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LG TrueSteam dishwasher blasts bugs with UV lamp

Tom Morgan
19 Mar 2014
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LG's latest TrueSteam dishwasher can disinfect your crockery with an integrated UV lamp, which should kill up to 99% of bacteria

LG has revealed its latest TrueSteam dishwasher, the D1494CF, which goes one step further than cleaning your crockery - it disinfects it too using a UV lamp built into the machine, automatically sterilising each load before you unpack it.

LG TrueSteam dishwasher

Left on a four hour deep clean after completing its rinse cycle, the D1494CF can kill up to 99.9% of all common bacteria on your cutlery, pots and pans, and anything else you can fit on the two main racks or additional cutlery tray - which should be roomy enough for 14 place settings. It activates the lamp for 25 minutes, remaining efficient for up to 95 minutes, before repeating the process if the dishwasher door hasn't been opened. It could be a real boon for parents with newborns, as it would eliminate the need to sterilise bottles separately.

LG TrueSteam dishwasher

Inside, the D1494CF looks incredibly flexible - each of the plate racks can be split in half, to make room for bowls, or laid flat completely for cleaning large pans. The top rack can be raised or lowered to make room for larger dishes on the top or bottom rack. It releases quickly using two clips, and locks back into place with a swift pull. The top tray above the two standard racks makes extra room for cutlery, but can also be detached to make room for larger items.

The machine itself is powered by a direct drive motor, which LG says is more reliable than a traditional belt driven system - so much so that the company will guarantee it for ten years. It should also be quieter when in operation and use less energy, with the D1494CF earning an A+++ energy rating.

LG TrueSteam dishwasher

TrueSteam technology returns in the new model, having previously appeared in last year's machines. It blasts steam into the machine during the rinse cycle to dislodge stubborn stains, separately from the steam created naturally from the hot rinse water.

The D1494CF should be going on sale in the UK in the next few months, in a choice of "Noble Steel", White, Black and "Luxury Silver" finishes. Unfortunately prices are still to be determined.

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