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Bosch Serie 8 Built-in Dishwashers

Bosch Serie 8 Built-in Dishwashers Questions & Answers

SMU88TS03A, SMU88TS02A, SMU88TS04A, etc...
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Mike Lee

Mike Leeasked

Serie 8 SMV88TX02A

Hi, I bought this unit and try to install my self, found it comes with installation drawing but has no installation instructions, can Bosch provide one?

1 answer
Bosch Home Appliances
Bosch H.Bosch Home Appliances

Hi Mike Lee,
Thanks for your question regarding your Bosch Dishwasher.
The only written information regarding installation can be found on page 6 of the user guide. This information is to be used in conjunction alongside with the installation guide, however if you need further support please contact our customer care line on 1300 369 744.
Kind regards Bosch Home Australia

Launchmore

Launchmoreasked

Bosch Serie 8 Built-in Dishwashers

Looking to buy one of your dishwashers. Noticed that John of Bathurst made the following comment "We just purchased this dishwasher it cleans great and is very quiet the only down fall is even though it is an under cupboard model and the specs say it is suitable for 815mm-850mm & 845mm-880mm bench height it isn't it only comes with a 75mm toe kick panel and our cupboards have a 120mm kick board there is a 120mm toe kick panel on the bosch site but after ringing bosch spare parts Australia they cant order it as it is an overseas only spare part so now we are stuck with a big ugly 45mm gap at the bottom of the dishwasher with white plastic feet showing for the price you would think it would come with suitable install parts or at least be available in Australia." We will have a 950 bench top, and wondered if you do have taller kick panels to ensure we don't have a gap.

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Mho
Mho

Mine didn't seem to work at all and searches didn't reveal any help so I ended up making my own kick board out of melamine skirting board. And the rubber stick on skirt kept falling off and I couldn't see the point of it so I didn't bother trying to make it stay on.

Launchmore
Launchmore

Thank you Mho. That is helpful.

Bosch Home Appliances
Bosch H.Bosch Home Appliances

Hi,
Thanks for your question regarding the Bosch range.
Sorry but we don't have kickpanel accessories available. Most of our appliances a designed to fit with your cabinetry and have a kick panel matching your cupboards installed with the right dimensions.
If you need any more help, feel free to contact us on 1300 369 744.
Regards,
Bosch Home Australia

Neil M.

Neil M.asked

Bosch Serie 8 Built-in Dishwashers

My main criteria in selection is the ability to dry plastics in real life (not the promo version). Miele have auto opening doors at the end of their cycles to vent the moist air but I can't find that feature on the Bosch line up (apart from eco dry). I am not confident in the Extra Dry cycle in some Bosch models to dry a mixed load of plastics and that then leads to Zeolite drying with the expensive SBV88TX06A. Is the Zeolite drying a better option than the end of cycle open door for a complete drying of plastics?

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Bosch Home Appliances
Bosch H.Bosch Home Appliances

Hi Neil,

Thank you for your question regarding the Bosch dishwasher range.

Whilst we do not have research information that compares Miele Auto door opening vs. Zeolith drying, Zeolith drying is our advanced drying technology that helps dry plastics effectively. More on this in the link below. We have Zeolith technology in a wider range of models in Siemens i.e. SX578S01TA and SX678X11TA which are also Tall Tubs (same with SBV88TX06A).

https://www.siemens-home.bsh-group.com.au/inspiration/innovation/highlights/zeolith

If you need any more help, feel free to contact us on 1300 369 744.
Regards,
Bosch Home Australia

Mho
Mho

My old Blanko had a fan that run after the cycle. It didn't completely dry but it was close. Unless I open the door of the Bosch shortly after cycle ends everything is sopping wet and has to be left to dry for hours or hand dry before emptying. I use the extra dry but that has little or no effect. Very disappointed in this machine that seems to do nothing more than a cheaper base model.

Neil M.
Neil M.

Thanks Mho, it seems that the open door with fan for the last part of the cycle is the best way of eliminating condensate on plastics. I'm just trying to find if the zeolite drying which absorbs condensation whilst releasing extra heat is equally effective. I'll be cranky if I buy a Bosch or Siemens with zeolite and still need a tea towell.

Stephanie D.

Stephanie D.asked

Serie 8 SMV88TX02A

Hello, does this model have AutoAir? And is this same as door automatically opening at end of cycle? Many thanks, Stephanie

3 answers
Mho
Mho

No

Stephanie D.
Stephanie D.

Thanks. Which models do?

