The 7 Best Quiet Dishwashers As Of April, 2018 (And 29 Others)
Alphachooser's list of the newest quiet dishwashers includes only dishwashers that obey to these criteria:
- 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.
Given this quiet dishwasher's compound rank of 96%, we believe that the Bosch SHXM78W55N is currently the best quiet dishwasher 2018. Furthermore, we think that our sample of 86 reviews from our sources gives us a high confidence level (more on confidence levels) that justifies labelling it a "no-brainer best choice."
Max decibel level: 42dBA
Preset programs: 1 Hour US, Auto US, Delicate/Economy Wash US, Power Scrub Plus US, Regular US, Rinse and Hold US
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With its 4.5 stars averaged from 66 reviews, we rank this Bosch model the second best quiet dishwasher. * By the way, this list is based on a full analysis of hundreds of quiet dishwasher reviews from multiple sources.
The SHXM98W75N qualifies to be called as one of the most quiet dishwasher models in our books (as of early 2018), with its 39dBA maximum noise level.
Max decibel level: 39
The SHEM63W55N gives off 44dBA of noise, which is 3dBA lower than what we usually see in most dishwashers.
Max decibel level: 44dBA
Preset programs: 1 Hour US, Auto US, Extra Dry Option, Rinse and Hold US, Power Scrub Plus US, Regular US, Sanitize, Speed60
The GDT655SSJSS is another GE built-in dishwasher that just got released mid-2016, whose noteworthy specs include the Half Zones half-load-wash feature, the Piranha hard food disposer, a 16-dish-loading capacity, and a 46-dBA noise value.
Max decibel level: 46 dBA
The GDT695SSJSS is a built-in GE dishwasher that pre-washes using steam, and comes with a bunch of decent (but already-seen) specs, which include a 16-dish capacity, a 45-dBA noise rating, a load sensor, and a removable third rack.
The PDT825SSJSS is a built-in 16-place-setting dishwasher from GE that has the Steam Prewash feature, and also seems to love shooting water jets, as suggested by its 140-spray jet wash system, "Deep Clean" silverware jets, bottle jets, and side jets.
The GDF650SSJSS is a 2016-released semi-integrated stainless-steel dishwasher that is also offered in a Slate-finished variant, whose main takeaways include a top-or-bottom-rack-washing Wash Zones feature, 16 place settings, and a hard food disposer.
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The SHPM78W54N definitely sits on the quieter end of the spectrum, at least by 2018 standards, with its noise rating of 42dBA.
Max decibel level: 42
Preset programs: 1 Hour US, Auto US, Delicate/Economy Wash US, Power Scrub Plus US, Regular US, Rinse & Hold US
The SHVM78W53N boasts a 42dBA maximum noise level, which isn't the quietest as far as all dishwashers go, but is still significantly-less noisy than the average model.
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.
Preset programs: 1 Hour US, Auto US, Power Scrub Plus US, Regular US, Rinse & Hold US
The DW80K7050US is a built-in dishwasher that also comes in a Black Stainless Steel variant (DW80K7050UG) and is kept busy by several mid-level specs, which include a 44-dBA noise rating, 15 place settings, a 3rd rack, and a door that automatically opens once the wash cycle is finished.
Max decibel level: 44 dBA
Preset programs: Auto, Delicate, Express 60, Heavy, Normal, Rinse
The DD24DCHTX9 hits up a 44-dBA noise rating, which is below the average, but is not quite the most-silent dishwasher we have encountered, at least as of 2016.
Max decibel level: 44 dBa
Preset programs: Delicate, Fast, Heavy, Normal, Normal Eco, Rinse
The PDT845SSJSS can already be considered as a somewhat-silent dishwasher, as it is tagged with a below-average 42-dBA noise rating.
Max decibel level: 42 dBA
Preset programs: Auto Sense, eWash, Express, Heavy Wash, Light Wash, Normal Wash, Rinse
The CDT835SSJSS is a built-in stainless-steel GE dishwasher that also uses the 140-spray-jet wash system, two quad-blade wash arms, and the Wash Zones feature, while featuring 16 dish settings, an LCD display, and a 45-dBA sound rating.
Preset programs: Auto Sense, Heavy, Light, Normal, Rinse
The KDTM384ESS is a windowed built-in dishwasher that is handed a bunch of rather-high-tier features, which include a 40-wash-jet cycle option, a food-particle-disposer, a load sensor, and a top rack that is designed to slide-out easily even when fully loaded.
