Bosch 800 Series SHE68T55UC dishwasher

 
Price range:
$899.00 - $899.10
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Summary: This Bosch conventional dishwasher has
  • A soil sensor.
  • An adjustable upper rack.
  • A delayed-start feature.
  • A stainless-steel interior.
  • No hidden controls.
  • Adjustable tines.
  • Ample flatware slots.
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Type: Conventional dishwashers
About - Bosch 800 Series SHE68T55UC

The Bosch 800 Series SHE68T55UC is part of the dishwasher test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, dishwasher models like the 800 Series SHE68T55UC are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Washing:
Assessed by running the normal or equivalent cycle to clean a full load--10 place settings of very dirty dishes that were scraped but not rinsed. We examine the dishes and glassware for residual food after cleaning.

Drying:
Drying is our assessment of how thoroughly a model dries plastic items, the most stubborn in any load. We evaluate drying performance using the same cycle we use for our Washing test. As directed by manufacturers, we use rinse aid in every load.

Energy use:
For a normal cycle. The largest portion is needed for heating water, both at the water heater and in the machine.

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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 800 Series SHE68T55UC
info Ample flatware slots Yes
info Adjustable upper rack Yes
info Sensor Yes
info Self-cleaning filter No
info Hidden controls No
info Interior material stainless-steel
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - Bosch 800 Series SHE68T55UC
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1.0
Do not waste your money!
1/5/2016
Pros
Quiet
Cons
Awkward Loading
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Long Cycle
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
With an open concept floor plan, you've got to have a quiet dishwasher. It seems that Bosch focused on this aspect, but nothing else. Dish racks have fallen apart. Bottom rack falls off the track repeatedly. Even when VERY carefully loaded, there is still crud on the bottom of bowls and on silverware. My SIL bought a Samsung for less than half the price. It performed beautifully and quietly. I'm very disappointed that Consumer Reports would highly recommend such a disappointing machine. We always follow the CR recommendations. Worse yet, my husband works for a Bosch-related company -- we got this at an employee discount! Not worth it at any price.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Should not be top choice
6/5/2015
Pros
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
I purchased Bosch dishwasher, she68r52uc/69 in Jan 2013. The frontal panel first did not function after a year, now the dishes are not getting cleaned after a little more than two years; likely the main pump is no longer working. It is a horrible experience. The replaced dishwashers from GE, and whirlpool lasted ten, twenty, and thirty years without any problems (from three residences). I purchased the dishwashers based on the rating of consumer reports. Hopefully, my feedback can help you to a better job in the future.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Quiet, but does not clean dishes
1/12/2015
Pros
Quiet
Cons
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Does Not Meet Bosch Specs
No High Pressure Wash
Poor Quality Construction
Best Uses
None
Comment:
I purchased this model based upon CR review and the need to fit beneath a shallow kitchen counter (normal depth machines would not fit). We have hard water.<br /><br />The dish racks allow for tight packing of dishes, so tight the sprayed water cannot hit the dish surfaces with enough force to clean properly. Unless dishes are wiped with a damp sponge prior to racking, they will come out dirty and with heated on food (drying is a function of a final rinse with very hot water; hence the 'bake on' of food).<br /><br />Bosch advertises and specifies a high pressure cycle that comes on when needed and shows up as an indicator light. This does not happen, even when one 'spikes' the machine with coffee grounds, flour, black pepper, and tomato sauce. Bosch repair guy could not explain.<br /><br />Unless you have soft water, you can rely upon finding glasses and glass dishes coated with mineral film. Again, a result of the high temp water drying process.<br /><br />Bosch repair service and customer service is the only aspect of the purchase that was worse than the purchase.<br /><br />If one needs a shallow machine, perhaps replace the counter tops or a Miele machine with onboard water softener. Or better yet, repair what you have. . .it will be far better than Bosch.
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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