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Which? tests reveal best dishwashers ever

Five new Best Buy dishwashers - including our highest scoring full-sized and slimline models to date. Plus, a Best Buy dishwasher for less than £300

If you’re looking for spotlessly clean and bone-dry dishes, then one of the best dishwashers of 2018 from our latest testing could be for you.

We’ve uncovered five new Best Buy dishwashers, including a full-sized model scoring a whopping 92% and a slimline superstar awarded 81% – the highest scoring full-sized and slimline machines we’ve seen.

We’ve also found a cheap sub-£300 dishwasher that we’ve awarded a Best Buy.

The latest dishwashers in our reviews include machines from AEG, John Lewis, Beko and Miele, and range in price from less than £300 up to a budget-busting £1,000. Follow the links below to find out the best dishwasher for you. Or you can go straight to our round-up of all Best Buy dishwashers

AEG FFE62620PW – £558

This freestanding machine has capacity for 13 place settings, which is 130 items of crockery, cutlery and glassware in every wash. It has six programs, including an auto option that uses a sensor to assess how dirty your dishes are and adjust the amount of water and energy used accordingly. It also has an auto-open feature, which pops open the door at the end of the cycle.

We found lots to love about this dishwasher but a couple of things that could mean it’s not the dishwasher for you. Find out more in our AEG FFE62620PW review.

Beko DFN16210W 2018 – £299

We first tested the Beko DFN16210W in 2017, when it failed to impress our experts. It’s since been upgraded, but are the changes enough to make the latest version worth buying?

We pitted this 12-place-setting-capacity dishwasher against baked-on grease and grime. You can find out how it performed by reading the full Beko DFN16210W 2018 review.

John Lewis JLDWW907 – £296

This freestanding slimline dishwasher holds nine place settings – typical for a 45cm-wide machine. It has a delay start timer that can be set for three hours. But that’s less than most machines which have a variety of intervals available.

This sub-£300 machine may not have the features of pricier models, but we did find it really easy to load and unload. To find out how it did at cleaning and drying read our full John Lewis JLDWW907 review.

Miele G 6630 SC – £949

This Miele machine is pricey but it is packed with plenty of features, including a child lock, anti-flood sensor and delay start time which can be set in 30-minute increments up to 10 hours, then one-hour increments between 11 and 24 hours. It holds 14 place settings, meaning it will wash 140 items in one go.

Find out whether all these bells and whistles mean it’s a breeze getting rid of baked-on food such as egg, mince, spinach and oats in our full Miele G 6630 SC review.

Miele G 4931 SC – £729

This freestanding Miele dishwasher holds 14 place settings. It has five programs, plus a delay start timer.

Miele claims that the full-size G 4931 SC is ‘particularly economical’. It has an A++ energy rating, but that’s no guarantee. Find out what we discovered about its running costs and cleaning power in our Miele G 4931 SC review.

What makes a Best Buy dishwasher?

Every dishwasher we test goes through a tough cleaning assessment:

  • We smear dishes with minced meat, egg, oats, spinach and margarine, before baking them on to make it a tough but realistic test.
  • We add clean dishes to the load too, to see whether a dishwasher spreads grime around. The very best will leave dishes spotless clean, dry, and watermark-free.
  • We load dishwashers with a variety of crockery, cutlery, glassware and plastic items, to find out how easy it is to load it to capacity and empty it when full.
  • We also check how much water and energy a machine uses, and give Energy Saver awards to the most efficient, so you can be sure that these machines won’t cause your utility bills to rocket.

A full-sized dishwasher needs to score 75% to earn our Best Buy logo, while slimline and compact machines need 65%. To find out more about our dishwasher testing, head over to our how we test dishwashers page.

Latest dishwasher reviews

If the dishwashers above don’t take your fancy, find out whether any of the machines below clean up in our recent testing. Follow the links to compare results from our latest reviews.

Prices correct as of 5 June 2018.

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