Best Freestanding Dishwasher in Australia 2021 – With Detailed Reviews and Comparison.

Are you looking for the best freestanding dishwasher?

We have done 2-days extensive research, and come with this list of Best Freestanding Dishwashers in Australia:

Best Overall Freestanding Dishwasher: Bosch Serie 6

Most Efficient Dishwasher: SMEG 60cm Dishwasher

Quietest Dishwasher: LG QuadWash Matte Black Stainless Steel Dishwasher and LG QuadWash Matte Black TrueSteam Dishwasher

Best Slimline Dishwasher: Bosch Serie 6 45cm Dishwasher

Best Cheap Dishwasher: Beko 60cm Freestanding Dishwasher

Best Overall Freestanding Dishwasher

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Bosch Serie 6 
Best Overall

Smeg White
Most Efficient

LG Quadwash Quietest

Price

Energy Rating

4 star

4.5 star

4 star

Water Rating

5 star (12L / wash)

6 star (9.9L / wash)

5.5 star (11.1L / wash)

Capacity (place settings)

15

15

15

Noise Level

44 dBA

47 dBA

41 dBA

Auto Wash Program

Yes (auto wash & dry at 45-65°C or auto intensive at 65-75°C)

Yes (at 60-70°C)

Yes

Quick Wash

Yes (Quick wash & dry in 60 mins, or Express in 29 mins)

Yes - 5 Quick Programs. Quickest at 27 mins

Yes (Turbo 59 mins and Express 38 mins)

Half Load Wash

Yes

Yes

Yes

ECO Wash

Yes

Yes

Yes

Heavy Wash

Yes (Super Wash)

Yes (Ultraclean)

Yes (Intensive)

Other Wash Programs

Machine Care, SpeedPerfect

Soak, Crystal

Refresh, Delicate. You can download other programs too such as Pots & Pans, Casseroles, Glassware, Night Care

Delay

Yes, up to 24 hours

Yes, up to 24 hours

Yes - up to 12 hours

Child Lock

Yes

Yes

Not specified

Antiflood Protection

Yes

Yes

Not specified

Height Adjustable Upper Basket

Yes

Yes

Yes

Other Features

DosageAssist, ActiveWater, EcoSilence Drive, AquaSensor, AutoBrilliance, 3 Heat Exchanger, 3 stage self-cleaning filter system, 5 spray levels, VarioDrawer, VarioFlex, 3small part holders

Self balancing hinges, FlexiTabs, AquaTest, SmartDry

Quad Wash, ThinQ app, EasyRack Plus, Auto Open Door

Extra cutlery rack (in addition to basket)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Colour

Stainless Steel

White

Black

Warranty

2 years

2 years and 10 years on the motor

2 years and 10 years on the motor

Customer Rating

4.8 out of 5 (source: Google)

not found

4.5 out of 5 (source: Google)

Bosch Serie 6

This Bosch Serie 6 is very impressive. No wonder it is awarded as the Best Freestanding Dishwasher by productreview.com.au. Canstar Blue also chose Bosch as the Best Dishwasher Brand based on Customer Satisfaction. At the current time of writing, it has an excellent customer rating of 4.8 out of 5 according to Google.

Serie | 6 free-standing dishwasher 60 cm Stainless Steel SMS66MI02A SMS66MI02A-3
Serie | 6 free-standing dishwasher 60 cm Stainless Steel SMS66MI02A SMS66MI02A-4

Although it is not the quietest nor the most efficient dishwasher, this Germany-made dishwasher offers features and technology that are not offered at other dishwashers:

  • DosageAssist: The dishwasher tablet is dropped into a specially engineered tray that is targeted by water jets to be completely dissolved. So no more detergent residue in the dishwasher or your dish.
  • Machine Care: A self-cleaning option which helps remove grime and limescale buildup in the dishwasher to maintain the wash quality and reliability of the dishwasher for a long time
  • Heat Exchanger: Hygienic fully enclosed drying system, which does not draw contaminated air (with dust and allergens) from the dishwasher exterior. As a result, it prevents temperature shock as well as saves water and energy consumption

Not only that. With its intelligent sensors, it automatically sets the program time and the temperature based on how much soils on the items. You can choose to have Auto Intensive washing program, which suits pots and pans with baked-on food and grease, at 65-75 °C. Or you can choose the Auto Wash program, which suits mixed loads and soil levels at 45-65°C.

This Bosch Serie 6 also detects how many dishes are loaded and adjust the water level accordingly. Its AquaSensor also helps to save more water.

