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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 2164 reviews

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  • Rating 2 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Leaves Water After Wash & Poor Bosch Phone Suprt

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    DO NOT PURCHASE THIS DISH WASHER IF YOU ARE NOT READY TO WIPE THE WATER IN THE DOOR AFTER EVERY WASH OR LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN WHICH COULD BE A TRIP HAZARD. I TRIED ALL SETTINGS IN THE DISH WASHER WITH JET DRY BUT DID NOT HELP … 2 Stars – Expected A Better Product & Customer Tech Support Service Main Reasons for Rating: 1 - Washer leaves behind lot of water in the door after every wash - no matter what type of liquid and jet dry I use. I tried all modes of wash…See attached picture…taken after wash cycle is completed 2 - Customer Service / Tech Support for Bosch is horrible and RUDE on phone ( NOTE - Best Buy Tech was Awesome but Product has issues) - The girl @ bosch said that all their washers have this issue and Bosch does not make heat dry dishwasher any more...strange... When asked to Bosch tech support for a better model with heat dry – they replied stating none of their washers have heat dry – She also replied rudely in a UK accent stating I just can not return because I do not like the dish washer ( of course I can but I choose not to since it’s a time consuming process to get a return / replacement done…even though Best Buy would suppor it..). I WISH I HAD KNOWN THE ABOVE POINTS AND I WOULD OPTED FOR ANOTHER BRAND OF DISH WASHER WITH HEAT DRY AND BETTER CUSTOMER SERVICE... Except for above 2 concerns Bosch dish washer is quite and does clean the dishes well except leaves a lot of water in the door after every wash.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Dishes clean and dry

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    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Cleaning, Dishes, Price

    A very well designed and made dishwasher. I installed it myself so I got to see how it was made and I was pretty impressed. In use, we have always used the auto wash setting with the sanitize setting and the dishes have come out spotless and dry. Of course, if you have glasses with a concave bottom. they will collect a little water and that won't dry. I have never seen a dishwasher that will dry that! Bottom line, great dishwasher at a great price. Consumer Reports gave it a great rating and I would agree.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    LOVE this!

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    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Cleaning, Quiet

    I've had the Bosch Ascenta for a month and am really loving it. It replaced a 24 year old GE dw that was on its last legs. Initially I had some qualms about the Euro tine design -- would my dishes fit -- but I find I'm able to fit MORE dishes in than before. And they come out really, really clean! Like another reviewer noted, my mugs had tea/coffee stains but after a couple of washes in the Bosch the stains are gone! And I haven't had any problems with pulling the lower rack off the track. Maybe if you were a burly strong guy that would happen (I'm a reasonably fit woman). As for noise level, the motor is very, very quiet but you do hear the water sloshing around. I think the marketing stuff lead me to believe you wouldn't hear much at all, so at first the water noise bothered me. But then I realized it's a dw, of course there's going to be water sounds, and I got over it. When I watch TV in the next room while running the dw I no longer have to turn up the sound. So the dw is really very quiet. I'm glad I paid a bit more to get the model with fold-down tines on both top and bottom, and two fold down stemware racks (instead of one). Really adds to the versatility. I use a lot of little custard cups for things, and they fit on top of the stemware racks when folded down, which really boosts the capacity. Bowls haven't been a problem. I put them in the top rack, usually where the tines fold down, and also on the bottom. Oh, and I love the sanitize feature for my cutting boards. Finally, the cutlery caddy is fine. I've used it both with and without the 'grid' and things get clean either way. Bosch really nailed it with this dw, it's a great value IMO.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 1 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Junk!!!

    Posted .

    I just bought this dishwasher on 2/18 had it installed and it is all ready broken. I start the dishwasher and it goes for about 5-10 minutes then it stops and the timer starts flashing. I have to literally hold the door shut the entire time the dishwasher is going. It's easier to hand wash. I am so disappointed with the install service. Complete junk! I would not recommend this product nor would I recommend Best Buy installing anything for you. It's worth it to hire outside and have them do it. I think a toddler could have done a better job at installing my dishwasher. I have spent 3 days doing one load of dishes because I have to stand there and hold the door shut. It's junk! I would recommend letting the guy go who installed my dishwasher. It must have been his first day.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 1 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    AVOID...DO NOT BUY!!!!

