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Bosch Ascenta SHX3AR7[5]UC
 
Price range:
$719.10 - $899.00
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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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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Fail!
4/11/2014
Pros
"bosche" Sounds Elite
Quiet
Cons
Awkward Loading
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Unreliable
Best Uses
Door stop
Comment:
My husband chose this dishwasher and I'd always thought that if I'd had consumer reports, I would have made a better choice, but I wish they'd use these dishwashers for a year before posting a final review! This machine started leaving a white, greasy residue on our dishes w/in the first year! We prewash dishes by hand and even then everything was coming out with a terrible white film that vinegar and commercial products couldn't control. I read a review of a rental house we were considering that touted a Bosche and the reviewer said that the rental home's dishwasher did the same thing! When I looked up how to fix it online, there was NOTHING that addressed this. Their site just mentioned that hard water could impact the washing quality... no joke! I manually cleaned the whole interior including the filter (which was covered in this mystery, thick, white film. I then ran the dishwasher empty filled with vinegar hoping to clean out the lines. Nothing worked. It is sitting dead in our kitchen as we won't use it. DONT BUY! BTW: didn't hold as many dishes as our Whirlpool and the control panel was ultra sensitive and would start after closing if you brushed the controls.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
poor design
3/23/2014
Pros
Cons
Awkward Loading
Bottom Rack Falls Off
Best Uses
Comment:
its going back poorly made
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Bosh Ascenta Terrible!!!!!!
3/17/2014
Pros
Terrible Racks And Design
Cons
Awkward Loading
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Doesn't Dry Well
Best Uses
Delicate Items
Does Not Dry Dishes
General Purpose
Not Laid Out To Fit Large
Pots and Pans
Comment:
I purchased a Bosh Ascenta in January. Bottom racks falls out on to door no matter how careful you are in pulling it out. Rack is designed poorly and you cannot fit dishes in without touching or crowding. Soup bowls are impossible. Top rack has space for 4 wine stem glasses. I have broken several because you cannot place them elsewhere. Dishesdo not dry!<br />I would not ever buy another bosh product.
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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