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Kenmore Elite, The Dishwasher with Style

Kenmore Elite, The Dishwasher with Style

This is a sponsored review from BlogHer and Kenmore.

When I bought this house last year one of the things that I didn’t like was the dishwasher. In my previous house I had a top of the line dishwasher that was amazing and most importantly quiet. In this house I had a builder’s special dishwasher. It did the job of washing the dishes in an acceptable manner, as long as you washed the dishes before you put them in. And it was loud. Since my house has an open floor plan this meant all running of the dishwasher had to happen while we were all in bed for the night. Nothing inside of the dishwasher was adjustableand so half the time I was jamming stuff in and then cursing when I just couldn’t get everything in. Even though there would be extra space, it just wasn’t functional extra space.

I felt like I had gone from driving a Mercedes to driving a Dodge Dart with a cracked windshield. Yes, they both might get you where you need to go, but one of them is clearly superior. So when the opportunity came along to test drive the new kenmore Elite dishwasher I jumped at the opportunity.

I went to Sears to order the new dishwasher they didn’t have one for me to see on the showroom floor. The salesmen showed me a photo of one and told me a little about the dishwasher, but I really didn’t know what to expect. Seeing a spec photo isn’t the same as really getting to look at it in person.

So when the delivery man arrived with the dishwasher a few days later I was beyond excited to finally have a look at it. Oh my, it is a purty lil’ thing.


Shiny stainless steel exterior.


Shiny stainless steel interior.


ADJUSTABLE dish racks?


With little thingies that fold down to hold my wine glasses in place? Be still my heart.


LCD touch screen? What?


I couldn’t help but start singing, Meet George Jetson…


I could not wait to load it up with dishes and test it out.

So, let me ask you this… how would you like your own Kenmore Elite dishwasher (or refrigerator, oven, or washer/dryer)? Maybe the better question is why wouldn’t you want to win them? I bWell now you have the opportunity. Visit the BlogHer.com review round-up page and enter a comment for a chance to win one of the major appliances.

Comments left on this post will entered into a drawing for a Kenmore coffee maker! (Rules here) I can not wait to get mine and tell you how it works. My expensive coffee maker died a slow and painful death. Of course I ignored all signs that pointed to its imminent demise until it sputtered and refused to turn on one dark, dark morning. And then I bought a super cheap coffee maker that doesn’t have an automatic shut-off and threatens to burn my house down every day.

The fine print:

No duplicate comments.
You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:
a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post
b) Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
c) Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post
d) Read the official rules for alternate form of entry.

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older.
Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail.
You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.The Official Rules are available here.

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  1. Megan says:

    Thanks for the review! Our dishwasher is on it’s last leg and we are shopping for another. Thanks for the chance to win the coffee maker! :)

  2. Megan says:

    Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/megans_madness/status/5477564223066112

  3. Susan Smith says:

    What a beautiful dishwasher, so high tech. Please enter me for the coffee maker

  4. Christy says:

    The new dishwasher sounds lovely! We recently had to replace a 12yr old dishwasher & the difference is amazing. Can’t wait to hear about the new coffee maker - it grinds its own beans?? Wouldn’t that be fancy on my counter? ;)

  5. Sheila says:

    My coffeemaker makes quite possibly the worst coffee I have ever tasted, so a shiny new one would be most welcome in my kitchen.

  6. Jaida says:

    I have also felt the pain of a multi-level downgrade in dishwasher! If the dishwasher is this good, maybe the coffeemaker will pour me a cup and bring it to my bedside???

  7. Billie says:

    That is one sweet dishwasher!! Can I have it? :) Just kidding. You need it even more than I do.

  8. Sabrina says:

    I totally agree with your thoughts about the builder standard dishwasher. LOUD, NO ROOM, and for some reason lately I have to open and shut it at least twice to get it to start! UGH. Congrats on the new one, very envious!

  9. Cathy says:

    Love me some coffee. Love me some Kenmore.

  10. Betsy says:

    You know you’re old when the thought of free appliances gets you going ;)

  11. heidi says:

    As we are getting ready to try to sell our house and move, AND the house we want to buy needs a new washer & dryer (also new range) there will be no money left over for a nice coffee maker. Mine is older than my children. Teenage children. Plus, shiny.

  12. Jamie says:

    Congratulations to you! The inside looks just like our Kenmore we got last Christmas. We couldn’t have the handle on the outside due to a perpendicular drawer that would hit it, so we went with a slightly lower model that has the programming buttons on the front instead of the LCD. We’ve been very happy with it so far as it does a great job of cleaing, even when you only scrape, not prewash the dishes. Our old model was also be builder’s special, buy 1 get 5 neighbors’ free-type and it sucked (loudly)!

  13. Emily says:

    It’s hard to resist something so shiny! I am also plagued by a noisy night-time only dishwasher.

  14. Danielle says:

    Sounds awesome! This would be a perfect Christmas Present!

  15. Maggie says:

    My old coffeepot could go at any moment too.

