With so many different dishwashers available in today's market, finding one that's right for you can be a daunting task. You need to look into different factors to narrow down your options. Getting a dishwasher nowadays is not just about getting your dishes perfectly clean or avoiding the laborious dish washing chore, but it also involves getting one that comes with a state-of-the-art design, quieter, yet quality performance, and are energy-efficient at an affordable price.

Based on the test undertaken by the Good Housekeeping Institute, the 5 best dishwashers in terms of performance, rinsing effectiveness, energy and water consumption, convenience, and value are as follows:

ASKO D3530 tops the list for it's best in overall. Its sophisticated design comes with a stainless steel finish interior and hidden controls. Its interior lights up, for your loading convenience and it also comes with a fold-down tines and cup racks. It's the most water-efficient in both normal and heavy-duty cycles. Highly priced at a little over $1,200 is definitely worth the investment.

Second on the list is the KitchenAid KUDS01FLBL dishwasher. It's easy to load and comes with a removable and height-adjustable upper shelves, which helps fit different sizes of dishes and a mesh sack for smaller wares.

The stainless steel-designed Miele G892SC is third on the list. It's best for pots and pans and is good at polishing hard to clean casseroles, sauce pans, and glasses. It also comes with a height-adjustable upper shelves ideal for big kitchen wares.

Kenmore's Elite 16482 dishwasher comes in fourth. It's packed with baskets for all kinds of kitchen wares. It's also loaded with sensors that can detect load size and soil level and would adjust water volume and temperature. It also comes with other amazing functions, such as sanitizing rince, delayed start, and a child lock, for safekeeping.

The Frigidaire PLDB998CC dishwasher completes the list. It's one affordable dishwasher that offers quality performance. Priced at around $500, it out-performed several high-priced models. It's capable of washing just the lower or the upper shelves, whichever way you want it, saving you time and water if you have less than a full load. It's also loaded with great functionalities, such as high-temperature sanitizing rinse and delayed start.

Source by Steve Mathews