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Introduction: Best dishwashers in India

Dishwashers in India are going through the same cycle as washing machines. A decade back, everyone frowned at the idea of a washing machine. Today, washing machines are an essential part of the Indian household.
We often hear people say,

  • A dishwasher cannot handle tough stains from the Indian kitchen.
  • You cannot fit big pans, pressure cookers, thawas, kadhais, and other odd-shaped Indian utensils.
  • A dishwasher consumes a lot of water and power.

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Is a dishwasher worth buying?

Yes! a dishwasher is worth buying. Think about it. It is no longer easy or cheap to find a maid in India. The lockdown has taught us vital lessons on social distancing and the need for hygiene. A dishwasher can make your life so much easier.
The right dishwasher (emphasis on right) will clean your dirty dishes, give you a hygienic wash, dry your dishes, consume 1/4th of the water that your maid typically uses, and provide you with time to spend with your family.
A dishwasher is no different from a washing machine. Load your soiled dishes, wait for a while, unload clean dishes. In some ways, better than a washing machine because dishwashers make your utensils safer by killing 99% of the germs.

Our top three dishwashers in India

The list of best dishwasher in India

Our PickBosch Freestanding Dishwasher SMS46KI03I
Seimens 12 place settings dishwasher iQ500 (SN256W01GI)
IFB Neptune VX Plus dishwasher (15 place setting)
Voltas Beko Table Top/Countertop Dishwasher DT8S
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Voltas Beko 15 place setting Dishwasher DF15SP
LG DFB424FP Dishwasher (14 place setting)
Seimens 12 place settings dishwasher iQ500 (SN256I01GI)
Whirlpool dishwasher WFO3O33 DLX IN (14 place setting)
Bosch Freestanding Dishwasher SMS66GI01I
Whirlpool dishwasher WFC3C24 PF IN (14 place setting)
Siemens IQ500 freestanding dishwasher SN258I06TE (14 place setting)
IFB Neptune VX dishwasher (12 place setting)
BOSCH Freestanding Dishwasher SMS46KI03ISIEMENS 12 place settings dishwasher iQ500 (SN256W01GI)IFB Neptune VX Plus dishwasher (15 place setting)Voltas Beko Table Top/Countertop Dishwasher DT8SLG DFB424FW Dishwasher (14 place setting)Voltas Beko 15 place setting Dishwasher DF15SPLG DFB424FP Dishwasher (14 place setting)SIEMENS 12 place settings dishwasher iQ500 (SN256I01GI)Whirlpool 14 place setting dishwasher WFO3O33 DLX INBOSCH Freestanding Dishwasher SMS66GI01IWhirlpool 14 place setting dishwasher WFC3C24 PF INSIEMENS IQ500 freestanding dishwasher SN258I06TE (14 place setting)IFB Neptune VX dishwasher (12 place setting)
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Review of Bosch Freestanding Dishwasher SMS46KI03I

Bosch Freestanding dishwasher SMS46KI03I
  • Fingerprint free stainless steel body
  • 13 place setting dishwasher
  • Half load option
  • Hygienic wash
  • ExtraDry
  • AquaStop
  • Adjustable racks
  • Auto Programme
  • Load sensor
  • DosageAssist
  • Eco, low power modes

Pros

  • SMS46KI03I dishwasher has a large 13 place setting capacity to meet the needs of a joint Indian family.
  • SMS46KI03I comes with six wash programs, adjustable racks, VarioFlex-baskets, and VarioDrawer to fit all your oddly-shaped Indian utensils.
  • Low power consumption and water usage.
  • This dishwasher can handle the stains, oil, and masalas from the Indian kitchen.
  • ‘A’ rated performance for optimum wash and ‘A’ for drying.
  • SMS46KI03I dishwasher saves water, energy, money, and time. More importantly, it removes your dependency on a maid.
  • Hygienic wash removes harmful germs by raising the water temperature while washing and drying.

Cons

  • The SMS46KI03I requires a high-end voltage stabilizer to run during low voltage.
  • Bosch’s after-sales & services and installation support needs to provide better service.
  • Washing utensils made from aluminum, copper, brass, iron, and plastic in your dishwasher will cause it to stain.
  • At ₹50,000+ rupees, this is one of the most expensive freestanding dishwashers in India.

