Review: Bosch Serie 4 SMV46IX00G Integrated Dishwasher

The Bosch SMV46IX00G fully integrated dishwasher is a feature-rich machine offering premium quality and exceptional economy. With a sleek stainless steel interior and copious programmes for all of your requirements, this dishwasher would be a great addition to any home.

With six programmes to choose from, the Bosch SMV46IX00G should cater for any eventuality. These include Intensive 70 °C, Auto 45-65°C, Eco 50°C, Glass 40°C, 1 hour 65°C and Quick 45°C. The automatic programme takes control over your dishes with ease. It calculates the water usage, temperature and rinsing time depending on how dirty the load is. This not only saves time, but also ensures the best possible washing performance whilst only using the amount of water and electricity necessary.

This feature combines perfectly with the AquaSensor technology, which uses light beams within the machine to regulate water. Depending on remaining food particles, grease and detergent residues, the rinsing process is assessed to determine whether it needs to be continued.

In addition, sensors are also utilised effectively in determining the wash load. The LoadSensor function ensures the correct water consumption is used compared to smaller loads that naturally require less water. With this, you won’t need to worry if you start a programme without the full 13-place settings available being used.

If speed is the priority, the VarioSpeed Plus option offers great results in the shortest possible time. This function allows a full load to be washed and dried with a time reduction of up to 66% at the simplest push of a button.

Another great addition is the new HygienePlus option from Bosch, which can be activated to many programmes and guarantees high levels of hygiene thanks to sustained temperatures of 70°C during the rinsing process for up to 10 minutes. This anti-bacterial aid is therefore ideal for homes with small children or allergy sufferers.

On top of automatic water usage and temperature calculation, the Bosch SMV46IX00G also regulates water hardness. This is particularly important when washing glasses or any delicate crockery. The Glass Protection programme from Bosch prevents any damage caused by soft water as it can cause corrosion.

This unit works to utilise as much space as possible. Flexible baskets and trays create a generous amount of internal space which can then be used to its full potential. The VarioFlex basket system allows for a three stage height-adjustable top basket, two foldable plate racks in the top basket, four foldable plate racks in the bottom basket, a moveable cutlery basket in lower rack and a knife rack in the top basket.

Another useful feature from Bosch is the new InfoLight. Despite the machine being neatly hidden away due to its fully integrated nature, an LED spot shines onto the floor to indicate whether the programme is still running or if the machine has completed operation, negating the need to constantly open the door to check progress.

A programmable timer also allows you to delay the wash at your nearest convenience. The LED timer display shows a precise time remaining, while allowing you to start the wash during working hours or at night for example.

Thanks to the EcoSilence Drive, you won’t need to worry about excessive noise if washing later or in an open plan environment. This is the result of a very low 48dB noise level. The high tech motor works without brushes to ensure silence and guarantees low electricity consumption.

For peace of mind, AquaStop also prevents any water leaks from the outside of the machine. There is a double-walled fill hose, which stops the flow of water through a mechanical valve to prevent water damage if the problem arose.

Overall, the Bosch SMV46IX00G is a very stylish and sleek integrated dishwasher with plenty of unique, money saving features. It is a great example of the usual high quality build and performance associated with Bosch. This would be an ideal addition to any kitchen with solutions for all needs and demands.

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