Written on: 02/03/2014 by BrissieAussie (1 review written)
We have had the Ikea Bespara (Whirlpool DWB-b10) for over a month now and it has been excellent. This machine cleans well, dries fine and is very quiet. I knew from our experience at work, where we have an expensive Bosch model, that if you don't pack the items sensibly they will not clean. And this Ikea has performed just as well as that Bosch, and in terms of drying, I would say better. Some plastic items tend to catch water and naturally this is no different from any other brand or model so we place and align those to avoid this.
Internally the layout of the racks is good. We have not had any troubles with getting dishes etc to sit well.
The controls are along the top edge of the door and we had no difficulty explaining to our young daughter how to use them.
The sole issue we had is that the supplied two-wire clamp to hold the drain pipe on to the sink drain didn't perform well; I replaced it with a solid clamp (same as on car radiator hose but smaller diameter) and problem solved. Your plumber will agree the solid clamps are better.
Probably the main reason for choosing this over a competitor brand was being able to make it visually fit in with the rest of the Ikea kitchen. It takes a standard Ikea door, the same as the cupboards, which my wife was keen on, and loves.
Fitting the door is straightforward, and raising/levelling the machine to fit in to the space was exceptionally easy. Tip: you can fit the door and feet&wheel before the plumber comes.
Warranty is 5 years.