V‑ZUG know-how: FAQ

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    How does the steam anti-crease programme work?

    The steam anti-crease additional programme can be selected with a large number of washing programmes. The integrated heating function gently treats shirts, blouses, skirts and other items with steam generated at the end of the wash cycle.  This makes ironing faster and more convenient – and sometimes even removes the need for it altogether.

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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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    Which colours are available for refrigerator front panels?

    The refrigerators can be supplied with White or Nero fronts. It is also possible to attach your own fronting in order to integrate the refrigerator into your kitchen.

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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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    What does EcoStandby refer to in washing machines?

    AdoraWash and Unimatic washing machines need the bare minimum of electricity for the standby function, which helps to reduce household electricity consumption.

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    Does the DualDry have an hour timer?

    Although the DualDry has time-controlled programmes, they do not need to be used to switch off the appliance automatically. An integrated humidity sensor measures the level of dryness reached and automatically deactivates the DualDry if the desired degree has been reached.

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    How does the RefreshButler dry the clothes?

    The integrated heat pump and the ventilation system blow warm air into the interior and whisk away the humid air.

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    How do I recognise a clogged filter in the DualDry?

    The appliance reports a fault. A9: Cleaning sieves and mats.

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    What is the purpose of the textile type programme?

    The Adora SLQ and Adora SL models automatically select the appropriate wash programme for different types of laundry such as jeans, baby clothes or net curtains. The baby garments programme, for example, ensures that your little one's clothes turn out perfectly hygienically clean. Microbiological tests by the Veritas laboratory have confirmed its effectiveness.

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    What is the difference between the DualDry and a conventional room air laundry dryer?

    DualDry is a combination of tumble dryer and room air laundry dryer.

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    What is the purpose of the turbidity sensor?

    By continuously monitoring water turbidity, the ZUG Adora can detect when your laundry has been sufficiently rinsed. This has two advantages: your clothes are perfectly rinsed and water consumption is reduced by 30%.

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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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    What is the purpose of the tilting operating panel?

    Your convenience is important to us. Thanks to the articulated design, you can position the operating panel according to your personal preference.

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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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    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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    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 long do the LEDs remain lighting if the door is left open?

    The lamps go out automatically after 2 minutes, which means that the washing machine can be left open after washing. The Start/Pause/Light button can be used to switch off the light manually. The automatic lighting can also be deactivated in the user settings.

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    What is the life cycle of the drum lighting LED?

    The lifecycle corresponds to the appliance lifecycle. Therefore 4,000 batches / 15 years.

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    Can I use the tumble dryer for highly delicate items?

    This is what you've been waiting for. The «ultra care» programme dries your delicate items at 55°C in just 90 minutes. A piece of advice: treat your laundry with even more care by giving it ample space in the washing drum.

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    What material is the ventilation duct of the DSMS hob hood made from?

    The material is a flame-retardant plastic blend, which is self-extinguishing with a V0 classification as per the UL94 standard.

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    Why does the V6000 model not exist with OptiDos?

    Due to the heat pump, it is not possible to implement it in the AdoraWash V6000 due to a lack of space.

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    How do the hob hood and the hob with integrated range hood work?

    Steam and odours rise at a maximum rate of one metre per second. The V-ZUG hob hood or hob with integrated range hood extracts the air using a cross current that is higher than the rising speed of the cooking vapour. As a result, cooking vapours and odours can be effectively extracted straight away at the hob.

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    What is the purpose of the normal dry programme?

    This programme is designed for homogenous loads - an entire machine full of terry towels or underwear, for example.

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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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    Is liquid detergent still the trend or will there be a switch to tabs?

    The trend is currently for liquid detergents and is moving away from powder. Tabs are hardly a thing yet when it comes to laundry. Percentages: 68% liquid, 26% powder and 6% caps/tabs (source: Mibelle Group, October 2018)

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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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    What is OptiLink?

    Hobs and range hoods that feature the OptiLink function communicate with each other via Bluetooth. The fan level automatically adjusts to the current cooking level and switches off automatically when the hob is switched off – so you can focus all your attention on cooking without having to think about operating the range hood. All models in the V6000 and V4000 series have this technology integrated as standard at no extra cost.

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    What is added to which OptiDos dispenser?

    By pulling out the OptiDos drawer, the detergents added to both dispensers are automatically shown on the touch display.

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    May I use a softener?

    Yes. The softener can be used for both drying processes. It is irrelevant whether the laundry is dried in the drum or on a washing line. Deposits of softener on the drum surface are reduced to a minimum by the lower temperatures.

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    Is there anything that may NOT be filled in the OptiDos dispenser?

    Yes. Powder detergent, tabs, Javelle water or comparable bleaches may not be filled in the containers.

