As a brand, Viking is well known for making high-quality dishwashers. The huge selection of excellent Viking products can backfire, however: when presented with so many amazing choices, it can be difficult to find the perfect one for you. That's why the experts at Appliances Connection have compiled a list of the three best Viking dishwashers of 2021. At 24 in. wide, each of these will fit into a standard dishwasher cutout.
As part of the 5 Series, the Viking VDWU324SS has a huge number of features that would fit in a professional kitchen. Its triple filtration system ensures that even the smallest food particles are trapped instead of recirculated alongside the water, while the turbidity sensors sense the soil level of each load and customize the flow of water accordingly. It comes with a flow-through water heater that's hidden inside the mechanisms, adding to the available space (up to 14 place settings). Its heavy gauge baskets hold even heavy pots and pans, while the adjustable stemware shelves can handle the most delicate glassware. Meanwhile, its state-of-the-art condenser dryer draws moisture away from your cookware after the rinse cycle ends, ensuring a spot-free shine.
If you're looking for a panel ready Viking dishwasher, the FDWU324 is an excellent choice for your kitchen. Not only does it have space for up to 14 place settings, but it allows you to customize pretty much everything about each load, thus tailoring the wash to your specific needs. In particular, the multi-level power wash adjusts the water volume, temperature, and pressure based on each load. The dual spray arms (one on the bottom, one on the top) and bonus nozzle ensure maximum water flow. Its sliding cutlery basket can fit nearly anywhere in the bottom basket, and both baskets have foldable tines to ensure even your bulkiest dishes can fit inside. You can set it to wash only half a load if you have a smaller or lightly soiled load. It even has a High Gloss option that provides an even more thorough drying job than usual. At only 45 dBA of noise, its Quiet Clean™ technology (which includes three layers of insulation) makes it one of the quietest dishwashers on the market as well.
The Viking VDWU524WSSS is the most spacious dishwasher on this list, able to handle a whopping 16 place settings in a single load — enough for even the largest of families. At 42 dBA, or quieter than the average refrigerator, it's also the quietest dishwasher on this list. The removable Smart FullSize™ rack allows you to bring your utensils straight from the dishwasher to your cutlery drawer. Its CombiClean cycle even allows you to wash delicate glassware in the top rack while also washing heavily soiled items in the bottom. The stainless steel interior is fully lit using LEDs, making it easy to see your dishes as you load or unload it, and there's even a light-up floor indicator to show when the dishwasher is running. It uses a turbo fan to dry your dishes, circulating the air and ensuring fast drying.
Does Viking make good dishwashers?
Viking has been making dishwashers for nearly 40 years now, and the company puts that experience to good use. Their dishwashers are durable and among the quietest in the industry. They're also highly reliable and easy to maintain.
Who manufactures Viking dishwashers?
Since 2018, Viking has been part of the Middleby Group. This means that all Viking appliances are designed and manufactured in the United States.
How long do Viking dishwashers last?
Viking dishwashers can last up to 10 years or more, especially if they're well-maintained and kept clean.