If you are in hurry, you can choose Quick Wash program, which washes and dries in 60 minutes, or Express program, which washes in only 29 minutes. It also comes with HalfLoad program and ExtraDry program.

We also like the VarioDrawer, which gives you extra space for cutlery and utensils, in addition to moveable cutlery basket in the lower basket.

Serie | 6 free-standing dishwasher 60 cm Stainless Steel SMS66MI02A SMS66MI02A-5
VarioDrawer

There are 3 small part holders, which are suitable for baby bottles and small accessories.

You will also get a large item spray head for washing extra-large items such as baking trays and rangehood filters, according to Bosch website.

The height of the top basket can be adjusted, so you can move it up when you need to wash a tall item on the lower basket, or move it down when you need to wash long stem glassware in the top basket. You can also fold the rack.

Its SuperSilence makes the dishwasher quiet. Its noise level is 44dBA.

Pros:

  • Advanced cleaning technology with Auto programs
  • Self wash program
  • Extra drawer for the cutlery and utensils
  • Flexible layout
  • Excellent customer rating
  • Quiet

Cons:

  • Is priced over $1000
  • No special wash program for Glass or Delicate

With such offers, we believe this is the Best Overall Freestanding Dishwasher. Even though Serie 8 is the best Bosch dishwasher in terms of the features (Serie 8 has Glass and Pre-Rinse program as well as Intensive Zone, whereas Serie 6 does not) is slightly quieter, Serie 6 offers better value for money.

Most Efficient Dishwasher

SMEG 60cm Dishwasher

Smeg 60cm White Dishwasher  DWA6315W2

This white Smeg 60cm dishwasher is the most efficient dishwasher in Australia that we found, with a 6-star water rating and 4.5-star energy rating. It consumes less than 10 litre/ wash.

Unfortunately, this Smeg dishwasher has not been promoted well on its marketing material, so it is not a popular dishwasher online. We cannot find any customer ratings for this dishwasher at the time of writing. We needed to do extra work compiling data from many sources to understand the features of this dishwasher. As you can check here, the features of this dishwasher are not even written on the retailer website.

But Smeg is a prestigious brand. Many real estate agents and property developers emphasize on the brand of appliances when they use Smeg. It adds the luxurious image of the property, like this one for example, which uses a Smeg dishwasher.

Not only because it is a prestigious brand. We actually love the different types of quick programs it offers. These days, who doesn’t like things to be quickly done? It has the Rapid program, which completes the wash in only 27 minutes. If you want to wash pot or pans quickly at high temperatures to get rid of the grease, you can choose the Strong and Fast wash program which takes only 55 minutes at 65 -70°C. You can also choose to have Normal Quick, Eco Quick, or Daily Quick.

In addition to its quick programs, there are other programs: Soak, Crystal / Delicate, Eco, Auto, and Ultraclean. When you select the Ultraclean program, the dishwasher will have a final 10-minute hygienic rinse at a high temperature of 70°C to eliminate all bacteria. With the Auto program, the dishwasher automatically selects the most suitable program for the degree of food debris found on the dishes.

You can also choose to have SmartDry (EnerSave), which is a unique automatic door-opening system to allows steam from the wash to escape at the end of the wash in order to dry the dishes naturally without the consumption of additional energy.

Its orbital wash system consists of a double spray arm, with contra-action rotation, to ensure excellent wash quality and greatly reduced noise level.

This Smeg dishwasher also comes with an extra drawer for cutlery. Both of the cutlery drawer and the upper basket is height adjustable. It also has self-balancing hinges.

You can put your item anywhere in the dishwasher, and the dishwasher can still intelligently detect when you only have a half load, and set the program accordingly.

Pros:

  • Water and energy efficient
  • You can get the washing done in 27 minutes for a full load. You can also wash greasy items in 55 minutes with the Strong and Fast program
  • Ultraclean program rinses at a high temperature of 70°C to remove all bacteria
  • With an extra drawer for cutlery. Both of the cutlery drawer and the upper basket is height adjustable

Cons:

  • Priced over $1000
  • Not many customer reviews found
  • No self-wash program
  • Less quiet than the Bosch Serie 6 dishwasher

Quietest Dishwasher

LG QuadWash Matte Black Stainless Steel Dishwasher

With a noise level of 41 dBA, this LG QuadWash dishwasher is the quietest dishwasher in Australia, amongst the dishwashers we reviewed. The LG Direct Drive Motor is designed with less moving parts for reliable and quiet performance. It comes with 10 years warranty for the motor.