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    How is the correct dosing volume of liquid detergent set?

    As standard, we recommend entering the dosing volume of the detergent manufacturer for 4–5 kg of laundry, medium soiling and the local water hardness in the machine. In most cases, the recommended dosing volume of the manufacturer can be found in a table on the rear of the packaging.

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    What can be filled in the OptiDos dispensers?

    The following liquid detergents may be added to each dispenser: Universal detergent, colour detergent, fine detergent, softener, wool detergent, baby detergent, detergent for black clothes, detergent for white clothes, outdoor detergent. The dispensers can be flexibly filled according to personal requirements. Both dispensers with detergent, both dispensers with softener, one dispenser of detergent and one dispenser of softener, only one dispenser used with detergent or softener. The dispensers are also easily emptied if necessary and filled with another agent.

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    Should I leave the windows and doors open or closed when using the range hood?

    Range hoods need enough replacement air to guarantee optimum extraction performance. You can ensure this by opening a window or incorporating a replacement air unit. If there is insufficient replacement air, this can create negative pressure (a vacuum) – the range hood will become significantly louder and it will have difficulty conveying the cooking odours outside.

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    Does the unit have a discharge pump?

    Yes, a discharge pump is installed. The maximum feed height of the discharge height is 1.2 m.

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    Are there fridges with an integrated icemaker?

    The FoodCenter, CombiCooler Supreme and the Freezer Supreme (appliances in the Supreme line are only available in selected markets) are all equipped with an ice maker, which can dispense ice cubes, crushed ice or iced water. Perfect for cocktail parties!

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    How can I keep meat, fish and sausages fresh for a longer period of time?

    The FreshControl Zone provides the optimum conditions for storing meat, fish, poultry and sausages for longer at temperatures around freezing point, meaning you can enjoy fresh food without having to go out shopping every day. Often referred to as the 0-degree zone, the FreshControl Zone is perfect for this when humidity is low.

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    I don’t often have much time for washing. Are there any fast programmes available?

    Yes, there are –  the 40 °C and 60 °C Sprint programmes. Both of these are able to run with very little water and are gentle on your washing.

    • Maintenance and Cleaning

    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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    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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    Why does the wine cooler feature two temperature zones?

    The two cooling zones are vertically adjustable and can be set to two different precise temperatures suitable for white and red wine, respectively. Available temperatures range from 5 to 18°C.

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    How does the refresh programme work and how does it remove unpleasant odours?

    The refresh programme draws out and then eliminates odours from textiles using a combination of an elevated temperature and steam.

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    How can I make use of low electricity rates?

    You can use the delayed start function to set your electricity provider’s low rate times up to 24 hours in advance and use the machine during these times. The current range of AdoraWash washing machines also features the intelligent OptiTime delayed start function. If you use OptiTime at night, for example, and combine it with low electricity rates, you can make energy savings of up to 63% per wash cycle.

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    Is an artificial odour applied to the fabric during the refresh programme?

    No – the photocatalysis process only removes odours and does not apply odorous or odour-masking substances to the fabric. A cupboard deodoriser can be used to match the scent to your liking.

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    Can rain-soaked clothes also be dried?

    Yes, wet clothes can easily be dried again in next to no time using the additional drying programme.

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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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    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.

    • Commissioning and operation

    What is the most economical way to use a refrigerator?

    Minimise your energy consumption and costs by defrosting your refrigerator regularly, positioning it in a cool place, not on the balcony, letting warm food cool down before placing it in the fridge and tightly covering liquids such as sauces.

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    What exactly is V-ZUG WetClean?

    WetClean heralds the dawn of a new era in the laundry room. Now you can machine-wash even your particularly delicate favourite clothes. Be it your little black dress, your ball gown or a delicate, frilly blouse, as long as your treasured outfits can be washed with water, just put them in the washing machine. Provided, that is, you have an Adora SLQ. ZUG makes a point of using water intelligently as well as economically. We have developed an innovative technology that harnesses the gentle power of water to wash especially delicate garments. The new Adora SLQ features a separate internal water cycle. A special distribution nozzle smoothly soaks the laundry by spraying water over it, a highly gentle cleaning process that amounts to a textile, wellness programme.

    • Maintenance and Cleaning

    How does the OptiDos drawer need to be cleaned?

    There are two options. In the event of minor soiling, the unique, automatic cleaning programme can be started via the OptiDos settings. It rinses both OptiDos dispensers with water. The second option can be applied when switching from softener to detergent or in the event of strong soiling (e.g. deposited detergent). In doing so, the OptiDos drawer can be easily removed manually without using tools and cleaned by rinsing under the tap. Do not clean the drawer in the dishwasher.

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    When does the OptiDos drawer need to be cleaned?

