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Dishwasher technology, explained.



With Spring in full force, we want you to have the best tips and tricks to work your dishwasher, so you spend no unnecessary time this summer on washing up!

It is a common misconception that Handwashing is more efficient in comparison to dishwashing.

According to Cleanipedia* the standard dishwasher uses around 9.5 litres per wash. Hand washing sits much higher, at 60 litres per wash. Of course, this is dependent on how much you are washing up and your method of choice, but chances are, you are still using more than you would with a dishwasher.

85% of water could be saved by using a dishwasher; and not only that, but potentially a load of time too!

Your dishes also come out much cleaner, and sterilised due to the high temperatures the appliance reaches. This kills any traces of salmonella and helps avoid food poisoning better than hand washing – not to mention it’s kinder to your skin, too, which means less money spent on expensive hand creams!

Now we have convinced you that a dishwasher is what you need, it’s time to identify the differences, and the features, so you can find the perfect dishwasher, for you.

Free standing

Freestanding dishwashers free stand in your kitchen. This means you have the flexibility of placing it anywhere in your kitchen.

We would recommend these to people who have recently had the kitchen refurbished and haven’t bought a dishwasher which will fit into their kitchen set.

Something to keep in mind for free-standing dishwashers is that they will have to be plumbed in, so remember this when buying.


Integrated dishwashers are most common and integrate nicely into your kitchen. Alongside this, you will benefit from lower noise pollution, as the dishwashers are tucked in perfectly in between cabinets.

Auto dry

This helpful function automatically opens the door to the dishwasher at the end of a cycle, so that the steam can escape, and ultimately dry your items.

Place setting

We have a range of ‘place setting’ dishwashers to offer, dependant on the capacity you need. Ranging from 10-11 place setting, all the way up to 16 place setting. Decide this depending on how many people you have in your household or may be washing up after.

Adjustable basket

Our baskets are adjustable, so dependent on what you have for your dinner, you can adjust your baskets accordingly to ensure everything fits. No need to worry about fitting in those wine glasses – we’ve got you covered!

Cutlery tray

An ideal environment to put your cutlery. Placed perfectly, so you can fit all cutlery in, where it can be cleaned properly, whilst providing enough space to fit in your larger pots and pans. Delay starts If you are really into saving your pennies, there are certain times of the day that it can be cheaper to run your dishwasher. For example, off peak times are between 10pm-8am*. Use start delay, helping you implement this into daily life.

Super silent

Inverter technology means that the typical noise of a dishwasher will not disturb you!

Wi-Fi connectivity

This function provides the ability to check the status of your wash wherever you are – use this to see if the kids are doing their chores, or to see when your things will be ready for the next use!

15-minute cleaning (quick wash)

This function conveniently cleans your dishes in under 15 minutes, so if you are in a rush to clean them, utilise this function and have them ready in no time.

Economy wash

Despite this cycle being a lot longer than the others, this will save you the most water and money – it uses lower temperatures which results in saving energy, whilst also cleaning your dishes properly.

Intensive cycle

This cleans your dishes thoroughly with extremely high-pressured water. This can clean the likes of tough, greasy stains.

There are many features to consider before buying your dishwasher which will make your dishwashing days much more convenient.

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*Dishwasher vs hand washing | Hand washing dishes | Cleanipedia ZA

*What Are Off-Peak Times To Run Appliances, And Are They Cheaper? (