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I have never really wanted a dishwasher as I find washing up quite relaxing and it gives me time to think whilst washing. Recently though myself and my partner both work long days and most days of the week so we needed to make cleaning and housework as simple as possible so a dishwasher seemed the only solution. I didn't have the money to buy a brand new one so bought the bosch hotpoint dishwasher from a friend for £180 as she had only had it a year. When I looked online these dishwashers ranged from £300 - £450 so I thought at £180 I had got a bargain.
The dishwasher fitted really well as we have a black and white kitchen. Its a really glossy sleek black which makes it look quite expensive! It is roughly 85 cm high, 60cm wide and 60cm deep. I;m sure what the standard is but it fitted it the space I had in my kitchen.
When we fitted it and checked it over it was pretty clean to say it had been used for a year I was impressed. I still gave it all a good scrub and did a couple of washes with no pots in just dishwasher tablets to clean it all way through. I didn't have any instructions with it so really just learnt as I went a long. It is pretty simple inside with plenty of space for plates, cups and cutlery.
You can chose from 5 settings so it is easy to use. Once you have filled the dishwasher, added a tablet, chose your setting - I just use normal - press start and away it goes. I have used the half load setting before however now I just wait until the dishwasher is full before using it.
I don't really have anything to compare the dishwasher too but for me it does the job. My pots come out smelling clean, looking clean and dry ready to put away in the cupboards. It's saved a lot of time and for £180 its a bargain. I don't think I would pay the retail price not because it isn't worth it but because I am always on the look out for a bargain!
The Bosch Dishwasher SMS50TGB was delivered on a cold Monday morning in a wooden create the quality of the packaging was excellent the main reason for choosing this machine was the colour, black to match the kitchen.
After unpacking it and reading the insulation instruction which I found very helpful I got work connecting it up to the existing pipe work it was strait forward.
The dishwasher has now performed well over the last 3 months it has 5 programs and I have used all 5 and on all 5 programs it is very quiet it is difficult to hear it running we have large family an the book says it will take 12 place settings we have found the height adjusting baskets very useful when you have a lot to fit in.
I have found the controls easy to use and the led display kept us informed as to what stage it was at, I found it important to select the right program to get the best results, it washes the dishes well and uses very little water, only 12 litre on economy 50 program and have found the delay start up very useful.
It is very difficult to find any bad point about this machine as it has turned out good clean dishes over the 3 months we have had it.
i think that this dishwasher is good value for money, considering the general prices of dishwashers these days.
i must first admit that i personally hate washing dishes and fortunately this machine has given me and my partner more time to do more important things like watching tv :-).
it has a good looking and sleek design that fit well in my kitchen so thumbs up on the looks department.
the machine is very quiet when in use,so i had to check twice that it was on and fortunately it takes approximately 30 minutes to clean all the dishes perfectly so it is time efficient. good features like the height adjustment on the top drawer and the 'speed perfect' option to get your pots back quickly. i was pleased to see that it was easy to set up and was amazed at how efficient it was.
i have issues with the handbook, i feel like it is not precise enough to help with certain instalations
/ Colour: Black / Performance / Energy Efficiency Class: A+ / Capacity: 12 place settings / Energy consumption in Economy 50 programme: 1.02 kWh / Energy consumption in Economy 50 programme: 290 kWh per year, based on 280 standard cleaning cycles / Power consumption off-mode / left-on mode: 0.1 W / 0.1 W / Duration of the left-on mode: 0 minutes / Water consumption in Economy 50 programme: 12 litres / Water consumption in ?Economy 50 programme: 3360 litres per year, based on 280 standard cleaning cycles / Programme time in Economy 50 programme: 195 minutes / A rated performance for washing and A for drying / Noise level dB (A) re 1pW: 50 dB / Programmes/functions / 5 programmes: Intensive 70 °C, Normal 65 °C, / Economy 50 °C, Quick Wash 45 °C, Pre Rinse / 4 temperatures / 1 Special option: Speed Perfect / Flexible design elements / Vario basket system / 3 stage Rackmatic height-adjustable top basket / Silver baskets / 2 foldable plate racks in bottom basket / 2 foldable cup shelves in top basket / Knife rack in top basket / Innovations and technology / Residual heat drying system / ActiveWater hydraulic water system / DosageAssist detergent dispenser / Automatic detergent detection / Load Sensor / AquaMix / Glass protection system / Internal anti flood water protection system / Design features / Large item spray head / Stainless steel/Polinox interior / Control buttons on front of fascia / Red LED indicators / LED salt refill indicator, LED rinse aid refill indicator / Alternating spray arms / Regenerative electronics / Self cleaning filter system with 3 piece corrugated filter / Child safety / Childproof do