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One absolute MUST for me when we were looking for a home last November was that it had to have a dishwasher. After 15+ years of having a dishwasher, I was not about to go back to doing dishes by hand.
I am particular about my dishwashers. It’s a given that they need to get dishes sparkling clean because I am NOT the type to wash them before throwing the dishes in the dishwasher. They also need to be roomy enough to handle dishes, cups, saucers, pots, pans, cutting boards, long-handled serving spoons – you know – normal things you use when making a meal at home for the fam.
Something I’m NOT particularly fond of? Needing something from the dishwasher and waiting patiently for the cycle to finish and then yanking the door open to get out what I need. The steam that shoots out at you is HOT, and anyone who wears glasses knows you will be temporarily blinded by the steam for a few moments!
If Bosch was a person I’d be giving them a gigantic bear hug right about now. They have seriously raised the bar when it comes to dishwashers. I would honestly go so far as to say I’m in love with this dishwasher.
Check the Specs:
The only thing missing from this dishwasher would be for a little robot to pop out when the cycle was finished and put them away for me. Oh wait, that’s what teenagers are for! 🙂
24″ Width – There’s room for up to 16 place settings. You know you are going to end up cooking at least one holiday meal for the entire family this year. 5 wash cycles including five-level wash, 5 options like Extra Dry, and a concealed heating element. They had me at the five-level wash and half-load cycles.
Flexible 3rd Rack – Accommodate the odd one out. Adding the 3rd rack with its adjustable tines can create the right fit for deep, tall, or uniquely-shaped items.
EasyGlide™ Rack – Load and unload smoothly. No more fighting to get the rack out, even while they are full of dishes. Easy to adjust and move the racks. Any parent who has tugged, yanked, jerked, and yelled at a stuck dishwasher rack will appreciate this feature!
RackMatic® – Fit it all, every time. With 3 different height levels and up to 9 possible rack positions, you can customize each load for your needs. The top rack can easily hold your stemware with the built-in rack just for wine glasses.
FlexSpace™ Tines – on the lower rack – fold down every other tine in one simple step to make room for larger, bulkier items while optimizing the rack space.
24/7 Aquastop® – Protect your floors. This 4-part leak prevention system uses sensors to detect and stop leaks, and can even turn on by itself. This is another must-have feature for us because of teenagers. Who think regular dish soap works in dishwashers.
44-dBA Noise Level Rating – wash dishes in peace. There is nothing more annoying than a noisy dishwasher that causes you to yell at the top of your voice to be heard. Bosch dishwashers are so quiet, you have to check the exterior infolight® to know they’re on! The Bosch AutoAir 500 series dishwasher incorporates 18 unique sound-reducing technologies such as multiple insulation layers, grindless food filtration, and a sound-absorbing base.
I have saved one of the best features of this dishwasher for last. Are you ready?
AutoAir™ automatically opens the door at the end of the drying cycle to let moisture escape and fresh air circulate for better drying results.*
(*disclaimer: compared to Bosch dishwashers with PureDry). Seriously, that is one feature I am absolutely loving. There is nothing more frustrating for me (or argument inducing) than having my husband open the dishwasher to get a glass, seeing a spot, and throwing it back in the sink with dirty dishes. Gah! This dishwasher delivers a sparkling clean and dry load with advanced PrecisionWash technology and AutoAir.
PrecisionWash simply means that there are intelligent sensors that continually scan and check the progress of your dishes throughout the cycle, and powerful spray arms that target every item of every load for the ultimate clean.
I also love the sanitize option which reduces 99% of bacteria with a hot-wash rinse for sparkling clean and sanitized dishes. We personally think this is a great feature for parents to be able to sanitize and sterilize bottles, teething toys, etc.
Every Bosch dishwasher is ENERGY STAR qualified and meets or exceeds federal guidelines, for year-round energy savings.
So what are you waiting for? Go check this amazing slice of technology heaven out and fall in love just like we did! The AutoAir™ Bosch 500 Series Dishwasher, available at Best Buy.