With everyone always home, constantly cooking and eating, the sink is hardly ever empty of dirty dishes. It’s really nothing to stress over if you have a dishwasher, which has become a must-have during the pandemic. It has made life so much easier for many and the convenience it provides has encouraged more creativity and fun in the kitchen. 

If you are considering buying a dishwasher, you probably have some questions. To help you out, we’ve compiled answers to those frequently asked. 


1. Is using a dishwasher better than handwashing?

Using a dishwasher saves time and manpower. Smeg dishwashers can go beyond simply washing with their capability to heat water to 70 degrees celsius. This is the temperature required for sanitization, to remove not just food but bacteria as well. Human hands cannot handle water this hot. Also, Smeg dishwashers consume approximately ten times less water than handwashing.

2. How does a dishwasher work?

Spinning spray arms pump water around the dishwasher cavity. Depending on the settings, the water may be hot or not. Detergent is released automatically. Smeg dishwashers use either the orbital wash system or the planetarium wash system.


3. What is the orbital wash system?

The orbital wash system is a feature that consists of a double spray arm with contra-action rotation which distributes water evenly throughout the cavity for excellent wash quality and a greatly reduced noise level.


4. What is the planetarium wash system? 

The planetarium wash system consists of an arm that rotates in planetary motion, equipped with 4 jets positioned in different levels, which guarantees maximum wash coverage within the dishwasher.

5. How do I operate a dishwasher?

Operating Smeg dishwashing equipment is very simple. All you have to do is load the dishes, add the detergent tablet, press your choice of setting, and the machine will do the rest. There are several pre-set programs for your every need. From Rapid 27, a quick 27-minute process for dishes with light dirt to Ultra Clean, 160 minutes of action for very dirty pans and dishes with dried-on residue. Smeg dishwashers also have a soak program that provides a quick rinse to prevent dirt from drying up. On eco mode, Smeg dishwashers use a low amount of water and energy to provide the most environmentally-friendly cleaning option.

6. How long does it take for the dishwasher to get the job done?

Smeg dishwashers have several pre-set programs to choose from. A basic wash and rinse can take as short as 27 minutes while a thorough cleansing with anti-bacterial washing and rinsing can extend to 2.5 hours.


7. What can I wash in my dishwasher?

Smeg dishwashers can accommodate pretty much anything – glassware, cutlery, fine bone china, plasticware, wooden utensils, baby bottles, pots and pans. You just have to choose the appropriate temperature or wash setting. Certain materials cannot withstand high temperatures.


8. What is the capacity of Smeg dishwashers?

Smeg dishwashers have a volume capacity of 280 liters. This size can fit roughly 12 place settings. For a better picture, that’s 12 dinner plates, 12 soup plates, 12 dessert plates, 12 glasses, 12 teacups, 12 saucers, 12 forks, 12 soup spoons, 12 knives, 12 dessert spoons, 12 teaspoons, 1 round platter, 1 large serving bowl, 1 medium serving bowl, 1 small serving bowl, 1 soup ladle, 1 serving fork, and 2 serving spoons. Smeg dishwashers are equipped with foldable steel baskets and a cutlery caddy which can be configured in a variety of ways to hold different types of loads.

9. Do I need to switch on the dishwasher the moment I load it?

Smeg dishwashers have delay timers which allow you to postpone the start of a wash program for up to 24 hours.


10. Do dishwashers make a lot of noise when running?

Smeg dishwashers are installed with sufficient insulation and special devices to keep noise to a minimum. It is very quiet, humming at 49 decibels, even more silent than a refrigerator.


11. Will the dishwasher get my floor wet?

No. Smeg dishwashers are built with the Total Aquastop system, a feature that prevents flooding in case of water leakage by automatically cutting off water intake to the dishwasher if it detects a leak. 

12. How much water does a dishwasher consume?

Smeg dishwashers consume 12 liters of water per cycle while handwashing the same load uses up roughly 102 liters. 


13. What is the energy consumption of dishwashers?

Smeg dishwashers are energy-efficient, with a rating of A+. Each dishwashing cycle uses up only 1.010kwH of electricity.  

14. What kind of detergent should I use for dishwashers?

Smeg dishwashers require detergent tablets. 


15. Where can I buy dishwasher tablets? 

Smeg dishwasher tablets can be purchased for P480 per box of 40 from any of Smeg’s Experience Centers or online outlets. Other brands of detergent tablets are available at leading supermarkets.  

16. Do dishwashers require special installation? 

It depends on the model you choose. The Smeg free standing dishwasher can be positioned at any spot with a waterline and an electric outlet. The Smeg built-in dishwasher is integrated into the kitchen cabinet counter so it will require some carpentry and plumbing work.


17. If I choose the Smeg built-in dishwasher, can Smeg install it for me? 

Definitely! Smeg can deliver and install dishwashers in any part of the country. Within Metro Manila, delivery and installation are free of charge. 


18. How can I be sure that my space can accommodate a dishwasher?

If you are not sure whether you can have a dishwasher at your place, call the Smeg concierge and schedule a video call so they can assess the area.


19. What’s the warranty period for Smeg dishwashers?

The warranty period for the Smeg dishwashers is 1 year. 


20. Does Smeg have a local service center?

Yes. The efficient service team of Smeg Philippines may be reached at info@smegphilippines.com or @smegphilippines on Instagram and @smegph on Facebook.


21. How much do Smeg dishwashers cost? 

The Smeg free-standing dishwasher is priced at P29,995 while the Smeg built-in dishwasher costs P48,995.

22. Are there installment payment plans available for Smeg dishwashers?

Yes. If you pay with a BDO credit card, you can pay in 12 monthly installments at 0% interest rate. 


23. Where can I purchase a Smeg dishwasher? 

You can go to the Smeg Experience Center at Park Terraces in Makati or Design Center in Mandaue. You may also shop at www.smegphilippines.com or Lazada. For inquiries, message the Smeg concierge at sales@smegphilippines.com or @smegphilippines on Instagram and @smegph on Facebook.