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Dishwasher Buying Guide

Making the most of time with the family is important, so that is why we have created this handy dishwasher buying guide to help you choose the right device for your home. In this article, we explore all the different models available, along with all the features to consider to make after-dinner chores a breeze.

What are the different types?

What are the different sizes available?

What colours are available?

Things to consider when planning for a new dishwasher

Features to look out for

Lamona Eco Deluxe Fully Integrated Dishwasher - Plate Size Diameter

Start delay

Begin a wash cycle to suit your schedule with the start delay function. This means you can set it to finish at the same time as your workday ends, or you can run it at night and take advantage of cheaper energy rates.

AEG 60cm Dishwasher FSK52917Z Internal Empty Racks

Adjustable baskets

Height-adjustable baskets allow you to customise the interior of a machine to match the size and shape of your cookware. This means less space is wasted and you can load more dishes with each cycle.

AEG 60cm Dishwasher FSK52917Z Cutlery Tray

Cutlery tray

Designed to slot in at the top of a device, a cutlery tray will make it easy to pack in knives, forks, and other utensils, while giving you more space at the bottom to fit larger items, like casserole dishes and roasting tins.

Dishwasher Light Beam Indicator

Light beam indicator

This function shines a light on the floor beneath a device to indicate when a programme has stopped, started, or is currently running. This is great when you have multiple chores on the go.

AEG 60cm Dishwasher FSK52917Z Racks Pulled Out

Quick wash

When clean dishes are needed in a hurry, a quick wash programme is a great option. Lightly soiled items can be washed in 30 minutes to keep your day running smoothly, especially if you are entertaining guests.

Lamona Eco Deluxe Fully Integrated Dishwasher - Sliding Cutlery Basket

Eco programme

By using less water and heat at a lower temperature over a longer cycle, eco programmes will save on both energy and money. This makes it good for those looking to reduce their carbon footprint or household bills.

AEG 45cm Dishwasher FSE62407P Rack Close up

Auto dry

Say goodbye to condensation spots with an auto dry function. It works by automatically opening the door at the end of a cycle to let out excess steam, so even items like plastic utensils come out clean and pristine.

Watersafe Waterstop System


By monitoring and controlling the water level, anti-flood functions automatically shut off the water supply if it senses something has gone wrong with the machine. This reduces the risk of flood for total peace of mind.

Discover dishwasher brands

Lamona dishwashers

Offering a wide collection of built-in styles exclusive to Howdens, Lamona models are great for keeping a room looking streamlined. With both standard and slimline integrated dishwashers available, Lamona devices will fit into any layout to create a functional space.

Look for Lamona dishwashers

Bosch dishwashers

A household brand known for its expert engineering, Bosch integrated dishwashers provide incredible cleaning power. There are a variety of sizes and place setting options to choose from, offering a wide selection for all families, big and small.

Browse Bosch dishwashers

Neff dishwashers

Maintain a minimal look with the integrated styles available from Neff, which come with helpful features, like a quick-wash setting for a faster wash. This collection also includes extra quiet models, which are good for open-plan spaces or those with little ones.

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Beko dishwashers

Gain the flexibility of installing a device into an existing layout with the freestanding selection available from trusted household brand, Beko. Great for co-ordinating with other white goods, these models also come with a one-year guarantee for added peace of mind.

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