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Dishwashers

Bosch 500 Series DLX SHP65TL5UC
 
Price range:
$772.00 - $1,044.95
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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 $772.00 - $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.

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.

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:
$809.99 - $877.00
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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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2.0
Not a good buy
10/4/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Cleans Well
Easy To Load
Quiet
Simple Controls
Cons
Long Cycle
Best Uses
Comment:
While this is a good dishwasher, the plastic lining around the handle cracks within weeks of being replaced (I have gone through 2 service calls for this issue since I've installed the unit). This is a bad design - we are using it normally in a family of 2 adults. I do not recommend this model.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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1.0
Does Not Clean
9/11/2014
Pros
Energy Efficient
Quiet
Cons
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Unreliable
Best Uses
General Purpose
Comment:
I cannot recommend this dishwasher. We replaced an older Bosch dishwasher that worked well for over 12 years. The Bosch 500 Series DLX SHP65TL5UC does not clean our dishes at all. <br /><br />Bosch has sent two service advisors who have completely torn apart the dishwasher and replaced the control panel and heating elements. The Bosch service advisors have told us the operating parameters (water temperature, operating cycle, rinse aid, etc.) are all correct. Pre-rinsed dishes are still not washed thoroughly. Glasses have lip prints, silverware has food particles, plates have leftover food particles and residue. The very poor cleaning ability is now a safety issue as we are having to inspect each dish, plate, piece of silverware, etc. after a wash cycle to determine if the item is clean or not. <br /><br />This dishwasher is extremely quiet but I cannot recommend it for the reasons above. We are returning the product to the retailer for a full refund and will buy something else. I wish we had our old Bosch back.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
Excellent dishwasher
7/26/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Cleans Well
Easy To Load
Energy Efficient
Quiet
Simple Controls
Cons
Acceptable Drying
Best Uses
General Purpose
Comment:
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:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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