Very happy with the dishwasher.
I purchased the Smeg after my 3 year old Bosch died. Overall, I am much happier with the Smeg dishwasher as it does a much better wash than my Bosch ever did. Dishes with baked on food are left clean without the need for pre rinsing or soaking. The dishwasher is quiet, has a simple push button interface with plenty of wash cycles and extra features such as half load, delay start and time remaining display.
I use the condenser drying feature when I run the dishwasher at night, which opens the door at the end of the cycle which saves on energy..... By morning most dishes are dry, if I need dry dishes in a hurry, I turn the feature off and everything is dry. The dishwasher has a cutlery drawer, and cutlery basket. The drawer can be removed, however I like it and if the cutlery is placed correctly, it stays in place. My only complaint is that cutting boards and baking trays cannot be placed upright and they have no be laid flat which isn't that big of a deal. I especially like the fact that the dishwasher only uses 9 litres of water. Overall I think that this is far superior to the Bosch that I had, and to anyone who may be considering a Bosch, do some research, specifically about the E15 error that is extremely common.
Less that 12 months old and doesn t meet up to my expectations, based on other (cheaper) dishwashers I have owned. Cleans well, but wash cycles dont dry the dishes well. Have followed manual and use powder with rinse aid. Have had a tech out already for a knockong sound and now is not working at all. I will not buy Smeg again.
Purchased in June 2019.
Smeg DWA157 dish washer
Well what a heap. I bought this 3 yrs ago but it has probably done 20 cycles in that time as I only use them if I have dinner parties and the circuit board has a blown resistor.. No inline fuse in these anymore to protect from power surges?? A total waste of money.. Oh and Smeg boards are a $600 part...
Purchased for A$1,200.00.
close but no cigar
I have had this dishwasher for 1 week: (yes 1 week) Dishwasher has a good look and build, spacious, cleans well and easy to install. However the glass separators (if that's what you call them) click into the rack and are very flimsy and break which is very irritating as you then have to go through the problem of getting and waiting for a replacement part if they will of course. There is just no attention to detail with some manufacturers.
I’ve had the dishwasher for just over a year and am quite disappointed by Smeg. After reading other comments, I now know I’m no alone with the not-drying after any cycle (rinse aid has been used), clumsy loading of plates that aren’t smallish (average dinner plates), cutting boards (catch on side when trying to close drawer), cutlery drawer not right size to fit comfortably (utensils jump out of slots when closed). The middle rack does not hold mugs or glasses as expected (fall over and don’t get washed. Quite often the dishwashing tablet regul...arly get semi-dissolved and are found on bottom of dishwasher floor or still stuck in tablet slot??? I have an older Bosch in the other kitchen, that is more than 10 years old. It does a much better job, first go every time, than this expensive dishwasher has ever done! I would not have expected such poor performance from a reputable company and for the price paid. I wish I had read the reviews first to avoid frustration and disappointment later! It rarely gets used now, because there’s so much work to rewash and dry out after every cycle, irrespective of which setting you choose.
Purchased in August 2018.
Had the machine for 2 weeks and so far so good ,washes well but drying a bit hit and miss, maybe I havn't worked it out yet. The biggest complaint is about the kick plate at the bottom of the m/c ,could not get it off trawled the net found out it is either 2 screws or 2 clips , phone the sales guy at HN he tried one on the shop floor and decided it just pulls off the 2 plastic clips, said I needed to pull it firmly I did and broke one clip , found out the plastic fits thru a slot in sheet steel the slot has a burr on the inside from the pressin...g which "bit" into the plastic preventing it from releasing until it broke which then released the other clip easily, now have a new m/c held together with sticky tape ! disappointing for 1K spend ,Norm C
Purchased in November 2019 at Harvey Norman Outlet Mile End SA.
This is my second time owning a dishwasher and thought they should do pretty much the same job, boy was I wrong. My first dishwasher was a Samsung and it was great!
This Smeg washer does not dry after wash, I left it for a few days and its still wet! I used rinse aid aswell.
This washer also does not clean well enough to be care free. I am always checking and rewashing atlease a few items after each load!
Other than that, which is the main reason why people get a washer, everything else seems fine.
I would not recommend people this product. Stay clear!!!!
Purchased in January 2019.
- Verified purchase
Smeg Dishwasher DWAU6315X
Had problems with draining since I purchased this dishwasher in April 2017. Now it won’t even turn on and there is constant alarm sound that won’t stop. Tried cleaning filter and even disconnecting pipes and manually draining it, nothing works. Called Smeg and they advised because it is no longer under warranty they will honour a 1 time visit by a technician under good will. Hand on my heart take this advise and never purchase this Smeg appliance, I have used the cheapest dishwashers in the past and they work better then the Smeg DWAU6315X. We...purchased a number of Smeg items for x2 build and I am hoping the house we sold isn’t experiencing the same problems as I may have to wear the cost. I spent over $10,000 on smeg appliances. There ovens are great but I will never purchase a Smeg dishwasher in future builds. If you still decide to get a Smeg dishwasher after this review please get extended warranty.
Stuck with —- error. Needs resetting each time to work
Puchased new house with built in Smeg dishwasher. Unfortunately, very poor experience. Previously had issues with cycle not draining/completing. Fixed with cleaning and resetting. Now stuck with —- (three dashes) error. Needs resetting each time to get it to work. The dashes appear again once restarted. CNt find any help with this error in the manual. Very disappointed I must say.
Purchased in January 2017.