Bottom Line

Bottomline inforgraphicsBosch freestanding dishwasher SMS46KI03I is an excellent choice for large Indian families. Having a dishwasher will remove your dependency on the maid and will reduce your household chores considerably.
Gone are those days when dishwashers could not handle tough stains from Indian cooking. The SMS46KI03I uses sensors, water temperature, internal water jets, and intelligent wash cycles to handle your dirty dishes.
For a sweet dishwasher like the SMS46KI03I, Bosch’s poor after-sales support leaves a sour taste. While the price is higher, this dishwasher will save money and time in the long run.

Review of Siemens IQ500 freestanding dishwasher SN256W01GI 12 place settings freestanding dishwasher

Seimens 12 place settings dishwasher iQ500 (SN256W01GI)
  • 12 place settings dishwasher
  • IQDrive
  • Aqua sensor
  • VarioBaskets
  • Polinox interior
  • Quick wash
  • Vario ECO
  • HygienePlus
  • Stainless steel interior
  • Load sensor
  • Child lock
  • DossageAssist
  • Adjustable racks
  • Half load option

Pros

  • It comes with features, a silent IQDrive motor, fingerprint-free stainless steel, DosageAssist basket, AquaSensor, LoadSensor, Automatic detergent detection, and a stainless steel tub.
  • This reliable dishwasher has 12 place settings, sufficient for a family of 3 to 4 people. It is easy to use and can remove tough stains.
  • It comes with six automatic wash programs that can remove even the stubborn stains from your dishes.
  • It uses Spacematic that gives you the flexibility to load large pots and pans.
  • The IQDrive motor does its job quietly, producing only 52 dB.

Cons

  • Siemens’ after-sales & service is patchy. In some cities, the service quality is good while in others it is not.
  • This dishwasher is not a connected machine. It cannot connect to WiFi, nor does it have smart features.
  • This dishwasher is expensive for a 12 place setting machine. It costs the same amount as an IFB Neptune VX Plus 15 place setting
  • This dishwasher was first available by late 2018, a two-year-old model.
  • Watch out! You cannot wash utensils made from aluminum, copper, brass, iron, and plastic in this dishwasher, as it will cause these to stain.

Bottom Line

Bottomline inforgraphicsSiemens IQ500 SN256W01GI 12 place settings freestanding dishwasher is an excellent choice for the modern Indian kitchen. You no longer need to worry about a dishwasher’s ability to hand Indian utensils. With 12 place settings perfected for Indian utensils, this dishwasher delivers better results than a maid handwashing.
It is a perfect fit for people who like to own a top German brand. Low power consumption, low water consumption, excellent cleaning performance, and stunning looks are what you get from this dishwasher.
Siemens needs to improve their customer service. Over time, the quality of service has come down, resulting in unsatisfied customers.

Review of IFB Neptune VX Plus 15 place settings freestanding dishwasher

IFB Neptune VX Plus dishwasher (15 place setting)
  • 15 place settings dishwasher
  • Eco wash
  • Steam drying
  • Auto intensive 60-70
  • Energy-efficient motor
  • Stainless steel body
  • Smart design
  • Adjustable racks
  • Quick wash
  • Half load option

Pros

  • This machine is a 15 place settings dishwasher, sufficient for large families, easy to use, and efficient cleaning.
  • It comes with eight wash programs that can deal with stubborn stains on your dishes.
  • The main wash programs also have cycle options such as Extra rinse, extra dry, extra hygiene, tablet detergent, and Half load option.
  • The IFB motor has low power consumption (energy efficient), silent in operation, and low water usage.
  • It provides hygienic cleaning raising the water temperature to 70C.

Cons

  • The IFB Neptune VX Plus dishwasher is the refreshed version of the older Neptune VX model with only minor differences. It looks like old wine in a new bottle. There are no technological improvements.
  • IFB after-sales and service is poor. While the machine itself is reliable, once the warranty runs out, you are at the mercy of their service personnel.
  • Watch out! Parts not covered by the warranty/AMC are expensive.
  • You cannot wash utensils made from aluminum, copper, brass, iron, and plastic in this dishwasher, as it will cause these to stain.

