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A buyer essentially knows that there’s an equilibrium between cost and performance; the jackpot in between is where you get the most value. 

With a bigger budget, you can buy a dishwasher with all the fancy functions. But, it is also possible to get a machine with great stain-removing powers at an affordable price, even if it means passing on some higher-end features.

Is it cheaper to hand wash or use a dishwasher?

Of course, this is the question that pop-ups to your mind when you’re considering buying a dishwasher. In the short term, hand washing your dishes is cheaper, but that’s about it.

In the long run, investing in a quality dishwasher would save a lot of time and energy, which is handy for when you’re organising parties and such. Additionally, dishwashers have been proven to save up to 10-12 litres of water.

Interested? Here are the top dishwashers to go for with a budget of under RM2,000!

Best rated cheap dishwasher
Giselle
1. Giselle Table Top Dishwasher (KEA0205)
Best rated cheap dishwasher

The KEA205 will be your best friend to clean up after you. It is modern-looking, certified safe and time-saving especially since it can accommodate up to 8 sets of tableware. You can even wash organic products such as fruits and vegetables with the provided special basket inside this dishwasher.

Best cheap quiet dishwasher
Midea
2. Midea Mini Table Top Dishwasher (MDW-2601)
Best cheap quiet dishwasher

Equipped with features such as steam function and storage with drying system, this dishwasher is easily a bargain at price of under a grand. If you’d like, you can even wash and sterilise baby products as well as clean fruits and vegetables. 

The dishwasher not only needs just 5 litres of water to complete its task, but also does it quietly as its noise level (58db) is way below than the average dishwater (70db).

Best compact tabletop dishwasher
Panasonic
3. Panasonic Table Top Dishwasher NP-TR8HQMY
Best cheap countertop dishwasher

The Panasonic NP-TR8HQMY doesn’t require a big space on the cabinet as you only need to link its external hose to the water pipe without any complicated drilling or so. 

Utilising hot water and steam with only 11 litres of water in comparison to 56 litres via handwashing, the dishwasher can accommodate tableware for a family of 5 comfortably. This is thanks to its tall height for maximised capacity yet compact in terms of base which lets you fit it nicely beside the sink.

Best cheap stainless steel dishwasher
BEKO
4. Beko Freestanding 60cm Dishwasher (DFN05R10W)
Best cheap stainless steel dishwasher

Beko’s DFN05R10W Freestanding Dishwasher is built with a stainless steel tub that’s not only high quality and durable, but also anti-stain and odour-free. It has an Anti-Flood feature to alert you if water is overflowing. Moreover, its adjustable rinse aid dosage feature helps to clean and dry dishes safely without leaving watermarks and such.

Best cheap portable dishwasher
Electrolux
5. Electrolux ESF2435W Compact Dishwasher
Best cheap portable dishwasher

Despite its small and compact size, the Electrolux ESF2435W is highly reliable, offering 5 programs along with various temperature settings for more flexibility in washing dishes. Equipped with an Intensive Wash Program, your dishes is guaranteed to come out squeaky clean and spotless with just 8.4 litres of water needed.

Best cheap freestanding dishwasher
BEKO
6. Beko Freestanding 60cm Dishwasher (DFN05R11W)
Best cheap freestanding dishwasher

No matter what you want to wash, Beko’s DFN05R11W is equipped with 13 plate settings to ease up your work and make it hassle-free. 

This basic dishwasher can clean as fast as 30 minutes, or go heavy-duty on a full load in just 58 minutes. Moreover, being energy-saving meaning you can cut down on those monthly bills at the same time.

Best cheap built-in/integrated dishwasher
Xiaomi
7. Xiaomi Viomi Smart Dishwasher VDW0801
Best cheap built-in/integrated dishwasher

The Xiaomi Viomi Smart Dishwasher VDW0801 will elevate your dishwashing experience with its remote control technology. You can pick which washing option you want just right from your mobile app! 

It may be a budget option, but the dishwasher comes with desirable features such as water-saving and automated sterilisation functions to keep plates and bowls looking brand new.

Disclaimer: The pricing shown is just a good indication of how much these products are worth. The prices could change based on the e-commerce promotions that are going on. If some of the products are not available, do email us at [email protected] Thank you!

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