  16. Melissa says:

    Thank you!

  17. Amy says:

    I haven’t had a dishwasher in almost 10 years. Needless to say.. I’m just a touch Jealous!

  18. Tara says:

    Our dishwasher leaks water on to the kitchen floor every time we run it. And we do love coffee at our house.

  19. carolyn says:

    thanks for the review, we have a new kenmore elite stove and love-it…we’re in the market for a new dishwasher
    Thanks for the chance to win a coffee maker too!

  20. JoAnne says:

    We really need a new coffee maker! That would be a great Christmas gift.

  21. Martha says:

    A new coffee pot? That would be lovely. Our lovely expensive coffeepot died after only a year and we are on the cheap route. I would love to upgrade.

  22. Melissa says:

    Great review…now I have the Jetson’s theme song in my head!

  23. carolyn says:

    I tweeted this

  24. sonja lange says:

    we don’t have a dishwasher in our little 50’s style house in town, and with 4 kids, that makes a lot of dishwashing…but we are in the same boat with our coffeemaker…death is looming…and when it goes, so do I.

  25. Heather says:

    I think we have the older model of your new dishwasher. It is sooo quiet. You have no idea how important that is until you experience it. Not that turning up the volume to 50 on the t.v. while kids are trying to sleep isn’t fun. . .

  26. Elizabeth says:

    thanks for the review! I have an earlier version of the Kenmore dishwasher and it’s done beautifully for almost ten years! I’d love to win the coffee maker, though!

  27. Mary Anne says:

    LOVE IT! So 21st century.They have the BEST appliances hands down.And,soooo need a new dishwasher or refrigerator.Tough choice.Thanks for the chance to win.

  28. Mary W. says:

    That is one fancy coffee maker! I’d love one. I’m headed over to the other site too enter the appliance giveaway too. Refrigerator, I think.

  29. Holly says:

    Wow. That is one sexy dishwasher.

  30. Shera says:

    That dishwasher sounds amazing. I’m not a coffee drinker but I know my husband would love a brand new toy for his morning fix!

  31. Callie says:

    Oh Coffee… I would love to win this! Thank you for the chance to kick my butt out of bed in the morning b/c the smell of coffee is probably the only thing that could do that!

  32. Janet says:

    I have your old dishwasher! At this point It functions more like a giant under counter dish drainer. My fridge is pretty much shot too! I’m looking forward to hearing more about the Kenmore line.

  33. Tina B says:

    Sounds great! I love a good pot of coffee in the morning!

  34. Andee says:

    We are always on hte lookout for new appliances. Of course, it’s mainly to drool all over them…..

  35. Karen says:

    Excellent review. My original 1948 teeny tiny kitchen has no room for a dishwasher. I will admit to shedding a tear over your new one. It’s a beauty! Thanks for the chance to win a coffee maker:)

  36. Tricia says:

    Sounds like a lovely lovely thing to have around the house! I could use a coffee maker, I currently just make instant because I’m too lazy to go buy one :)

  37. mckenzie says:

    Thanks for the review! We are shopping for dishwashers. Our house was built in the fifties so we don’t have one. And I am tired of washing the silverware piece by piece!

  38. emily says:

    oh wow….coffee maker that also grinds the beans….heaven! my LEAST favorite part is grinding the beans!!

  39. PollyS says:

    Coffee AND a dishwasher?! Two of my most favorite things in the world! Yes please, may I win the coffee maker?

  40. Maranda Lamping says:

    We don’t even use our dishwasher, as all it does it pick up whatever food is left on the dishes, and swirl it around so it is then stuck to EACH dish, instead of just the one. Would LOVE to have a new one!!

  41. Tara Laxson says:

    Would love a new coffeemaker!

  42. peg says:

    How about I don’t have a dishwasher at all? And can we talk about the newish refrigerator that I hate with my entire soul and curse each and every time I open the door? Please for the love of all that is holy throw my name in that hat!

  43. Maranda Lamping says:


  44. Sarah G. says:

    I have the very same dishwasher, it’s just a bit (7 or 8 years- I have no idea) older. It has been FABULOUS. It has broken twice, first time from sand getting in the water line (stupid hurricane)and the second from a cheap valve seal on the water shutoff valve breaking up into little bits of rubber and messing up the inner workings.

  45. PastormacsAnn says:

    Maybe if I win, then I could make a decent cup of coffee. No hope for me at the moment.

  46. Babs says:

    Adjustable racks — I would be in Heaven! Please enter me for the coffee maker — mine is doing the slow, painful death drive now!!

  47. PastormacsAnn says:

    Tweeted about it. Not that it really matters since I’m pretty sure nobody ever reads my tweets anyway.


  48. Alison says:

    Thank you for the coffee maker giveaway. :D

  49. Kate (and Ben) says:

    Oh, man…what sleek, shiny steel sexiness!

