Dishwasher prices

Now, let’s take a look at our best dishwashers to consider, plate washing machine price and various dishwasher prices. Our team has researched and reviewed these dishwasher images with price to help you come up with a better decision. We’ve also put up a shopping guide with the features you can consider when buying Dishwashers.

If you’re looking for a new dishwasher, then this guide is just what you need. We’ll unbox our top picks for the best dishwashers—and share the features you should look for when shopping. Most of us would rather spend time doing other things than cleaning dishes by hand. For that, we rely on our trusty dishwashers. As with most appliances, buying a dishwasher can turn out to be quite an investment. So, if you’re looking for an appliance that can live up to your expectations—and help clean your dishes easily, then you should check out Dishwashers here!

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Best Dishwasher Under $500: BEKO Dishwasher DUT25401 – $499

Beko Dishwasher

Features:

  • 5 Cycles
  • 48 dBA
  • 14 Place Settings
  • ENERGY STAR™ Most Efficient
  • Stainless with Pocket Handle

Review:

Beko is a huge appliance manufacturer based out of Turkey. They are well known in Europe for their clean styling and Green engineering.

Blomberg is a subsidiary of Beko. Viking dishwashers are also manufactured by Beko as well.

At one time, you had to compromise when you bought a dishwasher under $499. There were a few cycles. The tub was plastic or a hybrid of plastic and steel. It was also loud.

Beko is an exception with decent cycles and an all stainless tub. The quietness is not bad at 48 decibels.

You will hear it less than the 50 and 55-decibel dishwashers of competitive brands in this price range.

Most Affordable Dishwasher: Samsung Dishwasher DW80R5061US – $549

Samsung StormWash Dishwasher DW80R5061US

Features:

  • 48 dBA
  • Stainless Steel
  • StormWash
  • Adjustable Loading
  • Fingerprint Resistant
  • AutoRelease Door

Review:

Great dishwasher for the money. It has decent quietness att 48 dBs, a 3rd rack for silverware and is all stainless steel.

Their “Storm Wash” is essentially a few areas of concentrated spray jets for dishes with baked-on food. For drying, the door pops open at the end of the cycle to speed up the drying process.

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Best Dishwasher Under $800: KitchenAid Dishwasher KDTE334GPS – $749

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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
  • 39 dBAS

Review:

The KitchenAid dishwasher KDTE334GPS has every cycle, including their ProWash or extended wash with soil sensing capabilities, light for wine classes or fine china sets, and, lastly, normal and shorter express washes.

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You also have a ton of drying options like heated or air drying. The Sani-Rinse is a high-temperature rinse for better cleaning of baked-on foods.

There is also a third rack for silverware and specialized sprays just for bottles. There is an element for drying as well as a fan to extract heat.

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At 39 dBAs, it’s almost noiseless and the quietest dishwasher on this list. This dishwasher is priced anywhere from $659 to $849, depending on the promotion.

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Best Washing and Drying Dishwasher: Miele G4228SCUSS – $999

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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 usually one of the most reliable dishwasher brands. This dishwasher features the best drying capabilities under $1000.

In the drying cycle, air is directed to the side of the dishwasher, so the hot air is attracted to the cooler side and then dissipated.

It also has a full wash arm on the top. A third spray is especially effective with the third silverware rack directly below.

Best Dishwasher For Rack Adjustability: Bosch Dishwasher SHP865ZP5N – $1,049

Bosch SHP865ZP5N

Features:

  • Made in North Carolina
  • 5 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
  • Ball-bearing wheels
  • 2 folding tines at the rear for added flexibility
  • FlexSpace Plus (both sets of tines fold down in front right section)
  • Lower Rack Handle with metal inlay
  • Rack stop to keep the rack from pulling completely out of the dishwasher.
  • AutoAir Dry

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 a half-load cycle.

