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Zanussi ZDTS 101: long cleaning cycle with mixed results
Member Name: Brinster2000
Advantages: Cleans everything well, easy to use and install
Disadvantages: Long wash cycles, a low salt indicator would have been good
This is clearly an entry level dish washer given the price however for what you pay, the results are generally good. With it being a built in washer, the options and control that you have over it are naturally limited to the buttons Zanussi could fit on the top of the door. This is seems like a limitation at first but it's fine, everything you need is there and to stop the dish washer in mid-cycle, you just open the door (we haven't been flooded when doing this yet so I guess that's what you're meant to do).
Initial installation is fine and the legs are easily adjusted to get the washer to the height of your kitchen. Putting on your matching door is tricky but this is case with all built in appliances.
The results of the wash cycles are generally good however we do use premium tablets. Sometimes things come out dirty but usually trace that to a lack of salt. It would be good to be told that the salt is running low rather than having to work that out yourself.
We haven't had to empty the filter very much so I guess the food is being appropriately dissolved by the cleaning process. Glasses come out nice and clean and shiny.
It's quite narrow and the capacity isn't great however it suits the two of us and we often fill it up over a period of a few days and then put it on. Even in this scenario the plates come out clean.
My real complaint with this dish washer is the length of the wash cycles which is generally about 2.5 hours to complete on a normal wash. Quick wash seems to be about an hour but obviously it's not as good as the normal wash cycle.
All in all though I am happy with the buy and for the price the washer does what it should do.
Summary: A decent, budget dish washer that cleans well but it does take its time
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