PERFORMANCE - 72%
FEATURES - 78%
NOISE OUTPUT - 80%
DESIGN - 77%
PRICE - 78%
We liked the affordable price of the Bosch 800 Series SHX68T55UC and the low energy use it shows in operating. Besides, it's a nice unit that includes the standard features needed to make the dishes shiny and clean.
Bosch is offering their customers Bosch 800 Series SHX68T55UC, an affordable dishwasher that can do a great job in cleaning plenty of dishes while staying energy-efficient. Although the washing cycles and options are the standard ones and it doesn’t include many impressive features, you will find it extremely easy to use and you will be satisfied with its performance in cleaning your dishes. And when you consider the low price that ranges from $899 to $999, you will want to know more about this dishwasher.
The Bosch 800 Series SHX68T55UC is a very silent unit that only creates 44 decibels during a washing cycle so you can use it at any time. Also, the Energy Star rating makes the dishwasher extremely energy-efficient, with an estimated annual consumption of 258 kWh and a total cost of only $27. In addition to this rating, it includes an Eco-friendly wash cycle that uses low-temperature water and less time to minimize the water and energy use. However, there is not an option for an Eco-friendly drying that would use less energy to dry the dishes.
The spacious tall tub of this dishwasher allows you to load up to 16 place settings of all sizes and shapes due to the fully-adjustable racks and folding tines that make loading as easy as possible. The ease of use is continued with the capacitive controls of the hidden control panel that includes an InfoLight to let you know a cycle is running and a LED display that shows the remaining time
You get to choose between 6 basic washing cycles that include Normal, Auto, Express, Eco, Heavy and Rinse Only. There are also 5 additional washing options that extend the functionality of the unit, namely Half Load for when you need to wash a small number of dishes, Delicate for the sensitive Chinaware, Extra-shine for the silverware and demanding dishes, Delay Start so you can set the dishwasher to start within the next 24 hours, and Sanitize that uses high-temperature water to make sure the germs on the dishes are killed. This option is certified by the National Sanitation Foundation and it guarantees perfectly clean dishes that are safe for child use.
The tall tub of this dishwasher was designed in such way that you will be able to accommodate dishes of all sizes and shapes with extreme ease. The RackMatic system used on the upper rack lets you adjust the interior space to up to 9 positions so you can load the dishes you need and the removable silverware basket is perfect for small cutlery and utensils that usually spread inside the dishwasher.
There is a load size sensor that automatically adjusts the temperature of the water so the dishes will come out perfectly clean at the end of each washing cycle. Some customers have complained about this sensor as it sometimes creates troubles and keeps the unit from starting until you empty the water inside and restart it. The Bosch 800 Series also includes a condensation drying that makes sure the dishes are dried completely, although you might find them still moist at the end of the program.
Bosch SHX68T55UC is a built-in dishwasher that comes in the standard size to match any kitchen size, measuring 23.8 x 23.6 x 33.9 inches. You can easily fit it inside the cabinets without the need for major modifications, just make sure you have room to widely open the self-latching door so you can have easy access inside the tub.
In order to attract new customers, Bosch offers an impressive warranty that covers the parts and labor for the first year after the purchase, the racks, and electronics for the first five years while the door liner and tub are warranted for life. They also offer customer support so you can find a solution to any problem you might experience with the unit, which adds to the reliability of the product. Although there are still some question marks related to the performance of this dishwasher, it is worth considering as an option.
- Looks very nice
- It’s easy to load and use
- It’s very silent
- The price is more than affordable
- It doesn’t dry the dishes very well
- The sensor experiences some troubles
- Doesn’t include a hard food disposer
- The washing cycles are the basic ones