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Bosch SHE43R55UC

by Bosch
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Product Features

  • 14-Place Settings
  • 4 Wash Cycles
  • Sanitize Option
  • 300 Series Upper/Lower Racks
  • 48 dBA

Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameBosch
Model InfoSHE43R55UC
Item Weight88 pounds
Product Dimensions26 x 26.4 x 36.6 inches
Item model numberSHE43R55UC
Part Number SHE43R55UC
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #4,305 in Appliances (See top 100)
Shipping Weight100 pounds
Date First AvailableJune 24, 2011
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Product Description

SHE43R55UC 24 Recessed Handle Dishwasher 300 Series With AquaStop Leak Protection Sanitize Option Stainless Steel TallTub 4 Wash Cycles 14 Place Setting Capacity In Stainless Steel

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99 of 103 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shhhhh November 19, 2011
Bought from a local retailer, but love it enough to share a review:

Our house is designed with the kitchen right out in the open, right in the middle. We like it. What we didn't like is the noise our former dishwasher made, a "quiet series" dishwasher. Or the noise from the one before that, also billed as being very quiet. This Bosch? It really is quiet, except for the barest announcement when the cycle changes. Thanks to the light at the base, you know it's on. But you wouldn't know from listening unless you press your ear against the door.

Even though this dishwasher and our previous models shared the same interior size, this one does hold more on two racks thanks to a better layout of the tines.

Our former machines utilized the age old heating element on the floor of the interior to heat the water. And over time, that heating element became calcified or coated with dishwashing soap or something -- who knows. I know that over time, our machine did a poor job of heating the water, ergo, a poor job of washing the dishes. In this machine the water heats at the entry, instant-heat hot water. It seems more efficient. It's hot.

No matter which settings we chose, our former machines ran for ages, only to present barely clean dishes. We scrape the dishes, load this washer and set for "auto clean" and "sanitize," and while I haven't tested with a timer, it seems to operate in about half the time of the other dishwashers we owned. That's efficiency.

The only thing it doesn't have (although some Bosch models do) is a delayed timer. I made good use of that in our other machines so that we weren't disturbed by the noise. It operated in the middle of the night, away from our bedroom, away from us.
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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does the Job December 18, 2012
Whisper quiet, sparkling dishes, VERY energy efficient--what else could you want?

(As a cynical geezer, I usually equate "energy efficient" with "crappy performance", just as "diet", "low calorie", "low fat" and "organic" are just empty words to convince naive buyers to pay more for lower quality foods. But that doesn't apply in this case. The Bosch is both energy efficient and works very well).

> Can it clean fine china and crystal without damage? Absolutely.
> Even though I usually load the Bosch to it's maximum capacity, I use the "normal" cycle, without "sanitize" (hotter water), with the normal Powertabs (not the super detergent tablets), and without a rinse agent---the next-to-lightest wash combination available, and my dishes are always perfectly clean and sparkling. But, I don't load the dishwater with filthy dishes. I let dishes with baked-on or dried-on food soak a while in the sink before loading in the dishwasher. If soaking hasn't sufficiently loosened baked-on or dried-on food, I often give dishes or pots a "quick-and-dirty" "wipe" with a copper scrub-pad, and let the dishwasher finish the job.
> With the heavy duty cycle, very hot water (the "santitize" option on the Bosch), and harsh detergents ANY dishwasher can clean ANYTHING. But there's a good chance that this strategy (with any dishwasher) will etch and dull your glassware and china.

Barely noticeable over normal ambient house sounds, even standing next to the dishwasher. A red light, projected onto the floor on the right side of the dishwasher is often the only way you know that the dishwasher is operating.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great replacement for a builder-quality unit September 25, 2012
Thirteen years ago, our new house came with a decent but no-frills dishwasher - AKA - Builder quality. It worked for all those years but eventually, when we decided to go with all stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, we searched hard for a top quality replacement. Using several sources and with the assistance of an outstanding sales rep at our local Sears (Bob in Rockaway, NJ) we settled on this Bosch unit. While it is not the top Bosch model, it has many more features than our original and all we really need.

The two we are loving after a few months of hard use are the stainless steel tub and the whisper quiet operation. Seeing the gleaming stainless "tub" after a wash tells me that the dishes are really clean and sanitized. Also very important - Our old unit was so loud that you had to go into another room to use the phone. How quiet is the Bosch? So quiet that they have to provide a small red light projected on the floor (our cat loves it) to remind you that it's doing its thing. How cool is that?

As has been mentioned by another reviewer, the detergent used makes a significant difference. Bosch provided a sample of their recommended detergent (Finish tablets) and we have to agree - using our regular "Cascade" powder, there was a residue on the dishes. I suspect that I am using too much and will experiment to find the sweet spot because we have a near full box in the pantry.

This unit does a good job on pots and pans too. My wife doesn't mind scrubbing the pots but I hate that job and sneak them in whenever I can to get them done and put away. So far, every pot, pan, strainer, etc., has come out clean and caked-on-food free. Shhh! don't tell my wife.

Summary - dishes come out clean every time - 2 stars. Pots and pans come out spotless - 1 star.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice washer
We bought this to replace a GE that was just three year old - enough said. The Bosch does a good job and is super quite. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Claudius
4.0 out of 5 stars cleans well and super quiet
We went to not having a dishwasher to having this one. It cleans well and the racks are versatile enough. It is super quiet. Read more
Published 3 months ago by kathykreates
4.0 out of 5 stars Happy with Dishwasher
For my family of 3 and for the price, happy with dishwasher. Been using for a month. Verrrry quiet, which I love! Have to double check sometimes to make sure it is running. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Horrible Inefficient Interior Design. Broken glasses.
Please don't buy these Bosch dishwashers. After rave reviews by Consumer Reports, this seemed to be the best line. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Diana L
5.0 out of 5 stars Cleans dishes very well and is extremely quiet.
I've owned 12 different dishwashers, and this is by far the best I've ever owned. No matter what my kids allow to dry and become "concrete like" on the dishes, this dishwasher has... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Amazon Chris
4.0 out of 5 stars Quiet dishwasher
Love the look, the ease of loading it. So far, nothing broken. Is super quiet. For the money, could have more cleaning options.
Published 15 months ago by Lee O.
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it and I hope it will last
My last dishwasher was LG. it was a big disappointment when it's got broken after 4.5 years. It was not practical to fix it so I bought Bosch. Only time will reveal the quality. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Val Kudry
1.0 out of 5 stars Wheels fall off, food gets stuck in jets
I have had a mid-price Bosch that was recommended by consumer reports for two years now, and I can't understand why no one else has complained about it. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Beach Loving Mom
4.0 out of 5 stars very good
This was a replacement dishwasher for a LG. I am extremely happy with the washing performance and the ability to place cookie sheets in there too. Read more
Published on February 13, 2012 by sawr
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