Zanussi launches six place compact dishwasherThe ZSF2450S costs around £315

06 August 2009

Zanussi ZsF2450S dishwasher

Zanussi's new compact dishwasher can fit under a sink and clean six place settings while offering many of the features of standard-size machines.

The ZSF2450S Compact is priced at around £315, the top of the price bracket for compact dishwashers - but it is rare in being able to cope with six place settings. Its five programmes (auto, economy, quick wash, intensive and a glass setting), delayed start and LED display make up a high specification for a compact dishwasher.

Past performance

When we we found its smaller sibling, the ZSF2420 (now replaced by the ZSF2430) was quick and highly energy and water efficient. However, the noise of this model and its cleaning performance impacted its overall score - see the full review of the ZSF2430 to see how it measured up to other dishwasher models.

Other compact dishwashers we've tested include the SKT5102 Classixx from Bosch, the Kenwood KDW4TTSL and the Proline PDW041 - find out how each performed in our comprehensive dishwasher review.

All these machines can only cope with four place settings, rather than the new Zanussi's six. With a lower decibel rating, the 2450 should be quieter than we found its older stablemate; it remains to be seen how it fares in use.

Energy efficiency

With A-ratings for energy and wash and a B-rating for dry, the ZSF2450S is an efficient machine.

As well as the analysing the different amounts of energy and water used by different programs in our dishwasher review's FAQs, we also have a guide to being greener with your dishwasher, and reviews of energy-saving appliances and water-saving products that include dishwashers.

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