Bosch is a German company that produces some of the best dishwashers available on the market today. They’re well designed, handsome, and get your dishes as clean as, or cleaner than, machines made by other manufacturers in our review. They are also some of the quietest dishwashers you can buy. No matter if you have a small-, large- or medium-size kitchen, Bosch likely manufactures a model that fits your family’s needs.
The Bosch 800 and 800 Plus series dishwashers have a wide variety of wash cycles. You can choose between six specific cycles and match them with additional options to fine-tune how you want your dishes washed. Wash cycles include heavy, auto, eco, normal, express and rinse only. The additional options are delay, half load, delicate, sanitize and extra shine. Using these combinations, you can customize a cycle that thoroughly cleans your dishes and efficiently uses water and energy.
Bosch dishwashers in these series also have spacious racks that can hold up to 15 place settings. There are three racks total: two normal-size ones and a smaller third rack on top. Using Bosch’s RackMatic functionality, you can adjust the racks to three different heights for a total of nine different positions. This helps you fit any dish, cutlery, pot, pan and more into the machine.
Bosch dishwashers in both the 800 and 800 Plus series are ENERGY STAR qualified and only cost about $27 dollars a year to operate. They consume about 259 kilowatt-hours of energy every year. Additionally, the eco-friendly wash cycle lowers the water temperature and shortens the wash cycle, which further increases the dishwasher’s energy efficiency. So, you don’t have to worry about increasing your energy bill or your carbon footprint.
The machines in the Bosch Ascenta series are a bit smaller than those in the 800 and 800 Plus series – Ascenta dishwashers can only hold up to 14 place settings at a time. Nevertheless, the machines in all these series have a similar selection of wash cycles and options. Ascenta washers have heavy wash, auto wash, normal wash, delicate wash, express wash and half load options. They’re missing the rinse-only cycle offered by the 800 and 800 Plus series. Ascenta models also use marginally more power, costing about $30 per year to operate.
Bosch has a decent warranty period for all the dishwashers it makes. Both labor and parts have a one-year warranty, the racks and electrical systems have a five-year warranty, and the tub and door liner have a lifetime warranty. If you have questions, you can find the user manual, a FAQs section and video tutorials on the company’s website.
If you take some time to browse all the dishwasher models Bosch makes, you’re likely to find one that fits your kitchen and budget. They’re all quality machines that will work for years to come.