BUY ONLINE OR IN-STORE?
Like any appliance, there are pros and cons when it comes to buying a dishwasher online vs. in-store. Most major retailers offer both options, while some specialists might sell online only, or just have a physical shop. We’ll help you weigh up whether it’s worth a trip to the store for your new dishwasher.
There are many advantages to buying online. Browsing a website allows you to see a vast range of dishwashers that many shops don’t have the space to stock. If you’re after something very specific, you can easily check to see what’s available that matches your criteria.
You’ll also find detailed product descriptions online. These highlight all the essential information about the product to help you make an informed decision.
Ordering online is quick, easy, and can be done from the comfort of your own home. Many retailers also have a range of delivery and installation options available, which means you barely need to lift a finger.
Comparison shopping online also means you can read objective reviews from other customers. When visiting an electricals website, look out for reviews from Reevoo and TrustPilot. These are administered by a third party rather than the retailer themselves, so you can be sure the comments are genuine.
Ordering online is quick, easy, and can be done from the comfort of your own home.
However, buying online means you can’t physically see the appliance. This makes it harder to gauge whether it will fit in the space you have, or if it will take all the dirty pots and pans you want to put inside.
Visiting a local store means you can thoroughly examine the dishwasher before you make the decision to buy. Popping into a shop also gives you access to friendly and knowledgeable staff, who can answer your questions and offer advice or insight to help you with your decision.
If you’re after a bargain, you could even ask if there’s an ex-display model available, although be aware that in some cases this may affect the warranty.
Visiting a local store means you can thoroughly examine the dishwasher before you make the decision to buy.
WHAT WE SUGGEST
A dishwasher is a fairly large purchase that you’ll want to get right. As such, we recommend doing as much research as you can online, using reviews and descriptions to get a shortlist of products you like the look of. Then, pop into a store to physically examine the appliances, and see which matches up with what you’re after.
When it comes to ordering, it’s entirely up to you, but be aware that delivery costs may differ between the store and website.