Purchasing a dishwasher – tips & tricks

Purchasing a dishwasher – tips & tricks

Shopping tips & tricks

About to shop for a new washer? I've got a few tips and tricks that may help! Otherwise, check out the FAQ section in the top menu and learn more about everything from condensation drying to details about what each dishwasher cycle actually does!

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If you've been looking for a dishwasher, you've probably found that the moment you delve into the details (beyond “what looks the best in my kitchen?”), trying to compare models can be a daunting task.

The hope is that you find this site to be a valuable resource when researching your dishwasher purchase. The emphasis is obviously on the 300-series, but even if you're looking at another series (or a non-Bosch altogether), hopefully you'll be able to use the information here as a “benchmark” to help you compare the dishwasher you are considering.

You can scroll to the top and take a quick peak at the menus if you want to get an idea as to what information is provided here. Otherwise, to give you a taste, on this site I've:

  • provided as much information as possible about the 300 series itself (stuff you'd normally have to dig up)
  • compared the Bosch 300 to the other models – the 500, 800, and Ascenta series
  • compared the Bosch to other manufacturers in general… Whirlpool, GE, etc.
  • reviewed the 300 series dishwasher myself. I bought it and tried it out on our own dishes.
  • provided much of the information you might want if you're considering the Bosch 300 as the next addition to your kitchen. Everything from the manuals to a walk-through installation.

Again, the primary focus here is on the Bosch 300-series – more specifically, the basic 2012 Bosch models. It's also known as the SHE23R series, or SHE23R5xUC series (cryptic-looking, I know). There are a total of 3 models in this series (1 white, 1 black, 1 stainless steel), which are all identical except for the color. The actual model numbers are:

SHE23R52UC (the white version)
SHE23R56UC (the black version)
SHE23R55UC (stainless steel version)

Well, enough introduction. Now that you know what this site is about, why not browse around a bit, or head back to the main free-info-pages site?