Top 5 Dishwashers in the UK (2018)

Dishwashers used to be considered a luxury household appliance, but they’re often cheap to run and more energy efficient than handwashing – and of course they save you the time and effort of washing up by hand!

When looking for a dishwasher, you need to think about the capacity required for your household. Dishwasher capacity is based on the number of place settings that the machine can wash, so for example a 14 place setting capacity would be able to wash approximately 14 dinner plates, 14 soup bowls, 14 dessert plates, 14 tea cups and saucers, 14 tumblers and 14 sets of cutlery.

You will also need to consider if a freestanding or integrated dishwasher is best for your home. Integrated dishwashers are permanently installed into your kitchen and can be designed to fit in with your kitchen cabinets. However, integrated dishwashers are difficult to move once installed, whereas freestanding dishwashers can be moved at any time.

1. Indesit Eco Time DFG15B1 Standard Dishwasher

Indesit Eco Time DFG15B1 Standard Dishwasher

Dishwasher type: Freestanding
Place settings: 13

The Indesit Eco Time DFG15B1 Standard Dishwasher allows you to wash 13 sets of plates, cutlery, glasses and bowls all at once, so it’s perfect for medium-sized households. It has a money-saving A+ energy rating too.

The 40 minute quick wash is ideal for busy families, and perfect for cleaning up breakfast dishes in the morning when there’s no time for a full wash. There are 5 wash programmes in total, some of which are ideal for removing very dirty dishes or burnt-on food.

There is also an anti-flood device which detects any leaks and stops the water supply immediately if a leak occurs, so no need to worry about flooding disasters when you’re not around.

One thing to consider with this dishwasher is that some users report that they can’t fit dinner plates onto the shelves that easily, although the internal shelves can be adjusted if necessary.

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2. Hotpoint Ultima LTF11M132C Fully Integrated Standard Dishwasher

Hotpoint Ultima LTF11M132C Fully Integrated Standard Dishwasher

Dishwasher type: Integrated
Place settings: 14

The Hotpoint Ultima LTF11M132C integrated dishwasher is well built and very easy to use, with only a small number of buttons and a clear digital display indicating which programme is running.

The height of the upper basket can be changed allowing the upper basket to be placed lower down so long necked wine glasses can be washed.

This dishwasher is ideal for busy families, and can wash an impressive 14 place settings in one go. The turbo dry feature is a useful addition, allowing plates and crockery to dry more quickly by removing excess moisture.

Wash cycles can be delayed by nine hours, giving you the flexibility to wash your dishes whenever suits you.

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3. Grundig GNF41822X Full-size Dishwasher

Grundig GNF41822X Full-size Dishwasher

Dishwasher type: Freestanding
Place settings: 13

The Grundig GNF41822X dishwasher is one of the quietest dishwashers available, so it’s perfect to run at night and ideal for open-plan kitchens and flats where a noisier machine would disturb everyone in the household

It allows you to fit in 13 sets of plates, cutlery, glasses and bowls in one go, so it’s a good choice for busy families.

The 24 hour delay timer is another useful feature for busy families, and also great if you want to take advantage of cheaper energy tariffs at certain times of the day.

This dishwasher uses a dual water system that cleans delicate items gently on the top rack, but uses higher water pressure to clean dirtier items such as pots and pans on the bottom rack.

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4. Bosch SMS40T32GB Full-size Dishwasher

Bosch SMS40T32GB Full-size Dishwasher

Dishwasher type: Freestanding
Place settings: 12

The Bosch SMS40T32GB Dishwasher is an easy to use, freestanding dishwasher which can accommodate up to 12 place settings in each wash.

It has an excellent energy efficiency rating of A+, so it’s an environmentally friendly dishwasher and also very economic to run.

This dishwasher is easy to maintain and keep looking brand new, thanks to a handy self-cleaning filter.

One downside of the Bosch SMS40T32GB is that the user can’t see how long is left on the wash cycle. It also only has four wash cycles: economy setting, normal, a pre-rinse and a quick wash. Some users may prefer a machine with more options for washing dishes, such as intensive programme.

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5. Beko DIN15X10 Full-size Integrated Dishwasher

Beko DIN15X10 Full-size Integrated Dishwasher

Dishwasher type: Integrated
Place settings: 13

The Beko DIN15X10 fully integrated dishwasher has a 13 place setting capacity. If you need clean dishes in a rush, it has a handy Fast+ option which can shorten wash programs by an impressive 70%.

It’s an efficient and quiet machine thanks to the use of a ProSmart Inverter motor, and it’s also good for the environment and cheap to run due to its superb A+ energy setting.

It’s easy to load your dishes how you want to thanks to useful features such as floating plate supports and basket flexibility – cup racks can be folded down to create extra room for bigger dishes.

The SuperRinse™ function uses more water and extra rinsing to make sure dishes are shiny and spotless.

One thing to consider with this machine is that some of the shorter cycles can take a little longer than stated by the manufacturer – so a 30 minute speed wash may take nearer an hour in some instances.

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