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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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By Diva Mama
from Northbrook, IL
Comments about Bosch 24" Ascenta Series Black Built-In Dishwasher:
I purchased a Bosch for the first time and found that it held a lot more dishes than it appeared to hold. You may need to experiment with how you load it because the dish prongs are different from other machines. The shelves and prongs are adjustable so you have many ways to set them to fit tall or large items. I read the reviews about dishes not drying but found if I use the auto setting with sanitize they come out just fine. This is a longer cycle, 2.5 hours, but I set it at night and wake up to clean dry dishes. It is very quiet and does a good job at cleaning.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Very quiet dishwasher
from Washington DC Metro Area
About Me Every day user
Comments about Bosch 24" Ascenta Series Stainless Steel Built-In Dishwasher:
Prior to purchasing a dishwasher, I looked at Consumer Reports, and Bosch was listed as one of the best and most reliable brands. I found a model within my price range that was listed as a recommended buy. I've had the dishwasher for a month, and I'm very happy with it.
Service and delivery comments:
This was my first purchase through ABT and I highly recommend them, and will purchase from them again. They offered the best price, and their service was outstanding. They work with a terrific delivery service, and I received email updates throughout the shipping and delivery process.
I would buy this product again.
from Northbrook il
About Me Every other day user
Comments about Bosch 24" Ascenta White Built-In Dishwasher:
I use it every other day. I love that it has a sanitize button.
The delivery went great. The delivery person was very knowledgeable.
By Andy G
from Hoffman Estates, Il
About Me Selective user
Real quite, excellent job
By Washer I Am
from Des Plaines, IL
We purchased a CR-Recommended Bosch Ascenta dishwasher a few weeks ago, and so far we are very pleased with its performance.
The Abt installer was a dishwasher "specialist;" he did an excellent job.
from Midlothian Il
Tub is smaller than our last washer. However, this machine is much more quiet and has a faster wash cycle.
Delivery was excellent as we expect from ABT.
I liked my 9 year old better then this new module.
By columbia joe
from Chicago il
About Me Once-twice a week user
The detergent recomended by bosch never totaly disolve. My water is hot and i run a long cycle. I will try putting the tablet in the base of the unit and see if this works.
Delivery was great and instalation was great.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
A dishwasher that actually washes dishes!!!
About Me Every day user, Heavy duty user/large household
After a dismal performance over the past 2 years from a previous "energy efficient" unit made by/through Whirlpool we had had enough. Not sure why energy efficient equals poor performance; since the Bosch brand seems to have figured this out even in the presence of excessive government restrictions on water and electricity usage. I was very close to just using paper plates and plastic utensils and washing pots and pans by hand. Even the installation process was simple and intuitive. If I could have rated the unit over 5 stars I would have.
Exceptional delivery service, no hands were out looking for something extra!!! I do believe in tipping for delivery service where proper to do so.
Quiet, resonably priced dishwasher
from Chicagoland, IL
Being the only dishwasher on CR's list of recommended dishwashers for less than $1000, it was the obvious choice for me. With a full household, the dishwasher is used at least every other day, sometimes every day.Installation was not any more (or less) difficult than any other dishwasher, in other words, it will take some time to get it hooked up and into place. I installed it using a braided hose and BX cable, with the drain line running to the side of the sink without the garbage disposal.The dishwasher is very, very quiet. It uses dense foam insulation on the sides and kickplate, unlike the paper-thin plastic coated fiberglass on my old dishwasher. Cycle time is 2:25 on auto mode for me, with rinse aid set to the lowest level. My best guess is the wash time is actually about 1:50, with the remaining time for drying the dishes. There are other cycles to choose from but I have not tried them (I never used them on my previous dishwasher). The top rack has two adjustable features, one a vertical row of tines, the other a horizontal row for double stacking cups. The later is too short for the mugs I use, and the former is just a little too narrow to fit the tumblers we use. Of course, YMMV. In the end it means there are usually a few cups that need to be cleaned in the sink because I can't pack it to the gills. Note that you need to clean the filter manually. It's not much work, it simply pops out of the bottom with a twist, and a quick rinse under hot water cleans it effectively.
Delivery was within the time window. The delivery team brought it into the kitchen on the first floor.
The dishwasher is great
This was an open box special so the price was amazing as well as the Bosch reliability
The delivery was prompt, but the technician forgot to turn back on the hot water. This was easily fixed with another service call
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