Another first-rate effort from Bosch. The SMS53M08GB, in dashing silver, is a full-sized, freestanding dishwasher with an excellent energy rating and an even better ability at cleaning and drying dishes. We’d be surprised if any UK buyer were disappointed with this stunning machine.
This model is capable of holding 13 place settings, which equates to 130 items. The upper rack gets a bit tricky to access when full, but the top basket is adjustable to cope with all sizes and shapes. It comes with a large number of awesome features such as VarioSpeed – which cuts the remaining cycle time by 50% if you’re in a hurry. ActiveWater technology is an ingenious means to detect how many dishes have been loaded and how much water is required for an optimum clean – saving you money and protecting the environment. There are five programmes in all and the machine is very easy to understand and simple to operate – with large buttons and obvious indicator lights. The programmes range from a full-on 70 degrees centigrade cycle for excessive dirt; a delicate programme for fragile items; and a rapid 45 degree cycle for a quick wash and go.
The Bosch SMS53M08GB is designed to be very quiet, and this works well with the 24-hour timer delay – allowing you to save some pennies by washing in the middle of the night when tariffs are low. And parents will be pleased to see there’s a child safety lock to stop errant hands interrupting your wash.
Most importantly you’ll find this dishwasher performs its primary functions to perfection, namely in the cleaning and drying departments. You’ll need a microscope to see any leftover dirt and your dishes will be so dry you can bung them straight from machine to cupboard without so much as a droplet hitting the floorboards. And if you worry about the environment or your bank balance, you can be reassured that the A ++ energy rating of this machine ensures consumption is so low you’ll barely spend a pound a week.
- Cleans and dries well
- Pretty quiet
- A ++ Energy Rating
- Knife tray gets in way of upper rack
- Door handle not easy to open
- Door springs shut a little too easily
Why you should buy it:
Another genuinely excellent offering from Bosch. You can’t fail to appreciate the incredible washing and drying ability of this machine, while the truckload of great features makes life a lot easier. A definite thumbs up!