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Best Dishwashers for 2022 (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

Steve Sheinkopf  |  December 14, 2021  |  13 Min. Read

Miele  |  Bosch  |  Dishwashers  |  KitchenAid  |  GE Profile  |  Beko

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Our Top Picks for the Most Popular Dishwashers of 2022:

Best New Dishwasher to Consider: GE Profile PDP755SYRFS - $1,199

Profile's brand new dishwasher has special sprays for bottles and silverware along with a 42-decibel silence rating.

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Best Dishwasher Under $600: Beko Dishwasher DUT25401X - $599

At $599, the tub is all steel, not plastic or a hybrid of stainless steel and plastic. It also has all the main cycles.

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Quietest Dishwashers (Tie): Beko DDT39432X - $999 & KitchenAid KDTE204KPS - $999

Both are noiseless at 39 dB and about $1,000 less than the most popular 38 dB dishwashers.

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Best Top Rack: KitchenAid Dishwasher KDTM604KPS - $1,199

It has the most surface area to hold dishes, glasses, and silverware.

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Best Racks: Bosch 500 Series Dishwasher SHP865ZP5N - $1,149

This Bosch dishwasher has smooth, ball-bearing racks.

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Best Drying System: Bosch 800 DLX Series Dishwasher SHP878ZP5N - $1,359

This dishwasher uses volcanic elements to dry dishes, and it works.

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Best Panel-Ready Dishwasher: Beko DIT39432 - $1,129

Beko is the only paneled dishwasher you can buy currently. It also has great features and is $500-1000 less than comparable models.

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Best Premium Dishwasher: Miele G 7566SCVI - $2,399

The Miele G7000 dishwashers are the most sophisticated for racking, washing, and drying. They also employ the only automatic dispenser.

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You're probably having a hard time finding a dishwasher.

The best dishwasher, in many instances, is the one you can find.

COVID-19, component issues, factory issues, and port issues are all part of a supply chain in ruins.

Many companies will not have dishwashers until the middle of 2022. However, you can find a few good dishwashers in 2022 if you know where to look. In this article, you will learn about the best in-stock dishwashers between $599-$2,599.

You will also learn to choose a dishwasher for the best sound level, availability, wash cycles, and drying capabilities.

Most importantly, we'll share the most reliable dishwasher brands based on 48,392 service calls logged last year.

Let's get started.

How to Choose a Dishwasher

dishwashers-at-yale-appliance-in-hanoverMost Popular Dishwashers at Yale Appliance in Hanover

 

In this section, we'll cover the basics of buying the right dishwasher for your home. This includes the most reliable dishwasher brands based on real service data, how much you should pay for a quiet dishwasher, and the best features to look for. Let's dive in.

Dishwasher Reliability

KitchenAid, Beko, Bosch, and Miele are the most reliable high-end dishwashers to consider.

We calculate dishwasher reliability by dividing the products we serviced by the products we sold for a service rate percentage. Due to capacity issues, we could only service the appliances we sold.

For this article, we looked at the number of dishwashers sold and serviced from December 2020 to October 2021.

The following service rates are based on a minimum of 90 units sold and a total sample of over 8,000 pieces.

  Service Rates
LG 1.7%
Thermador 3.6%
Whirlpool 4.1%
JennAir 5.3%
KitchenAid 5.5%
Miele 8.9%
Fisher & Paykel 9.9%
Bosch 10.1%
Beko 10.3%
Café Appliances 10.7%
GE Profile 12.2%
Asko 12.5%
Samsung 18.5%
Grand Total  12.8%

LG has an unbelievable rating. It's the lowest ever recorded.

Whirlpool is good, but it's sold mostly to builders. We handle most of the problems before tenants move into their new apartments, so they aren't recorded as service calls. Also, it is hard to know if the builders' customers call us or someone else for service.

