Revealed: Best Buy dishwashers from the most reliable brandsThe models and brands that won't let you down

02 January 2012

Dishwasher reliability story

Best Buy dishwashers come from reliable brands

Which? has just tested the latest dishwashers from leading brands and can reveal three new integrated and freestanding Best Buys.

The best new dishwashers we've reviewed and rated make short work of cleaning dishes stained with tough-to-remove foods such as egg, porridge and spinach - leaving them dry and watermark free. The worst left scraps of food all over the dishes and are best avoided.

The new reviews boost the total number of dishwashers rated on to more than 150 - you can find the best and most reliable dishwasher with the features you need in our dishwashers review.

Best and worst dishwashers

Which? dishwashers expert Matt Stevens says: 'If you buy a bad dishwasher, you'll know about it. Wiping the odd spot of food off of plates every now and then isn't a chore, but the worst dishwashers we've tested are unlikely to ever leave a full load of plates completely clean. 

'If you go for a Best Buy dishwasher you have a much better chance of your dishes coming out clean. And because all Best Buys have to come from reliable brands, with a Best Buy you have a much better chance of trouble-free dishwashing.'

Our latest reviews include 15 models from big brands such as AEG, Beko, Bosch, Electrolux, Hotpoint, Maytag, Neff and Siemens and are made up full-sized, slimline, freestanding and fully-integrated dishwashers. 

If you're shopping for a new dishwasher but don't know where to start, our video guide to reveals our experts' tips.

Most reliable dishwashers

Our latest survey shows which dishwasher brands are least likely to let you down. More than 3,000 dishwasher owners told us about the reliability record of their dishwashers. Four leading brands have a good reliability record and four more are satisfactory. But two brands have poor a poor reliability score and suffered significantly more problems than the best brands. 

Which? can also reveal the most popular dishwasher brands. Thousands of Which? members were asked how satisfied they were with their dishwasher and whether they would recommend the brand to a friend. 

The most popular brands among Which? members who own a dishwasher receive Which? Customer Scores of more than 80%. The least popular dishwashers struggle to break 50%.

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