Australia's best dishwasher brand

We've calculated Australia's top dishwasher brand for performance, reliability and customer satisfaction.

What brand of dishwasher is best?

CHOICE Best Brand

Which brand of dishwasher should you buy? We've identified the best of the bunch based on our test results and feedback from our members on satisfaction and reliability.

Dishwashers are a great addition to your kitchen – they not only save you time doing the washing up, they can also help you realise significant savings in water and energy consumption compared to hand washing. So choosing a good dishwasher is important. The good news is, over hundreds of dishwasher tests, we've found which ones give consistently good results – and which ones are a bit hit and miss.

We have test results for dishwasher brands including Fisher & Paykel, LG, Smeg and Westinghouse. Find the best model for you in our dishwasher reviews.

Many of us associate an overall brand name with the performance and quality of each individual product, but brand perception can change over time. The brands your parents trusted wouldn't necessarily be the same ones you could trust today.

CHOICE has tested around 300 dishwasher models over the past five years in our labs, covering much of the $1 billion annual market in Australia. We see great dishwashers, as well as some that we wouldn't recommend. Occasionally you might need to know about a dishwasher that we haven't tested.

To this end, CHOICE has created Best Brand to help guide you when choosing a product – with the knowledge that not only has the brand performed well overall in our lab testing throughout the year, but it's also well regarded by CHOICE members for customer satisfaction and reliability.

How was the Best Brand calculated?

The Best Brand Dishwasher is based on our test results for dishwashers over the past five years, as well as customer satisfaction and reliability information submitted by CHOICE members on their experience with the brand.

So which dishwasher brand is currently making great products, but also doing the right thing by their customers if something goes wrong? 

Results below: log in or become a member to find out 

How we get the data

We calculate a brand's reliability score and owner rating based on our survey of over 7700 CHOICE members in 2018.

Brand recommendation

Brand recommendation calculations – how we weight the scores

  • Average test score – 40%
  • Brand reliability – 30%
  • Customer satisfaction – 20%
  • Recommended ratio – 10%

About the scores

Average test score

Measures the average score for all models tested in the CHOICE labs for each brand. Our testers assess washing performance – how well your dishwasher cleans food particles and soiling off your crockery. They also test drying performance – an equally important measure of dishwasher performance – by measuring how many water droplets remain on your plates at the end of the wash cycle. And because it's important to know how much it will cost to run your dishwasher, we also measure and assess energy efficiency.

Brand reliability

Our CHOICE customer insights team grilled several thousand members in the annual CHOICE survey about whether they've run into any problems with their dishwasher in the last 12 months.

Customer satisfaction

Our survey also asks how satisfied members are with their dishwasher. So even if a dishwasher has a fault after six months, it's still possible for it to have a high satisfaction score – perhaps the company has customer service that goes beyond expectations, or the product is simply too good, despite some performance quirks.

Recommended ratio

Calculates the percentage of the dishwashers that CHOICE recommends for each brand. The greater number of models that earn a recommendation, the higher the recommended ratio score.

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Looking for Australia's best brands? See our Best Brand Cooktop, Best Brand Fridge, Best Brand Oven, Best Brand TV, Best Brand Vacuum and Best Brand Washing Machine to find out which brands come out on top.

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