Best dishwasher deals: tips on snagging the best savings on Maytag, LG, Whirlpool and more

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When shopping for major appliances, dishwashers are often at the top of the list. Families with a busy kitchen usually go for a built-in dishwasher, while those who live in a smaller home or apartment may prefer a countertop dishwasher, but in any case, dishwashers are considered essential appliances in most households. Of course, they can also be quite expensive. That's why it's important to look for deals and discounts to ensure you get the best value for your money.

Thankfully, there are plenty of opportunities to purchase the best dishwashers at a discounted price. Whether you're renovating your kitchen to include all built-in appliances or simply need to replace an old dishwasher that has stopped working, we've got you covered. In this article, we will outline the best dishwasher sales throughout the year, provide tips on when to buy to get the best deals, and help you set a budget by identifying list prices to look out for.

So, whether you're on a tight budget or simply looking for a good deal, finding a top-quality dishwasher for less is more achievable than you might think. Keep reading 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 countertop. 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 countertop dishwashers with limited-time deals.

See our A-Z of the stores and brands selling dishwashers below to find a deal even outside of the sale season.

When is the best time of year to get a dishwasher deal?

Fall is 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 dishwashers 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 the stock of older makes and models of dishwashers.

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, the price of dishwashers started to fall. They may not be at their 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 countertop dishwashers and dishwasher detergent if you like to buy in bulk.

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 rivaled 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 increased 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.

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.

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 you to check the reviews if it isn't a dishwasher that you've seen in the 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 its lowest-ever price.

pricing history of the GE 24 in. Built-In Tall Tub Top Control Stainless Steel Dishwasher on Home Depot

A graph showing the pricing history of the GE 24 in. Built-In Tall Tub Top Control Stainless Steel Dishwasher on Home Depot (Image credit: Future)

What is a good price for a dishwasher?

The price range for dishwashers can be broad, depending on the type of dishwasher you're after. There are a couple of different sizes (portable and built-in or countertop); 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.

It would be a better idea to know what you're looking for and to set your budget to hone in on the dishwasher that would best suit your needs.

Countertop 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 between $150 - 400, though we recommend paying towards the upper end of what you can afford to ensure that you get a countertop 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 allows 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.

Jennifer Oksien

Jennifer Oksien is the Editor of Top Ten Reviews. Jennifer (Jen) has over a decade of experience as a digital product writer specialising in appliances, smart tech and mattresses for some of the UKs leading retailers and magazine titles such as TechRadar, Real Homes and Ideal Home. Generally, you’ll find her watching the latest Netflix series, digging around in the garden or making a cake.