The dishwasher is a western concept that we still havent grown comfortable with and very few households have adopted. The pandemic has forced everyone to stay indoors and work from home. At the same time, it has also made people rely on themselves to do the household chores. Tackling a pile of dirty, oily and greasy dishes can be difficult and unimaginable to wash without manual help. But contrary to popular sentiments, dishwashers are quite suitable for Indian kitchens and there is an increasing demand. Convenience is the main reason for this since it is challenging for people to work and do household chores at the same time.A dishwasher costs as much as a washing machine but it also recovers the cost in other areas water consumption is low when compared with manually washing. Effectiveness and hygiene trump manual washing too. Beyond this, due to the complexity of Indian cuisine preferences, one should take the following under consideration: Perhaps one of the most vital features to look for in a dishwasher is the one having a stainless-steel tub. The ones having this feature will speed up the drying process, will last longer than the plastic ones and is easier to clean. The number of place settings for various utensils. The wash cycle and duration are for your convenience. Thoroughness of cleaning the utensils in a quick wash cycle could be a key test. The ease of cleaning the dishwasher itself The food/ left-over disposal process*If you are looking for the best dishwasher, here are our top picks for you.Voltas Beko 8 Place Table Top DishwasherIdeal for a family of four, this dishwasher does a great job without wasting water or energy. It has six wash programs, and is budget-friendly. Despite its compact size, this dishwasher can accommodate big Indian cooking pots easily. Capacity: 8 Place Settings Weight: 25.5 kg Control Console: Fully Integrated Water Consumption: 8 L Features six wash programs: Intensive, Normal, Eco, Glassware, Clean Shine Inbuilt heater Adjustable upper shelf LED display Perfect for heavily soiled crockery; Can fit up to 96 vesselsCon: Wash cycle duration is longGodrej Eon Dishwasher 12 Place Setting (Anti-Germ CrystaLight Powered by UV Technology Extra Hygiene Function) - DWF EON VES 12B UI STSL - Satin SilverFeaturing a 12 Place Setting, this dishwasher can accommodate up to 84 utensils and cutlery in a single wash and is equipped with eight wash programs. You can also save more water and energy using the Eco mode that uses only 9 L of water throughout the cycle. Material: Stainless Steel Capacity: 12 Place Settings Weight: 53.6 kg Noise: 46 dB Warranty: 2 Years Comprehensive Warranty on Product Specifications: Features eight wash programs Antibacterial Filter Mini 14-minute programme for lightly soiled dishes Auto Door Open feature that automatically opens the door slightly during drying thus allowing the hot air out of the dishwasher and making the drying process quicker and more efficient Low water energy consumption; Sleek and stylish Automatic adjustment of temperature, wash cycle duration, and amount of water Each load is automatically disinfected and sterilized before the completion of the full cycle Overheating, overflow and leakage protection; Silent operationCons: No additional warranty on the motorFaber 12 Place Setting Dishwasher FFSD 6PR 12SThis dishwasher is available in two variants: Inox Finish and Neo Black, the former is the smarter choice as it has comparatively better features. With effective cleaning, this dishwasher also makes a very low sound to keep your surroundings disturbance-free. Capacity: 12 Place Settings Weight: 20 kg Control Console: Semi-Integrated Water Consumption: 10-17 L Energy Consumption: 1-1.6 kW/hr Noise Levels: 62 DB Warranty: 2 years warranty on the product; 5 years warranty on rust-through Features six wash programs: Normal, Eco, 90 Minutes, Glass, Rapid Intensive Salt and rinse aid indicators Intensive rapid wash Half load to clean fewer dishes without wasting time, detergent, water, or energy Energy-efficient; self-cleans Accommodates huge Indian utensils Height adjustable upper rack and foldable racksCon: Slow customer serviceBosch 12 Place Settings Dishwasher (SMS66GW01I, White)This 12 place settings dishwasher is ideal for a medium-sized family and works effectively in washing big, oily Indian utensils. Claimed to be A++ energy efficient, this dishwasher also features half-load technology to conserve resources while cleaning rather than keeping you waiting to stack the racks completely before beginning with the cycle. Capacity: 12 Place Settings Weight: 43.5 kg Control Console: Fully Electronic Water Consumption: 10 L Energy Consumption: 0.8 kW/hr Warranty: 2 years comprehensive warranty for the machine and 10 years warranty against rust-through on inner tub Features six wash programs and three options Comes with an Intensive Kadhai Programme to clean greasy, large Indian utensils and oily masala stains Extra dry option 1 special option of half load wash Glass care system Dosage assist Adjustable cutlery box 70C temperature wash kills up to 99.9% germs thus suitable for hygienic cleaning including baby bottles; Classic steel bodyCons: No additional warranty on motor; extremely heavyKAFF 12 Place Settings Dishwasher DW Centra 60With automatic cleaning features, this dishwasher makes sure you don't worry about the cycle duration, detergent usage, water, or energy consumption. Specifically made for the Indian kitchens, this dishwasher easily accommodates large utensils and has a strong filtration system that keeps a check on grime and salt build up inside. Capacity: 12 Place Settings Weight: 39 kg Control Console: Fully Electronic Noise Levels: 55 DB Warranty: 1 year Features four wash programs viz. Intensive Wash, Eco Wash, 90 Min Wash, and Rapid Wash Three-stage filtration system Automatic detergent dispenser Adjustable automatic rinse agent detergent Dual Zone Wash to wash fewer dishes while saving detergent, energy, and water Upper and lower spray armCons: Limited one year warranty; Water and energy consumption per cycle not mentionedFaber 14 Place Settings Dishwasher FFSD 8PR 14SThis 14 place settings dishwasher is best-suited for large-sized families. It is a more enhanced version of the Faber 12 Place Setting Dishwasher FFSD 6PR 12S for people looking for more features including the child lock feature. Capacity: 14 Place Settings Weight: 14 kg Control Console: Fully Electronic Water Consumption: 10-17 L Energy Consumption: 1 1.6 kW/hr Noise Levels: 48 DB Warranty: 1 year Features eight wash programs: Intensive, Normal, Eco, 90 min, Glass, Rapid, Prewash, and Auto Wash Three spray arms Intensive Kadai Mode for heavily soiled utensils 3D wash technology to maximize cleaning and reduce time consumption Child lock Dual Zone Wash to target one rack only, in case of fewer dishes Very lightweight; Silent operation; Deep cleaning Multi-function three-layer cutlery basketCons: Limited one year warranty*Note: Appliances usually go through various frequent updates, we recommend you do your own research and cross-check all the specifications before making a purchase.