Gets Dishes Clean, Clean, Clean
Fits All of the Dishes
Dishes Done When You Need Them
Easy to use. Appreciate the cancel and drain feature. The sprays are well placed and effective.
Very quiet, have to be right in front of it to hear it and see the lights on to make sure it is running. Dishes come out spotless and very clean. Racks slide very smoothly. A+ all the way!
So far so good. The last Kenmore washing machine this one replaces lasted 21 years. Hope this unit is as good.
The dishwasher has great capacity and is very easy to reconfigure for the items to be washed. But best of all you have to be right on top of it to know that it is running. It is virtually noiseless.
I've owned this dishwasher for almost a year now. I researched for about a month before I decided on this model. Read online descriptions and reviews. Went to every big box store in town and viewed models up close. Very exhaustive search. Very OCD. I concluded that Sears had the best selection and Kenmore was the only way to go. My number one requirement was logically that this appliance should CLEAN dishes. Other bells and whistles are tempting but in the end I just wanted clean dishes. Without being to wordy I will hit some of the main points. I like the easy glide ball bearing rack. It is almost too smooth. You can almost move it with a stiff breeze. The spray arms are unique and innovative. Along with the Turbo Zone and those side spray thingys, how can a dish NOT get clean. And clean it does. I tried out all the different cycles but almost always use the short "smart" cycle which is 3 hours! Yikes. Turbo is close to five. Wow. That might be good for cleaning a car engine but I haven't tried. Quiet was not a factor for me because I kinda like to know the thing is running. But you can barely here it. You have to listen. But the cool blue LED shows at a glance it is indeed running. Changes red when drying and green when done. I'm a single guy that runs it about twice a week and those dishes come out so clean they look new. I use detergent "tabs" and rinse aid. Those were recommended. Plus, don't rinse your dishes too well before putting them in as the detergent needs some amount of "soil" to act efficiently. Even though it has "Smart Dry" I still find pockets of water in domed glasses and pitchers. But that is normal I guess. For a $1K dishwasher I expected better drying and that is the only reason I deducted a star from five. I purchased a ten dollar battery operated personal fan and after the load is done I invert the pooled items and put the fan in for an hour or so. This solved the problem nicely. I keep the fan in the crock pot above the dishwasher. Nice. On a different note, after concluding Sears is the ONLY place to buy an appliance (have you seen that selection - nobody compares) I would like to say I hope Sears never goes away. I'm a 54 year old guy and I can't imagine buying an appliance online. I certainly love the information you can find with a click but I had to see this in person and discuss it with a legit salesperson that seemingly knew his stuff. If we don't support brick and mortar they seem to disappear don't they? At this point I should mention that I was not given any "perks" to write this review like the disclaimer states at the top. So, Hey, Sears - where is my free can opener?!? I really love that Kenmore Elite. One last thing - I did remove the Elite name badge on the bottom of the dishwasher and it looks even better with my white cabinets.
I've had it for a couple of weeks, and LOVE it!! It is the quietest dishwasher ever -- can't even tell it's on! It cleans well, and as an added bonus, the racks roll so smoothly! I am very happy with this purchase!!