Have purchased AEG for over 15 years and I hoped this replacement dishwasher would be an improvement on my old AEG which scored 5 stars. The comfort lift is a good innovation and helps prevent bending to load and unload the dishwasher, the door opening automatically at the end is first class to assist drying, but these are the only 2 improvements, the rest of the "improvements" are not good.
1. It has a light that shines on the floor to show that it is on, not needed as it is so noisy you know it is on. My previous AEG was ultra quiet on all programmes.
There is no indication on the front panel to show what stage the dishwasher is at or how long it has to go.
My previous AEG washer had 4 excellent glass holders that are strips of plastic with teeth to hold glasses steady, they were excellent. This model only has 2 and they are useless, they do not hold glasses, when you close the shelf the glasses fall over and break.
For some reason the cups also fall over when closing shelf, this never happened on my previous AEG dishwasher.
The cutlery drawer innovation is a waste of space, takes too long to stack and empty, also the cutlery does not dry properly. Luckily I kept my old cutlery basket which does a much better job.
They have made more plate holders fold so there is more room for pots, but why they can't all fold is beyond comprehension.
So AEG 2 steps forward but 5 steps backwards, not a good design on the whole. Only wish I had been able to see it instore before I purchased it.