7 Best Dishwashers That Will Work Well In Any Kitchen

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Love cooking but hate doing the dishes? We feel you! Rather than letting your dread pile up as your dirty dishes sit in the sink, why not invest in a dishwasher to lighten your load? While free-standing dishwashers are ideal for plus-sized kitchens, there are also plenty of portable and countertop dishwashers to choose from these days if you’re looking to maximise space at home! Here, let our guide to the best dishwashers in Singapore help you pick one worthy of a spot in your kitchen. 

Do we really need a dishwasher?

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Growing up, many of us have helped or at least seen our parents wash the dishes by hand. Dishwashers? Probably something mostly seen on US sitcoms. However, a dishwasher can be a worthwhile investment for your home, especially with increasingly busy work lives these days.We’ve included a list of pros and cons to owning a dishwasher so you can decide for yourself!

Pros Cons
Convenient, saves you time and effort to wash dishes manually  Can be costly, and takes up kitchen space
Saves water and more energy-efficient You may still need to pre-rinse your dishes before putting them into the dishwasher
Kills germs, more hygienic Requires maintenance and cleaning on a regular basis
Especially helpful for big families May not be necessary for single-person or small households

What are the different types of dishwashers?

  • Built-in dishwashers

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Built-in dishwashers are installed into your kitchen cabinet system. They tend to produce less noise and won’t take up any of your counter space. They also have a large capacity, ranging from around 10 to 15 place settings. Each place setting resembles the capacity for a large and small plate, bowl, cup, saucer and cutleries that one person would use in a meal. 

  • Freestanding dishwashers

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Freestanding dishwashers can be placed anywhere, as long as there is access to water and drainage. They come in various sizes to cater to different family needs. This is a good option for homeowners who did not factor in cabinet space for a dishwasher when renovating their kitchen. 

  • Countertop portable dishwashers

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Countertop portable dishwashers are some of the best space-saving dishwashers in Singapore. They usually come with a detachable water tank, allowing you to use the machine without plugging it into a water outlet. Due to its compact size, countertop portable dishwashers have limited capacity (about 3 to 6 place settings) that may not be sufficient for big families. However, it will be perfect for couples or single-person households. 

How to load a dishwasher?

While the steps to run your dishwasher may differ from model to model, there’s only one right way to load your dishwasher. This important step determines your dishwasher’s effectiveness. Learn the tips for loading your dishwasher the right way below.

  • Pre-rinse: Only necessary for heavily soiled dishes
  • Things to avoid putting in dishwasher: Sharp knives, wooden wares, non-stick pans, fine china and reusable straws
  • Washing utensils in dishwasher: Place your spoons and forks facing up in the dishwasher utensil tray, and knives facing down for safety reasons. Avoid cramming too many utensils together at once, or they will not wash well.
  • Loading the dishwasher: Load from the back to the front to maximise your space
  • Unloading the dishes: Remove from bottom up so you don’t drip on your dry dishes
  • What should go in the top rack: Thin plastic wares should go here to prevent them from melting in the bottom rack. You can also place wine glasses here. 
  • What should go in the bottom rack: The bottom rack has the strongest sprays and should be populated with plates. Face them towards the centre and lean them downwards. Pots and pans, as well as bowl and cups, should be placed here too, facing down. 

Best dishwashers in Singapore for big kitchens

1. Electrolux AirDry Inverter Free-standing Dishwasher Esf5512lox

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Preparing a feast for the family means you will be using several pots, pans and maybe even a wok. But not all dishwashers have the capacity to hold these larger size cookware. Thankfully, the Electrolux AirDry Inverter Free-standing Dishwasher Esf5512lox (available on Gain City Official Store) can hold up to 13 place settings, allowing room for even your largest pots and pans! 

