In this guide we’ll look at the best compact dishwashers for the UK market.
We’ve compared size, cleaning programmes, energy efficiency and cost
to give you our top recommendations.
What is the Best Compact Dishwasher?
More Detailed Compact Dishwasher Reviews
Cookology Mini Countertop Dishwasher Review
With seven cleaning programmes, the Cookology Mini Countertop Dishwasher offers the ease and convenience of a dishwasher in a handy compact unit which can be either freestanding or built in.
The programme range covers all of the most popular dishwasher functions, just in miniature. This includes rapid, intensive, eco and glass features, with even a cleaning cycle just for the appliance itself. Warning indicators for low salt and rinse aid offer the feature level of a full-sized model without the size.
Perfect for a bijou kitchen or small household, the Cookology Mini Counter Dishwasher works well for singletons and couples or just for those who only want to use a dishwasher occasionally to help out with the washing up. An A+ energy rating compliments the quality of clean you can expect every time.
Cookology Touch Control Compact Dishwasher Review
Thoughtful features such as a child lock and a delay setting – you can define the delay up to a maximum period of 24-hours – make the Cookology Touch Control Compact Dishwasher with its six place setting capacity your secret weapon in the kitchen.
Whether you use it every evening or just during the day to clear up odds and ends of washing up, this mini dishwasher easily solves the space problem with a range of easy to understand programmes and modern touchscreen controls.
Are you keen to save space and time? This compact dishwasher will transform your life with a no-fuss design, doing just what it says on the tin. Available in a smart black or stylish silver, this is one kitchen appliance you won’t want to conceal in a cupboard.
Compact Dishwasher Buyer’s Guide
If you thought your kitchen was too small for a dishwasher then think again. Counter top mini dishwashers mean you too can enjoy the ease and convenience of this time-saving appliance with the small versions offering some clear advantages over the larger models.
Whether you are after a helping hand for the office, a compact device to keep your kitchen clear and tidy or something space-saving for a holiday home, this buyer’s guide will help steer you towards the perfect purchase.
Most compact dishwashers are of a similar size but do take care to measure accurately if you have in mind a small space on the worktops or even a cheeky slot in a cupboard away from view.
The dishwashers in this review have either six or eight place settings to give you guidance on how much crockery they will take in one wash programme. The flexibility of the interior is important as some models will not always accommodate large mugs or dinner plates, so do look beyond just the setting size and consider the specific items you will want to load and wash.
The joy of compact counter top dishwashers is that you can wash just a few items without having to wait for a large, full-sized appliance to be completely full. Most models have around six basic programmes which cover all the standard requirements such as an intensive wash for heavily soiled crockery, an eco wash – longer cycle and low water usage – and a short wash of around half an hour, ideal for glasses, cups and mugs.
Ease of Use
All of our reviewed compact dishwashers are simple to use and easy to follow just by looking at the front of the appliance.
Noise level is an important consideration if your compact dishwasher is to be installed in a kitchenette or a property with an open plan kitchen and living area. Look at the decibel rating for each product. If you are hiding the appliance away in a cupboard then this will help deaden any operating noise.
Opt for a minimum A+ energy rating. There are models with technology which automatically regulate water input and temperature as the cycle progresses ensuring you are always at optimum energy efficiency whatever the status of the crockery.
Compact Dishwashers FAQ
How to install a compact dishwasher?
Depending on your usage and requirements, a compact dishwasher can be permanently plumbed in just the same way as your washing machine. If you are using it on an occasional basis, just hook it up to the cold tap and then drain via the hose directly into the sink, ideal if portability is important!