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Bosch Ascenta SHX3AR7[5]UC dishwasher

 
Price range:
$629.00 - $699.99
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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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$629.00 - $699.99
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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 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
Would Not Even Give One Star if it was Possible!!!!
7/28/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Quiet
Cons
Awkward Loading
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Doesn't Dry Well
Lemon
PIECE OF JUNK
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
I have owned 6 dishwashers in my lifetime and this is by far the worst. I have always wanted a Bosch and finally purchased one. This dishwasher has never cleaned dishes from day one. The rack design is horrific, won't clean an average plate and you can forget having clean silverware. The machine completely shuts down, won't finish a cycle, leaves the tub full of water, then automatically comes back on DAYS later. Repairman has not been able to fix the problem. This is an absolute piece of junk. DO NOT BUY THIS MODEL. Consumer Reports shame on you for giving this model one of your highest recommendations.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Think Bosch has a design problem
7/23/2015
Pros
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
Hey..it seems as though I am one of recent growing band of buyers that are having problems with this dishwasher.<br />Got it new..after 2 cycles it kept shutting off on its own. The problem is in the door closure/ latch..doesn't latch unless you hold it closed. When open the dishwasher stops.<br />The problem seems to be common on recent customer reviews and growing..fix is a new latch/ switch..back ordered and no info on how long this lasts...<br />Got the unit from customer reviews and CR rating...Free install at Best Buy ..Best Buy good to work with on this but it's going back...For Lack of a Nail The Ship Was Lost.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Breaks frequently
7/13/2015
Pros
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
We bought this make/model based on CR review, and it is the worst dishwasher. The first one was replaced by the manufacturer after numerous problems. Unfortunately, Bosch replaced with the same make/model in Jan 2015. Seven months later, it's broken down twice. The first time the dishwasher didn't drain the water and shut off mid way through the cycle. The second time the dishwasher shuts off after 5 - 10 minutes thinking the dishes are 'clean.' Bosch may have other good models, but this one is a lemon.
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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