Buy a dishwasher

Looking for a new dishwasher? Here you can read everything you need to know about buying a dishwasher. We’ll also explain in detail how to find the dishwasher that’s right for you, as well as the most frequently asked questions about buying one. 

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Buy a new dishwasher

Find the best dishwasher by doing our quick decision guide

There are many aspects to consider when buying a new dishwasher, sometimes one of them is extra important. With so many different dishwashers on the market, we understand that you may want to look more closely at what you need. To be able to better focus on a new dishwasher, the following is useful to know: A dishwasher can be divided into three categories, namely: Built-in, undermount and freestanding dishwashers.

Before you can continue your search for a new dishwasher, you first have to choose which type of dishwasher you would like to have in your home. We’ve listed information for each type of dishwasher so you can make the best choice.

Built-in dishwasher

Is installed behind a kitchen cabinet and under the kitchen worktop. View the top 5 best undercounter dishwashers of 2022 here

Built-in dishwasher

Is installed behind a kitchen cabinet and under the kitchen worktop. View the top 5 best undercounter dishwashers of 2022 here

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Types of built-in dishwashers

Would you like a built-in dishwasher? A built-in dishwasher is neatly integrated into your kitchen or another cabinet so that you don’t have a separate appliance in your room. The big advantage is that the new dishwasher then blends in perfectly with the current interior of your home! A built-in dishwasher can be divided into three different categories, namely:

A undermount, semi and fully integrated dishwasher. Below, we provide information about these three different types of built-in dishwashers. By clicking on the buttons you will see the top 5 best dishwashers within that category!

Fully integrated dishwashers

This model is completely installed under the kitchen worktop and behind one of the kitchen cabinets. View the top 5 best fully integrated dishwashers of 2022 here

Semi Integrated Dishwashers

This model is tucked under the kitchen worktop and will be partially behind a front panel. You'll only see the control panel at the top. View the top 5 best semi integrated dishwashers of 2022 here

Undermount dishwashers

This model is only placed under the kitchen worktop. So you will still see the entire front of the dishwasher. View the top 5 best under counter dishwashers of 2022 here

Fully integrated dishwashers

This model is completely installed under the kitchen worktop and behind one of the kitchen cabinets. View the top 5 best fully integrated dishwashers of 2022 here

Semi Integrated Dishwashers

This model is tucked under the kitchen worktop and will be partially behind a front panel. You'll only see the control panel at the top. View the top 5 best semi integrated dishwashers of 2022 here

Undermount dishwashers

This model is only placed under the kitchen worktop. So you will still see the entire front of the dishwasher. View the top 5 best under counter dishwashers of 2022 here

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Type of dishwasher

What kind of dishwasher are you looking for? A built-in dishwasher, a freestanding dishwasher, or an undermounted dishwasher?
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Noise level dishwasher

A quiet dishwasher makes little noise when washing wet dishes. Is your dishwasher located near your living room? Then consider a quiet dishwasher.
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Dishwasher price

Of course, how much maximum you want to pay for your dishwasher is entirely up to your budget. A more expensive dishwasher will almost always have a longer lifespan than a cheaper one.
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Dishwasher size

A large family requires a larger dishwasher, and also a higher number of place settings. A smaller family will suffice with a dishwasher with a smaller number of place settings.
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Energy consumption dishwasher

An energy-saving dishwasher has energy label A, B or C and uses less water and energy. When you invest in an energy-efficient dishwasher, you almost always recoup this investment.
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Dishwashers for the size of your household

If you have a large household it is convenient to be able to put a lot of dirty dishes in the dishwasher. This also applies the other way around, if you have a small family then you don’t need such a large dishwasher.

To help you with this, we have made a list of the best dishwashers for a large or small family. Click on the button below to view the 5 best dishwashers for your family!

Dishwasher brands

Choosing a dishwasher is not always easy. There are many different brands offering dishwashers and within these brands there are also many different models. This can make choosing a dishwasher very difficult.

To help you in your search for a new dishwasher, we tested the best dishwasher brands of 2022. Our top 9 can be found below! By clicking on the brand, we will show you the top 5 best dishwashers within that brand.

Choose additional features

In addition to the type, brand or size of your dishwasher, you can also choose additional features that the dishwasher may possess. For example, do you think it’s important that a dishwasher doesn’t consume much electricity and water? Then it’s best to choose an energy-efficient model. Or if your dishwasher is next to the living room where you are always watching TV, it is not convenient if it makes a lot of noise. Then it’s convenient to choose a quiet dishwasher. There are a number of additional features to choose from.

