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Bosch - 100 Series 24" Tall Tub Built-In Dishwasher with Stainless-Steel Tub - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 469 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Lives up to CR Best Buy rating

    Posted
    JaymzA
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Needed to replace a nearly 10 year old Maytag that should have been replaced two years ago. Old Maytag was loud with rack wheels that constantly broke(I reassembled those wheels with my own nuts, bolts and Super Glue more times than I can count), adjustable tines that broke, rusted and had to be wired together to use and a flatware basket that fell apart. It was the Frankenstein of dishwashers. So needless to say, the bar wasn't set very high for a replacement. After reading and researching the various brands and models, we settled on this one because of the combination of positive reviews and price. Best Buy had it in stock, for the lowest price and the quickest delivery time. I purchased it online, along with the installation kit, on a Friday and it was delivered at 7:30 a.m. Monday. The delivery guys were fantastic, completely unpacking the dishwasher, carrying it in and placing it right in the kitchen in front of the opening ( I disconnected and removed the old one and put it out in the driveway the night before ) and hauling away the old unit ( not before I gave it a ceremonial swift kick to send it away to Appliance Purgatory ). They were so professional I slid them enough of a tip to cover coffees for each guy. I'm fairly handy and comfortable with appliances so I decided to handle the installation myself. But the truth is if you can operate a screwdriver, wrench, pliers, wire pliers and can follow directions, you can handle installing it yourself. I would recommend buying the installation kit, because it comes with a few different water inlet brass elbow connectors and plug adapter, which you will need, depending on your plumbing and electrical configurations. The washer did come with the drain hose and clamps, which I used, but saved some of the hardware from the old connection, just in case. In my case, I used the solid brass elbow to connect the pressure fitting on the hot water inlet, and I hard wired it directly, no plug. Leveling was pretty simple, as the three adjustable feet are easy to manipulate. The only thing I would highly recommend, that the directions don't mention, is regarding the brass elbow at the water inlet. After getting the unit installed, I turned on the power and water to it. I gave it a run on the express wash setting. I had not yet attached the front kick plate so that I would be able to see everything underneath as it ran. At the brass elbow, there was a small leak where it threaded into the water inlet. I shut it down, turned off the power and water and took off the water line and elbow. I cleaned off the threads, reapplied Teflon tape and put it back together. Same leak from the same spot. I took it off again and applied Pipe Dope to the threads, re-taped and put it back together again. Voila! No more leak. I ran it a couple of times throughout the day and all was dry. I left the kick plate off until the next morning. All was still nice and dry with no drips, so I screwed in the kick plate to finish the installation completely. As far as performance and noise level, we couldn't be happier with this dishwasher. Bosch does recommend the use of Rinse-Aid (which we used anyway) in running all cycles. We're still experimenting with loading schemes, but I think it's actually got more room inside than the old one. It doesn't look bigger on the inside, but I think that Bosch makes optimum use of the space with the rack configuration. As far as noise, I really only hear it when it's draining, which is nice because the old Maytag was so loud it would drown out the TV in the living room. Overall I'm impressed and happy with this dishwasher and recommend it if you're looking for a nice balance of performance and value.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cleans dishes quietly and effectively

    Posted
    theuion

    The general performance is all positive for us. We purchased this model because of its superior rating in Consumer Reports. It has not left a dish dirty. (But, we always pre-rinse because of owning older models until now. I wouldn't say we have tested it extensively with grimy dishes.) It is very quiet as the specs describe and does not interfere with any other activities (games, discussion, TV) when it is running. Also, The look is beautiful. The hidden controls and simple stainless provide a very clean look. On the negative side, the rack layout is different than any I had used before and we are still adjusting. This isn't terrible, but my wife and I regard dishwasher loading as an art, so this feature is slightly insidious. Practicing loading with a few dishes at the store might be helpful. It packs dishes together very closely but we find ourselves running it about 2-3 times a week instead of 1-2 with our last dishwasher, so it seems to hold a little less. It will hold a boatload of plates, but cups and bowls seem more difficult to pack. Also, when it finishes, it beeps about once a minute until the door is opened.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good dishwasher bad response time

    Posted
    Mbmd
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    After the installer pulled our old dishwasher he noticed the new one had a dent on the door. He installed it so we would have something until a replacement could be provided. He immediately informed both Best Buy and the install company of the situation while still at our home. My husband also went to the store from which we had purchased it to follow up & re-order. A few days later I received a voicemail from a person at Best Buy asking why we needed a new machine since they were not aware of any issues. The person left their name and extension requesting I call back. Well I have just made my 4th attempt but no one answers at that extension & there is no voicemail set up. I have now gone through the store operator who also could not connect me & then told me the person I was trying to reach was now on break. Not thrilled with this experience of customer service. Ido look forward to the replacement since the machine itself works fine. One may want to consider purchasing from a store with better customer service in case there are unforeseen issues.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Certainly better than the old one

