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"Skimp on price and you buy it twice" my dad always say..this is NOT true with this dish'washer' by Smeg. I paid more, considerably more, for a 'trusted' brand name to try and avoid having a crucial household appliance die on me. About 6 months past before the annoyances started...those I could bare, but it was just past the warranty period when the real issues reared there ugly head.
It started with the buttons needing a bit of a wiggle before they would work, the door sometimes being a bit hard to open and glasses coming out smelly and smeared. This soon turned into the buttons not working at all and requiring me to take the top section of the door off to get to the sensors that are awkwardly placed to say the least..this bodge job revealed how badly designed the buttons are, i'm surprised they lasted as long as they did, I had to remove the buttons and drill holes to get to the sensors. The door soon jammed completely at about 25% open which made it very very awkward to load and empty it...this led to me having to remove a section from the bottom further ruining the aesthetically pleasing look I had paid over the odds for. I has now died all together and I have ordered a much cheaper one...this experience has left a very sour taste in my mouth....or that might just be drinking from the rank glasses that this Smeg machine has apparently cleaned.
DO NOT buy this machine, and I would be cautious trusting anything by this company, I know I will never make that mistake again!
I brought this dishwasher about a year ago as I thought the make was a 'good name' - well I had heard of their fridges!!!! I also thought the price was a good indicator of performance - unfortunately neither was true!!!! I find it difficult to find a suitable place to stack glasses - especially pint glassess and wine glasses without them falling over and dinner plates are difficult to place as some hit the washer arm that is located underneath the top drawer. Also some particularly dirty dishes have to be washed twice. Recently the on button and the door opener have both broken but I will say that the engineer said he had never encountered these problems before and both could be fixed. The more positive points are that the upper tray position is adjustable and the cutlery box can be removed so larger pans can be washed. It also has lots of different wash cycles to choose from I especially like the rinse cycle if we have had fish so that we can get rid of smells quickly and don't have to put on a full wash cycle until the dishwasher is full. Overall I would not recommend this dishwasher.
Short name: Smeg DF612FAS