Bosch Ascenta SHE3ARF[ ]UC (Lowe's) dishwasher

 
Approximate retail price:
$539.00
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We expect this model to perform similarly to the tested Bosch Ascenta SHX3AR7[5]UC although it may differ in price and features.
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Type: Conventional dishwashers
About - Bosch Ascenta SHE3ARF[ ]UC (Lowe's)

The Bosch Ascenta SHE3ARF[ ]UC (Lowe's) is a dishwasher available from Bosch. The Ascenta SHE3ARF[ ]UC (Lowe's) typically costs $539.00.

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 SHE3ARF[ ]UC (Lowe's).


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've found this isn't always the case. Moreover, a sensor can increase a machine's running time.

Tested Model
The Ratings of Bosch Ascenta SHX3AR7[5]UC were applied to untested model Bosch Ascenta SHE3ARF[ ]UC (Lowe's), which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
Bosch Ascenta SHX3AR7[5]UC
Approximate retail price:
$629.00
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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 SHE3ARF[ ]UC (Lowe's)
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 SHE3ARF[ ]UC (Lowe's)
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4.0
Good For the money, not top of the line though
1/16/2016
Pros
Attractive Design
Cleans Well
Easy To Load
Quiet
Cons
Doesn't Dry Well
Long Cycle
Best Uses
General Purpose
Smaller Kitchens
Comment:
Its a decent dishwasher for the money. Installed it my self,important to follow the instructions and replace the water line with a flexible threaded hose. Easy to install. I will update after I've had it for six months, as time is the test, I was motivated to the Bosch based on this model being a best buy
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Great cleaning
12/21/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Cleans Well
Quiet
Simple Controls
Cons
Awkward Loading
Best Uses
General Purpose
Larger Kitchens
Smaller Kitchens
Comment:
This dishwasher cleans dishes better than any I've ever owned. I always use the auto cycle and sanitize option as the instructions recommend for best drying results and have had no problem with wet dishes. My only complaint is loading problems. I have Fiesta dishes and the bowls nest and don't seem to fit the slots. There is no issue with the plates. My old Maytag held more dishes, but didn't clean as well. It is also very quiet.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Hate it!
11/6/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Load
Cons
Bad Customer Service
Delicate Cycle Bad
Dry Cycles Too Hot
Long Cycle
No Rinsehold Cycle
Requires rinse aid
Ruins Dishes
Best Uses
Commercial Kitchens
Comment:
Bought this sight unseen based on Consumers' great rating.Since this ruins my flatware with plastic handles, printed glassware, and other vintage dishes, it is useless. Now that I have to wash my dishes by hand, I won't even use it. AND you have to use unknown chemicals in rinse aid, which is baloney. AND you have to fill it to use, since there is no rinse/hold cycle. Since I don't have a family of 6, that again makes it useless. WORST dishwasher EVER. So sorry I purchased it.
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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