Finally, a Dishwasher With a Window!

KitchenAid's latest dishwashers let you watch the magic happen.

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Two new dishwashers from KitchenAid feature a design element that's unavailable on any competing machine: a window.

That's right. The KDTM804ESS (MSRP $2,049) and KDTM384ESS (MSRP $1,249) both sport half-height windows and LED lights that give you a glimpse of the inside of your dishwasher at the end of every cycle.

The idea isn't totally new. Some of the earliest dishwashers had windows so curious users could see what was going on inside. Electrolux sold the Visi in Europe a decade ago. And 30 Rock's Jack Donaghy famously dreamt up a transparent dishwasher in the last moments of the series finale.

KitchenAid KDTM804ESS Dishwasher
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The KitchenAid KDTM804ESS is the first dishwasher in decades to feature a window, so you can see what's going on inside. View Larger

However, the two new KitchenAid models mark the first time in decades that a full-size dishwasher with a window will be sold in the U.S.

Both new dishwashers will be on sale later this year, and will feature the brand's new Maintenance Free Microfilter.

Additionally, both dishwashers have the new KitchenAid brand design language that debuted at EuroCucina in 2014: knurled handles, decorative roundels, and a transitional look that blends contemporary lines with industrial accents.

The less-expensive '384 model has two racks and a stainless interior, while the flagship '804 adds KitchenAid's new dynamic wash arm—a three-blade arm with smaller sprayers at the end of each blade that KitchenAid says allows for a stronger spray and better coverage.

It also features a third rack, a top-rack-only wash cycle, and a new bottle wash feature. That means KitchenAid, Electrolux, and GE now make dishwashers with a bottle wash feature.

Only one of those machines, however, has a window.

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