9 Best Dishwashers In Malaysia 2021 (Reviews & Prices)

With the best dishwasher in Malaysia 2021, there will be no more fighting over whose turn it is to wash the dishes!

However, you do need to pick the right dishwasher! One that will last and can handle all types of crockery. And that does not need any pre-washing!

See this list of energy-saving models! Don’t waste your time checking out numerous models and reviews for dishwashers in Malaysia! There are over 19 dishwasher brands alone in the market!

Types Of Dishwashers

First time buying a dishwasher in Malaysia?

Here’s what’s available:

1. Built-In

These require professionals to install. To connect them to your existing plumbing system. And to tuck them away seamlessly into your kitchen cabinetry.

2. Portable

This list mainly features this type of dish washing machine. They’re convenient since you can usually move them around anywhere.

Just not too far from the kitchen sink as this is where the water comes from!

3. Countertop

Many portable dishwashers in Malaysia can also sit neatly on your countertop. Their smaller size does limit them to the load they cater for.

But they use much less water (from your tap) than full-sized (24 inches) dishwashers!

9 Best Dishwashers In Malaysia 2021

1. BOSCH SMS46GI01P Series 4 Free-standing Dishwasher

The SMS46GI01P Series 4 Free-standing Dishwasher by BOSCH is a classic-looking dishwasher with a stainless steel finish.

You can expect it to be quiet when it’s in operation. And squeaky-clean dishes after!

It can do a lot more too. Including drying the dishes! The load sensors will enable the dishwasher to avoid using too much water!

BOSCH SMS46GI01P Series 4 Free-standing Dishwasher
  • Type: Free-standing / Portable
  • Capacity: 12 Place Settings
  • Programmes: Auto 45-65°C, Economy, IntensivePlus, Pre-Rinse, Quick Wash
  • Body Material: Stainless steel, lacquered
  • Noise Level: 46 dB
  • Water Consumption: 9.5 – 13.4 Liters/wash
  • Power Consumption: 1.02 kWh/cycle
  • Dimensions: 84.5 x 60 x 60 cm (H x W x D)
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: ~RM3,000

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2. Bosch SKS62E32EU Series 4 Compact Dishwasher

Want a more compact dishwasher?

The Bosch SKS62E32EU Series 4 Compact Dishwasher features the same water-saving sensors and AquaStop protection!

It comes in an attractive white and has a stainless steel/ Polinox interior. Of the 6 programmes, one is a 40°C program for glassware!

And you’ll be able to fit 27cm diameter plates in this automatic dish washing machine!

  • Type: Free-standing / Portable / Compact
  • Capacity: 6 Place Settings
  • Programmes: Intensive 70°C, Auto 45-65°C, Eco 50°C, Glass 40°C, Quick wash 45°C, Pre-Rinse
  • Noise Level: 49 dB
  • Water Consumption: 8 Liters/wash
  • Power Consumption: 0.61 kWh/cycle (Eco 50 °C)
  • Dimensions: 45 x 55.1 x 50 cm (H x W x D)
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM2,200-2,600

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3. Electrolux ESF5206LOW Free Standing Dishwasher With Air Dry Technology

Great at cleaning with a flexible spray arm:

Your glassware will be safe with the quiet Electrolux ESF5206LOW Free Standing Dishwasher With Air Dry Technology. It has a dedicated glass mode and soft spokes to hold them!

If you need to dash off somewhere in a hurry, you can decrease the cycle times accordingly! Otherwise wait, and the door will open automatically after the washing cycle is done! For natural drying!

  • Type: Free-standing / Portable
  • Capacity: 13 Place Settings
  • Programmes: Intensive, Quick, Eco, Glass, Rinse
  • Noise Level: 49 dB
  • Water Consumption: 11.7 Liters/wash
  • Power Consumption: 1.03 kWh/cycle
  • Dimensions: 85 x 60 x 62.5 cm (H x W x D)
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: ~RM3,000

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4. Electrolux ESF6010BW Free Standing Dishwasher

Considered a compact model (55cm):

The Electrolux ESF6010BW Free Standing Dishwasher has small families in mind. There is a child lock to stop little curious fingers!

