Product Type: Beko Hotpoint Dishwasher
Newest Review: ... and cutlery in, switch on, leave and come back to find it all magically spotless again. This Beko machine will do that for you every ti... more
Emptying the dishwasher is no longer a chore!
Member Name: MrsD76
Advantages: Quiet, simple to use and does a great job
Disadvantages: None for me
Then I moved into a new house to find there was a) a space for a dishwasher and b) no draining board. So I felt that it was time to let go of the past and finally bite the bullet. So I did a quick search online and chose the Beko DWD4311. It looked simple enough and was around the £200 mark - as I had never bought or owned a dishwasher before I really had no prerequisites other than price, so this was as good an option as any for me.
"You'll wonder how you ever lived without one!" everyone said when I told them we'd finally ordered a dishwasher. "You'll never be without one again," they added. Come on you lazy people, I thought. It's only a dishwasher!!! Washing up isn't that bad!!!
So eventually the dishwasher arrived into a house filled with indifference towards it. But as I unwrapped it, I started to feel a slight warm glow towards it. The thing I liked initially about the dishwasher is its appearance - it's very simple. No complicated display featuring millions of buttons and switches and dials and knobs - just one dial, one large power button and one small start button. So far, so good, I had to admit. I also discovered that the dishwasher had four cycles:
1. Rapid 35 degrees
2. Economy 50 degrees
3. Quick and clean 60 degrees
4. Intensive 70 degrees
These descriptions are all on the front panel of the dishwasher and the dial simply points to each of these four options. Realising now that part of my reluctance to get a dishwasher was the thought of yet another confusing gadget in the house, I found this simplicity very reassuring and I knew I would have no problems operating it. Other than the simple functions at the top, the rest of the dishwasher is plain white and very easy on the eye. The dishwasher also has excellent green credentials - not, I must admit, a huge priority for me but an added and welcome bonus nonetheless.
After installation, the first cycle required an extra litre of water which was very easy to add to the machine. I also popped a dishwasher tablet (ooh! something new to review on dooyoo!) into the little compartment inside the door, snapped it shut and chose to give cycle 2 a go.
All very simple so far, and I was pleased that the dishwasher is really quiet other than the occasional gurgle. Actually you would hardly know it's running which is great.
And the results? Ah - so now all is clear - literally. This is why people have dishwashers! Things are actually clean - really clean! No tea stains on mugs and spoons, no water marks on the cutlery, no pasta left on the plates - everything is just squeaky, sparkling clean!
So yes I am a convert ... and after a mere month or so with my lovely Beko I have definitely seen the light and know that I would hate to be without a dishwasher again. Isn't it great to finish dinner and just bung the plates in the machine!? I have tried all four cycles and they are all equally effective, although I tend now to stick to the economy cycle which seems to do the job perfectly.
Although I have nothing to compare it to, I am extremely pleased with my new dishwasher. It is very simple to use - with just four cycles operation is very easy, the machine runs quietly and the results are sparklingly clean. I have washed all sorts of items with all manor of stuck-on food and have had no problems at all. My only slight complaint is that, despite the drying cycle, I do find that some plastic items (such as my little girl's plates and bowls) aren't completely dry. A minor complaint though and easily resolved with a quick flick of the tea cloth.
So overall, I'm converted.
If you are interested in this dishwasher, do make sure you do a search online as prices do vary.
Dimensions: Height 850mm, Width 598mm, Depth 598mm
Technical stuff for those who are interested:
Energy rating: A
Noise level: 49 dB(A)
Consumption per cycle: 1.05 kWh/15 litres
12 place settings
Programme sequence indicator lights
Rapid 30 minute wash
Super fast full load A rated wash programme - Quick & Clean in 58 minutes
4 wash programmes / temperatures
Height adjustable upper basket
Folding plate supports in lower baskets
Removable cutlery basket
Summary: A super dishwasher
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