Bosch Dishwashers Reviews

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2.5 of 5 stars 52 reviews with an average rating of 2.5
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Date created: Name:
Location: Lexington KY
Model/Style: Dishwashers

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied - 1 out of 5

Review:
"Omg what a piece of trash"
I wish I could tell you how much i hate this piece of junk. I see E24 in my sleep. We researched before replacing our loud and clunky but very effective Kenmore that just died after 18 years of great work. This piece of crap has never worked right. It just circulates dirty water and never drains. Never drains. We can clean this and clean that and do every magic trick in the book. There is absolutely no excuse for spending this much money on an appliance and never having one clean dish. It has been a ridiculously stressful purchase and we are having to replace it. Again. And now we are having to figure out what to buy. I don’t care if the next one brings down the house with noise if it CLEANS MY FREAKING DISHES!!


Date created: Name:
Location: Flower Mound, TX
Model/Style: 300

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied - 1 out of 5

Review:
"Do Not Buy"
New BOSCH 300 installed week of Thanksgiving and we ran two loads and it started giving error code 15. Repair person has come out twice and can't get it fixed. They are now coming out 1/5/2023 for a third time to attempt to fix it, after waiting 2 months. I had submitted paperwork to get a new machine, but that was turned down. Horrible response time and long wait on the phone. DO NOT BUY


Date created: Name:
Location: Atlanta, GA
Model/Style: 500 Series 44 - Decible Top Cont

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied - 1 out of 5

Review:
"Bosh 500 Dishwasher Review"
The Bosh 500 Series 44- Decibel Top Control 24-in Built-in Dishwasher is a well-constructed quiet dishwasher, which cleans very effectively. Although, I would not purchase this model again based on the the PureDry Condensation Drying System. There are no elements for drying and the inside of the unit and cups and glasses will be wet at the end of the cycle. This also creates a unpleasant smell when you open the door after cleaning. Bosh indicates it is normal for the inside of the dishwasher to remain wet after the cycle is completed, this is how it is designed. The moisture will eventually evaporate. If you want to speed up the amount of time it takes for the interior of the dishwasher to dry, you can open the door after the cycle is complete. Allowing outside air to circulate into the dishwasher will dry the interior more quickly. Bosh also says you do not need to be concerned with mold growing inside of your dishwasher because with the condensation drying system, it is designed to be wet inside the unit after the cycle has completed. This drying system may be environmentally friendly, but is very ineffective for actual use, having to dry the tops of cups and classes before removing them from the dishwasher and encountering an unpleasant smell. Richard Thomas



Date created: Name:
Location: Scottsdale
Model/Style: M65Z55N/30

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied - 1 out of 5

Review:
"Horrible"
The whole point of a dishwasher is to make washing dishes easy. Well if after running my Bosch and drying it? I still have to wipe everything off to get it dry. What’s the point! Making things energy efficient is not working for dishwashers Miele if you are hearing this if and when you go back on line do not be swayed by this. Dry the dam dishes!


Date created: Name:
Location: Scottsdale
Model/Style: M65Z55N/30

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied - 1 out of 5

Review:
"Horrible"
The whole point of a dishwasher is to make washing dishes easy. Well if after running my Bosch and drying it? I still have to wipe everything off to get it dry. What's the point! Making things energy efficient is not working for dishwashers Miele if you are hearing this if and when you go back on line do not be swayed by this. Dry the dam dishes!


Date created: Name:
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Model/Style: SHP865ZD5N

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied - 1 out of 5

Review:
"Waste of money!"
Well, after three months we are ready to buy a real dishwasher. Our LG gave up after 12 years, so based on CR reviews, we bought the highly rated Bosch. It took over 8 hours to install- should have been my first clue. As an engineer with 40+ years of experience, I would rate the cabinet design a "0" on a 10 scale. Whereas our original JennAir and the replacement LG fit into the cabinet with no problem, the Bosch required drilling and chipping the floor to get it to fit- this is due to the nearly-solid bottom plate- Bad design. Kitchen floors are only flat if you have a non-slab floor... So, after that we tried to start it. It will start- about every 4th or 5th try. The quick fix is to reach behind the disposal and pull the plug and plug it back in. My wife gets it to start about 1 in 3, I usually give up after 5 tries. Then, just for fun, I checked the noise level. I have calibrated, precision sound equipment. They claim 44dB. I measured 53 to 55dB at 1 meter distance- more than 10 times louder. Maybe they measured it when it was turned off? One other thing- we found out that often (more than 50% of the time) silverware remains dirty after a 2 hour, 9 minute cycle. This is unacceptable. I blame this on a very small grid in the silverware baskets. The JennAir and LG baskets are much more open to allow water to reach the silverware and let the food particles fall in to the bottom. We did experiments- by carefully cleaning all of the dishes with soap and water, and rinsing in the sink first, then loading into the Bosch, we get clean dishes after 2 hours and nine minutes! So, my advice is skip this product. If I could give this strongly negative rating, I would.


