Are you looking for the best-integrated dishwasher for a new kitchen? Or perhaps your dishwasher has broken down & dishes are piling up? Either way, if you need a new integrated or built-in dishwasher – you’re in the right place. Alternatively, take a look at the best freestanding dishwashers.
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The choice can be overwhelming
Currently, finding the right model, at the right price that’s also available, is anything but easy. It can be very time-consuming. The good news is that there are good dishwashers out there for under £500. However, should you opt to spend more on a premium machine, expect superior features, quieter operation & a longer warranty.
Pay less for a good dishwasher – not the other way around!
A new kitchen is never cheap. And it’s easy to end up overpaying for cheap appliances, that simply get added into the overall bill. Nobody should underestimate the importance of getting the right dishwasher, but turning hundreds of specifications into a quality shortlist, ranked by price, takes time.
Choosing the best built-in dishwasher
Fortunately, Verum has done the research. Specifications have been assessed, opinions gauged and independent tests evaluated to give you considered recommendations – ranked by price. Starting from around £300 up to a grand…
Best Integrated Dishwasher under £300
This Beko dishwasher will get your dishes clean and it’s super cheap! The internal design ticks all the boxes. Rather than add additional features, Beko has clearly focused on doing the basics well, at a great price.
The washing and drying credentials are good, both rated ‘A’. And yes, it’s capacious inside designed for thirteen place settings. Internally, by using a cutlery basket instead of a tray, there’s more room for taller glasses and bigger plates. As with any new dishwasher, a new configuration can take a little getting used to, but the layout makes good sense.
Quieter than your old dishwasher?
It’s a little noisier than more expensive Verum recommended models, but it’s probably quieter than your old dishwasher. The A++ energy rating is good for its class & even matches models costing significantly more. So if you choose the Beko, you should be looking forward to a quieter dishwasher that’s also cheaper to run.
It’s possible to spend ten times this on a dishwasher and although you’ll get a better machine by spending big, you certainly won’t get ten times the value. If you’re looking for an affordable integrated built-in dishwasher – buy the Beko DIN15R20.
WATER USAGE 12.9L | ENERGY RATING A+ | PLACE SETTINGS 13 | CUTLERY Basket | DRYING RATING A | NOISE 49dB | QUICK WASH 30 mins | WARRANTY 1 Year
Beko | Verdict price £249 | Check best price on AO.com
Best Integrated Dishwasher under £400
This fully integrated dishwasher from Hotpoint, stands out for all the right reasons. It’s great at cleaning dishes, has a decent specification and it’s highly regarded by owners.
Above all else, your new dishwasher must clean & dry your plates, pans & cutlery well & this model from Hotpoint gets an ‘A’ rating for both cleaning & drying. This is a given for most premium machines, but an important pass mark at the budget end of the market.
Dishwasher – Cutlery basket or tray?
The Hotpoint has a third pull-out tray, for cutlery, instead of a basket. This has become standard on most expensive models, but certainly isn’t the norm for built-in dishwashers costing under £450. A tray does take some getting used to, but for most of it’s a better option. The cutlery tends to get cleaner & with no basket, there’s more space on the lower rack for dishes, pots & pans (14 place settings).
This dishwasher is quieter than most & with a few decibels making a big difference, you will definitely notice the difference. The middle rack is height adjustable, which means you can adapt this dishwasher to suit your crockery.
For an integrated dishwasher costing under £450, the Hotpoint Ultima comes highly recommended.
WATER USAGE 9.5L | ENERGY RATING A++ | PLACE SETTINGS 14 | CUTLERY Tray | DRYING RATING A | NOISE 46dB | QUICK WASH 60 mins | WARRANTY 1 Year
Hotpoint HIC3C26WF | Verdict price £449 | Check best price on AO.com
Best Integrated Dishwasher under £500
Bosch Serie 4 SMV46GX01G
This Bosch dishwasher is a best seller. And for good reason. Above all else, it’s great at cleaning & drying dishes. Plus, it’s reasonably quiet & comes with the Bosch brand reputation & warranty.
Flexible space for your dishes
This dishwasher is designed for your dishes. The space inside is truly flexible and adaptable, to suit your dishes. The upper shelf can be raised or lowered, enabling bigger plates below or increased vertical capacity, on the top, for tall glasses. The plate racks can be folded flat (if required) & the cutlery basket can go almost anywhere on the bottom shelf. Plus there’s a fold down knife rack.
The six programme range has a good auto wash – perfect for daily use. Plus, hygiene, eco, pre-rinse, glass & quick wash settings for specific requirements.
Additional standout features include a timer light & flood protection. The timer light shines a red dot onto your floor showing that the dishwasher is on – especially useful with a quiet dishwasher). Plus, the flood protection system shuts off the water supply should the machine develop a fault. Hopefully, never used but very effective if required.
There’s a quality feel to the Bosch dishwasher and with a two-year full warranty, there’s justification in spending the extra cash. If you’re looking for a quality integrated dishwasher at a good price, choose the Bosch Serie 4 SMV46GX01G.
WATER USAGE 10L | ENERGY RATING A++ | PLACE SETTINGS 12 | CUTLERY Basket | DRYING RATING A | NOISE 48dB | QUICK WASH 29 mins | WARRANTY 2 Year
Bosch SMV46GX01G | Verdict price £459 | Check best price on AO.com
Best Bosch Built-in Dishwasher
Serie 4 SMV46NX00G
Bosch dishwashers may cost a little more but with a reputation for quality, there’s good justification in making the investment. This Bosch Serie 4 has an excellent specification and all the must-have features.
