Here Are The Top 10 Best Quiet Dishwashers As Of May, 2020

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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#1
Our
Score:
4.6
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Good
Despite a small sample of reviews, given this quiet dishwasher's compound rank of 91%, we believe that the KitchenAid KDTE104ESS is currently Alphachooser's best quiet dishwasher 2020. Furthermore, we think that our sample of 921 reviews across multiple sources gives us a safe-enough confidence level (more on confidence levels) that justifies labelling it the most interesting choice as of now.

KitchenAid KDTE104ESS

  • Stainless Steel Tub
  • Stainless Version Available
Alpha
Rank:
#2
Our
Score:
4.3
Confidence
Level:
High
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.

Samsung DW80K7050US

  • Stainless Steel Tub
  • Stainless Version Available
  • Available In Black
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Alpha
Rank:
#3
Our
Score:
4.4
Confidence
Level:
OK
The PDT845SSJSS can already be considered as a somewhat-silent dishwasher, as it is tagged with a below-average 42-dBA noise rating.

GE PDT845SSJSS

  • Stainless Steel Tub
  • Stainless Version Available
Alpha
Rank:
#4
Our
Score:
4.6
Confidence
Level:
OK
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
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
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Alpha
Rank:
#6
Our
Score:
4.2
Confidence
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OK
The GE PDT825SSJSS aims to dominate the quiet dishwashers market with its bevy of features and a 45dBA noise rating. While we've seen dishwashers that go as low as 38dBA, this particular model's noise levels still seem to be quite promising if the bulk of its 83 customer reviews are to be used as a basis. Earning 4 stars, many people have said that this has been the quietest dishwasher they have ever owned. This isn't really surprising, since the GE PDT825SSJSS apparently has a very heavy noise-isolating blanket, as well as rubber strips along its openings, which help seal the unit even more. According to them, the most noise one can hear during operation is from the subtle swooshing of the spray arms.

Veering away from the topic of sound levels, another feature that has been well-loved by buyers is the good number of wash jets that this dishwasher comes with. The bottle jets received the most compliments, especially since they can apparently be enabled and disabled depending on the user's needs. According to reviews, this dishwasher cleans very well, even with minimal pre-rinsing. However, as with many other low noise dishwashers, it has been criticized a bit for its less-than-outstanding drying capabilities.

This silent dishwasher has struck a chord among the people who are hell-bent on minimizing noise pollution, and it has also impressed those who are more concerned with cleaning performance. It is not surprising, then, that it is now regarded as an Alphachooser good choice.

GE PDT825SSJSS Quiet Dishwashers

  • Stainless Steel Tub
  • Stainless Version Available
  • Available In Black
  • Also In White
Alpha
Rank:
#7
Our
Score:
3.9
Confidence
Level:
OK
The PDT855SSJSS looks like it keeps company with the more silent dishwashers, with its 40-dBA noise rating, which is not the most quiet, but already nearly touches the bottom of our table (at least as of 2016).

GE PDT855SSJSS Low Decibel Dishwasher

  • Stainless Steel Tub
  • Stainless Version Available
Alpha
Rank:
#8
Our
Score:
3.8
Confidence
Level:
OK
The CDT865SSJSS groups itself among the more silent dishwashers, with its below-average 40-dBA noise rating.

GE CDT865SSJSS Silent Dishwasher

  • Stainless Steel Tub
  • Stainless Version Available
Alpha
Rank:
#9
Our
Score:
3.6
Confidence
Level:
OK
The SHP68TL5UC is tagged with a below-average 44-dBA noise rating, which still might not make it the quietest Bosch dishwasher around.

Bosch SHP68TL5UC Low Noise Dishwasher

  • Stainless Steel Tub
  • Stainless Version Available
Alpha
Rank:
#10
Our
Score:
2.5
Confidence
Level:
OK
The GE GDT695SSJSS is a 2.5-star low noise dishwasher rated at 45dBA. For context, we've seen dishwashers that go as low as 38dBA, but this product is still quieter than the average across all models (sitting at around 47dBA) as of 2018. Besides, most of its buyers have reported barely hearing any noise during ongoing cycles. One review also mentioned that the sound of the water draining is probably the least quiet part of the entire operation -- and even that isn't disruptive at all.

Another feature that appears to be very well-loved is the third rack, which was designed for silverware. Although there was one consumer who said that this particular rack "felt cheap," an overwhelming number of reviewers raved about its space-saving and convenience factor. The bottle jet clips also proved to be highly-useful for a lot of people.

While most of the reviews we've encountered praised this silent dishwasher's performance in terms of cleaning, opinions about its drying abilities were more divided. Some have reported that cups still came out dripping even after using the "Heated dry" option, while others say that, in their experience, dishes come out clean and dry every time. Several buyers have also noted that its controls were not very intuitive.

Massively-praised for its aesthetically-pleasing design, the GE GDT695SSJSS aced a good number of departments, but also fell behind on some. Nonetheless, the degree by which this product has been praised by loads of consumers have propelled it to the spot of an Alphachooser interesting choice.