  50. Mandi says:

    How lovely! The dishwasher is awesome, of course! It would be so nice to have a dishwasher that didn’t force us to turn the tv up in order for us to hear it when the dw is running. :(

    (Please enter me in the coffee maker giveaway.) :)

  51. Nancy says:

    I hate my dishwasher ALOT, but I also dislike my coffeemaker…would looove a new one :)

  52. Gina says:

    Love the dishwasher…hoping Santa brings a new one to my house this year! I think something has crawled into mine and died. If not, maybe a new coffee pot will brew the smell of something much more appealing!

  53. Lisa says:

    OHhhhhhh….I would love that Coffee Maker…my Capresso just died after 8 years and I need a new one very badly! Great giveaway Chris!

  54. Elizabeth says:

    I am a working mom to a 4 year old, and an infant, so a coffee maker would be the best new baby present ever. So would a dish washer for that matter!

  55. Jo Anne says:

    Oh honey, a dishwasher — I haven’t had one in YEARS. I would gladly take your old one. Your post made me think of an old commerical that had a line “Oh, your dishwasher makes a lot of noise” and I would just giggle when I heard that. Maybe you could agument your income by taking in dishes to wash? Just a thought. Enjoy and keep your posts coming, I so enjoy reading about your lovely family.

  56. Jennifer says:

    I can’t even imagine a new dishwasher! Or coffeemaker!

  57. Rhea Mitha says:

    I would LOVE to win anyth

  58. Jesse B. says:

    ooh, it’s purdy and shiny ;)enjoy your dishwasher!!

  59. Kate says:

    thanks, we need to put a dishwasher in.
    and my coffee pot took 5 tries for me to turn it on, so I am thinking time for a new one.

  60. christine says:

    My coffee maker is dying a slow death, too, and I’m trying to ignore it!

  61. Emilie says:

    Coffee, coffee, coffee…I am trying to get off the couch and out from under my blanket, to go make some coffee. I am assuming this fancy Kenmore one will just read my mind and do it for me…can’t wait!

  62. Sue R. says:

    I would love a new coffee maker!

  63. Katherine says:

    New coffee maker would be wonderful…ours is on its last legs as well! Thanks, Chris!

  64. Brandi says:

    I am having serious dishwasher envy now. I desperately need one that can handle my tall glasses, the bazillions of sippy cups that proliferate and multiply when I am not looking, and get the dishes clean without me having to pre-wash, because really that defeats the purpose, right?? Sigh. I am also ashamed to admit that my coffemaker is the same one I bought in college almost two decades ago. The only positive thing I can say about it is that it still makes coffee. Thanks for the chance to win!

  65. Julie says:


  66. JENinMICh says:

    That is sweet! Want one..

  67. stacey says:

    wow Chris– you even make reading about a dishwasher interesting!

  68. Katy Yo says:

    Beautiful machine! Mine only cleans half the dishes so it’s always full. ;)

  69. Melissa White says:

    I want it!!!

  70. Kristi says:

    You should never underestimate the power of a superb dishwasher. And I’m talking about the power it has on your happiness, never mind what it does for the dishes themselves. We live in military housing and cursed my last dishwasher every day. While I still don’t have a great one, it is at least better than the previous one in terms of loading capacity and organization. When you have OCD when it comes to the way it is loaded, this is so important! So excited for you that you have a great dishwasher! Now, about that coffee maker…. I think my mornings would thank you

  71. Kim says:

    Our expensive coffee maker we got as a wedding present 3 years ago is just about to go…and there’s no way we could afford to buy one as nice! Anxiously hoping to be the random integer! And headed over to enter for the gorgeous dishwasher!

  72. Ivy says:

    Our dishwasher is LOUD as well and I would LOVE to replace it (it’s also rather harsh on our dishes — our glasses have scratches from being bumped around so much by the water jets) It was kind of handy when the little one was a baby, since the noise seemed to put her to sleep rather quickly, but now she is older and refusing to nap… I have to deal with a noisy child AND a noisy dishwasher simultaneously.

    A new coffeemaker would be so nice, since it’s a production to make coffee here

  73. Samantha says:

    That thing is awesome! It’s definitely Jetson’s worthy.

  74. Angela says:


  75. s says:

    ok, I do live in an actual house (not a trailer, I swear) but we do not have a dishwasher - gasp - archaic yes?!! I so want one…but I’ll take a coffeemaker to distract me from the gap in my life.

  76. ana maria says:

    We got our house back in May…and, man oh man, we have everything breaking every month. Last thing was the wash machine. The dishwasher is still working, but who knows for how long….

  77. Amber Larriva says:

    Coffee is the fuel we run on around here (5 kids) - the Kenmore Coffee maker looks great!

  78. mamabird says:

    Sadly, my kitchen does not have room for a dishwasher right now but a coffee maker? Plenty of room for that.

  79. Cortney says:

    *tear* it’s beautiful. Unreal, even. Space-agey.

