Recommend A Quiet Dishwasher
July 8, 2014 7:36 PM Subscribe
Our current dishwasher is noisy, and in our greatroom-plan condo, it's far too noisy. We're willing to buy a good one to get the quiet, but we don't know how
quiet we need it to be.
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Our home is a "greatroom" plan: two bedrooms, and one large room with the kitchen at one end, living room at the other, and dining area in between. This means that when the dishwasher is on, fifteen feet away from us on the couch, it's noisy enough to avoid putting it on at all if we can help it. It's not a good washer, and the 1/2" particle board of the breakfast bar between it and us does nothing to insulate it.
So we're willing to pay for a good dishwasher to replace it that's quiet--but when we see ratings like "50 decibels" we have no idea if that will be sufficient. Bosch is still considered one of the top brands, so that's what we're looking at, but do we need a mid-range or a high-end Bosch with promises of near silence? It's not that we need not to hear it at all, it's just that if it's on, and we're watching TV, we don't want to need to crank the volume to hear it.