Bottom Line

Bottomline inforgraphicsOverall, the IFB Neptune VX Plus dishwasher strikes a nice balance between cost and features. It is a refreshed version of the older Neptune VX model. If you are keen on IFB, we recommend that you choose this dishwasher and not the VX.
This dishwasher delivers excellent results and produces reliable performance. Watch out! The after-sales support from IFB has a lot of room for improvement.

Review of Voltas Beko 8 place Table Top/Countertop Dishwasher DT8S

Voltas Beko Table Top/Countertop dishwasher DT8S
  • Stainless steel body
  • Six wash programs
  • Normal
  • Glass Care
  • Mini 30 program
  • Eight place settings
  • Intensive 70C
  • ECO
  • Clean & Shine
  • 2 spray level

Pros

  • The Voltas Beko 8 PS Portable Countertop Dishwasher DT8S is compact, portable, and offers superb cleaning performance
  • Despite its small size, this Voltas dishwasher comes with 6 place setting (can hold up to 96 dishes at a time).
  • It comes with six wash programs to handle different types of loads.
  • Low power consumption and water usage.
  • Capable of handling tough stains from the Indian kitchen.
  • Dedicated spray arms for cleaning dirty dishes in upper and lower racks.
  • Hygienic cleaning using 70C water temperature and powerful water jets.

Cons

  • The Voltas Beko Countertop DT8S is suitable only for a nuclear family. For larger families (3+ members), choose a freestanding dishwasher.
  • The DT8S’s small size will not fit large utensils. You will be using this dishwasher more than once per day.
  • Long wash cycle – ECO takes 3hrs and 15mins (longest wash cycle) to Mini, which takes 30mins (does not dry). It also does not have a half load option due to its small size.
  • This countertop dishwasher does not come with adjustable racks making loading dirty dishes and odd-shaped utensils an art you need to master.
  • Washing utensils made from aluminum, copper, brass, iron, and plastic in your dishwasher will cause it to stain.

Bottom Line

Bottomline inforgraphicsVoltas Beko Table Top/Countertop Dishwasher DT8S is an excellent choice for smaller families (less than three members) and bachelors. It is portable, easy to use, compact, and delivers excellent results.
This fully electronic dishwasher can remove oil stains, masalas, and other tough stains from your dishes. It uses hot water (heats water to 70C) to clean your vessels and kills most germs, making it a hygienic wash.
Watch out for longer wash cycles. The intensive mode takes 2hrs and 40mins, which is too long for washing dishes. If you have a party, this dishwasher will not handle the load, best suited for small families with fewer dishes.

Review of LG 14 place settings freestanding Dishwasher DFB424FW

LG DFB424FW dishwasher (14 place setting)
  • 14 place settings dishwasher
  • Sleek design
  • Quad Wash
  • Dual Wash Zone
  • Smart Diagnosis
  • Direct Drive Inverter
  • Stainless steel body
  • True Steam
  • Turbo cycle
  • Machine clean
  • ThinQ smartphone app

Pros

  • If you are looking for a dishwasher with innovative features, look no further! The LG DFB424FW freestanding dishwasher is smart, intelligent, and fully connected. Use LG’s ThinQ smartphone App to control and monitor all its functions.
  • This machine is a 14 place settings dishwasher, large, easy to use, and is efficient in cleaning.
  • It comes with nine wash programs and four additional wash cycles to download using the ThinQ app.
  • The main wash programs also have cycle options such as Dual Zone, Half Load, Energy Saver, Steam, High Temp, and Extra Dry.
  • It also has a machine clean feature to remove residual soils and odor—a charming touch from LG.
  • Inverter Direct Drive motor has low power consumption (energy efficient), long-lasting durability, and low water usage.
  • It provides hygienic cleaning raising the water temperature to 75C. For safety, the LG DFB424FW dishwasher has a chime sound to alert you of any residual temperature.

Cons

  • Expensive, at close to ₹60,000, this dishwasher will be your most expensive kitchen appliance.
  • The LG Freestanding DFB424FW, surprisingly, restarts the entire wash cycle after power failure. For a dishwasher that costs close to ₹60,000, missing a memory function is a serious flaw.
  • For the Indian kitchen, all these features, additional washing cycle, seem redundant and unnecessary. It only adds to the overall dishwasher price.
  • It is not Alexa or Google Assistant-enabled.
  • You cannot wash utensils made from aluminum, copper, brass, iron, and plastic in this dishwasher, as it will cause these to stain.

