"All in all, the Bosch SHE3AR72UC dishwasher has some pretty impressive features considering it is in the mid-range price bracket."
Bosch’s new mid-range dishwasher, the SHE3AR72UC has an impressive range of features considering its affordable cost of between $440 and $460. For example, it has an incredibly durable interior tub, Energy Star certification and Bosch’s innovative OverFlow Protection System. Despite not having some of the typical luxury features found in higher-end dishwashers, like hidden, touch- sensitive controls, the Bosch SHE3AR72UC really is a great-value dishwasher.
The Bosch SHE3AR72UC has 23.5 x 22.6 x 33.9-inch dimensions and is designed to be built into existing kitchen cupboard spaces This is always a nice feature as it makes it look more in-keeping. The SHE3AR72UC would not look out of place in any domestic kitchen. It has a basic, white plastic finish which some say make it look cheap, but it also has a digital display and LED indicators to show the options you have chosen, which modernizes its look. The inclusion of a recessed handle also contributes towards this, and there is a brushed stainless-steel panel on the handle to eradicate fingerprints as well as giving the dishwasher more of a sleek touch.
The control panel on the Bosch SHE3AR72UC is not hidden away as is the norm for more luxury dishwashers, but the controls have been made aesthetically attractive and are very simple to understand which is the most important thing. One of the most impressive design features of the Bosch SHE3AR72UC is its stainless-steel interior tub which also has a polypropylene base. The combination of these materials creates an extremely durable dishwasher which will last for a long time in your home.
There are 6 wash cycles included with the Bosch SHE3AR72UC dishwasher. There is a ‘Heavy’ cycle for heavy-duty cleaning, ‘Auto’ and ‘Normal’ options which will successfully clean a typical number and type of dishes, and a ‘Delicate’ cycle for more fragile dishes. This is a particularly useful cycle. There is also a ‘Half-Load’ cycle for a smaller number of dishes which helps you to save energy, and an ‘Express’ cycle for when you’re in a bit of a rush. In addition to having 6 separate wash cycles, the Bosch SHE3AR72UC has a further two useful settings.
Firstly, you can delay the start of a cycle which is great if you have a busy schedule, and you can choose the ‘Sanitize’ option if you’d like your dishwasher to clean itself. This saves you the hassle of cleaning it yourself which is always a plus. The SHE3AR72UC has variable spray pressure as well as its delicate wash cycle so that you can adjust the pressure to suit different kinds of dishes. Bosch have taken a number of actions to ensure that the SHE3AR72UC dishwasher is also eco-friendly, this includes EcoSense technology which reduces energy usage by up to 20%. For this, it has been Energy Star certified so you can rest assured that you’ll be saving money, as well as helping the environment. Bosch have included a 1-year warranty with this top-quality dishwasher which should give you further peace of mind that the SHE3AR72UC would be a very sensible investment for your home.
Ease of use and other features
Firstly, the finish that Bosch have chosen for their SHE3AR72UC dishwasher is very easy to wipe clean which is always a great feature for both a busy family and an individual. The controls have been designed to be very straightforward and easy to use which is a must-have feature on any dishwasher. There is also a self-latching door which can be relied upon to stay closed. Bosch have used their own innovative OverFlow Protection system on the SHE3AR72UC to prevent any water leaks, which gives you great peace of mind. Bosch have also designed the interior of the SHE3AR72UC with usability in mind. The interior tub is taller than most which makes room for up to 14 place settings worth of dishes. They have also used their innovative RackMatic technology to make the upper rack’s height adjustable, this allows for particularly large dishes on the lower tray.
There is an extra long silverware tray in the SHE3AR72UC with a cover which stops your cutlery escaping into the main body of the dishwasher and potentially causing damage. As well as installing time-saving devices like the Express Wash which completes a cycle in less than 30 minutes, Bosch have managed to create a dishwasher which saves up to 280 gallons of water a year, which is impressive. The SHE3AR72UC is compatible with either gel, powder or tablets which is a useful feature, and has a PrecisionWash system Spray Arm. This spray arm has been designed to direct water towards the dishes and away from the door and sides of the interior tub. This not only reduces the risk of leaks but also helps to keep noise to a minimum. Bosch are known for their effective noise cancelling but the SHE3AR72UC dishwasher doesn’t quite match the 42DB of some of its more expensive competitors. However, it is still a respectable 50DB which is quieter than a normal conversation, so it is still pretty impressive for a fully functioning dishwasher.
All in all, the Bosch SHE3AR72UC dishwasher has some pretty impressive features considering it is in the mid-range price bracket. As well as nice aesthetic features like a recessed handle, the SHE3AR72UC has 6 wash cycles to suit a wide variety of needs and an adjustable rack height to help this dishwasher to accommodate a large variety of dishes. Despite being slightly noisier than some of its competitors, if you are looking for a reliable replacement for your dishwasher the Bosch SHE3AR72UC would make a great investment.