You would say KitchenAid is more reliable than a Bosch dishwasher. However, Thermador and Bosch dishwashers are both made by BSH Home Appliances. We sell less featured KitchenAid dishwashers and more featured Bosch and Thermador dishwashers so the reliability is about even.

With a 12.8% average repair rate for dishwashers, you most likely will need service within five years. You should be mindful of who fixes appliances in your area.

Pick a few brands and ask your local servicer what they can fix quickly. You also want to check Google and Yelp as well.

Read More: Most Reliable Dishwashers

Plastic vs. Stainless Tub Dishwashers

Miele-G4227SCUSS-Wash-ArmStainless Steel Dishwasher Tub

 

The best dishwashers have stainless steel tubs rather than plastic.

Stainless steel is non-porous and won't retain odors and germs like other surfaces. Commercial kitchens are stainless for that reason. Then again, two brands have features specifically designed to reduce odors.

Beko has IonGuard technology to neutralize negative ions and counteract positive ions of odors for a fresher-smelling dishwasher. So much of Beko's features seem almost outlandish or "overly technical." However, they all work as specified.

GE Profile has a new dishwasher with its Microban antimicrobial Microban surfaces and fan to eliminate moisture. Their highly rated laundry employs the same technology.

Only Frigidaire, GE, Samsung, Whirlpool, and Maytag make dishwashers with plastic tubs. Most brands sell more stainless steel tubs than plastic now.

Be careful, though. A few look stainless but are partly plastic, like the Bosch Ascenta and Samsung hybrid dishwashers.

American vs. European Dishwashers

Bosch-Dishwasher-InstalledEuropean Bosch Dishwasher Installed Flush With the Cabinet

 

Dishwashers are split between American-style models and European-style models. American-style dishwashers used to have a grinder on the bottom. European-style dishwashers have a removable filter for a quieter.

New for 2022 and beyond, GE Profile will offer the best of both worlds with a grinder dubbed the Piranha and a super quiet 42-decibel rating.

European-style dishwashers sit flush with your cabinet. They look the best if you place a custom panel on your dishwasher. If you want to place a custom cabinet panel on your dishwasher, buy a Bosch, Miele, Beko, or Asko dishwasher.

American-Style Dishwasher Brands:
  • Electrolux
  • Frigidaire
  • GE
  • Whirlpool
  • Maytag
  • Samsung
  • JennAir
  • KitchenAid
European-Style Dishwasher Brands:
  • Bosch
  • Thermador
  • Beko
  • KitchenAid (has both styles)
  • Miele

What Is Quiet Enough for a Dishwasher?

Silence ratings are important, especially if your dishwasher is open to your living room. If you want a quiet dishwasher, look for a decibel level under 44 dB. You should not pay for a silence rating of 44 dB or below alone.

At a certain level, decibel differences are not detectable. This is a common mistake. Do not overbuy for just a quiet dishwasher.

That said, there are a few exceptions. Our quietest picks are both 39 dB for less than $1000. A 38 DB is $1,399-$2,999.

Drying Performance

Drying has become much better in the latest models. At one time, most of the European models had condensation drying or static drying.

It's Jet-Dry combined with the residual heat of the wash and time. American dishwashers were similar, with an added heating element to dry the dishes.

Both methods failed to dry less dense items, like plastics. Now you have a few new drying methods.

In Bosch's and Miele's better dishwasher models, the door pops open at the end of the cycle to release heat and moisture. The new GE profile has a fan assist in pulling moisture out of the dishwasher.

In all Miele's and the better KitchenAid M Series dishwashers, the cooler outside air is directed to the side of the dishwasher, attracting the warmer air and dissipating the moisture as water.

Bosch has the best solution. It uses the volcanic element zeolite to add heat and dissipate moisture. It works for Thermador's (a Bosch subsidiary) 20-minute wash and dry cycle.

