Best integrated dishwasher 2020: 6 top built-in dishwashers for your kitchen | Real Homes

Best integrated dishwasher 2020: 6 top built-in dishwashers for your kitchen

Find the best integrated dishwasher from big-named brands – such as Bosch, Miele and Fisher & Paykel – in our expert guide

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Looking for an integrated dishwasher? Then you want the best integrated dishwasher (your) money can buy. They're a top choice for open-plan living, or where space is a premium.

Technically speaking, there are no differences between an integrated and freestanding dishwasher, but should still be given some thought because they are still a large appliance with a big price tag. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up a list of what we think are the best brand of integrated dishwashers for 2020, which offer you the most bang for your buck. So throw your rubber gloves in the bin and treat yourself to an integrated option.

Keep scrolling to see our top rated makes and models, or find more of the best dishwashers – including slimline and freestanding models – in our buyer's guide.

Our best integrated dishwasher picks for 2020

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1. Hoover H-Dish 300 HDI 1LO38SA Full Size Integrated Dishwasher

Best integrated dishwasher you can buy: the Hoover HDI 1LO38SA ticks all the right boxes

Specifications
Best for: All-rounder
Energy Efficiency: A+
Dimensions: H82cm x W59.8cm x D55cm
Noise level: 53dB
Reasons to buy
+6 programmes and four temperatures+Door automatically opens for fresh air drying+Energy efficient+Ability to control via an app
Reasons to avoid
-Fixed hinge (check your furniture door will fit before buying)

This is our pick of the best integrated dishwasher you can buy, and for good reasons too. You can wash up to 13 place settings in one load with 6 wash programmes and 4 temperatures to play around with – it has everything you need to get your crockery looking good as new – and is very reasonably priced.

Quick cycles

In a rush? There's a quick cycle which takes just 29 minutes. 

Energy ratings

Not only does this machine have an energy rating of A+ there's an Eco-Wash setting which takes 170 minutes, too.

Smart control

The machine can also be controlled via an app on your phone, so you can turn it on during your lunchtime at work and it'll be clean for when you arrive home. The best part? Once the cycle is finished, the dishwasher will automatically open to allow your crockery to air dry. 

  • Buy the Hoover H-Dish 300 HDI 1LO38SA Full Size Integrated Dishwasher

Best integrated dishwasher for feature range: Bosch SMV68MD02G Integrated Dishwasher

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2. Bosch SMV68MD02G Integrated Dishwasher

Best integrated dishwasher for feature range: ideal for those who don't mind spending extra ££ on extra features

Specifications
Best for: Features
Energy Efficiency: A++
Dimensions: H81.5cm x W59.8cm x D55cm
Noise Level: 44dB
Reasons to buy
+Lots of features+Glass 40° programme
Reasons to avoid
-Expensive

If you want all the bells and whistles included with your next dishwasher, we opt for this model from Bosch.

Customise your wash cycles

Not only does this model have eight automatic programmes to choose from, but it will adjust your water usage, water temperature and rinse time to suit the level of soiling.

Make the most of additional features 

For those who like their dishes to be completely dry when they come out of the dishwasher, use the ExtraDry feature, and if you like to put your dishwasher on once the kids are tucked up in bed but don't want to risk waking them, use the Quiet Mark feature for ultra-silent cleaning.

And a stylish, handy design

The TimeLight function will show the time remaining on the current wash through a fancy LED light projected onto the floor, and the OpenAssist function will let you open the dishwasher just by touching the front of the unit, meaning it's perfect for those who have handle-free kitchens (or if you just want to wow your guests).

Make the most of eco settings

For those who find themselves using the EcoWash option regularly, this one takes 195 minutes.

