5 Best Dishwashers for Glassware

Dishwashers are great timesavers for a cleanup. They can make sure your glassware is clean, sparkling and beautiful, while also being hygienic. However, since glassware is often fragile, you may wonder what’s the best dishwasher for glassware.

The best dishwasher for glassware is the Samsung Appliance DW80K5050US. It has the best combination of capacity, low noise, specialty glass washing cycles, size, and drying technology.

The only instances in which I wouldn’t recommend the Samsung Appliance DW80K5050US are if:

In this article, I’ll first take you through what you should consider when buying a dishwasher and show how the various options stack up. We’ll also look at precisely why the Samsung Appliance DW80K5050US is the best choice for most households and look at suitable substitutes in other situations.

Factors To Consider

There are several primary factors that you need to consider when choosing the best dishwashers for glassware: 

  • Glassware capacity.
  • Operating noise.
  • Glass cycle.
  • Water temperature.
  • Size comparison.
  • Cost (purchase, installation, energy, maintenance, repairs).
  • Drying system.

I’ll explain all of these in detail below:

Glassware Capacity

A dishwasher’s capacity will be conveyed by a number referred to as place setting

According to the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, one place setting consists of a large dinner plate, a small snack plate, a saucer, a bowl, a coffee cup, a drinking glass, a knife, two teaspoons, a dinner fork, and a small salad fork.

You can expect a full-size dishwasher to hold between 12 and 16 place settings. A higher number isn’t always best when considering glassware, which needs more space between pieces, with large tumblers and wine glasses needing extra room.

The other factor when considering capacity is the arrangement of tines. Tines are the prongs of the dishwasher racks that help secure your plates and glasses to stop them from falling over and also allow the water and detergent to get inside by positioning their opening to the jets.

Raw numbers and arrangements aren’t always the best guide, so look at the product listings on Amazon and check inside the dishwasher to see if that model’s setup makes sense to you.

Consider if the sets of tines can fold down, whether you can raise and lower the upper rack and whether you want to adjust it to fit various combinations of dishes constantly; is it easy to do, or is it a pain?

Let’s look at some of the listed features to compare our lineup of dishwashers:

DishwasherCapacity FeaturesPlace Settings
Thorkitchen HDW2401SSRemovable racks, specialized stemware area14
PIG-GIRL Built-in DishwasherRemovable baskets6
LG LDT7808BDHeight adjustable 3rd rack with three settings, stemware holder15
Cosmo COS-DIS6502Large capacity lower rack12
Samsung Appliance DW80K5050USRemovable silverware tray, FlexLoad™ Rack makes it easy to fit in various shapes and sizes of dish. Adjustables tines and upper rack.15

Winners: Thorkitchen HDW2401SS, LG LDT7808BD, Samsung Appliance DW80K5050US

This is a hard choice as it mostly comes down to what type of glasses and dishes you will be washing, so I erred on the side of more flexibility and more extensive listed place settings.

The Thorkitchen almost got the win due to its specialized stemware area, which is perfect if you’re going to deal with a lot of wine glasses. 

The Thorkitchen model has an adjustable upper and lower rack with fold-down tines to give more space to bigger bowls or rows of glasses. You can shift the removable bottom rack silverware basket to allow for more cleaning of glasses.

The PIG-GIRL dishwasher has limited configuration options with both the height and the tines but has removable baskets to fit glassware better.

The LG LDT7808BD is also a great choice as the upper rack has three height settings, giving it stemware clearance for wine glasses to be put in the lower rack.

The LG features include cutlery baskets, cup racks, a stemware holder, and a full range of fold-down tines on both the lower and upper racks. Further, the tines and racks are BPA-Free and Nylon-coated. This feature reduces scratching and increases grip, particularly for glassware.

Cosmo’s dishwasher has fold-down tines only on the upper rack and can be adjusted 2 inches (5 cm). This is a major failing of this dishwasher and is why it doesn’t rate highly in my review overall.

