Pros: Value for money, Easy to use, Good build quality, Quiet, looks good, washes well
"We've had Indesit, Zanussi, Whirlpool and, until last week, Hotpoint dishwashers and this is our first Bosch, chosen for their reputation on build and quality. We are delighted with it.
This dishwasher doesn't have loads of programs but we didn't want loads as we only usually use one or two anyway. The first wash we did we used the Normal 65° which washed brilliantly but did take well over 2 hours to complete (but that is to be expected on an A+ rated appliance). Next wash we tried the quick 45° which only takes 29 minutes. On the whole this worked really well but there were a few items that had a bit of "baked on" food which this wash failed to shift so this wash is ideal for lightly soiled items (plates etc)
We now use the normal wash but switch on "speed perfect" which decreases the time down to around 1 hour and 20 minutes. According to the manual using this will increase water and energy consumption but at least you have the choice.
There are also customiseable features by pressing the start button and turning the dial (such as salt useage, rinse aid useage, power options at end of wash, and intensive drying which uses a hotter final rinse)
We chose the black one to go into our kitchen and it looks the part being a lovely glossy black.
Whilst most people say this machine is quiet, a few have complained about it being noisy. In my opinion it's quiet. We have an open plan kitchen/diner/family room and the noise the machine makes in no way interferes with things like watching TV. There may be quieter models on the market but don't be put off with this one on that feature.
Although I couldn't call it a con, if there was one negative point I had to give it would be that the cutlery basket sits in a fixed position in the centre of the front row on the bottom rack. On our old Hotpoint the basket was designed so it could be positioned anywhere along this row which gave more flexibility but this is something we will get used to as you have to learn new ways to load a new dishwasher!
We're delighted with this machine and would definitely recommend."
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