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The Most Reliable Dishwashers Today

by Lucille Watson

There are a lot of appliance brands out there. Between GE, LG, and Frigidaire, you’re looking at three of the top competitors. On top of numerous brands to choose from for the most reliable dishwasher, there is also a budget to keep in mind, longevity, features, and more. It can be a headache to know which company will give you the most dishwasher reliability. A dishwasher is meant to last anywhere from nine to 15 years with proper care but Consumer Reports states that the average lifespan is just around 10 years.

Did you know that washing dishes by hand actually sucks money, water, and energy right down the drain? The inefficiency of taking your dishes on yourself will result in higher bills to pay at the end of the month. And if you haven’t invested in a new dishwasher for over 10 years, you may be interested in finding that newer models will save you energy by being ENERGY STAR certified. In our guide, we break down seven different brand options to choose from for the most reliable dishwasher. By analyzing features, budget, noise levels, and more, we’ll let you in on the best dishwashers you will find at East Coast Appliance today.   

At a Glance

What Makes a Dishwasher Reliable?

The Best Dishwasher Brands and Models

  • GE® 24" Black Built-In Dishwasher-GDT535PGRBB
  • Bosch 100 Series 24" White Built-In Dishwasher-SHXM4AY52N
  • KitchenAid® 24" Stainless Steel with Printshield Built-In Dishwasher-KDFE204KPS
  • LG 24" PrintProof™ Stainless Steel Built-In Dishwasher-LDFN4542S
  • GE Profile™ 24" Stainless Steel Built-In Dishwasher-PDT715SYNFS
  • Beko 24" Fingerprint Free Stainless Steel Built-In Dishwasher-DDT25401X
  • Frigidaire Gallery® 24" Stainless Steel Built-In Dishwasher-FGID2476SF

How We Chose Our Top Picks

FAQs

Why Trust East Coast Appliance

What makes a brand have the most reliable dishwasher?

What makes a dishwasher reliable is how it cuts down on costs and essentially eliminates the amount of elbow grease you have to put into your dishes before the wash. On top of those factors, how long a dishwasher lasts, how often you have to call a repairman (if ever), and the consistency and efficiency of each wash all play their respective parts.

Lifespan

As we said, the general lifespan of a reliable dishwasher is about 10 years. However, proper cleaning techniques and getting repairs when needed can prolong its life for up to five more years. Other factors that impact the longevity of your appliance are the brand, model, year, and usage.

One tip to prolong your dishwasher’s reliability is to keep filters clean by scrubbing off any hard or stuck-on foods. Periodically cleaning the filters will help to optimize your dishwasher performance and life. Another tip we have to keep your appliance happy and healthy is to keep the door seal and dishwasher clean. Wiping away dirt and residue from the door will help eliminate mold buildup. To clean your dishwasher, a simple practice is to put a cup of white distilled vinegar onto the top rack and let the dishwasher run a course. The vinegar will clean small cracks and rid your washer of excess food particles.

Learn More: How Long Do Dishwashers Last?

Dishwasher Repairs

You don’t want to invest in a new appliance and bring it home to find out it’s a lemon. Whether you need to replace a new filter, or an important part needs a repair, it can be a hassle to know which brand is best.

Puls is a nationwide run organization that leads the repair industry. By supplying trained and empowered technicians across the country, they can easily repair any appliance issue you run into. According to a report done by Puls, a National Appliance Repair Report, they found that July through September is the busiest month for appliance repairs. On top of that, they found dishwashers cost around $204 to repair, which seems like a hefty amount of cash for an appliance. Because of this, we want to make sure you get the most reliable dishwasher and the best features for your home.

If you’re wondering, ‘How old is the average appliance when it requires its first repair?’, Puls states that 70% of their repairs are done on appliances five years or younger. That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t invest in a new machine or dishwasher. Many brands will provide you with a reliable warranty to cover those costs.

Consistency

Your dishwasher, at the least, should be cleaning your dishes with consistency. If you find yourself reloading and rerunning your washer after a cycle, that might signify a new and improved appliance.