Bottom Line

Bottomline inforgraphicsOverall, the LG DFB424FW dishwasher is one of the best and most advanced dishwashers available in India. It is a smart choice for the modern Indian kitchen and has all the features you expect from a freestanding dishwasher. It is an excellent choice for washing dirty dishes from Indian cooking.
Consider a dishwasher as an investment. While the upfront cost is high, over time, this dishwasher machine will pay for itself. Also, you will get time to spend with your family.
LG needs to address two vital aspects to make this the best dishwasher in India.

  • Reduce the cost by minimizing the features. We don’t think washing Indian utensils need so many dishwasher cycles and options.
  • Fix the restart issue after a power-cut.

Review of Voltas Beko 15 place settings Dishwasher DF15SP

Voltas Beko 15 place setting dishwasher DF15SP
  • 15 place settings
  • CornerIntense
  • HomeWhiz
  • Fast+
  • 9.5L water consumption
  • Clean & Shine
  • Mini 30 program
  • Stainless steel body
  • AquaFlex
  • Nine wash programs
  • ProSmart Inverter
  • Glass Care

Pros

  • This Voltas Beko is a smart dishwasher. It connects with your WiFi and allows you to control its wash programs using the Home Whiz app.
  • The Voltas Beko 15 PS Full Size Dishwasher DF15SP is large, easy to use, and offers efficient cleaning performance.
  • This Voltas dishwasher comes with 15 place settings capable of washing all your dishes at one go.
  • It comes with nine wash programs and four additional wash programs to download using the HomeWhiz app to handle different loads.
  • The main wash programs also have auxiliary functions such as TrayWash, SteamGloss, Super Rinse, Half Load, and Fast+
  • ProSmart Inverter motor has low power consumption and water usage.
  • It provides hygienic cleaning using 70C water temperature and powerful water jets using its inbuilt heater.

Cons

  • The Voltas Beko Freestanding DF15SP has lengthy wash cycles. The Auto mode takes between 112mins to 180mins. A lengthy wash cycle means you need to wait until your dishes are clean.
  • All the features and WiFi connectivity makes it expensive. Also, it is not Alexa enabled.
  • Despite its adjustable racks, loading this dishwasher to make the best use of its space will take time to master.
  • You cannot wash utensils made from aluminum, copper, brass, iron, and plastic in this dishwasher, as it will cause these to stain.
  • The build quality does not justify its heft price tag. The stainless steel is thin, and the adjustments in the racks are flimsy.

Bottom Line

Bottomline inforgraphicsOverall, the Beko DF15SP Freestanding dishwasher is a smart choice for the modern Indian kitchen. It has all the features you expect from a freestanding dishwasher and uses hot water to wash dirty dishes. It is an excellent choice for large families with tons of Indian cooking.
While the upfront cost is high, over time, this dishwasher machine will pay for itself. Voltas is a TATA brand, a name that we trust. The after-sales network is good and is proactive in service calls.
We did not like the build quality. There is a high chance of damage in transit. Also, the adjustable racks are not user-friendly. You will need to read the user manual to learn these adjustments.
You can get a Bosch dishwasher in the same price range as this Voltas Beko dishwasher. Please read our full review and choose the one that suits your family the best.

Review of LG 14 place settings freestanding Dishwasher DFB424FP

LG DFB424FP dishwasher (14 place setting)
  • 14 place settings dishwasher
  • Sleek design
  • Quad Wash
  • Dual Wash Zone
  • Smart Diagnosis
  • Direct Drive Inverter
  • Stainless steel body
  • True Steam
  • Turbo cycle
  • Machine clean
  • ThinQ smartphone app

Pros

  • If you are looking for a dishwasher with innovative features, look no further! The LG DFB424FP freestanding dishwasher is smart, intelligent, and fully connected. Use LG’s ThinQ smartphone App to control and monitor all its functions.
  • This machine is a 14 place settings dishwasher, large, easy to use, and is efficient in cleaning.
  • It comes with nine wash programs and four additional wash cycles to download using the ThinQ app.
  • The main wash programs also have cycle options such as Dual Zone, Half Load, Energy Saver, Steam, High Temp, and Extra Dry.
  • It also has a machine clean feature to remove residual soils and odor—a charming touch from LG.
  • Inverter Direct Drive motor has low power consumption (energy efficient), long-lasting durability, and low water usage.
  • It provides hygienic cleaning raising the water temperature to 75C. For safety, the LG DFB424FP dishwasher has a chime sound to alert you of any residual temperature.

