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Bosch - 100 Series 24" Front Control Tall Tub Built-In Dishwasher with Stainless-Steel Tub - Stainless steel-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I Like This Dishwasher

    Posted
    tabbygreye
    • My Best Buy® Member

    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great dishwasher with some quirks

    Posted
    HLatNJ
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice look, nice cleaning, not so "hot" on drying

    Posted
    pbjkids

    Let me start by saying when we purchased this model, we were actually remodeling our kitchen and purchasing all new appliances. LG was the brand we went with for everything other than the dishwasher because LG's reviews were so poor. We chose this Bosch dishwasher because at the time, it had the best reviews. We really liked how this model looked however Best Buy did not have it on the showroom floor so we had to view it at a competitor's store. I really liked the look of it as well as the fact the controls are on the outside. Many put the controls on the inside now which makes the outside look like just a sheet of metal. There was no design element to the others. Just too plain for my taste. We also chose to install ourselves. Never again! Our previous dishwasher was a GE Nautilus, no longer in production. The hookups between the two were opposite sides. We had to replace pipes that obviously didn't come with the new dishwasher. Hookup itself was a true pain. I would advise just paying the money and having someone else do it. This was our first time installing a dishwasher and our last LOL. As for the dishwasher function itself, it does clean really well and it’s super quiet. Washing is no different than any other dishwasher I've experienced. However another reviewer made the comment it doesn’t get hot enough to wash or dry the dishes. I have to disagree to an extent. It gets hot. Extremely hot! Don’t be fooled like we were into thinking there was something wrong with the appliance itself because when it first starts, it takes from the cold water, not hot water. It heats the water during the cycle and trust me, you open the door during that cycle and you will see just how hot it gets however I don’t think it retains that heat long enough to get the dishes dry when on other washing choices. The card says to use Auto wash for better drying. It does make a difference. I was using the “normal” wash cycle. My dishes came out so wet, it’s like I just took them out from soaking in a sink but the GE had that issue too. I can deal with that as long as they are being washed in hot water and disinfected. I was using the normal wash cycle. I liked that both racks have a spray arm. That insures both levels are getting clean. My old one didn’t have that. Just had a bottom one. On another note, I do like that a couple of the prong lines, drop down so if you have bigger items, you can flatten the line of prongs and fit say a pot in however it would be nice if they all dropped down. Sometimes we have several big items and they won’t fit. The other thing my GE had that this one doesn’t is straight prongs. I’m not a fan of these tilted prongs. No different than a parking lot with straight parking vs angled parking. You can get a lot more in if they were straight up and down. Overall, some of these are just curves in design that I will have to get used to but I really wish the dishes dried better. On the front panel, the controls are very easy to follow and I like that there is a timer countdown to let you know how much longer the cycle will be going for. It has an on off button as well so when not in use, you can turn it off instead of keeping the digital clock up. It does take Finish detergent tabs as well as Finish rinse/drying agent. We tried the Finish in our old GE and it didn’t like it so I was nervous about using the Finish again but it does a good job so no complaints. You can use regular dishwasher detergent as well. The silverware basket does come out and it also has a lid on it which does snap open. I can fit a ton of utensils in there. We had our old dishwasher for 11 years so we are having to get used to this new one and its change in design but overall I’m happy with the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Bosch had it's Pro's and Con's. Pro's WON!

