Product Type: Beko Hotpoint Dishwasher
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Full Size, Quick, Quiet, Neat, Great Value
Member Name: upton66
Date: 24/11/10, updated on 24/11/10 (236 review reads)
Advantages: Quick wash, Cheap
This machine was bought after looking for the cheapest, quietest, full size dishwasher and it has exceeded all expectations. It is actually a very good looking machine and seems to be exceptional value.
I paid £215.99 from Kitchen Science with £8.64 cashback from TopCashBack
Easy to install it slips into a standard 600mm gap under your worktop, the footprint is square at 600mm and the height 850mm. In case we need to pull the machine out we glued a piece of mdf onto the floor so that it will slide out easily without rucking the lino floor.
The inside is all metallic and very sturdy, possibly the two trays and runners are a bit spindly compared to more expensive models. The cutlery container is also a little flimsy but will be fine if treated with care. These containers do take up room compared to the more modern style of having a separate cutlery tray at the top of the machine.
The front is plain, a slight trendy curve and just an on/pause button and three indicator lights to show the current washing and drying phase and when finished.
The main controls are on the top of the door visible when you open it. Here you set the beast to work.
Progressively press the Program Selection Button to scroll through the choice of five programs namely -
A Cold Pre-Wash; A 30min QuickWash at 35deg; A 136min Economy Wash at 50deg; A 58min "Quick & Clean" Wash at 60deg or a 115min Intensive Wash at 70deg
Press the Half-Load button if suitable. Then press the On/Off Button and shut the door and away it goes. The indicator lights on the front will advise progress
As advertised the World's Quickest Wash really does work and results are perfect, all clean and shiny. As with all dishwashers you are advised to swill plates and dishes off under the tap in the sink before loading, as an engineer once advised me, dishwashers are not waste disposal units.
The machine is surprisingly quiet and that is in a fairly large kitchen with lino floor. It is supposed to be 54db which is not the quietest, according to specs on paper, but it is fine.
Inside on top of the door with the program selection button there are two indicator lights for low salt and low rinse-aid. Salt container is filled through the usual style access in the machine floor, a large easily turned lid to the salt container. The rinse aid is through the usual fiddly access point next to the detergent container. They always have the hopeless visual rinse-aid indicator that is supposed to be dark when full, light when needs filling; just rely on the indicator light coming on.
As we have installed a water softener in the house we are using only half measures of detergent and the standard of washing is perfect. We have loaded it with salt but the machine will draw very little as it won't need any extra.
Economy of the machine is comparable with other more expensive machines and it is supposed to be AAA
In reality it depends what economy you are worried about, electricity or water consumption if you are on a meter. A Quick Wash only uses 0.79KWh and 11.8Ltr water which isn't bad whereas an Intensive Wash burns up 1.67KWh and drinks a startling 17.5Ltr of water which is way out of kilter with the other big names in the dishwasher world. I'll stick to my economical quick washes but every month run an intensive one just to clear the tubes and thoroughly freshen it up.
So overall I'm very pleased and I highly recommend it.
Summary: Great Value
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