We look at the best dishwashers on the market, looking a range of leading brands to suit various needs and budgets.
Welcome to our handy guide to help you find the best dishwashers on the market today.
Anyone who has ever slaved over a washing up bowl full of plates, pots and pans or who has scrubbed and scrubbed repeatedly at a stubborn mark on an oven tray will have at some point lusted over the ownership of a dishwasher. Seen by many as the ultimate luxury to have in a kitchen, a dishwasher can certainly lessen the burden of household chores in busy homes.
The technology has moved on since their mainstream adoption in the 1970s and now dishwashers are able to tackle more than ever. If you’re thinking of purchasing a dishwasher, read this first and you’ll soon be well-informed and ready to choose the model for you.
Here at Professional Cleaners UK, we’ve seen every shape, size and type of Dishwasher you could imagine, so we know a thing or two about them.
The following are our current recommendations for the Top 10 dishwashers on the mainstream UK market now:
Below are the overall dishwasher winners - you can read more about them in our guide - or simply by following the links.
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Miele is a high-end German white goods brands, and they produce some of the highest quality kitchen appliances available. Dishwashers are extremely popular in Germany and Miele are the go-to brand for many, so you can be assured of a good wash!
The G5210SC is A+++ rated for energy consumption (the highest possible, outstanding) and so operates at a level that means even with frequent usage you can save money on your energy bills. A low-water programme allows for a full clean with just 6 litres of water, and washes can be delayed to start automatically when capacity hits a set level. A quick wash can complete your washing in just 58 mins, and a 3D cutlery tray allows for items to be stacked in a variety of different ways to fit in as much as possible. The G5210SC can hold up to 14 place settings, so suits medium-sized households best. What’s more, Miele appliances are all designed to match so you can style it with other Miele white goods for consistency.
SUMMARY: As to be expected from this leading brand, this Miele model is superb, fairly priced and delivers outstanding results time after time. It also has enormous place settings of 14. Highly recommended.
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SMEG is a household name and for good reason – the DFD13 is an impressive machine that makes for great value for money.
Capacity for 13 place settings means it can handle plenty at once and the customisable Flexi-duo third basket optimises space for awkward items. Upper and lower spray arms with high-pressure water jets ensure everything is rinsed and its Dry Assist technology automatically opens the door at the end of the wash cycle to help air circulate for natural drying. With 10 different programmes and 6 different wash temperatures, there’s a setting for every load imaginable, and the Rapid Wash can handle a full wash load in less than half an hour! The DFD13 is A+++ energy rated and uses sensors to avoid over-filling or excess water usage to mediate and even turn off the water supply as needed.
SUMMARY: A great dishwasher from SMEG achieving high results on all crockery and cutlery, with a place setting of 13, this model is great for families. Stylish and easy to use. A really great performer.
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The ideal dishwasher for busy households that are small-but-perfectly-formed, the BOSCH Serie 2 can handle up to 9 place settings at any one time.
The internal computer automatically selects the most appropriate wash programme for the load within to best optimise on both energy and water usage (although it’s A+ rated for efficiency, so already competitively eco-friendly). Glass and porcelain is protected with pre-heated water spray and a dedicated precise spray arm. Furthermore, the Bosch Serie 2 can link with your smartphone or device through the BOSCH Home Connect app, so you can turn it on even if you’ve left the house and forgotten to. There’s even an ExtraDry function that tries everything fully before ejection, so no need to locate a clean tea towel – everything can be put straight in the cupboard!
SUMMARY: A brilliant and stylish Bosch model that can be controlled from your smartphone with your wi-fi. This was great for those who were looking for great results and a model that could fit into any stunning kitchen or utility room. Superb.
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Indesit have come up trumps with the DFC, as it really produces great value for money given its budget dishwasher price tag.
Its capacity is up to 14 place settings (suiting best a household of 3 or 4 people) and its Fast & Clean cycle can complete a full load and clean dishes in just 28 mins! For a more thorough option, the Push & Go programme is accessible at the single push of a button; no hassle required. What’s more, it’s half load function allows smaller loads to be tackled without using excess water or energy, so there’s no waiting around for more dirty plates and pans.
SUMMARY: A great model with a quick clean time, easy to use, variety of wash cycles, good energy rating and an attractive price point. This was one of the leading models for busy family living and would have the pots and pans clean no time, so you can get on with more important things.
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You may not have heard of AMICA, but don’t be fooled by the low price on the ADI630 – this Polish-built dishwasher packs a punch when it comes to function!
All controls on the ADI630 are discreetly hidden on the upper edge and it has an impressive A++ energy efficiency rating. Its capacity can hold up to 13 place settings, it can manage a quick wash in less than half an hour and its half-load function is optimised to each load. The ADI630 is a great buy for those in flats or upstairs apartments too: it comes with automatic overflow protection that will cut the water supply at any sign of excess levels or mechanical error.
SUMMARY: A surprise and brilliant entry in the guide, this model was low on price and high on results (with a surprisingly high place settings capability for its size). Small and stylish this is a highly recommended model.
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Well-suited to small households, the SHARP QW slimline dishwasher works perfectly for small spaces.
Holding up to 10 place settings of washing at once, it runs with an energy efficiency rating of A++ and has a variety of cycles to handle all loads. Only 11 litres of water are used per cycle (that’s typically 3-4 less than most brands), and its quiet sound levels allow for overnight usage when energy bills cost less, too. The SHARP QW’s speedy wash can handle a whole load in 50 mins and its tough Extra Hygiene programme can tackle even the most stubborn of grime through a sanitised cycle that kills 99.9% of germs and bacteria.
