Dishwashers are amazing time-savers. A chore that used to take significant time after every meal now only needs to happen once every few days, and you can start the process by just pressing a button. But choosing the right dishwasher can be difficult, especially if you aren't sure which European brand you want. That's why we've compiled a list of three of the best European dishwasher brands on the market.
Thermador makes some of the most feature-rich appliances of any brand, and when it comes to their dishwashers, they certainly apply precision German engineering and attention to detail. Many Thermador dishwashers include smart features such as Home Connect™ technology that connects to your Wi-Fi and allows you to control the appliance through your smartphone. The Emerald Series in particular has a variety of luxurious options such as a Blue PowerBeam® light that shines on the floor whenever the unit is running. (With Thermador's signature Impressively Quiet® operation, you may need this indicator!) Also keep an eye out for Dosage Assist technology that breaks down detergent tablets and extra dry cycles that remove 99.9% of bacteria from your dishes. Sens-A-Wash® technology adjusts each cycle to the current load and soil level, so you never use more water or power than you need. Additionally, the StarDry™ feature with Zeolite™ in the Sapphire Series provides a powerful drying experience, eliminating the need to towel dry dishes.
One of the best European dishwasher brands you can look at is Miele. Whether you want a fully integrated dishwasher or a full console, panel ready or stainless steel, they provide German engineered quality for your kitchen. Miele is one of the pioneers of the third dishwasher shelf, proudly including its 3D Cutlery Tray in nearly every model. Many Miele dishwashers (especially in the Professional Series) include water softeners that reduce the presence of water spots, and the G7000 Series includes AutoDos Power Disk® technology which holds up to 20 wash cycles worth of detergent, dispensing it as needed. Miele also has a huge selection of smart dishwashers. With their WiFiConn@ct technology and the Miele@Mobile app, you can control your dishwasher from anywhere (and even buy more detergent when you need it). Height-adjustable FlexCare glass holders can protect your delicate items as well, making Miele dishwashers a great investment for people who have expensive glassware.
Bosch's goal is to bring high quality appliances into every household, and their dishwashers are shining stars of German innovation while still being budget-friendly. For the most features, look to the 800 Series, which includes many dishwashers with a capacity of 16 place settings and CrystalDry™ technology that gets all your dishes (even plastics) up to 60% drier. Many models have a Speed60® cycle that cleans your dishes in just an hour and AquaStop® engineering that actively prevents leaks from reaching your floor. Bosch is also one of the most efficient dishwasher brands out there, having recently won the ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year award for its eco-conscious yet powerful appliances.
Are European dishwashers better?
European dishwasher brands are known for their feature-rich appliances and robust technology. Many of them have stainless steel interiors and lower noise levels. They also tend to use less water and energy than other dishwashers.
How do I choose a dishwasher?
First, think about the space you'll be putting your new dishwasher in. (Is it a standard cutout? Is the kitchen too narrow for a tall tub door?) Then consider the brand and any special features you want. Do you want a dishwasher that connects to your smart home, for instance? Narrow down your search based on the must-have features you're looking for.