Best & Most Reliable Dishwashers of 2016 & 2017 from Our Consumer Reports & Research in San Antonio, TX; Under $500, Eliminating Prewash & More!

Let’s face it, if you are like most people, you don’t have the time or desire to wash your dishes by hand. The dishwasher is one of the most cherished appliances in the kitchen for dish washing haters alike. Not all dishwashers are created equal though, some are definitely better at doing the job than others. Southwest Appliance Repair of San Antonio is here to talk about the best dishwashers of 2016, and so far in 2017, and what you can expect from them.

Dishwasher Voted Most Luxurious (and Expensive); Bosch 800 Series

If you are looking for luxury in your dishwasher, the Bosch 800 Series should be at the top of your list. This is an upgrade from the beloved 500 Series and it doesn’t disappoint. It is voted one of the quietest dishwashers on the market with a very streamlined, sleek design. This dishwasher has a third row that is comes in handy for flatware and even some dishes on the smaller side. The dishwasher’s triple filtration system almost completely eliminates prewashing to make your job effortless.

Best Dishwasher Under $500; Whirlpool WDF540PADM

If you are looking for the best bang for your buck, the Whirlpool WDF540PADM is the best one by leaps and bounds. For a great price, this dishwasher will get your dishes clean every time. It doesn’t have all the features that the Bosch 800 Series offers and it may not be the quietest since it doesn’t the high-end sound insulation, but it will guarantee your dishes will be clean.

Most Powerful Dish Sanitizing Dishwasher; Maytag MDB4949SDM

If you are a germaphobe, the Maytag MDB4949SDM is a great choice for you. It is equipped with the leading dishwasher as far as power goes. It has the most powerful motor of any other dishwasher on the market. It also comes with steam cleaning options that sanitize your dishes. If you put the steam sanitize and high temperature wash together this dishwasher will kill 99.9% of food soil bacteria.

Eliminate the Dishwasher Prewash Cycle with the GE GDT580SMFES

If you despise prewashing your dishes, the GE GDT580SMFES will eliminate the need to do that for you. GE has produced a steam prewash that does a great job of loosening any food on your dishes in preparation for the actual wash cycle. It has a Piranha Hard Food Dispenser that has a stainless steel blade rotating at 3,600 RPM which disintegrates any food that might be left on your dishes. This dishwasher works almost silently and has hidden controls that make the design clean and crisp.


There you have it, our top picks for dishwashers of 2016. It will be interesting to see the dishwashers in 2017 try to top the features found in these appliances. No matter which dishwasher you decide best fits the needs of your home, Southwest Appliance Repair of San Antonio can help you maintain it. Unfortunately, no matter how many features and extras dishwashers come equipped with, they break on occasion. Don’t hesitate to give us a call when you need help with any dishwasher repairs.

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