Written on: 12/01/2013 by andyandpam (2 reviews written)
Did quite a bit of research into which dishwasher we should buy and decided on this product as it met our budget, it was made by Hotpoint (our last appliance was a Hotpoint) and we thought it cannot be that different to what we were replacing. Wrong! Never assume that as it is the same make that it will be as good! Overall the machine is ok, fitting it in was ok (in my work I have fitted quite a few appliances) fitting the door was fairly straight forward so now it is all ready to go. The problem really starts when you put things in. We have fairly standard plates etc and we don't put saucepans in the dishwasher.
If we put a dinner plate in the bottom basket then you cannot lower the top basket as the spray arm hits the plates. If you leave the top basket at its high setting then you cannot put the 'glass supports' up out of the way as they hit on the top of the machine. If you leave the supports down you cannot get a mug below them (cups are ok) Small points but be advised that this is one of the problems of buying on line as you do not actuall see the item untill it arrives. We usually go to a local supplier and have a look before we buy but very few shops have integrated items on display as they are not very attractive. To conclude I am not saying that this item is worse than others but perhaps try to see it before making up your mind.