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Differences Between Bosch Dishwashers (Video)

Steve Sheinkopf  |  April 05, 2016  |  6 Min. Read

Bosch  |  Dishwashers

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Today we'll be looking at Bosch dishwashers. There are over 50 dishwashers on the Bosch website, so we'll explain their differences as well.


First, Bosch has been in the U.S market for about 25 years. They were the first with a stainless steel tub instead of plastic or porcelain.

More importantly, Bosch was the first to the market with extremely quiet dishwashers, which is important with the popular open kitchen/living room formats. Bosch is also a very reliable dishwasher with only 12% being serviced in the first year, that’s only second to the more expensive Miele brand. Almost all Bosch dishwashers are made in the U.S and are divided into 5 series. 

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Bosch Acsenta Series

Their least expensive is known as the Ascenta. It is the only Bosch dishwasher with average quietness at 50 decibles, but still has a decent amount of cycles like auto wash, which senses the soil in the water and adjusts time accordingly. It also features Sanitize which heats the water to 161 degrees. The Ascenta is the only Bosch that is not all stainless steel with a plastic bottom and non adjustable racks. However, at $499-$649 the Ascenta is a good value.

Bosch 300 Series 

The regular lines of Bosch are all stainless steel with a heavier door than the Ascenta. The 300 series is the most popular at $699-$799. It has better, adjustable racks and all the major cycles adding an enhanced drying cycle called ExtraShine and an extended wash cycle called ExtraScrub for heavily soiled dishes. It is also 60% quieter than the Ascenta at 44 decibles.

Bosch 500 Series

The Bosch 500 series has more cycles like EcoClean which maximizes energy efficiency and SpeedPerfect for a faster wash. You also pick up a third rack for cutlery which adds more space in the dishwasher itself. At 42 decibles, this series is 20% quieter than the 300 series and 70% quieter than the Ascenta.

Bosch Benchmark and 800 Series

The 800 and Benchmark series are Bosch's best and can cost anywhere between $850-$1,800. They add many more cycles plus quietness down to an unbelievably low 37 decibles. I like the less expensive 800 series, because it has enough features, still unbelievable quietness at 40-42 decibles and is much less expensive than The Benchmark.

So after the Ascenta, you’re really paying for racks, cycles and level of quietness between the series of Bosch Dishwashers. Bosch along with Miele and KitchenAid is a line of premium dishwashers definitely worth considering.

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Steve Sheinkopf

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