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Bosch Ascenta SHX4AT55UC
 
Price range:
$629.10 - $849.00
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We expect this model to perform similarly to the tested Bosch Ascenta DLX SHX4AT75UC although it may differ in price and features.
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Type: Conventional dishwashers
About - Bosch Ascenta SHX4AT55UC

The Bosch Ascenta SHX4AT55UC is a dishwasher available from Bosch. The Ascenta SHX4AT55UC typically costs between $629.10 - $849.00.

Consumer Reports recommends that you match the features on a model to the needs you have. Here's our take on some of the specifications and features that are commonly available on dishwasher models like the Ascenta SHX4AT55UC.


Ample flatware slots:
Flatware baskets with lids provide individual slots for most of the utensils in our silverware load. Such lids prevent "nesting" and thus improve flatware cleaning. It is more time-consuming to load the cutlery into individual slots, though, so you can remove the lids if you prefer.

Adjustable upper rack:
Most models hold cups and glasses on the top rack, plates on the lower rack, and silverware in a basket. The ability to adjust the upper rack up or down an inch or so allows for more flexibility in loading items such as tall glasses.

Sensor:
A sensor adjusts water usage and cycle time to the amount of soil on the dishes. This should make a dishwasher use water more efficiently, but we found that wasn't always the case. Moreover, a sensor can increase a machine's running time.

Tested Model
The Ratings of Bosch Ascenta DLX SHX4AT75UC were applied to untested model Bosch Ascenta SHX4AT55UC, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
Bosch Ascenta DLX SHX4AT75UC
Price range:
$629.10 - $786.49
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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 SHX4AT55UC
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 SHX4AT55UC
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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
great design and cleaning
10/18/2013
Pros
Attractive Design
Cleans Well
Easy To Load
Energy Efficient
Quiet
Simple Controls
Cons
Best Uses
General Purpose
Comment:
We had a 4 year old Kitchenaid dishwasher that was terrible. we purchased it on the advice of Consumer Reports, what a mistake. It never adequately cleaned the dishes and the construction quality was poor at best. We decided to purchase a Bosch after extensive research. We were able to pick up this model for under $500. The loading efficiency is great with lots of flexibility, its quiet, appears well made, and cleaned our dishes extremely well. Also, it seems like this unit has a heated dry mode, the dishes are hot and very dry when the cycle is complete. Not sure why Consumer Reports rated it in the middle of the pack, it seems to have the assets of a more expensive unit at a very reasonable price.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
I like this dishwasher
10/9/2013
Pros
Attractive Design
Cleans Well
Easy To Load
Energy Efficient
Quiet
Simple Controls
Cons
Best Uses
My Home Kitchen
Comment:
I upgraded from a very noisy Amana dishwasher. I can now watch television and wash dishes at the same time. Thank you Bosch. My friend, a plumber, recommended this brand. I purchased this dishwasher for just under $600.00 at Sears
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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