Bosch 500 Series DLX SHP65TL5UC dishwasher

 
Price range:
$804.10 - $903.10
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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 $804.10 - $903.10.

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:
$809.00 - $867.99
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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
Horrible - does not dry or clean well
10/5/2015
Pros
Quiet
Simple Controls
Cons
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Doesn't Dry Well
Best Uses
Comment:
We were convinced by the appliance salesman to go for this model. After two weeks of use, we're returning it. Does a horrible job drying and can't clean moderately caked on food (the kind you could scrape off in two swipes of a sponge. We're going back to the KitchenAid models!
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
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.
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4.0
Bosch Dishwasher
4/28/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Cleans Well
Easy To Load
Energy Efficient
Quiet
Simple Controls
Cons
Long Cycle
Best Uses
General Purpose
Larger Kitchens
Comment:
We purchased the dishwasher over 6 months ago and have not had any complaints about it, but the plastic chrome handle cracked, and we are having a terrible time trying to get the company to come out and fix it. We have come up with a way to add a piece behind it that will prevent it from breaking again, and we have had several owners get hold of us asking for that piece for their unit. It really works and makes the handle very strong and tough.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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