Best Freestanding Dishwashers

Need help cleaning up after a meal, but there’s no inbuilt dishwasher around to take a load off your plate? We’ve all been there, but now, freestanding dishwashers can easily slot in your kitchen without the faff of permanent installation. Read more...

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Bosch Serie 8 Freestanding Dishwashers

Bosch Serie 8 Freestanding Dishwashers · includes 2 listings

4.3 from 226 reviews

Bosch’s premium dishwasher contains innovative features such as collapsible racks, an eco-friendly and quiet clean and a 10-year anti-rust warranty.

Price (RRP) $2,199.00 to $2,249.00

Price$1,799.00Bing Lee

  • Sparkling clean finish on dishes

  • Quiet

  • Spacious

  • 4-star energy rating and 5-star water rating

  • Premium price

  • Doesn't always dry dishes properly

  • Build Quality
    3.3 (37)
  • Value for Money
    2.6 (38)
  • Ease of Use
    3.6 (37)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.4 (36)
  • Noise Level
    3.9 (37)
  • Internal Layout
    3.8 (33)
  • FeaturesChild Lock, Eco Mode/Wash, Half-Load Option, Self Cleaning, Height-Adjustable Upper Rack, Cutlery Rack, Internal Light and Foldable Racks
  • Number of Place Settings 15
  • Water Rating5 star(s)
  • Water Consumption12 L/wash
  • Energy Rating4 star(s)
  • Energy Consumption235 kWh per year
  • Control Panel Position Top
  • Maximum Noise Level42 db
  • Number of Programs8
  • Colour / FinishSilver Inox and Stainless Steel
Bosch Serie 6 Freestanding Dishwashers
  • Award Winner 2020

Bosch Serie 6 Freestanding Dishwashers · includes 5 listings

4.1 from 159 reviews

Bosch’s award-winning dishwasher has been praised by many for its excellent sparkling clean finish, quiet wash and convenient wash cycle settings.

Price (RRP) $1,299.00 to $1,649.00

Price from$1,199.00Bing Lee

  • Plates come out shiny and clean

  • Quiet cleaning

  • Quick cycle option

  • Dries well

  • Premium price

  • Build Quality
    4.2 (90)
  • Value for Money
    3.8 (90)
  • Ease of Use
    4.4 (92)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.3 (86)
  • Noise Level
    4.6 (90)
  • Internal Layout
    4.3 (79)
  • FeaturesChild Lock, Eco Mode/Wash, Half-Load Option, Time Remaining Display, Self Cleaning, Height-Adjustable Upper Rack, Cutlery Rack and Foldable Racks
  • Number of Place Settings 10, 14 and 15
  • Water Rating3.5 star(s) and 5 star(s)
  • Water Consumption10.9 to 12 L/wash
  • Energy Rating3 star(s) and 4 star(s)
  • Energy Consumption197 to 235 kWh per year
  • Control Panel Position Front
  • Maximum Noise Level44 db to 50 db
  • Number of Programs6
  • Colour / FinishSilver Inox and White
Westinghouse WSF6606 Series

Westinghouse WSF6606 Series · includes 4 listings

3.9 from 289 reviews

This freestanding dishwasher series by Westinghouse has up to 15 place settings, 6 wash programmes and offers a silent and quick washing experience.

Price (RRP) $969.00 to $1,079.00

Price from$715.00The Good Guys

  • Economical and energy-efficient

  • Quick cycle convenience

  • Good size for a family

  • Not the most durable

  • Build Quality
    3.6 (36)
  • Value for Money
    3.7 (35)
  • Ease of Use
    4.3 (36)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.1 (34)
  • Noise Level
    3.9 (33)
  • Internal Layout
    3.8 (25)
  • FeaturesChild Lock, Eco Mode/Wash, Half-Load Option, Time Remaining Display, Height-Adjustable Upper Rack, Cutlery Rack and Foldable Racks
  • Number of Place Settings 15
  • Water Rating4.5 star(s)
  • Water Consumption13.5 L/wash
  • Energy Rating3 star(s)
  • Energy Consumption294 to 353 kWh per year
  • Control Panel Position Front
  • Maximum Noise Level45 db
  • Number of Programs6
  • Colour / FinishDark Stainless Steel, Stainless Steel and White
Bosch Home Appliances Serie 4 Dishwashers

Bosch Home Appliances Serie 4 Dishwashers · includes 7 listings

3.9 from 175 reviews

The Serie 4 dishwashers by Bosch come with adjustable racks, a quiet wash and a 4-star energy and water ratings.

Price (RRP) $999.00 to $1,399.00

Price from$779.00Bing Lee

Dishlex DSF6106

Dishlex DSF6106 · includes 2 listings

3.9 from 168 reviews

The Dishlex freestanding dishwasher has a 4.5-star water rating, a convenient 30-minute fast wash option and space for 13 place settings.

