If you’ve had your Zanussi dishwasher for a while, you might have no idea where the user guide is, and this can be an issue if the symbols on your appliance have rubbed off. Unless you already know exactly which button relates to which wash cycle, you might struggle to use your appliance effectively without being able to see the old symbols.
Fear not! This guide is going to cover what each symbol looks like and what function it controls on a standard Zanussi dishwasher. Learning more about each symbol and setting in your washer will enable you to take full advantage of everything that it has to offer.
Depending on the specific model of Zanussi dishwasher you own, you might have unique one-off settings. However, this guide will cover the universal symbols and functions that you’ll find in the majority of dishwashers by this manufacturer.
The control panel is the main control centre for your dishwasher. On the control panel, you’ll find the main power button, where you can turn the appliance on and off. When the appliance is switched on, the power button will illuminate. When the appliance is off but is still plugged into the main electricity supply in your home, a pilot light will remain on.
You’ll also find all of the symbols and buttons for each wash cycle that is available in the specific Zanussi model that you own. Keep reading to learn more about the most common wash programmes in Zanussi dishwashers.
Each Zanussi dishwasher has unique programs and settings, some with a more extensive range than others. However, there are some common programs that you can find in most Zanussi dishwashers.
Overview – The prewash setting is present in almost all Zanussi dishwashers, and it’s denoted as sprinkles of water with a solid black line to the right of the symbol.
Best used for – Lightly washing your dishes.
Benefits/drawbacks – Many of the other cycles in a Zanussi dishwasher begin with a prewash, so you may never end up using this setting on its own. However, it’s helpful if you want to give your dishes and cutlery a quick rinse before washing them manually. It only takes 14 minutes in total and uses very little energy or water.
Overview – Every Zanussi dishwasher has a normal cycle setting, which washes at 65 degrees Celsius and lasts around two hours. A normal wash cycle is denoted by a dishwasher with a solid black line underneath it.
Best used for – Standard washes to clean your dishes and cutlery.
Benefits/drawbacks – You’ll probably use the normal wash cycle more than any other programme in your dishwasher. There aren’t any drawbacks to note.
Overview – Most Zanussi dishwashers have a more intense, heavy wash cycle, the symbol of which features a dishwasher with two solid black lines underneath.
Best used for – Washing dishes and cutlery more intensely than a normal wash cycle.
Benefits/drawbacks – The heavy wash cycle is helpful when you’ve got stubborn food residues on your dishes that refuse to budge with a normal wash cycle. However, a heavy cycle takes around 40 minutes long and requires 0.1 kWh more energy and two extra litres of water per cycle than the normal wash setting.
Overview – The quick wash cycle is denoted by a symbol with a clock with two arrows to the right of it. It lasts just 30 minutes and washes at 60 to 65 degrees Celsius.
Best used for – Quick washes when you’ve got limited time to get the dishes done.
Benefits/drawbacks – The quick wash setting is perfect for when you’re in a rush. It takes 30 minutes and uses less energy and water per cycle than any other full wash programme in the dishwasher. However, it has no prewash setting and may not offer a thorough enough wash to power through stubborn reissues on your plate.
Overview – The eco wash setting is shown by a symbol with the word ‘eco’. It’s a more environmentally friendly wash cycle that reaches a lower temperature of 50 degrees Celsius and uses 0.2 kWh less energy and two litres less water per cycle than a normal wash cycle.
Best used for – Washing dishes in an eco-friendlier way to reduce your energy and water consumption and cut your utility expenses.
Benefits/drawbacks – The eco wash setting is better for the environment and for your wallet. Because it washes at a lower temperature, it requires less electrical energy than other wash programmes, and it uses less water overall per cycle. The main drawback with this programme is the fact that it takes over three hours to complete (195 minutes), which isn’t ideal if you need your dishes to serve an early dinner!