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The 8 Quietest Dishwashers On The Market [Shopping Guide]

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If you’re looking to update your kitchen or just ready to replace your appliances, we’ve got you covered. This list focuses on the sound level of some of the best dishwashers on the market right now. But it’s not as simple as just picking any dishwasher.

There are multiple factors to consider for your specific needs, so check out what you need to know first to pick out the best washer for you and your house.

Know Before You Shop

To understand if you’re picking a quiet dishwasher, you’ll need to pay attention to the decibel levels, which determine the washer’s noise level. The lower the decibel, the better. And a matter of one decibel could mean that a dishwasher is 30% quieter or louder, so it’s a vital feature to consider.

Experts recommend looking for a dishwasher that is at least 50 decibels (50dB) or quieter. The chart below will give you a visual of what each dishwasher sound level can be compared to.

Compact Appliance

The direction and spray of the washer’s spray arms can make or break a dishwasher model. The best dishwashers tend to spray water directly at the dishes and avoid the dishwasher’s tub (or walls) for an enhanced clean and less noise from water jetting at the tub. If the dishwasher you want doesn’t spray the dishes directly, you’ll want to make sure the washer has a stainless steel tub rather than a plastic tub and/or multiple layers of sound-absorbing installation.

Added features may make a dishwasher more expensive, but they play a huge role in the sound level. All dishwashers that are considered quiet will have a filter instead of a food disposer since the disposal is what tends to make dishwashers loud. The filtration system isn’t as effective at cleaning as the disposal. However, the filtration system performs well when cleaning your silverware and dishes and is noticeably quieter.

The installation process is not necessarily apart of the dishwasher, but it’s still considered an important factor for an integrated dishwasher. If the washer has too much space in your kitchen, it’ll rattle around during the wash cycle and be loud regardless of the decibels and features advertised. It’s recommended that a professional install your washer, but if you decide to do it yourself, make sure to do your research on all the correct steps to ensure that you get the most out of your new dishwasher.

Now that you know what to consider, it’s time to pick the make and model of your next

Here is our buying guide to the eight quietest dishwashers on the market.

Note: all dishwasher have ENERGY STAR® approval.

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Samsung DW80R9950UT

  • Weight: 95 pounds
  • Dimensions: 23.88 W x 25 D x 33 H (inches)
  • Standard cycles: 7
  • Decibel Level (dB): 39 dB
  • Place settings: 15

This Samsung washer comes packed with added features on top of its low 39 dB noise level and corner to corner linear wash system with three spray arms. The unit has a section of the lower rack set aside for pots and pans that receives more cleaning than other sections in the washer, giving you the ability to put almost any and all dishes in the washer without hearing a thing while you’re asleep.

And with the WiFi connectivity and compatibility, you can control this dishwasher on your smartphone from anywhere. This internet connection also allows you to run a diagnostic test to figure out malfunctions instead of having a technician come to your house to look at the equipment.

Bosch 800 Series

  • Weight: 116 pounds
  • Dimensions: 23.75 W x 23.56 D x 33.87 H (inches)
  • Decibel Level (dB): 40 dB
  • Place settings: 16

This Bosch 800 Series model SHPM88Z75N carries a 40-decibel rating and comes with all the bells and whistles that anyone who hates drying dishes could ever dream of. The CrystalDry feature adds an extra drying cycle to make sure no one has to wipe down the dishes after the cycle is complete and removes water spots from glasses and other dishes.

The patented MyWay Rack inside this model is Bosch dishwasher’s largest third rack and totes that it can even fit cereal bowls on the shelf.

Miele G7106SCUSS

  • Weight: 121 pounds
  • Dimensions: 23.56 W x 22.44 D x 33.69 H (inches)
  • Decibel Level (dB): 43
  • Place Settings: 16

This Miele dishwasher from the G7000 series is a little more on the expensive side, but is a heavy-duty dishwasher with heavy-hitting features. The QuickIntenseWash feature gives a deep clean cycle that is completed within an hour for a quick and clean process.

Partnered with the AutoOpen setting that pops the door of the washer open when the program cycle is complete to help with cooling and drying, this is the best option for those looking for a quiet and quick dishwashing experience. The 3D MultiFlex Tray feature also allows you to fit more dishes into one load without breaking or scratching your cutlery and dishes.

