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Bosch 800 Series Dishwasher Review & Buying Guide

It’s hard to argue with the fact that Bosch makes some of the best dishwashers in the world. Bosch dishwashers run quietly, they’re energy-efficient, and they do a stellar job of cleaning dirty dishes. We love Bosch dishwashers! These top-performing dishwashers make use of the latest technology. They also come in a variety of sizes and colors to match any kitchen decor. 

Bosch 800 Series – Many Choices & Options

Bosch offers several series of dishwashers, which are the 100, 300, 500, and 800 series. The German manufacturer also offers the Benchmark series. Because of time and space limitations, we’re only going to review a few models in the Bosch 800 Series of dishwashers here. So buckle up and get ready to learn which dishwashers in the 800 Series we like the most. 

There are thirty choices in the 800 series, which are many. The colors available in the 800 series are black, white, and stainless steel. The 800 series offers bar-style, and the more modern, pocket-style handles. This series also offers front-facing controls. 

Some dishwashers in the 800 series are free-standing models. Others are built-in, integrated units that blend in with your cabinetry. These models are great for people who don’t want to see their dishwasher, except when in use.

Now that you know about a few design choices you have, let’s move on to the reviews. These are our picks for Bosch’s best dishwasher models coming out of the 800 Series. Ready? Let’s begin! 

Our Picks: The Best Bosch 800 Series Dishwashers 

1. Bosch SHX878WD5N 800 Series Built-In Dishwasher with 6 Wash Cycles

The Bosch SHX878WD5N dishwasher comes with six wash cycles, a delay-start function plus a third rack to fit more dishes. There’s enough space in this Bosch dishwasher for many dishes. In fact, it can hold sixteen complete place settings. Therefore, this dishwasher is a good pick if you host many dinner parties. 

The SHX878WD5N features a sleek stainless steel finish that’s incredibly durable. This is a very quiet dishwasher that has a special space reserved for lids and small items. The  SHX878WD5N does a great job of washing dishes. It has sufficient scrubbing power to tackle the toughest food stains and stuck-on debris. 

This Bosch 800 series dishwasher has an Extra-dry option. This feature raises the temperature and extends the drying time to enhance drying results. This helps ensure your dishes are always completely dry when it’s time to empty your dishwasher.

The SHX878WD5N is a fully-integrated dishwasher designed to blend into your cabinetry. It features touch control technology and an EasyGlide Rack system. It also offers leak protection and an eco-cycle. It even has the ability to sanitize as it cleans your dirty dishes. 

Additionally, the SHX878WD5N offers leak protection with its AquaStop technology. If a leak occurs, the machine shuts down and automatically pumps out the water to avoid contact with the floor. 


  • Fully integrated to blend into cabinetry 
  • Easy-glide system for easy loading/unloading
  • 16 place setting capacity 
  • Eco-mode 
  • ENERGY STAR certification
  • Extra third rack 
  • Extra-dry option 
  • AquaStop leak protection 


  • Lacks a repeating “cycle completed’ option – only alerts you with a few quiet beeps, and that’s it 
  • Touch control buttons are a bit too sensitive; they can activate with a light, unplanned touch 

2. Bosch SHE878WD6N 800 Series Black Dishwasher

This is a great-looking 800 series dishwasher by Bosch you’ll love showing off. It has a built-in recessed handle. The big stainless steel interior can hold 16 place settings. It’s one of the quietest dishwashers from Bosch that can hardly be heard when running. 

If looks and energy efficiency are important to you, the SHE878WD6N 800 Series Dishwasher is a good model to consider. The black exterior is drop-dead gorgeous. 

This dishwashing machine is made to help you save on energy costs. It’s a handsome dishwasher that’s whisper-quiet, ENERGY STAR certified, and offers leak protection and a handy third rack. 

This Bosch 800 series dishwasher offers 6 wash cycles. It does an excellent job of getting dishes clean and stain-free. This dishwasher also offers the brand’s RackMatic technology. This provides you with three rack height levels, for nine possible rack positions. This makes it easy to fit in all your dishes, including those that are oddly-shaped or large in size. 


  • 6 wash cycles
  • Sleek black finish
  • ENERGY STAR certified 
  • RackMatic Technology
  • 16 place setting capacity
  • Quiet operation
  • Touch control technology
  • Leak protection 


  • Doesn’t always completely dry dishes on the middle & top racks
  • Can take time to learn how to load properly due to the many rack options 

3. Bosch SHVM98W73N 800 Series Fully Integrated Dishwasher 

If you’re looking for a white built-in dishwasher with all the bells and whistles, the SHVM98W73N Series 800 dishwasher is worth considering. This dishwasher runs quietly and offers six different wash cycles. It has in-panel controls and Bosch’s MyWay Rack system that allows you to configure your own rack layout. 

The SHVM98W73N both cleans and sanitizes your dishes and it does a great job at both. This dishwasher from the 800 series has what’s called the Speed60 function. You can select this setting if you need to get dishes washed within an hour. 

The SHVM98W73N has a 16 place setting capacity, which is roomy enough for most families. It’s an energy-efficient model with ENERGY STAR certification. It has the onboard leak protection technology too. It’s a nice looking dishwasher that fits right into your cabinetry. We give it our stamp of approval without hesitation! 


