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Bosch 300 Series DLX SHX53TL5UC
 
Price range:
$719.10 - $899.00
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Summary: This Bosch conventional dishwasher has
  • A soil sensor.
  • An adjustable upper rack.
  • A delayed-start feature.
  • A stainless-steel interior.
  • All hidden controls.
  • Adjustable tines.
  • Ample flatware slots.
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Type: Conventional dishwashers
About - Bosch 300 Series DLX SHX53TL5UC

The Bosch 300 Series DLX SHX53TL5UC is part of the dishwasher test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, dishwasher models like the 300 Series DLX SHX53TL5UC are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Washing:
Assessed by running the normal or equivalent cycle to clean a full load--10 place settings of very dirty dishes that were scraped but not rinsed. We examine the dishes and glassware for residual food after cleaning.

Energy use:
For a normal cycle. The largest portion is needed for heating water, both at the water heater and in the machine.

Noise:
Judged during fill, wash, and drain, mainly by a listening panel.

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About This Brand

This highly rated European brand is positioned as the maker of the quietest, most energy-efficient models with features that leave dishes sparkling. The machines are known for their quiet operation and washing ability. The company is introducing a stainless-steel tub that has a nonstainless tub base (gray). Bosch dishwashers also have a manual filter, unlike most of the other brands sold in this country.

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Features & Specs - Bosch 300 Series DLX SHX53TL5UC
info Ample flatware slots Yes
info Adjustable upper rack Yes
info Sensor Yes
info Self-cleaning filter No
info Hidden controls All
info Interior material stainless-steel
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - Bosch 300 Series DLX SHX53TL5UC
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
A great dishwasher with 1 design flaw
3/15/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Cleans Well
Easy To Load
Energy Efficient
Quiet
Simple Controls
Cons
Bottom Rack Goes Off Trac
Insterior Somewhat Small
Best Uses
Smaller Kitchens
Comment:
It cleans great and is very quiet. The wheels on the bottom rack are conical instead of round. They allow the rack to go off track easily when fully loaded. The wheels are made of cheap plastic and 3 fell off within 2 months. The repair person reported the problem with Bosch and was told a newly designed rack is being made to correct the design flaw. If we receive a replacement as promised, I'll happily give the washer a 5 star rating. The interior is slightly smaller than our old Maytag.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Very disappointed in performance
12/25/2013
Pros
Simple Controls
Cons
Awkward Loading
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Doesn't Dry Well
Long Cycle
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
I always rinse my dishes really well before loading into dishwasher. Too many times I've had to re-wash my dishes after running them through this dishwasher. They not only are not clean...there is an extremely cloudy film on them. I know this is a dishwasher specific issue because my last dishwasher (which I loved and only replaced it because I remodeled my kitchen) cleaned and dried my dishes really well. When I called Bosch, their response was it's probably your water's mineral content. I did not have this problem with my last dishwasher. I tried all the products on the market to prevent streaking, filmy build up, none of which solved the problem. The other very disappointing feature is the load capacity...I run this dishwasher at least twice as often as my last dishwasher. Again, I called Bosch and their response was Maybe your dishes are too big. I will be replacing this dishwasher as soon as I have the funds to do so!!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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