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Best integrated dishwashers for a streamlined kitchen 2024

Looking for an integrated dishwasher that blends seamlessly into your kitchen? Here’s our round-up of the best built-in dishwashers as recommended by Mumsnet users.

By Lucy Cotterill | Last updated Apr 18, 2024

Selection of the best integrated dishwashers

If you’re upgrading your kitchen or looking to create a modern and stylish aesthetic in the heart of your home, integrated appliances like dishwashers and fridge freezers are likely to be high on your wishlist. Unlike freestanding dishwashers which slot underneath your countertops, integrated appliances are designed to fit directly behind your cupboard doors, creating a seamless and consistent look within your kitchen space. 

Integrated dishwashers have become incredibly popular in recent years and make a great choice for open-plan kitchens due to their low running volume. Most integrated dishwashers also have many of the key features seen in freestanding dishwashers including flexible shelves, cutlery trays and quick washes, as well as eco-friendly cycles that offer lower water and energy consumption. With so many options to choose from, however, how do you know which is the best choice for your family? 

To help you decide, we’ve researched the best integrated dishwasher you can buy today, exploring the tried-and-tested experiences of Mumsnet users, who’ve rated their appliances on their cleaning ability, capacity, reliability and value for money. We’ve also scrutinised wider customer feedback and investigated testing from consumer champions to ensure you can invest in a new integrated model with confidence. 

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Best integrated dishwasher overall
What we like
  • Super quiet operating volume

  • Smart connectivity

  • Energy and water-saving features

  • Projected time on the floor allows you to clearly see how long is left on the cycle 

  • Flexible loading options 

What we don't like
  • Costly 

  • The quick cycle isn’t as fast as some other models

Key specs

Price on writing: £729 | Dimensions: H81.5 x W60 x D55cm | Energy rating: C | Number of place settings: 14 | Noise level: 44dB | Quick wash: Yes - 89 minutes | Cutlery holder: Tray

What Mumsnet users say
caringcarer · Tried & tested brand
We have Bosch and it is used at least once a day, sometimes twice. It’s now six years old and works perfectly. If it broke I would get another Bosch one.
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Our verdict

When it comes to Mumsnet recommendations for dishwashers, Bosch is a name that comes up time and time again, with their appliances praised for their reliability, range of features and excellent value for money. This fully integrated Series 6 is no exception, with an impressive C energy efficiency rating and water and energy-saving features that can cut down on your utility bills too. 

Offering complete flexibility to suit your contents, the top and bottom racks in this dishwasher are adjustable by up to 5cm, allowing you to easily tailor the height to suit your contents, including washing larger plates, serving dishes and tall glasses with ease. You won’t find an unruly cutlery basket here either. Instead, this Bosch integrated dishwasher features a retractable VarioDrawer that is tucked out of the way on the third level, providing plenty of space for cutlery and smaller utensils.

We love the compatible Home Connect smartphone app (available on Android and iOS), allowing you to select programmes, adjust the timer and start the cycle directly from your mobile phone - even when outside the home. 

The brushless eco-silence drive motor keeps noise levels low during use, and while the quick cycle isn’t the fastest we’ve seen (around 1.5 hours), you can clearly see how long is left without needing to open the door thanks to the time remaining light projection.

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Best budget integrated dishwasher
What we like
  • Excellent value for money

  • LED light projects on the floor to show when the dishwasher is on 

  • 58-minute quick cycle 

  • An intelligent auto programme that adjusts to suit the load 

  • Delay timer

  • Height adjustable top rack

What we don't like
  • Some may prefer the flexibility of a cutlery tray

Key specs

Price on writing: £369 | Dimensions: H81.8 x W59.8 x D55.0 cm | Energy rating: D | Number of place settings: 14 | Noise level: 48dB | Quick wash: Yes - 58 minutes | Cutlery holder: Basket 

What Mumsnet users say
Bluevelvetsofa · Recommended
My integrated one is a Beko. It replaced a Zanussi fitted by the developer that gave up after three years.
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ElizaPancakes · Tried & Tested
We’ve got a Beko. Cheap as chips and works absolutely fine. No issues whatsoever.
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Our verdict

If you’re on a more limited budget but still want a dishwasher packed full of useful features, the Beko DIN16430 Fully Integrated Dishwasher is an excellent choice - with 14 place settings that offer ample space for medium-sized households.