It’s easy to use and install! And the bottom layer has sufficient space even for the pot of your rice cooker or air fryer!

Electrolux ESF6010BW Free Standing Dishwasher
  • Type: Free-standing / Portable / Compact
  • Capacity: 8 Place Settings
  • Programmes: Eco 50 C°, Autoflex 45-70 C°, Flexiwash 50-65 C°, Intensive 70 C°, Quickplus 30min 60 C°
  • Noise Level: 60 dB
  • Water Consumption: 8.4 Liters/wash
  • Power Consumption: 1.25 kWh/cycle
  • Dimensions: 60.4 x 55 x 52.3 cm (H x W x D)
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: ~RM2,200

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5. Beko DFN28R22W Freestanding Dishwasher

This full-sized and quiet dish washing machine from Beko will please any wine glass owners! There is a special glass-cleaning function that won’t leave pesky water marks!

It’s not difficult to use. And will beep gently when it’s done!

  • Type: Free-standing / Portable
  • Capacity: 14 Place Settings
  • Programmes: Eco 50 °C, Auto, AquaFlex, Intensive 70 °C, Quick & Shine, GlassCare 40 °C, Mini, Prewash
  • Noise Level: 43 dB
  • Water Consumption: 9.5 Liters/wash
  • Power Consumption: 0.9 kWh/cycle
  • Dimensions: 85 x 59.8 x 60 cm (H x W x D)
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: ~RM2,500

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6. Beko DFN05R11W Freestanding Dishwasher

Skip the frills with the basic but highly functional Beko DFN05R11W Freestanding Dishwasher! It looks good too!

The Mini wash (35 minutes) is very useful. As is the half load option! And for a maximum load, you don’t have to worry about the cutlery holder getting in the way of the plates!

  • Type: Free-standing / Portable
  • Capacity: 13 Place Settings
  • Programmes: Eco 50 °C, Intensive 70 °C, Clean & Shine, Quick & Shine, Mini
  • Noise Level: 49 dB
  • Water Consumption: 11.5 Liters/wash
  • Power Consumption: 13 kWh/cycle
  • Dimensions: 85 x 59.8 x 60 cm (H x W x D)
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: ~RM2,000

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7. ELBA EDW-B1462D(SS) Dishwasher

Have the flexibility of 14 different place settings with the ELBA EDW-B1462D(SS) Dishwasher! Where the top third layer is for cutlery!

You can choose half-load and  set time delays too!

ELBA EDW-B1462D(SS) Dishwasher
  • Type: Free-standing / Portable
  • Capacity: 14 Place Settings
  • Programmes: Intensive, Normal, Eco, 60minutes, Rapid, Soak
  • Body Material: Stainless Steel
  • Noise Level: 49 dB
  • Water Consumption: 10 – 19 Liters/wash
  • Power Consumption: 1.04 – 1.45 kWh/cycle
  • Dimensions: 84.5 x 60 x 59.8 cm (H x W x D)
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM2,800

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8. Giselle KEA0205 Dishwasher

Certified by SIRIM (Malaysian third party certification body):

The Giselle KEA0205 Dishwasher certainly does not lack in programs! Even if it’s tiny for a dish washing machine!

For water, you can add it in manually into the top funnel each time you need to use it. The water drains out through a  drainage pipe which is easy enough to install.

Giselle KEA0205 Dishwasher
  • Type: Free-standing / Portable / Mini
  • Capacity: 6-8 sets tableware
  • Programmes: Normal, Heavy. Quick, Baby Bottle, Fruit, Inner Clean, Drain, Dry Mode
  • Noise Level: n/a
  • Water Consumption: 5 Liters/wash
  • Power Consumption: n/a
  • Dimensions: 48 x 42 x 48 cm (H x W x D)
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM1,000

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9. Midea Mini Table Top Dishwasher MDW-2601

A sound choice for a  table top dishwasher in Malaysia:

Midea Mini Table Top Dishwasher MDW-2601 can even wash your fruits and vegetables! Using the included fruit basket.

