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For the price, this Kenmore washer should clean a lot betterAt $1,300, Kenmore's Elite 31433 top-load washing machine is too pricey to perform so poorly.
[MUSIC] The $1300 Kenmore Elite 31433 is a disappointing washer that I ultimately Can't recommend. Yes, it's metallic grey finish looks very nice. And you'll find other premium features here that sort of justify how expensive it is. I especially like its see through lids, so you can check it on your wash room is cycle. And it's attractive front touch display gives this top loader a fresh look. This model even works It's with a Kenmore smart app on Android and iOS devices. So you can start stop and pause cycles from your phone. But annoyingly the washer has to be turned on and the remote start button has to be enabled first for any of this app stuff to actually work. That's typical for an app enabled washing machine, but it keeps their smart integrations from being Being truly useful since you have to physically be there to enable the remote capabilities. It also has a five cubit foot capacity, eight regular cycles and accele wash speed cycles that supposed to clean your clothes in just 29 minutes. Things were looking pretty good for this washer until I looked at its performance score it did not do very well. While removing stains, given that stain removal and general cleaning performance is a priority for a washing machine, I can't recommend the Elite 31433. It just doesn't get enough right to make it worth your money especially. Actually, when you consider its high price. [MUSIC] [BLANK_AUDIO]