Bosch dishwashers - Bosch Has Made Some Lousy Design Changes to Its Dishwasher
Inefficient to Use, Smelly - Complaint
COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA -- I had a Bosch dishwasher which worked beautifully for ten years. When it quit (right before Thanksgiving!)I didn't even think twice about what to buy - what a mistake. The new Bosch upper and lower cup/dish holders are mostly slanted, and not always to the same degree. This makes it difficult to impossible for bowls, pots, large glasses, vases, etc., and I must run the machine almost every day, when I used to be able to run it almost every other day.
Almost as annoying is the design and placement of the tableware holder in the BACK of the dishwasher - I guess they hadn't thought about a galley kitchen. We almost live in our kitchen, and the dishwasher is across the floor from the refrigerator. What a bottleneck! We can't even put a spoon in the dishwasher without blocking other activity, like walking to the dining room! My appliance dealer obtained (free) replacement racks and tableware holders, but they were no improvement.
Although ridiculously detailed graphics are provided for dish washing placement, it looks like it was designed for a caterer - 24 of each size plate.... Almost no bowls or pots. Very unrealistic. Also thoughtless about real-world usage.
AND it always smells when I open the door after it completes the washing cycle. I can't figure out why, but my "Bosch buddies" agree that it is very unpleasant and we haven't been able to remove it. Word of mouth will probably put Bosch out of business - and I didn't know about repair problems until I was irritated enough to look for a spot to complain.