PRODUCT REVIEW:: Bosch Dishwasher

The quietest dishwasher for open floor plans.

Product being reviewed: Bosh dishwasher 500 series

Model number: SHE65T55UC/02 24″ built-in stainless steel

Size: 24″ built-in

Finish: stainless steel.

EXPERINCE

One of the most quiet dishwashers on the market.  With most of the kitchen designs today they are in open plan concepts and family and guest gathering in the kitchen and typically around the island area. It’s a must to hear the conversation not an appliance working.

Being an expert kitchen designer I need to be able to recommend appliances to my clients. Another big deal is the functionality. Having a top rack for cooking utensils is so helpful, it means that their is more room for the silverware, cups rack is typically the fullest, and they get cleaner at the top.

As stainless steel is the most popular choice in kitchen remodels. There are some that don’t want to see the dishwasher. The cabinet maker can create a panel to cover the dishwasher that matches your cabinet doors.  In the picture below are various handle styles and the far right shows “an integrated panel” thats the terminology you want to convey to your contractor/cabinet maker.

One of my favorite things about this dishwasher is the look of the front panel… NO HANDLES. For various reasons:

  1. You don’t have to purchase a suite of appliances
  2. There is no handle to get icky and maintain wiping clean
  3. Child lock is there just in case curious fingers go by

This quick video from Bosh has some great tips for cleaning and loading your dishwasher.

Here is a link to the Bosh website to see this product on the manufacturer’s page.

DETAILS/SPECS

  • A 44 dBA sound level indicates quiet operation
  • Third rack provides 30% more loading area
  • RackMatic™ system adjusts the top rack to 3 different heights and allows up to 9 rack positions
  • The deep stainless steel tub retains heat better than a plastic tub, helping dishes dry faster and more efficiently
  • Racks are designed to accommodate a full 16 place setting
  • EcoSense™ wash management system reduces energy use by up to 20%
  • 5 wash programs and 5 options offer cleaning options for a variety of dishwasher loads
  • NSF® certified Sanitize option eliminates bacteria and enhances drying results
  • Half Load option dramatically reduces energy and water consumption when washing small, lightly soiled loads
  • Express Wash cleans lightly soiled items in less than 30 minutes, saving you time
  • With condensation drying, there’s no heating element at the bottom of the dishwasher—your plastic items won’t melt
  • Bosch is an ENERGY STAR 2013 Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence

Product Specifications

Dimensions:
Width :
23.62 (in.)
Depth with Door Closed :
23.81 (in.)
Cutout Dimensions:
See Installation Guide below product description
Depth with Door Open :
48.44 (in.)
Number of Place Settings:
16
Maximum Height :
35.06 (in.)
Minimum Height :
33.87 (in.)
Shipping Depth :
26.75 (in.)
Shipping Width :
26 (in.)
Shipping Height :
36.44 (in.)
Product Overview:
Item Weight :
98 (lbs.)
Weight, Shipping:
110
Installable Under Sink:
No

 

Performance:
Minimum Circuit Breaker:
15 amps
Annual Operating Cost, Estimated $ :
27 (Electric Water Heater)
Annual Operating Cost, Estimated $ :
23 (Gas Water Heater)
Kilowatt Hrs. per Year:
259
Sound Level :
44 (Decibels)
General Features:
General Warranty:
1 year parts and labor
Delay Wash:
Yes
Quiet Package:
Yes
Door Style:
Fully visible console
Filter Cleaning:
Self-cleaning filter
Control Location:
Front Panel
Dishwasher Features:
Automatic Temperature Control
Dishwasher Features:
Color Coordinated Control Panel
Dishwasher Features:
Control Panel Lockout
Dishwasher Features:
Multiple Door Positions
Dishwasher Features:
Water Filtration
Dishwasher Features:
Cycle Status Lights
Dishwasher Features:
Rinse Aid Dispenser Indicator
Configuration:
Upper Rack/Drawer Features:
Adjustable Upper Rack
Upper Rack/Drawer Features:
Removable Upper Rack
Upper Rack/Drawer Features:
Upper Rack Fold Down Tines
Upper Rack/Drawer Features:
Silverware Basket Upper Rack
Holders & Racks:
Stemware Holder
Holders & Racks:
Third Rack
Holders & Racks:
Small Item Holder
Holders & Racks:
Silverware Basket with Cover
Lower Rack/Drawer Features:
Removable Lower Rack
Lower Rack/Drawer Features:
Silverware Basket Lower Rack
Convenience Features:
Multiple Door Positions:
Yes
Durability:
Tub Material:
Stainless steel
Rack Material:
Nylon
Standard Cycles:
Heavy Duty Cycle:
Yes
Special Cycles:
China, Gentle Wash:
No
Cycles:
Number of Automatic Cycles:
5
Wash Type:
Heavy duty
Wash Type:
Delay start
Wash Type:
Light Wash
Wash Type:
Normal Wash Cycle
Wash Type:
Sensor Washing
Wash Type:
Cancel & Drain
Wash Type:
High Temp Wash
Wash Type:
Quick Wash
Drying Options:
Number of Drying Options:
1
Upper Rack Features:
Adjustable Upper Rack:
Yes
Removable Upper Rack:
Yes
Lower Rack Features:
Third Rack:
Yes
Wash Rinse Options:
Quick Rinse:
Yes
Rinse Options:
High Temp Rinse
Rinse Options:
NSF Certified Rinse
Rinse Options:
Quick Rinse
Rinse Options:
Sanitary Rinse
Certifications:
ENERGY STAR Compliant:
Yes
ADA Compliant:
No
Product Includes:
Accessories Included:
Water Supply Line Included
Includes:
Power Cord
Includes:
Drain hose
Includes:
Detergent Dispenser
Includes:
Rinse Aid Dispenser
Includes:
Fill Hose
Includes:
Glass Trap

INSTALLATION

Overall appliance dimensions (HxWxD) (in) 33 7/8 ” x 23 9/16 ” x 23 3/4 ”
Required cutout size (HxWxD) (in) x 33 7/8 ” x 23 9/16 ”

PRICING

Best Buy $719.99

Sears $718.39

Appliance Connection $714.10

PROS AND CONS

PROS

  • 259 kwh/yr – Energy Star®
  • Half Load Option for Small Loads
    • 24 h Delay Start Timer
    • AquaStop® Leak Protection Works 24/7
    • Self-Latching Door
    • Express Wash – In 30 Minutes or Less
    • no handle to have to coordinate with other appliances

CONS

  • shows drips marks from water down face of door
  • child lock isn’t “intuitive” had to practice this a few times and show others. Wish you just pushed a separate button.
  • if you leave rice on bowls in the middle rack they an get into the water spinner and clog it. You find this out by seeing you have a residue on your cups. It’s easy to take out and run water thru to clean out
 Majority of my clientele and builders I work with will recommend a Bosh dishwasher. I hope you found this information useful and help you to make a decision for your dishwasher needs.
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