Combine class and convenience. This Bosch dishwasher lets you arrange the racks in up to 9 different positions, so you can fit as many items as possible. Plus, it runs so quietly you’ll be able to enjoy a conversation, listen to music, stream media and more right in the kitchen.
There’s room for up to 16 place settings. Plus, 5 wash cycles including five-level wash, 4 options like Extra Dry, and a concealed heating element.
A quicker clean. Select this option to take dishes from dirty to dry in less time.
3 rack system
Accommodate the odd one out. Add the 3rd rack and find the right fit for deep, tall, or uniquely-shaped items in the spacious loading area.
Fit it all, every time. With 3 different height levels and up to 9 possible rack positions, you can customize each load for your needs.
Protect your floors. This 4-part leak prevention system uses sensors to detect and stop leaks, and can even turn on by itself.
44-dBA noise level rating
Wash dishes in peace. Bosch dishwashers are so quiet, you have to check the exterior Infolight® to know they’re on.
Required for Installation:
All dishwasher purchases require a hookup kit be purchased from Best Buy. Without a hookup kit, your installation will not be completed. Find a hookup kit in the accessories section on this page. If your installation is hard wired, you will need the following to complete your installation: 6360259
A $19.99 value!
24" Scoop Handle Dishwasher with Stainless Steel Tub
Very happy with this dishwasher. I checked Consumer Reports and read lots of reviews. This seemed to be a mid-range model that met my major requirements: quiet & cleans well. The more expensive ones are supposed to be even quieter, which seems pointless because most of the time you wouldn't know it's running if not for the light it shines on the floor to tell you. Now and then it makes a sound you can hear, but not loudly. I can be in the kitchen happily having a conversation while it's running.
The next more expensive models also had a "delicate" mode which I felt no need for - there were really few differences. I chose the "scoop" handle because I didn't want it to stick out like the towel-rack style handle (though for some that is useful). The recessed handle would also avoid sticking out from the edge of the counter. The scoop handle also makes you open it from the center -- the installer told me that other models make it easy to grab/open near the sides and that can damage the door if you're not careful and skew it - the door does have a little bit of flex to it.
We've run it a number of times now and it cleans well. I use the "regular" cycle (which appears to use fewer resources than "auto") with no extra features like extra dry or sanitize for extra hot. Your results may depend on the details of your usage, but the reviews were good and our results have been good as well. We only run it every few days, so counter to the manual which says don't bother to rinse, I do give dishes a quick rinse before they get dry and crusty. The CR test put them in fully dirty and then left them for a day to dry out and get really crusty before running it, and they said it still cleaned well. I haven't tried that but I'll take their word for it.
I was wary of the drying, as a few reviewers complained about it, and it has no heater/drying element (it does heat the water very hot). Based on CR I went for it anyway. What I found is that if I open it immediately after it's done, it's still hot and steamy inside and some items are still wet, and I've just let a lot of the heat out. So I give it at least an hour after it's done before opening it to put things away. That's worked fine. I haven't tried "extra dry" but that might reduce the wait time - not important to me. I also haven't experimented with shorter times so I don't know the minimum. When I open it there's still some water on the sides of the tub, and if any bowls or glasses have concave bottoms then they'll hold some water, so you need to watch for that. I load our bowls at an angle so they cannot hold water in their concave bottoms - it runs off. The manual advises unloading the bottom rack first, which is good for avoiding any bits of water dripping down from the top to the dry & still-loaded lower rack. Bottom line, a little attention is needed here: don't unload immediately and unload from the bottom up. With that MO I've had no problem at all.
A few other things of note: (1) it has no grinder and there's a filter you need to manually remove and rinse out once and a while, not often for me but maybe every couple of months if you put a ton of gunked up dishes in it. (2) It uses a "rinsing agent" to improve drying, which was new to me. They strongly advise against skipping this. I filled it with the sample provided, and I've already changed the setting to reduce the amount used with no negative effect. Because I'm a little mistrustful of chemicals & such I'm buying an eco rinsing agent for when it needs to be refilled, still on a minimum-use setting. (3) I was intrigued by the extra top rack -- a shallow rack for loading flatware. It works well and I've found it much easier to load and unload (and faster to unload) so I'm happy about that.
After picking a model I liked I comparison shopped on-line, and Best Buy had it on sale plus both free delivery *and* free installation. I think January was a good month to buy this! I paid another $30 for an "install kit" and $20 to haul away my old dishwasher, all good. The installers were fine and overall it was a good experience with a good result.
Summary: quiet, cleans well, but wait a bit before opening to let it finish drying
I would recommend this to a friend
Cleaning, Design, Dishes
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great Machine and SOOOOO Quiet!!
