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 July 28, 2016

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Bosch Benchmark SHE8PT55UC

The price may be intimidating, but our tests show that the SHE8PT55UC 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—it's rated at just 40 dBA. If you demand the best, you should demand the Bosch SHE8PT55UC.

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Bosch 500 Series SHP65TL5UC

Despite its affordable price, the SHP65TL5UC offers stellar performance and features rarely seen in dishwashers that cost less than $1,000. Take InfoLight, which beams a red light on the floor when a cycle is in progress. Overall, given this machine's exceptionally quiet operation, it might be the only way you know it's working. For an easy way to impress the neighbors—or your cat—look no further.

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Where to Buy
AppliancesConnection $804.10 Buy
Walmart $900.59 Buy

KitchenAid KDTM354DSS

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.

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Where to Buy
Home Depot $989.10 Buy
Best Buy $989.99 Buy
Sears $988.99 Buy

Kenmore Elite 14823

The Kenmore Elite 14823 is built and priced like other Elites. It's loaded with familiar high-end features, such as an advanced filtration system, a clever wash arm, and tons of water jets mounted all over the tub. But what truly makes this Elite stand out is a large window on the front, a feature we almost never see.

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Samsung DW80H9970US

This Samsung caught our attention for one big reason: the Waterwall. It's a motorized spray arm that moves back and forth across the entire bottom of the tub, instead of the usual rotating arm. In our tests, the DW80H9970US ranked among the top-performing dishwashers on the market, and because it's part of Samsung's Chef Collection, it also comes with a third rack, touch controls, and ample cycles and wash options.

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Where to Buy
AppliancesConnection $1,294.70 Buy
Best Buy $1,299.99 Buy
Walmart Click for price Buy

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