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Worked alright for first few months but now 12 months in its terribleSerie 6 SMU66MS02A
My previous Bosch dishwasher lasted 6.5 years, which wasn't terrible but wasn't awesome, but worked fairly reliably until the end when water got into the motor and killed it. I bought another Bosch based on favourable internet reviews. It is the second worst appliance I have ever bought. We rinse all our really dirty dishes before putting them in the machine so as not to clog the filters, but having said that if you dont pull the filter out every 1-2 weeks and clean it the machine starts acting up. The problem we have now is the tablet isn't dissolving and ending up in the front of the top rack undissolved. Dishes are coming out as dirty or worse than they went in. Glasses come out absolutely filthy on the outside where we need to scrub them with a brush (even with glass mode on). Drying performance is mediocre (we use Finish rinse aid at all times).
The tablet not dissolving and the machine not cleaning almost at all now is the final straw. This machine is 1 year old and typically used once a day. I'll never buy another Bosch dishwasher again. It's a pity because the Bosch Cordless drill I have (10+years old) and the Bosch washing machine (13 years old) work flawlessly.
Purchased in at Appliances Online for $1,119.
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Very Quiet and Energy EfficientSerie 6 SMP66MX01A (Stainless Steel)
We just purchased this under-bench model having been without a dishwasher for a couple of months. My husband removed our old, broken dishwasher and easily installed this one to fit perfectly in its place.
Firstly, we are amazed at how very quiet it is when running. It uses around 10-12 litres of water, depending on the programme used, which is certainly a lot less water we would use when hand washing.
Inside, I like the VarioDrawer for cutlery/utensils, the high quality baskets, the GlassSecure Tray and the included large item Sprayhead.
I like the good range of wash programmes and the option to adjust various settings. The quick 29 min programme is awesome and so far is our preferred programme and perfect for our needs.
A very handy feature is the InfoLight that shows us at a glance (on the floor) that the dishwasher is still running (yes, it's quiet) and I like that the dishwasher switches off automatically after the programme has ended.
So, we are happy with our purchase and look forward to many years of not having to hand wash ever again!!!
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Looks like my old Bosch, but superior in performance.Serie 6 SMV66MX01A
We reluctantly replaced our 15 year old Bosch dishwasher during a kitchen upgrade so that we could have a fully integrated look. I was surprised that the design appeared to not have changed much over our old one. However the performance is noticeably superior, we regularly put baking trays in there which have literally baked on gunk. Very rare that they require additional cleaning. The new Bosch is also quieter. I can't vouch for the water efficiency but i would be surprised if it hasn't also improved. My biggest surprise was finding out that B... Read moreosch is an (almost ) not for profit company which benefits the Robert Bosch Foundation. They do have a small number of conventional shareholders (8%) with the remaining 92% being used for charitable causes. I don't know why Bosch don't make this fact more public, I think lots of consumers would be swayed by this information. Personally I think long and hard before buying any other brand now that I know this to be the case. Plus the longevity is definitely there. We have a Bosch washing machine which is 15 years old and still going strong ( touch wood).
Purchased in at Winning Appliances.
Bosch Serie 6 Bulit-Under Dishwasher Black InoxSerie 6 SMP66MX05A
This Bosch Black Inox coloured dishwasher has been amazing in every single way. It's really quiet and has 6 programs. Has an extra dry option for additional drying too. My favourite feature is the cutlery drawer at the top which is so good it ensures that your cutlery never falls over. Not many dishwashers have this and it's one of the reasons I purchased this dishwasher. The appearance of the dishwasher is sleek and modern with no fingerprints appearing because of the texture and colour. By far my favourite household appliance. It's so helpful with 3 children and now I spend less time in the kitchen.
Quiet Cleans and Dry'sSerie 6 SMP66MX01A (Stainless Steel)
Could not be happier with this dishwasher, it cleans very effectively and is very quiet when compared to our previous dishwasher. The drying cycle is fantastic, it is only some plastic containers that generally are not fully dry. My previous dishwasher was an omega, and this one is significantly improved in all aspects over that one, but when comparing to other peoples dishwasher's we find this one seems to outperform other brands. I am not sure what the series 8 would have over this dishwasher that would warrant purchasing the top of the range.
