We all love the convenience of dishwashers – they keep our kitchen essentials clean and sparkling, while sparing us the hassle of washing up.
However, they're high-cost items and when shopping for a new one, you want to know you'll be getting your money's worth. That's why we've done the hard work for you and compiled our top 12 dishwashing appliances, from big-name brands like Bosch, Hotpoint, Hisense and Beko.
Spanning integrated and freestanding designs, most of our list includes dishwashers under £400, each able to make light work of cleaning pots, pans, glassware, cutlery and crockery.
Keep in mind during your online browsing how much kitchenware you need your new dishwasher to fit, as this can vary between models and brands.
Don't forget about energy efficiency, too. This can be discovered via the energy rating on every dishwasher (this will be between A and G, the most commonly seen are B and C) – which can help lower your energy bills and impact on the environment.
The best freestanding and integrated dishwashers
Bosch Serie 2 SMS2ITW08G Freestanding Dishwasher | £379 from John Lewis
This spacious appliance is able to wash kitchenware from 12 meals, or multiple plates and cutlery for three to four people, making it ideal for small families. It has a quieter noise level of 50 decibels so it won't wake up the neighbours with early morning scheduled washes. Along with this, it boasts six automatic programs, a height-adjustable top basket, and smart connectivity – allowing it to be operated via your smartphone.
SAMSUNG DW60M5050FS/EU Full-size Dishwasher | £366 from Currys
This Samsung dishwasher is designed for medium-sized households with 13 place settings. It also comes with overflow protection, where it will automatically shut off the water supply if an internal system breaks down, and therefore prevent any water damage. Additionally, it has a half-load program when you just have a few dishes to wash and a 55-minute quick for when you're short on time.
Beko DIN15X20 Fully Integrated Dishwasher | £289 from John Lewis
This integrated dishwasher has five programs, a half-load function, a 13-place setting capacity and a Quick & Shine feature which takes just 58 minutes to wash a full load. It also has a removable sliding cutlery basket and an overflow safety anti-flood device.
Hisense HS60240BUK Freestanding Standard Dishwasher | £292.97 from Amazon
This black dishwasher comes highly rated by Amazon shoppers. One said: "Looks great, does the job well, very quiet, easy to use. Great value for money." Made from stainless steel, it has a 39-minute fast cleaning mode, and an eco-program to help save energy, water and money.
Belling FDW120 Freestanding Dishwasher | £224.99 from Amazon
This budget-friendly dishwasher is less than £250 – ideal if you're looking to keep costs low. It can fit 12 place settings, has five programs – including Intensive, Economy and Rapid Wash – and comes with three temperatures.
Hotpoint HFC3C26WCBUK 13 Place, Fullsize Dishwasher | £389 from Very
One satisfied Very shopper said of this Hotpoint appliance: "This shiny superhero was delivered to me last week...the first time I have bought any type of 'the best of the best' product. He is AMAZING! He is so silent, I have on a couple of occasions, had to lean in, head below the worktop, to hear if he was actually working. He even opens himself up at the end of doing his job, so that the steam can escape, so the dishes dry quicker. 100% recommend. 100% would buy this again."
Neff N30 S153HAX02G Fully Integrated Dishwasher | £548 from John Lewis
This integrated model can speedily clean fine china, iron cast pans, and your everyday kitchenware. You can also control it remotely via the Home Connect app, favourite your most-used programs and adjust the top basket to fit more in if you need.
KENWOOD KDW60S20 Full-size Dishwasher | £259 from Currys
This has 12 place settings, eight wash programs – one of which takes just 30 minutes in quick wash mode – and is very quiet. It's perfect for smaller houses or flats as it won't bother your neighbours (or you).
Beko DVN04320B 13-Place Full Size Freestanding Dishwasher | £269 from Very
This dishwasher has a 13-place setting capacity, four programs including a 30-minute cycle, flexible loading capability with a removable, sliding cutlery basket and folding cup-racks, and child lock.
Whirlpool WSFE2B19XUKN Slimline Dishwasher | £399 from AO
This slimline dishwasher will fit comfortably under narrower cabinet spaces so it best suits smaller kitchens with limited room. It has a 10-place setting capacity, a 25-minute quick wash feature and static drying, to dry your dishes using heat from each cycle.
Smeg DFFABCR Standard Dishwasher | £1,329 from AO
The most expensive one on our list is from Smeg, not just because of its aesthetically pleasing design. It has a B energy rating, a 27-minute quick wash program for time-conscious users, room for 13 place settings, and a cutlery basket.
Indesit DSFE1B10SUK Slimline Dishwasher | £280 from Argos
This is ideal for smaller households and according to one customer review: "We've had the dishwasher 3 weeks and so far it has performed really well. It holds a lot and is perfect for a household of 2-3. We have used the eco and 40 degree programs and had great results with both."