Beko Dishwasher Reviews

Beko DFC05R10B Dishwasher

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You don’t have to wait long for the Beko DFC05R10B dishwasher that promises to leave your dishes sparkling with its Clean and Shine 65 Program. Will it really leave your dishes sparkling? We put this dishwasher through a series of tests to find out if it is really all it claims. Read our full expert review to see how it did.

Pros

  • Cleans well
  • Excellent drying
  • Energy and water efficient

Cons

  • Not easy to use
  • Leaves watermarks

This Beko dishwasher cleans well and does not use much water or energy and the main wash program doesn’t take long. It’s fairly quiet while running. However, this dishwasher is not easy to load or unload and there may be watermarks left on cutlery.

What is it?

This Beko dishwasher is a freestanding and designed to fit into your kitchen even under a worktop. It’s a full sized dishwasher that fits 12 place settings or 120 items in one load.

Unlike many modern dishwashers, this one does not have a lot of features. It doesn’t use sensors to monitor how dirty your dishes are to adjust the wash accordingly. There’s no delayed start feature or digital display panel so you won’t know how much time is left in the wash and drying cycles. Yet there are indicator lights to show which cycle the wash is in.

What’s it great at?

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This dishwasher does clean well and has a short wash cycle, just 83 minutes from start to finish, so your dishes will be done and ready for the next meal. It also dries very well, even plastic. It is energy and water efficient so your utility bills won’t rise. The fact that it’s quiet is also a nice feature.

Is there anything I should watch out for?

  This Beko dishwasher has an “eco” program that uses 15% less electricity than the main wash program. However, the “eco” program uses more water and takes an hour and half longer than the main program to run the full cycle.

  The Beko DFC05R10B dishwasher leaves watermarks so if you are a stickler for shiny glassware, you’ll need to give them an extra polish.

The rack in this dishwasher is not adjustable. Large items will fit snuggly on the bottom rack making loading and unloading difficult.

The control knob has some issues that make it difficult to set the desired program. The knob is stiff and difficult to rotate and the pointer is not well-defined. The labels beneath the control are difficult to read from above making it difficult to find the desired program.

Should I buy it?

The Beko DFC05R10B dishwasher cleans and dries dishes well. However it is not very user friendly. If you are looking for a more user-friendly appliance, one from Best Buy would better suit your needs.

 

Beko DIN28R20 Dishwasher

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  Beko’s DIN28R20 dishwasher is a fully integrated dishwasher with some added features. One feature is a “tray wash” system that the manufacturer claims will leave ovenware spotless. This is a nice feature, but is this dishwasher easy to load and unload? Is it easy to program? Read on to see if this dishwasher will make life in the kitchen easier.

  Pros

  • Cleans well
  • Excellent drying
  • Energy and water efficient, especially with the “eco” program

Cons

  • Lengthly programs
  • Leaves watermarks
  • Not easy to use

This dishwasher cleans well and we are impressed by its drying. Most items come out bone dry, even plastics. Its fairly quiet and easy to load. However, watermarks could be a problem.

What is it?

This is a full-sized fully integrated dishwasher from Beko. It is designed to be entirely hidden in a cabinet door in your built-in kitchen. This leaves the control panel which is on the top edge of the door unable to be seen when the door is closed. This model does hold 13 place settings or 130 items. It uses sensors to determine how dirty your dishes are and adjusts to clean them.

There are plenty of programs in this dishwasher including the usual intensive, quick, glassware, half load and eco settings. In addition, there are programs designed for trays and ovenware which would come in handy if you do a lot of baking or roasting. There is a time delayed start that can be used to set the machine in advance. There is a countdown timer on the display panel so you know how much time is left until your dishes are clean and dry and ready to unload. Unfortunately because this is a built in model you can’t see the timer display without opening the door to look.

The upper rack of this dishwasher is adjustable making it possible to fit larger items above or below.

What’s it great at?

This model dishwasher cleaned well in our tests. Most items were left clean so you shouldn’t find specks of porridge or spinach stuck to your dishes. It’s brilliant at drying, so most things come out bone dry, even plastic items.

The main program does not use too much electricity and water, but the “eco” setting is much more efficient. If you want to save energy and water, use the “eco” setting. This setting reduces the amount of electricity used by a third and uses 8 litres less of water per wash. The “eco” setting only takes an extra 10 minutes more than the main wash.

Is there anything I should watch out for?

Both the main and “eco” programs are slow and take about 3 hours to complete. Using the delayed start overnight will make this factor less inconvenient.

The control buttons are small, close together and slippery. You’ll need to be careful to press the right button when choosing the program you want to run. The main button scrolls through all 9 programs. If you miss it, you’ll have to scroll through all of them again.

Because this dishwasher tends to leave watermarks, if you are a stickler about streak-free glasses, this may not be the best dishwasher for you.

Should I buy it?

  Maybe. This dishwasher is reasonably priced, cleans and dries well and has a great “eco” program. However, you may want to check our filters to check whether there are any similarly priced integrated dishwashers that better suit your needs.