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Praise for my new Bosch dishwasher

mels Apr 16, 2012 12:25 PM

I researched as much as I possibly could about dishwashers before purchasing my new Bosch. I must have read every dishwasher thread on Chowhound and other websites. Now I finally pulled the trigger and made the purchase, I thought I would post a review and pay it forward.

I had a dishwasher that was slowly disintegrating. It was a Kenmore that came with the house and the coated wire baskets were beginning to disintegrate and expose rusted metal. It didn’t clean unless all dishes were pre-rinsed rather well. I did not want to spend more than $1,000 total so out went the highly recommended (and highly priced) brands like Miele.

I ended up settling on Bosch, specifically the SHX55R56UC. We have had it for a month now and I love it. It is incredibly quiet, cleans dishes extremely well (even when food is caked on), and all glasses come out perfectly spotless. I know with the removal of phosphates from dishwasher detergent, some dishwashers don’t perform as well as they used to. I am using Finish detergent and Jet Dry rinse agent (as recommended in the user’s manual) and all is sparkling.

Fingers crossed this dishwasher has a good long life. If not, I will revive this thread to sing a different tune.

  1. Chemicalkinetics Apr 16, 2012 12:52 PM

    Thanks for the review.

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      sueatmo Apr 16, 2012 06:39 PM

      We love our Bosch too. We use the Finish and the Jet Dry. The salesman told us to go to Costco for the Finish balls, and we do. Our machine does a fine job and it is so quiet.

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      1. re: sueatmo
        mels Apr 17, 2012 05:13 AM

        That's what I am using too- the Finish Powerball that I picked up at BJs. I can't believe how clear my glasses are as opposed to my old dishwasher. I wish I ditched the old dishwasher sooner!

        1. re: mels
          cleobeach Apr 17, 2012 07:19 AM

          I will also give a big thumbs up to that Bosch model. I am very pleased. Our former dishwasher (brand name escapes me) was horrible, it was less than 4 years old but we could not take it anymore. When we factored in the cost of a service call and any additional repairs, we decided on a new one. I let my husband pick it out because he is the "disher" in the house.

          We use the Finish detergent pucks, the type with the red balls and Jet Dry. The one thing I noticed is we seem use more Jet Dry than in the past but maybe that is because the dishwasher is operating properly.

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