7 Best Dishwashers in the UK for 2020

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Beko DFL1442 Dishwasher Freestanding A+/85 cm 295 kWh per Year White
Value-for-Money
Klarstein Amazonia 6 Secret Built-in Dishwasher - Dishwasher, Dishwasher, only 174 kWh/Year, 6...
The Best
Bosch SMS4 6GI01E Freestanding Dishwasher Energy Efficiency Class A +...
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Beko DFL1442 Dishwasher Freestanding A+/85 cm 295 kWh per Year White
Klarstein Amazonia 6 Secret Built-in Dishwasher - Dishwasher, Dishwasher, only 174 kWh/Year, 6...
Bosch SMS4 6GI01E Freestanding Dishwasher Energy Efficiency Class A +...
Rating
Annual Water Consumption
3220 litres
1820 litres
2660 litres
Annual Energy Consumption
295 kW
174 kW
258 kW
Noise level
51 dB
49 dB
46 dB
Capacity
13 Kilograms
Space for six place settings with space-saving device dimensions
12 Kilograms
Price
£248.23
£329.99
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Budget
Beko DFL1442 Dishwasher Freestanding A+/85 cm 295 kWh per Year White
Title
Beko DFL1442 Dishwasher Freestanding A+/85 cm 295 kWh per Year White
Rating
Annual Water Consumption
3220 litres
Annual Energy Consumption
295 kW
Noise level
51 dB
Capacity
13 Kilograms
Price
£248.23
Value-for-Money
Klarstein Amazonia 6 Secret Built-in Dishwasher - Dishwasher, Dishwasher, only 174 kWh/Year, 6...
Title
Klarstein Amazonia 6 Secret Built-in Dishwasher - Dishwasher, Dishwasher, only 174 kWh/Year, 6...
Rating
Annual Water Consumption
1820 litres
Annual Energy Consumption
174 kW
Noise level
49 dB
Capacity
Space for six place settings with space-saving device dimensions
Price
£329.99
The Best
Bosch SMS4 6GI01E Freestanding Dishwasher Energy Efficiency Class A +...
Title
Bosch SMS4 6GI01E Freestanding Dishwasher Energy Efficiency Class A +...
Rating
Annual Water Consumption
2660 litres
Annual Energy Consumption
258 kW
Noise level
46 dB
Capacity
12 Kilograms
Price
Price not available

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1. BOSCH SMV50C10GB Dishwasher

Introduction

The Bosch SMV50C10GB is a full-size integrated dishwasher and a great value-for-money option, especially for relatively small households. Featuring 12 place settings and holding up to approximately 120 items in all, it is a breeze to operate and delivers excellent results.

True, its technology may not be as advanced as some of the other dishwashers on the market at present, but it does a good job regardless, and combined with its low energy and water consumption, it is a scarcely a surprise that it found a place in our 3-best list.

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At a Glance

  • Brand: Bosch
  • Model: SMV50C10GB
  • Body Design: Fully Integrated
  • Dimensions: 5 x 59.8 x 55 cm (height, width & depth)
  • Weight: 33 Kg
  • Main Colour: White
  • Installation Type: Built-in
  • Energy efficiency class [Energy Rating]: A+
    Annual Energy Estimate: of 290 kW
  • Efficiency (10 classes): A+
  • Maximum Noise Level: 48 dB
  • Drying class: A
  • Control Panel Colour: Stainless Steel
  • Control Type: Buttons
  • Number of Place Settings: 12
  • 5 Programs
    Intensive 70oC
    Normal 65 oC
    Economy 50 oC
    Quick wash 45 oC
    Pre-rinse
  • Delay timer: 9 hours
  • Water consumption: 11.7L (3300L p/a)
  • temperature: 70 oC
  • Outlet hose: 190cm
  • Electrical supply cord: 175cm
  • Other Features:
    Curved Spray Arms
    Removable Cutlery Basket
    Collapsible Supports
    Ecosilence Drive
    Stainless Steel/Polinox Interior
    LED Salt /Rinse Aid Refill Indicator
    Aquastop Leak Protection
  • Manufacturer Warranty: Two years

Design & Build

Aside from the sleek finish, the design is pretty much what you would expect. The control panel is made from stainless steel with a Polinox interior.  There is a choice of colour – either black or white, both of which would make an attractive addition to any kitchen.

