Buying a dishwasher is a very important decision, not to mention a costly one at that! You don’t want to buy a dishwasher that breaks after a couple of months!
The most important factor we always consider when looking at dishwashers is durability. And believe it or not, stainless steel interiors are the secret here! They are non-reactive, won’t rust, won’t bend – they can last for decades!
So then, what are the best dishwashers with stainless steel racks inside? We’ve compiled a list with a variety of options that differ in features, size, functions, design, and price. These include models from Samsung, LG, Bosch, KitchenAid, and EdgeStar.
In today’s article, we’ll discuss the importance of stainless steel for these washers and what to look out for. Then, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite choice you can take a look at.
Why Do You Want Stainless Steel Racks in Dishwashers?
Dishwashers are extremely expensive for a couple of reasons. First, it is considered to be an appliance that middle to upper-class families use. This immediately raises the price because it is a niche market item.
Secondly, it is a large appliance with ever-improving technology. This is a selling point that manufacturers and marketers use to up the cost without really upping the features by that much.
So naturally, people don’t buy a dishwasher every second day. In fact, on average people have their dishwashers for at least 5 years before even considering replacing them. And many people, if they bought well the first time, have had their dishwashers for over 15 years.
It’s an expensive appliance, but if you buy it right, can last you a very long time.
Now, on the flip side, you get cheap dishwashers that people THINK will last long. But the reality is that they are cheap for a reason. Often these models are made with cheap materials or simply the wrong materials that cannot withstand heavy wear and tear.
That’s part of the reason why stainless steel racks and tubs are crucial to look for when looking for your next dishwasher.
Benefits of Stainless Steel
A dishwasher is one of the hardest working appliances in the kitchen. Think about it: when it cleans, it doesn’t just rinse. It has many different steps and parts that all need to work in perfect symphony to be effective.
So, if one part breaks down, the entire appliance is useless.
The stainless steel rack is one of the most important, albeit simplest parts. If the rack breaks, you cannot use the dishwasher.
Now, there are many benefits to having a stainless steel option above plastic ones. It’s even better than silicone-coated wire racks that are made from reactive materials.
- Stainless steel is rust-proof. No matter how long you have it or even how much you use it, the rack will never rust up. This directly means that it will never break (because of rust).
- Furthermore, rust won’t chip off and clog the filters. When this happens, you will need to pay for maintenance or even to replace or fix some parts. If you’ve ever had to do this, you know it’s an expensive process.
- This material is also extremely durable. Unlike many other metals, it won’t bend or misshape when exposed to continuous wear and tear or extreme heat.
- And finally, stainless steel is easy to clean and sterilize. Unlike plastics or plastic coverings, food won’t get trapped and eventually rot. You can simply put the dishwasher on a self-clean function and rest assured that your dishes will remain sterilized after each wash.
5 Best Dishwashers With Stainless Steel Racks
Without further ado, let’s look at the best dishwasher with stainless steel racks and interior finishes!
|LG 24’’ Front Control Dishwasher With Stainless Steel Interior
|The perfect budget-friendly stainless steel dishwasher with stainless steel racks and tub. Has a place setting capacity of 15, making it ideal for large families.
|Bosch 300 Series 24’’ Stainless Steel Dishwasher
|Very elegant sleek design with a 16-place setting capacity. It is low-noise, easy to clean, easier to use, and has a complete stainless steel interior.
|EdgeStar 6 Place Setting Portable Countertop Dishwasher
|A portable countertop dishwasher with a stainless steel interior and beautiful white exterior finish. Perfect for small spaces and homes.
|KitchenAid 39 DBA Dishwasher In PrintShield Finish
|A high-quality modern dishwasher that is surprisingly affordable. It has many wonderful functions, but most impressively the stainless steel interior helps promote efficient drying as well.
|Samsung 39dB Top Control Dishwasher With Stainless Steel Tub
|A durable dishwasher that comes in a variety of colors, all with a stainless steel interior finish. It’s durable, low-noise, and highly efficient.
