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Want to buy the best dishwasher of 2022? We’ve tested and compared them all! See the best tested built-in, freestanding and undermount dishwashers. 

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The best dishwasher of 2022

If you’re buying a new dishwasher, you obviously want the best. Fortunately, we’ve made a selection of the best dishwashers of 2022. We took into account several features such as build quality, energy consumption, the amount of dirty dishes you can put away and any extra features that increase ease of use.

The most important feature is of course the price/quality ratio, so we avoid having only the most expensive dishwashers in the top 5. Dishwashers can be divided into 3 categories, namely: freestanding, built-in and undermount dishwashers. By clicking on the button, we will show you the top 5 best dishwashers that you are looking for!

Built-in dishwashers

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

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The best freestanding dishwasher of 2022

A freestanding dishwasher is a dishwasher that is placed separately in the kitchen. The exterior of this model is usually neatly finished and often has a white or stainless steel color. Are you looking for a freestanding dishwasher?

Below we have listed the 5 best freestanding dishwashers of 2022 for you! We have reviewed these models on various components such as build quality, energy consumption, price to quality ratio and much more!

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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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The best built-in dishwasher of 2022

A built-in dishwasher is a dishwasher that you can have built into your kitchen (or another cabinet). The dishwasher is neatly concealed behind the cabinets, so you can perfectly blend the dishwasher into your interior.

Curious about the best built-in dishwashers of 2022? Then take a look below! We have tested these models on their build quality, washing quality, price-performance ratio, ease of use and much more! The best undercounter dishwasher in the test

The best undercounter dishwasher of 2022

A built-in dishwasher is placed under the kitchen worktop. This dishwasher does not use a front panel, so you will always see the dishwasher door. However, it is still possible to operate the dishwasher using the buttons on the front. Looking for the best under counter dishwasher of 2022? 

Below you will find a list of the best tested undercounter dishwashers. Our team of dishwasher experts has tested these models on: build quality, wash quality, ease of use, price, and much more. Take a look now!

What to look for when buying a dishwasher

When you go to buy a dishwasher, you naturally always have a number of requirements in mind. Not only should your dishes come out clean and dry, you also want a good dishwasher that doesn’t use too much water and energy. Here you will find all the features you should look for when buying a new dishwasher, so you can be sure you don’t forget anything!

The dimensions

Especially with undercounter and built-in dishwashers, it is very important to pay attention to the dimensions. The appliance should fit precisely under your kitchen worktop and have no empty space at the side.

If you have a smaller kitchen, we recommend you look at a compact dishwasher or a mini dishwasher. This will allow you to make the most of a small space.

The connections

A dishwasher uses water and electricity, so you need to make sure your kitchen has the right connections. If there aren’t any, you can sometimes use PVC pipes to make a branch, so you’re not immediately lost if the connections aren’t there yet.

It can also mean that a built-in dishwasher is not possible in your kitchen and you still have to look for the best freestanding dishwasher. Always find out before you start your search.

Control panel location

With a built-in dishwasher, the control panel is often on the inside of the dishwasher, so you can only operate the appliance when you open the door. You should also note that while the dishwasher is running, you won’t be able to see how long the program will last.

If the control panel is on the outside, you should remember that you can see the dishwasher. It will not blend in with the design of the rest of your kitchen. Sometimes there is a light on the bottom that projects this information onto the floor, but this is not easily visible on every floor type.

The number of place settings

On average, a dishwasher can hold between 10 and 12 place settings, which means there’s room for that many plates, glasses and cutlery sets. For large households, the best dishwasher is equipped with enough place settings so that all the dishes will always fit.

The opposite is also true, a narrow dishwasher or a compact model is just right for small households that don’t have that many dirty dishes. This prevents you from having to run a half load too often.

Additional features

The best dishwasher has plenty of features that make it easier for you to get your dirty dishes clean. For example, a dishwasher with a delayed start option is very handy if you want your dishwasher to start running only when you’re not home. Other options such as an eco program or a special program that allows you to wash fragile glasses or large pans is also worth looking into.

Placement of cutlery

As for your cutlery, it can be placed in the dishwasher in two ways. In a separate cutlery drawer at the top of the unit or in a cutlery basket in the bottom drawer.

With the first option, you don’t have to bend over as much and you keep more room for other dishes in the bottom drawer. A cutlery basket washes your cutlery upright, and when you remove the basket from the drawer, you can easily put your clean cutlery back away.

Frequently asked questions about dishwashers

Despite the fact that a large number of households in the Netherlands have a dishwasher in their home, there are still many questions about the appliance. We’ve listed the most frequently asked questions for you here.

What makes a good freestanding dishwasher?

The best freestanding dishwashers will fit right into your kitchen. Unlike integrated dishwashers, this model stands freely in your kitchen, so there are a few things to keep in mind. Firstly, the dishwasher should not be in the way – you still need to be able to get past it when you have a hot pan of food in your hands, for example.

There should also be enough space around the dishwasher. At the front, make sure the door of the dishwasher can open all the way without it hitting anything else. At the back, you need enough space to accommodate the connections.

Which dishwasher dries best?

There are different types of drying techniques used to get your dirty dishes dry again. New dishwashers often have a zeolite drying technique, where there are grains on the bottom of the unit that convert the moisture into heat. This makes your dishes extra dry, including plastic containers and glassware. Zeolite also makes it an economical dishwasher because no extra energy is used to dry your dishes.

Another quick and energy-efficient technique is ventilation. This involves opening the door of the dishwasher after the wash cycle ends, so that hot air goes out of the dishwasher and cold air comes in to dry your clean dishes.

The most standard dishwasher often still has the old-fashioned condenser drying technique, where your clean dishes are rinsed dry with cold water. This takes the longest of all the techniques and also requires a lot more energy.

 

Which dishwasher will last the longest?

The average lifespan of a dishwasher is 11.5 years, which can also be expressed in 2500 to 5000 washes. So if you don’t use the dishwasher that often, you can extend its lifespan. Many people think that a built-in dishwasher will not last as long as a freestanding dishwasher, or vice versa, but this has not been proven.

You can get the most out of your dishwasher by regularly cleaning it inside with vinegar and baking soda to remove any caked-on food residue. Also, replace the drain hose once every five years to prevent it from clogging up. Finally, it’s also best not to run a half-full dishwasher too often, but wait until you have more dishes.

Which dishwasher is the best?

What the best dishwasher is depends on your personal preferences. If you like your dishwasher to blend in with the design of your kitchen, it’s best to choose a built-in dishwasher or undermount dishwasher.

On the other hand, do you have a spacious kitchen? Then a free-standing dishwasher might be a better idea. You won’t have to sacrifice a kitchen cabinet, but it will be in plain sight.

The best undermount dishwasher for a small kitchen is a narrow dishwasher. There are also under-counter dishwashers that are 40 cm wide, which can also fit into a narrow niche.

 

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