    Posted
    CasualRN
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    My old floor display LG finally was laid to rest. 5+ service calls and then it started leaking and wouldn't power up. I researched every web-site and every customer review. Bosch doesn't offer an affordable line with a build-in garbage disposal feature, which sounded like something I wanted as an added feature. Never-the-less... It was a holiday week and I needed my dishwasher replaced, and fast. I did my homework using Consumer reports, due to their testing and non-bias reviews. This model rated 81/100, which was the highest rating for dishwashers. I wasn't crazy about the models with hidden controls and I liked the remaining time display. The stainless steel tub is nice (note: the bottom and top aren't stainless steel... rather a greyish plastic, but who cares? The top rack is on a track which I do feel make for longer lasting and easier in and out access. It's not as quiet as my late LG. The sounds of filling and emptying cycles can be heard, however it's not a really big deal for me and it's only a little noticable. I read one review that says the Pot scrubing cycle doesn't get the water hot... WRONG! Opening my door during the cycle gave me a free-steam facial. Not recommended... LOL. So heat is not a problem. Here's what is... The loading problems I reviewed were not great, and this is true. The tines are very tight... Bosch is trying way too hard to make dishes fit. If I was only washing plates, this machine would be a dream. Note to Bosch... Most families use a large assortment of dishes, bowls, glasses, pots and pans. Put some space back between those tines! Some are adjustable but most on the bottom rack are fixed. (I have to be creative at times to get the plates and pots to fit at the same time. Deal breaker? Not really... I just want everything clean. And clean is what I'm getting. This unit is a work horse. I've done back to back washings after Thanksgiving. Even put the pots and pans all together for their own cycle, fearing that some food particles might settle on the glass ware, but this wasn't a problem at all. The filter does need to be cleaned once in a while, but I've only done so twice in 2 weeks, and it wasn't that bad at all. Might have even gotten by with just one cleaning. Bosch recommends Finish tablet which is another #1 rating from Consumer reports. One soap tablet per wash. Not bad at all. There are enough settings to make my daily use easy. The quick wash selection is good for a normal breakfast. The sanitize option is great and helps the dishes dry as well. There is no heating unit, so that's a plus/ minus for some, but my LG didn't either so I knew what to expect. For the price... This was a Great deal and I'm happy so far. I can take the little minor loading issues over the fact that I've always gotten a clean load when it's finished. Run times are long, 1-2+ hours, but again... nothing new for me. If you want clean and can tolerate a trickling noise between cycles, then look no further. Easy to self install... (took me 30 minutes) Note to Bosch... I like my products boxed... Not shrink wrapped. Just saying...LOL Time will tell how long this one will last, but so far, it's the best I've owed. Oh... Bosch is noted for the least amount of repairs. Good sale point for me. Hope this helped. Mr. CaZ

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Darn Good

    Posted
    Orange606

    Purchasing a dishwasher turned out to be an epic adventure, well not really but certainly more involved then I had anticipated. Initially I looked at the ratings from CR which places the low to moderate priced Bosch units at the top of the pile. Additionally, Bosch had a high reliability rating. Based on decent price, good test rating, and good reliability rating, the search was completed. However, when I started checking the user reviews I encountered a roller coaster of posts either indicating it was the greatest unit ever, worst nightmare anyone could conceive, and everything in between. Although I noted the user reviewers on BB are predominantly positive. I have seen issues with other CR reviews where they rated a cheap item higher over other more expensive units and user reviews of the highly rated cheap units were horrible. In those cases it appeared that CR did a quick and dirty review and did not consider ergonomics or the long term performance, even though these were items that people generally own for several years and only replace when the unit fails. However, in this case most of the issues were not premature failure. Considering the high rating from CR and range of user issues, I decided to summarize the issues and try to understand what was causing them Long wash cycle and incomplete drying: Turns out the EPA has been increasing the required energy efficiency standards for dishwashing that forces them to use less water and energy. This has lead to longer wash cycles and less heat applied for drying. I read that activating a sanitary or heated dry option can reduce the drying time or more completely dry the dishes. I found with this unit that the dishes are adequately dried using the auto program, but items that pool water may not completely dry, such as bolls turned upside down, mugs, and similar. However this was an issue with the old dishwasher and is not an issue for me. Ineffective cleaning: Only saw a few of these reviews, and based on CR and user comments these appear to be isolated issues which may be explained by the individual user circumstances. We found the unit cleaned as good as or better than the old unit at its peak. Defective units: the complaints I read were not specific enough to understand exactly what was wrong and how Bosch had proposed or attempted to fix it. With any mechanical item there may be lemon units that could have been a result of poor design, assembly, handling or installation. Again hard to pinpoint from the limited information available, but currently not pervasive from what I have read. Our unit was well packed and easily installed with no operational issues. Less space than former unit: This comment along with any other comments related to an attribute that could be known or inspected prior to purchase is really not a valid point for reducing a review. If it was smaller than the old unit or the user doesn’t like the rack configuration it’s the users fault for not researching and inspecting the unit prior to purchase. In summary I think you are going to have a hard time finding a similar priced unit with the attributes and performance that match this unit. The low score reviews appear to be based on inappropriate expectations or unclear mechanical failures which may not be related to design of the unit. I will update or add a review if my experience changes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Worst appliance we've ever owned

    Posted
    BrandyNS
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    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.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cleans Great, Simple to use, Very quiet.