The Samsung model has a convenient one-touch adjustable upper rack made of plastic with adjustable tines and a folding shelf. The lower rack basket is removable and has 13.5 (34.2 cm) inches of space with folding tines. This space is going to fit the vast majority of wine glasses.

Operating Noise

Dishwashers have come a long way in reducing energy, water, and noise levels over the years. Many manufacturers sell specific ranges labeled as silent operations to differentiate themselves from the competition.

When it comes to dishwashers, no modern models are louder than 60db. Decibels is not a linear scale, with perceived near-total silence being the zeroing point or 0 dB. However, a sound ten times more powerful is 10 dB. 20 dB would be 100 times that of 0 dB.

A typical conversation likely comes in at around 60 dB, whereas a toilet flushing is 75-85 dB. So, at the very least, aim for a dishwasher that is 50 dB or quieter.

If your kitchen isn’t an open floor plan and you can shut a door, you can aim for a slightly noisy dishwasher without it being too annoying. Some models boast sub-40 dB or more, but it’s not necessary unless you’re near the kitchen.

Many models advertise their noise output at 44 dB, which will be no more than a very slight noise. Only if you’re extra sensitive to sound, consider the ultra-quiet 38 dB model. But for most situations, it isn’t worth the extra price.

Let’s have a look at the listed volumes for each of our dishwashers to compare their noise levels:

DishwasherNoise 
Thorkitchen HDW2401SS‎45 dB
PIG-GIRL Built-in Dishwasher43 dB
LG LDT7808BD42 dB
Cosmo COS-DIS650245 dB
Samsung Appliance DW80K5050US48 dB

Winner: LG LDT7808BD

The difference of a few decibels is not going to make any perceivable difference to most people out there, as we cannot tell 42 dB from 43 dB. As pointed out above, a dishwasher below 50 dB will do great for most people, so you can keep this as a secondary factor when deciding.

Glass Cycle

Dishwashers that rank among the best glassware cleaners have specialized cycles to deal with delicate glassware. Washing at a low temperature will also help protect thin glassware from cracking or breaking with the temperature differentials. 

It’s unlikely you will find a dishwasher recommended for crystal given its delicate nature; the only option is hand washing in warm water and drying, as the rim is too fragile to put it upside down to dry.

Crystal contains minerals such as lead, zinc, and magnesium. These materials combined with the porous surface characteristic of crystal will likely lead to a leaching of the cleaning solution’s taste seeping into your wine or champagne.

While these levels are not dangerous, detergents may cause damage to crystal glasses, and the absorbed odors will likely also contaminate the bouquet or aroma. Finally, the dishwasher’s high water temperature and detergent are likely to dull the characteristic sparkles of crystal glasses. 

Whether a dishwasher is suitable for glassware comes down to several factors. The amount of pressure applied while cleaning needs to meet the cleaning balance without damaging the glass.

Let’s compare the various wash cycles, presets, and the availability of speed or express cycles to see how the different dishwashers stack up against one another:

DishwasherGlass cycleSpeed cycle
Thorkitchen HDW2401SSChina/Crystal Automatically senses based on soil level of load
PIG-GIRL Built-in DishwasherBaby CareSpeed mode cleans in just 29 minutes
LG LDT7808BDDelicateExpress cleans in 20 minutes
Cosmo COS-DIS6502NormalExpress cleans in 38 minutes
Samsung Appliance DW80K5050USGentle WashExpress cleans in 60 minutes, also features Quick Rinse.

Winners: LG LDT7808BD and Samsung Appliance DW80K5050US

To claim a dishwasher can deal well with glass, it needs a specific glass setting or something similar. Only the Thorkitchen HDW2401SS offers this feature, but it’s for crystal, which means it won’t deal well with heavy staining on glasses, typical for wine glasses.

The Delicate setting combined with the ultrafast Express clean cycle of the LG LDT7808BD means it’s one of the best candidates for glass cleaning.

