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Bosch Ascenta SHX3AR7[5]UC dishwasher

 
Price range:
$624.10 - $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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Do Not Buy
5/11/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
I use this product daily, sometimes twice daily. After two years, there is a problem with the circuit computer. This part is under warranty, what is not is labor and diagnostics which are over $250 to repair. Bosch will not send you the part to let you try to fix yourself, they will only provide it via warranty if installed by their installer. Very unreliable, wish I hadn't followed consumer reports review. my advice, find something cheap that looks nice and does a decent job, then if it breaks you just replace it.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Unreliable
4/16/2015
Pros
Cleans Well
Very quiet
Cons
Inefficient Loading
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
CR should survey the long term reliability of this model and of Bosch. I've had this washer two years, with two major repair calls. The cost of the repairs on the second one is greater than a new one. I've never had a dishwasher that was so unreliable. Of course, I've not owned that many: my other ones lasted more than ten year each. If you value your money, buy a different brand.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
 
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.
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