  • Beautiful white finish that’s durable 
  • Quiet and energy-efficient 
  • Roomy16 place setting capacity 
  • MyWay rack technology 
  • Leak protection 
  • 6 wash cycles 
  • Washes and sanitizes 


  • Lacks green light to indicate it’s done washing 
  • Doesn’t always completely dry dishes  

Honorable Mentions

These are our top three Bosch 800 Series dishwashers. We also like the in-panel ready Bosch SHV878WD3N dishwasher. It has a tall tub interior, a nice white paneled finish and a flexible 3rd rack with folding tines.

Another favorite of ours is the Bosch SPX68U55UC 18” 800 Series dishwasher. This one has a 10 place setting capacity and a fully-integrated control panel. It’s a beautiful, low-profile stainless steel model that offers Bosch’s stainless steel euro tub.

The Bosch S800 24 Pocket Handle dishwasher ticks all the boxes for us when it comes to features. This dishwasher has FlexSpace tines that fold back to fit your large pots and pans. It also has the ExtraDry feature that ensures your dishes come out dry as a bone. The S800 also has a third rack with folding tines that gives you 30 percent more loading area.

Bosch 800 Series Dishwasher Buying Guide – Factors to Consider

Our reviews only cover a few of the many Bosch 800 Series dishwashers. We chose the dishwashers above because they all offer lots of great features and benefits.

It can be tricky to know what Bosch 800 series dishwasher is right for your family. But don’t worry, we’re here to help! Consider the following factors when shopping for your new Bosch 800 Series dishwasher: 


The Bosch 800 series dishwashers vary in price, depending on what features & technology they offer. You can spend as little as a few hundred dollars to well over $1000. So set a realistic budget and then eliminate the models you can’t afford. 

Model Type

There are different types of dishwashers in the 800 series like built-in dishwashers and free-standing models. Each model type has its benefits and downsides. This is why you should explore the entire range of dishwashers in the series. You can read about the pros and cons of each model type and choose from there. 


When you’re shopping for a new dishwasher, you have to know where you’re going to put it and how much space is available in that spot. There are several different sizes of dishwashers in the 800 series. Some are 24 inches wide while others are 18 inches in diameter. Plus, some models are taller than others. This means that you need to get that tape measure out to find out exactly how much space you have to work with.


Of course, size matters in dishwashers. If you have a small family, you can choose a smaller dishwasher with an 8 or 10 place setting capacity. But if your family is large and you tend to entertain a lot, you’ll need a bigger model that can accommodate 16 place settings or more. 

Energy Saving Considerations

If you’re like most consumers, you want to buy an energy-saving dishwasher. The ENERGY STAR certified dishwashers in the Bosch 800 series are designed to save you energy dollars. Many of the machines in this series come with energy-saving features like water-saving settings, a delay-start option and lots more. 

Features & Technology

Would you like a dishwasher that’s loaded with all the latest features and Bosch’s most recent technology? Then you should consider one of the more costly models that has everything you could possibly ever want. The Bosch 800 Series SHEM78Z55N would be a top choice. This machine does everything but load the dirty dishes for you. It’s amazing so check it out!



  1. John Parsey

    November 10, 2022 at 3:36 pm


    We bought one of these dishwashers in April. It took 8 hours to install because it DOES NOT fit into a standard 34 inch opening- although the Jenn-Aire and LG had no problem in or out. This is due to the solid plastic (not metal like real dishwashers use) bottom structure- it requires an absolutely flat surface. We had to drill and grind the concrete and tile to get it into the opening. Our previous dishwashers (LG- 14 years, and Jenn-Aire, 13 years) ran well and quietly until they just gave up. The Bosch is:

    1) noisier- I measured 54-55dB at 1meter with my calibrated instruments- stand measuring conditions. 10dB means 10 times louder than advertised.

    2) the levelers are soft plastic- just deform rather than raise or lower. The LG and Jenn-Aire use steel rods with locking nuts.

    2) Does not clean dishes unless we wash them first. Our water is softened and filtered. We use Finish tablets and anti-spotting solution.

    3) Rarely cleans silverware unless it is perfectly cleaned by hand.

    4) Does not clean glasses if they are spanning the water feed bar in the upper part of the washer.

    5) Does not start when we push the buttons. My wife can get it in 3 to 4 tries, I give up after 5.

    6) the anti-spotting solution cup is a ridiculous design- the solution dribbles all over the door inner panel when trying to fill it, and there is not a functioning fill indicator like the LG units have.

    7) The bottom rack always derails- again due to bad design. This did not happen in the LG or the Jenn-Aire units.

    This poor performance is not an isolated case- we have a friend in Massachusetts that bought one recently- she has the same problems. A friend in Ohio just bought one- they are returning it to the dealer for a real dishwasher. A friend in Colorado was given one after his old Bosch unit was recalled for being a fire-hazard. His new unit has the same problems as ours.

    I finally became frustrated today when the silverware was dirty after a cycle. See the images- much of the grate area is blocked by casting flash which prevents water from getting to the silverware from below. This is just lousy quality control (if there is any). For a $5.00 part (maybe less) the entire $1300 dishwasher is compromised. Also, the grates in the LG were much more open than the Bosch, so it is poor design to begin with (poor English sentence structure, sorry). *** Note- pictures would not load into this comment box.

    So, our new solution is to wash the dishes in the sink, rinse, and put them in the dishwasher racks to air dry. Costs less electricity and we know the dishes are clean.

    You should run a survey of users to get real data instead of just laboratory results.

    Regards, John Parsey, Phoenix, AZ

    • Julia Carroll

      March 30, 2023 at 12:09 pm

      Wow, I hope the readers will get to the comment section to read this! Thank you so much!

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