Bosch’s 500 Series dishwashers offer all the same advanced features of the 300 Series – the deeper tub and concave door, the new detergent tray, and the RackMatic top rack. However, the 500 Series also offers a couple extra features. First, the 500 Series dishwashers now have hidden controls and a flush door handle for a sleek look. Second, if you’re looking for the quietest Bosch dishwasher, you can select from any dishwasher in the 500 Series and up. These dishwashers run at just 44 decibels. Finally, all 500 Series units feature a new v-shaped 3rd rack at the top for cutlery and small dishes. A dedicated rotating spray nozzle ensures that all contents of the 3rd rack receive ample cleaning attention.
The Bosch Slimline dishwasher has four program modes: auto-cycle, eco-cycle, pre-wash and quick-wash. This model can actually be considered an eco-friendly appliance, as it uses up less water than an older model dishwasher. Applause all around for Bosch for coming up with a product for eco-conscious consumers!
Also addressing noise level, new Bosch dishwashers were designed with sprinklers that do not spray the inner door of the dishwasher. Most dishwashers require sprinklers to splash the door to extract dish detergent from the detergent tray. However, Bosch’s new detergent dispenser drops the detergent into a tray below where spray jets can access it easily away from the door. Not only does this system reduce noise, but also it dissolves dish detergent thoroughly and evenly for a consistent wash.
However, there are a few cons to choosing the Bosch Slimline Dishwasher. This product was manufactured for Britain, and the prices listed online are in pounds. Upon researching this product, I only found five websites that sell this product, making it difficult to purchase. In addition, one website gave it a rating of two out of five stars. Not a very good rating, to say the least.