Our latest dishwasher group test has rated six of the latest dishwashers, revealing big differences between how well different brands and models clean and dry dishes.
As well as testing four full-sized, freestanding dishwashers – the most common type – we’ve also assessed two slimline models which may suit kitchens that are short on space and an integrated dishwasher which could appeal to those hoping to keep their built-in kitchen looking streamlined.
Which? members can head straight to our area to see if any models hit our Best Buy gold standard.
We’ve tested six dishwashers from retail giant John Lewis, Beko (well-known for its affordable white goods) and UK-brand Servis. Four of the models we’ve tested cost less than £300. Beko is a particularly popular affordable brand – see how its models do it our tests using our Beko dishwasher reviews.
In the Which? test lab, we assess just how well each dishwasher is able to clean and dry, and how much water and energy it uses in the process. We measure how much noise it makes and whether it’s user-friendly. If a dishwasher excels in all these tests, we name it a Best Buy. However, some models disappoint – including one of the latest models we’ve tested which earned a measly single star for its cleaning. Getting stuck with a dishwasher like this is likely to see you having to re-wash things by hand.
Dishwashers on test
The full list of models we’ve just tested is below – click on the links to read our full test lab reviews.
Full-sized freestanding dishwashers
Full-sized fully integrated dishwashers
Slimline freestanding dishwashers
Prices correct as of 11 November 2014.