Cons

  • Expensive, at close to ₹60,000, this dishwasher will be your most expensive kitchen appliance.
  • The LG Freestanding DFB424FP, surprisingly, restarts the entire wash cycle after power failure. For a dishwasher that costs close to ₹60,000, missing a memory function is a serious flaw.
  • For the Indian kitchen, all these features, additional washing cycle, seem redundant and unnecessary. It only adds to the overall dishwasher price.
  • It is not Alexa or Google Assistant-enabled.
  • You cannot wash utensils made from aluminum, copper, brass, iron, and plastic in this dishwasher, as it will cause these to stain.

Bottom Line

Bottomline inforgraphicsOverall, the LG DFB424FP dishwasher is one of the best and most advanced dishwashers available in India. It is a smart choice for the modern Indian kitchen and has all the features you expect from a freestanding dishwasher. It is an excellent choice for washing dirty dishes from Indian cooking.
Consider a dishwasher as an investment. While the upfront cost is high, over time, this dishwasher machine will pay for itself. Also, you will get time to spend with your family.
LG needs to address two vital aspects to make this the best dishwasher in India.

  • Reduce the cost by minimizing the features. We don’t think washing Indian utensils need so many dishwasher cycles and options.
  • Fix the restart issue after a power-cut.

Review of Siemens IQ500 freestanding dishwasher SN256I01GI 12 place settings freestanding dishwasher

Seimens 12 place settings dishwasher iQ500 (SN256I01GI)
  • 12 place settings dishwasher
  • IQDrive
  • Aqua sensor
  • VarioBaskets
  • Polinox interior
  • Quick wash
  • Vario ECO
  • HygienePlus
  • Stainless steel interior
  • Load sensor
  • Child lock
  • DossageAssist
  • Adjustable racks
  • Half load option

Pros

  • It comes with features, a silent IQDrive motor, fingerprint-free stainless steel, DosageAssist basket, AquaSensor, LoadSensor, Automatic detergent detection, and a stainless steel tub.
  • This reliable dishwasher has 12 place settings, sufficient for a family of 3 to 4 people. It is easy to use and can remove tough stains.
  • It comes with six automatic wash programs that can remove even the stubborn stains from your dishes.
  • It uses Spacematic that gives you the flexibility to load large pots and pans.
  • The IQDrive motor does its job quietly, producing only 52 dB.

Cons

  • Siemens’ after-sales & service is patchy. In some cities, the service quality is good while in others it is not.
  • This dishwasher is not a connected machine. It cannot connect to WiFi, nor does it have smart features.
  • This dishwasher is expensive for a 12 place setting machine. It costs the same amount as an IFB Neptune VX Plus 15 place setting
  • This dishwasher was first available by late 2018, a two-year-old model.
  • Watch out! You cannot wash utensils made from aluminum, copper, brass, iron, and plastic in this dishwasher, as it will cause these to stain.

Bottom Line

Bottomline inforgraphicsSiemens IQ500 SN256I01GI 12 place settings freestanding dishwasher is an excellent choice for the modern Indian kitchen. You no longer need to worry about a dishwasher’s ability to hand Indian utensils. With 12 place settings perfected for Indian utensils, this dishwasher delivers better results than a maid handwashing.
It is a perfect fit for people who like to own a top German brand. Low power consumption, low water consumption, excellent cleaning performance, and stunning looks are what you get from this dishwasher.
Siemens needs to improve their customer service. Over time, the quality of service has come down, resulting in unsatisfied customers.

