Bosch SMS40A08GB Freestanding Dishwasher, Stainless Steel

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Boasting an impressive A+ energy rating, the stainless steel finished Bosch SMS40A08GB dishwasher will be at home in any kitchen.

Rackmatic top basket allows you to adjust the height of the top basket. There are also 4 foldable racks and shelves integrated into the dishwasher.

The inclusion of Aquamix technology softens the water used, for increased glass protection, and Bosch’s ActiveWater hydraulic system ensures that every single drop of water is used to the maximum. The SMS40A08GB has the capacity to wash up to 12 place settings.

Included in the 4 programmes are a 70°C intensive cycle to cut through grease and clean heavily soiled pots and pans and, for more speed, a dedicated 45ºC quick wash. It runs extremely quietly at just 48dB and features a time delay, so you can set it to run when energy costs are cheaper.

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.

  • Vario basket
  • 3-stage Rackmatic height-adjustable top basket
  • Residual heat drying system
  • DosageAssist detergent dispenser
  • Automatic detergent detection
  • Aquasensor III, Load Sensor
  • 12 place settings
  • LED salt refill indicator, LED rinse aid refill indicator
  • Large item spray head
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
Delicate Wash Information A gentle clean, designed to protect delicate items, such as glasses
Digital display
H84.5 x W60 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
4 programmes and 2 special options (Speed Perfect, Half Load)
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


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Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 33 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great looking product We replaced our white machine with this stainless steel dishwasher and it looks fantastic. We didn't fancy a built in dishwasher as they can be a bit small. This is the next best thing. The oven and hob are also stainless steel and the kitchen really loooks nice now with no white goods. Dishwasher works fantastic. It does take a while to go throught the programme but once you know that it is not an isse. Would definately recommend this dishwasher. 23 June 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Great for a year or so only I replaced my faithful AEG with this a couple of years ago and was initially really pleased with it. However for the last 7 months, nothing but trouble. I have flushed it through with cleaner regularly, cleaned the filter, and the arms that spray the water to ensure no blockages. That sorts it out for a while and then it is back to filthy dishes esp at the front of the top row. Disappointed, and heard of others with exactly this issue. AEG next time for me! 11 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent product This dishwasher is the best. Nice looking . It comes with stainless steel front which is the best looking. The programmes of washing so are practical. 16 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Met Expectations Our old Bosch machine was showing its age. This new one shows how much the technology has moved on. Well pleased with it. 14 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great dishwasher Machine looks good, is very quiet, and the dishes come out sparkling. 03 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product! Does what is says on the packet quietly and efficiently! 27 January 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Household of 9 so this is essential The dishwasher is great. The programmes do take a bit of getting used to, so try all the buttons and options first. The install instructions were a bit confusing at first; not so much the water in, waste out and plug it in bit, but there is also a small rubberised strip that you can fit to the bottom of the door if required. This took a bit of understanding to suss out. Its nice and quiet when it runs and the results on all the programmes seem to be clean and sparkly. You can also turn off the internal salt system as we have a water softener, which is great. We did reserve a delivery date for this with John Lewis, but this was missed by some sort of oversight. We were getting some mixed messages from the branch when we rang up, but then someone who knew what they were doing got involved and the machine turned up a day late. Not to worry; these things happen and the last person to deal with this issue got it sorted, so top job and just before Christmas too. 15 December 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by great I recommend this product. I have it for a week, and my parents for a few years 25 January 2015
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