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KitchenAid rolls out water-conserving dishwasher

The new dishwasher from KitchenAid places a high premium on water conservation.

KitchenAid is touting its newest dishwasher, which it claims has the industry's lowest water usage as determined by EnergyStar. 

The model uses a method called the AquaSense Recycling System, which reuses water from the previous rinse cycle to pre-rinse the next load. The dishwasher then uses fresh water to wrap up the process.

"If you have great water efficiency but need to rewash because you're not getting the desired results, that efficiency is quickly diminished," notes Beth Robinson, senior manager of brand experience for KitchenAid. "Our engineers have come up with a way to deliver on both fronts by designing a dishwasher that not only uses 33% less water than previous models but also delivers our best performance ever."

Other special features include a filter-based wash system with sound insulation, a heat dry option, spray jets that eliminate the need to soak or pre-scrub heavily soiled pots and pans and an automatic ProWash Cycle that adjusts water and energy use based on load size and soil amount. A front display on the exterior also shows the cycle stage while the dishwasher is running, with an "add a dish" indicator that lets users know when to add an extra dish.

The dishwasher comes with a range of various cycle options and includes fold-down tines for larger dishes.

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