But be careful. There are few models of LG QuadWash. Not all of them have a noise level of 41dBA.

The name is QuadWash because the dishwasher has a bottom spray arm with four rotating blades, to clean the dishes from multiple angles.

With the dual zone wash, you can clean both of delicate dishes as well as washing the dirty pots and pans with power at the same time. In other word, you can set the washing program differently between upper rack and the lower rack.

This LG QuadWash has unique features that dishwashers from other brand don’t have. With the LG ThinQ app on your smartphone, you can:

  • Get new washing programs: Pots & Pans, Casseroles, Glassware, and Night Care
  • Has personalised settings
  • Find out what’s wrong with the dishwasher when something is not right. It can “talk for itself” to find the solution
  • Be reminded when to clean the machine.

When you need to wash the dishes quickly, you can select Turbo cycle, which washes in 59 minutes for 10 place settings. Or Express if you need to wash it quicker, in only 38 minutes.

It also has an Auto wash cycle, where its sensor detects the amount of load and how much the soil is, and set the program accordingly.

In addition to the wash cycles mentioned above, it also has Intensive, Delicate, Eco, Rinse and Refresh. This model also has Steam to clean stubborn grime.

It is also comes with a cutlery rack at the top. Both of the upper rack and the cutlery rack are height adjustable to fit taller items. You can also fold the tines to fit large pots.

This dishwasher is also efficient with 5.5 star water rating and 4 star energy rating.

At current time of writing, it has an average customer rating of 4.5 out of 5, according to Google.

Pros:

  • Very quiet
  • Energy and water efficient
  • Is equipped with advanced cleaning technology and motor
  • You can get more washing cycles by downloading using your mobile phone. It can also have self diagnosis using the app.

Cons:

  • The turbo cycle is only for 10 place settings maximum.
  • Can only delay up to 12 hours
  • Priced above $1000

Best Slimline Dishwasher

Bosch Serie 6
Best Slimline Dishwasher

DeLonghi
Cheap Slimline Dishwasher

Omega

Customer Rating

4.8 out of 5
(source: Google)

4.2 out of 5 (source: Google)

4.1 out of 5 (source:Google)

Price

Energy Rating

3.5 star

3.5 star

3.5 star

Water Rating

4 star (10.9L / wash)

3.5 star

3.5 star (11L/wash)

Capacity (place settings)

10

10

10

Noise Level

50 dBA

49 dBA

49 dBA

Auto Wash Program

Yes

Yes

No

Quick Wash

Yes

Yes

Yes (Rapid)

Half Load Wash

No

Yes

No

ECO Wash

Yes

Yes

No

Heavy Wash

Pots and Pans at 70C

Yes (Intensive and Heavy)

Yes (Intensive and Heavy)

Other Wash Programs

Glass & Pre Rinse

Glass and 90 minute

Normal, 90 mins, Prewash

Delay

Yes - up to 24 hours

Yes - up to 24 hours

Yes - up to 24 hours

Child Lock

Yes

Yes

Yes

Antiflood Protection

Yes

Yes

No

Height Adjustable Upper Basket

Yes

Yes

Yes

Other Features

Dosage assist, Intensive Zone, DuoPower, AquaSensor, LoadSensor

Flexible basket

Extra cutlery rack (in addition to basket)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Colour

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel

Warranty

2 year

2 year

2 year

Bosch Serie 6 45cm Dishwasher

Bosch 45cm Stainless Steel Freestanding Dishwasher  SPS60M08AU
Best Slimline Dishwasher

There are not many slimline dishwasher offered in Australia. Although this Bosch Serie 6 is almost doubled the price of the Omega Slimline Dishwasher, it is worth it. As you can see from the table above, this Bosch Serie 6 slimline dishwasher has an excellent customer rating (4.8 out of 5), whereas other 45cm dishwashers only have an average rating of 4.1, according to Google which compiles the reviews from many sites. Many users gave 1 star for Haier and Omega slimline dishwasher.

Bosch Serie 6 is the best dishwasher according to Productreview.com.au. Bosch is also the best brand for dishwasher, according to CHOICE.

