Your Perfect Dishwasher Awaits. A Guide to Finding the Perfect Dishwasher

A dishwasher is one of the best investments you can make for your home. It saves you the time and stress of washing dishes by hand and it saves your fingers from pruning up.  It also helps conserve energy and water, and it lowers your utility bill in the process. I am sure by now that we have all seen the TV commercial that shows various people saying that they “Do it every night!” making you think something dirty. And it is dirty, because they are talking about dirty dishes! Running your dishwasher generally takes less than 2 gallons of water throughout the entire cycle, while an average faucet will go through 2 gallons of water in a few minutes.


There are hundreds of options available, and sifting through them is about as fun as tackling a pile of dirty dishes. To save you some time and effort, we’ve already done the research for you to find the most reliable models available today.  Shop these picks for the best dishwashers and discover exactly which model is best for you and your home. In this post we will tell you about a few of our best selling dishwashers and introduce you to our new Dishwasher Decision-Maker!

First, Let’s look at a few of our best sellers:

Looking for reliability?

Bosch 300 Series is where it’s at! If you’re looking for the most bang for your buck, the Bosch 300 Series won’t disappoint. Based on our extensive evaluation, Bosch is one of the most reliable brands of dishwashers year after year. If something does go wrong, Bosch is known for its impressive customer service and great warranty — both labor and parts have a 1-year warranty, the racks and electrical systems have a 5-year warranty, and the tub and door liner are covered for life. Simply put: Should you need support, you won’t be left hanging.


The Bosch is well-designed and it’ll look great in any kitchen. If you don’t want curious kids messing around with its outer control panel, you also have the choice of pocket-handle or bar-handle as well. All 300 Series models are spacious, quiet, and energy-efficient, and offer plenty of cycles. If you have a big family or entertain often, you’ll appreciate its convenient V-shaped third rack, with drop down wings, which offers up to 30% more capacity than other dishwashers. If you’re looking for something a bit more feature rich, the 500 Series and 800 Series add a more flexible third rack setup, lower sound ratings, and additional cycle selections.

The 300 Series is one of the highest-rated dishwashers by users across nearly every ratings platform around.

On a Budget?

Try model MDB4949SHZ. This dishwasher from Maytag is going to be your best bet if you’re willing to put up with a noticeably louder 50-decibel cycle, sacrifice a third rack, and forfeit some advanced features for a much more affordable price.

Now, when talking about decibel levels, the image below will show that by going up to 50 decibels, you are still going to have a very quiet machine. It is going to be quieter than even the ambient noise in your home, so you are likely not going to hear much from it. If you also have a smaller family, you will likely not miss the third rack, either.

But if you’re willing to live with those minor shortcomings, the MDB4949SHZ is an effective dishwasher that’s easy to operate and costs only around $500. It features both a stainless steel interior and exterior, a hard-food disposer, and quick-heated drying, and it washes up to 12 place settings.

This model has an even more powerful motor than its predecessor, so it should perform even better. Plus, it’s equipped with a soil sensor, which tells your dishwasher to shorten or extend the cycle based on how much gunk is floating in the water. The sensor can make this unit take longer than expected to complete a cycle. You can expect about 2 hours per cycle, and there’s a light that displays the status of the cycle — and a lock, so children don’t interrupt the washer.

Do you have a high end, premium taste?

Thermador Star-Sapphire is THE choice. Now, I am not one to wax poetic about dishwashers, but this is an amazing dishwasher with so many features, I cannot help it.  As a premium version of Bosch, Thermador is the top-of-the-line! This dishwasher has a third rack, an illuminated stainless-steel interior, Wi-Fi, a touch-screen control panel, and a specially-designed caddy for washing wine glasses. Best of all, it has a “Star Speed” cycle that washes your dishes in just 20 minutes, so if you have a last-minute dinner party, you can quickly wash all of your plates, utensils, glasses, and serving sets before your guests arrive.

With your phone app, you can change the interior light color

The Thermador also is more effective at drying dishes than any other dishwasher due to Thermador’s Zeolite technology. This provides an efficient process of drying thanks to a powerful mineral called zeolite, which is activated by the steam leaving your dishwasher and it creates a high heat environment to keep your dishes from developing water stains. Zeolite is a natural mineral that is completely safe and its effects will last the life of your dishwasher.

Like Bosch dishwashers, this one is ultra-quiet, at 41 decibels, has a light to shine on your floor to show the status of the cycles, and is equipped with adjustable racks. There’s also an awesome leak-protection system called “AquaStop Plus.” It detects leaks in the base, and if there are any, it immediately shuts down operation of the dishwasher and automatically starts pumping out the water, so it never makes it onto your floor.

Having a hard time deciding?

Recently, we launched the Metropolitan Appliance Dishwasher Decision-Maker.  Answer a few questions on what you want out of your dishwasher and based upon those answers, you will be presented with the perfect match. We are confident that the dishwasher that is chosen for you will love up to all of your expectations.

Check out the Metropolitan Appliance Dishwasher Decision-Maker on under the dishwasher category, or you can also click the image below.

We hope that we are able to help you with any questions that you have on dishwashers. There is a whole world out there with dishwasher information and you can count on Metropolitan Appliance to give you all that you need.

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