The Best Integrated Dishwasher To Fit In Your Space

Looking for a dishwasher that blends in with the kitchen? A guide to the best integrated dishwashers for all budgets and preferences.

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by Ellen Kinsey |
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An integrated dishwasher is a great option if you prefer a kitchen that feels uninterrupted and not cluttered by an assortment of appliances. No matter if you live with a large family or are a household of two - having a full size dishwasher is a real luxury. Once you have got used to having one, there is often no going back. If you are on the lookout for the best integrated dishwasher, then we have rounded up the very best on the market.

Although integrated models are more expensive than freestanding dishwashers, they give your room a continual appearance that will match your kitchen layout. Plus, they tend to be on the quieter side so you can let it run overnight when your children are in bed or when light sleepers are in the house.

Dreading the Sunday roast clean-up is a thing of the past with a dishwasher. With the latest cleaning technology, these appliances will take on the hard work for you. We have integrated appliances, including budget dishwashers, and a range of features and sizes so you can find your perfect fit.

Best Integrated Dishwashers At A Glance

Best value integrated dishwasher: Hoover HDI 1LO38SA Full Size Integrated Dishwasher – View on Argos
Editor's choice: BOSCH Series 2 SMV2ITX18G – View on Currys
Best overall integrated dishwasher: Bosch Series 4 SMV4HCX40G Fully Integrated Dishwasher – View on Currys

Before we take a look at the best integrated dishwashers, there are a couple of things to consider before purchasing your new appliance, scroll to the FAQs below to find out more.

Best Integrated Dishwashers

Best value integrated dishwasher

Stylish, savvy and practical, this integrated dishwasher has a choice of an intensive 75-degree program to sterilise white goods, cutlery, and baby bottles and eliminate 99.9 per cent of bacteria. This dishwasher is ideal for cleaning up after hosting large groups and spares you from a mountain of soiled dishes.

Plus, you can operate and check on your wash cycle with the Hoover Wizard app on your Android phone when you are out of the house. The voice control assistant tells your dishwasher what you have to wash, and it will offer you the most suitable programme. Plus, if you are in a hurry, then the 29-minute rapid wash cycle can clean dishes in just under half an hour.

Customer Review: "Purchased a month ago, simple controls cycles from just two hours and the ability to turn off the alarm telling you it has finished. I prefer a cutlery tray at the front, but I am really picky and very happy with this dishwasher."


  • Affordable
  • App-controlled
  • Automatic air dry


  • Some reviewers have said that they don't like the cutlery tray being at the back

Editor's choice

This integrated dishwasher from BOSCH makes cleaning as easy as possible with auto programmes that automatically modify the temperature and rinse span based on the load and an ExtraDry function, so you don't need to dry up with a tea towel. We also love the handy InfoLight feature, which projects a red light onto the floor when the dishwasher is running, so you won't accidentally open the door halfway through its cycle.

It also comes with a Home Connect app, where you can control the dishwasher with your smartphone or tablet. All you need to do is adjust the settings from anywhere in your home or add your preferred programs to the quick selection. For those days when you want some peace and quiet, the dishwasher comes with a Silence function that can be activated on the app.

Customer Review: "Easy to self-install - supplied with long hoses. Instructions are okay but could be clearer. Cleans well so far for everyday plates, cutlery, cups and glasses, washes well and much quicker than our older dishwasher. The WiFi mobile app notifies you when the cycle is finished, which I find useful, and you can also remotely start different wash cycles."


  • ActiveWater tech
  • Quick wash mode
  • Machine care programme


  • Some reviewers didn't like the cutlery tray

Best overall integrated dishwasher

Fancy an upgrade from the Bosch Series 2? The Bosch Series 4 SMV4HCX40G is the newest integrated model available with 14 place settings, a D energy rating and new glass protection technology. Bosch is a household name that guarantees high performance and product longevity. It has all the features of the Bosch Series 2 but with some added programmes and features such as the DosageAssist Tray, ExtraDry, glass protection technology, SpeedPerfect and a load sensor.

Customer Review: “This dishwasher is quiet and efficient, and the cutlery drawer is a good idea. A lovely and quiet dishwasher.”


  • Has a unique drawer specifically for cutlery
  • Quiet with voice-control
  • Clear light to indicate when it's on


  • The eco wash is 4 hours 55 mins

Best for energy-efficient integrated dishwasher

Make sure your dirty dishes and cutlery are spic and span with this Hisense dishwasher. It has a generous 16-place setting, an automatic natural air drying setting and eco programmes making this appliance perfect for the environmentally conscious household. If you need clean cutlery fast, just activate the quick wash setting, and you will have a fresh set in 15 minutes.

This model has a D rating (rated A+++ previously); and features an eco wash that uses cooler temperatures and less energy to clean pots, making it very energy efficient and perfect for saving on your energy bills.

Customer Review: "Really impressed with this dishwasher for the price. It’s almost silent when on, and the automatic door-opening feature is excellent and gets everything dry quickly. I was a bit sceptical about the cutlery drawer, but I also really like that too, and the absence of the basket in the bottom tray means you can fit so much more in its place."


