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Bosch 18" Stainless Built-In Dishwasher - SPE5ES55UC

Abt Model: SPE5ES55SS | UPC Code: 825225802136
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Regular Price $899.00
$809.00  
9 Place Setting Capacity/ 4 Wash Cycles And 3 Options/ Variable Spray Pressure/ ActiveTab Tray Optimizes Detergent Dissolving/ AquaStop Plus 4-Part Leak Protection/ Multi-Function LED With Remaining Time/ Automatically Adjustable Upper Rack/ Stainless Steel Finish
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Bosch 18" Stainless Steel Built-In Dishwasher, Model SPE5ES55SS

Features:

General

  • 46 dBA- Quietest in its class
  • ActiveTab™ Tray Optimizes Detergent Dissolving
  • Water Softener Ensures Perfect Cleaning Results
  • AquaStop® Plus 4-Part Leak Protection Works 24/7

Design

  • Stainless Steel EuroTub
  • Silver Painted Fascia in Stainless Steel
  • Red Remaining Time Display

Performance

  • 46 dBA- Quietest in its class
  • 4 Wash Cycles and 3 Options
  • Sanitize Option eliminates bacteria and enhances drying results
  • Variable Spray Pressure
  • ActiveTab™ Tray Optimizes Detergent Dissolving
  • Water Softener Ensures Perfect Cleaning Results

Efficiency

  • 259 kwh/yr - Energy Star®
  • Exceeds ENERGY STAR Requirements for Water by 68%
  • EcoSense™ Reduces Energy Usage by up to 20%
  • Half Load Option for small loads

Convenience

  • AquaStop® Plus 4-Part Leak Protection Works 24/7
  • Multi-Function LED with Remaining Time
  • 24 h Delay Start Timer
  • Rinse Cycle- Instead of PreRinsing

Capacity

  • 9 Place Setting Capacity
  • Premium Racks for Flexible Loading
  • RackMatic® Automatically Adjustable Upper Rack
  • Flexible Silverware Basket

Specifications:

Quietness

  • Silence level (dBA): 46 dB

Efficiency

  • Energy Star® qualified: Yes
  • Energy Consumption (kWh/yr): 259 kWh

Capacity

  • Number of place settings: 9
  • Upper Rack: mid
  • Lower Rack: mid
  • Adjustable upper rack: Rackmatic 3-stage
  • Flip tines in lower rack: 2
  • Silverware basket: Standard

General

  • Number of programs: 4
  • Program 1: Power Scrub Plus US
  • Program 2: Auto US
  • Program 3: Regular US
  • Program 4: Rinse & Hold US
  • Number of options: 3
  • Cycle Options: half load, Sanitation, time delay
  • Tub material: Stainless steel
  • Concealed heating element: Yes
  • Display: Yes
  • Leak Protection System: 24/7 Aqua Stop Plus
  • Water softener: Yes
  • Variable spray pressure: Yes
  • Sanitized indicator light: Yes
  • Filtration type: 3-fold corrugated
  • Five-level wash: Yes
  • ChildLock: Yes

Certifications

  • Approval certificates: CSA, UL
  • Sanitizing wash cycle(s): Yes
  • ADA Compliant: Yes

Electrical

  • Watts: 1300 W
  • Current: 12 A
  • Volts: 120 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz
  • Tub type: EuroTub/ADA
  • Plug type: 120V-3 prong

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 32-1/16"
  • Width: 17-5/8"
  • Depth: 22-9/16"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 72 lbs
  • Shipping: 76 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
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Installation TypeBuilt In
Cycles4
TypeBuilt In
Size (inches)18
ADA CompliantNo
Height (inches)32.06
Width (inches)18
Depth (inches)22.56
Depth with Door Open47.25
Delay Start1-24 Hrs
Drying OptionsNo Heat
Food DisposerNo
Stainless Steel InteriorYes
Number of Wash Arms3
Number of Wash Cycle Programs4
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year
  

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Bosch 18" Stainless Built-In Dishwasher
 
4.5

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cleans well (8)
  • Quiet (8)
  • Attractive (6)
  • Easy to load (6)
  • Simple controls (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small kitchens (7)
    • General purpose (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual cook (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Getting the most out of 18"

    Our kitchen won't fit a 24" dishwasher but this one holds so much that it's softened the disappointment of not having a larger capacity dishwasher. The adjustable tines and adjustable top basket...Read complete review

    Our kitchen won't fit a 24" dishwasher but this one holds so much that it's softened the disappointment of not having a larger capacity dishwasher. The adjustable tines and adjustable top basket allow you to load just about any combination of dishes. We're also really impressed that it cleans our plastic container lids without blowing them all over the top basket yet cleans with enough power to get even baked on food off. It's so quiet that, at first, we weren't sure if it was running or not until we saw the timer ticking down the minutes. We used to have to wait to run the dishwasher until the baby was up but now the baby can sleep within feet of the dishwasher with no problem.