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Location: New York, NY
Model/Style: SHP865WD5N/11

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied - 1 out of 5

Review:
"Doesn't turn on"
Bosch seems to have issues with the control panel. After just a couple of years, it cannot be turned on. Previous one had same issue and needed to be replaced. I don't like this company. They apologize and replace a part for free but the service visit costs us hundreds of dollars each time. Stand by your product.


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Location: Las Vegas Nevada
Model/Style: Dishwashers

Satisfaction Rating:

5 of 5 stars Very Satisfied - 5 out of 5

Review:
"Home maker"
I had my Bosch for 10 yrs and it still runs like it's new


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Location: Oak point, tx
Model/Style: Dishwashers

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied - 1 out of 5

Review:
"Never Bosch!"
This new dishwasher is horrible! Everything is sticky even after gone thru complete cycle and when you open the door to put things up, water drains out the side on the floor. The service center says it is supposed to that! Oh really! I have just used a dishwasher for 45 years and none of the others did that. Will never have another one!!!


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Location: Halifax Nova Scotia
Model/Style: SHPM65W55N/20

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied - 1 out of 5

Review:
"Terrible"
This is the worst dishwasher I have ever owned. It neither washes nor dries the dishes nearly as well as my 11 year old whirlpool that was less than half the price. It seems that in an effort to save power and water, performance has been sacrificed. Worse, though, is the fact that the interior measure is 15percent smaller than a KitchenAid, Maytag, or any non-European model. Plus, the interior set up simply does not fit the dishes well. If you try to fill it, the dishes don't get cleaned at all. Even with it half full, it leaves food residue and does not get food off the dishes and cutlery. I know what you're saying - we don't scrape the plates, or we don't keep the filter clean. Not so. This thing has not worked well since new and we have had service in to replace the logic panel. No better. We rinse the dishes. We clean the filter every load. We still have residue all over the dishes and food that does not come off. So, not only do we do a half load, we have to wash many of the dishes a second time. So, as for all that efficiency, we go throught dishwasher pods 4 times faster then we did with our last machine, and have to fill the Finish dispenser every two weeks. It still does not get the dishes even remotely dry, despite the fact we have adjusted the settings and select extra dry. We constantly have dishes on the counter because the capacity is so small and the cycle takes 2 hours and 45 minutes! Outrageous for 1900 bucks. I cannot understand how anyone could be satisfied with this machine. It may be quiet, but so is my vacuum cleaner when it's not doing it's job.


Date created: Name:
Location: Halifax Nova Scotia
Model/Style: SHPM65W55N/20

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied - 1 out of 5

Review:
"Terrible"
This is the worst dishwasher I have ever owned. It neither washes nor dries the dishes nearly as well as my 11 year old whirlpool that was less than half the price. It seems that in an effort to save power and water, performance has been sacrificed. Worse, though, is the fact that the interior measure is 15percent smaller than a KitchenAid, Maytag, or any non-European model. Plus, the interior set up simply does not fit the dishes well. If you try to fill it, the dishes don't get cleaned at all. Even with it half full, it leaves food residue and does not get food off the dishes and cutlery. I know what you're saying - we don't scrape the plates, or we don't keep the filter clean. Not so. This thing has not worked well since new and we have had service in to replace the logic panel. No better. We rinse the dishes. We clean the filter every load. We still have residue all over the dishes and food that does not come off. So, not only do we do a half load, we have to wash many of the dishes a second time. So, as for all that efficiency, we go throught dishwasher pods 4 times faster then we did with our last machine, and have to fill the Finish dispenser every two weeks. It still does not get the dishes even remotely dry, despite the fact we have adjusted the settings and select extra dry. We constantly have dishes on the counter because the capacity is so small and the cycle takes 2 hours and 45 minutes! Outrageous for 1900 bucks. I cannot understand how anyone could be satisfied with this machine. It may be quiet, but so is my vacuum cleaner when it's not doing it's job.