Review of Whirlpool dishwasher WFO3O33 DLX IN 14 place settings freestanding dishwasher

Whirlpool dishwasher WFO3O33 DLX IN (14 place setting)
  • 14 place settings dishwasher
  • A++ energy rating
  • Premium innovative design
  • Adjustable racks
  • Ultra-quiet performance
  • Stainless steel interior
  • Eco wash
  • Cutlery basket
  • 11 wash programs
  • Energy-efficient Inverter motor
  • Half load option

Pros

  • This reliable dishwasher has 14 place settings, sufficient for a family of 4 to 5 people, it is easy to use, and can remove tough stains.
  • It comes with eleven automatic wash programs that can remove even the stubborn stains on your dishes.
  • The Whirlpool inverter motor consumes less power (energy efficient), is silent (44 dB), and uses less water (9.5 liters in ECO).
  • WFO3O33 DLX IN Whirlpool dishwasher comes with features such as, turbo option, 1 hour wash * dry, sanitizing, and self clean.
  • This dishwasher has a solid build with a stainless steel tub and a strong outer cabinet.
  • This dishwasher uses heat in its internal chamber to raise the water temperature to 70C and ensures a hygienic wash.

Cons

  • Whirlpool’s after-sales & service is probably the worst among all the dishwasher brands in India. The WFO3O33 DLX IN is a reliable dishwasher, but the installation support, customer service, and website chat support are below par.
  • This Whirlpool dishwasher lacks a standout feature, coupled with poor after-sales support, leaves a lot of room for improvement.
  • The early 2018 release date makes this an old model. After the two-year warranty, you might find it difficult to procure spare parts.
  • You cannot wash utensils made from aluminum, copper, brass, iron, and plastic in this dishwasher, as it will cause these to stain.

Bottom Line

Bottomline inforgraphicsOverall, the Whirlpool dishwasher WFO3O33 DLX IN is reliable, delivers excellent performance, and has an attractive price tag. It has a superb inverter motor that uses less water and power. The downsides to this dishwasher are, older model (2018), customer service has a lot of room for improvement, and no standout feature.
Our final recommendation is, please tread with caution. While the price is attractive, several customers complain about waiting for installation and demo for several days. You can spend a few additional thousand rupees and get a Bosch SMS66GI01I Dishwasher

Review of Bosch Freestanding Dishwasher SMS66GI01I

Bosch Freestanding dishwasher SMS66GI01I
  • Fingerprint free stainless steel body
  • 12 place setting dishwasher
  • Hygienic wash
  • Variospeed
  • Foldable rack
  • Half load
  • Intensive kadhai

Pros

  • SMS66GI01I dishwasher is one of the most popular models in the market.
  • It comes with India specific settings such as Variospeed, AquaSensor, Intensive Kadhai, half load mode, and Express Sparkle that promise to remove any stain from your dirty dishes.
  • The adjustable rack (foldable rack) makes it easy to fit oddly-shaped Indian utensils.
  • SMS66GI01I dishwasher saves water, energy, and time making washing dishes fun.
  • The EcoSilence Drive is silent and energy-saving.
  • Hygienic wash removes harmful germs.

Cons

  • It requires a voltage stabilizer to run during low voltage.
  • After-sales and services need to improve.
  • You cannot wash utensils such as aluminum, copper, brass, iron, and plastic. (washing will stain your vessels).
  • Expensive.

Bottom Line

Bottomline inforgraphicsBosch freestanding dishwasher SMS66GI01I is an excellent choice for the modern Indian kitchen. You no longer need to worry about a dishwasher’s ability to hand Indian utensils. With settings perfected for Indian utensils, this dishwasher delivers better results than a maid hand washing.
Bosch needs to sort out its after-sales network. Several buyers across India face poor installation and demo support even after spending ₹40,000 plus rupees.

Review of Whirlpool dishwasher WFC3C24 PF IN 14 place settings freestanding dishwasher

Whirlpool dishwasher WFC3C24 PF IN (14 place setting)
  • 14 place settings dishwasher
  • A++ energy rating
  • Premium innovative design
  • Ultra-quiet performance
  • Stainless steel interior
  • Eco wash
  • Cutlery basket
  • 8 wash programs
  • Half load option
  • Adjustable racks
  • Energy-efficient Inverter motor

Pros

  • This reliable dishwasher has 14 place settings, sufficient for large families, easy to use, and efficient in removing tough stains.
  • It comes with eight automatic wash programs that can handle stubborn stains on your dishes.
  • The Whirlpool inverter motor has low power consumption (energy efficient), silent in operation (44 dB), and low water usage (9 liters in ECO).
  • This dishwasher has a robust build with a stainless steel tub and a strong outer cabinet.
  • It provides a hygienic wash by raising the water temperature to 70C.

