Performance is the single most discussed factor in user opinions on dishwashers. Consumers are clearly fed up with spending hundreds (or even thousands) of dollars on a dishwasher and ending up with almost-clean, dripping wet dishes. Buzzrake examined numerous user opinions to find out which dishwashers you can count on to do their job well. The vast majority of opinions showed that the most efficient dishwashers are the standard-sized models. Users report that the smaller portable and countertop units don't perform nearly as well. In addition, integrated models receive significantly higher performance scores than their full-console counterparts on average. Opinions also show that the most efficient dishwashers are not necessarily the most expensive models, but they aren't budget-priced either: the MSRPs of the leading products average at around $720, which is within the medium price range. When it comes to brands, the clear winners are LG and GE, with 2 models each on the list of 15 Most Efficient Dishwashers. However, Danby dishwashers are a big no-no if performance really matters to you.
Dishwashers that really do the job
Based on 2,237 opinions
Top Efficient Dishwashers
Buzzrake conducted a thorough analysis of the collected opinions and produced the following rankings for the Most Efficient Dishwashers. Buzzrake considered how the dishwasher's performance is mentioned by users, and how frequently.
1. LG 24" Fully Integrated DishwasherAccording to users, the LG 24" Fully Integrated Dishwasher is the most efficient and the #1 best dishwasher on the market. This integrated unit is both Energy Star and NSF certified. It offers 7 wash programs and a fairly large capacity of 14 place settings. It tops the charts for several factors: it is ranked #1 for customer satisfaction, #2 for quality and #2 for interior design.
2. Whirlpool Gold Series 24" Built-In DishwasherThe Whirlpool Gold Series 24" Built-In Dishwasher was chosen by users as the #2 most efficient dishwasher, as well as the #1 best dishwasher by Whirlpool. It features integrated controls, 6 wash programs and a capacity of 14 place settings. It is Energy Star and NSF qualified. Users rank this model the #8 best among all models. It receives good scores for most categories, including quality and customer satisfaction.