Samsung Appliance DW80K5050US has both a Quick Rinse and Express clean to deal with light cleaning of glassware, with a Gentle Wash cycle for larger loads or more in-depth cleaning for your glassware.

Explicitly offering a setting to clean plastics or baby goods can be a great choice as a good substitute for a glassware cleaning setting.

Plastics will melt at too high a temperature, so any setting designed for cleaning plastic will not use too much pressure or too high a water temperature.

Hard Water

The input of quality water will heavily influence wash cycles and timings in your dishwasher. 

Hard water is a term that refers to a high mineral count in the composition of the water supply. It generally refers to high levels of dissolved calcium and magnesium. While not toxic, hard water does result in several noticeable phenomena. 

The first is that using hard water to clean glasses is likely to leave them cloudy or opaque, and further wiping does little to fix this. 

The acidity of vinegar helps to remove these stubborn buildups by acting similarly to how detergent removes grease. This technique is used by many people living in hard water areas to keep their dishes and glasses sparkling clean.

An innovative solution to this is to get your hands on a water softener. Amazon stocks the iSpring ED2000 Whole House Water Descaler System that can be connected to your water supply and help deal with spotty or deposit buildups in your dishwasher.

Another option can be to purchase a rinse aid and add it to your regular washing detergent. Amazon has the Finish Jet-Dry Rinse Agent that will help you deal with hard water staining and allow the rapid drying of plastics that you put in the dishwasher.

Water Temperature

Being able to adjust water temperature is one of the most critical aspects of cleaning glassware.

Too hot, and you risk cracking via thermal expansion, but not hot enough, and the water cannot adequately remove stains and bacteria. Testing has revealed that somewhere between a minimum of 120°F (48°C) to 150°F (65°C) is ideal.

The various temperatures and ranges for the reviewed dishwashers are as follows:

DishwasherWater Temperature
Thorkitchen HDW2401SS120°F – 149°F (49°C – 65°C)
PIG-GIRL Built-in Dishwasher161°F (72°C)
LG LDT7808BD150°F, steam cycle (66°C)
Cosmo COS-DIS6502120°F – 149°F (49°C – 65°C)
Samsung Appliance DW80K5050US122°F – 163°F (50°C – 73°C), Sanitize/Hi-Temp Wash)

Winner: Samsung Appliance DW80K5050US

The Samsung Appliance DW80K5050US is the winner here due to two main factors. The first is the option to choose the Sanitize or Hi-Temp Wash. For non-delicate glassware like thick tumblers, this high temperature ensures that bacteria and other nasties are killed in the heat.

For a more delicate wash cycle, the Delicate option disables the high temperature of both Sanitize and Hi-Temp Wash modes, ensuring that you don’t accidentally cause damage to your glasses.

The lack of temperature control options for the Cosmo unit means it’s the worst in terms of glass cycle and temperature settings, with the Thorkitchen HDW2401SS, PIG-GIRL, LG LDT7808BD, and Samsung Appliance DW80K5050US all being a better choice.

I’ll elaborate on the supremacy of the drying method used by the Samsung model later in the article. Still, its air drying feature deals with glass much better than other methods.

Size Comparison

Dishwashers tend to come in a few standard sizes to fit into most homes and meet kitchen design standards.

However, modular kitchens are becoming more popular, which enables more straightforward modification of your existing dishwasher space by removing adjacent cabinets or quickly raising the countertop to accommodate bigger models.