If your dishwasher continually lets you down in its consistency to run properly, there are a few ways you can troubleshoot the issue before throwing in the towel. Check for possible clogs or obstructions like a loose drain hose or kinks in different vents.

If you find there aren’t any bends, it could be a mineral buildup. This can affect the heating, spray arms, and drying cycles creating less consistency in each wash. You’ll start to notice brown or white streaks in different problem areas. To eliminate the issue, simply run your dishwasher with a bowl of white vinegar on the upper rack or manually clean the crevices with hot water and soap.

The Most Reliable Dishwasher Brands

Now that you know what dictates the most reliable dishwasher brands and models, let’s jump into our top picks.

1. GE Dishwashers

GE provides users with affordable options to accommodate any family’s needs and size. Necessary needs and practical functions are at the heart of GE appliances. For more than 100 years, GE has modernized the appliance world with economically savvy models and long-lasting innovations.

GE ® 24" Black Built-In Dishwasher-GDT535PGRBB

Our top pick for this brand is the 24 inch GE built-in dishwasher. This American-made dishwasher brings durability, dependability, and long-lasting features to your kitchen. Consistent performance for each wash is a guarantee resulting in no pruned hands after dinner. The Dry Boost and Steam + Sani cycles save you time so you can enjoy your Friday night movie. Also, this model features a water leak sensor that will alert you when and if there is a potential overflow. Lastly, this GE dishwasher provides you with an extra-large capacity for 14 place settings. Talk about efficiency!

black stainless steel GE dishwasher

Why We Love It:

  • Steam + Sani Cycles
  • Extra Large Capacity
  • Water Leak Sensors
  • Hard Food Disposer

Learn More: The Best GE Dishwasher Review

2. Bosch Dishwashers

Bosch provides their customers with three effective drying technologies to choose from for each of their dishwashers. Between the PureDry, AutoAir, and CrystalDry features, there is a promise of efficiency to each load. So whether you’re looking for a budget-friendly find or a splurge appliance, Bosch provides all you need.

Learn More: Check out how Consumer Reports rates Bosch dishwashers.

Bosch 100 Series 24" White Built-In Dishwasher-SHXM4AY52N

Our pick for Bosch dishwashers is this 100 Series stainless steel dishwasher. The first feature we love about this pick is its InfoLight. Because Bosch dishwashers are so quiet by nature, they’ve installed a red light to let you know when your dishwasher is running. This pick is also ENERGY STAR efficient. Based on reports done by Puls, dishwashers that are certified will save you up to $90 per year in energy bills. Lastly, the PrecisionWash cycle brings intelligent sensors to the game. By continually scanning and checking the progress of your dishes, your dishwasher will optimize the cycle for you.

Silver Bosch dishwasher

Why We Love It:

  • ENERGY STAR certified
  • PrecisionWash Cycle
  • InfoLight Sensors

3. KitchenAid Dishwashers

KitchenAid is a running competitor against Bosch dishwashers. They feature nearly silent models with levels of 46 dBAs and below. On top of that, KitchenAid dishwashers are known for their flexibility in load capacity and aesthetically pleasing details. This brand also features cycles like ProWash, PrintShield Finish, and their Advanced Clean Water Wash System that uses microfiltration to continuously remove particles from plates and cups.

Learn More: Dishwasher Showdown: Bosch vs KitchenAid

KitchenAid® 24" Stainless Steel with Printshield Built-In Dishwasher-KDFE204KPS

Be inspired to make a mess with KitchenAid appliances. This KitchenAid built-in dishwasher will give you the freedom to do just that. Since no two meals are the same, take advantage of KitchenAid’s ProWash Cycle. This technology analyzes soil levels by using sensors to adapt your dishwasher’s water and pressure for optimal use. Also, the 39 dBA level will be able to run at any time of the day or night. This dishwasher is jam-packed with easy-to-use, durable, and convenient features.

silver kitchenaid dishwasher

Why We Love It:

  • Quietest KitchenAid Dishwasher (39 dBA)
  • ProWash Cycle
  • ENERGY STAR Certified
  • Leak Detection System
  • Express Wash and Sani-Rinse Cycles

4. LG Dishwashers

LG knows that a beautiful table begins with crystal-clean dishes. LG has been voted for the Editors Choice of ‘The Best Dishwashers that Dry Your Dishes.’ They also provide their users with ENERGY STAR certified products and easy ways to reorder detergent and replenish other items with their ThinQ mobile app.