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    I purchased this unit along with installation and warranty coverage. What a waste of my time!!!! My parents have had multiple Bosch dishwashers they have loved, ha I LOATHE this thing!!! Within the first 24-hours I called them as the entire inside was soaking wet and the soap was NOT dispensing. My salesman treated me as though I had NO CLUE how to use a dishwasher saying it just needed Jet Dry. I explained you shouldn't need an additional product in order for a dishwasher to do its basic job....wash dishes. I ran a total of 5-cycles on the first one, (along with the stupid jet dry, which it drinks like a fish!) with it only getting worse each time. Today they came out to replace the first one and in the first cycle did the EXACT same thing. So I am STILL hand washing ALL the dishes from my move, 2-weeks in, 2-dishwashers in and have to get an entire different model all together. Nothing but a total waste of time! DO NOT DO IT!!! They should take this model off the market all together!! I would rate it a big fat 0 if I could!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Quiet, performs well,

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    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Quiet, Set up
    Cons mentioned:
    Tracks

    We have found the washer as quiet and washes well. Concerns are that the bottom drawer is very light weight and gets off track easily (irritating.) Also the installation materials do not cover up gaps on the sides and and top well so that a washer on an outside wall lets in cold air rather than being insulated within the cabinet.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    The best dishwasher I've ever seen!

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

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    Pros mentioned:
    Cleaning, Dishes

    We've had about 5 dishwashing machines in the past at our house throughout the 21 years we've lived here, and the Bosch 100 series is the best one we've ever had. The dried chocolate milk, along with all of the other large-family messes that we make are gone, as if they've been washed and scrubbed by hand! You could not get the dishes any cleaner! This is by far the most wonderful dishwashing machine ever! 5 out of 5 stars, plus!!!

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best dishwasher I have ever owned

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    Pros mentioned:
    Price, Quiet

    Cleans well. Extremely quiet. Decent energy and water saver w/ very large capacity, well worth a few extra dollars for the quality, plus it was delivered free- other cheap/lower quality models charged for shipping, so they were almost same price when you got to the bottomline. Would buy again in a heart beat, and have already recommended it to 2 friends

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 2 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    quiet and cleans well but major design flaws

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    Pros mentioned:
    Cleaning, Quiet
    Cons mentioned:
    Tracks

    first the good - machine is extremely quiet and cleans very well........but i'm sure other dishwasher's have these qualities too. the bad - serious design flaw on the bottom tray. if you actually look at the track for the bottom tray in a showroom you'll notice it's a recessed ridge so the wheels hang ~1mm below. 30-40% of the time when you don't completely and utterly pull the tray out perfectly and i mean perfectly straight out the tray comes off track. it's difficult to get the whole tray back on track as the whole unit comes out of whack. worse design i've ever seen in a dishwasher. my parents have a bosch and complain about this flaw as well. other issues are there isn't an actual lock release or handle for opening/closing. you just have to yank the door open hoping everything doesn't come off the hinges. again no door latch/release, etc. another problem is there's only 2 screw ports on the top side of the mount. if those 2 holes don't match up with the underside cabinet counter mount area (some are 2 split areas like mine instead of one long one) then you'll have to get a mounting bracket that runs the length of the countertop (only place I could find was amazon). dishwasher's capacity is quite small as well. if it wasn't so quiet and didn't clean so well I'd give it 0-1 stars. would I buy another Bosch product/dishwasher? Not a chance. Shocking this dishwasher has so many design flaws. don't take my word for it though - go look at in the show room before purchasing......i didn't and just read the reviews online.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Bosch - Evolution Ascenta 24" is a good value

