Dishwasher | The best of February 2021

Invented in the 1800s, the dishwasher is an appliance capable of washing and drying dishes, pots, glasses and, in general, a whole series of objects that are part of the kitchen. Although already present in many homes, the dishwasher continues to be one of the most requested household appliances today, since its usefulness is not questioned, managing to save precious time and effort for larger families, but it could play a fundamental role also for those who live alone or as a couple.

The advantages of having a dishwasher are not limited to saving in terms of time, but also of saving electricity and water, since the various processes for cleaning dishes are optimized for this purpose. Of course, it must be said that not all kitchens have the space necessary to insert one, but there are different types of dishwashers that allow people to find the right placement. The models available on the market, in fact, in addition to not all having the same size, are not exclusively built-in, but the manufacturers also create solutions free-standing and totally concealed built-in, the latter designed to be inserted inside a piece of furniture purchased together with the kitchen.

That said, in the next part of the article we will list what we think are the best dishwashers that you can buy right now. To meet everyone’s needs, we have decided to select a couple of models for each type of dishwasher, so that you can choose the right model regardless of your kitchen. The models that you will find below have been chosen after a careful market analysis and after carefully analyzing numerous reviews of various models, as well as taking into account the various features of each model. This means having the certainty of taking home excellent and reliable solutions. Furthermore, you will be happy to know that during our analysis we also took into account the price, recommending a certain level of dishwashers, but making sure that the price did not go beyond the actual value of the product.

The best dishwashers

Electrolux ESF5545LOW – Freestanding

Electrolux ESF5545LOW
If you are interested in a free-standing dishwasher, the Electrolux ESF5545LOW is today one of the best choices you can make. It is a model from 60cm with a capacity of 13 covered. One of its strengths is definitely the noise, since it only emits 44 decibel, that is a threshold perceptible only if the environment is extremely quiet. Equipped with the best energy class (A +++), this dishwasher boasts the AirDry technology, which uses the air present in the environment to complete drying, as well as automatically opening the door towards the end of the cycle. Clearly, natural drying allows for optimal results, as well as having a positive effect on the bill in the long run. There are obviously many washing programs, including the quick one, able to complete the wash in just 30 minutes.

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Beko DFN05311W – Freestanding

Beko DFN05311W
If the Electrolux model exceeds your budget, then we suggest you consider the Beko DFN05311W. While aesthetically less refined than the previous solution, it still boasts excellent energy efficiency and a load capacity of 13 covered. In addition, there is no shortage of the fast program that will allow you to obtain noteworthy results in just 30 minutes, as well as numerous other dedicated programs with which to obtain perfect washes, even with very dirty dishes and pans, at the cost of a slower process. Like the previous model, this dishwasher also boasts a drying system, proving to be the perfect solution for those who want to spend as little as possible, while still having the certainty of buying a valid product.

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Candy CDI 1L949 – Built-in

Candy CDI 1L949
If you need a built-in dishwasher instead, we suggest you consider the Candy CDI 1L949 model. Unlike the previous ones, we are dealing with a smaller solution, therefore ideal for small families or, in general, for those who do not have the need to wash large quantities of dishes. Its capacity is equal to 9 covered, while the noise is maintained below 50 dB, making it very quiet. Equipped with display a LED, the Candy CDI 1L949 features a cadjustable upper esto and a series of programs, both fast and slow, able to ensure impeccable washing and drying results.

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Candy CDSN 1L350PB – Da incasso

Another good built-in dishwasher that deserves to be considered is the Candy CDSN 1L350PB. With a noise level of 46 dB not only proves to be one of the quietest on the market, but also one of the best in this price range to have smart functionality, including cwifi connectivity, which will allow you to manage it wherever you are, also using your voice. Also equipped with a beautiful LED display, the Candy solution also proves to be one of the best in terms of time saved, guaranteeing you noteworthy results in less than half an hour. It is also worth mentioning the interiors whose supports are colored blue and easily visible, in order to allow you to position the dishes in an optimal way, thus having the certainty that washing takes place in the correct way.

