With space for 12 place settings, you’ll be able to wash up 12 lots of plates, bowls and glasses, as well as 12 sets of cutlery. It’s a great size for a large family of 4 or 5 people. If you’ve got big platters or casserole dishes to fit in, the baskets are easily adjustable too. Moving them higher gives you extra room for your bulky items. All you have to do is clip the basket into position (you can even do it once you’ve loaded it up).
There are 5 cycles in total, the most impressive being the eco wash, which is excellent at saving you money. Your dishes come out just as clean as they do on the normal cycle, but at a fraction of the cost. It uses short bursts of energy over a longer period of time to keep your electricity costs to an absolute minimum. It’s enough to save you around 30% on your wash costs, which could work out to a saving of over £70 across the life of the machine.
To save you time, the rapid wash gets a full load clean in just 30 minutes. It’s brilliant for your breakfast and lunch plates, or anything that isn’t heavily baked on. For the dishes that are pretty grubby, there’s an intensive wash. It uses 70°C water to blast away grease and dirt, so it’s spot on for your sticky roasting tins or baking trays.
This Whirlpool model uses just 12 litres of water to wash up a full 12 place setting load. When you consider that 12 litres is barely enough water to half-fill your sink, it’s a fantastic saving.