Best DishwashersBy Reviewed.com Staff
Every dishwasher will clean your dishes. But if you’re looking for the best dishwasher, it should make cleaning dishes as easy as possible.
After running tests on hundreds of models and cleaning thousands of dirty dishes, we’ve pinpointed the best dishwashers you can buy today. These models not only got dishes spotless in our lab tests, but their extra features genuinely improved the dishwashing experience.
Little extras like specialized wash cycles for gently cleaning glassware, foldable tines to fit oddly shaped dishes, or an exterior that matches a high-end kitchen like a high a high-quality machine separates the best dishwashers from the ones that just clean your dishes.
We spent a week washing dishes with each of these models, so if you want to see in-depth photos and videos and read about the nitty-gritty details, just click on through to the full review.
Updated April 27, 2016
Bosch's extensive 500 Series has it all: convenient third racks, splittable cutlery baskets, various styles and colors, and available Speed Perfect setting. Oh, and clean dishes. That too. Bosch dishwashers are also known for their noise ratings, and this series tops out at just 44 dBA—about the same as a library. At under $900 for most models it's simply one of the best deals in dishwashing today.
From design to performance, this all-new dishwasher is all about fluidity and grace. Perhaps most importantly, it's equipped with KitchenAid’s Clean Water Wash technology, which continually removes food particles from wash water. That means the KDTM354DSS doesn’t spray debris back onto clean dishes. Should you buy one of your own? We think so. This is one of the best-performing dishwashers in its price range.
Where To Buy$989.10 Home Depot Buy $989.99 Best Buy Buy
The new Bosch 300 Series SHXM63WS5N dishwasher is all new for 2017, but it continues to offer the same sleek look, quiet operation, and incredible cleaning prowess that Bosch is known for. On top of that, it also gets a newly redesigned 3rd rack, foldable tines, an adjustable upper rack, and water softener system... Phew! This dishwasher is worth every cent, even compared to fancier (and more expensive) Bosch models.
Where To Buy$984.10 AppliancesConnection Buy $989.99 Best Buy Buy
The all-new LG LDF5545ST may look futuristic, but behind its unique integrated handle is a quiet, efficient, stainless steel dishwasher with a plethora of cycles and features. More importantly, it did a great job cleaning and drying dishes in our performance tests. With a solid warranty and sale prices that drop below $600, we think it's one of the best dishwasher values you can buy—even better than some Bosch machines.
Where To Buy$545.00 AppliancesConnection Buy
The price may be intimidating, but our tests show the Benchmark Series is worth every cent. In addition to a surprisingly intuitive LCD control panel, illuminated interior, flexible racks, third rack, and flush fit, our lab tests showed near-perfect performance that got dishes clean and dry. We were also impressed by its quiet operation—rated at just 40 dBA. If you demand the best, you should demand a Bosch Benchmark.