Bosch 800 Series Dishwashers Review

Bosch 800 Series Dishwashers Review
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Written By Stephen Powers

Appliance repair guy from Washington. I am majorly experienced in dishwashers, water filters and refrigerators, AMA on my twitter account.

Dishwashers have come a long way. From noisy machines that wasted a lot of water and had maximum energy consumption, we now have smart machines that are Energy Star certified, work with touch panels, have interactive LED and controls which can be monitored on your smartphones. Technological advancements and innovations have enabled us to enjoy dishwashers at their finest.

If you don’t have a budget constraint and are looking for a high-quality dishwasher that will simply leave you awestruck with its features, then Bosch 800 series is the best choice. The machines have top-of-the line-features, the lowest running sounds in the industry, excellent value-added specs, and above all, matchless cleaning and drying capabilities.

800 Series Models

Apart from the high-end 800 series, Bosch offers affordable dishwashers as well. Its 100 series is the best budget-friendly series; 300 and 500 are best for people looking for mediocre features at a reasonable price. However, 800 series and 800 premium are lavish series that are specifically designed for high-end buyers.

Bosch 800 Series Dishwasher Reviews

800 series have 18 models listed on the official Bosch site. There are 2 premium models and 16 simple models. The major differences between premium and simple models are noise rating and the MyWay Rack system. Premium models operate as low as 40 decibels. All other features such as capacity, wash cycles, options, controls, and racks are the same in the 800 and 800 premium series.

All 800 Series Models

800 series models are listed below

  1. SHXM88Z75N (Premium)
  2. SHPM88Z75N (Premium)
  3. SHEM78ZH5N
  4. SHXM78Z55N
  5. SHX878ZD5N
  6. SHVM78Z53N
  7. SHV878ZD3N
  8. SHPM78Z54N
  9. SGX78B55UC
  10. SGV78B53UC
  11. SHPM78Z55N
  12. SHP878ZD5N
  13. SHEM78Z55N
  14. SHEM78Z52N
  15. SGE78B55UC
  16. SPX68B55UC (18-inch)
  17. SPV68B53UC (18-inch)
  18. SPE68B55UC (18-inch)

800 series has 11 main variants; SHX, SHP, SHE, SHV, SHP, SGX, SGV, SGE, SPX, SPV, and SPE. 800 series also offers 18-inch models. These models are perfect for small families and kitchens that don’t have enough space for a 24-inch dishwasher.

800 series dishwashers don’t come cheap. They are probably the most costly in the market. You would most likely buy a built-in dishwasher after 10-12 years. Therefore it is very important to know which is the right one for you and what features it has. We will discuss all the variants in the 800 series to know which one is perfect for you. Please note that the major differences between the variants are door design, control panel location, and options on the machine. We have also included a user feedback section along with each feature to have an idea about what people think about that particular feature.

1. Bosch SHX878WD5N 800 Series Built-In Dishwasher

Bosch SHX878WD5N 800 Series Built In Dishwasher with 6 Wash Cycles, 3rd Rack, Delay Start, RackMatic...
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  • Stainless Steel Interior
  • 6 Wash Cycles / 6 Wash Options
  • 16 Place Settings / Flexible Third Rack

Buyers rate this dishwasher above Samsung, GE, and LG dishwashers. It takes less time to clean the dishes than Samsung and delivers better results. It is quieter than other dishwashers and offers the premium features of the 800 series. If something has the potential to change your life, then this dishwasher can do it.

Buyers like this dishwasher because it runs so quietly that they can even sleep while it is running. Many users mention that if Bosch didn’t install a red light on their dishwasher, they wouldn’t know if it was running or not.

Users also highlight easy installation and a detailed installation guide. Some buyers are so happy with its performance that they recommend this dishwasher to everyone. However, it comes at a high price, but this one is a great dishwasher for the price. You get top-of-the-line features and incomparable cleaning power.

Buyers term this dishwasher as an excellent machine overall. However, there are a few complaints about the top rack. The top rack can’t be removed, and the lowered one doesn’t provide enough space to wash tall wine glasses.