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Bosch Serie 2 SMV25EX00E – Fully concealed

Bosch series 2 SMV25EX00E
Let’s now move on to the fully retractable models, or those designed to be equipped with the same material as your kitchen and, consequently, suitable for those who want a certain attention to design. Among these, the Bosch Serie 2 SMV25EX00E is undoubtedly a solution to be taken into consideration, also thanks to its particularly competitive price, in addition of course to its washing capabilities. Made entirely of steel, it has 13 covered with a noise that does not exceed 48 dB. Interesting is the red dot positioned in the lower part of the dishwasher and visible on the floor, which will allow you to understand if the dishwasher is still in operation or not, without the need to open it. Great attention was also given to support dedicated to the detergent, which comes out pouring into a special container on the upper basket where it dissolves completely. This obviously results in gentle washes even on the thinnest glasses.

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AEG FSE63617P – Total disappearance

Among the best fully integrated dishwashers we could not fail to mention the AEG FSE63617P which, with its AirDry technology, maximizes drying with natural airflow, with the door automatically opening 10 cm when the wash cycle comes to an end. Like the previous model, this solution too projects a red dot on the floor to give you the opportunity to check in record time whether the washing cycle is finished or not (red when it is active, green when it is finished). To mention the ProClean satellite reel, which allows the water jet to always vary its angle in order to clean every corner of the dishwasher where, usually, the more traditional models leave dirt. Furthermore, this specific model boasts decidedly more advanced touch controls but at the same time simple and immediate to understand. Slightly more expensive than the previous models, but perfect for those who want to have a dishwasher without compromise, however, remembering that the models mentioned above are no different.

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How to choose the dishwasher

Having established which are the best dishwashers to buy, it is time to find out how to choose this highly useful appliance. Fortunately, unlike other appliances, there are not many factors to consider during the purchase, but they are essential in order not to run the risk of taking home an incompatible model for your kitchen.

Type of dishwasher

As we reported in the introduction of the article, there are different types of dishwashers and this is why, before proceeding with the purchase, you need to know which one is the most suitable for your kitchen. Dishwashers can be free-standing, built-in and fully concealed. The first, as the word already says, is the one that will allow you to position it in the simplest way, since its installation takes place on the floor. The built-in dishwashers, on the other hand, are those that must be inserted inside a compartment, while those that completely disappear are characterized by not having the panel that covers the door of the appliance, with the latter having to be purchased separately. together with the kitchen. Having said that, it is clear that the latter solution is to be preferred for those who want to give the right attention to the design of their kitchen, making sure that the dishwasher merges with the rest of the furniture.


The number of place settings plays a fundamental role in choosing the dishwasher and, although most of the models have a width of 60cm with 13 place settings, there are smaller variants of 45cm with less than 10 place settings, ideal for small families or, better, again, for those who live with their partner. As you understand, in this case there are no minimum requirements to be respected, since the choice falls exclusively on the basis of your washing needs.

Energy efficiency

Unlike the number of place settings, energy efficiency plays an important role in the dishwasher. In this regard, in order to avoid embarrassing energy consumption, it is necessary to verify that the model you are about to buy has at least the wording A as an efficiency class (the best would be A +++). Fortunately, today it is difficult to find models with a class lower than A on the market, also because starting from 2013 the law no longer allows it. However, it is a factor to consider when buying a used model from private individuals.

Programs and functions

Although all dishwashers have more than one washing program, it is good to check the presence of the latter, since a greater number of programs will allow you to choose the right washing mode. Having said that, although it is not mandatory, it would be useful for the model you have chosen to have the possibility of washing a half load, allow you to manage the baskets differently with the mode double zone, decide to start the washing cycle at a set time, as well as the possibility of checking the progress of the process with a indicator on the display.

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