Bosch Dishwasher Dimensions (with Drawings)
Dishwashers have transformed from a luxury appliance to a standard in all kitchens. Dishwashers can have a number of features and come in a variety of sizes. Use this as a guide to choose the dishwasher best for your kitchen.
The standard-size Bosch dishwasher is 24 inches. The width is roughly 23.5 inches, the depth is approximately 23 inches, and the height is about 35 inches. Typically, these dishwashers weigh about 91.05 pounds.
What’s the Average Size of a Bosch Dishwasher?
On average, dishwashers require an opening that is 24 inches wide, 24 inches deep, and 34 inches high. A standard-size, 24-inch Bosch dishwasher should fit in this space. Typical 24-inch Bosch dishwashers are 23.9 inches wide and have a depth of 23.5 to 24.5 inches. These dishwashers have a height of 33.9 inches.
Standard Dishwasher Opening Clearances
Most dishwasher openings are 24 inches wide, 34 to 36 inches high, and 24 inches deep. This size opening should fit most standard dishwashers.
Keep in mind that your dishwasher width and height should be slightly smaller than the opening space. However, dishwasher dimensions are often rounded up when listed on product specifications.
Dishwasher depths are usually listed including the depth of the door. This means that the complete depth will be slightly larger than the opening depth. If you need to add height, most dishwashers have adjustable feet. If you there isn’t already a dishwasher opening, this guide will walk you through installing a dishwasher where there wasn’t one.
Keep in mind these opening clearances when purchasing your Bosch dishwasher.
Whether for small or large spaces, dishwashers are usually designed at the same height and depth as a standard dishwasher. The biggest difference is the width.
Compact dishwashers typically have a width of 18 inches, a height of 34 to 36 inches, and a depth of 24 inches. Oversized dishwashers usually have a width of 30 to 42 inches, a height of 34 to 36 inches, and a depth of 24 inches.
Measuring a Dishwasher Opening
When measuring a dishwasher opening, measure the width, height, and depth.
To measure the width, use a measuring tape and measure from cabinet to cabinet. Try to leave room on each side so that it isn’t a super tight fit. To measure the height, measure from the floor to the lowest point of the countertop. When measuring the depth, measure from the back of the opening to the front of the cabinets. There should be at least 27 inches of space in front of the dishwasher for opening and closing the door.
Considerations When Measuring a Dishwasher Opening
When measuring the dishwasher opening, remember that corners need more clearance. When open, there should be at least 2 inches of space between the side of the dishwasher and the cabinet.
The motor should never touch the floor, so check for any obstructions. Your flooring can also affect the dimensions. For example, if there’s no flooring installed under the dishwasher, this will add more height to your opening. Find out how much dishwasher installation costs at Home Depot.
Types of Bosch Dishwashers
Bosch makes several different types of dishwashers depending on your style, preferences, and space.
Bosch 100 Series
The Bosch 100 series is the most cost-effective dishwasher from Bosch. It was formerly known as the Ascenta series. It has a plastic bottom, runs at 48 to 50 decibels, and features a third rack.
This dishwasher has a height of 33.9 inches, a width of 23.5 inches, and a depth of 22.6 inches. The dishwasher weighs 76 pounds, and this model starts at about $534.
When placing your dishwasher into the space, the cutout needs to have a height of 33.9 inches. In addition, the width of the area should be 24 inches, and the depth should be 24 inches.
Bosch 300 Series
The Bosch 300 Series has a 24-inch model and an 18-inch dishwasher that is perfect for small kitchens. It has a stainless steel tub, adjustable racks, and runs at 44 decibels. The 18-inch model starts at $759.
The dishwasher has an overall height of 32.065 inches, a width of 17.625 inches, and a depth of 22.563 inches. When opened, the depth is 45.875 inches, and it weighs about 72 pounds.
The 24-inch 300 series has a height of 32.06 inches, a width of 23.56 inches, and a depth of 22.56 inches. It weighs about 86 pounds and has a depth of 45.875 inches when opened.
Bosch 500 Series
The Bosch 500 Series is a 24-inch dishwasher, a standard size, and can handle the needs of a large family. It runs at 44 decibels and starts at $849.
The dishwasher is 23 ¾ inches wide, 33 ⅞ inches high, and 22 ½ inches deep. You’ll need a clearance of 24 to 25 inches wide and 33 ⅞ to 35 inches tall. The depth should be 24 ⅝ to 25 ½ inches.
The door will need a total clearance of 49 ⅞ inches or 27 ⅜ inches from the front of the dishwasher.
Bosch 800 Series
The Bosch 800 Series features a high-quality, 18-inch dishwasher with a 40 to 42-decibel silence rating. This dishwasher’s price tag starts at $849.
The dishwasher has an overall height of 32.06 inches, a width of 17.63 inches, and a depth of 22.44 inches. It weighs 79 pounds and, when open, has a total depth of 47.13 inches.
