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New Bosch Dishwashers – The 500 Series – SHX55RL5UC

Written by Appliance Dude | August 3rd, 2011

Bosch has revamped their dishwasher line and it looks as if they have significantly upped the ante so we’re going to take a look at what’s new.

In this post I’m going to focus on the 500 series which is Bosch’s most popular line in the US.
Though the 500 series falls in the middle of their offerings, the most value can be found in this line, as some of the 500-series models offer features that can only be found in top-of-the-line models from domestic dishwasher makers, all while coming in at reasonable price points.

My personal favorite in the old lineup was the SHX45L15UC, otherwise known as the SHX45P05UC (same model, just a different sku). I own this dishwasher and can state firsthand that it is not only extremely quiet, but packed with features that you would normally find in a $1000+ dishwasher.
Bosch has now improved on the SHX45’s design, replacing it with the new SHX55RL5UC.
The SHX55RL5UC features:
– Stainless steel tub
– 4 wash cycles
– 46 decibels (improving on the SHX45’s 47 decibel rating)
– 14 place setting capacity
– 19 hour delay start timer
– Sanitize option
– Half load cycle for small loads

Energy efficient, quiet and dependable. The best part is that the SHX55RL5UC can be had for less than $1000, whereas it is bringing value to the table that you’d normally see in a $1200 dw.

This dishwasher is only available in stainless. If you want one in black or white or with a recessed handle, you would have to look at the SHE55R5 (recessed handle) or the SHX55R5 (bar handle). These two dishwasher are also 1db quieter, coming in at 46dbs.

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2 Responses

  1. Liz Sahlman says:

    What is the difference between the SHX55RL5UC and the SHX55R55UC. Looking on the Bosch site it appears that the top racks are different if so what is this difference? Thanks

    • Jonathan says:

      Liz, sorry I replied to the wrong comment. There is no discernible difference between the two 55’s. Buy whichever one is less expensive!

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