This Kenmore Elite dishwasher runs at a Whisper Quiet 39 decibels--quiet enough that you'll barely hear a thing, even if the whole house is asleep. You won't even know it's running.
Fits All the Dishes
With enough room for 14 place settings, this dishwasher can handle it all, from weeknight meals to dinner parties. A removable third rack makes it easy to fit in a few extra utensils, lids or silverware settings. The adjustable upper rack gives you more space below for larger pots, pans or casserole dishes.
Cleans the Tough Stuff with Ease
This Kenmore Elite dishwasher comes packed with cleaning technology to get your dishes cleaned up right. 360° PowerWash® Technology uses a custom spray pattern to clean dishes all over, inside and out, more effectively than traditional spray patterns. TurboZone® uses the power of rotating spray jets to clean tough stains, stuck-on foods and other tough food messes. UltraWash HE Wash...
Have had this washer for several weeks now and run a load for my family every evening. 39 decibels is QUIET! This washer is so quiet you will not hear it. Has lots of room and the ability to raise and lower the top rack is nice for when I have a larger item on either rack. The options on top of the door give a full range of cleaning so you will always have a clean load. I load it full of dirty dishes and pans and it makes quick work of them. I usually run a quick rinse cycle if I’m waiting to wash until later. I would buy it again and not hesitate to recommend it. Looks classy, too.
I have always preferred Kenmore appliances but we are very disappointed in this dishwasher. I would not recommend since the dishes are always wet and somewhat slimy, We need to open the door immediately when finished to let them dry or rewash because after sitting they smell like old dishwater. It is quiet. The book says there is a model with an extra dry feature - I wish I had known before we spent so much money on this one. This one just has smart dry (i.e usually wet)- not "extra" dry.
Ordered model 14715 on 1/23 scheduled for install 1/26. Delivery was wrong model (14307) installers upset I wouldn’t take machine I didn’t order but I refused delivery and have been chasing my 1500 (total for machine, ext warranty and installation) I’ve been switched to min of 8 dept and all I get is the run around. I’m still out the money and don’t have any answers from sears as to what happened or when I can expect a total refund. Worst experience I’ve ever had with sears. No one has tried to reach out to me.
I have been very happy with this dishwasher. The features allow for a whole day of dishes, which is something our last 20 year old washer did not. VERY quiet and clean.
We had essentially the same dishwasher before for 12 years and loved it. Did our best to get the newer version this time. Overall, it's a very nice dishwasher, however, it has its own personality. Below are my observed Pros and Cons.
Easy to use
Enough features (didn't want too many!)
3rd level rack (removable)
Adjustable utensil rack
Extremely smooth gliding upper rack
Can use just upper or lower washer arm
Control panel is easy to bump and make "ping"
Since the door is slighter thicker, the racks are shorter enough that I can't get my dishes in it as easily.
**The washer arm on the upper rack hits my dinner plates when in the lower position, so I MUST raise it up, thus leaving less space on the upper rack, and fewer things that will clear the 3rd level rack. (This is my biggest disappointment.)
Sears added handles to the racks, using up a small but noticeable bit of space when loading plates. (A unhelpful and somewhat annoying feature.)
Like I said, this is a great dishwasher and while I wish it was taller inside so that I could get taller things in it, it hasn't been a significant problem. I don't put plastics of any kind in my dishwasher, so most of my glasses are a more modest height and clear the 3rd rack just fine (this has been a big complaint among others). Also, even when I washed tall crystal stemware, when it was tilted just a bit, it could clear the 3rd level rack. And if I DO have a top rack full of tall things, I can remove the 3rd level rack for a single load. This was a smart feature to allow.
THE THIRD RACK--worth it? YES!!
Even with the annoying clearance issues, I still would rather have it. I frequently run out of counter space and it fills in when I need to set down a lightweight bowl or drip dry a quality knife when the dishwasher isn't running. I don't actually use it a whole lot, as it's easier to just use my regular caddy below for silverware. However, for heat sensitive things like wooden/bamboo spoons or rubber spatulas, it's great and worth having.
Side note: as to wishing the machine were taller, that can happen only with a taller cavity, which needs a higher counter, which isn't going to happen for most consumers. SO, I think Sears did its best with what it had. I would buy this dishwasher again.
I had this dishwasher for 6 years. The racks falls apart, the wheels break and come off.I don't know about you guys but when I pay 1200 for a dishwasher I expect it to last more than 6 years. Especially since I've been replacing parts since the second year. Also didn't dry worth a darn. Yes I used the rinse aide. Now it's completely dead. No power or response. Unhappy with this. My last dishwasher was kitchenaide and 20 years it lasted with no issues. Ofcourse it was a real kitchenaid, not made by whirlpool.