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The Best Dishwashers To Buy Right Now (Reviews/Ratings)

July 2nd, 2012 | 1 min. read

By Steve Sheinkopf

I am partial to brands that deliver on their promise. That promise could be value, price or quality. Hopefully, a combination of all three is best. Rebates play a part as always, as a dishwasher can look way better for a few hundred less.

Frigidaire has been a perennial favorite of mine for price. Their new dishwashers feature an orbital cleaning system and a price increase of over $150. In my opinion, you will like these better.

I normally count down by favorites, but this list is by price:

Bosch is more widely represented than usual due to rebates

bosch white dishwasher SHE3ARL2UCBosch SHE3ARL2/6UC$399 after $150 in rebates

I used to recommend the Frigidaire at $399, but now thats $549 and the Bosch is $399 after $150 in rebates. The Bosch adds a metal tank (plastic bottom) and greater efficiency.


bosch stainless dishwasher SHE43P25UCBosch SHE43P22/6UC - $449 Color, $549 in stainless

I really like this dishwasher. This is the start of the all stainless Bosch dishwashers. Door is heavier as well and it is only $50 more than the basic Bosch.


bosch stainless dishwasher SHE43RL5UCBosch SHE43RL5UC - $649 after $160 in rebates

You have more style choices with hidden or integrated controls. This unit after rebates is the least expensive integrated dishwasher on the market and has a stainless tank and great water efficiency.


jennair stainless dishwasher JDB8000AWSJenn-Air JDB8000AWS - $799

Jenn-Air and KitchenAid are the same unit, and it is still a decent dishwasher with grinder at the bottom, unlike the Bosch filter and more features.


miele stainless steel dishwasher G4205SCMiele G4205SC - $899 in color, $999 stainless. 

Miele actually decreased their prices over the last 6 months. I appreciate Miele as 96% of this dishwasher is directly manufactured in their German facility. In fact, the only parts in a Miele dishwasher not manufactured by Miele are the rollers under the baskets. Such uncompromising quality makes a better dishwasher with fewer service calls and a 20 year life expectancy.

miele stainless dishwasher G5175SCSFMiele G5175SCSF - $1599

This dishwasher has an actual drying cycle (then again it should). This dishwasher lets air into the outer tub where the steam becomes attracted and dissipates against the colder wall. It also employs two fans to further dissipate air.

The G5155SC has a "turbo" function or faster wash cycle using concentrated water for a 30% faster wash. Miele also has the third cutlery rack as well, and plate guard plus or a racking system to protect fine china or crystal.

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Steve Sheinkopf

Steve Sheinkopf is the third-generation CEO of Yale Appliance and a lifelong Bostonian. He has over 38 years of experience in the appliance industry, and he is a trusted source of information for consumers on how to buy and repair appliances.

Steve has also been featured in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Consumer Reports, The Boston Globe, Bloomberg Radio, the New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Entrepreneur, for his knowledge of how to buy appliances and appliance repair.

Steve is passionate about helping consumers find the best appliances for their needs, and he is always happy to answer questions and provide advice. He is a valuable resource for consumers who are looking for information on appliance buying, repair, and maintenance.

Despite being the worst goalie in history, Steve is a fan of the Bruins and college hockey, loves to read, and is a Peloton biker. The love of his life is his daughter, Sophie.

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