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Which? tests reveal the best slimline dishwashers

Dream dishwashers that won't take up much space

A slimline dishwasher is a great option if you want to escape hand washing but you’re short on space, so we’ve tested some of the latest models to find out which deliver top-class cleaning and drying.

Slimline dishwashers are typically about 45cm wide – that’s around 15cm thinner than the average full-sized model. Despite being thinner, they can still hold up to 100 items, which is enough room for the washing up created by a dinner for 10 people (full-sized models hold between 120 and 150 items). 

Find which models have aced our tests by heading straight to our dishwasher reviews.

Slimline dishwasher reviews

Our tests show that slimline models vary hugely in energy efficiency, drying ability and cleaning power. We’ve tested five new models over the last few months – they’re displayed in the gallery below.

Visit our Hotpoint, Smeg, Zanussi and John Lewis dishwasher reviews

We’ve had to name one of these slimline dishwashers a Don’t Buy due to its abysmal cleaning. However, the best slimline model we’ve tested earned an impressive test score of 75% courtesy of its superb cleaning, thorough drying and thrifty use of energy and water.

If you want to ensure you buy a model that won’t leave you rewashing things by hand, head straight to our list of dishwasher Best Buys.

Latest dishwashers reviewed

If you’re in the market for a full-sized dishwasher meanwhile, we’ve just tested five more models, which are listed below. Click the links to read our full reviews.

Full-sized freestanding dishwashers
AEG F66609W0P – £509
Bush DWFS146W – £229
Whirlpool ADP500WH – £229

Full-sized fully integrated dishwashers
Whirlpool ADG100 – £290
Whirlpool ADG8410FD – £299

Prices correct as of 28 July 2015.

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