V‑ZUG know-how: FAQ

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    What energy efficiency class does the DualDry have?

    The DualDry is extremely energy-efficient. In tumble drying mode, it meets the requirements for energy efficiency class A++ and in room air laundry drying, the requirements for energy efficiency class A1.

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    Can the start time be programmed?

    The programme start can be individually defined via the delayed start. Furthermore, the controls can be automated via the moisture control programme.

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    How loud is the room air function?

    64 dB(A) in room air operation according to test regulation.

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    Does the DualDry blow out hot air?

    During room air laundry drying, the room air (and therefore the clothes) is dehumidified; to this end, a heat pump is used. The temperature of the air blown out is only slightly above the temperature of the room air. DualDry releases a heat capacity of some 350-400 W into the room during operation. This means that the air blown out in normal operation is 5 - 10°C higher than the room temperature, but it is not electronically heated, which results in very good energy efficiency values. If the DualDry blows out tangibly hot air, this is often caused by a clogged fluff filter. Only when drying in the drum is the laundry dried with heated air.

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    Can the air flow be changed?

    No, the air flow cannot be changed. However, as the air circulation has only a limited impact on the drying, factors such as the size of the room, volume of laundry or how the laundry was hung up are more decisive.

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    How does a modern washing machine compare to a 20-year-old model in terms of water consumption?

    A model from 1990 required 80 litres of water and used 1.25 kW of electricity. A current model can manage with just 39 litres of water and 0.85 kW of electricity. The amount of water required depends on the level of soiling and the water hardness. AdoraWash washing machines are equipped with EcoManagement. This function shows how much water and energy were used during the last wash cycle. It also displays average values for the last 20 wash cycles.

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    What exactly is the partial load economy system?

    To avoid wasting water and electricity, the ingenious V-ZUG sensor system ensures that consumption precisely corresponds to the actual amount and type of laundry. This means that, with the economical V-ZUG washing machines, you can easily wash a smaller amount of laundry without wasting precious resources.

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    How are creases reduced?

    Applying steam makes the textile fibres smooth, causing creases to unfold. Clothing is smoothed out using a combination of its own weight and a gentle stream of air.

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    How effectively are creases removed?

    The extent to which creases are removed very much depends on the type of fabric, as the fibre types all behave differently. Creases in textiles made from cotton and polyester fabric blends or wool, for instance, can be removed significantly more effectively than those in textiles made from linen, cotton or silk. A superior crease removal effect can also be achieved with cotton shirts labelled as "anti-crease" or "easy-care".

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    How are textiles sanitised?

    The additional hygiene programme eliminates germs using an elevated temperature (above 60 °C) over a longer exposure time. Independent laboratory trials have confirmed a reduction in germs of up to 99.99 %.

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    What is meant by MonoFridge mode?

    With MonoFridge, you can transform the freezer compartment into a standard refrigerator in just a few hours, freeing up even more space for fresh food.

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    Can body odour also be removed from fabrics?

    Yes, in principle, body odour can also be removed from fabrics. It should be kept in mind, however, that body odour is produced to help remove bacteria. Since sweat is unique to each individual, the treatment result may differ from person to person. We recommend washing sweaty clothes.

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    What actions can I take to prevent undesirable odours?

    To make sure the range hood works as effectively as possible, switch it on three to five minutes before you start cooking. This allows an air flow to be established in the room so that vapours and odours can be conducted away quickly. To prevent the build-up of negative pressure and support the extraction of cooking odours, fresh air must be supplied at the same time. As a result, the following rules apply: always open a window when using air extraction solutions. Once you have finished cooking, keep the fan running for another five to ten minutes. Many range hoods have an automatic run-on function for this purpose. In particular, frying pans should be left under the range hood if they are still hot because they can still disperse odours even after you have finished cooking.

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    What is the purpose of the degree of soiling button?

    This adapts the wash programme to the degree of soiling. This additional function is typical for V-ZUG appliances and helps you save water, time and energy.

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    How is the odour removal function in the RefreshButler different to other drying cabinet appliances?

    The RefreshButler actually eliminates odorous substances, thereby removing odours with a lasting effect. Other appliances simply mask odorous substances with perfume or odour-masking scents during the refresh programme.

