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Energy efficiency (10%)
If a machine has an “auto” cycle, we select it over the “normal” cycle. We do this because an auto or sensing cycle should be designed to give optimum results for every wash. We put each dishwasher through its paces at least twice and the scores are averaged.
To really test a dishwasher’s ability to clean, we carefully dirty each test load with a range of foods and let them dry for 15 to 18 hours. And we’ve added baked-on porridge to the foods we’ve always used (such as baby cereal, spinach, egg yolk, tomato juice, tea and butter). Each of the foods plays a crucial part in assessing how the dishwasher performs and they’re there to test things like filtration, spray-arm effectiveness, rinsing and automatic sensors.
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09 Mar 2017, Leanne F.
Product use: 6 months or more
We wanted a dishwasher that would last, so bought this one after some research, because of good quality parts, and 5 yr warranty.
We were very disappointed with the wash for a start, as things came out more dirty than with our old F&P!!
The service man, suggested we used the pot wash (which takes 3 hrs!) to get maximum heat into the water - we were rinsing our dishes too well, and the auto sensing wasn't working like it should!!
We also have to use dishwasher tabs, which are more expensive, but work better.
It does wash well now, but takes a long time!!
It is very quiet which is a bonus.
Have to use it on the longest, hottest cycle, which takes 3 hrs, to get the dishes clean enough.
The top rack doesn't fit the plates and cups very well - one side cups sit fine, other side is too narrow for some cups - have to also start stacking plates 3 slots back to get them sloping forward enough to stay there!
No, this product has too many drawbacks.
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