Bosch SHX45M01UC Dishwasher
by Doug Sammond
We paid the premium for Bosch appliances recently and really regret it. While this dishwasher (Model SHX45M) looks beautiful, it is no quieter than the Kenmore we had previously and has a terrible rack system that makes it difficult to wash a sufficient load of dishes without damaging dishes from banging against each other - particularly the top rack.
We have had more dishes crack in the last year than in the first ten years we had them. In addition, the top door seal falls off about every month and requires some acrobatics to reinstall each time. Also, the stupid thing doesn't turn itself off after it completes it's cycle. It goes into some kind of pause mode so that in order to start another load, one must manually terminate the previous run in addition to starting the next. Not great engineering for a German company (probably really designed and made in China along side the rest of them). Do yourself a favor buy a less expensive brand.
Our dishwasher is model: SHX45M - last year's model, so perhaps things have improved for the current model year. None-the-less, buyer beware and don't expect the extra cost buys you anything, but fancy cosmetics.