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

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 464 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I have clean dishes again!!!

    Posted
    Purplesushi

    First I have to mention that I absolutely HATE shopping for appliances, but Best Buy makes it a LOT easier with all of the information they have available online. I researched the heck out of the new dishwashers on this site, and knew I wanted one that had a reliable track record - I also did not want to spend more than $700.on a new one (crazy!). Other must-haves were delay-start, tall tub design, no "tower" in the center, adjustable upper rack, and a filter I could clean without having to disassemble the unit (like my old GE had). This dishwasher and my 2nd choice had them all, so I went to the store to see them in person to compare. Both were very similar, but after reading the reviews, and seeing the high number of negatives on the Samsung, I ordered the Bosch Ascenta instead. It arrived an hour earlier than my scheduled time, which was fantastic. My husband and I installed it ourselves, and instructions were fairly clear, but this wasn't our first rodeo. If you've never installed one before, pay close attention to the directions regarding wiring and hooking up the hoses, especially the water line. If you're not used to dealing with any of that, pay the extra $$ to have them install it & save yourself the time and aggravation. Once installed, we attempted to load it. This is where having a new dishwasher really sort of sucks. After loading my GE for 12 years & knowing where everything went, the Bosch is COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. I found myself referring to the owner's manual for loading instructions, which helped a lot. About the only thing I have an actual "complaint" about is the fact that there really isn't room allotted on the upper rack for large utensils (knives, slotted spoons, etc.) - the best spot is along the outside of the top rack, but be aware you are sacrificing room for glassware this way. The tines are too close together on a couple of rows also, so it makes loading deeper bowls a little difficult, but with a little practice it's getting easier. I will say that the interior of the Bosch is noticeably smaller than my GE was - I find I am unable to load as many dishes as I could with the GE, but now that our kids are grown & moved out, it's not as much of an issue for us. If you have a large family still at home, it may very well be an issue for you - if that is the case, then be sure you go and see the appliance in person before ordering it online. The difference appears to be in the depth of the racks. Once the dishes were loaded I ran the Normal cycle. It did seem to take a LONG TIME to complete, but you couldn't hear it running - not even the water running into the unit like our old one! We have an open concept kitchen/familyroom/diningroom, so the silence is much appreciated. I had some dishes that were pretty crusty and gross- I wanted to "test" the dishwasher, and it passed with flying colors. For the next load, I rinsed them really well (as always) and used the Express Wash cycle - it is done in about 45 minutes, which is great. Again - dishes were spotless. The only thing I really do NOT like about this dishwasher is the annoying end-of-cycle beeping. It beeps 3 or 4 times, then waits about 5-10 minutes and does it again...and again...it does not stop until you physically open and shut the door. It's not something that I would consider returning the unit over, but Bosch, if you are reading these...take the hint. Due to this being an Energy Star unit, the dishes are not dry when the cycle first completes. I usually run ours at night, open & close the door when it's done, then let them sit until morning - they're dry by then. Not having a slide-lock for the door might be problematic if you have small children in the house that don't listen to you, but the door doesn't open very easily either - you really have to give it a "tug". I guess this is where teaching your children not to play with appliances comes in. Bottomline: If you like sparkling clean dishes and want/need a super quiet dishwasher, then this is the model to get. Yes, I would purchase it again, and yes, i would recommend it to my friends.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An excellent dishwasher

