Five new dishwashers reviewed and rated by Which?Exclusive models from Argos, Currys & Ikea tested

10 December 2014

Ikea Valgjord 902.834.86

Does the Ikea Välgjord clean well enough to justify its price?

Our latest dishwasher group test has put five models head to head in the Which? test lab to uncover the best and worst at cleaning and drying from brands including Bosch, Currys, Ikea and Argos-brand Bush.

One model from the test dries well enough to leave every item bone-dry, while another will have you reaching for a tea towel at the end of each cycle. 

Which? members can head straight to our area to find out which models are worth adding to your short list. More than 140 models have been put through our expert tests in total and we have product recommendations for whichever size or type of dishwasher you may be looking for.

Cheap dishwashers reviewed

Our latest tests included three cheap dishwashers and two pricier models. The Bush DWFS126W and Currys Essentials CDW60S14 are both affordable full-sized options, costing less than £250. In our extensive lab tests, as well as checking how well each model cleans and dries, we assess whether it uses energy and water efficiently and how much noise it makes. 

It’s not uncommon for cheap dishwashers to struggle in our tests, but every so often we come across an affordable model that outdoes the pricey ones – check our full reviews to find out whether these new models fall into that category.

At the opposite end of the scale, the large-capacity, fully-integrated Ikea Välgjord is pricier than many similar dishwashers, including some that we’ve named Best Buys. So is this Ikea model practical and innovative or will its instructions leave your cross-eyed? Our full review reveals how convenient it is to use and whether it cleans and dries well enough to justify its £550 price tag.

We've also tested a model from popular dishwasher brand Bosch. Compare it to other models using our Bosch dishwasher reviews.

Dishwashers on test

The full list of dishwashers in our latest group test is below. Prices are correct as of 9 December 2014 - for the latest prices go straight to our 

Full-sized dishwashers

Bosch SMS58E22GB - £400

Bush DWFS126W - £209

Currys Essentials CDW60S14 - £170

Ikea Välgjord (902.834.86) - £550

Slimline dishwasher

Currys Essentials CDW45S14 - £180

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