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Kenmore Elite 12783 dishwasher

 
Approximate retail price:
$899.99
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Summary: This Kenmore conventional dishwasher has
  • A soil sensor.
  • An adjustable upper rack.
  • A delayed-start feature.
  • A stainless-steel interior.
  • Some hidden controls.
  • Adjustable tines.
  • Ample flatware slots.
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Type: Conventional dishwashers
About - Kenmore Elite 12783

The Kenmore Elite 12783 is part of the dishwasher test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, dishwasher models like the Elite 12783 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Washing:
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.

Energy use:
For a normal cycle. The largest portion is needed for heating water, both at the water heater and in the machine.

Noise:
Judged during fill, wash, and drain, mainly by a listening panel.

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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.

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Features & Specs - Kenmore Elite 12783
info Ample flatware slots Yes
info Adjustable upper rack Yes
info Sensor Yes
info Self-cleaning filter No
info Hidden controls Some
info Interior material stainless-steel
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - Kenmore Elite 12783
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Bad experience
6/8/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Load
Quiet
Cons
Control Panel Malfunction
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Doesn't Dry Well
Requires Frequent Mainten
Unreliable
Warranty Not Effective
Best Uses
General Purpose
Comment:
The control panel malfunctions easily and shuts the machine down. Restarting the machine requires a technician visit. Parts replaced three times without fix ing the problem. Very expensive machine to be so faulty.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Don't Buy
6/4/2015
Pros
Quiet
Cons
Awkward Loading
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Does Not Clean The Dishe
Leave Detergent Residues
Leave Dry Aide Residue
Long Cycle
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
I have purchased Kenmore Elite 12783 dishwasher from Sears last week.I based my decision to buy it on Consumer Reports high rating. It is rated above 80, with rave recommendation. The machine was installed on Thursday, May 28.<br /><br />It turned out that it does not clean well. Even Though I have used the correct amount of detergent and the water are 120 degree, tomato soup has remained on the dishes even after 3 washing attempt. Cups and glasses have remained dirty and detergent residue have accumulated on the bottom and on the machine's door.<br /><br />A technician that came to check the machine has deemed that there was nothing wrong with it , and that I should wash the dishes prior to loading them into the machine. That is in conflict with the written instructions which says that no pre wash is required. To replace the machine Sears charges 15%. <br /><br />A co-worker told me that she had a similar experience with this machine.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
terrible dishwasher
4/29/2015
Pros
NONE
Cons
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Doesn't Dry Well
Long Cycle
Unreliable
Best Uses
Delicate Items
Comment:
I have never had a dishwasher to preform so awful
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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