The price range for dishwashers is very wide, with models costing anywhere from $250 to $1500. Many consumers are under the impression that it is absolutely necessary to spend a lot of money in order to get a high quality, reliable product that looks nice. But is it true? We've gathered user opinions on high end models ($1000+) to separate truth from fiction when it comes to pricey dishwashers.
Users agree that pricier dishwashers are of better quality than cheaper options. They are typically quieter as well, with lower-than-average decibel ratings (around 45dBA).
But that's about it.
For all other attributes, such as performance and overall customer satisfaction, high-end dishwashers rate around average. What's more, their reliability ratings are actually below the average. Kind of shocking, huh? With the exception of a few (listed below), the majority of high-end dishwashers are nothing to write home about.
Top High-End Dishwashers
The Top High-End Dishwashers were determined by an thorough analysis of the collected opinions. Buzzrake considered how frequently the following factors are mentioned by users, both positively and negatively: customer satisfaction, reliability, interior design, installation, performance and noise level.
The #1 best high end dishwasher is the LG 24" Fully Integrated Dishwasher. This Energy Star model can wash up to 14 place settings at a low decibel rating of 45dBA. It has a fully-integrated control panel and 7 wash cycles. This model also features an NSF-certified high-temp wash option. This is a favorite among users, cumulatively ranked as the #1 best dishwasher on the market. It is also ranked first for customer satisfaction and performance. Opinions show that it is a high quality product with a great interior layout.
User opinions show that the #2 best high end option is the GE Profile 24" Built-In Dishwasher. This unit has room for 16 place settings and offers a very low decibel rating of 42dBA. It features a fully integrated panel and 7 wash cycles, including a heavy duty cycle. This is a top-rated product, ranked #4 for popularity among users. It also ranks above average for quality and quietness. Users chose it as the #2 best GE model and the #10 overall best unit on the market.
According to users, the #3 high end dishwasher is the Electrolux 24" Built-In Dishwasher. This Energy Star certified unit features 8 wash cycles and a delay start option. It has adjustable racks and a 45dBA decibel rating. This product also offers an NSF-certified high-temp wash option. Users report that this unit is of very high quality and performs exceptionally well. Users rank it the #1 best Electrolux model and the #13 best option on the market.