Pricing Your Dishwasher
Dishwashers, like any kitchen appliance, can cost a lot or a little. The price tag depends on the make, model, features and size.
You can expect to pay anywhere from $200 to $2,500 for your dishwasher. It all depends on what you want and need from the appliance.
You can get a basic 24-inch under-counter model in black, white or biscuit with plastic interior and knob controls starting at $200 from most retailers. Spending $400 will get you a 24-inch tall tub Energy Star model with a stainless steel exterior finish and electronic controls. To get a stainless steel tub, you'll have to spend at least $500.
As prices rise above $500, expect to spend more for increasingly quiet sound packages, additional wash cycles, additional wash arms and increasingly customized dish racks.
A 30-inch dishwasher runs about $2,300 to $2,500.
A compact under-counter model with plastic interior will run between $300 and $500 from most retailers. For one with a stainless steel interior, expect to pay $450 to $600.
A drawer dishwasher is a more expensive option: a double drawer dishwasher will likely cost around $1,100 to $1,400; a single drawer, $700 to $1,000.
A portable dishwasher can cost anywhere from $350 to $500. The more expensive models have more cycles, more color choices and hard-food disposers.
A countertop dishwasher usually costs $150 to $200.