  80. Melissa says:

    My dishwasher refuses to actually CLEAN my dishes - plastics come out foggy, glasses come out spotty. But since our refrigerator died an early death this fall, I’ll be waiting a while longer for a new dishwasher (and doing a lot more handwashing than I want to!). I’d love a new dishwawsher…

  81. Karen G. says:

    Our machine will only run the full heavy duty cycle. While it is still quiet and gets things clean, it is a 2 hour process.

  82. goddess says:

    Woo hoo! Free stuff!

  83. Amy says:

    I laughed out loud (LOLed I believe the techy term) about George Jetson.
    Shiny, happy dishwasher!
    Amy in Austin

  84. Julie says:

    I don’t need a dishwasher, but my brother’s is so loud it feels like jet is landing in the kitchen. I would love to get him a new one. I could use a new coffee maker though, mine isn’t automatic anything.

  85. Kristen says:

    Wow! That dishwasher looks awesome!

  86. Julie says:

    What a pretty dishwasher~! Love it!

  87. Tabitha says:

    Great review! That dishwasher is awesome! A new coffee maker would be too :)

  88. Mert says:

    I might be in the market for a new dishwasher soon- this review was very helpful! Thanks.

  89. jean says:

    My sister just got this dishwasher and LOVES it. I’m very jealous.

  90. Gillian says:

    That is a beautiful dishwasher. I would love to replace our coffee maker. Even though my husband is the only one who drinks coffee, but I know he would enjoy it. :)

  91. Ruth Douglas says:

    LOVE this coffee maker! My mom has one and totally thinks I need one to! Make her wish come true….

  92. Jerri Taulman says:

    Sooooolicious!!! New word invented by my grandson - I’m sure he’s the first to combine so and delicious :-) !! But that’s what this dishwasher reminds me of. Kind of like a hand made quilt - beautiful and functional. And when I make quilts I like to feel the texture of the fabric - the front of this dishwasher looks like it would feel sooooolicious!!!

  93. Katie says:

    Please please please!!!!! I am buying a house and it needs appliances!!!

  94. Elizabeth says:

    That is one pretty dishwasher! And, coffee maker? Yes, please. I wear them out. Really.

  95. Bridget in Minnesota says:

    Your kitchen is beautiful!

    Thank you for the chance to win a coffee-maker for my husband!

  96. Jessie says:

    Have fun with the new dishwasher! And thanks for the coffee maker draw!

  97. Kate says:

    A coffee maker would also be a great prize.

  98. Dana says:

    I would love a new coffee maker! All I have ever used is the cheapest Mr. Coffee. Other appliances also sound good of course…

  99. Natasha Janson says:

    I want that dishwasher! But a coffee maker would be nice too. Thanks for this opportunity.

  100. Lurky Mommy says:

    Oh please pick me! Our dishwasher sucks about 20 different ways. Even the repair man hates it.

  101. Katie says:

    This would be a great gift for my mom!

  102. Deb says:

    Oh, yeah, that baby purrs…

  103. Meredith Morgans says:

    My dishwasher’s top drawer thinks opening is optional. It’s wrong, but we haven’t figured out how to convince it otherwise. What a life changing experience it would be to have a top and bottom drawer that were usable!

  104. Haley says:

    Your former Dodge Dart dishwasher is a step up from our non-existent one. When we visit with friends, I stare longingly at theirs, just wishing our rental had one of its own.

  105. Melanie says:

    The dishwasher looks awesome. Would love the coffee maker, desperately need a new one.

  106. Corinne says:

    Did this dishwasher cost nearly $1800? Seriously?? I couldn’t imagine paying that much for a dishwasher. Even at half that price, one can buy a great appliance to wash dishes.

  107. Melissa says:

    Hell, the wine glass feature alone is something to do cartwheels over. Enjoy!

  108. Jenni says:

    We have a decent coffee maker that we love, but my parents’ coffee maker is horrid. It would be great to surprise them with a new one… or give them ours and keep this one for ourselves! :o)

  109. Wendy Reisbig says:

    I would like a dishwasher, but I would like a coffee maker too. Then I would have more energy to do the dishes.

  110. Stephanie says:

    Oh, I’m in such envy! I would love a dishwasher (currently i do NOT have one!) but a coffee maker would be awesome too!

  111. Lori says:

    Oh my! My fancy coffee maker is on its last leg! Also our dishwasher kicked the bucket last christmas, yes! that long ago. When my husband pulled it out to check the part, he ended up breaking one of the most expensive parts! So I have been wanting a top of the line model since! But until then I handwash!

  112. Melissa says:

    Oh man. That dishwasher is gorgeous. I need one for my house-ours is on its last legs!

  113. Jessie says:

    Ok I must get this dishwasher!! Mine died three years ago and I am looking at new ones I think I found the one I need! Oh and a new coffee maker would be cool!! :)

  114. JennyB says:

    I want a new dishwasher. Thanks for the recommendation. I think I will ask for one for Christmas.

  115. Carrie says:

    A new dishwasher? Heaven!

  116. Gabreial W. says:

    I need a new dishwasher so bad! Ours is not working like it should. It is the most important appliance in the kitchen at our house! I would love love love a new one!