Serie | 6 free-standing dishwasher 45 cm Stainless Steel SPS60M08AU SPS60M08AU-4
Top basket of Bosch Serie 6 45 cm dishwasher

The Bosch Serie 6 45cm dishwasher offers these features that other slimline dishwashers do not have:

  • DosageAssist, which maximises the effectiveness of detergent tablets by putting it into a specially engineered tray targeted by water jets so that the tablet dissolves evenly. As a result, you will have a better cleaning performance without any detergent residue in the dishwasher nor on your plates.
  • With its LoadSensor and AquaSensor, the dishwasher detects how dirty is your items as well as the amount of the dishes, then adjust the water level, the program time and the temperature accordingly with the Auto program.
  • It has IntensiveZone, which transforms the entire bottom basket to a power cleaning zone, by increasing the water pressure in the bottom basket to clean heavily soiled pots and pans.
  • With the double spray arm in the upper basket, in addition to the spray arm on the bottom, it ensures all items have superior cleaning while keeping gentle on glasses and dishes at the same time.

Pros:

  • Advanced cleaning technology
  • Excellent customer satisfaction
  • With the auto program, which sets the program automatically based on the soil and the amount of load

Cons:

  • More expensive than other slimline dishwashers
  • No self wash
  • The extra cutlery rack is small, unlike the Bosch Serie 6 60cm dishwasher

Best Cheap Dishwasher

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Beko 60cm BDF1410W

Our Top Pick - See the review below to know why

Haier 60cm HDW13V1S1

If you are looking for a cheap dishwasher with auto wash program, this would fit you

Solt 60cm GGSDW6012W & GGSDW6012S

If you are just looking for the cheapest, or a dishwasher under $500

Price

Average Customer Rating

4.6 out of 5 (source: Google)

4.2 out of 5 (source: Google)

4.3 out of 5 (source: Google)

Capacity (place settings)

14

13

12

Energy Rating

3.5 star

3 star

3 star

Water Rating

4 star (13.8L per wash)

4.5 star (11.7L per wash)

4.5 star (10.7L per wash)

Noise Level

47 dBA

51 dBA

52 dBA

Auto Wash Program

No

Yes

No

Quick Wash

Yes - 30 mins

No

Yes - 90 mins

Half Load Wash

Yes

Yes (Light)

No

ECO Wash

Yes

Yes

Yes

Heavy Wash

Yes (Intensive)

Yes

Yes

Other Wash Programs

Clean & Shine, Quick & Shine, Delicate

Glass

Intensive, Glass, Rapid

Auto Dose

No

No

No

Delay

Yes - 3 / 6 / 9 hour

Yes - up to 24 hours

Yes - 3 / 6 / 9 hour for Extra Dry Program only

Child Lock

Not specified

Yes

Yes

Antiflood Protection

Yes

Yes

No

Height Adjustable Upper Basket

Yes

Yes

Yes

Other Features

SuperRinse, easy fold plate support, sliding cutlery basket

Rinse

Extra Dry Program

Colour

White or Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel

White or Stainless Steel

Warranty

5 years, and 10 years for the motor

2 years

2 years

Beko 60cm Freestanding Dishwasher

BEKO - BDF1410W - 60CM FREESTANDING DISHWASHER - WHITE

Although you might not have heard of the brand before, this European-made dishwasher has excellent customer satisfaction and is one of the best selling budget dishwashers in Australia. It has an average customer rating of 4.6 out of 5 according to Google. It cleans and dries really well according to the reviews.

Even though it has a low price tag, it has a 5-year manufacturer warranty and 10-year warranty on the motor. Other brands are only offering 2 years warranty.

Users also love the flexibility of its layout. You can fold down the plate support easily to fit big pots and pans. You can also move the cutlery basket by simply sliding it. You can also adjust the height of the upper rack, so it can fit some taller items.

It has a capacity of 14 place settings. Other dishwashers with a similar price range normally has a capacity of 12 or 13 place settings only.

This Beko dishwasher is a pretty quiet dishwasher compared to many other dishwashers, with a noise level of 47 dBA.

In terms of energy and water efficiency, it has 4 star water rating with water consumption around 13.8L / wash and 3.5 star energy rating.

It is equipped with Prosmart Inverter Motor technology, hence is more durable.

You can choose any of the 6 wash programs: Eco 45 °C , Intensive 70 °C, Clean & Shine™ 65 °C, Quick & Shine® 60 °C, Delicate 40 °C Program and Mini Program, which washes the dishes within 30 minutes. You can also choose to have SuperRinse.

Pros:

  • Great price
  • Flexible layout
  • 14 place setting capacity
  • 5 years warranty and 10 years warranty on the motor
  • Quieter than many other dishwashers
  • You can wash quickly within 30 minutes, with Mini program

Cons:

  • Consume slightly more water
  • 3.5 star energy rating. Some other dishwashers have better energy rating
  • No auto program
  • May not have childlock

With such features and price, we believe this Beko dishwasher is the Best Value Dishwasher in Australia.

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