Features To Look For When Buying A New Dishwasher

Danielle Johnson

Rub a dub dub! Worrying about which dishwasher to buy? Buying a dishwasher can be a perplexing issue as there are so many factors to consider, including features, size, budget and looks, but worry not, help is at hand. Wash your hands of worry – we’ve got the inside track on the best dishwashers to buy. From those that are quick to those that are energy efficient, we’ll give you the low down on the best ones to look out for:

Your Top Models

Looking for the best price stainless dishwasher? Then the Russell Hobbs RHDW3SS 60cm Wide Stainless Steel Dishwasher is a top choice, for it’s a full size free standing model from a well respected brand capable of washing up to 12 place settings at once.  However, if you like to entertain and want more capacity then try the KENWOOD KDW60X16 Full-size Dishwasher – Stainless Steel, which fits a whopping 14 place settings and has a great energy efficiency rating too. This Kenwood is potentially the best dishwasher for the price range that you’ll find, plus it’s a practical and family friendly model too.

The BOSCH SMS25AI00G Full-size Dishwasher – Silver scrubs up well when compared to the competition, having garnered praise from users for its ability to wash even difficult dishes well – however, you won’t find the flexibility you have with some other models as only the top rack adjusts. But, if you are always reaching for the tea towel when putting away the crockery from your current dishwasher, this could be a contender, providing a hassle free experience with its extra dry option.

Next, up the SMEG DFD6132X-1 Full-size Dishwasher – Silver; a full size model that fits 13 place settings and has a useful seven cycles including an eco wash and a rapid wash that’s a convenient 27 minutes long – perfect for our hectic modern lifestyles. Plus, you can make the most of the space given the adjustable racking. All of these features add up to a dishwasher that performs well, is quiet, practical and easy to use too.

Your Top Models

Sleek And Slim

Stainless steel dishwasher prices vary from model to model, but there are some great deals available. For a slimline style look to the Hotpoint SIUF32120X, a neat stainless steel dishwasher that will fit neatly into almost any kitchen at just 45cm wide. Despite its small dimensions, it can fit a substantial ten place settings, plus it has a praiseworthy nine settings including a practical 25 minute quick wash and a soak programme, meaning it has some of the best special cycles available.  If cleanliness is your watchword, then this could be the model for you, despite its small stature.

Cost Effective Choices

Your lowest price stainless steel dishwasher is likely to be the INDESIT DFG15B1S Full-size Dishwasher – Silver; in fact, any model from this manufacturer is likely to prove very cost effective. What’s more, you’ll be able to fit an impressive 13 place settings into this dishwasher, and the adjustable racks means you can wash large or irregular shaped objects easily – which is always a plus. Though you’ll only have a choice of five washing cycles, these have been chosen well and include a cycle for heavily soiled items and a rapid rinse cycle perfect for glasses. If the cost of stainless steel dishwasher is a concern, this may well be your preferred model.

The Montpellier DW1254S 60cm 12 Place Dishwasher in Silver A++ is another excellent choice if budget is your chief concern, plus it has an excellent energy efficiency and a washing performance up there with the best. You won’t have any problem clearing up after a dinner party as it can fit 12 place settings, plus this dishwasher has been praised for its ease of use – so a winner all round.

Cost Effective Choices

Wash Your Hands Of Washing Up

Be all washed up, when it comes to washing up, when you choose one of these models. Buy any of these dishwashers so that you can stack, wash and go – so everything can come out in the wash and you don’t have to worry.

Wash Your Hands Of Washing Up


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