The vast majority of dishwashers - about 84% - are built-in models, designed to reside permanently in a specific spot in your kitchen. Built-in models are usually 24 inches wide and have adjustable heights. They range in price from about $400 to $1500+, costing about $830 on average. There are two styles of built-in dishwashers to consider:
Fully integrated - these dishwashers feature a control panel that is hidden when the door is shut, located along the top of the door. This style contributes to a sleek, modern look in the kitchen, which many users favor. Often, fully integrated models will be panel-ready, meaning that a wooden panel can be adhered to the door to make the dishwasher appear as part of the cabinetry. These dishwashers are typically 35% more expensive than semi integrated models.
Semi integrated - this style features the control panel on front, near the top. These models can still be covered with a panel, but the display screen and controls are accessible. Unsurprisingly, users typically find these easier to install and use.
Built-in dishwashers can typically handle 12-14 place settings at a time, which is optimal for the average household. Most models have features like a delay-start timer and an NSF-certified sanitizing wash. Check out Buzzrake's top-ranked models below to find one that best suits your needs.
Top Built-In Dishwashers
The Top Built-In Dishwashers were determined following a in-depth examination of the collected opinions. Buzzrake considered how frequently the dishwashers are mentioned by users in regard to various factors, both positively and negatively.
The LG 24" Fully Integrated Dishwasher was chosen as the #1 best built-in dishwasher, as well as the overall-best option on the market. This integrated unit is Energy Star qualified. It offers 7 wash programs and a 14-place-setting capacity. This highly popular dishwasher takes 1st place for multiple categories, including the #1 most efficient and the #1 best LG model. It is often praised for its quality materials and interior layout.
Opinions show that the Amana 24" Tall Tub Dishwasher is the #2 built-in dishwasher. This model comes equipped with a full control panel, 3 wash cycles and an Energy Star ratings. Users report that this dishwasher performs very well and has a smart interior design. It is also ranked the #1 budget-friendly option on the market.
According to users, the #3 best built-in dishwasher on the market is the Bosch 500 24" Tall Tub Dishwasher. This Energy Star qualified model has the controls up on front. It features 5 wash programs and a capacity of 16 place settings, which is considered very large. Users chose this dishwasher as the #1 best Bosch model. It comes in first for several factors, including convenience, layout and low noise level. Users report that it is very reliable as well.