  117. Jenn Vinh says:

    I could use a good dummy-proof coffee maker. After years of making “OK” coffee, I’ve accepted that it might be operator error. A Kenmore may be just what I need!

  118. Diana says:

    I love a good cup of joe in the am!!!! Well , I usually have a full pot by mid morning!!! I love coffee!!!!

  119. Susannah says:

    yay for clean dishes and a good cup of coffee!

  120. Jessica says:

    Thanks, I love coffee!

  121. Emily says:

    I’m in!

  122. Pam says:

    That dishwasher looks awesome. I really hate the dishwasher I have now, but I live in a rental house and don’t really have much of a choice. At least I have one. A new coffee maker would be awesome.

  123. Mary O says:

    This coffee maker looks awesome. I am afraid that my current one is on its last legs. The thing better not die and leave me without coffee!

  124. lindsay says:

    I read the LCD screen as saying “1 hair wash” and I was all, oh my this thing IS amazing. Hair washes or not it looks awesome. We love Kenmore appliances too!

  125. Christie says:

    Seeing as how our coffee maker died a quick (but painful) death and our oldest daughter broke BOTH French presses in a matter of 3 days, we can certainly use a coffee maker around our house!

  126. Susan says:

    i would love the coffee maker for my sister - what a great xmas present that would be. THanks so much for the opportunity!

  127. Sue says:

    Nice! Our first 15 years of married life included 4 children and no dishwasher … well, other than the ones I gave birth to. Mine isn’t quite as fancy as this one - but I love it just the same. It doesn’t talk back! Now, if it could only empty and refill itself. :o)

  128. Shar Files says:

    Ok I am 43 years old and on my sixth dishwasher.I baby them,clean them,treat them like gold and then they die.I cant take it.My newest has made it 5 years but now is rusting on the inside and is so loud I wait til I am out of the house to turn it on.I would love a new,shiny,QUIET dishwasher!

  129. Katrina says:

    Wow……it is so refined

  130. Katrina says:

    I tweeted!


  131. Winnie says:

    This dishwasher looks amazing! I have a dinky apartment sized one that does not fit a meal’s worth of dishes!

    I would love a new coffee maker though… mine constantly leaks coffee all over the counter.

  132. Kathleen says:

    What, what???!! Racks for the wine glasses so I don’t have those lovely little residue spots on them from water collecting while they sit on the upper rack??? Is it childproof?? AKA can they load and unload without difficulty and the dishes still get clean? If so I am all in!

  133. Tami says:

    A new coffeemaker would totally clean up my morning language! Luckily the kids aren’t up to hear me swearing at the existing one every morning.
    Heck, I’ll probably still swear but it will be more along the lines, “D*$% that is one good cup of coffee”.
    Thanks for the chance!

  134. Paulla says:

    We threw out our lousy dishwasher a few years ago and put shelves in where it had been, because we were so short on shelf space… but I miss the dishwasher. Oh, and my husband has killed several cheap coffee makers, so we are always on the look out for a new (good) one!

  135. Jenny S says:

    My dishwasher absolutetly stinks. We thought it had a food grinder feature, where you don’t have to ‘wash’ everything before putting it in, but nooooo. There the food sits, around this grate/drain thing, and I can’t get it out so the food sits and sits, and ferments and gets slimy and disgusting. Oh how I would love this new dishwasher!!

  136. katrina says:

    wow… I think every appliance should have touch screens. No more trying to figure out what small turn dial icons mean.

  137. Karen says:

    My current dishwasher came with the house, and unless we kick it during the first washing cycle it keeps filling and will flood the floor. So yes, I would love a dishwasher that I do not have to threaten with physical violence in order to get it to work.

  138. Melodie O'Hanlon says:

    Oh my - I have the same horrible dishwasher you got rid of - also after moving and having to leave behind a wonderful one!

  139. Melissa says:

    This contest is perfect timing as I’ve recently started drinking coffee (again…). Silly me thought I could give up my morning coffee…and I did (for a very short period of time). This coffee maker looks amazing.

  140. Kristianna says:

    Oooh, that is a pretty washer. The coffee maker sounds great, too! :)

  141. Heather says:

    Wow. I want to marry your dishwasher! Also, love coffee so that coffee maker looks like royalty compared to mine!

  142. Michele D says:

    LCD Screen really? Wow, George Jetson indeed. Alas I do not drink coffee, I try and try. My DH however is a huge coffee drinker and it would be nice to have a coffee maker that is not ME.

  143. Lee @ foodie plus 4 says:

    I would love this grind and brew machine so I can ditch the grinder that sits on my counter.

  144. Yvonne S says:

    I’d love a new fancy-pants dishwasher, but a coffee maker would be fabulous as well! Thank you!

  145. Richard M says:

    If I won this dishwasher I know my girlfriend would love using it (she’s weird like that), thus improving the quality of our relationship :) We’re also both coffee addicts, so the coffee maker would be just as nice. Thanks!

