The Bosch SMS53M02GB is a fantastic freestanding dishwasher with 13 place settings and a range of awesome programmes and features. An effective washer and dryer, highly energy efficient and leaving minimal watermarks – this is a great option for the UK buyer.
Bosch has designed a fabulous dishwasher that’s so quiet it won’t so much as wake up the dog. It can take loads of 13 place settings (130 items) at a time - more than adequate for most. It’s crammed with features such as special technology to protect glassware, a height-adjustable rack, a special basket and tray for organising your cutlery, self-cleaning filters, and a child-safety lock, amongst others.
The settings – which are easy to work out even without a manual – include a quick wash if you’re in a rush, a special programme for fragile items such as glassware, and an intensive cycle for blasting hard-to-shift encrusted food. If you’re unsure which to go for there’s a useful automatic feature and a delay timer so you can set the machine to come on at night to take advantage of cheaper electricity. In any case, this machine comes with an A ++ energy rating, meaning low electricity bills – less than a pound a week even if used daily.
The proof is in the pudding though, and the SMS53M02GB really shows its worth at the business end – cleaning and drying. Intelligently, the nozzles apply differing degrees of pressure so there’s much more power aimed at the bottom basket than the top rack – ensuring your fragile glassware doesn’t get roughed up in the wash. Items come out of their cycle spick and span, and dry enough to go straight back into your drawers and cupboards.
- Cleans and dries very effectively
- Quiet and simple to operate
- A ++ Energy Rating
- Difficult to access top rack
- Can be cumbersome to open
- The standard programme times are a little long (although there is a short cycle).
Why you should buy it:
This is an excellent dishwasher that comes highly recommended. Cheap to run, extremely effective at washing and drying, and packed with great features and programmes – what’s not to love about the Bosch SMS53M02GB?