As well as the Intensive programme, there’s a gentle option for your glasses, any plastic Tupperware and even china if you’ve got it. It keeps the temperature at a constant 40°C, so delicate items aren’t going from hot to cold temperatures (this is what cracks glasses) but they’re still cleaned thoroughly.
There’s a Delay timer too, so you can put a programme on hold for 3, 6 or 9 hours. This is really handy if you benefit from cheaper night-time electricity, or just like to get the dishes done while you’re out of the house.
To help you fit everything in, the top basket in the S51E40X1GB is adjustable. This means you can raise it to make room underneath for big stew pots, or lower it for tall wine glasses up top.
To keep getting the best results, it’s important to keep the salt and rinse aid topped up. Thanks to the indicator lights on the S51E40X1GB, there’s no guess work involved at all. They’ll light up to let you know when you need to refill.
And in the rare case that there’s a leak, the dishwasher will sense it and automatically cut off the water supply. So there’s no way you’ll end up with a kitchen floor full of water.