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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 2038 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I Like This Dishwasher

    Posted
    tabbygreye
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    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

    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cleans Great, Simple to use, Very quiet.

    Posted
    KSStuffBuyer
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    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: 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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent cleaning, Amazingly quiet, Water Saver!

    Posted
    J0HNW
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    So far so good

    Posted
    Furscout
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I did a lot of research and read numerous reviews on dishwashers. It seems that many people have lots of problems with them breaking down. Bosch has a low repair rate so I hope it will give many years of good service. This dishwasher is very quiet and it does clean the dishes well, but it does have very long cycles. If you are going to need all your dishes clean for a big meal, wash them the night before because the Auto and Normal cycles are 2 1/2 hours long. I do like the digital display that counts down the remaining cycle time. I saw others that have a smooth front with no controls showing, but I like the buttons and indicators easily seen. If you want a smooth finish, then his dishwasher is not for you. I wish I had gotten a washer with the utensil baskets on the door or in the front of the bottom rack, it gets aggravating to have to pull the whole rack out to put in one or two utensils since it usually takes 2 or 3 days to fill up the washer. The door is quite stiff to open, but that keeps it from landing hard if you let go...it stays where you let go and you actually have to push it down flat. The fold down rack tines are good, but some things still do not fit just as I would like them. The plate and bowl tines on the bottom rack look odd because they slant backward and do not stand upright as other dishwashers do. However, the dishes fit in perfectly between the slanted tines. This is the first dishwasher I've had that has a manual clean filter. I do not clean it after every load and it usually does not have much food in it and I do not do much pre-rinsing of my dishes. The top rack can be lowered, but I have not needed to do that yet and that will only work if you do not have tall items on the bottom rack because you lose the bottom height by lowering the top. I was able to get a few more of my odd dishes into my previous dishwashers, but I can usually work them in somehow in the Bosch. I think it's a very nice dishwasher, and it serves me well. I'm sure there are better ones with a few more bells and whistles, but this ones is good enough for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Porsche Of Dishwashers

    Posted
    Darren43615
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    When my dishwasher broke, I decided that rather than just buy another dishwasher that I would buy a nicer one that could be part of my kitchen remodeling project. I chose the Bosch brand because of it's reputation and quality. Except for a couple little quirks, it's been nothing but amazing for me! The only little things that I would say "annoy" me more than anything are that the bottom drawer when pulling out all the way sometimes slips off its track which can be a pain. Also, I had a full container of gel dishwashing detergent that I wanted to use up before buying what they recommend to use. I notice that if I use too much of it, sometimes a dish or two will have some residue on it. Also, the required use of a Rinse Agent DOES mean sometimes a dish or two needs manual drying before putting away. On that note....newer dishwashers like these don't have a heating element so you HAVE to use that Rinse Agent like Jet Dry - BUT - no heating element means there is EVEN MORE items you can put in your dishwasher that you normally could not! Dishwasher safe has now been redefined! A word of advice though...depending on WHAT you are putting in your washer and HOW you position it, you still may have to do a little drying of your own regardless of what rinse agent you use! For all of you people out there who are worried about how LONG these newer unit run for a wash cycle, just remember it is ENERGY STAR compliant, uses very little water AND if you really can't wait that long for a dish to be cleaned, you COULD always just wash by hand! ;) But really, who has time for THAT? haha One last thing, the unit is SO quiet I can barely even hear it running which is awesome! IF you can get a financing program on something like this for say 18 months like I did, you only have to pay about $35 per month over the course of the financing and it's paid off! Go get yourself a Bosche! You won't be disappointed!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cleans dishes well, very quiet

    Posted
    kenter
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    We purchased this dishwasher to replace a Maytag that was failing in getting dishes clean. I used Consumer Reports to narrow down my choices to those with high ratings for washing ability and reliability, Bosch and Frigidare were the 2 highest rated within my price range. We chose the Bosch based on many things including customer reviews on this website. I took my dishes to the store to check that they would fit within the plate tines and they did. I wanted the adjustable rack tines which would allow pots and pans and odd-shaped items. I agree that the interior space is not as large as other brands, but the level of clean and energy savings overrides that negative. Not a big deal that I may have to run it more often. I am still experimenting with the best ways to load it and have not yet been disappointed in the results. I will almost never have 14 place settings to wash at once, our household is 2 adults and 1 dog, we do lots of cooking and baking, and run the dishwasher about once for every 3 or 4 meals. It uses a lot less detergent than my previous dishwasher, only 1 tbsp vs 4, and yet the dishes are clean. I'm very satisified with this dishwasher.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best dishwasher ever

