Bosch Dishwasher Reviews: What You Should Know Before Buying

Bosch DishwasherBuying kitchen appliances can be such an overwhelming task. What color do you want? What brand should you choose? What special qualities are you looking for? The questions are never-ending. We recently went thru this process when looking into a new dishwasher. In the end, we decided to buy a Bosch. It was stainless steel like we wanted, and the price was very reasonable. Little did we know, when purchasing this dishwasher, we had not done our full research. There was something very different about this dishwasher than what we had previously had.

The day the dishwasher was delivered, we got it installed and ready to use right away. I was so excited to use it and see just how great it was going to be. We filled the dishwasher with what we had to go in there and started the cycle. Hours later we opened the door to put the clean dishes away and was completely shocked to see our nice clean dishes still dripping wet. We knew that it had run correctly because we were home while it was going. What in the world could have happened to make the dishes not dry? My first thought was that we had bought a dishwasher that we were going to completely hate. After doing some rigorous online research and reading through the owner’s manual we found out that the Bosch dishwashers do not have a heated drying cycle.

Bosch has a different approach to drying dishes in the dishwasher called condensation drying. First, they rely on design. The interior of the dishwasher is stainless steel which cools much quicker than the dishes. Bosch’s website explains that “Condensation occurs when the moist air in the dishwasher comes into contact with the cooler stainless steel tub and turns into water droplets. These water droplets trickle down to the bottom of the dishwasher and are drained.” Next, they rely on rinse agents to help with drying. Using the rinse agent helps water run off the clean and hot dishes. Another factor in condensation drying is the water temperature. The final rinse cycle uses a very hot water to help heat up the dishes to go along with the cool stainless steel tub. (See our drying tips here.)

I am not sure that we would have chosen this dishwasher if we knew about the condensation drying beforehand. On that note, I am very happy with this dishwasher (now that I know what to do) and am glad that we did choose the Bosch brand. The dishwasher does a very good job with cleaning the dishes and is very quiet when running.

Hope this helps anyone that is looking into buying a dishwasher, or if you already have a Bosch. Please feel free to comment and let us know what you think about your Bosch dishwasher!