Cons

  • Whirlpool’s after-sales & service is probably the worst among all the dishwasher brands in India. The WFC3C24 PF IN is a reliable dishwasher, but the installation support, customer service, and website chat support are below par.
  • 30% extra space, 6th sense technology, and Powerclean pro all are marketing jargon. Most freestanding dishwashers come with all of these features.
  • This Whirlpool dishwasher lacks a standout feature, coupled with poor after-sales support, leaves a lot of room for improvement.
  • The early 2018 release date makes this an old model. After the two-year warranty, you might find it difficult to procure spare parts.
  • You cannot wash utensils made from aluminum, copper, brass, iron, and plastic in this dishwasher, as it will cause these to stain.

Bottom Line

Bottomline inforgraphicsOverall, the Whirlpool dishwasher WFC3C24 PF IN is reliable, delivers excellent performance, and has an attractive price tag. It has a superb inverter motor that uses less water and power. The downsides to this dishwasher are, older model (2018), customer service has a lot of room for improvement, and no standout feature.
Our final recommendation is, please tread with caution. While the price is attractive, several customers complain about waiting for installation and demo for several days. You can spend a few additional thousand rupees and get a Bosch SMS66GI01I Dishwasher

Review of Siemens IQ500 freestanding dishwasher SN258I06TE (14 place setting)

Siemens IQ500 freestanding dishwasher SN258I06TE (14 place setting)
  • 14 place settings dishwasher
  • A++ energy rating
  • IQDrive
  • Aqua sensor
  • VarioBaskets
  • Cutlery drawer 2.1
  • Ultra-quiet performance
  • Half load option
  • Stainless steel interior
  • Zeolith drying
  • Load sensor
  • Child lock
  • Machine care
  • Adjustable racks
  • Quick wash

Pros

  • German-made and imported from Germany. The quality of this machine is unquestionable.
  • It comes with innovative features, a silent IQDrive motor, fingerprint-free stainless steel, bright TFT display, and many more. You cannot go wrong with this dishwasher.
  • This reliable dishwasher has 14 place settings, sufficient for a family of 4 to 5 people. It is easy to use and can remove tough stains.
  • It comes with eight automatic wash programs coupled with VarioSpeed plus that can remove even the stubborn stains from your dishes.
  • It uses Zeolith drying technology that uses Zeolite, a natural mineral that extracts moisture from the inner tub to give you spotless cleaning results.
  • It uses Rackmatic 3-stage that gives you the flexibility to load large pots and pans.
  • The IQDrive motor does its job quietly, producing only 42 dB.
  • The Shine&Dry option uses additional rinse water to swill all residues of detergent to give you the best gleaming shine on your dishes.

Cons

  • Siemens’ after-sales & service is patchy. In some cities, the service quality is good while in others it is not.
  • The biggest downside to this expensive Siemens dishwasher is the Home Connect App. This App is not available in India. While the Siemens IQ500 SN258I06TE is WiFi-enabled, you don’t get all the features without the App.
  • This dishwasher is super expensive. You can buy two LG dishwashers for the same amount.
  • While German engineering is great, we are unsure about the local service engineer’s knowledge or the availability of spares in India.
  • Watch out! You cannot wash utensils made from aluminum, copper, brass, iron, and plastic in this dishwasher, as it will cause these to stain.

Bottom Line

Bottomline inforgraphicsSiemens IQ500 SN258I06TE 14 place settings freestanding dishwasher is the most advanced in India. It’s performance, build quality, innovative features are the best.
It is a perfect fit for people with deep pockets who like to have the best in their homes. Low power consumption, efficient water usage, excellent cleaning performance, and stunning looks are what you get from this dishwasher.
Missing the Home Connect App is something we could not comprehend. This App is available for download from the Play Store in other countries but still not available in India.
Siemens IQ500 SN258I06TE will be the best dishwasher in India if they can lower the price, fix the Home Connect App, and improve their customer service.