Rack Design

bosch-dishwasher-racks-internalBosch Dishwasher Rack with Top Wash Arm

 

Most dishwashers over $599 have an adjustable top rack. The best dishwashers from Beko, Bosch, Miele, LG, Samsung, and KitchenAid have a third rack.

Bosch has their bigger MyWay rack to hold more than silverware. Miele has their 3D cutlery tray to securely hold flatware. It also folds down to accommodate more on the second rack.

KitchenAid may have the best solution with the largest rack. It also acts as a 4th level of spray from the rack itself.

Washing Performance

Beko-Dishwasher-With-AquaIntenseBeko Aqua Intense Dishwasher Spray Arm 

 

They all wash dishes. However, some have better systems. GE Profile has a bottle wash component with direct sprays to scour the gunk out of your baby and sports bottles. They also have dedicated sprays under the silverware basket as well.

Miele has three full spray arms, two under each basket and one on the top. Beko has three wash arms with AquaIntense or concentrated sprays for baked-on dishes. Their AquaIntense cycle diverts more water pressure to the bottom as well.

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Now, let's take a look at our best dishwashers to consider.

Best Dishwashers for 2022

Best New Dishwasher to Consider: GE Profile PDP755SYRFS - $1,199

GE-PROFILE-PDP755SYRFS

Number of Cycles: 5 Cycles, 11 Options | Sound Level: 42 dB | Drying: Heated Drying| Third Rack: Yes | Disposer or Filter: Disposer Only

GE redesigned their dishwasher for 2022 and went back to the drawing board. GE added their successful odor, mold, and moisture prevention package in their laundry to this new line of dishwashers.

They now feature the Microban antimicrobial surfaces (even on the outside handle) and a fan to dry moisture.

Their washing system adds special sprays for silverware and bottles. My daughter is now 5, but that would have been handy for her baby bottles caked at the bottom with formula.

They improved the drying with a fan to remove excess moisture and speed drying in plastics.

For a quiet dishwasher, which is important if your kitchen is opened to your living room, GE Profile is 42 decibels. Forty-two decibels are below the standard of 44 dB. Unlike every other quiet dishwasher, GE is quiet with a hard food disposer.

Drawbacks: It's hard to know right now. This introduction covers the basics of why you buy a dishwasher, such as the washing system, drying, and racking. It won't look good with a panel because it protrudes, unlike European ones.

Best Dishwasher Under $600: Beko DUT25401X - $599

BEST-DISHWASHERS-BEKO-DUT25401X

Number of Cycles: 5 Cycles, 6 Options | Sound Level: 48 dB | Drying: Condensation Dry| Third Rack: No | Disposer or Filter: Filter Only

Beko is a huge appliance manufacturer based out of Turkey. They are well known in Europe for their clean styling. You may know Blomberg, a subsidiary of Beko. Beko also manufactures Viking dishwashers. They also produce an excellent dishwasher for under $600, so you don't have to settle.

At one time, you had to compromise when you bought a dishwasher for under $499. There were a few cycles and the tub was plastic or a hybrid of plastic and steel. It was also loud.

Beko is an exception with decent cycles and an all-stainless tub. The quietness is not bad at 48 decibels, only 4 dB louder than what's considered quiet. You also have five cycles and options, plus an adjustable rack. Like Whirlpool, it has a soil sensor as well. The reliability rate is excellent as well.

Drawbacks: Although the first-year reliability is good, you have to ensure it can be fixed in your area. Additionally, there is no cycle for delicates.

Quietest Dishwashers (Tie): Beko DDT39432X - $999 & KitchenAid KDTE204KPS - $999

KitchenAid Dishwasher KDTE204KPS - $999

BEST-DISHWASHERS-KITCHENAID-KDTE204KPS

Number of Cycles: 5 Cycles, 7 Options | Sound Level: 39 dB | Drying: Condensation Dry & Heating Element | Third Rack: Yes | Disposer or Filter: Filter Only

The KitchenAid KDTE204KPS has its ProWash cycle. ProWash is an extended wash with soil sensing capabilities. KitchenAid features a light wash cycle for wine glasses or fine China and express washes.

