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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 icon24 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Conventional dishwashers
User Reviews
User Reviews

 
2.0
was very disappointed
8/25/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Quiet
Cons
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Low Quality
We Have Had The Dishwashe
Best Uses
Comment:
We have had it three years and I have been disappointed with the quality and design. The bottom rack runs of the tracks when it is pulled out, the clips that hold the top racks in place have broken several times, the plastic clips of the two racks are of low quality and melt and break. The stainless steel inside of the washer gets stained and does not resist residue. The detergent dispenser does not repel residue, it builds up and then the dispenser does not close. The plastic on the racks get discolored and faded. All this and we do not even use it for pots or pans and only use it about once a day.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

 
1.0
High priced piece of Garbage
8/21/2014
Pros
Quiet
Simple Controls
Cons
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Long Cycle
Unreliable
Best Uses
None Whatsoever
Comment:
This machine makes your dishes DIRTIER than when they are put into it.<br /><br />You must prewash your dishes completely. You must scrub and clean them thoroughly before putting them into this worthless hunk of junk. STILL they come out with a dark film that gets thicker each time they go through.<br /><br />This machine cannot remove even a thin film of cooking oil even if rinsed and dishes are spaced THREE ROWS APART. <br /><br />We tried different settings, different soaps, etc. <br /><br />Problem is, when you call Sears tech support, they will try to BLAME YOU. They will say it is because you are not using a rinsing agent (ridiculous) or because you are not cleaning the filter (wrong - we clean it all the time).<br /><br />We are having it serviced again for the 2nd time. Hopefully we can get help with this. We paid about 1700 plus the extended warranty.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

 
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.
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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