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    We have had our Bosch - Evolution Ascenta 24" for about a month. The removal of our old dishwasher and installation of the new one was very fast 15 to 20 minutes tops. The installers were very courteous and neat. There is a small learning curve with the dishwasher to get the best results and reading the manual is a must. Pros: - Much quieter then our previous dishwasher - Cleans dishes very well, we only use the auto setting with cascade pods and jet. - Easily held the dishes for a dinner party of 12 (pots and pans were another load) - Reading the manual on how to properly use the silverware holder was a great help and provided much cleaner silverware then our previous dishwasher. - The little flip down shelves on the upper rack are great for small items like sippy cup tops, large knives, or spoons. Cons: - No hot air dry if you open it up as soon as it is finished, your dishes will be hot and wet. Our work around for this is to wash the dishes at night and take them out the next morning. Everything is dry except for items that catch water like cup bases.(one good thing no more melted plastic containers or lids) - On off button is a little sticky and has a cheap feel when you push it. - If dishes sit in the dishwasher for a few days you get a funky smell. Work around is if your not going to do a load, is to make sure you rinse the dishes before putting them in the dishwasher, - The tines on the racks are close together. It took a little time with the help of the manual to figure out the best pattern for loading the various dishes - Bottom of dishwasher is plastic not stainless. Only time will tell how it holds up. Summary: With one month of use we are very happy with this dishwasher and would recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 1 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Worst purchase I ever made!

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    Pros mentioned:
    Cleaning, Dishes

    I purchased this dishwasher after our Maytag of 24 years died suddenly. This one held promise. It was highly reviewed and Bosch had a great reputation among dishwasher manufacturers. I was hopeful. The dishwasher is quiet – but that’s probably because it doesn’t clean. At first dishes came out with a little residue, but I thought it might be the soap. We changed detergents several times and followed the manufacturer’s recommended cleaning instructions. The dishes never really got as clean as the Maytag it replaced. After 2 years of use, the dishes stopped getting clean at all! After reaching out to Bosch, they sent a technician who told me that my now 3-year underused dishwasher (there are only 2 in this household) would cost more to repair than to replace! It needs a new pump -- a $99 part which Bosch said they would pay for -- but since it's out of warranty I was responsible for the labor. My bill would still be $425. The same dishwasher (which I would NEVER buy again) is available for sale locally NEW from a major appliance retailer for $450! Incredible. Why is there a world in which a BOSCH dishwasher doesn’t last 3 years? I’m going to have to trash this dishwasher (a total waste) and move on to something that actually works. I guarantee you, it won’t be a Bosch. Buyer beware.

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from BoschAppliancesUSA
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      Hi BucksCoGuy, sorry to hear this has been a bad experience. Please give our Bosch 24/7 Customer Support a call at 800-944-2904. Our team would be happy to answer any questions you have about this appliance or service that may be needed. BoschAppliancesUSA

  • Rating 1 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Junk

    Posted .

    Worst dishwasher ever. Do not buy. Just spent $500 and does not work.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Quality dishwasher

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    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Quiet
    Cons mentioned:
    Heating

    Very quiet and efficient, the trays inside are well designed. It does take some time to get used to using a dishwasher that does not dry the dishes with heat.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great dishwasher with some quirks

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    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Cleaning, Dishes, Price

