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Bosch : SHE55M16UC 24 Evolution 500 Series Full Console Dishwasher - Black

by Bosch
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Product Features

  • 5 Wash Cycles
  • 19 Hours Delay Start
  • XL Flexible Silverware Basket
  • 2 Cup Shelves
  • Silence Rating of 48 dBA

Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameBosch
Model InfoSHE55M16UC
Item Weight105 pounds
Product Dimensions26 x 26.4 x 36.2 inches
Item model numberSHE55M16UC
Installation Type built-in
Part Number SHE55M16UC
Control Console full_panel
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #11,948 in Appliances (See top 100)
Shipping Weight105 pounds
Date First AvailableSeptember 14, 2004
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Product Description

In 1886 Robert Bosch founded the Workshops for Precision Engineering and Electrical Engineering in Stuttgart Germany Since then Bosch has grown into a global leader through its dedication to innovation and quality engineering Bosch is one of the comp...

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
47 of 49 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely machine but loading may be a problem January 13, 2011
We bought this dishwasher a month ago, and are generally pleased with it. It washes the dishes well, and is sufficiently adjustable to take tall items in either shelf. It is extremely quiet. It takes 105-120 minutes to run a cycle, but that's standard these days for energy efficient machines. I do wish that instead of a countdown, the LED display would show what part of the cycle it was at (wash, rinse, or dry).

Our major complaint is that the tines that separate and support the dishes aren't well suited for our dishes. They all slant, and they are fairly close together, so putting in glasses or mugs or pitchers is difficult, because you want them to stand vertically and the tines make this hard to accomplish. Because the tines are so close together, bowls will fit only if you lie them flat, taking up a lot of space per bowl. Our soup bowls are fairly curvy, not the flattish ones you find in elegant china, and there's really no way to stack them. (You can lie half the tines flat, but then there's no dish support at all.) Think about how _your_ dishes will fit in the dishwasher, before you choose this one.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great dishwasherl February 24, 2011
After reading many bad reviews of Bosch dishwashers, I made the plunge. It is quiet, very high capacity, washes very well, dries at least as well as my old washer. We wanted an adjustable top rack but have not adjusted it in 3 months. Our washing schedule now depends on when we run out of dishes instead of when it is full.

If one stops the washer when the timer hits zero, it has not started drying, and the dishes will be wet. Just wait an hour and your dishes will be dry, at least as dry as old fashioned ones with an exposed heating element.

The high capacity means that the bottom is very close to the floor, so one must bend over to load and unload. Complaints about the bottom rack being hard to slide are because the door is not fully opened.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars So far, so good! August 7, 2011
Like another reviewer, I'm puzzled by the very negative reviews of Bosch washers. I took Consumer Reports' word for it, and bought this one. So far, I have only done a couple of loads, but I can say:

1. it washes well. It even got stains out of the bottom of my teapot.
2. it is extremely quiet--useful if your TV is in the room next to your kitchen.
3. it is attractive. I don't see any part of it looking cheap, as some reviewers do.
4. The stainless steel interior does have a smell, but it's more or less a "new car smell," not a displeasing one.


1. the interior does seem a bit small, and it can be tricky to load because of the angled tines set close together.
2. it's a little narrower (about a half inch) than my old Whirlpool. It comes with rubber "wings" or gaskets on the side that can spread out to fill the opening built into your cupboards, but it would look nicer if it fit perfectly.
3. you must always have rinse agent in it every time you run it. The dishes turn out beautifully if you do, so I'm not really complaining about that.
4. it has filters that have to be emptied and rinsed regularly (which I haven't done yet).

That's all I can say so far. I'll update if any other problems emerge.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Clean, Very Quiet, Very Happy October 7, 2011
By crroal
(this is a copy of my review under the stainless steel exterior version SHE55M15UC...don't know why Amazon has them separated)

Installed myself. You will need a strain relief and power cord, and possibly an adapter to connect to your garbage disposal or pipe. The drain hose supplied fits up to 3/4". I needed 1". A $5 dishwasher drain hose adapter and a $1 3/4" galvanized steel pipe nipple solved that problem.

This thing is unbelievably quiet compared to our 8 year old previous 'quiet' model. You can easily carry on a conversation next to it. We have an open kitchen / living area that used to require turning up the television volume when the previous dishwasher ran...No More!

Dishes come out very clean. As others have said elsewhere, I think the Finish Quantum Powerball (sample provided) or another highly rated CR brand will make a huge difference in your results too.

The passive drying works extremely well. We will only have a few drops of water left on plastic.

I have seen the Sanitize light come on. It means that very specific conditions (time, etc as specified by the NSF) were achieved during the wash and dry. Note that the Sanitize light won't come on until the Drying cycle is complete, which is well after the Cycle countdown has reached '0'.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Ordered sight unseen from another online vendor. After unit installed, opened it to place dirty dishes, and realized (as another reviewer also has commented) that rack tines are great for cups and for plates, but not at all accommodating of our stone-ware type bowls. The bowls aren't particularly large, but are not the more delicately made or shaped bowls one would find in a china or corelle-ware set. Also, hard to figure out how to load pots & pans along w/ the plates in the lower rack.

Bottom line, we are sending this machine back and getting a newer model of the Kenmore/Whirlpool washer that we had (it quit working, thus the need for a new machine).

We did run the machine once, and it cleaned very well - even removing some of the residual white film our old dishwasher had been leaving on some of the plasticware. And, it was very quiet.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars I do not recommend anyone buying this product
Bought dishwasher in Oct. 2011. Since then 6 repairs are required. The spring for the door kept breaking.
I do not recommend anyone buying this product.
Published 29 days ago by disappointed
1.0 out of 5 stars towel lover
This is the worst dishwasher I have ever had in 40 years of buying them. Dishes are not clean even after it's very extensive wash cycles. Read more
Published 6 months ago by A. N. Wiggins
I bought my Bosch model SHE55M16UC about three years ago at the recommendation of a high rating from Consumer Reports. Read more
Published 12 months ago by luckyrock
4.0 out of 5 stars Bosch SHE55M16UC/64
Have had this less than a week. Out of the box, the end of cycle alert didn't work. Will have a
repair person take a look/see. Read more
Published on August 21, 2012 by S. Kahl
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a Bosch Dishwasher Improvement
I bought the Bosch dishwasher model # SHE55M16UC to replace a 10-year-old Bosch that would inexplicably flood the wood kitchen floor without any apparent reason. Read more
Published on January 20, 2012 by Ronald Weber
1.0 out of 5 stars Breaks dishes
This dishwasher looks nice but that's about it. The racks are terribly designed and difficult to load. Read more
Published on January 16, 2012 by Stephen714
2.0 out of 5 stars Racks are Lousy
We bought the Bosch based on Consumer Reports. It is very quiet and cleans the dishes well. We traded it for a Maytag after 3 months because our stuff wouldn't fit in the racks. Read more
Published on December 18, 2011 by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Washes well, a few annoying things
This unit washes the dishes very well and is extremely quiet. A couple of annoying features, however. Read more
Published on April 25, 2011 by Garycal
2.0 out of 5 stars Great dishwasher... if you're a rocket scientist
So, I'm no genius, but my knuckles don't drag on the ground either. I'm just a regular guy, but this fancy Bosch dishwasher is HARD to understand. Read more
Published on February 2, 2011 by David Munson
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