The 5 Best Quiet Dishwashers As Of February, 2018 (And 35 Others)

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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.


The List:


Best Model 2018*
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Bosch SHP65TL5UC

Given this quiet dishwasher's compound rank of 96%, we believe that the Bosch SHP65TL5UC is currently the best quiet dishwasher 2018. Furthermore, we think that our sample of 1683 reviews from our sources gives us a high confidence level (more on confidence levels) that justifies labelling it a "no-brainer best choice."

Preset programs: Heavy, Auto, Normal, Express, Rinse

Average rating:
(96%) (1683 reviews)   
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Second Best
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4.5
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Bosch SHP65T55UC

With its 4.5 stars averaged from 5027 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 SHP65T55UC is a 15-place-setting built-in stainless-steel dishwasher that takes on speed-washing with its 30-minute-or-less Express Wash option and informs you about its washing progress with the red InfoLight feature.

Average rating:
(94%) (5027 reviews over 2 sources)   
Also Good
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KitchenAid KDTM354ESS

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.

Average rating:
(92%) (454 reviews over 2 sources)   
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#4
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GE GDF650SSJSS

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.

Average rating:
(90%) (86 reviews over 2 sources)   
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Bosch SHE68T55UC

The SHE68T55UC might be associated with the slightly noisier group of Bosch dishwashers with its 44-dB score -- there are more high-end Bosch dishwashers that come in at a silent 39 to 42 decibels.

Average rating:
(92%) (515 reviews)   

More quiet dishwashers, sorted by the latest model first:

Samsung DW80K7050US

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

Average rating:
(80%) (438 reviews over 4 sources)   
Fisher & Paykel DD24DCHTX9

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

Average rating:
(75%) (3 reviews over 2 sources)   

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GE PDF820SSJSS

The PDF820SSJSS is tacked with a 45-dBA noise rating, which is slightly-below-average, but is quite-far from being the quietest in our books.

Preset programs: Auto Sense, Heavy, Light, Normal

Average rating:
(83%) (88 reviews over 4 sources)   
GE GDT655SSJSS

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

Average rating:
(86%) (1317 reviews over 3 sources)   
GE PDT855SSJSS

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).

Average rating:
(20%) (3 reviews over 2 sources)   

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GE CDT835SSJSS

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

Average rating:
(83%) (150 reviews over 2 sources)   
GE CDT865SSJSS

The CDT865SSJSS groups itself among the more silent dishwashers, with its below-average 40-dBA noise rating.

Average rating:
(74%) (188 reviews over 4 sources)   
GE PDT825SSJSS

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.

Average rating:
(86%) (271 reviews over 3 sources)   
Bosch SHP68TL5UC

The SHP68TL5UC is tagged with a below-average 44-dBA noise rating, which still might not make it the quietest Bosch dishwasher around.

Max decibel level: 44dBA
Preset programs: Auto, Eco, Express, Heavy, Normal, Rinse

Average rating:
(55%) (245 reviews over 2 sources)   
KitchenAid KDTM384ESS

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.

Bosch SPV68U53UC

The SPV68U53UC sounds like a somewhat-quiet 18-inch dishwasher, as suggested by its below-average 44-dBA noise rating.

Average rating:
(87%) (13 reviews over 2 sources)   

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Bosch SHX5AVL5UC

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

Average rating:
(74%) (16 reviews over 2 sources)   
Bosch SHS5AVL5UC

The SHS5AVL5UC is given a slightly-below-average 46-dBA noise rating, which can still be considered a little bit noisy by Bosch standards.

Preset programs: Auto, Heavy, Normal, Rinse, Speed60

Average rating:
(86%) (10 reviews)   
GE Profile 24-Inch

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.

Average rating:
(82%) (278 reviews over 3 sources)   
Bosch SHS5AV55UC

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

Average rating:
(86%) (52 reviews over 2 sources)   
Miele G 4925 U AM

The G 4925 U AM will probably wash without creating a huge racket, as it is furnished with a below-average 41-dBA noise rating, which is plotted roughly at the lower end of our table.