    Posted
    KSStuffBuyer
    • My Best Buy® Member

    We've had this dishwasher for about a month and are very pleased with it. It cleans dishes very well and does so quietly. We had had a stainless steel-tub from KitchenAid for about six years that was said to be quiet but did not seem quiet to us. It was starting to have issues with leaving crud on the dishes so we started looking around for a replacement. We were concerned about the reports of the smaller size as we have three children and can have quite a few dishes. This dishwasher is smaller but once we adjusted to the different loading pattern we have been fine. We have found that loading the back of the rack first makes it easier to slide the rack in and out during the day. Our practice is to run the dishwasher at night when we go to bed and the dishes are dry when we arrive in the morning whether we use the "sanitize" option or not. I did have to come down the first night as I couldn't hear anything and thought I had forgotten to turn it on. It was gurgling merrily along so all was right with the world. Issues others have raised: -The steel front does get a little streaky but so did our KitchenAid. It cleans up fine with the same cleaner we use on our stainless refrigerator. -After a month we have not had anything piling up in the filter. -We have had the same luck with how clean and dry the dishes get using three different detergents. We used the Finish sample that came with it, a Cascade liquid and a Cascade Pac. We are using a different brand rinse agent. They all seem to do the trick. -The door is self-closing and that takes a bit to adjust to as it tries to close itself if you don't pull it open beyond a certain point. That was just a matter of adjusting to something different. Now I just view it as self-closing with a self-satisfying click. -The display is made up of red lights that flash if you leave it on. However, it is very easy to just push the on/off button and they go away. When you are ready to use it, push the on button, they flash, you choose your option (it defaults to what you used last time) and then hit start and it starts. A time remaining non-flashing display shows, cleverly, how much time is left on the cycle. -The sides and top are steel, the bottom is gray plastic. To be honest, we have not noticed this. -I installed this and it was simple. It took me a while but that's because I have no confidence in my mechanical skills so I over-analyzed everything. All in all we have had no shopper's remorse after buying and using this dishwasher.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Worst dishwasher ever owned!

    Posted
    DishwasherBlues

    We purchased The Bosch Ascenta from Best Buy on September 9, 2015, and it was professionally installed by Best Buy. The installer appeared to do an excellent job. The first thing we noticed was the horrible odor coming from the dishwasher. We were told that this was due to the fact that it is a sealed system and there is no dry cycle. So if the water sits in the dishwasher, it begins to smell. To remedy the problem, we should leave the door open to allow air to circulate! The door will not stay open unless it is at least 2 inches from the unit, an unsightly solution. The second problem we noticed from the first load, is the dishes are soaking wet at the end of the cycle, requiring drying! In addition, the biggest problem is the door on this dishwasher has had a major problem from the beginning, except it then got worse. The dishwasher door opens during the cycle (there is no latch that clicks when it closes), causing it to stop running partway through the cycle. Since Bosch dishwashers cannot be opened during the process, the dishwasher has to be started again. It now takes 3-4 times of running the dishwasher before it finally completes one load of dishes, usually taking the better part of a 24 hour day. We called Bosch who told us that if they found no problem??? (the dishwasher is still under warranty), we would have to pay for the service call ourselves. We finally went to Best Buy. The manager said we could exchange the dishwasher for another brand if we wished to do so. We obviously took them up on that, and the new KitchenAid dishwasher will be delivered tomorrow. We are a couple over age 65, so there is no one here that would misuse a dishwasher. We used to run the dishwasher every 2-3 days, but since this one has been here, it's been running constantly, but we rarely have clean dishes since they are always being rewashed in the dishwasher! We have gone through the largest size bottle of jet-dry, and are on our second super-size container of dishwasher detergent. This dishwasher has become a huge nightmare, which is saying something after almost 46 years of marriage and raising 2 grown children. We will be so happy to wave good-bye to this Bosch appliance, and vow to never buy a Bosch appliance for the rest of our lives. We only hope that the KitchenAid is a better choice. Consumer Reports must own Bosch to have rated this dishwasher so highly! I think we will be cancelling our subscription to that magazine if this is how well they rate appliances.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great cleaning & affordable dishwasher

    Posted
    TheBargaineer
    • My Best Buy® Member

    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

    LOVE this!

    Posted
    PDXGal
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    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: 2 out of 5 stars

    quiet and cleans well but major design flaws

    Posted
    Brian
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    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: 1 out of 5 stars

    I want my old dishwasher back!

