By Mark Eglington
When it comes to washing and drying everyday dishes alongside your cherished crystal, finest china and hard-working pots and pans, here are a few of my insider tips for selecting a European dishwasher that’s both energy efficient and good looking.
Flexible in design and function
Full-size residential dishwashers (60m) offer a diversity of wash options, internal rack configurations, and plate setting arrangements and large, European-style tubs that can hold an entire household’s-worth of dishes.
Gentle yet thorough
No compromises! Look for innovative technical features and improved functionality that guarantee maximum energy efficiency, reduced consumption and a Class A in latest energy ratings.
You’ll sleep like a baby when your dishwasher’s SILENT program is running. Best in class latest technology now calls for noise reduction of 2 dB in residential dishwashers.
Cleaner than ever…
For sparkling clean dishes enjoy best results available with Planetarium Wash System, an innovative double motion of the spray arm, a spiralzing directional wash which sprays water evenly in a 360 sweep at approx. 65 RPMs. And, opt for a dishwasher with an innovative 99.9% HYGIENE certified program with the ability to sterilize dishes at 75°C. Ideal for children or allergy sufferers.
Look for a 60-minute dry cycle with automatic end of wash door opening for natural drying plus additional rinses options, a whole dishwasher self-cleaning program and an option for difficult baking trays and the most of bulky dishes.
Look at me
Same old isn’t good enough. I personally prefer the three baskets approach which guarantees maximum flexibility along with a third rack—an intelligent solution that makes room for tall glasses below, and two full trays of utensils above. Folding inserts and movable elements boost capacity to give additional room for the most delicate dishes, without sacrificing attractiveness.
Ready set install
Most homeowners and their designers prefer pre-finished dishwashers that are ready for installation out-of-the-box, and panel-ready dishwashers, capable of being fitted with custom doors to match the kitchen with a wide selection of pre-made doors in multiple styles.
For over 15 years, Mark Eglington has been passionate about European-manufactured best-in-class appliances. By day, he is the President of Canadian-owned Euro-Line Appliances; by night he’s perfecting his cooking skills.
New features to watch for:
• Smegs Innovative Flexiduo Third Rack. (third level cutlery tray consists of two separate and movable sections which can be adjusted individually, or even removed entirely, depending on your loading needs.)
• Enlarged internal tub space
• The Planetarium Wash System (Uses an innovative double motion of the spray arm)