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What are the Best Quiet Dishwashers?

by Pam Silvia

We’ve all been there. You’re on the phone with your mom. Or you’re in the middle of a Zoom call with your colleagues. Or you are just casually watching TV—and then suddenly, the noise from your dishwasher abruptly throws you off your groove.

At Spencer’s TV & Appliance, we know stability on the home front is in the details. Whether you’re working from home, working away from home, taking care of your family full-time, or ensuring your child is set up to succeed for the new school year, sometimes, things slip through the cracks. The state of your kitchen doesn’t have to be one of them.

With a low-noise dishwasher, you no longer have to sweat the small stuff. Wouldn’t it be nice to relax after dinner instead of scrambling to get the dishes cleaned before everyone heads to bed?

Stick around and learn about the best quiet dishwashers our staff has (n)ever heard.

What is the Decibel Level of a Quiet Dishwasher?

According to industry experts, the decibel level of a quiet dishwasher is anywhere between 38 to 44.

For reference, a whisper is around 15 decibels and a typical conversation (or a quiet suburban area) is estimated to be about 50 decibels—that’s a big difference.

When you consider that most dishwashers range from about 46 to 60 decibels, we can imagine it would be difficult to even hold a conversation in the kitchen while running a cycle.

Thankfully, leading appliance manufacturers have engineered low-noise dishwashers so that you don’t lose an ounce of momentum in your daily routine (and to the relief of light sleepers everywhere).

For the best quiet dishwashers on the market, here are some brands to look out for.


Marketed as the Quietest Dishwasher Brand in the U.S., Bosch knows a thing or two about keeping it down while holding down the fort—the kitchen, that is.

You wouldn’t know your dishwasher is hard at work when the operating sound is so gentle. By design, Bosch dishwashers are built with multiple insulation layers, grind-less food filtration, a brushless EcoSilence™ motor system, and a sound-absorbing base—all aimed at reducing noise so you never have to compete with its volume or reach for your TV remote.

As a testament to its power, the Bosch 300 Series 24” Built In Dishwasher (SHEM63W55N, SHEM63W52N, and SHEM63W56N) boasts an Extra Dry Option and a Speed60® setting that has your dishes glistening in about in hour. All this while operating at a decibel level that is as silent as a quiet library (44 dBA): It’s no wonder Bosch manages to stand out while remaining under the radar.

Delivering an even quieter clean at 38 decibels, the Bosch Benchmark® 23.56" Stainless Steel Built In Dishwasher (SHE89PW75N) comes with a PrecisionWash™ sensor system that continually scans and checks the progress of dishes throughout the cycle. You might as well take a nap.


A Thermador dishwasher can get your dishes as clean as a whistle without sounding like one. While we may feel reassured of our appliances’ hard work through thunderous clatter, these luxury dishwashers make their presence heard in other ways.

To be clear, noiseless operation doesn’t mean weaker water pressure or dishes that are less clean. While operating at a sublime 42 decibels, the Thermador® Masterpiece® Sapphire® 24" Built In Dishwasher (DWHD770WFM) delivers an industry-best drying cycle and a PowerBoost® option that increases temperature and pressure in the lower rack for the ultimate heavy-duty clean.

You don’t have to compromise quiet operation for versatile performance. Thermador dishwashers fill many boxes, including a Hand Wash setting for fine items, internal LED lighting, a flexible third rack, and WiFi-enabled control, monitoring, and troubleshooting.

It’s all the racket without the noise.


If you like to host dinner parties, low-noise dishwashers can keep you from losing your cool as you try to do everything from eyeing the oven, wiping down surfaces, and setting the table. The KitchenAid® 23.88" PrintShield™ Stainless Steel Built In Dishwasher (KDPM604KPS) can get your silverware and wine glasses table-ready while operating at 44 decibels—there will be no need to yell over any noise as you greet your guests.

Even in open-concept kitchens, you’ll find there are no disruptions. And if you want to turn in early after your dinner party, you can feel free to run a cycle during the dessert course. This is all to say, KitchenAid dishwashers provide quiet cleaning without sacrificing performance. 

In the spirit of relaxing, this appliance uses sensors to adapt the time and water temperature as needed for lighter loads or tough messes. This dishwasher knows: No two meals are exactly the same. And with a specialized coating that resists smudges and fingerprints, you can bet KitchenAid dishwashers look as nice as they sound.

For more of the best quiet dishwashers we have to offer, check out our catalog! And if you have any questions regarding our selection of low-noise dishwashers, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly experts at Spencer’s TV & Appliance. We are more than happy to help you achieve peace of mind. Call or visit us today!