    Posted
    Anonymous

    I can't believe that anyone would write a good review about this dishwasher! I don't typically write reviews, but I thought I'd try to save someone from spending a lot of money on a dish rinser. In December 2010, we were upgrading our kitchen, and decided that even though it was still working, it was time to replace our 14 year old whirlpool dishwasher. We read some reviews and decided on the Bosch, BIG mistake! I want my old dishwasher back! First off, the dish racks are very awkward, and you can't put very many dishes in there. So even though I only have 2 people's worth of dishes to be washed, and I wash dishes every day, I completely fill the dishwasher on most days. Second, if you want to even remotely get the dishes clean, you have to put it on the longest dish cycle, which is over 2 hours! That's twice as long as my old dishwasher! Third, the dishes do NOT come out clean. As a matter of fact, the glasses in the top come out with food on them that weren't there to begin with. Fourth, It uses rinse aid like it's going out of style. I'm constantly having to refill the rinse aid. And if I use it without the rinse aid, the dishes really look gross. At first, I thought maybe something was plugging up the water holes in the sprayer (even though the dishwasher was brand new) so I took everything apart and rinsed it all out, nothing was blocking the holes. Then I though, maybe I'm doing something wrong, so I got out the book read it from cover to cover. I was loading it right, soap was right, everything was right...still dirty dishes. My husband doesn't want to go through the hassle of reinstalling another dishwasher, plus it's out of warranty now, so we can't exchange it and we'd be out over $600. I ended up emailing Bosch over 2 months ago, and they haven't even bothered to respond to my email. I feel completely ripped off! Bottom line, if you don't like washing your dishes by hand before putting them in the dishwasher, don't get this dishwasher.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Bosch - Evolution Ascenta 24" is a good value

    Posted
    Dmon
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    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: 2 out of 5 stars

    Leaves Water After Wash & Poor Bosch Phone Suprt

    Posted
    PeachCityPerson
    • My Best Buy® Member

    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: 1 out of 5 stars

    Avoid-Not worthy of the Bosch name

    Posted
    Nuke
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I replaced my previous GE only because it was noisy. I figured on upgrading to Bosch. Had one before and the GE came with the house so why not? First, it was soooo quiet that I wasn't even certain it was on. Opened it and saw it was warm (not hot) and very wet. Yes, it was that quiet. 5 stars. Second, build quality. Solid metal tub, tight high quality seals and gap fillers; however, controls were unimpressive, limited functionality, and can't easily reset settings once started. Most cases you can't. Also wheels on racks started popping off. I am missing two now. Very annoying. Some tines on racks are too tight for my dishes. Are you good at tetris? 3.5 Stars Third, it cleaned very well...at first. I used the supplied sample of Finish along with my usual assortment of detergents. The filter rarely needs to cleaned as I usually do a good pre-rinse by hand (I am a bit old school). Bought some more Finish and boy is that expensive over time. When I stopped using the Finish my dishes had a nasty soapy residue regardless of detergent I used. Just gross. This is more a testament of Finish then how well this washer cleans. Buy a year's worth of Finish and they should throw in the washer for free. It would be a more honest selling point. 2 Stars. Lastly, drying: It doesn't. My old, came-with-house, bottom-line GE dried great, actually for what it was it did everything great. It never pretended to be something special but like a moped: not elegant but will get you there. I tried sanitize, I tried praying to assorted Gods, I tried bribing wife to do dishes, I had tantrums, and finally just did dishes by hand, dried them and used the Bosch as an expensive storage cabinet. 0 Stars It is cheaper and faster to hand wash. Wanna buy mine?

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy...latch broke immediately!

    Posted
    MadMom

    I bought a Bosch on the recommendation of the Best Buy sales representative hoping for a long lasting product. It worked fine at first and when it runs, it gets the dishes very clean. I paid for professional installation but I was concerned initially because the latch didn't seen to snap shut when closed and soon after we received it the dishwasher would stop running mid cycle. At first I thought my kids were opening it and not restarting, but eventually we figured out there was a problem. The problem worsened with time, and now the dishwasher door pops open and stops the cycle about every five minutes. I called Best Buy for help, and although it was a brand new product, they did nothing to help claiming that at day 35, they had no responsibility and I needed to call Bosch. When I asked to speak to a manager, the representative rudely hung up on me! I later called back, and spoke to a significantly more polite representative who provided Bosch's number and my model number, Bosch provided the names and numbers of authorized service people in my area and after a few days one was able to look at the machine, As I had suspected, the latch was bad and the repair person said he had seen four other Bosch machines with the same problem in the last four weeks, Of course, he didn't have the part, and needed to order it, so I am still waiting for a working dishwasher. I couldn't be more disappointed that a company like Bosch would let such a quality lapse occur. Worse, the way I have been treated by Best Buy and in particular the service representative who treated me rudely on the phone has convinced me to take my future appliance business elsewhere.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Bosch SHE3AR75UC Dish Washer

