14Bosch Serie 8 Freestanding Dishwashers

Bosch Serie 8 Freestanding Dishwashers

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14Bosch Serie 8 Freestanding Dishwashers
4.1

241 reviews

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78% · 18742 · 17%

Build Quality
2.9
Value for Money
2.3
Ease of Use
3.4
Cleaning & Maintenance
3.3
Noise Level
3.9
Internal Layout
3.6
Sparkling clean finish on dishes
Quiet
Spacious
4-star energy rating and 5-star water rating
Premium price
Doesn't always dry dishes properly

Reviews

241 reviews
Daniel R.
Daniel R.Perth, WA
  Top Review SMS88TI01A

Poor at Everything

I really wanted to like this dishwasher but after 6 months of having it; the truth is its just not that good - its loud, its slow and most importantly, it doesn’t clean or dry things very well.

After our Ariston died we decided to pay a bit extra and get a "premium" brand dishwasher which was made in Germany. However, this one is noticeably worse than the Ariston in every aspect that matters with dishwashers.

Firstly, no matter how you stack it or how dirty everything is there will always be something with food left on it that you have to wipe off when you unload it. I've even tried rinsing things before I stack it and there is always a bit of food left on something.

Its also horrible at drying things particularly plastics. I know plastics are hard to dry but this one is just way worse than our old dishwasher. Even ceramics, such as mugs, have water left on them even when using the extra dry mode. Pots also have drops of water left inside them. It also leaves water spots on cutlery in the cutlery rack (see picture). I understand efficiency is important but if its not doing the job properly then its not really efficient. It seems like Bosch went too far to minimise water and power use and now it doesn’t wash stuff very well. Use an extra litre of water and wash things properly

Its also louder than our old dishwasher. I’ve seen other reviews say that this model is super quiet but I disagree. We never heard anything from our old model but during the wash cycle on this one this a noticeable rhythmic clunk. I’ve even tried running the dishwasher empty and the clunk is still there which makes me think its one of the spray arms wobbling. The arm just sits on the plastic water inlet and seemingly clicks in to place leaving a bit of wobble. At this price point it would have been nice to see sealed bearings or something more secure to stop the clunking sound. Its really annoying and doesnt justify the "SuperSilence" label on the front .

It also takes about 2.5 hours minimum to run through a normal cycle which seems excessive to me. there is a Quick 45 minute option buts worse than the normal cycles

It does look nice and programming system is pretty user friendly so it gets a star for that.

Otherwise, avoid this model and find something else.

Purchased in at Harvey Norman for $1,500.

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Dan
DanPerth, WA4 posts
  Top Review SMS88TI01A

This would be the Porsche of all dishwashers, and you pay for what you get

It has been almost 3 years since I’ve gotten this dishwasher, and I am still amazed by how unbelievably quiet it is, so quiet that I have to get close to the unit to find out if it’s operating.
With the amount of cooking that gets done at home, I often get gobsmacked on the amount of large pots this spacious dishwasher holds. Besides the conventional 2-tray dishwashers, the compact additional tray ensures that everything can comfortably make its way and no dishes get left behind.
When you think that this German-made dishwasher cannot get any better, the 4-star energy rating and the 5-star water rating becomes the cherry on top.
Cleaning the filter once a month and putting the dishwasher through the highest temperature clean is all the maintenance that’s required.
Serie 8 Bosch dishwasher is one product that I would highly recommend to anyone requiring a freestanding dishwasher.

Purchased in .

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Hi Dan,  Thanks for your review. We appreciate the positive feedback about your Bosch SMS88TI01A dishwasher, we're glad to hear that your enjoying the quietness and the amount of space for loading pots.
Thank you for sharing your feedback.
If you have any questions feel free to call us on 1300 369 744.
Regards, Bosch Home Australia

pev
pev3 posts
  Verified SMS8EDI01A

Can't wash 28 cm plates

Terrible product. Not enough hieght in the bottom draw to handle 28 cm plates which really common in australia. Had to return it and pay 20% restocking fee for the pleasure. Told by the salesman at E & S Trading bad luck, you should had tested the product by bringing in your largest plates and verifying it before purchase.
Rod Denson
Rod DensonSydney, NSW
  Verified SMS88TI04A

Only lasts till end of warranty

Soon as warranty ended the pump died. The night before the repairman came the lock went. He’s due next week with a new lock but we noticed the seals have gone & there’s dirty water sprayed onto our cupboards. Also it’s starting to rust Show details
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Michael J.
Michael J.Greater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC3 posts
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A lemon from day one and Bosch take no responsibility

Wash quality poor apart from Super setting.
Internal shelves and baskets broke within 18 months, Bosch not interested in replacing want to charge.
Wheels always falling off.
Final straw was the front panel breaking and falling off.

Contacted Bosch Customer Service who are adamant they do not cover any machine damage post 2 years despite the handle just falling off. Terrible customer service.

