Hisense is best known for its televisions, but it also produces a wide range of household appliances, including dishwashers. The Hisense HV651D60UK dishwasher is near the bottom of the fully integrated line. Yet it still has a good set of features and a reasonable price.
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Design & build
Dishwashers are among the lightest big appliances, and fully integrated ones are significantly lighter because they don’t have any external metalwork.
As a result, the Hisense HV651D60UK dishwasher is quite light and portable, but it does have a flimsy feel to it. This is due to the rigidity of the cabinets to which it attaches, as well as the front door panel.
There’s nothing to say as to its appearance because it’s completely hidden, save that it doesn’t have any outward signs to tell you be it on or off. Some integrated models, such as those from Bosch, beam light into your kitchen floor to alert you that your clothes are being washed.
Hisense HV651D60UK: Adjustable top basket
Its top basket is height-adjustable & includes a hinged shelf here on left with slots for five wine glasses, but it’s also helpful for lengthy utensils that won’t fit within the cutlery basket.
Hisense dishwasher claims that plates with a diameter of 310mm can fit within the lower basket & 270mm in the higher basket, and both measurements are accurate.
This cutlery basket is really two distinct baskets clipped together, which is a great feature. Unclip them, and the hooks on their backs go over the side of the lower baskets (as pictured above), enabling you to place them both anywhere you choose.
They both have ‘grilles’ on top that separate cutlery. A few of their slots are sometimes too tiny, so your cutlery handles may not fit, but there’s a good range of slot widths for bigger knife blades. You can also remove the grills totally if necessary.
If you prefer a cutlery tray, Hisense sells the Hisense HV651D60UK, which is slightly different from the HV661D60UK (It also promises to be able to accommodate 16 people).
Because the HV651D60UK described here lacks folding tines, you won’t be able to create any flat surfaces for larger objects; instead, you’ll have to try to fit them over the tines.
Also, despite what Hisense’s photographs suggest, there is no inside lighting.
How to install the Hisense HV651D60UK dishwasher?
There is an installation leaflet separate from the user handbook if you wish to install the dishwasher yourself. It’s not the most user-friendly, but it gets to do the job.
Also, because it houses the flood sensor, the water hose connection – where it connects to the supply of your kitchen – is fairly big. This shouldn’t be a problem in most circumstances unless there is limited space, which might make tightening the nut difficult if there isn’t enough room to get your hand in.
A nut on the front adjusts the height of a single rear foot (you’ll need to have a Torx T20 bit for all of this). It’s a good way to check this before you put the device in place. It was initially incredibly rigid, but as the foot begin to expand downwards, it loosened up.
To mount a cabinet door, adhesive Velcro pads are all included, along with screws. The pads are surprisingly effective at holding a door in place while you enter the screws, so you won’t need to ask for assistance.
Cleaning strength and modes
Unlike the HV672C60UK, which includes touch-sensitive controls, the control panel is simple with physical buttons. Buttons are my preferred method because they function also when your fingers are moist.
However, you may choose from five different programs, including a one-hour wash (which becomes 15 minutes so when the ‘Speed Wash’ button is clicked) and a 70° intense wash. There isn’t a pre-rinse cycle or a half-load option. Auto-wash detects how unclean your dishes are and changes the volume of water and temperature accordingly. But still, it takes five runs to ‘adapt and offer the optimum results.’
Eco is the default state since it performs a good job most of the time. That’s convenient since all you have to do is place a dishwashing tablet in the compartment, turn on the power, and close the door; the cycle will begin automatically.
Glasses, mugs, cutlery, and dishes all come out sparkling clean, with the exception of a bowl previously coated with Weetabix or another cereal that had been sitting on the lower tray since the previous day. You’ll have no issue utilizing the Eco cycle on the day that everything loads. As long as you don’t expect pans containing burned-on food to be dazzling and clean.
In the minute before the door really pops open, the release produces a few clicking noises, which can raise a few eyebrows until you realize what you’re hearing. It makes a huge difference in terms of how dry your goods are. But you must leave them there until the program is officially finished and not take the door to open as a hint that it is time to leave.
Mugs & bowls with indents should load at an angle to enable the rinse water to drain off. But this isn’t always practicable, so plan to dry a few items that hold water. Apart from that, every cutlery, glassware, and crockery was completely dry. Plastic tubs and lids were the sole exception, as they do not hold heat from the water and so do not dry as quickly.
The start time can delay from 1 to 24 hours, and just a display shows how long the select program takes. It also displays the remaining time. But only if you open the door in the middle of the cycle & interrupt the wash.
When you choose a program, you’ll notice that the time is different from when you last chose it. This is because it shows you how long the software took the previous time you use the. It’s an intriguing feature, albeit a little perplexing.
Other features include auto open, which opens the door open and allows heat and moisture to leave before the program is complete, and Extra hygiene, which raises the temperature of a selected program and therefore is excellent for cleaning cutting boards with fresh meat on them, and also infant bottles.
The HV651D60UK is extremely quiet when in use, at 45dB. And that’s because you won’t always be able to tell if it’s running or not. Only when there is no background noise can you hear water spray around. But it isn’t bothersome, and the pump makes no discernible noise.
Efficiencies in energy
The Eco program on the Hisense HV651D60UK takes just over 3 hours and uses 0.77kWh of power and 9.9L of water. That would be more cost-effective than many more costly competitors.
That’s 220 kWh & 2,772L of water every year.
The D rating may not appear to be particularly outstanding. However, this is due to the UK and EU’s new energy rating methodology. On the former rating, it would have been an A+++, making it one of the most efficient you could buy right now.
Is it Hisense HV651D60UK dishwasher worth buying?
Yes, absolutely. Here are some of the benefits of having a dishwasher at your house: Every dishwasher has a huge capacity, which is suitable for Indian households with larger families.
You can buy the Hisense HV651D60UK from AO.com for £299 and from Appliances Direct which was £319.00at the time on
It’s difficult to find fault with the Hisense HV651D60UK dishwasher at this price. Because of the auto-open feature, it cleans well & generally leaves items dry. It’s also cost-effective, so it won’t consume a lot of water or electricity.
The absence of smart features isn’t a problem. But it’s a shame there’s no way of knowing whether or not a program is running. However, the fact that it’s so quiet seems to be the reason. You’d need that knowledge, and you’re willing to make that trade-off.
Its lack of fold-down tines is the final annoyance. But that’s another reason for the low price, and Hisense’s more expensive versions do feature them.