Bosch is unloading heaps of love to consumers as they are now offering STEEP rebates on their dishwashers – in particular there is crazy money on the 800 + models…in some cases up to $200 on select units. Rebate expires on May 31…hit it now!
That’s always tough to answer because hearing is relative. However as you can see below, as you move up the decibel ladder, the volume of your dishwasher picks up considerably.
A three decibel difference literally doubles your volume. Yowza!
Is this a new trend with babies? I’m talking about the hat. My wife has always dressed our babies in hats and I just don’t get it. This baby looks like they’re ready for some apres-ski fun at a mountain lodge. C’mon moms, let’s see those lil’ heads!
It’s time to get deep into the Bosch 800 Plus series models!
The play is in the SHX/SHE/SHV9ER55UC and the SHX/SHE/SHV7ER55UC.
SHX – hidden controls, stainless
SHE – visible control panel stainless
SHV – custom panel
Both are rebated this month. $200 on the 9!
The 9 is the Porsche in the lineup, crazy performance, the looks, sexiness, hot pants!
The 7 is a great value considering what it is bringing to table. 42dbs, silverware tray up top…bangin!
I’m at it again…hopefully if you are shopping for a custom panel dishwasher this will be of some help. I obviously love the Bosch line, but will follow up with a focus on ASKO and KitchenAid in the near future.
I thought this was a worthy blog post because I had 3 different couples in the showroom today asking me the same question – What is the difference between these Bosch dw’s?
I can see the points of confusion because the 500 series is a really beautiful line and when they are just compared visually you say to yourself, “these look so similarly high-end, what’s up the price difference?”
I think the easiest way to chunk this down is like so:
800 and 800 Plus Series
Quietest dishwashers in the US.
More energy efficient than 500 series (200kw per year vs 259kw )
Offer third rack on top for cutlery (warning – you need to snap each piece in)
Offers China cycle
Offers water softener
Offer more wash cycles (6 as opposed to 4)
Slightly larger (15 place setting vs. 14)
The 500 series is the VALUE move.
I particularly sweat the SHX55Rl55UC.
It is still a very quiet dishwasher.
It offers nearly the same place setting as an 800 and offers the same type
of adjustable rack as the 800 series (not the 3rd tray, I ‘m talking about the rack where glasses would go). In particular the SHX55RL5UC which is sold for under $1000 and with rebates you are usually netting out somewhere between $750 – $850.
I like the above model because I own its last iteration – the SHX45L15UC (this was replaced in Summer 2011) and my wife and I love it. It provides badass cleaning, is extremely quiet and looks sleek. No complaints here.
The bottom line is that you won’t go wrong with either the 800 Plus, 800 or 500 series.
It all depends on what you want to spend and whether the particular add-ons in the 800 Series speak to you.
No matter how much product literature our manufacturer reps saddle us with, it’s amazing how I constantly discover new things about their products
from the most unlikely sources. Case in point – I have been lectured on Bosch’s new line of dishwashers steadily for the past 2 months. Thought I knew it backwards and forwards.
Then my next-door neighbor visits the showroom last week and asks if I carry this particular Bosch model called the SGE63E15UC which he described as being a bit shorter in height than normal dw’s. I will be 100% honest – I had no idea what he was talking about. I thought the Bosch model was some derivative piece from Sears, but I was wrong. We carried it.
Even my installer was juked by this model, because when he showed up at the neighbor’s house and saw the cabinets he said “no way this fits, you need to buy a Fisher Paykel”.
My neighbor loves the SGE63E15UC and all that it is bringing to the table:
49 decibels (remember anything under 50 is quieeeettt)
Exceeds Energy Star requirements by 150% for water conservation
6 wash cycles
AND MOST IMPORTANTLY – ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant for lower countertop installation
Goes to show you, even the experts don’t know everything…especially in a business where we have to chase 6000+ SKUS…
Bosch's New SGE63E15UC Special Application Dishwasher...Also Available in Black!
When I met Bosch’s head designer at an appliance show earlier this Spring, he forewarned me that the new class of Bosch dishwashers that would be appearing in the Fall of 2011 would simply outlclass and outperform not only the competition, but anything that Bosch has previously offered in the US.
The story goes that Bosch left the 32″ laundry business so they could apply laser-focus to their dishwasher business. Well the new dishwashers are here and early signs are that they are knockouts. In particular to check out (if the budget allows) are the Bosch 800 Plus dishwashers, the ultimate and most expensive dishwasher offering from Bosch.
The king of the new offerings is the Bosch SHX9ER55UC whose piece de resistance is their sub-40 (39!) decibel rating. So Bosch wins the title as the first dishwasher manufacturer to break the 40 decibel mark. Bravo!
If noise is a big issue for you, then this is the dw to purchase. I own a SHX45L15UC Bosch which is only 1 year old and is now seriously dated thanks to the new models. My dw is 48 decibels and is incredibly quiet, so to think that the SHX9ER55UC is almost 10 db’s quieter is hard to fathom.
Here are some more features offered by the SHX9ER55UC:
– 39 dbs (quietest dw in North America)
– Piezo touch controls (translation – touch pad controls instead of buttons)
– 200 kw per year in energy usage and only 2 gallons of water used per load which is the best in its class
– Full stainless tub
– Water softener
– 6 wash cycles
– Express wash, Delay start, Extra tall item sprinkler
– 3rd rack on top
– Available in stainless or a version that will accept a custom panel
Minimum advertised price is $1899
The two “step-down” models (if you can even use that term in the 800 Plus line) are the SHX8ER55UC and the SHX7ER55UC.
SHX8ER55UC – 40 decibels (still insanely quiet), 180kw per year of usage, stainless tub, third rack.
As you can see, very similar to the SHX9, less the Piezo Touch controls and 1 decibel louder.
Only available in stainless. Minimum advertised price is $1499
SHX7ER55UC – 42 decibels (a little louder but still whisper quiet). Energy consumption jumps to 259 kw/year which is still a great number but pales compared to its siblings in this series. Still, most of the features are here – stainless tub, water softener, multiple wash cycles and the third rack.
This dishwasher is available in a custom panel version as well as stainless. Minimum advertised price is $1299
The Bosch SHX9ER55UC, SHX8ER55UC and the SHX7ER55UC Dishwashers All Have Identical Fronts