The 6 Best Panel-ready Dishwashers January, 2019 (And 2 Others)

Our list showing the newest panel-ready dishwashers includes only dishwashers that obey to these rules:

  • As their name implies, fully-integrated or panel-ready dishwashers are designed to blend in your kitchen when fitted with your own custom panel
  • By definition, they are all fully-integrated, with top controls
  • The concept spreads beyond the traditional 24-inch model, as there are even a few 18-inch and drawer fully-integrated panel-ready dishwashers as well.


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Best Model 2019*
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#1
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5
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Despite a lower sample of reviews, taking into account its aggregate rank of 98%, we conclude that the Bosch SHVM98W73N is currently Alphachooser's best panel-ready dishwasher 2019. Alphachooser also concludes that our sample of 21 reviews from our sources gives us a safe-enough confidence level (more on confidence levels) that prompts us to name it the most interesting choice as of now.

Max noise level: 40

Average rating:
(98%) (21 reviews)   
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Second Best
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#2
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With its 4 stars computed from 404 reviews, we rank this GE model second best panel-ready dishwasher. * This choice (and the following members of this best panel-ready dishwasher models list), is based on a full analysis of hundreds of panel-ready dishwasher reviews from multiple sources.

The PDT855SSJSS is a built-in stainless-steel (also available in a panel-ready or slate-finished version) 40-dBA-rated dishwasher that can display its washing status on users' smartphones (requires the GE Kitchen App), and comes with typical specs, which include a third rack, 16 place settings, and a 140-spray jet wash system.

Special features: Audible end-of-cycle signal, Quiet water valve, Sealed toe kick, Side jets, Tub collar trim, Wi-fi

Average rating:
(81%) (404 reviews over 3 sources)   
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The Profile is a 24-inch Wi-Fi-ready custom-panel built-in dishwasher showcasing 102 cleaning jets, hidden top-mounted controls with a full-color LCD control display, a 40dBA quiet operation, and a reversing quad blade wash system with 25 jets.

Special features: Wi-Fi Connect (Connects to your smartphone for remote monitoring, control and notifications)

Average rating:
(81%) (280 reviews over 3 sources)   
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#4
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4.5
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Bosch SHVM78W53N Panel-ready Dishwasher

If the majority of the 24 reviews for the Bosch SHVM78W53N is to be used as basis, then it's clear that this panel-ready dishwasher is very reliable in terms of cleaning ability. Many people report that it leaves their dishes spotless, all while maintaining a promisingly quiet noise level of 42dBA. Moreover, this model has been hailed for being easy to use. The third rack, which is primarily used for silverware, received a great deal of appreciation from consumers, as well.

However, it does have annoyances that prevented it from earning five-star ratings from a few reviewers. For one, some have reported that fitting in wine glasses on the upper rack is difficult -- or in the case of taller-than-usual stemware, impossible. This dilemma can apparently be solved by removing the third rack for extra vertical space, but having to sacrifice the third rack is an inconvenience for some people. Also, the end-of-program beeping notification has frustrated a number of buyers, since it does not stop until you push one of the control buttons. The plastic upper rack reportedly tends to retain water after washes, too -- which, upon sliding open, gets moisture all over the items loaded in the bottom rack.

This custom panel dishwasher, which is currently rated 4.5 stars across all of its reviews, seems to have aced things in terms of cleaning, reliability, and quietness -- so much that it has ended up being named as an Alphachooser good choice in this top 6 listing.

Max noise level: 42

Average rating:
(87%) (24 reviews over 2 sources)   
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#5
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4
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Bosch SGV68U53UC Custom Panel Dishwasher

This panel-ready dishwasher has been characterized as an "incredibly-quiet" model in most of its 16 customer reviews. If it weren't for the InfoLight feature (which shines a red beam onto the floor to indicate if a cycle is ongoing), users reportedly can't even tell it's running. Many positive customer feedback have also said that the Bosch SGV68U53UC cleans dishes very well, with one noting that great results can be produced even with the Express preset program -- the shortest cycle that clocks in at 30 minutes. Being a high-end dishwasher, it's not surprising that we've also come across multiple reviews raving about this model's "premium feel." A good number of consumers found the doors a delight to use and the controls very easy to operate.

However, we've also encountered reviews from less-than-happy customers who found out that the middle rack cannot accommodate wine glasses. Apparently, Bosch has suggested, in its manual, that stemware should be placed in the bottom rack, but some customers have said that the vertical tines in the said rack make it unsafe for wine glasses. A number of people also seem to find the end-of-cycle beep too loud and annoying.

The SGV68U53UC appears to be the usual competitive Bosch model in the form of a customer panel dishwasher. With the great number of people who are satisfied with its services, there's little doubt that it deserves being named as an Alphachooser good choice in this list of the top 6 models.

Special features: 7 psi minimum water pressure

Average rating:
(83%) (16 reviews over 2 sources)   
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#6
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4
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Bosch SPV68U53UC Panel-ready Dishwasher

The SPV68U53UC is an 18-inch panel-ready Bosch dishwasher that stands apart from its category with a 44-dBA noise rating, while sporting a V-shaped third rack, six wash programs, and ten place settings.

Special features: 7-psi minimum water pressure, ActiveTab tray
Max noise level: 44 dBA

Average rating:
(78%) (13 reviews)   

The UDT555SAFP is a panel-ready dishwasher that accompanies its above-middling 49-dB noise rating with mostly ordinary features, which include 12 place settings, five wash programs, a stainless-steel tub, and a splittable silverware basket.

Max noise level: 49 dB

Average rating:
(46%) (13 reviews over 2 sources)   

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The Whirlpool UDT518SAFP, which currently has an aggregated rating of (rating temporarily unavailable) stars from total customer reviews, has been reported to deliver sparkling-clean dishes. People raving about its cleaning power come aplenty when you browse through its reviews. At 49dBA, it's definitely not among the most quiet dishwashers, but we don't really expect it to be, considering it has 18-inch body. In spite of this said rating, this custom panel dishwasher didn't seem to get any complaints from buyers who are concerned with noisiness. Just the opposite, most customers seem to agree that it's much quieter than what they expected it to be .

The configuration of the rack isn't the best when it comes to capacity, judging from lukewarm feedback regarding this matter, as well as its eight place settings -- a number that almost touches the bottom of the spectrum for all dishwashers. However, as a consolation, the racks are apparently easy to slide, load, and unload. Another positive point we have encountered concerns ease of installation. Surely, knowing that a product that needs paneling is not headache-inducing to install can be a huge sigh of relief.

However, it seems to have difficulty drying the utensils which are washed at the door. The control panel has also been criticized and called "difficult to use" by a senior citizen reviewer, so you might want to look the other way if you have people in your household who may be affected by this shortcoming. Lastly, the silverware slots appear to be too small for some of its customers. Of course, these problems can be avoided by opting for one of the full-size options in this AlphaChooser list of panel-ready models. But if having an 18-inch unit is of higher priority, then we suggest you take a look at our ranking of the best 18-inch dishwashers.

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Max noise level: 49 dBA

Average rating:
(90%) (3135 reviews over 2 sources)   

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