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Top 7 Quietest Dishwashers

Lucas Gardner, 07/27/2016

Looking for the quietest dishwasher money can buy? The good news is that dishwasher brands are perpetually in competition to produce the quietest dishwasher and, as a result, there are now dozens of ultra-quiet dishwashers on the market available to you. Selecting the right one can be intimidating, because some of these low-sound level models sacrifice performance for quietude. Others, however, find just the right balance, and don’t even break the bank.

Sound level is measured in dB(a)—the lower the dB(a) the quieter the dishwasher. Dishwashers with a sound level below 45 dB(a) are considered exceptionally quiet. Below, you’ll find a rundown of AJ Madison’s recommended dishwashers under 45 dB(a). These ultra-quiet models are among our highest selling and best reviewed. That’s because they run nearly silently while still delivering outstanding wash performance.

  • 42 dB(a)
  • 16 Place Settings
  • 7 Cycles

Among GE’s quietest dishwashers, the PDT845S operates at only 42 d(B)a and includes some of GE’s most sought after dishwasher features. Bottle jets are integrated into the upper rack to clean hard-to-reach areas inside tall items. The Deep Clean Silverware Jets clean your silverware with concentrated, powerful blasts, and the Piranha Hard Food Disposer pulverizes food particles to prevent clogging of the wash arms.

  • 40 dB(a)
  • 16 Place Settings
  • 6 Cycles

With a staggeringly low sound level of only 40 d(B)a, this dishwasher continues in Bosch’s tradition of producing outstandingly quiet dishwashers. It’s so quiet that it features an InfoLight that projects on the floor during the cycle so you know it’s running. It also features Bosch’s RackMatic system, allowing for the upper rack to adjust to 3 different heights in 9 different positions.

  • 42 dB(a)
  • 15 Place Settings
  • 6 Cycles

This ultra-quiet selection from LG uses TrueSteam technology to deliver powerful cleaning performance that isn’t noisy. TrueSteam nearly eliminates the need for pre-washing. The LDT9965BD also allows you to set different intensities between the upper and lower racks, so you can wash delicates in one rack and heavy duty cookware in the other.

  • 42 dB(a)
  • 15 Place Settings
  • 6 Cycles

One of Samsung’s quietest selections, this dishwasher features Samsung’s WaterWall Technology, which uses a powerful, sweeping wall of water for complete coverage. It also features a special third rack with a bendable silverware tray, as well as Samsung’s special Zone Booster feature, which enables you to target specific sections of the bottom rack with particularly intense spray action.

  • 40 dB(a)
  • 16 Place Settings
  • 7 Cycles

The CDT865SSJSS features a staggering 140+ cleaning jets, yet amazingly still only runs at 40 d(B)a. The upper rack is adjustable to accommodate large items, and a special third rack cleans flatware like knives and other cutlery. The dishwasher’s hidden heater ensures that your dishes leave the dishwasher dry and table ready.

  • 39 dB(a)
  • 15 Place Settings
  • 6 Cycles

The quietest dishwasher brand in the world brings you this dishwasher that is virtually silent to the human ear. In addition to its astonishingly low sound level, it also features Bosch’s InfoLight, fold down tines, a water softener for shinier dishes, a sanitize option and Bosch’s 30 minute Express Wash option.

  • 38 dB(a)
  • 15 Place Settings
  • 6 Cycles

Yet again, Bosch makes things even quieter with the SHX9PT75UC. This model shares the same features as the model above but runs slightly quieter. This is the quietest dishwasher available through AJ Madison and is one of the most treasured by our customers. With an average star rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, this model consistently receives glowing reviews. As one reviewer puts it: “I could sleep next to this thing and wouldn’t hear a thing!”