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Great but two drawbacks
This is the quietest dishwasher we've had in 40 years. It cleans very well and would merit 5 stars plus if only the bottom rack did not mis-track so easily. To load...Read complete review
This is the quietest dishwasher we've had in 40 years. It cleans very well and would merit 5 stars plus if only the bottom rack did not mis-track so easily. To load bottom rack, the door has to be completely open (reasonable) but if the bottom rack is more than 2/3 pulled out, the wheels will slide off their roll path. You have to manually lift the basket with two hands, and not rattle the plates, to reposition it. (not reasonable)I bought this myself, on-line, based on Consumer Report's strong recommendation. We are learning to cope with the lower basket, but if one is a bit tired, it is easy to forget about its shifting when loading. We needed a dishwasher that was reasonably priced, fairly quiet and reliable. I don't need all the "bells and whistles" of special features in pricier models. This is a two person household, and I no longer host dinner parties for 10.The washer itself cleans very well, but this may be because one can not cram as many plates into it as in my older, non-Bosch d/w. Perhaps this is because we often use heavier, terra cotta plates and/or pasta bowls. It would probably work well with thin, straight plates, especially bone china ones. The upper rack is very good, with foldable tines in one row. There seems to be more head clearance for 22 ounce glasses and taller stemware. The silverware basket has slots that one can fold out of the way, or use to keep similar items from blocking the wash water. One can also secure small items inside the basket. I usually do not wash pots and pans in the dishwasher, so I can't comment on that. I am still pleased with the dishwasher, but my husband (who is V.P. in charge of dishes) becomes frustrated with the lower rack.
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Bosch 24" Ascenta--SHEAR52WH
I used this dishwasher only twice and had it replaced with the SHEAR72, which as two more cycles. This description is STILL incorrect, as it notes that this machine has 6 cycles. It...Read complete review
I used this dishwasher only twice and had it replaced with the SHEAR72, which as two more cycles. This description is STILL incorrect, as it notes that this machine has 6 cycles. It does not, it has only 4, which is why it was replaced with the AR7, which actually does have 6 cycles.Beyond that, the process to select amount of drying aid to use is WAY TOO COMPLICATED. Drying was very unsatisfactory. Cycles are long and the racks offer little flexibility for different types of dishes. Suitable mostly for plates, cups, and silverware.I'm using the SHEAR72 for the first time today and will see if it performs any better. I expected more from Bosch, as I was very happy with my oldie but goodie. Unfortunately, it was so oldie that parts are no longer available and it had to be replaced.
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About Me Every day user
Comments about Bosch 24" Ascenta Series White Undercounter Dishwasher:
Very happy with this dishwasher. My only complaint is that the bottom rack is not flexible enough to hold smaller items like mugs. It works really well for plates and bowls. It works well on pots and pans too. Last night I put a glass 8 x 10 dish in there that I had baked some pasta in and it cleaned it perfectly. I chose this model because it was a Consumer Reports Best Buy. I think it's a great dishwasher at a reasonable price.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Chicago IK
About Me Once-twice a week user
Comments about Bosch 24" Ascenta White Built-In Dishwasher:
I replaced a twenty year old GE, the installation was a little different, but fairly easy. The new diswasher is extrreamly Quiet.
By the cliffdweller
Comments about Bosch 24" Stainless Built-In Dishwasher:
So far so good. Hope it lasts longer than the expensive KitchenAid one did....only 5 years! The installation was a snap. The ABT installers were real pros.
Amazingly clean dishes for a great value
from Milwaukee, WI
Dishes can't get any cleaner. Simple styling without looking cheap. Functional, but free of "wow" worthy bells and whistles. Not very intuitive from a user's standpoint. Wish the bottom rack didn't come off the rails so easily, however easy to put back into place. I don't think you can get a better dishwasher for the money. Impressed with the value with this one! Overall, quite happy with purchasing the Bosch 24" Ascenta and doing business with Abt was a terrific experience. Installers very friendly and professional. I'd buy from them again in a heartbeat.
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simple and good
Tags: Basic Value Modern White
Very good value dishwasher
from Palm Beach Gardens, FL
One of lowest priced Bosch dishwashers. Very quiet. Dishes are sparkling clean. Not a lot flexibility with racks but it works for our small family.
Excellent product for the price
Very quiet-dishes come out spotless
clean dishes again
from 1414 Elmwood Evanston
About Me Selective user
It's so quiet I can't tell it's on.
My new Ascenta dishwasher lives up to the rave reviews given in Consumer Reports. Washes great without pre-rinsing and is so quiet I have to put my ear to it to be sure it is on.Highly recommend Abt for price, customer service and excellant care in shipping.
Very nice dishwasher, but....
from Huntley, IL
About Me Casual Cook
Comments about Bosch 24" Ascenta Black Built-In Dishwasher:
I didn't understand the awkward loading comments until I started using the appliance. The rack is not well designed and doesn't accommodate pots, pans, or irregular shaped items well. The control buttons could be made more user friendly by having internal lighting so they would be easier to see (our unit is black). The unit is very quiet and does a great job cleaning. Installer from ABT was prompt, courteous, and helpful.
The new internal configuration is better than the old, but still not optimal.And why did our old Bosch only last 10 years?
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