The interior of the machine has all the basic options that are normally offered such as folding racks at the bottom, a removable cutlery basket, and adjustable height, just like the top basket.  The controls are simple to use with the control panel located on the top edge of the door.  There are forward and backward buttons to cycle through the programs, as well as the VarioSpeed option, discussed further below.

The maximum capacity held is for a 12-place setting – plenty of room for a smaller household.

curved spray arms, collapsible supports,

Bosch SMV50C10GB comes with five washing programs, fully covering the needs of most households:

  • Intensive Wash: operating at 70oC, suitable for greasy plates or dishes covered in hard to remove baked-on
  • Normal Wash: operating at 65 oC, it is designed for items not overly soiled.  A full cycle takes 132 minutes.
  • Eco Wash: 50 oC is ideal in that it saves energy and still uses the same program as usual plus it also has a pre-rinse and a quick wash.  It is good for normal dishwashing with the advantage of saving the user money at the same time.
  • Quick Wash: it completes the cycle in just 29 minutes, providing plates are not too soiled at 45 o
  • Pre-Rinse: it rinses items before washing and by using VarioSpeed it rinses in half the time with optimum cleaning and drying.

There are a few other things that should be mentioned too.

AquaMix technology, for example, means that delicate items, such as glasses, will be treated gently and not suffer corrosion.  Besides, there is a 100% lifetime warranty for water damage, so that you can feel perfectly safe putting in the most fragile crystal glasses. On top of that, you get AquaStop leak protection and an EcoSilence drive.

Another cool addition is VarioSpeed technology, which is actually the only feature the user can control. It is designed to rinse each load in half the time and still produce gleaming results.

Active Water technology saves water consumption by collecting water from the pre-rinse cycle.  It then checks how dirty the water is and if clean enough will use the same water for the rest of the wash.

Another handy feature is the so-called AquaSensor, which employs beams of light to display how badly soiled items are and then adjusts the rinsing process to suit.

The Dosage Assist technology makes certain that your detergent is completely dissolved and evenly distributed, while InfoLight informs the progress of the cycle by projecting a light on the floor. The LED salt/rinse aid refill indicator is very helpful too.

On the downside, we wouldn’t expect a half-load feature at this price, but still, it is a great feature that we miss in this model. A timer would make things even easier too.

Pros
  • Easy, efficient operation
  • Very quiet
  • 5 Washing programs
  • Lifetime protection against water damage
  • 2-Year Guarantee
Cons
  • No half-load features
  • No countdown timer

Our Opinion

The Bosch Series 4 SMV50C10GB full-size integrated dishwasher is not exactly state-of-the-art but will do the job efficiently and very quietly, fitting comfortably into any kitchen. Well-made and robust, like all Bosch products, it will meet your needs without fail and prove it is worth every penny. We highly recommend this dishwasher.

2. Beko DFL1442 Freestanding Dishwasher – The Cheap Choice

Introduction

The Beko DFL1442 is a spacious, budget-friendly dishwasher that doesn’t include elaborate LED panels and fancy programs, but instead concentrates on getting the basics correct; at that price, this is extremely important.

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At a Glance

  • Brand: Beko
  • Model: DFL1442 (7647661677)
  • Type of Installation: Freestanding
  • Colour: White
  • Noise Level: 51 dB
  • Dimensions: 60 x 59.8 x 85 centimetres
  • Weight: 8 Kilograms
  • Energy Efficiency: A+ (Efficiency Classes: 10, A+++ to D)
  • Capacity: 13 Kilograms
  • Weight: 45.8 Kilograms
  • Standard Capacity Cycle: 13 Place Settings
  • Water Consumption: 11.5 litres
  • Annual Energy Consumption: 295 Kilowatt Hours Per Year
  • Annual Water Consumption: 3220 L/year
  • Drying Performance Rating: A
  • Voltage Required: 240VA
  • Special Features: Half Load, Remaining running indicator, Delay start time, Clean and Shine program, Half Load, Water safe
  • Programs
    Place Settings: 13
    Programs: 4
    Number of Temperature Levels: 3
    Average programme time: 210 minutes
  • Typical Water Consumption: 11.5litres
  • Programme Input: Push buttons, Rotary dials

Design & Build

Assembling and connecting the Beko DFL1442 is quick and easy. When it comes to its exterior, it has a pretty basic design, with a classic, white-wash finish and stainless steel on the interior.  The material may seem to you a bit cheap, but consider the price before scowling.