Learn More: Discover a Smarter Home with LG ThinQ Appliances

LG 24" PrintProof™ Stainless Steel Built-In Dishwasher-LDFN4542S

Our best reliable choice for this brand is this stainless steel LG dishwasher. They bring to the competition adjustable racks, intuitive controls, and large capacities to make cleaning up your kitchen a breeze. LG dishwashers offer exclusive QuadWash tech that gives you dynamic wash arms that target areas from multiple angles. A three-stage filtration system reduces noise while trapping loose food particles. Lastly, easily connect your mobile device to LG’s ThinQ app to access new wash cycles and download personalized cleaning settings for that perfect wash.

silver LG dishwasher

Why We Love It:

  • QuadWash and Dynamic Dry Tech
  • LoDecibel Operation (48 dBA)
  • ENERGY STAR certified
  • ThinQ Technology

5. GE Profile Dishwashers

The GE Profile series offer smart features and sophisticated designs to bring your appliances to the next level. The difference between a traditional GE appliance and a GE Profile dishwasher comes down to its aesthetic and connectivity. On top of GE dishwashers, including Microban protection with the UltraFresh System, GE Profile dishwashers feature scheduling, programming, and Wi-Fi capabilities. If you’re looking to upgrade your dishwasher to a more modern design, but keep its dishwasher reliability intact, our GE Profile choice may be for you.

GE Profile™ 24" Stainless Steel Built-In Dishwasher-PDT715SYNFS

This GE Profile built-in dishwasher features a black or silver stainless steel appliance or the option to sport a trendy slate finish. Alongside a chic modern design, this dishwasher brings deep cleaning silverware jets and four dedicated bottle jets designed to clean inside those tall pint glasses. The classic GE Steam + Sani cycle is also at your fingertips to virtually eliminate the need for soaking or a pre-wash.

GE Profile silver dishwasher

Why We Love It:

  • Black/Silver Stainless Steel or Slate Finishes
  • Dry Boost with Fan Assist
  • Modern Aesthetic
  • Steam + Sani

6. Beko Dishwashers

If you value energy efficiency as much as having a reliable dishwasher, Beko may be the option for you. Originally from Europe, Beko appliances have dominated the market. They made their debut in America roughly five years ago and thrive on satisfying their customers with convenient and healthier choices. Beko dishwashers and appliances have won Energy Star’s Sustained Excellence award for the third year in a row.

Learn More: Beko Dishwashers Get the Dishes Done Right

Features like AquaIntense and IonGuard eliminate harmful bacteria and excess food particles, all while keeping in step with sustainability. Beko is committed to exceeding the Cleanability Index. Their appliances use 24% less energy and 47% less water than the Department of Energy's recommended standard.

Beko 24" Fingerprint Free Stainless Steel Built-In Dishwasher-DDT25401X

Our choice for this brand is this Beko built-in dishwasher. SilentTech innovation suppresses excess noise while insulating heat to reach its high energy-efficient standard. Since Beko dishwashers are designed with ultra-quiet tech, they’ve installed an LED red light to indicate when the washer is running or not. On top of being ENERGY STAR certified, this dishwasher can accommodate three different height adjustment options for you to easily load wine glasses to larger plates.

Beko silver dishwasher

Why We Love It:

  • ENERGY STAR Most Efficient Rating
  • SilentTech (48 dBA)
  • 14 Place Settings

7. Frigidaire Gallery Dishwashers

Lastly, but certainly not least, on our list of the most reliable dishwasher brands, we have Frigidaire Gallery. This brand’s values are central to making every family’s daily lives easier. Maximize your family time with a Frigidaire Gallery dishwasher. Take advantage of OrbitClean wash and SaharaDry features to clean and dry those nitty-gritty crevices. A 34-Minute Quick Clean cycle gives you more time to spend on family-movie night.