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KitchenAid KDTM354DSS

  • Weight: 89 pounds
  • Dimensions: 23.9 W x 27.5 D X 34.5 H (inches)
  • Decibel Level (dB): 43
  • Place Settings: 15

KitchenAid has some great kitchen gadgets and accessories, but the KitchenAid KDTM354DSS is a dishwasher that is in a whole other league. Known for its filtration system, The ultra-fine filtration partnered with 40 targeted spray jets works on the heaviest loads and removes almost all food particles so you have the luxury of never needing to soak or pre-scrub your dishes when using the ProScrub™ option.

Plus, the SatinGlide® max rails provide a smooth pullout for ease-of-access on the upper rack, especially when dealing with heavy loads. This is a great dishwasher for families who will be running heavy and full loads frequently.

LG Studio LSDT9908SS

  • Weight: 93.7 pounds
  • Dimensions: 23.8 W x 24.6 D X 33.6 H (inches)
  • Decibel Level (dB): 40
  • Place Settings: 14

If you know you’re going to be doing a lot of dishes frequently, this might be the option for you. The LG Studio offers an additional, height-adjustable third rack for more flexibility with your dish placement and the option to stuff the washer full while still getting the best clean possible.

Even with all these bells and whistles, the LG dishwashers have an added bonus of a 10-year warranty on the Direct Drive Motor and the patented LoDecibel™ operation system (40 dba), making it one of the quietest and most reasonable options amongst the tech-filled, heavy-duty dishwashers on the market.

Bosch Benchmark SHE89PW55N

  • Weight: 91 pounds
  • Dimensions: 23.5 W x 23.7 D x 33.9 H (inches)
  • Decibel Level (dB): 39
  • Place Settings: 16

The Bosch Benchmark SHE89PW55N is the first model released under the Benchmark series and has one of the lowest decibel levels on the market when using normal settings.

This washer will come in handy for any household with the new half-load option that reduces water and energy consumption and allows you to run it whenever you want instead of waiting until it’s full.

Partnered with the EcoSilence motor, this washer is also considered one of the most eco-friendly to date. It does have a high price point, but it’s a dishwasher that would save your household time and money in the long run.

Whirlpool WDT750SAHV

  • Weight: 93.7 pounds
  • Dimensions: 23.7 W x 26.5 D X 34.5 H (inches)
  • Decibel Level (dB): 47
  • Place Settings: 15

This Whirlpool isn’t the quietest on the list, but it’s the quietest within its price range. Features such as the in-door silverware basket, high-temperature wash, one-hour wash cycle and the eight-hour delay can go a long way when looking to get the most dishes washed in the fewest amount of loads, all at your convenience.

Overall, if you are looking for a budget-friendly unit with great wash options partnered with objectively quiet operation, the Whirlpool WDT750SAHV will be your best bet.

MieleG7966SCVI

  • Weight: 121 pounds
  • Dimensions: 23.44 W x 22.4 D x 33.69 H
  • Decibel Level (dB): 40 dB, 38 dB in quiet mode
  • Place Settings: 15

The G7966SCVI is another Miele dishwasher from the G7000 series and is by far the most expensive dishwasher on our list — but it’s the most expensive for a reason. Coming in at 38 dB, it’s the quietest washer on the market. Some of its most prominent features are WiFi compatibility, Knock2Open, QuickIntenseWash, AutoStart and AutoDos. AutoDos allows you to pre-add up to 20 loads worth of detergent into the washer, and the machine will use just enough detergent for one load each cycle. That way you don’t have to add detergent after every use.

If you’re looking for the absolute quietest washer on the market, this is the one for you. This washer offers the capability to turn on an extra quiet mode, which slows down the mechanical movement and creates little to no sound whatsoever. This setting can make a cycle take up to four hours to complete, but it offers peace and quiet like no other washer on our list.

Do You Hear That? Me Neither

All of the washers that made our list are great at what they do: washing dishes quietly. The difference lies within each washer’s individual features offered at their price points.

Before choosing your next unit, make sure to take some time to think about your daily routine and which features would actually benefit you and improve your life at home. If you hardly fill up your dishwasher when it’s ready to be run, you’ll probably want to look for a smaller unit that does a deeper clean on dishes, and vice versa if you have to run the dishwasher filled to capacity on a daily basis.

The options are all there. It’s now your turn to analyze your needs and pick the brand and series dishwasher that best aligns with you.

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The 8 Quietest Dishwashers on the Market:

  1. Samsung DW80R9950UT
  2. Bosch 800 Series
  3. Miele G7106SCUSS
  4. KitchenAid KDTM354DSS
  5. LG Studio LSDT9908SS
  6. Bosch Benchmark SHE89PW55N
  7. Whirlpool WDT750SAHV
  8. Miele G7966SCVI

Trevor Peters

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