  • Super energy efficient
  • Quick wash mode


  • None

Best high-end integrated dishwasher

If you are looking for a premium product, then Miele makes some of the best dishwashers on the market. This model guarantees high performance and is built to stand the test of time. Programmed with the latest cleaning technology, there are ten wash programmes to choose from, such as eco and intensive, extra quiet and hygiene. The 58-minute QuickPowerwash is a convenient timesaver as well.

Naturally, this product can be integrated into your smart home system and is Wi-Fi enabled, so you can begin a cycle using your phone or Amazon Alexa. In terms of the design, the Miele G7460 comes with a slide-out cutlery rack that ensures your cutlery will come out sparkling and has 14 place settings which equate to 154 items.

Additionally, the AutoDos system means you don’t have to add a tab to every wash. You can buy a pack of six AutoDos cartridges for approximately £50, and each detergent cartridge will last for around 20 loads adding up to 42p per wash. All in all, if you're looking for a dishwasher that does it all, this would be an excellent choice.

Customer Review: “Very well made with a quality feel and flexible compartment settings that give added flexibility with bulky items. The cutlery tray removes the need for a basket, allowing even greater capacity in the lower section. The ADOS system is an interesting feature and so far seems to be quite economical. No use of the built-in Wi-Fi feature has been made to date, and not sure what value it adds. Overall, cleans dishes and pots to a consistently high standard and hopefully will do so for many years and justify the high price.”


  • Waterproof System in the event of a flood
  • Quiet
  • Quick wash


  • Specialist cleaning cartridges

Best integrated dishwasher under £400

Beko DIN16430 Fully Integrated Standard Dishwasher
Price: £369

This reasonably priced model from Beko has 14 place settings to fit a busy household's day's worth of dishes and cookware in one run. It features six programmes and is energy efficient thanks to the handy auto programme that adjusts the cycle to match the load and only ever uses the exact amount of energy that’s needed by using sensors to check the level of dirt in the water.

Other standout features include the floor-projected LED light that lets you know the dishwasher is still running without the need to open it, the half-load setting, adjustable shelf height, and a delay timer. It automatically opens when the run has finished.

Customer Review: "From start to finish, the procedure was clear and straightforward. The dishwasher was delivered on time with helpful drivers. I would recommend anyone this outstanding company."


  • Good value
  • Floor-projected LED light
  • Half load setting


  • Buttons can be unresponsive

Best quiet integrated dishwasher

Candy Brava CDIN1L380PB
Price: £299 (was £349)

This ultra-quiet integrated model from Candy is perfect for running late in the evening and overnight and won't disturb light sleepers or children. It has 13 adjustable place settings and can be controlled by an app - especially when you are dashing out in a rush and forget to put it on. It features a 24-minute rapid cycle, an eco-programme, an adjustable top rack, a delay timer and anti-flood devices.

Customer Review: "Excellent value for money! It seems solid enough to last a few years. Thanks, AO, for your prompt service."


  • Wi-fi connected
  • Affordable
  • Quiet


  • No half-load option

Best integrated slimline dishwasher

Perfect for smaller households with a smaller kitchen, this appliance will clean your dishes thoroughly to save you a job. This model combines style and functionality and is the ideal integrated, slimline dishwasher for small households with nine place settings.

You can use your smartphone or tablet to control this appliance with the Home Connect app and take advantage of exciting features such as VarioSpeed Plus, Intensive Zone, Eco Programme, Chef 70 degrees and VarioHinge. Dishwashing has never been easier. All you need to do is put your feet up – and let this clever, slimline Neff do all the dirty work.

Customer Review: “Excellent quality, easy to use in every way. Hoping it lasts over 20 years - like my previous Neff dishwasher did.”


  • Easy to use
  • Quiet
  • Varied cleaning options


  • Shortest wash cycle is approximately 90 minutes

OUR VERDICT: Which Is The Best Integrated Dishwasher?

The standout integrated dishwashers were from Bosch: the Bosch Series 2 and Series 4 Integrated Dishwashers ticked all our boxes. Not only are they great value, but they keep up with modern cleaning technology, is Wi-fi enabled and built to last.

Bosch is a reliable company that has a range of dishwashers, covering all budgets and needs. Both are excellent all-rounders with a good variety of programmes, innovative features, and promising reviews from existing buyers. They are both reasonably priced and promise value for money with a two-year guarantee.

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What Are The Different Dishwasher Types?

Freestanding dishwasher

A freestanding dishwasher comes with a door as part of the appliance and doesn’t need to be fitted with a kitchen cabinet door. They’re available in different finish options and come in standard sizes. Freestanding dishwashers tend to be cheaper and easier to install and replace but don't have the same slick look as an integrated dishwasher and can be pretty noisy.

Integrated dishwasher

If you think that an integrated dishwasher may be what you are looking for, then these appliances can fit behind a door and not stick out in the design of your kitchen. Typically, an integrated appliance has your kitchen cabinet door attached to the front of the appliance. So, this makes the dishwasher look like it’s 'built-in' the kitchen furniture and creates a sleek and ‘uninterrupted’ look – which some people prefer. They tend to be quieter and more seamless than freestanding models but are fixed to that kitchen and expensive, so they may not be the best pick for renters.