Bosch Home Appliances
Bosch H.Bosch Home Appliances

Hi Stephanie,
We don't have any models in Australia with the Auto Air function, we're unsure what this option does. Our range here in Australia can be viewed at https://www.bosch-home.com.au/.
If you need any more help, feel free to contact us on 1300 369 744.
Regards,
Bosch Home Australia

Jean F.

Jean F.asked

Bosch Serie 8 Built-in Dishwashers

Does this dishwasher have a separate rinse cycle

1 answer
Bosch Home Appliances
Bosch H.Bosch Home Appliances

Hi Jean F. ,
Thanks for the question regarding your Bosch dishwasher. The rinse cycle is a part of a program and cannot run done by itself. If you are after an additional rinse for your utensils, keep in mind some programs have a 'pre rinse' cycle which is a great option. If you need any more help, feel free to contact us on 1300 369 744.
Regards, Bosch Home Australia

Jon TW

Jon TWasked

Serie 8 SMV88TX02A

I am renovating my kitchen and designing almost all units to have no handles.
Is SMV88TX02A (fully integrated) push to open?
If not, how do you open it without a handle?
Or does the door panel need to be cut / manufactured differently and how different? Theres is very little information out there on this.
I have seen the Bosch series 8 european dishwashers are push to open. Is this not the same?

3 answers
Bosch Home Appliances
Bosch H.Bosch Home Appliances

Hi Jon TW,
Thanks for the question regarding the Bosch SMV88TX02A Dishwasher. The door is designed to open automatically at the end of the program. The door self-closes when below a 20 angle.
If you need any more help, feel free to contact us on 1300 369 744 select option 4 for our care line
Regards, Bosch Home Australia

Jon TW
Jon TW

So if you want to close it, but not use it (part loaded) and you want to open it to put more in how do you open it?

Bosch Home Appliances
Bosch H.Bosch Home Appliances

Hi Jon,
This appliance is designed to be used with a handle. An actual handle or a cutout of the panel would be necessary. Your cabinet makers would need to be asked if the cutout is possible for your setup.
You can download the installation manual to show them via https://www.bosch-home.com.au/productlist/dishwashers/underbench-dishwashers/dishwasher-60-cm-wide/SMV88TX02A#/Tabs=tab-3185783/.
Regards, Bosch Home Australia

Les K.

Les K.asked

Serie 8 SMU88TS04A

Does it have a finish notification and if so does it require any action to stop it?

3 answers
Bosch Home Appliances
Bosch H.Bosch Home Appliances

Hi Les,
Thanks for the question regarding your Bosch SMU88TS04A.
This appliance does not have this function. If you want an end of cycle notification you would have to go for the Integrated model SMV88TX02A.
If you need any more help, feel free to contact us on 1300 369 744.
Regards, Bosch Home Australia

Les K.
Les K.

We are still researching and yes we do want an integrated model and the reason for the question was that we do not want that feature where the dishwasher beeps continuosly at the end of cycle so you have to open the door or take any action to stop it.

Bosch Home Appliances
Bosch H.Bosch Home Appliances

Hi Les,
The semi integrated SMU88TS04A does not have the end of program signal and the fully integrated SMV88TX02A has a single buzzer that can be turned off and has lights that signal the end of the program as well.
We hope that helps with the decision.
Regards, Bosch Home Australia

Jānis L.

Jānis L.asked

Bosch Serie 8 Built-in Dishwashers

Hi! I am looking for my 1st dishwasher from Bosch or Miele. Miele seems too expensive, but I am concerned about why Bosch has no auto open door function? I plan to use it mainly in late evening, so it would be perfect if after drying with zeolite, door would automatically pop open to let room's dry air dry completely machine and dishes. Has anyone using Bosch regret not choosing other brand with auto door pop open function?

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Bernadette L.
Bernadette L.

Nope, I definitely don't regret my Bosch purchase. I find that if i use a good setting, eg Auto Wash, the dishes dry just fine with the door closed. I never find wet dishes when i open up the door the next morning (unless something tipped upside down!) My Bosch dishwasher is my favorite appliance:) - extremely low maintenance and effective, with no mechanical issues.

Click J

Click Jasked

Serie 8 SMU88TS03A

Hi, I am looking for a dishwasher that obviously washes and dries dishes well but also has facility to place and clean Tupperware type plastic containers without them turning upside down during the cycle.

Also, I am single as yet so not too many dishes pile up and as yet I don't cook daily so don't always have big pots and pans. I saw somewhere online that Bosch has dish drawers - do you? i couldn't find it on your site. I am not very keen on leaving dirty dishes in the sink till there are enough dishes and pots and pans to load the dishwasher. Any suggestions for this scenario? Thanks.

1 answer
Matt
Matt

Look for half load option. Our old Bosch had this ability, in which case you just use the lower basket.