GE GDT695SSJSS Quiet Dishwashers

  • 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

  • Stainless Steel Tub
  • Available In Black
The KitchenAid KDPE234GPS may not be as enticing as low decibel dishwashers with dBA ratings the hover from 38 to the low 40s, but its 46dBA maximum sound level is nonetheless still quieter than average. Besides, we scoured through some of its reviews, and found that most people are more than satisfied with its quietness. We have in fact encountered many reviews saying that they can barely tell if the dishwasher is running based on sound alone, and that they had to rely on the display to make sure that the thing is indeed working. Speaking of the display, this particular feature has also been a popular talking point in reviews, as customers have noted how helpful it is in determining the current stage of the wash program. To top it all off, this silent dishwasher has also been praised for being well-built and attractive-looking.

While its performance in cleaning appears to be generally well-received, its low-rating reviewers expressed dissatisfaction over this quiet dishwasher's drying ability. According to them, unless they use extended dry and use a significant amount of jet dry aid, the dishes come out "sopping wet." Furthermore, a number of people have also complained about the long cycle times -- but this grievance is all too common in a lot of dishwashers.

The KitchenAid KDPE234GPS seems to have the makings of a promising dishwasher, but it sadly hasn't been outstanding enough to be included in our list of the top 10 quiet dishwashers.

KitchenAid KDPE234GPS

  • Stainless Steel Tub
  • Available In Black
The SHE89PW75N rates somewhere between 38dBA to 40dBA in the noise department, which makes it an attractive option for buyers who have the noise factor in their priority list.

Bosch SHE89PW75N

    The SHEM78W56N boasts a significantly-below-average noise rating of 42dBa.

    BOSCH SHEM78W56N

    • Stainless Steel Tub
    • Available In Black
    • Also In White
    The SHSM63W55N operates within a sound level of 44dBA, which makes it one of the most quiet dishwashers around.

    Bosch SHSM63W55N

    • Stainless Steel Tub
    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.

    Bosch SHVM78W53N

    • Stainless Steel Tub
    • Also In White
    The SHP865WD5N creates less noise -- at 44dBA -- than the average dishwasher.

    Bosch SHP865WD5N

    • Stainless Steel Tub
    • Available In Black
    • Also In White
    The Shx863wd5n stays 3dBA below the average noise rating to boast a comparably-quiet 44dBA.

    Bosch SHX863WD5N

    • Stainless Steel Tub
    The SHVM98W73N asserts its place as one of the most quiet dishwashers on the market with its 40dBA noise rating.

    Bosch SHVM98W73N

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

    Bosch SHX878WD5N

    • Stainless Steel Tub
    • Available In Black
    • Also In White
    The (rating temporarily unavailable)-star Bosch SHXM78W55N is a quiet dishwasher that seems to choke in the drying department. Many of its less-than-5-star reviews can be accounted to consumers that were not completely satisfied with its drying performance. In addition, some people have reported that it tends to retain moisture on the bottom and top of the tub, which leads to the formation of pools of water.

    However, know that a dishwasher that entirely escapes negative reviews about its drying ability is quite rare in these times, at least as of 2018. This low-decibel dishwasher attempts to make up for this shortcoming through its other features that seem to be more well-received by consumers. At 42dBA, it's one of the quietest dishwashers among its contemporaries. People appreciate how this model barely produces any sound -- especially customers who live in open-floor plan houses. With this, the red dot projected on the kitchen floor, which indicates if a wash cycle is ongoing, proves to be a helpful feature for the people who own the SHXM78W55N. The easy-to-use controls and adjustable middle rack appear to have impressed a great deal of reviewers, as well. And of course, as far as its cleaning performance is concerned, this low decibel dishwasher earned a lot of compliments.

    In the end, this low noise dishwasher has proved that it is indeed deserving of its reputation as one of the most quiet dishwashers around (again, as of 2018) -- but it looks like it has to work on its less-than-exceptional features before it can land a place in our top 10 list.

    Bosch SHXM78W55N

    • Stainless Steel Tub
    According to many reviewers, the (rating temporarily unavailable)-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.

    The SHEM63W55N appears to certainly live up to its name as a low noise dishwasher. However, it hasn't been as impressive in other areas compared to the best of its peers.

    Bosch SHEM63W55N

    • Stainless Steel Tub
    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 DD24SCTX9 belongs to the group of dishwashers with a relatively-quiet operational noise level, with its 44dBA rating that's very promising for a small dishwasher.

    Fisher Paykel DD24SCTX9

    • Available In Black
    • Also In White
    The DD24DCT washes dishes with a noise rating of 44dBA, making it a compelling option for fans of quiet dishwashers.

    Fisher & Paykel DD24DCT

    • Available In Black
    • Also In White
    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.

    Fisher & Paykel DD24DCHTX9

    • Stainless Version Available
    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 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.

      KitchenAid KDTM354ESS

      • Stainless Steel Tub
      • Stainless Version Available
      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.

      Bosch SGV68U53UC

      • Stainless Steel Tub

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