Most and Least Reliable Dishwasher Brands
CR's member survey shows that paying more for a dishwasher doesn't guarantee you'll get a more reliable machine
Consumer Reports members expect a dishwasher to last 10 years, according to our recent survey. That expectation lines up with what a number of manufacturers say—that their dishwashers are built to last roughly a decade.
But our latest survey, in which we asked members about their experiences with more than 100,000 dishwashers, also shows that not all models make it to that 10-year mark.
"Around a quarter of all newly purchased dishwashers are likely to break within the first five years," says Simon Slater, manager of survey research at Consumer Reports. Choosing a reliable brand may help you get that average life span.
Most Reliable Dishwasher Brands
Out of 22 dishwasher brands represented in our member survey, four stand out as the most reliable, garnering an Excellent rating for predicted reliability.