My experience with the Indesit DF125 is among other things that it is very solid, I first noticed the sturdy nature when stumbling onto the front of the dishwasher while it was open, and luckily, I didn`t cause damage to either myself or the dishwasher ;) I use this dishwasher for washing pretty much everything, and I was delighted to discover that it does just as good a job with pots, pans and heavy cutlery as it does with glasses, plates, mugs, etc... There are times when my frying pan for instance, is very greesy, but this machine in some way manages to clean all things I put into it very thoroughly, and on top of that, very energy friendly!
The machine lets you choose from five different washing programs, where three of them are pretty standard settings and therefore those I use the most... This is a level A machine in terms of energy use, meaning that you not only save your environment, chances are you will save a bit of cash as well... I don`t know if it`s because it is an energy A machine, but the machine is very, very silent, which is a huge plus in my book, because the one I used a couple of years ago was really noisy and it drove me somewhat insane... As mentioned, there are several programs to choose from, and when my kitchen stuff isn`t all that messy, I go for a program that cleans it up after about thirty to fourty minutes, on other occasions I choose programs lasting for a couple of hours... I bought my machine at Marks & Spencer for 288.99.
The look and design of the machine is absolutely modern and stylish, and with several good features, good quality washing and a silent run, this machine really deserves five out of five stars from me!
The Indesit IDF125 dishwasher, is a white good enough looking dishwasher. The machine is full sized and the measurements are, height 850mm, width 600mm and the depth is 600mm.I myself have a big family, which consists of myself my husband and my three very messy children and find that when filling it up after our meal times it more often than not will take all of our dirty dishes, cutlery, cooking utensils, pots and pans.
Although I do find that the top shelf isn't high enough to put my wine glasses (although to be fair my wine glasses are on the large side) in unless I move the shelf down and then there isn't enough room for my larger items on the bottom shelf.
The dish washer benefits from five programmes, although I must confess to having only ever used two, the setting I used to use always took absolutely ages so I started using the quick program which I find gets everything very clean and I find only takes around thirty minutes which is great.
The Indesit IDF 125 dishwasher comes with complete with an anti flood device which can detect if there is a leek anywhere a will cut of the water in the event that there is.
This machine comes with a very good A energy rating, which I understand means it is very energy efficient, so good for the environment and your pocket. Another good feature is that it is very quite when switched on and can't really be heard in the next room if I have music or the television on.
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Ever since my dad installed this dishwasher we have not had any problems with it whereas my old one used to give us no end of problems! This is very easy to use, and seems to be a very hardy machine. It cleans very well and has different temperature options depending on how tough the stains are! I put all of my oven trays in and it cleans all the hard fat and greese whereas my other one would have taken 2-3 washes to budge it!! On top of that is is very energy efficient, we haven't seen much difference in our bills since using this aplliance everyday which was a surprise. I think if you are debating whether to buy this then you won't be disappointed with the results, and if you are currently washing up then you will deffinitly not be dissappointed! I'd give it a worthy 9/10!
For near on 3 months my partner and I messed around with our old dishwasher which was working but sporadically , failing to drain, each time we decided it was time to bite the bullet and buy a new one for some reason it seemed to kick back into life and we gave it another last chance but inevitably it packed in for good one day.
Having not purchased a new dishwasher for a number of years I was stunned at the market which is massive and wasn't sure really where to start but was on a budget so was definitely looking at the lower end of the price scale.
We picked the Indesit IDF125 not only on price but on the simplicity of the machine functions. The actual machine is solid and well built. When first installed (which we had done in with the price of the machine) it has a function that tests the water in the specific area where you live then adjusts its programs according to the softness of the water locally , very swish! Its a grade A as far as energy efficiency and has an Eco setting although this does seem to go on for quite some time.
The results have been superb, dishes and glassware come out sparkling clean and the machine whilst in cycle is almost silent when compared to our old machine all in all i would give this a definite 10 out of 10!
Just a day or so before Christmas is not exactly the best time for something to go wrong. In our case it was the dishwasher. The prospect of hand-washing everything for the family's Christmas meals did not sound attractive. Mind you, I suppose I couldn't complain. The old one - a Zanussi - was, admittedly, around 12 years old and had been slowly falling apart for some time. Maybe the second of the two door springs snapping (the other had broken a couple of years back) only days earlier, was an omen of which I should have taken notice!
