Freestanding Dishwashers Review & Guide

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For a more hygienic way of cleaning dishes that’s just as quick as licking your plate clean, there are loads of freestanding dishwashers to get your hands on. To help you find the best dishwasher for your kitchen, we did some of the dirty work and listed the types of prices and features that you can expect from major brands like Westinghouse, Dishlex, Bosch, LG and Fisher & Paykel. You can thank us later.

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Who sells freestanding dishwashers?

These brands currently sell freestanding dishwashers:

  • Westinghouse
  • Dishlex
  • Bosch
  • LG
  • Fisher & Paykel

How much does a freestanding dishwasher cost?

Freestanding dishwashers typically retail between $800 and $2,100, with factors like brand, features and energy efficiency all having an impact on costs. Here is a quick guide to the cheapest and most expensive freestanding dishwashers from the brands compared in this review.

Brand Low end High end
Westinghouse Westinghouse 60cm White Freestanding Dishwasher WSF6602WA: $799 (RRP)* Westinghouse Stainless Steel Freestanding Dishwasher WSF6608X: $1,189 (RRP)*
Dishlex Dishlex DSF6106W Freestanding Dishwasher: $789 (RRP)* Dishlex DSF6206X Freestanding Dishwasher: $1,069 (RRP)*
Bosch Bosch SMS50E32AU Serie 4 Freestanding Dishwasher: $999 (RRP)* Bosch SMS88TI01A Serie 8 Freestanding Dishwasher: $2,099 (RRP)*
LG LG 14 Place QuadWash Dishwasher in White Finish: $999 (RRP)* LG 15 Place QuadWash Dishwasher in Matte Black Finish with TrueSteam: $1,799 (RRP)*
Fisher & Paykel Fisher & Paykel DW60FC2W1 Freestanding Dishwasher: $929 (RRP)* Fisher & Paykel DW60FC4X1 Freestanding Dishwasher: $1,049 (RRP)*

*Source: respective retailers and Appliances Online, prices correct as of February 2020.

Freestanding Dishwashers

Westinghouse freestanding dishwashers

Westinghouse freestanding dishwashers

Westinghouse washes up a short and sweet selection of 60cm freestanding dishwashers. The range includes:

  • Westinghouse 60cm White Freestanding Dishwasher WSF6602WA: $799 (RRP)*
  • Westinghouse Stainless Steel Freestanding Dishwasher WSF6602XA: $899 (RRP)*
  • Westinghouse 60cm White Freestanding Dishwasher WSF6606W: $969 (RRP)*
  • Westinghouse Stainless Steel Freestanding Dishwasher WSF6606X: $1,079 (RRP)*
  • Westinghouse Stainless Steel Freestanding Dishwasher WSF6608X: $1,189 (RRP)*

Each Westinghouse dishwasher is said to have a 4.5-star water efficiency rating and three-star energy efficiency rating. Most models provide 15 place settings, except the cheaper Westinghouse WSF6602WA and Westinghouse WSF6602XA which both contain 13 place settings. Some features include a Fast Wash program, Time Save program, Half Load option, a height adjustable upper basket and bottom basket with fold down racks.

  • How much does a Westinghouse freestanding dishwasher cost? Westinghouse freestanding fridges generally retail between $799 and $1,189.

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Dishlex freestanding dishwashers

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If there’s anyone who should know about dishwashers, it should be Dishlex. Dishlex is one of several appliance brands now under the Electrolux Group and offers a product range exclusively dedicated to dishwashers and its accessories.

The models currently available include:

  • Dishlex DSF6106W Freestanding Dishwasher: $789 (RRP)*
  • Dishlex DSF6106X Freestanding Dishwasher: $899 (RRP)*
  • Dishlex DSF6206W Freestanding Dishwasher: $959 (RRP)*
  • Dishlex DSF6206X Freestanding Dishwasher: $1,069 (RRP)*

Since producing what the brand claims to be one of the first dishwashers with a AAA wash rating and six-star energy rating, Dishlex ensures each model has a 4.5-star water efficiency rating to apparently continue helping consumers find an affordable and environmentally friendly appliance. For energy, all freestanding dishwashers have a three-star energy rating and come with load sensing technology which is said to automatically adjust each wash cycle depending on the specific dish load.

  • How much does a Dishlex freestanding dishwasher cost? Dishlex freestanding dishwashers typically cost between $789 and $1,069.

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Bosch freestanding dishwashers

Bosch has racked up a variety of dishwashers to cater to different size households, offering several freestanding models, underbench (or ‘built-in’) dishwashers and modular dishwashers. The brand’s range of freestanding models are mostly 60cm wide, although a smaller alternative is available. The Bosch Serie 6 Freestanding dishwasher 45cm SPS60M08AU is currently the only 45cm dishwasher on sale and retails for $1,149.

