Finding the best dishwasher is sometimes like trying to find the end of a rainbow. There are hundreds of models to choose from, and it seems that the more you watch, the more confusing and elusive the target becomes.
Why not start with the best brands first and then look them up in the list to help narrow down your search? According to the Home Appliances Research, 2009 by J.D. Power & Associates are the five dishwasher brands with the highest overall customer satisfaction Kenmore Elite, Bosch, Maytag, KitchenAid LG.
In our own research on more than 200 dishwashers, we evaluated each appliance in 40 key areas. The top 5 brands that consistently rank among the top in almost every price range are GE, Maytag, Kenmore, KitchenAid, and Frigidaire.
The best dishwasher brands used in the two studies are Kenmore, Maytag, and KitchenAid. Let’s take a look at their top models:
1. Kenmore 13183
In our study, this stainless steel dishwasher scored 10 points (out of 10 points). It has a stainless steel look, stainless steel inner cylinder and hidden controls, and a stylish and modern look. 13183 can spray water up to 6 different levels, replenish the spray water, and have an NSF-certified sanitary rinse cycle. Designed as a “high bath,” it can accommodate up to 14 positions. The rack is adjustable, and only the noise level of 52 dbA ensures peace of mind. 13183 is also an Energy Star, with annual electricity consumption of 300 kWh.
2. Maytag MDB8959AWS rated 9.8 out of 10
The Maytag’s interior and exterior are stainless steel, and the controls are hidden at the top. The cleaning system is one of the best cleaning systems, which can perform 5 times cleaning, spraying, steaming, and sanitary flushing. The environmental friendliness is evident in several aspects, including low power consumption of 291 kWh and water consumption of 4.2 liters per cycle. The MDB8959AWS has room for 14 position settings in the high footrest, and the frame is adjustable. The noise level is slightly higher than Kenmore at 56 dbA, but still very good.
3. KitchenAid KUDE70FVSS
With hidden controls and stainless steel, this best dishwasher also scored 10 points out of 10. When the sprayer scrubs and washes heavily soiled items, the spray volume reaches level 5. NSF Sanitary Rinse completes one of the best rinse cycles. In terms of noise, it is one of the quietest dishwashers on the market. In the case of 41 dbA, only the 40 dbA dishwasher from Bosch is slightly quieter.