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Bosch vs. LG Dishwashers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

Steve Sheinkopf  |  March 22, 2017  |  5 Min. Read

Bosch  |  Dishwashers  |  LG Electronics

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Dishwashers have changed a bit since the last time you looked. Bosch and KitchenAid are still popular, but LG and Samsung are the fastest growing appliance companies in the US. Both have re-engineered the dishwasher in different ways.

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However, is the newer, more technology forward LG better than the older, reliable Bosch. We will look at 2 popular models and then compare. 

First, let us look at both companies.

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Bosch

bosch kitchen

Bosch is a subsidiary of the giant German Bosch company. They were the first company to incorporate better aesthetics along with a stainless tank in the early 1990s. However, they are best known for producing a quiet, reliable dishwasher with good features.

Bosch dishwashers are manufactured in the world's largest dishwasher manufacturing facility in North Carolina.

LG 

LG kitchen

LG is a huge Korean company, best known for phones and electronics along with other heavier industries. They are design forward and were the first to innovate the front load washer and French door refrigerator.

LG dishwashers are made in Korea. Here is an unrelated tip to buying LG at the best possible price: Buy their products during a holiday or promotional time. You can save up to 30%.

Bosch vs. LG Dishwashers Comparison

Bosch SHS63VL5UC 300 Series - $719 

Bosch SHS63VL5UC Dishwasher

Features:

  • 4 wash cycles, 5 options, integrated button control 
  • 44 dBA 
  • Stainless Steel Tub 
  • Aqua Stop Plus Leak Protection System 
  • Info Light – light indication dishwasher is running 
  • Silverware Basket 
  • 15 place settings 

LG LDS5774ST - $809 

LG-LDS5774ST-Dishwasher.jpgFeatures:

  • 7 wash cycles  
  • Stainless steel tub 
  • 15 place setting 
  • 44 dBA 
  • Overflow detector 
  • Stemware holder 
  • Front control pocket handle  

Bosch SHXN87PW55N - $1,099 

Bosch SHXN8U55UC Dishwasher

Features:

  • 6 wash cycles, 5 options, touch controls 
  • 40 dBA  
  • Stainless Steel Tub 
  • Half load for small load options  
  • 30 min express cycle,  
  • Five-Level wash 
  • Info Light – tells you that the dishwasher is running 
  • Silverware Basket and adjustable 3rd rack for cutlery  
  • 16 place settings 

LG LSDF9962ST - $1,079 

LG-LSDF9962ST-Dishwasher.jpg
Features:

  • 7 wash cycles  
  • Hidden smooth touch controls  
  • LED light indication 
  • 42 dBA
  • 14 place setting  
  • 3rd top rack for cutlery and utensils 
  • TrueSteam - Steam power cycle 

Which brand has a better dishwasher? 

From a feature standpoint, they are both excellent. You should not buy one over the other for features alone. Same with quietness. Bosch is technically quieter, but not by a discernible amount. Both are very quiet. The third rack is also identical. 

LG has a steam power cycle, so it can clean baked on soiled dishes better at least in theory. However, Bosch heats the water to 161 degrees and a byproduct of hot water is...steam.  

LG's culture of innovation is admirable and translates to better refrigeration and maybe laundry. However, dishwashers work (mostly). The innovation is not a clear advantage. 

So, how should you decide? 

Perhaps, we should look at what happens after the product is in your home. Bosch is a reliable dishwasher, a known commodity and easy to fix. 

LG has decent reliability but is much harder to find someone to fix. Now we service what we sell, so it does not matter what you buy at Yale.   

However, for the rest of the country, the post sales experience is better for Bosch. 

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Steve Sheinkopf

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