Indesit IDL 530 Reviews

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Specification for Indesit IDL 530

Main Features
Dishwasher Type Free-Standing
Features Rotary Dial
Main characteristics
Dishwasher Type: Free-Standing
Control Type: Rotary Dial
Number of Wash Cycles: 5 Cycles
Drying Type: Economy / Air Drying
Place Settings: 12
Food Disposer: Without Food Disposer
Other Features
Noise Level: 55 DB
Anti Flooding Device: Yes
Door Integration: Semi Integrated
Adjustable Rack Height: Yes
Performance Features
Drying Performance: A
Washing Performance: A
Energy Efficiency Rating: A
Other
Height: 82 cm
Width: 59.6 cm
Depth: 57 cm

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★★★★★

“Amazing for £25”

Written on: 30/05/2014 by 354Freeman (1 review written)

My last dishwasher was a very expensive Hotpoint dishwasher from new, broke down beyond repair just out of the guarantee. Bought the Indesit IDL 530 second hand which was left in a house sale for £25 and I've got to say it is THE BEST dishwasher I've ever had. So quiet, cleans glasses etc sparkling. I can't stop singing its praises. I was so shocked to see others hardly giving it a 1 star rating. The only downside is it is rather flimsy. My Hotpoint was well made but I suppose you get what you… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“skips first rinse”

Written on: 24/03/2013

cannot fault the appliance but for some reason it keeps skipping the first rinse and leaves soap on the dishes i dont like the noise either it very loud and with three young kids and only able to have this on in morning and evening it very noisy… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Hopeless from day 1”

Written on: 17/03/2013

Have always had Indesits but wouldnever have another. The IDL 530 never worked properly from day one. Called a service engineer and he said it was my fault - I wasn't using the right rinse aid or some other rubbish. He said there was nothing wrong with it and if I called the service out again there would be a charge. I should have sent it back to John Lewis there and then but I'd never had any problems with Indesit machines before and thought it would settle down. Fat chance! I have had… Read Full Review

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Notsoyummymummy's Comment

Written on: 26/03/2013

Just made the mistake of buying an Indesit DIF 04 6 days ago. Followed instructions or washes, correct amount of salt fill, and finish tablets. It has pretty much not washed anything at all properly, like ours it has left grit and food particles on the dishes, regardless of the cycle I used. Tried to return it to retailer today under Sales of Goods Act but he is digging his heels in. So ready for long battle as am not prepared to put up with this shoddy dishwasher hitch won't wash!

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★☆☆☆☆

“Never worked very well”

Written on: 27/12/2011 by Pinky146 (1 review written)

I bought the indesit idl 530 as our first dishwasher. My friend said you'll not believe how clean glasses come out when you have a dishwasher...alas this never happened!! It's been rubbish from day one & I probably should have complained straight away but I didn't really know what to expect at first & it was hit & miss when we first used it. We can only use the fairy liquid tablets as the finish ones never dissolved but know even they get stuck in the dispenser or on the dishes at the front. I… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Only cleans cups with two or three of the longest wash...”

Written on: 10/11/2011 by Katherine2701 (3 reviews written)

We have had this dishwasher for a long while and I'll be honest it wasn't great at first and is gradually getting worse. It was cheap and it is cheaply made and poor. I have to put cups in two or three times and end up having to bleach them to get tea stains out after one use. The short 25 minute wash doesn't do a thing and neither does the eco or time for you (which seems to take about 4 hours to do absolutely nothing!). I use Finish tablets, salt and rinse aid and still glasses come out… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Worst ever dishwasher”

Written on: 14/08/2011 by haymac33 (1 review written)

I have had owned dishwashers which have a use of at least once a day, for a family of 4 - 5 and had great use out of all of them in the past. This Indesit IDL 530 one just does not clean - I went back to using separate salt, rinse aid and wash tablets rather than the all in one tablets, as the plates and glasses on whatever rack came out with grit stuck all over them. This has not helped however. We wash the filters out every time, and have taken to understacking the load even leaving a gap… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Bought the Indesit IDL 530 (I think the IDL means...”

Written on: 09/01/2011

Bought the Indesit IDL 530 (I think the IDL means 'idle' because that is what the machine is. Idle!)

The 'A' rating means cheap to run only because it doesn't work properly and sometimes does not dry anything.

The upper spray bar has broken twice (jet holes shatter) and now it doesn't wash or rinse properly, meaning items taken out have residue of the wash over them.

Recap:
1) Does not wash properly
2) Does not rinse at all now (filters are clean!)
3) Spray bar does not last long on… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“This dishwasher (IDL 530)was given to us by a friend,...”

Written on: 25/08/2010

This dishwasher (IDL 530)was given to us by a friend, i can see why now. shortly after getting it (she had it only 2 months from new) the dishes were not being cleaned properly, we cleaned all the arms etc and it started working fine again. then it happened again only weeks later, this time cleaning the arms made no difference! Now the dishewasher does not drain at all, the inside is going mouldy as a result. I've just googled how to fix it and to be honest after reading the reviews on it i… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“By far the worst dishwasher I have ever owned. This...”

Written on: 23/05/2010

By far the worst dishwasher I have ever owned. This was given to us as a gift by family, who then bought one for themselves, and we both hate it.

You'd be better off spending your money on 200 bottles of washing up liquid.

