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ratings
dISHWASHERS
You’ll save money on your new dishwasher by passing on the hidden controls and
stainless-steel tub. Several high-scoring models are equipped with adjustable racks
and other conveniences. Excellent Very good Good Fair Poor
aBN BM BC BV B
Within types, in performance order. Gray key numbers indicate Quick Picks.
Brand & model Price Overall score Test results Features

Small type: similar

Stainless-steel tub
Cycle time (mins.)
Loading flexibility

Adjustable upper
Hidden controls
model(s). CR Best

Ample flatware
Buy indicates an
Key number

Ease of use
Energy use
exceptional value.

Washing

Noise
0 100

slots

rack
p f g vg e

Kenmore (Sears) 1374[2]


1CR Best Buy 1384[ ] $ 650 83 &N &M &M &M &N 125 • •
Bosch SHX98M0[9]UC
2 SHE98M0[ ]UC $1,400 1,550 83 &N &M &N &M &M 115 • • • •
Kenmore (Sears)
3 Elite 1378[2] Elite 1379[ ] 1,000 82 &N &M &M &N &M 125 • • •
Kenmore (Sears) Elite
4 UltraWash HE 1315[2] 1,100 82 &N &N &M &N &M 145 • • • •
Asko Encore
5 D3531XLHD[SS] 1,600 81 &N &N &N &M &M 145 • •
Kenmore (Sears) Elite
6 UltraWash HE 1312[2] 900 81 &N &N &M &N &M 140 • • •
Elite UltraWash HE 1342[ ]
Whirlpool DU1055XTS[Q]
7 CR Best Buy 350 81 &N &M &C &C &M 120 •
Thermador HD Series
8 DWHD64EM[SS] 1,200 81 &N &M &M &M &M 100 • • • •
KitchenAid
9 KUDT03ST[WH] KUDT03FT[ ] 1,000 81 &N &M &M &N &M 120 • • • •
Bosch SHE33M0[2]UC
10 CR Best Buy 540 80 &N &M &M &C &C 115 • • •
SHX33M0[ ]UC $570
Miele Inspira
11 G2120SC[W] 1,050 80 &N &N &M &M &C 115 • • •
Kenmore (Sears)
12 1373[2] 1383[ ] 500 80 &N &M &C &M &N 125 • •
KitchenAid KUDU03ST[SS]
13 KUDU03FT[SS] $1250 1,400 79 &N &M &M &N &M 125 • • • •
14 LG LDF9810[ST ] 1,500 79 &N &M &M &N &N 135 • • • •
See report, page 43. Based on tests posted on ConsumerReports.org in August 2008, with
updated prices and availability.

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Excellent Very good Good Fair Poor


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Within types, in performance order. Gray key numbers indicate Quick Picks.
Brand & model Price Overall score Test results Features

Small type: similar

Stainless-steel tub
Cycle time (mins.)
Loading flexibility

Adjustable upper
Hidden controls
model(s). CR Best

Ample flatware
Buy indicates an
Key number

Ease of use
Energy use
exceptional value.

