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Have had this dishwasher for 4 years, I found it affordable and space was excellent, can fit in a whole days worth of washing for 8 people! I manage to stack saucepans and tubs at the bottoms with plates and they still get washed even when they are ontop of each other.
I find the top drawer could have been better laid out, as not all small bowls or plates fit and if they do sometimes they fall over. This causes them to not get washed and on occasions there are 6 or so things that need re-washing.
There are numerous settings, economy wash is the most used, however if there isn't much to be washed it is very useful just being able to just wash the top or bottom drawer.
Water consumption is very good and I have only had to use dishwasher cleaner wash once as it seems to stay very clean.
The dishwasher is very quiet which is great. Even though there are a few downsides I would still recommend this hotpoint Aquarius plus.
Having always been against the idea of dishwashers, I acquired the Hotpoint Aquarius when it was left behind from friends who had rented my property. Now I would not be without it. Easy and very convenient to load, quiet operation and excellent cleaning ability, all combine to make this a good purchase. There is only myself and girlfriend that live here and I do think that a larger machine might be required if you are a family of 4 or more as it seems to become full very quickly. One thing I have noticed is how clean all glass items come out - they actually do sparkle. The quick wash is an additional feature that I did not initially use, but tried it for the first time a month ago and found it cleaned well on items when any food/drink residues have not dried. One tip - place saucepans in the upper section or they otherwise impede water flow and upper items do not clean so well. Never overload or some items will not clean so well. From an economic point of view, the experts say a dishwasher when used full is same cost as running sink loads of water to wash manually. The fact it dries everything too is an added bonus!
I do have a few experiences with dishwashers being part of a large family of which most of us own one, so I have loaded and unloaded a few in my time.
I am very impressed with this dishwasher; I've just had a new one because we have just moved house and the old one went with the deal on the old property. So wonderful mother-in-law (have to say that!) offered to buy me a new one for our house warming present - see said I had to say something nice.
So I ended up buying this Hotpoint FDW60 and I am very glad I did.
Very quiet in operation - much much quieter than my last one.
It has A cleaning rating and yes it washes very well.
Very easy to load, the drawers do come out easily and are very spacious for you to load all your stuff on.
I have so far washed pans, plates, frying pans and very mucky kids stuff and it's all come out sparkling - so far no rejects as happens with some other dishwashers.
The cutlery basket has a nifty lip on it with holes in for you to put your tea spoons in, which is a great idea if you drink loads of tea like we do.
Has loads of options, which I am sure I will never use and quite a lot of buttons so if you are used to the dial versions, this will take a little getting used to but once you do it is easy to use - so not a real disadvantage.
The second isn't really a disadvantage either but I have to point this out - you must load from the back to the front otherwise the drawers get a bit unstable and can make it a bit more difficult to get the drawer in and out.
And that's it - very nice machine - I feel it is very good value for money - good cleaning - quiet operation - efficient running rating - fab all you need in one little dishwasher!!!
Short name: Hotpoint DWF34N