If you want cleaning power for a low price, the Kenmore 13202 dishwasher (MSRP $449) is a safe bet. A cut above most entry-level dishwashers, this Kenmore offers a handful of features you wouldn’t normally find in such an affordable model. Aside from some issues with redeposit, it did well in our stain tests.
Of course no dishwasher is without its drawbacks. Long cycle times and lots of water consumption on heavy duty cycles make this Kenmore's best wash cycles less appealing.