Gaggenau Vario dishwasher with push-to-open system

Clear lines and lavish surfaces characterize the design of the handle less kitchen, whose cabinets are opened at a touch. This understated design language is matched by the very energy efficient Gaggenau Vario dishwasher DF 460 / 461 with push-to-open system. The dishwasher is completely concealed from view behind the furniture front.

Gaggenau Vario dishwasher, the DF 460 / 461 is the 60cm wide fully integrated dishwasher, available in 2 heights – 81.5cm or 86.5cm for more interior space. Additional models with flexible hinging are available to accommodate longer furniture fronts, wall cabinets or … (read more)

Electrolux Inspiration Range compact dishwasher

The compact dishwasher from Electrolux Inspiration Range has a distinctive, modern look. This premium dishwasher requires little space, while its clean architectural lines, unique material and sleek handle gives it an iconic look that fits in any contemporary kitchen.

Available in stylish glossy white, black or red, Electrolux Inspiration Range compact dishwasher comes with the intuitive LED interface, discreetly hidden on the upper edge of the door. In spite of its compact design, you have 6 full settings and 6 auto programs activated at the push of a button. Electrolux.

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Fagor freestanding dishwasher

Fagor makes one of the most economical dishwashers of today, the freestanding LVF32X, finished in stainless anti-fingerprint steel. The dishwasher comes with WaterSaver, a revolutionary technology which holds the water from the final rinse of washing cycle to reuse it in the prewash phase of the next cycle, thus reducing water consumption to just 5.5 liters per wash.

The ‘A++’ rated Fagor freestanding dishwasher features high-visibility LCD screen with easily readable icons, offering intuitive navigation for simple and precise operation. The Fagor LVF32X has 13 settings and its detergent compartment is … (read more)

Siemens integrated 60cm dishwasher

The 60cm wide Siemens SN56V594EU speedMatic seamlessly integrates into your kitchen cabinets. Rated ‘A+++ -10%’, due to advanced Zeolite technology, TFT display and varioDrawer Plus, this speedMatic dishwasher also offers innovative varioSpeed Plus, washing and drying the dirtiest dishes up to 66% faster, compared to traditional dishwashers.

You will also get an outstanding water efficiency, capped at just 7.0 litres per wash. In addition, Siemens emotionLight provides full illumination of the entire interior, making it easy to load everything quickly and efficiently, including the varioFlex Plus rack and varioDrawer. Previously, wall mounted … (read more)

The best store-brand dishwasher detergents

The best store-brand dishwasher detergents

Buying store-brand dishwasher detergents could save you a couple bucks each week, which over the course of the year adds up nicely. But even at their cut-rate prices, some store brands are a waste of money, given their woeful cleaning performance. That’s what we found when we tested dishwasher detergents from Costco, Kmart, Target, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens, Whole Foods, and other retailers. But there were a few respectable choices in the mix,  provided you know where to shop. Here are the details.

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KitchenAid dishwasher recycles water as it washes

KitchenAid dishwasher recycles water as it washes

Twenty years ago, it wasn’t unusual for a dishwasher tested by Consumer Reports to use 10 gallons of water or more for a normal cycle. Today, because of tighter federal efficiency standards, half that amount is common. And this week, Whirlpool introduced a KitchenAid dishwasher that’s even more of a water miser, using up to a third less water with a water-recycling system made available two years ago in Europe.

The AquaSense Recycling system, which will appear first in Whirlpool’s KitchenAid … (read more)

Cascade and Finish top dishwasher detergent tests

Cascade and Finish top dishwasher detergent tests


Dishes that sparkle and metal pans that shine: Dishwasher detergents have come a long way in reliably producing clean loads. In fact, two-thirds of the 35 tablets, packs, powders, and gels in our latest dishwasher detergent tests were excellent at resisting the buildup of white film that consumers have complained about since phosphates were banned from dishwasher detergents for environmental reasons.

Most of the detergents we tested aced our hard-water performance test, which uses water with a hardness level well above that … (read more)

Fagor dishwasher could flood your kitchen

Fagor dishwasher could flood your kitchen

Some dishwashers clean better, faster, and more quietly than others; of the dozens we test each year, only the Fagor LFA-65SS, $ 1,000, repeatedly drenched our lab floor with water. We’ve judged it a Don’t Buy: Performance Problem as a result.

We bought and tested two samples of the Fagor. The same thing happened through five separate runs: Food from our test load of dirty dishes clogged the machine’s filter after the initial rinse, prompting its control system to add more water, which … (read more)