Let’s look at the listed specifications for our range of reviewed dishwashers to see how they stack up: 

DishwasherLength/Width/HeightWeight
Thorkitchen HDW2401SS24 x 25.6 x 33.7 inches(61 x 65 x 85.6 cm)96.8 pounds (43.9 kg)
PIG-GIRL Built-in Dishwasher21 x 23.6 x 23.6 inches(53 x 59.9 x 59.9 cm)60.6 pounds (27.5 kg)
LG LDT7808BD‎35 x 29 x 28 inches(89 x 74 x 71 cm)‎104 pounds (47 kg)
Cosmo COS-DIS650222.25 x 23.75 x 33.75 inches(56.52 x 60.33 x 85.73 cm)‎104.8 pounds (47.5 kg)
Samsung Appliance DW80K5050US34 x 25 x 24 inches(86 x 64 x 61 cm)94.8 pounds (43 kg)

Winner: Samsung Appliance DW80K5050US

The size of your dishwasher is going to directly correlate with the amount of glassware you can fit in, as well as its ability to clean properly.

To ensure your glassware gets appropriately cleaned, you want to ensure you don’t overload the dishwasher. If you have a small dishwasher, such as the countertop or compact versions, they have very little space to fit glassware in.

If you throw dinner parties regularly or have considerable amounts of glassware, small units will require multiple loadings and unloadings. When you factor in the washing and, if applicable, the drying time, then smaller or compact dishwashers won’t be the best choice for you.

Further, the standard dishwasher comes in at about 34 inches (83 cm), requiring a similar-sized hole to fit it in. If the desired spot for the dishwasher will be taking up cabinet space, you’re going to have to weigh up whether such a loss in storage space is worth it.

Most countertops are built to specific standards to accommodate a wide range of configurations and appliance layouts. Counter heights will be at 36 inches (91 cm), so for most people, you’ve only ever got 2 inches (5 cm) or so to work with anyway.

The manual and standard plumber advice will be that you don’t want the dishwasher completely flush and tight in the opening. The forces inside the dishwasher combined with the pulling via opening and closing the dishwasher can cause it to move out of position.

The Samsung DW80K5050US comes with all the parts needed to secure it, such as wall brackets. Dishwashers produce a lot of steam and heat, and you want to give some leeway for this to vent completely to prevent the buildup of grime, water damage, or mold.

It’s better to err on the side of a larger hole as you can always use lumber or filler strips to plug any unsightly gaps. A bit of paint, and it can become impossible to tell where the dishwasher is. This solution maintains the aesthetic look of the kitchen while being a relatively straightforward task.

While Samsung’s dishwasher will take up the most significant space and come in the heaviest, the dishwasher will be delivered to your door. You can then take advantage of its larger size to wash larger loads of glassware.

Glassware features some of the longer items amongst your cutlery and assorted receptacles, with wine glasses being prime examples. You need ample internal space inside the dishwasher to fit in the long stems and separate them for the best cleaning outcome. 

If you can’t put enough space between glassware, it can be difficult for the spraying arms and water jets to get the cleaning solution to all surfaces.

You must have room for your dishwasher to fit flush into your kitchen. If the door is sticking out or it cannot even get into the area, it counts as a safety hazard and poor aesthetics.

As long as your new dishwasher fits in the space with about an inch (2.5 cm) clearance, you’re good to go in this department. 

Cost (Purchase, Installation, Energy, Maintenance, Repairs)

The overall cost of your dishwasher is something that you should factor in when considering the long-term costs of each unit. It goes over and above the initial purchase cost. Dishwashers also need to be installed, have ongoing energy costs, and any potential repair costs. 

Here’s a rough breakdown of what you can expect to pay:

  • Initial purchase cost: $500 – $2,500. The larger the unit or features on offer, the higher the price. 
  • Installation cost: $50 – $200. One of the big determinants in the cost of installation is the current state of the install location. If the plumbing hookups are already in place, expect around $50 to $100 to cover about an hour’s labor and callout fee. If you’ve got no dishwasher hookups, it will take about $200. 
  • Energy usage: $60 per year (variable). This cost will vary depending on two main factors: how much your electricity costs per kWh and the volume of water used. You can expect it to cost somewhere around $2 – $10 per month.
  • Annual cleaning: $100/year. Amazon stocks Finish In-Wash Dishwasher Cleaner that they recommend you use every week.
  • Professional repairs: $150 – $800+. Warranties tend to cover most of the units I’ve reviewed for five years. A plumber or appliance repair’s service cost can range drastically, particularly depending on the price of replacement parts.