  146. Laura says:

    Oh, a new dishwasher. Sigh. Ours your have to wash the dishes first too… so what’s the point??

  147. Queen Scarlett says:

    I have a thing for quiet dishwashers… gorgeous. ;-)

  148. Sharon M. says:

    Your new dishwasher is beautiful. I am jealous. Please enter me in the drawing for the coffee maker. Thank you!!

  149. Queen Scarlett says:

    Here is my Tweet!

  150. Kate says:

    That’s a pretty awesome coffee maker!

  151. Meaghan says:

    The dishwasher looks fab! So does the coffee maker!

  152. Joanna says:

    Ooooooo I need a new dishwasher AND a new coffeemaker!

  153. Lela says:

    My dishwasher racks are rusting and was thinking to ask a Mom with a large family to make a recommedation to me. Now that you have, I’ll look into it.

  154. Christina says:

    Wow that is one awesome dishwasher.

    We have a contractor special that I look forward to upgrading…with our w/d set and probably the fridge too.

    Coffee is what keeps me going and since my kids broke my drip machine I am down to my much beloved french press. OMG it has a grinder on it too. Be still my caffeinated heart!

  155. cherie says:

    Wow! LCD screen…nice! And since my veins bleed coffee I could always use a new maker. : )

  156. Lori Hurley says:

    I would love a new coffee maker. Five kids… one set of twins… MUST have coffee!

  157. Lynette says:

    My entire kitchen is in desperate need of a make-over. A fancy new coffee pot would be a great beginning! Definitely going over to try to win the dishwasher at Blogher, too.

  158. Jody B says:

    Oh Lordy I need a new dishwasher! I just replaced the board on mine and it still isn’t working! uggh. This one is beeeeautiful!

  159. kirsten says:

    I would love a new coffee maker and I am SUPER jealous of your dishwasher, as I have none!

  160. abby says:

    What is better than a new coffee maker?!

  161. Diane says:

    Pretty amazing dishwasher! What fun!

  162. Carolyn says:

    I NEED a new coffee maker! Really hoping I get picked! Love your writing!

  163. Jaime Thomason says:

    wow LCD?!? Will the coffee pot be LCD too?

  164. Deborah says:

    I would love a quiet dishwaher that cleans my dishes without my first having to wash them. I would like a new coffee maker. How about someone to make that coffee?

  165. Lisa says:

    We can’t seem to get the dishwasher situation or the coffee maker situation right at our house - would love to give my hubby a new coffee maker for a Christmas gift! Save myself some money at Starbucks. :-)

  166. Julie says:

    Really nice dishwasher, but I would definitely be happy with the coffee maker. Mine is so ghetto that I don’t even have a lid on my pot, can’t find it.

  167. Juliette says:

    ooooh coffee maker. . .(said in my best Homer Simpson voice).

  168. Emily C says:

    We bought a house year ago, too. It is 750 sf and was built in 1903. It has a do-it-yourself kitchen renovation special, which includes one row of budget cabinets, a 10 year old fridge and NO dishwasher (unless you count my 2 year old-going-on-16-year-old who claims he’s married to Faith Hill and insists that you can clean dishes with a rubber duck as long as you use the sprayer attachment on the sink). Needless to say we would love to win a dishwasher, especially a quiet one - did I mention the house is 750 sf…

  169. Erica Best says:

    i would love a new coffee maker

  170. Erica Best says:

    i tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/purplelover04/status/6237643536859136

  171. Heather says:

    I would love a new coffee maker!

  172. Bobbi says:

    Make me coffee happy!

    And they are so purty too!

  173. Jonathan says:

    After the morning I had yesterday with my old coffee maker, I am so ready to move on to a brand new one. Thanks.

  174. BerniG says:

    I would love either!! My dishwasher is dying a slow and painful death as we speak!

  175. Paige says:

    That dishwasher is a thing of beauty. I predict you will both live happily ever after.

  176. Kizmet says:

    Do I have to decide right now? Cause I just discovered that my oven is over 10 years old… but I’d love a new dryer.

  177. Cindy says:

    I could really use a new coffee maker. Thanks Chris!

  178. Susan P. says:

    I have repaired my dishwasher with silicone caulk around the soap dispenser latch where it was leaking - which worked. I also replaced the door gasket to keep it from leaking. It’s on it’s last legs but I won’t replace it until it really dies (as in too expensive to repair). Would love a new one.

  179. keri says:

    Chris, I would LOVE a new coffee maker!

  180. Brigitte says:

    I am a non-coffee weirdo, but it would make me look like a hero at Christmastime!

  181. Stephanie says:

    I hope I win. We don’t have a cofee maker and that dishwasher looks superior to mine!

  182. Katie says:

    If you can imagine, my dishwasher is actually worse than your old one - we haven’t remodeled the kitchen yet so its the type you have to manually hook up to the faucet every time you want to use it!

