Bosch and Siemans Home Appliance Group - Bosch Ecosense SHV65P03UC/63 Is a HUGE Disappointment
Bosch Ecosense Dishwasher - Complaint
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA -- We had a complete kitchen renovation done in the summer of 2011. I hired the designer to also help me with appliances and other choices. She was all about top name brands and appearance so would suggest appliances based on whether they could have custom wood panels installed. I did go with most of her appliance suggestions, nixed a couple that I felt were too expensive and not worth it. Went for the recommended Bosch Ecosense which was a huge mistake.
It LOOKS great with the custom wood paneling (and it's quiet) but that's about it. We had to go with the small one (24") which I didn't think would be a problem since it's only myself, my husband and my teen son living at home. But it is so unbelievably small that I have to run it daily (using only dishes, glassware and silverware).
It does have "flippers" in the interior so you can change the design to accommodate what you are washing that day but it is so cumbersome that loading it takes a ridiculous amount of time. I'm constantly rearranging the dishes/glasses. If I put a mixing bowl in, it takes up too much space so I have to hand wash pots/pans/large bowls and put them in a drying rack on top of the expensive granite counter-kind of defeats the intention of having a nice looking kitchen.
I use the recommended rinse aid specific to drying every time I run it but the dishes are soaking wet. I have to open the dishwasher after it runs and let the very hot dishes dry for more than 2 hours but even then the glasses never look as sparkling as they did with my old dishwasher. Despite a very thorough rinse before loading, about 20% of the dishes and 30% of the silverware come out with food encrusted and hardened so I have to pick the food off and rewash them.
My cheap old dishwasher was very noisy but it did a GREAT job. And the Bosch is so hard to load that neither my husband nor my son will do it-they did with the last one! When I called the appliance store, I was told that that's just the nature of the beast if one wants a nice looking wood paneled dishwasher. All in all, a HUGE disappointment.