The Kenmore 1326 is part of the dishwasher
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, dishwasher
models like the 1326 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Assessed by running the normal or equivalent cycle to clean a full load--10 place settings of very dirty dishes that were scraped but not rinsed. We examine the dishes and glassware for residual food after cleaning.
For a normal cycle. The largest portion is needed for heating water, both at the water heater and in the machine.
Judged during fill, wash, and drain, mainly by a listening panel.
The following models have the same ratings as Kenmore 1326.
Features and specs may vary
The Ratings applied to untested model Kenmore 1325[ ] come from our tests of model Kenmore 1326, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both. The untested model does not have TurboZone.
The Ratings applied to untested model Kenmore 1329[ ] come from our tests of model Kenmore 1326, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both. The untested model does not have TurboZone and hidden controls.
About This Brand
Kenmore, the largest dishwasher brand in this country, is known for its reliability and dependability and has three lines: Kenmore, Kenmore Elite, and Kenmore Pro. Prices range from approximately $250 for a basic Kenmore model to $1,600 for the double-drawer dishwasher in stainless steel ($1,400 in white). Major features such as the TurboZone power-scrubbing mode tend to be shared among the higher-priced Kenmore models ($650 and up) and the Elite models. Kenmore recently introduced steam cleaning, hidden-control models as well as top-rack-only wash on some Elite models.
Ample flatware slots Flatware baskets with lids provide individual slots for most of the utensils in our silverware load. Such lids prevent "nesting" and thus improve flatware cleaning. It is more time-consuming to load the cutlery into individual slots, though, so you can remove the lids if you prefer.
Ample flatware slots
Adjustable upper rack Most models hold cups and glasses on the top rack, plates on the lower rack, and silverware in a basket. The ability to adjust the upper rack up or down an inch or so allows for more flexibility in loading items such as tall glasses.
Adjustable upper rack
Sensor A sensor adjusts water usage and cycle time to the amount of soil on the dishes. This should make a dishwasher use water more efficiently, but we found that wasn't always the case. Moreover, a sensor can increase a machine's running time.
Self-cleaning filter A filter that cleans itself is convenient, but it can add to noise. Note that it's often the costly foreign brands that lack self-cleaning filters and require periodic manual cleaning of the filter.
Hidden controls Controls along the top edge of the door contribute to a sleeker look. Some models hide all controls; others hide only some controls.
Interior material A dishwasher's interior, which includes the inside of the door, could be made of stainless steel, plastic, or a combination of the two--such as a plastic door and stainless sides and bottom. Unlike a plastic interior, an all-stainless interior won't discolor, but it does increase the cost of a dishwasher by about $100.
Stainless/SS-look option Stainless steel is stylish, but it shows fingerprints. Another option: a vinyl-covered metal finish that gives you a stainless-steel look but resists smudging.
we have had it for 3 days and it will not drain called Sears and they said it will be 3 weeks before they can come out to fix it .Also was on the phone with about 5 people before found someone who could help that was after about 45 minutes and two calls back.They did the install also
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Elijah the Engineer
from Upstate, NY
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Very Impressive Dishwasher!
Dries Without Using Heat
Easy To Load
Uses less detergent
I agree with everything Judy from Montana said, plus:<br />Installation was a breeze for anyone DIY capable - we bought the installation kit, which helped but was not absolutely necessary. Even with the (VERY nice) SS tube, the unit is easy to move around. We are amazed at how well it cleans with so little water. <br />Some reviewers have mentioned water in the sump - these HE dishwashers rely on screens to filter out food - if you don't clean the screens periodically (i.e., weekly - monthly) and don't use the washer a few times a week, then of course the water in the sump could get stinky (especially if your tap water is not chlorinated...) Lots of simple solutions to that - we use ours daily with unchlorinated well water and have no odor problems at all.
How long have you owned it:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Everything I wanted in a dishwasher
Can Shut Off Dry Cycle
Dark Handle Hides Smudge
Easy To Load
I use my dishwasher about five times per week, so some dishes sit there for a day. Cleans beautifully. The turbo zone, which I use only rarely, works great for removing baked on food, but I don't use it for pots and pans(I always hand-wash those). Very quiet operation and decibels are about the same as the Bosch dishwashers. I use the one hour cycle and it's done before I know it. I don't use the dry feature, and I love that it can be turned off. I am especially happy with my color choice, which is a black handle with lower panel in stainless steel. The handle hides all marks, keeping the stainless part spotless. Easy to use controls. Love the stainless interior because it stays hot and dries the dishes without the dry cycle. I just open it up and the residual heat evaporates any water left on the dishes right away. I bought the five year warranty because of some of the negative reviews on several sites, but I have had NO PROBLEMS! Wonderful machine and very good quality materials and workmanship. I am very happy I bought it, and I got a great deal from Sears. I like the design much better than the Bosch machines.