By Claire Reilly
LG Electronics Australia has announced the launch of a new freestanding dishwasher – the LD-1454TFES2 – which it bills as “the only one of its kind on the Australian market”.
The machine features LG’s unique TrueSteam technology which uses “carefully positioned pressure nozzles” to direct jets of high-temperature steam particles at dishes, thereby cutting through tough soiling and reducing the need for pre-rinsing.
Here’s LG Electronics Australia’s corporate marketing manager, Fiona Irving.
“LG has invested significantly in the home appliance category to ensure we continue to provide consumers with products that fit their lifestyle and provide ease and convenience,” said Irving. “The new LG TrueSteam Dishwasher is yet another example of how LG is continuing that investment with a product that provides a superior clean with less time and effort.”
According to LG, each individual drop of water emitted from the dishwasher's built-in steam generator becomes equivalent to 1,600 steam molecules when heated. Once these particles attach to the grease on dishes “temperatures quickly rise to melting point, so by the time the entire cycle is finished, the dishes are spotless”.
The dishwasher also features a SmartRack function that allows users to adjust the basket height to suit larger dishes, as well as an AutoCycle that senses the clarity of water in the dishwasher and automatically adjusts the washing time, temperature and rinse program based on how dirty the dishes are.
Thanks to the TrueSteam Dual Spray cycle, delicate dishes can be placed on the top rack while heavy-duty dishes (which require more cleaning) can be placed on the lower rack – the two levels can then be targeted with different water pressures.
Finally, the TrueSteam Dishwasher has a rinse cycle of 80 degrees Celsius (10 degrees higher than most standard dishwashers, according to LG) so the machine offers a hygienic clean.
The LD-1454TFES2 has a 14-place setting capacity, 7 programs, a 5.5-star WELS rating (10.4 litres per wash) and a stainless steel finish. It is available from selected retailers for $1,599.
Benny and the jets...of steam: LG's new TrueSteam dishwasher uses high-temperature steam to cut through grime.
This story has been updated to reflect the following: This dishwasher has a 5.5-star WELS rating and 7 washing programs.