By clicking on the feature you are looking for you will be directed to a page where we show you the top 5 best dishwashers with these features. The dishwashers in this top 5 score very highly in tests that have been carried out on them. They have been tested for: build quality, wash quality, ease of use, lifetime, price-performance ratio, the reviews of current users and much more. So you can be sure that you have a good dishwasher in the house!

What to look for when buying a dishwasher

Before buying a new dishwasher, it’s helpful to know what to look for. To help you with this, we have compiled a list of the most important things people should look for when buying a dishwasher:

Type of dishwasher

Before buying a dishwasher, you need to decide what type of dishwasher you want to buy. A dishwasher can be divided into two main categories:

Freestanding dishwasher: A freestanding dishwasher is an appliance that one usually places loose in a kitchen or utility room. The exterior of these machines are usually white or stainless steel.

Built-in dishwasher: A built-in dishwasher is not something you put in the kitchen on its own, but you build it into your kitchen. This way, the dishwasher fits perfectly into your interior and blends very nicely into your kitchen.

Type of built-in dishwasher

A built-in dishwasher also has three subcategories, namely:

  1. Fully integrated dishwasher: These dishwashers are completely installed in your kitchen. A front panel is placed on the front of the dishwasher that is exactly the same as the rest of the kitchen cabinets. This way, the dishwasher blends perfectly into your interior. The control panel of a fully integrated dishwasher is on the inside.
  2. Semi integrated dishwasher: These dishwashers are fully installed in your kitchen with a front panel just like a fully integrated dishwasher. The only difference is that a semi integrated dishwasher has a control panel on the front that you can see. This control panel is usually on the top and is around 10 to 15 inches. The advantage of this is that you can control the dishwasher from the outside.
  3. Undermount dishwasher: These dishwashers are only installed under the kitchen worktop. The dishwasher will not have a front panel, so you will be facing the dishwasher’s own appearance. However, you can control these dishwashers from the front.

Scale sizes

It’s also helpful to look at the noise level of the dishwasher. If your dishwasher is right next to your living room, it’s not convenient if you can’t hear the television at night. The noise level can be divided into three categories:

  1. Quiet: 43 dB or less
  2. Normal: 44-48 dB
  3. Loud: 48 dB or more

At first glance, the difference between 43 and 48 dB does not seem like much, but it is good to know that the sound doubles every 3 decibels. So there really is a difference between 43 and 48 decibels!

Energy label

Besides the noise level, it is also useful to look at the energy label of the dishwasher. If you do not take this into account, you could end up buying a dishwasher with energy class e. This is not only bad for the environment, but also for your own wallet!

With a dishwasher with energy label a you will spend 36 euros annually on water energy costs, this is about 110 euros for a dishwasher with energy label F. With an energy-efficient dishwasher you can save up to 74 euros annually. Over its entire lifetime, you can thus save around 851 euros! So it’s not only good for the environment but also for your own wallet!

Number of place settings

With a dishwasher, the ‘payload’ is not indicated by the number of kilograms as with a washing machine, but by the number of couverts. A couverts is used as a unit to represent the size of the load of a dishwasher. A couverts is in fact a set of eating utensils for one meal for one person. So, for example, this is a plate, cup, cutlery, mug, bowl and glass.

Usually, you choose a dishwasher based on the number of place settings. You can use the following as a starting point:

  1. Household with 1 or 2 people: 6 to 10 place settings.
  2. Household with 3 or 4 persons: 11 to 13 place settings.
  3. Household with 5 or more persons: 14 to 15 place settings.

Frequently asked questions about buying a dishwasher

What is the best dishwasher?

The best dishwasher has top-class build quality and top-class wash quality. It also has the highest possible energy label, namely energy label A, which means it uses little energy and water. Usually, dishwashers from Miele, Siemens and Bosch come out best in the test. Looking for a good quality dishwasher? Then choose a dishwasher from the brands listed above.

What is the average lifespan of a dishwasher?

The lifespan of a dishwasher is on average 11.5 years.

Where to buy a dishwasher?

You can buy a dishwasher online on a web shop or in a store. However, ordering your dishwasher online has some great advantages, namely: you can compare a lot of models at the same time, most online shops have the dishwasher delivered for free and sometimes install it completely in its place. An example of reputable companies where you can order a dishwasher online are coolblue.com and bol.com.

What is a good cheap dishwasher?

A cheap dishwasher costs less than €400 euros. If you are looking for a good cheap dishwasher, always pay attention to the build and wash quality. These details determine the life of the dishwasher and how well it washes dirty dishes clean. You should also make sure that the cheap dishwasher does not have a very low energy label.

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What kind of built-in dishwasher do I need?

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