You don’t have to worry about water and energy consumption when using your Electrolux dishwasher to clean greasy dishes. This large appliance boasts an A+ rating for energy efficiency (moderately good energy efficiency) and a two ticks rating for water efficiency (very good water efficiency) — you won’t get shocked with your bills! To double down on the energy efficiency, the Electrolux dishwasher is also equipped with a time-saving auto program to optimise the best setting for your load. Alternatively, you can select the QuickPlus program to cleanse lightly soiled dishes within 20 to 30 minutes. 

2. Beko Freestanding Dishwasher Dfn05x11w

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There’s nothing not to love about the minimalist white aesthetics of the Beko Freestanding Dishwasher Dfn05x11w (available on Gain City Official Store) which will sit well in any kitchen interior. It comes with an ergonomic basket system that can be moved freely to make space for larger cookware in the lower rack. 

Hate to ruin your newly manicured nails while you struggle with the detergent dispenser lid? You’ll be pleased to know that the Beko dispenser opens with a simple slide. With five programs to choose from — including an energy-saving eco 50 degree celsius program and intensive 70 degree celsius program to kill harmful bacteria — this best dishwasher in Singapore will cater to all your dishwashing needs!

3. LG DFB425FP Front Control Smart Wifi Enabled Dishwasher 

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Some of us may be concerned about the effectiveness of a dishwasher when it comes to the cleanliness of our cutleries, plates and bowls. However, the LG DFB425FP Front Control Smart Wifi Enabled Dishwasher (available on LG Singapore) has proven this worry to be unfounded with its innovative LG QuadWash. Equipped with four spray multi-motion arms instead of the standard two stationary arms found in many freestanding dishwashers, you can be assured that no stains stand a chance in this LG dishwasher. This is also the best dishwasher in Singapore for those who can’t stand water spots on their tableware. Steam from boiling water is produced to sanitise dishes and remove water spots without damaging your luxurious wares.  

This smart home appliance can also be synced with your smartphone! This means going off to do your thing and getting notified whenever a cycle is complete without having to wait by the machine. It can also be hooked onto Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa to activate voice commands. 

Best dishwashers in Singapore for small kitchens

4.  EuropAce Portable Dishwasher EDW 3050U

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No space for a free-standing or built-in dishwasher? Perhaps the EuropAce Portable Dishwasher EDW 3050U (available on EuropAce Official Store) will be a better choice when you’re shopping for a trusty dishwashing companion! You can watch the powerful 3D cyclonic spray scrubber in action through the dishwasher’s tempered glass window. The 360 degrees spinning spray blasts 3600 rounds of water for a thorough cleanse without missing a spot. 

The best part about this portable countertop dishwasher in Singapore is that it requires no installation. Just fill up the detachable 5L water tank, power up the EuropAce dishwasher and get ready for spanking clean dishes! This means there’s no need to hook the appliance up to a water or drainage outlet, allowing you to shift it anywhere you want. 

5. Toshiba Mini 5L Portable Dishwasher 

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Portable or not, you get to enjoy the best of both worlds with the Toshiba Mini 5L Portable Dishwasher (available on Toshiba Official Store). The Toshiba dishwasher can run solely by a refillable water tank or plugged directly into a water inlet by the sink. This option is great if you’re tired of having to refill the water tank all the time. Dishes are sterilised and cleansed to a tee with 72 degrees celsius water under the eco wash mode. If you’re pressed for time, select the rapid wash to wrap up the cycle in 29 minutes. 

Aside from washing dishes, this best dishwasher in Singapore can even be used to wash fruits and vegetables. Yes, you read that right! Simply place your fresh produce into a drainage basket and pop it into the dishwasher. Then, select the fruits program which will rinse through the fruits and vegetables using 36 degrees celsius water to wash away hidden germs and residues!

6. Electrolux ESF6010BW Compact Dishwasher

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Not keen on portable dishwashers for your small kitchen because of their limited capacity? The Electrolux ESF6010BW Compact Dishwasher (available on Asia Excel Pte Ltd) strikes a good balance between size and capacity with up to eight place settings despite its compact size. This makes it perfect for a family of four and more. 

