Bosch SHX4AP05UC 24 inch Ascenta Series Fully Integrated Dishwasher - Stainless Steel

The Bosch SHX4AP05UC 24" Ascenta Integra dishwasher has a compact design that makes it easier to fit into any kitchen space. The dishwasher features four wash cycles and two options that match most of your dishwashing needs.

Its stainless steel finish makes it look modern and stylish and build to last. It has convenient features such as leak protection and an effective filtration system.

Key features

- The anti-leak feature ensures less mess and cleanups when using this dishwasher.
- The stainless steel body and tub are guaranteed against rusting to ensure long-lasting, optimum performance.
- The machine runs on four wash cycle options: Power Scrub Plus, Auto, Regular and Quick Wash.
- The 30-minute quick wash option is a speedy and convenient way to get dishes clean and dry.
- It is a certified energy-saver with Energy Star certification.
- It works quietly at 53 dBA.
- It comes with the OptiDry feature for "spotless drying results."
- It has a capacity of 14 place setting.
- It is NSF-certified.


The Bosch SHX4AP05UC works silently and efficiently, with twin pumps that ensure less noise and vibration. The machine comes with a concealed heating system that assures the safety of your plastic dishes.

The flow-through water heater technology allows water to heat up faster and more efficiently, which translates to a better performing dishwasher. The machine also has an NSF certification, which assures users that 99.9% of bacteria are removed. The machine also comes with the trademark SaniDry hygienic condensation drying feature to ensure that the dishes are kept clean even when drying.

Accessories and other additional compatible gadgets are easily available from the main website, along with user manuals and other guides. This dishwasher model is also a cheaper alternative to the high-priced lines of the same brand.


With its current features, the machine is a good performing dishwasher. However, the machine lacks certain features that could have made it a great dishwasher. Example, the dishwasher does not have a water softener system which makes it washing a little more difficult. Also, there are no interior lights and glass protection.

Also the machine offers a limited four level wash cycle. Other machines of the same make and dimensions offer five to six wash cycles.

Consumer likes and dislikes


- energy-efficient (saves up to 20% on energy consumption)
- has delay start time (3h, 6h, and 9h)
- excellent water filtration system
- convenient quick wash system.
- accessories are widely available
- stylish
- can clean well
- less expensive than other similar models


- only has four wash cycle options
- single water pressure limits the cleaning powers of the machine
- hard-to-remove grease gets left behind especially during the quick wash
- has a limited space (Both the top and bottom baskets are placed low inside the tub.)
- does not have a load sensor (an essential feature to ensure optimum use of the space inside the dishwasher)
- does not come with a child lock feature.

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Dec 24, 2011
by: Hdavis, Los Angeles

We purchased our system on December 28th, 2010 and purchased a 3 year warranty. In early December of 2011 our Dishwasher broke down. We had a Sears repair service person come out and try and help. We had a one year warranty through Bosch for protection. We had not been told that we had one year agreement waiting for a service repairman for 3 weeks. The service repairman arrives and the dishwasher is broken. So its December 24th, 2011 - Christmas Eve day TODAY and I am now forced to go to sears TODAY! Finding out today that bosch has one year warranty and sears has 3 year warranty. NOW... I am forced to cancel my plans to feed the homeless so I can get to the Sears in time to get a new Dishwasher!

Jul 17, 2011
less than clean dishes
by: Debbie T

My husband comes home with this dishwasher, I think cool Bosch is a good name. Do not like the machine,dishes never come out clean,not attractive at all.Oh well husband doesn't like it either. A replacement soon I hope.

Jun 20, 2011
Bosch SHX4AP05UC 24 inch Ascenta A Dissapointment
by: Alex Dollison

A total dissapointment. Dirty dishes from the very first time. We changed detergent, rinse, cycles. Bosch just gave us the runaround. First they had the tech change the circuit board, with no results, dishes still dirty, cutlery literally untouched. After much haggling, Bosch now changing the circulator pump. They are just guessing as they don'y know what is wrong with the machine. The tech alredy told them it needs to be replaced. They claim their policy is to repair, not replace. If you want to take your chaces with a Bosch dishwasher know this: It may be good or it may be bad. If it is bad you are just sheer out of luck.

Jun 20, 2011
by: Alex D.

I am sorely dissapointed with this machine. Ever since we bought it the dishes come out dirty. We have contacted Bosch only to be given the runaround. First they replaced the main circuit board, with no results, dishes still dirty, cutlery literally untouched. After much haggling with Bosch now they are going to replace the circulator pump; they are guessing only as they do not know what's wrong with it. The tech already told them it need to be replaced but Bosch said the policy says they repair, not replace. So, if you are in the market for a dishwasher and are thinking of Bosch know this: It may be good or it may be bad. If it is bad you are plain out of luck

Mar 05, 2011
haven't looked back since i bought it!
by: Anonymous

We have been extremely satisfied with this dishwasher. As a family of seven, we go through many, many dirty dishes and utensils on a daily basis! After lots of research and consideration, my husband and I decided to invest in a dishwasher so that we'd have more time to do other tasks around the house. We have been very, very pleased with our choice of product!

This dishwasher powerfully removes everything, even tenacious, baked-on gunk. We regularly make use of a rotisserie in our kitchen, and I can't believe that I don't have to wash the parts by hand! This machine returns spotless results every time.

This machine is also extremely quiet. If I'm sitting at the kitchen table helping my children with their homework, having the dishwasher on is not an intrusion. It's not completely silent, of course, but only produces a gentle, white-noise type sound when it's running.

Now, to be fair, let me say that I do wish that this product had been a little lower in price. We paid over $700 for it, which was almost twice what I had hoped to pay. However, you do get what you pay for; this is certainly a quality machine.

The only other possible "con" I can think of is that, while it cleans thoroughly, this machine is not particularly FAST. Normally, this isn't an issue, but sometimes a gal wants to user her favorite cake pan, but that cake pan is stuck in the washer for another hour. :) In the end, that's only a slight annoyance, but I did want to mention it to be fair.

If you're looking for a dishwasher to help with heavy-duty cleaning, don't pass this one by. I

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