    Posted
    Anonymous
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This is a fantastic dishwasher that I have been using for about a month now! The dishwasher has nice, adjustable rack organization that makes it easy to fit all of my family's various dishes, glasses, bowls, plates, etc. As long as you follow the instructions in the manual, this dishwasher will easily produce clean, dry dishes every time (make sure to use the 'sanitize' option on the machine as well as use rinse-aid liquid). Also, you should make sure your hot water is hot enough (recommended temperature is in the manual as well), as the hot water is a critical part of what makes this dishwasher clean so well and so efficiently. I'll admit I'm lucky in this regard as I just got a new water heater in the house that always has plenty of hot water to spare. I guess if there are only complaints to make, it's that there have been a couple of times when there was some water still left in small crevices of one or two glasses, but otherwise the drying has been excellent. Oh, and I thought there was a defect with the dishwasher when I first started using it because one of the electrical wires overheated and melted the control box, but after having a service technician look it over (free, covered under Bosch warranty), it turns out that when I installed it, I didn't make a good, secure connection between the electrical wires and the screws (my fault). And they still didn't charge me for it, which was wonderful. By the way, Bosch had excellent customer service when I called during installation, and they were quick to answer my question about some if the installation instructions that were not so clear. When I called for help with the overheated wires, I could either wait two weeks for a Bosch technician to come look, or I could call their one of third-party 'Bosch-approved' repair service companies, who were able to schedule me in quicker and give me awesome service.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent appliance, with trade-off

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

    The Bosch Integra Ascenta is as quiet as advertised. The hidden control panel is a nice feature as well. The beeping people allude to/are annoyed by in other reviews is a by-product of just how quiet it is: Unless you stand next to the dishwasher while it moves through its entire cycle, there are only 2-3 times during its cycle that you would know it is on. The beeps at once it finished are not that hard to deal with - open the dishwasher door and close it. End of beeps. End of story. You should rank three specific shortcomings of this dishwasher against your needs: 1) In order to outfit the Bosch with all the noise dampening it has, the interior of the dishwasher is much smaller. So be prepared to use it more often. This may be a big deal if you have a large family. My last dishwasher (Whirlpool) made more noise but held far more plates and glasses. The Bosch also has a hard time accommodating large frying pans and cooking sheets. 2) In today's age of Energy Star appliances, they take away something in order to make it energy efficient. In this case it is the food grinder feature. You must clean your plates and glasses entirely before putting them into the dishwasher. Other reviews complain the Bosch didn't remove the food from their plates, but if they had read the manual - and they mention it in the manual - there is say something about this. The last point is nitpicky: 3) You will go through rinse aid more than you used to. At least I did. Again, with my Whirpool this wasn't happening. Truthfully it is not much of a big deal. But you will be ponying up a few more dollars every month at the grocery store. If you can live with these Bosch specific features, this is the dishwasher for you. Just do your research to avoid any surprises.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent performance, but verify the model number

    Posted
    eagerresearcher
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Our old dishwasher was going out. I had already replaced both motors and decided it was time to get a new one. My wife and I researched options for a few weeks and decided this time we would go above the $500 price range, but not over $900. We read many reviews, settled on the needs vs. wants. Then subscribed to Good Housekeeping for 1 month to read the reviews of the "finalists" we had chosen. This was the winner in our book. It tells you in the manual not to pre-wash the dishes. We've had it for a month and have not pre-washed a thing. I have deliberately fed it cooked on egg, dried waffle batter, greasy pans, and dried red sauce with no problem. It's not a miracle worker, so we've had to put one or two dishes back through, but it really does an amazing job. So much time savings, so quiet, and the adjustable rack really comes in handy. When purchasing, you have to specify the model number. Why? There are two versions of this exact product at the same price. One is stocked everywhere, and lowes even has a specific product number (making it hard to compare products). That's not the one you want, Good Housekeeping Tested it and it scored 20% lower than this one. You want this one(SHX3AR75UC), and yes, you'll want to wait for them to order it. They'll try to push you to buy the one they have in stock. We purchased at Best Buy because it was the only place in a reasonable driving range that had it in their warehouse.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this dishwasher!

