The latest dishwasher collection from Hotpoint features the new ActiveDry system, which naturally air dries dishes by automatically opening the door of the dishwasher by up to 10 cm at the end of the cycle.
Opening the dishwasher door lets residual humidity exit safely and allows fresh air to enter the cavity and hasten the drying of the load. According to Hotpoint, this not only offers up to 60% better drying results, but also reduces energy consumption by up to 20% to help minimise household energy costs.
To protect kitchen furniture from heat and humidity and the door only opens when the internal temperature cools to around 40°C. In addition, the controlled 10 cm opening angle of the door has been designed to guide humid air from inside the appliance to ensure that moisture does not come into contact with the surrounding kitchen units.
Kimberley Garner, Hotpoint brand manager, said: “It is clear to us that consumers are often disappointed with their dishwasher due to dishes not being completely dry when unloading. As a result, we developed the ActiveDry system to ensure that dishes are perfectly dry, with the additional benefit that consumers can improve their energy efficiency at home too. The new range includes freestanding and fully integrated models to suit a variety of kitchen styles and consumer preferences.”