KitchenAid has long since been one of the most trusted and popular kitchen appliance manufactures amongst consumers. Their Architect Series II has been one of the most successful lines they’ve released. The KitchenAid Architect II model KUDK03CT is also a washer that I’ve spent quite a good deal of time with so I’ve decided to write up some of my experiences.
Cleaning Efficiency: 4/5
Noise Level: 5/5
The first thing that gets most peoples attention is the appearance. This is especially true of the stainless steel version of the washer (the KUDK03ITBS). The model I’ve been using is in fact a stainless model and it looks great and I’ve found it to be very easy to clean. For the price it is difficult to find a more expensive looking washer. Check it out in person and I bet you’ll be impressed. The interior is easy to clean and also made of a stainless material.
The first time I used the KUDK03CT I didn’t even realize it was on, I actually had to look twice to make sure I had turned it on correctly. This is perhaps the quietist washer I have ever used. I found that the controls were actually very easy to use and I didn’t even have to refer to the manual to operate it. The only problem is that the wash cycle is very long compared to other washers that I’ve used. The bonus is that the dishes do come out very clean so it is all worth it in the end.
My favorite option is the dish add feature. This allows you to stop the cycle and add a dish. I don’t know how many times before I got this washer I would have to hand wash a dish that I neglected to add to the load. Also there are never any large pieces of food left collecting at the bottom of the washer’s floor thanks to a very efficient disposal-like system which annihilates all of the food particles separated from the plates.
One thing I should bring up is that this washer is made in China and has a lot of plastic components. The durability of this washer has been questioned by some consumers however there is a 1 year limited warranty for what it is worth.
The KUDK03CT can be found at online retailers and major appliance stores for about $550. This is the perfect option for those looking for a reasonably priced replacement that offers a decent amount of features. If you’re looking to replace all the kitchen appliances this washer is also a member of a fantastic line of kitchen hardware offered by KitchenAid.
Those interested in the stats should note that this washer is a 4 cycle, 120 volt machine that is capable of handling a place setting suitable for 14. The dimensions include a depth of 24 7/8″ a Width of 23 7/8″ and a Height of 33 7/8″.