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Bosch 500 Series DLX SHP65TL5UC dishwasher

 
Price range:
$804.60 - $1,249.49
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We expect this model to perform similarly to the tested Bosch 500 Series SHP65T55UC although it may differ in price and features.
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Type: Conventional dishwashers
About - Bosch 500 Series DLX SHP65TL5UC

The Bosch 500 Series DLX SHP65TL5UC is a dishwasher available from Bosch. The 500 Series DLX SHP65TL5UC typically costs between $804.60 - $1,249.49.

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.

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've found this isn't always the case. Moreover, a sensor can increase a machine's running time.

Tested Model
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.
Bosch 500 Series SHP65T55UC
Price range:
$804.60 - $899.00
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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 500 Series DLX SHP65TL5UC
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 500 Series DLX SHP65TL5UC
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3.0
Upper rack doesn't fit into triple hole; prevents running
7/1/2015
Pros
Cleans Well
Quiet
Cons
Door Doesn't Close
Unreliable
Upper Rack Doesn't Fit
Best Uses
General Purpose
Larger Kitchens
Comment:
When it works, it's the best dishwasher I've ever had, and cleans better than any previous brand I've owned. HOWEVER, the upper rack has a piece of plastic on the back with three circular extensions that are supposed to fit into the triple holes embedded in the back wall of the dishwasher. That plastic piece periodically won't fit into the triple holes, which keeps the door from closing, and prevents the machine from running! I've had repairment out, and no one has been able to fix this. It's NOT an easy adjustment. I just spent 15 minutes trying to reposition this AGAIN, and it's still not fitting. I'm finally writing a complaint. Who has time for this!! I shouldn't have to wash my dishes by hand!!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
great DW...we love it
4/24/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Cleans Well
Easy To Load
Energy Efficient
Quiet
Simple Controls
Cons
Best Uses
General Purpose
Comment:
This DW is VERY quiet and cleans well. the 3rd rack is a nice feature as is the 30 minute cycle for lightly soiled loads. there is much more room is this DW than our old Kenmore and the design of the prongs make loading easy and fast. There is a filter that has to be cleaned periodically but it's easy to remove and no big deal.<br />Honestly love it and don't have any CONS
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Can you love a dishwasher?
2/24/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Cleans Well
Easy To Load
Energy Efficient
Quiet
Simple Controls
Cons
Best Uses
General Purpose
Comment:
It's cavernous - our family of 4 uses an average of 4-6 plates/bowls and 8-10 utensils every day. Sometimes we run out of silverware because there is so much room for dishes. <br /><br />Also, we considered each Bosch model and settled in the middle. I know the 800 is rated as being quieter, but it's hard to imagine that it's worth another couple of hundred dollars. The 500 is already quite stealthy. <br /><br />As others have pointed out, all of the new machines seem to have an issue with the dishes air drying on their own, but it hasn't been a big deal. <br /><br />I would buy this machine again.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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