Whirlpool has launched two new dishwashers that use just six litres of water.
The freestanding ADPL 7470 IX and its built-in counterpart, the ADG 8900, are both A++ rated machines with 13 place settings and eight programmes.
The low water consumption on these models is achieved by saving the water from the final rinse in a dedicated tank, where it is stored and recycled for use at the beginning of the next programme. When using the Steam, Eco (50°) or Intensive (65°) options, a tank cleaning cycle automatically runs every 30 cycles or after every power off for a minimum of 45 minutes to ensure the best product conditions. Should the dishwasher not be used for any length of time, such as when the user is on holiday, the water is automatically drained after three days to prevent the formation of bacteria. The machine’s Steam Clean option includes a dedicated steam programme for heavily soiled crockery pots and pans.
The dishwashers also boast Whirlpool’s 6th Sense PowerClean technology, which detects the level of soiling on the dishes and adjusts the programme accordingly, and a Multizone selection that enables users to choose their own washing zones, as well as an anti-bacterial rinse.
Whirlpool trade marketing manager Juan Pillay comments: “At Whirlpool, our research and development team is constantly looking at different ways to make life easier for our retailers and customers by incorporating the best technology and design into their kitchen appliances. The saving of water and energy have now become crucially important issues and our new dishwashers are about as frugal as you can get while adhering to our commitment of bringing our customers stylish and fashionable appliances that really stand out in the kitchen. For retailers these exciting new models offer a host of attractive and meaningful selling points.”