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Kenmore Elite  24'' Built-In Dishwasher - Stainless Steel  ENERGY STAR®

  Item#  02212793000 | Model#  12793
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Reg Price: $1649.99
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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions:
Cutout Dimensions: 24 W x 34 H x 24 D
Depth with Door Closed (in.): 24.874
Depth with Door Open (in.): 49
Item Weight (lbs.): 88
Maximum Height (in.): 35
Minimum Height (in.): 33.5
Number of Place Settings: 12
Width (in.): 24
Shipping Depth (in.): 26.5
Shipping Height (in.): 35.5
Shipping Width (in.): 24.25
Color and Styling:
Color Coordinated Control Panel: Stainless
Color Family: Stainless steel
Handle Color: Stainless Steel
Product Overview:
Installable Under Sink: No
Fill Hose Included: No
Capacity:
Interior Size: Tall
Performance:
Annual Operating Cost, Estimated $ (Electric Water Heater): 28
Annual Operating Cost, Estimated $ (Gas Water Heater): 22
Control Type: Electronic
Minimum Circuit Breaker: 15 amps
Sound Level (Decibels): 39
General Features:
Automatic Temperature Control: Yes
Control Location: Top Edge of Door
Control Panel Lockout: Yes
Cycle Countdown: Yes
Cycle Status Lights: Yes
Delay Wash: Yes
Door Style: Fully integrated
Drain Hose Included: Yes
Filter Cleaning: Manual-clean filter
Food Disposal: No
General Warranty: 2 year limited
Glass Trap: No
Power Cord Included: No
Sensor Washing: Yes
Wash Tower: No Glossary
Water Filtration: Yes
Convenience Features:
Detergent Dispenser: Yes
Multiple Door Positions: Yes
Quiet Package: Yes
Start Button Memory: Yes Glossary
Durability:
Rack Material: Nylon
Tub Material: Stainless steel
Standard Cycles:
Cancel & Drain: Yes
Heavy Duty Cycle: No
High Temp Wash: Yes
Light Wash: No
Normal Wash Cycle: Yes
Number of Automatic Cycles: 6
Pot & Pan Cycle: Yes
Pre Soak Cycle: No
Quick Wash: Yes
Special Cycles:
China, Gentle Wash: Yes
Glassware Cycle: No
Lower Rack Wash Only: No
NSF Certified Rinse: Yes
Plastic Item Cycle: No
Plate Warmer Cycle: No
Drying Options:
Heated Dry: Yes
Unheated Air Dry: No
Number of Drying Options: 1
Upper Rack Features:
Adjustable Upper Rack: Yes
Removable Upper Rack: Yes
Silverware Basket Upper Rack: No
Small Item Holder: No
Upper Rack Fold Down Tines: Yes
Upper Rack No Flip Clips: Yes
Upper Rack Wash Only: Yes
Lower Rack Features:
Cutlery Holder: Yes
Lower Rack Fold Down Tines: Yes
Lower Rack No Flip Clips: No
Removable Lower Rack: Yes
Silverware Basket Lower Rack: Yes
Silverware Basket Splittable: Yes
Silverware Basket w/Covers: Yes
Stemware Holder: Yes
Third Rack: No
Wash Rinse Options:
High Temp Rinse: Yes
Quick Rinse: Yes
Rinse Aid Dispenser: Yes
Rinse Aid Dispenser Indicator: Yes
Sanitary Rinse: Yes
Certifications:
ADA Compliant: No
ENERGY STAR Compliant: Yes

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Kenmore Elite 24" Built-In Dishwasher - Powerful and Quiet

The quietest dishwasher Kenmore has ever made at only 39 decibels, this ENERGY STAR® Kenmore Elite built-in dishwasher 1279 lets you rest and relax while it does all the hard work. The combination of the 360-degree PowerWash™ Plus technology and TurboZone® with rotating spray jets attacks your greasiest and grimiest dishes. Don't worry about your large or odd-shaped pots and pans. The one-hand adjuster makes lifting the upper rack very easy. It also has an efficient UltraClean wash system that knows the exact amount of water and energy to use so you can save money on your utility bills.