While some may prefer the flexibility of a cutlery tray, the large handle on the removable cutlery basket makes unloading quick and easy. The upper basket is also height adjustable, with three different levels to create additional space when washing larger pots, pans or containers.

We love the 58-minute Quick & Shine programme for when you’re more limited on time, while the eco-friendly auto mode is a welcome addition. Using clever sensors, it detects how dirty your contents are, before adjusting the wash settings to suit the load - saving you time, water and energy in the process. 

Best integrated dishwasher under £500
What we like
  • Smart connectivity

  • Variable shelves that can adjust to the contents

  • Info light shows when the dishwasher is running

  • Leak protection 

  • 10-year rust through warranty 

What we don't like
  • The eco cycle is over five hours long 

  • Not as energy efficient as the Series 6

Key specs

Price on writing: £499 | Dimensions: H87.5 x W60 x D55cm | Energy rating: D | Number of place settings: 13 | Noise level: 46dB | Quick wash: Yes - 60 minutes | Cutlery holder: Tray 

What Mumsnet users say
TheFairyCaravan · Tried & Tested
We’ve just bought this one. It’s brilliant. It’s got the adjustable shelves and we can get loads in. I wouldn’t have spent £700 on one tbh.
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youveturnedupwelldone · Recommended brand
I have one of the Bosch £400ish ones, a couple of years old, it is fab. The eco setting is quite long but gets everything sparkling, I usually run it over night anyway. It also has a short cycle I use if I need to run it during the day because I am impatient!
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Our verdict

If you’ve got your heart set on a Bosch integrated dishwasher, but the Series 6 is a little over your budget, the slightly older Series 4 model comes in at under £500 while still ticking a lot of boxes in terms of features and functionality.

Just like the Series 6 above, the Bosch Series 4 SMV4HVX38G Fully Integrated Dishwasher includes smart connectivity, providing the freedom of operating the appliance from your phone. It also boasts the familiar VarioDrawer top shelf cutlery tray and height adjustable racks, with a slightly reduced capacity of 13 place settings.

Whilst it doesn’t show you how long is left on the cycle, the projected red spot will visually alert you that the dishwasher is running, so you won’t accidentally open the door mid-cycle. The main downside when compared to the series 6 is the cycle lengths. While the quick cycle is faster and can get your dishes clean and dry in an hour, the eco cycle length is significant, with over five hours needed to provide the most energy-efficient usage. 

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Best slimline integrated dishwasher

Beko DIS16R10 Integrated Slimline Dishwasher

What we like
  • Slimline space-saving option with ten place settings 

  • Budget-friendly price tag

  • 30-minute ‘Quick Mini’ cycle for full load 

  • Removable cutlery basket for easy unloading

  • Folding plate supports to tailor to larger dishes 

What we don't like
  • Some reviewers felt instructions could be better

  • Energy efficiency is lower than some other full-sized appliances 

Key specs

Price on writing: £329 | Dimensions: H81.8, W44.8, D55.0cm | Energy rating: E | Number of place settings: 10 | Noise level: 47dB | Quick wash: Yes | Cutlery holder: Basket

What Mumsnet users say
NoWordForFluffy · Recommended brand
We have a slimline Beko and it's brilliant!
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Our verdict

If you’ve got a smaller kitchen but want to avoid the hassle of washing dishes by hand, a slimline dishwasher can make a great addition - providing space for up to ten place settings when loaded correctly.

Not only does this DIS16R10 Integrated Slimline model have an affordable price tag, but it’s also got some great features that are ideal for busy families, including a quick ‘mini’ 30-minute wash for a full load of lightly soiled dishes and a Fast+ function, which can shorten programmes up to 70% by using higher water temperatures. As a result, it’s not as energy efficient as some full-sized appliances, so you may want to opt for the longer, more eco-friendly programmes when less pressed for time. 