    Posted
    Baasta

    I LOVE THIS DISHWASHER! Seriously, I want everyone I know to buy it. We had a brand new Samsung that broke 3 times in 15 months. So we decided to stop paying $200 every 5 months to fix it (not to mention being out a dishwasher for 2 weeks while they order the part) and just replaced it with this one. It IS smaller than our last one, but it doesn't really bother me since it cleans SO well. It gets everything, and I do mean everything off my dishes. And I am not one of those people that cleans my dishes before I put them in. I believe that defeats the purpose of having a dishwasher if I'm going to wash them first. I can wash pots and pans and cookie sheets in here too. I love that I can change the height of the top rack too, which I could do on my last one but it's easier to do on this one. The silverware rack is a little small, but I think they put the different heights in the slots so the silverware pieces wouldn't stick together. It helps them get cleaner. It's super quiet. It has the removable filter but I have yet to have to clean it out. I love the cycle options (esp the half load one). It doesn't get my dishes totally dry when it's done, although my other one didn't either so I was used to that. And I live in a dry climate so it never takes my dishes long to dry anyway.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great dishwasher for open-designed homes

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

    It took some getting used to my first Bosch dishwasher. I was looking for a quiet dishwasher because I have an open-design styled home. Friends had recommended the Bosch. They were correct in that Bosch is a VERY quiet brand. But, what you need to understand is that this brand does NOT have a food grinder built into the mechanism. Therefore, you must be willing to scrape food from your dishes, pots and pans or be willing to clean out the trap at the bottom of the machine frequently. My kids were not willing to scrape so I had to clean the trap. It takes nothing more than a quick swipe with a paper towel. The other thing you need to know is that it uses evaporation to "dry" the dishes. That means it has no heating element to warp your plastic/silicone items. I like being able to put plastics on the bottom rack and am willing to dry an occasional dish as a trade off. This new Ascenta holds 14-16 place settings. I have plenty of room for pots and pans. The upper shelf is movable to accommodate larger items on either the top or bottom rack. I like the smooth profile of the front but do miss seeing the timer. You have no idea where it is in the cycle since the timer hidden.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    High quality machine for reasonable money

    Posted
    Thomas3
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I got this machine because it has a feature that prevents any accidental overflow of water by automatically draining itself if it detects an excess flow. I have had floors damaged by other machines where overflows from a defective valve only became apparent after my floor had been damaged by an undetected spill. To my knowledge no other brand has this feature. That said, it washes dishes better than other machines I have had and while some complain Bosch does not dry dishes as thoroughly as others, I have not found this to be a problem. This model has silverware holder that can be configured in a number of ways and a lot of headroom between the top and bottom dishracks. The dishracks also have some rows of tines that fold down, which allows more flexibility for loading different size dishes. It is very quiet, but I was never bothered by noisy machines so other features were more important.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quiet, sleek, and washes everything

    Posted
    Fayray
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    We bought this Bosch dishwasher because it had the highest rating from Consumer Reports. We liked the look of it as well with the stainless steel finish. It cleans everything well and makes almost no noise. A red light at the base of the unit that shines on the floor is the only indication that the unit is running unless you are very close to it. The silverware basket is ample and allows the user to separate individual pieces of flatware. It holds quite a bit, although you do have to be a bit creative with larger pots and pans. Many of the rows of tines fold down to make that task a bit easier though. The washing cycle is long, well over an hour, but the results are excellent. The unit has a filter that should be checked from time to time. That filter is easily removable for cleaning. We are well satisfied with the dishwasher and recommend it highly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cleans like a dream!

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

    I purchased this based upon reviews by Consumer Reports, and I have not been disappointed. I have had this for several months now and would definitely purchase it again. The cleaning results are amazing. I have tried putting in many dishes that had dried on gunk, or peanut butter on silverware. All have come out clean. Much better than my prior Whirlpool. It dries incredibly well, without a heating element; which is nice, because you no longer have to worry about melting dishes on the bottom rack. Dishes come out dry - there's an occasional drip or two on top of cups sometimes, but I got that on my last dishwasher that had an active heating element. It cleans and dries the dishes very quickly, and the results couldn't be better. It is very quiet, so much so that I often can't tell if it is on or not without telling everyone to stop talking for a moment so I can listen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Value

