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Bosch Serie 8 SMS88TI01A (Silver Inox)

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eli
eliasked
Serie 8 SMS88TI01A (Silver Inox)

hi
what is the difference between bosh dishwasher SMS88TI01E & SMS88TI01M? where are they manufacured?

1 answer
Bosch Home Appliances
BSH Home AppliancesBosch Home Appliances

Hi Eli,
Thanks for your question.
They're all the same models but the model ending in 'E' is the European plugged version, the 'M' model is the Iranian model. The Australia version is the SMS88TI01A.
If you have any further queries, please feel free to contact us on 1300 369 744 to discuss further.
Regards, Bosch Home Australia.

Karen
Karenasked
Serie 8 SMS88TI01A (Silver Inox)

Hi. We bought our SMS88TI01A earlier this year. I tried to turn the machine on this morning, and the control panel is not working. It switches on and off, but is then stuck showing Note Start appliance. The only thing that seems to respond is turning the machine on and off. Otherwise, it is not starting. Plus, when the door is open, the controls are not working at all. The door must be closed to respond on and off and to select start. Then, nada. Just the Note Start appliance display. Some advice would be appreciated, as I don't wish to call a tech until I need to. Karen

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Bosch Home Appliances
BSH Home AppliancesBosch Home Appliances

Hi Karen, Thanks for your question. We're sorry to hear that you're having issues with your Bosch SMS88TI01AU Dishwasher. We'd like to help you investigate, so could you please contact us on 1300 369 744 to discuss further. Regards, Bosch Home Australia.

Karen
Karen

Thanks so much for your response. I really appreciate it! We discovered that our electrical plug was not correctly in the socket, and had caused our issue. I'm sorry for prematurely posting, but I wanted to avoid unnecessarily contacting a technician. Feeling so glad we didn't do that, given what we discovered! Many thanks again for taking the trouble to try and help.

Timbo
Timboasked
Serie 8 SMS88TI01A (Silver Inox)

Does this model allow for integration within a kitchen by replacing or adding s panel to the front door? Are either partially, fully integrated options available or neither?

1 answer
Bosch Home Appliances
BSH Home AppliancesBosch Home Appliances

Hi Timbo,
Thanks for your question regarding the Bosch SMS88TI01A Dishwasher.
As this is a freestanding model it is not compatible with a custom door/panel, you’d be looking at a Semi-intergrated or Fully-intergrated model for that functionality.
If you have any further queries, please feel free to contact us on 1300 369 744 to discuss.
Regards, Bosch Home Australia.

Tec
Tecasked
Serie 8 SMS88TI01A (Silver Inox)

Why has Bosch Australia stopped importing the newer SMS88TI03A? Instead it now only offers the older SMS88TI01A.

This model was updated to the SMS88TI03A to provide greater energy efficiency, with a 4.5 star energy rating. But now we can only get the SMS88TI01A, which only has a 4-star rating.

Other countries, such as Bosch New Zealand, are selling the newer SMS88TI03A.

1 answer
Happy
Happy

googled SMS88T103A to find that it is available, but the extra price means you would probably never recoup the money from saving on electricity useage: some maths required!

Apple
Appleasked
Serie 8 SMS88TI01A (Silver Inox)

Hi there, Is this machine brushed stainless steel?

2 answers
MishT
MishT

Yes it is. Easy to keep clean. Doesn't show fingerprints but there aren't any kids in the house either. Still loving it.

Apple
Apple

Many thanks for your answer, have now bought this machine, very quiet and cleans very good.

Hurricane Sandy
Hurricane Sandyasked
Serie 8 SMS88TI01A (Silver Inox)

Why only a two year standard warranty? If this is such a great machine I would expect a longer warranty whereby the company are demonstrating faith in the reliability of their product. I am currently having to replace my dishwashers every couple of years - no matter which brand I choose and I am looking for a machine that will last a good few years as I am sick and tired of paying out for new ones so often.
Also, I treat my machines with respect- I rinse dishes under a tap before placing in the washer to remove as much as possible. I also clean out my filters regularly.
Any advice on dishwashers that have long standard warranties would be gratefully received.

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iShopNreview
iShopNreview

Not sure what you do with your DW if your replacing them every couple of years. But you have options to get product care, and by the sounds of it would be a sound investment of $150 than replacing a DW every couple of years.