    As required, in the event of strong soiling and when changing from softener to detergent.

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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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    How do I benefit from the room air function? The laundry can be hung up anyway.

    If the laundry is dried in a room, the humidity must be transported out of the room through ventilation in order to prevent humidity damage, such as the formation of mould on walls. By ventilating, a lot of heating energy is lost in winter, which increases heating costs. DualDry removes the humidity from the air. This means that ventilation is required less frequently. Furthermore, the laundry can also be dried in rooms without windows, meaning an extra room is not required.

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    What is the difference between an extracted air and a recirculation air range hood?

    Extracted air range hoods require access to the outdoors. They convey cooking vapours directly outside into the open air via the metal grease filter. In a recirculation air range hood, the air is drawn in, cleaned using an activated charcoal filter and then conveyed back into the kitchen. This option is particularly suitable if there is no way to convey the cooking vapours from the range hood in your kitchen to the outside. Virtually all V-ZUG range hoods can be operated with either extracted air or recirculation air.

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    Why does the appliance run for so long?

    Room air laundry drying takes more time, as the laundry is streamed less efficiently with air and the temperatures during this process are also lower than when drying in the drum. Other factors that slow down the drying process: A lot of laundry in a small room, very damp laundry (of small spinning speed), open doors or windows, humidity that additionally enters the room, clogged front filter mat, items that prevent the release of air, soiled or faulty humidity sensor.

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    Can organic or soap detergents also be used?

    Yes. In the user settings, modular detergents can be activated by activating the function. This type of detergent is added to the detergent dispenser drawer on the right.

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    Is it possible to use an extracted air or a recirculation air solution in conjunction with the Fusion hob with integrated range hood?

    Yes it is – the unit can be installed with either an extracted air or a recirculation air solution.

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    Can I put the tumble dryer on top of the washing machine if I don’t have much space?

    Yes, you can put the tumble dryer either next to or on top of the washing machine. The stacking kits supplied (AdoraWash/AdoraDry) make it safe and easy to install the machines.

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    How can I save water while doing laundry?

    The AdoraWash Vx000 washing machines are equipped with the partial load water and energy economy function as standard. It is completely automatic and checks how much washing is in the drum before the start of every wash cycle, achieving water savings of as much as 60% compared with using the maximum amount of water in the drum.

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    Can I also connect the washing machine to a hot water supply?

    Yes, you can –  if you have a solar installation at home, you can use the hot water it generates for the washing machine.  This is an optional feature on AdoraWash Vx000 washing machines.

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    I want to place the tumble dryer next to the washing machine. Can I choose which side door hinges are fitted?

    All our latest washing machines (Adora) and tumble dryers (Adora) are available with the door hinges on the right-hand or left-hand side. This means you can choose the most suitable version for your circumstances.

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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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    What can I do if the machine/display breaks down unexpectedly or stops working correctly?

    As with many other electronic appliances, it can help to unplug the appliance and disconnect it from the power for 10 seconds. This reboots the system so that minor faults can be fixed.

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    Can water softener be dosed in the OptiDos washing machine? How would this work?

    It cannot be dosed.

    • Maintenance and Cleaning

    How do I prevent the formation of mould?

    Mould is caused by excess humidity in the room. Whenever laundry is hung up, the room air laundry drying function should be started to remove the humidity from the room. Alternatively, the moisture control programme can also be selected.

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    May I ventilate the drying room before and after drying?

    As soon as the drying process is complete and the DualDry has been switched off, we recommend ventilating the room for 5-10 minutes.

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    Does the DualDry require maintenance?

    Apart from the usual cleaning processes, no further maintenance is required.

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    How do I need to clean the DualDry?

    The DualDry is cleaned like an Adora heat pump dryer. This means that the fluff filter should be regularly cleaned and the air inlet flap wiped with a damp cloth. The front insertion can be rinsed under running water.

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    Why is it so important to clean the dryer's fluff filters on a regular basis?

    Blocked fluff filters and filter pads weaken the airflow. This means the laundry takes more time and energy to dry. This is why the fluff filters and filter pads should be cleaned regularly as stated in the operating manual.

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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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    Does drying take less time if the laundry is well spun?

    Indeed, thorough spinning reduces the time and energy required to dry your laundry. Creases caused during spinning will be largely flattened out in the tumble dryer.

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    Why was the DualDry not also implemented in the V6000?

    The DualDry was implemented in accordance with the OptiDos appliance for the V4000. This means that the two new V-ZUG products can be perfectly combined with one another.Furthermore, it is more cost-effective to offer the DualDry with the V4000 than would be possible with the V6000.

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    Why was the DualDry not also implemented in the Unimatic?