And you can see it at work through the transparent door too!

For stubborn stains, select the highest temperature rinse (at 72°C) together with the high pressure jets!

  • Type: Countertop / Portable / Mini
  • Capacity: 4-6 sets tableware
  • Programmes: Strong Wash, Fast Wash, Eco Wash, Glasses Wash, Fruits Wash
  • Noise Level: 58 dB
  • Water Consumption: 5 Liters/wash
  • Power Consumption: n/a
  • Dimensions: 43.5 x 42 x 44 cm (H x W x D)
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM1,100

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How To Choose The Best Dishwasher for Your Kitchen

When you buy a dishwashwer in Malaysia:

There’s a lot more to consider than just choosing one that is easy to operate! Or seeing if its external appearance fits well with your kitchen!

1. Capacity

How much do you want to wash per load? Will the dishwasher be able to fit your largest pot or nonstick pan?

2. Dishwasher Size

Make sure you have a place for your new dish washer. It may need the same spot as your water dispenser!

And if you’re going for a built-in dishwasher, make sure you measure or check with your carpenter:

The size of the cavity that the dishwasher will go into!

This is typically 24 x 24 inches. Or ~610 x 610mm.

3. Washing And Drying Performance

An automatic dish washing machine can have many modes:

  • Heavy Duty mode
  • Quick Wash mode
  • Delay
  • Sanitizing mode
  • Delicate or Glass mode
  • Half load

But will it remove stuck bits of burnt food? Does it need more than 2 hours to clean the dishes?

As for drying, there are 2 technologies used: 

  1. Traditionally with a heating element.
  2. But European brands are now using a newer technology, condensation by cooling.

Because heating elements can cause any leftover food to get baked onto your dishes! Or plastic utensils to melt!

4. Noise Level

  • Above 60dB is not acceptable.
  • Anything under 50dB is acceptable.
  • Whereas 40dB is as quiet as you can get for a dishwasher.

5. Certification

If your dishwasher has the following certification:

NSF/ANSI 184: Residential Dishwashers certification

It means the dishwasher can reduce the level of bacteria present by at least 99.999% in sanitizing mode!

By the way:

NSF is an international third party organization that protects and holds the standards for human health. Certifying products from different industries.  Including commercial dishwashers!

6. Reliability

A stainless steel tub will last much longer than a plastic one. They’re also better at soundproofing!

And choose brands like Bosch that have been making dishwashers for a long time!

7. Price

Dishwasher prices in Malaysia don’t usually get lower than RM1,000! And the European brands are often twice the price!

For the best built-in dishwashers  in Malaysia, prepare to spend more than RM3,000!

8. Other Features To Consider

  • Adjustable racks, folding shelves, etc
  • Cutlery tray
  • Stainless steel interior
  • Anti-leak system
  • Auto-cleaning
  • Dirt sensor
  • WiFi connectivity
  • Child-lock
  • Energy efficient
  • Auto-open (door)

How To Clean Dishwasher

Things like grease, food residue and limescale can build up inside your dishwasher. Even if it has an auto-cleaning function!

This grime can make your dishwasher smelly and less effective. Or ruin the filter and pump! Besides being inhygenic!

So like your coffee machine, a deep cleaning is necessary once in a while.

What you can do:

  • Always remove excess food from plates before loading them in
  • Run the rinse cycle (with the dishwasher empty) and leave the door open afterwards to remove odors
  • Wipe down the outside and inside of the dishwasher door
  • Rinse out the filter
  • Run the normal cycle with just 1-2 cups of distilled white vinegar or cleaning tablets

Conclusion

In our books, the best dishwasher in Malaysia 2021 is the Beko DFN05R11W (Item 6)! It’s affordable, versatile and incredibly practical for most households!

And if you’re trying to stick within a RM1,000 budget, look at Midea’s MDW-2601 (Item 9)!