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    How does the «Tip and go» function work?

    You select a main programme by pressing a singlebutton. This means all the required settings are automatically chosen. If desired, you can select additional programmes or functions by pressing the corresponding buttons. If no button is pressed within 20 seconds, the programme selected will start automatically.

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    What is the energy consumption like compared to tumble drying or previous room air laundry dryers?

    As drying in a room takes place at low temperatures and the laundry in a room can be less efficiently streamed with air, drying laundry in a room can require slightly more energy than when drying in the drum.

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    Washing laundry at 20°C is becoming increasingly popular. Do V-ZUG washing machines offer this functionality?

    To meet our customer's requirements, our new laundry room appliances now feature a 20°C wash programme that can be selected by pressing a dedicated button.

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    How big may the room be?

    The recommended maximum size of the room is 25 m² (50 m³)

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    What types of range hoods are there?

    There are different solutions to suit you – whether you want your range hood to be an eye-catching design feature or for it to be discreetly integrated into your kitchen. On the wall If you want to make your range hood stand out, then a wall hood is a great choice. Wall hoods are also available as slanted versions which provide ample headroom. They are installed on the wall directly above the hob. Integrated into the kitchen units If you would rather incorporate the hood into the kitchen so that it is virtually invisible, then we recommend a built-in range hood with a glass canopy, a flat-panel range hood or an integrated range hood. These are perfect for kitchens in which you need to make clever use of the space. On the ceiling Range hoods designed for ceiling installation are the perfect solution in open-plan kitchens that feature a free-standing cooking island. Choose your favourites from our elegant ceiling range hoods and our wide range of attractive island hoods. Downdraft or in the hob itself Without long detours, cooking vapours are whisked away at the very place where they first develop – on the hob itself. Our integrated hob hood, the pull-out downdraft and the induction hob with integrated range hood offer increased headroom and extract the vapours downwards.

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    How does the appliance hygiene function stop the build-up of odours?

    V-ZUG offers the appliance hygiene function in AdoraWash Vx000 washing machines. It appears at regular intervals on the appliance. The programme cleans the drum interior (while it is empty) at the maximum temperature, eliminating any bacteria that might lead to unpleasant odours.

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    How does the appliance hygiene programme work?

    Start it without putting any laundry in the washing machine. The programme heats a small amount of water to approximately 80°C and then treats the inside of the appliance with steam to significantly reduce the number of germs.

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    Is it a good idea to install a sound absorber with a wall/island hood or built-in range hood?

    Yes, we would definitely recommend installing a sound absorber to reduce the overall noise emissions. In extracted air mode, both the fan noise going outside and the outdoor noise coming inside via the extracted air duct can be reduced. In the case of recirculation mode, the sound absorber is positioned directly on the fan nozzle in the hood flue.

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    When does it make sense to use washing powder?

    Primarily for white laundry. Because only washing powder contains bleach and can therefore better remove stains from fruit, coffee, tea, etc.

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    What does the energy efficiency category say about a range hood?

    The energy efficiency category helps you to understand a range hood’s energy consumption and to compare it to others. Since the start of 2020, products have been given a rating on a scale of A+++ to D. The most energy-efficient V-ZUG range hoods are in efficiency category A++.

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    Are additional accessories required to use OptiDos?

    No. Both detergent dispensers are supplied with the washing machine and can be immediately filled with the desired liquid agents or softeners.

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    Does the hob ventilation/hob hood ventilation also work with taller pots?

    Cooking vapours can be extracted without any problems in the case of pots up to 20 cm tall. For pots that are over 21 cm tall, we recommend placing the pot lid at an angle in order to direct the steam towards the range hood.

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    What do I need to consider with regard to the exhaust duct?

    If possible, you should make sure that the duct diameter is at least 125 mm and ideally 150 mm. If there is no room for a round pipe, a flat channel with an equivalent cross section may also be used. The use of 90° pipe bends should be kept to a minimum. Narrowing cross sections and reducing pipes with a smooth inner surface should also be avoided. We recommend using short piping lengths, wall boxes with large slats and sufficient replacement air.

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    What is the purpose of the WetClean programme?

    You use this to loosen up delicate textiles. (Remove them immediately after the programme has completed.)

