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Should You Buy a Bosch Dishwasher?

Updated 01 November 2019 by Matthew
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should you buy a Bosch Dishwasher?

Bosch is one of the most popular dishwasher brands as well as being well known for its washing machines, electric kettles and coffee makers. The company behind Bosch also manufacturers Balay, Neff and Siemens Dishwashers.

We've collated all the key information on Bosch dishwashers in this handy guide. We've analysed over 21,000 user and expert reviews and 30+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 5,000 dishwashers to impartially compare each dishwasher brand.

Bosch are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning dishwashers. Their dishwashers start at $299 for the SHE3AR72UC which has a noise level of 50dB and 14 place setting place setting and go up to $1,310 for the SMI88TS36E which has a noise level of 42dB and 13 place setting place setting. The average price of a new Bosch dishwasher is $726.

Bosch are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning dishwashers.

Is Bosch the Best Dishwasher Brand?

So are Bosch dishwashers any good? We give every dishwasher a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all dishwashers we are able to impartially rank all the dishwasher brands.

Bosch is ranked the No. 1 best dishwasher brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Bosch is the actually best dishwasher brand out there.

#1
Germany
95%
95%
4,362 reviews
#2
Germany
91%
91%
73 reviews
#3
United States
82%
82%
87 reviews
#4
Turkey
77%
77%
3,408 reviews
#5
Grundig
Germany
76%
76%
237 reviews
#6
AEG
Germany
76%
76%
211 reviews
#7
South Korea
75%
75%
197 reviews
#8
Germany
72%
72%
836 reviews
#9
Germany
65%
65%
365 reviews
#10
Italy
64%
64%
396 reviews
#11
Italy
64%
64%
191 reviews
#12
Blomberg
64%
64%
3 reviews
#13
Russell Hobbs
United Kingdom
64%
64%
40 reviews
#14
United States
63%
63%
449 reviews
#15
Asko
55%
55%
0 reviews
#16
Sweden
54%
54%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Bosch dishwashers compare to the other dishwasher brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All dishwasher Brands
Bosch Dishwashers

There's a wide selection of Bosch dishwashers available compared to other dishwasher brands, with 20 Bosch dishwashers currently on the market in the US. Bosch also have better reviews than the typical dishwasher brand, with the average rating of a Bosch dishwasher being 90%.

The average review score for a Bosch dishwasher is 90%.

Bosch have a number of great features including Adjustable Baskets, SoftSpikes and Time Saver Function which sets them apart from the competition. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Bosch dishwasher is $76 (based on a person typically doing 3 washes per week), which makes them more efficient than most other dishwasher brands.

However Bosch dishwashers tend to be more expensive than most other dishwasher brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Dishwashers
Average Price
$462
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $1,699
Price Distribution of All Dishwashers
No. Of Dishwashers
Average Price
$726
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $1,999
Price Distribution of Bosch Dishwashers

What Do the Bosch Dishwasher Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Bosch dishwasher to work out the average distribution of reviews for Bosch and then compared this to the other dishwasher brands.

Bosch logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
12
4 stars
0
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Bosch logo

User Reviews

5 stars
3,047
4 stars
979
3 stars
166
2 stars
61
1 star
93

Over 100% of expert reviews and 93% of user reviews for Bosch dishwashers are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 100% and 92% respectively across all Dishwasher brands.

Purchasers of Bosch dishwashers frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, reasonably priced and has useful technical features. Their dishwashers have also won 10 awards.

Looking at just the expert reviews, in the table below we compare the average review score given to Bosch dishwashers by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other dishwasher brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Bosch Miele Neff Blomberg LG
Which? logo
100%
16 reviews
100%
3 reviews
100%
3 reviews
100%
2 reviews
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
89%
1 review
91%
2 reviews
86%
1 review
79%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
90%
2 reviews
CNET.com logo
80%
1 review
reviewed.com logo
91%
1 review
Average
95%
17 reviews
94%
7 reviews
93%
4 reviews
90%
3 reviews
86%
2 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Bosch Dishwashers Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 16 industry awards for Bosch dishwashers. This means that Bosch has more awards for its dishwashers than any other brand. The table below compares the number of awards given to Bosch to other popular dishwasher brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Bosch has more awards for its dishwashers than any other brand.

