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Australia's most reliable dishwasher brands

Thousands of CHOICE members weighed in to tell us the dishwasher brands that hold up best over time.

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Last updated: 05 April 2024


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The CHOICE reliability survey asks thousands of members about the dishwashers they own, what they think of them and how they've held up over time. More than 7100 members participated in our 2021 reliability survey and the information they provided gives us a really good indication of how various dishwasher brands stack up over time – something we can't test in our labs.

Use this article to find the most reliable dishwasher brands from our latest survey.

About the scores


Reliability figures are based on owner assessment, not test data. We use the data we collect from members to rate the most popular brands for reliability. We take into account the age of the products so we can compare fairly between brands.

Owner satisfaction

We asked owners to tell us what they think of the products they own, rating them from excellent to terrible. We've used this information to give each brand an owner satisfaction rating so you can see what people who use the brand each day think of them.


We all know things go wrong sometimes, and how the manufacturer responds and helps you with these issues can make all the difference to your experience and trust in the brand. For large appliances that you might be more likely to get repaired, we asked members about their experience with the manufacturers' service and support. 

We've given each manufacturer a service rating so that you know how well they support customers when they need it. We need enough feedback to report fairly so in some cases we can't report this for all brands, but we'll tell you where we can.

Brand reliability results are for CHOICE members only.

Our guide to buying the best dishwasher is free and has lots of great information and advice.

Our brand reliability scores help guide you when choosing a product, with the knowledge that the brand is well regarded by CHOICE members for customer satisfaction and reliability.

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The top performers

Most reliable brands

Bosch, Siemens, Miele

Highest owner satisfaction


What we found

  • More than 7100 members answered our reliability survey, and of those, 66% own a dishwasher that was bought brand new.
  • Of those who bought their dishwasher between between an eight-year period (2013–2020), 67% have never experienced problems with their dishwasher.
  • The most commonly experienced dishwasher problems were poor or uneven cleaning, not drying well, and problems filling and draining water.
  • Bosch, Siemens and Miele topped the list as the most reliable dishwashers. 
  • Bosch and Miele owners are less likely to report having had problems than AEG, Asko, Fisher & Paykel and Smeg owners. 
  • Fisher & Paykel had one of the lowest reliability scores.

Dishwasher brand performance

Dishwasher brand performance
Brand Reliability score Satisfaction score Service score*
Bosch (855) 87% 89% 74% (96)
Siemens (64) 87% 86% Not available
Miele (545) 86% 92% 75% (120)
Westinghouse (95) 82% 82% Not available
Dishlex (115) 81% 80% Not available
Asko (218) 78% 86% Not available
LG (129) 75% 83% Not available
Other (336) 74% 76% 68% (198)
Smeg (90) 73% 76% Not available
AEG (142) 73% 83% Not available
Fisher & Paykel (264) 71% 82% 74% (75)
Average (2762) 81% 86% 72% (489)

Number of survey respondents in brackets. Differences of 7% or more for reliability are statistically significant. * This score is based on a smaller sample size as it's only from people who have contacted the manufacturer for service. Not available: This means we didn't get enough responses (over 50) to evaluate this aspect of the brand.

How we get the data

We calculate a brand's reliability score and owner rating based on our survey of 7100 CHOICE members, conducted in 2021.

Which dishwasher brands deliver on reliability and satisfaction?

We looked at an eight-year purchasing period to calculate reliability and satisfaction scores, from 2013–2020. 

We found Miele owners complimented how quiet their dishwasher is and commented that it cleans well, while Miele also received the highest service score for their service and support.

Bosch owners also liked that their dishwasher cleans well in addition to being reliable. On top of being one of the most reliable dishwasher brands, Miele also received the highest satisfaction score from its owners, topping the list with an owner satisfaction score of 92%. 

Fisher & Paykel had one of the lowest reliability scores, which is perhaps related to the fact that it had a relatively high proportion of drawer dishwashers in the sample and they are less reliable than other types of dishwashers. 

Drawer dishwashers were more likely to have poor or uneven cleaning and broken racks/baskets than other dishwasher types. Over half of drawer dishwasher owners have had problems since purchasing it, which is significantly higher than other types. 

Owners of a drawer dishwasher liked it being compact and easy to use, however, there were complaints that it doesn't clean or dry very well and that the interior is flimsy.

Common dishwasher problems

Of the respondents that have experienced problems with their dishwashers, the most common were related to poor or uneven cleaning (9%), poor drying performance (8%), and filling/draining water (7%). Almost one in five (18%) respondents said they contacted the brand for service support.

Other problems with dishwashers included broken racks or baskets (4%), the dishwasher stopping mid-cycle or not completing the cycle (3%), problems with dials or controls (3%), problems with the detergent dispenser (3%), or the dishwasher dying or ceasing to work altogether (3%).

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