We put six dishwashers from popular brands head-to-head in our latest group test, and one proved so impressive at cleaning and drying filthy dishes that we’ve named it a Best Buy.
Models from Bush, Hotpoint, Indesit, Samsung and Zanussi were put through a set of rigorous tests which challenge dishwashers to remove baked-on grime such as spinach, egg yolk and oat flakes from a mixed load of dishes.
Several models managed to achieve average results, but one model finished way out in front. Not only does this star performer do a great job of cleaning but it also dries superbly and won’t drive up your energy or water bills in the process.
Which? members can head straight to our to see which newly tested model we recommend.
Samsung dishwasher reviewed
Samsung is best known for televisions and phones, but it has now entered the world of dishwashing with the recently released Samsung DW60H9970FS. This full-sized, freestanding dishwasher boasts a unique ‘WaterWall’, which is a moving bar of water jets that sweeps from the back of the machine to the front. In our full , we reveal whether it manages to leave every dish sparkling clean and bone dry, as well as how easy it is to program and load.
We’ve also tested models from more established dishwasher brands such as Hotpoint, Indesit and Zanussi – use the following links to see reviews for each brand:
Integrated dishwashers are typically more expensive than freestanding ones, so the £199 Bush DWFS125W should appeal to those looking for an cheap dishwasher to incorporate into a built-in kitchen. But before you commit, check out our full review which reveals whether this model is a great bargain or a false economy that’ll have you re-washing and drying things by hand.
Dishwashers on test
The full list of dishwashers we’ve just tested is below – click on each of the links to go straight through to our full reviews.
Full-sized freestanding dishwashers
Full-sized fully integrated dishwasher
Slimline freestanding dishwasher
Slimline fully integrated dishwasher
Prices correct as of 27 January 2015.