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Bosch vs GE Monogram Dishwashers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

August 27th, 2013 | 2 min. read

By Steve Sheinkopf

bosch stainless dishwasher SHX68TL5UC openBosch and GE are two of the worlds largest companies. They have become increasingly competitive, especially in the high end. GE offers three premium lines: GE Cafe, GE Profile and GE Monogram. Bosch is represented by Thermador as well as the Bosch line. Although GE owns a wide edge in most product categories, dishwashers are very different.

GE Monogram

GE Monogram is the super premium line of GE with built-in refrigerators, professional ranges, wall ovens and cooktops. GE is builder, not consumer driven, and appeals mostly to that niche. GE is mostly manufactured in Louisville, Kentucky. To be transparent, we do not sell any GE products.


Bosch is a huge German company. Oddly enough, their American appliance division is manufactured in America. They also own the largest dishwasher manufacturing factory in the world, located in North Carolina.

Above all, Bosch is a dishwasher company. They were the first with quiet dishwashers, stainless tubs and integrated controls. Every year, Bosch will introduce a new, improved line of dishwashers, which is very unusual in the appliance industry.

Let's look at the two models...

bosch stainless steel dishwasher SHX68TL5UC   ge monogram stainless dishwasher ZBD6920DSS

Bosch 800 Plus Series SHX68TL5UC - $999.99


  • Operational Convenience
  • 44dBA
  • 24h delay start
  • Detergent tray optimizes
    detergent dissolving
  • Express wash in 30 min or less
  • Extra Large Capacity
  • 16 place settings
  • 3rd rack for
    additional loading capacity
  • 9 possible rack positions
  • 3 top rack positions
  • Flexible silverware basket

Additional Cycles and Innovations

  • 6 programs and 6 cycle options
  • LED remaining time display
  • Extra tall item sprinkler cleans
    items 22’’ tall
  • Load size turbidity sensor
    automates wash temperature
  • Sanitize option eliminates
    bacteria and enhances drying results

GE Monogram ZBD6920DSS - $1,699


  • Operational Convenience
  • 48 dBA
  • 2, 4, or 8 hr delay start
  • Last cycle memory
  • Extra Large Capacity
  • 16 place settings
  • 2 racks with adjustable tines

Additional Cycles and Innovations

  • 5 options and 4 cycles including
    a cycle specifically for crystal and valuable china
  • Hidden integrated electronic
  • Steam prewash option
  • Powerful forced-air drying system
  • End of cycle indicator light
  • 3 spray arms
  • Load size turbidity sensor
    automates wash temperature
  • Antibacterial cycle extracts
    99.9% of germs

Bosch vs GE Monogram Dishwashers

Both machines are similar in terms of appearance, cycle options, and capacity. They both hold 16 place settings and have heat boost. Bosch has the added third rack and is quieter at 48 DB vs 44 DB. From a feature benefit standpoint, Bosch is a better dishwasher.

It is also $700 cheaper. How is that possible (you are probably thinking)? As I said before, Bosch owns the largest and most efficient dishwasher plant in the world. Over the years, they used this scale to produce a superb, yet more affordable dishwasher. In recent years, you have seen this gap grow wider against less focused competition.

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Steve Sheinkopf

Steve Sheinkopf is the third-generation CEO of Yale Appliance and a lifelong Bostonian. He has over 38 years of experience in the appliance industry, and he is a trusted source of information for consumers on how to buy and repair appliances.

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