    We have an in home water softener/filtration system so we don't use the build in water softener at all. We were worried at first about having one in the dishwasher since we knew we didn't need it but you can bypass it very easily if you don't need it.

    Certainly not least of all, the dishes come out clean. We use a rinse aid as the manufacturer recommends and the dishes come out clean and dry.

    Love the stainless steel interior and nylon racks. The old dishwasher racks started to rust after so many years but that won't be the case with this one.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Quite and handsomebut dishes are not dry

    The dishes are not dry but it's WAY quieter than other models I've lived with.

    The dishes are not dry but it's WAY quieter than other models I've lived with.

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    5.0

    Quiet little dishwasher

    By Liz

    from Chicago IL

    About Me Avid Cook

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Cleans Well
    • Easy To Load
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Smaller Kitchens

      Comments about Bosch 18" Stainless Built-In Dishwasher:

      I can barely hear the hushed sounds of this dishwasher as it works--what a pleasant surprise. And it does an excellent job of cleaning. I'm very happy with the purchase.

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      4.0

      good for small kitchens

      By gozog

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Once-twice a week user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive design
      • Cleans well
      • Definitely better than my old dishwasher
      • Quiet
      • Useful programs and options

      Cons

      • Doesn't Dry Completely
      • Too Small For Some Items

      Best Uses

      • Delicate Items
      • Pots and pans
      • Wine glasses

      Comments about Bosch 18" Stainless Built-In Dishwasher:

      Replaced a portable dishwasher. Great improvement. Could do a better job drying. Dries better if you open the door at the end of the cycle. Seems to clean better if you use the salt for water softening, but dishwasher salt seems to be ridiculously expensive.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivery was prompt. Unit in good condition.

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      4.0

      Sleek design and super efficient

      By Jenny

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Once-twice a week user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive design
      • Cleans well
      • Energy Efficient
      • Quiet
      • Useful programs and options

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Bosch 18" Stainless Built-In Dishwasher:

          Unfortunately my kitchen could only accomodate an 18" dishwasher...why they're more expensive than a standard size is beyond me, but I digress. The Bosch was by far the nicest dishwasher I saw at Abt. The other options just seemed so junky. This looks great in my kitchen - it has a very slim profile and looks really high end. It is super quiet...I sometimes forget that it's even on because you can hardly hear it running. It's definitely small but works for my household. My only criticism is the spacing of the tines on the racks. My dinner plates have a large rim around them and I really have to jam them in there. It's also kind of hard to figure out how to arrange bowls and cups on the upper rack, but given the small size it's not really that big of a deal.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Almost perfect

          By Sarah the casual cook

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Casual Cook

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Cleans Well
          • Easy To Load
          • Energy Efficient
          • Quiet
          • Simple Controls

          Cons

          • Long Cycle

          Best Uses

          • Smaller Kitchens

          Comments about Bosch 18" Stainless Built-In Dishwasher:

          I really like this dishwasher. The only negative is it takes about 2 hours to wash/dry. Not a major deal since it's so quiet.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          SO QUIET! Makes dishwashing a

          By QueenofCheap

          from Rural Nebraska

          About Me Casual Cook

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Cleans Well
          • Easy To Load
          • SUPER QUIET

          Cons

          • No Dishwasher Salt Sample
          • No Hardness Test Strip

          Best Uses

          • 2d Unit 4 A Large Kitchen
          • Smaller Kitchens

          Comments about Bosch 18" Stainless Built-In Dishwasher:

          The internal water softening system is a godsend for the brutally hard water where I live. It would have been nice to have a sample water hardness test strip packed in with the unit. (The strips are available as a courtesy via Bosch customer service.) Would also have been nice to have a sample pack of dishwasher salt. Because I live in a rural area, I had no access locally to either of the above so had to wait 2 more weeks to order these items via Amazon to use the dishwasher for the first time. You can prepare better than I did. Call Bosch in advance to ask what you will need if you are unsure.
          This dishwasher uses less detergent because it uses less water. All I had on had were Finish All in 1 Powerballs. I'm breaking them in half. In the future I might buy powder and measure out a tablespoon.

