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Kenmore 1325[ ]
 
Approximate retail price:
$520
We expect this model to perform similarly to the tested Kenmore 1326[3] although it may differ in price and features.
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Type: Conventional dishwashers
About - Kenmore 1325[ ]

The Kenmore 1325[ ] is a dishwasher available from Kenmore. The 1325[ ] typically costs $520 .

Consumer Reports recommends that you match the features on a model to the needs you have. Here's our take on some of the specifications and features that are commonly available on dishwasher models like the 1325[ ].


Ample flatware slots:
Flatware baskets with lids provide individual slots for most of the utensils in our silverware load. Such lids prevent "nesting" and thus improve flatware cleaning. It is more time-consuming to load the cutlery into individual slots, though, so you can remove the lids if you prefer.

Adjustable upper rack:
Most models hold cups and glasses on the top rack, plates on the lower rack, and silverware in a basket. The ability to adjust the upper rack up or down an inch or so allows for more flexibility in loading items such as tall glasses.

Sensor:
A sensor adjusts water usage and cycle time to the amount of soil on the dishes. This should make a dishwasher use water more efficiently, but we found that wasn't always the case. Moreover, a sensor can increase a machine's running time.

Tested Model
The Ratings of Kenmore 1326[3] were applied to untested model Kenmore 1325[ ], which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
Kenmore 1326[3]
Approximate retail price:
$699.88
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About This Brand

Kenmore, the largest dishwasher brand in this country, is known for its reliability and dependability and has three lines: Kenmore, Kenmore Elite, and Kenmore Pro. Prices range from approximately $250 for a basic Kenmore model to $1,600 for the double-drawer dishwasher in stainless steel ($1,400 in white). Major features such as the TurboZone power-scrubbing mode tend to be shared among the higher-priced Kenmore models ($650 and up) and the Elite models. Kenmore recently introduced steam cleaning, hidden-control models as well as top-rack-only wash on some Elite models.

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Features & Specs - Kenmore 1325[ ]
info Ample flatware slots Yes
info Adjustable upper rack Yes
info Sensor Yes
info Self-cleaning filter No
info Hidden controls No
info Interior material stainless-steel
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - Kenmore 1325[ ]
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Avoid
2/19/2013
Pros
Cons
Doesn't Stop
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
This dishwasher does not stop after going through all the cycles. The drain motor continues to run. Six (6) visits from Sears technicians and they finally said, You're on your own. One customer service phone rep told me that they would replace it under an exceptional parts warranty, but now they are saying that they made a mistake telling me that and will not replace it. I will not be shopping at Sears again and I would not recommend that you do.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Good Product, Good Price
1/4/2012
Pros
Cleans Well
Easy To Load
Energy Efficient
Quiet
Simple Controls
Cons
Long Cycle
Best Uses
General Purpose
Comment:
I particularly like the stainless steel tub and versatile loading racks.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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