  183. Beth E says:

    What a lovely coffee maker! Multiple buttons, timer, coffee grinder…just what I need to start off the morning with one less thing to do (for me) that usually gets the least bit of attention because the kids consume all the morning “get ready” time.

  184. meeyeehere aka Rachel Crisman says:

    OOh,I could use a nice coffemaker!

  185. AngieMc says:

    Would love to have a new coffee maker!!!

  186. Donna says:

    yummm, coffee - even yummier, new coffeemaker smell and a dishwasher with a touchscreen? how cool is that?!?!?!

  187. kelly says:

    I just bought a new dishwasher & I love it. Sad that when we get old(er), new appliances are what we find sexy!

  188. Gwen says:

    A new coffee maker would be awesome! Also, I am lusting after that dishwasher…quiet is good.

  189. Jodi says:

    Our dishwasher does an okay job but is still very loud which is my biggest pet peeve. That and it does not dry the dishes well even when it is on heated dry. There is still water on everything. Would love a new coffee maker!!

  190. Cynthia S says:

    This is gorgeous. Always desired a stainless dishwasher!

  191. Wendy Taunton says:

    I run my dishwasher at least 3 times a day and I would LOVE to have this dishwasher as I’m sure I could totally lose one of my daily loads!!!

  192. Kristin says:

    Oooo, that is so fancy. The touch screen is too cool. It’s so hard to decide which appliance I want! They all look amazing.

  193. Lindsey says:

    I could use a new coffee, or in our case tea, maker. Ours is still the one we got from our wedding, 8 years ago. And it doesn’t turn on or off automatically.

  194. becb says:

    Oh heavens. I dream of a new dishwasher. With hidden buttons that my obsessive button-pushing 4 year old can’t touch. That’s quiet enough my husband & I can have a conversation at the same time. I’m going off on a tangent. Anyway. I want to enter. Thanks for hosting this!

  195. Pam Gryski says:

    Oh my goodness how I need a new dishwasher! Our old one is so old the arm hits my dishes, very annoying! I can not see getting smaller dishes so I think it’s time for a new dishwasher..am I right? The coffee maker is just gravy..

  196. Cate S says:

    That is a thing of beauty! My dishwasher is another really loud one. And we do have an open floor plan — you can hear if from the outside screen porch with the doors closed!

  197. Miranda says:

    I can’t even tell you how much I’d love a coffee maker. Note I didn’t say NEW coffee maker- I don’t have an old one to start with. I think Starbucks may go out of business should I win…

  198. becky says:

    My coffee maker is also on it’s last legs so it would be great to have for the day i can no longer cajole to work it!

  199. Kelly says:

    My dishwasher has not worked in over two years, so I use it to dry the dishes that I have to handwash in the sink. I NEED a new dishwasher, badly. A coffeemaker would be great too.

  200. Nancy in MN says:

    I love that dishwasher!!

  201. Jennifer (mom of 4) says:

    Would love to win a new coffe maker. I am headed over to blogher to sign up to win an appliance. My dishwasher is on its last leg.

  202. Katie says:

    We TOTALLY need a new dishwasher. Ours is the pits. My brother got a new one for our house while we were out of the country. Not my choice.

  203. Julie says:

    Lovely, lovely, lovely…. I have shiny, stainless steel appliances dancing in my head…

  204. Jennifer Padgett says:

    Please enter me for the Kenmore Elite dishwasher (or fridge) I would love to have one! Also the coffe maker..Thanks!

  205. Alisha H says:

    What a fancy lookin dishwasher!! I would LOVE to win that puppy for we just built a house and haven’t bought one due to money issues. We have an empty hole where one needs to go and I’m thinkin it has this one’s name on it :) Enjoy yours!!

  206. Anne J says:

    In need of both a dishwasher and a coffee maker!

  207. Maureen says:

    Oh my gosh— I am at a pathetic point in my life– it is not right to excited about this dishwasher. I had a reaction I used to have about concert tickets or vacations of fabulous designer clothes– Oh my gosh— I have to have this…… ok I know pathetic– but it would mke my live easier— since my 5 year old crap dishwaher is rusted out and limping along…..it is beautiful.

  208. C├ęcy says:

    I think if I was to get the coffee maker I would gift it to my mother in law for christmas, she has the old drip one that could take a replacement.

  209. Shannon says:

    My coffee maker is on its last leg. I’m going to eventually have to break down and buy a new one, unless I win this one!

  210. Karin Morrow says:

    Would love to win the coffee maker…and the dishwasher, throw in a microwave and a fridge :) Hope you have a fantastic Thanksgiving!!

  211. Kathleen says:

    I have honestly have never lived in a home with a dishwasher! Pity party for one? Also, I love coffee! So sign me up!

  212. Kiely says:

    Thanks for the great review! I would love to win that coffeemaker- I am a coffee nut!

  213. B Smith says:

    It looks like heaven! I don’t have a dishwasher! Never have! I know I know!!!!

  214. Lorie says:

    Okay the inside of the dishwasher is beautiful! And adjustible racks! That is awesome.

