Help with Bosch product line
I'm trying to understand the differences in the Bosch product line. Figure I'd get Bosch since the sales rep said they ran away with the Consumer Reports vs. Miele. The sales rep showed me a 300 series and an 800 series and said there was nothing in between. He seemed new to the job. I saw a 500 series online at Best Buy. What is the key difference between the series? How do the names of the dishwashers correlate with the series numbers (or do they)?
I want a setting to wash China. I only saw that the 800 Series had Glasses cycle whereas the 300 did not. My $500 GE dishwasher has a setting for China so I thought it odd that Bosch didn't unless its normal cycle is gentle enough for China. I would also like a Sanitize cycle and 3rd rack. I wonder if I need one with a gentle wash option as I often rinse my dishes since they sit in the DW for 3 days till it's full. (even though I'm reading just scrape) I don't really care about the noise level. I think they all have adjustable racks for wine glasses but I'm not positive. Are there any other features I should really look for?
Also, if I decide to put a panel on the DW to match my cabinets, does that mean I am limited to the Custom Panel model and 800 and 800 plus series. On the Bosch website only model SHV68TL3UC and SHV9ER53UC came up. We get our water from the city. Is there any way to tell if it is hard or soft?
Would love to be enlightened about the dishwashers.
This post was edited by CT_Newbie on Wed, Aug 21, 13 at 1:11