Produces spotless dishes
Easy to use
Fits plenty of dishes
Simple to clean
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Very easy to use, efficient, cleans very well first time & quiet. Instruction booklet exactly as required. Bottom rack has 2 fold down arms for clear space with larger items, central rack has similar 2 fold down arms plus small item folding protective cover arms along with whole rack being easily height adjustable & top rack is for ample cutlery. Also known as Bosch ActiveWater Slim 54. Only issue is having to be careful around faceplate name decals as they will remove with cleaning.
Purchased in June 2018 at Appliances Online for $1,300.00.
- Serie 6 SMU66MS02A
Worked alright for first few months but now 12 months in its terrible
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 di...ssolving 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. Avoid.
Purchased in December 2019 at Appliances Online for $1,119.00.
- Serie 6 SMP66MX03A
Dishes NEVER come out fully dry even after extra dry option
I got a Bosch only because of all the positive reviews and how they are always no1 dishwasher brand blah blah (even though I am beginning to believe they moderate the negative reviews heavily). In fact this happened to me when I attempted to leave a bad review on their website and I was moderated coincidentally my review was not published.
I got the black build-in dishwasher as a part of my new house and I ran it a couple of times and all the dishes were not drying properly. I thought i was doing something wrong so I attempted various settings ...
Purchased in November 2019 at The Good Guys for $1,129.00.
- Serie 6 SMU66JS01A
Dishes are super clean, ultra quiet but layout needs improvements
Have owned this machine for just under a week, this brand and model wasn't my first choice as I was replacing a 15 year old Asko that eventually died right before Xmas and I was going to replace it with another Asko but you have to order Asko products in and I didn't fancy going through Christmas without a dishwasher, so I though I would go with a German made Bosch Dishwasher, It is so quiet you don't know it's running, the dishes come out spotless and completely dry, and super easy to use, my only gripe with this dishwasher is it’s layout, the...upper rack isn't all that great for stacking cups and glasses as they overhang the shelves, the back of the bottom rack the prongs are to close together to allow proper washing if you use each slot, so you can only use every second row and the depth of the rack (front to back) doesn't allow you to put a dinner plates in the back row while putting a slide plate in the front row as they overlap. Also wasn't impressed with residual water left inside the dishwasher from manufacture. The Layout of the the Asko dishwashers is much easier to stack. As Bosch proof reads and moderates reviews before they are published on their website, I though this review site would be give a more accurate picture of their products.
Purchased in December 2020 at Harvey Norman for $1,150.00.
Dishes never come out fully dry even after extra dry option
Every time I start it even after choosing extra dry all dished still wet... my last one in rental property did much better job then this one ... I hope they exchange it ... I choose it as I need black in kitchen
Purchased in February 2019.
We purchased the Bosch SMP66MX02A after our Dishlex dishwasher ceased working after nearly 18 years of service. We ordered through ‘The Good Guys’ and had a nearly 6 week wait for delivery due to Covid19. ‘The Good Guys‘ gave us a $100 gift voucher for our troubles and it was worth the wait!
This dishwasher is fantastic. We love the cutlery draw, the adjustable 2nd rack allowing large items to be washed. We had an initial problem with dishes not being dry, but that was largely fixed by the use of rinse aid. It has a good layout and holds many dishes. We use the 60 minute wash for everything and all dishes come out clean and sparkling. Couldn’t be happier with this dishwasher. Thankyou Bosch!
Purchased in July 2020 at The Good Guys.
- Serie 6 SMI66MS01A
Great when it works, but appalling service when it goes wrong
A great dishwasher when it works, but very disappointed to have it break down inside 2 years. Unfortunately, getting service to repair under warranty on NSW South Coast is tiresome. It took 2 weeks to get it repaired at the first attempt - repairer did not have required part. Waited a further 2 weeks for an ordered part and service booking, but now informed the part is 'damaged'. Will now have to wait a further period of at least 2 weeks to get the dishwasher repaired. Bosch need more local service agents who don't need to be booked 2 weeks ahead!
Purchased in September 2018 at Harvey Norman.
Nice unit but always breaks down
The good = cleans well and is well built and quiet silent in operation
The racks can fold flat so Teflon coated surfaces are not scratched.... however read the annoying part as well as well on that feature..