With a removable cutlery basket and folding plate supports that can be lowered to make room for larger items, you may be surprised at just how much these slimline dishwashers can accommodate. 

Best semi-integrated dishwasher

AEG FEE63600ZM Semi-Integrated Standard Dishwasher

What we like
  • The door automatically opens at the end of the cycle to allow air-drying 

  • Quick 30-minute cycle

  • Optional ExtraHygiene cycle heats the final rinse to sanitise dishes

  • Quiet operation 

  • Variety of eco settings to help reduce water and electricity use

What we don't like
  • Costly 

  • The cutlery tray takes up quite a lot of space on the bottom shelf 

Key specs

Price on writing: £799 | Dimensions: H81.8 x W59.6 x D57.5 cm | Energy rating: D | Number of place settings: 13 | Noise level: 44dB | Quick wash: Yes | Cutlery holder: Basket

What Mumsnet users say
Nextphonewontbesamsung · Recommended brand
Our last dishwasher was an AEG which I liked because it had a heavy door and was very quiet. It lasted nearly 8 years which I don't think is too bad?
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Our verdict

Semi-integrated dishwashers offer all the aesthetic benefits of an integrated appliance, with a visible control panel for additional ease of use. The AEG FEE63600ZM Semi Integrated Dishwasher features a sleek and stylish stainless steel control panel which is well suited to those who want peace of mind that their dishwasher is working as it should be.

While the cutlery basket does take up significant space, this dishwasher has a 13-place setting capacity, with a height-adjustable top basket and adjustable plate spikes that can easily tailor the shelves to your contents. 

We love the 30-minute quick cycle that allows you to wash up in a hurry, while the ExtraHygiene cycle offers a final hot rinse to kill off any remaining bacteria. The door even pops open automatically at the end of the cycle, so your pots will be dry and ready to use again without the need for a wipe with a tea towel or time on the dish rack.

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Best quiet integrated dishwasher

Miele G5350 SCVi Active Plus Fully Integrated Dishwasher

What we like
  • Quiet operation 

  • The door automatically opens at the end of the cycle 

  • Flexline baskets that can adapt to your contents 

  • Tested to the equivalent of 20 years of use 

What we don't like
  • Costly premium brand 

  • Quick wash is just under an hour, which is longer than some

Key specs

Price on writing: £1,049 | Dimensions: H81 x W60 x D55cm | Energy rating: C | Number of place settings: 14 | Noise level: 44dB | Quick wash: Yes - 59 minutes | Cutlery holder: Tray

What Mumsnet users say
BubblesBuddy · Tried & Tested
We have a Miele integrated dishwasher in the kitchen. My advice is that it’s perfect. It’s very, very quiet. In an open plan that’s ultra important. We barely know it’s on. Therefore buy one with the lowest decibels you can find. Start with a Miele though!
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DogsandBoysmeanMud · Recommended
I have a Miele integrated and a Miele freestanding. Love them both.
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Our verdict

When it comes to home appliances, Mumsnet users agree that you tend to get what you pay for. While they certainly don’t come cheap, Miele dishwashers are tested to the equivalent of 20 years of usage, so you can be confident that your appliance is built to last.

A super quiet fully integrated dishwasher, this premium appliance is well suited to open-plan kitchens, allowing you to run a wash load straight after lunch without causing a disturbance when working from home. With flex line baskets and an adjustable cutlery tray, loading is simple and straightforward, even with non-conventional kitchenware. 

With six different washing programmes to choose from, you can easily find a cycle to suit your needs –from the 58-minute quick power wash when you’re in a hurry, to a gentle wash for delicate items, and even an intensive wash at 75 degrees for cleaning pots and pans with more stubborn stains, grease or food residue. If you’re not pressed for time, however, we recommend the 199-minute eco cycle, which offers the lowest water and energy consumption. 

