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Great mid-level washer
I am very pleased with the super quiet Bosch 24" Ascenta Dishwasher (SHE3AR76BK). I replaced a loud 14-year old budget level washer that didn't perform well, so it's a dream in...Read complete review
I am very pleased with the super quiet Bosch 24" Ascenta Dishwasher (SHE3AR76BK). I replaced a loud 14-year old budget level washer that didn't perform well, so it's a dream in comparison. However I did give it a good workout and it passed with flying colors. I had friends for dinner; a beef roast braised in red wine, au gratin potatoes, roasted veggies and before cleanup, had an emergency that left the dirty dishes, glasses, pots and pans sitting on the counter for over four days. When I got back (yes, it was pretty gross) I threw them in the dishwasher without any pre-washing and to my extreme surprise, everything—even the dutch oven with baked on red wine stains & the cheesy potato pan—came out spotless! I do use the recommended Finish all-in-one tabs & rinse agent and have never had a dish come out less than spotless. I can see why it was Consumer Report's Best Buy in 2012. I like the adjustable top rack. On the lower setting, I can get stemware on top and still have room for a 12" fry pan on the lower rack. I purchased the Dishwasher Accessory Kit with it and am pleased with the vase/bottle holder and plastic item clips. I tend to run it before bed and leave the unloading 'til I'm home from work, so I haven't had an issue with the long cycle time or drying like some others have. I have zero complaints about the washer. It was a bit awkward to load in the beginning, but that was more about me getting used to the different rack layout than a design issue. Great dishwasher for the price.
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I wanted to buy the model my the model my mother purchased 3 months ago, but it had been discontinued. This was, according to the Abt website, the model that replaced it. ...Read complete review
I wanted to buy the model my the model my mother purchased 3 months ago, but it had been discontinued. This was, according to the Abt website, the model that replaced it. All I can say is never buy a dishwasher without reviews..they sure saw me coming.I replaced my 25 year old maytag that no longer cleaned or dried well. I was too tired to re-do all the research my mom had done so I bought this model.Cleans some stuff, but not everything...it works best if you rinse your dishes first. It is suggested that you scrape your dishes, but not rinse (what a load of nonsense)I noticed the inside started to stink after the first 3 loads. I checked the filter and rinsed it..nothing really to clean. The next time I ran the "sanitize" cycle and the odor went away. Then I ran a "normal" wash and the stink was back. AND, I am still drying the dishes
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Pretty Good for the price and being a Bosch
from San Francisco
About Me Once-twice a week user
Comments about Bosch 24" Ascenta White Built-In Dishwasher:
Purchased this machine for a second home I am currently staying in while primary is under construction. On it's own this machine works very well and is fairly quiet. I was surprised however to notice the interior floor of the machine to be plastic as compared to my higher end Bosch in my primary home. But at 500$ less I can accept it. Overall the machine is fairly quiet except when the sanitize cycle is running but not loud enough to be bothersome. If you are looking for a lower cost Bosch dishwasher and can accept the compromises for that lower cost than I think you will like this one.
Service and delivery comments:
Purchased this unit from ABT Electronic. Was shipped promptly and with no damage.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Best I've ever had!
By Tom Z
from Arlington Hts IL
About Me Every day user
Unbelievably quiet! Rack configurations allow maximum loading. The dishes are spotlessly clean even on the shortest, energy-saving cycles. Definitely top of the line.
Professional, efficient delivery & installation. I had some old connection problems that the service guys worked with.
from Vernon Hills, Il
We bought this unit after spending time with George. He explained the differences in some of the units we were looking at and this unit was quiet, energy efficient as well as had features we wanted. George really knows his stuff- this unit is so quiet- and the dishes are really clean!
Delivery and install was perfect. The installer was really nice and was in and out in no time. I usually an a DIY'r, but they are super fast and efficient. Great job.
I would buy this product again.
from Oak Park, IL
Great dishwasher. Far superior to the Kitchenaid we bought 5 years ago. Good features: the door is heavy enough to stay open by itself. It is beautifully quiet. Someone actually put a lot of thought, as well as fine design expertise, into the layout of the interior. Plates are held upright and do not fall on those in front of it. Excellent fold-down prongs enabling loading of larger items.
When the first installers came, they pulled out the Kitchenaid and found that the floor underneath was weak and uneven. The installer of the Kitchenaid had just put in cardboard shims to make the dishwasher level. This time, the installers said we needed to put in a stronger, level, floor that was flush with the kitchen floor. We did, a new team of installers came and installed the machine w/o trouble. They were very good. Thank you for a fine dishwasher and professional installation.
Needed a new dishwasher!
from Chicago, Il
About Me Every day user, Selective user
The best delivery service ever! On time and helpful!!
We would buy this dishwasher again.
By The Swede
from Burr Ridge IL.
First class ABT service our sales person(Clay Whipple) knew the products and explained the various options. With his help we decided on this Bosch. It does a fantastic job and my wife is very happy.
Service was on time and up to the ABT standards.
By Mom the dish washer
from Evanston, IL
We've had this dishwasher for about a month. So far I have no complaints about how it cleans. My old dishwasher had very basic racks and this is a little more customized, so sometimes I feel like I can't get quite as much into it, but I'm getting used to it. The front panel of the dishwasher is a little flimsy. It bends inward when you push on it and the bottom basically has no support. I noticed mine had been bent in at the bottom, which I suspect was caused by my kids. I was able to pull it out and no one would probably notice it except me, but it's something to consider if you have children who seem to be able to ruin just about anything. But again, no complaints regarding how it cleans.
Good Replacement dishwasher
So far this has been an incredibly quiet and efficient replacement for our last dishwasher- a GE Profile. The amount of noise was very much a factor in our decision, as our kitchen, dining area and living room are all connected. A loud dishwasher can really drown out a conversation or the television. No longer a problem. The cost and value on this unit was also good, and it should serve us well over the long term. As we tend to pre-rinse, it has been flawless in the cleaning category. One noticeable difference for us was that the cycles tend to go much longer than our past dishwasher. This is not necessarily a bad thing, just something we were a bit surprised with.
Delivery and installation were quick and efficient, as always with ABT.
Love the dishwasher
from La Grange, IL
We went from cloudy dishes with lots of gunk left on them with our old GE to never having to 'rerun' dishes. I get why some would question the tines too close together - but it allows for greater density of dishes being able to be loaded...
Great delivery and install from ABT - on time and they wanted to get the job done right...
I would definitely buy this again
By susie homemaker
from chicago, illinois
About Me Avid Cook
The only con is like everyone says tines are close together. I find myself washing serving trays by hand. The other thing is there is water left in the filter after the load is done.
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