The cutlery tray is o =ne of the best around.. love it.
the annoying = Controls are hidden on the top hidden part of the door and they tend to rub off after a couple of years of use. This makes program selection hard as the lcd screen is on the front of the door and it wont show the selection to after it starts the cycle. Note $339 to fix this issue... no cheep
Purchased in January 2016 at Masters Home Improvement for $1,500.00.
- Serie 6 SMP66MX03A
Good design, German made, very quiet
This replaced our 10year old Dishlex. The interior is a great design and very flexible, and we like the cutlery drawer, as it frees up space and is fast to dry and put away.
Initially found the cleaning poor - e.g. fat left on plastics, but then I added a little more (eco-store) powder and got great results. I expect if you use heavier chemicals (Finish) you'll get better results from the start. My conclusion is the low water use + bigger loading capacity means more soap is needed.
In use it is very very quiet, and we tend to use the 30min wa...
Purchased in June 2020 at Harvey Norman for $1,394.00.
Don't buy Bosch
It doesn't clean well ,despite using rinse products and cleaning the water filter, if you use a program less than 2 hour program. It has broken down and is only 4.5 years old.
Purchased in August 2015 for $848.00.
Wish it was better, but it's good afterall
I found very disappointing that this expensive integrated dishwasher from Bosch, a very renowned company, has no option for a pre-wash cycle or a rinse cycle only, for when you want to take the edge off some stinky plates in a nearly empty machine. The half cycle doesn't halves the time and won't halve water and energy consumption either I believe.
The shortest cycle this dishwasher has its 29 minutes at 45°
This cycle becomes 44 minutes if you don't want to use rinse aid or if your rinse aid tank is empty.
So, the way this works is: if your re...
Purchased in December 2019.
Excellent under bench dishwasher
This is a high quality Bosch product. The dishwasher is quiet, it is efficient in removing both light and heavily grimed build up on items, it also cleans glasses without streaking or leaving them anything other than transparent. Easy to pack and you can fit plenty of dishes/cutlery etc in. Highly recommend.
Purchased in July 2019 at Appliances Online.
- Serie 6 SMP66MX03A
Bought this dishwasher at a great price through Appliances on Line. This built under model with very dark gray door colour matches our kitchen cabinetry colour almost perfectly so many people don't even see it. Installation is not quite as easy as pushing a freestanding model under the bench, but if you're a bit handy, you can install it yourself without too much drama. It operates nicely, is very water and energy efficient, quiet and cleans everything well. I like the cutlery tray at the top as our old dishwasher had this and we are used to it.... But this one also comes with the traditional cutlery basket that sits in the bottom tray if you want that option - but then you lose that space in that bottom tray. The middle tray is height-adjustable which means you can fit larger than normal dinner plates in the bottom tray - which we needed - but we can also still fit normal size wine glasses in the middle tray :-). Drying is not perfect - mainly plastics don't dry completely, but show me a dishwasher that does dry them completely! There is a super-dry option if you want to use it and that would probably dry them but we prefer not to use the extra electricity that requires for the sake of a quick wipe with a teatowel. China and cutlery dry perfectly. I would recommend this German-built high quality dishwasher without hesitation.
Purchased in May 2020 at Appliances Online for $1,295.00.
- Serie 6 SMV66MX01A
After 2 years running without no issue, like the easy way to programm and the many options to wash, also the items can be arranged in different waysto be washed. Very quiet machine compared to others we had. Love how it looks installed as part of the kitchen making a higher end product.
Purchased in October 2017 at The Good Guys for $1,220.00.
Love this! Works great!
Love this dishwasher. Bought from Bing Lee for the version with the cutlery draw. Amazing sparkling clean glasses and cutlery. Fits so much in it due to plate holders you can lay down and adjustable draw height. I also put a large frying pan and wooden cutting board in. Haven’t needed to use the large item spray fitting with the draw removed.Very quiet on auto. 60 min a little noisier as it is spraying harder.
Purchased in April 2019 at Bing Lee for $1,160.00.
Best dishwasher we've ever had.
A few years ago I rented a house that had and LG dishwasher with a seperate tray for cutlery. I thought this was such a good feature as it frees up a lot of room. Fast forward a couple of years, and I renovated my own kitchen using only Bosch appliances. But before I review the Bosch version, some dishwasher history..
