When it comes to buying major appliances, the dishwasher is one of the most sought after. A busy family kitchen would have a portable or built-in dishwasher, whereas a smaller apartment or single-person household would opt for a countertop dishwasher.
The way we see it, they are an essential appliance to have around. That is why we are always on the lookout for dishwasher deals - because they can be expensive and you want to be sure that you are getting the best bang for your buck.
Fortunately, there are plenty of opportunities to get your hands on a dishwasher for a discounted price. So whether you are renovating and are redesigning the open-plan kitchen to include all built-in appliances, or the time has come to buy new since the dishwasher you've owned for 10+ years has packed up, we've got you covered.
Below we outline the best dishwasher sales of the year, and share some top tips on when to strike out to grab a bargain. We also advise on the list prices to look out for to help you set a budget, and decipher whether what you're looking at is a good deal - or not.
Whether it's within your control or not, finding one of the best dishwashers for less is more within reach that you may think. Read on to browse and / or shop.
Best dishwasher deals and sales
Where to find the best dishwasher deals?
There are hundreds of resellers online selling dishwashers and, really, we're pretty spoilt for choice. A lot of our favorite stores such as Best Buy, Target and Walmart sell dishwashers in a range of sizes; portable, built-in and counter-top. If you're a Prime member though, and only shop at Amazon, then we have a top tip: there are a number of the best counter top dishwashers with limited time deals.
See our A-Z of the stores and brands selling dishwashers below to find a deal even outside of sale season.
- Amazon: shop for counter-top dishwashers & detergents
- Best Buy: narrow down your search by dishwasher innovation
- Bed, Bath & Beyond: browse all dishwashers from $301
- The Home Depot: premium brands at affordable prices
- LG: smart dishwashers from $649
- Lowe's: drawer, small & portable dishwashers
- Target: a selection of dishwashers & detergents
- Samsung: view all Samsung dishwashers
- Walmart: 1000+ dishwashers to shop
When is the best time of year to get a dishwasher deal
Fall is the the best time of year to shop for a dishwasher deal. It's an opportunity for resellers and brands alike to clear old stock, and make way for seasonal newness which tends to land at this time of year.
It also resonates with the end of year sales including Black Friday, and the After Christmas Sales.
The deals on dishwasher tend to remain steady; once they're discounted it's unlikely they'll be dropped in price any further. What you'll need to watch is the stock levels since it's equally unlikely that any more deliveries will be made to replenish stock of older makes and model of dishwasher.
End of year dishwasher deals
The end of the year is always going to be a good time to shop for a dishwasher deal. What we've seen is that dishwashers are discounted in the weeks leading to Black Friday, and they remain at these low prices through the After Christmas Sales until January. Some brands and resellers may even decide to offer deeper discounts, as they clear stock to make way for newness in early spring.
Are there good Labor Day dishwasher deals?
In short: yes. Labor Day sales act as a pre-Black Friday teaser of what to expect. In 2023 we saw Best Buy offer up to 40% off major appliance brands from brands like Samsung, LG and GE, which was just 5% less than the offer during Black Friday week.
Around the time of Labor is when the price of dishwashers start to fall. They may not be at there lowest ever price, but they are still going to be a good price nonetheless.
Can you get good Amazon Prime Day deals?
While this sale is only limited to Amazon Prime members and what is stocked with the online retailer, it is a good opportunity to shop for counter top dishwashers and dishwasher detergent - if you like to bulk buy.
However, what we saw in 2023 was something that we didn't predict. Resellers such as Best Buy and Walmart launched anti-prime day deals that rivalled Amazon, offering the same or deeper discounts across a range of products. This meant that major appliances, such as dishwashers, also saw a sale.
Are Black Friday dishwasher deals any good?
We saw that the Black Friday dishwasher deals were amongst the best appliance deals during the holidays. The majority of the dishwashers seen in the reseller and brand categories saw a discount. There was also plenty of stock to go around too.
Are Black Friday dishwashers deals better than after Christmas dishwasher deals?
The Black Friday dishwasher deals would have started in the weeks leading up to the event, so dishwashers would have been discounted well in advance. These low prices continue through Cyber Week, and the weeks thereafter. It's likely that by the time we get to after Christmas dishwasher deals we will see deeper discounts across all counter-top, portable and built-in dishwashers as a last-ditch effort from resellers and brands to shift 2021 and 2022 models.
If the prices have marginally increases after Black Friday, as they sometimes do, we can expect to see the return of Black Friday offers - or better. Some dishwashers may even enter a clearance with a deeper discount.
How to know if you have found a good dishwasher deal?
When we're looking for deals, we pay particular attention to the brands that we know are good. This way, we know that what you're going to be getting is a good deal. We'd always advise to check the reviews if it isn't a dishwasher that you've seen in store. It's not always about getting a cheap dishwasher - you want one that is going to last, too.
You can also use price comparison tools such as camelcamelcamel and Honey to show you the pricing history of the appliance from up to 120 days ago. These are helpful tools for providing insight into whether (or not) you're getting a dishwasher for it's lowest ever price.
What is a good price for a dishwasher?
The price range for dishwashers can be broad, depending the the type of dishwasher you're after. There are a couple of different sizes (portable and built-in or counter top), the internal capacity will determine the number of place settings and those with smart features will bump up the list price. The manufacturer will also play a part in how much you could end up spending too.
It would be a better idea to know what you're looking for and to set your budget, to hone in on dishwasher that would best suit your needs.
Counter top dishwashers tend to be the cheapest. They are much smaller than the larger, portable or built-in dishwashers and don't come with a lot of bells and whistles. They are a fantastic option for smaller apartments or single-person occupancy, though. You can expect to pay from between $150 - 400, though we recommend paying towards the upper end of what you can afford to ensure that you get a counter top dishwasher that lasts.
Built-in dishwashers are a good option for open-plan living. The only difference between a built-in and portable dishwasher is that the latter are panel-ready which allow you to attach a cabinet front to the dishwasher. The specifications will all be the same, but the overall finish will look totally different. You can expect to pay anything between $300 - 3000. This broad price difference is down to the number of features, wash cycles, place settings, smart connectivity and the brand. Bosch, LG and Samsung are a few of the more expensive brands, whereas Maytag and Whirlpool are towards the lower end of the pricing scale. Again, we recommend paying for what you can afford, to ensure that you are getting the best dishwasher deal your money can get.