21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on February 16, 2012
I replaced a 7-year-old KitchenAid dishwasher with this Bosch because the KitchenAid was a lemon; didn't clean dishes, left grit and scum on them, smelled bad, the element cooked the bottom of the silverware rack so pieces of it broke off into the machine and made it operate poorly and silverware fell through the holes!! Unbelievable. This new Bosch model is a lower end model, but I didn't want all the bells and whistles (and cost) of the higher end ones. It does what you need it to, and so superbly, that you realize that the bells and whistles are really superfluous. It is quiet, every single dish is clean beyond belief (and smooth! no more grit! it took the KitchenAid grit off!!), it was easy to install, and it holds so many more dishes than the KitchenAid did with its bigger racks! The racks in the Bosch are better designed so they actually hold more dishes, spacing them closer to each other. This is a great dishwasher and I'm just kicking myself for not buying it years ago.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on May 15, 2012
Have had 2 kitchenaid dishwashers over the years, the last one was always causing problems. Read the reviews and bought a Bosch. The best applliance we have ever had. First it is very quiet, can hardly know it is running. The dishes come out dry, sparkling. Have used it for a month now, everything has been perfect. Very well made in all respects, a real jewel.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on March 13, 2013
We've owned four dishwashers in our life. We recently got one of these Bosch model SHX43s (not through Amazon). We are quite disappointed. It is very quiet. If that is your main desire in a dishwasher, I cannot imagine a better one. However, we are very disappointed with two things. First, it does not clean all that well. We have followed all the directions and tried different settings, and it just does not clean very well compared to our last dishwasher, which was a Maytag. Yes, Consumer reports rates these highly. But we do not find that it works very well. I've heard other people talk about how important it is to rinse plates clean before you put them in the dishwasher. I always thought that was silly, because with all our prior ones, you could scrape off the stuff rinse a tiny bit and put them in and let it go. No problem. This one, you pretty much need to clean the dishes before it will. We are not used to pulling bowls and things out of the dishwasher and finding residue, film, rough spots where something foodish dried on them, etc. And I believe the unit is operating perfectly according to how it's made. I do not believe that we have a defective unit, though I will likely call Bosch to see what they say about it. It's not terrible, but it's just not all that great. Second, we've had this for a couple months now and we still cannot find an efficient way to load it. The bottom rack, in particular, is so poorly designed it is almost unbelievable. There is one whole section (the front, right quarter of the bottom rack, next to the silverware basket) that has such tightly spaced tines to hold dishes virtually nothing we have fits there. We can get a few bowls or smallish items in there at awkward angles but it is pretty useless space. The tines are so tightly spaced you also cannot get anything in that part of the rack that is like a pot or pan or large bowl. Quiet is great. Otherwise, I would never buy this brand again for a dishwasher.
24 of 39 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 disimilar 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.
This section is taken right out of the manual: "Stainless Steel TallTub: A rust-free, hygienic interior surface with a lifetime warranty."
Yet Bosch claims they don't actually guarantee the tub to be rust-free; 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). When you consider that Bosch basically expects you to use their rusting appliance until there's a catastrophic failure, you realize that the advertisements, selling points, and sales pitches regarding "rust-free" and "lifetime warranty" are all fraudulent.
Bosch offered no remedies and suggested that the rust can be removed (on our dime, of course). The problem is that even if we use a rust-removing product, the rust will return in time, because the source of the rust--a design flaw--remains.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 16, 2012
I have had this machine for a week now.
installation was a little more tedious than my last GE and Frigidaire.
the dishwasher is much better built and designed though,
it is very very quiet. not as whisper quiet as some have said it is, but it is really good.
the only complaint i have so far is that it is a little smaller than most on interior space. the racks are tight, but i will learn a new way to load the dishes than i had used in the past. Not a biggie.
the exterior dimensions are a little smaller than most in width as well.
either way i look at it . it is a good buy and cleans very well!!.