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Albert Lee's Dishwashers Under $600

by Albert Lee Appliance

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At a Glance:

How Much Are Dishwashers?

Is $600 Good for a Dishwasher

Dishwasher Brands Under $600

Top Dishwashers Under $600

Tips for Saving on a Dishwasher

Why Trust Us?

The refrigerator might work 24/7 to keep ingredients fresh, but when it comes to doing dirty work, no other kitchen appliance outperforms the dishwasher. It’s why most experts agree that a dishwasher is a must-have in a kitchen, but the convenience of automatic dishwashing comes at a price, from purchase to installation—a grand sum that some homeowners choose to bypass in exchange for old-fashioned handwashing. So, we asked ourselves, “Can buyers find an Albert Lee dishwasher under $600?”

The short answer is “Absolutely!” but before you start exploring your options, there are a few things you need to know. The details are inside, as well as five Albert Lee dishwasher models under $600 that deliver performance at an affordable price.

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How Much Are Dishwashers?

For the most part, dishwashers can be grouped into three main categories: entry-level models, mid-end dishwashers, and high-end luxury dishwashers. With that said, the general cost of a dishwasher is between $300 and $1,000, so if you’re in the market for a dishwasher $600 or below, you’ll mostly be looking at basic models or mid-end dishwashing machines that are on sale.

What makes a dishwasher more expensive?

A woman opening an Amana dishwasher 

Dishwashers range from basic models to luxury dishwashing machines, with the biggest deciding factors depending on the following upgrades:

Stainless steel tub: Dishwashers with stainless steel tubs can get hotter than ones with plastic tubs, which means they can resist hotter water temperatures. That matters because hotter water condenses against the cool surface of a stainless steel tub to dry dishes more effectively. Plus, stainless steel is more durable than plastic and doesn’t retain odors from foods.

Wi-Fi connectivity: While smart dishwashers are becoming more available on dishwashers of all prices, being able to program a dishwashing machine via a smart device is still a feature found on mid- to high-end dishwashers.

More place settings: Dishwashers on the lower end of the price wheel typically offer around 12 place settings, which is enough for a small household. However, having more place settings means greater loading flexibility.

Multi-level water filtration: A pricier dishwasher will most likely have a water filtration system that sieves food debris from the wash for fewer specks and streaks.

Specialty spray arms: Standard dishwashers come with two spray arms, while models with a higher price tag can have multiple nozzles. More arms equal more water coverage.

Third racks: A dishwasher third rack is a helpful feature to have when it comes to dealing with awkward utensils and cooking tools.  Depending on the brand and model, a dishwasher third rack can range from a basic, flat tray to advanced designs such as the FreeFlex Third Rack on select KitchenAid dishwashers.

Is $600 Good for a Dishwasher

A variety of utensils inside a KitchenAid third rack 

Regardless of the price, a dishwasher is always recommended to have in the home because using one can save substantial costs on water and energy versus handwashing dishes (not to mention time). Like most cases, you get what you pay for, and in relation to dishwashers $600 or lower, that means an appliance that has basic cycles and standard place settings, but it probably doesn’t have any fancy features. These dishwashers are ideal for households that don’t have high dish-cleaning demands (maybe you eat out more) or just need a replacement that will last until it’s time to upgrade to a higher-priced model.

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Best Dishwasher Brands Under $600

One of the biggest concerns when it comes to shopping for a budget dishwasher is whether the savings are worth it. There’s no denying that shopping for a dishwasher in this price range limits how much the appliance can perform, but buyers should also note that the quality of dishwashers has greatly improved even in the last decade. In the end, the smaller price tag usually means fewer features and style options, but ultimately, any dishwasher from this price point should do its job just fine. To help you narrow down your options, here are a few affordable dishwasher brands we recommend considering.

Amana Dishwashers

Not many shoppers realize that Amana is part of the Whirlpool appliance family, serving as the brand’s budget line. Amana appliances are known for being affordable with simple designs and are an overall good option for users who don’t demand a lot from a dishwasher.

✅ Shop Amana dishwashers if you want to spend the least amount of money and aren’t looking for many features.