    The DualDry was implemented in the Adora, as the air throughput was too low for a laundry room in an apartment building. Furthermore, the operating modes cannot run at the same time. If laundry is hanging up in the room and another tenant decides to use the tumble dryer, then this eliminates the possibility of room air laundry drying as the humidity within the room is no longer regulated.

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    Does the use of the DualDry with the moisture control programme still have an effect and is it even influenced by the Minergie system?

    It is unlikely that the combination of “comfort ventilation (target humidity: 30–50%) and DualDry (target humidity: 50–60%)” would cause problems.

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    DualDry: why is the moisture control programme restricted to a maximum of 7 days?

    This restriction prevents the appliance from being used as a construction dryer. This is not what it is designed for. The running time has an influence on the components and can also be considered a safety issue. A period of 7 days has been defined as once a week is generally considered sufficient for washing and drying.

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    What different types of fridges are available?

    There are refrigerators with or without an internal freezer compartment, pure freezers, refrigerator/freezer combinations, and wine coolers. Under-counter refrigerators are fitted underneath worktops in studio apartments or small flats. Conventional refrigerators are integrated into tall cupboards. These are available as fully integrated versions as well as in White or Nero. The real colossus of the refrigerator world comes in the form of the FoodCenter, whose features even include an ice maker for ice cubes, crushed ice or iced water in addition to a gigantic refrigerator compartment. We also offer luxury refrigerators and freezers in the Supreme line, whose sheer space and flexibility make them ideal for stocking up.

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    I have some items of clothing that I’m unsure about putting in the washing machine. Does the machine have programmes that can handle them correctly?

    Yes. Hand wash, WetClean and wool programmes are available, and it’s also possible to activate additional functions such as Easy care.

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    Where and how high may the syphon be?

    The maximum feed height of the discharge height is 1.2 m.

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    Can I adjust the reaction times for the hob and range hood in OptiLink operating mode?

    Three levels are available in OptiLink mode that vary in terms of their reaction times and the maximum possible power level. Level 1: Silent mode – reaction time 60 seconds and maximum power level 2 Level 2: Standard mode – reaction time 45 seconds and maximum power level 3 Level 3: Intensive mode – reaction time 20 seconds and maximum power level Intensive You can easily select whichever operating mode you want. When the appliance is switched off, press the "Light" and "Automatic run-on" buttons at the same time. The operating mode that is currently selected will be shown on the power level display. You can change the operating mode by pressing the power button. The selected setting will be saved 5 seconds after the last input.

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    What programmes does the DualDry offer?

    In room air laundry drying mode: Extra dry, Standard dry, Iron dry, Damp, Timed drying (up to 3 hours), Moisture control programme.

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    How can I ensure maximum hygiene in my fridge?

    An innovative synthetic material improves hygiene by significantly impeding the growth and spread of micro-organisms on the inside walls and door of your fridge.

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    What is the best way to keep vegetables fresh?

    The 0°C zone (at high humidity) provides the ideal climate to double the storage time of fresh vegetables, salad and herbs.

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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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    Why are the fridges fitted with LED spotlights?

    A new lighting concept using modern, high-grade LED spotlights integrated in the side panels ensures effective illumination even when the fridge is full.

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    What is the ClickShelf system?

    Our new CombiCooler generation offers an innovative ClickShelf rack system, which allows you to adjust the height of your racks easily with one hand and make full use of the width at the front when storing your food.

    • Maintenance and Cleaning

    What kind of regeneration salt do I need to use for the dishwasher?

    You can use either fine or coarse-grained regular regeneration salt.

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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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    What exactly is dynamic circulation cooling?

    Dynamic circulation cooling ensures an even distribution and circulation of cool air in a large cooling space. This means more flexibility in placing food in the cooling space, as well as shorter cooling times.

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

    In the standard programme, our heat pump device uses a record low of 0.55 kWh of energy. 20 years ago, this figure would have been four times as great, with dishwashers using 2 kWh of energy.

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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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    How exactly does the automatic programme work?

    The automatic programme is capable of detecting what your dirty dishes need, thereby reducing the consumption of water, electricity and dishwater salt by up to 30%. The programme also works out how long the washing cycle needs to last. This could be anywhere between 50 and 85 minutes.

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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 the impulse-controlled rinse agent sensor work?

    The impulse-controlled rinse agent sensor ensures that only the minimum amount of rinse agent is used, depending on water hardness and load.

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    Which dishes are not suitable for microwave cooking?

    Not suitable for microwave use are cast iron pots, pans, sheet pans, aluminium foil, tin cans, cake trays, dishes with gold rims or metal decorations and food thermometers.

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    How much energy does the energy saver button actually save?

    The energy saver programme reduces the washing temperature by 5°C, which results in an energy saving of 10%.

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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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    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.