Bosch SGE63E05UC Review


Bosch SGE63E05UC Bosch
SGE63E05UC

Evolution Series
Place Settings: 14
Width: 24"
Discontinued
Sanitize
Softener
Cycles

11

& Options
Energy

234

kWh Per Yr
Water

477

Gal Per Yr
Sound

49

dbA
Cost

$1049

MSRP

Ratings Guide   Best Better Good FairPoor


Bosch SGE63E05UC


Dishwasher Pros and Cons Summary
Cleaning BEST - Employs two major features to help get your dishes clean - a water softener and a sanitizing rinse. A built-in water softener removes mineral deposits that often leave a film on your dishes. The high-temp sanitizing rinse then disinfects.
Cycles BETTER - Total cycles and options is 17% higher than average and ranks in the top 35% of new dishwashers for BETTER selection and flexibility. Enables you to choose the most appropriate functions for your particular needs.
Energy BEST - Estimated annual electricity use is 14% lower than average and ranks in the top 1% of new dishwashers for BEST power usage. This Bosch dishwasher is more energy efficient than most new dishwashers.
Water BEST - Estimated annual water usage of 477 gallons is 37% lower than average and ranks in the top 1% of new dishwashers for BEST water efficiency. It uses about 279 gallons less water annually than the average new dishwasher.
Sound BETTER - Ranks in the top 25% of new dishwashers for BETTER noise suppression with sound levels that are 4% lower than average. It is 2 dbA quieter than average (a 3 dbA difference is like doubling the distance from the dishwasher).
Cost FAIR - Ranks in the bottom 20% of new higher-cost dishwashers for FAIR affordability. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price of $1049 is 25% higher than average. The Bosch SGE63E05UC is priced about $207 more than average.  


Bosch SGE63E05UC Dishwasher


Cleaning Ratings
Spray
Jets
No Spray Jets - High pressure water spray jets are not available with the SGE63E05UC model. Jets are featured on about 35% of new dishwashers and are effective on dishes with baked-on food or grease.  
High
Temp
High-Temp Option - Includes the option to choose a high-temperature wash cycle. Really hot water is one of the most important ingredients for dissolving hardened food and producing clean dishes.
Steam No Steam Option - Like most new dishwashers, this model does not have the capability to generate steam. High-temperature water vapor can be an effective means of loosening baked-on or dried food deposits.  
Wash
Levels
5 Wash Levels - Standard number of wash levels that allow streams of water to saturate dishes from many different angles and directions. More wash levels promotes more thorough cleaning.
Sensor
Washing
Sensor Washing - Uses one or more sensors to measure soil content, load level, and/or water temperature. The Bosch SGE63E05UC sensors automatically make adjustments to ensure optimum cleaning.
Sanitize
Cycle
Sanitize Cycle - Includes a sanitary cycle that is NSF certified to remove 99.9% of germs and bacteria. Water temperatures reach approximately 150-degrees to help disinfect your dishes.
Cycles &
Options
11 Cycles & Options - Total cycles and options is 17% higher than average and ranks in the top 35% of new dishwashers for BETTER selection and flexibility. Enables you to choose the most appropriate functions for your particular needs.
Food
Disposer
No Food Disposer - Does not include an integrated food disposer that can help keep the wash water clean and free of debris. About 50% of new dishwashers are designed with a hard or soft food disposer.  
Water
Softener
Built-In Water Softener - Includes a built-in water softener that conditions the water and removes minerals and impurities. Helps prevent water spots and cloudy films from forming on glasses and dishes.


Drying Ratings
Heated
Dry
Heated Dry - Includes an option to dry the dishes faster with an internal heating element. Heated drying can also help to reduce spotting on dishes and especially glassware. Available on most new dishwashers.
Tub
Material
Stainless Steel Tub - Stainless steel interior dries dishes faster and more efficiently through natural processes. Stainless steel retains heat and condenses water; properties not found with plastic tubs.
Concealed
Element
Concealed Element - Heating element is concealed or recessed away from the main dish loading area. Helps prevent accidental melting of plastic dishes that sometimes extend through the lower rack.


