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    Dishwashers with sanitising cycles

    Sanitising cycles are quite common on dishwashers, and if you want to make sure the dishes you eat from are thoroughly clean, then it’s an option you’ll want on your model. These special wash programmes increase the heat of the water to around 150° C to remove bacteria and germs. The cycle usually lasts a little longer too, for an extra powerful clean that you can trust.

    What are the benefits of a sanitising cycle?

    Kills bacteria

    Sanitising cycles ramp up the temperature of the water to get rid of any bacteria clinging onto your dishes. Plus with longer and more powerful rinsing phases, nothing will be left behind once you come to unload.

    Breaks down food easier

    The hotter temperature and longer duration of a sanitising cycle means it can break down food residue much easier for a more thorough clean. So you won’t have to worry about unloading dishes that aren’t properly clean.

    More powerful stain removal

    The mix of a longer wash cycle and higher temperatures also mean’s sanitising cycles are usually better at stain removal, especially when it comes to making your glassware shine.

    Deep clean

    Sanitising cycles can also usually be used to give your dishwasher a deep clean every now and then to make sure it’s always up to scratch.

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    Hotpoint hygienic dishwashers

    Make light work of the after dinner clean up with Hotpoint’s fantastic range of dishwashers. If you need clean cutlery fast, their quick wash cycle leaves every item gleaming in just 30 minutes. And if you don’t mind waiting a little longer, Hotpoint’s sanitising option eliminates 99.9% of bacteria, so you can ditch the dishcloth*. They’re also super quiet too, as a lot of them have an inverter motor which uses magnets instead of noisy brushes, meaning you can carry on conversations in the kitchen while it’s on. And with handy Flexiload baskets you can adjust the space inside to fit larger pots and pans.

    *Tested and certified by VDE Prüf- und Zertifizierungsinstitut GmbH and Swissatest Testmaterialien AG.

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    Who is it great for?


    Being a parent is hard enough without worrying whether everything your little ones touch is properly clean. From baby bottles to dishwasher safe plastic toys, a sanitising cycle will make sure whatever you put in comes out clean and 99.9% bacteria free.

    Large families

    Lots of mouths to feed means lots of dishes to clean. A dishwasher with a sanitising cycle will give you better cleaning power and make sure your dishes come out hygienically clean first time.


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