Beko dishwasher

Dishwashers Buying Guide

Dishwashers are seen as a lifesaver in many homes, eliminating the hassle of scrubbing and rinsing the dishes clean by hand.

What’s more, they normally use less water and energy than manual washing (as little as a washing up bowlful), so not only can they save you time and effort, they could also decrease your water and energy bills in the process.

Choosing your machine: Questions to bear in mind

freestanding dishwasher

With so much variety out there, choosing the right dishwasher for your home can be a tricky business. So we designed this guide to help you find the right dishwasher to meet your household needs.

Beko has a fantastic range of integrated models which blend seamlessly with the rest of your kitchen cabinets, while freestanding models can be slotted in easily for a hassle-free installation.

integrated dishwashers

When it comes to purchasing a new dishwasher, it’s good to bear the following questions in mind…

  • 1. Does it suit my needs?
  • 2. Does it have the latest technology?
  • 3. Is it in my budget?

Does it suit my needs?

full size and slimline dishwashers

Choosing the right size

Whether you are on the lookout for a full size, freestanding dishwasher or a slimline, integrated model to slot in effortlessly into smaller spaces, Beko has a dishwasher to suit you.

Beko’s full size dishwashers have the capacity for up to 13 place settings including dinner plates, soup plates, dessert plates, cups and saucers, tumblers, knives, forks, soup spoons, tea spoons and dessert spoons – perfect if you have a big family or are a keen dinner party host!

Alternatively, if your kitchen is modest in size and you are looking for a sleek dishwasher that takes less space in the kitchen, a slimline model makes a perfect addition to your household. But don’t be fooled by the smaller size of these models, Beko slimline dishwashers can handle 10 place settings, and are only 45cm in width – so you won’t have to compromise quality and capacity due to restricted space.

Beko has a fantastic range of integrated models which blend seamlessly with the rest of your kitchen cabinets, while freestanding models can be slotted in easily for a hassle-free installation, so whatever your kitchen shape and size, installing a dishwasher is always possible.

time saving dishwasher programmes

We know that life is busy and that twenty-four hours in a day is not always enough, so a range of Beko models offer a number of different time saving programmes, including the three quick wash programmes – the 30 min cycle for lightly soiled dishes, the 58 min for normally soiled dishes and the new 90 minute programme that delivers a perfect washing and drying performance for normally soiled dishes. Gone are the days when you had to wait hours for clean crockery, so investing in a dishwasher with short programmes can save you time and energy on manually washing up, making your life easier.

Available on some models, Fast+ Function enables variable speed technology to shorten cycles by up to 70% - perfect for busy lifestyles, while other models have a special LED indicator display to let you know exactly how long your wash has left to finish, so you won’t have to frequently check to see when your dishes are clean.

Each dishwasher has a removable cutlery basket and folding cup racks for easy loading. Additionally, baskets that are adjustable in height even when they are fully loaded, folding plate supports, and additional cutlery tray at the top that are available in some models all make simple but effective extra storage solutions so you can wash more cups, bigger pans and pots instead of having to wait and run the dishwasher more than once. For those difficult to clean dishes, AquaIntense technology delivers an intensive wash zone, and provides you with perfect cleaning results, so you won’t have to wait to re-wash or soak any crockery with stubborn stains or waste time and energy unnecessarily.

Does it have the latest technology?

low decibel noise level

Just because your dishwasher works hard to clean your crockery, does not mean that you should have to hear it doing so. With some models featuring a low noise level of 43db you can barely hear them running (luckily they have time remaining displays keeping you up to speed with the status of the wash), making them ideal for open plan kitchens and living rooms where you’d rather have quiet, or when running the dishwasher at night.

reduced water consumption

Other models come with AquaFlex programme which makes washing heavily soiled pots and pans a lot easier – so you can save time, money, and energy. Some models come with autosense programme, which automatically detects the dirtiness of the load and adjust the amount of energy and water used accordingly. These can both reduce water and energy consumption - helpful for both your wallet and the environment.

Energy saving EcoSmart dishwasher

With an A++ energy rating, Beko’s EcoSmart dishwashers save up to 20% energy when compared to ‘A’ rated models with certain models using a market-leading 6 litres of water to wash an entire 13-place settings load.

23% shinier glasses

And it does not stop there… porcelain dishes can become 30% shinier and glasses 23% shinier with some models offering SteamGloss function, and the TrayWash system provides a thorough cleaning for oven trays and shelves saving you from washing them by hand.

Prosmart inverter motor

ProSmart Inverter Motor that comes with 10 year warranty , delivers improved energy efficiency, reduce noise levels, and is more reliable compared to standard motors, so whatever your washing requirement, there is a Beko dishwasher to suit your household.

Is it in my budget?

If you don’t have the floor space to fit a full size dishwasher, slimline models are a more economical choice for smaller households.

No matter the size of the dishwasher, look for models with half load function as it will save time, water and energy consumption when washing smaller load, regardless of whether it is full size or slimline.

Energy efficient and energy saving

Energy Efficiency + Energy Saving

  • Energy efficiency grading displayed on the energy label can give you a quick glance of how much energy a dishwasher typically uses, and investing in an Eco Smart model can save you both money and energy on a yearly basis.
  • The energy label displays more useful information like the annual water consumption, the drying efficiency (a rating of A to G), the capacity (in place settings) and noise emission (decibels) so if you have an open plan kitchen, a model with low noise level like this model is ideal.
Dishwasher Care

Dishwasher Care

  • Consult your manual for comprehensive safety advice before installing and operating your machine.
  • Never use an extension cable, always connect your model to an earthed socket.
  • Clean the filters regularly – once a week or if you notice food residue left in the filter – to maintain the quality of the wash.
  • Only use detergents, salt and rinse-aid in your dishwasher specifically designed for dishwashers, and avoid all other chemicals and substances that could potentially damage the machine. Consult the manual for suggestions on the best way to load the items in a dishwasher to be able to get the best washing and drying results. Generally load smaller, more delicate items at the top and bigger items in the bottom basket. Don’t allow plates to touch or sit on top of each other as it will reduce the performance of the detergent and could cause scratching. Stack glasses and cups upside down and at an angle so water can drain off. Ensure no item can prevent the rotation of the spraying arm.
  • To avoid injury, place long cutlery, such as knives, horizontally on top of the full cutlery basket or on the racks or the specifically designed cutlery tray to prevent accidental injury.
  • Do not overload your dishwasher or put in items which are not suited (for example, cutlery with wooden handles; plastic items which can’t take high temperatures; copper, tin and aluminium etc.) If in doubt, check your manual or look to see if the item is marked ‘dishwasher proof.’
  • Avoid washing silver and stainless steel cutlery together as a chemical reaction can occur during the washing process.
  • Scrape off food remains to prevent filters blocking.
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