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The best integrated dishwashers provide a space-saving and sleek addition to your kitchen, incorporating the latest mod-cons to benefit any sized kitchen.
There aren't too many differences between integrated and freestanding dishwashers, which have similar price points, but integrated dishwashers offer a space-saving benefit in that they take up room which would have been used for cupboards. This makes them effective in kitchens where floor and surface area is limited.
A range of features are available, from small and slimline options to eco settings and quick washes - but how do you pick the best one for you and your home?
We’ve got our hands dirty – so to speak – and collected the latest built-in dishwashers from the top brands for different homes, lifestyles and budgets to make the process of buying for your kitchen as pain-free as possible.
Take a look below to find our best integrated dishwashers in this essential buyer’s guide.
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Best Integrated Dishwashers
1. Hoover HDI 1LO38SA
Best value for money
Dimensions: (H)82.0 x (W)59.8 x (D)55.0cm | Energy rating: F (formerly A+) | Noise level: 53dB | Place settings: 13
Hoover’s H-DISH 300 HDI1LO38SA is a great all-rounder, fitting up to 13 place settings and offering handy smart features - all without breaking the bank.
The handy 29-minute quick wash is great for busy weeknights when you need to clean dishes in a hurry, and the Eco Wash setting lets you clean using the least water and electricity to keep your energy bills low.
The ultimate feature for modern living, the machine can be turned on via an app on a smart phone when you’re away from the house and will automatically open when finishes so you come home to clean and dry crockery.
2. Hisense HV661D60UK
The best for energy efficiency
Dimensions: (H)81.7 x (W)59.6 x (D)55.6 | Energy rating: D (formerly A+++) | Noise level: 45dB | Place settings: 16
A very viable contender for our top spot, the Hisense HV661D60UK is the most energy-efficient integrated dishwasher on this list. It can also fit up to 16 place settings at once, making it the perfect addition for larger households.
With a D rating (formerly A+++), this Hisense model features an eco wash that uses cooler temperatures and less energy to clean pots, making it very energy efficient. Plus, when the wash cycle has finished, the door will automatically open by up to 10cm - this allows a natural flow of air and ensures more hygienic drying.
There's also a 15-minute Quick Wash setting you can select if you're short on time.
3. Fisher & Paykel Single DishDrawer DD60SDFHTX9
Best premium integrated dishwasher
Dimensions: (H)47.8 x (W)59.9 x (D)57.3cm | Energy rating: F (formerly A++) | Noise level: 45dB | Place settings: 6
This Fisher & Paykel Single DishDrawer is a beautiful dishwasher which is great for compact apartments and smaller kitchen spaces. It costs a little more than others on this list, but it provides excellent performance and reliable results, plus a whole load of features.
The DishDrawer DD60SDFHTX9 utilises SmartDrive technology that uses a brushless motor and fewer moving parts. This means it runs exceptionally quietly (at 45db to be exact - in comparison, a human voice is around 60dB), and won't disturb you when you're in an adjacent room.
The Sanitise cleaning programme is a special option which kills 99.9% of bacteria during a powerful rinse, offering peace of mind that your items will be germ-free. There's also a speedy 49-minute quick wash programme, and an Extra Dry programme to ensure plastic containers are ready for the cupboard
Adjustable racking means you can make room for larger items, plus you can arrange or remove the cutlery basket, fold down cup holders and slide shelves up or down, and adjusting the racks.
4. Bosch SMV68MD01G
Best for family-oriented and open-plan households
Dimensions: (H)81.5 x (W)59.8 x (D)55.0cm | Energy rating: E (formerly A+) | Noise level: 39dB | Place settings: 14
Easily the quietest integrated dishwasher on the list, the SMV68MD01G from Bosch combats every issue of a busy modern lifestyle in an open-plan house.
The whisper-quiet SuperSilence Plus design, ExtraDry function and room enough for 14 place settings makes this integrated dishwasher the perfect solution for a busy household where disturbing sleeping children or having to dry off wet glasses is a no-no. Also, the gentle Glass 40ºC setting is the perfect programme for getting ready to entertain.
The VarioFlex basket makes loading and unloading larger pots and pans easy so nothing gets left out for the next cycle.
An LED light projects the remaining cycle onto the floor while a child lock prevents little ones from opening too soon, but be cautious of the automatic opener when the cycle has finished as some report hot air being expelled into the kitchen.
5. Indesit DIE2B19UK
Best integrated dishwasher for budget
Dimensions: (H)82.0 x (W)59.8 x (D)55.5cm | Energy rating: F (formerly A+) | Noise level: 51dB | Place settings: 13
As built-in dishwashers go, the Indesit DIE2B19UK is an affordable way to tick all the boxes with a large capacity for place settings, an easy user-interface and a good energy rating.
The Push&Go function offers an efficient clean with minimal fuss. The 85 minute cycle just needs a push of a single button so everyone in the family can help out.
Forgot to set a cycle going? Don’t worry, the Fast&Clean setting delivers a thorough clean in less than 28 minutes.
How to Choose the Best Dishwasher
There are several things to consider before purchasing an integrated dishwasher, including:
Freestanding or integrated?
If you're unsure as to whether a freestanding or integrated dishwasher would best suit to your kitchen, then here's some of the key comparisons. Freestanding units are generally no wider than 60cm and are positioned just below your kitchen worktop. Integrated models tend to sit behind a façade that matches your kitchen cupboards. Slimline models are available too for smaller kitchens.
Both tend to have multiple wash cycles (including eco wash settings), and while integrated dishwashers permanently live in your kitchen space, the only downside would be if you had to move out. Integrated dishwashers also offer a sleek, aesthetic benefit and help to maximise the space in your kitchen.
Speed is important too. For families, knowing how quickly a wash will take can be invaluable on school nights, but it can also be useful to ensure you are economical with your washes.
Ensure you look at a dishwasher's noise too as louder models may wake up younger children, or provide a scare while you're relaxing on the night-time!
Look at a dishwasher's capacity so you know you'll have enough space on the racks is available - adjustable racking is handy so you can fit in larger items when needed.
The Energy Efficiency Labels Changed This Year
In March 2021 the energy efficiency labels underwent an overhaul. This means whereas you've likely seen dishwashers, fridges and washing machines classed as A+++, this is no longer the case. The new labels rank only from A-G.
However, the most efficient dishwashers on the market currently have a D rating, so a product with an E/F rating will still be classed as energy efficient.
These changes are designed to push manufacturers to meet tighter restrictions to achieve the top energy rating, and ultimately is good news for consumers.
The energy ratings for dishwashers are calculated by how much water they use compared to the amount of energy they consume over 100 cycles. This is tested using an Eco 40-60 cycle.
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