The 7 Best Quiet Dishwashers July, 2021 (And 7 Others)

This list of the latest quiet dishwashers includes only dishwashers that satisfy these specs:

  • To make it to our list, so-called quiet dishwashers must be rated at a low decibel level of 46dB max. (The range of noise emitted by dishwashers can easily go to a quiet 38dB to a noisy 60+dB)
  • The above requirement for the quietest dishwashers essentially disqualifies most countertop models and many of the portable models, which are generally cheap (because of their target clientele), but you may still find some such dishwashers in our list
  • Dishwashers marketed as quiet, but without a specific low dB rating or dBA noise rating were not included.


The List:

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Alpha
Rank:
#1
Our
Score:
4.6
Confidence
Level:
Great
According to many reviewers, the 4.5-star Bosch SHEM63W55N couples minimal operational noise and good cleaning performance. This quiet dishwasher, which is rated at 44dBA, reportedly produces sparkling-clean dishes. Even the dishwasher itself is apparently easy to clean and maintain. On top of this, its classy-looking design and easy-to-use controls have also won over many consumers.

The third rack has been a topic of debate. Some reviewers absolutely loved it and thought that it's perfect for silverware and lids . However, many have felt that the third rack consumed so much vertical space that it ended up limiting the capacity of the racks underneath it. Speaking of capacity, it's curious how we've encountered a number of people saying that this low decibel dishwasher's interiors felt surprisingly smaller than expected. Some people have also criticized the bottom rack for being not as accommodating as they would have liked it to be, as the position of the prongs built onto the said basket slightly limits its capacity. Also, like many other dishwashers, this model's drying ability (or lack thereof) has been the culprit behind many of its low-star reviews.

In spite of the above-mentioned criticism, the SHEM63W55N has managed to be the best quiet dishwasher in our books (Learn how we rank items) with 99 confidence (More on confidence levels). This is because our system has found that its positive reviews greatly outnumber the bad, upon scouring through a total of 6695 reviews for all the products in this category.

Bosch SHEM63W55N

  • Stainless Steel Tub
Alpha
Rank:
#2
Our
Score:
4.8
Confidence
Level:
OK
The SPE53U55UC hauls in a 46-dBA noise rating, which can already be considered somewhat-quiet, but only when compared with other 18-inch dishwashers.

Bosch SPE53U55UC

  • Stainless Steel Tub
  • Stainless Version Available
  • Also In White
Alpha
Rank:
#3
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
High

LG LDP6797ST

  • Stainless Version Available
  • Available In Black
  • Also In White
Alpha
Rank:
#4
Our
Score:
4.4
Confidence
Level:
OK
The SPV68U53UC sounds like a somewhat-quiet 18-inch dishwasher, as suggested by its below-average 44-dBA noise rating.

Bosch SPV68U53UC

  • Stainless Steel Tub
Alpha
Rank:
#5
Our
Score:
4.3
Confidence
Level:
OK
The SPX68U55UC is tagged with a 44-dBA sound rating, which is plotted at the lower end of our noise level table, but can still be considered a bit noisy by Bosch standards.

Bosch SPX68U55UC

  • Stainless Steel Tub
  • Stainless Version Available
Alpha
Rank:
#7
Our
Score:
3.7
Confidence
Level:
OK
The GE GDF650SSJSS is acknowledged by many consumers (based on its 71 reviews that AlphaChooser has collected from various sources) for its ability to produce clean and spotless dishes without the need to rinse them prior to loading. The bottle cleaner has been very useful, especially for households that have babies on board. And of course, these aforementioned compliments came with commendations about its quietness. At a noise rating of 46dBA, which is 1dBA lower than the category average as of this writing, these remarks are more of a confirmation than a surprise.

Unsurprisingly, this model's slate-finished variant, which is a unique characteristic among its contemporaries, has earned it many admirers, as well (However, if you don't care about appearances and are planning to get your dishwasher all paneled-up, we suggest that you take a look at our best panel-ready dishwashers page).

Most of the negative reviews touch on the topic of cycle time -- saying that this quiet semi-integrated dishwasher takes longer to wash dishes than what they were used to. However, this is a complaint that we see a lot in other dishwashers, as well. Moreover, some people have said that the racks feel a bit flimsy, and we've encountered at least one person who also said the same thing about the silverware basket . However, they were quick to point out that this doesn't affect this 3.5-star dishwasher's performance at all.

To end, the GE GDF650SSJSS obviously had been successful in getting to most of its customers' good side -- meriting it the title of an Alphachooser interesting choice.

GE GDF650SSJSS Low Decibel Dishwasher

  • Stainless Steel Tub
  • Stainless Version Available
  • Available In Black
  • Also In White

More quiet dishwashers, sorted by the latest model first:

The STFABU adds in a promising noise rating to the mix which, at 43dBA, makes it to the quieter half of the entire dishwasher lineup in our books (as of this writing).

Smeg STFABU Low Noise Dishwasher

  • Stainless Steel Tub
  • Available In Black
The SHX878WD5N aims to impress buyers with an encouraging 42dBA maximum noise level.

Bosch SHX878WD5N Quiet Dishwashers

  • Stainless Steel Tub
  • Available In Black
  • Also In White
The SHS863WD6N has a max noise level of 44dBA, which sits in between the noise ratings of the most quiet model and the average dishwasher as of this writing.

Bosch SHS863WD6N

  • Stainless Steel Tub
  • Available In Black
  • Also In White
The HDW2401SS has a maximum noise level of 45dBA, which means that it is a bit quieter than the average dishwasher as of mid-2018.

Thor Kitchen HDW2401SS

    The SPE68U55UC is likely to wash with less noise, as suggested by its low 44-dB rating, which is lower than the average 50- to 55-decibel score of more low-end semi-integrated dishwashers.

    Bosch SPE68U55UC

    • Stainless Steel Tub
    • Stainless Version Available

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