Dishwashers: Best Buys
It's no good buying a dishwasher that looks the part, or is as cheap as chips, if it can't wash and dry dishes properly. That's where our tests come in. Dishwashers tested at the Which? Test Lab are filled with a load of filthy dishes and we let you know which ones are great at their job and which ones struggle to get the dishes completely clean.
Every year we test around 40 dishwashers and we wash nearly 9,000 pieces of crockery and cutlery. And we don't just test them once - we load them three times over to ensure the dishwashing we see is a fair reflection. We also record precisely how much energy and water they use.
We test dishwashers the way you use them - we load them with dirty dishes and test the main program.
It's not just cleaning we test - we also check how dry dishes are and if they're covered in watermarks.
The worst dishwashers are terrible at getting dishes clean. Food is left all over the dishes and glasses.
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What makes a Best Buy dishwasher?
Dishwasher reviews you can trust
Models from the biggest dishwasher brands are tested at the Which? Test Lab including Bosch, Beko, Electrolux, Hotpoint, Indesit, Neff, Siemens and Zanussi. And we also test dishwashers from cheaper brands to see how they compare. We test full-sized, slimline, fully-integrated and semi-integrated models as well as the smaller compact variety. We test for dishwashing, energy use, water use and ease of use. So when a dishwasher does brilliantly in all of our tests, you'll know it will be great when you get it home.
Which? is independent - we work for you, the consumer, so you can be sure that our product recommendations are influenced only by our test results. We don't take advertising and we buy all the products that we test ourselves, so our advice helps you to make the right choice first time and avoid costly mistakes.
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- Reviews of 140 dishwashers: compact, built-in and freestanding.
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