The 24-inch model has an overall height of 33.875 inches, a width of 23.5625 inches, and a depth of 23.75 inches. It weighs roughly 100 pounds, and when opened, has a total depth of 52 inches.
The Bosch Benchmark is the highest quality model that starts at $1,199. It features a third rack with fold-down sides, a full-color display, and it’s the quietest Bosch dishwasher.
The 24-inch dishwasher has an overall height of 34.06 inches and a width of 23.56 inches. The overall depth is 22.56 inches when closed and 51.25 inches when open. This dishwasher weighs 128 pounds.
Bosch Dishwasher Handle Styles
There are a wide range of handle styles to choose from for your dishwasher. Remember, the handle can influence how far your dishwasher sticks out from the cabinet.
Bar Dishwasher Handle
The bar dishwasher handle is the classic handle. It’s a great spot to hang dish towels if you like to have them handy. Just keep in mind it will stick out roughly a couple of inches.
Pocket Dishwasher Handle
The pocket dishwasher handle is another classic handle that blends in with your dishwasher. This is for those who prefer a streamlined look with no protruding handles or buttons.
Recessed Dishwasher Handle
The recessed dishwasher handle is another non-obtrusive look that displays the controls in front of the dishwasher.
Scoop Dishwasher Handle
The scoop dishwasher handle is a classic design with front controls.
Custom Dishwasher Handle
Custom dishwasher handles can be created with a custom panel. The purpose of this is to integrate with the rest of your cabinetry.
Things to Consider When Buying a Dishwasher
Once simple, dishwashers have evolved to include luxury features, energy-saving options and come in a variety of finishes. Of course, the more bells and whistles, typically the higher the cost. One feature you may want to change is the front panel.
Here are several other things to consider when buying a dishwasher.
Consider dishwasher capacity when choosing the model you want. An 18-inch dishwasher can be sufficient for 2 to 3 people and can hold 6 to 8 place settings. A standard 24-inch dishwasher can accommodate a family and can hold 12 to 14 standard place settings.
Energy Saving Qualities of the Dishwasher
When a dishwasher displays an Energy Star symbol, it means that it is energy-efficient. This can save you money in the long run.
Another energy saver is the delay start option. You can set the dishwasher to wash when it’s not during peak hours for energy consumption.
Dishwasher Disposal Features
A disposal feature is a priority if you don’t like prewashing or rinsing dishes before loading them into the dishwasher. This feature can eliminate food grime during the initial cycle, so it doesn’t affect your clean dishes during the rinse cycle.
Dishwasher Washing Cycles
Light wash, regular wash, and heavy wash are the most essential dishwashing cycles to consider when purchasing a dishwasher. The economy cycle will also air-dry dishes, saving you money on heating elements. More expensive models can feature enhanced cycles like glass, stemware, rinse, quick wash, and sanitize.
Dishwasher performance is influenced by washing levels and where the jets of water are positioned and distributed during the cycle. A three-tier dishwasher ensures more coverage, but it does cost more.
You may want to invest in a quieter dishwasher if your bedroom or living area is close to the kitchen. Dishwasher detergent can also impact the cleanliness of the load.
Stacking and Racking Features of the Dishwasher
Standard dishwashers usually have two racks for dishes, but some models don’t include adjustable or removable racks, shelves, or baskets.
Cutlery and Flatware Trays in the Dishwasher
Cutlery and flatware trays can be placed on the bottom rack or attached to the inside of the dishwasher door. Where the silverware tray is positioned is a preference of the purchaser. It will not affect the washing performance.
What’s the average cost of a dishwasher?
Dishwasher pricing is usually broken down into three categories: budget, midrange, and luxury. Dishwashers can run anywhere from $380 to $2,300. On average, however, the cost of a dishwasher is $400 to $700. Pricing will affect cleaning, drying, and other features, but it doesn’t necessarily affect performance. For example, a less expensive dishwasher could clean dishes the same as an expensive dishwasher. However, you should note that when purchasing a dishwasher under $500, it may be noisier than more expensive models.
How often should I clean my dishwasher?
Admittedly, dishwashers are the appliance we clean least often. However, you should clean your dishwasher filter and drain it once a month. When cleaning a dishwasher, white vinegar works best. To clean the dishwasher, fill a dishwasher-safe cup or bowl with white vinegar and place it on the upper rack. Then, run the empty dishwasher on the hottest setting. The vinegar will absorb any odors and remove any grime or buildup on the walls of the dishwasher.
Stacy Randall is a wife, mother, and freelance writer from NOLA that has always had a love for DIY projects, home organization, and making spaces beautiful. Together with her husband, she has been spending the last several years lovingly renovating her grandparent's former home, making it their own and learning a lot about life along the way.
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