- Verified purchase
Very average dishwasher
The functionality of this dishwasher is pretty good but unfortunately that's about it.
Firstly the contents don't dry properly so i'm having to unpack and leave them on the bench to dry once the cycle has finished. I've had to raise the top shelf because the plates didn't fit on the bottom. Because of this i've also had to remove the cutlery draw therefore that's now useless to me. I've had to remove the plastic holders on the bottom draw (i think they're for wine glasses?) because they didn't allow plates to sit properly.
The top draw where ...
Will reserve judgement - not happy with a number of things
Had this unit installed this week. But can't say I'm over the moon. Dishes don't dry adequately (cutlery at top very wettest and middle draw any plastic particularly wet like they haven't been on a cycle that dries! The door is also very tight to open and noisy to close and does not lie completely horizontal when opened fully. Is enough to clear the bottom drawer, but just doesn't feel right, as it springs up very slightly. Has any else experienced these issues, or could it be related to installation? Have only used it a couple of times on auto setting. All lamps on showing dry is included in the washes...?
It’s a good dishwasher with useful settings. The size allows a lot to fit in quite easily, the cutlery holder sits in the dishwasher well. The dishwasher does a really good job of cleaning and drying the dishes. It’s pretty quiet while washing. I always use the “eco” wash option for dishes and it does a really good job.
Dissappointed in the European Appliance
I have used & owned several cheaper brands that worked better overall. $1400 worth of dissappointment! Plastics, top of cups and glasses and even cuttlery still wet 15 mins after the end of a 2.31min cycle that is supposed to dry. Have videos and pics to show how wet. Plates and cups dont fit very well - average size. This would be acceptable overall if I didn't have to dry most things by hand after a cycle.... paid top dollar and feel very dissappointed after saving a long time for a supposed top model! :(
Don't buy a Smeg
Cleans dishes well enough but does not dry at all due to all the plastic components.
Had to take the utensils tray out as it is not deep enough. The door doesn't close properly if top draw does not line up exactly with the top spray head connection. I bought a Smeg because I thought it had a good name, the only thing good about a a Smeg is the name. I've had a lot of dishwashers in my life and this is the worst. People save your money and buy anything but a Smeg, I just hope it dies quickly and I can buy something else.
THE SMEG is beautiful and a great machine. Very quiet and dishes are always very clean. No problems. Adjustable racks and we always use it on auto.seems to be the best setting. The shorter setting does leave some things wet, like Tupperware plastic etc. But this is normal. Happy i paid more for the italian job
Nothing fits or gets clean
Unfortunately plates don’t fit, nor do chopping boards, cups don’t balance or fit on top level, tall glasses don’t fit at all, the cutlery tray literally falls out of the machine if you use it and if you do use it barely any cutlery fits and allows you to slide the tray closed.
It also doesn’t clean well and bakes on food that was previously only something that needed wiping. Also comes with crap instructions on how to operate or understand the controls.. never again
- Verified purchase
After our old dishwasher an Asko died we looked for a replacement.Two dishwashers would fit into the space provided an Asko and a SMEG , Decided on the SMEG and I am super pleased we did. It washes dishes superbly clean (much better than the ASKO ) while being quiet in use. The controls are easy to use and in ECO mode uses very little water. Strongly recommend this product to you Fred T
- Verified purchase
Hard working and quiet
Has a number of cleaning settings including heat control which cleans dishes very well. Especially like the economy option which reduces cleaning time. Nice stylish design which looks nice in your kitchen. Would recommend arranging for installment.
I have to add though that larger dinner plates don’t fit easily into the machine so you would need to compensate for this. Overall I would recommend.
not a miele
We had a Miele where everything worked perfectly until it broke down :( We decided to go for SMEG but we now found out that it do not hold out plates (normal size) and glasses easily. the adjustments are just not right. Also to top drawer is very rough to operate but most of all the door is very stiff to operate.
3 months and everything is very good.
A quiet, efficient machine.
Nice looking washer, easy to clean with no sticking out bits.
Buttons require firmer pressure for a little longer than I have encountered before. I actually like that.
Decided to go Smeg as all appliances in a rental we owned (14) years were totally trouble free.
Questions & Answers
We have a SMEG DWA 157X and it has stopped working with water still in the bottom. There are no lights on the dial and I have checked that the power supply is ok. I have also checked the drain at the bottom of the washer. Any ideas?
Dear Maus and KB,I am the National l Service Manager for Smeg and I would like to assist with this problem, I would say that the timer may be at fault so could you please email me direct at firstname.lastname@example.org with your address and contact details and also scan me a photograph of the rating plate from the right side of the door. Once I have this information I will be in a position to ascertain what to do to fix this problem. Regards, Steve Cullen
Why doesn’t my SMEG DWA6315x1 dry the dishes. It’s so annoying!
I don't have an issue with mine. I usually run it overnight and when the cycle finishes the door opens and everything is dry by morning. If I am in a hurry I turn that function off and use the alternative drying cycle. Good quality rinse aid helps.
Dear Samantha, I am the National l Service Manager for Smeg and I would like to assist with this problem, could you please email me direct at email@example.com with your address and contact details. Can you also check that there is rince aid in the appliance as this aids in the drying process. If you still have an issue I will be in a position to arrrange a service call to ascertain what to do to fix this problem. Regards, Steve Cullen
Hi i have had this model dishwasher for nearly 3 years. The door spring seem to have broken and free falls down to horizontal. Is this a common fault for dishwasher age and can this be easily fixed?
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