Top five best integrated dishwashers for 2020
The top integrated dishwashers from our testing will fit nicely into your kitchen. They do a great job of leaving your dishes clean and dry, and your glasses looking gleaming – all without sending your utility bills rocketing.
But we’ve also found integrated models that were dreadful at dealing with our dirty dishes, and left them still smeared with stains or spattered with food residue. You'll need to watch out when unloading these Don’t Buy integrated dishwashers, as you could find yourself soaked from plastic containers still filled with puddles of dishwater.
And here are three integrated dishwashers to avoid
What type of integrated dishwasher should I get?
There are two types of integrated dishwasher to choose from: fully and semi-integrated. We've found some excellent Best Buy models for both that will make dealing with dirty dishes a dream, but what's the difference and how much do you need to spend?
Fully integrated dishwasher - these dishwashers are hidden entirely by a kitchen cabinet door, making them the ideal choice for people who want a streamlined and stylish kitchen. The control panel for setting the program or options is found inside the door, along the top edge. Some models will use lights projected on to the floor to let you know the progress of cycle, while others will beep once the cleaning is completed.
Semi-integrated dishwashers - most of the door of a semi-integrated model will be covered by a kitchen cabinet, but the control panel remains visible at the top. The dishwashers controls and display are easy to see, even when the cycle is running. Some semi-integrated models have their own front panel rather than requiring a custom-designed cabinet door.
How much do I need to spend on an integrated dishwasher?
We've found that price has no correlation to the cleaning power of an integrated dishwasher - some affordable models from our testing are impressively good at cleaning and drying. Pricier models do tend to offer more features, but our cheapest Best Buy integrated slimline dishwasher can be found for less than £350. Even if you want a full-size machine, we've found some great integrated models for less than £400.