The drop-down door opens by simply pulling the handle. Eco-friendly, with an energy efficiency class rating of A+ and a capacity of 13 kg, this dishwasher is ideal for a medium-sized household.

It is quiet, with a Db rating of just above 50, which is equivalent to the noise produced by a typical conversation at home. The actual noise level is shown to be approximately 53dB at some points during the washing cycle. It is also simple and easy to operate. The user can’t go wrong with this dishwasher as it only has one central knob to select one of the four programs (marked by numbers around the knob and corresponding basic info just above the latch.

The stainless steel interior is just as basic, the detergent container on the inside of the door can be used with either powder or tablets. The rinse aid pops open easily and is also located on the inside of the door.

At the bottom, on the left-hand side is the salt container which is ok if you are right-handed but for left-handed users, it is tricky to fill. The food filter is just a plastic container that pulls out for cleaning.  Nothing could be simpler or easier to operate.

There are two rolling baskets which pull out satisfactorily but don’t glide out as with a classier dishwasher, however, you get what you pay for. Unfortunately, if the top basket cannot be moved or adjusted, thus limiting the size of a dinner plate that you can fit in. It should also be noted here that the long, middle row of plate racks are a bit tricky if you have bowls and pans to wash as the tines of the racks get in the way not being flexible as on a more expensive machine.  The same can be said of the lower basket as well, ideal for lots of dishes but awkward for other items to fit in.

There are four washing programs which include:

  1. ECO wash which runs for around 2 hours and 20 minutes at 50oC, upon which the A+ energy rating is based.
  2. Intensive wash at 70 oC is for really dirty pans and plates which are greasy or have dried food still on them.
  3. Clean and Shine, running at 65oC,
  4. Fast wash, at around 40 oC only takes 40 minutes.

Note that the two fastest washes have no drying cycle, which means you will have to resort to a tea towel before putting the dishes away. The other washes dry well though without the aid of a tea towel.

A few more features deserve some emphasis. LED indicators show where the wash is in the program, i.e. wash, dry or end-stage. There are also low salt and rinse aid warning lights on the panel. No Aqua Stop though (a mechanism attached to the water supply hose that automatically cuts off the water flow in case the hose gets damaged).

Pros
  • Very simple to use
  • Low energy and water consumption
  • Budget-friendly
  • Efficient
Cons
  • Just basic programs and features
  • Fastest programs do not dry well
  • Top basket not adjustable

Our Opinion

If you are looking for a basic and simple to operate the dishwasher, the Beko DFL1442 is great. It is reasonably priced and excels at washing – despite the fact that drying on fast cycles could be a bit better. Economical to use, and offered from one of the most reliable brands on the market, it is certainly worth your consideration.

3. Klarstein Amazonia 6 [DSM-90500] – Value-for-Money

Introduction

We close our list with the Klarstein Amazonia 6 Dishwasher, one of the most popular dishwashers in today’s market – and for good reason too. Designed for singles or couples, this energy-efficient appliance boasts excellent performance, takes minimum space at your counter and adds to the overall looks of your kitchen – coupled with a surprisingly low price tag, it is indeed a combination that is hard to beat.

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At a Glance

  • Brand: Klarstein
  • Model: DSM-90500-Amaz6Sec
  • Dimensions: 52 x 55 x 45 cm
  • Main Colour: White Secret
  • Installation Type: Free-Standing
  • Energy efficiency class [Energy Rating]: A+
    Annual Energy Estimate: 174 kW
  • Drying class: A
  • Maximum noise level: 49 dB
  • Number of Place Settings: 6
  • 6 Programs:
    Intensive
    Normal
    ECO
    Glass
    90 Min.
    Quick
  • Annual Water Consumption: 1820 litres
  • Other Features:
    Cutlery Basket
    Aquastop

Design & Build

Designed to be used both as a built-in dishwasher (into cabinets or kitchen units) and freestanding on countertops, Klarstein’s Amazonia 6 is jest perfect for really small kitchens, as well as coffee kitchens that need to clean loads of cups and glasses every day. Equipped with a cutlery basket and a funnel for filling salt, it is easy to install, with a pre-assembled inlet and outlet hose.

