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KitchenAid vs LG Dishwasher Reviews - Features, Prices, & More!

Posted by Bob Allaire on Aug 9, 2019 11:00:00 AM
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Dishwasher Reviews LG vs KitchenAid - KitchenAid KDTE334GPS

 

Customers have been asking how newer appliance brands like LG compare to some of the longtime industry leaders like KitchenAid. LG is one of the fastest-growing brands in the appliance industry, offering top-quality products and innovative features. KitchenAid is a top brand name and has a reputation for offering the highest-quality appliances to the consumer. Their high-end dishwashers are very different in design and styling and each offer some unique features. Be sure to include these brands when when shopping for a new dishwasher - you might discover some unique features in either brand that you will like.

Maybe you're interested in one of KitchenAid's most popular dishwashers, the KDTE334GPS, but are curious about what LG has to offer, in particular the LG inverter direct drive dishwasher feature. We'll compare an LG model at a similar price point to the rockstar KitchenAid KDTE334GPS to help you decide!

 

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The LG LDP6797BD - 44 dB - $999

First up is the LG LDP6797BD, available for $899 in stainless steel, $999 in black stainless steel, and $1,049 in LG's innovative black matte color (read more about LG black matte here). With hidden top controls and a modern pocket handle, this dishwasher will look great in any kitchen.

You get what you pay for, and quieter operation is one of the things you get with higher-end dishwashers: this LG model operates at just 44 decibels, almost whisper-quiet (read more about dishwasher decibels here). This is mainly thanks to the inverter direct drive motor, which can operate at variable speeds to reduce noice, and the advancd self-cleaning filtration system.

QuadWash with three Multi-Motion spray arms provide jets of water from multiple angles to thoroughly clean your dishes. The EasyRack Plus system offers a height-adjustable upper rack on ball-bearing glides and height-adjustable third rack as well. LG's Smart ThinQ technology can send you smartphone notifications when a cycle is complete and lets you check on the cycle status with voice commands using Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. 

Besides being among the quietest dishwashers in its class, it has an industry-leading warranty, too. The inverter direct drive motor comes with a 10-year warranty while the stainless steel door liner and tub have a lifetime warranty and the control board and rack parts have a 5-year limited warranty. You can read more about LG's full dishwasher lineup here.

 

Features:

  • 9 Cycles: Auto, Heavy, Delicate, Normal, Turbo, Download Cycle, Machine Clean, Rinse, Express

  • 8 Options: Dual Zone, Half Load, Energy Saver, High Temp, Extra Dry, Delay Start, Control Lock, Night Dry

  • LG Smart ThinQ technology

  • Hybrid Condensing Drying System

  • Industry-leading warranty

  • QuadWash Technology

 

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LG LDP6797BD  - $999

LG LDP6797BD Dishwasher

 

 

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The KitchenAid KDTE334GPS - 39 dB - $1,199

Next up: KitchenAid. Now a Whirlpool brand, KitchenAid offers high-end appliances. The KitchenAid KDTE334GPS, at a price point of $1,199 in PrintShield stainless steel and $1,299 in black stainless steel, is a best-seller with a lot to offer. Unlike the LG model, it has a commercial-style bar handle, and both models have the hidden top controls that help your dishwasher merge seamlessly with your kitchen.

The Satin Glide Max upper and lower ball bearing racks pull out smoothly and easily, especially with larger, heavier loads. The top rack is height adjustable and has stemware holders and fold down tines for easy loading. You'll also find spray nozzles in the upper rack that can be placed inside of tall, deep items like vases and water bottles to thoroughly clean them. The bottom rack has adjustable tines so you can adjust for larger or taller items. A third rack for flatware at the very top of the dishwasher creates even more space for your cooking utensils. An upper rack utility basket provides a convenient place for lids and more utensils if the third rack isn't enough!

It has an incredibly low 39 decibel rating for whisper quiet operation. With five wash cycles, including Express Wash, and six options, including Sani Rinse, you can customize each wash to get a sparkling clean every time. The Sani Rinse option provides a final heated rinse at 155 degrees to eliminate 99.999% of food soil bacteria. If you have baby bottles to wash or want to make sure all traces of raw meat are removed from your cutting boards, this option is great for peace of mind!

 

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Try out the fan-enabled ProDry system if you hate having to towel off drippy dishes and tupperware. Or use Express Wash for an ASAP clean! These, and many other features, make this product another great choice for your home! After one year of parts and labor, the warranty covers five years parts on the nylon racks and electronic controls and a lifetime warranty on the stainless steel tub and inner door liner.

 

Features:

  • 5 Cycles: ProWash, Tough, Normal, Express Wash, Rinse Only

  • 5 Options: 2-4-8 Hour Delay, Extended ProDry, Bottle Wash, Hi-Temp Wash, Sani Rinse

  • Fan-enabled ProDry System

  • Third level rack

  • Bottle Wash option with adjustable spray nozzles

 

KitchenAid KDTE334GPS - $1,199

Best Dishwasher Value KitchenAid Dishwasher KDTE334GPS

 

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Features Comparison 

  • Wash Cycles & Options: Both offer similar cycle choices. The KitchenAid model includes a fan-assisted dry option, while the LG model does not have a fan. The KitchenAid model includes spray nozzles in the upper rack for washing tall, deep items, but has three wash arms to the LG model's four. Both have adjustable racks and third-level racks.

  • Look & Feel: The KitchenAid model offers an industrial-inspired bar handle, and both are available in the unique black stainless steel finish. LG's matte black stainless steel is also a must-see! The stainless steel KitchenAid model is fingerprint-resistant as well, and both feature a smooth-gliding upper rack. 

  • Smart Appliances: The LG model's connectivity is a good choice for busy households. Find out more about LG smart appliances in our article!

  • Warranty Coverage: Only the LG model comes with a 10-year limited warranty on the motor. Both offer lifetime warranties on the door liner and tub and 5-year warranties on the nylon racks and electronic controls, plus one year parts and labor.

 

Both of these dishwashers are excellent, well featured appliances for your home. It will be up to you to determine which model offers the performance and features you need. If you're looking for the quietest dishwasher you can find, the KitchenAid is hard to beat at 39 decibels. Plus it has those convenient bottle jets! If you're looking for more cycles and options plus smart connectivity, you may prefer the LG dishwasher. You can explore our picks for the best dishwashers of the year if you want more options.

Is the KitchenAid KDTE334GPS the clear winner in your mind, or did the LG model surprise you? Please leave us a comment below. We'd love to hear from you!

 

Editor's Note: This blog was originally published in January of 2015 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy as of the publication date noted above.

Topics: Dishwashers, LG, KitchenAid

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