So, rather than spending my time decorating the Christmas Tree I was sent out to get a new dishwasher with the only absolute demand being that it must be delivered before Christmas. My own personal agenda added to that that it must be cheap and whoever I bought it from must take away the old one.
It was probably too late by this time to buy it on the Internet and, to be honest, items like this I want to see before buying anyway, not an easy job on the Web! To be honest, I wasn't too worried exactly where I bought a new one. Currys, Comet, Euronics, they're all pretty much the same and when, as they are locally, they are located more or less next to each other, you know that the prices are not going to be a lot different.
As it happened I ended up in Comet, mostly because at 8.50am, they were already open whereas the others still seemed to be having their staff "prayer meetings". Also, I recently had problems with a Philips DVD recorder that I had bought from them (and reviewed here) and when I took it back they were very straight with me over replacing it and refunding my money. I believe that good customer care deserves repeat business.
The range of dishwashers is enormous, as is the price range. Bearing in mind just what they do, how complicated can it be? For the price that some of these machines were going you would expect them not just to wash the dishes but to load, unload and put them away in the cupboards as well! That I was likely to find one with those features was not promising. Finally I spotted a couple of Indesit models (they appeared not to have any Zanussis) and the sales assistant looked them up for me on his terminal.
One of the two couldn't be delivered before Christmas, even though it was in stock but with the other, I was in luck. As there was little to choose between them other than the unavailable one was slightly more expensive (a relative term), I chose to go ahead with the other one. The Indesit IDF125 was just over £215 plus £20 delivery and £7 to dispose of the old one.
The new machine was delivered as arranged and I had already unplumbed the old one for them to remove. These machines are pretty much all the same size and so fitting in the new one was relatively straight-forward. There are only two pipes to connect; cold water feed and the waste water pipe plus an electricity plug. At least, that's what I thought!
The machine has very simple controls. The Indesit is an A category machine on the Energy Efficiency Ratings and in keeping with this, one of the five settings on the main switch is "Eco". Surprisingly, this is actually the longest wash cycle of all at 2hrs 20mins but the user guide states that it uses the lowest amount of energy nevertheless.
The others range from "Intensive" (2hrs 15mins) to "Rapid" (35 mins). There is also a "Soak" setting, which gives the dishes an 8 minute pre-wash so as to soften food residue if a full wash is not immediately required. We have mostly run the machine on Eco so far and the results seem to be satisfactory. To start the machine requires two buttons to be pressed, the On/Off button, followed by the Start/Pause button.
The initial setup requires you to press combinations of buttons in order to set the water hardness level for your area. We set ours a soft as we have a water softener installed. In this case it isn't necessary to use salt as is normally the case with dishwashers.
The Indesit adheres to the standard design of having upper and lower sliding baskets. The separate cutlery holder confused us at first. Rather being in a fixed location it is capable of being slid from side to side in order to fit dishes and plates in around it. However, the top of the cutlery holder was covered in plastic grid into which it seemed the cutlery had to be slotted. However, eventually we figured out how to remove them so that the cutlery could just be dropped into eight larger compartments.
What the Indesit doesn't have, and this is probably it's only real draw-back is hanging space for wine glasses. The old Zanussi had them and I was surprised that the Indesit didn't. They just have to stand in the basket like all the other cups and mugs.
I ran the first wash on Intensive and it seemed to do a good job of getting everything clean. The next time we tried it was on the Eco setting. It seemed to run for about five minutes and then the Finish light came on. When I opened the door, everything was still dirty! I tried this a few times, on different settings but with still the same result.
I pulled the machine out but could see nothing wrong so, leaving it out I tried again. This time it worked perfectly! From this I deduced that what must have happened was that the cold water supply tube must have got kinked when the machine was slotted into place and the water simply wasn't flowing into the machine. Perhaps on the second run the water pressure was down compared with the first time. Anyway, with the aid of a piece of string to hold the tube up and out of the way, I put the machine back again and since then it has worked unfailingly.
So far we have been very happy with the Indesit. It seems to do a better job than the old Zanussi at getting everything clean. It certainly was put through its paces over Christmas and earned itself full marks. Of course, only time will tell if it proves as durable as the old machine. For now it receives a recommendation from me; not perfect but good value for money nevertheless. And full marks to Comet for service.
The Indesit DF125 24 in / Built-in Dishwasher has 5 wash programms / Also, this dishwasher is sound insulated for a quiet operation / Short name: Indesit DF125