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; flexible rack storage system; child lock
Cons
Inflexible rack storage system and complaints about poor design; air dry only drying option; some complaints about water left in bottom of dishwasher
Some complaints about dry cycle
Type
Standard Built-In (24" wide)
Standard Built-In (24" wide)
Capacity (place settings)
14
14
Price (MSRP)
$549 - $649
$1049 - $1149
Warranty
1-year limited warranty
1-year limited warranty for parts and labor, a 5-year limited warranty for parts only and a lifetime limited warranty for the stainless steel tub and inner door liner
Overall Width x Depth x Height (Range)
23.56" x 22.56" x 33.88"
23.88" x 27.5" x 33.5" - 34.5"
Depth with Door Open at 90°
unknown
49.5"
Weight (est.)
69 lbs
unknown
Cleaning Technology
It features a triple filtration system, 5-level wash system and 2 spray arms.
It features a triple filtration system, two spray arms with pressurized spray nozzles and ProScrub® technology (40 spray jets targeted at the back of the lower rack).
Wash Cycles / Options
It has 4 wash cycles including "Heavy Wash", "Auto Wash", "Normal Wash" and "Half Load".
It has 6 cycles including “ProWash™”, “Tough”, “Normal”, “Light”, “Express Wash” and “Rinse Only”. There are also 4 options that you can use including “Heated Dry”, “ProScrub®”, “Hi Temp Wash” and “Sani Rinse®”.
Dry Cycles
It only features an air dry option.
It features a "Headed Dry" option.
Cycle Times (est.)
Cycle times vary, but Bosch estimates a "Normal" wash should last about 95 - 115 minutes.
A normal wash cycle should run around 120 minutes.
Delayed Start
Yes, you are able to delay the start of a wash cycle by by 3, 6 or 9 hours.
Yes, you can delay the start of a cycle by 4 hours.
Rack System
It has two nylon-coated racks with a covered silverware basket in the lower rack.
It has a 3-tier rack system with nylon coated racks for additional durability and and KitchenAid’s SatinGlide® Max technology in the upper rack.
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 and KitchenAid estimates that it will cost around $31/year to run.
Noise
50 dB
45 dB
Exterior/Finishes
White (SHE3AR52UC)
Black (SHE3AR56UC)
Stainless Steel (SHE3AR55UC).
Stainless Steel (KDTE334DSS)
Black (KDTE334DBL)
White (KDTE334DWH)
 
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