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

Steve Sheinkopf  |  January 05, 2018  |  8 Min. Read

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Dishwashers have changed over the years. They are quiet with more cycles and features. The best brands like Bosch, Miele, and KitchenAid are being challenged by newer products from Samsung and Blomberg.

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

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We change this list often based on rebates and new products introductions. We will condense 500 options to 8 you should consider as well as show you different brands and features.

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

Plastic vs. Stainless

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. 

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American vs. European

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

The main differences are that the American style has a grinder on the bottom to handle any leftovers whereas the European style has a removable filter.

European models tend to be quieter. They will also be flush to your cabinet, so they look better with a custom panel. 

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Pricing updated for January 2018

Plastic Tub Dishwashers

Samsung DW80M2020US - $449 

SamsungDW80M2020US-1.jpgFeatures: 

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

Samsung has a stylish dishwasher with an adjustable top rack as well as leak detection.

Stainless Steel Tub Dishwashers

Samsung DW80J3020US - $499

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

 

Whirlpool WDF540PADW - $409

Features:

  • Sensor Cycle
  • AnyWare Plus Silverware Basket
  • 1-Hour Wash Cycle
  • ENERGY STAR(R) qualified
  • Sani Rinse Option
  • Remembers Your Last Cycle
  • Normal Cycle
  • Heavy Cycle
  • High Temp Wash
  • Heated Dry
  • Soak And Clean Cycle

Good features and reliability for the money. It has cycle memory and the in-door silverware rack will free up room on the lower rack for more plates.

KitchenAid KDFE104DSS - $719

Features:

  • 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

The KDFE104DSS 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 high-temperature wash for better scouring of baked-on dishes.

This has a good feature package for a reasonable amount of money.

Samsung DW80K7050UG - $809

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 noiseless at 44 dBs and has a 3rd rack for silverware. Their "Storm Wash" is essentially a few areas of concentrated spray for baked on dishes.

 

Jenn-Air JDB9000CWP - $699

Jenn-Air and KitchenAid are the same company and dishwasher. Jenn-Air is less expensive with 14 different wash programs, adjustable top rack as well as a third rack for silverware.

 

Bosch SHS863WD5N - $769 

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 
 
 
 
 
 
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One of the best-selling dishwashers at Yale and nationally. This model has all the necessary cycles, 3 level adjustable racks and is incredibly quiet at only 44 dBs.

 

Bosch SHP878WD5N - $899 

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Features:

  • Made in North Carolina
  • 6 wash cycles, 5 options, touch controls
  • 44 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
  • Stainless front with hidden controls and scoop handle goes with any brand

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.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Miele G4976SCVISF - $1,199 

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.

Miele G6625SCU - $1,499 

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. It also adds a concentrated intensive wash.

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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. Quietness and price, Blomberg is worth considering.

That said, the Bosch dishwasher at $649 combines every feature and quietness unless you want a third rack.

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

 

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