Cleaning, Design, Dishes
Very nice! If you're looking for a great looking, super-quiet dishwasher, this is the one. This washer replaced a 15 year old Whirlpool that I had quite a few problems with over the years. Replaced two main boards on it as well as the heating element. Luckily, I'm a big DYI-er, so I was able to replace them myself saving tons of $$ for labor. First off, I must say, Bosch has AMAZING customer service. After ordering this dishwasher, I received two separate calls from Bosch letting me know the details on how/when my new dishwasher will be delivered and installed. Very kind. Comforting to know in the event I need to contact them in the future. Second, the installation co. was courteous, professional, reliable and efficient. The first thing I noticed after running the dishwasher for the first time was that it's SUPER quiet! After pressing the START button, I literally could not hear the water filling into the tank. Very strange at first. I actually pressed the Stop button, and then started it again to make sure it was actually running. WOW! After the load finished, I was quite pleased with the cleaning results. So far, we've done about 4 full loads using Finish brand Quantum packs. The dishes come out clean and smelling fresh each time. I've noticed (like my old washer) that it's best to use the Extra Dry setting if you want glasses and plastic storage containers to come out more dry after the cycle is done. -- which I'm fine with. The drawers have a good amount of room for dishes, and I love how the height of the top rack can be adjusted up/down a few inches to compensate for taller glasses. It also has a slim rack above that which is great for flat items like additional silverware or larger cooking spoons. The buttons are "push-button" style, which I prefer much more over the "touch" display type. Initially, I was thinking that the timer indicator was showing long washing times (2+ hours), but recently discovered that the timer includes the drying time as well, so the actual wash time is only about 1.5 hours - if that. I'm very happy so far. Functionality, operation, ease of use, etc. Another big plus is that it looks absolutely beautiful in our kitchen. Very nice "flush-mount" design and the stainless finish looks durable and sleek. Give this one a try. It would be hard to say anything negative about it. After all, it is a "Bosch." From what I hear, they are the best in the biz when it comes to dishwashers. Looking forward to having this one for many years to come
Omg. It’s soooo quiet!! The faucet that’s next to it is louder that the dishwasher! My baby will never wake up from the noise of this dishwasher. He’ll wake up if I snore from the next room, but never from this dishwasher!
We've had this dishwasher for about a month and have no complaints. Dishes always come out clean with only a quick rinse before putting them in the dishwasher. Operation is super quiet; the red indicator light is actually pretty helpful for determining whether or not a cycle is running. Draining is the only loud part and that doesn't last long. Glass, porcelain, metal, and some plastic dishes and flatware always come out dry. Tupperware never does, but that was our experience with our previous dishwasher so this isn't an issue for us. The third rack for utensils is very convenient; I didn't see myself using this much before the dishwasher arrived but I use it all the time now that I've gotten it. Having a quiet dishwasher has been wonderful as our kitchen is right next to the living room. I'd wholeheartedly recommend this product.
Product is fine, installation was very difficult because advertising, literature, or salesperson did not inform us that the height of the opening had to be taller than our existing dishwasher. Installer could only go so far with his effort and I, as the homeowner, had to alter the height of the opening and complete installation. If I did not have the experience and skill to do this, the installation would have cost us much more.
I've used my dishwasher multiple times since purchasing it and it doesn't seem to dry the dishes fully even when you set it on extra dry and leave it closed for 3 hours after it's been run. This was in the previous reviews I saw. I wish I would've paid attention to it more becuase I probably would've purchased another Kitchen Aid and not a Bosch. Over rated dishwasher
A:Answer It not heated dry, per se..
If you’ve looked at dishwashers, you’ve probably noticed something unique about Bosch. Their dishwashers are listed as “no heat”. In the event you did some further investigation, you probably found that Bosch dishwashers do in fact dry your dishes, but they don’t use a typical heater.
So how do they dry?
A real-life, relatable example to get you started…
In a regular dishwasher, if you’ve ever opened the door during the “dry” cycle, you were probably hit with a burst of steam. All the water on your dishes was evaporating.
Assuming you opened the dishwasher for a reason (beyond “i wonder what will happen”), you may have grabbed a dish you needed. And that dish was probably still hot from the rinse water, even if the drying element hadn’t started up yet. And even when you took the dish out, it probably stayed hot for a while, and the water kept evaporating.
Chances are, with that 1 example, you already understand half of the evaporation/condensation system. Bosch takes the principle above, and expands it into their dishwashing system.
If you follow through with the above notion, where most dishwashers rely on an element to heat the dishes, Bosch uses a more economic (and arguably more sensible method).
As long as the rinse water is hot enough, the dishes will be hot when the rinse cycle is complete. The water will evaporate.
Of course, the inside of the dishwasher won’t stay hot forever. Eventually it will cool off, and that steam will become water again.
Q: So how do you make sure that when the steam becomes water again, it ends up in the drain (instead of back on your dishes!)?
