This SMEG DD612SCA is the 60cm semi integrated dishwasher from
this range.It is a replacement for an Electrolux that only lasted
5 1/2 years. This is our second ever dishwasher and I am very
please with it. It was bought for only £321 at the start of this
August 2009. It is a well built high quality product. I love the
smudge resistant stainless steel and solid build with sleek good
As far as washing your plates go it couldn't do better. I am
getting sparkly clean results even with welded on ready brek
using the lightest wash option so is very economical and fast
too. This dishwasher is the most basic from the range as it does
not have the 1/2 load option or 3 in 1 option or timer but
personally I don't require these options anyway as the dishwasher
is only put on once a day in the evening by which time it has
filled up. I can't see the point of the 3 in one option anyway
I'd rather add my own salt then I know that the correct amount is
being added for the water hardness in our area.
The dishwasher is also so simple to use with a button to scroll
through the 5 different washes and another to start and stop it.
So simple to reset too.
I also love the clever design of the racks inside which offer
maximum flexibility in loading different sized items into the
dishwasher. My over sized dinner plates fit no problem. There are
several different ways of loading cutlery too with a second rack
above the top drawer. Same load area as the Electrolux but feels
like so much more with the versatility of the loading
As far as drying is concerned the appliance is B rated but only
twice has there every been any wet stuff when the cycle has
I am also happy with the noise level as it is quieter than other
dishwasher all you hear is a lovely soft swishing sound of the
water. It has the same same noise level apparently as the old one
though must just be the quality of the sound making it more
acceptable and carry less.
Overall a fantastic dishwasher I would recommend to anyone.
Short name: Smeg DD612S