    Posted
    chaifan

    I LOVE this dishwasher. I read the reviews before I purchased, and I worried a little about the ones who said it didn't clean well or you have to use a special soap or it doesn't dry the dishes well. We have not had any problems with the dishwasher, and the dishes are so clean that they sparkle. We used our regular detergent (cascade complete) and a drying agent (jet dry). We did this in our previous Kitchen Aid dishwasher, which I was very disappointed with. With the Kitchen Aid, we had to basically wash the dishes before we washed them in the dishwasher to get them clean. I deliberately put dishes with food on them to see how the Bosch would perform, and it was amazing. The dishes came out sparkling, super clean, and dry. I think if you open it right after the end of the cycle, they are wet, but leave them overnight or a few hours and the dishes are dry--no condensation or drops or anything. I use my dishwasher 5-7 times a week. It is shockingly quiet. We could hear it running, but we could definitely watch tv without turning it up to compete with the dishwasher in the other room. I am so happy with this purchase. I went with Bosch because my sister-in-law had one that was also an excellent product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So far so good

    Posted
    LuvsmyTFT
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    So we've had the Bosch for a little over a week, and have run probably 3 loads. This replaced a 7 -10 year old Maytag whose computer board died. The Bosch has cleaned dishes well. There is plenty of room for flatware (including large cooking utensils). While the dish racks are very nicely configured, this unit is definitely smaller (inside) than the Maytag. Since the Bosch has a half-load setting, and an autosensor, I think I won't mind the reduction in size as much as I might have. We do wash dishes more often and that is probably a good thing... the dishes get washed before things smell or fossilize. The reviewers who wrote about how quiet this machine is weren't kidding. I still have to look at the control panel to make sure I really started the machine. This means I'm more likely to start the machine earlier in the evening (while I still remember) than trying to remember to start the load before bed. I still do kind of wish it had a heated dry cycle, although I've found everything pretty dry in the morning. It is suggested that you run the sanitize setting to aid in drying, but to be honest I haven't done that yet. Oh yeah, and my husband had no problem installing it (he is VERY handy) and I didn't hear a lot of grunting and swearing during the installation and he didn't have to run to Home Depot to buy extra fittings. Also, the machine came with a reasonable amount of packing, which means there was less packing to throw out or recycle. Now, if the machine is as reliable as reported, I will be amazingly pleased.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cleanest dishes ever....

    Posted
    Jeamarc
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Wasn't planning to replace my dishwasher, but then life happens. After researching and finding this as a recommended buy by CR, I was still leery because many people posted about the lack of heat drying. I took the plunge and couldn't be happier. I have never seen my dishes look so clean. If you chose to sanitize your dishes which is recommended, they end up pretty darn dry, especially if you crack the door for a couple of minutes! I also love the fact that it will tell you when the rinse aid needs refilling. Always had to guess on my last one. The inside is stainless steel which helps keep it sanitary and it is well designed leaving less areas where food/bacteria can go, lurk, and grow. Speaking of the inside, I also like the fact that the silverware rack is on the side, leaves more room for awkward items and it has its own attached covering for those small items that like to fly away or for sorting out your silverware so that it doesn't nest on each other. The top and bottom racks have folding tines that also allow for extra room. Another great feature is the sound or lack of it. We had to keep running back to make sure it started. The only thing I can say bad about it and it is so minor is that the digital display stays on after it finishes. So, if you go to bed and run the dishwasher, expect the light to be on when you get up. I wish it would cut off automatically, but it is a minor inconvenience compared to the overall benefits I receive. If you can't tell by now, I love my dishwasher, hope you will too!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An all-around great dishwasher

