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: 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: 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.
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.
Summary: We bought this dishwasher about 5 years ago from Lowes. Our Kenmore was still working great, but the basket had rusted through and there were no replacement parts available. We decided on the Bosch. We thought we were upgrading... Pros: It's quieter than our last dishwasher. It looks nice. Cons: The buzzer will drive you NUTS! We finally just turned the stinking thing off. The dishes come out soaking wet. Hot, but definitely wet.
Excerpt: I love how quiet this dishwasher is! We've even had to stop and put our head by it to be sure it's running! Dishes are clean and sparkly and the machine looks great! Very happy with this purchase!
Pros: Attractive Design, Cleans Well, Easy To Load, Quiet
Summary: We just bought this dishwasher. I had difficulty when accessing the "options mode". When you are in an options mode, and wish you choose an option, you are supposed to press the < button and then "blinking LED lights" (as indicated in the instructions manual) will be visible, and you keep pressing the < button until you have the correct # of blinking LED lights for your choice. Well, wrong! We tried and tried, and could not get the LED lights to "blink".
Summary: PROS: Attractive exterior, quiet operation, gets dishes clean and very dry. CONS: Holds fewer dishes than my old Kenmore Elite. No special holder for large utensils or odd-shaped items like thermal cup tops. No exterior light to indicate the drying cycle is done (there's an annoying series of beeps which can be disabled). An on-off switch and start switch both have to be pushed to begin a cycle, an unnecessary hassle.