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it's so quiet I think it's off
This is a quiet no frills machine that looks great. I am a contractor and put in a lot of dishwashers (I paid regular price)so I know they have a reputation for being ...Read complete review
This is a quiet no frills machine that looks great. I am a contractor and put in a lot of dishwashers (I paid regular price)so I know they have a reputation for being reliable
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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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Great but two drawbacks
By Carol on East End
from Chicago, IL
About Me Avid Cook
Comments about Bosch 24" Ascenta Series Black Built-In Dishwasher:
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.
Service and delivery comments:
Delivery was prompt and perfect. The guys were exceptionally careful, and installed both the dishwasher and our high rise building's mandatory water auto-shut-off valve flawlessly. They were efficient but took the time to do things correctly. They also made certain we understood how to operate the dishwasher before they left.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By Fan of Abt.
from Orland Park IL
About Me Casual Cook
It has taken some time to figure out an efficient loading pattern. The extremely quiet dishwasher cleans very well, so a little inconvenience is OK. I wish I could turn off the heated drying to save energy. Overall I'm happy with it.
Would not recommend
from Palatine IL
Small hard to load racks Not good for larger families
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Good and not so good
Amazingly quiet. A good choice for that alone. I'm disappointed that I can't use an air dry setting so I could save energy. I just competed my first time using this dishwasher and I couldn't tell when it was done. Lights on display stay on. Dishes are clean so I'm satisfied.
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from Wadsworth, Il
About Me Gourmet Chef
Comments about Bosch 24" Ascenta Series Stainless Steel Built-In Dishwasher:
Great smaller, quiet dishwasher. I live in an open floor plan and could not ask for a quieter dishwasher. Only bad thing is you do have to rinse dishes before loading as it does not have a grinder like most dishwashers. Considering the cost, it is disappointing. But it cleans great and is quiet, so I can look past that...
Very satisfied with my new Bosch
By German Shepherd Gal
Very different than my old machine which was a 25 year old Kitchen Aid. Found it a bit harder to load but it was so quiet that I had to walk over and make sure it was actually running. All and all I guess it is just getting used to something new and I am very happy with the machine.
Delivery was on time. The driver called ahead to say when he would be here. The machine arrived in excellent condition.
I've only run this unit a few times
By joe batts
Delivery and set up was on time and done competently and quickly
We are satisfied with the product.
from Chicago's Gold Coast
Comments about Bosch 24" Ascenta Series White Built-In Dishwasher:
We are satisfied with the product which was, sadly needed. Our dishes are sparklingly clean.
I would purchase again
Corporate Kitchen for about 50 employees
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