    This is an affordable budget dishwasher that cleans well, uses very little water and has 2 foldable tines (one in upper shelf and another in lower shelf) to allow you to place larger bowls or pans face down. PROS - Cleans Well - After a week of dishwashing, I only had 1 jar with stuck-on food. Ceramic, glass and plastic dishes & containers all came out sparkling clean! - Pretty Quiet - This dishwasher is pretty quiet (very low hum). I can have a quiet conversation at the kitchen table which is only a few feet from the dishwasher. - Time Display - I hate dishwashers with hidden buttons so I am happy to see this one has easy to reach buttons and a display showing how much time for each cycle as well as showing the time left to finish the cycle once it has started. - Large Silverware Basket - The four sections are large and fit more silverware than my previous Whirlpool dishwasher. You can either keep the grid pattern on the basket to help with separating the silverware for easy cleaning or else you can flip off the grid pattern for an open basket. - Half-Load feature - If the dishwasher is only about 1/2 full, you can use the Half-Load feature to wash your dishes in a shorter time. However, I found the shorter cycle also leaves the dishes more wet so I generally don't use this cycle. NEED TO GET USED TO - These are not necessary bad issues but they do take some time to adapt. - No heated dry - Most dishes come out 99% dry when you use the Normal or Auto setting. You can select Sanitize to increase the water temperature which in turn heats the dishes to a higher temperature which then causes them to even dry more. In addition, open the door as soon as the cycle is complete to let out the steam to hasten the drying process. This is comparable to the dryness of the dishes when we opted out of the "Heated Dry" option for our old Whirlpool dishwasher. - Must use rinse aid - We have very hard water. We use Kirkland dishwasher pacs. In addition, we also add rinse-aid (recommended by Bosch). Our dishes come out sparkling without any water spots. - Smaller & differently laid-out interior - Although this Bosch dishwasher has the same exterior dimensions as other brands, the interior somehow feels smaller. The layout is significantly different from my old Whirlpool. The distance between tines are quite narrow for some rows (great for plates but not so much for bowls. The best bowls for this dishwasher are shallow ones less than 2" deep.) However, the somewhat smaller capacity has not been a problem for us since it takes less time to fill up a full-load so I can start the dishwasher sooner. With the old dishwasher, we would wait for the dishwasher to fill out before turning it on. I got so fed up waiting for clean dishes after a meal that I would just hand-wash them. - MUST CLEAN FILTER - There is no built-in food disposer. As such, there is a filter that you would need to rinse with water about once a week. It's not a big deal since I only found a small 1/4" piece of lettuce in the filter after about a week of use. Bosch does a pretty good job of pulverizing other food particles. CONS - Wet Bottom - After each load, the bottom of the dishwasher is still wet! I leave the door open in between loads for it to dry out to prevent mold! If you don't plan to use the dishwasher for several days, I recommend wiping the bottom dry before closing the door to prevent any mold or odor. Overall, I like this dishwasher due to its cleaning ability and low cost. Most of its quirks are manageable with the exception of the wet bottom. Make sure you take your dishes to the store to try loading them into the dishwasher racks before buying it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    I Like This Dishwasher

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    Pros mentioned:
    Cleaning, Dishes, Quiet
    Cons mentioned:
    Racks, Tines

    The model number I bought is SHE3AR75UC/21. This was my first time doing my own installation of a dishwasher. I will say, I hope it's a long time before I have to do so again. To me, none of the electric nor water fitting locations either on the Maytag I was pulling out, nor the Bosch I was putting in seemed to be sensible nor user friendly. It wasn't that they were hard to attach, just that they were in hard to reach locations. But the alternative was to pay out for installation, which would have meant I couldn't afford a new dishwasher. I did my research beforehand. This particular Bosch model is in Consumer Reports top 5 listing of dishwashers, for its ability to clean and it's features, but to me, most importantly, for it's longevity. My previous dishwasher was an upper end Maytag that crapped out after 13 moths. And, now, all dishwashers are made by just a few companies. Basically Whirlpool, GE for American companies, and then you have your international companies like Bosch and Samsung and Fisher Paykel. This led me to believe that all the durability faults with my Maytag would carry over into just about any American brand I bought, be it Amana, Kitchenaid, Kenmore, etc. since they are all Whirlpool made. But, even though Bosch has good reviews (per Consumer Reports) for it's longevity, let's just say, once bitten twice shy. I did follow through this time and purchased a 5 year extended warranty! On to my review of how this dishwasher works. I am very pleased with how well it cleans! It has no problems removing dried on foods! And it does so in a short period of time. It would take my Maytag 4+ hours on auto setting to do half the job this Bosch does in just 2 hours! Be forewarned though, it does not have a drying feature. I am alright with this, the heat from the wash gets the dishes about 90% dry, and then it's just stuff in the top rack, ie: coffee mugs, that seem to have any moisture residue on the top. If I open the door after it's done cleaning, but before it cools down and allow the moisture/steam to escape that will allow everything to dry. I am not seeing any issues with spots on my dishes. I do use the rinsing agent as recommended by manufacturer. It's super quiet! If it weren't for the count-down timer counting down, I would sometimes question whether it's really running or not! As will all new dishwashers, you have to learn how to properly load it, with the dishes and cookware that you have. What you have likely is not what the manufacture used in it's loading guide! It is misleading, in the description it says it can hold 12 place settings. That may be, if you own thin, Corelle type dishes. But, if you are washing bulky dishes, like my Fiesta plates and bowls, then you need to probably half that. I line my plates every other space on the bottom rack, otherwise, they are so thick they nearly touch each other and there's no room for water to get at them and clean them. But, I think is the case with all dishwashers. Theoretically they are all the same size inside. You just have to learn to load for what works best for your dishes. On the top and bottom rack you have the ability to fold down one row of the tines, to allow for hard to fit items. It also, on the top rack, has a fold down ledge that you can place long cooking utensils, like ladles and such for cleaning. I like that feature! This particular model came with one long silverware holder/basket. Other models come with two separate half length baskets. Personally, don't like the long basket. I rarely have that much silverware to wash, and the extra length to the basket takes up space that could be used better by a pot or large bowl. I did go on line to the manufacture and purchased the half length baskets, and like this much better. I find I can load pretty large things in the bottom rack with out compromising the movement of the sprayer arms. One fault I find with the lower rack is that it is easy to knock off it's ledge. Not a problem if the rack is empty to get it back into position, but for me, it always seems to do it when I have it loaded down, and it's a bit more challenging to get it back into alignment. I don't see this as that big of a problem, what I need to learn to do is not pull the bottom rack out all the way! ;) Think that's it. If I remember, I'll come back in a few months or so and give an update!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    A must have!! Silent night

