Operating at a quiet 45 dBA, the LG LDF8072ST can be run pretty much any time, without having to wait until the dishwasher won't be at risk of overpowering conversation, the TV, or even keeping people up at night. Its tall tub can accommodate 14 place settings, but one of the stand-out features of this dishwasher is the sheer amount of adjustability it offers. The entire rack system includes height-adjustable third rack so you can enjoy utmost flexibility when it comes to maximizing your dish load.
Seven cycles and a variety of different options offer cleaning flexibility to match. These include a half wash mode, as well as the ability to vary the intensity in the upper and lower racks. There's also LG's TrueSteam technology which reduces the need for pre-washing, and can also be used to clean more delicate items. The LDF8072ST also offers the expected quick wash, delay start, and sanitary rinse options as well.
Although the LDF8072ST seems to be a very reliable dishwasher, you also have the added comfort of knowing LG's customer service is always very responsive should you encounter any issues. The dishwasher actually helps out in the event of complications, as it’s able to self-diagnose issues so you have accurate information to give the phone service center. Though this certainly isn't the cheapest dishwasher out there, it seems like a relative bargain when taking into consideration all the features, technology, and performance it offers.
As a company that stakes so much of its reputation on the performance of its dishwashers, Bosch can't afford to make all their models anything but stellar. This includes one of their lowest-priced models, the SHE3AR55UC, which surprisingly can be found for under $500. This dishwasher offers class-leading quiet performance at just 50 decibels, as well as a good-sized tub that accommodates 14 place settings. It also includes high-end touches including a self-latching door that eliminates the need to give it an extra push to snap the unit shut all the way.
There's a choice of four wash cycles, and features including basics such as delay start and a sanitize option. Though this dishwasher has been reported by users to be a bit weak when it comes to the drying cycle, everything else works reliably and very efficiently. If you're looking to give Bosch a try while staying within a budget, the SHE3AR55UC is undoubtedly one of the best budget dishwasher options out there.
Bosch is known for their quiet dishwashers, with the SHX9PT75UC being no different. The SHX9PT75UC has a minimalist design that will look great in almost any modern kitchen. This dishwasher has the room for up to 15 place settings, with the choice of six wash cycles and five options including both a half load option and a sanitize cycle. Interior space is customizable thanks to a flexible third rack and cutlery tray, while a load size sensor takes out the guesswork involved with selecting the right settings for each load. As to be expected, the SHX9PT75UC is easy to use and extremely quiet while in use, being rated at only 38 dBA. This dishwasher is pricey, but offers Bosch quality and design, and the promise of a stylish and effective appliance that will last for years to come.
Though drawer dishwashers have had issues with reliability, it seems newer models like the DD24SCB7 from Fisher & Paykel may have finally resolved many of the major issues. This model addresses some of the complaints associated with older models, and so far, seems to actually have a good track record for reliability. This is great news for those who want the efficient, stylish design of this single drawer dishwasher.
The DD24SCB7 has room for seven place settings, and has adjustable racks that are easy to load and can accommodate long-stemmed wine glasses. Contrary to most modern dishwashers, cycles are relatively short. There are nine wash cycles to choose from, and several features and settings such as a sanitizing rinse, delay start, eco option, and child lock. A unique feature is the flow-through detergent dispenser, which ensures that detergent is fully dissolved before entering the tub.
This dishwasher has a dedicated heating element to make sure dishes are completely dry, overall the controls are easy to use, and operation is quiet. Though the DD24SCB7 is not as affordable as a regular dishwasher, this alternative design has many benefits especially now that it seems to be more reliable, and it would make a very attractive addition to any kitchen.
Many people buy exclusively Whirlpool appliances because of their reputation for being reliable and affordable. This portable dishwasher is very well-suited to a kitchen that can't accommodate a built-in one, whether because of design or because of being in a rental unit. The WDP350PAAW has basic, clean styling that isn't likely to clash with that of most kitchens, and the woodgrain top makes use of the space like a small kitchen island. This dishwasher offers a tall tub with room for 12 place settings, and racks that fit most tall, awkwardly-shaped items well. Three wash cycles include high temperature, heavy, and quick 1-hour wash, while there are also basic options such as auto soil sensor, delay start, and sanitize. Being a portable dishwasher, the WDP350PAAW is easy to use and convenient, without the added expense and fuss of installation. This efficient dishwasher is also quiet, running at 55 decibels.
The SPT Countertop Dishwasher measures 17 1/4 inches high, just over 21 1/2 inches wide and nearly 20 inches deep. This compact unit only weighs about 49 pounds, is about the size of a microwave and easily fits on any countertop. Don’t let the small size fool you, as it actually has six wash cycles and can hold six standard place settings.
This model has a dish rack and a separate silverware basket ensuring you have a place for all your dirty dishes. It also comes with a faucet adapter to quickly connect to your kitchen sink, and plugs into any standard, 120-amp grounded outlet. Its push button controls are located on the front door, making it easy for you to program and start your dishwasher. Sunpentown provides this unit with a one-year limited warranty.