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Most Satisfied Customers | Samsung

Aussies have rated Samsung as the top brand in Canstar Blue’s latest dishwasher ratings, scoring the brand five stars across all categories, including performance, features & functionality, value for money, ease of use, design and overall satisfaction.

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How we rate dishwashers

Our review compares dishwashers on customer satisfaction, so you can find out what other Aussies think about the compared brands before you go ahead with a purchase. Think of it as like asking hundreds of your closest mates which dishwasher they think is best!

Canstar Blue surveyed 475 Australians for their feedback on the dishwasher(s) they’ve purchased and used in the last three years.

  • The outcomes reported in these ratings are measured via accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics.

Respondents rate their satisfaction with their dishwasher brand(s) from zero to ten, where zero is extremely dissatisfied and ten is extremely satisfied. Brand satisfaction was rated by respondents on the following criteria:
  • Overall satisfaction: measures consumer satisfaction with a dishwasher brand as an individual score NOT a combined total of all criteria.
  • Performance: the dishwasher provides consistent cleaning on various settings, and performs as expected considering frequency of use.
  • Features & functionality: the dishwasher has a number of features and settings that improves its performance and functionality (i.e. various wash and temperature settings, programmable timers, etc.).
  • Value for money: the cost is reasonable for the quality and performance of the dishwasher.
  • Ease of use: the dishwasher is easy to use, and comes with sufficient instructions.
  • Design: the dishwasher has an aesthetically pleasing and functional design, with an internal layout that can be altered to fit items.

The winning brand is the one that receives the highest Overall satisfaction rating once all the scores from the Overall satisfaction criteria are combined and averaged.

  • Overall satisfaction is asked as a specific question and represents an individual measure, not a combined total of all criteria.
  • When we cannot determine a clear winner from the criteria for the Overall satisfaction rating, we will then look at the other criteria measured in the rating.
    • The brand with the highest number of five-star ratings within the supporting criteria will become the five-star recipient in overall satisfaction, and thus win the award. If a clear leader still cannot be determined from the supporting criteria, joint winners will be declared.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included, so not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The brands rated in this survey are listed below in order of best overall satisfaction.

  • Samsung
  • Bosch
  • LG
  • Westinghouse
  • Fisher & Paykel

Find more detailed information on our Most Satisfied Customer methodology.

Best dishwasher brands in Australia

  1. Samsung
  2. Bosch
  3. LG
  4. Westinghouse
  5. Fisher & Paykel
  6. Other dishwasher brands

Not sure which dishwasher to buy? Check out our buying guide below.

1. Samsung

Samsung Dishwasher

Ratings result

Samsung was rated five stars across all categories, including performance, features & functionality, value for money, ease of use, design and overall satisfaction.

Editor’s notes

While more well-known in the smartphone and technology spaces, Korean brand Samsung offers plenty to keep the household moving, including a small range of dishwashers. While it doesn’t have the range of competitors, the Samsung freestanding range includes a 60cm model, which is equipped with 14 place settings, 4.5 star water rating, sanitise function, flexible interior space with an adjustable third rack to accommodate larger plates and dishes, along with a half-load setting, 60-minute express wash, LED display, child lock and delay start.

2. Bosch

Bosch Serie 8 free-standing dishwasher 60cm

Ratings result

Bosch was rated five stars for ease of use, with four stars for all remaining categories, including design, value for money, features & functionality, performance and overall satisfaction.

Editor’s notes

Bosch is a German appliance manufacturer stacked with a large selection of dishwashers, with its range split into freestanding and underbench models, each of which are further split into 45cm and 60cm models.

Bosch’s freestanding range includes models from the Serie 2, Serie 4, Serie 6 and Serie 8 line-ups, with the underbench range featuring models from Serie 4, Serie 6 and Serie 8. Common features across the entire Bosch range include separate compartments for wine glasses, with ‘GlassSecure’ protective trays for protecting crystal and VarioFlex baskets and shelves to re-adjust options to give you more space on all levels. Most models also feature smart connectivity and a personalised function for downloaded programs.