Date created: Name:
Location: Connecticut
Model/Style: SHXM78255N/20

Satisfaction Rating:

2 of 5 stars Somewhat Unsatisfied - 2 out of 5

Review:
"Super silence plus 42 dBA"
The layout is horrible There is not enough room for glasses and mugs because there is a WHOLE row that is way way too tiny! And they advertise smudge proof And this is the worst smudge proof appliance I have ever had


Date created: Name:
Location: Ontario, Canada
Model/Style: shxm63W55n/13 fd001200197

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied - 1 out of 5

Review:
"Silencer Plus"
Of the four dishwashers I have ever had, my new Bosch Silencer Plus is the worst and most disappointing. A dishwasher is a dishwasher save for the level of quietness, right? Nope. I purchased this model about 4 months ago after the motor in my last Bosch died after 15 years. There was no question I was going with another Bosch. $1,559 later, I am so frustrated and disappointed. It is not as quiet as my last one but still okay. But the cleaning is terrible. Like some other reviewers have noted, you have to prewash or wash after they have been through the cycle. It leaves tiny bits of food on everything if you don't - not lovely to see a particle floating in your drink. I am now stuck with this machine. Do not buy this model.


Date created: Name:
Location: Greenwood, AR
Model/Style: Dishwashers

Satisfaction Rating:

2 of 5 stars Somewhat Unsatisfied - 2 out of 5

Review:
"Does not dry dishes"
My wife is very upset and is always complaining that the dishes, silverware are wet when the washing is done. Would never buy this brand again


Date created: Name:
Location: Dallas, TX
Model/Style: Silence plus 48dba

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied - 1 out of 5

Review:
"Hate it"
I hate the bottom rack on this dishwasher. It does not make any difference how it is loaded, it still goes off the rails and requires two hands to get it back in place. Every time I have to load or unload I dread it. The middle and top racks are fine, but this is not worth the headache and money.


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Location: Lexington, KY
Model/Style: 800 series

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied - 1 out of 5

Review:
"Poor Customer Service, Do Not Honor Warranty!"
I do NOT recommend Bosch appliances because of their poor customer service and not honoring their warranty. I purchased a 800 series dishwasher ($1500) and have a couple of minor issues that I was told would be taken care of. I was told by Todd McCoy, Lead CSR that an authorization would be sent to a local appliance repair company at the end of October. It is mid January and the repair company still has not received the authorization. I feel like I am being lied to and strung along by Bosch. I have made multiple attempts to contact Bosch, waiting on hold up to an hour-n-half on and have emailed daily in regards to issues. I do not recommend! I was considering purchasing a Bosch appliance suite in the near future minus the dishwasher but instead will invest in GE profile series appliances. Good Riddins!


Date created: Name:
Location: Leadville, CO
Model/Style: SHE3AR75UC/28 FD010901512

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied - 1 out of 5

Review:
"Terrible Dishwasher - Zero Customer Service"
We bought our Bosch Dishwasher on November 28, 2021. The dishes do not dry, unless we use the sanitize mode, which takes too long and too much energy. So, we let them air dry. Three weeks ago the soap dispenser quit working, whereas, it does not open during the wash cycle. My husband was left on hold for an hour an a half on a weekend and finally got through to a "customer service representative" on a Monday, who told him that someone would get back to him in two days. It has been three weeks and we are still waiting for customer service to call and help us fix our brand new dishwasher. For now, we use the pods and place them in the upper rack. We are beyond disappointed and frustrated with the dishwasher and lack of customer service.