    Posted
    TarHeelFan81
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Having researched all sorts of dishwashers at the mid-range price point, I had my mind made up on a Bosch. I also read through tons of reviews, and had a lengthy discussion with the salesperson at the store, so felt comfortable with the pros and cons of this model vs. others. The salesperson was incredibly helpful and wanted to make sure we understood the difference in how the Bosch operates vs. other brands -- since it dries via condensation and not a heating element, if you open the unit right after the cycle is finished, yes, the dishes will not be totally dry. This is not a big deal to me; I just wait to unload. I am completely satisfied with how the Bosch operates and cleans; while I would never put dishes in it that hadn't at least been scraped and rinsed, the Bosch has already saved me tons of time -- I no longer feel I have to prewash everything, like with the 30-year-old dishwasher the Bosch replaced, and with the adjustable tines, I can now wash most of my pots and pans. The only "feature" of the Bosch that puzzles me is having to manually turn it off when the cycle is finished. I would prefer that it automatically cut off, because this seems like it could waste electricity. However, this is a very minor nit in the grand scheme of things. Oh -- one other thing -- this dang dishwasher really is just as quiet as claimed! LIke others, I have literally had to put my ear to the front to hear it running.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quiet and cleans very well!

    Posted
    cheeseater

    No expert in dish-washers. So requirements were based on day-to-day use. Quiet, fit in interior well and clean. Quiet: it is more quiet than my refrigerator. You can hear it, but it is a soft sound of water, almost like a little fountain. More than quiet enough for my use. Clean: so far has cleaned everything very well. We do not rinse plates nor pots and pans. Even oven dishes come out clean, as well as rice cooker pan!!! fit in interior: As it does not stick out, and has a brushed aluminum look, it fits in well. We have noticed that we can load a lot more stuff in this dishwasher than our old one. Had to get used to the rack layout, but it is efficient and more flexible than what we had. Also, having the silverware basket on the side helps with space in the middle. For my use, I do not care about the full stainless tub. No iron issues in my water. So far have used only one program: auto wash. So all the other options on there...... don't really care. Install was great. BestBuy had an offer for only twenty. Went smooth. Happy user, would buy again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very quiet, functional, mid-priced dish washer

    Posted
    Slugger0113
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    My wife and I had a old dishwasher that went out a month ago and we replaced it with this Bosch. So far, we love it. We saw that this model had good ratings online and thought we would just stop in to compare pricing. The price was about the same as other places but the woman there was so friendly and knowledgable that we decided to get it from best buy. I'm not usually fond of people giving me a sales pictch but she was not pushy at all and seemed geniunely interested in just answering our questions. We paid for Best Buy to install it and the guy they sent out was great. I think it took about an hour or hour and a half. After it was installed, he tested it out and if you are in the kitchen next to it listening for it, you can hear it running but outside of that you will barely notice it working. Haven't had an issue with dishes coming out dirty although I tend scrub the worst dishes before putting them in. The only negative things I have to say are minor. The first it, opening the dishwasher just requires pulling and takes a little effort which makes me wonder if one day I'll pull on it and something will break. The handle seems durable but it is a concern I have. Also, I've noticed that after the cycle is done running, the LED lights with the "time left" stay on until you open it. I'm not sure if they automatically switch off at some point but as far as I can tell, they don't. Again, both of these things are very minor concerns on a product we are very happy with.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It may not be perfect, but it is close.

    Posted
    Daemonfactor
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This dishwasher is efficient, quiet, and very good at cleaning dishes. Other reviews said it was hard to load. I have not had that problem. It is well designed and easy to use. It has many cycles to fit your needs. In fact, the only thing I have found that is not perfect, is you have to fully (and I mean all the way) open the door to roll out the bottom rack or it will come off its tracks. Small gripe for an outstanding machine. I don't think it is quite as quiet as some reviewers would lead you to believe. Yes, it is quiet. Yes, you can talk near it while it is running. But I have no problem hearing it in a quiet house. I fully expect to get a long life of good service from this unit. On drying. As far as I know there is no dishwasher that will dry plastic dishware well. They use heat to dry the dishes and since plastic does not transmit heat well; thus they will never get dry like metal or glassware. That being said, it does do a better job than my previous dishwasher. It has a "heat boost" drying option that I do not use that may or may not work better, but likely it would get so hot that it could deform plastic ware. For the limited benefit it may give, I have no desire to add more energy use to the cycles.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Terrific Open Box Buy!!!