Nathan

Nathanasked

Serie 8 SMU88TS03A

I noticed that the built under model isn't finger print resistant whereas that stand alone version of the series 8 is.
What are your thoughts on the finger print marks?
(Quite a concern for me given I have two little kids)

3 answers
Watcher
Watcher

It isn't finger print resistant, but not too much.

Hope this can help.

Rebecca Grogan
Rebecca Grogan

I havent noticed any finger prints on ours and , until recently, we had 4 kids living here. To be honest I didnt even know about the finger print thing. our machine has had a hard 6 moths washing daily for 4 adults and 4 children and I suppose I am just grateful that it has handled the pressure so easily.

Muzzmeister
Muzzmeister

I'd be more concerned with the cleaning capability than the kids fingerprints: the manufacturer takes care of the former. The latter is inconsequential - unless you are OCD

Mchelle

Mchelleasked

Serie 8 SMU88TS03A

Do any of the Bosch dishwashers come with both cutlery drawer and basket?

2 answers
Bosch Home Appliances
BoschHomeAUBosch Home Appliances

Hi Mchelle,

Thanks for your question regarding the Bosch SMU88TS03A Dishwasher.

Our dishwasher models come with one or the other, however if you purchase a model with a cutlery drawer you're able to purchase a cutlery basket separately from our After Sales team.

If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact our After Sales Support team on 1300 369 744 during business hours.

Regards, BoschHomeAu

Home maker
Home maker

I would assume that they come with one or the other, not both. My one has the top shelf drawer, but other models do have baskets

Mel

Melasked

Serie 8 SMU88TS03A

Where is this Model of Boach dishwasher made SMU88TSO3A???

1 answer
Bosch Home Appliances
BoschHomeAUBosch Home Appliances

Hi Mel,

Thanks for your question regarding the Bosch SMU88TS03A Dishwasher.

This model is manufactured in Germany.

If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact our After Sales Support team on 1300 369 744 during business hours.

Regards, BoschHomeAu

susand51

susand51asked

Serie 8 SMU88TS03A

Hello.
Can anyone help me please? Where can I buy the Bosch SMU88TS01A? Preferably in the Perth, WA metro area, but online would be ok too.

2 answers
charlie the cat
charlie the cat

I would start with Winning Appliances. They have 3 Outlets in Perth. Also take a look at the Siemens equivalent model.

Home maker
Home maker

Hi Susan,

I bought mine from the Good Guys, over the phone. I never looked at it, just went off the info on the Bosch web site. Not sure if you have them in WA or not. Just ring Bosch and they should be able to give you a local retailer.
Hope that helps

Jan

Janasked

Serie 8 SMU88TS03A

Do Bosch dishwashers have the cutlery drawer, like Miele?

1 answer
Bosch Home Appliances
BoschHomeAUBosch Home Appliances

Hi Jan,

Thanks for your question regarding the Bosch SMU88TS03A Dishwasher.

The style of the cutlery would depend on the model you purchase, our models either have a cutlery drawer or a cutlery basket. The SMU88TS03A comes with a cutlery drawer as picture here: http://www.bosch-home.com.au/products/dishwashers/built-in-dishwashers/built-under/SMU88TS03A.html.

If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact our After Sales Support team on 1300 369 744 during business hours.

Regards, BoschHomeAu

Claire

Claireasked

Serie 8 SMU88TS03A

Is this a free standing model or can it be built in?

1 answer
Bosch Home Appliances
BoschHomeAUBosch Home Appliances

Hi Claire,

Thanks for your question regarding your Bosch SMU88TS03A Dishwasher.

This is an under the bench model and needs to be attached to the cabinetry beside it.

If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact our After Sales Support team on 1300 369 744 during business hours.

Regards, BoschHomeAu

Jas.O

Jas.Oasked

Serie 8 SMU88TS03A

Do you have to pre rinse dishes before placing them in the dishwasher?

3 answers
Home maker
Home maker

Hi there, If the dishes are really dirty I do, but generally I don't. It cleans perfectly every time on the quick cycle

Bosch Home Appliances
BoschHomeAUBosch Home Appliances

Hi Jas.O,

Thanks for your question regarding your Bosch SMU88TS03A Dishwasher.

In most cases the dishes do not need to be rinsed, however we would recommend removing all food scraps and pre-rinsing the plates by hand if you have used any thick sauces like bolognaise.

If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact our After Sales Support team on 1300 369 744 during business hours.

Regards, BoschHomeAu

charlie the cat
charlie the cat

No you do not need to pre-rinse dishes, glasses, cutlery or pots. All you ever need to do is wipe away any large food particles, then let the dishwasher do its work.

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