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82 of 83 people found the following review helpful
on June 30, 2012
I have to somewhat agree with one of the negative reviews below.
I just had my new Bosch dishwasher installed and was very excited. However, I was quite disappointed when the first wash was complete.
Things weren't dry properly even though I have used JetDry. Some parts were dry, but some parts felt wet. (and I am not talking about water pooling on concaved bottom of cups or bowls. This is understandable.) Some areas were dry to the touch, but there are lots of spots with condensation here and there - on utensils, side of some bowls, and so on. (They weren't overlapping and weren't even touching each other.) Even the arms of the center sprinkler were dripping because of condensation and the bottom of the silverware rack was wet. As I open the door I could see mild condensation on the surface of the inside of the door as well.
On second load, I used "Extra Dry" mode hoping that it would fix the problem. It looked slightly better, but the condensation still occured and I had to take out the dishes and bowls and dry them on separate dish racks.

I think it cleaned decently and it is quiet as advertised, but my 8 years old JenAir dishwasher was already as quiet and it dried excellently compared to this Bosch. I guess it's because it doesn't have a heating element as someone already pointed out.
I am quite disappointed and trying to find a way to solve this problem. I chose this model especially because none of JenAir models have the front display panel. But now I'm seriously considering returning this one and get JenAir instead.

*** Update ***
I checked out several forums and found out it is indeed because of Bosch's unique drying system called "condensation drying." It basically uses the heat produced during the wash cycle to dry the dishes.
There's pros and cons to this system.
Pros: Since it is not using heating element, it reduces energy consumption quite a lot.
Cons: Since the drying relys on the heat of the dishes after the wash, those made of ceramic, glass, or metal will dry quite efficiently, but those made of materials such as soft plastic - that does not hold the heat for long - will not be able to dry completely.

There are few tips to handle this situation.
1) Run the kitchen water until it becomes hot, then start the dishwasher.
2) Drying agents like JetDry is a must.
3) Make sure the water temperature for the house is sufficiently hot.
(The water temp of my house is slightly hotter than warm currently, so I'm planning on raising the temp.)
4) Leave the dishes in for more than an hour (or a few) after the cycle so that the left over heat can dry them.

I do like having dishwasher that can dry very well like my old one, but once I understood how Bosch's system works, I am willing to give it a little more try.
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
on November 25, 2011
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I've been thru 3 maytag dishwashers in the last 6 years, I have to say they just aren't what they used to be. This is my first Bosch appliance, I was a little disappointed with how long it took to arrive (2-3 weeks) but I must say it was well worth the wait! Quiet as can be, dishes come out sparking clean. All 3 of my maytags were the "quiet series" and they were pretty quiet but they don't even compare with the Bosch. I love the rack placement, good design, I wish I had a couple more features like quick rinse all in all, you get what you pay for and this one is worth every penny so far, hopefully it lasts.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on February 23, 2012
1 Week ownership = 5 Stars.

1) Yeah, it's quiet - really quiet, BUT do you really need a red led shining on the floor to remind you it's running? Not a big thing, just sorta funny.
2) Fit and Finish is better, much better than others. If you are an attention to detail kinda person, it won't take you long to see what I'm referring to when compared to other "like products/brands". You can tell it was designed with above average intelligence for sure.
3) Took a bit to wrap my brain around no disposal and the non-traditional drying cycle/element. We always scrape the actual food off anyway and haven't had a single issue with drying cycle IE less than dry dishes. Yes, our hot water is HOT.
4) The stainless front is very nice. They could have spent a little more money on the top (plastic with metallic finish) trim plate. Already has a couple scuffs, very slight. After a year or two of wear and tear I'll buy a new one and just consider it consumable.
5) Not sure about you, but I have plenty of devices in my life that beep at me. I really don't need my dishwasher beeping at me to let me know it's cycle is complete. I'm positive that when the red light on the floor goes off, that will be sufficient. Maybe there is a setting to turn the beeping off? Will find out...
6) Seriously, you gotta buy it. It really is a great machine despite being quirky, but hey, it's German, right?
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on December 12, 2011
It is a really great dishwasher. Leaves dishes sparkling clean and is very quiet. The only drawback that I can think of is that it does not show remaining time.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on May 20, 2012
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At first, I was not sure about buying a dishwasher on the web, but it arrived safely; and once installed I could not believe how quiet this dishwasher is! My dishes are clean; and my glasses look amazing. My only regret.... I did not buy it sooner!!!
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on May 31, 2012
We were really excited to upgrade our old dishwasher, and we looked around online quite a bit and then went to an appliance store and got the full schpiel about the Bosch. We probably didn't ask enough questions or look at enough reviews. I think it is hard to know what you will find a deal-breaker until you have it. We were told how great it was, how squeaky clean it gets everything without any rinsing, how wonderful it was to not have a heating element, and that the food trap was wonderful for any large pieces of food but that really 99% of all food would be disintegrated, and the only thing you might find is a piece of steak or something.

