The absolute best dishwashers on the market

Based on 11,677 opinions
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The current dishwasher market offers a huge, varied range of products with many colors, shapes and sizes to choose from. Naturally, choosing the right dishwasher for your kitchen can be very confusing, especially as it is such an expensive appliance.

Buzzrake conducted a thorough examination of online opinions on dishwashers to determine the absolute best models on the market. Each model was given a cumulative score based on the attributes that users describe as the most important: ease of use, ease of installation, internal layout, performance, durability and noise level.

User opinions revealed some interesting findings about what makes a spectacular dishwasher:

  1. Style: all-in-all, users strongly favor the standard 24-inch built-in design over the many countertop and portable options currently available. In addition, dishwashers with larger capacities (14-16 place settings) consistently receive better cumulative scores than those with smaller capacities (6-8 place settings).
  2. Certifications: users recommend looking for Energy Star qualified dishwashers, as these will not only save you $$ on electricity, they will also deliver better results. However, opinions show that an NSF certification is non-reflective of the dishwasher's overall performance.
  3. Price: the best dishwashers are not necessarily the most expensive ones: the top 3 best-rated models include a high-end option (over $1000), a medium-priced unit and a budget-friendly model (under $600).
  4. Controls: users do not agree as to the best type of control panel - fully integrated, semi-integrated or full-console. While full-console models are considered easier and more intuitive to use, fully integrated dishwashers receive higher quality ratings on average. You should opt for the style that suits your needs.
  5. Brands: among the different manufacturers of dishwashers, LG and GE receive the best cumulative scores. The bottom 2 brands are Frigidaire and Danby.

Best Dishwashers

#1 rated in best: LG 24" Fully Integrated Dishwasher, scored 97/10096

1. LG 24" Fully Integrated Dishwasher

Users chose the LG 24" Fully Integrated Dishwasher as the #1 best dishwasher. This fully integrated unit is Energy Star certified. It offers 7 wash cycles and a 14-place-setting capacity. This extremely popular model takes first place for several categories, including the #1 most efficient and the #1 best LG dishwasher. It is often praised for its high quality and smart interior layout.
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#2 rated in best: Amana 24" Tall Tub Dishwasher, scored 89/10088

2. Amana 24" Tall Tub Dishwasher

The Amana 24" Tall Tub Dishwasher is ranked the #2 overall best dishwasher. It features upfront controls, 3 wash programs and an Energy Star certification. Opinions show that this model performs very well and has a great interior design. It was also chosen as the #1 best inexpensive dishwasher on the market.
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#3 rated in best: Bosch 500 24" Tall Tub Dishwasher, scored 89/10088

3. Bosch 500 24" Tall Tub Dishwasher

The #3 best dishwasher on the market is the Bosch 500 24" Tall Tub Dishwasher. This Energy Star appliance has the controls up on front. It comes with 5 wash cycles and a capacity of 16 place settings, which is very large. This dishwasher was chosen as the #1 best Bosch model. It comes in first for multiple categories, including convenience, interior design and low noise level. Users consider it very reliable as well.
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