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Advice on Dishwashers please

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5y, 7m agoPosted 5 years, 7 months ago
Hey all

Been looking for a dishwasher to buy at the end of the month and there are quite a few out there. I have had no experience with this type of white goods before and was looking for some advice from owners.

What makes a good washer? is the more expensive one always the best? What things do I look for when reviewing them?

thanks
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5y, 7m agoPosted 5 years, 7 months ago
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1 Like #1
Looks for:

- number of place settings (12 minimum I'd say so you can get all your pans in at the same time)
- built in or freestanding (built in will need a decor panel to match your kitchen cabinets)
- number of programmes - you don't need loads, 1 main cycle, a rinse and maybe an eco cycle, most will let you select a half load too
- manufacturers-wise - I've had an Indesit which was fine for many years but have just bought a Bosch when we had a new kitchen, the Bosch is very quiet indeed and I prefer the built-in look

Can't comment on cheaper brands or more expensive ones. I'm sure someone will say that Miele are the ONLY brand to have and likewise someone will post some deal from Aldi and say it's brilliant.

One point to note is that once you have a dishwaher you will never go back to living without one. I don't care how many people say that manual washing up is preferable, they are wrong! :)

As always, go for the best you can afford without skinting yourself.


Edited By: black knight on Apr 12, 2011 10:11
banned 1 Like #2
I went for a cheap beko one for about £150. Full size and been going strong for 3 years now so very impressed.

I only ever use the eco cycle on 35 degrees which takes 40 mins from start to finish with a full load.

make sure you keep salt topped up and do an empty wash once a month on the hottest temp with finish dishwasher cleaner, especially if you live in a hard water area.
banned#3
I went for low end Bosch, only had a few months but seems fine. I find researching white goods a waste of time, just go with a reputable brand and you should be ok.
#4
What is the Eco Cycle for?
banned 1 Like #5
actually, just checked and I have had it 6 yrears lol
saxo_appeal
What is the Eco Cycle for?

low temp / quick cycle - seems to clean everything fine so waste of energy to use the 50 or 60 degree wash.
#6
I also went for a cheap beko one had it 2 years now and its great I took out the 5 years cover on it though so if anything happens to it then its covered
#7
Ongoing costs other than elec and water as someone pointed out are dishwasher salt, rinse aid and tablets. There are always loads of offers on each so stock up when you can.

I prefer Finish tablets, never found the Fairy ones do as good a job but that could have been down to many factors so just go with whatever your want or whatever works best price-wise.
#8
i got a slimline beko one for £80 of e-bay argos outlet. very happy with it, one of the best deals i've got from this site.
#9
We have had our Zanussi dishwasher since 1997, in that time we have only had to replace the wheel things on the bottom of the slide out basket as they had gone brittle through use.

Edited By: suze on Apr 12, 2011 12:13
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black knight
Ongoing costs other than elec and water as someone pointed out are dishwasher salt, rinse aid and tablets. There are always loads of offers on each so stock up when you can.

I prefer Finish tablets, never found the Fairy ones do as good a job but that could have been down to many factors so just go with whatever your want or whatever works best price-wise.

yeah - I use finish ones.

Managed to get 2000 of them for £100 5 years ago and not even half way through them yet!
#11
My other half wanted a an all singing, dancing dishwasher that could do everything - and got me! :D

We've had had a bosh middle to top end fitted. Found we mainly use one or two of the many cycles which take for ever (especially the eco cycles), whereas my cousins have had a "hotpoint" standalone with far less cycles that washes just as good and with shorter cycles.

Difficult to say what's better expensive or cheaper. Even expensive ones go wrong. Also these days I think some big companies tend to make cheaper ones under drifferent brand name.

Sorry I'm not much help.
#12
No thanks for the input Charlie :)

any advice is good advice
#13
Had an AEG for about 7 years - does the job well.
#14
about £4.10 ph
#15
saxo_appeal
No thanks for the input Charlie :)

any advice is good advice

According to "Which" scored 26%, don't buy the Proline DWF1250P because
Worst washing performance on test, poor drying, watermarks, noisy
:p

Edited By: charlie brown on Apr 12, 2011 14:14
#16
My sis just got a dishwasher and did loads and loads and LOADS of research before biting the bullet. A pre-rinse and minimal water usage, less energy cheaper to run etc options were a must for her. She bought a Bosch - unsure of model but can find outfit u if interested. Think it was a smidgen over 400 as she got jl to do a pricematch with gawd knows who..
1 Like #17
I've had a Bosch dishwasher for nearly 10 years now, no problems so far.

Damn, I know that now I've said it, it will break down tonight.
1 Like #18
OP as you live in Scotland you dont need salt in your dishwasher due to the soft water.

I totally agree with post 1 that once you get a dishwasher you will never be without one.
#19
NEVER ever owned a dishwasher ......is it just me ???..........oO
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jcaho7
NEVER ever owned a dishwasher ......is it just me ???..........oO

yep!
#21
jcaho7
NEVER ever owned a dishwasher ......is it just me ???..........oO
no
1 Like #22
Don't know how much it'll cost you but I'd recommend Match.com

Might be expensive and hard to maintain but they can hoover as well..!!!
#23
I cant seem to find any that actually say 'Eco Wash' ?

looking on comet and Currys

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