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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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Community icon40 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Conventional dishwashers
User Reviews
User Reviews

 
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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Great Dishwasher
4/5/2015
Pros
Cleans Well
Energy Efficient
Quiet
Cons
Long Cycle
Best Uses
General Purpose
Comment:
Bought this to replace a much older Kenmore that in my mind was cleaning fine but the wife thought otherwise. This new one is definitely an improvement in cleaning and especially in its quietness. We can run it anytime of day now without disturbances and we have a fairly open floor plan. We have had it for 6 months and haven't had any of the reliability issues and have been very satisfied with the purchase. The only thing to get used to is a longer cycle time in comparison to the old but it is a worthwhile tradeoff with the improvements. Ours has a side vent and fan that helps in drying.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
Expensive with a Drying Problem
3/5/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Cleans Well
Easy To Load
Energy Efficient
Quiet
Simple Controls
Cons
Doesn't Dry Well
Long Cycle
Best Uses
General Purpose
Comment:
This dishwasher is ok in all respects but drying. It does not have a SmartDry Vent. Without this vent upon opening the door there is still moisture throughout the appliance. This is a terrible design flaw. Why have a Heated Dry function that is dysfunctional. Very disappointed with this dishwasher!
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-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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