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Bosch Classixx SMS40A08GB Freestanding Standard Dishwasher - Stainless Steel

We love it. It’s in our Top 5! Bosch’s SMS40A08GB holds 12 sets of cutlery, glasses, plates and saucers in one go. Ideal for a household of 4-5 people. Wash your dishes in just 30 minutes with the Quick Wash feature. You can also use the SpeedPerfect programme which cuts up to 50% of the time it would usually take to wash your pots. It’ll stay in beautiful condition as the sleek stainless steel is finger print free, plus it comes with Bosch's 10 year Anti-Rust warranty.

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4.5 out of 5 customer rating

165 of 176 (93%) reviewers would recommend this product to a friend

Build Quality

  4.5 out of 5

Capacity

  4.4 out of 5

Ease of Use

  4.5 out of 5

Effectiveness

  4.4 out of 5

Features

  4.3 out of 5

Quietness

  4.6 out of 5

Product Reviews

"Quality as expected"

Pros: Easy to use, Good build quality, Quiet, looks good

Cons: none

"This dishwasher is alot quiter than previous model (NEFF). The dishes come out very clean, the top shelf moves up and down to allow the optimal layout for the size of dishes that we have. The option for an eco wash takes a lot longer than the standard wash for some reason and it seems to leave a little too much water vapour on and around the door."

40 of 40 people found this review helpful.

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Customer Rating:

Quietness:

4 / 5

Features:

3 / 5

Ease of Use:

4 / 5

Effectiveness:

5 / 5

Capacity:

4 / 5

Build Quality:

4 / 5

Reviewed by: Gruffalot

Location: Leicester, UK

Gender: Male

Age: 25 to 34

Family size: Couple

"Superb !"

Pros: Value for money, Easy to use, Good build quality, Quiet, looks good

Cons: none

"Excellent , quiet dishwasher with superb results. I had read some reports this dishwasher left the dishes wet after the cycle but if a decent rinse aid is used and the door left shut even after the cycle has finished, the machine continues to dry, so in short if you started the cycle before bed time, you would wake to very clean and dry dishes and cutlery. This is a welcomed upgrade to my previous troublesome Smeg dishwasher."

25 of 25 people found this review helpful.

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Customer Rating:

Quietness:

5 / 5

Features:

5 / 5

Ease of Use:

5 / 5

Effectiveness:

5 / 5

Capacity:

5 / 5

Build Quality:

5 / 5

Reviewed by: TommyGun

Gender: Male

Age: 45 to 54

Family size: Small Family

"i love you dishwasher"

Pros: Value for money, Easy to use, Good build quality, Quiet, looks good

Cons: baaaaad instructions

"Cant believe how quiet and how clean this thing is!

sometimes forget its on its that quiet.

Seems to be enough room for what we use it for and haven't had any problems yet.

looked around for a long time at different reviews and bosch always seemed a good make plus it comes with 2 years warranty.

Instructions are bad as they've tried to make them universal pictures however its simply a plug, a pipe to your water and the waste pipe out. done :)

100% recommend."

15 of 15 people found this review helpful.

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Customer Rating:

Quietness:

5 / 5

Features:

4 / 5

Ease of Use:

5 / 5

Effectiveness:

5 / 5

Capacity:

4 / 5

Build Quality:

5 / 5

Reviewed by: Pete80

"Brilliant washer"

Pros: Value for money, Easy to use, Good build quality, Quiet, looks good

Cons: none

"So quiet we had to check it was working. The 29 minute wash is great for everyday washing. Very pleased"

15 of 15 people found this review helpful.

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Customer Rating:

Quietness:

5 / 5

Features:

5 / 5

Ease of Use:

5 / 5

Effectiveness:

5 / 5

Capacity:

5 / 5

Build Quality:

5 / 5

Reviewed by: Drumgarron

Location: Wirral

Gender: Female

Age: 55 to 64

Family size: Large Family

"Fairly good"

Pros: Quiet, looks good

"Looks good, build seems pretty good, washes well on Intensive. Very long wash cycles though, moderate drying capability and occasionally the tablet dispenser fails to operate"

13 of 13 people found this review helpful.