There are three types of integrated dishwashers: fully integrated, semi-integrated or slimline dishwashers.

semi-integrated dishwasher has a shorter kitchen cabinet door attached to the front. This leaves a strip exposed at the top. Why? This strip is where the control panel is usually found. So, you don’t have to open the door to operate this dishwasher.

On the other hand, a fully integrated dishwasher is completely hidden. This means that the control panel is found inside the dishwasher - and is only accessible when the dishwasher has been opened.

There is also the option to buy an integrated slimline dishwasher, a little smaller than standard models and suitable for small households and kitchens. A typical dishwasher is around 60cm in width; a slimline version can measure around 45cm in width and can load around nine place settings. It is considerably smaller so it can be ideal if you don't have as much space to spare.

What To Look For When Buying An Integrated Dishwasher


Depending on your household size, you might opt for a dishwasher with a larger or smaller capacity. Though it may seem obvious, the capacity of a dishwasher can often be determined by the width and depth of this appliance. In fact, the capacity is usually measured in place settings.

One place setting is made up of ten items. So, a place setting could consist of a dinner plate, side plate, saucer, bowl, coffee cup, drinking glass, knife, fork and two teaspoons.

Energy Rating

The EU’s standardised method of categorising appliances by energy efficiency is now common practice amongst most brands.

The energy ratings were revised in 2021 to ensure there was space left on the scale for improvement. On the old energy efficiency scale, appliances were rated between A+++ to D. But with modern technology, most appliances were maxing out the scale. The new energy ratings now go from A to G and are much less confusing.

You’ll find now that there are much fewer A and B-rated appliances. Those that were previously A+++ may now be an F. This is to give the opportunity for higher ratings in the future and encourage manufacturers to make their machines even more sustainable.

Remember, though, to achieve the lowest energy and water consumption per load, the machine should be full unless there is an eco-wash setting, of course.


Whether you want something that just does the job or has all the new cleaning tech - there is a dishwasher for every demand. You can find models with specialised wash cycles like eco or intensive, flexible baskets, load-sensing technology, digital timers and application-controlled settings. Naturally, the more features and programmes your integrated washing machine will have, the more expensive it can be.


Generally, integrated dishwashers are quieter than their freestanding counterparts as the cabinet doors mute the noise. Noise levels are measured in decibels; the quietest dishwasher on this list is 42dB, and the loudest is 53 dB.

If you would like a more comprehensive guide to dishwashers, check out our detailed guide on how to choose a dishwasher. However, if you are set on buying an integrated dishwasher, then here are the best integrated dishwashers on the market in the UK right now.

How much do dishwashers cost us to run?

Energy ratings have an impact on how much energy is used each time you use an appliance in your home. As for ratings, they range from A to G, with those ranging from A-C being the most energy-efficient.

As dishwashers run on electricity and can use around 1.8kW per cycle. According to official figures, the unit cost of electricity will be, on average: 28p per kW. But this depends on your supplier.

Therefore, this means it will cost around 50p to run for a cycle. If a household switched on the dishwasher for a cycle, one day a week, the bill would be around £3.50.

For more information, we'd recommend this article from NimbleFins on the 'Average Cost of Electricity per kWh in the UK 2023 and 2024'.

Are dishwashers bad for the environment?

Of course, like everything else, dishwashers contribute to carbon gas emissions. They use about four gallons of water and around 1.8kW per cycle. But, you can find dishwashers with good energy ratings and eco-cycles to ensure cleanliness - all while using the smallest amount of energy.

We'd also recommend using eco-friendly and biodegradable dishwasher pods if you're looking to be as kind to the environment as possible. Here is some advice, courtesy of Blueland, for keeping your dishwasher cycles eco:

• Run the dishwasher only when fully loaded, and don’t use settings like half loads and pots and pans (they waste two more gallons of water on average).

• Scrape your plates into the compost before washing or loading into a machine (compost is better than trash since food that breaks down in landfills can release methane gas).

• Choose an eco-setting or lower temperature, if available.

• When it comes to buying a new dishwasher, check for energy efficiency, running costs, and CO2 emissions, and consider the longevity of a machine.

Why not try Blueland’s Dishwasher Tablets, which come naked, with no PVA (plastic)?

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Is a slimline integrated dishwasher worth it?

A slimline is worth it for smaller kitchens if you think a dishwasher is needed. They’re great for smaller homes, such as one-bedroom flats, holiday homes, studios, etc., where space-saving is paramount.

Sure, you’ll be down on capacity, making a slimline less efficient than a full-size dishwasher. But they will be able to deep clean full loads of dishes and cutlery as well as any standard model with many sharing the same programmes.

Ellen Kinsey is a senior health and wellness product writer for A Modern Kitchen, specialising in sustainable living and healthy cooking. She lives and breathes all things food, travel and wellness.

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