Being a family of 5, with 2 adults and 3 children, I was constantly washing up. My other half decided enough was enough and obviously sick of my moaning purchased me this Beko washing machine for £199.99 from our local Comet store before they went into administration.
My Dad came along and set up the dishwasher for us so I couldn't tell you exactly how easy it was to set up but it looked pretty easy. The water outlet pipe screws onto the pipe under the sink and the valve switched on and then plug it in seemed quite simple.
This a full size dishwasher so a good size for our family, with two racks that slide in and out easily and hold lots of different crockery items, I only usually have to run it once a day. There is also a cutlery basket that sits neatly in the bottom rack and there are various options for you to fold down some on the prongs. On the bottom of the inside of the dishwasher you have the salt granule holder with a screw top. To fill this you simply unscrew (there will be water in it after the first time you've used it) and use the funnel provided to fill it up with dishwasher salt (do not use normal food salt!) there is also a small food filter in the middle which will catch any stray bits of rice, veg and remnants of food, this will need emptying often. When loading your dishwasher make sure nothing can get caught on the rotary that is attached the top rack.
On the inside of your door you have 2 holders. One is for your dishwasher tablet and you simply place it inside and snap it shut, it will open itself as the cycle unfolds. Next to that is the rinse aid holder. You simply press the grey button to pop this open fill with your chosen rinse aid and snap shut. There is a dial numbered 1-5 so you can set it to how much rinse aid you wish to be dispensed. Mine is set to 5.
You have 5 wash cycles. Pre-wash, which is just cold water and you are supposed to you use for really dirty items, however I have never had to use this cycle to get my dishes clean. Rapid, which is 35 degrees and takes about half an hour, good for mild dirt, 3 is economy which is 50 degrees, again I've never used this cycle. 4 is 60 degrees and 5 is intensive 70 degrees. To use you simple turn the dial to select which number wash you want, turn the machine on and press start, there are lights to tell you which stage your wash is at, these are, on, wash, dry and end, all these lights are green aside from the end one which is red. There are also rinse aid and salt indicator lights which will turn red when your supplies are running low and need a top up which is handy.
The energy rating for this dishwasher is AAAclass which is excellent for energy and water consumption and I have not noticed a difference in either of my energy bills and I am on a water meter. It is also pretty quiet, yes you can hear it but it's not at all loud you can just hear the water swishing away. Do not open it as soon as the cycle is finished as the air will still be hot, especially if you have used the bit cycles.
This machine gets 5 stars from me. All my items come out gleaming and clean, even when I use own brand dishwasher tablets, which saves me money. Takes a but of a knack to figure out the best way to load but you will soon figure out what is best for you.
Fantastic and well worth the money. I wouldn't be without it now.
Stylish and modern the Beko Dishwashers range offers performance and efficiency making the job quicker and easier / Additional features include:Rinse Aid Indicator lightSalt Indicator lightCold fillStainless Steel interiorFour Adjustable feet5 Programmes :Pre Wash (No heat)Intensive 70°cQuick&Clean 60°cEconomy 59°cRapid 35°c / 35 Minutes / Short name: Beko DWD5412W