This Bosch dishwasher has better ball bearing racks, and a rack stop to prevent the rack being pulled out of the dishwasher – call it Toddler Prevention (I have a toddler).

The racks also allow you to pile on dishes and still have the rack glide smoothly. You don’t have to pull and tug at the rack anymore with a full load of dishes

Bosch has added a new feature this year called AutoAir Dry. This means the dishwasher door will open at the end of the cycle.

To help cool your dishes and silverware faster.

Best Dishwasher For Drying: Bosch Dishwasher SHXM88Z75N – $1,259.99

Bosch Dishwasher With CrystalDry SHXM88Z75N

Features:

  • 6 Wash Cycles/6 Options/ Touch Controls
  • 40 dBA Silence Rating
  • Stainless Steel Tub
  • AquaStop Leak Protection
  • *30 Minute Express Cycle – 60 Minute Express Cycle?
  • 5-level Wash
  • Info Light – tells you that the dishwasher is running
  • Silverware Basket
  • Adjustable Top Rack for Cutlery
  • 16 Place Setting
  • Crystal Dry

If you want to buy a great dishwasher with high-end features but aren’t looking to break the bank, this may be an interesting choice.

The Bosch dishwasher SHXM88Z75N is one of the most feature-loaded dishwashers in the industry. This dishwasher offers a new drying feature.

Best Dishwasher For Washing Bottles And Silverware: GE Profile Dishwasher PDT825SGJWW – $919

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Features:

  • Deep Clean silverware jets
  • Bottle Jets
  • Wash zones
  • Advanced wash system with more than 140 cleaning jets
  • Easy touch adjustable upper rack with 2 Stem Safe shelves
  • Full extension smooth glide upper rack with fold-down tines
  • Hidden vent with fan dry
  • Reversing quad blade wash arm

This GE Profile dishwasher has a good wash and dry system. It still has the disposer on the bottom, so it’s only 45 dBAs and not very quiet.  

However, it has 10 dishwasher options. The silverware and bottles have their own concentrated wash jets.

Best Dishwasher For Odd-Shaped Dishes: Miele Dishwasher G6625SCU – $1,799

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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. You can remove almost all the tines in the bottom to fit an odd-shaped dish, for example.

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Miele Dishwasher Adjustable Rack

Along with their drying system, the door pops open to speed drying at the end of the cycle as well.  

Fastest Dishwasher: Thermador Dishwasher DWHD870WFP – $2,799

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Features:

  • StarDry – The most exceptional drying power in the world. Introducing Thermador’s Zeolite technology, reducing the need to towel dry items. No other dishwasher dries better.
  • Star Speed is a full hot water wash cycle in just 20 minutes
  • Star Glow illuminates your dishware in 6 sparkling levels of blue or white light while providing the option of any interior light color through the Connected Experience

Like Bosch, Thermador uses a mineral from volcanic ash called Zeolite for a faster drying process.  

It absorbs moisture and emits heat for a 20-minute wash and dry cycle. You can wash up to 5 loads in 20 minutes each after 20 minutes preheating.

However, it’s $2,799, so it should excel in washing and drying your dishes.

If you buy the Thermador range or wall oven and cooktop, you can apply a $1,399 credit for this dishwasher. 

As a runner-up, the Thermador Sapphire dishwasher doesn’t have the speed cycle but is less expensive.

How to buy a dishwasher

Shopping for a new dishwasher can be intimidating. Walk into any appliance store and you’ll see a bunch of models of exactly the same height and width with similar stainless finishes and seemingly interchangeable features. If you’ve been relying on the same old dishwasher for years, any of them would be an upgrade. How do you pick?  

Fortunately, similar surfaces belie drastic differences from brand to brand and even model to model. Dishwashers are more feature-rich and smarter than ever, so if you know what to look for, you can sort through the ranks and find the dishwasher that suits you best.

