Many prospective renters and homeowners prioritize having a dishwasher or at least space for a dishwasher, in the home or apartment they are looking at because dishwashers can save people several hours of dishwashing time per week. Plus, newer dishwashers are much more water-efficient than hand-washing, and they clean and sanitize better than anyone could with a sponge and soapy water. Check out our expert picks for the best dishwashers under $800.
The Beko DUT25401X is a top pick for the best dishwashers under $800 because of its gorgeous Finger-print free stainless steel design, five wash cycle options, three spray arms, and a ProSmart Inverter motor. The ProSmart Inverter motor is twice as quiet as standard motors, and as a bonus, it uses less water and energy too. This 24-in. ENERGY STAR® certified dishwasher operates at a whisper-quiet 48 dBA, also thanks to its Beko Silent Tech insulation. Its powerful five-level wash system gets your dishes squeaky clean during each load, and it offers a 14 place setting capacity.
This machine also alerts you when you need to add more rinse aid or if there is a water leakage within the system, and it also comes with a water tap indicator. Its all-in-1 tablet makes adjusting its settings easy and straightforward, and you're protected from flooding because of its DMSF Overflow Protection System®.
For those that desire a machine with all the bells and whistles, it's hard to go wrong with the Bosch SHXM4AY55N from the 100 Series. This 24-in. built-in dishwasher offers five wash cycles, a 15 place setting capacity, and a third rack for large utensils, ramekins, and other small dishes, while still leaving enough room for taller items like wine glasses to sit in the middle rack. This dishwasher is also considered one of the quietest in its class with a 48 dBA noise level, operating with its EcoSilence™ motor system that provides superior cleaning at a lower noise level.
This dishwasher features a RackMatic® rack that allows you to adjust it to three heights and nine rack positions, and you can feel good knowing that this ENERGY STAR® certified dishwasher runs efficiently and helps you reduce your carbon footprint. Finally, this unit has a PureDry® option that opens the door slightly after a cycle ends to allow external air to thoroughly dry your dishes.
The Galanz GLDW12TS2A5A 24-in. built-in dishwasher is another excellent choice for those looking for an efficient and reliable machine at a budget-friendly price. This unit offers five wash cycles, a 12 place setting capacity, and uniquely, a water softener to remove hard water minerals from its water source to produce less cloudy dishes and prevent hard-water damage to the appliance.
This machine also allows you to run a Half Load cycle, which is perfect for small families or individuals. Owners will also love that this unit runs quietly, at just 49 DBA, and it gives you the option to delay the start of a load for up to 24 hours.
How long should a dishwasher last?
Quality dishwashers, like those mentioned above, should last around 10 years when an owner cleans and maintains the unit properly.
Should you wash dishes before putting them in the dishwasher?
Older or less efficient machines may not be able to adequately clean your dishes without first being rinsed or cleaned. Newer and higher-quality dishwashers should be able to clean tough and baked-on messes without first being washed, especially when paired with a quality detergent. With these types of machines, washing your dishes first is a waste of time, effort, and water, especially if your unit is equipped with a hard food disposer.