Offer

Wait! Before You Go...

Struggling to choose a dishwasher? Discover top brands & values in our buying guide.

Free Download: Appliance Buying Guide

No thanks, I know what I'm looking for.

Best Dishwasher Deals for 2018 (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

Steve Sheinkopf  |  August 02, 2018  |  8 Min. Read

Dishwashers

Start finding answers in our Resource Center full of Videos, Buying Guides and Checklists

Learn More

Dishwashers have changed over the years. It's easy to be confused with all the features and different brands.

The familiar brands like Bosch, Miele, and KitchenAid are being challenged by newer products from Samsung and LG. However, most dishwashers are quieter with more cycles and features than older units. 

Consequently, you do not need to spend a fortune anymore for a quiet dishwasher in stainless steel with a stainless tub.

Dishwashers display at Yale

Memorial Day, along with Black Friday, Labor Day, and President's Day, are the best times to consider an appliance due to manufacturer incentives. Tax Weekend marks the start of Labor Day.

In this article, we will discuss the difference between plastic and stainless tubs.

This list changes every couple of months based on rebates and new products introductions. Quietness will also be considered because it is important with open kitchen plans.

We will condense 500 options down to 8 you should consider now as well as show you different brands and features.

First, let's look at plastic and stainless tubs.

Plastic vs. Stainless Tubs

Most of the better dishwashers have stainless tubs whereas the less expensive have plastic. They both hold water, but stainless is non-porous and won't retain odors and germs like other surfaces.

All of the models we are introducing in this article have stainless steel tubs except one.

Short on time? Get our free Dishwasher Buying GuideLearn More

American vs. European

Traditionally, dishwashers were split between American style (like Electrolux, Frigidaire, GE, Whirlpool, Maytag, Samsung, and KitchenAid) and European style (Bosch, Asko, and Miele).

The main differences are the American style has a grinder on the bottom to handle any leftovers whereas the European style has a removable filter. The drying is different depending on the brand as well.

Most Americans use a heating element and JetDry to aid drying. Europeans just use the steam from the wash and JetDry. Samsung and especially Miele have different systems to speed the drying time.

European also models tend to be quieter without the grinder. However, Americans have adopted the filter. In fact the American KitchenAid will be the quietest on this list.

It is not an important distinction anymore EXCEPT when placing custom panels on your dishwasher. Europeans will look way better, because they do not protrude from the cabinet like American style dishwashers.

Quietness

You probably want a quiet dishwasher. However, at a certain level, decibel (a measure of sound) differences are not detectable.

Any dishwasher at 44-46 dBs is quiet enough. You do not want to pay much more for a lower decibel rating alone.

That said, you can buy a noiseless 39 dB dishwasher reasonably right now.

Hear a 55 dB and 44 dB Dishwasher Head-to-Head

 
 
 
Video Thumbnail
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Best Dishwasher Deals for 2018 

Pricing for August 2018

Plastic Tub Dishwashers

Samsung DW80M2020US - $479

Samsung-DW80M2020US-DishwasherFeatures: 

  • Stainless Steel Door - Durable and hygienic
  • Adjustable Rack - Easy to fit various dishware
  • Digital Leak Sensor
  • Advanced Wash System
  • 14 Place Settings
  • 55 dBA

Samsung has a stylish dishwasher with an adjustable top rack as well as leak detection. This brand is actually one of the most reliable dishwashers sold. At 55 DBs, it is not quiet. However, the price is competitive at $399.

 

Stainless Steel Tub Dishwashers

Samsung DW80J3020UW - $589

FRVCTXMBIOBT

This model adds a stainless tank and is 5 dB quieter at 50 db. It also adds a hard food disposer, which can mash small food particles (most dishwashers now have filters.)

Features:

  • Durable Stainless Steel Tub
  • Hard Food Disposer
  • Hidden Heat Element
  • Dishwashing Performance at 50dBA
  • 15 Place Settings
  • Adjustable Racking System

Jenn-Air JDB9000CWP - $699

Jenn-Air-JDB9000CWP-Dishwasher

The JDB9000CWP is a great dishwasher with a super quiet 40 DBs, solid glide-out racks as well as a 3rd rack for cutlery. Limited Quantity available. 

