PROS / Using a soil sensor, the dishwasher only uses the water and energy it needs to clean your dishes.
CONS / This dishwasher’s warranty is limited.
VERDICT / With six wash cycles and wash options, the Kenmore dishwasher effectively cleans your dishes. While the dishwasher lacks some convenience features, its short cycle times and energy-efficient options make it a good dishwasher.
The Kenmore 13693 dishwasher has several energy-efficient washing and drying options. The UltraWash HE Wash System allows the dishwasher to employ a soil sensor to determine how much water and time a cycle needs to run, using minimal amounts of energy. The unit also has a drying option that uses a fan to circulate hot air, which saves on energy. All of these energy-saving options earned this dishwasher a certification from ENERGY STAR.
This Kenmore dishwasher’s annual operating cost is $32. In order to thoroughly wash your dishes and save energy, the cycle times run long. The normal cycle on this unit runs for 141 minutes. In addition to the normal cycle, the dishwasher has a heavy duty, light, high temperature, pre-soak, gentle and quick cycle. It also has wash zones where the dishwasher cleans heavily soiled dishes with baked-on foods.
This built-in dishwasher is easy to load and run. It has adjustable racks and fold-down tines that you can use to transform your dishwasher so that all of your dishware will fit. The dishwasher holds up to 12 place settings on its two racks. It also has several convenience features including a 24-hour delay start, hidden touch-sensitive controls, a child lock and a status light.
This integrated dishwasher’s exterior is available in white, black or stainless steel. It includes two spray arms and a manual filter that you have to clean regularly. The interior of the dishwasher is also composed of stainless steel. The steel helps insulate the dishwasher so that it runs quietly at 50 decibels.
Kenmore does not offer a strong warranty for this stainless steel dishwasher. It covers the labor, parts, racks and electronics, and tub and door liner for only one year. In comparison to the other dishwashers on our lineup, Kenmore’s warranty on this unit is limited. If you need to contact the company, the website lists its customer service’s phone and email.
The Kenmore 13693 dishwasher offers several wash cycles, including energy-efficient wash and dry cycles. While the warranty on the unit is limited, its performance, features and options efficiently clean your dishes using minimal amounts of energy.