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.
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 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.
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.
- 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.
- Serie 6 SMV66MX01A
Very Quiet - Easy To Use - LOVE IT
I bought this because it is one of the quietest dishwashers on the market and it would blend in with my kitchen cupboards. Nobody knows it's even there. When its turned on, you don't really notice. Theres none of that gurgling or banging in the background. There is a red light on the floor that tells you that its on. What would have been good is if that was a timer and could tell you how long it has left. Dishwasher itself has loads of space for BIG bowls and cups, so unlike our previous dishwashers, this one is a pleasure to use. No more fighting over what can / cant go into the dishwasher, which is a positive thing. Worth every penny and I'd have no hesitation in recommending it.
Purchased in November 2018 at e&s for $1,284.00.
This dishwasher is consistently dependable. Its control buttons are hidden which give it a contemporary, sleek look in any kitchen. It offers options for loading depending on the size of your dishes. Entertaining is a breeze with this dishwasher. I do not scrape nor pre-rinse my dishes. There is a easily accessible filter to unscrew and rinse out monthly. Signal floor light indicates in use. It's too quiet to hear when in use. No issues. Decorative front panels make it the perfect choice for any kitchen
Purchased in April 2016.
- Serie 6 SPU68M05AU
Fabulous dishwasher - no disappointments
This is my 2nd Bosch slimline (45cm wide) dishwasher and I'm very happy with it in the 3 months that I have been using it. There are not many 45cm wide units on the market, so choice is limited.
This one has 6 useful programmes, though I generally use the Quick Wash once daily or 2 days, depending on my needs. I do give pots, pans and any baking ware a quick wipe/rinse before putting into the machine, and if really necessary use the pots/pans programme.
My 1st machine had the cutlery basket, which took up room and sometimes the cutlery wasn't ...
Have had for two months and has exceeded expectations
Researched dishwashers for a long time and was tossing up between this one and an Asko. Decided i could either buy top-of-the-line Bosch or bottom of the range Asko so went with the Bosch. The Asko looked to simple and old school.
I have been so far so happy with the Bosch. I use all the different functions and wash cycles including half load, extra dry, hygiene, fast wash and eco wash. The dishwasher comes with a cutlery tray as well as a basket, so you can pull out, put in which ever you want ant any particular time.
I am surprised at how...well it has cleaned some things. Last week i put a long skinny bottle that had red wine vinegar stains in the bottom and it came out crystal clear. If anything changes, i will let you know, but for now, i am very happy with this purchase. One thing i will say is it took my dad and i better part of a day to install, so unless you have skills in this area, i would recommend just paying for professionals to do it.
Purchased in June 2019 for $1,399.00.
Do yourself a favour, spend the extra $$ and buy the 6 series.
Series 6 & 8 are made in Germany vs the other series which aren't.
Fantastic machine with multiple functions, noiseless operation, clean wash everytime.
Purchased in January 2019 at The Good Guys for $999.00.
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
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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, 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|
|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)|
|Colour / Finish||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||White|
|Manual||Download manual||Download manual||Download manual||Download manual||Download manual|
- MPN: VBC578FS0
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