It doesn't clean very well. Nearly every load has to go through twice in order for the items to be close to clean.

The cycles take far too long, which considering you run them twice means an entire evening is taken up with one load of pots.

And it is very loud.

Can't… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Bought the dishwasher 2 years ago and from the offset...”

Written on: 25/02/2010

Bought the dishwasher 2 years ago and from the offset the on/off switch stuck. Also the programming seemed erratic and wouldn't always start at the beginning or drain away. Now it has stoppped heating up the water and drying the dishes! Called Indesit who offered to send an engineer for £105!!
Cheap tat- don't purchase if you want reliability. From reading the reviews 2 years seems to be about the extent of their shelf life… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“i bought an indesit idl 530 it sucked cost loads to...”

Written on: 21/02/2010

i bought an indesit idl 530 it sucked cost loads to repair the end… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Had the IDL530 sometime now. It stopped cleaning the...”

Written on: 14/02/2010 by IDL530 (1 review written)

Had the IDL530 sometime now. It stopped cleaning the top tray as well as it had been. On inspection found the Spray arm fixing nut inside machine on back wall had perished. I have replaced this at the cost of just under £10. Very simple job unscrew old screw on new.

It is now working as normal used the machine 2 to 3 times every day for past 2 to 3 years.

Its been a bargain… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Weve had this 3 year and altough cheap its packed up...”

Written on: 02/01/2010

Weve had this 3 year and altough cheap its packed up already even thoguh its not used intensly. It no longer washes things properly or rinses them so going to have to get a new one. Has never washed dishes properly but as it was cheap we put up with it. Not sure how long a dishwasher should last but disappointed it has given up so soon.

Cycles were rubbish and we found the only one that washed proplery was the eco wash which lasted well over 2 hours. Not exactly economical to run! (Ps We… Read Full Review

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Cotier's Comment

Written on: 23/01/2013

weve had this machine almost 5 years best money ever spent
we use it twice aday what a 5star job it dose

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★☆☆☆☆

“Have had this Indesit IDL 530 machine 18 months - was...”

Written on: 14/07/2009

Have had this Indesit IDL 530 machine 18 months - was OK at first, but now does not clean the top rack properly. Have tried cleaning it and adjusting it - all to no avail. I am now looking to cut my losses and buy a new one, but it won't be an Indesit!… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Got my Indesit IDL 530 from B&Q for £159 in a sale....”

Written on: 04/01/2009 by adhaggart (1 review written)

Got my Indesit IDL 530 from B&Q for £159 in a sale. Has never gone wrong in 9 months (touch wood), used twice a day. Has proved effective in all programmes, but I find the "rapid" setting does a great job on all but the most heavily stained dishes, and only takes 25 minutes! The dishes don't always come out totally dry, but that's no problem, I usually leave the door open for an hour or two before emptying the machine anyway. I have bought Indesit appliances for over ten years and have never… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“In general the Indesit IDL 530 is good looking, but I...”

Written on: 03/01/2009 by georgieboy501 (1 review written)

In general the Indesit IDL 530 is good looking, but I feel it should have been more reliable. Perhaps I was spoiled by our previous machine which lasted 21 years. I have noticed that almost every dishwasher quotes the exact same power consumption, with all of them quoting 'A' rating, so the old rule of buying a more expensive machine that might save you on fuel bill, doesn't really apply anymore I think. I have found a machine quoting a very low decibel rating of 43db, and it may be that it… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“I am VERY disappointed with this Indesit IDL 530. It...”

Written on: 30/12/2008 by nehpets (1 review written)

I am VERY disappointed with this Indesit IDL 530. It looks good. My previous dishwasher was also an Indesit, it was 12 years old and still working exceptionally well, the only reason to change was it was looking a little tatty. 1. circuit board went after 13 months
2. Does not dry dishes when finished
3. top drawer does not slot into water pickup point correctly
4. cutlery holder falls apart too easily
5. does not rinse very well
6. generally the clean quality is very poor… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“This Indesit IDL 530 is my third dishwasher since 1988...”

Written on: 10/11/2008 by Esmeralda (15 reviews written)

This Indesit IDL 530 is my third dishwasher since 1988 with a period without one from 2000 to 2001.

I read numerous reviews about this particular one along with many others before making my decision and buying on line.

It was very easy to plumb in (my 70+ husband completed installation in no time having installed the plumbing from scratch)

Its quiet, efficient and does a very good job cleaning.

Good capacity for whatever kind of load you may have.
I like the cutlery basket which has a lid on it so… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“had to have the on/off button replaced on my Indesit...”

Written on: 22/09/2008 by swood2 (3 reviews written)

had to have the on/off button replaced on my Indesit IDL 530 after a few weeks that was a bit of a drama. The repair person had to make three trips till he eventually got the right button and fitted it. For a cheap dishwasher it did well used everyday for over 2 years, the rinse aid dispenser seems to have packed up now, The part is available for £32.00 but requires an expert to fit it… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Wouldn't buy one of these Indesit IDL 530 again,...”

Written on: 05/07/2008 by fatdaddy (1 review written)

Wouldn't buy one of these Indesit IDL 530 again, mainly because of the poor utensil basket, which breaks easily when silverware is dropped in and results in the lower arm jamming. Exposed heater element melted some plasticware when it fell through the basket.
Dishes aren't dry after end of wash, you'll have to open the door to let out all the steam.
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