Let’s have a look at the listed energy usage and water usage to get a better idea of what the annual cost of running an appliance like this will be:

DishwasherEnergy Usage Per YearWater Usage
Thorkitchen HDW2401SS249 kWh3.1 gal (14 L)
PIG-GIRL Built-in Dishwasher250 kWh9.6 gal (43.6 L)
LG LDT7808BD258 kWh2.9 gal (13.2 L)
Cosmo COS-DIS6502256 kWh2.9 gal (13.2 L)
Samsung Appliance DW80K5050US265 kWh3.5 gal (15.9 L)

Winner: LG LDT7808BD

There’s not a massive difference between the winner and second place when considering this aspect. 

All appliances except from the PIG-GIRL and Cosmo model examined in this review have been Energy Star certified, a government program that looks at appliances’ energy, water, and resource use. 

The standard to which these dishwashers are measured is enshrined in the Federal dishwasher standard as maintained by the Department of Energy.

Currently sitting at 307 kWh per year and 5.0 gal (23 L) of water per cycle, except the PIG-GIRL, all our models come in well below this. Not only does this mean savings for you long-term, but it also means your appliances won’t harm the environment as much.

Installing

Some considerations could add to the total cost when installing a dishwasher. If you have flooring in the area where the dishwasher goes, preventing the dishwasher from fitting, the whole floor doesn’t need to be ripped up, just the size under the dishwasher.

Dishwashers are built to fit into standard cabinet spaces. They usually go next to the sink, so kitchens are designed per these specifications. If your kitchen was designed or installed to a non-standard design, you might need to make some cabinetry layout adjustments.

You’ll also want to ensure you have a slight clearance above the dishwasher to allow adequate venting. The front of the dishwasher unit, not the door, should be aligned with the cabinets to prevent the door from sticking out. 

Some of these units automatically open after the cycle, so even allowing for this extra space is advised.

If the dishwasher door is not set up this way, it instead will vent steam into the adjoining drawers, causing damage over time as well as potentially leaving a moldy odor.

Always install dishwashers between two cabinets or appliances on a row rather than in the corner. Corners can be deceptively small and tend to be smaller as you go deeper. Most corners will never hold a normal-sized dishwasher.

Some dishwashers have adjustable feet, which can raise or lower the unit by a few inches. This feature can help a dishwasher fit into an area it otherwise wouldn’t without expensive alterations.

Drying System

One of the issues with dishwashers can be that you’re left with water spots, clouding, or other cosmetic issues after it’s done with the washing cycle.

Some dishwashers have internal systems to help with drying that are very useful if you wash a lot of glassware.

Dishwashers use several systems to achieve this: internal drying fans, condensation drying, or heat drying.

Fan Drying

Fans need an air intake, usually located at the rear of the unit. This has the advantage of low energy, but the air may not always be clean if dust particles or grime make it past the internal filter.

Fan drying is also extremely quiet and works well in humid and dry temperatures while being safe to use with all types of cutlery and kitchenware, including glass.

Condensation Drying

This model uses a heat differential to carry out the drying process. High-temperature water is sprayed onto the dishes and rinsed as the dishwasher reaches the final cycle. Once this water is turned off, the temperature inside drops, pulling water off containers in the form of condensation.

This process exploits certain principles in physics to leave your dishes fully dry without needing to use chemicals or fans. Chemicals have to be purchased and refilled, whereas fans may not reach all parts of the dishwasher.

Heat Drying

Heat drying uses a heating element to warm up the air and then blow it around the internals of the dishwasher.

Using electricity to heat will add extra runtime to your dishwasher and more components, raising the chance of component failure. To expel the air, fans must also be run to exhaust the hot air and remove the water.

This means your energy consumption will go up, resulting in a higher power bill. The heat drying cycle also adds more strain to your dishwasher, shortening the appliance lifespan.

