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Kenmore Elite 12783
 
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 icon22 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Conventional dishwashers
User Reviews
User Reviews

 
1.0
Poor performance
8/5/2014
Pros
Quiet
Cons
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Best Uses
Delicate Items
Comment:
Only good to sanitize dishes. Items must be pre-cleaned and scrubbed before placing in washer. Very disappointed in product.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

 
1.0
Too many repairs
7/13/2014
Pros
Quiet
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Smaller Kitchens
Comment:
The spray arm failed after 6 weeks, the top rack broke after 10 weeks, shoddy mfg.<br />Based on consumer reports we purchased what we thought was the top rated dishwasher but its anything but. The warranty staff were familiar with the issues<br />and ordered the reports for the repair personnel. <br />The warranty technician at Sears suggested that the dishwasher would last longer<br />if only used twice a week. It takes about 10 days between calling for a warranty repair and when the service company is available to show up.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

 
2.0
Prefer Bosch
6/11/2014
Pros
Quiet
Stainless steel tub
Cons
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Long Cycle
Best Uses
Comment:
I drink tea each morning. This dishwasher does not get my cups or teaspoons clean even on the pot scrubber cycle. I have to hand wash them afterward. I previously had a Bosch dishwasher that was perfect. It ran very quietly, was quick, water efficient and did an excellent job cleaning the dish ware. We bought this Kenmore Elite model because we wanted all the stainless steel to match in our new kitchen remodel. Big mistake! Buy the Bosch.
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 Self-cleaning filter, Sensor, Stainless/SS-look option, Adjustable upper rack, Ample flatware slots, Hidden controls, Interior material. 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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