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The biggest factors to consider

Having a price range in mind will help you to start narrowing your options. If you’re on a strict budget, don’t worry. Plenty of capable dishwashers can be had for $500 or less, especially if you’re willing to negotiate. For $600 to $900, you’ll be able to find a nice midrange model with a few features. Once you get above $1,000, shoot for the moon and look for a model with everything you could want.

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Also, be willing to negotiate. Like with cars, you should be able to walk away with large appliances for a chunk off of their listed price.

Other than price, here are the biggest factors to consider to help you narrow down your choices.

Cleaning power

Of the major factors, budgets shoppers will be glad to know that we’ve found little correlation between price and performance in our testing

So the bad news: cleaning performance is tough to predict based on manufacturer or price.

The good news: if cleaning power is your primary concern, you can find it without breaking the bank. Plus, we have yet to test a dishwasher that isn’t at least competent at cleaning. If you rinse or scrape your dishes before loading them, they’ll probably come out of your dishwasher spotless regardless of which model you pick. The better cleaners simply require less work on your part and can handle tougher, stuck on dirt.

Noise level

Unlike cleaning power, a dishwasher’s noise rating often does directly correlate with its price. If you want a whisper-quiet model, expect to pay a premium. That said, even low-end models are significantly quieter than your parents’ old, migraine-inducing machine.

You can easily look up any dishwasher’s sound rating. We list it in our reviews. You can also search the model number online, find the manufacturer’s page for the model, and scroll down to specs. 

Think about the location of your dishwasher, and what those sound ratings mean to decide if an upgrade will be worth it. Old fashioned dishwashers tended to rate around 80 dBs, meaning they were as loud as a disposal. You definitely couldn’t have a conversation in the room where it was running, and you could still probably hear it throughout your entire house.

Low-end: 50ish dBs

Even $500 dishwashers now tend to have sound ratings in the mid-50s. If you’re in the same room while these dishwashers are running, you’ll have to speak up. 50 dB is about the noise level of a quiet conversation. 50 dB isn’t loud enough to wake up a sleeping child in an upstairs bedroom, though. In fact, by the time you get to the next room, you should barely hear it. If your dishwasher is removed from where your family gathers, you probably don’t need to pay more for a quieter model.

Mid-level: mid 40 dBs

If your family does tend to converse in the kitchen, paying for a midrange model and a sound rating in the 40s might make sense. For $600 to $900, look for a sound rating in the mid-40s. At that level, you’ll still be able to hear it at its loudest moments when you’re in the same room, but you should easily be able to talk over it.

High-end: low 40 dBs and lower

If you’re particularly sensitive to noise, you can find models that you’ll barely be able to hear even when you’re in the same room. Cross into four-digit prices, and you’ll find plenty of models at 42 dB. You can even find dishwashers rated in the high 30s. At that level, you’ll barely be able to hear the dishwasher even if you’re standing right next to it. The models in the low 40s will still be audible at the loudest parts of their cycle, but only if you’re listening for noise while in the same room.

Speed and cycles

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Kenmore offers plenty of cycle choices on their dishwashers.Tyler Lizenby/CNET

Most dishwashers tend to have some combination of the following cycle options:

  • Normal: The default cycle for most dishwashers. Meant for a full load of dishes with an ordinary amount of soil (food dirt). The energy and sound ratings (as well as our own performance scores) are gauged using this cycle.
  • Express: Cleans lightly soiled dishes or smaller loads when you need a quick turnaround.
  • Auto: Makes full use of the dishwasher’s sensors. Adapts the cycle time to a mixed load based on how dirty the dishes are.

You’ll often find these variants as well:

  • Heavy: For bigger dishes like pots and pans, or ordinary dishes with stuck on dirt.
  • China: Lowers the water pressure for more fragile dishes like wine glasses or fine china.
  • Rinse only: A quick way to spray off your dishes.
  • Efficient: This cycle uses less water and energy. With some dishwashers, it takes a little longer than normal. With others, it’s meant for more lightly soiled dishes.

