Kenwood KDW8ST2A reviews and prices: Built-in 45cm wide Dishwasher

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This dishwasher is a good all rounder.

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8.1 out of 10 based on 200 reviews.
Kenwood KDW8ST2A: Built-in B rated 8 place setting dishwasher with Automatic programe function. See full product description

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Confirmed purchaser

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Bad points:
Does not stack a standard size dinner plate. Bizzare.
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 10.0
Performance 10.0
Ease of cleaning 10.0
Design/build quality 1.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Mar 2010

Lee, Hornchurch

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very good at cleaning.
Bad points:
Layout of draws, some plates hit the spray arms.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Features 9.0
Performance 10.0
Ease of cleaning 8.0
Design/build quality 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Mar 2010

Confirmed purchaser young profs

Score 3.0/10
Good points:
Design is lovely, especially for a slimline.
Bad points:
Fails to clean properly. The internal design of the dishwasher is pathetic. The shelves are positioned at a certain level meaning that plates can only be inserted on the bottom...the whole dishwasher works on a rotating spray at the bottom and pretty much everything that you put on the bottom shelf prevents the rotating spray...hence it fails to clean everything on the top properly. We have devised a way of loading it where it works better -but it means we barely use the bottom shelf...for a slimline this is very poor.
Overall rating 3.0
Ease of use 7.0
Features 3.0
Performance 2.0
Ease of cleaning 2.0
Design/build quality 1.0
Value for money 1.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Jan 2010

Richard, Tyne and Wear

Score 3.0/10
Good points:
It has a minute count down timer on the front to let you know how long the cycle has to run.
You can fit things in the top draw, there are two clips you remove and refit which allow you to lower the height setting.
It arrived in a very sturdy card board box and I couldn't fault the way it was protectively packaged.
Bad points:
Too small, was forced to get a 450mm until, (I wished I'd redesigned the kitchen to allow a 600mm unit to fit). It's very slow, over two and a half hours to run a normal cycle. It doesn't dry properly, (I think this may be to do with every manufacturer focusing on being eco friendly). Overall it's pretty poo, it looks nice but that's about it, too small to fit a couple of pans in. You end up doing a lot of the big stuff by hand because it won't fit, (once you lower the upper draw to allow you to fit a wine glass etc. you lose a lot of space in the main part of the machine) so there is little point in having it. I would not reccommend this machine.
Overall rating 3.0
Ease of use 7.0
Features 7.0
Performance 4.0
Ease of cleaning 3.0
Design/build quality 4.0
Value for money 4.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 Mar 2010


Score 8.0/10
Good points:
The timer delay as I am economy seven for my electricity bill.
Bad points:
The top tray does not hold large mugs or glasses very well and they tend to fall over when the tray is pulled out.

The dishwasher does not clean as well as my previous model. Some items need to be put through again.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 8.0
Performance 7.0
Ease of cleaning 7.0
Design/build quality 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 Mar 2010

Lesley, Stockport family with baby

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
Good looking, mid range dishwasher which is fairly easy to use. Variable height for top shelf means you can raise or lower it depending on the items you wish to place in the top or bottom trays.
Bad points:
Very noisy, very long economy cycle and doesn't always clean items placed in the top tray.
Overall rating 6.0
Ease of use 6.0
Features 7.0
Performance 6.0
Ease of cleaning 7.0
Design/build quality 7.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 Nov 2009

lisa, surrey

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
The ease of use in loading is really good and the top drawer is very sturdy and can hold plenty of crockery for my family use. I like the fact that there is a pre-rinse on there which takes 8mins when the dishwasher is not fully loaded but you have the options of 7 programme settings. It is also very quite noise level too.
Bad points:
The only downside to the product is it 2hrs 41mins for the full programme run which I find is quite long. but overall if you can get over that it is a pretty good machine and yes really I would recommend it to anyone
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Features 9.0
Performance 8.0
Ease of cleaning 10.0
Design/build quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Apr 2010

Product Features

Construction Built-in
Energy efficiency B
Extra functions Start delay
Extra functions Water control system
Extra functions Automatic programe
Extra functions Display of remaining time
Cleaning Efficiency A
Drying efficiency A
Noise level (Decibels) 53
Number of place settings 8
Countertop No
Number of Different Temperatures 4
Number of programmes 7
Half load Yes
Width in cm 45
Depth in cm 60
Height in cm 85
Water consumption in litres per program 13
Release date 2006-10-01

Also known as: KWOOD APPS KDW8ST2A, Kenwood KDW 8ST2A

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The KENWOOD KDW8ST2A ‘BAA’ rated slimeline stainless steel dishwasher offers 7 programme settings and 5 wash temperatures. The machine also includes 8 place settings and adjustable racking.

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