A slimline dishwasher is the perfect choice if space is tight in your kitchen. As the name suggests, they’re slim at just 45cm wide – a full 15cm slimmer than standard dishwashers.
What is a ‘place setting’?
When we say a dishwasher has a certain number place settings, we’re talking about the amount of plates, dishes and cutlery it can hold. One place setting is a bowl, dinner plate, dessert plate, glass tumbler, tea cup and saucer, knife, fork, soup spoon, dessert spoon and tea spoon.
Slimline dishwashers usually have between 6 and 10 place settings, making them ideal for a one or two person household, even stretching to a starter family.
Will the dishwasher remove grease and burnt on stains?
Most dishwashers have an intensive programme, which is designed to get really dirty pots and pans clean and sparkling. The myth you need to soak them before placing in the dishwasher is untrue as the cycle runs at a higher temperature to remove even the toughest stains.
It’s not recommended you use an intensive setting every time as it uses a bit more energy and water than the standard and eco cycles, but it’s great to use after a dinner party when you can’t face washing by hand!
Will I have to wait for hours for a cycle to finish?
There are programmes that can take longer than others. For example, an eco programme can take longer as it heats the water slowly so it doesn’t use as much energy, saving money on your bills. A lot of dishwashers have a quick wash option, which reduces the time dramatically, with some as fast as 24 minutes. You’ll also find that delicate or glass programmes don’t take as long as a standard or eco wash, so there’s a few options to choose from.