Washing

Noise
0 100

slots

rack
p f g vg e

Kenmore (Sears) PRO


15 1387[3] $1,400 79 &N &M &M &N &M 130 • • •
KitchenAid
16 KUDS03CT[WH] KUDS03FT[ ] 850 78 &N &M &M &N &M 115 • • •
$900, KUDS03ST[ ] $900
17 Bosch SHE45C0[2]UC 700 78 &N M& M& C& C& 125 • • •
18 Bosch SHE58C0[2]UC 900 78 & M
N & M& M& M& 135 • • • •
LG LDF7810[WW]
19 LDF7811[ ] $800 800 78 &M &N &M &N &N 110 • • • •
Whirlpool Gold
20 GU2455XTS[Q] 550 78 &N &M &C &C &N 125 • •
Whirlpool DU1100XTP[Q]
21 DU1145XTP[ ] $430, 450 77 &N &M &C &M &N 125 •
DU1148XTP[ ] $400
KitchenAid
22 KUDK03CT[WH] KUDK03FT[ ] 700 76 &N &M &M &C &M 130 •
$750, KUDK03IT[ ] $650
Whirlpool Gold
23 GU2700XTS[Q] 600 76 &N &C &M &N &N 145 • •
Whirlpool Gold
24 GU3600XTS[Q] 750 76 &N &M &C &N &M 130 • • • •
Hotpoint
25 HLD4000N[WW] 350 76 &M &M &C &C &M 115 •
Frigidaire Professional
26 PLD4555RF[C] 700 75 &M &M &C &M &N 120 • • •
27 GE GLD4600N[WW] 400 75 &M &M &C &C &N 115 •
28 Maytag MDB8751BW[W] 650 74 & N & C & C & N & N 120 • • • •
29 GE GLD5900N[WW] 450 74 & M & M & M & C & N 115 •
30 Dacor Epicure ED24[S] 1,550 74 & M & M & M & C & M 110 • • •
31 Maytag MDB8951BW[W] 850 74 & N & V & C & M & N 115 • • • •
32 Jenn-Air JDB1105AW[W] 920 72 & N & V & C & M & N 130 • • •
Frigidaire Gallery
33 GLD4355RF[S] 500 71 &M &M &C &C &N 110 • • •
34 Maytag MDB6601AW[W] $525 71 &N &C &C &M &M 120 • •

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dishwashers 243

ratings
Within types, in performance order. Gray key numbers indicate Quick Picks.
Brand & model Price Overall score Test results Features

Small type: similar

Stainless-steel tub
Cycle time (mins.)
Loading flexibility

Adjustable upper
Hidden controls
model(s). CR Best

Ample flatware
Buy indicates an
Key number

Ease of use
Energy use
exceptional value.

Washing

Noise
0 100

slots

rack
p f g vg e

GE Profile
35 PDW9900N[WW] 1,200 70 &M &M &M &M &N 120 • • • •
Frigidaire Professional
36 PLD2855RF[C] 525 70 &M &M &V &M &N 110 • •
GE Profile
37 PDW7800N[WW] 680 69 &M &M &C &M &N 130 • •
Fisher & Paykel
38 DD605[W] 1,000 69 &N &M &C &M &M 120 •
Kenmore (Sears)
39 1359[2] 350 68 &N &C &V &C &N 110 • •
40 Maytag MDB5601AW[W] 450 68 &N C& M& M& M& 120
41 GE GLD6700N[WW] 500 68 & M
M & M& M& N& 115 • •
GE Profile
42 PDW8600N[WW] 850 68 &M &M &M &C &N 115 • •
Frigidaire Gallery
43 GLD2250RD[S] 360 65 &M &M &V &C &N 135
Frigidaire
44 GLD2445RF[S] 400 63 &C &M &C &C &N 105 •
GE Monogram
45 ZBD0710N[SS] 1,250 59 &C &M &C &M &N 115 • • • •
46 Haier ESD310 520 56 &M &C &C &M &N 125 • • •
Kenmore (Sears) Elite
47 1334[2] 1,400 48 &C &V &C &C &M 130 • •

Guide to Ratings
Overall score based mainly on washing, but also factors in noise, energy and water use, loading,
and more. The displayed score is out of a total of 100 points. Price is approximate. Energy use
is for a normal cycle. Noise was judged during fill, wash, and drain, mainly by a listening panel.
Loading flexibility reflects the ability to hold extra place settings and oversized items. Ease of
use considers convenience of controls and other factors.

Quick Picks
Midpriced models: If price is more important than quiet:
1 Kenmore (Sears) 1374[2], $650, 7 Whirlpool DU1055XTS[Q], $350,
CR Best Buy CR Best Buy
10 Bosch SHE33M0[2]UC, $540, 12 Kenmore (Sears) 1373[2], $500
CR Best Buy 21 Whirlpool DU1100XTP[Q], $450

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