Max decibel level: 41 dBA

Average rating:
(64%) (10 reviews)   
Bosch SGV68U53UC

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.

Average rating:
(77%) (12 reviews over 2 sources)   
Miele G 4975 SCSF

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).

  
Miele G 6165 SCVi

The G 6165 SCVi is a high-tier built-in panel-ready dishwasher with the auto-adjusting AutoSensor feature, the versatile 3D cutlery tray, the leak-averting Double WaterProof System, an amenable 16 place settings and an average 45-dB noise score.

Average rating:
(75%) (6 reviews over 2 sources)   
Bosch SPX68U55UC

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

Average rating:
(90%) (31 reviews over 3 sources)   
Bosch SHXN8U55UC

The SHXN8U55UC seems to adhere to Bosch standards when it comes to quiet washing, as suggested by its near-bottom 40-dBA sound raitng.

Average rating:
(78%) (7 reviews)   
Bosch SHS63VL5UC

The SHS63VL5UC hauls in a below-average 44-dBA noise rating, which can still be seen as somewhat-noisy, but only when compared to most Bosch dishwashers.

  
Bosch SHX5AV55UC

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.

Average rating:
(72%) (43 reviews over 2 sources)   
Bosch SGE53U55UC

The SGE53U55UC can be regarded as one of Bosch's less-silent dishwashers, because of its 46-dBA noise value, which is still a little below-average, but already on the high-end by Bosch standards.

Average rating:
(92%) (35 reviews over 3 sources)   
Electrolux E24ID74QPS

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

Average rating:
(32%) (9 reviews)   
Bosch SGE53U56UC 300 Series

The SGE53U56UC is a mid-tier semi-integrated black dishwasher with the anti-flooding AquaStop Plus mechanism, the Rackmatic rack system, 13 place settings, four wash cycles and a 46-dB noise rating (which is almost high, by Bosch standards).

Preset programs: Auto US, Power Scrub Plus US, Regular US, Rinse & Hold US

Average rating:
(86%) (15 reviews over 2 sources)   
Bosch SGE68U55UC

The SGE68U55UC is a high-tier semi-integrated dishwasher with the 3-height-adjustable RackMatic rack system, the AquaStop 4-stage leak protection feature, a V-shaped third rack for storing extra utensils and a quite acceptable 15 place settings.

Average rating:
(90%) (33 reviews over 2 sources)   
AGA ALTTDW-SS

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

  
Samsung DW80H9930US

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

Average rating:
(38%) (164 reviews over 4 sources)   
Samsung DW80H9970US

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

Average rating:
(47%) (97 reviews over 3 sources)   
Bosch SHP68T55UC

The SHP68T55UC is a 15-place-setting stainless-steel built-in Bosch dishwasher with the v-shaped 3rd rack, whose other key takeaways include the Eco wash cycle and the ExtraShine drying option.

Average rating:
(88%) (154 reviews over 2 sources)   
Bosch SHP53TL5UC

The SHP53TL5UC is a stainless-steel 46-dB-rated built-in dishwasher that seems to offer decent dish-loading capacity with its 15 place settings, and displays somewhat-advanced features with its red InfoLight washing indicator and RackMatic 3-stage top rack.

Average rating:
(88%) (142 reviews)   
GE CDT765SSFSS

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).

Average rating:
(77%) (115 reviews over 2 sources)   
Bosch SHX53T55UC

The SHX53T55UC does not seem to belong to the quiet group of Bosch dishwashers, as implied by its 46-dBA noise rating that can be considered high by Bosch standards.

Average rating:
(60%) (306 reviews over 2 sources)   
Bosch SHP7PT55UC

The SHP7PT55UC gets tagged with a below-average 42-dBA noise rating, which is somewhat-ordinary for a Bosch dishwasher.

  

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