In the Stores
FOR SMALL FAMILIES Electrolux ESF2433W, $799 A free-standing countertop model the size of an oven, so it doesn’t need floor space. FOR BIG FAMILIES LG Truesteam D1464CF, $1,799, from Harvey Norman A free-standing unit with 14 place settings that uses both water and steam to remove stubborn stains. It also sterilises dishes with its UV feature. FOR TIGHT SPACES Bosch SPS50E02EU, $1,599 A slim, free-standing machine with nine place settings. At 45cm across, it’s narrower than most dishwashers, which are usually 60cm wide. FOR A HIGH-TECH HOME Bosch SBE69U11EU, $2,999 A cutting-edge built-in appliance with a door that opens when you gently touch it. It uses zeolite, a mineral that absorbs humidity from the dishwasher and releases the stored energy as hot air to dry dishes in a more energy-efficient way. Available at major electrical stores, unless otherwise indicated.