Some brands call these cycles something slightly different. For example, “Heavy” could be called “Pots & Pans” or “Efficient” could be “Energy Saver” or “eWash” but the central idea of each of these is the same across brands. Check the instruction manual of a dishwasher (often available online) for a listing of the cycles and their respective ranges of times.

Make sure the dishwashers you’re considering have the cycles you want. For instance, if you have a lot of gatherings with wine drinkers, you’ll want one with a “gentle” or “china” cycle. That said, look for options that do effectively the same thing — lowering the water pressure in this case — before ruling a dishwasher out for not having the cycle you want.

Other factors to consider

Speaking of options, once you know what you’re looking for in terms of the basics, it’s time to consider which other factors are important to you.

Type of dishwasher

Most dishwashers are 24 inches wide and meant to be permanently fixed in place under your kitchen counter. If you’re looking for a standard dishwasher, that’s what you need. 

However, if you have less space to work with, you can find compact 18-inch wide dishwashers from most manufacturers. You can even find portable dishwashers on wheels, or specialty dishwashers that you can build into a drawer or fit on your countertop. Look for those if you have strict space limitations or just want something unique. Otherwise, the 24-inch built-in variety offers the most variety of brands, features and prices.

Style and finish

Typically, the exterior of dishwashers will be white, black or stainless steel — the standard trio for all large appliances. Expect a $100 price bump if you opt for stainless, but it’s now available on models in all price tiers.

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GE’s Slate finish is a nice departure from traditional stainless steel. This model also has physical buttons, a scoop handle and front controls.Chris Monroe/CNET

Some manufacturers offer a unique finish. For example, GE has SlateLG has black stainless and Frigidaire has a smudge-proof stainless. Look for these if you’re sick of stainless but don’t want something bland like white or black.

Other than the finish, the shape of the handle, along with the type and location of the control panel are usually the only other differences on the exterior of dishwashers. Handles can be subtle scoop handles, squared or rounded.

Control panels will either use physical buttons or digital touch controls. Digital controls are functionally the same as buttons, but less bulky. Look for a time display on the control panel. Does it estimate the time to completion as you select cycles and options? Does it stay on as the dishwasher runs? This varies from model to model, so check carefully.

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This Frigidaire dishwasher has fully integrated touch controls.Chris Monroe/CNET

The control panel will either be on the front of the dishwasher or hidden on the upper lip. The latter is called a “fully integrated” control panel and these models tend to be more expensive. As you’d expect, touch controls are pricier than physical buttons. If you don’t care about these aesthetics, look for a front control panel with buttons to help keep the price down on an otherwise feature rich dishwasher.

Capacity and use of space

Despite the fact that all standard dishwashers are 24 inches wide, the capacity from model to model does vary. Higher-end dishwashers have less space between tines so you can fit more dishes. They also tend to have more jets to help water reach into these smaller spaces. If you have bigger dishes, higher-end dishwashers usually offset the smaller spaces with foldable tines so you can still fit your pots and pans.

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We dirty 10 place settings for our dishwasher tests.Tyler Lizenby/CNET

Manufacturers usually list a dishwasher’s capacity on their websites. You’ll notice it’s given in terms of the number of place settings it can fit. According to the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, one place setting consists of a large dinner plate, a small snack plate, a saucer, a bowl, a coffee cup, a drinking glass, a knife, two teaspoons, a dinner fork and a small salad fork. Most full-size dishwashers hold between 12 and 16 place settings.

Don’t take that number for granted, though. Take a look inside the dishwasher while you shop. Does the arrangement of tines make sense to you? How many sets of tines fold down? Can you raise and lower the upper rack? Is it easy to do or is it a pain?

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LG’s models tend to have lots of tines that fold down and change angles.Chris Monroe/CNET

How many dishes a dishwasher can supposedly fit isn’t as important as how comfortable you are with the racks and if you can find a good spot for the dishes you wash the most. The dishwasher’s instruction manual will show recommended loading patterns if you need help envisioning how you’ll use the space.