2. Bosch SHX98M09UC 800 24″ Stainless Steel Semi-Integrated Dishwasher

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Bosch SHX98M09UC 800 24" Stainless Steel Semi-Integrated Dishwasher - Energy Star
  • 14 Place Settings
  • 9 Wash Cycles featuring 2 Options
  • Sanitize Option

The dishwasher receives mixed responses from buyers. The majority of buyers mention that it is a quiet unit. A stainless steel dishwasher is a great option for large families and buyers who have no budget constraints. However, the stainless steel finish leaves some marks behind as well. You will have to spend extra time cleaning the exterior of this dishwasher.

The cleaning capabilities are great too. Users mention that the dishwasher gives great results on auto wash cleaning mode and when you use Bosch recommended drying agent, you get spotless and clean dishes. Buyers also mention that heavily soiled dishes may need some rinsing if you are not adding rinse aid.

Some people complained about the cleaning capabilities, but they didn’t use Bosch recommended dishwasher in their machines. Once they started using the right machine, everything was sorted.

One user rates Bosch dishwasher above KitchenAid, Samsung, GE, Kenmore, and LG dishwashers. She says that she has tried all these dishwashers over the last 10 years and has found Bosch to be the best.

3. Bosch SHV878ZD3N 24″ 800 Series Fully Integrated Dishwasher

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  • Flexible 3rd Rack With Fold Down Sides Adds More Loading Area.
  • InfoLight Beams On Floor To Indicate Dishwasher Is Running
  • FlexSpace Tines Fold Back To Fit Your Larger Pots & Pans

If you are looking for a high-end panel-ready Bosch dishwasher, its 800 series SHV878ZD3N is a great choice. The dishwasher comes with a cabinet-style handle and makes it super easy to flush your dishwasher with the cabinets in your kitchen. All you have to do is connect a wood panel, and you are good to go.

People praise this dishwasher because it washes and dries well; even the glasses are spotless. Just like all the other Bosch dishwashers, it is a silent unit. You’ll have to check whether it is running or not by looking at the light or opening the door.

Now the bad part; no place to put wine glasses in your dishwasher. Users mention that when you are paying so much, the dishwasher must be able to wash everything inside.

One user mentions that the lower rack falls into the tub whenever loaded. When the buyer contacted Bosch, they weren’t of much help either. Bosch said they would send out wheels to make it work, but new wheels didn’t do the trick. Bosch sent out a repairman but to no avail. He termed it a manufacturing defect and wouldn’t return the unit but insisted on sending new wheels.

4. Bosch SHPM98W75N 800 Series 24 Inch Built In Fully Integrated Dishwasher

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  • Stainless Steel Tub Interior
  • 6 Wash Cycles | 6 Options
  • 16 Place Settings Capacity

This dishwasher is another example of superb cleaning and silent operation with outstanding features. The common praises include big capacity, no pre-rinsing, and superior drying.

However, many buyers are angry after buying this dishwasher and term it as a wastage of money. One buyer mentions that this dishwasher doesn’t clean even after she tried Bosch’s recommended dishwasher, pre-rinsed the dishes, added a booster, rinse aid, and tried everything, but to no avail. She contacted Bosch, but they said this is not a manufacturing defect but rather an operational and usage fault.

One reviewer mentions that the dishwasher comes with a heated drying, and the condensation drying doesn’t work well. Overall, this dishwasher has more complaints than positive points. There is a 50% chance that this dishwasher may not work for you.

