How much does a dishwasher cost?
How much does a dishwasher cost?
$400 – $1,200 average price for dishwasher (unit only)
$150 – $350 average cost to install dishwasher (labor only)
A new dishwasher costs $400 to $1,200 on average for a standard 24” wide built-in model. Small dishwasher prices are $250 to $500 for countertop models. The cost of a dishwasher depends on the type, size, and brand. Running a dishwasher costs $2 to $4 per month.
|Good (Basic entry-level)||$400 – $800||
|Great (popular mid-range)||$800 – $1,200||
|Excellent (high-end)||$1,200 – $3,000||
*Unit prices for common 24-inch built-in dishwashers
Dishwasher installation costs $150 to $350.
General $100 to $350 for labor only.
Average price for a dishwasher
The following table shows the average cost for a new dishwasher unit:
|National average cost||$800|
|Average range||$400 to $1,200|
Cost data is from research and project costs reported by HomeGuide members.
Cost of new dishwasher by type
A new dishwasher costs $250 to $3,400, depending on the type. Built-in dishwasher types have the most features and run the quietest. Portable units have limited features but fit into small homes or apartments.
|Design type||Average price||Description|
|Countertop||$250 – $400||
|Portable||$650 – $1,000||
|Single drawer||$750 – $1,400||
|Double drawer||$1,250 – $2,500||
|Integrated (seamless finish)||$500 – $2,400||
|Full console (front-door control panel)||$350 – $3,400||
|Commercial (under-counter)||$3,000 – $10,000||
*Material prices only.
Dishwasher costs by size & brand
Dishwasher unit prices depend on the following cost factors:
Finish – Dishwasher exterior coatings include different colors, metallic finishes, or wooden surfaces. High-end models have fingerprint-resistant options.
Efficiency – ENERGY STAR certified dishwashers cost less to run since they use less water and electricity.
Sensors – High-end models with internal dirt detectors adjust cycle times and temperatures when dishes need extra cleaning.
Special features – Units cost more for bottle-washing sprayers, self-cleaning filters, built-in food disposal units, and interior lighting.
Number of racks – Luxury dishwashers have a 3rd top rack for utensils and small items.
Adjustable racks – Higher-priced dishwashers allow multi-directional rack adjustments.
Tub materials – Cheaper dishwashers have plastic interior lining that can crack, but more-expensive units have stronger steel interiors.
Smart units – Exclusive models have Wi-Fi remotes that link to smartphones.
Protection plans – Retailers offer 3- to 5-year protection plans that cost $60 to $200 extra on average.
Dishwasher prices by size
Small dishwashers cost $250 to $400 and fit on a countertop.
Slimline dishwashers cost $450 to $1,300 and allow more space for cabinets.
Standard dishwashers cost $400 to $1,200 and are the most common size.
|Dishwasher size||Average price|
|Small (22” wide x 20” deep x 17” tall)||$250 – $400|
|Slimline (18” wide x 24” deep x 35” tall)||$450 – $1,300|
|Standard (24” wide x 24” deep x 35” tall)||$400 – $1,200|
*Unit prices only, excluding installation.
Dishwasher pricing by brand
Most dishwasher brands cost $400 to $2,100 on average. Top-rated dishwashers come with a 1-year warranty on all parts and labor. Some Miele brand dishwashers come with a 5-year warranty, and LG models have a 10-year guarantee on the motor.
|Frigidaire||$400 – $1,200|
|Whirlpool||$450 – $1,200|
|GE||$250 – $1,600|
|Samsung||$600 – $1,300|
|LG||$650 – $1,900|
|KitchenAid||$750 – $2,100|
|Miele||$1,300 – $3,500|
*Prices for the unit only, excluding installation.
How long do dishwashers last?
A dishwasher lasts 8 to 15 years on average, depending on the brand, quality, and maintenance frequency.
Extend the dishwasher lifespan with these tips:
Scrape solid food from dishes before loading.
Clean your dishwasher filter at least once monthly to stop clogs in the pump.
Clean the door seal when you clean the filter.
Use dishwasher salt in the dishwasher’s water softener if you have hard water.
Don’t overload the dishwasher.
Inspect the dishwasher and don’t delay repairs.
When should I buy a new dishwasher?
You should buy a new dishwasher when:
The interior tub cracks.
Parts are rusting or leaking.
The door latch breaks.
Drainage is poor.
Dishes are cold when the cycle stops.
The machine makes unusual noises while running.
Warranty coverage ends.
The unit is more than 10 years old.
The machine doesn’t fully clean dishes.
How much do plumbers charge to install a dishwasher?
A plumber costs $45 to $150 per hour to install a dishwasher, depending on the location and skill level.
Dishwasher monthly cost to run
Dishwasher monthly costs are $2 to $4, including electrical and water costs. Older dishwasher units typically cost $8 to $11 per month to run since they’re less efficient.
The monthly cost of running a dishwasher depends on:
Age of dishwasher
Frequency of use
Local electricity rates
Are expensive dishwashers worth it?
Expensive dishwashers are worth it for these optimized features:
Stainless steel interiors
Controls with more cycle choices
Extra third flat rack on top
Wi-Fi connectivity with smart features
Getting quotes and hiring dishwasher installers
Before hiring an appliance installer near you, be sure to:
Get 3 detailed estimates for comparison.
Hire only licensed, bonded, and insured companies.
Confirm that the installer is a licensed plumber or NASTeC-certified appliance technician.
Ask for references and read their reviews on Google and HomeGuide.
Hire companies with at least 5 years of experience.
Get a signed copy of the contract and detailed quote before work begins.
Beware of low estimates that signal low-quality service.
Make the final payment only when the job is complete.
Questions to ask
How long have you been installing dishwashers?
Does my dishwasher have a sanitize cycle?
What is the most durable dishwasher type?
In your experience, which dishwasher is the quietest?
Does my dishwasher have a water softener?
How often do I have to add dishwasher salt to prevent limescale buildup?
Do you have any detergent or rinse aid recommendations?
How do I adjust the dishwasher racks?
Should I do anything to prepare my home for installation?
Will my dishwasher fit between my cabinets?
Is installation free with the purchase of any specific models or service plans?
How long will this installation take?
Do you offer a labor warranty on your installation?
Are all materials, labor, and cleanup fees in this bid?
Which extra costs typically apply for an installation like mine?