How to choose the best dishwasher for you

21 How To Choose Dishwasher

Your home, plus your lifestyle, plus your family. See what sort of dishwasher they add up to.

Our tips for finding the best dishwasher on the market for you.

Go for a full-size, 60cm-wide dishwasher if:

  • Your family is medium-sized or large: a full-size dishwasher washes 12–14 place settings

  • You cook most meals from scratch

  • You’re looking at a built-in, partially built-in or free-standing dishwasher.

Choose a 45cm-wide slimline dishwasher if:

  • You don’t have much spare cupboard space in your kitchen

  • There are only two or three people in your household

  • You don’t have enough dishes to fill a full-size dishwasher (a slimline model can hold 8–10 place settings)

  • You’re looking at a built-in, partially built-in or free-standing dishwasher.

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Opt for an integrated dishwasher if:

  • You’re renovating your kitchen

  • You want to make best use of limited space

  • You prefer a streamlined look, with appliances behind cupboard doors

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Pick a countertop dishwasher if:

  • You have no spare cupboard space in your kitchen

  • There are only two or three people in your household

  • You’re renting your home and you can’t install one

  • You need a dishwasher to suit your caravan or mobile home.

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