Dishwasher buying guide

Dishwashers make an indispensable addition to every household, saving you time and money and providing a far more hygienic alternative to washing up by hand. We'll talk you through dishwasher sizes including freestanding vs. integrated designs, advanced features, energy efficiency and other features to help you find the appliance that suits your family, home and lifestyle.

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Why buy a dishwasher?

It's more hygienic

Dishwashers can achieve water temperatures up to 70°C, killing more bacteria and sparing your hands from being scalded. They can help keep your sink and worktop clear of dirty dishes, which can be stored inside prior to washing.

It saves you money

Dishwashers can use as little as 6 litres of water per cycle, which is good news for both your household bills and the environment. With energy ratings improving to A+++, the cost of running a dishwasher can be as low as 37p per cycle.

It saves you time

By using a dishwasher you won't have to spend time over the sink after every meal, allowing you to get on with other things and saving you as much as 16 hours per month.

Freestanding dishwashers

The most common type of dishwasher, a freestanding model can be easy to position in your home, giving you the option of placing it freely in your kitchen or laundry room. They're also easy to transport if you move house. The front door remains completely visible, and they come in a range of colours to suit your taste. A variety of place setting capacities are available to suit any home or budget. Choosing a slimmer freestanding dishwasher is ideal for smaller kitchens or homes where space is limited, such as in apartment buildings. Most freestanding dishwashers are designed to fit under a standard-height worktop.

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Integrated dishwashers

Give your kitchen a dedicated washing up appliance by installing an integrated dishwasher. While it will be fixed into your kitchen furniture, you can position it near the sink to make loading easier and plumbing more straightforward. Integrated dishwashers are fully concealed behind a matching fascia to give your kitchen a smooth, seamless appearance

You'll also have the option of a semi-integrated model, which is partially concealed but keeps the control panel visible and directly accessible.

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