will german dishwasher work in uk?

9 Feb 2016
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United Kingdom
Hi guys,

I was enquiring about purchasing an extra height integrated dishwasher (86.5cm tall), it needs to be a taller dishwasher as my cupboard space is bigger. Unfortunately, this size dishwasher from all of the major brands in the UK is very expensive, starting at about £600, I have however found a Neff S52D30X2EU dishwasher that I could import from Germany on amazon.de for a lot less money:

Could I take the German schuko plug off of dishwasher and connect dishwasher to the flex outlet that house builder left for me whilst safely earthing the appliance? I think German and uk voltage is the same but am I going to burn my house down? Many thanks, Andy
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Basically no problem. Better still, if it is no more than 3kW, replace the flex outlet with a 13 amp socket and the Schuko plug with a UK one. Makes it much easier to isolate for servicing.
Voltage is the same but you have to watch the power rating. German sockets are 16A but our sockets are only 13A and even if you have a flex outlet it's likely fed via a 13A FCU.
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