Kenwood Stainless Steel dishwasher - £299.99 @ Currys
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Kenwood Stainless Steel dishwasher - £299.99 @ Currys

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Found 5th May
Our (Zanussi) dishwasher seems to have died and there is nothing on here so I did a hunt around. This seems a reasonable (albeit not thrilling) price for a stainless steel one, and the best deal I can find. Going through Quidco nets probably another £8 - nothing to write home about but worth it for a few clicks.

Hopefully it is useful for somebody else in the same position.
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Didn't think much of the Currys own brand "kenwood" dishwashers when I was looking in store at them last year.

Also, the tablet dispenser was unusually low on the door of the models they were doing then, looked to me like it might get obstructed by large items placed near the door and not open enough to drop out the tablet.
Edited by: "melted" 5th May
Stay away from kenwoood dishwashers, first one I had only lasted 2 years, thought I had been unlucky. Got a second one as it was a good price and guess how long it lasted... two years! Spend a bit more and get something that actually lasts!
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I'm very open to alternative suggestions. For what it's worth the Zanussi hasn't been great. Tablet seldom fully disolves, and a lot of things catch on the jets.
My current dishwasher is about 18 years old and 100% reliable, and my previous one was something like 20 years old, had a couple of repairs that I did myself and was still going when I replaced it because it needed new baskets and new seals (regretted not repairing it, as it had the element mounted in the tub and did proper drying by heating the air rather than just relying on residual heat drying in order to get a better energy efficiency rating).

Both were made by Bosch.


The kenwood brand is licensed by Currys to use on white goods, curry choose the manufacturer, and they probably should choose someone else for their dishwashers.
My Hotpoint dishwasherpacked up today, only 4 years old. Not happy.
Edited by: "sham63" 5th May
Just to counter the negatives, my Kenwood slimline has been going strong for 5 years with no issues apart from the baskets rusting a bit in places. Also top rack stopped cleaning well - there's an outlet at the back that this pushes into but the seal perishes quite quickly. You can get a replacement for about a fiver but I also found - top tip - an electrical rubber grommet fits nicely around the pipe bit at the back of the basket so probably any rubber washer about the size of a 1p would do and it's now washing as good as new.
melted5th May

Didn't think much of the Currys own brand "kenwood" dishwashers when I was …Didn't think much of the Currys own brand "kenwood" dishwashers when I was looking in store at them last year. Also, the tablet dispenser was unusually low on the door of the models they were doing then, looked to me like it might get obstructed by large items placed near the door and not open enough to drop out the tablet.




I just bought one and it seems they are all slide open doors instead of pop open doors to get around this problem I guess.
benfisher19914 h, 47 m ago

I just bought one and it seems they are all slide open doors instead of …I just bought one and it seems they are all slide open doors instead of pop open doors to get around this problem I guess.


Their dispensers were the flip up flap type when I was looking, like my early Bosch (but that had the dispenser level with the top shelf so it wouldn't get fouled), so yeah, they've probably changed to address complaints.

But I still wouldn't buy one.
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As a result from this I have one overriding experience with buying from Currys - regret.

It doesn't work, dead on arrival. Before returning they want to inspect it. They didn't bother to call us back, a total of 90 minutes on the phone, and now nearly 2 weeks until their next 'engineer' appointment.

Summary - buy whatever dishwasher is good value, but don't buy it from Currys.
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