Best Energy Star Dishwashers: 10 Models from High to Low

We may not have settled the dishwasher debate quite yet, but one thing's for sure: if you're going to own a dishwasher, make it an Energy Star model. Energy Star qualified dishwashers must use at least 41% less energy than the federal standard and no more than 5.8 gallons of water per cycle. From high to low, here are 10 models that fit the bill.

High
1 Bosch 800 Plus Series Dishwasher (SHX68E15UC) – Energy Star Rating: 167%, Gallons Per Cycle: 1.57, Price: $2,099
2 Asko Dishwasher (D5893XXLFI) – Energy Star Rating: 152%, Gallons Per Cycle: 3.8, Price: about $1,500
3 Electrolux Dishwasher (EWDW6505GS) – Energy Star Rating: 63%, Gallons Per Cycle: 3.08, Price: $1,299-$1,399

Middle
4 DCS DishDrawer Dishwasher (DD124) – Energy Star Rating: 124%, Gallons Per Cycle: 2.9, Price: about $1,000
5 Kenmore Elite Single Drawer Dishwasher (1332) – Energy Star Rating: 110%, Gallons Per Cycle: 2.7, Price: $599-$1019
6 LG Dishwasher (LDS4821WW) – Energy Star Rating: 65%, Gallons Per Cycle: 3.4, Price: $629
7 GE Spacemaker (GSM1800NWW) – Energy Star Rating: 65%, Gallons Per Cycle: 5.8, Price: $609

Low
8 Maytag Jetclean Plus MDB4630AW – Energy Star Rating: 57%, Gallons Per Cycle: 4.08, Price: $399-$449
9 Frigidaire Dishwasher (FDB1100RH) – Energy Star Rating: 54%, Gallons Per Cycle: 4.86, Price: $329-$399
10 Whirlpool Dishwasher (DU850SWPS) – Energy Star Rating: 52%, Gallons Per Cycle: 4.26, Price: $309-$359

[Information via Energy Star and individual manufacturers]

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