Whether you have young children at home, live in a small studio apartment or simply enjoy chatting in the kitchen, finding a whisper-quiet dishwasher may be crucial to you. And you're not alone: low noise level is discussed in about %18 of online opinions on dishwashers, making it is the #2 most discussed dishwasher quality. What do the quietest models have in common? Opinions show that a dishwasher's decibel rating is not a great indicator of its noise level, as the difference between 48 dBA and 50 dBA is practically negligible. But this only applies to ratings under 52 dBA: dishwashers with higher decibel ratings are reportedly much noisier than models rated below 52 dBA. Counter-intuitively, users agree that larger units (14-16 place settings) are significantly quieter than smaller ones (6-8 place settings). Built-in "tall tub" designs are strongly favored for quietness over countertop and portable models. Another fun fact has to due with price: the dishwashers that receive the best scores for quietness are all low-medium priced (under $1000). They average at around $700, which is a very reasonable price for a dishwasher. Check out our roundup of the Top 3 Quietest Dishwashers - you won't regret it.
The quietest dishwashers you will find
Based on 1,420 opinions
Our winners are
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Bosch Ascenta 24" Built-In Dishwasher
#3 out of 35
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Bosch 500 24" Tall Tub Dishwasher
#1 out of 35
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Whirlpool Gold Series 24" Tall Tub Built-in-Dishwasher
#2 out of 35
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Following a thorough analysis of the collected opinions, Buzzrake produced the following rankings of the Quietest Dishwashers. Buzzrake took into account how frequently users mention the dishwasher's noise level positively or negatively.
1. Bosch 500 24" Tall Tub DishwasherUser opinions indicate that the Bosch 500 24" Tall Tub Dishwasher is the #1 quietest, #1 large and #1 Bosch dishwasher. This full-console model features 5 programs and an interior capacity of 16 place settings. It is Energy Star qualified. Aside from being very quiet, users chose it the most convenient and the best designed dishwasher. It is considered very reliable as well.
2. Whirlpool Gold Series 24" Tall Tub Built-in-DishwasherIn 2nd place is the Whirlpool Gold Series 24" Tall Tub Built-in-Dishwasher. This unit has a full-console design, 5 wash programs and a 15-place-setting capacity, which is very large. It is both NSF and Energy Star certified. This model takes 3rd place for reliability among all dishwashers. It receives good marks for performance and interior layout.