The supply hose features an Aquastop mechanism, that prevents flooding and accidental water leakage during operation, which is great, especially if you plan to leave it operating while you are absent. What Aquastop does is to monitor the flow of water into the dishwasher and automatically stop it in case of a leak, thus averting the risk of flooding and accidental damage to both the appliance and its surroundings.

Klarstein Amazonia 6 Dishwasher comes with six different programs, each configured for different degrees of soiling and types of dishes (glasses, plates, cups, and cookware).

  • Eco-program is designed to consume the least possible energy, washing the dishes at a really low temperature. A built-in bracket makes cleaning of wine and champagne glasses even easier.
  • The Fast Mode is ideal if you wish to clean lightly soiled dishes and cookware.
  • The Intensive mode, on the other hand, is perfect for heavily soiled crockery and cutlery, removing any stubborn dirt.

Each program can be easily adjusted with Klarstein’s handy operating section; its symbols and highly responsive buttons are simple to handle and operate. Besides, lights indicate the selected program, self-explanatory icons communicate all the necessary information, and an LED display informs you about the remaining time of the washing cycle. A pair of other indicators let you know whether a cleaning salt or rinse aid refill is needed.

One of the strongest advantages of the Klarstein Amazonia 6 is its excellent performance, even in the fast mode. Reliable and economical – with an annual energy estimate of just 174 kW, it will operate silently throughout night and day, without disturbing your sleep, rest or study.

Pros
  • Excellent results
  • Ideal for small kitchens and households
  • Highly adjustable and easy to operate
  • Economical and silent
  • Value for money
Cons
  • Not suitable for big households

Our Opinion

There are several reasons Klarstein Amazonia 6 Dishwasher has been so popular for the last couple of years. Reliable, powerful, energy-efficient and ideal for small countertops, it will surely cater to your needs, provided you live alone or with your soulmate.

4. Candy CDP2L1049W Slimline A++ Rated Dishwasher

Introduction

The Candy CDP2L1049W is a freestanding, well-designed dishwasher with a capacity of 10 place settings, perfect for medium-sized to larger households.

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At a Glance

  • Brand: CANDY
  • Model: CDP2L1049W
  • Dishwasher Type: Slimline Dishwasher
  • Colour: White
  • Energy Efficiency: A++
  • Dimensions: (H)85.0 x (W)45.0 x (D)60.0
  • Noise Level: 49 dB
  • Number of Place Settings: 10 Place Setting
  • Interior Material: Stainless Steel
  • Annual Energy Cost Based On 15.40p/Unit £31.88
  • Annual Water Consumption: 2520 Litres
  • Quick Wash Time: 29 Minutes
  • Water Consumption: 9 Litres
  • Drain Hose Length: 1 m
  • Power Cable Length: 1.5 m
  • Water Fill Hose Length: 1 m
  • Water Supply: Cold Fill / Up to 60 Degrees
  • Weight: 38.4 Kg
  • Cutlery Tray, Cutlery Basket
  • Adjustable Plate Spikes (Lower Basket)
  • Audible End of Programme
  • Auto 3 in 1 Detection
  • Delay Timer Length: 9 Hours
  • Display Type: LED Indicators
  • Drying Method: Residual Heat
  • Height Adjustable Top Basket
  • Rinse Aid Indicator
  • Salt Level Indicator
  • Interior Material: Stainless Steel
  • Annual Energy Consumption: 207 Kwh
  • Annual Energy Cost Based On 15.40p/Unit: £31.88
  • Annual Water Consumption: 2520 Litres
  • Number of Wash Temperatures: 6
  • Number of Wash Programmes: 5
  • Standard Programmes:
    Economy Wash
    Glass Care / Delicate Programme
    Intensive Cycle
    Pre Rinse
    Quick Wash, Quick Wash Time: 29 Minutes
  • Manufacturer Warranty: 1 Year

Design & Features

The Candy CDP2L1049W dishwasher is designed with versatility in mind.  It is a sleek slimline dishwasher (i. e. smaller than standard-sized dishwashers), made of stainless steel.

