The Bosch 500 Series DLX SHP65TL5UC is a dishwasher available from
The 500 Series DLX SHP65TL5UC typically costs
between $804.60 - $1,044.95.
Consumer Reports recommends that you match the features on a model to the needs you have. Here's
our take on some of the specifications and features that are commonly available on dishwasher
models like the 500 Series DLX SHP65TL5UC.
Ample flatware slots:
Flatware baskets with lids provide individual slots for most of the utensils in our silverware load. Such lids prevent "nesting" and thus improve flatware cleaning. It is more time-consuming to load the cutlery into individual slots, though, so you can remove the lids if you prefer.
Adjustable upper rack:
Most models hold cups and glasses on the top rack, plates on the lower rack, and silverware in a basket. The ability to adjust the upper rack up or down an inch or so allows for more flexibility in loading items such as tall glasses.
A sensor adjusts water usage and cycle time to the amount of soil on the dishes. This should make a dishwasher use water more efficiently, but we found that wasn't always the case. Moreover, a sensor can increase a machine's running time.
The Ratings of Bosch 500 Series SHP65T55UC were applied to untested model Bosch 500 Series DLX SHP65TL5UC, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
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.
Features & Specs - Bosch 500 Series DLX SHP65TL5UC
Ample flatware slots Flatware baskets with lids provide individual slots for most of the utensils in our silverware load. Such lids prevent "nesting" and thus improve flatware cleaning. It is more time-consuming to load the cutlery into individual slots, though, so you can remove the lids if you prefer.
Ample flatware slots
Adjustable upper rack Most models hold cups and glasses on the top rack, plates on the lower rack, and silverware in a basket. The ability to adjust the upper rack up or down an inch or so allows for more flexibility in loading items such as tall glasses.
Adjustable upper rack
Sensor A sensor adjusts water usage and cycle time to the amount of soil on the dishes. This should make a dishwasher use water more efficiently, but we found that wasn't always the case. Moreover, a sensor can increase a machine's running time.
Self-cleaning filter A filter that cleans itself is convenient, but it can add to noise. Note that it's often the costly foreign brands that lack self-cleaning filters and require periodic manual cleaning of the filter.
Hidden controls Controls along the top edge of the door contribute to a sleeker look. Some models hide all controls; others hide only some controls.
Interior material A dishwasher's interior, which includes the inside of the door, could be made of stainless steel, plastic, or a combination of the two--such as a plastic door and stainless sides and bottom. Unlike a plastic interior, an all-stainless interior won't discolor, but it does increase the cost of a dishwasher by about $100.
Stainless/SS-look option Stainless steel is stylish, but it shows fingerprints. Another option: a vinyl-covered metal finish that gives you a stainless-steel look but resists smudging.
This Bosch washes far superior to our previous Kitchenaid. Very convenient and quiet. Drying works best on higher temp rinse as discussed in manual. The independent installer told us that Bosch is clearly the best built.
How long have you owned it:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By David in PDX
from Portland, OR
Could not get it repaired after 2 years
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Doesn't Dry Well
Spotty Dishes Unrealiabl
Authorized repair person in Portland Oregon could not get it to operate even after replacing the control board and heating element.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Aldus M.
from San Francisco, CA
Easy To Load
Status Light Projector
Pots and Pans
We have owned GE, Maytag, and Miele dishwashers and this is by far the best. Quiet, cleans well, and good capacity. Love the silverware third rack at top. Cleans and dries very well. We love that there is no heat drying element, which is more energy efficient. The cycle is longer than our Miele but the plastic items dry completely and do not get melted or distorted by a heat drying element. Excellent low water usage which is more and more important in California. We like the space saving flip down cup racks on the one side of the second main rack but wish they were on both sides sides as in our previous Miele dishwasher. Quiet, very quiet, so quiet that we rely on the red dot projection on the floor that indicates machine is running.