Date created: Name:
Location: Tulsa, OK
Model/Style: Dishwashers

Satisfaction Rating:

2 of 5 stars Somewhat Unsatisfied - 2 out of 5

Review:
"Wish I would've read these reviews before I bought my Bosch dishwashers"
If you like running your dishes for three hours and re-washing or washing before, this is the brand for you! I bought two Bosch dishwashers for my newly remodeled kitchen, one the smaller 18 inch and a larger 800 model super silence plus. I have issues with both. Agree with previous reviews the upper silverware rack is too shallow and every time you shut the door it knocks half of the silverware loose so you have to re-stack. No idea what kitchen items these were designed to hold, but certainly not pots, bowls, cookie sheets or pans. The smaller one is almost worthless with larger plates and tall glasses they won't fit at the same time, and forget about pots and pans. Both have scummy water that sits about the bottom and will mold (especially if you go on vacation) leave the dishwasher open! I clean out the filter on a regular basis and it still gets mucky. The smaller one you have to add salt on a regular basis never know exactly how much to add so just throw some in. I always add rinse aid and the recommended dishwasher soap, and every time I still have dishes I need to rewash. So wish I would've kept my GE profile, pans fit and I could fit so much more without re-washing on a regular basis. On a positive note they are super quiet and look nice.


Date created: Name:
Location: Az
Model/Style: SHEM63W55N/13

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied - 1 out of 5

Review:
"Do Not Buy This Dishwasher"
The pictures will tell the story! I Thought Bosch was supposed to be a good product, I guess I was wrong. I just scheduled for my second repair on this so-called dishwasher I have been hand washing dishes since the day I got it. The first repair took 5 weeks for the repair man to show up because The first time I called the person that scheduled the appointment didn't put it in the books so the manager from Home Depot called and made an appointment for me. Today I had a great lady customer service help me and I actually have an appointment next week. However the dishwasher is a piece of crap. I would love to show you pictures but I just realized that there's and we're on here to post them and that. My idea to write about is for you guys to let us post pictures, pictures worth 1000 words!


Date created: Name:
Location: Austin, TX
Model/Style: 100-48db

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied - 1 out of 5

Review:
"Smells like dead rodent, terrible service"
I read a review that also mentioned the horrible smell and quoted the repairman saying that the unit needed to be "run every day." Same thing the guy told me. He also said he hardly ever encounters this problem, but if you Google Bosch dishwasher smell, the evidence suggests otherwise. I paid a lot of money for this dw and, no fault of either Home Depot or Bosch, had to replace my entire countertop to fit it in. I measured correctly, but the person who lived in my house before me had laid a tile floor in the kitchen, and the dw was something like one-sixteenth of an inch off. It was either replace the countertops or redo the whole kitchen, and I chose the latter. Again, not the fault of Bosch, but the idea that I did this for a dw that, every time I open it, smells like death, makes me wish I had bought a different brand for sure. At first I though it was not properly hooked up and was not pumping correctly, so I got a plumber to come over. He took one look at the way it was set up and said it wasn't the issue. So I called Bosch. The only appointment that had open was six weeks away. I put up with the smell for six weeks, only to be told that there was nothing wrong with the dishwasher. There is a round plug on the bottom of the dishwasher and I asked the repairman if that plug was connected to the pump. He said he was not familiar with the brands with the "plastic" bottoms (I think it's rubber, actually) and that he usually worked on the ones with steel bottoms. Regardless of what he's accustomed to, I think he might maybe acquaint himself with all types of Bosch dw's, given that this is his job. Another thing he said was that I was using the wrong type of detergent. He said there was only one sort of detergent that worked---the type that is advertised on a sticker on the door. I mean, talk about product placement. And what sort of dishwasher only operates with one type of detergent? And why wasn't I told that beforehand? He also said I needed to run it daily. I live by myself. Most days I use a few utensils, a coffee cup, a plate or bowl. He told me it used less water to run the dw than to wash the stuff by hand. If running it daily would get rid of the smell, I'd do it (though I find dubious the claim that it uses less water, etc.). But it doesn't! I asked the guy if, after two weeks of doing everything he said--using the "right" kind of detergent, running it daily, etc.---it still smelled, what would he suggest. He said he had no suggestions because there was nothing more he could do. So you wouldn't even come back, I asked him. There's no point, he said. What is pointless is buying this dishwasher. There are so many things wrong here that are troublesome, but having your house smell like death everytime you open the dw door is inexcusable. But it's obviously my fault, according to Bosch. There's nothing more they can do. They have my dough. They cashed the check. Whatever. One more thing: I rarely write negative reviews. In fact, I am far less likely to write a critical review than one that extols excellence, as I believe in rewarding good craftsmanship with a good recommendation. So to anyone thinking that this review is just another one written by a generally negative and difficult to please person, know this: It's not true. I've gone out of my way to fix this issue. And Bosch has done nothing. Mention the word "Bosch" and I smell death. This is an awful product.

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