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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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Completely happy with it
from Chicago, Illinois
Comments about Bosch 24" Ascenta Series Stainless Steel Built-In Dishwasher:
It cleans dishes very well, it is extremely quiet, and holds lots of dishes. Worth the money!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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About Me Every day user
Comments about Bosch 24" Ascenta White Built-In Dishwasher:
incredibly quiet! still learning the best way to load the dishes, the tines are all slanted and my old one had the silverware in the door. I have to put the extra long tongs and such on top rack instead of silverware basket. The run time is 2 hours and 20 minutes and the panel lights don't go off until I push the on/off button so I don't run it unless I will be there later to turn it off and open the door.
By Mom of twins
from Crystal Lake, IL
About Me Every day user, Heavy duty user/large household
Previous dishwasher started leaking, so after checking out Consumer Reports, decided to buy this one without ever seeing it in person. What you should know:1) No drying cycle. Apparently Bosch does not have drying cycles on their dishwashers. Not a deal breaker for us. Most of the items are pretty dry by the time we take them out anyway.2) The bottom rack comes off track easily when pulling it in and out. This can cause your dishes to shift around depending on how full the bottom rack is. I might have picked a different dishwasher if I had known this.3) Very quiet. 4) Cleans dishes really well. Impressed.Overall I'd buy it again since dishwashers with similar ratings on CR cost almost twice as much. I'll take a quieter and better dishwasher and just learn to be more careful pulling the lower rack out.
Quiet & Controls on the Front.
from Cuenca, Ecuador
About Me Once-twice a week user
I love Bosch for Dishwashers and so does that Consumer Magazine - (you know the name)Quiet. Dependable. Controls on the front.
from Chicago IL
About Me Casual Cook
Comments about Bosch 24" Ascenta Series Black Built-In Dishwasher:
I can't believe that dishwasher makers still have not given us a good way to load bowls. Our family uses a lot of bowls, and once you put in about 4, you have no room for anything put plates. And if you load them up top, you have no room for glasses.Also, the pull out tray on the bottom does not have a good track, and comes off all the time when pulling it out.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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By Alpaca Man
from Northbrook, IL
Sooooo quiet you forget its running. Good racks, cleans well.
Service and delivery comments:
Delivery/installation was prompt and done correctly.
I love Bosch dishwashers
from New Buffalo, Mi
I have had Bosch dishwashers for many years in both my home an summerhomes. I will continue to have them whenever I need replacements. my familyIncluding my two sons an their families also have Bosch dishwashers and we allLove themI cannot say enough about the service we received from ABT, we have been customers for many years and when my sons began purchasing home appliances ABT was their choice. I feel it is not only the price but the ease of purchase due tothe knowledge that the sales force offers but the complete service the companyOffers.
Bosch 24" Ascenta Series Black Built-In
Attractive design, effective cleaning and energy efficient at a good price.
It's the Best, Bosch
It is so quiet that I hardly know it's working. My dishes and table ware are so clean with no water marks or stains. It also has a sanitize option that I almost always use. The only minus is I find it difficult to load. Considering this one minus I would still give this washer five stars. It's the best that I have ever owned.
Totally happy with product.
from Santa Cruz
This machine is great. Cost about the same as the GE I replaced with it. The GE was a dog, had 3 service calls during the warranty period, and never really got things clean. We had to prewash the dishes or they came out dirty. The Bosch gets the dishes really clean and does it almost noiselessly. It's only been installed for a couple of weeks, so I can't talk about reliability, but my daughter has a 13 year old Bosch that shows no sign of wanting to die.
I have no problems with the actual delivery, but I'm not too happy that it happened two days after the promised date. Abt needs to work with their delivery company (Pilot) to deliver on their promises. No doubt they have an excuse, but I don't want to hear it, do you?
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