The heat produced by these dishwashers is so high that it can cause damage to fragile dishes and utensils. Plastic and wood are two types that don’t do well under pressure from such heat.

Manufacturers even have guides on what to do if a piece of food or object placed in the dishwasher falls onto the heating element. As the heating element is extremely hot, it will melt things causing a terrible burning smell and the necessity to clean it all up.

Let’s have a review of the included drying method and auto door opening function of our various dishwashers to see how they stack up:

DishwasherDrying MethodDoor Auto Open
Thorkitchen HDW2401SSHeat DryingNo 
PIG-GIRL Built-in DishwasherHeat DryingNo
LG LDT7808BDHeat DryingNo
Cosmo COS-DIS6502Condensation DryingNo
Samsung Appliance DW80K5050USFan DryingYes

Winner: Samsung Appliance DW80K5050US

Drying methods will come down to personal preference. Still, the combination of the fan drying with the auto door open feature of the Samsung model gives it the edge against its competitors.

The addition of a heating element to dishwashers is preferred by some people but can cause issues with energy usage and can easily malfunction due to smaller items or food debris making its way into the element.

The combination of the low technology but effective air circulation method by internal fans, while also opening the door to allow more airflow, gives the best overall drying capability to the Samsung Appliance DW80K5050US.

Best Overall: Samsung Appliance DW80K5050US

The Samsung Appliance DW80K5050US is a great dishwasher featuring fan drying and auto open doors.

Although it has slightly higher power usage, this is not going to add up to much over the course of a year, and it has about average water consumption.

It’s large size lets you fit lots of glassware while not also requiring any modifications to standard bench height. It also comes in as one of the lighter models.

Hi-Temp Wash lets you wash both your delicates like glassware on the lower temperatures, while the higher temperature allows you to deeply clean and sanitize your non-delicate glassware.

Bottom Line: I highly recommend the Samsung Appliance DW80K5050US if you’re looking for a powerful, high-quality dishwasher that offers lots of great features.

Pros

  • Large size and place settings. With a removable silverware tray, a FlexLoad™ Rack with adjustable tines and upper rack, you’ll be able to fit almost any combination of glasses.
  • Drying is easy. The use of a fan and an auto door help reduce power consumption as well as being one of the most efficient ways to dry your dishes.

Cons

  • Noise. One of the louder options at 48 dB.
  • Heating Element. Heating elements will help dry the dishes very quickly and stop the annoying white spots or other issues that often happen with drying glassware.

Product Specifications

Noise48 dB
Annual Water Usage3.5 gal (15.9 L)
Electricity Usage265 kWh
Drying MethodFan and Auto Door Open
Size 34 x 25 x 24 inches (86 x 64 x 61 cm)
Weight94.8 pounds (43 kg)

Best for Big Households: LG LDT7808BD 

The LG LDT7808BD can hold a lot of glassware inside to help clean up after those big parties or just keep the dishes from piling up week to week.

The presence of a height adjustable third rack including stemware holder means even the wine glasses and champagne flutes will be easily washed.

Coming in at 42 dB, this is the quietest dishwasher out of the ones reviewed, so if your bedroom is near the kitchen this would be a great choice.

A delicate cycle for glassware, as well as a super quick express setting, allows you to not only look after your glassware, but also do short 20 minute power cleans that are quite common when you’ve got a bigger household.

Bottom Line: On some aspects this is better than the Samsung that was the top choice and is still a great dishwasher.

Pros

  • Large size and wash settings. The features offered with the LG LDT7808BD make ita specialty glass cleaner that can deal with huge amounts of dishes.
  • Drying is very quick. The use of a heating element means your glasses in particular are going to come out shining and dry.

Cons

  • Heavy. This is a heavy dishwasher and you will likely need some help with the install and transport.
  • Water Temperature. Lack of a large range of temperatures offered.

