Hints & Tips

This section shows how to get the best out of your Ariston washing machine with some useful tips to help you. To get the best wash results from your machine simply follow the steps below

Step 1 – Sorting the Laundry

Laundry should always be sorted into different types so that it can be washed in different ways. Always follow these rules when sorting:

Sort by coloureds/whites – different wash loads will help to protect your colours e.g. stopping dye from a red jumper turning your white socks into pink ones. It also allows you to use a specific colour detergent for coloured loads.

Sort by temperature – so that garments are not washed above the temperature allowed on the fabric care label. This will make cleaning as effective as possible, whilst also protecting the garments.

Sort by type of wash cycle – e.g. delicate woollen garments should be washed at a lower level of agitation compared to cotton garments.
If you do have a mixed load, choose a wash according to the garments that require the lowest temperature and the gentlest agitation.

 Step 2 – Read Fabric Care labels

Use you clothing labels to understand fabric care. Always remember to wash at the temperature stated on the fabric care label.

Step 3 – Loading the Machine

When loading the machine you should always leave a gap between the top of the drum and the laundry. It should be at least 10cm. Overloading your machine prevents the garments tumbling properly, which leads to poorer wash results. Furthermore your machine is not designed to take the additional load which may lead to machine damage.

 Step 4 – Select the appropriate wash cycle

Modern washing machines have a large range of wash cycles. These cycles are designed to vary according to different types of wash loads. So choosing the correct cycle is very important for looking after your clothes and making them last. Using the wrong cycle can make clothes look old and worn much quicker than you would like. Your appliance user manual will give you further information about wash cycles on particular machines.

Step 5 – Select the right detergent for your wash load and your MACHINE, always preform a maintenance wash to keep your machine in top shape

This section shows how to get the best out of your Ariston dishwasher with some useful and simple to follow hints.


Saving Energy and Water

Did you know that by using lower temperatures such as 50°C to 55°C programs or automatic programs instead of high temperature programs when running your Indesit dishwasher you can save*:

…up to about 84 kWh on electricity in one year? That’s 80 extra cycles or 3 months’ worth of dishwashing for free!!

Hints and Tips:

Preparation Hints

When collecting plates don’t slide your plates on top of each other, this can cause scratching of the glaze and cause damage to patterns

Do not stacks cups inside of each other, they cannot wash properly if this is done

Always scrape lumps of food off plates before placing into the dishwasher to prevent the filter getting clogged

Loading Hints

Always load the most heavily soiled items in the lower basket when using both baskets

Never ever wash hand painted/antique china or expensive lead crystal in the dishwasher

Don’t allow plates to touch each other or stack items on top of each other – this stops the detergent solution from washing effectively and may also cause scratching

When loading cups or mugs, ensure that the handles face in the same direction to maximise the available space

Stack glasses and cups at an angle so that water can drain off

Alternate cups and glasses to avoid scratching

Hang gold or silver rimmed cups and mugs on stalks if these are provided in the dishwasher. This prevents damage to the finish of the rim

Ensure that no item is placed in a position that will prevent the spray arm from rotating freely

Do not place wood or bone handled cutlery in the dishwasher in case the heat softens the glue for the handles and they become loose

Do not allow cutlery made of different metals (e.g. stainless steel and silver) to come into contact in the cutlery basket

Rinse silver items before placing them in the dishwasher as this will reduce the likelihood of tarnishing. This is particularly important if the items are soiled with egg or salt

When putting cutlery into the basket mix the spoons, knives and forks. This will maximise the exposure of the cutlery to the detergent solution. Also, for safety load the knives with the blade pointing down

Do not pack items too tightly. Glass or china could crack as the items expand on heating and plastic may become distorted

Add the correct amount of detergent as specified by the detergent manufacturer into the dispenser. Ensure that dry detergent does not come into contact with cutlery


Unloading Hints

Always empty the bottom basket of your machine first as if there is any water left on the items in the top basket it will not drip onto the items below

Sometimes cutlery can begin to sadly begin to rust in the hot moist atmosphere of the drying cycle.  We suggest you cutlery from the machine as quickly as possible after cycle completion or open the door after drying

Common Questions about Dishwashers

Food residues on glasses
Usually caused by food redepositing on the glasses during the main wash, mainly because the water spray is not reaching the soiled area. This could be due to non-rotation of the spray arm, excessive soil in the filter or insufficient detergent being used.

Scratch marks on my glasses
Can be the result of allowing glasses to touch in the dishwasher or careless handling when loading and unloading.

Spotting and film on glasses
Can be the result of the failure to add salt to the salt container or insufficient salt levels. Could also be due to insufficient detergent or rinse aid or alternatively it can be the poor loading of the dishwasher itself

Rainbow effect on my glasses
Usually the result of detergents with high levels of discillicate, very soft water or long cycles at high temperatures.

How Can I Remove Cloudiness from Drinking Glasses That Does Not Come Off With Vinegar?
Cloudiness that does not come off with vinegar is the early stages of corrosion and is usually permanent and can be caused by a number of factors such as glass type, water hardness, wash temperature, drying conditions and detergent.

Can I Remove the Powdery Residue Left On Glasses and/or Cups?
Re-wash the load, paying particular attention to loading. Tall glasses should be placed near the centre of the machine to ensure good results. Old detergent that has been badly stored may not dissolve properly – always use fresh detergent.

Please always refer to your user manual for any other queries about your Ariston product

If you’re cooking on several shelves try to use shelf 1 and 3 or 2 and 4. For just one dish and use the centre shelf to maximize cooking.

Remember that the temperatures in a fan oven are more or less uniform throughout. A traditional oven will be hotter at the top and cooler at the bottom.

Do not cluster several dishes on one shelf.

Don’t overload the oven, as air needs to be able to circulate freely.

Common Problems:

My Cooking results are uneven
– The Ariston cooker is not level – ensure the cooker is level using a spirit level on the rod shelf.
– The cooker is not installed correctly. Refer to user instructions.
– The oven could be overloaded, e.g. cooking on four shelves.

My Meat dishes are overcooked
The temperature of your oven is perhaps too high and the cooking time has not been reduced – refer to cook book for details.

My Cakes are sinking
The following may cause cakes to sink:
– Preheating of a fan oven which is not necessary.
– Too high a temperature – reduce as recommended in the instruction book. 

My Cakes are not rising
– Ensure the Ariston cooker is level, using a spirit level on the rod shelf.
– Refer to the instruction or cook book to ensure that correct time and temperatures are being used.
– Preheating of a fan oven which is not necessary.

My Cooked dishes are very dry
The temperature is too high, it is recommended to reduce by 25°C for standard recipes. This could be due to preheating in a fan oven which is often not necessary.

Fast Clean – Pyrolytic Fast cleaning – What is it?

In this process, the interior walls of the oven are coated with a self-degreasing catalytic enamel.

This enamel oxydizes and destroys all grease particles which splash on to the oven walls. The temperature of the walls must be over 170° for oxydization to occur. The porosity of the catalytic enamel increases the surface exchange required for oxydizing the grease particles by catalysis.

● Towards the end of the cooking period, if there are still traces of grease

particles, leave the empty oven turned on with

●The door closed, set the temperature selector to maximum, the function selection control to for 60 to 90 minutes

● According to the amount of grease residue. Hot water and a soft brush can also help remove spattering of grease.