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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 4.3 out of 5 stars with 2040 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great dishwasher with some quirks

    Posted
    HLatNJ
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    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
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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great cleaning & affordable dishwasher

    Posted
    TheBargaineer
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    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

    Bosch - Evolution Ascenta 24" is a good value

    Posted
    Dmon
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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: 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    So Far So Good

    Posted
    krus54
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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great even if it were more expensive

    Posted
    JacksOwner
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    When looking for a dishwasher to replace our Hotpoint (the GE discount brand) we wanted to hold the price to around $600. Consumer Reports gave very good evaluations to the entire Ascenta series, Bosch's lowest cost line. What is the difference between a $600 dishwasher, a $1000 one or a $1600 one? Would we regret not spending more money? As some negative reviewers have mentioned, the tops of glasses and cups do not come out completely dry. This is even when you use the Sanitize setting and a rinse agent. However, they are dry enough and a quick blotting with a dishtowel finishes the job. Clearly not worth hundreds of dollars more. The lower rack has a single pair of wheels in the front and sometimes gets caught in the space between the body and the door. We had the same problem with the Hotpoint. The solution is to make sure the door is completely down. [The Bosch's door locks in the down position, while the Hotpoint's had to held down or it would pop up.] That will minimize any mishaps. Yes, you can get a dishwasher with three pairs of wheels in the front of the rack, but again, to us it was not worth hundreds of dollars. Finally, some have complained about the noise level. It is very quiet. Quiet enough to easily listen to TV in the next room with no distraction. Totally silent dishwashers are available, but I am not sure why that would be necessary.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Takes a lickin... Still going strong after 5 years

    Posted
    CasualRN
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    The reason I'm giving this dishwasher only 4 stars is because of a longterm E-01 error code problem, common among Bosch dishwashers. Don't "always" go by the official definition on the Bosch website for the E-01 code. Apparently this code is more common than not, per the number of You-tube videos on how to fix the error. The fix is using a shop Vac to suck-out the water and help remove any build up in the drain hose. That's it! I've done it many times and so far, it's worked. Other than that, it's still the top rated DW on the market. Easy to maintain, (with that trick) The bottom rack is still the strangest thing I've seen, sometimes leaving wasted space, but given the fact that it does a great job with my dishes, glasses, pots, pans and silverware... I have no issues and would buy again. My belief is that the drain hose simply collects everything the filter misses and the pump just can't always push it threw. The shop vac treatment is a God send. It's running right now! LOL All dishwashers eventually have issues, but it's nice if you can fix them yourself. Also, it is very quiet. Almost relaxing. (Wierd) Hope this helped.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Quietly Cleans very well, but...

    Posted
    OSUgrad
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    Cleans very well and so quiet, but doesn't hold as much as you think. There are so many dividers and so close together. So if only cleaning plates and bowls, it would hold a ton. But who only does, just plates and bowls? Try to put just one large 12" skillet in and most are too tall to fit between the dividers so it has to lay across the top of them. One skillet could take up almost a fourth of the bottom rack. Now what if you have a big boiling paste pot too? My old dishwasher held a lot more and I had to run it only about every 2-3 days when full. With new dishwasher, things don't fit in as well, so end up running it every 1 to 1.5 days when full.I hope with advances in technology it uses less water and electricity, so that with running loads so much more frequently I am not lossing money on this upgrading. Separation between dividers needs to be addressed by the designer. More flexible options to lower a few here and there to accommodate larger items on the lower rack, so they can remain more vertical instead of being forced to lay almost horizontal would be very beneficial and actually allow you to get more into dishwasher instead of less.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Super quiet Dishwasher but SMALL

