In this day and age most households in Australia own and use a dishwasher. These are time saving devices that not only clean your dishes but also help to keep your kitchen tidy – stash those dirty dishes in the dishwasher and you’ll never have a sink full of dishes again!
The good news is that these amazing machines are very efficient and use less water and energy than hand washing your dishes does, so it makes sense to use a dishwasher – you’re helping yourself and the environment!
Based on reviews from other shoppers, real customers who have and use each of these machines, we’ve put together a list of the top 5 dishwashers recommended in Australia right now.
So, whether you’re looking to replace your old, worn out dishwasher or are about to purchase your first ever dishwasher, check out our list of the best dishwashers available in Australia.
Top 5 Dishwashers Australia
This dishwasher from LG uses “steam technology” and the power of steam to break down stubborn food and scraps while improving drying and leaving behind dishes with even fewer water spots than before.
It features “QuadWash” which means it’s cleaning from 4 different angles and “EasyRack Plus” for versatile and easy loading.
But, best of all, it’s quiet, efficient and reliable! All the reviewers found this machine to be super quiet, efficient and good at cleaning dishes – what more could you want from a dishwasher?
This 60cm stainless steel built-under dishwasher from AEG comes equipped with a ComfortLift™ basket, 8 programs, 14 place settings, inverter motor, SoftGrip and ProClean™ satellite spray arm to deliver superior glass care.
This dishwasher is certainly a cut above most other dishwashers out there.
Well known for being gentle on glassware, these machines come with “SoftGrip” and “SoftSpikes” to keep your glasses safe while cleaning them.
But, the stand out feature of this dishwasher has to be the “Comfort Lift” feature which enables you to lift the lower drawer up to make stacking and unpacking this dishwasher much more user friendly than others on the market.
In fact it was the ease of loading and unloading that customers most appreciated about this dishwasher when writing their reviews.
With premium features such as ultra-quiet operation, 4 and 5 star energy and water ratings, and load sensing technology, it’s not hard to see why Bosch is a world leader in dishwashers.
Bosch has designed their Series 6 dishwashers for full-family usage and everyday life. It’s a design that focuses on solving the little problems that come up with daily use.
Thanks to the convenient cutlery drawer at the top, cleaning your cutlery is a breeze. And there’s even a speed wash option, so you can quickly do a load of dishes if you’ve run out of plates!
Thanks to a super-silent design and the “EcoSilence” drive, this dishwasher is one of the quietest on the market, so there’s no fear of interrupting nap time or disturbing anyone’s sleep.
Designed to be water efficient, the inbuilt aqua sensor cleverly adjusts water usage based on how dirty your dishes are, which not only saves you money on your water bill, it’s also better for the environment.
There are plenty of happy owners of this model of Bosch dishwasher, most agree that it is quiet, cleans the dishes well and is able to fit larger plates and tall flutes. Some felt it didn’t dry as well as it could (especially plastic) but others thought its drying capabilities were as good as any dishwasher they have owned.
Not just a standard dishwasher, this model is a double dish drawer. This dishwasher’s 14 place setting capacity lets you wash larger amounts of cookware easily.
The beauty of the double dish drawer system is that you can run small or large loads efficiently when you need to. It also features a half-load option which enables you to wash dishes while using water sparingly.
The reviewers love this dishwasher! It’s quiet and easy to use, not to mention it’s easy to get to the filter to clean it. Having the two drawers seems to suit a lot of people as plastics can be separated from pots and pans. Lots of reviewers also like the way this dishwasher looks in their kitchen – plenty of happy purchasers!
Asko pride themselves on building their dishwashers with high-grade stainless steel for the most important elements. It’s a manufacturing choice that greatly extends the life and longevity of their dishwashers, making them more of an investment than just a product.
This Asko dishwasher features enough space to clean 15 place settings, so it’s got plenty of well designed interior space to offer. Designed to withstand daily washing, this dishwasher boasts 3 spray arms, a top cutlery drawer and dual primary baskets.
No pre-rinsing needed! This Asko dishwasher is designed with a super cleaning system that cleans the fine filter and interior surface of the dishwasher after pre-wash, leaving the dishwasher clean for the main wash.