    Posted
    lgrtwo
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    My 12-year old Miele died right before the Christmas holidays, and I needed to replace it quickly. A similar model Miele cost over $1800 today, which (in my opinion) is quite a lot for a dishwasher. I researched other brands and models in Consumer Reports, and this Bosch Model was rated #1 in terms of performance and price. It was also rated as very quiet. I then researched the Bosch for price, and Best Buy was the lowest by far. They were also able to deliver quickly. I have been using the Bosch dishwasher for about five weeks. It is easier to load than the Miele, has a taller lower tier space, is equally quiet, and the dishes come out sparkling clean and dry. Both brands have the stainless steel exterior. The only differences are that the Miele had a water softener that I did not use, had a slightly more solid feel, and had more stainless steel in the interior. This Bosch model delivers everything I need for 1/3 the Miele's replacement cost! Needless to say, I am very satisfied.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Shhh! I'm trying to find out if it's on.

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

    Been waiting for a new dishwasher for awhile. We had a Bosch before and loved it. We had to leave it behind when we sold our old house. This one has been a joy so far in the 3 weeks we've had it. After checking the Consumer Reports for 2016 & 2017 decided on this one. Even though other models were more expensive, this one was rated higher. In 2016 it was rated #3 & 2017 it was rated #6. Not bad for less than $600! Other models that were twice the price were rated far below this one. If you're going to buy one, make sure the serial number is SHX3 NOT SHX5, which although the name and price are the same the SHX5 was rated much lower. We didn't need the stainless steel which saved us around $100 and we were able to get free installation as the weekly special. That more than paid for the extended warranty. The machine is quiet and does an excellent job washing as long as we use the right soap & Lemi Shine dish detergent booster since we have very hard water at the house. We're thrilled!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    High Quality, Great Value

    Posted
    Pendleton

    Consumer Reports first drew my attention to this dishwasher as the least expensive of its recommended models. It looks great, is whisper quiet, uses very little water, and cleans incredibly well, even using just one tablespoon of powdered detergent (in hard-water Los Angeles). True, as per the negative reviews here, it lacks a "rinse and hold" cycle and a visible indicator that cycles have completed, and you can't pause the machine mid-cycle (to add a forgotten item, for instance, or to check to see if the cycle is over) without opening the door. However, I've re-discovered the "rinse and hold" cycle that is also known as "my kitchen sink and faucet," and cracking the door open pauses the cycle without leaking any water.. And, once you crack the door open, a light (or the absence of one) lets you know if the cycle has finished or not. Bosch and KitchenAid are reputed to be the most reliable dishwasher brands, so I'm hopeful that this machine will serve me well for many years to come. It's sleek, powerful, and quiet, and comes with a relatively low price tag.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quiet? Oh my yes!

    Posted
    she1gal
    • My Best Buy® Member

    First, I am a picky shopper - love value for the money. I certainly got that. This dishwasher is the most quiet I've had and does a wonderful job of cleaning. I love the s/s interior, much nicer looking than plastic and looks clean all the time. The hidden controls are great, and very functional; I can always tell if the dishes are clean or dirty when I open the door. The only noise comes from the release of the soap tablet, which has a loud thunk. Powder or gel are not usable, only tablets, which is a slight drawback, but keeps me from mixing the wrong gels and costing me a $ 150 repair bill to clean out the soap dispenser like my last dishwasher did. Overall, I'm extremely satisfied with the performance and also got a great deal on the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    We love it.

    Posted
    Cookindutch
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    We bought this to replace a 19 year old Maytag that started leaking and couldn't be fixed, but this is a review of the Bosch. We have been using it for about a month now and love it. I installed it and after the adding the rinse agent, loaded it up, set it for Automatic Wash Cycle, and Sanitize. When I turned it on you had to really listen to hear it run. When it was done, the glasses were clean with no spots, even with hard water. What we like about it: Options for: Heavy, Automatic, light, Sanitize etc. Quiet, I mean REAL quiet. It holds a lot of dishes. Way more than the old unit did. The dishes don't have a residue on them when it's done. I do notice occasionally there is a little water in the lip on some glasses when it's done, but I had that happen more often with our old dishwasher and it had a Heated dry cycle.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Dishwasher

