Sparkling clean finish on dishes
4-star energy rating and 5-star water rating
Doesn't always dry dishes properly
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- Serie 8 SMS88TI01A (Silver Inox)
A Lot of People Complain about Mother Board Issue
A lot of people have complained about a mother board issue, and same here. The dishwasher is less than 2 years old, has a control board issue, can not set the time, stops by itself in the middle of the washing program, and touch panel has become unresponsive. Called for warranty claim, found one cockroach and blamed the cockroach for being the cause of the malfunctioning dishwasher, refuse to honour the warranty.
Purchased for $1,319.00.
- Serie 8 SMS88TI01A (Silver Inox)
Second E19 fault on less than 2 years
I like all the different wash settings, and the cutlery tray is very handy and space saving.
I have had a few washes where some dishes weren’t completely clean, or the soap wasn’t completely rinsed off but that isn’t a huge concern for me.
I’m giving it 1 star because within 6 months of purchasing I experienced an e19 fault, where the machine doesn’t drain properly. This was fixed under warranty. A year later I have experienced the same fault again!
I trusted the Bosch name after owning a previous Bosch dishwasher and was not expecting it to ...
Purchased in July 2019 at The Good Guys.
Not fit for Purpose - Doesn't Wash Dishes
We purchased this dishwasher after having a Bosch in a previous house and being very happy with it. I am so disappointed in this product - as a top of the range Dishwasher it should wash dishes.
From the first wash it has never cleaned properly. We clean it regularly - the filter has never really been dirty as we clean it so frequently in the hope of clean dishes coming out. Nothing is blocking the mechanisms, we use only Finish products, recommended by Bosch. Our dishes aren't going in extremely dirty, the dishwasher just doesn't wash very well. I would not recommend this product, I am hoping to return the dishwasher with a full refund, as it is not fit for the purpose it was sold unfortunately.
Purchased in November 2020.
satisfied overall a Little overpriced
overall the performance is good. Cleans well, tested with full load lots of pot and pans and glasses. It came out well.
In eco mode does not dry the plastic items, I don’t use much plastics anyway. Some intelligent settings to stack easily. Best results with finish blue tablets
Purchased in January 2021 at Appliances Online for $1,700.00.
Faults after 2.5years, out of warranty.
2.5years old, German made dishwasher was working really well, until it fried the mother board. I’m surprised that a machine costing $1800 has stopped working in such a short period of time. $300 for the replacement board and $165 for labour for a 2.5year old machine. Paint has also started to peel around the places where the metal and plastic meet. I won’t be buying Bosch again. Not recommended.
Purchased in July 2018 at Harvey Norman for $1,800.00.
Touch pad feels cheap, turns on when it wants to, 3 months out of warranty it won't even start anymore screen keeps switching off even after reset and hard reset.
Purchased in September 2018 at Harvey Norman.
- Serie 8 SMS88TI01A (Silver Inox)
Good performance, but lacks some features
new this week, and is noticeably quieter than our previous DW. We do not rinse the dishes, and all have come out clean, as do wine glasses and baking dishes. the upper cutlery tray is good and the baskets easy to adjust, however, given the price and the brand, it is disappointing that you have to order small items holders, which would be useful for various items. As a high cost brand and model, there shouldn’t be any extra cost options, which I note are standard in less costly brands, with good reviews. The manual is full of “depending on the features of your dishwasher”.. This is not a basic model or low end cost. Bosch you could have done better.
Purchased in November 2020 at Appliances Online for $1,594.00.