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    How does the «Tip and go» function work?

    You select a main programme with the press of a single button. This means all the required settings are automatically chosen. If desired, select additional functions by pressing the corresponding buttons. If no button is pressed within 20 seconds, the programme selected will start automatically.

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    Is it normal for tumble dryers to generate fluff?

    Fluff consists of fine threads produced by friction during the manufacturing, wearing and washing of textiles. This does not mean that the appliance puts an excessive strain on your laundry. Even with laundry dried on a line, fluff can be observed when you shake or iron it. While the laundry is wet, fluff clings to it. In the tumble dryer, the fluff is separated from the textiles and caught by the fluff filter in the door. The amount of fluff depends on the type of laundry, but finding some fluff in the filter after drying is quite normal.

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    How do I link up my appliance?

    Detailed information is available online: https://home.vzug.com/en/

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    Does every hob work with OptiLink?

    To fully enjoy OptiLink, both the hob and the hood must be equipped with the OptiLink function. Look out for the "Fan wheel with chain links" symbol in the "Equipment and operating modes" section.

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    How many hobs can I connect to a range hood via Bluetooth?

    Up to three hobs at the same time.

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    Can I adjust the degree of dryness With a V-ZUG tumble dryer?

    V-ZUG dryers are designed for minimum energy consumption. A humidity sensor continuously measures your laundry's degree of dryness. If in spite of this, your laundry turns out too dry or not dry enough, you can adjust the degree of dryness according to your needs.

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    Can I adjust the colour temperature for the range hood lighting?

    Yes you can – various range hoods have the FlexLED function. This allows you to easily adjust the colour temperature, from a warm-white 2700 to a cool 4000 kelvin. This feature creates the perfect atmosphere in harmony with the kitchen lighting and can be individually tailored to all kinds of lighting concepts.

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    What makes the extractor hoods particularly user-friendly?

    We recommend conveying the extracted air outside wherever possible, as this carries smells away from the kitchen. The most effective solution is to use an exhaust system (duct) with a diameter of 150 mm.

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    It is possible to dry laundry in the drum and in the room at the same time?

    No, only one operating mode works at a time.

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    What detergent is the right one for my selected programme?

    V-ZUG OptiDos supports the detergent selection with an intuitive, unique selection aid. It uses a symbol to show which detergent from the OptiDos dispenser suits the selected programme best.

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    Can I continue to use powder and special detergents?

    Yes. Thanks to the intuitive, simple programme selection, it is possible to choose whether or not OptiDos should be used for the wash after every programme selection. When selecting “without OptiDos”, the detergent is taken from the right detergent dispenser drawer as usual.

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    What is the moisture control programme?

    The moisture control programme automatically starts the room air laundry drying over 7 days if the appliance detects an increase in humidity. The target humidity in the room can be set between 50% and 60%.

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    How do I know long the tank content will last?

    By pulling out the OptiDos drawer, the load capacity for both dispensers is shown on the touch display and whether or not there is sufficient detergent. If the filing level is low, a notification will automatically appear on the display after the wash (without pulling out the detergent dispenser drawer).

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    Can the DualDry also be used to keep the room dry?

    Yes, the moisture control programme runs for 7 days and automatically starts drying the room air if the appliance detects an increase in humidity. However, the DualDry is not designed for permanent operation or the dehumidification of very humid rooms.

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    Can you clean the metal grease filters in the dishwasher?

    All metal grease filters should be cleaned at least once every two months (more frequently in the event of intensive use, and at the latest when the noise increases). Range hoods with saturation indicators on the display remind you to clean them regularly. You can soak the metal grease filter by hand and clean it with gentle detergent. It can, of course, also be cleaned in the dishwasher – simply choose an intensive programme. If you choose to wash the filter in the dishwasher, do not place any other crockery in the dishwasher.

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    What is the metal grease filter saturation indicator?

    Some range hoods are equipped with a warning light that shows you when the metal grease filter needs to be cleaned. The operating hours counter can be used to roughly estimate whether the metal grease filter is full or not.

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    Is there anything in particular to consider when planning to fit a FoodCenter fridge in my kitchen?

    You'll need a dedicated water connection to use the FoodCenter's ice cube dispenser.