At 39 dB, it's almost noiseless and the quietest dishwasher on this list, along with Beko's dishwasher featured next.

Drawbacks: You buy the KitchenAid for its quietness. The cycles, options, and drying capabilities are just basic.

Beko DDT39432X - $999

BEST-DISHWASHERS-BEKO-DDT39432X

Number of Cycles: 9 Cycles, 5 Options | Sound Level: 39 dB | Drying: Condensation Dry| Third Rack: Yes | Disposer or Filter: Filter Only

Beko is the fastest-growing brand at Yale partly because Beko has been available, whereas most have not.

Not to mention, this dishwasher is loaded with features. AquaIntense is another set of concentrated sprays at the bottom to scour dishes. You can use it with the AquaIntense cycle channeling up to 60% of the water on the bottom, leaving a light wash for china and crystal.

Their IonGuard eliminates odors by sending negative electric charged ions to counteract the positive ions of odors.

The racking is good as well. The top rack is multi-position and has the third silverware rack up top like every other product. The bottom folds down to fit larger dishes giving you more capacity.

Beko also uses a quieter inverter motor for a 39 dB dishwasher rating. A scouring arm adds noise, but Beko designed it to be quiet.

Lastly, Beko is the only dishwasher under $1,000 with Wi-Fi. It's capable of being turned on and off remotely from an app on your phone. You may be more comfortable with familiar brands. In case of availability issues, and there will be some, Beko is an excellent alternative, and it's also statistically reliable.

Best Top Rack: KitchenAid Dishwasher KDTM604KPS - $1,199

BEST-DISHWASHERS-KITCHENAID-KDTM604KPS

Number of Cycles: 5 Cycles, 6 Options | Sound Level: 44 dB | Drying: Air Intake, Heating Element| Third Rack: Yes with Spray Arm | Disposer or Filter: 2 Filters

KitchenAid's new dishwasher series is worth considering with two filters. It has a new larger third rack to accommodate smaller items and silverware.

KitchenAid claims four levels, but one is smaller holes in the third rack.

The drying cycle is better in this series and uses heat plus outside air to dissipate the moist hot air into water.

It also meets the minimum standard for quietness at 44 DB.

Drawbacks: If you wonder why the better model is louder, any KitchenAid with an "M" has two filters adding five dBs to its sound level. It would be best if you didn't panel a KitchenAid because it protrudes and looks like a panel stuck on a dishwasher rather than a seamless cabinet.

Best Racks: Bosch 500 Series Dishwasher SHP865ZP5N - $1,149

BEST-DISHWASHERS-BOSCH-SHP865ZP5N

Number of Cycles: 5 Cycles, 3 Options | Sound Level: 44 dB | Drying: Condensation and AutoAir Dry | Third Rack: Yes | Disposer or Filter: Filter Only

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

This Bosch dishwasher has better ball-bearing racks and a rack stop. The rack stop prevents the rack from being pulled out of the dishwasher - call it Toddler Prevention.

The racks also allow you to pile on dishes and still have the rack glide smoothly. You don't have to pull and tug at the rack anymore with a full load of dishes.

You have to buy this model with the ZP5N suffix for better racks. There are eight SHP865 models.

Bosch has added a new feature this year called AutoAir Dry. The dishwasher door will open at the end of the cycle to release heat and moisture to help cool your dishes and silverware faster.

Drawbacks: Bosch's AutoAir Dry is the only drying benefit. Their top spray could be larger as well.

Best Drying System: Bosch 800 DLX Series Dishwasher SHP878ZP5N - $1,359

SHP878ZP5N

Number of Cycles: 5 Cycles, 6 Options | Sound Level: 42 dB | Drying: Zeolite and AutoAir Dry | Third Rack: Yes | Disposer or Filter: Filter Only

It sounds gimmicky, but Bosch CrystalDry works. CrystalDry uses a volcanic element called Zeolite to increase heat and absorb moisture.

