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Bosch Dishwasher Reviews [Buying Guide]

by Pam Silvia

The kitchen is the central hub of our home. It is the place where family and friends assemble to share meals and make memories. Bosch kitchen appliances are invented for life with an enduring commitment to quality and design, leaving you free to savor all of life’s joyous moments—and Bosch’s line of dishwashers is the embodiment of saving time, sitting back, and relaxing. Bosch dishwashers display the beauty of function with designs that are always timeless while offering features that help you get the job done exactly the way you want. Read our Bosch dishwasher reviews to discover the possibilities.

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Bosch Dishwashers Overview

Bosch Dishwashers Reviews

Best Dishwasher Features

About Bosch Dishwashers

Bosch is a strong contender for homeowners who require an ultra-quiet dishwasher that will not abrupt daily routines or that won’t resonate throughout an open concept floor plan. A range of technologies makes Bosch the Quietest Dishwasher Brand in the U.S. with impressively low decibel levels, ranging from 40 to 50 dBA. Not only that, but Bosch is also one of the few manufacturers that offers a broad selection of dishwashers that are suitable for a wide spectrum of budgets. Speaking of flexibility, many Bosch dishwasher models are available in panel-ready finishes that can disappear into your gorgeous cabinetry. There are also Bosch dishwashers in 18-inch widths if you would like to install one near your at-home bar.

That said, Bosch dishwashers may not be the best option for households that are looking for an entry-level dishwasher for under $599. In addition, if you live in an area with hard water and need a dishwasher with a water softener, Bosch does not have a wide selection with that built-in convenience. Lastly, if you would like to install a dishwasher drawer or use a portable dishwasher, Bosch does not yet accommodate these installation requirements.

Bosch Dishwasher Reviews

Here are our top picks from the Bosch 100 Series, Bosch 300 Series, Bosch 500 Series, and Bosch 800 Series collections.

Bosch 100 Series Dishwasher Reviews

Price Range:

  • From $534 to $819

Standout Features:

  • Plastic-bottom tub
  • Standard 3rd rack
  • Infolight indicator beam
  • 48 to 50 dBA

 Our Top Pick: Bosch 100 Series 24" Built In Dishwasher (SHEM3AY55N)

Bosch 100 Series 24 Inch Built In Dishwasher

This Bosch 100 Series dishwasher is teeming with convenient features, including Overflow Leak Protection, a 24-Hour Delay Start Timer, and a Delicate Wash for Fine China feature. It also features six wash cycles, two wash options (including Sanitize), and can hold up to 14 place settings. On top of that, this model’s interior is stocked with 300 Series Racks and a tall stainless-steel tub, making it the best-value dishwasher in its class.

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Bosch 300 Series Dishwasher Reviews

Price Range:

  • From $799 to $899

Standout Features:

  • RackMatic dishwasher racks
  • Select ADA-compliant models
  • 18-inch dishwashers available
  • 44 dBA
  • AquaStop leak protection system in select models

 Our Top Pick: Bosch 300 Series 24” Built In Dishwasher (SHS863WD)

Bosch 300 Series 24 Inch Built In Dishwasher

Featuring five wash cycles and five wash options, this 44 dBA Bosch 24-inch dishwasher boasts endless utility with advanced amenities, including an InfoLight indicator beam that illuminates the floor, a RackMatic upper rack that offers three height adjustments for up to nine possible positions, and AquaStop leak protection that works 24/7 to prevent water damage in your kitchen.

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Bosch 500 Series Dishwasher Reviews

Price Range:

  • From $999 to $1,049

Standout Features:

  • Easy Glide upper rack
  • Recessed handle
  • 44 dBA
  • AutoAir Dry in select models
  • AquaStop leak protection system in select models

 Our Top Pick: Bosch 500 Series 24” Built In Dishwasher (SHXM65Z55N)

Bosch 500 Series 24 Inch Built In Dishwasher

The all-new AutoAir™ option on this Bosch 500 Series dishwasher automatically releases the door at the end of the cycle to let moisture escape and fresh air in for drier dishes. Meanwhile, a flexible third rack with fold-down sides adds 30 percent more loading capacity, and the EasyGlide™ rack system supplies a smooth glide for easier loading and unloading on the upper rack. Your cookware doesn’t have to miss out on the fun—FlexSpace™ tines fold back to fit your larger pots and pans.

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Bosch 800 Series Dishwasher Reviews

Price Range:

  • From $949 to $1,499

Standout Features:

  • MyWay Rack in select models
  • Select ADA-compliant models
  • 18-inch dishwashers available
  • 40 to 42 dBA
  • Crystal Dry in select models
  • HomeConnect WiFi

 Our Top Pick: Bosch 800 Series DLX 24” Built In Dishwasher (SHP878ZD5N)

Bosch 800 Series DLX 24 Inch Built In Dishwasher

If a leak occurs, this Bosch 800 model’s AquaStop® leak protection system contains it by shutting down operation and pumping out water, so you have the ultimate peace of mind whether you are away or at home. This luxury-tier dishwasher also boasts a flexible third rack with fold-down sides, a RackMatic® with three height levels plus nine possible rack positions, and Touch Control tech that enables quick cycle programming.

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Bosch Dishwasher Features

Child Lock

When the Bosch dishwasher child lock is activated, the appliance becomes unresponsive, and the dishwasher door will be difficult to open. As you can imagine, this dishwasher feature comes in handy when you’ve got young kiddos who tend to get their little hands on everything.

Sanitize Cycle

What good is leaving the job to your dishwasher if it doesn’t even eradicate germs? Dishwasher sanitize cycles use higher-temperature water (at least 150 degrees) and longer wash times to eliminate food-soil bacteria. Typically, this option increases the heat during the main wash cycle and finishes with an even hotter rinse. The Bosch dishwasher Sanitize option on select models increases the time and temperature of the final rinse to eliminate up to 99.9 percent of bacteria and enhance drying results.

Third Rack

With an extra dishwasher rack, you can get more done in fewer loads. The Bosch dishwasher third rack holds silverware at just the right angle to clean everything perfectly, freeing up space in the bottom rack where silverware would otherwise be loaded. The rack’s V-shape also accommodates large utensils and ramekins in the center while enabling the middle rack below to hold tall wine glasses on the sides. It’s an ingenious design that offers 30 percent more loading area compared to a Bosch with two racks.

Quiet Operation

We’ve all been there. You are on the phone with your mom or are just watching TV, and then suddenly, the noise from your dishwasher abruptly throws you off your groove. Luckily, there are low-noise dishwashers that operate between 38 and 44 decibels. (For reference, a whisper is around 15 decibels, and a typical conversation is estimated to be about 50 decibels.) Bosch quiet dishwashers are built with multiple insulation layers, grind-less food filtration, a brushless EcoSilence motor system, and a sound-absorbing base—all aimed at reducing noise so that you never have to compete with its volume or reach for your TV remote.

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Shop Bosch Dishwashers at Aztec

Don’t forget to shop local! Browse our catalog and check out Bosch dishwasher reviews from satisfied customers. And if you have any questions about our selection of top-rated dishwashers, feel free to contact our Aztec Appliance team at (858) 987-5777 or visit us at our San Diego, CA location. More accessible than ever, our experts can also be reached via chat!