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Bosch SHX55R55UC 500 24″ Stainless Steel Fully Integrated Dishwasher

Bosch SHX55R55UC 500It’s a dream of any modern homemaker to have a fully functional kitchen with all the modern conveniences and gadgets that make working in the kitchen and preparing food as fast and easy as possible. If you have a large family and you can afford it, a fully integrated dishwasher is a kitchen appliance that is right for you. After all that cooking, you definitely need help in cleaning up.

It is a tedious task to immerse your hands in water, washing all the dirty dishes, glassware and cutlery and spending additional time scrubbing dirty pans and pots thick with grease and dried up food particles. A fully integrated dishwasher will do the job for you; keep your dishes and all your kitchen utensils clean and sanitized and give you back the time you normally spend washing up to do other chores, help your children with their homework or basically relax after preparing dinner for the whole family.

The Bosch SHX55R55UC 500 24″ Stainless Steel Built-In Dishwasher is a dream come true. It is sleekly designed, with its stainless body giving your kitchen a splashy and modern look and its color blending well with the other kitchen appliances that you already have. It’s not just looks though as this Bosch 500 series dishwasher has plenty of features, such as eliminating the need to pre-soak your dishes. It is also capable of scrubbing and polishing your dishes and utensils.

The SHX55R55UC is not overly large, which is a big plus. It is only 33 7/8 inches high, nearly 24 inches wide and about 23 inches deep. It can easily fit under your countertop. You have total control of the functions of this dishwasher. It’s got a multifunction LED display which can show you the remaining time of the dishwashing process. A 19-hour delay function is a big help to schedule when you want the dishwasher to run.

The Bosch 500 series dishwasher is made to perform quietly, with only a 46-decibel rating. It has sanitize options, an EcoSense to reduce energy consumption and half-load cycle to save on water further.

Product Features

Design

The Bosch 500 series fully integrated dishwasher has real stainless steel fascia panel as well as stainless steel interior. Its LED multifunction board shows the remaining time in its display. It’s got a wide handle for easy door opening. All of its function buttons are located on top of the dishwasher.

Dishwasher performance

The SHX55R55UC is the quietest dishwashing machine in its class, operating at only 46dBA. It is equipped with four wash cycles plus two additional options. The Sanitize option increases the drying results of the machine aside from eliminating bacteria. The dishwasher is also equipped with a proprietary InfoLight Beams that shine on the floor to let you know that the dishwasher is still running. Moreover it has a 19-hour delay function for your convenience, allowing you to schedule when you want to run the dishwasher. Likewise, it comes equipped with a registered AquaStop, a system to protect against leak.

Efficiency

One very convenient feature of the Bosch 500 series is that it is capable of running half load cycles if you only have a small load, thus giving you great savings in power and resources. It is one efficient and resource-saving machine, which could save you more than 280 gallons of water each year, even exceeding the Energy Star water requirement by 69%. It is Energy Star-compliant and only consumes 259kwh annually. Its registered EcoSense system further reduces by 20% the dishwasher’s energy consumption.

Capacity

The Bosch 500 series has the capacity for a 14 place setting and an adjustable upper rack. The dishwasher had duo-flex silverware basket and 500 series racks. It is equipped with an extra-tall item sprinkler to clean items that are 22 inches high.

Specifications

This 500 series dishwasher from Bosch has a full stainless steel tub with concealed heating element. It has a five-level wash system and triple filtration system. It is NSF certified with a light indicator when the sanitation program is running. There are two upper rack cup shelves, a small upper rack for cutlery and a spray head for baking sheets.

Product Summary

The Bosch SHX55R55UC 24″ Stainless Steel Fully Integrated Dishwasher 500 series is an efficient dishwasher that not only gives a kitchen a modern and stylish look. It is a hardworking piece of kitchen appliance that keeps your dishes and utensils thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. It has so many built in cost-saving functions that make this dishwasher a favorite among consumers. It eliminates the need to soak scrub and polish the dishes as it does these functions itself.

The design is sleek and sturdy, with real stainless steel fascia panel and interior tub. It is small in size compared to other built-in dishwashers, saving on space. It is programmable for up to a 19-hour delay; performs very quietly, with the LED panel showing the remaining time for the dishwashing process. It has indicator lights to let the homeowner know that the sanitize function is running. Even with its whole complement of full dishwashing functions, the SHX55R55UC is a resources- and energy-saving machine.

