Bosch SMU88TS04A Easily the best dishwasher we have owned !!
This review is about the Bosch SMU88TS04A which we have recently taken delivery of. We got an excellent deal and paid $1,404-00 delivered to our kitchen from Appliances Online the day after we ordered it.
This dishwasher comes with both the top cutlery drawer and the removable cutlery basket for the bottom drawer.
We have had premium Dishwashers over the past 25 years including a Miele, AEG and a German made Whirlpool. The only one of those which died was the Whirlpool, which only lasted about 5 years. The repair cost on that was not economical, so I wasn't going there again. The AEG has been going for about 14 years and still going strong in a house we recently sold. A great dishwasher. I have also worked in Hospitality over the past 30 years and have had extensive experience with a number of very expensive commercial dishwashers.
Water and Energy consumption have never factored into any appliance purchase decision I have ever made and won't do in the future. However, this machine has very high ratings in both respects, if that is something you desire.
The Bosch SMU88TS04A is without question the best dishwasher we have ever had. It has the best design features, tray and basket layout and adjustability of any dishwasher we have ever seen or used. It is also one of the quietest. It cleans the dishes very well and dries them very well. You still get a little water in the bottom rim of upturned cups and bowls, but you get that with all dishwashers. People who don't expect that are expecting too much !!
We haven't owned it long enough to predict its longevity, but we couldn't be happier with it in terms of operation, features and design. Very highly recommended !!
Anyone that isn't happy with this Dishwasher is expecting too much from a non commercial dishwasher, or too hard to please!