Product Type: Bosch dishwashers
Newest Review: ... I didn't really want to spend major bucks on this. We received the dishwasher and my husband successfully installed it. Of course they re... more
Intergrated well into our new kitchen.
Member Name: MamaC
Date: 06/09/12, updated on 06/09/12 (24 review reads)
Advantages: It's integrated, easy to use and install, great build quality, serves us well.
We built our kitchen just over 3 years ago and made the brilliant decision to install a fully integrated dishwasher. We plumpted for the Bosh because it seemed to have good reviews and of course it's a name that you can trust. Although I do think that dishwashers and kitchen appliances are a much of a muchness these days. We previously had a Neff dishwasher in our old kitchen and hardly ever used the thing - apart from each Christmas and the odd dinner party, so I didn't really want to spend major bucks on this.
We received the dishwasher and my husband successfully installed it. Of course they recommend that you use a plumber, but you only have to connect 2 water pipes and then plug it in, of and fit a outer door to complete the look. PLEASE NOTE: that if you are designing and building a kitchen allow an extra 5mm for the dishwasher (65mm in total) we didn't do this when we fitted the cabinets. Now that the dishwasher has bedded in pulling the door down now can be very tight.
Make sure that you stock up on dishwasher tablets, special salt and use a special cleaning agent (bottle of deodoriser solution with wax top) that you sit in the machine alone to ensure it gets cleaned every 6 months or so.
We probably use our dishwasher once or twice a month, not everyday. But the 2 trays are great to pull out and pop back in.
It's not that pretty to look at from the outside but who cares as it's an integrated machine. It's overall size is H 810mm x W 450mm x D 550mm) It contains a large main rack for big items and includes a very handy cutlery holder. It has a smaller top rack for cups and smaller objects. It's energy rating is A which means it's light on energy and water usage.
It has 4 programme wash temperatures, choose one that suits your needs and load i.e. if the washing up is only lightly soiled and it's half empty then choose option 1. If your crocks are heavily soiled and there are lots of them then you'll need the longer, warmer and more powerful option 3 or 4. All my dishes etc come out literally squeaky clean and sparkling.
Purchased from Pixmania for £439.99
Summary: Good energy rating, runs quiet, gets the plates very clean in one go.
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