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Kenmore Elite 1327 24" Built-In Dishwasher Prices, Specifications and Reviews


 
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  The Kenmore Elite 1327, 1328 and 1304 model series are similar mid-size dishwashers with minor variations: the 1327 and 1328 models have a bar handle and controls hidden on the top door edge, while the 1304s have a recessed handle and visible controls at the top of the door panel; the 1328s have fold-tines on the upper rack and the others don't; and the 1304s have cycle status lights but the others don't. All three models have a plastic tub; a manually-cleaned filter; sensors to automatically adjust the water and energy levels for each load; the ability to delay the start of the wash cycle; and an adjustable upper rack and a removable lower rack with fold-down tines on the lower rack. Like all Kenmore appliances, these units are sold only at Sears, Kmart or Kenmore.com.

Models:
13272 (White), 13279 (Black), 13273 (Stainless Steel),
13282 (White), 13289 (Black), 13283 (Stainless Steel),
13044 (White), 13044 (Bisque), 13049 (Black), 13043 (Stainless Steel)

Prices For Kenmore 1327 (bar handle, hidden controls)

(Prices as of 09/1/2012)
White      Black      Stainless  Source
$590$590$710MSRP
$410$410$500Sears (Delivery starts at $70; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$410$410$500Kmart (Delivery starts at $70; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$410$410$500Kenmore.com (Delivery starts at $70; at times offers free shipping/delivery)

Prices For Kenmore 1328 (bar handle, hidden controls, upper fold-down tines)

(Prices as of 09/1/2012)
White      Black      Stainless  Source
      ( )  
$710$710$830MSRP
$530$530$620Sears (Delivery starts at $70; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$530$530$620Kmart (Delivery starts at $70; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$530$530$620Kenmore.com (Delivery starts at $70; at times offers free shipping/delivery)

Prices For Kenmore 1304 (recessed handle, visible controls, cycle start lights)

(Prices as of 09/1/2012)
White      Bisque     Black      Stainless  Source
$630$630$630$740MSRP
$470$470$470$570Sears (Delivery starts at $70; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$470$470$470$570Kmart (Delivery starts at $70; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$470$470$470$570Kenmore.com (Delivery starts at $70; at times offers free shipping/delivery)

Additional Costs:

$0-$80+Shipping/delivery (it can cost $0-$25+ to have the old appliance hauled away)
$0-$150+Installation, with no modifications to existing hook-ups and cabinets
$150-$2,000+Installation, if water/electric lines must be added or cabinetry modified)
$10-$30Dishwasher installation kit (hoses, etc. -- typically required)
$100-$150+Extended warranty, depending on terms and length

Specifications:

DimensionsHeight: 34"
Width: 24"
Depth: 24"
Weight75 lbs.
Capacity12 place settings
ColorsWhite, Bisque (1304 only), Black, Stainless Steel
Decibel levelManufacturer's estimate: 54dB
(Average levels: 50dB normal office noise; 80dB typical alarm clock)
Energy Star QualifiedYes (meets EPA criteria for better-than-average efficiency)
Estimated Cost Per Year$27 with electric water heater, $22 with natural gas
(Average range for similar models $20-$50)
Cycles5: normal, pots & pans, quick wash, high temp, cancel & drain
Additional Settings2: Sanitize, heated drying on/off
ControlsDigital controls visible on 1304; hidden on door edge on 1327 and 1328
Sensor WashYes
Silverware basketSilverware basket with covers, in lower rack
FilterManually clean
Tub heightTall tub
Tub materialPlastic
Rack materialNylon
Other FeaturesAdjustable upper rack (up/down), with no-flip clips
Removable lower rack, with fold-down tines
Manual clean filter
Warranty1 year limited, parts and labor

The manufacturer's detailed information on this product is available at Kenmore.com for the 1327, 1328 and the 1304.

What People Are Saying:

Consumer Reports estimates that the Kenmore Elite 1327 and 1304 dishwashers will perform similarly to the 1328, which it recommended in 2012, rating it excellent for washing and energy use, very good for ease of use and good (a somewhat mediocre ranking) for noise. The Kenmore 1327 is a top seller at Sears; user reviews are mixed, with 55%-75% recommending these machines, depending on the specific model. Those who like these dishwashers say they are attractive and quiet, and clean dishes well. Those who dislike them complain that they don't clean well and that the heated dry option doesn't actually leave the dishes dry; a few report a need for repeated repairs.