What does decibel mean in a dishwasher?
Decibels are used to measure the noise levels in a dishwasher to give you an idea of how loud it will be when running. Denoted with levels of dBA, this translates to “A-weighted decibels,” and the lower the score, the quieter your appliance will be. Generally speaking, modern dishwashers can range between 40 to 50 dBA, which is similar to the sound of someone typing on a keyboard.
To determine this ranking, dishwashers are measured against other kitchen appliances and recorded by a third-party manufacturing company, Owens Corning. Discover quiet dishwashers from Whirlpool brand to find the right model for your home.