The Bosch brand looks back on a long history. Founded in 1886 by Robert Bosch, it is by no means only known for manufacturing household appliances. Whether as a supplier in the automotive industry or in future technology, Bosch is broadly positioned. BSH Hausgeräte GmbH, a subsidiary of Bosch, is the manufacturer of Bosch household appliances. It was founded as a joint venture between Bosch and Siemens, but is now 100% owned by the Bosch Group. Therefore, many Siemens models are identical in construction to those of Bosch. The product range of Bosch dishwashers is diverse. You will find dishwashers for every kitchen.
Typical product features
Bosch dishwashers are eye-catchers in every respect. A clean design, excellent quality and ease of use unites Bosch models. In addition, the freestanding and built-in models are sometimes equipped with very interesting features that are supposed to make the work even easier or improve the washing and drying results compared to the competition. In doing so, Bosch focuses on series with different emphases in terms of equipment.
PerfectDry with zeolite
The PerfectDry dishwashers from Bosch are currently still some of the few models that use the natural zeolite mineral for the drying process. This binds the moisture inside and converts it into warm air. Thanks to innovative 3D airflow, this is evenly distributed and dries your dishes very reliably. Dishwashers with zeolite drying achieve very good drying results even with plastic dishes.
Smart Home is on everyone’s lips and many manufacturers of household appliances are embracing this trend. Bosch also offers smart options with the Home Connect function on some dishwashers. This allows you to easily link the machine to your smartphone or tablet and start, manage and control it from anywhere. The in-house app helps you select the right program for your dishes and keeps you informed about the machine’s status.
Quiet Silence program
Do you attach a lot of importance to a quiet dishwasher? Especially in households with an open kitchen or where the sleeping area is right next to the kitchen, quiet dishwashing is preferred. The Silence program works only with a reduced spray pressure, so you are hardly disturbed. Further sound insulation measures on the machines ensure very quiet dishwashing.
Bosch ensures particularly gentle cleaning and drying as well as the best shine for your glasses with the various levels of “Glass Protection”. “Glass Protection Plus” additionally offers a special stemware basket, while “Glass Protection Pro” helps optimize water hardness.
Special features and functions
- ActiveWater hydraulic system – more performance with lower water and energy consumption
- AquaSensor Dirt Detection – regulates water consumption depending on the type and degree of dish soiling
- Load sensor – automatic adjustment of water consumption to the machine load
- Vario basket system – for more interior flexibility
- VarioSpeed Plus – option – reduces dishwashing time by up to 66
- Extra Drying – option – for extra thorough drying
- ECO energy-saving function
- IntensiveZone – with different water pressure ranges, sensitive glasses as well as heavily soiled items can be cleaned in one wash cycle
- HygienePlus – rinses at extra-high temperatures for better hygiene
- DuoPower spray arms – 2 spray arms in the upper basket
- DosageAssistant – for optimal cleaning effect
Bosch dishwashers in test
Bosch models are known for generally coming out well ahead in tests conducted by recognized test institutes. In Stiftung Warentest’s dishwasher test (10/2019 issue), the Bosch SMV67MX01E from the Series 6 was quite convincing. Of 12 fully integrated dishwashers (60 cm wide) tested, the model came in 3rd place with an overall grade of “good” (2.2). In all categories, the testers attested to good performance. The Bosch dishwasher scored particularly well in the endurance test (grade “good” 1.6).
In the previous test (10/2018 issue), the machines were not yet as convincing. Although the Bosch SMV45IX01E from the Series 4 was the test winner among the 19 dishwashers, it also only achieved an overall score of “satisfactory” (2.6). While it received a “very good” in the noise and durability test categories, it only scored an “adequate” (3.8) in the automatic program. The power consumption was a bit too high, according to the testers.
In 1886, Robert Bosch founded the “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering” in Stuttgart. Just one year later, he presented the first low-voltage magneto ignition device for gas engines to the public. BSH Hausgeräte GmbH, which today manufactures Bosch dishwashers, was not founded until 1967 as a joint venture between Bosch and Siemens. In addition to these two brands, the Neff brand was then acquired in 1982. Bosch has held all shares in BSH Hausgeräte GmbH since 2015. Siemens has withdrawn.