With a smaller house to live in, we don’t quite have the space for a large dishwasher, so we chose the Bosch 500 Series 24” dishwasher when we replaced our old Maytag. We needed a dishwasher that had lots flexibility in wash modes, was quiet and was energy efficient. Thus far, we’re extremely pleased with our decision to go with the Bosch Evolution 500 Series Dishwasher (SHE55M12UC).
The rack system is very efficient and seems to hold a lot of dishes for a little space. We’ve been able to comfortably place more than a dozen place settings in this dishwasher. We host several dinners a month with quite a few people, so we’re very impressed with the amount of dishes the Bosch 500 Series dishwasher can handle.
The delay start option on the Bosch Evolution is very beneficial to our forgetfulness. We don’t like to run the dishwasher while our friends and family are in the house, however with the old dishwasher, we’d forget to run it after everyone left, leaving food to cake onto the dishes. Now we can use the Bosch delay start and set it to start a couple of hours from the time we load it. We haven’t forgotten to start the dishwasher since.
The adjustable upper rack makes it easy to fit larger items into the dishwasher, and the additional accessory basket holds several items including Cuisinart accessories and such that would normally be tough to find a place for. The racks also make the dishwasher very easy to unload with handles on both sides. We can easily pull out the Bosch Evolution dishwasher racks if we have to instead of walking from one side of the kitchen to the other.
The 5 different wash cycles of the Bosch 500 series are excellent for different types of dishes. There’s a delicate mode for my fine china and wine glasses, a power scrub mode for our pans that usually have caked on food, as well as regular and quick wash options if I’m in a hurry. There’s also a half load option, which I’ve used several times for smaller loads, or if it’s just my family eating dinner and I don’t want to leave dirty dishes in the dishwasher.
The OptiDry feature of Bosch has given me spotless drying every time so far. I especially notice this on my wine glasses. I used to be so paranoid about opening the dishwasher and finding water stains all over my glassware, but the Bosch Evolution 500 Series has been very successful in relieving my paranoia. I know it’s a small feature, but really enjoy knowing how much time is left on my current dishwasher load. There’s an LED display used with the controls that tells you how much time is left for each wash, and I now know how long it’s going to actually take the dishes to clean before I start a new load of dishes.
As we expected, the Bosch Evolution 500 Series dishwasher is extremely quiet, even in power scrub plus mode. There’s literally no vibration, and sometimes we almost need to check if it’s running.