  • Buy the Bosch SMV68MD02G Integrated Dishwasher

Best integrated dishwasher under £400: Zanussi ZDV12004FA

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3. Zanussi ZDV12004FA Slimline Integrated Dishwasher

Best integrated dishwasher under £400: for those who are on a budget, this Zanussi dishwasher is a no-brainer

Specifications
Best for: Budget
Place settings: Nine
Dimensions: H82 x W45 x D55cm
Noise Level: 51dB
Reasons to buy
+Affordable+AirDry tech+Quick wash
Reasons to avoid
-Automatic door opening sends steam into the air

Say goodbye to standing at your sink and scrubbing dishes, with this budget-friendly integrated dishwasher option from Zanussi.

Make the most of impressive basic features

Not only does it come in just short of £400, but it has a pretty good energy rating, a rather low noise level and nine wash programmes to choose from. 

Dy the dishes, naturally

Thanks to Zanussi's innovative AirDry technology, your dishes will be allowed to dry naturally during the drying cycle. This works by the dishwasher automatically opening the door by 10cm which helps to save energy, although it may be a little annoying having some steam released into the kitchen.

Utilise a range of cycles

This integrated dishwasher comes equipped with five programmes, including Eco 50-degree, Normal 65-degrees and Intensive 70-degrees. There's even a Quick Wash setting which will scrub up your dishes in just 30 minutes.

Factors worth considering

Our only complaint is that there's no option to turn off the automatic door opening function which releases steam. Although there isn't a lot of steam released it is something to bare in mind, especially if you have a compact kitchen.

  • Buy the Zanussi ZDV12004FA Slimline Integrated Dishwasher

best integrated dishwasher: Smeg DIC410 Fully Integrated Slimline Dishwasher

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4. Smeg DIC410 Fully Integrated Slimline Dishwasher

Best slimline integrated dishwasher: who says compact means less features? This NEFF dishwasher packs plenty of features in whilst fitting in the smallest of spaces

Specifications
Best for: Slimline
Energy rating: A+
Dimensions: H81.8 x W44.8 x D55cm
Noise level: 46dB
Reasons to buy
+Large capacity+Half load / zone wash option+Efficient drying
Reasons to avoid
-No adjustable plate spikes

This Smeg dishwasher is a fab option for your open plan kitchen where space is limited, or you have a smaller household and just want to banish the washing up bowl.

Place settings

It can hold up to ten place settings at once, and the clever swinging arm will make sure that all plates and glasses are left spotless.

Super slimline model

An ideal option for those who are after an integrated dishwasher but don't have the space, this slimline model certainly doesn't skimp on any features.

Eco settings

When the cycle is complete, any residual heat is used to thoroughly dry the contents of the dishwasher. There's also a special Eco Programme which uses less water and energy, saving you money on the utility bills and being kinder to the environment, too.

Miele G7150 SCVi Fully Integrated Dishwasher

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5. Miele G7150 SCVi Fully Integrated Dishwasher

Best integrated dishwasher for ease of use: for an easy wash with excellent results, the Miele G 7150 SCVI is the best integrated dishwasher

Specifications
Best for: Cleanest wash
Energy Efficiency: A+++
Dimensions: H80.5cm x W59.8cm x D57cm
Noise level: 38dB
Reasons to buy
+Less than one hour cycle+Wi-Fi Connectivity+Child lock+Very quiet
Reasons to avoid
-Very expensive (could be worth it though!) 

If budget allows, this Miele integrated dishwasher gets our vote for ease of use, and it's designed to fit in neatly with your kitchen’s décor to save you space.

High energy rating

With one of the highest energy efficient ratings a dishwasher can have, its quick power wash provides fantastic results in less than one hour (58 minutes to be precise).

Protect your cutlery and crockery

Arriving with a 3D Multiflex tray, this dishwasher will offer flexibility when you are loading the 14 place settings with cutlery and smaller items: the height is adjustable, and so are the side.

It even has FlexLine baskets which will fit any shape or size of item And the FlexCare glass and cup holders ensure the perfect hold for the most delicate glassware and crockery.