Whirlpool Dishwashers

One of the more famous brands available in this price category is Whirlpool, an American brand with over 100 years of positive reputation. Dishwashers from Whirlpool range between $450 and $1,000, and models under $600 offer third racks, adjustable middle dish racks, water filtration, and stainless steel dishwasher tubs.

✅ Shop Whirlpool dishwashers if you want a well-known affordable dishwasher brand with nice features without at a value.

Frigidaire Dishwashers

Despite being a value brand, Frigidaire doesn’t offer nearly the same selection of dishwashers under $600 as comparable brands like Whirlpool or GE. The majority of dishwashers from Frigidaire are from their upgraded lines, Frigidaire Gallery and Frigidaire Professional. However, we still recommend these dishwashers to bargain hunters because of Frigidaire’s familiar history as an appliance brand. Features are limited, but you can expect ENERGY STAR-rated performance, sanitize cycles, a third dishwasher rack, and up to 14 place settings, placing these dishwashers right up there with some mid-tier brands in terms of loading capacity.

✅ Shop Frigidaire dishwashers if you have a kitchen of Frigidaire appliances and want a brand to match their finishes and user experiences.

Bosch Dishwashers

It’s not uncommon to see Bosch dishwashers being compared to industry juggernauts Miele or KitchenAid, so it’s surprising that buyers can find Bosch dishwashers under $600. These models—which come from the Bosch Ascenta and 100 Series lines—might not be as snazzy as Bosch 800 Series dishwashers or Bosch Benchmark dishwashing machines. However, they’re still made by the same brand that does 485 quality tests on each of their dishwashers before they get the green light to be sold and include great features like PureDry, PrecisionWash technology, and quiet noise ratings.

✅ Shop Bosch dishwashers if you’re looking for the best bang for your buck, impressive features, and eco-friendly wash cycles.

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Top Albert Lee Dishwasher Picks Under $600

After reviewing our lot of dishwashers, our experts decided these five models offer great value for their price, style, and features. We’ve listed our selection in order of bang for the buck, starting with our best basic dishwasher and ending with what we consider the best dishwasher under $600 overall.

Amana® 24" Stainless Steel Front Control Built In Dishwasher

Front control stainless steel Amana dishwasher

Shop this Amana Built In Dishwasher

This affordable dishwasher from Amana is a great example of what to buy if you want a simple unit that can handle a normal amount of dishwashing. With 12 place settings, this dishwasher fits standard size loads of common dinnerware such as plates, glasses, and silverware, and with careful placement, you can even fit a large pot or pan in a wash too. We give high ratings to the Heated Dry Option, which is nearly unseen for dishwashers with a plastic tub such as this model. Users will also appreciate the Triple Filter Wash System that reduces spots and cloudy dishes, making this pick an overall great option for shoppers who want a basic dishwasher well under $600.

Beko 24" Black Built In Dishwasher

Black 24 inch built in Beko dishwasher

Shop this Beko Built In Dishwasher

In Europe, Beko is a reputable appliance brand recognized for its sustainability. This ENERGY STAR Most Efficient dishwasher lives up to that reputation, which is why we recommend this dishwasher under $600 to eco-friendly shoppers who also want to save on their utility bills. Also available in white, this energy-efficient dishwasher comes with a couple of upgrades, including an adjustable upper rack, 14 place settings for more loading possibilities, and a stainless steel tub for more durability and better drying.

Featured Beko DUT25401B dishwasher review: “Great value dishwasher…gets my dishes clean the first time!”

Frigidaire® 24" Stainless Steel Built In Dishwasher

Frigidaire stainless steel dishwasher

Shop this Frigidaire Built In Dishwasher

This Frigidaire dishwasher is a great option to consider if you like the look of stainless steel but not the price hike the finish comes with. This pick is available in three colors under $600, but what users like the most about it is the full package of features that make dinnertime cleanup simple. Included are three separate wash arms, a sanitize cycle that eliminates 99.9 percent of common bacteria found on dishes, and even heated drying.

Featured Frigidaire FFCD2418US dishwasher review: “...this is a great dishwasher at a very competitive price.”

