5 found this review helpful
Very happy with this purchase
I've had this dishwasher for about 3 years and have had no problems with it at all.
It is super quiet. I hardly hear it. It sounds like gentle rain when it is running, and with my great room and TV right next to the kitchen and an open floor plan, noise was always a problem with my old GE dishwasher. Not so with this one.
It cleans really well, though I do usually rinse my dishes off before I load them. Glasses come out nice and clean, with no water spots or etching. I am using the Finish rinse aid and Finish detergent recommended by Bosch, and that seems to work very well with it. It ensures my dishes are dry when the cycle is done. Other detergents don't work as well, and I quickly switched right after I got it based on reviews I read on Consumer Reports and the Sears website.
The tub has a plastic bottom, but I really don't see that as a problem.
The dishwasher may be smaller inside than some other brands, but that is because of the amount of insulation used to make it so quiet. For me that is an acceptable trade off. I live alone and and though I cook at home most nights, I only have to run the dishwasher once or twice a week. Works for me. Maybe not for a large family though.
The bottom rack is a little flimsy. It's not attached to the dishwasher and it doesn't always stay on it's track when pulled out. This is kind of a pain in the rear when the dishwasher is full, getting it to go back in straight. However, it's not a huge inconvenience, just an irritant.
There are few tines on the top rack to support glassware. It hasn't really been a problem for me as I don't slam the rack back into the washer or slam the door shut, but I can see where this might be a problem if you are rough or use a lot of stemware. I like it because I can load larger items and bigger coffee mugs without any problems or size constraints. But it does not support stemware well at all.
I can load plastics on the bottom or top rack and not have to worry about them melting. I do think it has a heating element to dry dishes, but it is not so hot as to melt plastic. Also having the wash arms underneath each rack gives me more space to load larger items and ensures my dishes get nice and clean. The pressure is not so high either that it throws lightweight stuff around inside, or uprights lighter plastic bowls so they fill with water.
I also have a stainless Bosch range and together they look really sharp and high end in my kitchen. Oh, there is a film across the stainless on the front of the dishwasher that keeps it from getting fingerprints. Maybe I was supposed to remove this, not sure, but it doesn't detract at all from the appearance and it protects the finish, so I have left it on.
Overall I have been really satisfied and happy with this dishwasher. So much so that I am selliing my house and taking it and my Bosch range with me, replacing them with a cheaper stainless appliances.
6 found this review helpful
Stay away from this Bosch dishwasher SHE3AR75UC
I just had it installed yesterday and was very disappointed. It says it is "SilentPlus" but it is loud. Also, there is a smell that comes after running the dishwasher that does not go away. Looked up this problem on the internet and discovered several other postings from people having the same problem with their Bosch dishwasher. Again, very disappointed and will try to exchange. Hoping Sears will be cooperative.