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Customer Rating:

Quietness:

4 / 5

Features:

3 / 5

Ease of Use:

3 / 5

Effectiveness:

3 / 5

Capacity:

4 / 5

Build Quality:

4 / 5

Reviewed by: VFMHunter

"Very disappointed"

Pros: Quiet, delayed start feature

Cons: poor quality, Expensive, does not dry - on any wash, extremely poor quality materials used, poor design on rack rails

"Had previous Bosch for more than ten years, excellent quality and reliable, cleaned really well and only problem was that it wouldn't dry things towards the end of its life.

However this one is genuinely just BAD!.

Brand new - it is worse than the old one. We have to dry everything that comes out of it with a dish towel, and re-wash at least two items each time. The bottom rack falls off the rails every time you try and load it, the quality of the materials used is awful - the top rack snapped within a week! Best feature is the delayed start - very useful, if it washed properly!

If I could get my old machine back I would swap it today.

Do not waste your money on this machine."

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

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Customer Rating:

Quietness:

3 / 5

Features:

3 / 5

Ease of Use:

2 / 5

Effectiveness:

1 / 5

Capacity:

3 / 5

Build Quality:

1 / 5

Reviewed by: Bedfordmum

Location: Bedfordshire

Gender: Female

Age: 45 to 54

Family size: Small Family

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Bosch Classixx SMS40A08GB specification

Product Detail   Feature Videos
Dimensions (H)84.5 x (W)60.0 x (D)60.0  
Water Supply Cold Only Fill
Annual Energy Consumption 285.6 Kwh  
Energy Consumption 1.02 Kwh  
Water Consumption 12 Litres  
Annual Water Consumption 3360 Litres  
Wash Performance A Rated  
Drying Performance A Rated  
Number of Place Settings 12 Place Setting
Number of Wash Temperatures 3  
Adjustable Racking Yes
Control Panel Lock Yes  
Delay Timer Length 24 Hours  
Height Adjustable Top Basket Yes
Rinse Aid Indicator Yes
Salt Level Indicator Yes  
Load Sensor Yes  
Brand Bosch  
Colour Stainless Steel  
Category Standard Dishwashers  
SKU SMS40A08GB_SI  
Standard Programmes   Feature Videos
Half Load Function Yes
Pre Rinse Yes  
Quick Wash Yes  
Make Life Easier   Feature Videos
Number of Programmes 4  
Delay Timer Yes
Unique Features   Feature Videos
DosageAssist Yes  
HydroSensor III Yes
SpeedPerfect Yes  
Water Control System Yes
Standard   Feature Videos
Annual Energy Cost Based On 15.44p/Unit 44.0966 pounds  
Previous Model SMS40A06GB  
Warranty   Feature Videos
Manufacturer Warranty 2 Year(s)  
How Well Does It Perform   Feature Videos
Energy Rating A+ Rated
Noise Level 48 dB
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Bosch AvantiXX SMS40A08GB

The Bosch SMS40A08GB has clever adjustable racking that allows you to fit in all sorts of sizes and shapes of pans. Casserole dishes, roasting trays, and punch bowls-they’ll all easily fit in because the top basket can be adjusted to 3 different levels to make way for anything you’re washing. Don’t worry about keeping your machine in mint condition either, as Bosch offer a 10 year Anti-Rust warranty as standard with this model.

There are 4 programmes to choose from on the AvantiXX SMS40A08GB dishwasher. These include the Intensive at 70°C for heavily soiled dishes with burnt on grease, Economy at 50°C – a longer but more environmentally friendly wash using less water, Quick Wash 45°C for an everyday load and the Pre Rinse to get rid of any excess grime or hard to shift food.

The HydroSensor technology in the Bosch AvantiXX SMS40A08GB uses sensors in the dishwasher to measure the cleanliness in the pre-rinse water then decides whether or not it can be reused in the main cycle. This can save you up to 4 litres of water per cycle.

The Bosch also uses automatic detergent detection, which gets the most out of your detergent. It has clever load sensor technology that detects the load of your dishes and uses the best amount of water and energy. Great for saving a few pennies on electricity. And it has Aquamix which softens particularly hard water to protect delicate items; all this makes the wash as efficient as possible.

If you’re planning on staying out all night, why not take advantage of the delay start button? You can set the dishwasher to start between 1 and 24 hours in advance, so you can have the clean dishes ready for breakfast after a long night shift. And the SMS40A08GB won’t cost you much to run either as it has an impressive A + energy rating.

It won't wake anyone up either because this dishwasher runs at an almost silent 48 decibels, that’s 10 decibels quieter than a normal conversation – you’ll barely know it’s on.

 

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