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    What is the energy saving potential of a modern refrigerator?

    Under the new energy efficiency rating system, which comes into force on 1 March 2021, our CombiCoolers are in energy efficiency class C. This makes them our most energy-efficient refrigerators. Their long operating life also helps to save operating costs and resources.

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    I suffer from allergies. Can a washing machine help me cope with them?

    The anti-mite programme eradicates mites and allergens – importantly, that includes house dust mite excretions, which are linked to respiratory problems. These unwelcome house guests are incredibly resilient, but they are completely wiped out by the anti-mite programme found in AdoraWash and Unimatic product lines. The results are so good that even technical institutes are sharing them.

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    Is there a programme that automatically detects the degree of soiling?

    Yes, our ingenious automatic wash programme continuously measures how dirty the dishes are and adapts the washing process accordingly. This ensures the appliance only uses the amount of time and resources required to get the dishes perfectly clean.

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    How has the use of water in our dishwashers developed over time?

    20 years ago, our dishwashers would still use 38 litres of water. Now, our SL line dishwashers start from as little as 5 litres of water in the Automatic programme.

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    Is there enough space to put a 2-litre PET bottle in the fridge?

    Even 2-litre bottles can be stored easily and securely.

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    What is the capacity of a dishwasher?

    Dishwasher capacity is given in the form of place settings, which constitute a standardised value. A place setting comprises a certain number of plates, glasses, cups, cutlery, bowls and other items. Our dishwashers are able to accommodate between 12 and 14 place settings depending on the model.

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    Why do I need the quick-cool/quick-freeze function?

    Food freshly stored in the cooling or freezing compartment can be cooled quickly and gently using the fast cool or fast freeze function.

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    Why do I need the holiday function?

    With appliances featuring separate temperature control, the holiday function can be used to switch off the fridge compartment while the freezer remains in operation. This is recommended to increase energy efficiency when you're away for longer periods of time.

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    When is it worthwhile installing an extra-high dishwasher?

    An extra-high model offers space for plates with a diameter of 33cm. This means that an extra-high dishwasher makes sense if you want to use it for large plates, tall wine glasses or baking trays.

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    What kind of dishes should I use for microwave cooking?

    Use dishes that are dishwasher-proof or made from ceramics, heat-resistant plastics or glass. If you're cooking with low temperatures and short heating times, pasteboard and paper will do as well, and so will heat-resistant plastic bags or wrapping foil.

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    What exactly is a water hardness controller?

    The water hardness controller ensures that the water always has the ideal hardness. This makes the detergent more effective and ensures that the dishes and glasses are treated gently.

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    How does inverter technology contribute to gentle cooking?

    Our exclusive inverter technology steplessly adjusts the oven's output to the amount of energy actually required. This means your microwave consumes less energy, at the same time cooking your food as gently as possible.

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    Why do dishwashers need a hygiene programme?

    The hygiene programme is designed for particularly sensitive items such as cutting boards and baby bottles.

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    What is the purpose of the hot air function in a microwave oven?

    You can use your microwave in combined mode to prepare a gratin, lasagne, cake or baked potatoes, or bake bread and puff pastry using only the hot air mode. The possibilities are endless. Compared to a regular oven, meals in microwaves take only two-thirds to half the time in combined mode.

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    What are the advantages of a cutlery drawer?

    Because the cutlery drawer is located at the top of the dishwasher, loading cutlery is ergonomic and puts less strain on your back. The cutlery drawer is designed so that the cutlery does not come into contact with each other, enabling optimal cleaning and protecting your expensive cutlery. Espresso cups can be placed in the central part of the cutlery drawer. Thanks to the cutlery drawer, the cutlery basket in the lower basket is no longer required, leaving more space for plates and other items.

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    Can long-stemmed glasses still be placed in the upper basket if the cutlery drawer is used?

    Yes, the cutlery drawer is designed so that the right-hand external wing can be retracted sideways, meaning that long-stemmed glasses can still be placed in the upper basket below.

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    What is the difference between the Party programme and the Sprint programme?

