Here Are The Top 10 Best Quiet Dishwashers As Of August, 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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Rank:
#1
Our
Score:
4.6
Confidence
Level:
High
The Bosch SHXM98W75N's third rack certainly appears to be a crowd favorite, as we've seen a lot of reviews praising it for the additional capacity that it gives. Its interior has also been generally-received by consumers as well-configured and spacious, adding further to the appeal brought by its clean-looking stainless steel profile.

Satisfied buyers have also raved about this low noise dishwasher's stain- and dirt-fighting ability, saying that dishes come out sparkling clean no matter how dirty they were . Many reviews also said that this impressive performance does not strictly necessitate pre-rinsing, even for cases involving dishes with dried-out gunk. Clearly, all these aforementioned good points work hand-in-hand with the dishwasher's very low 39dBA sound rating. Since this number almost touches the bottom of the noise rating spectrum (The quietest dishwasher we have on record clocks in at 38dBA), the apparent consumer consensus saying that the SHXM98W75N has a whisper-quiet operation is not surprising.

As for lower-rated reviews, most of the complaints we've seen involve the topic of drying, as people have noted that this dishwasher absolutely requires the use of rinse aid to achieve drying results that are close to decent. Some people have also mentioned that the buttons and user manual don't seem very intuitive, but they make up a small portion of this model's 2550 reviews.

With all these, it's not unexpected that the Bosch SHXM98W75N trumps other quiet dishwashers in this list, ending up as Alphachooser's best quiet dishwasher 2020 (Learn how we rank items) with a confidence level of 94 (More on confidence levels)

Bosch SHXM98W75N

  • Stainless Steel Tub
Alpha
Rank:
#2
Our
Score:
4.4
Confidence
Level:
High
The GE GDT655SSJSS, which has been rated 4.5 stars from 3497 reviews, is a low noise dishwasher that has its own set of good and bad points. We scanned through some of its customer reviews and found that it has indeed cemented its place as one of the quietest dishwashers as of mid-2018, with a noise rating of 46dBA. Like with many of its peers, consumers have reported having to touch and feel the dishwasher to make sure that it is running, since it hardly produces any significant sounds (or at least, compared to what they were used to in their previous models). Additionally, people seem to love its "flexible" loading options and simple controls. Its bottle jets have also been praised and tagged by many as a feature that they "didn't know they needed." The nice-looking modern exterior, which has been reported as fingerprint-resistant in reviews, is a major plus for buyers, as well.

Looking at its less-than-ideal reviews, this GE dishwasher apparently tends to get "too hot" -- even causing the deformation of one buyer's plasticware. This proves to be a good thing for many other people, though, as it helps enhance the quality of drying results achieved. However, some people have found that some cups and bowls tend to retain water in their crevices, since this silent dishwasher doesn't have angled loading for these kinds of dishware.

However, it appears as if the GE GDT655SSJSS's good qualities massively outweigh the bad, and it has thus earned the spot of Alphachooser's second best quiet dishwasher 2020 in this listing of the top 10 quiet dishwashers.

GE GDT655SSJSS

  • Stainless Steel Tub
  • Stainless Version Available
  • Available In Black
  • Also In White
Alpha
Rank:
#4
Our
Score:
4.6
Confidence
Level:
Good
The GE GDT695SSJSS is a 4.5-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 good choice.

GE GDT695SSJSS

  • Stainless Steel Tub
  • Stainless Version Available
  • Available In Black
  • Also In White
Alpha
Rank:
#5
Our
Score:
4.3
Confidence
Level:
High

LG LDP6797ST

  • Stainless Version Available
  • Available In Black
  • Also In White
Alpha
Rank:
#6
Our
Score:
4.4
Confidence
Level:
Good
The LDF7774BD is a mid-range built-in dishwasher featuring a 44 dB LoDecible Quiet Operation, a stainless steel exterior design and tub, an NSF-certified sanitary rinse option, and adjustable spray pressure settings.

LG LDF7774BD Quiet Dishwashers

  • Stainless Steel Tub
  • Stainless Version Available
  • Available In Black
  • Also In White
Alpha
Rank:
#7
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
OK
The SHVM63W53N stays way below the category average as far as its 44dBA noise rating is concerned, which grants it a place among quieter dishwashers.

Bosch SHVM63W53N Low Decibel Dishwasher

  • Stainless Steel Tub
  • Also In White
Alpha
Rank:
#8
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 Silent Dishwasher

  • Stainless Steel Tub
  • Stainless Version Available
Alpha
Rank:
#9
Our
Score:
4.3
Confidence
Level:
OK
The GE GDF650SSJSS is acknowledged by many consumers (based on its 109 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 4.5-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 Noise Dishwasher

  • Stainless Steel Tub
  • Stainless Version Available
  • Available In Black
  • Also In White
Alpha
Rank:
#10
Our
Score:
4.2
Confidence
Level:
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 interesting choice.

GE PDT825SSJSS 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 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 SHPM78W54N definitely sits on the quieter end of the spectrum, at least by 2018 standards, with its noise rating of 42dBA.

    Bosch SHPM78W54N

    • Stainless Steel Tub
    • Stainless Version Available
    • Available In Black
    • Also In White
    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 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 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 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
    The GE PDF820SSJSS has been called a "feature-rich" dishwasher by several reviewers, but one of them also asserted that it should have not dropped the rinse-only wash program found in many other models. In spite of this, its quietness (rated at 45dBA) and superb-sounding cleaning ability seem to have won it the favor of most people.

    Reputed by many as a low decibel dishwasher that produces spotless dishes, the PDF820SSJSS builds up its promising profile with a universally-appreciated modern design. Browsing through a portion of its total customer reviews, it also appears like its specialized water jets for washing utensils stand as one of its most attractive features.

    However, this (rating temporarily unavailable)-star silent dishwasher has been criticized for producing so-so drying results, a complaint that usually crops up in many contemporary models. Something that we've also seen a few times are comments saying that it's relatively-tricky to install, mainly due to "poorly-written" instructions on the manual. With that said, you might want to hire a professional to set this dishwasher up. Lastly, some people have brought up how the controls were a bit too sensitive, and that accidentally bumping them would frequently lead to untoward incidents.

    The GE PDF820SSJSS seems to be one of the quietest dishwashers today if its customer reviews are to be used as justification. But it seems to have a few minor mishaps here and there, leaving it outside the group of the top 10 models in this subcategory.

    GE PDF820SSJSS

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

    GE CDT835SSJSS

    • Stainless Steel Tub
    • Stainless Version Available
    The CDT865SSJSS groups itself among the more silent dishwashers, with its below-average 40-dBA noise rating.

    GE CDT865SSJSS

    • Stainless Steel Tub
    • 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 Profile operates with a 40 dBA noise level, which is still louder than some top-end models boasting levels as low as 37 dB.

      GE Profile 24-Inch

      • Stainless Steel Tub
      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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