The KitchenAid Architect Series II KDTE404DSS (MSRP $1,249) reminds us of another KitchenAid dishwasher from reviews past: the KDFE454CSS. Both machines are powerful and overpriced. For context, dishwashers over $1,200 usually have a third rack, interior lights, or even their own theme song. Neither KitchenAid has any of that.
The KDTE404DSS does have a great selection of cycles and wash options, and its heavy duty cycle left very few stains behind during our tests.