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We scoured all the major retailers’ ads and websites—including Lowe's, Home Depot, Best Buy, and Costco—and found these highly rated dishwashers in CR's tests for up to 40 percent off the list price. The best part? You don’t have to wait until Thanksgiving: You can take advantage of these Black Friday dishwasher deals today and have a brand-new machine before the holiday even hits.
Right now, you’ll see similar sale prices across retailers, but remember: If you spot a lower price at one store, most major retailers will match their competitors' prices. You'll still want to compare retailers' fees for delivery, hauling away your old appliances, and installation. Also, look for rebates on the manufacturers’ sites in case you can save even more.
Below is our list of the best deals. It includes CR's top-rated model and a handful of others—from budget to high-end—that perform well in our tests. Unless noted, the prices here are valid through Black Friday. Check back often—we’ll update this article throughout November as more deals appear.
Bosch Ascenta Top-Panel Dishwasher
The deal: $624 to $629 at Appliances Connection and Lowe’s
CR’s test results: Bosch Ascenta SHX3AR75UC
Our top-rated dishwasher is rarely discounted more than 10 percent, and while this is hardly a doorbuster deal, you’re still saving $75 and getting the best dishwasher from our tests. It rates Excellent and Very Good for washing and drying, respectively. Plus, its 95-minute cycle for a normal wash is almost the shortest of any dishwasher we test.
KitchenAid Top-Panel Dishwasher
The deal: $698 to $700 at Home Depot, Lowe’s, Best Buy
CR’s test results: KitchenAid KDTM354DSS
This 39 percent discount represents the biggest Black Friday dishwasher deal we’ve seen. You’re saving $450 and getting a dishwasher that rates Excellent for washing and drying. KitchenAid dishwashers generally rank above average in CR's ratings, and this one outperforms even the brand's much more expensive models.
LG Front-Panel Dishwasher
The deal: $498 at Home Depot and $550 at Appliances Connection (plus $50 mail-in rebate)
CR’s test results: LG LDF5545ST
With a 29 percent discount, you’re saving about $200 for a dishwasher that earns an Excellent rating for washing and Very Good rating for drying. The model takes its time with wash cycles, though: The normal wash clocks in at 200 minutes—the longest of any dishwasher CR tests.
LG Top-Panel Dishwasher
The deal: $899 to $900 at Best Buy and Lowe’s
CR’s test results: LG LDT7808BM
This high-end LG performs respectably on all of our tests, earning Very Good ratings for washing and drying. It’s also one of the quietest dishwashers we test. A 28 percent discount will put about $350 back in your pocket.
Maytag Front-Panel Dishwasher
The deal: $478 to $480 at Home Depot, Best Buy, Lowe’s, and Costco
CR’s test results: Maytag MDB4949SHZ
Though its 155-minute cycle time is on the long side, this budget Maytag is a solid performer. It earns an Excellent score for drying and a Very Good score for washing. It's also one of the few models CR tests in this price range with a self-cleaning filter. You’ll save about $270.
Whirlpool Top-Panel Dishwasher
The deal: $448 to $450 at Home Depot, Lowe’s, Best Buy, and Costco
CR’s test results: Whirlpool WDT730PAHZ
This budget Whirlpool earns a Very Good rating for washing, which is slightly lower than most machines. But it still gets the job done. Its grades for drying and quiet operation are better than average, and it earns top scores for both energy- and water-efficiency, a relatively rare feat for a machine that's on the less expensive side. You can get it for around $200 less than full price.
Before You Buy
We’ve seen some models with prices that are appealing but performance that isn’t, so be sure to check CR’s dishwasher ratings before you choose.
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