Buzzrake examined thousands of user opinions on dishwashers to determine the best quality models on the market. A quick look at the leading products (shown below) indicates that a dishwasher's price is not necessarily reflective of its overall quality: while the top 2 products on the list are luxury priced at over $1000, products #3 and #4 both have budget-friendly prices (under $600). Opinions also show that standard built-in dishwashers are usually of higher quality than countertop units, especially the larger models with capacities of at least 14 place settings. In addition, users recommend looking for the Energy Star sticker when buying a new dishwasher. Not only is this sticker a good indicator of quality, but buying Energy Star appliances can significantly reduce your electricity costs.
When it comes to specific brands, users rank Fisher & Paykel 1st for quality. LG is the second runner-up, followed closely by GE. Danby comes in last among the dishwasher brands.
Dishwashers: money buys quality, right?