Purchased in for $1,224.
Made in Germany...disappointed purchaseSerie 6 SMP66MX03A
Machine whilst works well but the cosmetic part of it is terrible quality. The bosch logo doesn't last. Keeps falling off. The chrome handle develops hairline crack in less than 2 years of use. Was replace the first time around FOC by bosch and it happened again less than 1 year after it was replaced. One would expect a made in Germany product have good quality control. Rang customer service team about it and am told there will be a charge for parts and labour simply because it's out of warranty.
Purchased in at Appliances online for $1,334.
Great dishwasher, Bosch support not so great.Serie 6 SMV66MX01A
Moved into a new home with this dishwasher installed, it was Dead on Arrival.
Contacted Bosch and requested a replacement as I don't want a newly device to be repaired with parts, they refused.
Went back to my reseller and they were happy to organise a replacement through Bosch.
2 months later, the new dishwasher was installed and it worked fine after giving it's first wash to clean before placing dishes in.
As I first loaded up all my dishes assuming that the machine would work, the dishwasher had lots its power and I was disappointed that thi
Purchased in at Harvey Norman Retail Stores - Appliances.
Great dishwasherSerie 6 SMV6HCX01A
As expected from a high end German dishwasher it’s vey good.
Bought this to replace a much loved Bosch series 4 under bench model in a new kitchen and couldn’t be happier with it.
It washes great on the quick 29 minute cycle which is all we use and it’s very quiet.
Drawer system is very flexible and it fits heaps in it.
It doesn’t give bone dry dishes in 29 minutes but they’re dry enough and I’m not running a dishwasher for 3 hours to try when opening the door for a few minutes after the cycle will achieve that but honestly it’s not rea... Read morelly an issue. The extra dry function helps but does add 20 minutes. The full integration is so good with the red light projected on the floor to show its running which is cool and is necessary if you’re waiting for it to finish as it’s pretty quiet.
Purchased in at Harvey Norman for $1,599.
Couple of issues with top of door display and operation; otherwise good!Serie 6 SMP66MX05A
Took receipt of my new SMP66mx05a dishwasher last week. It replaced an older Bosch, so install of the new one was quite simple, or so it seemed.
1. This series 6 model has an on the top of door display, other models are front of door. With door closed, I push ON but nothing happens. I open the door, the display comes alive, I choose my program, close the door, get a beep, display stays dark and DW does not start. I log a call with the Bosch call centre who will dispatch a partner at some point. Finally get lucky with a YouTube hit, fi
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Could do better!Serie 6 SMV6HCX01A
I wish I still had the 20 year old Dishlex this replaced! Dishes mostly, but not always, come out clean but always come out soaking wet, regardless of the amount of rinse aid used and a 2hr 45m cycle. It's quiet enough and the red dot is a slightly helpful but practically unnecessary gimmick, as is the Home Connect wifi functionality. Overall I'm disappointed for the price paid and my expectations of a Bosch product.
Doesn't clean well at all. Don't buy the hype.Serie 6 SMV66MX01A
Bought this as an upgrade from our Omega dishwasher thinking Bosch would be a massive step up in quality given all the hype around German engineering and other reviews. Constantly we are putting dishes BACK into the machine after washing - they come out with grime and stains all over them! We've tried all the different cycle options (auto, hygienic etc) and checked for blockages/obstructions but to our disappointment it's just the way it cleans. I don't have many regrets in life, but this is one of them.
Purchased in for $1,400.
I never thought I could love a dishwasherBosch Serie 6 Built-in Dishwashers
But Bosch has taught me otherwise.
