Zanussi ZDS 231 User manual | Loading cutlery and dishes
Adjusting the dosage of rinse aid
Increase the dose if there are drops of water or lime spots on the dishes after washing.
Reduce the dose if there are whitish streaks on the dishes or a bluish film on glassware or knife blades.
Open the lid.
Set the dosage level.
(The dose is factory set in position 4).
Close the lid and press until it locks.
Loading cutlery and dishes
Sponges, household cloths and any object that can absorb water may not be washed in the dishwasher.
• Before loading the dishes, you should:
– Remove all left over food and debris.
– Soften remnants of burnt food in pans
• When loading the dishes and cutlery, please note:
– Dishes and cutlery must not impede the rotation of the spray arms.
– Load hollow items such as cups, glasses, pans, etc. with the opening downwards so that water cannot collect in the container or a deep base.
– Dishes and items of cutlery must not lie inside one another, or cover each other.
– To avoid damage to glasses, they must not touch.
– Lay small objects in the cutlery basket.
• Plastic items and pans with non stick coatings have a tendency to retain water drops; these items will not dry as well as porcelain and steel items.
• Light items (plastic bowls etc.) must be loaded in the upper basket and arranged so they do not move.
For washing in the dishwasher the following cutlery and dishes are not suitable: are of limited suitability:
• Cutlery with wooden, horn, china or mother-ofpearls handles.
• Plastic items that are not heat resistant.
• Older cutlery with glued parts that are not temperature resistant.
• Bonded cutlery items or dishes.
• Pewter or copper items.
• Lead crystal glass.
• Steel items prone to rusting.
• Wooden platters.
• Items made from synthetics fibres.
• Only wash stoneware in the dishwasher if it is specially marked as being dishwasher-safe by the manufacturer.
• Glazed patterns may fade if machine washed frequently.
• Silver and aluminium parts have a tendency to discolour during washing: Residues, e.g. egg white, egg yolk and mustard often cause discolouring and staining on silver. Therefore always clean leftovers from silver immediately, if it is not to be washed straight after use.
Load cutlery. For best results we recommend you to use the cutlery grid provided (if the size and dimensions of the cutlery allow it)
Place knives and other items of cutlery with sharp points or edges with their handles facing upwards. Risk of injury!
Load the lower basket. Arrange serving dishes and large lids around the edge of the basket.
The two rows of prongs on the lower basket can be easily lowered to allow you to load pots, pans and bowls.
Load upper basket. Light items (plastic bowls etc.) must be loaded in the upper basket and arranged so they do not move.
For taller items, the cup racks can be folded upwards.
If plates are to be loaded in the upper basket: load them starting from the rear positions; tilting them slightly forwards and avoiding the front positions near the door.
Adjusting the height of the upper basket
If washing very large plates you can load them in the lower basket after moving the upper basket to the higher position.
With upper basket raised
With upper basket lowered
Maximum height of the dishes in : upper basket
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