The standard width of built-in dishwashers is 24 inches, but that doesn't mean they are all
the same size. Interior layout and the number of racks can affect how many dishes can
actually be loaded for each wash. The average number of place settings (complete dinnerware
and silverware per person) that a 24" dishwasher can hold is 12. However, there are
standard-sized models that can accommodate up to 15-16 place settings.
Large dishwashers, with room for 15-16 place settings, are a great option for big families or
those who entertain often. You will definitely pay more for a bigger unit (expect to spend
about $875 on average), but they certainly stand out:
Noise level: bigger means quieter when it comes to dishwashers. The average decibel
rating for a large dishwasher is 47.5 dBA, while other full-sized dishwashers
average around 50 dBA. Indeed, users report that large-capacity units are usually
much quieter than smaller ones. Since consumers consider low
noise level one of the most important qualities in a dishwasher, this is great news.
Layout: user opinions show that larger units have better, more intuitive interior
designs. These units often feature a third shelf on top, as well as adjustable racks
and tines to fit different-sized items.
Drying dishes: users also mention that large dishwashers do a better job at drying
dishes. No one likes to have to wipe off all the dishes when the cycle is done.
All the major appliance brands offer large-capacity dishwashers, including Whirlpool, Bosch
Check out the top-ranked dishwashers in this category to find one that suits your needs.
Top Large Dishwashers
The Top Large Dishwashers were determined by a thorough
analysis of the collected opinions. Buzzrake took into account the frequency and manner in which each
dishwasher is mention by users in regard to these factors: customer
satisfaction, interior design, efficiency, installation, reliability and noise level.
The #1 top-ranked large dishwasher is the Bosch 24" 300 Series Built In Fully Integrated Dishwasher.
This unit features adjustable
racks and has room for 16 place settings. It is Energy
Star qualified and offers 5 wash cycles. This model's decibel rating is 44dBA, which is
much lower than average, and it is considered the quietest dishwasher on the market. Users rank
it #1 among all Bosch models and #3 among all models on
the market. It comes in 1st for layout and 7th for reliability.
According to users, the GE 24" Fully
Integrated Dishwasher is the 2nd best large-capacity dishwasher. It can accommodate
settings and has adjustable racks. This Energy
Star unit has 4 wash cycles, including a heavy duty cycle. Users report very high
satisfaction with this product and rank it #3 for quality among all dishwashers. It is ranked the #1 best GE
Users rank the Fisher Paykel 24"
Stainless Steel Full Console Dishwasher the #3 best big dishwasher. This product can
accommodate 7 place settings
and has 9 wash cycles. It also has a delay start option and adjustable racks. Users rate this model very highly and report that they are very satisfied
with it. It is ranked the #2 best GE model and the #2 best luxury
model. Opinions show that it performs quite well and is very quiet, which isn't surprising as it
has a very low decibel rating of 42dBA.