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Loading the dishwasher is an art. All it takes is one plate that’s out of place or a cup that’s slightly crooked to throw the whole arrangement out of order. And when you can’t get everything to fit in just right, you end up running way more cycles than you thought you would. Our dirty dishes aren’t going anywhere (they’re only going to get worse as we approach the holidays), but there is a new appliance on the market that might help with common cleanup woes. 

Earlier this month, KitchenAid announced the launch of its 44 dBA Dishwasher (ranging from $1,100 to $1,900). The name sounds complicated, but what it offers is simple. The tool features an extra-large third rack (the biggest among leading brands) that has a deep angled design, so you can put glasses, mugs, and bowls up there, as well as your silverware. The top tier even has its own dedicated spray jets so you don’t end up with crumb-covered knives. 

While the deep top tier helps free up room below for awkwardly sized pots and platters, the middle rack is adjustable, so you can tweak it to fit tall items like pitchers and blender jars. You can also opt to add LED lighting to the interior of the dishwasher (ringing in at $1,900), that way you never leave a teaspoon or water-bottle lid behind again.

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44 dBA Dishwasher with FreeFlex Rack and LED Lighting, KitchenAid ($1,900)

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