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Hotpoint Dishwashers

Hotpoint Dishwasher

Hotpoint-Ariston L63SNA Stainless Steel 24 in. Built-in Dishwashe

Dishwasher Type: Built-in
Control Type: Rotary Dial
Number of Wash Cycles: 5 Cycles
Drying Type: Economy / Air Drying
Place Settings: 12
Sound Insulation: With Sound Insulation
Other Features
Noise Level: 53 DB
Anti Flooding Device: With Anti Flooding Device
Door Integration: Semi Integrated
Adjustable Rack Height: With Adjustable Rack Height
Performance Features
ENERGY STAR Qualification: Yes
Dimensions
Depth: 23 in.
Height: 33.5 in.
Width: 23.5 in.

“Why I choose this dishwasher:
Actually, I didn’t choose this dishwasher. It was installed by the developer who built my condo.
The developer choose this dishwasher because it she needed to buy a European model that fit with the dimensions of the Italian-made cabinetry. Apparently more common brands like Kitchen Aid and Maytag wouldn’t have fit.
The developer bought all my appliances from a local store called Abt Electronics. They are well known for excellent service, a great warranty and for only carrying decent-quality products.
Learning to use the dishwasher:
The dishwasher was fairly easy to use. I learned that this model uses salt to soften water for more effective cleaning. I don’t know if this is a European thing or what but my old dishwasher did not use salt. It uses special water softening salt or rock salt. I’ve been using Kosher salt, which I have just discovered while writing this review, is almost certainly wrong.
The dial control is just a little bit weird. After it’s done a cycle, and you want to run the dishwasher again, you have to turn the dial to Reset and then to Wash. Turning the dishwasher off, then on again doesn’t work. This took some getting used to.

About the cycles:
There are 5 settings: Intensive wash, Regular wash, Eco wash, rapid wash and soak.
Intensive wash has a pre-wash at 95 degrees, a hot wash at 140 degrees, 2 cold rinses, a hot rinse at 149 degrees and Drying.
Regular wash has a wash at 122 degrees, a cold rinse, a hot rinse at 149 degrees and drying.
The Eco wash is a low energy consumption cycle. It uses two cold pre-washes, an extended wash at 113 degrees, a 149 degree hot rinse and a Dry cycle. At 160 minutes, it’s a full 60 minutes longer than the Regular wash. The chart in the manual doesn’t say how much water any of the cycles use, which is unfortunate as I wonder if this cycle, with its two pre-washes, actually uses more water than the Regular.
Only the Rapid Wash and the Soak lack Drying cycles.

Daily life with this dishwasher:
Having this dishwasher in my life is okay but not too great. For one thing, the soap compartment fails to open if anything is even thinking of getting in its way. This means that I, fairly often, open the door to filthy dishes and a compartment that’s still closed and full of sludgy soap. Often, the dishwasher has gone all the way through the dry cycle which means the food has been baked on.
I discovered that because of the soap door, I had to move the silverware basket to the right side of the dishwasher. This is not as good of a layout for my dishes.
But the soap compartment still fails to open sometimes. I have to keep all my dishes very far from the soap door every time. This is annoying. My old dishwasher did not have this problem, at all.
It also seems like the top sliding basket is shorter than on my old dishwasher. A lot of cups don’t fit upright there. They also seem to fall over too easily. There’s nothing that secures them. So a lot of times there will be overturned dishes at the end of the cycle. These are filled with gross soapy dishwater.
There also is an intermittent problem of condensation. Often when I open the dishwasher up after the Dry cycle, there is lots of condensation on the inside of the dishwasher and also the dishes. That means I can’t put them away right away unless I dry them. That’s not convenient for me. For the most part, I now stop the dishwasher before it goes through the Dry cycle. It seems like a waste of energy to me.

On the plus side:
The dishwasher is not all bad.
It’s quiet, so even in my open layout I can watch a movie while it’s running.
It looks pretty nice. It’s simple and understated.
Also, the knobs and controls feel like they are good quality and will hold up a long time. Nothing, in fact, on this dishwasher feels cheap or like the finish is going to flake off.

In conclusion:
If I had to buy a new dishwasher, I’d look around for one without the door problem, and cleaned a bit more effectively. If I had to buy the same brand again, I’d hope they’d have improved upon some of these engineering flaws.”

