Updated 20 Jun 2017

Bosch

SMS68M38AU

Snapshot: The BOSCH SMS68M38AU is a standard-size freestanding with dishwasher with 15 place settings. How well does it clean your dishes?

SMS68M38AU
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$2199

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Test results

Overall score
78
Washing
?/10
Drying
?/10
Energy efficiency
?/10

Good points

  • Good washing performance.
  • Very good drying performance.
  • OK energy efficiency.
  • Height-adjustable top basket.
  • Fold-down plate racks.
  • Child lock (for door and controls).
  • Auto-sensing feature doesn’t work well – when the dishes are less dirty it saves water, energy and time.

But

No obvious bad points.

How we test

Overall score is made up of:

Washing (65%)
Drying (25%)
Energy efficiency (10%)

If a machine has an “auto” cycle, we select it over the “normal” cycle. We do this because an auto or sensing cycle should be designed to give optimum results for every wash. We put each dishwasher through its paces at least twice and the scores are averaged.

To really test a dishwasher’s ability to clean, we carefully dirty each test load with a range of foods and let them dry for 15 to 18 hours. And we’ve added baked-on porridge to the foods we’ve always used (such as baby cereal, spinach, egg yolk, tomato juice, tea and butter). Each of the foods plays a crucial part in assessing how the dishwasher performs and they’re there to test things like filtration, spray-arm effectiveness, rinsing and automatic sensors.

See “About our test” for more information.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$2199
Origin
Spain
Type
Standard
Size
Standard: 12-15 place settings

Specifications

Place settings
15
Noise (dBA)
45
Cycle time (normal, hours:mins)
2:16
Annual electricity costs
$104
Water use (L/cycle)
12
Water connection
Hot or cold
Maximum inlet water temp (°C)
60
Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
85 x 60 x 60

Features

Delayed start
Fast wash
Half load
Anti-flood hose
Adjustable top basket
Removable plate racks
×
Fold-down plate racks
Fan assisted drying
×
End of wash signal
Visual
Time remaining display
Child lock door
Child lock controls
Auto sensing
Integration options
Freestanding with worktop
Stainless steel
Yes

More Info

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