"Read the instruction book"
Pros: Value for money, Good build quality, Quiet, looks good
"This is an update on my previous review. I was baffled by the great reviews given by other customers and fed up of washing up by hand when I owned a dishwasher, so I found the UNREAD instruction booklet and decided to read it.
I hadn't read it before as I had owned a dishwasher for ten years previously and thought I could do just what I had done before.
I was so wrong! The booklet gave detailed instructions for adjusting settings to suit the hardness of the water in my area.It also explained the differences in performance when using two-in-one/three-in-one detergents with or without softening salt and rinse aid. There is also a detailed trouble-shooting guide with solutions for a range of symptoms.
Following the instructions. The first surprise was the large amount of salt that had to be added: TWO KG. Much more than my previous dishwasher. I am not clear how often this amount of salt has to be added, but the instructions say that 'adding softening salt should always be done immediately before starting the dishwasher'.
(I will need to buy shares in dishwasher salt if this is the case.)
After adjusting the settings for my hard water area, I put the machine on a test run on the longest, most intense wash.
I am happy to report that for the first time, the glasses came out with a sparkle. Brilliant. Previous washes had left a white film over them. The dishes were also sparkling clean.
So I've changed my mind and had to to let everyone know that this is actually a very good dishwasher- but obviously not for people who don't like reading instruction manuals. Most people just want to plug in and go really, and not have to study a manual."
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