Space is the biggest problem faced by may Singaporeans living in public HDB flats... I already have a full size washing maching and a dryer so getting a full size dishwasher is a no go... well, there's the slim Bosch dishwasher but that costs S$1400!!! My next option is to get a countertop version which is the size of a large microwave over and priced around $700 to $900. I went on Carousell to try my luck in getting a new one at a much cheaper price and was very lucky to find an expat, selling an Electrolux ESF2435W for just $400. He got it in Sep 2017 from one of the large stores but didn't even use it because it was too large for his studio apartment. Contacted the guy and drove over his condo in the City and within an hour, I had gotten the dishwasher up and running.
I won't bore you with the details which you can refer to another blogger for a similar version.
You can also view my YouTube video and see how I used the dishwasher (for the 2nd time). I discovered that putting the dishes too close together will not allow the sprayer to spray the water properly - which is kinda strange since the manual shows that the dishes can be cramped together. Thus far, I've been running the dishwasher using the Quick setting which runs for 25 minutes. I think this is too short for pots, pans and dishes that are greasy so using the Normal setting which runs for 2 hours would do a better job.
In any case, it's important to scrape the leftovers and and scrub the pots/pans before putting into the dishwasher. I will continue to experiment the different settings and hope to make the dishwasher runs more efficiently.
Till then, wishing everyone a Happy 2018!