It has a capacity of 10 place settings and requires around 9 litres of water for a standard washing cycle – less than most than its competitors. The noise level is a bit higher than the one stated by the manufacturer, around 50dB, but still more than acceptable for a dishwasher of this capacity. equipped with a cutlery tray, adjustable plate spikes, led indicators, a rinse aid indicator and a salt level indicator. Using residual heat as its drying method, its height-adjustable top basket proves very handy with dishes of unusual size.

The 9-hour Delay Timer allows you to choose when you wish to unload your clean dishes and means you decide when the wash should begin. As to the washing programmes:

  • The Economy wash cycle takes less than 3 hours, using low energy.
  • The Intensive cycle takes just around 3 hours.
  • Quick wash takes less than half an hour – amazing time for a dishwasher of this capacity.
  • Glass Care / Delicate Programme is designed specifically for sensitive glassware.
  • Pre Rinse.

The Candy CDP2L1049W calibrates water pressure with precision so that the cleaning power can hone in where desired by electronic control. The magnets control where the sprayers are most needed and direct the correct amount of pressure in the right area at the right time.

The adjustable top basket allows the storage of even more items, especially if you place pans vertically and free up space for other utensils and plates in the lower basket. Similarly, the adjustable plate spikes allow easy loading as you can fold them down to fit in pots and pans or other items.

A few words about the wash cycles.  The upper and lower curved spray arms work together to project powerful jets of water where needed using the exact amount of water for a choice of 40% more cleaning power or 40% more energy efficiency.

The Glass Care technology means you don’t need to worry about expensive crystal or fragile glassware with the Glass Care program. You can just load glasses into a foldable holder while the machine does its work.  Glasses emerge sparkling clean and ready to use.

Note, though, that, as with all budget-friendly dishwashers, the shorter cycles don’t dry the dishes thoroughly.

Last, you got a 9-Hour Delay Timer, which allows you to time when you wish to unload your sparkling dishes, perhaps just in time for a special dinner party.

Pros
  • Superb cleaning & drying
  • Excellent cycle options
  • Adjustable racks
  • Slimline design
  • Excellent price
Cons
  • Shorter cycles don’t dry items properly

Our Opinion

The Candy CDP2L1049W is a stylish Slimline dishwasher with excellent performance – considering its price.  It is economical to run and certainly among the top products of its price range.

5. Candy CDI1LS38S-80 Dishwasher

Introduction

Candy CDI1LS38S-80 is a fully integrated 13-place dishwasher, with 6 pre-set programmes, several handy features, including smart technology, and an energy class efficiency of A+.

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At a Glance

  • Brand: Candy
  • Model: CDI1LS38S_80
  • Colour: White
  • Control Console: Fully Integrated
  • Noise Level: 53 dB
  • Item Dimensions: 55 x 59.6 x 81.8 centimetres
  • Energy Efficiency: A+
  • Type of drying system: Residual heat
  • Adjustable Top basket
  • Weight (kg): 31.9
  • Place settings: 13
  • Smart connectivity: NFC
  • Temperature settings: 4
  • Dimensions: H81.8, W59.6, D55.0cm
  • Number of programmes: 6
  • Programmes:
  • Intensive wash programme
  • Prewash programme
  • Quick wash, 29 minutes
  • Economy programme
  • Rinse aid refill indicator
  • Control type: Touch control
  • Salt refill indicator
  • Delayed start (hrs): 9
  • Display Type: LED
  • Drying performance: A
  • Energy rating: A+
  • Noise level dB(A): 53
  • Cleaning performance rating: A
  • Manufacturer’s guarantee: 10-year parts and 1-year labour
  • Estimated annual energy consumption (kW/year): 295
  • Estimated energy consumption (kWh/cycle): 1.05
  • Estimated annual water consumption (L/year): 3120
  • Colour: Silver
  • Estimated water consumption (L/cycle): 11
  • Filter system
  • Designed to be built-in
  • Overflow protection
  • Cutlery holder
  • Water fill: Cold
  • Residual heat drying

