Bosch Classixx SPS40C12GB Slimline Freestanding Dishwasher, White

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    If the customer wishes to return the product, only the discounted price paid will be refunded and the old appliance will not be returned. Also available in John Lewis shops. Offer ends 3 June 2015.

Product information

The slimline Bosch SPS40C12GB is part of the Classixx range, boasting A-rated performance for washing and drying as well as an A+ energy efficiency rating, along with a 48dB noise level.

The SPS40C12GB hosts an ActiveWater hydraulic water system that ensures every single drop of water is used to its full potential, to provide you with maximum performance and minimum consumption. And after washing, this dishwasher uses a heat exchanger for hygienic and efficient drying.

Precision engineering has resulted in a ServoLock door on this unit, which allows the door to close virtually by itself and with minimum effort on your part. Alternating spray arms make sure your dishes are well cleaned, and there is even a DuoPower spray arm in the upper basket for truly thorough washing.

Lightly soiled crockery in the SPS40C12GB can be dealt with in just 30 minutes with the Quick Wash programme, and heavily soiled dishes are easily dealt with too thanks to an Intensive wash cycle. A smaller machine doesn’t mean lack of flexibility either, as with the SPS40C12GB you still get foldable plate racks in the lower basket, and an adjustable top basket.

There’s a large item spray head that can be utilised for getting your oven shelves or barbecue grill clean, and a 3, 6 or 9 hour delay timer so you can take advantage of any off-peak energy tariffs you might enjoy.

Bosch guarantees that if an appliance is discontinued, its major components will be available for at least 10 years afterwards in the event of a part needing replacement.

2 day delivery available
Express Delivery available
Adjustable racking Information Lets you move the racking around to fit large or awkward items
Automatic Load Adjustment Information Automatically adjusts water level for a smaller load, thus saving time and money
Delay Start
Yes - 3/6/9 hours
Delicate Wash Information A gentle clean, designed to protect delicate items, such as glasses
Digital display
H85 x W45 x D60cm
Dishwasher Size
Drying performance Information Graded on performance A - G, with A being the highest grade
Eligible for International Delivery
Energy Consumption Per Standard Cycle
Energy Rating Information Graded on performance A++ - G, with A++ being the highest grade
Estimated Annual Energy Consumption Information Typical annual amount used by a 4 person household
Estimated Annual Water Consumption
Model name / number
Noise Level Information How noisy, in decibels, the machine is. The lower the dB, the quieter the appliance
Number of Programs
Online Exclusive Information This product is not available in John Lewis branches
Overflow protection Information An anti-flood device prevents the machine from being damaged by flooding from the inlet pipe
Place Settings Information The number of items- plates, glasses and cutlery a dishwasher can hold, per table setting.
Program Sequence Indicator Information Tells you progress of washing cycle
Quick wash Information Speedy programme when you need items cleaned quickly
Time remaining indicator Information Tells you how long the programme's got to go
Wash performance Information Graded on performance A - G, with A being the highest grade
Water Consumption Per Standard Cycle


UK mainland delivery within 7 working days; may be longer for N Ireland, island and rural postcodes


Express 2 working day delivery to selected areas


International delivery not available

We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.


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Free Dishwasher Disposal

We'll remove and dispose of your old dishwasher for reuse or recycling.

Dishwasher Connection

The charge for this service includes:

  • Connection of the new appliance to a standard domestic water connection point within 1 metre of the installation location
  • Connection of the appliance to an existing 3-pin 13amp electrical point within 1 metre of the installation location (we are unable to connect to a 'hardwired' electricity point)
  • Connection of the appliance to an existing waste outlet within 1 metre of the installation location
  • A test wash to ensure the appliance is filling and draining correctly
  • The removal and disposal of all packaging

Please note: we are unable to install a freestanding dishwasher where your current appliance is an integrated dishwasher.

Q & As

Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 74 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Silent washing. Like the quick wash all dishes came out clean. But I use the longer wash for very dirty and greasy dishes and oven pans, they came out spotless.. Echo takes to long. ! Only thing I would say Is the design Inside has lots of plate racks ,so cannot stack as many dishes as I did In my old Hotpoint dishwasher. But very pleased with the Bosh being silent.! 13 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very pleased with this dishwasher A nice quiet machine that washes well and quickly. 13 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bosch Classixx SPS40C12GB Slimline Dishwasher Bosch Classixx SPS40C12GB Slimline Dishwasher v good 12 May 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Excellent – but lose that basket! No point in repeating all those superlatives. This is a truly excellent machine: high quality with a superb cleansing performance. Instead, some comments on the negatives raised elsewhere: – Eco setting. Of course it takes a long time – that's how resource consumption is minimised! But if you use it overnight, programme duration isn't an issue. Unless you only sleep for a couple of hours… Incomplete drying. When using the supplied Finish tablets, quite a few water droplets remained clinging, especially to plastic items. If, like me, you live in a hard water area, the remedy is to manually add rinse aid. Result: huge improvement, hardly any water droplets now. Cutlery basket. This is indeed absurd. It doesn't fit the bottom rack; in fact, it drops all too easily into a position where it actually that blocks rotation of the lower spray arm! I can only assume the Bosch designers ran out of project budget and bunged in a batch of cutlery baskets they got cheap on eBay. True, most of the cut-outs are far too small for decent cutlery. Solution? Snip out a few of the plastic dividing bars to enlarge as many of the slots as required. Beyond that, I cheated by re-using a cutlery basket from my previous Baumatic machine. Nonetheless, it would be interesting to hear the official Bosch position (what on earth were they thinking?) on this absurdly unsuitable component of an otherwise truly superb machine. 06 May 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by this might be useful to know…….. sometimes on installation the base fills with water on the first go and then the whole thing shuts down. i don't think its mentioned anywhere in the troubleshooting or the installation guide, so there's no way of knowing this until its at engineer call out stage. the signs are that it won't respond to reprogramming or the on/off button, and water all over the floor other than that, the one wash I've actually managed from it seemed quite good and the machine is fairly quiet. its too early to rate it overall as a product as I'm not sure if i can actually use it! engineer was very nice and the product is being replaced. its a shame as lots of other reviews of this product are good 23 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Delighted This dishwasher is fab. The short programme results in clean, shiny plates and glasses. We even received our £30 cash back and free finish tablets without any problems. Best purchase in ages. 21 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brilliant Bosch I have recently moved into a retirement flat and was surprised that the kitchen didn't have a dishwasher. So..... I went online, and then went to my nearest John Lewis as I wanted to check that once bought it would actually fit under the worktop. The slimline one sounded perfect. Ordered, paid for and booked the plumber. Delivery was on time and the plumber turned up and had it plumbed in within 90 minutes. Perfect. This Bosch dischwasher delivers an absolutely perfect wash every time. At first I had to keep going into the kitchen to see whether it was actually working as it is so quiet! From ordering to delivery and fitting the whole process has been totally seemless. Well done John Lewis, and well done Bosch! 04 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great little dishwasher Smart looking machine, does a great job of washing and drying all sizes of dishes and pans. Quiet and efficient really pleased with purchase. Feel good value for money. Great delivery service fromJohn Lewis. Would definitely recommend and use again. 03 March 2015
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