We had upgraded our kitchen in our last home and felt like we cheaped out a little on the dishwasher when we chose a GE Profile model. It actually did a very nice job, didn't have to rinse too much unless you had peanut butter on a spoon. It was relatively quiet, and had a heated dry cycle and therefore a heating element which I know is not most desirable but it got the dishes clean and dry and didn't take too long. It had a very nice rack layout and silverware tray. We moved to a new home that had an ancient dishwasher and we thought we would go big and get someone great.

This dishwasher is really disappointing. It doesn't get the dishes very clean, it SMELLS horrible after every wash, it doesn't have a heating element so it uses some kind of condensing dry which leaves the dishes wet forever, and the cycle is TWO hours! Yes it has a quick wash, but if they aren't coming out clean with the full wash why on earth would I use it. Yes, it is quiet. And yes we won't have any melted plastic due to no heating element. But I would trade this overpriced shiny imposter for my GE Profile in a minute. We are planning to return it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on May 17, 2012
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The dish washer is extremely quiet and performs cycles with great results.
The only disappointment was to receive a dishwasher without the appropriate cords and connections. It required two additional trips to the nearest hardware store.
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35 of 47 people found the following review helpful
on May 22, 2012
Two years after purchasing Bosch's "stainless" steel "rust-free" dishwasher with a "lifetime warranty" against rust, we discovered... rust. It was in a very specific area, where the metal filter attaches to the interior tub. We called Bosch and were told that it was our fault, that it was our water, our dishwasher soap, our flatware--anything but the dishwasher. We persisted, explaining that we use a water softener and a reverse-osmosis system and that our water is no worse, and probably a bit better, than average. Furthermore, if it was merely our water, then we would expect to see rust everywhere. As for our dishwasher soap--well--it comes from Costco, and I'm sure they'd take exception to Bosch's claim that it promotes rust.

We offered our own theory, which is that the metal used in the filter is dissimilar to the metal in the tub, resulting in a galvanic reaction and corrosion to the metals. Basically, the two different metals, pressed together in an aqueous environment, results in a battery. But for Bosch to admit this would be to admit a design flaw--the sort of admission that leads to a class-action lawsuit. We already know Bosch uses a variety of "stainless" metals. For example, the metal used on the door is a very inferior grade of stainless steel that is easily streaked and spotted. And the way you can tell is to use a magnet. If the magnet sticks then it's ferrous metal and more prone to staining.

Bosch advertises a "lifetime rust-free warranty" on many of their dishwashers. This section is taken right out of the manual: "Stainless Steel TallTub: A rust-free, hygienic interior surface with a lifetime warranty."

Yet if you attempt to exercise your warranty, Bosch will tell you that they don't actually guarantee their metals against rust; they only warrant against "rust-through", meaning you will have to live with the rust until it eats a hole through the metal--until water starts pouring into some part of the dishwasher where it doesn't belong (hopefully not endangering you, your family, or your home, in the process). It is fraudulent of Bosch to advertise a "lifetime rust-free warranty" if they have no intentions of honoring what they advertise.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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We have absolutely LOVED this dishwasher! We bought this to replace an old dishwasher (a GE Profile) which was in our house when we bought it a few years ago. That dishwasher performed ok and was not too loud. But I was constantly buying and replacing plastic parts that borke and the spray arms would constantly get clogged. This would impact its cleaning ability until I tediously cleaned the spray arms again (and again). Some reviews seem to complain that this Bosch unit is a little smaller inside than some other brands (and it is). But I can fit as many dishes in it, if not more, as my old dishwasher and have them come out much cleaner than in my old unit. This is because I had to leave a lot of space between dishes in my old unit for them to come clean at all. So to me the size thing is a moot point. Beyond that, this dishwahser is super quiet, has many flexible loading options, and is superb at cleaning. I highly remocommend this unit, as well as the Amazon partner that sold it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on October 25, 2012
Have had this for over a month. Nice a quiet. Cleans great. Easy to install as connections are at the front of the unit. Love this Bosch over my Kenmore Elite unit that I replaces. Plenty of dish configurations.
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