Another impressive aspect of this dishwasher is its multi washing program set. Pick from five programs, including a Mix Soil mode which is specifically designed to clean stubborn stains off pots and pans. If you’re only loading half of the dishwasher, conserve water and energy by selecting the Half-Load mode which only takes 30 minutes! 

7. Panasonic NP-TH1PECN Countertop Dishwasher

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The Panasonic NP-TH1PECN Countertop Dishwasher (available on MINI Official Store) is probably one of the most aesthetically pleasing dishwashers we’ve seen. It is also the best dishwasher in Singapore for narrow counter space with its dual collapsible doors. Water temperature can go up to 80 degree celsius in this appliance — bacteria and germs stand absolutely no chance in this dishwasher. 

Hate having to wipe dry your tableware after a rinse in the dishwasher? You won’t need to do this when you have the Panasonic dishwasher. It comes with a in-built heated dryer to whisk moisture away for dry and clean tableware that’s ready to be used or stored away.. 

Best detergents for dishwashers in Singapore

  • Somat Dishwasher Rinse Aid

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The dishwasher detergent also plays an important part in ensuring your dishes come out shiny and clean. The Somat Dishwasher Rinse Aid (available on Shopee Supermarket) works great on glass and stainless tablewares as it leaves them with a brilliant shine. In addition, it helps to eliminate limescale development in your dishwasher, maintaining your machine in tip top condition. 

  • Finish All In One Max Super Charged PowerBall Dishwasher Tablets

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Prefer to use a tablet or capsule for your dishwashing detergent? The Finish All In One Max Super Charged PowerBall Dishwasher Tablets (available on Shopee Supermarket) is one of the most popular dishwashing detergents available in the market. Many homeowners love how convenient it is to use the tablets as no measurements are needed, unlike when using liquid or powder detergents. Each tablet contains a powerball core which helps to give the dishes a dazzling shine. There is also a blue layer designed to cut through grease and a white layer to break down stubborn stains. This multi-action tablet is all you need for your wares and utensils. 

  • Ecover All-In-One Dishwasher Tablets

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Care for the environment while you care for your wares with the Ecover All-In-One Dishwasher Tablets (available on Corlison Official Store). Made from plant-based, biodegradable ingredients, this eco-friendly dishwasher tablet contains rinse aid and salt action so all you need is to pop it into your machine and let it work its magic!

Overview of the best dishwashers in Singapore

Dishwasher Size (cm) Place Setting No. Of Programs Water Consumption/
Cycle (L)
Energy Consumption (Kwh) Noise Level (dB)
Electrolux AirDry Inverter Free-standing Dishwasher Esf5512lox 60 x 85 x 62.5 13 6 11 1.04 47
Beko Freestanding Dishwasher Dfn05x11w 59.8 x 85 x 60 13 5 11.5 1 49
LG DFB425FP Front Control Smart Wifi Enabled Dishwasher  59.8 x 84.5 x 60 14 10 9.8 0.95 44
EuropAce Portable Dishwasher EDW 3050U 37.8 x 41.2 x 42.2 4 4 5 1
Toshiba Mini 5L Portable Dishwasher  42 x 43.5 x 43.5 3 4 5L 0.57
Electrolux ESF6010BW Compact Dishwasher 55 x 60.4 x 52.3 8 6 8.4 1.25  60
Panasonic NP-TH1PECN Countertop Dishwasher 55 x 59.8 x 34.4 6 4 11.7 1.17 58

Bid goodbye to manual washing with the best dishwashers in Singapore

No more dry hands, no more dirty dishes and most importantly, no more dishwashing duty. These are the differences the best dishwasher in Singapore can make for you and your family! Looking for other home appliances to amp up your kitchen? Check out these best microwave ovens for quick meals and best coffee machines for your daily cuppa! Snag them at great bargains during our 11.11 Big Sale!

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