Hurricane Sandy
Hurricane Sandy

I'm aware of extended warranties. The point I'm making is they should not be necessary. Also if you've read my full comment- I am treating them with care and according to the manufacturers recommendations. It doesn't matter which brand or how much I pay. Perhaps we use them more frequently than other people.

Bruce3516
Bruce3516

After my last two dishwashers both failed in less than 3 years, I can feel your pain! I would have reviewed my last one (Bosch) very well within the first two years.. it worked really well but at 2 yrs 10 months died completely. I'd like to see more reviews from owners after 3 or 4 years. Or is it too much to ask that a $1500 investment ought to last that long?

Accountscow
Accountscowasked
Serie 8 SMS88TI01A (Silver Inox)

Looking for a new dishwasher- this one seems to have good reviews but I'm somewhat reluctant as the Bosch I have now does a bloody terrible job (made in Germany), always leaves dirt stuck to inside of glasses and mugs. Has anyone experienced that problem with this model? Any feedback greatly appreciated. TIA.

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Kapitoshka
Kapitoshka

Can't comment on yours, but I notice that cleaning filters weekly ensures clean dishes. They never go dirty, but I can see the difference between not clean filter washing and clean filter washing. If/when mainteined correctly I never had any not clean dishes after the wash.

iShopNreview
iShopNreview

I don't know what Bosch you have or how old it is. But I can say that this Bosch DW is so quite and cleans everything perfectly clean you can't go wrong, like I said I did full research on all the DW available and this won hands down on paper and it wins hands down once you use it.

limsh88
limsh88asked
Serie 8 SMS88TI01A (Silver Inox)

Where is the dishwasher being manufactured?

1 answer
Bosch Home Appliances
BSH Home AppliancesBosch Home Appliances

Hi,

Thanks for your question regarding your Bosch SMS88TI01A Dishwasher.

This model is manufactured in Germany.

If you have any further queries, please feel free to contact us on 1300 369 744.

Regards, Bosch Home Australia.

Treezr
Treezrasked
Serie 8 SMS88TI01A (Silver Inox)

Where are these machines on sale at the moment?

1 answer
Cone2010
Cone2010

Bought today. Appliances Online had it at $1416 with free delivery but would have arrived days later. Rang local The Good Guys store that had it in stock.
They verified the online price offered by Appliances Online and matched it. Hubby went in to pay and pick up. Less than an hour

Adrift
Adriftasked
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GWC
GWC

You bet.

Still loving this dishwasher. Very happy I went with the 8 series rather than the 6 or 4. Worth the few hundred more it costs.

Cheers

Kapitoshka
Kapitoshka

It does, but not to everyone's liking... But, if washing finished in the evening, you'd open the door and all trays next morning you'll find it dry.

Jonboy162
Jonboy162asked
Serie 8 SMS88TI01A (Silver Inox)

I'm ready to ditch the dish drawer in favour our of a Bosch SMS88TI01A or 3A. The units are similar in features except for their height. Can the 1A be adjusted slight to fit an 845 opening under bench? I don't want a 30cm gap between the unit and the bench top.

1 answer
Gerryod
Gerryod

Hi Jonboy, there are adjusters on the bottom but I don't believe they will give you the height you need as they are mainly for levelling. It would be best to have a physical look to ensure you get the right unit.
Sorry I cant be more specific.

Lucky
Luckyasked
Serie 8 SMS88TI01A (Silver Inox)

Does this dishwasher come with a cutlery basket as well as the cutlery drawer?

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Gerryod
Gerryod

Hi Lucky, no, unfortunately it doesn't. Whilst the cutlery tray design is favoured by some people, in my experience, the basket design provides better drying due to the fact that the items are vertical. You can find some generic cutlery baskets at the likes of BigW etc which you can hang on the side of the main drawer but it then reduces your space a bit. The tray design works OK so if that is you only concern, then it might not be a show stopper - I suggest that you visit a store and actually look at how it operates to see if it suits your needs. Hope this helps!

Bosch Home Appliances
BoschHomeAUBosch Home Appliances

Hi Lucky,

Thanks for your question regarding your Bosch SMS88TI01A Dishwasher.

This model only comes with a cutlery drawer, if you wish to purchase a cutlery basket you can do so through 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

Lucky
Lucky

Thanks to you both for your quick replies. The cutlery basket is not a deal breaker but it could possibly come in handy with all those chunky toddler forks and spoons. I do like the idea of being able to fit more in the dishwasher though, so it shouldn't be too hard to come around to the idea :)
Cheers, Lucky.