    The Sprint programme lasts 20 minutes and is suitable for quickly cleaning lightly soiled pre-dinner glasses. The Party programme lasts 11 minutes and is perfect for when an exceptionally large number of dishes need to be washed quickly ready to be used again – for example, a party with many guests. When using the party programme, the dishwasher starts with a 20-minute heating phase, after which the dishwasher can be fully loaded up to five times in a row.

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    My dishes are still not clean when they come out of the dishwasher – what can I do?

    There are a number of reasons for unsatisfactory cleaning results. The most common are listed below: - Too many dishes are packed too closely together in the dishwasher, preventing the water jets from the spray nozzles from reaching every part of the dishes and resulting in spray shadows. Spray shadows are surfaces on dishes that have been missed by the water jet and are therefore not cleaned. - The dishwasher's spray arms are blocked, meaning that the water spray pressure is too low for proper cleaning. In this case, you can simply remove the spray arms (see the operating instructions) and clean the nozzles under the tap. - Select the RinsePlus user setting on the dishwasher. RinsePlus increases the amount of water and extends the programme duration.

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    My dishes are still damp when they come out of the dishwasher – what can I do?

    - You need to increase the amount of rinse aid in the user settings (ex-works level 4). This will increase the level of rinse agent used in the rinsing process, thereby improving the dryness. - Select the DryPlus user setting on the dishwasher. DryPlus increases the temperature during final rinsing and extends the programme duration.

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    Is there a very quiet programme?

    Specifically designed with night-time usage in mind, the Silent programme emits no noise at all. During the night, the programme can last longer, but needs to be as quiet as possible – which is exactly what the Silent programme offers.

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    Do dishwashers also have sprint programmes?

    Extremely fast programmes are offered at each convenience level. These programmes last between 11 and 30 minutes depending on the convenience level.

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    What do I need to consider when using a sprint programme?

    Sprint programmes are suitable for lightly soiled pre-dinner or coffee dishes. Sprint programmes are not suitable for normally or heavily soiled plates/pans and other items. If you use tabs, we recommend that you select the All in 1 function in the user settings. The All in 1 function extends very fast programmes, meaning that the tabs are able to dissolve and achieve their full cleaning effect.

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    Does the dishwasher have load detection?

    The dishwasher uses sophisticated technology to measure the amount of water which is drained from the dishwasher before flowing back into the water cycle via the drum floor. If little water flows back, the dishwasher recognises that it has a full load. The opposite happens when the dishwasher only has a light load. In this case, a large amount of water flows back into the system and the amount of water is adjusted automatically. This enables the dishwasher to save up to 1.5 litres of water for each main programme selected.

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    Can I wash my drinking and wine glasses together with other crockery and cookware?

    When buying glasses, please check to make sure that they are dishwasher-safe. Also note the information provided by the manufacturer of the glasses or ask the sales personnel. Glasses that are marked as dishwasher-safe can be washed with other crockery in the dishwasher without further thought. Higher temperatures are not a problem for such glasses, as they are manufactured to high standards of quality. As part of the daily use of your glasses, we recommend washing them along with your other crockery and cookware using the automatic programme.

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    Can you install an extra-high dishwasher under any circumstances?

    Theoretically yes. Please discuss this option with your specialist dealer.

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    What is the best way of stowing large or unwieldy cutlery?

    If you often clean ladles, wooden spoons, whisks or long meat knives in the dishwasher, we recommend using our Vario cutlery basket insert. The Vario cutlery basket insert is already included as standard in our SL models, but can also be bought as an optional accessory for our models in the N and S lines. The Vario cutlery basket insert can also be retrofitted to older appliances.

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    I would like to use dishwasher tabs. Is there anything in particular that I need to consider?

    All-in-1 tabs consist of pressed amounts of powder/rinse agent and salt. Because the substances are pressed, they cannot dissolve quickly enough to achieve their full cleaning effect when used in fast programmes. The amounts of rinse aid and salt are also not enough to achieve the best possible cleaning result. This is why it is essential to add additional salt and rinse aid to the dishwasher! V-ZUG's dishwashers are equipped with the All in 1 function, which can be used with tabs of any kind. You can activate this function for any V-ZUG dishwasher via the user settings. With this function, the dishwasher automatically extends the programme duration by a maximum of 10 minutes for very short programmes, and extends the final drying time by a maximum of 15 minutes. This enables the tabs to dissolve and achieve their full cleaning effect. The All in 1 function also automatically adjusts the use of salt and rinse aid, reducing it by 50 %, and guarantees excellent cleaning and drying results every time!