The dishwasher that came with our house (DeLonghi) was a waste of space. Didn’t clean anything properly. After seeing a Bosch in action while on holiday I knew I had to get one. The Serie 6 is fantastic. A lot quieter than the old dishwasher and works well even on the 30 minute setting. The Hour program is enough to even clean pots and pans. It just works and I love it.
Nice bonus of on floor light to show its on and also the wifi integration. The interior shelves are thoughtfully laid out and accomodate all our plates and glasses.
I will never go back. Bosch forever.
Purchased in at Bing Lee for $1,400.
Cleans perfectly! Do RecommendSerie 6 SMU6HAS01A
Dishwasher works great. Dishes come out perfectly clean and without any residue. Long wash cycles but comes with water efficiency. Operates pretty quietly. Do rinse dishes before putting in dishwasher so imagine that helps. No issues so far.
Purchased in at Appliances Online for $1,499.
It's very quiet, but tricky to programSerie 6 SMP66MX01A (Stainless Steel)
This is my 3rd Bosch, 1st in house when bought, second purchased 10 yrs ago and recently could not be repaired by Bosch (3 times!). This model was delivered a couple of months ago, it is super quiet and looks good, does a pretty reasonable job of washing, not great! There is always a lot of water still on the dishes at completion even with the use of rinse aid. I find the re-set operation tricky and frustrating....I seem unable to get it to 'forget' and 're-set'...the instructions are brief. Additional functions, are they another stand alon... Read moree short program or something to add to the other longer, regular programs and how do you know they are engaged?? I have tried to use Extra Dry but not even sure if I did, or simply that it is useless and made no difference to the water retention on contents. I don't use my dishwashers a lot, so I guess I can live with it, if you entertain, you need a dishwasher! We purchased direct from Bosch.
Purchased in for $1,160.
Excellent DishwasherSerie 6 SMP66MX01A (Stainless Steel)
Easy to install, this is my second Bosch dishwasher, both the series 6 & series 8 which I had in my previous house have a variety of programs for all cleaning requirements. The space available in the series 6 is amazing with fold up/down wire restrainers for plates/cups etc.
I had a teapot with a stainless strainer that was badly discoloured but one sensor clean wash brought this up like new. I especially like the red light on the floor as a operating indication is perfect as opening a dishwasher when going is no fun.
I would recommend this product to anyone wanting a reliable, good value dishwasher.
Purchased in at Appliances Online for $1,499.
Bosch upgrade from Miele??Serie 6 SMV66MX01A
We bought a secondhand Miele dishwasher 30 years ago, thinking it was near new. When it needed a part we were told that dishwasher was 45 years old. How we miss it. We decided to renovate the whole kitchen after the Miele finally broke down, and four months ago bought what we considered the best on the market in our price range. A Miele replacement was too expensive for us.
The next best thing, we decided was a Bosch made in Germany, and settled on the SMV66MX01A/74 a built in with a front panel to match our new kitchen. Fitting was exact and o
Cleans great, pretty quiet, simple but goodSerie 6 SMU66JS01A
Got the under bench as we had limited depth of bench to work with. Was easily installed and worked well. Did have a strong plastic smell on arrival but called Bosch who express posted some dishwasher cleaner. After a few runs on max temp the smell is very nearly gone. Looks great and very happy with it. Has a mechanical child lock, would be good if this was built into the control panel instead of being a lever above.
Purchased in at Appliances Online for $1,220.
Questions & Answers
Does my dishwasher display the time remaining in the optical light display onto the floor as I'm unable to set using the manual instructions as it doesn't show the 5:01/5:02 setting?
Deleted first answer, was too much of a rant. The 5.01 and 5.02 settings are for the feature 'timelight', which only comes with the fully integrated dishwashers, ie not this model. This serie 6 model has 'infolight', which as you know is just the red optical spot on the floor when it's running. That's all we get; there is no 'time remaining' display because the display on the top of the door goes dark, once started. Yes the Bosch website (still) says this model has a 'time remaining' display but not really, given that it's dark once started. The manual itself covers many models, some of which have options that others don't. Hope that helps.