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GE® 24" Stainless Steel Built In Dishwasher

GE stainless steel built in dishwasher

Shop this GE Built In Dishwasher

When it comes to finishes, this GE dishwasher is the most versatile on the list, with four color options all under $600. It’s also one of the top-rated dishwashers in our roundup with more than 330 5-star reviews. Positive ratings were given to a robust cleaning system, including high wash performance matched by heated drying with a Dry Boost option and Steam + Sani setting for an extra level of hygiene. This dishwasher also features the exclusive Piranha Hard Food Disposer, a one-of-a-kind filter that blitzes food down with a blade that rotates at 3,600 RPM, leaving the wash water free of debris that would otherwise stick to dish surfaces.

Featured GE GDF535PSRSS dishwasher review: “I use mine multiple times a day for a large family. We have never had any issues…This dishwasher is saving us a ton of money and works incredibly well.”

Bosch Ascenta® Series 24" White Built In Dishwasher

Bosch Ascenta White Built In Dishwasher

Shop this Bosch Built In Dishwasher

We could rave all we want about this Bosch dishwasher, or you could take the word of the over 6,550 happy buyers who’ve given this Albert Lee Bosch dishwasher a top rating of 5 stars and a 94 percent buyer recommendation. That’s an impressive accomplishment for any dishwasher, let alone a budget dishwasher. Truthfully, we wouldn’t expect anything less from the brand, and like the users of this model, we’re in love with its spacious place settings with easy rack placements, silent performance, and ENERGY STAR rating. Overall, this is a great dishwasher for any budget.

Featured Bosch SHE3AR75UC dishwasher review: “this is a go-to dishwasher as the quality and affordability can't be beat.”

Tips for Saving on a Dishwasher

If there’s anything we’ve learned over more than eight decades helping our Seattle appliance shoppers, it’s that buyers want to save money more than anything else. Setting a smaller budget is a great way to avoid overspending, but at Albert Lee, we offer even more ways to save on a dishwasher.

✔ Dishwasher Promos

You might be tempted to save your pennies for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, or any of the other shopping holidays that can save you hundreds on appliances such as dishwashers, but that’s not always necessary. With year-round promotions on appliances, including dishwashers, you can save on top brands and score a great price on an upgraded model that’s within your budget.

✔ Clearance Dishwashers

Never underestimate the value of scratch and dent appliances, Seattle. Whether it’s an open box dishwasher, cosmetic damage, or a clearance dishwasher that needs to be sold quickly to make room for newer models, discount dishwashing machines are a great option to explore if you’re looking to potentially save hundreds on a perfectly operational dishwasher at major markdowns.

✔ Appliance Financing

The buy now, pay later option is becoming the preferred method of appliance shopping for many buyers. And it’s easy to see why. All it takes is filling out a simple application, and depending on how much a buyer is approved for, they can purchase the appliance they wish and pay it off over a certain period. It’s ideal for emergency situations, but it’s also nice to take the burden off without having to dish out hundreds of dollars in one transaction. We explain the process in further detail in our ultimate appliance financing guide here.

Here's the greater news: the Albert Lee dishwasher stock is full of plenty of other dishwashers under $600 from additional brands like Samsung and Whirlpool. You’ll also have the help of our appliance experts to help you decide which brand and model fits what you’re looking for, whether it’s style, features, or affordability. Explore our entire selection online or at one of our Seattle appliance stores today to see how we can help stretch your dollar.

Why Trust Albert Lee?

Since 1939, Albert Lee Appliance, a three-generation, family-owned business, continues to grow and serve the greater Seattle area with quality you can count on and service you can trust. We are proud to have served this community for so long and wouldn’t be here without our loyal customers. There is a reason why we are Washington’s largest independent appliance dealer, and it’s not a secret. Simply put: We have the experience. We are the original appliance experts for over eight decades (and counting).

Shop Dishwashers at Albert Lee

At Albert Lee Appliance, we provide quality name-brand appliances for great prices. Shop dishwashers online or visit us today at one of our six locations in Puget Sound, WA. In the meantime, browse our website to shop Albert Lee appliance sales and check out Albert Lee appliance reviews online to ensure every purchase is an informed one. More available than ever, our experts at Albert Lee Appliance are always happy to help you explore the entire Albert Lee dishwasher stock, whether you call us or use our online chat feature. Contact us today!

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