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

  Item#  02212833000 | Model#  12833

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Reg Price: $1759.99
Savings: $440.00
Reg Price: $1759.99
Savings: $440.00
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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: Yes
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): 28.00
Annual Operating Cost, Estimated $ (Gas Water Heater): 22.00
Control Type: Electronic
Kilowatt Hrs. per Year: 260
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: No
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 12833 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.

  • 360° PowerWash 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 August 17, 2013


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18 Reviewers (69.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Most Helpful Reviews

Praise24 found this helpful
Nov 27 , 2013
Another quality Kenmore product for my home
Kenmore never disappoints my family. Replacing my previous Kenmore dishwaher after 15 years and decieded to go with another Kenmore product. This dishwaher even quieter than expected and cleans and dries beautifully. The quality of the tub and heavy duty feel of the door is very nice. The interior room is just as spacious as previous washer which was a plus. The cycles do take a bit longer and when opening and closing the door you tend to accidently press a cycle button on the control panel but it is easily corrected. Sleak design is well worth adjusting to this.
Criticism26 found this helpful
Feb 28 , 2014
I purchased this product 6 months ago from and have been having issues every since. The drain pump was faulty and I have had two service requests in less than 6 months. This is not what you would expect for a dishwasher that costs more than $1,500. Very disappointed.


Franklin, WI

Feb 25 , 2015
Leaked into basement after only 9 months

This dishwasher is beautifully designed, but that's it. It started to leak water through the bottom and into the basement after only 9 months. Will have it repaired under warranty, but don't have much faith in it now and afraid to run it without watching it for leaks from now on. It was very expensive and would expect so much more than this for the money. Will not purchase Kenmore again.

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Woodland, CA

Jan 5 , 2015
Love it, Love it, Love it

Was not sure about getting this dishwasher after the negative reviews, but I don't believe everything I read online. This dishwasher is fabulous! It installed very easy, cleans extremely well and is so quiet you cannot hear it run, at all! My wife and I can now start the dishwasher as the party still goes on and nobody will know. Worth the money.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Littleton, CO

Dec 10 , 2014
Leaks and damages house! Stay away from this dishwasher

We have always bought appliance from Sears, and based on CR recommendation, we got this in March 2014. It started leaking in July 2014! It took five service visits (spanning 8 weeks - two months!) to figure out they need to replace the unit. Guess what, the new unit started leaking this week (Dec 2014) and damaged the basement! PLEASE Stay away from this model, even if it is offered for FREE.

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Dec 10 , 2014

This dishwasher was purchased to replace a 10 year old Bosch that was causing problems. The salesperson was great in helping us get what we wanted delivered and set up. The installers were super nice. The Kenmore, looks fantastic in our kitchen.....but its performance is even better. Its surprising how we had got used to the deficiencies of the Bosch....not good on cleaning pots, not good at drying anything other than crockery and noisy! The Kenmore cleans and dries everything and has many options to ensure you have the correct program for the job.....but importantly it does it all at a complete whisper!!! Really it is so somebody else wonder if it is working!!! Everything about it shouts quality.....except the rolling in and out of the baskets could be improved. We have now owned the Kenmore a couple of months and are still happy with everything. At $1399 it was not cheap but the price was worth it for this quality dishwasher!!! Recommend it, we certainly do!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Owensboro, KY

Dec 9 , 2014
Cleans great - not very much room though

This dishwasher cleans very well and the clean out port is easy to use. You cannot put in a cookie sheet or any other large item without taking out the top rack, which is a huge pain. It's low to the ground, so I thought it would hold a lot more dishes than my other one, but it really doesn't hold much. You also have to be careful to not put a tall object on the bottom near the door or the dish detergent container won't open. That limits where you can put larger items (including plates). It would be good if you could see where it is within the wash cycle, but that's not possible. It is VERY quiet - sometimes I hear the little chime go over to tell me it's done and I've forgotten it was even washing! That's a huge plus.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Valparaiso, IN

Dec 8 , 2014
Broke within 6 months

The top tray adjustment arm broke after 6 weeks, then it started leaking at 6 months, then the bottom spray broke off and melted shortly thereafter. This is my 2nd kenmore. They are a waste of money, both of them. I'm not sure how JDPowers rates these but I don't trust these ratings after a second purchase based on their reco.

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Saint Louis, MO

Dec 4 , 2014
Piece of ****

Horrible product. Quiet, but other than that, it's a piece of ****. Can't put in anything large. Top rack doesn't work right.

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Hixson, TN

Nov 26 , 2014
Best Dishwasher I have ever had!

I purchased the Kenmore Elite 24" Built-in Stainless Steel Dishwasher. It has been a blessing. We had a salesman, who was friendly and helpful. He told us this model was the top of the line. He was right. Our dishes come out looking new. The dishwasher is so quiet, you do not know it is on. We also are thankful for Sear's certified installer, Don Heaton. He was professional, very knowledgeable about the product and did an excellent job installing the unit. He also gave us some tips about dishwashers that we did not know. I would recommend this product to my family and friends.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Nov 17 , 2014

not pleased with this takes a very long time wash compared to my old GE washer..and IT DOES NOT DRY must pick each item and dry by hand..the smart dry is not smart it will not do heated dry which works the best..would not buy this again may go out and buy another GE...

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Louisville, KY

Nov 12 , 2014
Very quiet

This dishwasher is VERY quiet. If the indicators were not on, I would not even know it is running. Initially, the first dishwasher they delivered the indicator lights for cycles running did not light up. The installer had me call Sears and tell them item was defeactive and they did bring another to replace it. I have since had no problems and I like the dishwasher very much. Very quiet and efficient. Love the adjustable upper rack.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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