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How on earth do you choose a new dishwasher?

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Hoogally Mon 31-Mar-14 08:55:54

Our old dishwasher is apparently dead. Someone came and told us and charged us for the privilege.

So we need to buy a new one. An integrated one.

But I'm floundering. Money is tight in the sense that we can't really afford to get it wrong and have one die really soon.

And we already have an intrusively loud tumble drier in the kitchen so clearly are completely able to make stupid mistakes.

So does anyone have any recommendations? It needs to be integrated unfortunately.

Thank you

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 31-Mar-14 09:50:42

You can't go wrong with bosch. Check eBay for a graded one.

Our newbuild came with an electrolux integrated, I hate it and will be selling it as soon as I can afford a bosch one.

ClaraDeLaNoche Mon 31-Mar-14 09:52:18

Check how long the cycle lasts. We have a Bosch but economy cycle takes two hours it is torture! They do last long though.

Owllady Mon 31-Mar-14 09:53:33

My Bosch one was a heap of shit
I know they recommended but it was awful, I really don't gave a good word to say about it.
I went on ao.com and looked at their top rated ones and watched the linked to videos.
We ended up with the indesit one (not integrated though) and its bloody brilliant

CoilRegret Mon 31-Mar-14 09:55:21

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jennyl131 Mon 31-Mar-14 09:57:04

sign up for a trial of which for £1 (& don't forget to cancel). Check the noise levels online and remember that 1 or 2 dbs actually makes a difference. (curses accepting "posher" brand dishwasher upgrade from kitchen supplier without checking noise level - the one I had researched and ordered was much quieter)

PigletJohn Mon 31-Mar-14 10:10:00

Why does it need to be integrated?

You can also consult "Which" free at your local library.

thereisnoeleventeen Mon 31-Mar-14 10:34:55

I based it on buying the best I could afford, then the one that would last the longest. John Lewis have a good comparison thing on their website.

Are you water metered? The JL site compares water usage. Also noise...if that matters.

I got a miele in the end as they go on for ever, it also came with 5 years parts and labor which was another plus.

Hoogally Mon 31-Mar-14 10:39:08

Ok lots of tips thank you.

I'll get researching.

And interesting about the decibels as there isn't a door on our kitchen so noise levels really do make a difference.

TheVictorian Mon 31-Mar-14 11:17:41

Just choose one with the main functions that you would use.

TheLadyRadishes Mon 31-Mar-14 11:23:27

We went to look at them all in the shop and ummed and ahhed

Then DP found one with a cutlery tray at the top so you lay it all flat instead of it all sticking up in the little basket. Sold!

It is a Siemens. It's really quiet and has performed well. The cutlery tray really makes a difference to the experience of using it so I would recommend that.

StainlessSteelCat Mon 31-Mar-14 11:26:54

Another vote for Bosch here. Have had ours for ~2 years now, is one fo the more basic models and is integrated. Quite often have it running in kitchen with door open and although we can hear it the noise is not loud enough to be intrusive. Has range of options including one that does quick wash in ~30 minutes. I used the Which £1 offer and Bosch came out top in my balance of cost, reliability and noise.

ishouldcocoa Mon 31-Mar-14 11:32:41

We had to replace ours at very short notice the week before Christmas last year - I had no option but to go for what was in stock!

We ended up with a built in Bosch but its considerably noisier than our previous machine. I think the difference was 10 Db, so not a lot, you'd think....

I tend to put it on at night before bed and let the dogs suffer the noise!

Sunnyshores Mon 31-Mar-14 13:10:56

we had a cheap Beko one which I always thought was great but a bit basic. When it died after 5 years we brought a NEFF to match other appliances.

Anyway, the NEFF has clever wire stands etc, has the cutlery tray, an interior light, about 20 different programmes...BUT I dont like it at all. It beeps non stop when the programme finishes, the cutlery tray takes much longer to stand individual cutlery in, the economy programme takes 3 hours.

So dont rule out cheaper brands.

stuckindamiddle Mon 31-Mar-14 13:20:36

We have a Blomberg freestanding one bought from our local Euronics centre. I'm very happy with it. We have open plan so needed something pretty quiet and it is. Washes well and is roomy. Came with a 3 yr guarantee as standard and was about £350 but we got a cashback offer of about £50.

quietlysuggests Mon 31-Mar-14 13:22:48

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TheLadyRadishes Mon 31-Mar-14 13:24:52

It must depend on your personality quietlysuggests! I love it.

PigletJohn Mon 31-Mar-14 13:33:28

Quietly

You can buy cutlery baskets as an accessory, they are a few pounds on ebay.

The genuine Siemens one now comes in two halves which can be clipped together or separated into two thin ones

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 31-Mar-14 13:59:03

I liked my top cutlery drawer, you can fit more on the bottom shelf that way.

Beastofburden Mon 31-Mar-14 14:01:08

Our Miele is good and quiet.

kerala Mon 31-Mar-14 14:02:49

Sign up to which online £1 for first mont they have tested lots and do a table of which to buy

quietlysuggests Mon 31-Mar-14 14:16:47

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PigletJohn Mon 31-Mar-14 14:59:13

My new Siemens does not have the big rectangular gap for a big basket, but two of the narrow ones fit over the pins/rack on the bottom pull-out rack when clipped together, or you can fold down some of the pins to make a bigger gap.

Floralnomad Mon 31-Mar-14 15:03:42

We changed our kitchen to fit in a better drier and swapped to a slimline dishwasher , we got a cheap one from currys ( logic) and it's been fantastic ,it's really quiet ,has super quick cycles and is way better than the big one we used to have .

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