Price (RRP) $799.00 to $899.00

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Freestanding dishwashers

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Dishwashers are an effective and eco-friendly way of cleaning your dishes as they use less water than manual hand-washing. Now, freestanding dishwashers are available to buy - a portable and easy option for many people renting or looking to relocate.

Pros & cons of freestanding dishwashers

There are many arguments for and against choosing a freestanding dishwasher for your home versus an inbuilt dishwasher or even a benchtop dishwasher. Here are some of the most compelling ones:

Pros

  • Available in a variety of sizes and can suit most kitchen dishwasher spaces
  • You can customise the style of finish you want - stainless steel, white, silver black or grey
  • Great for renters & those who move houses often as it is portable
  • Great for those with limited cabinet space
  • Cheaper than the integrated version & no installation costs

Cons

  • Will take up more space in the kitchen than an integrated dishwasher
  • Likely to be noisier than an integrated dishwasher
  • More limited washing settings & features
  • May not look as neat or integrated with the kitchen

How do freestanding dishwashers work?

Similar to a washing machine, a freestanding dishwasher can be placed anywhere with a water connection and drainage point. Unlike integrated dishwashers, you do not need to build a freestanding unit into your cabinet and it comes with pre-built sides and a top cover. It’s therefore extremely easy to install, flexible for positioning anywhere in the kitchen and great for renters and house hoppers.

They are available in a large selection of top brands such as Bosch, Westinghouse, Smeg, Haier and many more.

Size & load capacity of freestanding dishwashers

First, it’s important to check if there’s space available in your kitchen for the model and size you want to purchase. Using a tape measure and comparing those dimensions against the standard size of the product you want is a good place to start. Remember to make sure that your water supply can reach your dishwasher in the desired position as well.

Since freestanding dishwashers come in full-size, slimline and compact models, they are a good option for almost any kitchen.

Depending on how many people live in your household or how many guests you might be entertaining regularly, it’s a good idea to figure out which load capacity you require. In the world of dishwashers, these are measured in ‘place settings’ and generally:

  • 1-2 people = 6-9 place settings

  • 3-4 people = 9-12 place settings

  • 5+ people = 12+ place settings

Full-size dishwashers are generally 85cm height x 60cm width x 60cm depth and have a capacity of 12-14 place settings.

Slimline dishwashers are the same height and depth as a full-size but narrower at 85cm height x 45cm width x 60cm depth. They can hold 9-10 place settings within a single spin.

Finally, compact freestanding dishwashers are the same width and depth as a full-sized dishwasher but half in height for those with limited kitchen space. They stand at 45cm height x 60cm width x 60cm depth. They can hold up to 8 place settings.

Comparing the best freestanding dishwashers

There are four very well-reviewed freestanding dishwashers on the market currently. These include the Award-winning Bosch Serie 6 Freestanding Dishwasher, Serie 4 and 8 as well as Westinghouse’s WSF6606 Series. They all have different features and this chart could help find the one most suitable for your needs:

Freestanding dishwasher features to look for

  • Height-Adjustable Upper Rack: A versatile feature included in many dishwashers is the option to adjust the upper rack to allow for a better fit when washing larger pots and pans or tall glasses.

  • Eco Mode/Wash: Eco mode uses a lower temperature when washing and rinsing to save energy costs while still achieving a deep clean.

  • Child Lock: For those with little toddlers running around, it could be an important feature to invest in a child lock to avoid any injuries or problems that could arise here.

  • Cutlery Rack: Having an inbuilt cutlery rack can be essential for safety when cleaning knives and other small, sharp instruments.

  • Half-Load Option: When you only have a few pots and pans to wash and you’re umming and ahhing about loading the entire dishwasher, a half-loading option can be an eco-friendly option to save water and time.

  • Time Remaining Display: There’s nothing worse than when you need a specific bowl or plate and it’s in the dishwasher and you have no idea when it’ll be finished. This simple but important feature is one to watch out for.

  • Foldable Racks: For extra versatility when you want to wash pans and bowls instead of plates, having foldable racks can be useful to utilise space.

  • Self Cleaning: What’s more frustrating than having to clean something that’s supposed to do the cleaning for you? That’s no longer a problem with a self-cleaning dishwasher which cleans your dishes and itself in the process.

  • Internal Light: Having an internal light in the dishwasher can assist with loading and unloading and provides better visibility.

  • Design: They can come in many finishes such as stainless steel, white, silver, black, grey or more to suit the aesthetic of your kitchen.

  • Number of Place Settings: Depending on your household size, you might need a dishwasher with a higher washing capacity to avoid doing multiple loads.

  • Water rating & consumption: Dishwashers are served with a WELS star rating out of 6 which signifies how well they save water. It’s best to look for dishwashers in the higher range as they are the most eco-friendly and efficient, cost-saving choice.

  • Energy rating & consumption: Another important factor to check are the energy ratings, often measured in stars and kWh per year. The higher the stars or lower the kWh per year, the better. Choosing a dishwasher with a better energy rating will save you money in energy bills down the road.

Mull through some reviews to find the best freestanding dishwasher for your home.