Best integrated dishwasher with smart features
What we like
  • Smart connectivity allows you to operate remotely

  • Time left projector 

  • Height adjustable top basket 

  • Flexible cutlery drawer at the top 

What we don't like
  • Costly

  • The quick wash cycle isn't as short as some

Key specs

 Price on writing: £631 | Dimensions: H81.5 x W60 x D55cm | Energy rating: D | Number of place settings: 14 | Noise level: 46dB | Quick wash: Yes - 60 minutes | Cutlery holder: Tray 

What Mumsnet users say
RainingYetAgain · Recommended brand
I bought a Neff before Christmas and really like it. We use it daily, sometimes more. The only slight issue is that it doesn't bleep when the cycle is finished.
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MT2017 · Recommended
Ours is an inbuilt Neff and has been going for 17 years. We had not expected it to last that long!
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Our verdict

This smart dishwasher gives you full control over your wash cycles, with six unique programmes and four special options that can tackle pretty much every cleaning need. From the extra speed function that can clean three times faster, to the Pro Chef 70-degree setting for stubbornly soiled pots and pans, you can even set your favourite combinations in the app for the ultimate convenience.

Using the Home Connect app, you can ask your Alexa or Smart Home device to select programmes, start your dishwasher or even switch to silence mode when required. There’s also a visual reminder that the dishwasher is in use, thanks to the time-remaining light that projects onto your floor. 

Accommodating up to 14 place settings, it has a height-adjustable top basket which can sit at three different height settings, as well as folding racks and a convenient cutlery tray, allowing different-sized dishes, glasses, pots and pans to be loaded (and removed) with ease. It may not come cheap, but Neff appliances are well regarded amongst Mumsnet users and online reviewers. 

What is an integrated dishwasher? 

Unlike freestanding dishwashers that have a visible control panel to the front, integrated dishwashers are fitted behind a cupboard door front that matches the rest of your kitchen and are designed to blend seamlessly into their surroundings.

Fully integrated dishwashers use controls located on the top of the door. You simply choose the cycle and press start, with the wash cycle commencing automatically when the door is closed. 

To prevent you from accidentally opening the door when the dishwasher is in use, most integrated dishwashers project a light onto the floor below when the appliance is running, while some models even project the time remaining.

Integrated dishwashers can create a consistent, stylish look in your kitchen, however, you’ll need to factor in the cost of an additional door facia. They also tend to be a little more expensive than freestanding options. 

What is a semi-integrated dishwasher?

A semi-integrated dishwasher is a good compromise if you’re struggling to decide between a freestanding and fully integrated dishwasher. 

The majority of a semi-integrated dishwasher front panel is hidden behind a matching kitchen door, however, the control panel remains visible at the top. This means the buttons, cycle settings or LCD will be visible at all times, including when the cycle is running. 

Some find that semi-integrated dishwashers offer additional peace of mind, as you can visually see any errors or check that the cycle is running as it should. There are generally fewer semi-integrated options to choose from, however, so you may be a little more restricted when selecting your brand and features. 

What do dishwasher energy ratings mean?

The energy efficiency scale you see on household appliances such as washing machines, freezers and dishwashers was revised in March 2021. Considering both water consumption and energy use, appliances are rated from A to G, with the A rating being the most efficient and the best for your energy bills. 

By their very nature, dishwashers aren’t the most energy-efficient appliances, and at the time of writing, an energy rating of C or D can generally be considered good for fully integrated and semi-integrated dishwashers. Many brands are taking steps to be more environmentally friendly, however, including adding features such as eco cycles that use less water.

How to choose the best integrated dishwasher

With so many options to choose from, here are some things you may like to consider when buying a new integrated dishwasher. Then, once you’ve made your choice, we’d recommend pairing with the best dishwasher tablets and dishwasher cleaner to keep your pots sparkling after every single wash. 

  • Size: Do you have enough space for a full-sized integrated dishwasher or do you need to opt for a slimline or compact model?

  • Type:  Do you want a fully integrated dishwasher or a semi-integrated dishwasher? The latter has a visible control panel that makes it slightly easier to use, however, there are generally fewer options to choose from. A fully integrated dishwasher offers a more natural integration with your kitchen counters. 

