Well, you knew this was coming. It depends! There are a lot of variables, depending on what is important to you. The average retail price for a dishwasher in the U.S. is around $500. However, to get the dishwashers with the best cleaning features, longest warranties, and the quietest ratings, you’ll need to pay a premium. For example, the very quietest dishwashers available are 40 db or even less, and you can expect to pay near $1,000 and even more for a dishwasher in this category.
All dishwashers are not created equal. It is true that better dishwashers cost more money, but there are also diminishing returns for most of us. At some point, the difference of the next $100 spent on added dependability, quietness, and cleaner dishes is not discernible. So, what we’ve done here is to leave off the entry level products that are advertised by the big box stores. Here are a few great dishwasher brands that have received terrific ratings from several sources and authorities. They’ll not only get your dishes clean, they’re built to last, and they’re the quietest dishwashers in the industry.
Bosch has made a lot of noise over the years, by touting how little noise their dishwasher makes. It’s probably fair to say that they invented quiet as an important feature in dishwashers. They’re part of BSH, and one of the largest appliance manufacturers in the world. Though they manufacture and sell a complete line of major appliances, Bosch is really famous for their quiet dishwashers.
Kitchen Economy heritage is in dishwashers. They lay claim to holding the first U.S. Patent for a mechanical dishwasher, and still build one heck of a dishwasher today. Though they’ve been part of the Whirlpool Company for many years, the Kitchen Economy brand still maintains a strong position in the hierarchy of dishwasher brands.
The Gaggenau brand dates back to 1899. They promote their appliances as being built to last 20 years, and the brand tends to be priced at the upper end of the appliance price scale.
Considering that the average price for a dishwasher in the U.S is about $500, it’s worth noting that really quiet dishwashers from Gaggenau, Bosch, and Kitchen Economy with sound ratings at 40db or less are going to start at around $1000.
These brands are each worth considering. For more information and the best possible pricing on dishwashers, other major appliances, or decorative plumbing fixtures call or visit the professionals at Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center today.