My new Bosch serie 6 arrived with a piece of long white plastic like a seal that I cannot find a use for. It’s as wide as the dishwasher.
Is it a spare part or should it be installed somewhere? The other items included had a clear purpose.
I think it's a strip to protect the benchtop above, from moisture right where the door opens. Look hard in the (crappy) instruction pics and you should spot it. I didn't need it as I have stone benchtop. If you have laminate you should use it. Hope this helps.
Thanks for that
Just bought a Series 6, haven't run it up yet, but just have a question, does the unit have a clock in it or is it just for time remaining?
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- The Bosch Serie 6 Built-in Dishwashers can hold from 14-15 place settings, making them great for doing large loads.
- Fear not for curious little fingers: all dishwashers in the series have a child lock, giving you peace of mind when your kids are running around.
- The ability to choose an eco mode helps you save the planet and save on your power and water bills.
- These dishwashers feature a cutlery rack, allowing for easy sorting and more thorough cleaning of your utensils.
- With a 5 star water rating and a 4 star energy rating, the efficiency of these dishwashers make them a super power-saver.
- A foldable rack and height adjustable rack lets you load your dishes your way - you won’t need to give in to washing your larger pots in the sink.
- If you’re worried about noise, fear not - these machines are some of the quietest on the market. The Serie 6 dishwashers are all 44 decibels, with a noise level comparable to bird calls.
- Most of the dishwashers in this series have a self-cleaning filter, saving you time and hassle unclogging nasties from your machine.
- The Bosch Serie 6 SMP66Mx03A has an internal light, giving you a clear overview of what you’ve loaded.
- Dishwashers in this series range from $1199 to $1799.
What reviewers loved about it:
- Many reviewers loved how quiet dishwashers in the Bosch Serie 6 Built-in range were - some said there were times they didn’t even know it was running.
- Most reviewers said that their dishes came out spotless and completely dry.
- Thanks to foldable racks and a cutlery tray, reviewers said these dishwashers were easy to use and pack.
- The loading capacity was also applauded, with reviewers saying that it fit plenty of dishes and cookware inside of it.
- They also said that the dishwashers were easy to clean, partly thanks to the easily accessible filter.
Something to consider:
- Installation will take a long time if you’re doing it yourself rather than getting a professional to do it
|Category||Built-in Dishwashers||Built-in Dishwashers||Built-in Dishwashers||Built-in Dishwashers|
|Features||Child Lock, Cutlery Rack, Eco Mode/Wash, Foldable Racks, Height-Adjustable Upper Rack, Internal Light, Self Cleaning and Time Remaining Display||Child Lock, Cutlery Rack, Eco Mode/Wash, Half-Load Option, Height-Adjustable Upper Rack, Self Cleaning and Time Remaining Display||Child Lock, Cutlery Rack, Eco Mode/Wash, Height-Adjustable Upper Rack, Self Cleaning and Time Remaining Display||Child Lock, Cutlery Rack, Eco Mode/Wash, Foldable Racks, Half-Load Option, Height-Adjustable Upper Rack, Self Cleaning and Time Remaining Display|
|Number of Place Settings||15||15||14||15|
|Water Rating||5.5 star(s)||5 star(s)||5 star(s)||5 star(s)|
|Water Consumption||11 L/wash||12.2 L/wash||11.4 L/wash||12 L/wash|
|Energy Rating||4 star(s)||4 star(s)||4 star(s)||4 star(s)|
|Energy Consumption||245 kWh per year||245 kWh per year||230 kWh per year||235 kWh per year|
|Control Panel Position||Top||Top||Front||Top|
|Maximum Noise Level||44 db||44 db||44 db||44 db|
|Number of Programs||8||6||8||6|
|Dimensions||815 x 598 x 550 mm||875 x 598 x 573 mm||875 x 598 x 573 mm||815 x 598 x 550 mm|
|Height Adjustment||875 mm||875 mm||875 mm||60 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Black Inox||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel|
|Manual||Download manual||Download manual||Download manual||Download manual|
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