The KitchenAid KDTM354DSS, Bosch 500 Series SHP65T55UC, Bosch Ascenta SHX3AR7UC and Kenmore 13202 are some top-rated dishwashers as of 2014, according to Consumer Reports. A highly rated dishwasher that costs below $400 is the GE GDF510PGD.
The KitchenAid KDTM354DSS demonstrated outstanding performance in washing and drying dishes, and contains a self-cleaning, ultrafine filter capable of breaking down food particles in a quiet manner. It has an adjustable upper rack and tines for accommodating unusually sized items. The machine uses around 4 gallons of water, and its normal cycle takes 125 minutes.
The Bosch 500 Series SHP65T55UC works quietly and boasts excellent washing and drying capabilities. It also features an extra third rack for bigger utensils, graters and small items that are tough to fit in the adjustable rack and tines.