Dishwasher Noise Levels To Consider
Posted by      01/29/2021 16:28:18
Dishwasher Noise Levels To Consider

When selecting a dishwasher, a very important consideration is the noise level. If you spend a lot of time in the kitchen or have a modern, open-plan home then the noise from the kitchen can carry across the entire house so choosing a quiet dishwasher is very important.


As most homes typically use their dishwasher every day, it is important that it doesn’t disturb your family. The noise level will vary depending on the age and the brand of dishwasher you have. If you prefer a quieter kitchen, you will want to keep a lookout for a dishwasher that has noise-reducing features.

Dishwasher noise levels are measured in dB (decibels). This refers to the sound of a fully-loaded wash in progress, at its loudest point (which could go on for quite some time!). If you spend a lot of time in your kitchen, have an open plan layout, or enjoy cheaper night-time energy, having a quiet machine may be very important to you. Noise levels do vary depending on the brand and age of the dishwasher. Newer technologies such as brushless motors and stainless steel interiors help to minimise the volume of the machine. Most modern dishwashers create about 40-55 dB, whereas older dishwashers reach up to 60 dB or more.

Older dishwashers are louder because of a few factors:

  •          Quality of insulation – materials and overall design have improved over the years.
  •          Built-in disposal units break up any pieces of food but modern appliances do not have them.
  •          Plastic interior tubs – steel tubs are a lot more common now, and they are quieter as they dampen down the sound of the water sprays.

To give you an idea of what noise levels mean, here are some everyday sounds and their volume in dB.

  •          Normal Breathing - 10 dB
  •          Quiet Office - 40 dB
  •          Conversation - 50-60 dB
  •          Landline Phone Ringing - 70-80 dB

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