Bosch Exxcel SPS53E12GB Slimline Dishwasher, White

Product information

The slimline Bosch SPS53E12GB boasts A-rated performance for washing and drying as well as an A+ energy efficiency rating, along with a 48dB noise level.

An ActiveWater hydraulic water system 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.

Lightly soiled crockery in the SPS53E12GB 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 70°C wash cycle.

A smaller machine doesn’t mean lack of flexibility either, as with the SPS53E12GB 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 delay timer that runs up to 24 hours - 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 - up to 24 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 Information Based on the drying cycle of the standard cotton programme at full load. Actual energy consumption per cycle will depend on how the appliance is used.
Energy Rating Information Graded on performance, from A+++ to G, with A+++ being the highest rating. Higher ratings mean better energy efficiency
Estimated Annual Energy Consumption Information Typical annual amount used by a 4 person household
Estimated Annual Water Consumption Information The amount of water used in litres per year, based on 220 standard washing cycles for cotton programs at 60°C and 40°C at full and partial load. Actual water consumption will depend on how the appliance is used.
Model name / number
Noise Level Information How noisy, in decibels, the machine is. The lower the dB, the quieter the appliance
Number of Programs
5 programmes and 2 special options (Intensive Zone, Speed Perfect)
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 the progress of your washing/drying 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. The higher the grade the more energy efficient the appliance.
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.


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 4.9 out of 5 by 23 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bosch SPS53E12GB Dishwasher This is our first dish-washer and we are very impressed with it's performance. The slimline design is great for the two of us and so far all the items come out sparkling clean. We are still experimenting with the various settings, but find the economy setting to be just fine for most items. Deserves the five star rating. 06 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Purchased this dishwasher around 4 months ago. It has been used almost every day in that time (including over the christmas period), and there has been no complaints. We generally only use the economy setting, but even this mode manages to clean any burnt/dried food from dishes/pans. We have used the intensive wash once, swapping out the top tray for the baking tray attachment and again was amazed at the finished clean on the various items! It is very quiet when in use, so it is generally put on at the end of the day (e.g. nighttime). And it uses hardly any water to achieve the finished cleaning result! Great for those on a water meter. 10 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very good Love this dishwasher. All programmes leave dishes, pans etc beautifully clean. Very quiet too. 23 January 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good buy Lovely piece of home appliance - extremely quiet and does the job perfectly. 10 December 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Not ideal for large crockery We bought this dishwasher earlier this year. As ever with Bosch the build quality is excellent. The John Lewis delivery men were great too and installed this machine, removing the old one (also a Bosch). The programs work well and I particulary like the 'speed perfect' function for when you are in a hurry but need more than a quick wash. However, the layout of the racks makes it really difficult to use with our rather chunky crockery (Denby). It had not occurred to me that this could be a problem, and I'm not sure how I could have anticipated it. Our dinner plates only fit it certain spaces on the lower rack and trying to fit mugs in the top rack next to the bowls is difficult too. We had an older version of this dishwasher before; the rack designs were far better as we had no problems with the layout at all. I'm looking forward to the day I get to replace this dishwasher although given Bosch's excellent quality I'll be putting up with the poor design for quite a few years yet! 09 December 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great service Completely satisfied with my purchase. I wanted to say how great the delivery/installation guys were. I was very worried about the rather ancient connections under my sink but they were cheerful and helpful and carried out the job with great knowledge and efficiency. I wish every delivery/installation could be like this. Well done. 01 December 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by First Class I have had a few dishwasher and thought my current kitchen was too small for one then I discovered you could get a slimline one, changing from a double bowl sink to a single bowl allowed me to fit this one underneath, free standing, and I must say one of the best decisions I have made in a while. As you would expect from Bosch first class product and more room inside than you would expect, easily fits a family of four one days dishes and mugs. I would highly recomend you spend a few more pounds and get the best. John 11 November 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent buy I bought this as my previous slimline Bosch had lasted 15 years of heavy use before finally giving up the ghost. This is even better - so quiet I have to watch the timer to see if the numbers are going down to know if it is on. Although it is exactly the same dimensions outside as my previous machine, it fits a lot more in. I can fit in all the dishes for every meal over two days for a family of four, including endless cereal bowls and mugs. The dishes come out sparkling clean and completely dry - I wasn't sure from the write up if the economy cycle meant damp dishes but it doesn't. I rarely put pans into the dishwasher but I did as a test and they were perfectly clean. All round great buy - would recommend it to anyone. 19 August 2014
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