Dishwasher Brand Reviews

Posted by Canstar Blue April 21st 2015

Compare some of the best dishwasher brands usng our customer satisfaction reviews.

* Overall satisfaction is an individual rating and not a combined total of all ratings. Brands with equal overall satisfaction ratings are listed in alphabetical order
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Canstar Blue research finalised in March 2015, published in April 2015.


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2015 Dishwasher award for most satisfied customers.

Most Satisfied Customers | Miele

Miele has won our Most Satisfied Customers – Dishwashers award for the fourth time ever. Their dishwasher doors are tested 100,000 times, machines are run through 7,500 dishwashing cycles to determine effectiveness, and all Miele appliances are tested to the equivalent of 20 years’ of usage. This sturdy design no doubt helped this brand in our ratings. Miele was a strong participant in a number of areas; receiving five stars for dishwasher quietness while operating, the internal layout of its products drawers, warranty and service, and design.

Miele cleans up the competition

According to our latest research,

  • The average Aussie owns their dishwasher for more than 7 years.
  • On average, they’ll spend around $810 on this appliance, and
  • More Australians cited ‘price’ as the biggest factor in influencing their decision to buy (41%), following by energy efficiency (34%).

Most of us get a new dishwasher when the old one breaks, when we move, or when we renovate. After all, if you make the right decision straight from the offset, you should be set for years (at least seven, presumably).

If it’s time to look for a new dishwasher for your kitchen, however, the market is filled with great options. Make sure you set off on the right foot by reading our dishwashers buying guide, which will help you sort out the type of dishwasher to buy, explain which features are worth your money, and illuminate you on some of the realities of installing this appliance.

Finished reading? Then it’s time to compare dishwasher brands and pick a winner. We sought out Aussie customers so they could review their dishwasher purchase, and we’re happy to release this information to you in the above table.

This year’s winner? Miele has achieved our Most Satisfied Customers – Dishwashers award for the fourth time ever, and the second year in a row. It’s quite the accomplishment, when you consider the breadth of quality brands it was rated alongside: Bosch, Fisher & Paykel, Westinghouse, Dishlex, LG, and Samsung.

The company’s key boast is that its’ German engineered products go through particularly extensive testing:

  • Miele dishwasher doors are tested 100,000 times,
  • machines are run through 7,500 dishwashing cycles to determine effectiveness, and
  • all Miele appliances are tested to the equivalent of 20 years’ of usage.

This sturdy design no doubt helped this brand in our ratings. Miele was a strong participant in a number of areas; receiving five stars for dishwasher quietness while operating, the internal layout of its products drawers, warranty and service, and design.

Also commendable were Bosch and Fisher & Paykel. Bosch finished with five stars in the areas of value for money and performance, and shared a top rating with Fisher & Paykel for ease of use.

This year’s results can be seen in its entirety in the table above.

Frequently asked questions


The dishwasher is a more recent appliance to become a staple in the kitchen. Just a couple of decades ago they were a luxury but today they are almost a necessity! A quick, easy and hands-free way to keep dishes and crockery clean, dishwashers are convenient and make cleaning just about anything you use in the kitchen a breeze. Make sure you read our dishwasher buying guide before making a purchase decision.

Although the dishwasher has only recently become an everyday item, it has roots stretching back hundreds of years.

The dishwasher’s earliest adaption can be dated back to the 1850’s. Joel Houghton came up with a wooden cylinder which had a hand operated shaft to spray water on soiled dishes. It had yet to be fully embraced, but it was a start of a series of improvements.

Soon after, a housewife broke the manual mould by coming up with an automated dishwasher. Josephine Chochran thought of installing a motorised wheel and placing compartments on a main casing for differently shaped dishes. The huge container had a hot water sprayer installed, so the dishes would be thoroughly washed while they moved around by the said motorised wheel. This version was widely distributed as many households found the machine to be the handiest yet.

The dishwasher went a long way from this point. Several decades of improvements led to the dishwasher in today’s appliance market and Aussies now have a wealth of brands and features to choose from.


Our team have collated the Aussie homemakers’ insights over several years regarding the best dishwasher brands. Here are the rankings for 2015:
  1. Miele
  2. Bosch
  3. Fisher & Paykel
  4. Westinghouse
  5. Dishlex
  6. LG
  7. Samsung

Miele is has earned top spot due to its reliability and highly improved features. The brand received 5 stars for quietness, internal layout, design and warranty and ervice, getting four in all other areas and 5 stars overall. Its doors have been tested 100,000 times, along with testing the dishwashing cycles over 7,000 times.


Read our appliance purchasing guide to see which features and capacity might fit your household.  If you’re having second thoughts about whether you really need a dishwasher, we’ve elaborated on a set of pros in having either a dishwasher or manually cleaning your dishes.

Canstar Blue commissions Colmar Brunton to regularly survey 3,000 Australian consumers across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction; with banks being one of our largest categories, the sample size in this case was 6,000. The outcomes reported are the results from customers within the survey group who have purchased and used a dishwasher in the last three years – in this case, 710 Australians.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included. Results are comparative and it should be noted that brands receiving three stars have still achieved a satisfaction measure of at least six out of 10. Not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The ratings table is first sorted by star ratings and then alphabetically. A rated brand may receive a ‘N/A’ (Not Applicable) rating if it does not receive the minimum number of responses for that criteria.