1. LG 24’’ Front Control Dishwasher With Stainless Steel Interior
First up, we tried to include a budget-friendly option that is still incredibly high in quality and has many functions.
LG is a very reputable brand that has many dishwashers ranging in features, size, design, and, of course, the price. This makes it easy to find an option with a stainless steel rack and tub.
But here’s why we love this model:
First, the entire model is made of stainless steel. This includes the racks and tub lining. Plus, it has a beautiful, modern stainless steel finish that can fit into any kitchen.
Secondly, it’s not a massive dishwasher. But it has a large holding capacity. Typically how this is measured by how many places it can hold. Each place setting consists of a dinner plate, side plate, bowl, glass, mug, and set of cutlery.
This LG dishwasher can hold 15-place settings. As you can see, it’s more than big enough for large families or parties.
Another fantastic feature of this model is its LoDecibel technology. It only runs at 50dB, making it easy to use throughout the night without waking up.
It’s also very well known for its Dynamic Dry Technology that ensures all of the dishes are dried well and throughout the entire dishwasher. Because, as you know, there’s nothing worse than still having to spend hours drying everything off.
And finally, a point that should instill some confidence in your buying choice, this model comes with a 10-year warranty as well.
2. Bosch 300 Series 24’’ Stainless Steel Dishwasher
Now, this is a model that is a little bit more expensive than some others. We’d even go as far as saying it’s in the high-price range.
But if you have ever had a Bosch appliance, you know that they are made to last!
This model is raved about across the globe! It has a sleek, modern design with a stainless steel finish.
It has a massive 16-setting storage capacity with a secret third shelf for cutlery.
And it is energy efficient and low-noise. It is even quieter than the model above! The noise measures at only 44dB!
But most important for today, it is durable and made with durable materials. The entire interior is made of stainless steel. This makes it super durable in the long run and extremely easy to clean.
The outside has a similar stainless steel finish, making it versatile in aesthetics.
Again, while this may be a slightly more expensive model, it will not break quickly. And if you aren’t convinced yet, read the thousands of reviews!
3. EdgeStar 6 Place Setting Portable Countertop Dishwasher
As sad as it is to say: not every kitchen has the space for a dishwasher. And another reason countertop dishwashers are increasing in popularity is the fact that more and more people are renting and renting very small apartments that cannot hold a large dishwasher.
We would be ignorant to exclude a small countertop dishwasher with stainless steel racks. So, we went for the best one we’ve personally owned in the past. (We sold it because we could upgrade, not because there was anything wrong with it).
This small dishwasher is compact and fits into most cupboards or counters. What makes it great is the flat top where you can still stack or store items.
You can only fit 6 place settings inside. But why would you need more if you are only one or two people in your household?
It has a complete stainless steel interior with a white exterior finish.
And something very important for studios or small apartments: it’s super quiet!
4. KitchenAid 39 DBA Dishwasher in PrintShield Finish
We love our KitchenAid products. But not only are they beautiful, they are well-built too! If you would like to keep your kitchen on brand, you’d be surprised to learn that their dishwasher is pretty affordable.
This 13-place setting washer is low-noise (only 38 dB), energy efficient, and comes with a ton of built-in functions.
But most impressively is the complete stainless steel interior. This helps eliminate steaks on your dishes, absorption of odors and retains the heat better to help your dishes dry completely.
As with most KitchenAid products, you can buy this dishwasher in a couple of different colors to match the style of your collection and kitchen.
5. Samsung 39dB Top Control Dishwasher With Stainless Steel Tub
Last and not least, we have another powerhouse brand, Samsung.
Now again, surprisingly, this model isn’t super expensive. But that could just be because we specifically filtered through some more affordable models of theirs.
This dishwasher is simple yet highly functional. Of course, it comes with the fun third rack for extra cutlery or cooking utensils. It also has a big capacity and comes with many impressive washing and drying functions.
But again, the point of today’s article is durability. This model has a complete stainless steel interior that will last for decades. And you can find it in three colors to match the aesthetic of your kitchen.