Hotpoint Dishwashers

Hotpoint-Ariston HLD4000N 24 in. Built-in Dishwasher

The Hotpoint-Ariston HLD4000N 24 in. Built-in Dishwasher has 4 wash programs and a food diposer.
Dishwasher Type: Built-in
Control Type: Electronic
Number of Wash Cycles: 4 Cycles
Drying Type: Heated
Place Settings: 14
Food Disposer: With Food Disposer
Other Features
Adjustable Rack Height: With Adjustable Rack Height
Performance Features
Energy Efficiency Rating: Energy Star
ENERGY STAR Qualification: Yes
Dimensions
Depth: 25 in.
Height: 33.75 in.
Width: 24 in.

“This drawer dishwasher is economical & energy-star rated. Thankfully, you can also choose one in white & other colors — the black one shown in the picture here would look awfully scary & gloomy in our kitchen. We bought ours just a few months ago, in April 2008, from Home Depot for about $398.
It’s fairly simple to install. Our local plumber installed it, along with the garbage disposal we bought, & also fixed a leak, & the cost was still a very reasonable (by Northern California standards) $150.
We do rinse off our dishes before putting them in the dishwasher, but we don’t clean them terribly thoroughly. Yet the dishes always come out squeaky-clean & we’re awfully grateful for that. Perhaps we always need our dishes so desperately fast that we don’t allow them enough time to dry … nonetheless, the heat drying feature doesn’t seem to work terribly well. The dishes come out reasonably dry after the cycle, but still often need a quick toweling off.
It’s fairly economical to run this thing — it’s Energy Star compliant. But, as I’ve mentioned, it doesn’t dry the dishes terribly well. I’m totally satisfied with this trade-off in terms of price & electrical costs, but others may not be so easy to please.
The design makes good use of limited space. The upper & lower racks & silverware tray enable you to wash up to 14 place settings, even though this dishwasher fits in the standard 30″ space.
The dishwasher comes with several settings. You can select various cycles for Rinse Only, Light Wash, Normal Wash, & Heavy Wash, depending on how deeply your dishes need to be cleaned. Thorough scrubbers can get by on Rinse Only or Light Wash cycles to ensure that their dishes have been sterilized.
You can also opt for Heated Dry (not terribly effective), Hot Wash (for stuff which needs to be thoroughly cleaned), & HotStart (I have no idea what this is … a blast of hot water in the beginning of a wash cycle?).
There is also a Delay feature so you can ensure that the dishes are washed while you sleep & while the energy rates are at their lowest.
My main dilemma with this dishwasher is that, as a mom who frequently feeds multitudes of young children, almost all of my dishes are plastic & hence most of my dishes are plastic & melamine, which need to go in the upper tray. So far, none of my cheesy dishes which are relegated to the lower tray (closer to the heating element) have been damaged, but theoretically, most of the dishes I wash should not be on the lower tray. Nonetheless, I do put dubious dishes on the lower tray, because otherwise, I would never be able to fill the lower tray enough to ever do a wash.
Perhaps this problem is unique to me, because I choose to use mostly unbreakable (hence plastic) dishes.
I do like the fact that it runs fairly quietly.”

“I bought this dishwasher on sale at Home Depot. I installed it myself. Very easy. The first time I ran it, I couldn’t believe how quiet it was. I forgot it was even running. It does a very good job of cleaning and the top rack is quite roomy. I can even fit a large pot in the TOP rack with no problem. The controls are easy to use and understand. Definitely worth the money!”

Hotpoint Ariston HDA3400G

Hotpoint-Ariston HDA3400G 24 in. Built-in Dishwasher

The Hotpoint-Ariston HDA3400G 24 in. Built-in Dishwasher has 5 wash programms.