    I actually don’t have a coffee maker,we don’t drink coffee, but we could totally use it to make hot cocoa!

  215. Julie T says:

    I have total dishwasher envy!

  216. Melissa says:

    My dishwasher just sits in my kitchen. it just sits there and it taunts me. My dishwasher decided to retire after I had it, oh, for 3 years. That’s right. right after the warranty ended it decided that it no longer had legal obligations to me so it just first decided not to drain, so that when I opened it the next day to empty it,out wafted the scent of rotten eggs.

    our handy man neighbor says it is the motor and that it would be cheaper to replace. at this present moment we don’t have just the cash lying around to buy a super nice dishwasher bc that is all i will settle for, a super awesome dishwasher that doesn’t want to break, ever.

    so i stand and wash dish after dish, like they did in the old days, you hear the jetson’s, i hear little house on the prairie.

    so as you can see i would really love one, like really really love one.

    a new coffee maker would be a pretty sweet thing to have also. so that at the very least, as i stand washing the dishes, i can smile that a perfect cup of coffee will be waiting for me when i am through.

    congratulaions on your newest addition to your family, i am completely jealous!

  217. Kathy says:

    I’m planning on replacing my dishwasher soon so I’m glad for the recommendation.

    As to my coffeepot. It died and I never replaced it. My poor hubby has to go out to the coffee shop every morning, even in the blizzards.

  218. Maria says:

    That is so sleek, beautiful. I love coffee so coffee maker sounds great.

  219. Charissa says:

    I would LOVE a new coffee maker. It would make my Christmas

  220. Kelly says:

    I have a horrible coffee maker that is going to kill us, also. I seem to kill them very quickly.

  221. Amy says:

    Since being laid off I cannot afford anything new. Let alone replace my none working dishwasher. It would be a great present to me and my family!

  222. Cathy J says:

    I just replaced my old dishwasher with a differnt Kenmore Elite but I do not have a touch screen. I would love to win one like this.

  223. Paula Lynn says:

    A new coffeemaker would get each day off to a great start! :)

  224. Paula Lynn says:

    A new coffeemaker would get each day off to a great start! :)

  225. Rosemary Shobe says:

    Since money is short this year the Coffee Maker would make a great Christmas present for grandchildren. The dishwasher would be nice also since mine doesn’t clean very well — must rinse everything before putting washer. Thank for the offer.

  226. John Lewis says:

    We are moving and our old appliances are staying behind. New stuff is needed.

  227. Josephine Greco says:

    I would just love to win to win this dishwasher !!!!!

  228. Inge Grunbaum says:

    Since my dishwasher broke I”ve been researcing and saving ror a new one. i WOULD LOVE TO THE ONE IN THE CONTEST. The features stated are a big improvement to my past top of line dishwashers,and my past experience with a Sears refrigerator was super

  229. DanV says:

    This looks like a great addition to the kitchen and the coffee maker would be great too.

  230. Charlise says:

    You would not believe the state of our appliances. A new coffee maker is much needed.

  231. Tammy Godfrey says:

    Awww, I would love to have a dishwasher and give these old hands a rest… =)

  232. Bobbi Jo says:

    I love this dishwasher, but I would love a new coffee maker even more. I need an alarm on mine so I can wake up to the sweetest smell of my french vanilla coffee brewing in the morning.

  233. cookman73 says:

    LCD Touchscreen! Does the coffeeemaker have one? All the buttons on my “expensive” maker jammed over a year ago - that makes programming and enjoying coffee immediately upon waking - IMPOSSIBLE!

  234. amanda albritton says:

    Loving this dishwasher and it would look perfect in my home!!!

  235. Holly says:

    My 10 year old “white” coffee maker isn’t so white anymore. That brownish-yellow is so 2009.

  236. 216amyc says:

    Coffee is a morning essential in our home and a new coffeemaker would be awesome!!

  237. Cathleen S says:

    Oh, how I would love to win this! My present dishwasher is from 1973, and it’s avocado in color to boot!

  238. Cathleen S says:

    The Kenmore coffee maker would also be great! Everything I have is Kenmore, even my 1973 dishwasher, which still works!

  239. Mackenzie says:

    This was well timed, we are having problems with our dishwasher, so seeing what these new fangled ones can do is awesome!

  240. Betty Ramsey says:

    That’s some dishwasher! All of our appliances were purchased around the same time so, naturally, they are all on the brink of disaster now. The dishwasher is the first on our list as we have been eating off of semi-dirty dishes for weeks, now. I am 78 and unable to stand for long periods so I can’t really wash more than a few at a time. I really need a dishwasher and my washing machine is next. It keeps twisting all the clothes in a knot that I have to untangle before I put them in the dryer, not to mention that my clothes, etc are dingy. Would love to win the dishwasher.

  241. Mackenzie says:

    Love the dishwasher perfect amenities!

  242. Dave S says:

    Great Blog, and the chance to win something. How cool.