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

    We purchased this dishwasher to replace a dying 80's unit. The Bosch is worlds better in almost every way. We only have two minor gripes about the unit. First is the lack of some visual cue that the cycle is complete; we like the clean buttonless front panel, but need a small LED or something on the front to display status. Bosch makes a similar unit that casts a light on the floor, but that unit had slightly worse reviews and a slightly higher price if I recall correctly. The second complaint is that the lower drawer comes off track fairly easily. Both complaints are minor annoyances. We would likely purchase this dishwasher again. We were basically hand washing all our dishes and then using our old dishwasher to sanitize them. The Bosch only requires a quick scrape and rinse prior to placing dishes inside. We are certainly saving water with the Bosch. Bosch recommends Finish pods and and rinse agent which are working as advertised. We purchased from Best Buy because the overall price with installation and delivery was around $20 less expensive and delivery date was a few days earlier.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good and bad

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

    I checked many reviews and finally decided on this bosch because it had good reviews and was a consumer reports best buy for mid-price dishwashers. The Good; This dishwasher cleans very well. My dishes and utensils come out perfectly clean. It is also very quiet running. My husband even started to open it to but a cup in and didnt realize that it was already running. The Bad: While the top rack is adjustable, it only adjusts down. This means I have been unable to load cookie sheets and pots and pans as they interefere with the spray arm. I am also unable to load them in the top rack with the rack lowered. I have had to do pots pans and sheets by hand since installing this dishwasher. It also feels like the racks are smaller than my old dishwasher. Perhaps this is because of the additional insulation, which makes it quieter? I like the dishwasher, but don’t like that my cookware will not fit in.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Really good dishwasher

    Posted
    timothea
    • My Best Buy® Member

    We've had this dishwasher for a few weeks, and I'm really happy with it. I know that people are complaining about the loading/racks, but I'm much happier with these than with my old Bosch. The old Bosch had completely movable racks, and we never could keep them the way we wanted them- we always have a problem reattaching them (which might have been our problem, and not theirs- but it was a pain in the neck anyway.) These are stable(one movable in the top rack,) and that's fine with me. The racks before almost made me not buy this, but we like Bosch's quality overall, so my husband talked me into it. I'm glad he did. This isn't cheap, but fair value for a good appliance. Also, a much better buying experience with Best Buy than in the past. Way to go.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good dishwasher, worth the money.

    Posted
    Julee
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    The dishwasher is nice. It has compact rack spacing which allows for lots of plates and bowls to fit into it. It cleans all the dishes very nicely; no water spots or dishes that aren't clean. It beeps upon completion of the wash to let you know it is done; however, it continues a beeping cycle about every 45 minutes until you open it. Makes washing dishes before you go to bed no longer an option. Even though Bosch states how it is only 50 dbs (leading you to believe that is really quiet), it seemed to create the same amount of noise as my last dishwasher. Maybe it is less washer sound and more water movement sound but still about the same. Not a problem for me but it is one of the first things that is stated about the dishwasher. Overall, it is a dishwasher and cleans well and that's really what matters.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cleans well; quiet; wish it had some front display

    Posted
    wags1999
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Pro: The dishwasher installed fairly easily, and it cleans dishes well, including all the plastic containers we use. Sometimes there's a little water left on some plastics, but that's not a big deal. The brushed stainless looks great, and matches our other appliances that aren't Bosch just fine. Con: The On/Off button is so confusing to my kids. It doesn't respond immediately after you push it, so they often turn the dishwasher off, when they're trying to start it. Why does Bosch insist on having an On/Off button? It seems completely unnecessary. I wish you could just push Start and it would go. Also, it "beeps" when it's done washing, but that's annoying, so I've turned it off. I wish there was some front-facing light that would tell you if it was washing or if it was clean.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Mid Level Dishwasher

    Posted
    yld2rob
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    First let me say I am not sure what people are talking about when they say they can't hear it run, Right now the water is swishing around cleaning my dishes. I can't hear the dishwasher running, but I can hear a lot of water swishing. So it is not as quiet in my opinion as those that say you can't hear it running. The Samsung that this unit replaced was much quieter with the sounds of the water making noise. I wish the unit had some sort of light to indicate when the cycle is done. The unit keeps beeping five times unit you open the door. Lastly, this is not a negative review. The unit works great and has one of the highest ratings of consumer reports. This unit works well. just two points to be aware of.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good value

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

    Have had the dishwasher about two weeks and so far it's been working fine. The appearance is nice with good quality stainless steel. It washes dishes and flatware well, as expected. Although it originally appeared to me that the dishwasher would not hold as much as the Kenmore it replaced, it actually does, in a different configuration. My main complaint is the lack of a separate quick rinse cycle. My old Kenmore had a 4 minute quick rinse which we used all the time, waiting until we had a full load before washing. Also, you had better keep your manual handy as some processes would be impossible to find without it. E.g., heated drying on or off, beeper at end of cycle on or off, etc.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great dishwasher, one minor flaw.

