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Bosch Built In Dishwasher SHX55R5

What's special about German engineering is special about Bosch. Bosch takes pride in their ability to overcome technological obstacles. They face these daunting challenges so they can produce world-class, intuitive machines that use fewer resources. And that's why they'll never be afraid of the work it takes to engineer the world's best machines. Available at AJ Madison. Their vision comes directly from the words of Robert Bosch, whose vision is still being lived by employees everywhere. This spirit is also embedded in all their appliances, which help their customer's lives day after day. Best-in-Class Quiet Bosch looks at noise reduction from all angles, as they've employed 18 unique sound-reducing technologies in their washers. And as the quietest line of dishwashers in the U.S., Bosch has a silence rating as low as 39 dBA (quietest dishwasher sold in North America). All Bosch quiet levels are certified by an independent lab and printed on the fascia. Most Efficient Winning the 2011 ENERGY STAR Award for Sustained Excellence was just the latest feather in Bosch's cap - after all, they've won two straight ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Awards. German-Engineered Quality When they talk about German engineering, they're talking about their commitment to producing the world's best products. They use the smartest thinking to make complex machinery easy to operate while using the highest-quality materials to build them.
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8 of 9(89%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Bosch Built In Dishwasher SHX55R5
Review 1 for Bosch Built In Dishwasher SHX55R5
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Location:Tucson
Owned Product:0-6 months
Frequency of Use:Medium
Would Recommend: Yes
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!
Posted:2/20/13
Pros: quiet spotless dishes well designed machine
Cons: not a good product for a rental
"I have had my dishwasher about 4 months now, and have learned to love it! This is not the dishwasher for someone who can't read the manual or follow directions. This is not a good choice for a rental property. Why do I love this dishwasher? It cleans the dishes spotlessly, and the stainless steel interior gleams! It is extremely quiet. I actually enjoyed figuring out how to load it and now have it down to perfection. I know exactly why those who don't like it, don't like it. You have to follow a specific procedure and use the correct cleaning products designed for this dishwasher...This German manufacturer built a precision product. Here is the procedure used recommended by my handyman and the instruction manual. Before starting your dishwasher you must run your disposal to clear it out. Follow this by turning on your hot water faucet and let it run for about a minute then you can start your machine. I use Quantum Finish (Powerball) in the detergent compartment, as recommended, and a Liquid Rinse Aid in the Rinse Aid compartment for each wash. Every month I dispense Finish Powerup (2T) directly into the bottom of the dishwasher to eliminate mineral buildup (and spots) since we have very hard water. After the machine finishes cleaning and beeps, I open the door to allow the steam to escape for at least 10 minutes and turn off the machine(alarm). I usually close the door afterward, and empty the dishes later. The dishes come out dry and spotlessly clean. I usually use the Sanitize with Auto wash option for washing my dishes. This was the preferred recommendation by Bosch Customer Service. I would not recommend this dishwasher for a rental unit because it needs to be run. My repairman informed me that "all of these new energy efficient machines have to be run"(have the water circulate every month) "to maintain lubrication" or I will be calling him out for repairs. The machine maintains a small pool of water which you can see if you lift out the filter located in the floor of the machine. If you live in a very dry climate this might be a consideration."
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Bosch Built In Dishwasher SHX55R5
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Owned Product:Over 3 years
Frequency of Use:Medium
Would Recommend: Yes
Bosch Dishwasher Drying
Posted:2/17/13
"For people with bosch dishwashers. Mine did not dry very well until I got into the manual and found that you can change the way it dries. Do that and you willn otice a great improvement in drying."
Review 3 for Bosch Built In Dishwasher SHX55R5
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Owned Product:0-6 months
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So Far So Good
Posted:2/5/13
"Have only had this dishwasher installed for a month but love, love, love how quite it is and how adjustable it is for fitting just about anything in there to wash."
Review 4 for Bosch Built In Dishwasher SHX55R5
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Location:Los Angeles
Owned Product:0-6 months
Frequency of Use:Medium
Would Recommend: No
Disappointed in what is supposed to be a high end
Posted:12/23/12
Pros: cleans well quiet nicely integrated
Cons: doesn't dry dishes properly smells inside
"I bought this dishwasher because a friend of mine told me it was THE BRAND to get. She researches everything so I trusted her completely and just ordered it. The dishes don't dry. They seem to get clean but they don't dry. The other problem is that the washer smells inside. Because it never fully dries, there is sometimes a bad odor coming from inside. Even though I like the integrated look of this washer and the fact that it's quiet, I'm pretty disappointed in the washer overall. I've been using it now for 3 months regularly."
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Bosch Built In Dishwasher SHX55R5
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Location:San Francisco, CA
Owned Product:6-12 months
Frequency of Use:Medium
Would Recommend: Yes
clean, quiet and is energy saving
Posted:5/30/12
Pros: energy efficient and quiet
Cons: probably won't last more than 8 years
"I've had my Bosch dishwasher for about 6 months now, and I like it more now than I did when I bought it. At first my dishes don't fit that well and it took a while to learn how to fit everything in. I also don't like to use Rinse Aid (costs more and seems like I'm adding more chemical residue to my dishes). But the manual strongly recommends that you use Rinse Aid. I used it for a few months then gave up and haven't noticed a difference. The dishes get clean and dry. This dishwasher operates quietly, but is not completely silent. The energy and water savings are significant - I save about $15-20 per month from my old KitchenAid.
I did have a problem with water drip marks showing up on the stainless. They don't come off by cleaning with a damp cloth and a little dish soap, but they DO clear up if you buff out the entire front with a few drops of mineral oil. I have to repeat this process about once a month and it takes less than 2 minutes to do."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Bosch Built In Dishwasher SHX55R5
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Location:Nashville, TN
Owned Product:0-6 months
Frequency of Use:Medium
Would Recommend: Yes
awesome dishwasher
Posted:5/7/12
Pros: quite stainless is good
"I have only used it a few times so far, but so far it is awesome. it is so quite I do not know it is on. I have to make sure. Love it!"
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Cannot fit custom panel to this model!
Posted:4/18/12
"We bought this with the aim of fitting a custom panel to the front. As it is described as "fully integrated" we believed this was possible. Not so, this refers to the controls being located out of sight, that is all.
Beware!"
2 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Review 8 for Bosch Built In Dishwasher SHX55R5
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Owned Product:0-6 months
Frequency of Use:Heavy
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Best purchase ever
Posted:1/15/12
Pros: everything
Cons: none
"I LOVE this dishwasher!!! Its quick, its quiet AND it CLEANS my dishes!!! I totally recommend this dishwasher!"
6 of 8 people found this review helpful.
Review 9 for Bosch Built In Dishwasher SHX55R5
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Location:brooklyn, ny
Owned Product:0-6 months
Frequency of Use:Medium
Would Recommend: Yes
nice dishwasher
Posted:11/5/11
Pros: quiet cleans well
Cons: racks seems flimsy for such an expensive machine
"dishwasher didnt work after installation, but was lucky to get a phone service guy who told me to press a couple of buttons and he got it working, seems the machine sometimes goes to "sleep" in transit....and needs some electronic guidance to wake up, this was only after other service people kept insisting that my installation was at fault. the machine is quiet, sleek and does a decent job cleaning the dishes, still not the best lay out for pots, and flatware but better than my last bosch. the light on the floor lets you know when its working but you don't know where it's up to."
10 of 11 people found this review helpful.