Bosch Ascenta 24" 46 dB Built-In Dishwasher with Stainless Steel Tub (SHS5AV55UC) - Stainless Steel

  • Model #: SHS5AV55UC
  • Web Code: 10381920
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The sleek and powerful Bosch Ascenta 24" dishwasher is a hard-working kitchen companion that goes about its business quietly. Featuring a triple filtration system and ActiveWater technology, this unit sports an EcoSilence motor system that operates at a mere 46dBA so you can have a conversation or watch TV without any noisy distractions.

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Power and precision to clean

  • With 6 wash cycles to choose from, a flow-through heater ensures water reaches the optimal temperature to get your dishes clean and keep your machine sanitized. And ActiveWater technology uses efficient design and pressure to deliver over 600 gallons worth of cleaning power using only 2.5 gallons of actual water. Poseidon would be impressed.
  • The quality stainless steel interior has a concealed heating element, so plastic items on the bottom rack can't accidentally come in direct contact and melt. Because the last thing a dishwasher should ever do is make a mess.

Quiet, efficient operation

  • EcoSilence motor system uses 2 small brushless motors, in place of a single large one, to reduce friction and work more efficiently, while a rubber suspender absorbs vibration. A drain pump detects the water level and stops the motor immediately to reduce snorkeling noise. Plus, a grindless triple filtration system eliminates the need for a loud food disposal. The strong, silent type; appealing, even in a machine.
  • The dishwasher operates at just 46dBA, significantly quieter than normal conversation, and comparable to the sound of a gentle rain, or typing on a computer keyboard. It's so quiet Bosch has added InfoLight and End of Cycle Sound to let you know when it's done working.
  • ENERGY STAR certification, with a 269kWh/yr EnerGuide rating, gives you peace of mind that you're helping reduce environmental impact. A Half Load option for small, lightly soiled loads further reduces waste and energy consumption, which saves you money on your utility bills.

Style, quality materials, and smart features

  • The clean, stylish look of this stainless steel kitchen hero is preserved with a complement of touch controls on the door top panel, which are easily viewed without having to lean down. The self-latching door holds firm at any position and automatically shuts at less than 20 degrees.
  • Two-Step RackMatic interior system lets you adjust the upper rack easily, even when it's loaded with dishes. There are 3 different heights and 9 rack positions overall, so you can fit items of all different shapes and sizes. No dirty dish gets left behind.
  • The detergent tray is optimized for tablets, holding them in place while a dedicated spray jet dissolves them directly, minimizing spraying the door. Alternatively, you can still use powder or gel detergent, whatever your preference, and expect consistent results.
  • With delay start, you can set the machine to wash up to 9 hours in advance, so it works around your schedule, no need for supervision, with a 24/7 Overflow Protection System that prevents water leaks.

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What's in the Box?

  • Bosch Ascenta Dishwasher(drain-hose not attached)
  • User Manual

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)
  • Labour - 1 Year(s)

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  • from Fredericton, NB

Love our new dishwasher!

We are "over the moon" happy with our new dishwasher! It is so quiet, I have to put my ear on the front of it to know if it is actually running. Our dishes have never been so clean! We are using the same detergent that came as a sample with the dishwasher, so that may be making a difference, too, but we are incredibly happy. We have a house full of teenagers, so we wash a ton of dishes. I hope this will last like our previous one!

  • from Longueuil, QC



  • from Kelowna BC

Does a great job

Bought this on the Best Buy Boxing day sale. Installation was easier than our previous dishwashers. There is plenty of room to work under the machine, electrical connection is very smart design. The water supply is connected with a hose bib type elbow which is not supplied so have that available before you begin. The installation instructions are clear but there is a separate sheet regarding the felt piece which is put in just prior to installing the kick plates. The instructions state to push the felt in to a channel but the illustration shows the felt visible in the middle section - wrong. This left me struggling to install the kick plate assembly and stripping a plastic screw hole in the process. For our first load we purposely crammed the machine to capacity - our stress test. The results were amazing, sparking clean with a shine on plates and glasses which we had not seen for a long time and we just used the auto setting and let the machine do whatever was necessary. The machine is very quiet and although we thought the red light on the floor was a gimmick it is in fact a good idea. The condensing drying method did work very well but we were aware in advance not to open the door too soon in order to keep the drying heat from the final rinse in the machine. There is no button to turn the sanitize setting on and off but apparently the extra dry button will force a final rinse temperature of 162 degrees which will sanitize. The manual is confusing because it includes eight models and has many asterisks indicating "model dependent" . The programming by way of pushing multiple buttons and watching various lights is frustrating and it took many tries to turn of the end of cycle beep. We would give it four and a half stars, five for the cleaning which is the main function and also ease of installation, but only three for the confusing manual and cumbersome option programming.

  • from Kingston, ON

louder than 46db

Bosch makes great dishwashers. Thats a fact. Ascenta series are the budget friendly line of their dishwashers. I purchased this one for 600 on boxing day which is a pretty good price. The performance of the product in cleaning is very good and does not disappoint. what I am not happy with is the level of noise. I measured the noise while operating and it is definitely 50 db or higher. I do not know why they even bothered putting the so called "infoLight" technology in it! Claiming it is so quiet you need a light projected on the floor to know it is operating. Simply useless. If you are purchasing just because of the low noise level, just do not.

  • from London, ON

Good with some issues - use vinegar instead of Jet Dry!

When I fill up a glass of water to drink after it has been washed in the machine, the water looks a bit sudsy, needs a few hand rinses to look ok. I've tried different soaps, different wash settings, extra machine rinse, adjusting the amount of rinse aid used per cycle, nothing changes it much. I've found using 5% acidic or less white vinegar instead of Jet Dry reduces the suds a lot, but not totally. Vinegar is more runny than Jet Dry (and cheaper). So I suggest don't fill it with jet dry, use vinegar. And don't think that you can just leave the jet dry slot empty, because the machine will run for double the time on any setting when the "add rinse aid" light is on (says so in the book), and it happened to me at when I installed the machine. And speaking of the settings, only Speed 60 and Half-Load are worth your time, the rest run for two hours or more. What's the point of that? There is a risk of plates being over baked in there for that long, because I had a clear glass bowl with a purple stained rim, the purple is now gone. Even Speed 60 will take the glaze off some older delicate plates, so before you put your whole fine china in there, test with a single plate among your wash load and compare to other plates in your cupboard afterwards to see if there is a change in the look and feel. The scoop handle feels a little flimsy, it is plastic and not steel, I doubt the handle will last 15 years, especially considering the self-latching feature of this machine on every single close, because the plastic handle will experience so much unnecessary wear and tear over its life - needs some force to unlatch every time. Easy clean filter is nice. Look at the pictures in the book for plate and bowl arrangement, it fits a lot if done right. Upper rack could be designed a bit better for glasses. I use the outer sides for coffee mugs and large glasses, the centre is wavy and hard to put things flat. The machine is quiet, although it is sometimes louder than other times - probably something to do with insecure items. With a full silverware basket 90 to 95% come out clean, but a few need to go back in or have dry gunk picked off by hand. The silverware basket can hold a lot. Soap storage is good but I would prefer a louder click to know it is locked. Good machine on sale, just know the issues. All machines have their quirks, at least this one is quiet. And that was a real review.

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