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★☆☆☆☆

“absolutely garbage”

Written on: 15/09/2014 by LeilaCarver (1 review written)

plates do not fit, never dries the dishes absolutely pointless having it. waste of money… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Very disappointing appliance”

Written on: 04/09/2014 by Alexisg403 (1 review written)

Bought this a couple of months ago. Was influenced by the sale price at Curry's but I wish I had researched before buying as it is a very disappointing piece of equipment. If and when it breaks down I will replace it immediately with something better! It's poorly fitted out, and very flimsy. It dries neither the cutlery or the dishes so at the end of the day you have to have a tea towel handy as you unload before you can put stuff away which of course defeats the object. My previous machine… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“KENWOOD DISHWASHER HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT”

Written on: 21/08/2014 by 189Young (1 review written)

Brilliant dishwasher. Reading reviews about not being able to put full size plates on bottom and that the arm catches on them. This dishwasher is ADJUSTABLE and the top tray can be raised so that full size plates can be put in straight without the washer arm hitting them. Empty top tray, unclip two runner stoppers at end of runner. Take out basket, use raiser wheels underneath the tray, slot back in and put clips on end of runner. Simple. Cleans well, runs well. Hope this helps other… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“do not buy.”

Written on: 03/07/2014 by Jonathon326 (1 review written)

Normal size plates do not fit in the bottom section without the spinning arm hitting them unless you turn them so they are leaning towards the rear of the machine, this then hinders closing the front door as it pushes the bottom basket out. knife and fork tray is flimsy and poof fitting. there is nowhere for normal glasses to stand in top tray without falling over. self drying mode does not dry dishes. very poor cleaning, you have to clean the dishes before you put them in the dishwasher… Read Full Review

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“Crap!!!! ”

Written on: 25/06/2014 by Daz0131 (1 review written)

Worst dishwasher ever, normal sized plates don't fit as it stops the sprayer from rotating, I have put up with it for a year now but can't handle anymore... I have 7 kids and busy job and need a dishwasher but this one is more hassle than it's worth, I've had to wash dishes everyday since it was bought! My husband doesn't even use it because of the state of the dishes after a cycle.. Never again will I buy a kenwood !! I wouldn't even give it away to someone to use as I know how rubbish it… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“Does the job”

Written on: 01/02/2014

Had a fault in first couple of months, had it fixed, worked absolutely fine from then on. Spray bar can catch on tall things in bottom basket, but nothing i couldn't work around. Things were always clean after cycle… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“The worst dishwasher!”

Written on: 19/12/2013

I have been really disappointed with our purchase of a kenwood dishwasher. It is very flimsy on the inside. My dinner plates (which are normal evening meal sized plates) do not fit in as they prevent the arms from spinning. Most importantly, however, some cups and most glasses come out dirty after the wash cycle. I have tried different wash cycles and different tablets to no avail. I have had this dishwasher for four months and am saving up for a new one. This one will be sent to the tip!… Read Full Review

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Pengily's Comment

Written on: 19/02/2014

I totally concurr with this reviewer. It is a hopeless machine that has never cleaned very well from the start> I have put up with mine for nearly 7 years and now getting something decent that does the job in 30 min cycle. It never ever cleans a shallow pasta bowl and I have spent a small fortune on different machine cleaning detergents.

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★☆☆☆☆

“ poor workmanship ”

Written on: 06/11/2013 by skivie (1 review written)

workmanship very poor plastic wheels drop off inside trays every time I pull them in and out to load up… Read Full Review

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Joedeaf's Response to skivie's Review

Written on: 01/12/2013

yes i agree with you the wheel of tray always come off so i brought new wheels from other maker work so well

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★☆☆☆☆

“Never worked since Day 1”

Written on: 24/08/2013 by NotAFanofKenwood (1 review written)

Dishes never properly cleaned or dried despite 2 hour cylcles. Strange smells despite regular cleaning. Give me back the old Hotpoint we had. It was 20 years old and only replaced because of colour. This one is junk… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“hopeless instructions”

Written on: 12/05/2013

My dishwasher arrived looking lovely. Then I discovered I could not fit my plates into the racks. I perused the manual, but couldn't find aything relevant that jumped out at me. I decided that as it did look so good I would go out and buy some smaller plates. They didn't fit either. Finally I realised that the adjustments could be made to the top runner. Why didn't the makers have it set to fit normal plates in the first place? The washing cycles are many and long, but none are named or… Read Full Review

