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Today’s high-tech dishwashers don’t just wash your dishes – they sanitise them, and much more. Image Credit: Shutterstock

Do you hate washing dirty dishes? It’s a universal peeve, and a chore that can be easily checked off your to-do list with the introduction of a reliable, hardworking dishwasher. Today’s high-tech dishwashers don’t just wash your dishes – they sanitise them, use ultraviolet rays to sterilise them, conserve energy, and get rid of all kinds of hard-to-remove stains.

Smart technology is also making dishwashing easier. You can even take advantage of new, cutting-edge features like the Home Connect app, which offers smart assistance - the ability to control your dishwasher (and many other devices) remotely, right from your smartphone!

Purchase your dishwasher and get free in-house installation from Amazon. Plus, if you buy a select dishwasher in December, you get a free gift: a pack of 48 Finish detergent tablets, so you can run your first load straight out of the box! We've included some of these great options below, and you can find more here.

Don’t forget to become an Amazon Prime member so you can get it delivered to you faster, and enjoy leaving all your dishes to the pro.

1. Best Overall: Bosch Freestanding Dishwasher (13 Place Settings)

Pros

  • Very quiet dishwasher
  • Removes bacteria with hygiene control
  • Has a smart remote control app
  • Has a drawer for small cutlery
  • Comes with 48 Finish detergent tablets

Cons

  • Dishes may not completely dry

Selecting the right wash program for your dishwasher can be confusing. With the newly launched Home Connect app, take the guesswork out of the job – once you load the dishwasher, the app recommends the right program to you on your smartphone, so you get perfect results. Bosch’s appliance also has a HygienePlus option that washes cutlery at a higher temperature (up to 70 degrees Celsius) during rinsing, so that your items are totally bacteria-free. This bundle comes with a Bosch-recommended dishwasher detergent - the Finish Powerball Ultimate pack of 48 tablets.

Bonus: Buy with 0% installments and pay Dh240.30 for 12 months with select banks. You can also book an in-home installation service by a professional for free.

Warranty: Amazon offers a 1-year extended warranty for Dh171, a 1-year accidental damage protection for Dh197, and a 2-year extended warranty for Dh242.

2. Best Large Capacity: Bosch Freestanding Dishwasher (14 Place Settings)

Pros

  • Very quiet dishwasher
  • Has a smart remote control app
  • Water- and energy-efficient
  • Has anti-fingerprint coating for a sleek front
  • Spacious

Cons

  • Expensive

Another great dishwasher that you can control with the Home Connect app, this Bosch appliance has innovative ActiveWater technology, which maximises efficiency with its filter system and water distribution to produce great results. Its DosageAssist functionality also ensures optimal cleaning results (the detergent capsule gets completely dissolved), and its EcoSilence DriveTM technology means your dishes go through a quieter wash that reduces your electricity consumption. It’s a winner all the way.

Bonus: Buy with 0% installments and pay Dh491.58 for 12 months with select banks. You can also book an in-home installation service by a professional for free.

Warranty: Amazon offers a 1-year extended warranty for Dh341, and a 2-year extended warranty for Dh484.

3. Best Budget: Whirlpool Freestanding Dishwasher

Pros

  • Able to deal with smaller loads
  • Has the ability to sanitise cutlery
  • Water- and energy-efficient
  • Affordable price

Cons

  • No smart remote control app
  • No drawer for small cutlery

You don’t have to wait to have enough dishes to fill up this Whirlpool dishwasher. Built in a way that allows you to wash big loads or small ones, the appliance has five wash programs and 13 place settings. It can even sanitise as it goes, to ensure your cutlery is 100 per cent bacteria-free. Using 11 litres of water per wash, Whirlpool’s dishwasher has an energy efficiency rating of A+, so enjoy a system that’s more efficient, faster, easier and quicker than the old-fashioned manual way.

Bonus: Buy with 0% installments and pay Dh132.75 for 12 months with select banks. You can also book an in-home installation service by a professional for free.

Warranty: Amazon offers a 1-year extended warranty for Dh114, and a 2-year extended warranty for Dh162.

