The Kenmore 15693 dishwasher offers quite an impressive set of wash cycles and wash options; however, it does fall short on some features and functionality. You also don’t get a good warranty with this dishwasher unit, which is quite disappointing.
We were a bit disappointed to find that this built-in dishwasher only allows you to load 12 place settings in your dishwasher at once, which is among the smallest amount out of all the dishwashers we reviewed. Additionally, this dishwasher has a 51-decibel sound level, which is not as quiet as many of the units we reviewed.
We are disappointed that this integrated dishwasher does not include a rinse only cycle or a small load option, though these are not deal breakers. The wash cycles it does include are sufficient to clean dishes of any soil level.
Aside from the standard normal wash, gentle cycle, one-hour wash and a pots and pans cycle, this dishwasher comes with Kenmore's SmartWash cycle. After you load your dishwasher and select the SmartWash cycle, it automatically senses the soil level of the dishes and the load size and then cleans the load with only the amount of water and energy it needs. You also get a quick rinse cycle that could come in handy when you just need to rinse some dishes.
Overall, we were impressed with the additional wash options it includes: high temp, sani, heated dry, four-hour delay, control lock and Turbo Zone. We were specifically impressed with the sani wash option, which is certified by the National Sanitation Foundation to sanitize your dishes thoroughly.
The energy consumption of this dishwasher is pretty average, costing an estimated $27 and consuming 253 kilowatt-hours per year.
This unit includes the industry standard one-year warranty on labor and parts. However, the racks and electronics that generally are covered for five years on most dishwashers are only covered for one year on this unit. Additionally, the tub and door liner are only covered for one year, whereas other manufacturers offer a lifetime warranty on these components.
Kenmore doesn't list any FAQs or tutorials on its website for you to browse through for support. However, if you do find yourself needing help, you can contact Kenmore by phone or email.
The Kenmore 15693 dishwasher will clean even most heavily soiled dishes with the variety of wash cycles you get. However, its warranty is limited and will only cover your dishwasher's parts, including the door liner and tub, for one year.
This dishwasher is NSF certified for sanitation and can clean your dishes at a high temperature.
This dishwasher only has a one-year warranty, and it holds just 12 place settings at once.
The Kenmore 15693 dishwasher includes the basic features you would expect to see, plus a couple extras like the SmartWash cycle.