Newest Review: ... of additional maintenance. Inside Inside, the two sliding trays are very well made indeed. I have never experienced the lower tray c... more
Reliable and fault-free
Member Name: ontoinfinity
Advantages: High-quality, good looks
This dishwasher deserves a proper review. While Mike Elwell clearly had a bad experience with his, I had no such problem for the 13 months I was in my previous flat.
I think this model has the edge over most. Its metallic finish is sleek without coming over as brash. The stainless steel is treated with a lacquer which means that fingerprints don't notice - a bonus as the looks are not at the expense of additional maintenance.
Inside, the two sliding trays are very well made indeed. I have never experienced the lower tray come off its rails, which is a frequent risk with my parents' older model. Also, there are some fold-out plastic flaps at the edge of the upper tray, which allows for longer utensils to be washed without stopping the cleaning arms from rotating. The cutlery rack itself appears sturdier than most and a nice feature is that there is a large plastic square mesh which you can use so that each piece of cutlery fits in one gap and can be washed more effectively than, say, where two spoons might rest against each other so that neither gets properly clean.
I generally used this at night to take advantage of lower energy prices and there is an integrated delay timer which makes this a doddle. However, on occasion it has been running while I have been in the kitchen (when friend have come over and we've run out of plates for dessert!), or while watching TV in the same room and I haven't noticed it above the conversation / TV sound.
I have only ever had good results from the dishwasher and have never had to re-run a cycle. Of course, with cooked-on dirt from stainless steel pans, you are never going to get the same result as a hand-wash.
As stated above, this dishwasher provided me with fault-free cleaning for 13 months without anything further than replacing the salt when it ran out.
Summary: A very well made dishwasher with nice looks and functional internal trays
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