Samsung DW80K7050US - $769

Samsung DW80K7050UG

Features:

  • 15 Place Setting Capacity
  • Adjustable Upper Rack
  • Cutlery Rack
  • StormWash System
  • FlexLoad Racking System
  • Autorelease Door
  • Digital Leak Sensor
  • 44 dBA Sound Level
  • Energy Star Rated

Great dishwasher for the money. It is very quiet at 44 dBs and has a 3rd rack for silverware. The door pops open at the end of the cycle (like Miele) to release steam and speed drying.

Their "Storm Wash" is essentially a few areas of concentrated spray for baked on dishes. Its the red disk in the picture below.

Bosch-Dishwasher-StormWash

 

Bosch SHS863WD5N - $769 ($99 installation on select Bosch dishwashers)

Bosch-SHS63VL5UC-stainless-tub-dishwasher

Features:

  • Made in North Carolina 
  • 4 Wash cycles, 5 options, button controls 
  • 44 dBA
  • Stainless Steel Tub 
  • Aqua Stop Plus Leak Protection System 
  • Info Light – tells you that the dishwasher is running 
  • Silverware Basket 
  • 15 place settings 

One of the best-selling dishwashers at Yale and nationally. This model has all the necessary cycles, 3 adjustable racks and is incredibly quiet at only 44 dBs.  You also have a third rack for utensils as well.

Miele G4228SCUSS - $799

597298327_G4227SCUSS

Features:

  • Double Waterproof System
  • CleanAir™ Drying
  • 5 Wash Cycles
  • AutoSensor Technology
  • Silence Rating of 46 dBA
  • 16 Place Setting Capacity
  • SaniWash
  • ENERGY STAR®

Miele is one of the most reliable dishwasher brands. This dishwasher features the best drying capabilities.

Air is directed to the side of the dishwasher so the hot air in the dishwasher is attracted to the cooler side and then dissipated.

KitchenAid KDTE334GPS - $899

FRQTCQNXYDTA

  • ProWash(TM) Cycle
  • Durable Stainless Steel Construction
  • Heat Dry Option
  • Fold-Down Tines in the Lower Rack
  • SatinGlide(R) Max Upper Rack
  • Fold-Down Shelf with Stemware Holders
  • 4-Hour Delay Option
  • Filter-Based Wash System
  • Sani Rinse(R) Option
  • 39 DBs

The KDTE334 has every cycle including their ProWash or extended wash with soil sensing capabilities, light/china for your better stemware along with normal and shorter express washes.

You also have a ton of options like heated or air drying, Sani Rinse and a high-temperature wash for better scouring of baked-on dishes. There is a third rack for silverware.

This dishwasher also has special nozzles to wash your sports bottles.

At 39 DBs, it is almost noiseless as well. It is the quietest dishwasher for the price.

 

 
 
 
Video Thumbnail
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bosch SHP865YP5N - $999 ($99 installation on select Bosch dishwashers)

Bosch SHP865YP5N

Features:

  • Made in North Carolina
  • 6 wash cycles, 5 options, touch controls
  • 42 dBA
  • Stainless Steel Tub
  • Aqua Stop Plus Leak Protection System
  • Five-Level wash
  • Info Light – tells you that the dishwasher is running
  • Silverware Basket and adjustable top rack for cutlery
  • 16 place settings
  • + Ball bearing wheels
  • + 2 folding tines at the rear for added flexibility
  • + FlexSpace Plus (both sets of tines fold down in front right section)
  • + Lower Rack Handle with metal inlay
  • + Rack stop to keep the rack from pulling completely out of the dishwasher.

It's one of our top-selling dishwashers because it can blend seamlessly into any kitchen. Bosch recently omitted a visible badge from the front of their dishwasher.

