Every housewife knows how laborious in time and effort is the process of washing dishes. At the same time, do not forget about utility bills – high-quality dishwashing requires a large amount of water.
Leading manufacturers of household appliances have long taken care of this problem and have created many variants of dishwashing machines. Dishwashers are very different – built-in, freestanding, compact, desktop and so on. In any case, they pursue one single goal – to qualitatively clean any dishes and cutlery from food residues.
Today we want to tell you in detail about one such device that has recently appeared on sale – the Hyundai DT 405 compact dishwasher.
Key characteristics of technology
The appliance is a table-top freestanding dishwasher that is characterized by low power consumption. On average, during one washing cycle, the appliance consumes about 0.61 kWh, which allows it to be classified as A + energy class.
The Hyundai DT 405 dishwasher is equipped with a drying function, which is also very convenient – all dishes are completely dry, without the slightest traces or drops. This model has a power of 1380 V – this is a very worthy indicator for desktop dishwashers.
The dishwasher has 7 washing programs, while it works very quietly: the noise level emitted by it does not exceed 49 dB. The Hyundai dishwasher is equipped with indicators for the amount of salt and rinse aid. It also has a convenient 24-hour delay start function. Thanks to 2 drawers, the Hyundai DT 405 dishwasher holds up to 6 place settings. The mass of the device is only 25.5 kg with overall dimensions of 55×43.8×55 cm.
What comes in the kit?
We received the dishwasher in a cardboard box with an image of the machine itself, as well as the manufacturer’s logo. Inside, in addition to the product itself, there is everything you need to connect to the water supply, there is a funnel for adding salt and instructions with a warranty card in it.
In fact, the customer can plug in the dishwasher, add detergent and start using the appliance right away.
dishwasher Hyundai DT 405
The shape of the body of the model is almost cubic, small dimensions allow you to put it directly on the countertop, place it on a washing machine or install it in a suitable niche in the closet. The height of the door is 33 cm. On the back there are holes for connecting to the water supply and sewerage, and it is quite simple to install the hoses yourself. The side walls are smooth. The body itself is made of high-quality steel, painted with powder paint. The machine looks stylish and representative, which allows it to organically fit into the interior of any kitchen.
Let’s turn to the design of the working chamber. Inside there are two baskets that slide out on special rails. Under them is a container for salt, a special filter for cleaning a removable type. When it becomes clogged, it is easy to pull it out and rinse under water. There is also a water sprinkler on the bottom. The container used to fill in the detergent is made in much the same spirit as in most similar devices: it is equipped with a hinged lid and a risk indicating the maximum level of dish gel. On the right side, a twist-off lid of the container is found, where the rinse aid is poured. This tank has a window through which the level of this liquid will always be visible, the amount of the spent product can be adjusted.
The ergonomics of the baskets are well thought out. In particular, there are compartments for plates, glasses and glasses. We have already said above that there is an adjustable compartment for cutlery. There are also holders for the legs of wine glasses, and they are installed at an angle to make washing even more efficient.
What is an instruction?
It is made in the form of a small A5 brochure, the text is translated into a competent literary language, there are many informative images. It is designed for 8 models from this manufacturer at once, but there is no confusion in this regard.
All data is presented in a simple and understandable language, everything is painted as detailed as possible. We really liked that each of the available modes of operation is described in as much detail as possible. The instructions say what kind of dishes it is suitable for, how much water will be used, as well as the amount of energy consumption. At the very end there is a plate where the codes of possible errors and ways to deal with them are deciphered.
dishwasher Hyundai DT 405
We have already mentioned in passing that the control is electric, it works from several physical buttons located on the door of the device. One button is for selecting the mode, and the second is for starting or pausing. The modes are represented by illuminated icons, and on the left side of the panel there is a digital display, which displays the operating time of the device. In the immediate vicinity of the display, you can find two more physical buttons: one is responsible for turning on the device, the second allows you to set a delayed start timer.
There are seven modes of operation, as we have already said, I would like to tell you a little more about them. The 160-minute intensive wash is designed for fairly heavily soiled dishes, and is well suited for pans and dried food. A normal wash will take a little less time – 150 minutes, it is used for medium soiled dishes, suitable for glasses, plates and pots. ECO mode is the longest – it lasts 185 minutes, it is the most economical in terms of water and electricity consumption. The “Glass” mode washes well glasses, wine glasses, glasses, it is often used for dishes with light contamination. If the dishes are just dirty, you can use a quick wash. It only lasts 35 minutes. If there are very dirty dishes that even the most intensive mode of operation will not take, then you can first activate the soak. It lasts 15 minutes, effectively softens the dirt. There is a non-drying mode – it lasts 90 minutes and is used for dishes with an average level of soiling.
You cannot change the program during operation. The delayed start function is step by step in one hour increments. The control panel can be locked if necessary. To do this, hold down the button responsible for the delay start, and the button for selecting the operating mode. The baskets slide in and out very easily, do not jam, up to 6 sets of dishes fit into the working chamber – this is a rather serious indicator for such a compact device. It is quite easy to take care of the machine – it is enough to wipe the body with a damp soft cloth, the same applies to the rubber seal. The filter will have to be cleaned once a week with intensive use of the product. This allows you to prevent the occurrence of an unpleasant odor in the working chamber.
How did the machine perform in practice?
We didn’t have much time to test our products, so we decided to take a radical approach. They took the cheapest mayonnaise and ketchup, mixed them until smooth, applied them to the dishes and left them to dry for a day. As a result, a rather serious crust formed on cups, plates and cutlery. Initially, the ECO mode was launched. The device worked stably for the prescribed three hours, completed the drying of the dishes. The result was a pleasant surprise – the dishes were almost perfectly clean. Insignificant traces remained on it, where the layer of the applied “sauce” was the thickest, the devices became perfectly clean, however, a few drops of dirt remained at the bottom of the working chamber – they had to be removed manually.
After that, we took several glass jars with a volume of 0.5 to 1.5 liters with exactly the same contamination and sent them to the dishwasher for only an hour and a half. The result was a pleasant surprise – the glass turned out to be perfectly clean, there was not the slightest hint of stains or residues of pollution.
Next, the quick wash function was tested. We poured cherry juice and wine into several glasses, also left it for a day, after which we sent it to the dishwasher for half an hour. The result was a perfectly washed glass.
As a result, this is a very compact dishwasher with very decent functionality, which will be quite enough to implement a large number of tasks. However, with heavy pollution, it is undesirable to fully load it. The device carefully treats even the most fragile dishes, it works quite quietly. Definitely recommended for purchase. It is very suitable for people living in rented apartments, as it will be easy to transport when moving.
dishwasher Hyundai DT 405