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Kenmore Elite 12833
 
Approximate retail price:
$1,342.99
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We expect this model to perform similarly to the tested Kenmore Elite 12793 although it may differ in price and features.
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Type: Conventional dishwashers
About - Kenmore Elite 12833

The Kenmore Elite 12833 is a dishwasher available from Kenmore. The Elite 12833 typically costs $1,342.99.

Consumer Reports recommends that you match the features on a model to the needs you have. Here's our take on some of the specifications and features that are commonly available on dishwasher models like the Elite 12833.


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.

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.

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.

Tested Model
The Ratings of Kenmore Elite 12793 were applied to untested model Kenmore Elite 12833, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
Kenmore Elite 12793
Approximate retail price:
$1,079.49
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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 12833
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 12833
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1.0
Kenmore Doesn't Meet expectations
7/16/2014
Pros
Cleans Well
Easy To Load
Quiet
Cons
Racks Flimsy
Best Uses
Larger Kitchens
Comment:
We have owned it for 6 months and it is now leaking from the bottom. Top rack tracks have jammed and needed to be replaced. Bottom of hinged door internal plastic peice broken. Trying to get a refund for the Bosch. Sears serviceman coming out tomorrow. This $1300 was a letdown. Lost faith in Kenmore.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Great dishwasher
1/24/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Cleans Well
Easy To Load
Quiet
Simple Controls
Cons
Best Uses
General Purpose
Comment:
This dishwasher is so quiet I can't tell if its on or not. I have to keep remembering that if the light is blue it is washing. My only problem was dealing with Sears to get it. I purchased it online and had to make a lot of calls, spoke to 13 different people in 3 departments and had 5 delivery dates. Almost canceled the order and went with a different brand.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(17 of 18 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
I love this dishwasher
11/28/2013
Pros
Attractive Design
Cleans Well
Easy To Load
It Is So Very Quiet
Quiet
Simple Controls
Cons
Best Uses
General Purpose
Comment:
We load this dishwasher at least once a day. At first we thought it was broken, we could not hear it at all. It is so quiet you don't even know it is on. We replaced a 10 year old Kenmore dishwasher that did not dry anymore. We are very happy with our decision to stay with Kenmore. I believe you get what you pay, it has a big price tag but worth every cent of it.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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