New dishwashers do their bit for the planet

Hotpoint and Indesit are underlining their commitment…

Hotpoint and Indesit are underlining their commitment to the environment with the launch of a range of new and improved dishwashers that are set to raise the bar, with better water consumption and increased energy efficiency.

From May, all full size Hotpoint and Indesit dishwashers will use only 12 litres of water or less, a saving of up to 25% over the previous models. The water consumption and energy improvements are a result of technical advances that have allowed Hotpoint and Indesit to optimise the appliances’ cycle profiles for even greater efficiency.

Hotpoint Freestanding

Star of Hotpoint’s new freestanding range is the A+ rated Hotpoint Ultima FDUD4812, which uses only 10 litres of water for a full 14-place setting. This model also carries the ‘Eco Tech’ symbol, which is Hotpoint’s guarantee of high performance with low energy and water use. The appliance incorporates a specialist ‘Flexipower’ motor that drives a range of features including faster wash cycles, an ‘extra silent’ 42 decibel noise rating and intelligent sensors that work out how dirty the dishes are and modify the water pressure, temperature, cycle length and rinse cycles for perfect cleaning results every time.

The Aquarius FLD570 and Aquarius+ FDPF481 use just 12 litres of water, and all the new full size Aquarius and Ultima models have improved A+ energy ratings.

Hotpoint will be going even further later this year with the launch of two full size, 14-place setting Ultima models – an A++ rated, 10 litre model incorporating a revolutionary patented new drying process and an A+ rated dishwasher that uses only an incredible 7 litres of water through a clever system that recycles the last rinse water from the previous cycle.

Indesit Freestanding

Reduced water consumption is also a major feature of Indesit’s A+ rated Prime 14-place setting IDP148D, and the A rated Start IDF125 dishwasher, which both use only 12 litres of water.

The Prime (1) IDP148 incorporates a 47 decibel Quiet+ motor and a ‘Smart Technology’ sensor that detects the amount of food particles in the dishwasher and sets the water pressure, temperature and number of rinses to ensure an optimum cleaning performance. There are 7 programmes available to choose through the easy-to-use digital display, including a special delicates wash to protect your wine glasses.

The Start IDF125 – available in silver, white and, as part of Indesit’s popular Nero collection, black – has five programmes to choose from, including a 50 ° Eco cycle, a 35 minute rapid wash and ‘Time4You’, a unique programme from Indesit guaranteeing exceptional washing performance in just over an hour.

Where space is an issue, Indesit has also introduced a new tabletop dishwasher. The Start ICD661 has 6-place settings, an A energy rating and an 8.5 litre water consumption, all in a compact 45cm x 55cm size. There is a delay timer and 6 programmes including Eco, Speed 35 and delicates. Inside, there is one cutlery basket and foldable plate racks.


From May, all Indesit full size, built-in models will use only 12 litres of water. The slimline DIS04 has increased its capacity to 10-place settings (up from nine) with water consumption down to 10 litres from 13.

Hotpoint has recently launched the A+ rated LFT3214HX, a new 14-place setting built-in dishwasher with a 10 litre water consumption, and Indesit will be bringing out a new 14-place setting built-in model as part of the Prime range later this year.

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