My first dishwasher was a Vulcan from the '70's. It sounded like a jet engine but could clean the chrome of a towball. It died and was replaced by a Fisher and Paykel two drawer. Whilst the idea of having two drawers was great, it...
- Serie 6 SMP66MX03A
Awesome dishwasher! Very easy to use controls and the unit looks great with no visible buttons on the front of it. We have ours under a bench so it looks built in. Our dishwasher is still very new but we haven't had any issues with it so far. Most of the time you can't even tell it's on it is so quiet. The best features are the pull out cutlery tray and that you can adjust the height of the top rack so you can fit bigger dishes in. Highly recommend this model!
Purchased in December 2019 at Harvey Norman.
Bosch has to be one of my fav dish washers. Very quiet and cleans the dishes perfectly. Lots of features depends on how fast and how deep clean you want to set it. 3 levels with lots of space for all the dishes and cutleries
Purchased in July 2018 at The Good Guys for $1,200.00.
- Serie 6 SMU66JS01A
So far so good
Bought this unit to replace another Bosch dishwasher that was 10 years old.
This unit has a similar interior layout as our last one and it seems much quieter.
There is a few extra washing programmes and a self cleaning programme which the old one didn't have. This one is made in Germany and has the stainless steel base inside, the ones made in turkey have a plastic base. Time will tell if it's as good as our last Bosch.
Purchased in November 2019 at Harvey Norman Retail Stores - Appliances for $996.00.
Bosch has now fixed my problem with the dishwasher so am I now a happy customer. Thank you Bosch! Machine now performs perfectly. I will now purchase a Bosch washing machine!
Purchased in May 2018 at Appliances Online for $1,299.00.
Questions & Answers
Is it possible to have the time remaining display when the machine is running, and not just when the door is open?
Annoying to have to open the door and interrupt the wash cycle to see when it’s going to finish.
This model doesn’t have TimeLight, only that red dot to show it’s on...
Ring them if important
I am very happy with the dishwasher except that it did not come with a kickplate. The item was a display unit at David Jones, and I thought it was complete. Is this something I need to purchase separately?
Looking at SMU66MS02A and SMP66MX01A.
Although Bosch Spec Sheets state both have same Wash Programs and Options some supplier websites state SMP66MX01A has a Rinse Mode which the other doesn't. Is that correct?
Also, is either or both delivered with a Kick Panel? And if so what is height of the standard Kick Panel?
Hi David. I’m not to sure about the cycles on the dishwashers as neither of these are the one I own.
I know that they come with the kick panel when they are built in which both these units are.
The unit washes and dries amazingly but their rack system could do with tweaking as far as cup rack levels are to narrow
And unless you have really flat plates you can only use every second plate space on the lower rack at the back. Hasn’t really been that much of an issue for us,
Bosch Home Appliances
Hi David B,
Thanks for your question.
Grey in colour
Net weight 40.375
Drying progress indicator is - Time remaining indicator front, water inlet,
Program duration - 90-160
Black in colour
Net weight 40.875
Drying progress indicator is - end of program audible, infolight red, time remaining indicator, internal, water inlet
Program duration - 105-175
You can refer to our product compare on our website-
If you need any more help, feel free to contact us on 1300 369 744.
Regards, Bosch Home Australia
- 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, Half-Load Option, 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||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||15||15|
|Water Rating||5 star(s)||5 star(s)||5 star(s)||5 star(s)|
|Water Consumption||12 L/wash||12 L/wash||12 L/wash||12 L/wash|
|Energy Rating||4 star(s)||4 star(s)||4 star(s)||4 star(s)|
|Energy Consumption||235 kWh per year||235 kWh per year||235 kWh per year||235 kWh per year|
|Control Panel Position||Front||Top||Front||Top|
|Maximum Noise Level||44 db||44 db||44 db|
|Number of Programs||6||6||6||6|
|Colour / Finish||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||White|
|Dimensions||875 x 598 x 573 mm||815 x 598 x 550 mm||815 x 598 x 573 mm||815-875 x 598 x 573 mm|
|Height Adjustment||60 mm||60 mm||60 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)|
|Manual||Download manual||Download manual||Download manual||Download manual||Download manual|
- MPN: VBC578FS0
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