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The 10 Best Dishwashers - June 2017

Every week we analyse the technical specs, reviews and prices of every dishwasher on the market in the US to determine our top 10 list.
In total we compared over 3,710 dishwashers, 407 reviews and 1,960 prices. Last updated 20 June 2017.

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#1 in Dishwashers
DW80J7550US

Samsung DW80J7550US

120 Reviews
Stainless Steel
Fully Built-in
Apr 2015
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  • $629.00
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#2 in Dishwashers
SHS5AV55UC

Bosch SHS5AV55UC

95 Reviews
Stainless Steel
Undercounter
Jun 2015
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#10 in Dishwashers
LDF5545

LG LDF5545

Stainless Steel
Semi Built-in
May 2017
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#11 in Dishwashers
Ascenta SHS5AV56UC

Bosch Ascenta SHS5AV56UC

Black
Undercounter
Jun 2015
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#12 in Dishwashers
ST8646U

Smeg ST8646U

Black
Fully Built-in
Oct 2015
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#13 in Dishwashers
SHX5AV55UC

Bosch SHX5AV55UC

Stainless Steel
Undercounter
Jun 2015
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#14 in Dishwashers
SHX5AV52UC

Bosch SHX5AV52UC

White
Undercounter
Jun 2015
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#17 in Dishwashers
D5434

Asko D5434

White
Free­standing
Sep 2015
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#18 in Dishwashers
G 4720 SC

Miele G 4720 SC

Free­standing
Mar 2017
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#19 in Dishwashers
SHXN8U55UC

Bosch SHXN8U55UC

Stainless Steel
Undercounter
Feb 2015
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Choosing the Best Dishwasher for your Kitchen

Dishwashers are an invaluable time saver in the modern household - nobody likes having to spend ages washing up dishes after a good meal! Our dishwashers have a variety of shapes, sizes and capacities to fit the needs of every family.

Dishwashers come in 3 main sizes: full size, slimline & compact. The smaller the machine, the easier it is to fit into your kitchen - with the tradeoff that it will be able to wash fewer dishes at once. Full size machines can usually hold around 150 items, and will have space enough for the largest dishes and plates, as well as saucepans and pots. Slimline dishwashers are usually as tall as full size dishwashers, but substantially thinner than their larger cousins - they can usually hold somewhere around 100 items. Their thinner width means they can fit into kitchens easier, but you won't be able to fit nearly as many dishes into them. Finally, compact dishwashers are smaller both in height and width, and usually hold around 50 items. The small profile of these machines make them ideal for small kitchens and limited space, but they can hold far less than full size dishwashers. Moreover, they are so small that some large dishes and plates may not fit into the machine at all - the clearance between racks may prevent them from fitting in. So when choosing a size, be very aware of the limitations the size may place on the dishes you can wash.

Dishwashers also have a washing and drying class, ranked from A to G. The higher the class, the more efficiently the machines will wash and dry dishes. This means less chance of food and stains at the end of a cycle, and a better quality of cleaning overall, so it's worth going for the best washing/drying class you can afford.

Adjustable/Customizable Baskets

Many dishwashers contain the ability to adjust the height of both the lower and upper baskets, or even removing them completely. This can help you fit in extremely large or bulky items - such as serving dishes, woks or soup pots - with ease. Several of our dishwashers also contain customisable upper and lower baskets, so you can change the layout of the dish racks, cup holders, etc to best match your needs.

Programs

Modern dishwashers contain several different programs for efficiently cleaning you plates and cutlery. Most will contain a quick wash, which is the fastest and least effective cycle, and a thorough wash for extremely dirty dishes.

More advanced models may have several additional programs, such as pre-wash cycles, a cycle that concentrates washing power on the lower basket, and a sensor wash that automatically detects how full the machine is, and sets the time/power level accordingly. All of these extra programs save you time and energy in keeping your kitchenware tidy and clean!

Noise

Noise levels for appliances are measures in Db - most dishwashers fall between 40-50Db. This is rather quiet - equivalent to the background noise of a refrigerator running - so shouldn’t disturb conversation. Some models even have a special ‘quiet mode’ cycle, which will run even quieter than usual.

Energy Efficiency

Finally, all our dishwashers are graded on their energy efficiency. The higher the grade, the less energy will be used per cycle, and the cheaper the dish washer will be to run. Look for a washer graded at A++ or above for the best efficiency in daily use.

Dishwasher Retailers, Prices and Features

Dishwasher Prices

The price range of dishwashers is from $299 to $1,526 and in total we found prices for 18 dishwashers. On average, a new dishwasher costs $684 and 80% of dishwashers are priced between $429 and $947. The most expensive dishwasher that we found is the LG LUDP8997SN at $1,525, and the cheapest is the Bosch SHE3AR72UC at only $299.

Dishwasher Brands - Price Range

Smeg dishwashers range in price from $999 to $999, and the average price of Smeg dishwashers is $999 which is the highest average price of all dishwasher brands.

LG dishwashers range in price from $469 to $1,525, and the second highest average dishwasher price out of all brands is LG dishwashers with an average price of $997.

Asko dishwashers start at $947 and the most expensive Asko dishwasher costs $947. The third highest average dishwasher price out of all brands is Asko dishwashers with an average price of $947.

Dishwasher Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 5 expert reviews and 268 user reviews for dishwashers and used this data to determine the average rating for each brand of dishwasher. The top rated dishwasher brand is Hotpoint with an average rating of 91%. The second best brand is Beko with 88% and the third best brand is Bosch with 86%.

Biggest Dishwasher Retailers

The biggest dishwasher retailer by number of products currently for sale is Appliances Connection. We found 15 current dishwasher offers from Appliances Connection. The second biggest dishwasher retailer is eBay with 13 offers. That means Appliances Connection is slightly bigger than eBay when it comes to dishwashers. A J Madison is the third biggest retailer with 12 current offers.

When Are Most New Dishwashers Released?

July to September is the most common period for new dishwashers to be released in. For the latest dishwasher features you may want to consider waiting until July 2017. Alternatively you might be able to buy one of the current dishwashers cheaper in July once the latest models have been released. September was the biggest month in 2016 for new dishwashers, with 284 new dishwashers released that month. 243 new dishwashers were released in August 2015 making it the biggest month that year for new dishwasher releases. In 2014 most new dishwashers were released in July, with 290 new dishwashers released that month.

How Fast Do Dishwasher Prices Drop After Release?

New dishwashers drop in price by an average of 9% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. That means that on a typical dishwasher costing $684 you could save on average $58 by waiting 6 months before buying.

Energy Efficiency of Dishwashers

A++ is the most frequently found energy efficiency rating amongst new dishwashers. We found 518 dishwashers that have an energy efficiency rating of A++. A+ is the second most popular energy efficiency rating amongst new dishwashers. We found 409 dishwashers that have an energy efficiency rating of A+.

Biggest Dishwasher Retailers

We found 15 current offers for dishwashers from Appliances Connection making it the biggest dishwasher retailer. That is slightly bigger than the second biggest retailer, eBay for whom we found 13 current offers for dishwashers. The third biggest retailer is A J Madison with 12 current dishwasher offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Dishwashers?

eBay most frequently has the cheapest dishwasher prices (found to be cheapest for 12 dishwashers).

Proportion of Dishwashers for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

The store that most frequently offered the cheapest price on dishwashers is eBay and offers the cheapest price on 92.3% of its dishwashers.

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