The Bosch Ascenta DLX SHX4AT75UC is part of the dishwasher
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, dishwasher
models like the Ascenta DLX SHX4AT75UC are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
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.
For a normal cycle. The largest portion is needed for heating water, both at the water heater and in the machine.
Judged during fill, wash, and drain, mainly by a listening panel.
The following models have the same ratings as Bosch Ascenta DLX SHX4AT75UC.
Features and specs may vary
The Ratings applied to untested model Bosch Ascenta SHX4AT55UC come from our tests of model Bosch Ascenta DLX SHX4AT75UC, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
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.
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.
Ample flatware slots
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.
Adjustable upper rack
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.
Self-cleaning filter A filter that cleans itself is convenient, but it can add to noise. Note that it's often the costly foreign brands that lack self-cleaning filters and require periodic manual cleaning of the filter.
Hidden controls Controls along the top edge of the door contribute to a sleeker look. Some models hide all controls; others hide only some controls.
Interior material A dishwasher's interior, which includes the inside of the door, could be made of stainless steel, plastic, or a combination of the two--such as a plastic door and stainless sides and bottom. Unlike a plastic interior, an all-stainless interior won't discolor, but it does increase the cost of a dishwasher by about $100.
Stainless/SS-look option Stainless steel is stylish, but it shows fingerprints. Another option: a vinyl-covered metal finish that gives you a stainless-steel look but resists smudging.
lower rack keeps falling off the track. very poor design
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Browns Mills, NJ
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
piece of junk
Broke Within A Month
Btm Rack Slips Off Tack
I bought this because of the look, the price was within my budget and the name and reviews were good. Maybe I have a lemon, but what a piece of junk! Its flimsy, the bottom rack pulls right out and off the track and the guides have come off numerous times. I've had error codes that tell me the drain is clogged but its not. I've had the repair man here twice already to find the clog that's not there! Another error code that indicates a heat sensor, now I'm having the faulty pump replaced! All this in ONE month!! I fear a possibility of fire with the heat sensor code. I know cannot leave my house at any time while it is running, for my own peace of mind! I also found out the Bosch does not have a food grinder built in, which I did not know. Repairmen should be the sales person!! My Maytag lasted almost 20 years! Very disappointed in this new dishwasher! I thought I did enough research, but I see there is always more to know!