“I chose this dishwasher because I was looking for an inexpensive, yet reliable model. I had an old, very basic Hotpoint dishwasher that worked well so I decided to go with the same manufacturer.
Now that I’ve had it for a couple of months, I’m basically satisfied with our selection for the price. I bought it from a local appliance warehouse for $240. I had looked at several models in this price range that had very poor ratings. I’m glad I went with this model instead of one of them.
We had it professionally installed, so I can’t speak to ease of installation.
Compared to our old and very noisy model, I find this dishwasher to be fairly quiet. There is the sound of water spraying the door during washing, but it is not disruptive.
I’ve washed pots and pans and dishes with caked-on food. All have come out clean. There are several choices on a dial setting for cleaning, including pre-washing, regular cycle, short wash, rinse only or a dry setting that allows you to warm up serving dishes and plates.
In addition, there are six buttons that allow choice of pots-and-pans vs. regular wash setting, heated wash on or off, and heated dry on or off.
The top rack is deep, allowing tall glasses to fit comfortably.
I have only noticed two drawbacks. One is that there is not much room on the bottom for large stock pots or large mixing bowls. It is nearly impossible to fit them without blocking the sprayer in the center. I ended up removing the utensil basket and putting large pots there instead.
The other drawback is that dishes, especially items like plastic cups and Tupperware, are still wet, even with the heated dry setting on. I end up having to dry them with a towel or allow them to air dry.
Despite these two drawbacks, overall I am satisfied with this dishwasher. I think it is a good value for the price.”

“This unit ($239.00 at Home Depot) is a replacement for a very loud GE Potscrubber 650 that was also needing a new motor / pump ($128.00) unit due to a leaking pump seal.
The motor is a very compact, updated design, and is much easier on the ears than the replaced unit.
The first load is washing as this is being written, so will update regarding clean or dirty when cycled.
The installation was very simple and straight forward, as I am handy with tools. Total install time was approximately 15 minutes from open box to starting first load.”

Hotpoint HDA1000

Hotpoint-Ariston HDA1000G Dishwasher

“This isn’t the flashiest or most sophisticated dishwasher in the world, but I don’t care. What do I care about? My dishes getting clean easily.
This one is a little noisy and leaves some upside down bowls and stuff with standing water on the top, but that doesn’t bother me. I turn them over and let them drip dry.
It came with the apartment so I was just pumped to have any dishwasher, and this one is just fine.
I usually forget to put in jet dry for months more than I should but everything always comes out with few if any spots. If you want to save money, and don’t need the top of the line, this one will do you just fine. I may buy another when I actually have my own place.”

“When my old dishwasher (also a HotPoint) died and went to dishwasher heaven, I started shopping for a new dishwasher. Afterall, with a household of 5 a dishwasher is a needed item. My old HotPoint had lasted for a little over 20 years and although satisfied with the number of years of service I thought I may want a new dishwasher with more options. However, when picking up our new freezer, a Frigidaire we saw a HotPoint Dishwasher on sale. Upon checking out the dishwasher we found it was a HotPoint Model HDA1000GO2WH. I just sighed and agreed with my husband that this was a good deal. It was priced at $169.00 on sale with the regular price marked $197.99.

All About the HotPoint HDA1000GO2WH

This HotPoint Dishwasher is white with a black control panel. It is 24 inches in width, 34 inches in height, and 25 3/4 inches in depth. The HotPoint Dishwasher has an extra large capacity that I find very useful with a family. The HotPoint Dishwasher is a built-in dishwasher. It was very easy to install. My husband had this baby installed in about 40 minutes without any frustration.

Features:

The HotPoint HDA1000GO2WH Dishwasher has one cycle with 4 options. My favorite feature is the Hot Pre-Wash cycle which gets the water steaming hot in a pre-wash mode. This is a great option for dishes that have been sitting in the dishwasher for a day and you forgot to run the machine. It also features the Hot-Dry mode to dry dishes after wash cycle.

The extra large capacity has a standard upper dish rack for glasses, cups, saucers and other small items. The bottom rack has a deluxe rack with curved tines for stoneware and baking racks. There is also a six compartment removable basket for silverware in the bottom rack.

The motor is very quiet. It has the HotPoint QuietPower Motor which runs very smoothly. It does not cause any interruption to your daily routine with noise.

The HotPoint HDA1000GO2WH Dishwasher has a manufacturer’s full 1-year warranty on the entire dishwasher for parts AND service. I found this an added bonus since labor is not always included in some brands.

My Experience With The HotPoint HDA1000GO2WH

My biggest complaint with this appliance is the kids arguing over whose turn it is to load and unload it… smile. Some things never change do they? In all truthfulness, this dishwasher works well for the price. It does not have super cycles or bells and whistles that top-of-the-line models do but does get the dishes clean and that is what counts. I have noticed a couple of times that the dishes were not completely dry when opening the dishwasher door. I don’t know if this was because someone else opened the door immediately after the cycle finished or if the dishwasher was just taking a break. This is not a common thing if the dishwasher is left to finish all cycles. I give it 4 Stars for endurance and price.”

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