Drying performance

Like washing performance, drying performance doesn’t vary directly with price and you won’t be able to determine this quality on your own while shopping. Check to see if the dishwasher has options for extra drying, but even that might not lead to the perfect results you’re looking for. If dry dishes are important to you, our product reviews can help point you in the right direction.

Options

Much more so than with cycles, the options you can add to a cycle vary wildly from dishwasher to dishwasher. In addition to adding drying time, some dishwashers let you just wash the top or bottom rack. Others let you add steam to the cleaning or adjust the temperature of the rinse water.

Look the options over to see if one fits your well into how you’d like to use your dishwasher. You will tend to get more options at higher prices.

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Electrolux models usually offer lots of options you can add on to your cycle.Chris Monroe/CNET

Unique extras and smarts

If you want a little extra space or you’re particular about silverware, look for a dishwasher with a third rack. They’re becoming more common and are no longer exclusive to high-end models.

Certain GE models have bottle wash jets — which let you clip tall items to them. This Kenmore model has jets for a casserole dish at the back of its bottom rack. Bosch dishwashers tend to use an info light that shines on the floor as they run — a handy extra since they’re usually quiet enough that you might forget they’re running otherwise. This Electrolux model will actually lift the bottom rack for you for easier unloading.

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The Electrolux ComfortLift raises the bottom rack as you pull it out.Chris Monroe/CNET

Additionally, we’re seeing the onset of connected dishwashers. Most major manufacturers have app-enabled models that let you check on the progress of your cycle from afar. Whirlpool and GE dishwashers also integrate with Amazon Dash, so your dishwasher will order more detergent automatically when you start running low. 

Thus far, we haven’t seen any dishwasher smarts worth running out to get, but with all else equal, connectivity and unique extras make a nice bonus.

Tub type

Cheaper models use plastic tubs. Higher-end models have stainless steel tubs. Note that this is different than the finish. You can have a stainless steel exterior on a dishwasher with a plastic tub. Stainless tubs are a little more durable and energy efficient, but the tub material won’t affect cleaning performance.

Efficiency

Speaking of efficiency, the Environmental Protection Agency uses its EnergyStar rating system to recommend products that save energy without sacrificing features or functionality. You can find this rating — as well as a dishwasher’s estimated energy use and cost per year — on the yellow tag on the front of the machine.

Filter type

Believe it or not, most modern dishwashers make you do a little maintenance work for the sake of quieter performance. The reason some old fashioned dishwashers were as loud as disposals is because they actually had a food disposer built in. You can still find models with these automatic food grinders, but they’re rare.

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Most dishwashers now use easily removable mesh filters.Chris Monroe/CNET

Almost all high-end models use a mesh filter like the one pictured above. Even dishwashers with automatic filters aren’t as loud as they used to be, but if you want a super-quiet machine, you’ll need to occasionally rinse off the mesh filter. Check the instruction manual for the manufacturer’s recommendation to see how often you’ll need to do this. Don’t fret — removing the filter, rinsing it and putting it back is usually a five-minute job at most.

Wrapping up: Pick your price and find your features

Now that you have an idea of what’s out there, you won’t have to compromise if you’re shopping for a premium $1,000-plus machine. Look for one with all of the above features that sounded appealing to you. Pick a couple of your favorite features if you’re aiming in the mid-range between $600 and $900. If you need a budget machine for $500 or less, fear not, you can still find a competent cleaner. You might even find one with a nice mix of cycles to suit different occasions.

Picking the right dishwasher can be intimidating at first, but have a price range in mind, then pick a few features you want and you’ll quickly be able to narrow your options. Our reviews can help you pick between your finalists, and soon, you’ll be able to sort through the rows of similar looking options and find a dishwasher perfectly suited to your family’s needs. 

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