Design & Features

Candy CDI1LS38S-80 is an A+ energy rated model that comes with a 13 place setting capacity and 6 easy to use programmes, being versatile and adjusting to the needs of the average household. Probably the most interesting of all is the intensive 75oC program, which is ideal for sterilizing dishes, pans and baby bottles, exterminating germs, bacteria and other health-endangering factors. Its anti-bacterial and sanitising action is clinically proven that eliminates as much as 99.9% of bacteria.

Featuring Smart Touch NFC connectivity, you can add specialist wash programmes to it, and check useful usage statistics. The voice assistant allows you to operate the dishwasher using your mobile phone.

The Delay Start feature allows you to delay the start of any cycle up to 9 hours – that proves handy when you want the cycle to start when you are away from home.

On the downside, the cutlery holder is at the rear of the lower basket, far too back to allow loading longer cutlery. The noise is a bit louder than other models too – around 53 to 54 dB, which is acceptable but certainly not suitable for operation during rest hours. Aside from these, you can expect efficiency, ease of use, and trouble-free operation.

Pros
  • Ease of use
  • Efficiency
  • Excellent cycle options
  • Reasonable price
  • Smart Touch NFC connectivity
Cons
  • Cutlery holder is at the rear of the lower basket
  • A bit loud

Our Opinion

Boasting efficiency, smart technology and ease of use as its most important traits, the Candy CDI1LS38S-80 is certainly worth your consideration.

6. HOTPOINT HIO3C22WSC Fully Integrated Dishwasher

Introduction

The Hotpoint HIO3C22WSC is a fully-integrated dishwasher that is amazingly quiet, boasts a large capacity of 14 place settings and comes with WiFi connectivity and 9 washing programs.

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At a Glance

  • Brand: Hotpoint
  • Model: HIO3C22WSC
  • Dimensions: 55.5 x 59.5 x 82 cm
  • Weight: 37.5 Kilograms
  • Standard Capacity Cycle: 14 Place Settings
  • Energy Efficiency: A+ (10 Efficiency classes)
  • Noise Level: 42 dB
  • Installation Type: Fully Integrated
  • Colour: Silver
  • Item Weight: 37.5 kg
  • Noise Level: 42 dB
  • Number of Programmes: 9 (Auto Fast, Auto Intensive, Auto Normal, Eco, Express 30′, Sanitizing, Self-Clean, Silent, Soak)
  • Special features:
    Digital display
    Sensor system
    Removable cutlery basket
    Start Timer Delay (Hrs): 12H
    Salt Indicator Light
    Rinse Aid Indicator Light
    Upper Basket Adjustable
    Cutlery Basket
    Cutlery Tray
    Smart (Wi-Fi Connected)
    Adjustable feet
    Adjustable plinth
  • Drying Method: Residual heat drying
  • Minimum Wash Temperature: 70°C
  • Energy Consumption (Kilowatt Hour – Per Cycle): 93kWh
  • Energy Consumption (Kilowatt Hour – Per Annum): 265kWh
  • Water Consumption (Litres – Per Cycle): 9L
  • Water Consumption (Litres – Per Annum): 2520L
  • Washing Performance Rating: A
  • Drying performance rating: A
  • Voltage (Volts): 220-240
  • Frequency (Hertz): 50
  • Power Fuse (Amps): 13A

Design & Features

To start with, Hotpoint HIO3C22WSC is economical to use. It just needs 9 litres of water for each Auto normal cycle and consumes just 0.93kWh per wash Auto normal cycle. Still, its most amazing trait, especially after considering its performance, is how quiet its operation is. With the famed Hotpoint Inverter Motor, the noise level drops at just 42dB. The Counter-Balanced door offers additional safety and has a childproof lock to avoid unwanted accidents.