    Posted
    StacyB
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I did a lot of research before buying this dishwasher, as I was interested in a dishwasher that was QUIET!! This dishwasher is wonderful and quiet! Important to know, this dishwasher does no have a heating element, therefore it is very important to make sure you adjust the temperature on your hot water heater to the recommended setting. Additionally, we always stopped our old machine during the drying cycle to let the dishes air dry and save energy, this dishwasher does not dry the dishes, so you either open the door when it is finished and let them air dry or towel dry them, but like I said, that is not an issue to us. The small issue I have is that the rack is not set up to hold long casserole dishes easily, so we just work arund that!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Bosch dishwasher

    Posted
    Marylynn69
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This dishwasher is super quiet. You can barely hear it running. I actually put a dish with dried BBQ on it and it can out completely clean and I was using the 'normal' setting not the 'heavy' setting. Consumer Report says this is the #2 rated dishwasher and I can see why. It is smaller on the inside (compared to my last dishwasher), but it makes up for it by cleaning the dishes soooo much better and I like all the other features as well. I'm getting used to having the controls on top of the door and not being readily visible. There is no drying cycle, but I have used the 'sanitize' and it does a good job to help dry the dishes if I'm in a hurry. You can turn the beeper signal on or off depending on which you prefer. I don't want to hear it or be repeatedly reminded that the dishes are finished. Uses less soap. Wish Bosch would make this dishwasher in Bisque/Almond!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Compared many, happy with bosch

    Posted
    2boys2boxers
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    Know what you are buying! All euro design DW these days are smaller inside than the US brands. They all say they can fit 14 place settings. Maybe. The racks are tighter together, so that might be how they manage that. dishes still get clean when you pack them in! My pre Energy Star era DW held a lot. But, I learned that all energy star DW have dropped the "food grinder" feature. And, no more exposed heating element for dry cycle. I was freaked out about this, but i was wrong. Dishes come out HOT! Use the jet dry fluid, and everything dries great. Have not noticed food debris in bottom. SILENT, but long operation, even on the dirt sensor cycle is >1.5 hrs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quiet & Beautiful Machine

    Posted
    lacoeur
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I researched dishwashers for several months before making this purchase. This machine was consistently highly rated on consumer websites as well as consumer reports. The one complaint, that it didn't dry well, was often mitigated by pointing out that you need to follow the directions for drying - use a drying agent. I am writing this review after owning and using this item for three months. This machine is *whisper quiet*. I have an open concept living/dining/kitchen area, so this is perfect for me. In fact, it's easy to forget that it's on. This is the one con - so quiet, that it's easy to accidentally open the door while it's in use. It cleans my dishes, even when they're filthy and have sat overnight. I cannot recommend it enough.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent dishwasher!!

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

    My 7 year old GE dishwasher died unexpectedly, and rather than having it repaired (which probably would have run at least $300 and probably more), we decided to check Consumer Reports and just get a new one. We absolutely love this machine! All the dishes get VERY clean (better than the previous one). It also allows for taller glasses to be placed in the top rack. We've had this a month now and are very pleased. By the way, I read that a number of folks complained that this dishwasher beeped continuously when finished, until you turn it off. I have found it beeps four times (as you would expect), then if you don't turn it off it will beep again a few minutes later. After that it stops beeping which is fine. I highly recommend this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So quiet!

    Posted
    Bensmom02
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I initially was looking for a Whirlpool dishwasher, but there was too much of a delay in getting one, and I had been without my dishwasher for two months already. The sales guy asked if I would consider a Bosch. After some quick texts to my husband, we discovered that this Bosch was highly rated by Consumer Reports. We opted to install ourselves, and installation was quick and easy. This machine is so quiet, you don't hear the motor at all; you only hear a small amount of water swishing around throughout the wash cycle. Dishes come out so clean! The machine is smaller than my previous KitchenAid, but I am still able to fit a normal day's worth of dishes for my family of 3.

    I would recommend this to a friend