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Built-in, 5 Wash Cycles, Electronic

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      30.01.2008 13:12
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      Great basic machine if you need a decor model

      I have had this dishwasher for 6 months without any problems. It is an integrated one, so looks great in the kitchen as you cant tell it's there! The controls are all on the edge of the door - so you really don't see it's a dishwasher if it's closed.

      It has 5 different settings, though to be honest I tend always to use the 65 degree "normal" one. I have used the eco one (50 degrees) from time to time, but not the quick wash.
      The top basket is adjustable and loads of my very large things which didn't go in my old dishwasher do go in the bottom of this one, so that's great. It is easy to stack sensibly, and easy to unload. It does clean well - I don't get food places I shouldn't. It has the usual thing at the bottom you pull out to clean that collects bits of food residue and that's easy to remove and clean and put back. It has a good place for cutlery that isn't fiddly and the holes are not too big.

      Maybe it's because its a decor model but it doesn't have many extras - mind there isn't room for too many buttons along the edge of the door there where the buttons are.
      Considering the price there is no timer delay, so if you have Economy 7 or equivalent electric you can't put the timer on for the cheaper electricity. I also think it is quite noisy, so it's a shame you can't time it to go on when no-one's around.

      You can adjust the height of the top basket, though I haven't changed it because if it were lower then all those lovely big things that go in the bottom then wouldn't go in any more.
      My last machine worked out if you put three in one dishwasher powder in and this one doesn't so the salt light just goes on when the salt drawer is empty, whether you have salt in your tablets or not. There is a light for the rinse aid when it runs out, and the same is true - if you are using three-in-one. I only say that I suppose because I got used to it in my other machine - it's hardly an essential, though if you suddenly stop using three-in-one you get so used to the lights being on you forget to put the salt in then!

      It seems quite slow to do a wash but then they all do I think. It copes well if you need to open the door in the middle of a cycle to get something out because you need it. The end of the cycle is quite a long time just drying with the heat, so you might want some things out and you just put the lid back up and you're off.
      I wish it had a display telling you how many minutes were left though, but with it being a decor model that's impossible, now I think about it.

      The good thing is that if you want to reset it you just press two of the wash buttons at the same time and it's reset. That can be very useful (like when my two year old set it off to wash when it was full of clean dry crockery LOL) - hmm.. did I mention it doesn't have a child lock.
      In terms of durability I've had no problems but my next door neighbour has the same model and her elderly mother tripped over the door when it was down for unloading and completely buckled it and she had to have a new one after owning it for two years. It wouldn't move. Whether it was her mother or the dishwasher that was at fault I don't know but it did seem a pretty major result for an old lady to manage to do.

      I think this is quite pricey for what you get and I think you are paying for it being a decor model. Ah well, vanity. The kitchen does look fantastic and it does clean perfectly well.

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    • Product Details

      Capacity: 12 place settings / Residual heat drying / Electronic controls / Intensive 70°C wash / Intensive 65°C wash / Normal 65°C wash / Quick 60°C wash (30 minute A wash) / Economy 50°C wash / Rinse & hold option / Short name: Zanussi ZDT6255