The KDTM404ESS is a high-tier built-in dishwasher (which is also available in a rarely-seen black stainless-steel exterior) with a set of 9 rotating wash jets, the ProScrub Upper dual-jets for the top rack and the Clean Water filtration system.
Preset programs: Express Wash, Light, Normal, ProWash?, Rinse Only, Tough
The SPV68U53UC sounds like a somewhat-quiet 18-inch dishwasher, as suggested by its below-average 44-dBA noise rating.
The SHX5AVL5UC reels in a slightly-below-average 46-dBA noise value, which can already be considered rather-noisy by Bosch standards.
Max decibel level: 46dBA
Preset programs: Auto, Clean30, Heavy, Normal, Rinse, Speed60
The Profile operates with a 40 dBA noise level, which is still louder than some top-end models boasting levels as low as 37 dB.
The SHS5AV55UC gets a fairly-decent 46-decibel sound rating, which is grouped with the less-boisterous dishwashers rated below 50 decibels (but still a bit on the noisy side, if you base it on Bosch standards).
Preset programs: 1 Hour US, Auto Half Load US, Auto US, Power Scrub Plus US, Regular US, Rinse & Hold US
The KDTM354ESS gets tagged with a 44-dBA noise rating, which is below-average, but does not necessarily make it the most-silent dishwasher in town.
The SGV68U53UC is a panel-ready dishwasher that carries a 3rd rack and a somewhat-uncommonly-seen Half Load option while packing 15 place settings, a 30-minute quick-wash program, a beam-on-floor washing indicator, and a below-average 44-dBA noise rating, which is, however, not the quietest we have seen from Bosch.
The G 4975 SCSF features a unique multiple-layer soundproofing system, which is probably behind the dishwasher's lower-than-average 46-dBa score (but there are other high-tier dishwashers that have a lower 40- to 44-decibel rating).
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.
Preset programs: Auto US, Delicate/Economy Wash US, Power Scrub Plus US, Quick Wash US, Regular US, Rinse & Hold US
The SHX5AV55UC does not seem to be connected to the quiet-cleaning Bosch dishwashers with its 46-dBa noise rating, which is still decent, but can be considered noisy by Bosch standards.
The DW80J7550US operates quietly, relying on Samsung's special insulation technology, which results in a noise level rating of 44 dBA, according to the manufacturer.
The DW80J9945US is a 15-place-setting built-in dishwasher with the sweeping WaterWall wash system, the zone-selecting Zone Booster setting, the FlexTray-equipped 3rd rack, a quick-washing Express 60 cycle (though we have seen 30-minute cycles) and a lower-than-44-dBa noise rating.
Max decibel level: Samsung says less than 44 dBa
Preset programs: Normal, Heavy, Delicate-China/Gentle, Quick Plus, Smart Auto Wash, Pots & Pans
The E24ID74QPS is a stainless-steel built-in dishwasher from Electrolux with the 30-minute Fast Wash option, whose main highlights are its quite-familiar SatelliteSpray arm, its interior LED lights and a decent 43-dBA noise rating.
Max decibel level: 43 dBA
Preset programs: Auto Wash, Delicate, Favorite, Heavy, Normal, Rinse Only, Eco Wash, Perfect StemWare, 30 Min. Fast Wash, Upper Rack
The ALTTDW-SS is a built-in 45-dB-rated dishwasher that has eighteen stemware holders, Wave-Touch fade-away buttons, and comes in ivory- (ALTTDW-IVY) and cranberry-colored (ALTTDW-CRN) variants.
Preset programs: Auto, Eco Wash, Fast Wash, Heavy, My Favorite, Normal, Rinse Only, Stemware, Upper Rack Only
The DW80H9930US is a built-in stainless-steel dishwasher with 15 place settings and a 44-dBa noise rating, which boasts of the WaterWall wash technology to dislodge stuck-on messes and the lower-rack-only Half Load wash option designed to use less water.
Preset programs: Delicate-China/Gentle Cycle, Heavy Cycle, Normal Cycle, Quick Plus Cycle, Smart Auto Wash Cycle
The DW80H9970US is a 40-dB-rated built-in dishwasher with a front-panel-located glowing Ice Blue LED display, whose main features are its WaterWall wash system and the Zone Booster wash setting for the lower rack.
Max decibel level: 40 dBa
The KDFE104DSS shows an effort to wash with less noise, as suggested by its lower-than-average 46-dBa score (a rating that is also shared with several higher-end dishwashers).
The CDT765SSFSS is likely to wash without making too much noise, as suggested by its low 40-dBa sound rating (the quiet dishwashers are usually rated 40 decibels and below).