  • 39 dBA + Smart Dry + On Hand Adjuster
  • 360° PowerWash Plus Technology uses an innovative spray arm to reach deep into corners and blast dishes clean from all angles, to quickly erase grease, food and leftover soap.
  • TurboZone® with Rotating Spray Jets uses 6 pressurized spray nozzles to blast through tough, stuck-on residue and foods like lipstick, oatmeal, cheese and baked-on egg.
  • The Sanitizing Rinse Cycle is NSF-certified to remove 99.99% of bacteria left on dishes, pots, pans and utensils, for a healthier kitchen and dishes clean enough to eat off of.
  • Powerful cleaning and energy savings in one, UltraClean blasts the toughest dirt and baked-on messes loose, while using less resources and energy than other heavy duty cycles.
  • The SmartWash™ HE Cycle automatically adjusts water and energy use to the load size and degree of cleaning needed, helping save valuable resources.
  • The UltraWash® HE Filter traps food particles and keeps them from re-entering the dishwasher, so water is cleaner and dishes shine bright.
  • Featuring rapid cleaning power, the 1-Hour Wash Cycle speeds your dishes, silverware and stemware back into service.

Added on April 17, 2013

 

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40 Reviewers (63.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Praise14 found this helpful
LARussell57
Jul 25 , 2013
LOVE....LOVE....LOVE This Machine
We have an open kitchen/family room area so a quiet dishwasher was essential....this dishwasher is so quiet that you have to put your ear up to it to even know is it running. Cleans really good and there is a lot of space inside. Haven't run the "turbo" cycle yet so don't know how that works yet. So happy that we splurged on this model...we did get when it was on sale so that was nice.
Criticism36 found this helpful
nts345
Jul 1 , 2013
Epic disappointment
We paid a lot because we wanted the quietest dishwasher...and this was quieter and more spacious than the Bosch. So, I have now run it on every type of cycle it offers and can say that even with the 'turbos' and bells and whistles, it cleans worse than my 13-year-old builder-installed GE washer. Wow. Nice that it's quiet but I have to scrub down EVERYthing before it goes in this washer....not a single hardened crumb on a plate can be overlooked. My old washer...I could put a sneaker in it and it would look like new. Too bad, will see what I can do about returning this new super-expensive washer. Absolutely NOT worth the money...and who cares how quiet it is when you have to scrub and get yourself super dirty before you load it. Pick your evil, I suppose!
 
Sep 9 , 2014
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Nice Looking but unreliable

For what we paid this is a huge disappointment. We've had it for 2 years and are on our third service call, plus replacing the flimsy upper tray parts ourselves. Never again.


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Suswil

Salem, UT

Sep 8 , 2014
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So disappointed

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.


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mgarland

Kingsville, MD

Sep 8 , 2014
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Excellent Dishwasher!

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.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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mastrkee

Notasulga, AL

Sep 3 , 2014
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Quality dishwasher

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


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NancyKerner

Ann Arbor, MI

Sep 2 , 2014
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Love it!

Very quiet; shelves have flexible height; beautiful look; cleans contents thoroughly; beautiful looking inside and out

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Aug 27 , 2014
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Very Nice Dishwasher

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.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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thetoolman42

Tallahassee, FL

Aug 26 , 2014
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So nice I bought it twice

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.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Updatingisfun

Hanover, PA

Aug 22 , 2014
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dishwasher

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!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

The reviewer indicated they received a sample of this product.
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Aug 22 , 2014
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Dishes are wet after cycle completes.

Best Drying Performance/Heated Dry Cycle does not exist.


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ProductEngineer

Clarksville, TN

Aug 20 , 2014
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Replaced Floor LEAKING AGAIN, Top Rack BROKEN!

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.


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