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Top 10 Rated Dishwashers 2014

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To compile our top 10 list for dishwashers, we took several factors into consideration, such as cleaning performance, sanitizing options, attractiveness, size and capacity, ease of use, decibel level, and number of wash cycles. Today’s dishwashers have become increasingly sleek and streamlined in design, often in a variety of colors—primarily white, black, and stainless steel. If you know which features you’ll regularly use and which are fancy but not necessary, you’ll have no trouble selecting a high quality dishwasher that suits your household’s needs. See the dishwasher comparison and ratings below with a link to the full review of each.

Color: Black on black
16 Place Setting Capacity
4 wash cycles
54 dBA
34” H x 23-3/4” W x 24” D

This GE dishwasher is a delightful surprise with its generous stainless steel tub capable of washing up to 16 place settings at a time. A steam prewash is a great feature that breaks down grease, grime, and food particles…read more


GE GDF540HGDBB  8.5/10

Colors: Black
16 Place Setting Capacity
3 wash cycles
52 dBA
24″ D x 23.75″ W x 34″ H

At only $499, this GE built-in dishwasher offers top notch cleaning performance along with a steam prewash to prep dishes. The steam prewash means no scrubbing…read more


Colors: Stainless
14 Place Setting Capacity
4 wash cycles
52 dBA
23 7/8″ W x 24 7/8″ D x 34.5″ H

This may be one of the more expensive dishwashers on the top 10 list, but it operates at whisper quiet levels. This KitchenAid dishwasher has a sensor wash cycle that detects the best, and the most efficient washing settings…read more


Color: Stainless
5 wash cycles
Energy Star
23 3/4″ x 24 5/8″ x 33 7/8″

Every dishwasher should allow such flexibility in loading dishes as this Electrolux model does. Fully integrated, its glossy stainless steel exterior, uncluttered by any buttons or dials, will stand…read more


Colors: Black, White, Stainless
12 Place Setting Capacity
5 wash cycles
44 dBA
33″ x 23″ x 23″

This dishwasher from Bosch positively glows with an extra smooth sheen. The exposed console panel has a simple and easy feel and does not mar the overall aesthetics. If you don’t go through…read more


LG LDF7774ST  7.5/10

Color: Stainless Steel
15 Place Setting Capacity
6 wash cycles
44 dBA
33 ½” H x 23 3/4” W x 24 5/8” D

If you like your appliances to have a sleek, uncluttered appearance, then you’ll be pleased with the LG LDF7774ST. Its controls are located at the top edge of the door, keeping them out of view when the door is closed…read more


LG LDF7551ST  7.5/10

Colors: Black, White, Stainless
14 Place Setting Capacity
5 wash cycles
48 dBA
24.6 x 23.8 x 33.6 inches

With a countdown indicator on the concealed control panel, you can keep track of when your dishes will be completely clean. LG impresses again with a gleaming, smoothly designed dishwasher. It runs so quietly…read more


Colors: Black, White, Stainless steel
14 Place Setting Capacity
3 wash cycles
60 dBA
33.5” H x 24” W x 25” D

With its tall tub, the Frigidaire FFBD2406NB can fit plenty of dishes and bulky pots and pans in per cycle. The console is uncomplicated, and it’s easy to program either a light or normal wash cycle. Convenient features include a delay start…read more


Colors: Black, White, Stainless, Bisque
15 Place Setting Capacity
5 wash cycles
55 dBA
34 ½” H x 23 7/8” W x 24 ½” D

Sturdy and stylish-looking in smooth colors, this Whirlpool dishwasher has an enviable capacity for all types of dishes, including big pots and pans. Convenient wash cycles include an eco wash that optimizes water…read more



 

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