    Posted
    KristaW

    I never would have considered a Bosch but all the other standard brands quality has seriously diminished, according to reviews we read. We were also looking for a quiet dishwasher & Bosch seems to have the market on that as well. At the time of our purchase, Bosch had the only 4 star and above reviews in the listing on Best Buy so we decided upon this brand. My husband picked it up & installed it before I could look at it & the first thing I noticed is that the interior is much smaller than the Kenmore, Whirlpool, GE & Maytag that I have previously owned. We just assumed that all dishwashers had the same internal sizing as their width & height is standard. After the purchase I have now looked at the dimensions & the depth is a whole 3 inches smaller than a similarly priced Samsung. I am a bit unhappy as I often do 2 or 3 washes a day & capacity is important. It won't hold some of my bigger items along with dishes, it is either one or the other. But it is a very quiet machine & it washes very nicely as well. But if I had to do it all over again, I would have purchased a larger machine & lived with a little more noise.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    SHE3AR72UC/22 ..and the door swing is the shortest

    Posted
    Doug
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    So far so good after a month of use. As many reviewers have railed, the baskets in apparently all Bosch dishwashers are horribly designed and smaller than many other makers. To accomodate the washer a new set of dishes is recommended. Indeed it would be nice if Bosch would give the dimensions of all the dishes in their schematics to accomplish that purchase. On the other hand Consumers Report cites Bosch as the most reliable maker (although past experience in finding a Bosch repairman may make this of utmost importance). it does a very quiet and completely competent job of washing and drying (with Jet Dry in the rinse cycle), including plastic. Of course because it's impossible to angle mugs, each one will have a small residue of water. Not perhaps relevant to many is the short door swing. The dimensions of my kitchen require a short swing room of the door. The combined back wall to the front of the fully reclined door is about 50". The standard for all other dishwashers is now 52". And for me that meant Bosch or nothing. Luckily I can skip handwashing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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

    Posted
    Captainjoel17
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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Good but Smaller than Expected

    Posted
    OldGuyonthePrairie
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    Washer has excellent variety of wash cycles, including a sanitize cycle and shows time remaining. Cleans dishes and glasses very well. Very quiet. Even though outside dimensions are same as my old KitchenAid, inside is smaller. Top rack holds 2 fewer cups or glasses in each outside row. Bottom rack makes up for this partly by tighter spaces for dishes - holds just as many dishes but cleans them better. Wide spaces in bottom rack are too wide, bowls fall over, waste space. Silver ware rack is fine, but holds less. If you overfill detergent dispenser by 2 grains you cannot close it, but I quickly adjusted. Light comes on when rinse aid is empty - very nice. Door hinges are stiff and push door closed - cannot hold door open just a couple of inches, which is necessary after cycle is over to release steam, since no heated drying. I have to pull top drawer out a bit to hold door open. Door is hard to pull open, and will close with a bang if you are not careful - will be hard on latch over time. Over all very satisfied. Smaller interior space is a disappointment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So far, so good

    Posted
    TheRoosterCrab
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    Hi. I Like it! It's so very quiet This is crucial during these cold, long winter days. I can do all of the winter cooking I want AND be able to watch movies without having to crank the surround sound!! :) Thrilled my gargantuan, commercial sized stock pot had no problems getting into the lower rack w/o making adjustments. It cleaned it very nicely too. We are having a hard time with the cookie sheets / larger cutting boards. The places to stow this big rectangular items, that are obvious to me, apparently are not good locations per manual as they block some sort of squirter gizmo. So we are working on that one. Another user issue, the prong configuration. We haven't had a new dishwasher in ages. The newer models have interesting prong configurations. We are still honing on our loading skills because of this. Everything is very clean. However there are a few exceptions. Mind you this is a wacky, extremely odd item. We have a plastic pitcher that has an hour glass shape. The crystal light scum does not get cleaned. PS I like the stylish design. I love the modern exterior

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nearly 3 months later, a very good dishwasher...

