Best Ultra-Quiet Dishwashers

By Staff

Good news! Today's dishwashers are quieter than ever before. While making sure your dishes come out sparkling clean should be your top priority, it's a bonus when your kitchen doesn't sound like a construction zone.

But not all quiet dishwashers also offer stellar performance. Luckily, we've tested dozens of models in our state-of-the-art labs, and have found the machines that are best suited to getting your dishes sparkling clean without waking the whole house.

So if you're after a dishwasher that's a truly smooth operator, take a look at our choices for the five best ultra-quiet dishwashers on the market today. Want to know more about a particular product? Just click through to read the full review.

Updated January 10, 2017

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Bosch Benchmark Series SHE8PT55UC

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.

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Bosch 800 Series SHX68T55UC

The Bosch 800 series takes the excellent cleaning power of the 500 series with a handful of interface upgrades, as well as more exterior options for consumers. It's the most affordable Bosch series to allow for customizable fronts and adjustable rack tines, but retains useful perks like a third rack, adjustable second rack, and InfoLight. It's not a huge leap above the 500 models, but definitely one worth taking.

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Where to Buy
AppliancesConnection $894.10 Buy
Best Buy $899.99 Buy
Lowe's $854.00 Buy

GE Profile PDT855SMJES

If you hate sorting silverware, you'll love this GE dishwasher. Powerful water jets aimed at the cutlery basket blast off stains and keep spoons from sticking together. In addition to other features like Bottle Wash and 40 dBA sound rating, this GE always did a superb job getting dishes both clean and dry. Available in stainless, slate, and panel ready model, this GE does cost a lot—but its convenience is undeniable.

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Where to Buy
Home Depot $1,349.10 Buy
Best Buy $1,349.99 Buy

Bosch 500 Series SHP65TL5UC

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.

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Where to Buy
AppliancesConnection $804.10 Buy

Bosch SHXM63WS5N

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.

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