Compare all award winning dishwashers

Number of Awards Bosch Miele Neff Blomberg LG
Which? logo
16
3
3
2
Trusted Reviews logo
2
reviewed.com logo
1
Total
16
5
3
2
1

How Reliable Are Bosch Dishwashers?

We checked over 21,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Bosch dishwashers. 210+ of these reviews that mention reliability of which 93% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Bosch dishwasher owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

93% of reviewers think Bosch dishwashers are reliable.

So, most people think that Bosch dishwashers are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Bosch dishwashers that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

As the Bosch Classixx SMV50C00GB is built in
Trusted Reviews
It is very sturdy when I cleaned it the metal on the outside it was well built
Bestbuy.com
Dishwasher is sturdy
ao.com
A good looking machine which is sturdy
johnlewis.com

NOT RELIABLE

If tall glasses are not place exactly as suggested in the handbook they will almost certainly get broken as the cutlery tray bashes them when you open
ao.com
Bought to replace a cheaper model that broke after 5 years
johnlewis.com
I have heard some horror stories from people I know about reliability problems with Bosch
Bestbuy.com

Features to Look Out For On Bosch Dishwashers

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Bosch dishwashers that set them apart from the competition. These include Adjustable Baskets, SoftSpikes and Time Saver Function.

Bosch Adjustable Baskets

Bosch dishwashers that feature Adjustable Baskets include the Bosch Serie 2 SPV25CX00G ($514), the Bosch Serie 2 SMS25AW00E ($579) and the Bosch Serie 6 SMV68MD02E ($1,007).

Bosch SoftSpikes

Bosch dishwashers that feature SoftSpikes include the Bosch Serie 2 SPV25CX00G ($514), the Bosch Serie 4 SMV46GX01E ($692) and the Bosch Serie 2 SMS25AW00E ($579).

Bosch Time Saver Function

Bosch dishwashers that feature Time Saver Function include the Bosch Serie 2 SPV25CX00G ($514), the Bosch Serie 4 SMV46GX01E ($692) and the Bosch Serie 2 SMS25AW00E ($579).

Bosch Vario Basket System

Bosch dishwashers that feature Vario Basket System include the Bosch Serie 4 SMV46GX01E ($692), the Bosch Serie 2 SMS25AW00E ($579) and the Bosch Serie 6 SMV68MD02E ($1,007).

What is the Best High End Bosch Dishwasher?

Bosch Serie 6 SMV68MD02E

$1,006.63
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Bosch Serie 6 SMV68MD02E
13
PLACE
SETTINGS
42dB
70°C
MAX
FULLY
BUILT-IN
$586
OVER 10 YEARS
A++

If you're looking for a high end Bosch dishwasher then the Bosch Serie 6 SMV68MD02E takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 78, but is a bit more expensive at $1,006.63.

Features We Love:
ActiveWater
SoftSpikes
Vario Basket System
DoorOpen Assist
Time Saver Function
Ecosilence drive
Quieter than average noise level (42dB)

Owners report that this dishwasher cleansdishes well and it's very quiet, and easy to use. It's a classic and very economical to run 13 place setting dishwasher, with one of the quietest noise levels around and a very good spec.

95
Reviews
115 Reviews
81
Features
Fully-Featured
68
Value for Money
Good
84
Running Costs
$590 Over 10 Years
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Purchasers report that Bosch Serie 6 SMV68MD02E has brilliant user reviews with an average user rating of 94%, based on 114 reviews.

Bosch Series 6 SMV68MD02G Integrated Dishwasher review
Bosch Series 6 SMV68MD02G Integrated Dishwasher review
BOSCH Serie 6 SMV68MD02G Full-size Integrated Dishwasher Review
BOSCH Serie 6 SMV68MD02G Full-size Integrated Dishwasher Review

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Bosch Dishwasher?
Is Bosch the Best Dishwasher Brand?
What Do the Bosch Dishwasher Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Bosch Dishwashers Received?
How Reliable Are Bosch Dishwashers?
Features to Look Out For On Bosch Dishwashers
Bosch Adjustable Baskets
Bosch SoftSpikes
Bosch Time Saver Function
Bosch Vario Basket System
What is the Best High End Bosch Dishwasher?

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