I had an LG prior to this which I had bought for around 900 dollars. Worked really well in cleaning and drying. 7 years later due to our own foolishness the water pump got slushed. To replace the LG, went and bought this Dishwasher. From day 1 it was not great as the previous. We were disappointed. LG had a 50 minutes quick cycle that cleaned thoroughly and dried all the utensils including plastics. Bosch I leave overnight and the utensils are not dry and not throughly cleansed. The slight smell from the water staying in is also a problem. The ...quick cycle never properly cleans. I can put it on other cycles that are from close to 2 hours and up and still cleaning is not great. I think there is something wrong in the interior design that is causing this. I am not sure what exactly. Sucks a lot of energy and uses a lot of water and still results are below average. The touch bar at the top is so poorly designed, it recognises not when you tap it rather when you take away your finger. Also it takes several taps at times to recognise the touch. Now that I think about it which is the most soily cuisine, German or South Korean? S.Korean of course. No wonder the LG dishwasher was better, I take it that it is designed to be powerful to clean oily, saucy, greasy soiled plates and utensils. I have only used LG prior to this hence referring LG, I have not had a chance on any other S. Korean brands.
Purchased in October 2019 at Bing Lee for $1,228.00.
Amazing and quiet
Almost two years on and still working fantastically . Cleans so well and amazingly quiet. I use the Aldi brand and all items come out clean. I scrape the dishes a little bitso not too clean when they go in. Lots of options and easy to use control panel. Easy to clean inside too. A lot of room and easily accommodates many pots, plates and pans.
Very happy with this purchase.
Purchased in January 2018 at The Good Guys Physical store for $1,800.00.
After only 2 days of ownership and four wash cycles I am experiencing a E24 error. On calling customer service I was advised if its a blockage it will not be covered under the warranty. What a Joke Bosch just not good enough. Considering this is my 3rd Bosch dishwasher and the other two were just middle of the range and very reliable. Very disappointed that spending top dollar doesn't mean you get what you pay for.
Purchased in August 2020 at Harvey Norman for $1,650.00.
I Agree! Don't waste your money on Bosch!
Don't touch a Bosch dishwasher. I have the same issues.
Won't clean leaves food on plates. I actually have to space my dinner plates out to get them clean. After a couple of years the door needs to be slammed shut. Plus the added bonus of a rusted top tray rack. That Bosch won't replace the rusted part as it's out of warranty..... a dishwasher that rusts inside.... great product!
1st Bosch product and the last we will ever purchase!
Purchased in June 2012 at The Good Guys for $1,500.00.
It’s ok, but my Asko was better
I bought this after reading how amazing it is- but have to say, not very impressed. Consistently leaves items unwashed- even when there is only half a load. Really disappointed as it cost a lot. I should just kept my old Asko. The other problem is everything is constantly wet when the cycle is finished.
One good thing, it is quiet. I am going to contact Bosch separately.
Purchased in June 2020 at Harvey Norman for $1,560.00.
My favourite appliance....Love my Bosch series 8 dishwasher
Don't know why I took so long to get a dishwasher! After lots of research. We purchased a Bosch series 8 dishwasher SMS88T101A/51 made in Germany. Ive had it for the last 6 months now and still very impressed. Love how quiet it is and how clean my dishes come out. I use it once or twice a day. Love my three pull out trays with cutlery tray or optional basket. I love how i can adjust all the trays, positions to fit all my different size plates, pots, pans, glasses. Highly recommend.
Purchased in January 2020 at Harvey Norman.
- Serie 8 SMS88TI01A (Silver Inox)
Expensive, and somewhat disappointing.
(Update/edit follows at the end)
Our very trusty 18+ year old Whirlpool dishwasher started playing up so it was time to consider a replacement. (I know that with appliances as old as that, it’s usually folly to spend money repairing them, even IF you can get the parts, and in any event we had significant rust in the slide out racks.)
We didn’t intend spending a fortune but were talked in to a Bosch series 8 for a number of reasons, and thought we would give it a go. Features which particularly attracted my wife and me included low...
Purchased in January 2020 at Appliances Online for $1,205.00.
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 wip...e 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 .
Purchased in November 2019 at Harvey Norman for $1,500.00.
Proud owner of 2 of these, this is how we do it!
