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

 
Approximate retail price:
$650
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 $650 .

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:
$629.00 - $699.99
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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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5.0
Extremely quiet
8/17/2015
Pros
Cleans Well
Energy Efficient
Quiet
Cons
Best Uses
General Purpose
Comment:
Very quiet. Can barely hear it running. Although you have to manually clean the filter, you only need to do it once a month. (We scrape but do not pre-rinse.) it takes maybe a minute and is easy to get in and out.<br />dishes come out perfect.<br />It loads a little less than they claim. We have used the 60 minute cycle and it works fine, but you don't really need it since the machine is so quiet.<br />Has a partial third rack which we use for kitchen utensils mostly.<br />No heated dry, but you don't need it. Dishes dry perfectly and spot free.<br />Highly recommended.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
Solid with a major flaw
7/17/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Energy Efficient
Quiet
Simple Controls
Cons
Plastics don't dry well
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
I tend to run very full loads using the Auto setting with the sanitize option. The sanitize heats the water hotter and provides better drying. The door must be left closed for several hours after the cycle ends for the drying to work. The key flaw is the too frequent blockage of the drain tube which causes an E24 or E01 error. So far I have been able to clear the obstruction myself by running a wire into the tube. A simple but annoying process. I would have replaced the machine if I did not find this fix described on the appliance samurai web site.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
DOOR OPENS DURING CYCLE!
7/17/2015
Pros
Quiet
Cons
Awkward Loading
Bad Door Latch
Known Defects
Slow Repairs
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
Installed and after one or 2 uses noticed cycle stops because door comes open -- called Bosch for warranty repair. Give me the one guy in town that is authorized for service. Call them and give them the model # SHE3ARF6UC/21 -- as soon as I said /21 he said I bet it's the hinge! He's had dozens of calls -- Unfortunately its 2 weeks later and still waiting for the part! and the repair service doesnt tell me when -- I call daily! And How could Bosch not be producing these parts en mass and have these parts delivered overnight? And WHY is Lowes still selling them?? And will the fix work?
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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