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

 
Approximate retail price:
$599.00
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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 $599.00.

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
Price range:
$624.60 - $629.10
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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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3.0
trojanfan
5/8/2015
Pros
Cleans Plastic Well
Cleans Well
Easy To Add Detergent
Plastic Not Warped After
Quiet
Cons
Awkward Loading
Awkward Start Control
Filter Cleaning
Only 1 Row Adj Flip Tines
Racks Feel Flimsy
Best Uses
General Purpose
Smaller Kitchens
Comment:
Takes getting used to compared to many years prior dishwashers. Starting dw and filling rinse aid both awkward, still working on these. Directions say not to pre-wash, but must 'remove all food particles'. I have been cleaning filter once a week as I can detect some odor even after full cycle, Also find it takes more than just rinsing off micro filter, but maybe this will help with longetivity of the dishwasher. Also must watch to wipe off inside door before starting for any dropping of those food particles we may have not washed off as they will end up in the filter. After we finish our current Cascade detergent, we will try the rec. brand to see if this helps. It is very quiet and we are glad for somewhat lower water consumption.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Quiet and Efficient
4/1/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Cleans Well
Easy To Load
Energy Efficient
Quiet
Simple Controls
Cons
Doesn't Dry Well
Long Cycle
Best Uses
General Purpose
Comment:
Amazingly quiet. Cleans well. It's design is very versital to allow racks and silverware baskets to be adjusted or moved to allow for different size dishes and loads.<br /><br />Does not have a heated dry cycle, so dishes do not dry well, even after adding rinse aid. We open the door at the end of the cycle to air dry. It also takes almost 2 hours for a regular cycle.<br /><br />The lid to the silverware basket makes it difficult to load silverware, so we leave the basket lid snapped to the handle to leave the basket open.<br /><br />Overall we love how quiet and efficient it is, but wish it would dry bhe dishes.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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2.0
Bosch Dishwasher NEVER AGAIN
3/30/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Quiet
Cons
Awkward Loading
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Long Cycle
Unreliable
Best Uses
Smaller Kitchens
Comment:
Stopped working 2 weeks after warranty expired, not happy.
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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