I bought both second hand, one for $1000 which was supposed to be A1 condition but after several months use has "Communication Error, please switch appliance off/then on. Otherwise call service"
Well in New Zealand, the bosch service agent in Auckland ABEL APPLIANCES are a tad expensive. So I have another one, same model I got for $25 of TradeMe as it was causing old owner no end of issues with no water fault. That was resolved with a new water sensor on RH side of tank. HOWEVER I also own 2x SMS68M08AU's my Mother bought a brand new SMUxxx...
Purchased in June 2017 for $1,000.00.
- Serie 8 SMS88TI01A (Silver Inox)
Good dish washer
Purchased to replace a Maytag disher that lasted about 20 years and was still going strong. Very happy with it and it cleans well and is very quiet. Wash time is about 3 hours which is a lot longer than old one but is more economical.
Purchased in April 2020 at Harvey Norman for $1,350.00.
Just out of warranty .. power supply
We purchased this dishwasher two years ago when our previous Bosch dishwasher (white with a dial and much cheaper) ceased working after 20+ years without incident. This new dishwasher just exceeded its 2 year warranty and the power supply died. Having spent $1400 on this machine we expected it, too, to last at least a few years (estimated 5 or 6) without incident, but to our dismay we were wrong. The service person arrived last week and fixed it at a cost of $450 which is the price of some new dishwashers (different brand and poorer water consumption). However, we will certainly not be fixing this dishwasher again should it have another fault.
Purchased in September 2017 at RetraVision for $1,400.00.
Great dishwasher but could be better
I do really like our Bosch Serie 8 dishwasher, had it for almost 3 years now and 99.5% of the time, dishes are sparkling clean. It's ultra quiet and dries the dishes really well too. Only flaws are despite being mindful of how we stack the bottom basket, we still see rub marks on some of our plates from where the rotating arm hits them. This is even after ensuring there is ample gap. Some of the basket parts are also starting to split and rub off the plastic covering and rust on the hinge points although to be fair we use it everyday at least, so this is after 1000+ cycles. Besides that, it's a solid dishwasher and our 2nd Bosch, the quality in general is very good.
Purchased in April 2016.
Not the best
Constant E24 errors. Keep cleaning no good for a machine that is 2.5 years old. Will be placing on ebay and buying something else. Used to be quiet, now quite noisy
Purchased in December 2016 at The Good Guys for $1,200.00.
Questions & Answers
Hi I’ve lost my manual. Can you please advise me if and how we can set it to come on in like 8 hrs. TIA
I have a top of the range Bosch dishwasher which should make the dishes extra dry,
How do I achieve this please.
It is a series 8 dishwasher.
Hi i bought sms40e08au dishwasher. Do i connect the water line to hot water or cold water?
Bosch Home Appliances
Hi Chelvi, Thank you for your question. Water line should be for cold water connection only. Our dishwashers have an inbuilt heating element. If you need anymore help please call us on 1300 369 744 (select option 2). Kind regards Bosch Home Australia.
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.
- 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
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.
|Category||Freestanding Dishwashers||Freestanding Dishwashers|
|Features||Child Lock, Cutlery Rack, Eco Mode/Wash, Foldable Racks, Half-Load Option and Height-Adjustable Upper Rack||Child Lock, Cutlery Rack, Eco Mode/Wash, Foldable Racks, Half-Load Option, Height-Adjustable Upper Rack, Internal Light and Self Cleaning|
|Number of Place Settings||15||15|
|Water Rating||5 star(s)||5 star(s)|
|Water Consumption||12 L/wash||12 L/wash|
|Energy Rating||4 star(s)||4 star(s)|
|Energy Consumption||235 kWh per year||235 kWh per year|
|Control Panel Position||Top||Top|
|Maximum Noise Level||42 db||42 db|
|Number of Programs||8||8|
|Colour / Finish||Silver Inox||Stainless Steel|
|Dimensions||845 x 600 x 600 mm||845 x 600 x 600 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||2 year(s)|
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