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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 3,800 dishwashers, 537 reviews and 1,890 prices. Last updated 15 August 2017.

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#1 Bosch Ascenta SHS5AV56UC

Ascenta SHS5AV56UC
A very good value for money and very economical to run undercounter dishwasher, with very good features and a large number of place settings
98
Value for Money
Excellent
88
Features
Fully-Featured
91
Running Costs
$259 / 10 Years
90
Overall Score
Excellent
14 place settings
Black
Undercounter
Place Settings
Colours
Type
Jun 2015
Release Date
Appliances Connection $534.10
Best Buy $539.99
A J Madison $589.00
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$429.00

#2 Bosch SHX5AV52UC

SHX5AV52UC
A top-value and undercounter A++ energy efficiency class dishwasher, with very good features and very low running costs
96
Value for Money
Excellent
85
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Running Costs
$269 / 10 Years
86
Overall Score
Excellent
14 place settings
White
Undercounter
Place Settings
Colours
Type
Jun 2015
Release Date
eBay $429.00
Appliances Connection $534.10
Best Buy $539.99
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$299.00

#3 Bosch SHE3AR72UC

SHE3AR72UC
A fully featured and extremely cheap undercounter dishwasher, with very low running costs and a large number of place settings
98
Value for Money
Excellent
85
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Running Costs
$274 / 10 Years
85
Overall Score
Excellent
14 place settings
White
Undercounter
Place Settings
Colours
Type
Jun 2015
Release Date
eBay $299.00
Best Buy $449.99
Appliances Connection $499.00
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$559.00

#4 Bosch SHS5AV55UC

SHS5AV55UC
A top-rated and very cheap undercounter dishwasher, with very good features and a large number of place settings
90
Reviews
95 Reviews
93
Value for Money
Excellent
84
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Running Costs
$274 / 10 Years
84
Overall Score
Excellent
14 place settings
Stainless Steel
Undercounter
Place Settings
Colours
Type
Jun 2015
Release Date
eBay $559.00
A J Madison $624.10
Appliances Connection $624.10
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$469.00

#5 LG LDF5545

LDF5545
A very economical to run and built-in dishwasher, with great features and a recent release date
91
Value for Money
Excellent
83
Features
Fully-Featured
93
Running Costs
$239 / 10 Years
84
Overall Score
Excellent
15 place settings
Stainless Steel
Built-in
Place Settings
Colours
Type
May 2017
Release Date
eBay $469.00
Appliances Connection $545.00
Best Buy $549.99
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$459.00

#6 Bosch SHX5AV56UC

SHX5AV56UC
A fully featured and very cheap 14 place setting undercounter dishwasher, with low running costs
94
Value for Money
Excellent
81
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Running Costs
$274 / 10 Years
81
Overall Score
Excellent
14 place settings
Black
Undercounter
Place Settings
Colours
Type
Jun 2015
Release Date
eBay $459.00
Appliances Connection $534.10
Best Buy $539.99
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$230.95

#7 Sunpentown SD‑2201

SD-2201
A fully featured and top-value 6 place setting undercounter dishwasher, with a recent release date
98
Value for Money
Excellent
80
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Overall Score
Excellent
6 place settings
Silver
Undercounter
Place Settings
Colours
Type
Jul 2017
Release Date
Appliances Connection $230.95
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$399.99

#8 Samsung DW80K5050US

DW80K5050US
An and best selling built-in dishwasher, with a reasonable price and very low running costs
81
Value for Money
Excellent
77
Features
Good Features
88
Running Costs
$246 / 10 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good
15 place settings
White
Built-in
Place Settings
Colours
Type
Nov 2016
Release Date
eBay $399.99
Best Buy $549.99
Appliances Connection $625.10
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$629.00

#9 Samsung DW80J7550US

DW80J7550US
A highly rated and very economical to run built-in dishwasher, with good features and a large number of place settings
88
Reviews
120 Reviews
68
Value for Money
Good
76
Features
Good Features
90
Running Costs
$239 / 10 Years
73
Overall Score
Very Good
15 place settings
Stainless Steel
Built-in
Place Settings
Colours
Type
Apr 2015
Release Date
eBay $629.00
Appliances Connection $895.10
A J Madison $899.10
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$459.00

#10 Bosch SHX5AV55UC

SHX5AV55UC
A cheap and good spec undercounter dishwasher, with satisfactory running costs and a large number of place settings
83
Value for Money
Excellent
75
Features
Good Features
67
Running Costs
$274 / 10 Years
72
Overall Score
Very Good
14 place settings
Stainless Steel
Undercounter
Place Settings
Colours
Type
Jun 2015
Release Date
eBay $459.00
Appliances Connection $624.10
A J Madison $624.10
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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 $230 to $1,526 and in total we found prices for 20 dishwashers. The average price of a new dishwasher is $734 and the 80% of dishwashers are priced between $400 and $1,399. The most expensive dishwasher that we found is the LG LUDP8997SN at $1,525, and the cheapest is the Sunpentown SD-2201 at only $231.