4. Best Medium Capacity: Siemens Free Standing Dishwasher (12 Place Settings)

Pros

  • Relatively quiet dishwasher
  • The height of baskets can be adjusted for larger utensils
  • Has anti-fingerprint coating for a sleek front
  • Free installation provided
  • Comes with 48 Finish detergent tablets

Cons

  • No smart remote control app
  • No drawer for small cutlery
  • No sanitisation option

Efficient, durable and quiet, this Siemens dishwasher uses an iQdrive motor, where lower energy consumption meets powerful performance. The dishwasher has special integrated mechanics which allow you to change the height of the top basket, so that loading and unloading is simpler and accommodates larger-than-usual pots or plates. Siemens also has a thoughtful anti-fingerprint feature that puts an end to frustrating fingerprints left on its stainless steel body. Enjoy your dishwasher with a free pack of Finish detergent tablets, a brand recommended by Siemens. 

Bonus: Buy with 0% installments and pay Dh155.25 for 12 months with select banks. You can also book an in-home installation service by a professional for free.

Warranty: One-year warranty offered by the manufacturer. Amazon offers a 1-year extended warranty for Dh114, a 1-year accidental damage protection for Dh131, and a 2-year extended warranty for Dh162.

5. Best for Hygiene: Toshiba Free Standing Dishwasher (14 Place Settings)

Pros

  • Can be used for half loads
  • Flexible trays
  • Has an integrated steriliser to destroy bacteria
  • Has anti-microbial technology

Cons

  • Dishes may not fully dry
  • Delivery fee of Dh70

A dishwasher that cares about your safety, this Toshiba appliance is equipped with UV-LED Steriliser technology. It uses ultraviolet light to sterilise your kitchenware after the washing cycle, to eliminate bacteria effectively. You can also use its hot water wash feature, which circulates water at 70 degrees Celsius, to wash oil and other stains off every surface. And Toshiba’s anti-microbial technology means the dishwasher is always 99.99 per cent bacteria free.

Bonus: Buy with 0% installments and pay Dh141.67 for 12 months with select banks. You can also book an in-home installation service by a professional for Dh60.

Warranty: One-year warranty offered by the manufacturer. Amazon offers a 1-year extended warranty for Dh114, and a 2-year extended warranty for Dh162.

6. Best Portable Dishwasher: Midea Portable Dishwasher 

Pros

  • Self-cleaning
  • Quiet device
  • Includes child lock feature
  • Comes with 48 Finish detergent tablets

Cons

  • Not suitable for large households

If you’re short of space in your kitchen, consider Midea’s nifty portable dishwasher, which has a host of great features packed in its compact body. It has a 70°C intensive wash cycle for some of your stubborn, heavily soiled dishes and utensils. A self-cleaning filter system saves you the job of cleaning the dishwasher, while a delay start timer allows you to schedule washes. The appliance has eight place settings, but if you find yourself with too many dishes, you can use the dishwasher’s 30-minute Rapid Wash cycle to quickly get through loads. Parents will also be glad to know that the dishwasher comes with a child lock facility to keep curious little hands at bay. Get it in December, and take home a free bag of 48 Finish detergent tablets!

Bonus: Buy with 0% installments and pay Dh80.17 for 12 months with select banks.

Warranty: Amazon offers 1-year extended warranty for Dh57 and 2-year extended warranty for Dh81.

7. Best Built-In Dishwasher: Siemens Built-In Dishwasher Stainless Steel, Black 

Pros

  • Seamless integration with kitchen cabinets
  • Choose from six cleaning modes
  • Features rapid washing with varioSpeed mode
  • Cleans glassware with a gentle cycle
  • Comes with 48 Finish detergent tablets

Cons

  • The appliance may not match with your kitchen cabinetry

If you’re looking for a built-in dishwasher, check out Siemens’ stainless steel model. This powerful appliance has enough space for 12 place settings, and takes care of all your dishwashing needs - even your most fragile glassware. Its special glassCare system uses a gentle cycle, 40°C temperature, and an extra-gentle heat exchanger to wash and dry your glassware, so that it comes out intact and gleaming. Add to it other great features, like varioSpeed, which washes dishes 50 per cent faster, and a height-adjustable top basket for greater flexibility, and it’s clear Siemens’ built-in dishwasher is a winner. Get it now, and receive 48 Finish detergent tablets for free.

Bonus: Buy with 0% installments and pay Dh208.75 for 12 months with select banks.

Warranty: Amazon offers 1-year extended warranty for Dh171, 1-year accidental damage protection for Dh197, and 2-year extended warranty for Dh242.

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