Bosch 800 Series Dishwasher –  Compared

Preview
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Bosch SHX98M09UC 800 24" Stainless Steel Semi-Integrated Dishwasher - Energy Star
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Bosch SHPM98W75N 800 Series 24 Inch Built In Fully Integrated Dishwasher with 6 Wash Cycles,in...
Title
Bosch SHX878WD5N
Bosch SHX98M09UC
Bosch SHV878ZD3N
Bosch SHPM98W75N
Installation Type
Built-in
Built-in
Built-in
Built-in
Dishwasher Width
24-inch
24-inch
24-inch
24-inch
Washing Capacity
16 place settings
14 place settings
16 place settings
16 place settings
Number of Cycles
6
9
6
6
Noise Level
42 dBA
42 dBA
42 dBA
39 dBA
Heated Drying
Yes
Yes
Yes
Condensation Drying
Dimensions
34 x 24 x 24 inches
36.22 x 26.37 x 25.98 inches
23.06 x 23.56 x 33.87 inches
23.75 x 23.56 x 33.88 inches
Certification
Energy Star
Energy Star
Energy Star
Energy Star
Preview
Bosch SHX878WD5N 800 Series Built In Dishwasher with 6 Wash Cycles, 3rd Rack, Delay Start, RackMatic...
Title
Bosch SHX878WD5N
Installation Type
Built-in
Dishwasher Width
24-inch
Washing Capacity
16 place settings
Number of Cycles
6
Noise Level
42 dBA
Heated Drying
Yes
Dimensions
34 x 24 x 24 inches
Certification
Energy Star
Preview
Bosch SHX98M09UC 800 24" Stainless Steel Semi-Integrated Dishwasher - Energy Star
Title
Bosch SHX98M09UC
Installation Type
Built-in
Dishwasher Width
24-inch
Washing Capacity
14 place settings
Number of Cycles
9
Noise Level
42 dBA
Heated Drying
Yes
Dimensions
36.22 x 26.37 x 25.98 inches
Certification
Energy Star
Preview
Bosch SHV878ZD3N 24" 800 Series Fully Integrated Dishwasher with 16 Place Settings, Flexible 3rd...
Title
Bosch SHV878ZD3N
Installation Type
Built-in
Dishwasher Width
24-inch
Washing Capacity
16 place settings
Number of Cycles
6
Noise Level
42 dBA
Heated Drying
Yes
Dimensions
23.06 x 23.56 x 33.87 inches
Certification
Energy Star
Preview
Bosch SHPM98W75N 800 Series 24 Inch Built In Fully Integrated Dishwasher with 6 Wash Cycles,in...
Title
Bosch SHPM98W75N
Installation Type
Built-in
Dishwasher Width
24-inch
Washing Capacity
16 place settings
Number of Cycles
6
Noise Level
39 dBA
Heated Drying
Condensation Drying
Dimensions
23.75 x 23.56 x 33.88 inches
Certification
Energy Star

Important Features to Consider Before Buying 800 Series Bosch Dishwasher

Door Design and Control Panel

You can find 4 different door designs. 800 series dishwashers come in towel bar handles, small cabinet style handles, small recessed handles, and large recessed handles. Dishwashers with towel bar handle and cabinet-style handles have hidden controls, whereas dishwashers with recessed handles have visible controls.

All 800 series models come with touch control panels. 100, 300, and 500 series have buttons. 800 series has a touch panel along with a TFT screen. TFT screens have a brighter, crisper, and shinier display. The touch panel takes the dishwashing experience to the next level. Another impressive feature in the 800 series is the maintenance reminders. You will get maintenance alerts when it is time to service your dishwasher.

User Feedback: People love the touch controls. The reviews mention a brighter LCD as an excellent improvement compared to previous models. Buyers equally admire the door design and handle quality.

Capacity

24-inch models have 16 place setting capacity, and 18-inch models have 10 place setting capacity. A place setting is used to define the capacity of a dishwasher. One place setting consists of 10 crockery and cutlery items, including a dinner plate, soup plate, dessert plate, glass tumbler, teacup and saucer, fork, spoon, knife, and teaspoon.

User Feedback: People are amazed at how much Bosch dishwashers can hold. The dishwasher has enough capacity to wash your pots and pans, baby bottles, lots of silverware, and other items. People mention that they don’t face any problem in terms of capacity. A family of 4-5 adults can wash one day’s dishes in one cycle.

Rack System

Premium models have a MyWay rack. It provides ample storage for washing cereal bowls, large utensils, pots, and pans. The upper rack is adjustable to three different heights and up to 9 separate rack positions. It helps fit taller items like stemware in the middle rack while making room for pots and pans below.