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    Pros mentioned:
    Cleaning, Quiet

    It's so quiet. You can watch television and stand next to it and don't hear it washing. And it clean great I love it and it looks nice. A great investment bin our kitchen!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 1 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Worst appliance we've ever owned

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    Quality
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    Cons mentioned:
    Door, Racks

    This dishwasher has never worked properly since it was installed June 2013. We replaced an 11-year-old dishwasher with this one because the racks were starting to rust, but I wished we hadn't because our old dishwasher cleaned and dried the dishes just fine with Wal-Mart brand dishwasher detergent. With this new Bosch, there are always several dishes that do not come out clean. Sometimes we don't notice the faint fragments of food and then the dishes start growing mold while they're in the cabinets. I have also opened the dishwasher after it has finished cleaning the dishes to find food smeared on the inside of the door. It dries about 80% of the dishes, and you have to leave the door open after it finishes washing and "drying" because the bottom and sides of the dishwasher are completely wet and it will start to smell quickly if you don't get it dried. The dishwasher has also broken and chipped several of our glasses because the racks are not designed to hold average American glasses. No matter how well I try to separate and anchor them on the top rack, they still somehow wobble. And one of the detergents recommended by Bosch etched most of our glasses. We had our water tested and it showed as "ideal" on the hardness scale so that is not causing the etching issue. We've called Bosch with these issues 3 times, however, they continue to tell us to try different settings on the machine and various detergents. I turned on the extra dry setting and use the rinse agent but nothing has helped. Finally they had a repair guy come to look at it. He told me all the settings are correct, and I'm doing everything right, however, he could not find anything wrong with the machine and there was nothing he could do. I even showed him 3 dirty glasses and 2 bowls with mold on them that had come out of the dishwasher after it had completely finished its cleaning and drying, 2hrs 40 mins. We dislike this dishwasher so much, we bought a Maytag dishwasher today to replace it. I would rather be out $540 + tax than waste any more time and trouble on it.

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great dishwasher

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    Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.

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    Entire process from ordering, to delivery and installation was super easy. Really like the dishwasher although I wish it was a little bigger. Can something become a puzzle trying to figure out how to fit everything but it’s great. One thing to keep in mind, at least once a month clean out the inside tray as food can get lodged in there.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Love the washer, not the door latch. (Fix inside!)

    Posted .
    Cons mentioned:
    Door

    This dishwasher has been fantastic in the week we've had it. Aside from an issue where the door would kick open during operation stopping the cycle unannounced. After reading up online I was not able to determine a fix. After some trial and error, it appears the top edge of the "box" where the latch is located is bowing when the door closes rather than the latch recessing into the housing as it should. I ended up fixing the issue by placing a 1/4 in shim between the box and the countertop. Now the door CLICKS shut and takes a more than a stiff breeze to open (like it should ) This may be an oversight by installation, or a deficiency in the design. In either case we are ecstatic about this item after the simple fix!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Bosch makes great products

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    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Cleaning

    This is a great dishwasher - the stainless finish looks great, it's easy to use, and it cleans well enough to satisfy the demands of a research setting. I did install this unit in a research lab and had to raise my counter top, so be sure measure this dimension if installing in other than a home. This does not only apply to this model as most are made the standard height for the home i.e, 36".

    I would recommend this to a friend
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