    Posted
    GoatMarm
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I had wanted a Bosch 5 years ago but got sold on a Jennaire by a Sears rep. Liked it for the 3rd rack but it only worked right for the 1st 6 months and got steadily worse over the course of time. It had a food grinder/auto disposal but no matter how many times I had it serviced after the warranty ran out, it never really got my dishes clean. I lived with but wasn't happy. So when I went to replace it, I wanted the Bosch but it was so expensive and hubby felt that the last dishwasher did not last long enough to merit the expense. However, I found this as an Open Box Buy at $350 and snapped it up. It is top rated by consumer reports and, WOW, clean dishes!! It is simple, not over engineered, and seems small compared to the Jennaire but, WOW, clean dishes!! This has "real" buttons on the front and a count down timer display (the Jennaire had hidden controls on the top of the door) but it is incredibly, amazingly, stupenously quiet and, WOW, best of all, SPOTLESSLY CLEAN DISHES!! So far, I love, love, love the appliance. One Warning!! The installation contractors sent by Best Buy (not Geek Squad) were rude, ignorant and could not perform the installion in one trip or without extra fees beyond the installation kit sold by the store. Hire your own plumber. You will save time and money by just having the diswasher delivered.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Extremely quiet dishwasher

    Posted
    Stacyblin
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    This is an extremely quiet dishwasher. We actually often find ourselves checking to make sure that it is on because it so quiet. The dishwasher is also less deep than other dishwashers, which was necessary for us because our old diswasher extended about an inch beyond our baseboards. The Bosch dishwasher depth is perfect. Now for the challenges and what we did to address the challenges. First, some of the tines on the bottom dish rack are so narrow that our stoneware dishes do not fit. The dishwasher also does not appear to be designed for pots and pans and we have dishwasher safe pots and pans, so I didn't want to start hand-washing my pots and pans! We solved these problems by using the section with the narrow tines for our pots and pans. We also bought a different cutlery basket (Bosch part #00675794) which has two sections that can be detached. So, when we have a lot of pots and pans, we just use one of the sections of the cutlery basket, which gives us more room on the bottom rack. So, it took some creativity, but we now have a system for loading the dishes on the bottom rack that is working for us. This is an excellent dishwasher that gets the dishes really clean and is extremely quiet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for a single gal

    Posted
    Felicity35
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    As a single working woman, I am on the go... and I wanted the dishwasher brand that I was noticing on HGTV all the time... And so I picked up this little dream and brought it home. NOW... I do not use it 2-3 times a day. I use it maybe 2-3 times a week... if that... and I am in love. It is nearly silent when it is running, and my dishes can be in there for a few days, unrinsed, and are cleaned perfectly!! It is true... The dishes aren't all that dry when the cycle is done, UNLESS you push the sanitize button and add the Finish Jet Dry, like the manual tells you to do. THEN the dishes are pretty darn dry. Good thing I am single and they can sit for a few hours (ahem, days) and dry completely... Although, the reality is that any energy efficent dishwasher will not dry your dishes to perfection, so you just have to kind of get over that. Overall, this is a beauty and I love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Quiet, Great Cleaning Diswasher

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    Widgeon
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I bought a new house and downsized. The old dishwasher worked but I needed earplugs when it was on. I reviewed dishwashers and decided on this Bosch. It has exceeded our expectations. I have to look to see it is on. I got the one with the front panel controls. I can follow it through cycles. I have immune system problems and love the sanitize feature. It uses less water, I am on septic, and costs about $30 a year to operate. I read some people did not like the way it loads and I don't understand that. I find it easy to load. The top basket does not come out but can be adjusted up or down if you have large items in the bottom. The silverware holder keeps pieces from rubbing together if you want to use the separator. The top rack has a stem holder that folds down or you can lay a knife one it. The filter is easy to access to clear, but nothing is ever in it. The best part, other than how quiet it is, is that the dishes are sparkling clean. I love this dishwasher and the price was incredible!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent from box to washing dishes

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    Rhu1
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    Excellent product, excellent service (Best Buy), and excellent price. Went to a home improvement store to buy this, but they had to order since the computer inventory said they had 2, but naturally they couldn't be found anywhere in the store. Placed the order to get one in and next day got a call that my order was cancelled as they "couldn't get them anymore". Went 2 buildings over to the Best Buy. They said I would have to order it, but that it would only be 3 days to get it to the store (where the first store said 2 weeks - from a warehouse in Dallas, which is 300 miles away), and best of all, it was $75 cheaper at Best Buy! Fast forward 3 days...I went in to the store and was helped right away. Got checked out fast and guy from warehouse rolled it out on a dolly and helped me load it into the truck. Installation was a snap and best of all, I got major brownie points from my wife for replacing it (as it was a surprise for her). Total experience from Best Buy was excellent and, yes, I will definately be back.

    I would recommend this to a friend