Excerpt: My husband and I had to live with this Bosch Ascenta dishwasher for over a year. I am highly unsatisfied with its performance and wouldn't recommend it to anyone in the market for a new dishwasher.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.