Product Specifications

Noise42 dB
Annual Water Usage2.9 gal (13.2 L)
Electricity Usage258 kWh
Drying MethodHeat Drying
Size ‎35 x 29 x 28 inches (89 x 74 x 71 cm)
Weight‎104 pounds (47 kg)

Need a Heating Element To Dry: Thorkitchen HDW2401SS

The Thorkitchen HDW2401SS is not the best dishwasher on this list, but it does some of the important things well.

While not having the most internal space to place all your glassware like the other models, the stemware holder makes washing all your glasses a lot easier. Tumblers and other smaller glasses fit nicely in the upper racks.

While it has a good range of temperature settings, in the end for the same or similar price you can get all these features in other models that are larger and perform more cleaning functions.

Bottom Line: If you like how the internal racks are laid out and prefer a heating element, then this would be a great dishwasher for a smaller family.

Pros

  • Drying method uses a heating element. There’s no quicker way to have your dishwasher produce dry dishes than to use a heat element. The other methods may be cheaper but they will not dry as quickly.

Cons

  • Small. This dishwasher really doesn’t have enough internal space to make it good for larger households.
  • Heavy. One of the heaviest models reviewed.
  • Loud. Although 45 dB is still well below the dishwasher standard, it doesn’t mean it is silent operation and it may get annoying if you have to be near it.

Product Specifications

Noise45 dB
Annual Water Usage3.1 gal (14 L)
Electricity Usage249 kWh
Drying MethodHeat Drying
Size 24 x 25.6 x 33.7 inches (61 x 65 x 85.6 cm)
Weight96.8 pounds (43.9 kg)

You Have Hard Water: Cosmo COS-DIS6502

The Cosmo COS-DIS6502 is one of the smaller dishwashers reviewed in this article and doesn’t feature a specific glass cycle or much room for glassware.

The heating element provides the Cosmo dishwasher with the ability to counteract the staining effects of hard water. If the minerals and deposits in hard water are allowed to sit on glassware, it can leave dirt marks and white spots. Rapid drying in the dishwasher reduces this from happening.

Bottom Line: If you’re in the market for a smaller dishwasher that has a great temperature range and want to ameliorate your hard water issues, this dishwasher will work well.

Pros

  • Drying method uses a heating element. There’s no quicker way to have your dishwasher produce dry dishes than to use a heat element. The other methods may be cheaper but they will not dry as quickly.

Cons

  • Small. One of the smallest dishwashers available, with limited place settings for the racks.
  • Lack of Speciality. No glass cycle.
Noise45 dB
Annual Water Usage2.9 gal (13.2 L)
Electricity Usage256 kWh
Drying MethodCondensation Drying
Size 22.25 x 23.75 x 33.75 inches (56.52 x 60.33 x 85.73 cm)
Weight‎104.8 pounds (47.5 kg)

Need a Dishwasher With a Delicate Cycle: PIG-GIRL Built-in Dishwasher

The PIG-GIRL Built-in Dishwasher is the smallest dishwasher reviewed, including the smallest amount of internal storage space, that does not even feature any specialized glassware spaces.

While it has some good functionality on the wash settings and water temperature range is good, in the end this isn’t the type of dishwasher if you’re looking to constantly wash large loads of glassware.

Bottom Line: This is a budget dishwasher that doesn’t offer much functionality and lacks the features of other similarly priced, but larger, dishwashers.

Pros

  • Size. Small, quiet and light, this would be the perfect dishwasher if space is limited.

Cons

  • Poor efficiency. Despite being significantly smaller, it uses the same amount of power and almost double the water of the larger models.
  • Featureless. Doesn’t contain many of the features needed for effective glassware cleaning. Generally very low on many standard features.
Noise43 dB
Annual Water Usage9.6 gal (43.6 L)
Electricity Usage250 kWh
Drying MethodHeating Element
Size 21 x 23.6 x 23.6 inches (53 x 59.9 x 59.9 cm)
Weight60.6 pounds (27.5 kg)