The 12-hour Delay Timer allows you to choose when you wish to unload your clean dishes and means you decide when the wash should begin. HIO3C22WSC also comes with an impressive array of wash programmes, namely:

  • Eco takes 3 hours 10 minutes using low energy
  • Auto Intensive takes just under 3 hours
  • Auto Normal takes about 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Auto Fast takes 40 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Express takes 30 minutes
  • Silent takes 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Sanitising takes 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Soak takes 12 minutes
  • Self-clean takes 50 minutes

The Inverter Motor calibrates water pressure with precision so that the cleaning power can hone in where desired by electronic control. The magnets control where the sprayers are most needed and direct the correct amount of pressure in the right area at the right time. The Soft Spikes feature allows easy loading as you can fold them down to fit in pots and pans or other items.

The upper and lower curved spray arms work in unison to project powerful jets of water where needed using the exact amount of water for a choice of 40% more cleaning power or 40% more energy efficiency.  The option is yours to select depending on your requirements.

Last, you got a 12-Hour Delay Timer, which allows you to time when you wish to unload your sparkling dishes, perhaps just in time for a special dinner party.

Pros
  • Super quiet
  • Superb cleaning & drying
  • Excellent cycle options
  • Adjustable racks
  • WiFi connectivity
Cons
  • Shorter cycles don’t dry items properly

Our Opinion

The Hotpoint HIO3C22WSC excels at all levels, it is amazingly quiet and is offered an excellent price.

7. Bosch SMS46GI01E Freestanding Dishwasher – The Best Choice

Introduction

The Bosch SMS46GI01E is considered by many the best commercial dishwasher on the market. Let’s see why – if of course you are not intimidated by its price tag.

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At a Glance

  • Brand: Bosch
  • Model: SMS46GI01E
  • Colour: Stainless Steel
  • Installation Type: Freestanding
  • Noise Level: 46 dB
  • Dimensions: 60 x 60 x 84.5 centimetres
  • Energy Efficiency: A++
  • Capacity: 12 Kilograms
  • Annual Energy Consumption: 258 Kilowatt Hours
  • Annual Water Consumption: 2660 litres
  • Noise Level: 46 dB
  • Weight: 100 g
  • Programs: Prewash, glass 40°C, Eco 50°C, 1h 65°C, Intensive 70°C, Car 45 – 65°C
  • Additional Options: Extra Drying, VarioSpeed (Plus), HygienePlus
  • Features: Remaining time display, Start time delay 24h, Refill indicator for salt and rinse aid, Load recognition, Cutlery Basket
  • Security: Child Safety Lock, AquaStop

Design & Features

The best thing about the Bosch SMS46GI01E is its combinations of excellent performance with energy efficiency. Rated with an A++ energy-wise (annual power consumption just 258kWh), and with straight A both in washing and drying performance, the SMS46GI01E features an elegant stainless steel finish and no less than 6 pre-set wash programmes, namely

  • Prewash
  • Glass 40°C
  • Eco 50°C
  • 1h 65°C
  • Intensive 70°C
  • Car 45-65°C

Additional options include extra drying – really handy in certain items and materials, VarioSpeed Plus, and HygienePlus, which is designed to eliminate 99.99% of bacterial and other microorganisms for your flatware.

With a noise level of just 46 dB and a capacity of 12 place settings, it is ideal for families or couples that love to have friends around often. The overall design breathes sophistication and prime quality construction – hence the price. The good thing about it is that it is not just for show-off. All these bells and whistles, including Remaining time display, Start time delay 24h, Refill indicator for salt and rinse aid, Load recognition, cutlery basket, the Security child safety lock, and AquaStop combine and make this dishwasher a breeze to use.

The adjustable top basket allows the storage of even more items, especially if you place pans vertically and free up space for other utensils and plates in the lower basket. Similarly, the adjustable plate spikes allow easy loading as you can fold them down to fit in pots and pans or other items. So, you really have to try to find something wrong with this model. Aside from the price, which is not exactly budget-friendly, we cannot find anything else of significance, except maybe the usual issue with several Bosch models, that is, the complicated instructions. Nothing other than that.

Pros
  • Amazing design
  • Prime construction
  • Advanced features, well-accessorised
  • Easy to use
  • Reasonably priced for its quality
Cons
  • Not budget-friendly
  • Complicated instructions

Our Opinion

Probably the best commercial dishwasher on the market today, the Bosch SMS46GI01E offers its impeccable performance and prime efficiency at a reasonable yet not budget-friendly price.