The recessed handle, hidden controls, and flush installation are all great design elements. This dishwasher also offers a few high-end features for the price such as a 3rd cutlery tray, tall item holder, and half-load cycle.

This new Bosch has better ball bearing racks and a rack stop so you do not pull the rack out of the dishwasher.

 

Bosch SHXM98W75N - $1,129 ($99 installation on select Bosch dishwashers)

frssnvmvffaq

Features: 

  • 6 Wash Cycles/6 Options/ Touch Controls
  • 39 dBA Silence Rating
  • Stainless Steel Tub
  • AquaStop Leak Protection
  • 30 Minute Express Cycle
  • 5-level Wash
  • Info Light - tells you that the dishwasher is running
  • Silverware Basket 
  • Adjustable Top Rack for Cutlery
  • 16 Place Setting

If you want to buy a great dishwasher with high-end features but aren't looking to break the bank, this is the right dishwasher for you.

This is one of the most feature-loaded dishwashers in the industry for a great price. It has almost every cycle available and an absolutely noiseless 39-decibel rating.

This is the best overall value for a high-end dishwasher.

 

Miele G6625SCU - $1,699

Miele-G6625SCU-Dishwasher

Features:

  • Quick Intense Wash
  • AutoSensor Technology
  • Water Softener
  • ExtraComfort Basket
  • China & Crystal Cycle
  • Silence Rating of 45 dBA
  • 16 Place Setting Capacity
  • ENERGY STAR®

Miele's best selling dishwasher.

It is quieter, with better fold down racks and overall adjustability to accommodate pots, pans, and other large dishes. This dishwasher can load virtually any pot, pan or platter and is the best loading dishwasher on the market.

It also adds a concentrated intensive wash for baked-on dishes.

Along with their drying system, the door pops open for speed drying at the end of a cycle as well.

Click here for our list of best Miele dishwashers.

Dishwasher Reliability

Based on our 30,761 service calls logged in 2017

 

Service Qty

Shipped Qty

Service Ratio

Electrolux

13

11

118.18 %

Gaggenau

8

19

42.11 %

Fisher & Paykel

43

142

30.28 %

LG Electronics

4

21

19.05 %

Jenn-Air

101

575

17.57 %

Blomberg

10

57

17.54 %

Frigidaire Gallery

32

196

16.33 %

Thermador

125

954

13.10 %

Maytag

10

89

11.24 %

Bosch Appliances

273

2622

10.41 %

Frigidaire Professional

6

59

10.17 %

Kitchenaid

73

766

9.53 %

Samsung

24

285

8.42 %

Miele

67

1126

5.95 %

Frigidaire

29

508

5.71 %

Amana

4

72

5.56 %

Bosch - Benchmark

15

287

5.23 %

Whirlpool

11

779

1.41 %

Dacor

0

1

0.00 %

Bertazzoni

0

1

0.00 %

Dynamic Cooking Systems

0

0

 

General Electric

0

5

0.00 %

Grand Total

868

8739

9.93 %

Final Thoughts

In terms of reliability, it is Miele, Bosch, and Samsung.

However, the KitchenAid dishwasher may deliver the most value in terms of features for the price.

For drying, Miele is the best because of their air system. As for pricing, Samsung is your best bet.

That said, the Bosch dishwasher at $769 combines every feature and quietness unless you want a 3rd rack.

All are fine choices and you do not have to spend a fortune for a great, quiet and reliable dishwasher.

 

Additional Resources

Get our free Dishwasher Buying Guide with tips, trends, and reviews of all the major brands. Over 310,000 people have already found answers in a Yale guide.

View our dishwasher buying guide

Related Articles

Steve Sheinkopf

My goal has always been simple: I want Yale to be the best retail experience anywhere. I have tried to create a compelling environment for customers and employees alike.

A Note About Pricing

Pricing on this blog is for reference only and may include time sensitive rebates. We make every attempt to provide accurate pricing at time of publishing. Please call the stores for most accurate price.

Suggested Articles