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The best dishwashers on the market

Our round-up of the best budget-friendly dishwashers available in the UK will help you get your dishes sparkling clean in no time

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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.

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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 £500, 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.

And if you enjoy our round-up, check out our other Buyer’s Guides! We’ve got guides to the best washing machines, best electric ovens, best freezers, and many more household appliances!

Which is the best dishwasher?

Use our buyer’s guide below to the best dishwashers on the market right now, and decide for yourself! They all 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.

BEKO Pro DIN29X20 Full-size Integrated Dishwasher

BEKO Pro DIN29X20 Full-size Integrated Dishwasher
  • 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
  • £419

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.

Buy the BEKO Pro DIN29X20 from Currys

Bosch Serie 4 SMS46II01G free-standing dishwasher

Bosch Serie 4 Standard Dishwasher
  • Size 60 (D) x 60 (W) x 84.5cm (H)
  • Energy rating E
  • Drying performance A rated
  • Annual energy consumption 262kWh
  • Annual water consumption 2,660L
  • £497

Are you searching for a quick-wash appliance with a sleek silver finish to match your kitchen? Then this is the model for you! With 13 place settings, a 29-minute speedy wash for when you’re in a hurry and a special function that can dry your plastic Tupperware thoroughly, this dishwasher really does have everything you need.

Buy the Bosch Serie 4 SMS46II01G from AO.com

Beko Pro DEN48X20G full-size dishwasher in graphite

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  • Size 60 (D) x 59.8 (W) x85cm (H)
  • Energy rating E
  • Drying performance A rated
  • Annual energy consumption 270kWh
  • Annual water consumption 2,660L
  • £399.99

Step away from the sink and invest in this money-saving Beko dishwasher. Eight programmes give you ultimate control over the washing and drying of your cups, mugs and cutlery and utensils, while the 15 slots provide plenty of space for your dishes. This appliance also includes smart functions such as EverClean technology, which uses a specialised sprinkling system to rinse out the dishwasher’s filter, plus the SteamGloss feature to ensure that your dishes come out dry and streak-free every time.

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

Hotpoint Aquarius+ HFC2B+26C 14
  • 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
  • £339.99

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.

Buy the Hotpoint Aquarius HFC2B26CNUK from Very.co.uk

Electra C1845DSE Slimline Dishwasher, silver

Electra C1845DSE Slimline Dishwasher, silver, £249
  • Size 59.8 (D) x 45 (W) x 84.5cm (H)
  • Energy rating E
  • Drying performance A rated
  • Annual energy consumption 237kWh
  • Annual water consumption 3,640L
  • £249

With 10 place settings, an efficient E energy rating and a 40-minute quick-dry function all for just £209, 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 even has an ‘Active Drying’ feature that uses a fan to remove moisture and leave your dishes completely moisture-free.

Bosch SMS25EW00G full-size dishwasher in White

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  • Size 60 (D) x 60 (W) x 84.5cm (H)
  • Energy rating E
  • Drying performance A rated
  • Annual energy consumption 262kWh
  • Annual water consumption 2,660L
  • £379.99

This Bosch model has 13 place settings for all of your knives, forks, cups and plates. There are five washing  programs, an adjustable top basket, an ‘Extra Dry’ option for plastic utensils so you don’t have to towel-dry them afterwards, and a speedy 45-minute wash for when you’re in a rush. As well as all these advantages, this model’s glass protection technology ensures your delicate cups are handled gently.

Indesit DFE1B19BUK Full Size Dishwasher, black

Indesit DFE1B19BUK Full Size Dishwasher, black, £259.99
  • 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
  • £259.99

This appliance not only looks super stylish with its matt-black exterior, it also has a great array of wash cycles too, all for a steal at just £259.99. There are six programmes and their new Fast&Clean cycle delivers a great cleaning performance in less than 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.

FINPUTSAD Integrated Dishwasher

FINPUTSAD Integrated dishwasher, £479, IKEA
  • 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
  • £479

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.

Buy the FINPUTSAD dishwasher from IKEA

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