Pros and Cons

Most owners praise the SHX55R55UC’s design, its quiet performance, its simple controls, energy efficiency and its capability to clean the items well.

On the other hand, they complain about the awkwardness of loading items into the dishwasher, the long cycle for cleaning and the fact that the dishes are not dried that well.

Top 5 Bosch Dishwashers

From what started as the “Worshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering” in 1886 Bosch has gone a long way in consistently giving the world high quality products and services. With its firm commitment to deliver innovative products “invented for Life” is the company’s commitment to deliver energy efficient products in which it has excelled. As proof, the company had been given the Energy Star Partner of the Year Award for two consective years, in2009 and again in 2010. In 2011, EPA gave Bosch another prestigious award–the Energy Star Sustained Excellence Award in recognition for the company’s continued commitment and thrust to develop energy efficient products. So if you are looking for an energy efficient dishwasher it is worthwhile considering a Bosch dishwasher. Two of its dishwashers ranked number 1 and 11 in the Best Dishwasher list of a leading consumer publication in 2011, Bosch’s 125th year. Of the many dishwashers Bosch now has in the market here are 5 of the most highly rated ones.

Bosch 800 Series SHX68R55UCBosch 800 Series SHX68R55UC

The Bosch 800 Series SHX55R55UC dishwasher is a very basic unit with just a few cycles and options. It has four different wash cycles: heavy, auto, normal and half-load and just two options: delay start and sanitize. But despite having probably one of the fewest cycles and options this unit has been found to efficiently clean even heavily soiled dishes. It is NSF certified for sanitation.

This dishwasher from Bosch can fit up to 14 place settings per load onto its upper and lower racks. Unlike many dishwasher units which have two and often times three spray arms, the Bosch 800 Series SHX55R55UC only has one yet this dishwasher has been favorably rated for cleaning efficiency. Among thousands of dishwasher brands and models in the market the Bosch 800 Series SHX55R55UC made it as #8 in the 2013 Top Ten Reviews for dishwashers rating high in functionality and a perfect 10 in warranty coverage.

This Bosch dishwasher has a sleek and classy exterior with its controls hidden along the top of its door. It also has an InfoLight, which casts a beam of light on the floor when the unit is running a cycle.

The Bosch 800 Series SHX55R55UC dishwasher’s great advantage is its low sound level of just 46 decibels and its low energy consumption. This unit only consumes 259 kwh/year, which translates to just $27 annually which is low compared to those of other brands in its category. This 24’ stainless steel dishwasher unit costs $1,079.00.

Bosch 800 Plus Series SHX3AR75UCBosch 800 Plus Series SHX3AR75UC

If you think a dishwasher with a sound level of 46 dBA is the quietest dishwasher one can have you are wrong. Bosch 800 Plus Series SHX3AR75UC has a sound level of 42 dBA making it the quietest in its category. But that is not all that the Bosch 800 Plus to make it the most highly rated in the Bosch dishwasher reviews.

While almost all dishwashers have just two racks, the Bosch 800 Plus Series SHX3AR75UC that has a 3rd rack for specially designed for silverware and utensils. With this extra rack more space is freed making it possible for this dishwasher to have enough room for big dinnerware pieces, pots and pans. Its extra tall item sprinkler system can clean items 22” tall. This dishwasher has a maximum capacity of 15 place settings.

This 24-inch stainless steel dishwasher from Bosch has 5 wash cycles including a delicate wash for fine China. It has three options including a 24 hour delay start that lets you program when you want the dishwasher to run a cycle. This means savings on electric cost if you program the dishwasher to run during non-peak hours when electric cost is lower.

The other pluses of this basic yet impressive dishwasher from Bosch are its ActiveTab Tray that maximizes detergent dissolving and its built-in water softener that both ensure spotlessly clean and sparking dishes. Another well-rated feature of the Bosch 800 Plus Series SHX3AR75UC is AquaStop Plus which is a 4-part leak protection system that comes with an electromagnetic valve that shuts water on and off at the water pipe itself.

Like all dishwashers from Bosch, the Bosch 800 Plus Series SHX3AR75UC is Energy Star certified with an energy efficiency 27% higher than Federal Standard. It consumes 2.22 gallons per cycle, which will let you save up to 484 gallons of water each year. Estimated annual energy consumption is 259 kilowatt hours. This Bosch dishwasher costs $1,299.00.