Other freestanding dishwashers include:

  • Bosch SMS50E32AU Serie 4 Freestanding Dishwasher: $999 (RRP)*
  • Bosch SMS46GW01A Serie 4 Freestanding Dishwasher: $1,049 (RRP)*
  • Bosch SMS40E08AU Serie 2 Freestanding Dishwasher: $1,049 (RRP)*
  • Bosch SPS60M08AU Serie 6 Slimline Freestanding Dishwasher: $1,149 (RRP)*
  • Bosch SMS46GI01A Serie 4 Freestanding Dishwasher: $1,199 (RRP)*
  • Bosch SMS46KI01A Serie 4 Freestanding Dishwasher: $1,249 (RRP)*
  • Bosch SMS66JI01A Serie 6 Freestanding Dishwasher: $1,399 (RRP)*
  • Bosch SMS66MW01A Serie 6 Freestanding Dishwasher: $1,399 (RRP)*
  • Bosch SMS66MI02A Serie 6 Freestanding Dishwasher: $1,499 (RRP)*
  • Bosch SMS88TI01A Serie 8 Freestanding Dishwasher: $2,099 (RRP)*

Bosch markets each dishwasher to be as flexible as its product range, especially with features like the VarioFlex rack system and VarioDrawer included to let users customise their appliance for a better fit.

  • How much does a Bosch freestanding dishwasher cost? Bosch freestanding dishwashers usually sell from $999 and can reach up to $2,099.

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LG freestanding dishwashers

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LG’s stack of freestanding dishwashers are claimed to both look good and clean just as well. The QuadWash series is hyped up for its ability to apparently clean from different angles, and leave fewer water spots with the TrueSteam feature. The product range is also said to be fairly efficient, producing at least a five-star water efficiency rating and four-star energy rating for most models.

The range includes:

  • LG 14 Place QuadWash Dishwasher in White Finish: $999 (RRP)*
  • LG 14 Place QuadWash Dishwasher in Platinum Steel Finish: $1,049 (RRP)*
  • LG XD4B14PS QuadWash Freestanding Dishwasher: $1,199 (RRP)*
  • LG 14 Place QuadWash Dishwasher in Platinum Steel Finish with TrueSteam: $1,349 (RRP)*
  • LG 15 Place QuadWash Dishwasher in Noble Steel Finish: $1,499 (RRP)*
  • LG 15 Place QuadWash Dishwasher in Black Stainless Finish with TrueSteam: $1,749 (RRP)*
  • LG 15 Place QuadWash Dishwasher in Matte Black Finish: $1,749 (RRP)*
  • LG 15 Place QuadWash Dishwasher in Matte Black Finish with TrueSteam: $1,799 (RRP)*

For comfort and flexibility, LG’s dishwashers contain EasyRack Plus which offers height adjustable racks and folding tines. The brand similarly looks to cut some of the noise that comes with dishwashing with the Inverter Direct Drive Motor.

  • How much does an LG freestanding dishwasher cost? LG freestanding dishwashers usually cost between $999 and $1,749.

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Fisher & Paykel freestanding dishwashers

Fisher & Paykel freestanding dishwashers

Fisher & Paykel has a load of appliances for the home, including a number of traditional freestanding dishwashers to choose from. The list of models currently includes:

  • Fisher & Paykel DW60FC2W1 Freestanding Dishwasher: $929 (RRP)*
  • Fisher & Paykel DW60FC1X1 Freestanding Dishwasher: $929 (RRP)*
  • Fisher & Paykel DW60FC4W1 Freestanding Dishwasher: $979 (RRP)*
  • Fisher & Paykel DW60CHX1 Freestanding Dishwasher: $999 (RRP)*
  • Fisher & Paykel DW60FC2X1 Freestanding Dishwasher: $999 (RRP)*
  • Fisher & Paykel DW60FC4X1 Freestanding Dishwasher: $1,049 (RRP)*

According to the brand, its dishwashers “offer a quiet, effective performance, with intuitive controls, simple operation and efficient use of energy and water”.

LG says it has a variety of dishwashers to suit different kitchens, providing models that supposedly offer a “quiet, effective performance”. The options are also described as fairly efficient, with many models given a five-star water efficiency rating and 3.5-star energy rating. LG might also be worth considering if you’re searching for a dishwasher with a bit more space, especially as most models have either 14 or 15 place settings.

  • How much does a Fisher & Paykel freestanding dishwasher cost? Fisher & Paykel freestanding dishwashers usually retail between $929 and $1,049.

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Which freestanding dishwasher should I get?

With a huge load of freestanding options to choose from, we know it can be difficult to pick the right one. But which dishwasher you should get ultimately depends on your individual needs. For brands like LG, the QuadWash series promises to effectively clean dishes by targeting food residue from different angles and leaving fewer water spots for a sparkling finish. Its models are also said to be energy and water efficient, which could make a big difference if you’re concerned about saving costs long-term as well as limiting your environmental footprint.

When it comes to efficiency, many dishwashers generally have a five-star water efficiency rating and at least 3.5-stars for energy. Dishlex’s range of dishwashers similarly have five-star water efficiency ratings, but offer a few more affordable options.

If you’re on a budget, it seems like Dishlex and Westinghouse are two brands you may want to consider. Additionally, while Fisher & Paykel’s prices range at the higher end, the brand may still be worth looking at since its dishwashers are comparably more affordable than other higher end brands like Bosch.

Either way, make sure you’re getting the best dishwasher for your home by checking out our ratings and reviews to compare what’s out there.

Dishwasher Reviews & Ratings

Picture credit: Grzegorz Czapski/Shutterstock.com

Prices taken from respective retailers and Appliances Online, prices correct as of February 2020.

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