The silverware basket in the dishwasher is removable. You can load your utensils and cutlery and place them back in the dishwasher.

User Feedback: Buyers mention that the rack system in Bosch 800 series is the most advanced compared to all dishwashers. You will be amazed at how much it can hold. Many reviews mention that they had problems loading big pans in their previous dishwashers, but Bosch has so much room inside that one cycle a day washes all the dishes.

Program Cycles

All 800 series come with the latest wash cycles and options. You think of an option, and Bosch will have it on its control panel. The wash cycles include heavy, auto, eco, normal, speed 60, rinse, and favorite. The options include delayed start, remote start, half load, delicate, sanitize, and crystal dry. Some of the 800 series models also come with time increase/decrease buttons.

User Feedback: Buyers love the wash cycles and options they get on 800 series models. They express 100% satisfaction and are amazed at how much this machine can do for them. Many people are in awe of the drying option.

Noise Level

800 series have noise levels starting from 40 decibels to 44 decibels. We can safely say that it is the quietest dishwasher currently available in the market. It is so quiet that you will have to look at the controls to know if it is running or not. Bosch has installed an info-light in models with hidden controls for this purpose.

User Feedback: There is nothing but praise from people for this dishwasher’s noise level. It operates so silently that you can even sleep right next to it.

Drying Features

Bosch 800 series has the best drying features in the market. All dishwashers come with CrystalDry technology. It makes sure that your dishes come out spotless. When selected with sanitize mode, the dishes come out dry and hot.

User Feedback: 100 and 300 series users had some complaints about drying. However, 500 and 800 series users never mention any drying problems.

Certification and Compliance

All Bosch dishwashers are Energy Star certified and ADA compliant. An Energy Star dishwasher costs around $35 to run annually and saves 3870 gallons of water over its lifetime.

User Feedback: Many people are delighted to have an advanced machine with a very low operational cost.

Colors and Exterior

800 series dishwashers come in white, stainless steel, and black colors. The exterior is fingerprint-resistant but not scratch-resistant. The handles are high-quality and will never get discolored.

User Feedback: People like the color options they get in the 800 series. You have complete freedom to choose a machine according to your kitchen outlook.

Price

Bosch dishwashers are costly compared to other brands. However, they offer excellent features and a luxurious dishwashing experience.

User Feedback: Buyers complain about high prices but are satisfied with the value for money in the Bosch 800 series. The features and ease of use justify spending more than $1000 on a dishwasher.

Value-Added Features

Bosch PrecisionWash™: It sets the dishwasher time automatically.

CrystalDry™: 60% drier dishes as this technology transfers moisture into heat up to 176 ˚F.

Sanitize Mode: It increases the final rinse temperature to kill any leftover bacteria.

HomeConnect: You can control your machine through a smartphone application. It includes turning off the wash cycle and maintenance reminders.

Delay Start Timer: It allows the users to set delay start time up to 24 hours.

AquaStop: It protects your machine from internal leaks and floods.

Self-Latching Door: The door closes automatically when it is near the dishwasher. You don’t have to push the door.

Bosch 800 Series: Is it Worth Buying? If you have the money, then Bosch 800 series is definitely worth it. You’ll get top-of-the-line features, matchless cleaning performance, and superior drying.

Who should buy an 800 series Bosch Dishwasher? Bosch dishwashers are best for high-end buyers. Most of the survey respondents mentioned that they had an unlimited budget and thus bought an 800 series dishwasher after comparing it with top-of-the-line models from other brands.

FAQs

Which is the best 800 series dishwasher?

All 800 series dishwashers are excellent machines. We can’t pick one because all machines are rated equally by buyers. You can select one according to your budget and available space.

How can I clean my Bosch dishwasher?

HOW CAN I CLEAN MY BOSCH DISHWASHER?

Some 800 series models come with a self-cleaning cycle. All you have to do is add a commercial cleaning product and select the cleaning option.

Which detergent is best for 800 series dishwashers?

Bosch recommends using Finish detergents in its dishwashers. Finish is one of the top detergents brands in the US.

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