Thursday, August 16, 2018

Dishwashers: Compare


Report Card Grade
Product Grade
Product Grade
Pros
Affordable and relatively quiet; ENERGY STAR® certified; good cleaning performance; child lock; well-respected brand
Exceptionally quiet; ENERGY STAR® certified; good cleaning performance; well-respected brand
Cons
Inflexible rack storage system and complaints about poor design; air dry only drying option; some complaints about water left in bottom of dishwasher
Somewhat expensive; warranty sold separately
Type
Standard Built-In (24" wide)
Standard Built-In (24" wide)
Capacity (place settings)
14
12
Price (MSRP)
$549 - $649
$1,132
Warranty
1-year limited warranty
5-Year In-Home Master Protection Agreement ($349.99) or 3-Year In-Home Master Protection Agreement ($219.99)
Overall Width x Depth x Height (Range)
23.56" x 22.56" x 33.88"
24" x 24.9" x 33.5" - 35"
Depth with Door Open at 90°
unknown
49"
Weight (est.)
69 lbs
88 lbs
Cleaning Technology
It features a triple filtration system, 5-level wash system and 2 spray arms.
It features UltraWash® (a triple filtration system), 360° PowerWash™ Plus and TurboZone® (6 pressurized, rotating spray jets).
Wash Cycles / Options
It has 4 wash cycles including "Heavy Wash", "Auto Wash", "Normal Wash" and "Half Load".
It has 6 wash cycles - "SmartWash™", "Pots & Pans", "Normal Wash", "China Gentle", "1 Hour Wash" and "Quick Rinse". It also has 5 options - "TurboZone®", "High Temp", "Sani Rinse", "Smart Dry" and "Top Rack Only".
Dry Cycles
It only features an air dry option.
"Heated Dry" is the default, but you can also select "Smart Dry", which automatically adjusts the dry cycle based on internal moisture readings.
Cycle Times (est.)
Cycle times vary, but Bosch estimates a "Normal" wash should last about 95 - 115 minutes.
Cycle times vary, but Kenmore estimates a "Normal" cycle will range from about 150 - 190 minutes.
Delayed Start
Yes, you are able to delay the start of a wash cycle by by 3, 6 or 9 hours.
Yes, between 1 and 12 hours (1-hour intervals).
Rack System
It has two nylon-coated racks with a covered silverware basket in the lower rack.
It features a Smooth Motion Rack™ system with two nylon racks.
Control Panel
Exposed
Concealed
Power
It uses 279 k/Wh per year. Bosch estimates that it will cost around $30 per year to run.
It uses 260 kWh/year. Kenmore estimates that it will cost about $31 a year to run.
Noise
50 dB
39 dB
Exterior/Finishes
White (SHE3AR52UC)
Black (SHE3AR56UC)
Stainless Steel (SHE3AR55UC).
Stainless Steel
 
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