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Map01's Comment

Written on: 28/11/2013

Hi could you tell us how you adjusted the top runner as we have the same problem but can't see how it could be adjusted

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★☆☆☆☆

“Kenwood KId60b10”

Written on: 17/04/2013 by Tilk (1 review written)

One word rubbish! Does not clean well and the cutlery basket bottom has fallen out nearly two years old we shall be swapping this as we are fed up with having to rewash by hand !… Read Full Review

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Paulacharlton's Response to Tilk's Review

Written on: 01/02/2014

Absolutely agree - bought the same model - total rubbish. Never worked from day one . Does not clean bleeps all the time and shows E4 which is error. Been fixed under warranty many many tines - now on first name terms with service guy. Now out of warranty not prepared to pay for fixing. Going to buy a new one WILL NOT BE KENWOOD - avoid at all costs.

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★☆☆☆☆

“Caught on Fire halfway through a Wash”

Written on: 22/11/2012 by Angrysnoops (1 review written)

We bought this machine 2 years ago and 2 weeks into using it the seal around the door corroded, As it was so new Kenwood (Reluctantly) agreed to send an engineer out. When he arrived he siliconed the same corroded seal back in place although made the mistake of doing it upside down, immediately the machine started leaking. We called the engineers back out and they scraped the seal off and then stuck the same corroded seal back around the door with silicone sealant although this time the right… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Worst Dishwasher ever”

Written on: 15/09/2012 by Bryan Powell (2 reviews written)

I have had mine for just 2 years. It doesn't wash properly and it throws water out of the bottom of the door. Total waste of £320. When the first one arrived it packed up after a week and was replaced. Go for a named brand and forget Kenwood… Read Full Review

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“The worst dishwasher ever”

Written on: 29/08/2012 by Mitch_Dog (1 review written)

Error code after error code, this machine should have never got onto the market, continuously blocks up, have dumped mine after 18months… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Don't buy this machine”

Written on: 08/06/2012

Just less than four years old. Soap dispenser replaced five times, the last time no longer under warranty (about 140 Canadian dollars). Now it needs a pump replacement at about 360 Canadian dollars. Doesn't wash particularly well. Time to junk it and buy another - but NOT one of these!… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Not good”

Written on: 10/04/2012 by Andrews_reviews (1 review written)

Had similar experience to most. Ours broke down within a few weeks of having it. The engineer that fixed it when asked was it a good machine said "I wouldn't buy one". Suffered with wheels coming off the baskets. the cutlery basket breaking!! The door seal coming off every time you open the drawers and last night the power switch failing. Not a good product. Just spent £50 on parts in the vain hope i can coax a few more years out of it. General quality of the product isn't great. … Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Do not Buy”

Written on: 08/04/2012

Nothing but trouble, does not wash,does not dry at the end, takes far less than 12 place settings,leaves food on everything, uses more salt than any other dishwasher, Complete waste of money… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“built by monkeys”

Written on: 01/03/2012

had this since March 09, bought from currys. so far the seal on the main door needed trimming, the seal where the top rack meets the back wall failed, a hose underneath just fell off requiring soaking the heater which needed replacing and now another hose is leaking. build quality is absolutely shocking… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“okay if you like washing things by hand ”

Written on: 19/02/2012

nice looking appliance, cycles too long and washes approx 70% of load properly,glasses and cups usually come out dirty and plates and bowls come out with residue meaning you either wash again by hand or put in again. brought this to replace a bosch machine that had given up the ghost and thought that kenwood would be a good mid range product, however this is just a name used by currys and made in surprise surprise china. out of warranty now so if it dies it is going for scrap, may even replace… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“excellent quiet dishwasher, does exactly what it...”

Written on: 25/10/2011 by madaboutprams (1 review written)

great machine..looks good and the control panel is hidden so no unsightly buttons etc. the racks are adjustable in height for different size dishes etc & if you follow the instruction booklet on where to place items on the rack you get lovely clean sparkly dishes, now theres a surprise! dont understand why some have underated this product?? maybe they are not following the right instructions or using the corrrect tablets. very clear programme details with loads of programmes to choose from and… Read Full Review

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Phillarmour's Response to madaboutprams's Review

Written on: 07/11/2012

as most others agree this is simply the very very very worst dishwasher i have ever had the missfortune to own, never cleans properly ,leaves residue on almost everything, the door seal rubber comes off every time i replace the bottom basket and wheels come of the top basket. score out of 10= 0

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