3. LG

LG dishwasher review

Ratings result

LG was rated four stars for ease of use, features & functionality, performance and overall satisfaction, with three stars for design and value for money.

Editor’s notes

LG is a South Korean electronics giant, known for its feature-rich appliances, from TVs to washing machines and dishwashers. Split into freestanding and built-under models, some of LG’s dishwashers feature ‘Smart Diagnosis’ to troubleshoot issues using your smartphone and the LG ThinQ app. You can also expect some models to feature ‘QuadWash’, which is stated to help clean dishes from multiple angles, and ‘TrueSteam’ to blast away stubborn grime.

Most models also feature smart racks, which have many adjustable elements to suit the wide variety of glasses and dishes the typical Aussie household uses, with some also additionally including a cutlery rack in place of the traditional cutlery basket.

4. Westinghouse

Westinghouse Dishwasher

Ratings result

Westinghouse was rated three stars for ease of use and features & functionality, with four stars for design, value for money, performance and overall satisfaction.

Editor’s notes

Born out of the USA, Westinghouse is also now an Electrolux-owned company, and makes all manner of home appliances, including dishwashers. Westinghouse specialises in freestanding dishwashers, with the line-up sticking to the 60cm range, meaning those looking for something smaller may need to look elsewhere.

Common features include cycle sensors to help with water efficiency, super-fast wash cycles, hygiene and water safety systems, as well as adjustable rack solutions. Many models boast WELS ratings greater than 4.5 stars, with some consuming less than 13L per cycle.

5. Fisher & Paykel

Fisher & Paykel dishwasher review

Ratings result

Fisher & Paykel was rated four stars for ease of use and design, with three stars in all other categories, including value for money, features & functionality, performance and overall satisfaction.

Editor’s notes

Fisher & Paykel is a company from New Zealand, and perhaps best-known in the dishwasher world for its innovative dishdrawer solutions, where instead of a folding door, you get a drawer. This makes it easy for apartment dwellers short on space, or for those who just want to plonk their dishes in from the top. Fisher & Paykel does, however, also offer traditional dishwashers with drop-down doors.

With a range split into Contemporary and Integrated models, you can also further narrow down the search into underbench and freestanding models, with models available from the Series 5, Series 7, Series 9 and Series 11 line-ups. Most Fisher & Paykel models include features such as multiple washing programs, flexible racking and internal shelving to help fit in all of your dirty dishes, child lock, fan-assisted drying and SmartDrive technology to help get the job done.

Other dishwasher conditioner brands

Not all brands in the market qualify for our ratings (based on minimum survey sample size), but that doesn’t mean they’re not worth considering. Here are several more brands to check out before making a purchase decision.

  • Asko
  • Beko
  • Bellini

  • Dishlex
  • Miele
  • Smeg

Compare more products featured in our Most Satisfied Customers Awards

Dishwasher buying guide

Don’t know which dishwasher scrubs up best for your kitchen? Our buying guide takes a look at everything you need to know, including features and capacities, plus tips on installing and maintaining your appliance. We also list several pros and cons to help you decide if it’s worth buying a dishwasher at all.

Types of dishwashers explained

Dishwashers come in a variety of shapes and sizes, with dishwashers further broken into types, including:

  • Under-bench dishwashers: as the name implies, this type of unit is designed to be built in under your kitchen bench. They typically don’t come with a top or sides, instead, they have exposed internals that will be covered by a benchtop or cabinetry. Standard under-bench dishwashers are typically 59.8cm wide.
  • Freestanding dishwashers: have the option of being placed almost anywhere in your kitchen where there’s a water connection and a drainage point. It comes with a top and side, allowing you to install it where it fits. These are usually 60cm wide.
  • Slimline dishwashers: are typically 45cm wide and are designed for smaller kitchens. While this type typically can’t wash as large of a load as a full-sized machine, it still offers the same amount of wash power.
  • Integrated dishwashersare built-in units that have no facade or front cover, so that you can match it with your own kitchen cabinetry, giving you a minimalistic look.
  • Benchtop dishwashersare designed for smaller households, renters, or those who are limited on space. This type of unit sits on your benchtop and can be connected directly to your kitchen tap.
  • Drawer dishwashers: designed to function similar to a drawer in your kitchen. These come in either single or double drawers and can typically be installed into a standard dishwasher area. These can also be integrated to match your kitchen cabinetry.

