Newest Review: ... very dirty pots & pans there is only really one setting for you which is the heavy wash which takes approximately 2 hours. An annoyi... more
Member Name: tleefox
Date: 25/07/10, updated on 09/08/10 (78 review reads)
Advantages: Easy to use, environmentally friendly washes
Disadvantages: Top shelf poorly designed, rubbish Hotpoint warranty cober
In the year or so that we have had this machine now it has been a bit of a mixed bag. The machine itself is very easy to use; there are 4 different wash settings including an Eco wash which is handy if you just want to rinse a load of glasses. If, as we do, you only use the machine for cleaning very dirty pots & pans there is only really one setting for you which is the heavy wash which takes approximately 2 hours.
An annoying feature of this machine relates to the top shelf which is designed for glasses; this is divided into 4 rows. Because of the layout of these rows only 1 of them is big enough for large pint glasses. If you try putting large glasses in the other rows the glasses catch on the runner seals & topple over. For us this only means 1 of the rows is regularly used for actual glass washing.
I'm not sure how it compares to other washers, but to me this machine does seem to get through Salts and Rinse-Aid quite quickly.
We have also had warranty issues with this product; after a couple of months of use washer starting making a horrible noise, although the actual washing capabilities were not affected. As we had registered the product for the warranty with Hotpoint, we called them out but they said they were not willing to do anything about it as we had damaged it ourselves, which was not the case. Warranties are always something I consider when purchasing a product such as this, so this issue is worth bearing in mind.
Summary: I'm sure there are better washers for the money
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