The Best Drying Dishwashers of 2021 | Top 5 Review
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The Best Drying Dishwashers of 2021 | Top 5 Review

Getting your dishes washed is only half the job. Drying them is a whole other problem. You don't want a dishwasher that leaves lime scale or water spots on your glasses. That's why we've compiled a list of five of the best drying dishwashers of 2021. At 24 in. wide, each of these will fit into a standard dishwasher cutout, and each of them can hold up to 16 place settings in a single load.

Beko DDT38530X

DDT38530X

The Beko DDT38530X is a feature-rich dishwasher in a budget-friendly package. Its ProSmart Inverter engine combines with SilentTech insulation technology to not only save you water and electricity, but helps run the dishwasher at only 45 dBA — that's about as quiet as a normal conversation. Integrated dirt and turbidity sensors dynamically adjust each load, so you never use more water than you have to. LED lighting makes the stainless steel interior (and your dishes) shine, while the interior high loop has an air gap to make draining and drying faster and easier.

Viking VDWU524SS

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VDWU524SS
VDWU524SS
VDWU524SS
VDWU524SS
VDWU524SS

Viking's VDWU524SS allows for nearly infinite interior customizations, so you'll be able to fit whatever you want inside it. The exclusive adjustable Smart FullSize™ rack and three-position adjustable upper rack combine to allow you to fit tall glasses or cookie sheets, depending on your need. It has eight wash cycles, including a CombiClean cycle that calibrates the three sprayer arms to wash delicate items in the top rack and heavily soiled ones in the bottom. It runs at 42 dBA thanks to its Quiet Clean™ Performance Package, meaning you'll probably need the LCD screen and floor indicator light to find out when your dishes are ready.

Miele PG8133SCVI120V

PG8133SCVI120V
PG8133SCVI120V
PG8133SCVI120V
PG8133SCVI120V

At a whisper-quiet 38 dBA in operation, the Miele PG8133SCVI120V is by far the quietest dishwasher on this list. As part of their ProfiLine series, it's also one of the highest-end ones. The panel-ready door uses AutoOpen technology to open when the cycle finishes, ensuring that even your plastic items dry off efficiently and quickly as moisture evaporates out of the unit. When you open the door, four super-bright BrilliantLight LEDs automatically illuminate the stainless steel interior to make loading and unloading this dishwasher even easier. It even has a compartment for water softening salts and a special cycle for glassware, so your softened water isn't hard on your glasses.

Thermador DWHD650WPR

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DWHD650WPR
DWHD650WPR
DWHD650WPR
DWHD650WPR

The Thermador DWHD650WPR, from the Emerald Series, is another panel-ready fully integrated dishwasher that will seamlessly blend into your kitchen. It's the only dishwasher on this list that you can control using your phone on the Home Connect app. Its Impressively Quiet® design clocks in at 48 dBA, so you may need its blue PowerBeam® operating indicator to tell when it's running. Its Dosage Assist system helps break down detergent packs. This combined with Sens-A-Wash® technology and three-stage filtration of water mean you spend less energy getting your dishes fully dry, even when you use the sanitize function (that breaks down 99.9% of germs).

GE GDF630PSMSS

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GDF630PSMSS
GDF630PSMSS
GDF630PSMSS
GDF630PSMSS
GDF630PSMSS
GDF630PSMSS
GDF630PSMSS
GDF630PSMSS
GDF630PSMSS

The most budget-friendly dishwasher on our list is the GE GDF630PSMSS, which still manages to bring many high-end features into a domestic kitchen. Its automatic temperature control and three-level 600 Series wash system combine to optimize the temperature and flow of water for whatever you put in it, and its Piranha™ hard food disposer and steam prewash cycle eliminate the need to pre-rinse. It even has dedicated silverware jets just for the silverware basket. It also uses Dry Boost™ technology to get even plastics up to three times more dry than standard cycles. All this and it runs at 50 dBA, which is quieter than a normal conversation.

Related Questions

How long does a dishwasher last?

With proper maintenance and cleaning, dishwashers can last between nine and 16 years.

What should I look for when buying a dishwasher?

The first consideration when buying a dishwasher is to find one that works in your space. Then think about the features you want. Do you want a high capacity? Integrated controls? Adjustable racks? A cutlery tray? Use these questions to further narrow down your choices.