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Bosch Ascenta SHX3AR7[5]UC dishwasher

 
Price range:
$629.00 - $629.10
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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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2.0
Very Disappointing
3/25/2015
Pros
Quiet
Cons
Awkward Loading
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Doesn't Dry Well
Long Cycle
Best Uses
Comment:
We bought our Ascenta based on a CR recommendation and once again the CR bias seems to have affected their judgment. We wash about 2 loads a week. The dishwasher is very quiet. We appreciate this as we have a home with an open floor plan. However, the compromise for quiet is a dishwasher that doesn't clean dishes well. We often have to wash a load twice to get them clean. The dry cycle has never been consistent and often results in wet dishes that have to be dried by hand. There is no automatic end to a cycle, so you have to run a timer to know when to shut off the appliance. The review which mentioned spewing hot water when you open to check the cycle is very accurate. It's a big pain in the neck. The loading problems mentioned by other reviews are also accurate. We have owned 4 dishwashers ( 3 Kitchenaids and 1 Bosch). There are no circumstances under which I would ever buy a Bosch appliance again, nor would I recommend one to a friend. I will be very happy when this dishwasher dies on me ☺️. I am going right out and get another Kitchenaid!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Bosh Ascenta
3/21/2015
Pros
Cleans Well
Quiet
Cons
Awkward Loading
Cheap build quality
Long Cycle
Poor Level Adjustment
Poor Water Supply Design
Best Uses
Filling A Landfill
Comment:
We have three people in our household. It gets used about three or four times a week. It does a decent job cleaning dishes and it's very quit. Ii have owned different brands of dishwashers over the years. With that said they've all had some drawbacks but the flimsy initial build quality with the poor leveling system and the front heavy design that completely relies on being secured to the countertop to prevent it tipping forward to the door latch that sounds like something is breaking when you simply open it to my biggest problem with it, the installation of its water supply line not being standard to other major brands has made it where I do NOT believe that I will be spending any more of my money on a a Bosh branded product!
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Doesn't Dry Worth A Darn! Come On CR!
3/7/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Load
Energy Efficient
Quiet
Cons
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Doesn't Dry Well
Long Cycle
Best Uses
Comment:
This Dishwasher dries so poorly it should never have been recommended... money down the drain. Why is this not a CR Specification???!!!
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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