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Kenmore Elite 12783
 
Approximate retail price:
$1,049.99
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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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Community icon30 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Conventional dishwashers
User Reviews
User Reviews

 
1.0
not recommended
10/23/2014
Pros
Cleans Well
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
General Purpose
Comment:
I hate this dish washer!!!! wish I would have never replaced my old one. I changed dish washers because i switched to stainless steel. I have to replace the clips that hold the top rack on every 4-6 months, these parts are not cheap nor easy to install.the top rack can not be filled with all glass cups or the rack pins break and the rack comes crashing down.The inside plastic melted when i used the santi- dry. The inside of the dish washer looks to be about 30 yrs old when the outside is only 3 years old. great looks from outside , but inside is a complete 360.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

 
2.0
Very quiet but flimsy plastic parts
10/17/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Cleans Well
Easy To Load
Energy Efficient
Quiet
Simple Controls
Cons
Broken plastic parts
Unreliable
Best Uses
Delicate Items
General Purpose
Larger Kitchens
Pots and Pans
Comment:
I have had to get replacement plastic clips that hold the adjustable tines and the replacement ones were also unreliable. We use it every couple of days and after 2 1/2 years it will not start. It is extremely quiet but we are going back to Our old brand immediately, the last one we had went over 10 years before being repaired.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
A polished piece of garbage.
10/8/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Load
Energy Efficient
Quiet
Simple Controls
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
Bought this Kenmore while remodeling kitchen after looking at a few different dishwashers. Because of the unique configuration of my kitchen, I was unable to buy a dishwasher with a rigid bottom frame (like the Bosch) so I decided on the Kenmore ELITE. Very nice looking and very quiet, I was pleased with this dishwasher for about a year. The stainless steel tub needs occasional cleaning, but other than that it was OK. Just after a year of ownership, the dishwasher just didn't work one day. On the service request call, I was offered a 1 yr warranty for $200 which I bought after troubleshooting and confirming that the control panel was probably bad ($200 by itself). After waiting a week for a repairman he told me that the Control Panel and UI were both out and the repair was going to be nearly $600 and that the warranty capped at $500. So out of pocket for the warranty and another $65 to the repairman. I am then told 2 weeks for another appt to actually repair device. I will not ever buy another Kenmore appliance and anyone looking to do so should check all user reviews before doing so unless you are looking for an expensive yearly appliance rental. Garbage.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
The Kenmore Elite 12783 is part of the Dishwashers test program at Consumer Reports. The Kenmore Elite 12783 Dishwashers features and specs include Interior material, Self-cleaning filter, Sensor, Stainless/SS-look option, Adjustable upper rack, Ample flatware slots, Hidden controls. In our lab tests, Dishwashers models like the Kenmore Elite 12783 are reviewed on Noise, Overall score, Washing, Ease of use, Energy use, Cycle time (min.). Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Kenmore Elite 12783 based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Kenmore Elite 12783 include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Kenmore Elite 12783.
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