Loading Ratings
No. of
Racks
2 Racks - The Bosch SGE63E05UC has a standard 2-rack design with both upper and lower loading racks. Only about 10% of new dishwashers have an additional 3rd rack that can be used for cups and smaller items.
Spray
Arms
Towerless - Uses a superior spray arm design instead of a central tower located in the middle of the bottom rack. Spray arms provide more wash levels and don't waste rack space or limit loading flexibility.
Adjustable
Racks
Adjustable - One or more of the racks can be adjusted to move up, down, and/or tilt. Adjustable racks allow you to create additional room for larger items. Provides flexibility for family gatherings.
Removable
Racks
Not Removable - The racks cannot be removed. Little less convenient for those occasions when you have huge items that won't fit with both racks installed. Only about 30% of new dishwashers have this feature.  
Fold-Down
Tines
Fold-Down Tines - Divider tines positioned vertically in the rack can be folded down to help secure loose dishes or create additional horizontal space for larger items. Provides greater loading flexibility.
Cup Shelf Cup / Stemware Shelf - Includes an additional shelf for stacking coffee mugs or to secure delicate stemware. Nice feature that allows you to load lots of glasses to help with your after-party clean-up.
Silverware
Basket
Standard Basket - The Bosch SGE63E05UC uses a basic silverware basket that is found on about 30% of new dishwashers. Some premium baskets can be split into two sections or moved to different areas inside the dishwasher.  
Utility
Container
Utility Container - Includes an extra utility basket or tray for utensils and cutlery. Good for odd items that don't fit in the silverware basket such as grill tongs, butcher knives, stirring spoons, and more.
Detergent
Dispenser
No Detergent Reservoir - Uses a standard detergent dispenser that you fill each time you run a cycle. Less than 5% of new dishwashers have reservoirs that can hold multiple cycles of detergent.  


Capacity Ratings
Place
Settings
14 Settings - Number of place settings is 2% higher than average and ranks in the top 20% of new dishwashers for BETTER loading capacity. Convenient for larger families or if you simply like to run the dishwasher less often.
Tub
Size
Tall Tub - Super-capacity tall-tub design with about 20% more interior room than standard-size tubs. The Bosch SGE63E05UC additional tub height allows you to load more place settings as well as taller items in the racks.


Noise Ratings
Sound
Level
49 dbA - Ranks in the top 25% of new dishwashers for BETTER noise suppression with sound levels that are 4% lower than average. It is 2 dbA quieter than average (a 3 dbA difference is like doubling the distance from the dishwasher).


Efficiency Ratings
Energy
Star
Energy Star - The Bosch SGE63E05UC is Energy Star qualified according to the latest criteria. Over 80% of new dishwashers are Energy Star rated so it's important to look at the energy and water ratings.
Energy
Rating
234 kWh - Estimated annual electricity use is 14% lower than average and ranks in the top 1% of new dishwashers for BEST power usage. This Bosch dishwasher is more energy efficient than most new dishwashers.
Water
Rating
477 Gal - Estimated annual water usage of 477 gallons is 37% lower than average and ranks in the top 1% of new dishwashers for BEST water efficiency. It uses about 279 gallons less water annually than the average new dishwasher.
Energy
Saver
Energy-Saver Cycle - The Bosch SGE63E05UC allows you to select a quick-wash or energy-save cycle that uses lower temperatures, less water, and/or a shorter time for lightly-soiled dishes. Helps save water and energy.
Half
Load
No Half-Load Option - No option to save water and energy by washing just a half-load in either the upper or lower rack. You can still be eco-friendly by waiting for a full load before running a cycle.  
Delay
Start
Delay Start Option - Includes an energy-saving option to run the dishwasher overnight or during off-peak energy hours when electric utility rates are often substantially less. Or simply run while you're gone.
CEE
Tier 1
CEE Tier 1 - Super-efficient dishwasher that is qualified Tier 1 by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency. This model exceeds the federal Energy Star criteria with an Energy Factor rating of 0.92.


Style Ratings
Exterior Stainless Steel - Stainless steel door panels are currently the most popular style and provide a sleek, modern look. Stainless steel is durable and fashionable, but takes a little more effort to keep clean.
Interior Stainless Steel - The Bosch SGE63E05UC stainless steel tub and door lining is stain-resistant, rust-resistant, durable, and less likely to absorb odors. Steel's natural condensation property also helps to dry dishes faster.
Controls All-Digital Controls -Touch-pad control console is all-digital and visible from the front. Not as stylish as fully-integrated (hidden) consoles, but sometimes more convenient to use without opening the door.
Display Digital Display - The Bosch SGE63E05UC control console includes a digital display that shows cycle time remaining or other pertinent operating information that helps you monitor the wash.


Cost Ratings
MSRP $1049 - Ranks in the bottom 20% of new higher-cost dishwashers for FAIR affordability. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price of $1049 is 25% higher than average. The Bosch SGE63E05UC is priced about $207 more than average.  


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