Bosch SMS40A08GB Dishwasher, Stainless Steel

Special offer

    Save £30 when you trade in your old appliance. Enter BOSCHTRADE30 at the end of checkout. Offer ends 22 October 2014.

    Terms and conditions

    The offer is only available if the customer agrees to dispose of an appliance he or she already owns by entering the promotional code, and allowing Bosch’s delivery agents Expert Logistics to collect and dispose of the old appliance on delivery of the new one. Expert will take away your old machine automatically.

    Terms and Conditions

    The offer is available on selected Bosch appliances.

    The offer is only available if the customer agrees to dispose of an old appliance he or she already owns by entering the promotional code and by making the old appliance available for collection when the new appliance is delivered by Bosch’ delivery agents, Expert Logistics.

    Washer Disposal

    Expert will remove and dispose of your old washing machine. Please ensure the old appliance is empty of any water. It must also be disconnected from your water supply and mains prior to the delivery crew’s arrival.

    Dishwasher Disposal

    Expert will remove and dispose of your old dishwasher. Please ensure the old appliance is empty of any water. It must also be disconnected from your water supply and mains prior to the delivery crew’s arrival.

    If there is no appliance available for collection when the new replacement is delivered, JLP will seek to recover the value of the discount given in respect of the new appliance.

    If the customer wishes to return the product, only the discounted price paid will be refunded and the old appliance will not be returned.

    Offer ends 22 October 2014.

Product information

Please note: This product is not available in our shops for viewing. However, you can still place your order in store.

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


Delivery within 4 working days. Exceptions and longer lead times may apply to some postal areas.


International delivery not available


We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, just return the products to us or to one of our shops. Unless faulty, we'd like this to be within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.

Depending on the type of product, you can make free returns via our shops, Royal Mail (or courier collection for large or heavy items), Collect+ or via MyHermes.

Find out more about returning products

Q & As

Bosch SMS40A08GB Dishwasher, Stainless Steel 4.2 5 23 23
Keeps breaking down Woops, posted my review under wrong model. We bought this dishwasher three years ago and it keeps breaking down - water doesn't drain away properly and error message shows. Very fed up with it and would not recommend. 16 October 2014
Perfect for the job Only had it for a few weeks but easy to install - easy to operate - very quiet in operation and it cleans dishes, very well - what more could you want. Oh, and it looks great too. 16 September 2014
Very satisfied As a first timer with John Lewis we were very impressed with the. Smoothness of ordering to the delivery of the dishwasher.The dishwasher was easy to install and has so far worked efficiently and produced nice shiny dishes. Thank you John Lewis and Bosch 19 August 2014
Quality Dishwasher Replaced our integrated dishwasher and have found the Bosch product to be an improvement. Quiet and effective cleaning on ECO and Intensive settings. Roomy interior i.e. lots of space. Classy appearance (Stainless Steel). All in all very pleased with our purchase. Appreciated the Dishwasher Tablets! 20 July 2014
Great dishwasher This is a good dishwasher, performs well and is quiet! Bosch are good, this is my third dishwasher from Bosch, the previous two performed well for many years. This stainless steel model looks good too! 29 May 2014
A well made and efficient machine at a keen price. After a few days sorting out the best programmes for our needs we are very pleased with firstly the capacity and secondly the performance of this appliance. We find the 'speed perfect' setting suitable for most of our needs but the Eco setting, although quite lengthy produced good results. All in all a great buy! 11 March 2014
cheap and nasty, plasticy and flimsy I bought my last dishwasher from John Lewis 11 years ago and it finally gave up the ghost due to limescale issues but was a terrific machine. So I bought this bosch one. I got the silver edition because I have the silver edition version of the bosch washing machine, but they look nothing alike in colour or surface, so disappointingly I have two very different machines next to each other, both called "Silver edition". The stainless steel front door of this dishwasher is very flimsy and "pops" in and out with a slight push. I dented it with my thumb just pushing it back into the hole under the counter top. Granted its much cheaper than my last one but I think I've wasted money by buying cheap. Its at least twice the noise as my old one and very audible in the lounge from the kitchen. the supplied inlet hose was so inflexible I had to go to homebase and buy another on order for it to reach around to the plumbing. The controls on the door are equally cheap and flimsy. Its a real shame bosch have produced something this poor. next time I will go in-store so I can feel the quality of the build/finish. I'd suggest you steer clear if you think you're getting normal bosch quality. 05 November 2013
Not the usual John Lewis experience Short wash - useless, not sure why it's there. Flimsy build compared to other machines i have owned. No funnel for salt refills. And if your appliance sticks out a couple of inches and you have small children, then there's a hole they could easily get their fingers in. Could have been finished better. Installation instructions were appalling. So overall not impressed. It is quite quiet though! 18 July 2013
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