Kenmore Elite dishwashers are manufactured by Kenmore, an appliance company dating to 1913. The company's dishwashers includes the Kenmore, Kenmore Elite and Kenmore Pro lines.
The Kenmore brand has been associated with Sears since the late 1920s, when a Kenmore washing machine was introduced. Kenmore appliances are sold in Sears stores and online through both Sears and Kenmore websites. The brand has a high market share and achieves high rankings in a variety of appliance categories, including dishwashers. Kenmore Elite includes washing machines, dryers and refrigerators in addition to dishwashers. Since 2000, Kenmore has made it possible for owners to accomplish repairs on their own products through the establishment of Kenmore Genuine Parts.