This page contains some Frequently Asked Questions on dishwashers. If you have any questions simply contact us with your query.
As with washing machines, there is a wide variety of choice, but at first glance it is a little harder to see why some are more expensive than others. Generally, this will be down to the build quality, the number of programmes/temperatures or features.
The most common dishwasher features in addition to the number of temperatures or programmes will be:
A rule of thumb is generally more features = higher prices. Please note that all dishwashers need a cold water supply and a waste pipe connection.
There are 3 types:
TIP: You should always keep the salt and rinse-aid topped up in your dishwasher. The new generations of tablets and powders on the market may already contain these agents, but most manufacturers recommend still keeping salt and rinse aid in the machine.
Dishwashers are measured on 3 fronts: energy usage, washing performance and drying performance, so you will see, for example, 'AAA' or 'ABC' etc. AAA or AAA+ is the best.