Best Dishwasher with Cutlery Tray
This best buy integrated Bosch dishwasher has a capacious, 14 place settings. This comparative measure is useful & clearly big is better. But every household has different crockery and to make sure everything fits, internal flexibility is key.
The top tray on this model handles all the cutlery & as with no cutlery basket, there’s much more space on the bottom rack. The middle shelf can be moved up & down to accommodate your plates, glasses etc. This flexibility means you can adjust the internals to suit you & your crockery making this machine, quick & easy to stack & empty.
What setting should I put my dishwasher on?
Most of us use the same settings for every wash. That’s ok, with this model from Bosch, as the auto programme regulates the quantity of water, temperature and time required to get everything clean and dry. Plus, a light shines on the floor to tell you when this built-in dishwasher on and more importantly, when it’s finished. There are 6 programmes and 3 special options. These include a 70-degree hygiene setting, a glass protection programme and an ‘Extra Dry’ setting. This makes it easy to make sure everything comes out exactly as you want it, every time.
Best Buy Bosch
As you would expect, this integrated Bosch dishwasher has the highest A rating for both cleaning and drying. Plus all the necessary settings and internal flexibility make it a great option for any family. There are cheaper Bosch dishwashers, but this model does take a step up in quality. Differences, such as a stainless steel interior, rather than plastic, will make a difference over time.
For added peace of mind, there’s a flood protection system, child lock and a two-year warranty.
This is a quality integrated dishwasher, exceptional value and a great buy for around six hundred quid.
WATER USAGE 9.5L | ENERGY RATING A++ | PLACE SETTINGS 14 | CUTLERY Tray | DRYING RATING A | NOISE 46dB | QUICK WASH 60 mins | WARRANTY 2 Year
Bosch Serie 4 | Verdict price £599 | Check best price on AO.com
Best Integrated Dishwasher under £800
Siemens IQ-500 SN658D00MG
This Siemens IQ-500 comes highly recommended. It cleans everything brilliantly, uses clever technology to get your dishes dry & it’s near silent. Plus, a host of features give this model from Siemens true standout status.
Who makes the best dishwashers?
Siemens, Bosch and Neff are all brands from the same company. While there are differences, there’s also shared technology and efficiencies that consumers can benefit from. One of these technologies is Zeolith drying. This uses a natural mineral, Zeolite, which absorbs moisture and converts it to heat. Once the IQ-500 has finished washing your dishes, the drying cycle starts. Moisture drawn off your dishes is converted into hot air within the Zeolite chamber. This is then blown through the machine to further dry all the dishes effectively, achieving high temperatures without the normally associated electricity cost. This Siemens dishwasher gets the A+++ energy rating.
The racks have lots of adjustments, meaning you can adapt the space to fit everything from saucepans to long stem wine glasses. A range of programmes means that this Siemens dishwasher is gentle on glass, tough on pans and should you require, will increase the rinse temperature to 70 degrees. This eliminates 99.99% of bacteria & germs – ideal for babies bottles.
Integrated dishwasher with time-light
As integrated dishwashers have the controls hidden, it’s often hard to know how long the cycle has to run. The Siemens IQ-500 resolves this issue by beaming a LED countdown display onto the floor – clearly showing the time remaining.
Regardless of whether you’re installing a newly fitted kitchen or replacing an old integrated dishwasher, The Siemens IQ-500 doesn’t have any negatives. This integrated dishwasher truly stands out as the overall Verum Best Buy.
WATER USAGE 9.5L | ENERGY RATING A+++ | PLACE SETTINGS 14 | CUTLERY Tray | DRYING RATING A | NOISE 44dB | QUICK WASH 60 mins | WARRANTY 2 Year
Siemens IQ-500 | Verdict price £729 | Check best price on AO.com
What is the decibel level of a quiet dishwasher?
There are plenty of noisy dishwashers on the market. It’s worth avoiding anything over 55dB. Spend more for models ranging from around 46dB down to 42dB. Decibels (dB) increase logarithmically. For dishwashers, think about 55dB being approximately double the intensity/loudness of 45dB. If you would rather not hear the dishwasher cleaning your dishes choose either the Bosch or Siemens.
Best Buy Built-In Dishwashers
Good budget choice
Beko DIN15R20 | Verdict price £249
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Bosch SMV46GX01G | Verdict price £459
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Best Bosch with Cutlery Tray
Bosch SMV46NX00G | Verdict price £599
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Siemens IQ-500 | Verdict price £729
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Why Spend More?
Spending more gets you a better, quieter dishwasher.
Verum considered numerous models in the research process. The most expensive costing an eye-watering £2500. Spending this much certainly gets you a great specification. However, it’s not 10x better than the Verum recommended Beko. The budget models here are great value for money, but should you want premium features & near-silent operation, choose the recommended models from Bosch or Siemens. They do everything an excellent dishwasher should.
Worth the investment?
The premium models will clean & dry your dishes efficiently. They’ll make less noise than cheaper models. And have excellent internal capacity & flexibility. Respected German engineering, gives these machine a quality feel and brand heritage that indicates that these dishwashers are built to last – arguably justifying the investment.