    Posted
    KBrewer
    • My Best Buy® Member

    The Bosch is a great diswasher. Our kitchen is open to the great room and when the dishwasher is running you can not even hear it until it pumps the dirty water back through the sink drain. All you hear is the water flowing. The racks are much smaller than most other manufactures but nothing you can't get used too. However, the racks have way too many tines. Some rows fold down but those that don't are spaced too close together making it difficult to load your dishes. Not a deal breaker though. Just going to take time to find the best way to load the dishes we use. Everything comes out very clean and amazingly dry for not having any source of heated drying.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Quiet, Nice Appearance

    Posted
    Artois
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Pro's:Top Rated, Very Quiet, Nice Appearance, Hidden Control Panel, Height Adjustable Top Shelf, Side Utensil Tray, Short overall running time Con's: Continually beeps when final cycle is done, not all tines are adjustable, no visible light for end of final cycle I use many sources for choosing the brand of dishwasher. Bosch was the highest rated and had the least consumer complaints and lowest warranty claims. Then it was choosing the options, while keeping budget in mind, and always referencing the many sources for ratings of the specific models. The model purchased was rated #3, which was a big factor in my decision making.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    solid results for affordable price

    Posted
    bestoflux
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    We have been without a dishwasher for three years. Our old dishwasher was pretty useless, so this seems like a dream come true. Dishes really don't need any pre-rinsing. They are fully cleaned every time. The washer runs smoothly and quietly. And the adjustable settings have allowed me to truly get spotless, dry dishes at the end of the cycle. Only critiques is the silverware holder is oddly arranged in my opinion, and you definitely have to read the directions numerous times to correctly adjust power, drying, and sanitation settings. They are not obvious.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great dishwasher

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

    I'll admit, I didn't believe it when they said this was a quiet dishwasher. During this things whole cycle, you can hear it maybe twice. It's been a lifesaver, as we used to have to schedule our dishwasher to run after we went to bed. This thing also gets dishes spotless. This technology has come a long way since I last bought a washer. The only reason for four starts and not five, was it has a little less space than our old washer, but i think that's due to the thickness of the insulation, but that's the pay off for a quieter appliance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Wish I had chosen a different model Bosch.

    Posted
    DWinHouston
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    This model has the controls on top. You have to open the door to turn it on or to make a change, pause, etc. While it looks nice, this is inconvenient. If you pause it while in progress, you have to make sure it continues when you shut the door. I have gone back hours later to find that it didn't complete the wash, though I did push the continue button. Delay wash has never worked. The racks come off track very easily. The dishes get clean and I love Bosch. My last one had the controls outside the machine. It worked better. I don't think I would recommend this model. I would recommend the brand.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    fits like a glove

    Posted
    compld2compare
    • My Best Buy® Member

    delivery refused to install my machine because the cut off valve was not right next to machine. it is down in basement right under space. said it takes 2 guys to install. there were 2 guys with machine. said have to check for leaks- can't do it. website says "if you have existing cut off valve NO installer is needed". cust service said "will make management aware of faulty instructions." yippee! glad my plumber is nice guy- he didn't charge me for 4 minutes it took to install. "best laugh i've had all month" he said. sad cuz machine is really nice for great price. gradual lights= energy savings. fits the space like they consulted the builders of the house. haven't figured out what wire baskets in freezer are for. frozen chicken trying to escape?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good dishwasher especially for the money

    Posted
    skiatd1

    This is a really good dishwasher especially for the money. It looks great and is pretty compact, front to back and top to bottom if you have a tighter fit. It cleans very well, and drys well including plastic like tupperware. It is also very quiet. The prongs allow for efficient use of space and fits our tall (pint) glasses. Some cons- The auto cycle is fairly long it seems. When the dishwasher finishes it beeps, but then it beeps every thirty minutes or so until you open it. The top rack is not adjustable, the filter is not self cleaing All in all we are very happy with our purchase and would purchase again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good washer

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

    We bought this to replace an approximately 10 year old Bosch that came with the house. This was seems to clean better. The racks seem a little harder to load with bowls and other oddly-shaped items. Dishes seem to dry a little better than in the old one, but I still would trade a few dB of noise for a vent to let out the moisture. The controls a little confusing. You have to turn on the washer, then push "Start" to get it running. We forget that all the time. The only indication that the washer has been started is a single light that goes from blinking to steady (or vice versa?). We forget to turn it on at least once a week.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice dishwasher

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

    I am pretty happy with this dishwasher. Our favorite aspect is how quite it is compared to our old Hotpoint dishwasher. The only small complaint I have is the drying. Although we always use rinse aid and have it on the setting to make it dry more, there can still be some moisture left (mainly on plastics). We called the 800 number about this and they were very helpful and guided me they some additional settings to release more rinse aid during cycles. This did seem to help some. Overall, I would rate this a 4/5.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Value for the Price

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

    This dishwasher is a great improvement over the model I replaced. the unit is very quiet and cleans the dishes very well. Rinse aid product does seem to be needed to be refilled quite often. Be sure to purchase the Bosch power cord separately if you purchase this dishwasher as it is a manufacturer specific cord and a universal power cord will not work. I was not told this when I purchased this dishwasher and had to wait about a week to install this unit while I was waiting for the power cord to arrive after having to order it.

    I would recommend this to a friend