Review of IFB Neptune VX 12 place settings freestanding dishwasher

IFB Neptune VX dishwasher (12 place setting)
  • 12 place settings dishwasher
  • Eco wash
  • Steam drying
  • Auto intensive 60-70
  • Energy-efficient motor
  • Stainless steel body
  • Smart design
  • Adjustable racks
  • Quick wash
  • Half load option

Pros

  • This machine is a 12 place settings dishwasher, sufficient for four people, easy to use, and efficient in cleaning.
  • It comes with eight wash programs that can deal with stubborn stains on your dishes.
  • The main wash programs also have cycle options such as Extra rinse, extra dry, extra hygiene, tablet detergent, and Half load option.
  • The IFB motor has low power consumption (energy efficient), silent in operation, and low water usage.
  • It provides hygienic cleaning raising the water temperature to 70C.

Cons

  • The IFB Neptune VX dishwasher is the oldest dishwasher model in India. First released in 2014, IFB continues with this model due to its popularity.
  • Being an old model means it is limited in terms of modern features and easy washing cycles. Also, it is not a connected device. There are no smartphone apps to manage this kitchen appliance.
  • IFB after-sales and service is poor. While the machine itself is reliable, once the warranty runs out, you are at the mercy of their service personnel.
  • Watch out! Parts not covered by the warranty/AMC are expensive.
  • You cannot wash utensils made from aluminum, copper, brass, iron, and plastic in this dishwasher, as it will cause these to stain.

Bottom Line

Bottomline inforgraphicsOverall, the IFB Neptune VX dishwasher strikes a nice balance between cost and features. Remember, 12 place settings cannot handle the dirty dishes of a large family. Also, this is an old model, first released way back in 2014. On the positive side, it is a reliable old workhorse. It still delivers excellent washing performance.
The bottom line is that we don’t recommend this dishwasher. We believe the cons outweigh the benefits. Remember, IFB can discontinue this model whenever they want. If you are keen on an IFB dishwasher, choose the IFB Neptune VX plus dishwasher.

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Dishwasher in India – Buyer’s guide

We urge our readers to read this review fully as it includes useful tips, FAQs, dishwasher buying guide, and a lot more.

Frequently asked questions

What is a place setting in a dishwasher?

A place setting is the dishwasher’s capacity to hold dirty dishes in its upper and lower racks. One place setting is the space for a large dinner plate, a small plate, a saucer, a bowl, a cup, a glass, a knife, two teaspoons, and a fork. The following are different place settings in India.

  • 8 place setting
  • 12 place setting
  • 13 place setting
  • 14 place setting
  • 15 place setting

What do I need to run a dishwasher in India?

To run the dishwasher, you will need the following items.

  • Dishwasher salt – To remove water hardness from hard water. Hard water is not suitable for dishwashers as it leaves spots on your dishes.
  • Dishwasher detergent/tablet – The dishwasher uses the detergent to wash the utensils.
  • Dishwasher aid – Assists the drying function to remove water spots when drying.

What types of dishwashers are available in India?

  • Freestanding dishwasher – A freestanding dishwasher or a standalone dishwasher is one that you can place anywhere in your house. These are larger than a tabletop dishwasher and have a larger place setting such a 13 place settings dishwasher or 14 place settings.
  • Countertop dishwasher – The Voltas Beko DT8S is a tabletop dishwasher. A countertop dishwasher is small and not suitable for heavy washing or large families.
  • Built-in dishwasher – One that fits into your kitchen cabinet and is not moveable.

The dishwasher price depends on its type. A tabletop dishwasher will cost you less than a freestanding dishwasher but can handle only fewer dishes.

What accessories do I need for the dishwasher?

The following are useful accessories.

  • Stand – Mount your dishwasher on a stand. Using a stand will raise the dishwasher’s height and make it easy for you to load your dirty dishes.
  • Dishwasher cover – You can buy a dishwasher cover to protect it from the elements. Check the dimensions before you buy a cover.

Which is better, a freestanding dishwasher, or a countertop dishwasher?

Both types of dishwashers have their pros and cons. Tabletops are best-suited for a small family with fewer utensils to manage. You are better off with a larger freestanding dishwasher for larger families. Also, countertops have limited functionalities and load capacity. In short, if you are looking for more options, features and have a large family choose the freestanding dishwasher.

Which dishwasher brands are available in India?

Most kitchen appliance brands make dishwashers in India. Please read our complete review to know India’s best dishwasher brands. The following are a few dishwasher brands.

  • IFB dishwasher
  • Bosch dishwasher
  • LG dishwasher
  • Whirlpool dishwasher
  • Voltas Beko dishwasher
  • Elica dishwasher

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