Which Bosch dishwasher is made in Germany?

cindykleinJanuary 3, 2012

I tried searching but I'm still unclear on which Bosch dishwashers are still in fact German made. Trying to match up where it stands in price to an entry level Miele and maybe Asko.

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deeageaux

SHE9ER55UC ~$1700 delivered is best price.
partially integrated

SHV9ER53UC ~$1500 delivered is best price
custom panel

Found best price through google shopping.

You might be able to find open box,scatch'n dent cheaper.
Sometimes you see these on ebay for ~$1400.

Miele Futura Classic Series G4205SS $1249/Custom panel $1349
This least expensive Miele does not have built-in water softner. Bosch has water softner where user determines the level of softning.

Miele Futura Crystal Series G5105SC $1529/Custom Panel same price
Has self-adjusting water softner.

Asko does not have buit-in water softner.

Cheapest Asko XXL Series D5524XXLFI ~$849 custom panel

Asko XXL Series D5434XXLS in Cheapest ~$1099

* There are ADA compliant dishwashers for kitchens designed for wheelchair access than can be cheaper.

    Bookmark   January 4, 2012 at 2:53AM
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breezygirl

Dee has great advice. How did your kitchen shrine turn out, Cindy?

    Bookmark   January 4, 2012 at 3:57AM
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litehearted

Just because it's an 800 Plus series Bosch dishwasher, doesn't mean it's made in Germany.

This one specifically states: made in Germany...

24" Panel Ready Dishwasher
800 Plus Series
SHV9PT53UC
39 dBA- Quietest BrandFlexible 3rd Rack with Adjustable Separators Provides Additional Loading CapacityMade in GermanySteelTouch⢠Control PanelTimeLight⢠Beams Remaining Time of the Cycle on FloorWhite Light Illuminates the Interior when the Dishwasher is Open
39 dBA- Quietest Brand
Flexible 3rd Rack with Adjustable Separators Provides Additional Loading Capacity
Made in Germany
SteelTouch⢠Control Panel
TimeLight⢠Beams Remaining Time of the Cycle on Floor
White Light Illuminates the Interior when the Dishwasher is Open

    Bookmark   December 6, 2013 at 3:40PM
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nerdyshopper

Funny! I recently asked the opposite question: which Bosch dishwashers are the new 3rd shelf models made in the USA. I understand they are essentially the same only larger (taller). I got very few definitive responses. It is my impression that all 800 plus models are German made (SHV9. SHV8, and SHV7). I wish someone with direct knowledge of the Bosch line would fill us in.

    Bookmark   December 6, 2013 at 8:10PM
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lee676

The four models at the top of the line that are advertised with 38 or 39 dBA sound levels are made in Germany; those that are 40 dBA or above are American. Other than being slightly quieter, the only added feature the German machines have are lower racks that allow every second peg to be folded down (rather than having to choose all up or all down) so that large bowls and the like will fit between the now widely-spaced tines. As useful as that is, for me it wouldn't be worth losing almost 2" of front-to-back depth in all three racks, as well as an additional $400 over the 40dBA US-made 800+ models.

    Bookmark   December 6, 2013 at 8:50PM
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foodonastump

My 42 dBA says Made in Germany.

And it doesn't have that "every other" fold down rack.

But then, I just remembered it's an SHX not SHV, and I believe not available after a few months ago...

This post was edited by foodonastump on Fri, Dec 6, 13 at 22:41

    Bookmark   December 6, 2013 at 10:14PM
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lee676

I was referring to just the current lineup introduced in summer 2013. They added some new features at the time including the every-other-peg fold-down rack, interior lighting, and some adjustable sections on the top/3rd rack.

The Bosch sister brands Thermador and Gaggenau still use the German-style shallower (front-to-back) tub and racks; not sure where they're made. They still have a few features not found on the Bosch, such as a lower rack that can be set up to hold two rows of tall glasses or wine glasses and a third row of cups on the lower rack, on the higher-end Thermadors. This pic also shows the every-other folded tines (behind the utensil basket) which are now available on the high-end German-built Bosch DWs too.

    Bookmark   December 7, 2013 at 8:57AM
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foodonastump

Gotcha. Yeah I bought mine in the spring and saw shortly thereafter that it had been discontinued.

Interesting that they made changes to the top and bottom racks. In my opinion, on mine, it's the middle rack that needs a major redesign!

    Bookmark   December 7, 2013 at 11:25AM
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foodonastump

Gotcha. Yeah I bought mine in the spring and saw shortly thereafter that it had been discontinued.

Interesting that they made changes to the top and bottom racks. In my opinion, on mine, it's the middle rack that needs a major redesign!

    Bookmark   December 7, 2013 at 11:31AM
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sjhockeyfan325

My Bosch DW is being delivered today, along with the rest of my appliances. It sounds like it's one of the American-made ones -800 series but the db is 44 I think? Anyway, we were recently staying with friends and they had a newish Bosch DW (I don't know what model) and the bottom rack "fell off" every time you pulled it out. I'm going to go nuts if mine does that!

    Bookmark   December 7, 2013 at 11:51AM
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nerdyshopper

I just went to Bosch.com and they give the 9PT models as 34 1/8 tall X23 9/16 wide and 22 7/16 deep. The 7PT and 8PT models are 33 7/8 tall X23 9/16 wide X 23 7/8 deep. I guess that means only the 9 series are made in Germany now. There is not as much difference in the volume as I expected unless the inner demensions are different relative to outer on various 800 plus models.

    Bookmark   December 7, 2013 at 3:11PM
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foodonastump

SJ - On mine there's not a real hard stop at the end of the track, but there's a stop nonetheless. If I hadn't happened to have mine go askew a few days ago I wouldn't have even known what you are talking about. Nothing to worry about. Just glide the rack out calmly, don't try to launch it across the kitchen!

    Bookmark   December 7, 2013 at 7:58PM
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