    Posted
    ianxponent
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    This quiet unit washes very well and with our soft water, we have no issues with the dishes coming out clean and quite dry. We use a rinse agent but find we have to be careful filling the dispenser to avoid spills. We like the countdown timer but realize that may not be a big deal for others. At the end of the cycle, the display reads 0:00 which is fine. However, once the dishwasher is opened and unloaded, the display starts flashing. The only way to turn it off is via the power button. On our old dishwasher, we didn't need to do that: it would turn off automatically. We also would have liked a rinse and hold option but instead just use the express wash with no detergent. Loading the dishwasher takes a little getting used to but is easy once you do. Think we might prefer defaulting to last cycle used instead of always "auto." Also would prefer an individual button for each cycle instead of multiple presses of a single button. These are all minor items and overall we would recommend this dishwasher.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    This dishwasher is amazing!

    Posted
    Vturley

    We have needed a new dishwasher for ages but you know how it is; you wait and wait and wait. We finally decided to buy a new one. We did a lot of research and finally decided on a Bosch. So far this has been an amazing machine. In fact, my husband keeps asking me if I've found anything about it I don't like and I keep saying no. The cleaning is amazing, the drying is super and I can't get over how quiet it is. I was a bit concerned about how much it would hold after reading a lot of negative reviews, but I have not found that to be a problem. If you load it properly it holds more than I need. If I have one minor complaint, it is that the machine doesn't turn off automatically. You have to manually hit the On/Off Button to shut it down. But as I said, that is a very minor complaint. I would highly recommend the Bosch Ascenta to anyone who is thinking of buying a new washing machine. I plan to add another review in a few months to update this review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly efficient

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    Cheri
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    My husband went out and purchased this Bosch without me knowing he was even considering a new dishwasher. As a result, I was skeptical. When it arrived, I was told it was an Energy Efficient model. To me, this meant there wouldn’t be a heater for drying, which was something I wanted. It’s quite annoying having to dry the dishes or have dishes on the counter. The dishwasher actually works better when you don’t “wash off” the dishes 1st. I have not had any dishes needing to be washed again. There is a sort-of drying function ( I had to read the manual) and it works well! I just have a small amount water sitting in the top of the upside down cups. As a result, I had to eat crow with my husband. A really nice washer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Bosch Ascenta 24" D/W

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    Sony4K
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    I bought the Bosch after giving up on a high-end Samsung that required at least an annual repair of some kind. Everything I read about this Ascenta was positive ... it had 4.5 stars everywhere. It was on sale at Best Buy and delivery was free. But wait, there was a catch.When the installers arrived they informed me that Bosch REQUIRED a hard connect outlet for the dishwasher, something the salesman at the Mesquite, TX store failed to mention. So I had to fork over $125.00 for that which added considerably to the cost of the unit.. I'm not crazy about the tongs arrangement on the top or bottom rack. It just seems awkward the way you have to load the dishes. But on the full length cycle (a little over 2 hours) the machine cleans very well. And while it wasn't the quietest decibel-wise, it is a very quiet machine. Have only used it a few times, but so far so good. By the way, while Bosch may be a German brand the dishwasher is made in the US. Which after my experience with Samsung is probably a good thing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great washer, a few quirks

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    BesyBuyCory
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    This washer has met our expectations. It's SUPER quiet. Wash cycle is verrrry long but the quick wash does a good job, though it seems to leave the dishes wet. Drying the dishes is a bit odd: it uses condensation to do so. It is hard to know if the cycle you choose is drying or not because of this. Controls are easy to use, although to really get in there and change things requires pressing buttons in lots of weird sequences. Most importantly, our dishes get CLEAN. There are a lot of complaints that the door is hard to open. It is, but it's because the springs are tight. I'm guessing those will loosen over time, which is why they made the door tight to start with. It's really not that hard to get used to. The big complaint is the bottom rack. The wheels are small and there is no track for them, so when you pull out the rack it tends to fall off the ledge. You then have to lift the rack out of the basin--really annoying. It seems you can avoid this if you pull out the rack using the tall handle in the center.

    I would recommend this to a friend