Automatic Temperature Controls
Control Location
Control Type
Electronic Touch
Exterior Status Light


See Dimension Guide for Metric Measurements
Product Depth
24 1/2
Product Height
34 1/2
Product Width
23 7/8
Maximum Height
34 1/2
Minimum Height
33 1/2
Depth With Door Open 90 Degree
49 1/2
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Must of got a lemon I received this dishwasher today. I don't know what happen to this machine but after I took delivery I noticed the following: inside top cover on utensil rack was cracked completely through; top utensil rack appears to have two broken rollers on both sides and is being held on by only the rear roller; and top left corner of control panel was broken; which was noticed after I delicately removed the clear plastic and seen part of the plastic corner was attached to it. Totally disappointed to say the least but to be fair it appears to wash good and is quiet. My last Kitchenaid was a great machine. What the heck happened to this one? Unbelievable.
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great appliance Great dishwasher. Controls are on the top of the appliance easy to wipe off as it’s a flat surface (I’m used to the buttons and dials). Cleans dishes wonderfully
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome dishwasher I bought this dishwasher one month ago. Very good investment.
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy So Far! Bought this dishwasher a month ago. Solid dishwasher, does a good job. Lots of options.
Date published: 2017-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great performance We were having trouble with the first one we purchased They were always quick to repair the machine The dishwasher was not cooperating So with the warranty we were able to replace the dishwasher and we are very happy we did With the same brand I might add The first dishwasher always washed the dishes very clean.
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love third rack Works great. Fairly quiet. Smudge proof finish makes for easy cleaning
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dishwasher KitchenAid 46DBA Very satisfied with the product. Quiet and performing very well. Would recommend to all !
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So quiet! This is a fantastic dishwasher the dishes are coming out sparkling clean and it is the quietest dishwasher we have ever had. Love the black stainless, no marking worth the extra money.
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Excellent wash capability and quiet Great wash and third rack and cutlery rack are excellent design
Date published: 2017-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So quite Just love this dishwasher. It is so quite and the third rack make is one of the best additions to a dishwasher. Now have a place for everything.
Date published: 2017-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great replacement We just got our new dishwasher a week ago, replacing our 20 year old dishwasher that gave up finally. Very happy with the new dishwasher, far more capacity than our last washer and the top washing rack is a great feature.
Date published: 2017-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy We bought this kitchen aid dishwasher because our old one broke for the forth time in 4 years, not a Kitchen Aid. WE had a Kitchen Aid previously with no issues. I am not a fan of stainless steel because of the cleaning issues so I was very pleased with the resistant finish. I also really like the 3rd rack for flatware and tools. It’s quiet and so far does a much better job of cleaning glassware and the dishes.
Date published: 2017-12-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Overall I like this dishwasher but Installation was tricky, I had to go to a store to purchase a 90 degree elbow to connect the water (item in store is few dollars) I think it should be included. It was hard to keep the insulation in place (this should be glued or something in the factory) I like the back wheels as it made it easier to push the dishwasher in place The dishwasher cleans well, quiet ... I do not like the tight spaces in the racks, in the top it is hard to put in mugs or big cups on the sides. Same at bottom rack it is hard to put serving plates on the sides. Overall I recommend it but
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it! We purchased this for our new kitchen and love it! Extremely quiet and cleans very well.
Date published: 2017-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything I expected from KitchenAid and more We bought this dishwasher initially because it was a KitchenAid knowing that meant quality and style for a reasonable price. It so far has exceeded expectations and was a breeze to install compared to other dishwashers we’ve purchased before.
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Happy I have been using this machine for 4 weeks. We replaced our 17 year old Kitchenaid after it performed beautifully for 17 years. It started to breakdown as it was used heavily, family of 4 with many guests, friends, etc. and we cook at home 95% of the time full so lots of dishes always. We did not expect it to last as long as it did and were sorry to see it go and because of its age we did not attempt to have it repaired. This new machine is without a doubt even better. So quiet, dries the dishes and crystal clear, no film build up. Third rack for silver is awesome as the silver even shines! We were skeptical as it does not have the food chopper blades as in the old one but we could not be happier with the new filter system that was explained to us.
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So quiet We bought this dishwasher about a month ago to replace an 8yr old Samsung that was always having drain problems. I finally decided I was tired of fixing it. We spent a week researching which one would be the best bang for the money and the most reliable. This dishwasher did not disappoint, we'll have to wait to see what the reliability will be. After reading hundreds of reviews, trying to find the negative ones, we feel confident in our choice. It fits nicely into our cabinet opening and we like the handle, as the door is flush with the cabinet. 3rd rack might be useful as we own this longer. The wash cycle is so QUIET, and it has a tiny light to let you know the cycle it is in and when finished. Adjustable top rack for tall beer glasses are perfect. I am hoping for a long and happy relationship with this dishwasher.
Date published: 2017-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent dishwasher I did not think my old dishwasher did a bad job until I replaced it with this unit. Yes it has nicer features like the utensil drawer and is very quiet. However, it's ability to wash and dry dishes is out standing. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2017-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Just a couple of weeks old. So far seems fantastic
Date published: 2017-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome! Bought this one month ago. Dishwasher is so quiet, and I love the 3rd pullout ( great for utensils and lids etc.).
Date published: 2017-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my new dishwasher. We had a kitchen aide before and loved it. Got our monies worth out of it so naturally we gravitated back to kitchen aide. Did a lot of research on this purchase. Compared to some other high end brand names. Ie Bosch. The kitchen aide had a lot more of the features we were looking for. Hands down the new anti smudge is awesome. This was a big deal for me and I was excited when I found out they just came out with their first fingerprint resistant product. The top rack slides in and out with ease. The third top shelf super for bigger utensils. We were really fussy about the decibels, wanting a super quiet machine. We were not disappointed. Can’t hear it run. The indicator light on the front lets us know when it is on and when it’s done. We use cascade with finish and have put it to the test. I’ don’t rinse my dishes first, scrape them and in they go. Cleans awesome. Would recommend this dishwasher for sure. Next for us fridge and stove. Waiting for new anti smudge on those. May seem like a small thing but makes a big difference. Happy shopping.
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super quiet After months of research and hand washing, I decided to go for it!
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Still missing parts! I love my new dishwasher that we bought last month however I am still waiting on an Instruction manual and the glass racks etc for the middle tray. Otherwise it would have been 5 stars all the way!
Date published: 2017-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the third rack great machine, heating elements helps drying time and the third rack is very good
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great dishwasher Most satisfied with dishwasher and options and very silent
Date published: 2017-10-12
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Use & Care Guide

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Energy Guide

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