1. What is the difference between freestanding and built-in dishwashers?
The difference between freestanding and built-in dishwashers is as follows:
When you want the flexibility to have your dishwasher put anywhere in your kitchen, not limited by building it into your cabinetry or under the bench, then a freestanding dishwasher gives you more options. Finished on all sides and on the top so you can place it anywhere in your kitchen. All our freestanding dishwashers have the option to remove the top lid so it can be built under.
If you’re looking for a seamless design for your kitchen, then a fully integrated dishwasher is the perfect option for you. Designed to blend with the rest of your kitchen cabinets, you can have your matching cupboard door fitted, so it’s concealed when the machine is closed. The control panel is at the top of the dishwasher inside the door, perfectly hidden and seamless.
2. What is a 14 place setting in a dishwasher?
One place setting consists of one soup bowl, dinner plate, dessert plate, cup and saucer, tumbler, knife, fork, teaspoon, dessert and soup spoon. Most full-size dishwashers hold between 12 and 16 place settings.
3. How long is the drain hose on the Altus dishwashers?
Altus dishwashers come with a 1.5 m drain hose.
4. What kind of items / dishes should I not put in the dishwasher?
Here is a list of common kitchenware that you should avoid washing in the dishwasher:
- Cast iron
- Hand-blown and hand-painted glass
- Wooden utensils
- Non-stick pans
- Copper pans
- Soft plastic
- Aluminium utensils
- Disposable aluminium
- Gold-plated dishes
- Insulated mugs
- Anything with adhesives
- China (hand-painted or antique)
- Hand-painted ceramics/stoneware
5. How often should I clean my dishwasher's drain filter?
It’s recommended that you clean your dishwasher’s drain filter once a month to avoid bad odours. It’s located at the bottom of your dishwasher’s tub. To clean the drain filter, pull the bottom rack out of your dishwasher. Remove the filter from the bottom of the appliance by pulling it upwards, then wash it under the tap.