SUMMARY: This super stylish-looking model was perfect for modern living and had place settings of 10. Low on energy and water consumption, and delivering good results it was one of the leading models on the market. We thought it was the best slimline dishwasher around.
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The Hotpoint HSFO was designed with two things in mind: power and energy efficiency.
It runs with two programmes – one for a quick, eco-friendly wash with the minimum impact on the environment in terms of energy and water levels, and one designed to clean the most stubborn of burnt-on stains. Its 3D Wash Zone has extra powerful water jets and adjusts its power based on each load. It boasts an A++ energy efficiency rating and runs at low sound levels with an invertor engine to minimise disruption to the home.
SUMMARY: One of the top cheap dishwashers around, it was powerful and efficient, had cheap running costs and comes in a cool grey. A welcome and good looking model which wouldn't look out of place in any kitchen.
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BEKO offer up a budget option with the DSF0, and it can turn around full wash loads in just half an hour.
A premium programme runs at 90 mins for dirtier items. The DSF0 has capacity for up to 10 place settings and movable drawers and baskets for optimal space usage. It has an A+ energy rating and A-class drying efficiency.
SUMMARY: One of the cheapest around but that didn't diminish from a good capacity and high energy rating. As always Indesit has delivered a great model and an outstanding price point with a good number of place settings. Highly recommended.
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At less than £200, the ‘Essentials’ brand name is extremely apt – because it really does take a luxury and make it affordable for all!
The Cue Dishwasher has 6 wash programmes and can turn around a whole load in as little as 30 mins. A specialist glass (for those wine glasses) and porcelain mode takes care of your most delicate kitchenware and a selectable Eco mode allows for optimising on energy consumption to truly take advantage of its A++ rating.
SUMMARY: An amazing freestanding dishwasher at less than £200! With a wash cycle at 30 mins and a great energy rating this really is a brilliant value for money dishwasher.
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The LOGIK LID45 is a great addition to a kitchen that is tight on space and for a household that’s tight on time.
A variety of cleaning programmes offers different functions for different load types, and rinse aid and salt indicators keep you abreast of any potential issues with washes before they occur. A delay timer allows for you to put back washes until your energy tariffs lower at night, and its quick wash can turn around a full load in just 30 mins.
SUMMARY: A brilliant integrated dishwasher this slimline model was both strong on cleaning results, gentle the wine glass rack and easy on the pocket. Highly recommended.
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Here are the most popular questions we get asked by people who are looking for a dishwasher best suited to their needs:
When browsing for dishwashers, you’ll be confronted by a range of brand names you recognise, as well as several you won’t.
There are lots of European manufacturers producing dishwashers due to their prevalence on the continent (in Germany over 75% of households have a dishwasher!), so these names may not be immediately recognisable to you.
However, there’s no one dominant player when it comes to dishwasher manufacturer; it’s a highly competitive market and there are lots of good options from Miele and the Bosch 800 Series, to cheaper Essentials models - and lots in between. You are almost spoilt for choice. Our guide to the best dishwashers (UK) will hopefully help you to narrow this search a little.
The best dishwasher for you and your household depends on your cleaning requirements, budget, space and usage.
You will have to identify your individual needs - such as how many place settings you need? Do you require an Eco wash? Are you going to be cleaning pots and pans? Do you need a wine glass rack?
We always say it's best to make a list of what you are looking for before going on the purchasing journey. In doing so you will find the right dishwasher for you.
Basically, there’s no single best model available, as what suits one household may not work for another. The key to identifying the best, most appropriate and relevant dishwasher for you is to research thoroughly and make an informed decision before you buy.
It used to be that you simply lined up your kitchenware in the dishwasher, put a tablet in the drawer and pressed the "on" switch; but now dishwashers can do a whole lot more than just rinse your plates. They have really developed over the past decades.
Features now found commonly found in the best dishwashers and the questions you should ask yourself before buying one, are the below:
If any of these are relevant to you, consider finding a washer with them included.
As you can see buying a dishwasher is no easy job and there are lots of things to consider.
There’s no set price range that qualifies a dishwasher as quality or not, but roughly speaking, you get what you pay for.
Budget models start at around £200, but for a specifically designed WiFi-connected eco-friendly model, you could pay up to £1,500. Also, prices for fully integrated dishwasher options and freestanding dishwasher options vary.
A fully integrated dishwasher is a dishwasher that is ‘hidden’ behind a cupboard door that matches the rest of the kitchen or utility room’s aesthetic.
These integrated dishwasher models are extremely common in new-build houses and are often offered as part of a new kitchen fitting to give a consistent look throughout. In some cases, the integrated dishwasher is provided as part of the kitchen, but in most, any dishwasher can fit into the space behind the door or have the door directly applied to the front of it.
The best way to load a Dishwasher is often discussed and rarely agreed upon, but there are some golden rules you should know before you embark on your first wash load. Consider the following:
Hope that is helpful!
When looking for the best dishwasher for your home there are lots of options to consider and factors to take on board.
You may have preferred certain dishwasher brands or want a particular model, such as a freestanding dishwasher or integrated dishwasher. As we have pointed out there are lots of models at great prices currently on the market.
In our reviews, we have looked at what we consider to be the most important factors when buying a dishwasher including; the number of place settings, overall energy rating, eco wash options (to save on water and energy), price, model, brand and more.
Now you’ve read up and learnt all there is to know on dishwashers, you can start to decide which is the right dishwasher for your home – and once found, you’re on your way to sparkling dishes and glasses in just weeks!
We update our best dishwasher list every few months to include new models and update prices.
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