Best Budget Dishwashers in the UK (2017)

Owning a dishwasher was once considered a luxury, but there are now a lot of good inexpensive dishwashers available. The cheapest dishwashers in the UK cost less than £200, and you can actually save money on your water and energy bills by using a dishwasher rather than washing dishes by hand.

The most popular dishwashers in the UK usually range in price from roughly £200 to £500, and the most expensive models cost over £1000. In this article, we’ll consider anything available for less than £350 to be ‘budget’. Please note, prices fluctuate so we can’t guarantee all of these models will still be available for less than £350 when you read this article.

After researching the market, we’ve picked out 5 of the best budget dishwashers available in the UK. Read our reviews of them below.

1. Beko DIN15X10 Full-size Integrated Dishwasher

Beko DIN15X10 Full-size Integrated Dishwasher

Dishwasher type: Integrated
Place settings: 13
Energy rating: A+
Water usage: 11 litres per cycle
Guarantee: 2-year manufacturer’s guarantee

This affordable dishwasher from Beko offers 13 place settings, making it a good size for families. It has two baskets, and you can adjust the height of the upper basket to make room for items of different sizes.

The Beko DIN15X10 Integrated Dishwasher features Beko’s ProSmart Inverter Motor, which is designed to make the dishwasher quiet and energy efficient. This dishwasher has an A+ energy efficiency rating and a noise level of 46 decibels.

One of the best things about this dishwasher is the Fast+ function, which cuts the cycle time by up to 70%, so you can get your dishes clean fast. There’s also a 90-minute Clean&Shine programme for when you want your dishes to be especially clean and sparkly.

One issue with this dishwasher is that it doesn’t always dry dishes that well. You might need to dry some things with a tea towel or leave the door open so things can air dry. Also, since this is an integrated dishwasher, you’ll need to be able to fit a cupboard door over it, which can be tricky.

Buy on Currys.co.uk

 

2. Currys Essentials CDW60W16 Full-size Dishwasher

Currys Essentials CDW60W16 Full-size Dishwasher

Dishwasher type: Freestanding
Place settings: 12
Energy rating: A++
Water usage: 11 litres per cycle
Guarantee: 1-year manufacturer’s guarantee

This dishwasher from Currys Essentials is exceptionally affordable, and has an impressive A++ energy efficiency rating, so you’ll save money on energy bills too. Currys Essentials CDW60W16 is a freestanding dishwasher with 12 place settings, and offers a good amount of space.

One of the highlights of this machine is the quick wash programme, which gets your dishes clean in just 30 minutes. There are 6 programmes in total, including an Eco programme to help reduce your energy bills further.

This dishwasher features a built-in water softener which adjusts to the level of water hardness in your area. This makes it a good choice if you live in a hard water area and have problems with limescale.

The Currys Essentials CDW60W16 offers great value for money. Unsurprisingly the build quality isn’t as high as it could be, but if you just want something cheap that works, this is a great choice.

Buy on Currys.co.uk

 

3. Kenwood KDW60S16 Full-size Dishwasher

Kenwood KDW60S16 Full-size Dishwasher

Dishwasher type: Freestanding
Place settings: 12
Energy rating: A++
Water usage: 11 litres per cycle
Guarantee: 1-year manufacturer’s guarantee

This freestanding dishwasher from Kenwood has very similar specs to the Currys Essentials model reviewed above, but with a silver design and a better known brand name.

The Kenwood KDW60S16 has 12 place settings and is more economical to run than your average dishwasher since it has an A++ energy efficiency rating.

One useful feature is the half-load function which just cleans one half of the dishwasher, helping you save electricity when you only have enough dirty dishes to fill half of the machine. The Kenwood KDW60S16 also has a useful 30-minute quick wash programme for when you’re in a hurry.

One reason to buy this machine rather than the Currys Essentials model reviewed above is that it features a delay timer so you can choose when it starts running. This is useful if you’re on an off-peak electricity tariff as it can save you money on your energy bills.

Buy on Currys.co.uk

 

4. Bosch SMV40C30GB Fully Integrated Dishwasher

Bosch SMV40C30GB Fully Integrated Dishwasher

Dishwasher type: Integrated
Place settings: 12
Energy rating: A+
Water usage: 11.8 litres per cycle
Guarantee: 2-year guarantee

This integrated dishwasher from Bosch offers some smart features while still being affordable. It’s straightforward and easy to use, and generally performs very well.

The Bosch SMV40C30GB offers a choice of 4 programmes including a 30-minute quick wash programme. It has 12 place settings, so it’s a good size for families.

This dishwasher uses a sensor to help improve water efficiency. The sensor detects how dirty the water is after the pre-rinse, and re-uses the water if it’s still clean enough. Another intelligent feature is that it projects a red light onto the floor when it’s active so you know when it’s safe to open the door.

One of the nice things about this dishwasher is that the storage space can be adjusted and customised to make room for large and awkward items.

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5. Beko DFN05X10W Full-size Dishwasher

Beko DFN05X10W Full-size Dishwasher

Dishwasher type: Freestanding
Place settings: 12
Energy rating: A+
Water usage: 12 litres per cycle
Guarantee: 1-year manufacturer’s guarantee

This popular dishwasher from Beko is spacious, easy to use and offers great value for money. It’s quite similar to the Beko DIN15X10 reviewed above, with the biggest difference being that it’s freestanding rather than integrated.

The Beko DFN05X10W has 12 place settings, so it should be big enough for the average family. It has a useful 30-minute quick wash programme, as well as a 90-minute Clean&Shine programme to get your dishes extra clean and shiny.

This dishwasher is fairly energy efficient with an A+ rating, and offers a half load option that saves energy and water when you don’t have enough to fill the whole dishwasher. It also runs fairly quietly at 49 decibels.

Buy on Currys.co.uk

 

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