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Most Helpful Reviews
I love how quiet this dishwaser is. Also cleaningwise, it does a great job too. We cook oily indian stuff sometimes. With the turbo zone, it can clean that pretty well. Also, the top rack only washing feature is nice too. We save time and water if its just for two of us.
This very expensive dishwasher broke in less than a year. The motor needs to be replaced and shocker- sears can't find the part! For a dishwasher less than a year old!! It's not a weird part- it's the MOTOR!! Very disappointed in dishwasher and SEARS!! Would NOT recommend either!!!
Whisper quiet! Great cleaning capability. Multiple cleaning settings that are realistic to a domestic (non-commercial) kitchen. If "Rinse Aid" is used -- and it really should be, results on dishes, glasses, and stemware is truly "spotless!" I've always heard of the "virtually spotless" result in dishwasher advertising but have only now really experienced it! Slow drying cycle, but with patience (leave on overnight), does the job very adequately. Configuration of racks is not optimal, but is highly functional. Be gentle with the raising and lowering of the top rack. This machine provides lots of options and in the end cleans dishes extremely well.
We purchased this new dishwasher as part of a complete kitchen remodel; in fact, all of the appliances we've chosen are Sears Kenmore. We based our decision on the reliability of the product and excellent service. It's stylish while being highly effective.
Rockville Centre, NY
I bought this Kenmore dishwasher September 1, 2014 and I must say it is absolutely worth the money! Prior to purchasing this dishwasher I researched various models including this one. I read the online reviews and actually went to Sears to view the products and talk to the sales people. One thing that I learned is that most of the negative reviews were due to incorrect installation, the reviewer not understanding how to use the dishwasher properly, or expectations that were totally unreasonable! I installed the dishwasher personally and made sure that I followed the installation instructions to the letter. Additionally, I read the instructions on how to load, operate, and use the special features of the dishwasher. The end result is weeks of clean dishes with very little problems. The one problem we had with a dirty dish was due to baked on cheese that left a little residue on the plate, but once we understood that baked on cheese was hard to to clean we simply set the dishwasher for the high temperature wash using the turbo zone. For average everyday washes, my wife normally selects the smart wash and smart dry cycles and that does the job most of the time. Now for the most impressive part of this dishwasher...it is ultra quiet! Most of the time I can only tell that the dishwasher is running by looking at the display.Overall, this is a very good dishwaher and I would absolutely recommend this Kenmore dishwasher! You can't go wrong!
I bought this machine and got it installed on 08/29. Today it stopped to work an showed famous "Service code F2E2". Before purchase, I read review and thought issue mentioned in those poor review won't happen to me...well, now here is the consequence
I have had this dishwasher for about a month now. I absolutely LOVE it! It cleans very well and I can not get over how quiet it is. I would definitely recommend this product.
We replaced a dishwasher that was in our house when we bought it a year ago. It was noisy, cleaning poorly and developing mold inside. We picked out our new Kenmore that promised quiet and excellent cleaning on a Thursday ( after consulting Consumer Reports, etc.). It was on the Labor Day sale, and we received it professionally installed two days later. We cannot hear a thing, and it does a beautiful job on crystal and plastic alike. Love it!
I got this dishwasher after reading reviews and looking at consumer reports. I had 3 issues with the design. 1. The knife holder is more trouble than it's worth. It gets caught if you have a longer knife. 2. The top rack single hand mechanism works part time. I spent more time trying to get the sides even instead of one up and one down. 3. After 3 days of using the washer the top rack stopped rolling out all the way. It had to do with the raising and lowering mechanism. I returned it and we'll see how the new dishwasher does. I'm not even going to try a second dishwasher of this model.
I am most pleased with the performance of this dishwasher. I have had it for about 2 months. It is so quiet, you can hardly tell it is running, and the dishes come out sparkling clean. I have not had any problem with the cleaning results. There are two minor negative features i have found: 1) the seam at the top edge of the door where the electronic controls traps crumbs from my countertop, and 2) the detergent door flips open and projects into the dishwasher during the cycle and you have to make sure you do not place a bulky item in front of it or it will not be able to open.
The Elite is extremely quiet and has many features. The easy sliding racks are one of my favorites. The powerful pot scrubbing jets are another. It does a very good job of cleaning all the dishes when correctly loaded. Quality dishwasher
Ann Arbor, MI
We have had this dishwasher for about 10 months now. It has been fabulous. Extremely quiet, looks good, inside and out and cleans dishes well. I've read other reviews about cleaning ability but I've never been one to put cached on food stuff in the dishwasher and have unreasonable expectations about the units' ability to clean them. We are very pleased. Also, the Sears contracted installer did an excellent job.
Hands down the best appliance I have ever owned. The sounds is barely audible and it cleans like nothing else. The inside of the tub is always spotless as are the dishes. We bought one for our old house and when we moved we bought another one for the new house because we couldn't go back to another dishwasher. The cycle status meter on the front is great since you cannot tell if it is running just by listening for it. It also conveniently answers the question "are the dishes clean or dirty" at a glance.
This dishwasher is so quiet. I love the read out telling me that it is complete, no need to guess if the dishes are clean anymore. The shelves glide like no other and adjust up and down for different size loads. Lovin it!
The reviewer indicated they received a sample of this product.
Dishwasher is very quite! Nothing else works correctly. First dish washer failed after a few months and flooded the floor. Technician came out and flooded the floor again after replacing the wrong part. Whirlpool replaced the floor. I missed three days of work meeting tech to work and having the floor replaced. 2 months later dishwasher started making thumping noise a LOUD thumping noise. Tech arrived stated he could not wait 30 minutes to hear the noise and left. Dish washer was still making loud thumping noise. 4th DAY OF WORK MISSED. I took dishwasher out and returned to store and after telling manager my story they replaced with a new dishwasher. Replacement dishwasher, pretty much the same results as the first, almost a year before it flooded the floor. Repaired, still running BUT the top rack has now broken 3 of the 4 wheels that it rolls on $65 to replace and there is water pouring out of the right side of the door - a different place than the other water leaks. So instead of spending this Saturday with my family I am headed to the store to buy different dishwasher. There were a ton of good reviews on this dishwasher and one bad review that had the same problems as I did. Now I am wishing I had paid more attention to that poor ladies review.
Definite problem with this machine. Every load had 2 - 3 dishes come out dirtier than when they started. Inside of dishwasher did not dry out. Had it for 2 weeks and they are replacing it. Sears was easy to work with about this.
We have 2 small kids and run the dishwasher at least once a day cleaning up after everybody. We hoped the high price would be worth it, and it was. First, it is QUIET. If you're talking or have a TV on in another room, you can't hear it. I can only hear it running if the kitchen is totally silent, and it's quieter than our refrigerator. It also cleans really well. Dried on food, greasy pans, and burnt on food all come out completely clean. We don't prewash anything anymore. We made the switch to detergent tabs, which seem to work best. The only downside is that it takes a while to dry the dishes, and even though it says "complete", you have to wait another hour for the dishes to dry. If you use the dishwasher a lot, it's totally worth the money.