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    How can I make sure that vases and decanters are placed safely?

    Thanks to the four included Easy pin extenders, large dishes such as vases, decanters, tall beer glasses or baby bottles are just as safe in the upper rack as in the lower rack.

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    I want to make use of times with low electricity rates. Can I set the dishwasher to run during the night?

    The delayed start function makes it easy to take advantage of low night electricity rates. What's more, the appliance remembers the time it was set to on the previous occasion, and with a mere 42dB(A), our dishwashers know how to keep their noise down. You won't hear a thing.

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    I don’t always have enough dirty dishes to load the dishwasher completely. What would you recommend?

    Part load – the programme adapts to smaller loads. Far less water is consumed, with a saving of between 1 and 6 litres. The programme runtime is reduced by up to 30 minutes.

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    I don't always have enough dirty dishes to load the dishwasher completely. What would you recommend?

    The «Upper rack» only function makes a ZUG dishwasher even more flexible and will save 2.6 litres of water, depending on the wash programme.

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    How much water is used in a dishwasher during a wash cycle compared to a hand wash?

    When washing items by hand, around 40 litres of water must be heated up. With V-ZUG's best appliances, this figure is reduced by almost 90 %, with the Adora SL requiring just 5 litres of water.

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    How much water does a dishwasher consume compared to doing the dishes by hand?

    A dishwasher is such a valuable domestic helper that you can hardly imagine life without it. In recent years, dishwasher's water and energy consumption has been significantly reduced. This means that having an appliance clean the dishes is no longer just a time saver. Today, it is also much more economical and better for the environment than doing the dishes by hand. To clean the amount of dishes a ZUG Adora tackles in a single wash cycle, you would consume up to 40 litres of water, while the Adora manages with just 12.

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    Do I still need to add salt to the dishwasher if I am using all-in-1 tabs?

    Yes, absolutely! The salt is needed to regenerate the dishwasher's integrated softening unit. The softening unit descales the water that flows through the dishwasher. If the water is not descaled, limescale builds up on the integrated components in the dishwasher. The all-in-1 tabs only soften the water which enters the dishwasher when a programme is selected. This is only partly effective, as each tab contains only a limited amount of salt.

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    Do I still need to add a rinse aid to the dishwasher if I am using all-in-1 tabs?

    Yes, absolutely. For optimum cleaning and drying results, we always recommend adding rinse aid to the dishwasher. The amount of rinse aid in the tabs is not sufficient to achieve optimum drying results.

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    Can I also connect the dishwasher to a hot water supply?

    You can set up our dishwashers for use with hot water. To do this, you will need to select the hot water function in the user settings. The dishwasher will now work in an operating mode adapted for use with hot water.

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    What should I do if an error message such as A1 appears on the display?

    Please first check the operating instructions to see if the solution is given there. If not, please call our free service number on 0800 850 850.

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    Can I also put wine glasses in the lower basket?

    Yes, you can use the lower basket glass compartment to put wine glasses in the lower basket. The glass compartment can easily be placed in the lower basket and can hold several wine glasses, drinking glasses and cups. You can order the glass compartment as an accessory set from our online shop.

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    Can I put all dishes in the dishwasher?

    We recommend the following: Not all dishes are suitable for cleaning in a dishwasher. - Wash items made of wood or plastic that are sensitive to alkalis or heat by hand. - Earthenware tends to crack and splinter. - Glass and porcelain prints are only resistant to a limited extent and may dissolve over time. - Glass can become cloudy depending on the type and the detergent used. Check with your glass supplier whether the glass is dishwasher-safe. - Tension may develop in polished and thick-walled crystal glasses and bowls, which may lead to breakages. - Do not wash dishes with stickers. Dissolved stickers can block the filter system. - Objects made of silver, copper and tin tend to stain brown or black. - Aluminium tends to form stains. Wash aluminium separately or by hand.

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    What kind of design is recommended? Should I choose a framed hob or one that is flush with the worktop?