Dishwasher Buying Guide

Not too many years ago people thought of a dishwasher as a luxury item but with the busy lives that many lead today, the luxury has become a household time-saving convenience that families cannot do without.

Before you rush out and buy a dishwasher there are a few things to be considered.  Besides, you should choose a model to suit your particular needs, and the best way to do that is to consider your circumstances, such as the size of your family, which will allow you to pick the dishwasher with the right capacity for your household.

It goes without saying that you should choose a machine to suit your pocket and it is interesting to note that prices are subject to various things, such as capacity, special functions and energy-saving options. So the user should be prepared to take all this into consideration as the price doesn’t necessarily reflect the performance.

Other factors are the racks and what they will hold, how easy it is to stack and load the machine.  Some racks have fold-down spikes to fit in larger items, other models do not. Cutlery trays are either located on the bottom rack or sometimes on the inside of the door but neither affects washing performance.  These are just personal preferences.

Other than price, here are the biggest factors to consider to help you narrow down your choices.

Cleaning power

One thing is certain: you need to be sure that your dishwasher will indeed do the job. It would be really disappointing if you had to redo the dishes, after spending so much money for a dishwasher or being forced to clean or scrub them a bit before putting them inside the dishwasher.

But don’t all dishwashers perform the same? Actually, no. If you often have really soiled dishes, with a lot of greases or something similar, you should make sure that the dishwasher you plan to buy has one or more programs specially configured for such soiling. In addition, if you have glassware that is really sensitive, check out for specialised program too.

Most dishwashers have some version of the following programs and cycle:

  • Normal: a full load of dishes with the usual amount of food dirt. This cycle is used for energy and sound ratings.
  • Express: designed to wash faster lightly soiled dishes, or even a smaller load.
  • Auto: using a set of sensors, it adjusts the cycle time based on the load and the amount of dirt.
  • Heavy: it is designed for big cookware or dishes with persistent dirt.
  • China: it uses a lower water pressure to make sure it doesn’t cause any damage to the surface of fragile dishes, china, or delicate glasses.

Naturally, each brand may use different nomenclature for each of these cycles and programs. If you are not sure about the meaning, check the manual to make sure that your dishwasher is capable of.

Drying is of equal importance too, especially if you have a busy schedule and you don’t want to devote time in whipping the dishes.

Please bear in mind that cleaning power is not always correlated with the price. You can find economic dishwashers that do a great job, and expensive ones that fail your expectations. True, most manufacturers will claim that both cleaning and drying are great in their machine, so the best way to ascertain the truth is through reviews and customer feedback.

Energy Consumption

Dishwashers bear an energy efficiency rating and mention in their specs their estimated annual energy consumption.

Avoid anything that is below A+. Dishwashers with a delay start feature also save energy, allowing the user to run the dishwasher at a time of the day when electricity is cheaper – after midnight for example.

Noise level

The dishwasher’s noise level is a very important factor, especially if you plan to use your dishwasher during the night or work many hours at home.

Now, this is a feature that is usually directly connected with the price. Silent operation does come at a premium. Still, nowadays, even relatively cheap models are significantly quieter than older ones.

Noise level ratings stated on the package by the manufacturer are, more or less, reliable. Anything below 55 is pretty acceptable, but do note that if you are in the same room while they operate, you will have to raise your voice a bit. A noise level below 50 is barely noticeable in an adjacent room, and will surely not wake up a child or disturb you during your work.

Type of Dishwasher

You got two options here, the built-in dishwasher or the free-standing. This obviously depends on your kitchen characteristics. Just make sure to check the dimensions before making the purchase.

Capacity

What does capacity mean? Well, a 6-8 standard place setting dishwasher is suitable for 2-3 people.  Whereas a 12-place setting is for a smaller household and a 13 place for a medium household and so on.

In spite of the fact that most dishwashers are 24 inches wide, their capacity varies, so check the capacity, not just the dimensions.

We hope this article will help you choose the dishwasher that is right for your household.