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Bosch Ascenta SHX3AR7[5]UC dishwasher

 
Price range:
$629.00 - $699.00
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Summary: This Bosch conventional dishwasher has
  • A soil sensor.
  • An adjustable upper rack.
  • A delayed-start feature.
  • A stainless/plastic interior.
  • All hidden controls.
  • Adjustable tines.
  • Ample flatware slots.
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Type: Conventional dishwashers
About - Bosch Ascenta SHX3AR7[5]UC

The Bosch Ascenta SHX3AR7[5]UC is part of the dishwasher test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, dishwasher models like the Ascenta SHX3AR7[5]UC 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.

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

Noise:
Judged during fill, wash, and drain, mainly by a listening panel.

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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 Ascenta SHX3AR7[5]UC
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/plastic
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - Bosch Ascenta SHX3AR7[5]UC
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1.0
Not sure on this one..
8/29/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Load
Quiet
Simple Controls
Cons
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Doesn't Dry Well
Long Cycle
Best Uses
Comment:
Have had this dishwasher less than one month. Repair man has been out three times, first to diagnose problem, second time to replace valve (which was diagnosed on first visit), third to see why it still was not cleaning. Bottom line, sometimes it is okay, other times such as today which after running the same load twice on heavy duty, the dishes are still not clean. We only have plates, cups and cutlery in it, not even any pots and pans and even with rinsing before cycle, it will not always clean. I am not even talking about being picky, there are chunks of food still on cutlery, plates, etc. I had always thought Bosch was a great machine, but am beginning to wonder if I made a serious error in that judgement.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
My Bosch is horrible.
8/16/2015
Pros
Cons
Doesn't Dry Well
Best Uses
Comment:
Detergent dispenser does not work. Does not dry.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Consumers Report Failed Me
8/16/2015
Pros
Quiet
Cons
Awkward Loading
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Doesn't Dry Well
Best Uses
Comment:
I replaced 20 year old kitchenaide with CU's recommended Bosch had an independent appliance store install - does not dry well at all on ANY setting - independent installer had to be told how to install gasket and was unfamiliar with project obviously Bosch does not train their suppliers it is incrediably quiet but it looks like Bosch traded sound for cleaning very disappointed and would not recommend the Kitchenaide was old but it cleaned better at 20 years than Bosch at one month - Kitchenaide dried dishes well and othe than sound was better all around I miss it already
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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