  • Capacity: Consider how many place settings the dishwasher can accommodate. If you have a large family, it may be best to opt for the 14-place setting appliances or run your dishwasher more regularly as a result. 

  • Reliability: There’s no sure-fire way of knowing how long an appliance will last or how reliable it’ll be, but Mumsnet users tend to praise brands such as Bosch and Miele for their long-lasting and reliable kitchen appliances. 

  • Flexible shelves: Does the dishwasher have height-adjustable shelves that can accommodate larger pots and pans as well as traditional cups, plates and bowls? Flexible racking systems and a top shelf that can be raised to create additional space can certainly take the stress out of loading your dishwasher. 

  • Tray or basket?: While some integrated dishwashers have a removable cutlery basket for convenience, others prefer the flexibility of a drawer, freeing up valuable space on the bottom shelf for extra plates and cookware. 

  • Features and programmes: How many different cycles does the dishwasher offer? Is there a quick cycle for when you are more limited on time? Is there an extra clean zone for more intense jobs?

  • Noise level: How loud is the dishwasher when it's running? This is especially important if you have an open-plan kitchen. While most integrated dishwashers are relatively quiet, those with a rating in the early-40dBs or lower are the quietest.

  • Budget: Dishwashers vary vastly in price, from a couple of hundred pounds to more than £1,000. While more expensive models are a large initial investment, many of them offer long lifespans and overall good value for money. 

What is the best fully integrated dishwasher?

While the best integrated dishwasher for your family will depend on your budget, the Bosch brand is recommended time and time again on the Mumsnet forums, based on its reliability, ease of use, quality of cleaning and ability to fix in the event of any unexpected faults.

The Bosch Series 6 SMV6ZCX01G Fully Integrated Dishwasher offers excellent value for money, with flexible shelves, a range of programmes and excellent eco credentials. While the quick cycle could be faster, its superior performance and reliability make this a trusted choice for your kitchen. 

How we chose the best integrated dishwasher

Recommendations from real parents

To bring you our definitive list of the best integrated dishwashers you can buy today, we first sought the trusted opinions of Mumsnet users, getting their feedback on the dishwashers and brands they rate, noting ones that excelled at removing stains and grease and didn't lave water marks.

We also looked out for any negative reviews, where Mumsnet users highlighted products that they felt were poor quality, overpriced or performed badly when returning dishes to their former glory.

Expert opinions

Next up, we considered reviews and feedback from trusted industry experts. We want to be confident that the products we recommend are fit for purpose, so we looked out for award-winning products or those that were well regarded in the marketplace, including those recommended by consumer champions.

Authentic consumer reviews

Finally, to bring you our definitive list of the best dishwashers on the market, we thoroughly investigated genuine, in-depth customer reviews on retailer sites such as Amazon, Currys, AO and John Lewis to get wider consumer experiences regarding the products on our shortlist.

About the author 

Lucy Cotterill is a mum of two and a Content Writer at Mumsnet, specialising in baby, child and lifestyle product reviews and round-ups. Having written product reviews on her own blog Real Mum Reviews since 2012, Lucy loves to research and explore the pros and cons of products, scrutinising reviews and consumer feedback to help people make confident purchases.  

A big fan of her own slimline integrated Bosch dishwasher, Lucy knows only too well the benefits of a high-quality dishwasher when juggling family life. Lucy's also written a number of Mumsnet appliance round-ups, including the best budget dishwashers, quietest dishwashers and energy-efficient dishwashers, to name a few, so she knows a thing or two about which white goods work best for families.

Originally from a HR background with a degree in Business Studies, Lucy developed a real passion for blogging and writing when her children were young, going on to write for several online publications including US parenting site Pregistry and the Evening Standard. When she’s not manically tapping the keys of her laptop, Lucy loves nothing more than to cosy up with her Kindle and enjoy the latest thriller, or compete in Nintendo Switch rallies with her daughters aged six and 10.

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