Worst appliance I've ever owned; HATE this dishwasher
7 February 2015
Summary: This is the most disappointing appliance I've ever owned. We absolutely hate this dishwasher and are reminded of that fact every time we have to use it. Ours was shipped broken by the factory, but luckily our contractor was able to fix it. It's incredibly annoying, stinks, doesn't drain fully, doesn't wash the dishes well, has very poorly designed and flimsy dish trays, feels cheaply made, and the stupid beeping after a cycle will literally drive you mad.
Summary: I purchased this dishwasher based on consumer reports reviews and customer product reviews. I knew I wanted a very quite dishwasher so I was leaning towards the Bosch. My model doesn't have a delay start so I was unsure how that would work out for us since I used use the delay start to run the dishwasher in the middle of the night so it wouldn't disrupt our evenings with all the noise.
Summary: In the first month or two we had four service calls. After the second call it was in worse shape than before and they had to replace the entire electronics panel on the third visit. The fourth one was because a bit of plastic somehow got through the filter, or was already inside, and jammed the pump. Well, now it won't run most cycles. It makes a sound like it wants to but then dies. Sometimes if you wait all night it might run, but usually not.
Summary: Unit lacks a Rinse & Hold cycle, making it unacceptable for me, as that is the cycle I use 75% of the time. Buy the SHX4AT55UC instead. Or, if you want a fully stainless tub, go to a higher model.
Summary: BOSCH dishwashers do not have a heating element! If you want a dishwasher that actually has a mechanism to DRY your dishes, I would avoid BOSCH. I called BOSCH, and they are the ones who told me this. They actually suggested that after the wash cycle is over, to open the door to speed up the process!
Summary: I'm sorry I picked this dishwasher. The lower rack falls off the track all the time. It's not very deep front to back (I hadn't noticed that before purchasing) so I can't fit all that much in it. We're a family of four and I'm running it daily, where I used to go 2-3 days with the old dishwasher. I need to use extra heat in order to get the dishes dry. My GE Profile was much better. I switched because the folks at Best Buy said Bosch was the best. Bah!
Summary: Make sure you get model number SHX3AR75UC or similar that has fold down tines on both the top and bottom racks. We’ve only had the Bosch for about two weeks, but the ability to convert the racks makes this machine perfect. Some reviewers have noted that the bottom rack was designed by a mad scientist; that the tines are too close together and go every which direction.
Summary: My relatively new (11 months old) Bosch dishwasher is so quiet that we never know when it is running, unless we are standing right next to it. Our household consists of just two people so it takes a few days for us to have a full dishwasher load; therefore, I am in the habit of rinsing my dishes well before putting them in the dishwasher. I have only used the long wash cycle once or twice in all the time I've had the machine.
Sounds like people either love them or hate them. I love them.
T Boyer "seattleparent", Amazon
25 April 2014
Summary: Pros: -- So quiet you don't hear it even if you're in the same room. Having a Bosch is like getting another room in your house. -- Cleaning is amazing if you use the right detergent for your water and your water isn't too hard. Finish Tabs work extremely well for us. -- Efficiency is phenomenal. Uses extremely little water and electricity so over the life of the dishwasher it will save you a few bucks. Cons: -- You have to use good quality detergent.
Summary: Had the dishwasher for 6 weeks and both my wife and I hate it. One star for quiet. Racks are very inconvenient, holds only about half to two thirds of my 17 year old Whirlpool. Some dishes come out wet. Flatware tray drips water when you take it out. Gives off foul odor that the service person told me is normal but goes away when you turn it on. Difficult to program.