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Bosch 500 Series DLX SHP65TL5UC
 
Price range:
$804.60 - $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 $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.

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:
$809.10 - $988.90
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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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1.0
Could not get it repaired after 2 years
7/16/2014
Pros
Quiet
Cons
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Doesn't Dry Well
Long Cycle
Spotty Dishes Unrealiabl
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
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
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
Excellent dishwasher
7/6/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Cleans Well
Easy To Load
Energy Efficient
Quiet
Status Light Projector
Cons
Best Uses
Delicate Items
General Purpose
Larger Kitchens
Pots and Pans
Smaller Kitchens
Comment:
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.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Piece of Junk
4/14/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Cleans Well
Quiet
Simple Controls
Cons
Awkward Loading
Unreliable
Best Uses
General Purpose
Smaller Kitchens
Comment:
Everyday use, works great, when it works. It is extremely quiet.
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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