  • Buy the Miele G7150 SCVi Fully Integrated Dishwasher

Fisher & Paykel Double DishDrawer

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6. Fisher & Paykel Double DishDrawer Integrated Dishwasher

Best integrated dishwasher, in a drawer: the world's first dishwasher in a drawer, now available in black

Specifications
Best for: If you want to make cleaning the kitchen easier
Energy efficiency: A++
Dimensions: H820-880 x 599 x 573cm
Noise level: 45dBA
Reasons to buy
+Sanitise mode kills 99.9% of bacteria+Flexible racking+Drawers can run independently from one another
Reasons to avoid
-The black stainless steel finish may not be to your liking (but we like it!)-High end price tag

This item is now out of stock and we're not sure when it will be back again. Our handy widget (above) will automatically update when it comes back in, so keep a look out.

For something a little different, this dishwasher in a drawer will eliminate any discomfort experienced when loading / unloading conventional dishwashers because it can easily slide open and closed at waist height. It also has a number of settings and features which you may come to expect with one of the best integrated dishwasher around...

15 wash programs

The DishDrawer boasts the ability to wash everything from fine glass and crystal, to heavily soiled pans at the touch of a button. This is thanks to the Wash Modifiers which allow specialised cycle settings; Quick delivers a fast wash with no performance reduction; Sanitise provides extra protection from bacteria; and Extra Dry is perfect for plastic dishes. 

You can even select these different wash programmes if you choose to use both drawers independently.

Load capacity

This integrated dishwasher option has enough space for 12 place settings. Each drawer can hold a half load so you're making the most out of the space available and, as we've said above, can be operated independently so you can save water, too.

  • Buy the Fisher & Paykel Double DishDrawer

How to choose the best integrated dishwasher

When looking to buy the best integrated dishwasher for your home, they're are a few factors which need to be taken in to account before parting with you cash.

Freestanding or integrated? 

The majority of dishwashers made as freestanding units are usually no wider than 60cm and stand a little below your kitchen countertop level. If you’re looking to save space or want to keep a certain aesthetic appeal to your kitchen, integrated dishwashers are designed to sit behind a façade that matches your kitchen cupboards. If you are working with a particularly small kitchen design, you can also get slimline dishwashers that are a fraction of the width.

Check the dishwasher's capacity

You can pretty much pop anything in a dishwasher these days, but make sure you check the capacity and the amount of space on the racks available. Some come with adjustable racks and prongs so you can fit in larger items when needed, but some don't. Many people don’t like to put glass in the dishwasher, but they normally clean well on the top shelf, and some dishwashers have special settings to ensure a more delicate wash. 

Check the speed settings 

It's worth noting if the dishwasher you're eyeing up has a quick wash option, and how long it takes. It's also handy to know how many speed settings the dishwasher has as this can be useful for those who own nice kitchenware that needs to be delicately washed, or for those who like to use an Eco-Wash programme. 

How noisy is your dishwasher?

Mostly beneficial for those who have younger children and don't want to risk waking them up or those who live in a flat, it's worth thinking about the noise of the dishwasher, or if there's a quiet programme.

Dishwasher energy efficiency

Energy ratings go from a D to a A+++, with most being very highly efficient. Most dishwashers will also come with an Eco-Wash setting, which takes a little longer, but every little helps. 

What do dishwashers cost?

The cost of a dishwasher can range from anything between £200 and £1,000, depending on its capacity and energy rating. 

What is the best integrated dishwasher?

To recap...if you are after the RealHomes best integrated dishwasher, we recommend buying the Hoover HDI 1LO38SA Full Size Integrated Dishwasher. Boasting 13 place settings, six wash programmes, four temperatures, and more it offers everything you might expect from a dishwasher. Plus, being integrated, it blends seamlessly into your kitchen scheme. Which is perfect for those who don't like the idea of bulky appliances affecting the aesthetic appeal of their kitchen. 

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