Frigidaire Gallery® 24" Stainless Steel Built-In Dishwasher-FGID2476SF

This Frigidaire Gallery dishwasher gives you a large capacity tall tub to fill up to 14 place settings into each wash. DishSense Technology provides you with sensor-sensitive detectors that choose the best water temp and duration for each load of dishes. This choice also struts the ENERGY STAR certified emblem while giving you an Energy Saver option that dries your dishes without heat. That means your monthly energy bills will only go down as time goes on.

silver Frigidaire dishwasher

Why We Love It:

  • ENERGY STAR Qualified
  • Energy Saver Option
  • 30-Minute Quick Clean Cycle
  • DishSense Tech

How We Chose Our Top Picks

Performance, convenience, and aesthetics all matter when finding the best dishwasher for your home. We considered these factors when choosing our top picks for you.

Cleaning performance may be the most important factor when it came to how we chose our most reliable dishwasher picks. You never want to pull a plate out of the wash and have to reload it or wash it by hand due to stuck on grim.

Select GE dishwashers feature a Steam and Sani feature that loosens excess particles by sanitizing each wash. A 99.99 percent reduction of bacteria is sure to give you peace of mind when it comes to cleaning performance. On top of that, GE provides their dishwashers with a Microban Antimicrobial Technology that is built into high usage touchpoints to eliminate even more bacteria and toxins.

In comparison, LG dishwashers are stacked with antibacterial technology and assurance of a clean wash every time. True Steam Technology uses the power of steam to eliminate food residue and even minimizes water spots up to 60 percent.

All in all, each one of our most reliable dishwasher brands features revolutionized tech that brings you sparkling clean results. Many of our picks, like Beko and Frigidaire Gallery, also sport the ENERGY STAR Qualified emblem, providing you with excellent performance and energy sustainability.

You can have all the features and sustainable options in the world, but if a dishwasher doesn’t match your lifestyle and intended aesthetic, it won’t serve you how you want it to. Our top reliable dishwashers feature multiple finishes from slate to black stainless steel. On top of that, sleek designs and built-in options will only enhance your overall kitchen appeal.

FAQs

Q: How long should a dishwasher last?

A dishwasher should last anywhere from 10 years or longer, depending on how well your appliance is maintained.

Q: Which brand of dishwasher is the most reliable?

Based on our findings, the most reliable dishwasher brands include Bosch, GE, and KitchenAid.

Q: Which dishwasher has the least repairs?

When it comes to reliability, the top competitor is LG dishwashers. They have established themselves as a durable choice based on requiring lower maintenance repairs compared to other brands.

Q: Is it worth fixing a dishwasher?

If your dishwasher is relatively new, we suggest you call a repairman to fix it. However, if your appliance is heading towards the 10-year mark, it may save you money, in the long run, to go ahead and replace it.

Why Trust Us?

Locally owned and operated since 1988, East Coast Appliance is the largest independent appliance dealer in Virginia. We sell it ALL — from new name-brand appliances to scratch-and-dent appliances to our very own refurbished appliances. Aside from our huge selection of every major brand and everyday low prices, what sets us apart from our competitors is that we service what we sell and that we are locally owned and operated with factory-trained associates. And if you’re a local, great news: East Coast Appliance is committed to providing the absolute lowest prices on the same available brand and model — simply bring in the ad of the local retail competitor while the lower price is in effect and you'll receive your price match.

There is a reason we are dubbed “The Discount King” — for unbeatable deals, shop dishwashers online at East Coast Appliance. Our friendly associates are always happy to help you find the most reliable dishwasher, whether you call us or use our online chat feature. Better yet, stop by one of our showrooms to see why we are the best appliance store in Virginia. Visit us today!

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