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Hints and tips


The following hints will ensure optimal cleaning and drying results in daily use and also help to protect the environment.

  • Remove larger residues of food from the dishes into the waste bin.

  • Do not pre-rinse dishes by hand. When needed, use the prewash programme (if available) or select a programme with a prewash phase.

  • Always use the whole space of the baskets.

  • When loading the appliance, make sure that the dishes can be completely reached and washed by the water released from the spray arm nozzles. Make sure that items do not touch or cover each other.

  • You can use dishwasher detergent, rinse aid and salt separately or you can use the multi-tablets (e.g. ''3in1'', ''4in1'', ''All in 1''). Follow the instructions written on the packaging.

  • Select the programme according to the type of load and degree of soil. With the ECO programme you have the most efficient use of water and energy consumption for crockery and cutlery with normal soil.

Using salt, rinse aid and detergent

  • Only use salt, rinse aid and detergent for dishwasher. Other products can cause damage to the appliance.

  • Multi-tablets are usually suitable in areas with a water hardness up to 21 °dH. In areas exceeding this limit, rinse aid and salt must be used in addition to the multi-tablets. However, in areas with hard and very hard water we recommend to use solo-detergent (powder, gel, tablets without additional functions), rinse aid and salt separately for optimal cleaning and drying results.

  • Detergent tablets do not fully dissolve with short programmes. To prevent detergent residues on the tableware, we recommend that you use the tablets with long programmes.

  • Do not use more than the correct quantity of detergent. Refer to the instructions on the detergent packaging.

What to do if you want to stop using multi-tablets

Before you start to use separately detergent, salt and rinse aid do the following procedure.

  1. Set the highest level of the water softener.
  2. Make sure that the salt and rinse aid containers are full.
  3. Start the shortest programme with a rinsing phase. Do not add detergent and do not load the baskets.
  4. When the programme is completed, adjust the water softener according to the water hardness in your area.
  5. Adjust the released quantity of rinse aid.
  6. Activate the rinse aid dispenser.

Loading the baskets

  • Only use the appliance to wash items that are dishwasher-safe.

  • Do not put in the appliance items made of wood, horn, aluminium, pewter and copper.

  • Do not put in the appliance items that can absorb water (sponges, household cloths).

  • Remove remaining food from the items.

  • Make soft the remaining burned food on the items.

  • Put hollow items (cups, glasses and pans) with the opening down.

  • Make sure that cutlery and dishes do not bond together. Mix spoons with other cutlery.

  • Make sure that glasses do not touch other glasses.

  • Put small items in the cutlery basket.

  • Put light items in the upper basket. Make sure that the items do not move.

  • Make sure that the spray arm can move freely before you start a programme.

Before starting a programme

Make sure that:

  • The filters are clean and correctly installed.

  • The cap of the salt container is tight.

  • The spray arms are not clogged.

  • There is dishwasher salt and rinse aid (unless you use multi- tablets).

  • The position of the items in the baskets is correct.

  • The programme is applicable for the type of load and for the degree of soil.

  • The correct quantity of detergent is used.

Unloading the baskets

  1. Let the tableware cool down before you remove it from the appliance. Hot items can be easily damaged.
  2. First remove items from the lower basket, then from the upper basket.
icon-info.png At the end of the program water can still remain on the sides and on the door of the appliance.
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