Sparkling clean finish on dishes
4-star energy rating and 5-star water rating
Doesn't always dry dishes properly
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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.
Really excellent dishwasher, it makes the dishes all sparkling. No smell & I like the design because you can fit large plates!!!
The design is slick & modern which fits modern kitchen. Amazing!!!
Purchased in March 2019 at The Good Guys for $800.00.
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Not up to the job!
When I was choosing a new dishwasher two years ago I thought that paying a premium for a product that was both designed and made in Germany would be a guarantee of trouble free performance. How wrong I was. My pots, pans, plates, cups, knives and forks, or any of the other kitchen ware that typically goes into a dishwasher rarely come out properly clean. After two years it is getting worse. Having a variety of settings is useless when even keeping it on the super wash option is not effective. There are times when I have had to repeat the whole cycle twice. Even though I use the recommended dish cleaning capsules they frequently remain undissolved at the end of a full cycle. In my experience this Bosch model is not fit for purpose.
Purchased in November 2017.
- Serie 8 SMS88TI01A (Silver Inox)
Quiet and cleans well. Large compartments for big pots and pans. Wish it dried better
Bought this due to great reviews and upgrading from our 3 year old Westinghouse as it was not cleaning as well or drying as well as our old little Omega we had in the granny flat. Turns out I am never going to find a dishwasher that dries as well as that cheap little slimline Omega!
To be fair, this dishwasher is super quiet, has great options and is very easy to use. If I open the lid immediately after a cycle and leave it for an hour or two, it will dry but if I put it on over night and select the extra dry function - plastic won't dry but ...I suppose that's prob asking a little much? I was looking at an LG model which had an auto door opener when the cycle ended - I do wish I had looked at that option more as I hate hand drying the loads of plastic kids ware that comes out of our dishwasher! Still, if you are looking for a quality dishwasher that's super easy to use, it's an excellent option and non-plastic does dry perfectly fine on the extra dry option.
Purchased in August 2019 at Appliances Online.
- Serie 8 SMS88TI01A (Silver Inox)
Dishes Smell. Eco Mode Unusable.
We bought this dishwasher a few months ago after our wonderful Miele finally died after 10 years. I specifically bought it as it had an energy efficient eco mode. After a few washes we noticed that the dishes smelled terrible. We had the technician out from appliances Online who checked it and said it was ok. The dishes continued to smell awful (despite cleaning out the filter regularly). We had a Bosch technician then come out who told us that the eco mode was not suitable for everyday washing of dishes! It is only suitable for lightly soiled ...dishes. I don't see that advertised on their website. So basically we bought a dishwasher with an unusable eco mode. We are forced to run it on the hottest setting and even then the dishes have an odour. I deeply regret buying this dishwasher and I have requested to return it so that I can buy another Miele instead (which appliances online have refused). I consider the fact that the eco mode is unusable to be false advertising so I am lodging a dispute with NSW Fair trading. Update, August 2020. Have identified that the dishwasher has a design flaw whereby the filter sits in a pool of water thereby causing a thick layer of mould to form. As the dishwasher heats up to dry the dishes the smell of the mouldy filter makes the dishes smell like sewage. Filter needs to be taken out and cleaned every day to prevent smells. Bought this dishwasher to save me time not waste my time!
Purchased in May 2019 at Appliances Online for $1,336.00.
Worst dishwasher ever made.
Bought this dishwasher for $1400 November 18 took 6 months for it to fully stop functioning. Had to get both main boards replaced. After 5 weeks the machine wont turn on again. Worst $1400 ever spent. Should of stuck to a $300 Dishlex at least they turn on and function when you need them. How do i make it 0/5 stars?
Purchased in November 2018 at The Good Guys for $1,400.00.
Bought 13 June 2015, expecting to get many years from it. It died two days ago. No lights, no one at home. For a premium product, this isn't what I expect.
Purchased in June 2015 at Harvey Norman Retail Stores - Appliances for $1,399.00.
My previous Bosch dishwasher died after 2 years and was replaced under warranty. Now, a few years later, the heating element in this one has stopped working. I contacted Bosch (via their website) simply to confirm what part number I need to buy to in attempt to fix this machine that I have the great misfortune of owning. They haven't had the courtesy to reply. Bad dishwasher. Non-existent customer service. Will avoid Bosch for the rest of my days.
Purchased in September 2016 at Under warranty.
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 be...
Purchased in August 2016.
You pay for quality and it's still cheap
Bought this last year at Harvey Norman on special as I have a back problem and can't do the dishes and also to save water and it is the most amazing product in the world of dishwashers. So many features and it is so spacey and looks very stylish too can't go wrong with this company and engineering.
Purchased in November 2018 at Harvey Norman for $800.00.
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
Hi Tan G, Thank you for your question.You can delay the start of the programme by up to 24 hours. Below is a link to where you can download the user manual for your appliance. You will find on page 30. a step by step on how to do this. https://www.bosch-home.com.au/productlist/dishwashers/freestanding-dishwashers/dishwasher-60-cm-wide/SMS88TI01A#/Tabs=tab-3185783/
If you need any more help, feel free to contact us on 1300 369 744.
Regards, Bosch Home Australia
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?
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.
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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|
|Dimensions||845 x 600 x 600 mm||845 x 600 x 600 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||2 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Silver Inox||Stainless Steel|
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