When shopping for a new dishwasher, many customers are concerned with the noise level of their purchase.
Dishwasher noise levels are rated in decibels, and the lower the decibel number the quieter the dishwasher. The quality of insulation is important, and stainless steel tubs tend to be quieter than plastic tubs.
A difference of just a few decibels may not seem to be much, but a dishwasher that is just one decibel more is actually 30 percent louder. A dishwasher that is four decibels more is twice as loud.
A decibel rating of 60 will make it hard to have a conversation in the kitchen, models rated from 41 to 50 decibels will be virtually silent.
Here is a list of some of our favorite dishwasher models and their decibel rating:
G4570SCVI – 46 dB
SHV68R53UC – 44 dB
D5624XXLS – 50 dB
VDB301SS – 47 dB
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DD24DCTX7 – Top drawer 46 dB, bottom drawer 49 dB, if used together 51 dB
KUDS30IXSS – 49 dB
JDB8000AWS – 49 dB
EIDW5905JS – 50 dB
FPHD2491KF – 51 dB
WDF750SAYM – 51 dB
MDB4709PAM – 57 dB
Source: Yale Appliance Blog