Dishwasher Brands - Price Range

Miele dishwashers start at $1,399 and the most expensive Miele dishwasher costs $1,399. The highest average dishwasher price out of all brands is Miele dishwashers with an average price of $1,399.

Smeg dishwashers start at $999 and the most expensive Smeg dishwasher costs $999. The second highest average dishwasher price out of all brands is Smeg dishwashers with an average price of $999.

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

Dishwasher Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 16 expert reviews and 447 user reviews for dishwashers written online and used these reviews to determine the average rating for each brand of dishwasher. Siemens is the top rated dishwasher brand with an average rating of 100%. Beko is the second best brand with 91% and Indesit is the third best brand with 91%.

Biggest Dishwasher Retailers

The biggest dishwasher retailer by number of products currently for sale is Appliances Connection. We found 19 current dishwasher offers from Appliances Connection. The second biggest dishwasher retailer is A J Madison with 15 offers. That means Appliances Connection is significantly bigger than A J Madison when it comes to dishwashers. eBay is the third biggest retailer with 14 current offers.

When Are Most New Dishwashers Released?

The most common period for new dishwashers to be released in is between July and September. That means that most of the latest dishwasher technology was released in within the last 3 months, and now is good time to buy. In 2016 most new dishwashers were released in September, with 282 new dishwashers released that month. In August 2015 234 new dishwashers were released making it the biggest month that year for new dishwasher releases. 291 new dishwashers were released in July 2014 making it the biggest month that year for new dishwasher releases.

How Fast Do Dishwasher Prices Drop After Release?

In the first 6 months after release, dishwashers drop in price by 8% on average. That means a saving of $61 on a typical $734 new dishwasher if you wait 6 months before buying.

Place Settings

'Place Setting' is a measurement of how much crockery/cutlery/etc can fit in the dishwasher. A 'place setting' is defined as: a dinner plate, desert plate, single glass, soup bowl, tea cup with saucer, and an assortment of cutlery.

The place settings of dishwashers range from 6 place settings to 16 place settings. The place settings of most dishwashers range from 13 place settings to 14 place settings. The GEGDT635HMJES, which is priced at $669.00, has the most place setting and is a dishwasher that takes 16 place settings place settings. The GEGDT635HMJES has the least place setting. This dishwasher is a dishwasher that takes 6 place settings place settings and currently retails for $230.95.

A greater number of place settings means that the dishwasher can fit more crockery and cutlery in at one, making it faster and more economical for very large cleaning loads.

Colours

We found 555 dishwashers that are dishwashers that have a White coloured, which makes White the most popular colour amongst new dishwashers. Stainless steel is the second most frequently found colour amongst new dishwashers. We found 548 dishwashers that are dishwashers that have a Stainless steel coloured.

Types

We found 796 dishwashers that are built-in dishwashers, which makes this the most common type amongst new dishwashers. Freestanding is the second most frequently found type amongst new dishwashers. We found 367 dishwashers that are freestanding dishwashers.

Energy Efficiency of Dishwashers

The Energy Efficiency Class of a dishwasher shows how well it uses energy, and how much is unnecessarily wasted. Products are ranked from G to A++ in terms of how little energy they use compared to the norm.

Amongst new dishwashers, the most popular energy efficiency rating is A++. We found 544 dishwashers that have an energy efficiency rating of A++. We found 446 dishwashers that have an energy efficiency rating of A+, making this the second most frequently found energy efficiency rating amongst new dishwashers.

A dishwasher with a better energy efficiency rating will consume less energy whenever they are used, saving you money and making them better for the environment.

Biggest Dishwasher Retailers

We found 19 current offers for dishwashers from Appliances Connection making it the biggest dishwasher retailer. That is significantly bigger than the second biggest retailer, A J Madison for whom we found 15 current offers for dishwashers. The third biggest retailer is eBay with 14 current dishwasher offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Dishwashers?

The cheapest retailer by number of dishwasher for which they offer the cheapest price is v with the cheapest price on 11 dishwashers.

Proportion of Dishwashers for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

Appliances Connection most frequently has the cheapest dishwasher prices (found to be cheapest for 57.9% of its dishwashers).

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