Would never buy Bosch again. Show details

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Giddyup
GiddyupMelbourne10 posts
  Serie 8 Freestanding Dishwashers

Doesn't wash properly

At least half of the plates and glasses come out dirty each wash. Have tried everything that Bosch customer service have suggested. They have offered to send out a technician but will charge $150 if there is no manufacturing fault. I am fairly sure it is not a manufacturing fault as everything seems to be working. The problem seems to be more in the design and I dont want to risk paying another $150 to find that out. Bosch should not charge me to fix it, regardless of the cause, unless I have done something obvious to cause it. I paid for a dishwasher that works and I haven't got one. Thought Bosch would stand by its products better than that. Show details
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Dean
DeanSouth East Queensland, QLD41 posts
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High expectations......average quality for price

Second call out in three years for a brand new unit....heat pump failure at three year mark. Was in process of changing kitchen to full Bosch suite. I would have expectations of better quality as per the marketing brochure...had less issues with fisher and paykel….multiple failures with Circut board, water pump, heat sensor . For the money I paid on this and the so German quality….this will be the last bosch product I will be buying took the service agent…. 6 weeks to repair and is still not working…have now decided to scrap and buy new…and will not be Bosch Show details
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Dagg
Dagg3 posts
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broke in 4 years with $500 repair quote from Bosch

broke in 4 years with $500 repair quote from Bosch
Terrible experience...i do not expect such poor performance from Bosch (made in germany product) Show details
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Unhappy Customer.2 posts
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Franz
Franz4 posts
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AHJ
AHJSydney, NSW
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DWickGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC
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Sheree
ShereeMetropolitan Adelaide, SA
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Failure after failure even with additional warranty

This dishwasher is a piece of junk. Yes it’s quiet, yes it cleans well - when it works. We’ve had nothing but trouble with this German made supposedly wonderful machine. Won’t waste money on Bosch again. Show details
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MichaelSouth East Queensland, QLD9 posts
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KtasPerth, WA27 posts
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Questions & Answers

Shane R.
Shane R. · Bosch Serie 8 Freestanding Dishwashers

does anyone have red writing come up on there dishwasher screen at the end of acycle then you have to turn it off to start it again

Dean
Dean  

What’s the error code probably help yiu diagnose

Shane R.
Shane R.  

And it isn’t an error code it’s a sentence in German

phoenixd
phoenixd · Bosch Serie 8 Freestanding Dishwashers

Question to owners of Bosch Serie 8 dishwashers who use the Eco or Quick 45 min programs. What dishwasher tablets do you use, and are you happy with their performance? Thank you.
(I use Fairy Platinum and am very happy with its cleaning performance, but a Bosch technician I met advised me to stop using Fairy Platinum as he says it creates too much foam for the Bosch dishwashers, and to use the cheapest Finish tablets I can find from the Reject Shop!)

Luiz Felipe C.
Luiz Felipe C. · Serie 8 SMS88TI01A (Silver Inox)

Hi Bosch team
I have this Bosch Serie 8 SMS88TI01Aand when I turn on it quickly shows the bosch logo and them quickly visor turns into black and nothing happens.
The auto65°-75° and super60° keeps flashing.
I already try to reset and turn off/on but no lucky.

Last time it was showing "no communication" on the outside visor.
Any chance to help me with?!

Details

This much-loved dishwasher series by Bosch provides a deep clean on top of an array of premium features such as an automatic water recognition tool which auto-selects a wash mode for you and an EcoSilence drive for a quiet and energy-efficient wash.

Features

  • 15 place setting capacity
  • 4-Star energy rating & 5-Star WELS water rating
  • Full colour TFT display
  • Protective program for gently cleaning and drying glasses
  • Third loading level for cutlery & utensils
  • Adjustable top rack for additional space and tall dishes
  • Child door lock
  • EcoSilence Drive- great for energy-saving and keeping noise down
  • Effortless door closing which self-closes when below a 20° angle
  • SoftTouch electronic buttons
  • 10-year anti-rust warranty

Reviewers thought:

The dishwasher has been praised for being very silent as well as providing dishes with a full and sparkling clean. The design is also very convenient as the foldable racks allow large dishes to be placed easily and cleaned. The control panel is very easy to use.

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CategoryFreestanding DishwashersFreestanding DishwashersFreestanding Dishwashers
Price (RRP) $2,199$1,999$2,199
FeaturesChild Lock, Cutlery Rack, Foldable Racks, Height-Adjustable Upper Rack, Self Cleaning and Time Remaining DisplayChild Lock, Cutlery Rack, Eco Mode/Wash, Foldable Racks, Half-Load Option and Height-Adjustable Upper RackChild Lock, Cutlery Rack, Eco Mode/Wash, Foldable Racks, Half-Load Option, Height-Adjustable Upper Rack, Internal Light and Self Cleaning
Number of Place Settings 1415
Water Rating5 star(s)5 star(s)5 star(s)
Water Consumption12 L/wash12 L/wash12 L/wash
Energy Rating4 star(s)4 star(s)4 star(s)
Energy Consumption230 kWh per year235 kWh per year235 kWh per year
Control Panel Position TopTopTop
Maximum Noise Level42 db42 db42 db
Number of Programs888
Dimensions 845 x 600 x 600 mm845 x 600 x 600 mm845 x 600 x 600 mm
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)2 year(s)2 year(s)
Colour / FinishStainless SteelSilver InoxStainless Steel
ManualDownload manualDownload manual
Awards 2023 and 20242017, 2018, 2019 and 2 more2023 and 2024

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