What size do dishwashers come in?

The standard size of a dishwasher is usually 60cm wide and 60cm deep, but the height and width of dishwashers can vary significantly between brands and specific model types. Slimline dishwashers can be considerably smaller at around 45cm wide. Below are the common sizes:

  • Full-size dishwashers are typically 60cm wide and have enough capacity for between 12 and 15 place settings.
  • Slimline dishwashers are usually 45cm wide and have enough capacity for between six and nine place settings.
  • Integrated dishwashers generally have the largest width of 92.5cm.

Be sure to take measurements of the kitchen space that you have in mind before choosing which is the best dishwasher for you. Whichever type you go with, it’s recommended you leave a little space around your dishwasher for ventilation.

Features to look for in a dishwasher

With dishwashers seemingly packed with features, it can be overwhelming when looking at all of your options to figure out what features are worth forking over for. Below are some of the key features you should be aware of when buying a new dishwasher.

  • Capacity: When quoting a dishwasher’s capacity, most manufacturers will describe it in terms of the number of place settings a dishwasher can accommodate. One place setting refers to the standard number of crockery and cutlery that would be used by one person during a three-course meal. This usually consists of one small and one large plate, a bowl, cup, and the necessary cutlery for said courses. So if you’ve got a larger household, a dishwasher that can fit more place settings will ensure that it can handle the tidying up.
  • Water & Energy efficiency: Every dishwasher on sale has a star rating from the Australian Government’s efficiency rating initiatives for both water and energy efficiency. The more stars a product has, the less energy or water it uses. You can compare dishwasher model energy efficiency on the energy ratings website, with features like eco-mode and half-loads something to consider if you’re looking to save money on your water and energy bills or be more energy-conscious.
  • Shelving & Baskets: Do you have lots of different sized pieces of crockery that frequently require reshuffling inside your dishwasher? If so, consider buying a model with several different layout options or removable shelving. Choosing between a cutlery basket and a cutlery traymight also make a difference. Are you a ‘stand and stuff’ kind of person when it comes to cleaning the kitchen, or do you prefer to have your forks, spoons and other utensils stored in specific sections?
  • Noise levels: If you live in an apartment or a high-density living space, or if you simply don’t like being disturbed, make sure you check the noise levels of your dishwasher before you buy it. Some models record this in the product description.
  • Price: As with any purchase, how much money you’ve set aside for your new purchase may be the deciding factor in which brand and model you end up taking home. Models with larger capacities, higher energy efficiencies or more features will come with a larger price tag, but may be well worth it if you really don’t want to be doing the dishes.

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About our consumer experts

Dean Heckscher: Site Editor

This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Site Editor, Dean Heckscher. He’s our resident expert on all things automotive, health & fitness, streaming and more. Dean is also one of Canstar Blue’s customer research report producers, helping to turn complicated subjects into easily-digestible information for our readers. He’s passionate about helping consumers make better-informed purchase decisions on all manner of consumer goods and services.


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Samantha Howse: Consumer Research Specialist

Sam Howse Research Specialist

Samantha Howse is Canstar Blue’s Consumer Research Specialist, coordinating the consumer research program behind our customer satisfaction awards across Canstar and Canstar Blue in Australia and New Zealand. Sam has earned a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Griffith University and, with seven years in market research and 2 years in marketing, she is experienced in survey design, implementation and analysis, coupled with an understanding of marketing principles and best practice.


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Past ratings

Here are the past winners from Canstar Blue’s dishwasher ratings:

  • 2022: Bosch
  • 2021: LG
  • 2020: Bosch
  • 2019: Miele
  • 2018: Miele
  • 2017: Miele
  • 2016: Miele
  • 2015: Miele
  • 2014: Miele
  • 2013: Bosch
  • 2012: Miele
  • 2010: Miele

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