Bosch SPE5ES55UC
18" Full Console Dishwasher with 9-Place Capacity, 4 Wash Cycles, 3 Options, Half Load Option, Water Softener, Multi-Function LED Display and 46 dBA


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Installation Kit


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Optional Accessories


Dishwasher Drainage Hose Extension (76 3/4")

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Long Flexible Silverware Basket

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+ $17.50 

Anti-Tarnish Silverware Cassette with Clips

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Hinge for 4" Toekick Height Installation

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What's special about German engineering is special about Bosch.
Bosch takes pride in their ability to overcome technological obstacles. They face these daunting challenges so they can produce world-class, intuitive machines that use fewer resources. And that's why they'll never be afraid of the work it takes to engineer the world's best machines. Available at AJ Madison.

Their vision comes directly from the words of Robert Bosch, whose vision is still being lived by employees everywhere. This spirit is also embedded in all their appliances, which help their customers' lives day after day.

Best-in-Class Quiet
Bosch looks at noise reduction from all angles, as they've employed 18 unique sound-reducing technologies in their washers. And as the quietest line of dishwashers in the U.S., Bosch has a silence rating as low as 39 dBA (quietest dishwasher sold in North America). All Bosch quiet levels are certified by an independent lab and printed on the fascia.

Most Efficient
Winning the 2011 ENERGY STAR Award for Sustained Excellence was just the latest feather in Bosch's cap - after all, they've won two straight ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Awards.

German-Engineered Quality
When they talk about German engineering, they're talking about their commitment to producing the world's best products. They use the smartest thinking to make complex machinery easy to operate while using the highest-quality materials to build them.
Energy Info
This dishwasher uses 259 kWh/yr. and has an estimated yearly operating cost of $28.72.

Your operating costs will depend on your utility rates and use. The estimated operating cost is based on 4 wash loads a week and a 2011 national average electricity cost of $0.1109 cents per kWh.

