“ Freestanding dishwasher. Aquapulse wash system. 12 IEC place settings. Turbo drying system. Electronic controls. Push Button Functions: On/Off, Program selection, Half load, Delay start. Intensive 70 degree wash. Normal 65 degree wash. Bio 50 degree wash. „
For those people who detest washing up after a large meal (including myself) the dishwasher is a saviour within the kitchen. The particular saviour my kitchen is the Zanussi model above.
This dishwasher fits nicely under my kitchen work surface, free standing around 85cm tall. The white covering of the machine makes the device look very modern, but also minimalistic, making it fit into contemporary and old-styled kitchens.
The dishwasher has a very attractive stainless steel interior also, which stays very clean due to the constant washing from inside. The inside contains two trays. The top tray is ideal for glasses, smaller plates and larger utensils such as ladles. The bottom shelf has a much larger height to it, allowing plates to be stacked. There is also place on this shelf for a cutlery basket, included with the dishwasher.
On the front of the machine there is a large on/off button and then 6 other buttons. These are the temperatures and programmes you can select for the wash you would like:
65oc- normal wash
60oc- quick wash
50oc- economy wash
the other two buttons are the rinse hold button and a delay button which can be used to delay the wash, 3, 6 or 9 hours. This is very useful as in my usage, i set the device for a 6h delay before bed then when i wake the pots have been washed recently.
there are also LED's on the machine to warn off low salt and rinse aid levels.
In my personal opinion of the dishwasher, i would recommend this machine. The cleaning process id very good and pots generally turn out fully cleaned. Depending on how soiled the pots are the correct cycle should be chosen. The drying of the dishwasher is poor, i find myself drying pots myself after the cycle. Also if food is not cleared fully off the plates before use, food can build up in the bottom of the machine, which can be unpleasant to remove.
Finally the machine has an A grade energy efficiency, A grade cleaning performance and a B grade cleaning performance, which is in keeping with my own personal opinion.
The machine RRP is around £270 but price ranges vary widely.
Short name: Zanussi DE6844ALU