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Powerful performance on a budget: 5 top-rated dishwashers under $1000

Our top picks for easy and budget-friendly cleaning.
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It’s a universal truth that no one likes doing the dishes and another subsequent truth that the invention of the dishwasher is an ongoing blessing to society.

Time-saving and more environmentally-friendly, this mighty whitegood uses less energy and water than washing everything by hand and arguably does a better of thoroughly cleaning than you could.

Though with an abundance of dishwasher options ranging in price on the market, you might feel overwhelmed with everything on offer to you. Fear not, for we have rounded up some of the best dishwashers under $1000 that won’t break the bank and are top-rated among Aussie households.

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5 best dishwashers under $1000 to shop in Australia

Read on for our top picks of affordable dishwashers that marry functionality with quality in their design.

Bosch 60cm freestanding dishwasher in stainless steel

Bosch 60cm freestanding dishwasher in stainless steel, $999, The Good Guys

Energy rating: 4 star

Water rating: 4 star

If you love getting into the nitty gritty of doing the dishes, the app connected to this smart Bosch dishwasher can suggest the best cleaning program based on what you’ve put into the dishwasher – as well as estimate the water and energy consumption or even adjust once the wash has started.

Key features:

  • 14-place settings
  • Wi-Fi connectivity via an app
  • Six programs including Eco Wash, Auto Wash, Pots & Pans, Quick one hour, Glass Wash and Favourite
  • 5 spray levels
  • AquaStop Plus and child door lock
  • Two-year manufacturer warranty 

“I love the option to wirelessly control my dishwasher. The quality of the hardware is exceptional and it was really easy to install,” wrote a five-star reviewer, “I was happy with the service provided by The Good Guys”.

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Beko freestanding dishwasher

Beko 60cm freestanding stainless steel dishwasher, $699, Betta Home Living

Energy rating: 3.5 star

Water rating: 4 star

Perfect for family households, this Beko dishwasher with over 2100 five-star reviews has height adjustable shelves, a sliding cutlery basket and easy-fold plate support for bigger pots and pans.

Key features:

  • 14-place setting
  • Intensive wash at 70°C
  • Fast+ function that speeds up washing cycle up to three times
  • LED display
  • Six programs
  • Time delay
  • 10-year compressor/motor warranty
“We are so happy with this dishwasher. We love that the cutlery basket slides across the front, enabling efficient loading. We love that the bottom tray design enables the plates to be stacked across from side to side, rather than from front to back. Prompt, friendly service, and the technician explained the different cycles, doing a test run before he left,” wrote a five-star reviewer.

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Bosch stainless steel freestanding dishwasher

Bosch stainless steel freestanding dishwasher, $745, The Good Guys

Energy rating: 3 star

Water rating: 3.5 star

Speedy and ultra quiet, this efficient Bosch model does your dishes in up to half the time – ideal for lovers of efficiency.

Key features:

  • 13-place settings
  • Four programs
  • VarioSpeed
  • Five spray zones
  • AquaStop Plus antiflood protection and child door lock
  • Three-stage self-cleaning filter system
  • Anti-fingerprint finish
  • Two-year manufacturer’s warranty

“This dishwasher is the best I’ve had,” wrote a reviewer who left five stars, “the short cycle is amazing, no food stuff left ever, it’s quite inexpensive and looks great in my kitchen”.

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westinghouse freestanding dishwasher

Westinghouse freestanding dishwasher, $751, Appliances Online

Energy rating: 3 star

Water rating: 4.5 star

A standout feature in this reliable Westinghouse dishwasher is the Flexzone half-load wash option for when you’ve only got a small load to clean.

Key features:

  • 13-place setting
  • Six wash programs including Fast 30
  • Delay start
  • Flexzone wash option
“Great dishwasher, easy to use, quiet and does a great job washing my dishes,” wrote a five-star reviewer.

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Fisher & Paykel stainless steel dishwasher

Fisher & Paykel stainless steel dishwasher, $839, The Good Guys

Energy rating: 3.5 star

Water rating: 5 star

With baskets, racks and a freestanding design, this Fisher & Paykel dishwasher is one that boasts versatility and practicality.

Key features:

  • 14-place settings
  • Six programs including Eco and Heavy
  • Auto option senses the optimum wash cycle for your load
  • Flexible racking
  • Quiet performance
  • Energy saving delay
  • Child lock
  • Two-year warranty

“Good value for money and easy to use with a quick 30-minute wash feature,” wrote a five-star reviewer.

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