Bobby
Bobbyasked
Serie 8 SMS88TI01A (Silver Inox)

What is the difference in features between Bosch SMS88TI01A and Bosch SMS88TI03A?

2 answers
Gerryod
Gerryod

Hi Bobby, I have done a comparison on the two machines and they seem almost identical. The SMS88TI03A seems to be just the next version of the SMS88TI01A and its key difference seems to be in its power efficiency. The TI03A has a 4.5 star energy rating whereas the TI01A has 4 stars. Other than this they appear to be very similar but you should check them out at a dealer and also on the website below - hope this helps you!

http://www.bosch-home.com.au/products/dishwashers/freestanding-dishwashers/dishwasher-60cm-wide/SMS88TI01A.html

http://www.bosch-home.com.au/products/dishwashers/freestanding-dishwashers/dishwasher-60cm-wide/SMS88TI03A.html

Bosch Home Appliances
BoschHomeAUBosch Home Appliances

Hi Bobby,

Thanks for your question regarding the Bosch SMS88TI01A & SMS88TI03A Dishwasher.

A slight change in internal workings sees the SMS88TI03A's energy rating increase by half a star to 4.5 star energy efficiency.

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

guru
guruasked
Serie 8 SMS88TI01A (Silver Inox)

Can I connect a Bosch SMS88TI01A Serie 8 to cold water only?

5 answers
Chris May
Chris May

Yes, and you MUST connect it to cold water only.

nampas
nampas

I can double check but I believe that's what we did and all you can do

phoenixd
phoenixd

Yes - cold water connection only.

Jakhammas
Jakhammasasked
Serie 8 SMS88TI01A (Silver Inox)

Can this model be installed under bench? We are building a new home and we presently own a Bosch. I want another one but when I bought the last one I bought the wrong type. Lucky I could return it. How does the top come off?

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nampas
nampas

We out it under the bench but didn't need to remove the top. From memory the man in the shop said it can be removed.

Dave H1
Dave H1

We installed ours under the bench; no need to take the top off.

Bosch Home Appliances
BoschHomeAUBosch Home Appliances

Hi Jakhammas,

Thanks for your question regarding the Bosch SMS88TI01A Dishwasher.

This model dishwasher can be installed under the benchtop. Instructions on how to remove the top, to install under the bench can be found on page 1 of your user manual. For further information please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Care team on 1300 369 744.

Regards, BoschHomeAu

nampas
nampasasked
Serie 8 SMS88TI01A (Silver Inox)

Thanks but does it dry plastics if doing the above?

2 answers
David S.
David S.

I'd say it's 90% there. You have to keep in mind that plastics don't hold the heat of the final rinse very well and that's why they're not as dry as the non-plastics. Plastic bowls and plates seem to come out fine, but most tupperware things will have little lips and recesses which will hold the water if you don't angle them right in the wash. I set my wash to finish 30mins before I wake up, so when I'm out there making coffee I'm unstacking everything. Most plastics I'll give a flick and chuck on the dish drainer out of habit and with the tiny bit of residual heat left (compared to everything else which is still hot) it will air dry over 5mins or so ready to put away.

nampas
nampas

Thanks. I'm happy with that!

nampas
nampasasked
Serie 8 SMS88TI01A (Silver Inox)

Does this model dry your plastic bowls/cups, etc.?

2 answers
Bosch Home Appliances
BoschHomeAUBosch Home Appliances

Hi Nampas,

Thanks for your question regarding the Bosch SMS88TI01A dishwasher.

To ensure that you get the best drying results from your Bosch dishwasher we recommend the following:

1. Use Finish Rinse-Aid
2. Turn on Extra/Intensive drying mode (found in the instructions)
3. Leave door closed for additional 10-20min after unit finishes
4. Do not run wash & then leave dishes in the unit for an extended period of time (overnight)
5. Please note that the Quick 30min wash program does not have a drying phase
6. Must be connected to cold water tap only

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

Regards, BoschHomeAu

Modefour
Modefour

Hi Bosch.

I have recently purchased this dishwasher. The spec page at the below link says this dishwasher has a hot and cold water inlet

https://www.appliancesonline.com.au/bosch-dishwasher-sms88ti01a/

Can you please clarify. I was overseas when our dishwasher stopped working and I organised this one to be fitted. I also arranged for the plumber to connect it to the hot water supply.

Ta

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