A: The answer is… a stainless steel tub.
…And that’s exactly what Bosch uses. It works, because the stainless steel tub cools off quickly – much more quickly than the dishes do. So as the water evaporates from your dishes, the steam touches the stainless steel tub, cools off to become water, and runs down the tub into the drain.
And that’s the principle behind condensation drying. The water evaporates from your hot dishes, condenses on the stainless steel tub, and runs down the drain.
An imperfect system.
It sounds great (and in many ways, it is), but it’s not perfect.
A reliance on hot-rinse-water – Hot rinse water is usually ideal for a wash. And the hotter it is, the better that condensation drying works. However, not every cycle can get away with hot water. For example, “delicate” cycles tend to use warmer water (instead of hot), because thin delicate glass has a tendancy to crack if it’s suddenly heated or cooled quickly. In addition, dishwashers continually try to use lower-temperature water (with extended wash times to compensate) to maximize energy efficiency.
A lengthy dry – condensation drying takes a while to happen. Unlike a drying element which relies on brute-force-heating, these dishwashers have to wait for the natural process of evaporation & condensation to take place.
Imperfect materials – while glass and metal items retain heat very well (which is ideal), some materials like plastic don’t. The result is that plastic items (like tupperware) often don’t stay hot enough, long enough, for the water to evaporate from them. Thus, it’s pretty common to open your dishwasher, and find that your plastic items are still wet.
Requires a stainless steel tub – this adds cost to the system. Now that may not matter if you wanted a stainless steel tub anyway for it’s other benefits, but if you were hoping to get condensation-drying “on the cheap” in a plastic tub, too bad. A plastic tub won’t work with condensation drying.
Requires “rinse aid” – for condensation drying to be most effective, 2 things need to happen. First, as much water as possible must run off the dishes (and into the drain) – the less water on your dishes before the evaporation/condensation process, the better. Second, when the remaining water evaporates from your dishes and condenses on the stainless steel tub, it needs to stream down into the drain, rather than remaining on the sides of the tub as water droplets. Rinse aid (like JetDry) takes care of both these issues very well. However, it is virtually required, and an added cost. Compare this to a “standard” dishwasher – while rinse aid is ideal in those too, the heater doesn’t really care – it’ll eventually evaporate all the water anyway.
The advantages (now that I’ve scared you off…):
Despite the issues that condensation drying faces, there are quite a few advantages which happen to be quite strong:
Energy Efficiency – despite the need for hot rinse water, condensation drying is still much more efficient than having a heating element to do the drying. After all, the rinse water is heated in both cases – it’s just being utilized better in a condensation system (even if the water has to be heated slightly more).
No melting – elements inside a typical dishwasher have a tendancy to melt/deform plastic items placed in the lower rack (near the heater). Since Bosch condensation drying machines don’t have this heating element (they only heat the water), the risk of anything melting is extremely low.
No “steam” damage to your nearby counter – in a “regular” dishwasher with a heating element, you have a vent (usually located on the front panel), where the steam can escape. Often, this steam ends up affecting your wooden counter/shelving (sometimes ruining it over time if your wood cabinet is delicate). In a condensation system, there’s no front vent. That steam is being turned to water and going down the drain. As an added bonus, if your home has high humidity levels, condensation dryers won’t add to the problem.
Is condensation drying for you?
Since Bosch uses this in virtually all their washers and for some people it’s a deal maker (or deal breaker), it might be just as accurate to ask “is a Bosch for you?”
Let’s be clear. There *are* certainly advantages. A number of key things in fact.
However, the one major disadvantage that nearly everyone will face is that their dishes may not come out perfectly dry all the time. In fact, given the right (wrong) conditions, it’s possible that you’ll open the door and all your dishes will be sopping wet.
If you’re willing to use rinse-aid, hand-dry the occassional item(s) if necessary, accept that you may have water spotting periodically (particularly if you have hard water and/or refuse to use rinse aid), and deal with the long “dry” time (where literally nothing is happening except the water evaporating/condensing naturally inside), then hey, the dishwasher’s advantages are probably going to please you.
On the other hand, if those things would drive you absolutely batty, you probably want to avoid these machines altogether. After all, a “standard” machine with a heating element may melt/warp some plastics, vent steam onto nearby surfaces, and suck down more electricity, but hey, they may not. And they’ll get your dishes perfectly dry every time, gosh-darn-it!
A:Answer There is a heating element, but it's used for heating the water, not drying the dishes. These "European" dishwashers use condensation for drying the dishes, not super high temperature like 'American" dishwashers do. There is an extra dry button/feature, but I'm not sure how that works. We haven't received our new Bosch dishwasher yet.
There are websites that explain this online. Search for: things-people-say-my-bosch-dishwasher and click on the top link for a good explanation.