As skeptical as we were, it does dry even plastics. (Plastics are less dense and tend not to dry). It's quiet and efficient with good racking.

Drawbacks: Washing action washes, but Miele has a full spray arm up top as well as a different third rack.

Best Panel-Ready Dishwasher: Beko DIT39432 - $1,129

BEST-DISHWASHERS-BEKO-DIT39432

Number of Cycles: 9 Cycles, 3 Options | Sound Level: 42 dB | Drying: Closed Fan Drying | Third Rack: Yes | Disposer or Filter: Filter Only

Buying a paneled dishwasher will be an issue in the next12 months

Bosch is operating at 50% capacity. Miele's having issues as well. Neither will consistently offer a panel-ready dishwasher.

KitchenAid's panel-ready protrudes from your cabinets. It doesn't as sit well as you would expect.

Unfortunately, it looks like a dishwasher with a panel stuck on it rather than a cabinet.

Beko offers all the better features of the DDT39432, such as 39 dB, AquaIntense and AquaFlex scouring, good racking, and IonGuard odor control for $1,129. Comparably featured dishwashers are about $500-1000 higher.

Best Premium Dishwasher: Miele G 7566SCVI - $2,399

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Number of Cycles: 7 Cycles, 6 Options | Sound Level: 38 dB | Drying: 2 ports on the bottom to allow air on both sides to dry quickly. The door pops opens as well| Third Rack: Yes | Disposer or Filter: Filter Only

Without question, this dishwasher is the best features. It features the only automatic dispenser, the Auto Dos. The AutoDos feature is available on their G 7366 Dishwashers at $1,999. However, the model is not available.

It releases detergent at the right time. Clients report the cleanest dishes using this dispenser.

The G 7566SCVI also has the most features and dries incredibly well, with two ports at the bottom, allowing air to the sides. Hot air is attracted to the cooler side and dissipates as water.

Knock it twice, and the dishwasher opens automatically. The new G 700 Miele dishwashers are all quiet.

This dishwasher won't last on this list. It's all stainless without any plastic, even on the wash arms. The baskets are solid graphite.

Drawbacks: Set at the quietest setting for a 38 dB cycle, this cycle can be up to 4 hours long.

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Dishwasher Availability

Dishwasher availability is not good right now. It's pretty bad. Miele, KitchenAid, Samsung, and Bosch have problems. But before the clerk in the store says they are out of stock on a particular model.

Check another style of the same model number. Bosch has four different panel styles, so if you can't buy that SHP878, buy it as a SHE or SHX. Here are the different dishwasher faces:

Styles-of-Bosch-Dishwashers

Most brands have that option as well. I bet you may have some luck if you pick another style, not on display.

Which Dishwasher Should You Buy?

Miele-Dishwasher-at-Yale-Appliance-in-HanoverMiele Dishwasher at Yale Appliance in Hanover

 

It depends on what you are looking for and, unfortunately, what's available. Miele is the best, but expensive. Their other G 7000 dishwashers, from $1,499 to $2,599, are pretty compelling. They should be considered when availability improves.

The same should be said for Bosch below $1,000. The least expensive $599 Beko is pretty compelling at 48 dB and stainless. The best selection is between $900-$1,199 as Bosch, KitchenAid, Beko, and a new impressive-looking GE Profile have good products.

Just make sure whatever you buy can be fixed. Overall, this is a good list to start your shopping. You have multiple brands at different prices. Start here and check what's available in your area.

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Steve Sheinkopf

Steve is the third-generation CEO of Yale and a lifelong Bostonian. He currently resides in Boston, one mile from where he was born. Despite being one of the worst goalies of all time, he is a huge hockey fan of college hockey and the Boston Bruins. The love of his life is his daughter Sophie.

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