Simply put, this dishwasher is designed to deep-clean dirty plates, so you don’t have to waste time, energy and water rinsing your dishes by hand before cleaning them in the dishwasher.
The “Turbo Drying” technology uses a high-speed fan to extract the excess moisture in the dishwasher, so that your dishes come out bone-dry.
Reviewers like the way it stacks and cleans and report that it is easy to use.
Which Dishwasher To Buy Australia
So, which dishwasher should you buy? It depends on your needs and budget as well as availability of the product and even your kitchen decor.
From our top 5 suggestions we’ll break it down into which model dishwasher suits which purpose best – you can choose what’s most important to you.
We’ll look at Washing Performance, Drying Performance, Energy Efficiency, Water Used per cycle and Noise as we think these are probably the most important factors for most people when selecting a dishwasher.
We’ve rated each machine 1-5 based on these metrics – 1 means it’s the best of the 5 for that characteristic and 5 means it scores the worst of the bunch for that metric.
So, for example, if you are looking for the quietest dishwasher, you’ll choose the one that scored the best for noise, in this case that’s the AEG dishwasher. If you’re more concerned with getting the best clean, you’ll choose the one with the best rating for washing performance, in this case, the Asko dishwasher.
Keep in mind when looking at the table that all 5 of these dishwashers are very popular amongst their owners/reviewers. These are, in fact we believe, the best top 5 dishwashers you can buy in Australia right now.
So, just because a dishwasher scores a 5 on the above table meaning it’s rated the lowest for that metric, does not mean it’s a bad dishwasher! It’s already above a lot of other dishwashers out there, it just didn’t rate quite as highly as these other top models for that metric.
So, don’t be put off by a score of 5 for noise, for example, as it will still be pretty darn quiet as far as other dishwashers go.
While the table is good to give an overview and compare the different dishwashers, it’s not conclusive in deciding which is the best of the best. While the AEG dishwasher clearly outperforms the others in 3 areas, it actually scored the worst rating for washing performance!
So, like I said before, you need to decide which factors matter most to you and will best suit your needs. You really couldn’t go too wrong with any of our top 5 dishwashers listed – all are well loved.
Things To Think About When Buying A Dishwasher
What size dishwasher do you need?
A full, standard size dishwasher is normally 60cm wide, 82-85 cm tall and 60 cm deep (allowing room at the back for ventilation). If your kitchen is on the smaller side, there are other options available such as “compact” or “slimline” models, or even a dishwashing drawer.
If your household is only catering for 1-2 people, one of these options could be a good size for your dishwashing needs. Importantly, make sure you measure your available “dishwasher space” before purchasing to make sure it’s going to fit.
How much does a dishwasher cost?
There’s such a wide range of options available in dishwashers these days and, the good news is, that means there is a dishwasher to suit every budget. Dishwashers will normally fall into the price range of between $400 and $4,000.
For our top 5 suggested dishwashers, most will fall within the $1,000 to $2,000 range.
How To Get The Best Out Of Your Dishwasher
- Use a good detergent – your dishwasher is really only as good as the detergent you put in it.
- Don’t put the dirtiest dishes in the corners of the baskets – they’re less likely to be properly cleaned if sitting in the corners/edges.
- Always check to make sure that the spray arm can move freely and that it won’t be blocked by a tall plate or dish – it needs to move freely to be able to properly rinse your dishes.
- Don’t pre-rinse! Dishwashers have evolved over the years, we no longer need to rinse the dishes clean before putting them in the dishwasher. Just scrape off any food scraps and put your dishes straight in – let the dishwasher do the work!
- Make sure your dishes are “dishwasher safe” before washing them. Most common kitchen items these days are compatible with dishwasher use, but don’t put wooden items such as wooden spoons or chopping boards in your dishwasher – they’re unlikely to survive.
So, whether you’re looking to buy your first ever dishwasher or just looking to replace or upgrade your current model, you really can’t go wrong with any of the 5 models suggested here – they really are the best dishwashers available in Australia right now.