          I bought an 18 inch dishwasher to replace an old one. Didn't want to remodel my kitchen so used the existing undercounter space. Somehow this Bosch seems larger than the brand I had before. Probably due to its superior design. If I had a huge kitchen this unit would also be great near a bar or refrigerator just to keep the glassware always ready.

          There is a amber colored protective film on the exterior of the door which should be removed to reveal the stainless steel beneath. Even the installer didn't notice this, and initially I mistakenly thought there was an error.

          This unit is so quiet It Is A DREAM COME TRUE.
          Bosch customer service is excellent and will walk you through anything.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Perfect little 18"

          By Berrico

          from Columbia, MD

          About Me Casual Cook

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Cleans Well
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Purpose
            • Smaller Kitchens

            Comments about Bosch 18" Stainless Built-In Dishwasher:

            We bought this item because the house we recently purchased did not have a dishwasher but did have an 18" cabinet beside the sink that could be removed. It fits perfectly! This little guy fills up pretty quickly but is nicely designed to fit as many dishes as possible. It is the quietest dishwasher I have ever used and so far it seems to do an excellent job cleaning up (certainly better than the hand washing my husband was doing!). Overall I'm ecstatic about the purchase!

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Quite and handsomebut dishes are not dry

            By nad

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Casual Cook

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy To Load
            • Packs In A Lot Of Dishes
            • Quiet
            • Simple Controls

            Cons

            • Clunky Controls
            • Doesn't Dry Well
            • Long Cycle

            Best Uses

            • Smaller Kitchens

            Comments about Bosch 18" Stainless Built-In Dishwasher:

            The dishes are not dry but it's WAY quieter than other models I've lived with.

            Comment on this review

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Getting the most out of 18"

            By Little Muskrat

            from Endicott, NY

            About Me Avid Cook

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Cleans Well
            • Easy To Load
            • Lots of loading options
            • Quiet
            • Simple Controls
            • Washes lite plastic items

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Delicate Items
              • General Purpose
              • Smaller Kitchens

              Comments about Bosch 18" Stainless Built-In Dishwasher:

              Our kitchen won't fit a 24" dishwasher but this one holds so much that it's softened the disappointment of not having a larger capacity dishwasher. The adjustable tines and adjustable top basket allow you to load just about any combination of dishes. We're also really impressed that it cleans our plastic container lids without blowing them all over the top basket yet cleans with enough power to get even baked on food off. It's so quiet that, at first, we weren't sure if it was running or not until we saw the timer ticking down the minutes. We used to have to wait to run the dishwasher until the baby was up but now the baby can sleep within feet of the dishwasher with no problem.

              We have an in home water softener/filtration system so we don't use the build in water softener at all. We were worried at first about having one in the dishwasher since we knew we didn't need it but you can bypass it very easily if you don't need it.

              Certainly not least of all, the dishes come out clean. We use a rinse aid as the manufacturer recommends and the dishes come out clean and dry.

              Love the stainless steel interior and nylon racks. The old dishwasher racks started to rust after so many years but that won't be the case with this one.

              Service and delivery comments:

              There was some delay in delivery because the 18" had to be ordered, then arrive at Abt then get shipped out. We talked to a customer service rep when our order status said "back ordered." The rep was very helpful in explaining what "back ordered" meant and when to expect deliver. Everything went as expected from there.

              Comment on this review

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              As advertised - amazing at great price

              By Dave

              from NYC

              About Me Gourmet Chef

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Cleans Well
              • Easy To Load
              • Quiet
              • Simple Controls

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Purpose
                • Smaller Kitchens

                Comments about Bosch 18" Stainless Built-In Dishwasher:

                Great dishwasher - easy install and great design. Very VERY quiet, uses little water and soap, great results. It is a SMALL dishwasher (and I have a studio apartment) - one or two pots and pans will fill space quickly - but great for all purpose plates, silverware and glasses.

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Looks and performs great!

                By AT

                from Miami, Florida

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Looks great
                • Silent
                • Upper rack adjusts

                Cons

                • Haven't Found Any Yet

                Best Uses

                • Small apts

                Comments about Bosch 18" Stainless Built-In Dishwasher:

                I live alone and use the dishwasher about once a week. Can't hear it when it is on and looks and fits great in my small kitchen.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Product was dispatched within the 14 day timeframe and Pilot delivered it to my door without any hitches.

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