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How to Pick the Best Dishwasher?

Sometimes just the thought of washing up can be too much, if you are anything like us you will long for a dishwasher and believe investing in one is worth the initial expense. Dishwashers save you time, but in the long run they can save you money as they use less water then the washing up process, and if you buy the right one, they can be extremely energy efficient.

Best traditional

This full size dishwasher by SMEG measures at 848 x 598 x 600 mm (H x W x D) and is one of the best on the market right now when taking into account all of the desired characteristics, including price. Its stainless steel aesthetics places it comfortably into any kitchen. Not only is it pretty, it is also practical, with 10 different cycles ranging from 27minutes to 175 minutes you can be assured that your dishes are washed sufficiently and glimmer clean. When purchasing a large appliance like a dishwasher it is good to know you have purchased safety too, and with a 5 year guarantee included in the price of this machine, you can have confidence in it for many washes to come. This machine is extremely efficient with energy usage too (A+++), an overall fantastic allrounder.

Buy Now: £629.99

Best slimline

INDESIT have created a fantastic, slighter smaller dishwasher that is ideal for couples, small family groups or apartment living. Similar depth and height to the traditional dishwashers, this machine measures at 820 x 450 x 590 mm (H x W x D). Just because it is smaller, it doesn't mean that it isn't as good as the bigger washers, it has the same wash-rating as the SMEG but just does it with less water and slightly quicker. This dishwasher has 9 different wash programmes ranging from 25 minutes to 180 minutes, the selected time you chose depends on what you are washing but with this machines capability, I am sure you will be happy with the sparkling results. This machine is not quite as energy efficient as the SMEG, but it is definitely at the higher end and with a 10 year guarantee it seems like a no brainer.

Buy Now: £349.99

Best Integrated

Integrated dishwashers are definitely a favourite at the moment, their sleek and subtle appearance contributes to the minimalist trends of 2020 kitchens. Another big name in kitchen appliances is BOSCH, and their fully integrated traditional size dishwasher is a showstopper in its own right. This dishwasher is very energy efficient (A+++) with washes ranging from 35 min rinse to an eco-wash at 225minutes. Another absolute bonus about this machine is that instead of a cutlery basket, it actually has a third draw at the top- we love this addition on our washer no more bending over to get a small spoon from the bottom surface of the appliance because it fell through. Very similar to the SMEG dishwasher, this one measures at 815 x 598 x 550 mm (H x W x D), just slightly smaller to ensure it fits into the cupboard space, the dimension does not reflect a slightly smaller machine, but measurements are true to the fact there is less external protection as it'll be placed into a cupboard. It also comes with a 5 year guarantee.

Buy Now: £819.00

Best High End

MIELE is renowned for appearing at the higher end of the market, with its impressive technology it is not a surprise it is up there in our reviews too. Their machine measures at 845 x 598 x 600 mm (H x W x D) so is a traditional size machine, but it is the WIFI-enabled technology that puts it on the pedestal. The WIFI connectivity works the purpose of you having remote control, monitoring the cycle process, getting fault alerts, ordering consumables as well as storing guides all on the app on your phone. The quickest wash on this machine is 58 minutes and its eco wash (the longest) is 235 minutes, but with 10 different programmes all having capability of being controlled remotely I am sure there will be one that suits your load. It is very energy efficient and comes with two year warranty, but is slightly more expensive.

Buy Now: £1299.99

Best Bargain

Another BOSCH product, this time one of their basic models. Still the traditional size, this machine measures at 845 x 600 x 600 mm (H x W x D). We personally think this would be a great first dishwasher for a family, due to its size and the technicality of it. Just because it is one of the more basic models in the BOSCH range, it doesn't mean they have cut corners, it is still a top-class machine with good energy efficiency (A++) and fantastic washing results. Buying from a brand like BOSCH, will also give you confidence that any problem/query you have will be resolved, especially with he complimentary 2 year guarantee this machine comes with. This machine only has 5 washing programmes, with the quickest at 15minutes.

Buy Now: £349.99

Best for Energy Efficiency

If you are looking to save money on the upkeep of a dishwasher than this HOOVER dishwasher is the one for you. It has an energy efficient rating of A+++ -10%, which means that it is 10% more efficient than the top branded tier, basically there is not a tier high enough for it to be categorised in. Another bonus, is that this machine comes with 10 years guarantee so you can be confident that it will last you, and stay efficient for that duration. Similar to the MIELE, this machine also has WIFI connectivity, giving you all the same advantages as a top class MIELE washer. The range of washing times vary from 29 minutes to 170 minutes, and this machine has also been praised for how quiet it is too. Multiple wins.

Buy Now: £399.99

Our Verdict

As you can see there are loads of different brands and perks too each. We hope we have clarified the differences and have pointed out a few of the points you want to look out for when purchasing a dishwasher. Our personal favourite is the BOSCH integrated due to the aesthetic appeal but is closely followed by the HOOVER machine as we love technologically advanced kitchen appliances.

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