Let's face it, once you’ve finished your dinner and settled down for the evening, the last thing you want to do is go and stand by the sink to clean all your messy cutlery and crockery.


That’s why we’ve compiled a selection of the best dishwashers that are energy-efficient and will take care of the hard graft for you – and all of them cost less than £600, so you can be sure of bagging a bargain whichever model you choose. Plus, we’ve detailed the important aspects of each appliance to give you all the information you need to pick the best dishwasher for you and your home.

Dishwasher benefits

Having a dishwasher is of course a huge time saver, particularly if you live in a shared house or have a large family. Plus, with a lot of us working from home, we can get through plenty of snacks and meals, as well as numerous cups of tea and coffee at home. Rather than tackling a huge pile of crockery at the end of your working day, just pop everything in the dishwasher and enjoy your evening.

You can also save on water as you're not having to constantly rinse and refill the basin as the water gets dirty.

Best dishwashers to buy in the UK

The dishwashers we've listed boast slightly different features, so there should be something just right for you and your home. It's also worth noting that in March 2021, energy labels were updated to reflect the wider market for energy-efficient appliances. The new energy rating scale has been simplified and now goes from A-G. Many of the dishwashers below used to be A++ rated models but they are now classed as E. See what the new energy ratings mean here.

Indesit DFE1B19BUK Full Size Dishwasher, black

Best for modern kitchens

  • Size 59 (D) x 60 (W) x 85cm (H)
  • Energy rating F
  • Drying performance A rated
  • Annual energy consumption 296kWh
  • Annual water consumption 3,360L

This appliance not only looks super stylish with its matt-black exterior, it also has an impressive array of wash cycles too, all for a great price. There are six programmes and their new Fast&Clean cycle delivers a great cleaning performance in just 28 minutes. It has 13 place settings, which means there’s ample room for all the dishes after the biggest family meals, and an adjustable top basket to allow for bigger items below, such as dishwasher-proof pans and trays.

BEKO Pro DIN29X20 Full-size Integrated Dishwasher

Best dishwasher for stubborn stains

  • Size 55 (D) x 59.8 (W) x 81.8cm (H)
  • Energy rating E
  • Drying performance A rated
  • Annual energy consumption 266kWh
  • Annual water consumption 2,660L

As dishwashers go, there aren’t many that are smarter than this! Beko’s Pro Integrated Dishwasher uses an AquaIntense cleaning function which helps to remove tough stains, and an additional spraying arm at the bottom of the dishwasher uses higher water pressure to get rid of hard-to-clean food such as lasagne and sticky sauces.

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Bosch SGS4HAW40G Serie 4 Freestanding Dishwasher, white

Best dishwasher for drying

Bosch Freestanding Dishwasher
  • Size 60 (D) x 60 (W) x 84.5cm (H) ‎
  • Energy rating D
  • Drying performance A rated
  • Annual energy consumption 262kWh
  • Annual water consumption 2,660L

A classic design from popular brand Bosch, this freestanding dishwasher features 13 place settings and dries the dishes at the end of the cycle. As well as making use of the 60 minute quick wash cycle, you can half the time of your preferred wash programme using the SpeedPerfect+ function which is handy for last minute, spontaneous hosting. It's not too noisy either, so well suited to open plan living.

Hotpoint Aquarius HFC2B26CNUK Full Size 14 Place Dishwasher with Quick Wash, white

Best dishwasher for busy households

  • Size 59 (D) x 60 (W) x 85cm (H)
  • Energy rating E
  • Drying performance A rated
  • Annual energy consumption 265kWh
  • Annual water consumption 3,360L

Ideal for busy family life, this Hotpoint dishwasher comes with 14 place settings, so it has more than enough room for your crockery. It also offers a hygienic stainless-steel tub, five washing programmes – including sanitising and rapid options – and a super-efficient half-load function for when you need to do smaller washes. So whether you're having a quiet dinner for two, or hosting a birthday party, you're covered.

Electra C1745SE Slimline Dishwasher, silver

Most compact dishwasher

Electra C1745SE Slimline Dishwasher Silver E Rated
  • Size 59.8 (D) x 45 (W) x 85cm (H)
  • Energy rating E
  • Drying performance A rated
  • Annual energy consumption 211kWh
  • Annual water consumption 3,080L

With 10 place settings, an efficient E energy rating and a 30-minute quick-wash function, this appliance is a bargain for anyone on a tight budget. What’s more, its sleek, slimline shape makes it perfect for compact kitchens. And to top it all off, it leaves your dishes moisture-free so you won't have to worry about drying them.

FINPUTSAD Integrated Dishwasher

Most energy efficient

  • Size 55.5 (D) x 44.8 (W) x 82cm (H)
  • Energy rating C
  • Drying performance A rated
  • Energy consumption per session 59kWh
  • Water consumption per session 8,7L

The FINPUTSAD dishwasher saves you time and space, with its high energy-efficiency rating and slimline design which makes it ideal for small spaces. It's quiet too, making it a good choice for open-plan living. The dishwasher has a function that detects the number of dishes in the dishwasher and how dirty they are and adjusts the water volume based on this. It's also equipped with an electric salt indicator that makes the water softer for the best possible results and a door that opens automatically after each wash so the dishes dry faster.

  • £599

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Rachel HowatsonDigital Writer

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