Product Type: Indesit Hotpoint Dishwasher
Newest Review: ... has a rather basic look about it although still looks comfortably stylish. The size of the appliance is that of a standard machine and it f... more
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Indesit IDF125K Freestanding Dishwasher Black
Member Name: newby2
Indesit IDF125K Freestanding Dishwasher Black
Advantages: good price
Disadvantages: button position not great
==Indesit IDF 125==
After moving house and bringing our old dishwasher with us but not having the space to fit it in the new kitchen, we decided to get someone round to pull out a cupboard and put the nessecary pipe work in place for us to have our trusted dishwasher back. The only one was only around 5 years old and worked a handful of times after the chap had installed it for us. Unfortunately just as we were getting used to not having to wash thing by hand again it gave up the ghost and a new machine was needed.
We opted for this Indesit IDF 125 model because it was a relatively cheap option and also when buying it the company offer a delivery, install and recycle option in the price and this suited us at the time. We paid around £280 for the package from Argos and although delivery time was slow as they were out of stock of the item when we ordered it wasn't too long to wait in the scheme of things.
The machine itself is a white model and is a AAA rated appliance. There are five different wash cycles in which to choose from on the front of the machine and overall I have to say it has a rather basic look about it although still looks comfortably stylish. The size of the appliance is that of a standard machine and it fit in the space of the old one with ease. The use of the machine is as simple as it looks really and there is a chunky dial with which to choose the programme setting with. The programmes are listed down the side of the machine so you don't have to think too much about which number relates to which cycle.
The cycles are as follows:
1 -Intensive - A wash which we seem to use a fair bit and is suitable for those items which have had things like spaghetti bolognese on and need a good clean to make sure no residue is left on the plates. The cycle takes around 1 ½ hours and this gets up to a good high temperature and will also use the drying facility that the machine offers.
2- Time for you -This cycle runs at around 1 hour 45 minutes and is the one that is recommended for everyday use. It uses the drying facility after the machine has washed the dishes and although we tend to use the Eco more often this one works well and is a top used programme.
3- Soak - I can't say I have ever used this cycle but it lasts for around 10 minutes and will literally do what it says on the tin and covers all the plates in a dose of hot water and will help get rid of the more crusted on food.
4- Eco - although this is the longest of all programmes which lasts about 2 ½ hours, the water used is far less than others and I believe the temperature doesn't get up to the height that the others does although we use this quite regularly and I never really have a problem with bring out dirty plates after the cycle has run.
5- Rapid 35' - This quick wash is ideal when there are fewer plates in the machine to be washed but perhaps ones that are a tad smelly and want washing quicker than usual. I tend to use this if we have had fish for dinner as I don't want the pong hanging around the machine or the kitchen. It runs quick and works well although is not suitable for a full load.
Once the programme has been selected with the dial there is one push button to push in which will illuminate the solitary LED light to green. If the wash needs to be paused then this same button can be pushed again to pause the programme. The LED light will flash amber to indicate that he wash cycle has been paused. There is only one other button ont eh front of the machine and this is the on and off button which I find in far too close proximity to the area where you pull open the door of the machine. This means that I am forever opening the door of the dishwasher and then accidentally turning the machine on. It won't start the programme but the LED light will illuminate and this really bugs me that they didn't position this button better.
Filling up the salt inside the dishwasher is easy to do by unscrewing the cap and using the funnel that came provided with the machine. Also putting in the dishwasher tablets and rinse aid in the inside of the door is as simple to do as any other machine I have used in the past.
All in all I have to say that the machine is doing good so far. It was an affordable price and it looks clean and works well. The position of the on/off button is the only negative I can find and for that reason I feel that a score of 4 out of 5 stars is well deserved and I would certainly recommend this dishwasher to anyone.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
Summary: not a bad machine
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