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Efficiency and Quietness
Silence Level: 46 dBA
Energy Star Qualified: Yes
Energy Consumption: 259 kWh/Yr
Number Of Place Settings: 9
Upper Rack: Mid
Lower Rack: Mid
Adjustable Upper Rack: Rackmatic 3-Stage
Flip Tines In Lower Rack: 2
3rd Rack: No
Silverware Basket: Standard
General Properties
Number Of Programs: 4
Program 1: Heavy
Program 2: Auto
Program 3: Normal
Program 4: Rinse and Hold
Number Of Options: 3
Cycle Options: 24-Hr Delay; Half Load; Sanitation
Tub Material: Stainless Steel
Concealed Heating Element: Yes
Display: Yes
Leak Protection System: 24/7 Aqua Stop Plus
Interior Light: No
Water Softener: Yes
Load Sensor: No
Variable Spray Pressure: Yes
Sanitized Indicator Light: Yes
Filtration Type: 3-Fold Corrugated
Five-Level Wash: Yes
ChildLock: Yes
Approval Certificates: CSA, UL
Sanitizing Wash Cycle(s): Yes
ADA Compliant: Yes
Installation Requirements
Watts: 1,300 Watts
Current: 12 A
Volts: 120 V
Frequency: 60 Hz
Tub Type: EuroTub/ADA
Plug Type: 120V - 3 Prong
Dimensions and Weights
Overall Width: 17 5/8"
Overall Depth: 22 9/16"
Overall Height: 32 1/16"
Cutout Width: 17 3/4"
Cutout Depth: 24"
Cutout Height: 32 1/8"
Adjustable Feet: Yes
Net Weight: 72 Lbs.
Gross Weight: 76 Lbs.
  • Key Features
  • 46 dBA - Quietest In Its Class
  • ActiveTab Tray Optimizes Detergent Dissolving
  • Water Softener Ensures Perfect Cleaning Results
  • AquaStop Plus 4-Part Leak Protection Works 24/7
  • Design
  • Stainless Steel EuroTub
  • Silver Painted Fascia In Stainless Steel
  • Red Remaining Time Display
  • Performance
  • 46 dBA - Quietest In Its Class
  • 4 Wash Cycles and 3 Options
  • Sanitize Option Eliminates Bacteria and Enhances Drying Results
  • Variable Spray Pressure
  • ActiveTab Tray Optimizes Detergent Dissolving
  • Water Softener Ensures Perfect Cleaning Results
  • Efficiency
  • 259 kwh/yr - Energy Star
  • Exceeds ENERGY STAR Requirements For Water By 68%
  • EcoSense Reduces Energy Usage By Up To 20%
  • Half Load Option For Small Loads
  • Convenience
  • AquaStop Plus 4-Part Leak Protection Works 24/7
  • Multi-Function LED with Remaining Time
  • 24 Hour Delay Start Timer
  • Rinse Cycle - Instead Of PreRinsing
  • Capacity
  • 9 Place Setting Capacity
  • Premium Racks For Flexible Loading
  • RackMatic Automatically Adjustable Upper Rack
  • Flexible Silverware Basket
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Product Reviews
Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 10 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent unit This is a very good unit. It has plenty of capacity despite its small foot print of 18". The sleek "no handle sticking out" design makes it fit perfectly under the counter. The unit operates very quietly. It is almost impossible to tell whether it is running or is off even when standing in front of it other than when it is discharging water and one can hear the water running down the pipe. 1/1/13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect for our place! Excellent product. So quiet I can barely tell its running. After 3 weeks and 10 loads, I'm consistently amazed, and have never seen cleaner dishes. Granted, it is small, but for our small apartment, the size is perfect. We have been using Cascade Platinum packs of powder detergent and Jet Dry rinse aid. Because the dishes aren't aggressively dried, it helps to use the built-in timer to set the load to finish when we're around, so we can open the washer and allow the piping-hot dishes to fully air dry. I highly recommend it. 9/3/13
Rated 3 out of 5 by Disappointed I replaced an older whirlpool dishwasher that was still working and I'm sorry that I didn't wait for it to die. This looks good and I can say that it is very quiet, but it doesn't give me the options that I had. I can't turn off the dry cycle and it only has limited lengths of time you can run it. My biggest disappointment is the racks. The bottom one keeps coming off the track and the top one doesn't have the space I would like for glasses. 9/30/13
Rated 5 out of 5 by EFFECTIVE SPACE-SAVER I purchased this model simply because of my limited space on the cabinet run!! After going over all the reviews/different sites/all models & makes, I made this purchase. Understand, I am a very cheap person. This machine was far above my price range and I REALLY did not want to lay down this kind of money! But the reviews for other smaller dishwashers were clearly inferior. The machine arrived well. But as I moved it about, I found it NICKS very easily. BAD- BAD - BAD. But as luck will have it, my nicks were on the side - great!! So I was EXTRA careful after the first TWO nicks - yea I'm kind of slow (smile). Actually, I was surprised to see finished sides. In most models, the sides are not covered with alum sheet. So, IF I had to install this model on the very end - without a cabinet to hold it, that would have been possible - that's a very nice feature. Now that it is installed under my granite countertop, I am first impressed on the amount of dishes this washer will load. There is almost no difference with the "normal" 24" dishwasher. Installation was rather simple. My first time operating it, was also very simple (even though I DID read the instructions). The mechanic & I had to put our ears to the front to confirm it to be operating on our first test run. (Later, I did hear more "washing" sounds. It's quiet but not as SILENT as they claim.) I find the mild/little noise to be quite acceptable. The dishes came out clean (as expected). But I must say, my old model was "faster". This model runs for a period of 1.39 hours to over 2 1/2 hours. I have not been able to access the amount of water/electricity utilized for such a long period. But according to the energy tag/instructions, it is a water & energy conservative. (I will review my water/electricity bills & adjust this critique IF I find out that the dishwasher is more costly than others I've used.) Lastly, this baby has the EYE-CANDY factor locked down!!! It really raises the visual value of my kitchen!!! It is rather smudge-resistant. Once installed no one even suspects it to be a "smaller" dishwasher. It really performs and looks like a full size machine to the untrained eye. Therefore, I think the money is well spent on this purchase. I would recommend it ONLY to those individual requiring a "quality dishwasher" in a limited space. If a full sized machine will work equally well, I would recommend the purchase of a competitive full-sized machine of equal quality but less cost. 10/16/13
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Quick Specs


  • Type : Built In
  • Color : Stainless Steel
  • Accepts Panels : No


  • Width : 17 5/8 Inch
  • Depth : 22 9/16 Inch
  • Height : 32 1/16 Inch


  • Capacity : 9 Place Settings
  • Control Type : Digital
  • Electronic Display : Yes
  • Control Style : Full Console
  • Child Lock : Yes
  • Adjustable Upper Rack : Yes
  • Fold-Down Tines : Yes
  • Cutlery Tray : No
  • Tall Tub : No
  • Stainless Interior : Yes
  • Rinse Aid Dispenser : Yes
  • Water Filtration : Yes
  • Water Heating : Yes

Wash Features

  • Cycles : 4
  • Delay Start : Yes
  • Dry Type : Vented
  • Hard Food Disposer : No
  • High Temperature Wash : Yes
  • NSF Certified Rinse : No
  • Quick Wash Setting : No
  • China/Crystal Setting : No
  • Sensor Clean : No
  • Heavy Duty Wash : Yes

Technical Details

  • Star-K Certified : No
  • Energy Star Rated : Yes
  • ADA Compliant : Yes
  • Approved for Outdoor Use : No
  • Amps : 15
  • Voltage : 120 Volts
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