    This is primarily an aesthetic question, but also depends on the kind of worktop you have. Flush hobs are mainly installed with stone worktops. However, make sure that the hob can be accessed from underneath the worktop.

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    How does induction conserve energy?

    Induction is the technology of the future: it is faster and more energy-efficient. One litre of water is brought to the boil in approximately two minutes. This is made possible by smart technology. Induction generates heat exactly where it is needed in the base of the pan. The glass around the heated cooking zone stays virtually cold, so no energy is wasted. An induction stove uses up to 40% less energy compared to other heating methods.

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    Induction hobs offer pan detection. How does this work?

    Have you ever turned your stove on by accident or forgotten to turn off the heat? Now this not a problem any more. Pan detection ensures that the stove generates heat only when a pan is placed on the hob. A timer-controlled safety shut-off monitors each cooking zone and turns it off after a certain period. And if you have some aspiring junior chefs in your family, use the childproof lock to prevent accidents.

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    Induction hobs offer a PowerPlus function. What is it for?

    The PowerPlus function offered by almost all induction hobs helps you save time. If, for example, you need to heat up a large quantity of water, you can have a cooking zone work at an increased power level of up to 140%. PowerPlus puts up to 3700 watts at your disposal.

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    The cooking zones are operated by innovative slider controls. How do they work?

    This slider concept makes cooking even more fun: adjust the heat levels by sliding your finger over the controls.

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    What exactly is a Teppan Yaki designed for?

    Professional caterers have been raving about it, and you can have it in your own kitchen: a Teppan Yaki. Why is this Japanese method of cooking on a flat grilling surface so popular? Because you don't need any pots and pans, it's entertaining for your guests to watch, and you don't have to worry about choosing the right cooking temperature and time. The cooking temperature, for example, can be set precisely according to the kind of food you’re preparing, and it stay at a constant level, no matter how many delicacies you pile onto the griddle. This ensures heat sensitive food is cooked particularly gently so that its taste, quality and nutrients are perfectly preserved. A Teppan Yaki will turn your dinner parties into an unforgettable experience.

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    What different kinds of hobs are available?

    There are radiant hobs, which are controlled via a stove or switch box (formerly Quicklight). By contrast, autarkic radiant hobs (formerly Toptronic) and induction hobs feature controls situated directly on the glass surface. The space saved in this way can be used by fitting an additional 1/6th drawer. Cooking by forced induction is the nec plus ultra for the chef's home kitchen. The CombiCookTop range (formerly Fusion) includes induction hobs that have an extractor  embedded in the hob.

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    How does cooking with induction work?

    Instead of the traditional heating element, an induction coil is placed beneath the glass ceramic hob, generating a varying electromagnetic field. The field generates eddy currents in the base of the pan, which leads to a rapid heating of the magnetic pan material.

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    Is there a separate cooking zone for fish pans?

    Fish pans can be used without difficulty on any cooking hob featuring a frying zone.

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    What is the purpose of a hob with three cooking zones?

    As steamers are becoming increasingly popular, we have found that people tend to use fewer pots and pans in their cooking. This is why we have introduced hobs featuring only three cooking zones that are more generously spaced.

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    What are the different installation options for hobs?

    Hobs that are fitted flush with the worktop achieve perfect aesthetic integration and create the impression of compact simplicity. Hobs with a set-off glass frame (bevel-edged) have a very elegant appearance, while chromium steel frames and over-large frames (for replacements) convince by their simplicity of installation and their classic design, they fit in a wide variety of kitchen combinations.

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    Do I need to use special pans with an induction appliance? Are they expensive?

    For induction to work, the base of the pan must be ferromagnetic. As induction hobs are quite popular, there is a broad range of available well-priced pans.

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    Are my pans suitable for use with an induction appliance?

    Use a magnet to test whether your pans can be used with an induction hob. If the magnet sticks to the base of your pan, you're ready to go, otherwise, the pan will not work with an induction hob.

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    Are there hob models with an automatic safety shut-off?

    Yes, all V-ZUG induction and autarkic radiant hobs are fitted with an automatic safety shut-off that prevents overheating.

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    How easy is it to keep food warm on a hob?

    Certain hobs have a lateral warming zone with temperature monitoring. Induction hobs offer a warming function for the different cooking zones.