I researched as much as I possibly could about dishwashers before purchasing my new Bosch. I must have read every dishwasher thread on Chowhound and other websites. Now I finally pulled the trigger and made the purchase, I thought I would post a review and pay it forward.
I had a dishwasher that was slowly disintegrating. It was a Kenmore that came with the house and the coated wire baskets were beginning to disintegrate and expose rusted metal. It didn’t clean unless all dishes were pre-rinsed rather well. I did not want to spend more than $1,000 total so out went the highly recommended (and highly priced) brands like Miele.
I ended up settling on Bosch, specifically the SHX55R56UC. We have had it for a month now and I love it. It is incredibly quiet, cleans dishes extremely well (even when food is caked on), and all glasses come out perfectly spotless. I know with the removal of phosphates from dishwasher detergent, some dishwashers don’t perform as well as they used to. I am using Finish detergent and Jet Dry rinse agent (as recommended in the user’s manual) and all is sparkling.
Fingers crossed this dishwasher has a good long life. If not, I will revive this thread to sing a different tune.