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Bosch SKS62E22EU

Price: £398.99

Key specification

Freestanding

Freestanding dishwashers are designed to fit into a slot in any kitchen - their whole front door will always be fully visible. Integrated models are designed to be incorporated into a built-in kitchen. Semi-integrated models have a visible control panel, while fully integrated models are hidden entirely behind a cabinet door.

45x55.5x51

Full-sized dishwashers are usually around 60cm wide, while slimline models are approximately 45cm wide. Compact models are usually a little larger than a microwave - freestanding compacts can be placed on a bench top, while integrated models take up the space of a large drawer.

Compact

Compact models are usually a little larger than a microwave - freestanding compacts can be placed on a bench top, while integrated compacts take up the space of a large drawer. Slimline models are approximately 45cm wide. Full-sized dishwashers are usually around 60cm wide.

6

This indicates the machine's capacity. Each place setting includes a plate, side plate, cup, saucer and cutlery - around 10 items altogether. Full-sized dishwashers hold between 12 and 15 place settings, slimlines hold nine or 10 and compact dishwashers usually hold between four and six.

6

The indicates how many different cleaning programs the dishwasher has. A greater number of programs doesn't necessarily mean the dishwasher is any more effective, but it's likely to give you more control over how your dishes are cleaned.

157

This is how long the dishwasher takes to wash and dry a full load of dishes on its main program. Eco programs often take longer.

White

Unsurprisingly, white is the most common colour but dishwashers often come in black, silver or graphite too. Occasionally, dishwashers are also available in red, green, cream, or even pink. 'Not applicable' means that the product is a fully integrated dishwasher that will be hidden entirely by a cabinet door.

Features

Yes

Some dishwashers have a display which you may use to set which program it will use.

Yes

Some dishwashers have an indicator that lets you know how long you have to wait until it's finished washing and drying.

No

Height-adjustable upper racks allow you to make more space for certain items - if you want to clean pots, pans or large plates, these racks can be raised to give more space in the lower basket. Lowering a height-adjustable upper rack will give you more space for washing long-stemmed glassware in the upper basket.

Basket

It's most common for dishwashers to come supplied with a small basket that holds cutlery and sits in the lower rack. However, some models have cutlery drawers which usually sit at the very top of the dishwasher and the occasional model has both. Cutlery drawers are more fiddly to use than baskets, but they also mean the lower basket has more space.

Yes

This allows you to set your machine to run after a delay of a number of hours - handy if you want to set your dishwasher to run overnight or while you're out of the house.

No

Child locks will either enable you to prevent the dishwasher's door being opened while the machine is cleaning, or lock the dishwasher's control panel from being used.

Yes

This prevents flooding if a fault develops within the machine - sensors detect when the water level is getting too high, prompting the machine to stop the water supply. This can be a reassuring feature if you like to use your dishwasher overnight or when you're out of the house.

No

This program can be used when the dishwasher is half full - useful if you struggle to fill your dishwasher. It uses less water than a full load wash, but two half loads do use more energy than a single full load.

Yes

This feature entails sensors measuring how dirty the water is in the machine to give it an idea of how dirty the dishes are. The dishwasher then adjusts the temperature and length of the wash to suit its contents.

Yes

This program can be used to clean china or glassware. To help protect these items, ensure that none are touching in the dishwasher.

Energy & water use

A+

This is the EU energy efficiency label. Dishwashers are graded A+++ to D for energy efficiency, with A+++ being the most efficient and cheapest to run. We check the running costs of dishwashers using the same size load you'd be washing at home - our annual running cost results give you an idea of how much dishwashers cost to run in real terms.

31.97

This figure shows how much it will cost to run this dishwasher over a year, according to Which? tests. This calculation is based on running the main dishwasher program five times per week for 52 weeks.

Guarantee

Two years

The length of the manufacturer's parts and labour guarantee.

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