Bosch 300 Series SHX43R55UCBosch 300 Series SHX43R55UC

The Bosch 300 Series SHX43R55UC is another basic dishwasher from Bosch that is tops when you talk of energy and water savings. This 24 inch stainless built-in dishwasher consumes 259 kwh per year, which would cost approximately $27 per year. This unit can also save up some 280 gallons of water per year, which exceeds energy star requirements for water by 69%. This sleek quiet dishwasher unit from Bosch has a sound level of 48dBA.

This 14 place setting stainless steel dishwasher has only 1 spray arm, which somehow limits flexibility in stacking items to be washed. It has four wash cycles which includes a heavy wash cycle but without a hard food disposer. Having just one spray arm and fewer wash cycles than most dishwashers now available some reviews say this unit has a limited cleaning capacity and may require users to pre-wash heavily soiled items by hand. In the absence of a fan to dry up dishes this unit has a superior sanitizing option that heats rinse water to a high temperature leading to fast evaporation and therefore spotless germ free dishes. This dishwasher’s upper rack is adjustable with some tines having a fold-down feature to accommodate large items.

This Bosch 300 Series dishwasher has a stainless steel exterior with black detailing for that modern look. The control panel that is not touch sensitive is on the upper part of the door hidden from view for that minimalist clean look. This dishwasher model from Bosch also has an InfoLight that beams on the floor when the unit is running. It also has the AquaStop leak protection system like other Bosch dishwasher units. This unit costs $804.60.

Bosch Ascenta Series SHX3AR75UCBosch Ascenta Series SHX3AR75UC

The Bosch Ascenta Series SHX3AR75UC is a stainless steel 14 place setting capacity dishwasher that just does not have an attractive classy modern look but like all other Bosch dishwashers has excellent energy saving features.

This dishwasher from Bosch has 6 wash cycles which includes a Power Scrub Plus cycle for heavily soiled dishes, an express wash cycle which takes around 30 minutes and a Delicate/Economy cycle which is best for washing fine China. Like other well rated Bosch dishwasher models the Bosch Ascenta has the AquaStop leak protection and Sanitize options the former preventing spill offs in case of the dishwasher leaks while the latter ensuring that dishes come out not just spotless but germ free as well.

The Bosch Ascenta Series SHX3AR75UC has 2 racks and three powerful spray arms capable of loosening dried food leftovers and effectively removing grease.

The Bosch Ascenta Series SHX3AR75UC has a sound level of 50 dBA and consumes an estimated 279 kilowatt hours per year which is more or less costs $30. With this dishwasher from Bosch you save up to 280 gallons of water each year compared to other dishwashers of its kind. With this reduced water consumption this Bosch dishwasher has surpassed the Energy star requirement for water by 69%.

This dishwasher’s exterior is beautifully designed and made of stainless steel with a recessed handle. It costs $714.00 more or less.

Bosch 500 Series SHX55R55UCBosch 500 Series SHX55R55UC

The Bosch 500 Series SHX55R55UC is another energy efficient dishwasher from Bosch with a maximum loading capacity of 14 place settings. It has 2 racks and 1 powerful spray arm. Like other Bosch series the Bosch 500 Series SHX55R55UC has the amazing AquaStop Leak Protection system, which is so designed to detect leaks at the base of the dishwasher. Once a leak is detected the dishwasher automatically stops and pumps out water to avoid spill-offs and/or damage to the floor. This dishwasher from Bosch also has the highly rated sanitize option that increases the temperature of a cycle not just to kill bacteria but also to thoroughly dry the dishes for spotless and sanitized dishes. Another Bosch signature feature that this Bosch model has is the InfoLight, which casts a beam of light on the floor to signal that the dishwasher is running a cycle. This Bosch dishwasher also has a Delay Start option, which gives users the option to delay operation to up to 19 hours.

Energy efficiency is definitely a main feature of the Bosch 500 Series SHX55R55UC like other Bosch dishwasher models. The 500 Series SHX55R55UC exceeds Energy Star requirements by nearly 70 percent. With this dishwasher you can save up to 280 gallons of water per year and use only 259 kilowatts per year, which is worth approximately $27. This dishwasher’s sound level is likewise low like other Bosch models. It is at 46dBA, which is probably the lowest in its class. This stainless steel dishwasher with a modern look that could easily blend in in any kitchen costs $894.00.