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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:
$629.10 - $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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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Instructions for Unit without a display
3/8/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Cleans Well
Quiet
Cons
Awkward Loading
Controls Confusing
Best Uses
General Purpose
With Standard Dishware
Comment:
I have the model without a display. The instructions for turning on added rinsing solution and turning the heat on for faster drying make running each load of dishes a real experience. The instructions say nothing about canceling a cycle in the middle of entering it. Is it cancelled when the stop button is pushed. Who knows? The store people had no idea what I was talking about and didn't have access to a manual so were of help. I would caution anyone interested in purchasing this unit to check out the directions first. Assuming that it's like any other dishwasher you may have owned could be a real error.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Only Fair
2/8/2015
Pros
Cons
Awkward Loading
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Frequent E24 Errors
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
Bought this at Lowe's based on Consumer Reports reviews. Doesn't clean as well as we'd hoped but does a fair job most days, will go through periods with many of the dreaded E:24 errors which stop the cleaning cycle. glasses and cups tend to bang together on top rack unless very carefully loaded, <br />When checking drain for the hundredth time for yet another E24 error series, noted disgusting slime builds up around hinges easily.<br />It's nice and quiet but I'd trade some kitchen noise for a less problem prone machine.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Want to like it, but cant.
2/4/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Load
Quiet
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Smaller Kitchens
Comment:
I did like this dishwasher until at about a year it would never finish a cycle. The drain is very sensative. According to other web sites the E-24 error is common. It wants you to clean the drain by taking the bottom apart. We did this about 15 times. We made sure we rinsed all dishes clean and were told not to use the prepackaged cleaners(small packs). Then I took it out and apart found a small piece of food that might have been keeping the drain from working, that lasted about three washes before the error code came again. AS i said I googled it and it seems to be a problem. So I'm washing dishes by hand looking for a new dishwasher after 20 months. My last dishwasher was $150.00 bucks loud but lasted about 16 years.
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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