Product Type: Bosch Hotpoint Dishwasher
Newest Review: ... of our forks like there was on our old dishwasher. I don't have to rinse off lightly spoiled plates or pots. There can be very stubborn f... more
A Bosch dishwasher story
Member Name: Tilda
Advantages: Works well
Disadvantages: If you have a party it won't be big enough
A good dishwasher is a necessity in any kitchen. Yes it is a luxury as we could always wash up the old fashioned way buy why do that when you can have a machine do it for you. I understand of course that not everyone has the room nor the money for one of these. This dishwasher is by Bosch not a name I would be very aware of but still it so far has worked well and I have no qualms in recommending this kitchen appliance.
It's the results that count when it comes to a good dishwasher and the glasses come out sparkling (we use Finnish power ball Tabs and of course the quality and cleaning power of the tabs will make a huge difference in the end result of your cleaned dishes and cutlery). There is no dried food between the prongs of our forks like there was on our old dishwasher. I don't have to rinse off lightly spoiled plates or pots. There can be very stubborn foods like a dried on porridge pot or cabbage pot and in those cases I do rinse them before hand as they have come out with the odd little hard as a rock speck here and there in the past.
This dishwasher takes a large amount of dishes, pots and the like. It is surprising how much I can fit into it if I pack it properly. It is extremely easy to load, there are plenty of racks for different sized plates and I like to place my cups and glasses on the top rack as they sit more comfortably up there I find. The large plate racks on the bottom shelf fold down. This is great if I have an extra large pot to clean or a large serving dish that otherwise would not fit into the dishwasher. Such large items will need to go on the bottom rack because the top rack has less room for such things seeing it is so close to the top of the dishwasher. It has a twelve plate setting according to my mum, all I know is we regularly fill it to the brim and need to leave some dishes in the sink until the wash has finished then pop them in and leave it until it fills up again.
One annoying thing is some cups have dips in their tops had the water does tend to sit in these so I do have to use some kitchen roll to dry their tops before lifting them out. If I don't do this the water will spill down on to the bottom rack and wet the dishes. Even if I remove the dishes for the bottom first, by moving the cups they themselves will get wetter than they need to. This is of course the design of the cups fault but most cups and some glasses will have this indentation on the bottom so it is worth mentioning. I wish they could blast it with hot air before I open it to evaporate these irritating puddles of water.
Another bit of information from my mother is that this is an A rated dishwasher. There ate different settings on this washer from a cold rinse, to the hottest setting to remove stubborn stains all the way down to an Eco friendly setting that washes at a lower temperature. This dishwasher looks great and unlike most it has a sturdy easy to grip handle on the door.
As I said it works great, looks great and I should add it makes very little no ice compared to our previous model the only sounds I hear are the water swishing, the tab dropping, the water draining and occasionally the odd clink and clank of a spoon or fork moving.
Summary: A very good dishwasher
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