Bosch 300 Series DLX SHX53TL5UC dishwasher

 
Approximate retail price:
$719.00
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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.

Drying:
Drying is our assessment of how thoroughly a model dries plastic items, the most stubborn in any load. We evaluate drying performance using the same cycle we use for our Washing test. As directed by manufacturers, we use rinse aid in every load.

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

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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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Very quite and cleans thoroughly
9/6/2015
Pros
Cleans Well
Energy Efficient
Quiet
Cons
Developes An Odor
Tines Occasionally Fall
Best Uses
Comment:
Very happy with its cleaning ability, energy efficiency and being very quite. I did not give it a fifth star because we have had some issues with an odor build up which seems to be a result of the heat and plastic parts. We tried all the remedies and reduced the odor but did not eliminate it. Recently we have experienced the adjustable tines on the top shelf falling down. Not sure why because catch holds the rack fairly tightly. We resolved the issue by reversing the arrangement of bowls which solved the problem and increased the capacity for glasses by being able to use the folding shelf. We don't seem to have the capacity problems that others have noted. All in all it cleans better than any DW we have had and is extremely quite. We are very satisfied.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 20 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
don't buy this
8/7/2014
Pros
Cons
Awkward Loading
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Best Uses
Comment:
The worst purchase of my life
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(12 of 12 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.
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