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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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 the cutlery and crockery you used to eat it. That’s why we’ve compiled a selection of energy efficient dishwashers that will take care of the hard graft for you – and none of them costs more than £530, 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 one that’s right for you and your home.

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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!

Beko Pro AutoDose DIN59420D integrated smart dishwasher, £439, Currys 

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Size 55 (D) x 59.8 (W) x 81.8cm (H)

Energy rating A++

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 AutoDose appliance has a Wi-Fi connection so it can send you alerts when the salt needs to replenishing or the filter requires cleaning. Plus, it can also download new wash programmes and be controlled with any Alexa-enabled device.

Bosch Serie 4 SMS46II01G free-standing dishwasher, £519, AO.com

Bosch Serie 4 Standard Dishwasher

Size 60 (D) x 60 (W) x 84.5cm (H)

Energy rating A++

Drying performance A rated

Annual energy consumption 262kWh

Annual water consumption 2,660L

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.

Beko Pro DEN48X20G full-size dishwasher in graphite, £369, Currys  

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Size 60 (D) x 59.8 (W) x85cm (H)

Energy rating A++

Drying performance A rated

Annual energy consumption 270kWh

Annual water consumption 2,660L

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 HFC2B+26C full-size 14-place dishwasher with quick wash in white, £299.99, Very

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Size 59 (D) x 60 (W) x 85cm (H)

Energy rating A++

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.

Electra C1745S slimline dishwasher, £209, AO.com

Electra Slimline Dishwasher

Size 59.8 (D) x 45 (W) x 84.5cm (H)

Energy rating A++

Drying performance A rated

Annual energy consumption 237kWh

Annual water consumption 3,640L

With 10 place settings, a highly efficient A++ 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 make 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 SMS25AW00G full-size dishwasher in White, £349, Argos 

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Size 60 (D) x 60 (W) x 84.5cm (H)

Energy rating A++

Drying performance A rated

Annual energy consumption 258kWh

Annual water consumption 2,660L

This Bosch model has 12 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 29-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 Ecotime DFG15B1S full-size dishwasher, £224.99, Argos

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Size 59 (D) x 60 (W) x 85cm (H)

Energy rating A+

Drying performance A rated

Annual energy consumption 295kWh

Annual water consumption 3,080L

This appliance not only looks super stylish with its stainless-steel tub, it also has a great array of wash cycles too, all for a steal at just £229.99. There are five programmes, ranging from Intensive to Eco, 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.

Skinande integrated dishwasher in grey, £450, IKEA

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Size 55.5 (D) x 59.6 (W) x 81.8cm (H)

Energy rating A++

Drying performance A rated

Annual energy consumption 262kWh

Annual water consumption 2,775L

The Skinande dishwasher saves you time and money, with its high energy-efficiency rating and sensor that detects the number of pots so it can adjust the amount of water it uses. The appliance is 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.

Medelstor integrated dishwasher in grey, £379, IKEA

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Size 55.5 (D) x 44.6 (W) x 81.8cm (H)

Energy rating A+

Drying performance A rated

Annual energy consumption 222kWh

Annual water consumption 2,775L

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With its slimline design, the Medelstor dishwasher is an ideal match for small-scale kitchens. Size aside, it also has a function that can detect the number of dishes and how dirty they are, then adjust the amount of water it uses to clean them. Plus, you can customise the space with its removable cutlery baskets and folding glass and plate racks.