    Posted
    Crsp

    I ordered from Best Buy and it was delivered quickly a few days later. For a very reasonable price they took my 4 year old Maytag dishwasher away. It had many electronic and touch pad breakdowns. I installed the this Bosch. This Bosch was packaged nice and had zero damage. The front stainless door has a nice protective plastic cover on it, I just left it on after installation, looks good and no finger prints from the kid. Install was easy. I removed and kept the cord from my old dishwasher. These new washers DO NOT come with a cord, so keep your old one and save $30 dollars. This washer DID come with a new drain hose, so DONT buy one of those. I also reused my old water fill flex line and if you already have a dishwasher you most likely will NOT need to buy one either. After install I ran it on quick wash with NO soap to check for leaks. It still cleaned some really caked on scummy dishes with NO soap, they did dry as well, despite it not having a drying element. As far as Noise, it's not silent, you can easily hear it, despite the 1.5 inch of insulation on it, but it wasn't bad. When my mytag was new it was actually quieter, but that one did NOT last and had a lot of problems. My dad has the Bosch 5 series ($900 plus) I think and its super quiet more then this one, but this one did clean my soiled dishes very well. The adjustable top rack is nice too. I'd recommend keeping your smaller utensil holder in case you want to interchange it with the new bosch one. The utensil holder with this washer is huge, and the smaller one would allow for more dishes when you need it, so I kept them. My maytag had 2 small baskets. So I kept one. I did get the 3 year warranty because I am still not convinced dishwashers are made to last. But judging by the look this unit seems pretty good quality for under $600.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent cleaning, Amazingly quiet, Water Saver!

    Posted
    J0HNW
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Interior bottom of tub is plastic, but that's no problem; it actually helps eliminate machine noise. Our kitchen and family room are adjoining with no divider wall, making the ultra quiet operation of this dishwasher a welcome blessing when watching TV, listening to music, or napping on the sofa in the family room. The sound of the water going down the drain is the loudest part of the cycle. When dishes are loaded right after a meal (before food can dry on) I can run the Express Wash cycle, and 30 min. later, the dishes are perfectly clean. If hosting a lot of guests, I have to run two or more loads since the tub is not huge, but that's not a problem for me. Owner's manual could do a better job explaining how to disassemble the filter for cleaning (a gentle tug unsnaps the screen cartridge from the center tube) and keeping it clean is critical to avoid early cycle shut down and display of undocumented error codes (look them up on the internet.) Be sure dishes are free of large food pieces and especially "leafy" things like lettuce before putting them in the dishwasher and the filter stays clear longer. At cycle end, dishes are very hot and somewhat wet - leave the door closed for a couple of hours after cycle end and dishes will be cool and dry. No exposed heating coil in the bottom of the tub means no melted plasticware or storage containers if they should fall out of the utensil tray or dish rack. (Hooray!) It's a really good machine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So Far So Good

    Posted
    krus54
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    The problem with writing reviews on a new appliance is that there isn't enough time to really know how reliable the product is over the long term. But the time we, as consumers, start running into problems a bit down the line, newer models are out. So far I've been extremely pleased with this dishwasher. I have heard some horror stories from people I know about reliability problems with Bosch. So far, no problems (after a couple of months). The dishwasher is very quiet, but the one it replaced was from the early 1960's which was so loud that that you could hear it from the outside of the house. So just about anything will sound better than that! I rarely hear the dishwasher running, so that's a great sign. Dishes come out sparkling clean. I wasn't used to not having to thoroughly rinse the dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. I've put some pretty crusty dishes in there and they've come out completely clean. This is a very cheaply built dishwasher. I believe Consumer Reports may have said this had a plastic tub but other stainless steel parts. It definitely wasn't the door because the inside, while it looks like stainless, is actually plastic. But this is a very inexpensive dishwasher so I wouldn't expect it to be more solid than it is. I don't like the flatware basket on the side. I wish they had designed it so I could open the door part way and put in the silverware. Instead, the door has to be opened all the way and the bottom rack pulled out put in silverware. So far I haven't seen many problems with this item, but I did buy an extended warranty, just in case. While Consumer Reports frowns upon these warranties I feel that these appliances are filled with electronic circuit boards which can get fried in an electrical storm or even a simple electrical surge. I service call with parts and labor could end up costing as much as the dishwasher, so I felt the warranty was worth it. I look it as insurance. Maybe I won't use it, but it's nice to have if something does go wrong.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    AVOID...DO NOT BUY!!!!

    Posted
    firehose1
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    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