NO MORE FIGHTS OVER KITCHEN CLEANUP
Getting dishes clean in a dishwasher is no luxury: It's actually more eco-friendly than washing dishes by hand. Even budget-priced dishwashers are loaded with features. And almost every model, regardless of price, dispenses with the grime. How quietly they run, how well they're designed, and how durable they prove is another matter. Cheapism.com sifted through scores of user and expert reviews to find the best dishwashers for $500 or less. Although all are targets of some grousing about drying and occasional lapses in performance, for the price they deliver solid value and, in some cases, some pretty sleek designs. Most are available in white, black, and stainless steel (the latter finish usually costs a bit more) and boast hidden controls for a clean look that blends seamlessly into any kitchen. We also identified a pricier dishwasher that's super-quiet and another that opens like a drawer.
Editor's Note: Listed prices were accurate as of mid-October 2017, but dishwasher prices tend to fluctuate from one week to the next, sometimes by more than $100. Special discounts sweeten many of these deals.