The 5 Best Bosch Dishwashers (Ratings / Reviews / Prices)

Jessica Petrino  |  October 13, 2017  |  8 Min. Read

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Twenty-four have a recessed handle, 20 are integrated with the hidden controls on the top, 6 are available to be panelized, and one is apartment sized at 18 inches.

Of those 50, we will be reviewing the 5 current best Bosch dishwashers, so you will save a ton of time and frustration trying to compare the differences between all these dishwashers.

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We will look at Bosch as a company and then look at their 5 best dishwashers. By the way, you do not have to spend $1,200-$2,000 for their best models. You can and should spend less.

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Bosch

First, Bosch is the most popular dishwasher sold at Yale. They also operate the largest dishwasher manufacturing facility in the world, located in North Carolina. 

Bosch was late to the US, arriving in the mid-1990's. However, the dishwashers became wildly popular due to their stainless tubs, relative affordability, and especially their quietness. In terms of reliability, they are the second most reliable just slightly behind Miele.

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Differences

The difference between all the Bosch is quietness from 49-37 DBs (read The Quietest Dishwasher by Decibel Rating for an explanation), racks and cycles.

Every Bosch dishwasher can heat the water to 161 degrees and uses no-heat condensation drying.

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Prices Updates for October 2017

Bosch SHS863WD5N - $719 

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Features:

  • Made in North Carolina 
  • 6 Wash Cycles, 5 Options, Button Controls 
  • 44 dBA 
  • Stainless Steel Tub 
  • AquaStop Plus Leak Protection System  
  • InfoLight – Tells you that the dishwasher is running 
  • Silverware Basket
  • Adjustable Top Rack for Cutlery 
  • 16 Place Settings 

If your primary objective is value but you are looking for something with solid features and reliability, then this is a great dishwasher. It is all stainless steel with better adjustable racks than the lower-priced, plastic bottom Ascenta series of Bosch. 

That being said, at 44 dBs, it is also 40% quieter with better racks and a heavier, more solid door. This newer model also adds the third rack for cutlery. One of the best-selling dishwashers at Yale and nationally.

Bosch SHP878WD5N - $849

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Features: 

  • Made in North Carolina
  • 6 Wash Cycles/5 Options, Touch Controls
  • 42 dBA 
  • InfoLight - tells you when your dishwasher is on a wash cycle 
  • Stainless steel tall tub 
  • AquaStop Plus Leak Protection System
  • 5-level Wash
  • 3rd Cutlery Rack
  • 16 Place Settings
  • Stainless front with hidden controls and scoop handle goes with any brand 

This is one of our top selling dishwashers because its logo free design can blend seamlessly into any kitchen. The recessed handle, hidden controls, and flush installation are all great design elements.

This dishwasher also offers a few high-end features for the price such as a 3rd cutlery tray, tall item holder, and half-load cycle. It is also quieter than the 863 model.

Bosch SHV878WD3N - $899 

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Features: 

  • Made in North Carolina 
  • 6 Wash Cycles, 5 Options, Button Controls 
  • 42 dBA 
  • Stainless Steel Tub 
  • AquaStop Plus Leak Protection System 
  • Info Light – tells you that the dishwasher is running
  • 3rd Cutlery Rack
  • Silverware Basket 
  • 16 place settings 
  • Panel-ready sits flush in a 24-inch deep cabinet

If you are placing a panel on your dishwasher, then you should look at this model because it will not protrude from your cabinets. You will not be able to distinguish the dishwasher from the adjacent cabinets. 

The 68 series is incredibly quiet at 42 dBs with all the main cycles and a 3rd rack for silverware.

Bosch Compact 18-inch SPX68U55UC - $899 

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Features: 

  • Made in North Carolina 
  • ADA Compliant
  • 6 Wash Cycles, 5 Options, Button Controls 
  • 44 dBA 
  • Stainless Steel Tub 
  • AquaStop Plus Leak Protection System 
  • Eco Cycle
  • Water Softener 
  • InfoLight – Tells you that the dishwasher is running 
  • Silverware Basket
  • Adjustable Top Rack for Cutlery 
  • 10 place settings 

The standard size for dishwashers is 24 inches. However, if you are pressed for space in your kitchen, you may want to consider an 18-inch model rather than cutting back on your stove or refrigerator.

You lose functionality in a stove with features like self-cleaning. Smaller refrigerators are harder to find, but 18-inch dishwashers have all the features, silence rating, and a surprising amount of room.

Bosch SHXM98W75N - $1,079

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Features: 

  • 6 Wash Cycles/6 Options/ Touch Controls
  • 39 dBA Silence Rating
  • Stainless Steel Tub
  • AquaStop Leak Protection
  • 30 Minute Express Cycle
  • 5-level Wash
  • Info Light - tells you that the dishwasher is running
  • Silverware Basket 
  • Adjustable Top Rack for Cutlery
  • 16 Place Setting

If you want to buy a great dishwasher with high-end features but aren't looking to break the bank, this is the right dishwasher for you.

This is one of the most feature-loaded dishwashers in the industry for a great price. It has almost every cycle available and an absolutely noiseless 39-decibel rating.

This is the best overall value for a high-end dishwasher.

Final Thoughts

You can buy a very good dishwasher in Bosch for around $700 or about the same price as Frigidaire Pro, GE or KitchenAid.

Bosch is quieter and more reliable than any brand for the same price. It is a great dishwasher to consider.

Additional Resources

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Jessica Petrino

Jessica Petrino is an Appliance Sales Consultant at Yale Appliance + Lighting. Jessica is a graduate of Brandeis University where she studied Economics and Philosophy. In her spare time she enjoys skiing, golfing, and traveling.

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