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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
Savings: $700.00
Reg Price: $1649.99
Savings: $700.00
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Specifications & 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
Interior Size: Tall
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
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
ADA Compliant: No
ENERGY STAR Compliant: Yes


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Product Description

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


Overall, others give this:

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57 Reviewers (68.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Most Helpful Reviews

Praise14 found this helpful
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
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!


Volcano, HI

Oct 15 , 2014
Stylish and Efficient

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.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Aurora, CO

Oct 15 , 2014
best dishwasher

everytime we have moved we ALWAYS replace with kenmore dishwasher very shortly nothing else has ever compared

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Rockville Centre, NY

Oct 9 , 2014
Worth The Money!

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 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 would recommend this product to a friend.

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Youngstown, OH

Sep 22 , 2014
so quiet that we are not sure it is running and will go and check the light

love it

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Quitman, AR

Sep 22 , 2014

It work great . Love the adjusting racks so easy .plenty of room and it dries the dishes great. I had a G E profile before and this one washes so much better

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Shrewsbury, MA

Sep 17 , 2014
Broken after 20 days installation

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

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Clarksville, TN

Sep 15 , 2014
Love this dishwasher!

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.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Irving, TX

Sep 12 , 2014
Love this dishwasher.

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 would recommend this product to a friend.

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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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Kingsville, MD

Sep 8 , 2014
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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