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Kenmore Elite Stainless Steel 24

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Kenmore Elite Stainless Steel 24" Built-In Dishwasher with TurboZone Rotating Spray Jets - 13103

When you open the box the first thing that you will see is a white soft material that is laying across the top and draped down both sides. This is for the sound proofing, so make sure that you do not throw this out. This is very easy to move around once … see full wiki

1 review about Kenmore Elite Stainless Steel 24

Kenmore and the Man of Steel Have the Same Thing In Common.

  • Sep 3, 2010
Rating:
+5
If you need anything, then I think that the best place to save time and money to look for something would be at Sears. This does not mean that they will always have the best prices but, what is does mean is that I think that this is the best place to go for one stop shopping. When we walked through the door they (salespeople) were on us like a fly on a dog turd. They were very helpful, but unbeknownst to them I had already went around and did some pricing and already knew that their price was the lowest that I had found. What I did not know, is exactly how much that Sears would be helping me out. I ended up having to go home and getting the help from the lady from Sears on-line department, since I had to order this dishwasher if I wanted this particular model. I found out that they did not have anything that you could just take with, they had to delivery it. This particular model dishwasher from Sears is the 13103 Kenmore Elite Stainless Dishwasher and it runs for $889.99 when not on sale, we got this at just the right time. It was on sale for only $711.00 and that includes delivery and installation.

Description
When you open the box the first thing that you will see is a white soft material that is laying across the top and draped down both sides. This is for the sound proofing, so make sure that you do not throw this out. This is very easy to move around once you get it out of the box, because of the two rear wheels attached to the lower part of the frame. This model is very large and bulky but only weighs about 70 pounds and is 34 ½" tall x 23 7/8" wide x 25 ½" deep.

The whole entire front and tub is made of stainless steel and there are a lot of nice features that the put into this package. The racks have a nylon coating covering all of the tines, to prevent any rust or hour dishes from getting scratched.  This also one the most energy compliant dishwashers on the market. When you start using this you will notice that there an awful lot of functions that this has to offer. When I saw this in the store I did not realize that there was so much on this. I started wondering if I purchased too much dishwasher for our needs.

The features that are on this unit is as follows; for the Cleaning Cycle you have sensor washing, a turbo zone with rotating spray jets, an automatic temperature control, self cleaning filter, a small food disposal, ultra wash system, and a filtration system. The upper rack is adjustable and removable, the lower rack has one fold down tine and a silverware basket and covers.

The Wash and Rinse Cycle gives you the options for a delayed wash (2-4-6) hours, and the ability to cancel and drain in an instant. The wash mode is the only function that has a high temperature setting, plus there also is a sanitary rinse offered. Along with these features you will get some other features such as Smart wash, a china or very gentle wash, and pots and pans wash.

The Standard and General Features that this equipped with is the normal wash, 5 automatic cycles, quick rinse, electronic controls, custom panel, a full visible panel. The Drying Options that you will be able to do is a heated dry function, and a no heat air dry setting. This also has a lockout control, and the cycle status selections will light as each one is used. As you use this you will definitely notice how quiet this unit is because it comes with the QuietGuard Ultra (58 dBa). The soap dispenser is a two cup compartment and is mounted inside on the door, the door will operate in multiple positions. Directly along side of the soap dispenser is the rinse aid dispenser and the indicator which will tell you how much that you have left inside. On the control panel you have you also have the start memory button.

The Capacity of this tub is the largest that they offer, the color of the inside and outside of the door is stainless steel, and the console, handle, and control panel are black in color.

Experience
Ever since we had this hooked up we were amazed at how quiet this unit is, we now can hear ourselves think and talk while the dishwasher is on. We always wondered if we really needed all of these different cycles and features. The china or fine wash, we only use once in a great while. The cycles that we use the most it the pots and pans and the normal cycle. The turbo cycle is still in the dormant stage, but we did test it with nothing inside just to see how it will work.

With this being so quiet we would have to check the light to see what and when it was getting done. If you open the door right after the unit gets done the dishes are so hot, that you could possible leave a red mark on your skin if held for too long. When the cycle we did notice how crystal clean and dry that our dishes were. They were so clean, we did not see any spots left and if you would run your finger across a plate it would squeak.

Sometimes in our old dishwasher we would see some food particles left in the bottom, but not in this one. There was nothing but a clean stainless steel bottom inside. I don't know if the dishes were getting cleaner, because of the fact that this is the first stainless steel dishwasher that we have owned or because this is a new dishwasher. In either case we are extremely happy with the results that we are getting.


The only real problem that we have been having, is the fact that this unit picks up fingerprints like a magnet. You will have to purchase some stainless steel polish to keep this looking brand new.


It has been seven months now and there has been no problems in the dishwasher department. My daughter is the happiest now because she can stop washing the dishes by hand. It will usually take me an hour to do a load in this unit, at the regular and normal cycles. But, when you start adding the turbo wash and all of the other options that you may want to add, this will boost to your time when trying to do the dishes. When all of the buttons are pushed to the max it could take you up to three hours to do just one load. So, before you go pushing all of those buttons I would highly recommend that you make sure that less is better in this case.

The one thing that we like is the fact that if you have some dishes that are really soiled, you do have the option to direct the water onto them by using the turbo zone wash. This will point the water so that it will concentrate on the lower rack of dishes.

Conclusion
This unit only comes with a one year warranty, so you may want to think about extending it. With so much new technology invested in one of the most used appliances in your house you may want to take care of that. If you have the home owners warranty on your home it would be beneficial to you to keep it going. If you use the warranty once it will pay for itself. We may have paid a lot for this, and maybe we got too much of a dishwasher, but if you are going to get something like this, just remember, you have to look at it for the next several years. You also get what you pay for, if you buy cheap , you get cheap. With the name Kenmore on it, it usually means that you are getting quality. Five stars for how efficient this is and how quiet it is.

Recommended:
Yes

Amount Paid (US$): 711.00
Kenmore and the Man of Steel Have the Same Thing In Common.

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