The first dishwasher I bought was a slimline Zanussi 18 years ago and I went straight for a slimline Zanussi when it eventually died.
This model has the usual favourites, delayed timer, economy wash, quick wash and normal. Salt level and rinse aid indicator. Until recently I like I'm sure most people didn't need these as I always purchased all in one tablets. I have to say the times when dirty dishes came out was getting more and more frequent. I did an internet search to see if anyone else was having a problem and if certain tablets worked better than others. The recommendation was to go back to using seperate detergent, salt and rinse aid and sure enough washing improved.
Dishwasher has a very easy to remove filter and takes a days dishes for a family of 4.
problems I have come across are if you put large plates at the front soap does not dispense from carrier. Wheels become brittle and break off and can only be purchased in ones approx £3.50 per wheel. Bottom quickly falls out of the basket so cutlery fall through and stop wash arm from rotating. I am sure these problems are not specific only to Zanussi as all makers sell these parts as spares.
We have had this slimline,white dishwasher for over 5 years now and it is fantastic! We are a family of 5 but still manage to fit nearly a days worth of plates, bowls, mugs, cutlery etc in here! Very rarely does something come out dirty, and if it does, it is because i havent loaded the machine properly! It has several different racks to put different utensils on, and a cutlery holder. The filter is very easy to clean, it just unscrews , give it a rinse under the tap and put it back on! It has several different wash cycles, I generally use the 'normal' wash which is around 1 hour. It dries everything too in this time. It is a quiet dishwasher. I opted for this dishwasher because we only have a small kitchen, it was a choice of this dishwasher or washing up by hand! So, if you have a small kitchen and would like a dishwasher, i would highly recommend this one.
Short name: Zanussi DE4744