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Bosch Ascenta SHX3AR7[5]UC
 
Price range:
$714.60 - $1,016.99
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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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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 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
Bosch Ascenta
8/30/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Cleans Well
Easy To Load
Energy Efficient
Quiet
Simple Controls
Cons
Lower Basket
Best Uses
Smaller Kitchens
Comment:
First an efficent and quiet washer. Love it for that.<br />Price was reasonable in the lower range (in Canada) so that is also good.<br /><br />Con: The lower basket is too light with small wheels and this keeps sliding off when you pull out. You have to pull it out slowly and in a straight line. I have already popped out the bottom wheels in a month. Terrible design or just cheap.<br />I would still recommend the washer because of the price, however pay more for a higher end basket if you can.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Huge disappointment!
8/8/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Quiet
Cons
Awkward Loading
Cheesy Racks With Almost
Cluttered Controls
Cluttered Sontrols
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Doesn't Dry Well
LEAVES FOOD ON DISHES
Leaves Water Everywhere
Sub-par Cutlery Bin
Sub-par Racks
Best Uses
Comment:
We replaced an excellent 8-year-old Bosch when it seemed to be leaving some spots on the plates. BIG MISTAKE -- I should have kept it. The only good thing about this model is that it is quiet. In fairness, it was a special order so I did not get the chance to examine the racks and layout and compare them to what I already had. I relied simply on C.R.'s rating, which at the time was listed as third best. But I will not buy another Bosch in the future.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Bottom rack keep falling off the track
7/29/2014
Pros
Cons
Bottom Rack Fall Off Trac
Stagnant Water Bad Smell
Best Uses
Comment:
The bottom tray keep falling off the track <br /> After the wash the stagnant water smell bad. <br />The top rack does not allows as much glasses etc than most other brand.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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